From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.
Next week is RED RIBBON WEEK at Ivy Hill. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to encourage our students to say “NO” to drugs. Ivy Hill’s theme this year, with the election nearing, is “I’m Voting for my Future…I’m Drug Free”. In keeping with this theme, the students will be signing and coloring a flag ballot to be displayed in the Commons in exchange for a backpack tag with the theme on it. In addition, the week’s fun activities are: MONDAY: “Support Red Ribbon Week”–wear red clothing to school; TUESDAY: “Hair’s to a Drug Free Life”– crazy hair day; WEDNESDAY: “Stomp Out Drugs”– wear mismatched shoes; THURSDAY: “Stay in the Game and be Drug Free”– wear your favorite athletic clothes; FRIDAY: “Follow your Dreams– Don’t Do Drugs”– wear pajamas to school. Please help support this important week by encouraging your child to participate in the above activities! If you have any questions, contact Lisa Floro (847) 398-2310 or Julie Gamber (847)342-0646. (Juvenile Protection Committee)
Get your pictures in the YEARBOOK! At this time, we are looking for pictures from Movie Night and Everybody Counts. Don’t forget to take pictures at the school Halloween parties and parade! Only photos from school related events will be accepted. To submit photos online, go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login. If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 400143555 and password: ivyeagles. Please note the grade of the pictured students. Including names of the students is not necessary.
Picture retake day has been scheduled for Monday, October 22 at 9:00 am. Any students wanting their picture retaken should bring in their entire photo package to turn in that day. Students who were absent on the first picture day will take their pictures on Monday as well.
YEARBOOK order forms will be coming home soon, so look for them in backpack mail. The Yearbook this year will be a hardcover book and include more pages, so be sure to order your copy! You won’t want to miss it!
MARKET DAY: Watch for the November catalog to come home next week and start thinking PIE! November is pie and dessert month–that means the more sweets you order, the ‘sweeter’ Ivy Hill’s profit will be. So start stocking up for the holidays! Any questions about Market Day, contact Betsy Hadley at email@example.com or Monica Barba at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP – After last year’s success, we are once again looking for interested crafters or vendors to sell their “wares” at our Holiday Gift Shop! Please email Lisa Vates at email@example.com if you or someone you know might be interested in participating! We will be accepting sellers on a first come, first serve basis, and we cannot accept more than one of the same vendor. This year HGS will be December 1 from 9:30-11:00.
Congratulations to the Stafani family for winning our first BOX TOP raffle! If you want a chance to win next week, simply turn in 10 Box Tops to automatically enter your family. You can get up to two entries per week! Winners will be selected every Wednesday of October.
Mark your calendars… The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and the ABC/25 Foundation are pleased to bring you the JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE 2013 the morning of Saturday, April 13, 2013, at South Middle School. Events include a 5k and a 1mile run/walk and senior & tot stroll. All ages are invited to participate! Save the date to join us for a day of fitness and fun for the whole family and to raise money for The Scholarship and Grant Fund. Last year, we were able to raise $15,000 that will benefit our District 25 teachers and students. We had almost 900 participants in attendance representing 9 schools in which over 400 of the runners were students. Planning of the event is underway and we are looking for help in the following areas: 1. Sponsorship – do you own or work for a local business that would like support the Just Move it! Challenge? Can you donate prizes, food, drink for our runners and walkers? Would you like to present information to participants in our Health and Fitness Expo? 2. Volunteers – We need planning committee members and event day helpers (i.e. street marshals, registration, food & beverage, gear check, water stations and more). For more information contact the Race Director, Doris Downing at firstname.lastname@example.org, or your Ivy Hill Committee Reps Diane Liigsoo at email@example.com or Judy Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just Move It! Challenge
I Fives go to:
Our Third Co-Vice President’s, Colleen Wytmar and Carla Kim for continuing to coordinate successful Dinning for Dollars options. This month’s Garibaldi’s dinning made almost $190 for Ivy Hill!
Thanks also to all the families who participated by eating at Garibaldi’s this week and making it great!!
Reflections Committee – LoriAnn Oyen and Michelle Marsicek for heading up this year’s program. And to all of our students who participated in the competition!
ABC/25 Liaison – Judy Newmanfor all of her efforts in coordinating the Yankee Candle Fundraiser for Ivy Hill and all the families who placed orders.
Darla Mueller, Luanne Eisenhardt, Lynette Nimmo, and Andra Morgan for helping with Market Day this month
Juvenile Protection Committee – Julie Gamber, Lisa Floro, Marianne Brennan and Luanne Eisenhardt for setting up the Fire Department trailer this week.
The Movie Night Committee wants to thank the following vendors for their generous donations: Meijers, McDonalds, Costco, Target, Dominick’s, Jewel, AMC Theaters, and Loop Liguors. We’d also like to thank all of the parents that volunteered their time to gather donations and supervise the event. A Special Thank You to Principal Boston, Ms. Patton, Mrs. Williams, and to Buffalo Grove’s 2016 Class Board Members for their involvement as well.
Everybody Counts Committee – Katie Fricke, Maureen Karsten, Lynette Nimmo and Neera Sukhwani for all of their time and commitment in making this program so informative and fun for the Ivy Hill Students. Special thanks for organizing the Front of the Class movie for our fifth grade.
All the parents who volunteered to help with and presented the Everybody Counts program to in the classrooms. Thank you to the Ivy Hill teachers for their support. This program couldn’t happen without all of you!
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Ivy Hill Education Fair 2013 – students will vote for this year’s theme during lunch on Friday, October 26.
Get an Arlington Heights Memorial Library card at Ivy Hill’s Open House. (Spanish)
District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.
The Journey – Assessment testing, Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 7 P.M.
Elementary Chinese Parent Night, Wednesday, October 24, 7-8 PM
Just Move It! Challenge, Saturday, April 13, 2013, at South Middle School.