From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.
Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! Don’t forget to sign up for LUNCHTIME READERS! The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 28. Information and registration forms were sent home in backpack mail last week. Attached is the form for 3rd Graders and the form for 4th and 5th Graders. Lunchtime Readers is a book discussion group that meets during lunch recess once a week for 6 weeks starting in January. Contact Michelle Gledhill (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heidi Lindsay (email@example.com) with any questions or for more information.
Holiday Gift Shop is right around the corner! Saturday, December 1st from 9:00-11:30 families are invited to visit the school and kick-off the holiday shopping season. The HGS is two sales in one and should not be missed. The first part of the HGS is a sale run by the Ivy Hill PTA featuring a wide variety of fabulous low cost items for the whole family. The second part of the HGS features crafters and vendors offering a wide variety of additional items that insure something unique for everyone. Children can find gifts for the whole family and have them gift wrapped for free. Donuts and coffee are available at a small charge and hot cocoa is complimentary. Be sure not to miss this very special, one-of-a-kind Ivy Hill PTA event.
Holiday Gift Shop: Help Wanted
. There is still space for a few additional crafters. Please contact Lisa Vates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have any NEW, UNUSED
small items (ie, candles, stationary, frames, Christmas items, etc) lying around the house that you wouldn’t mind donating to the HGS? We’ll take them. Contact Lisa Vates ay email@example.com
. Finally, we also could use a few more volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering,
please contact Krysta Zyck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s the Time to Join! We need 47 more families
to join ABC/25
to get $2500! The ABC/25 Foundation
is our school district’s all-volunteer, non-profit organization created to raise funds for innovative projects and programs benefiting all District 25 students. Funds are raised in these ways: Just Move It Fun Run, Yankee Candle sale, Staff Variety Show, and the membership drive – going on now. So, join ABC/25 and Help Ivy Hill School! Our school will receive $2500 in incentive grant money is 25% of our families and staff join and $5000 if 50% of our families join! This money will go directly enhance the education of our Ivy Hill students! If we do not reach this 25% we will not receive this money! Join now! Print out the attached ABC/25 registration form
and return with your check, via backpack mail, pick up a form in the office OR go to http://abc25.org/contact/index.php
and join on-line. Contact Judy Newman (email@example.com)
with any questions or read the Guide to ABC/25
MANNA GIFT CARDS
– Just in time for the holidays! Ivy Hill PTA is selling Manna Gift Cards. A hard copy of the flyer was sent home in back pack mail, but the attached link has the Manna order form
and all the Manna information
you need. Share it with family and friends and get a lot of your holiday shopping out of the way.
Don’t throw away those old broken holiday string lights! We will again be collecting and recycling used string lights this year. A collection box will be in the commons November 26th through mid January. Keep those broken string lights out of our landfills by recycling them instead!
In honor of America Recycles Day, Ivy Hill will be participating in the Trex Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge. From now until Earth Day, we will be collecting plastic bags and wraps for recycling. Trex’s mission for this challenge is to educate students about the importance of plastic bag recycling and keeping plastic out of our landfills. The school that collects the most plastic bags in our area will receive a bench made of Trex. The items that can be recycled are grocery bags, bread bags, case over-wrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, pellet bags, ziploc and other reclosable food bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. So instead of throwing these items away, send them to school to be recycled!
Yearbook order form
s were due this week, so if you didn’t send yours in, be sure to do so as soon as possible. You won’t want to miss out on the new and improved yearbook – this year it will be a hardcover book with more pages! Yearbook orders were not
part of the registration process in the spring, so the only way to order your yearbook was with the form sent out last week.
As always, we are looking for your pictures for the yearbook, so submit them today! 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. Only photos from school related events will be accepted.
The December catalog
is in this week’s backpack mail. ‘COOKIES! COOKIES!’
The more cookies we order this month, the more $$ we earn for Ivy Hill! 11 delicious flavors and all ready-to-bake for the holidays (or any day)!! This month’s ONLINE ONLY offer is a FREE 1 Lb. Pork Tenderloin with a $90 purchase (enter DECBONUS at online checkout). Go to www.marketday.com
. Are you a FREEQUENT BUYER? If you made 2 purchases of $40 between September and November, just place an order of $40 in December, and pick up your FREE Carry-All Tote at your December 13th
sale pick-up!! Any questions, contact Betsy Hadley firstname.lastname@example.org or Monica Barba at email@example.com.
I Fives go to:
Darla Mueller, Gail Esler, Lynette Nimmo, Denise Schreiner, and Luanne Eisenhardt for helping with Market Day this month.
Our Third Co-Vice President’s, Colleen Wytmar and Carla Kim for coordinating this month’s Dinning for Dollars at the Corner Bakery Café.
Thanks also to all the families who participated by eating at the Corner Bakery this week and making it great!!
Family and Community Involvement Committee – Chris O’Doherty and Pam McRaith for organizing the hat and mitten collection to benefit Shelter Inc.
Thanks to all the families who donated hats and mittens this week!
….continued from the Principal’s desk
Grades 3-5 Make Your Mark Against Bullying Contest–Flyer and ContestResources
Ivy Hill Education Fair – Technology, Friday, January 11, 2013 at Ivy Hill Elementary School, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The Ivy Tech Team will go around to classrooms and explain more about the Fair options the week we return from the break.
District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.
Internet Safety – Thursday, December 6, South Middle School, at 7:00 P.M. (Adults Only)
Odyssey Program Information