Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friday Packet – November 30 – December 6

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

Holiday Gift Shop is tomorrow, 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 items including: jewelry; magnets, mirrors and coasters; “Bling It Designs” custom shirts; “31” purses and bags; “Nan Designs” bags, headbands and wristlets; homemade soap, bath products and candles; hair accessories; paper crafts and rubber stamps; non-slip headbands; and tutus, fairy wings, wands, and pixie dust necklaces. 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.

PTA Scholarship Announcement – The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs 2013 Scholarship Program is starting now.  Applications are due by March
2, 2013.  Click here for Scholarship program information or go to the PTA Council website at: http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25/PTA_Council/PTA_Scholarship_Program

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!

MARKET DAY:  Don’t forget to place your order this month for December 13th pick-up at school.   Check out the many great appetizers, desserts (especially COOKIE DOUGH!) and other items for holiday parties!   And this is the last month of the FREEQUENT BUYER promotion.  Paper order forms must be dropped in the Market Day basket in the office by 3:00 pm on Friday, December 7th.  Better yet, order online by 11:00 pm on Monday, December 10th!!  If you do, you can take advantage of Market Day’s ONLINE ONLY DEALS (like a FREE Pork Tenderloin with a $90 purchase this month) and you will receive emails throughout the month with other discounts to save you $$$!  Go to www.marketday.com.  Any questions, contact Betsy Hadley bah519@wowway.comor Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net.

Family & Community Involvement thanks you for your generous donations of hats, mittens and gloves during the Hat & Mitten Drive!  Shelter Inc appreciated the 134 donations! The following was donated: 57 hats, 40 pairs of gloves, 2 matching sets, 4 misc items (hoods and scarves) and 15 beautifully handmade crochet hats.  Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause.  The children will appreciate every donation during the cold days ahead!  Happy Holidays!

I Fives go to: 

Our Third Co-Vice President’s, Colleen Wytmar and Carla Kim for coordinating the Manna Gift Card sales.

Thanks also to everyone who ordered Manna Gift Cards this holiday season!

Thanks to all the families, teachers and staff who joined ABC/25 this year!

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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)

Attached is information about this year’s PTA Education/”Teachnology” Fair 2013 and the Registration Form is due next Friday, December 7th!

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Friday Packet – November 16 – November 29

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

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 (michelleg29@comcast.net) or Heidi Lindsay (thelindsays1@comcast.net) 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 lvates@yahoo.com. 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 lvates@yahoo.com.  Finally, we also could use a few more volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Krysta Zyck at klzyck@yahoo.com.
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 (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.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 forms 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.
MARKET DAY: 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 bah519@wowway.com or Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net.

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!

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Grades 3-5 Make Your Mark Against Bullying ContestFlyer 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

Friday Packet – November 9 – November 16

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

CHESS CLUB sign up extended!!  Due to the low response for Chess Club so far this year, we are extending the registration deadline to Friday, November 16.  A hard copy of the registration form was sent home this week.  Please complete the form and return asap.  Thanks!  We are looking forward to a great chess season!

Family and Community Involvement Committee will be organizing a “HAT & MITTEN DRIVE” November 12-16thThe committee is requesting NEW, youth size hats, mittens and gloves to be donated to local families in Arlington Heights.   The committee is assisting Shelter Inc, a non-profit organization in Arlington Heights. Shelter, Inc provides community based, emergency and longer-term housing for children and adolescents who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision.  Please leave your donations in the designated boxes found in the Commons area.   Thank you for your support.

The Holiday Gift Shop is coming Saturday, December 1st from 9:30 – 11:00.  We are in need of additional volunteers.  Please contact Krista Zyck at klzyck@yahoo.com or (847) 788-0995 to volunteer.

Dining for Dollars – This month you can head out to Corner Bakery Café right in our own backyard.  On Monday and Tuesday, November 12 and 13, get lunch or dinner and 15% of the total bill (exclusive of tax) will be donated to Ivy Hill PTA.  A hard copy of the flyer went out in backpack mail this week, but here is the Corner Bakery Flyer, if you need another copy.

It’s the Time to Join! We need 50 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: the Just Move It fun run, the 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 if 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! See that attachment to see who has joined-only 12%. Join now! Print out the attached ABC/25 form and return with your check via backpack mail OR go to http://abc25.org/contact/index.php and join on-line. Contact Judy Newman (cubs2win1@att.net) with any questions!

Congratulations to the Floro family, winners of our final drawing in the Box Top raffle!  Special thanks to all of the families who participated in the raffle last month, and helped us prepare for our first big Box Tops submission.  Please remember to keep those Tops in mind while you are shopping for Thanksgiving treats!  We will be so thankful for your time and thoughtfulness!

I Fives go to: 

Market Day CommitteeMonica Barba and Betsy Hadley for organizing this month’s event! Thanks also to all the volunteers who helped count and box up all the food and other items!  And thanks to all the families who ordered this month!!

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Ivy Hill/Student Council Canned Food Drive 2012

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)

Everyday Math Parent Night-Tuesday, November 13th at 6:15 PM.

Friday Packet – November 2 – November 8

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Ivy Hill Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

MARKET DAY:  Order forms were due today.  But you can still order online! Place your order online at www.marketday.com up until 11:00 pm on Monday, November 5th.  Remember to order those DESSERTS this month and don’t forget to enter Promo Codes at checkout—you can enter more than one. Pick up your order at Ivy Hill 2:45-3:30 pm on Thursday, November 8th. Any questions, contact Betsy Hadley bah519@wowway.comor Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net Thanks for supporting Ivy Hill!!

It’s time to sign-up for CHESS CLUB! To sign up, please complete the attached Chess Club permission slip and return it to school by Friday, November 9. Hard copies of the permission slip are also available in the school office. No chess playing experience is necessary to participate. Our first meeting will be on Monday, November 26th, where we will show an instructional video for children who are new to chess (this meeting is optional for experienced players, required for new players). After that, Chess Club will meet once a week during lunch recess (until the first week in February). For exact dates and additional details, please see the attached permission slip. We are also in need of parent volunteers (no chess knowledge or experience is necessary). If you are interested in volunteering, please indicate so on the permission slip. Questions? Contact Lynn Feder at lynnfeder@hotmail.com or Tracy Van Hoy at tpvanhoy@gmail.com.

We need 53 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 three ways: the Just Move It fun run, the Yankee Candle sale, 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 if 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!  As of now, 11% of our families have joinedJoin now!

I Fives go to: 

Our room reps and other parent volunteers who planned such great Halloween parties for all our students and all the students and Ivy Hill staff who dressed up and took part in our annual parade!

Room Rep CommitteeAndra Morgan, Dina Oberman and Debbie Gagliano for coordinating the volunteer list with the Ivy Hill staff to keep our kids safe during the Halloween parties!

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Notes from the Nurse’s Office – “Does Being Cold Make You Sick?”

Cub Scout Jamboree – Thursday, November 8 – 3:35 at Ivy Hill

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.

The Journey – Assessment testing, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7 P.M.

Internet Safety – Thursday, December 6, South Middle School, at 7:00 P.M. (Adults Only)

Everyday Math Parent Night-Tuesday, November 13th at 6:15 PM.