Monthly Archives: January 2013

Friday Packet – January 25 – January 31

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

Fun Fair 2013Friday, February 1st.  If you forgot to pre-order tickets, no worries, tickets can be purchased at the fair.

Fun Fair and Box Tops are teaming up! Send in 10 or more Box Tops and receive a FREE Fun Fair ticket! That’s right! A FREE Fun Fair ticket just for submitting your Box Tops  like you always do! You’ll receive your ticket when we return your bag  with our thank you note. Send in those box tops now through Jan. 30 to  get your ticket before the Fun Fair on Friday, February 1st!

Don’t put it off any longer! Get your pictures in the YEARBOOK! 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.

ReflectionsCongratulations to our Ivy Hill classmates who will be moving on to the District 37 level.  Visual Arts: Leah Oyen, Kirsten Smith, Jiya Sukhwani & Michael Wolverton. Photography: Paige Klosterman. Dance: Dana Oyen & Leah Oyen. Literature: Sydney Mullady, Disha Parikh & Vansh Sukhwani. Musical Composition: Allison Feder & Nathan McCabe. Thanks for a job well done and wishing you luck at the next level.

We are currently collecting pop tabs, cell phones, cell phone batteries, and printer cartridges, so send them in to school to be recycled.  We also collect Caprisun, and any similar juice pouches at school, which we send to TerraCycle to be “upcycled”, so send those in as well.  We will also have a shoe and book drive in the upcoming months.  Please save those items for future recycling!  Thank you to everyone who brought their broken string lights in to be recycled instead of adding them to our landfills.

Dining for Dollars 6 days left.  Remember to visit Chili’s through January 31st to benefit the Ivy Hill PTA.  Please print the Chili’s coupon found in the attached link, the coupon MUST be presented when ordering or picking up.  Feel free to share these coupons with family and friends!

Art Awareness: What is Art? Ivy Hill’s Art Awareness committee wants our students to see art in different ways. During the week of February 4-8, we will be focusing on the topic of Consumer Art. We are looking for volunteers to help the classes by supervising the hands-on activity following the main presentation. No art experience necessary! We need no more than an hour of your time! Interested?  Contact Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com).

Just Move It!  Mark your calendars! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and the ABC/25 Foundation are pleased to bring you the “Just Move it Challenge” on Saturday, April 13, 2013. 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. We are looking for sponsors and will need volunteers. For more information, see the attached Just Move It flyer or contact Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com) or Diane Liigsoo (dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com).

I Fives go to: 

6-Hour Reading Club CommitteeChris O’Doherty and Amy Beaton for organizing the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program.

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!!

Environmental Awareness CommitteeLynn Feder, Suzanne Krause and Lynette Nimmo for organizing the light recycling program and all the families who remember to recycle their broken lights.

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Cultural Arts Fair is looking for student and family presenters!

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

DSL OLSAT Letter (Spanish)

District 25 Staff Variety Show – February 9th

Community Conversations – February 19th

Cultural Arts Fair – March 8th

Cultural Arts Fair – Journal Information

Camp Invention Information

Summer 2013– Save the Date

Friday Packet – January 18 – January 24

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

Fun Fair 2013 – It’s time to buy those tickets!  The attached Fun Fair pre-order form is due back to school on or by Friday, January 25th.  The other side of the form offers you the chance to volunteer for a portion of the night and/or donate a baked item, soda, water, juice boxes or ice.  A hard copy of this order form was sent home via backpack mail.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Angie Zitella at zitellaangie@yahoo.com.

Fun Fair and Box Tops are teaming up! Send in 10 or more Box Tops and receive a FREE Fun Fair ticket! That’s right! A FREE Fun Fair ticket just for submitting your Box Tops  like you always do! You’ll receive your ticket when we return your bag  with our thank you note. Send in those box tops now through Jan. 30 to  get your ticket before the Fun Fair on Friday, February 1st!

The last day to bring in your broken string lights for recycling is January 25th, so bring them in instead of throwing them away!  We are currently collecting pop tabs, cell phones, cell phone batteries, and ink jet printer cartridges, so send them in to school to be recycled.  We also collect capri sun, and any similar juice pouches at school, which we send to TerraCycle to be “upcycled”, so send those in as well.  In the coming months, look for a shoe and book drive too.  Please save those items for future recycling!

READ TO SUCCEED is back!  Read 6 hours of unassigned books, magazines, newspapers, Nooks, etc by Friday, February 22nd and get a free one day admission to Six Flags Great America this summer!  Keep track of your reading minutes (360 minutes), have your parents sign your reading log for approval and turn in your log sheet to your teacher (not the office).  Additional log sheets can be found in the school office or this Read to Succeed attachment.  Have fun reading!  Any questions please contact Amy Beaton (beatonfam@comcast.net) or Chris O’Doherty  (codoherty5@wowway.com).

MARKET DAY: January order forms were due today.  You can still order online through 11:00 pm on Monday, January 21st at www.marketday.com and get your FREE Eat Well Guide!  Don’t forget to enter any Promo Codes at checkout—you can enter more than one. Pick up your order at Ivy Hill 2:45-3:30 pm on Thursday, January 24th.   Any questions, contact Betsy Hadley bah519@wowway.comor Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net.   Thanks for supporting Ivy Hill!!

Dining for Dollars – Remember to visit Chili’s through January 31st to benefit the Ivy Hill PTA.  Please print the Chili’s coupon found in the attached link, the coupon MUST be presented when ordering or picking up.  Feel free to share these coupons with family and friends!

The Cultural Arts Fair Committee is producing a literary journal of cultural traditions & heritages of District 25 families. This will be distributed at the district -wide Cultural Arts Fair on March 8th, at Thomas Middle School. – Any District 25 student (and their family!) may submit an essay, stories, songs, recipes, anything that shares their cultural heritage and traditions; – Please include student’s name and school. (The journal will be printed. Should the district choose to produce it electronically, your permission will be requested.); – Submissions should be between 500-600 words; – Please send via email to Jenn Doner (jenndoner@aol.com) by Friday, Feb. 15th.

I Fives go to: 

Education Fair Committee – Laurie Witt and Neera Sukhwani for all their hard work to make the “Teachnology” Education Fair a great success. Thank you also to all the Ivy Hill teachers and Staff and parents who volunteered to help at the event.  And congratulations to all our student participants for their informative and creative presentations.

Lunchtime Readers Committee – Michelle Gledhill and Heidi Lindsay for getting this year’s LTR program off to a great start!  Thanks also to all of the parent volunteers for leading the groups!

LMC/Library Committee Chair Danielle Tangorra – for all of her hard work and effort in making sure that the library has coverage and the parent volunteers are trained.  Thank you to the parent volunteers as well!

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Cultural Arts Fair is looking for student and family presenters!

Ivy Hill Parent-Principal Coffee on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:30 PM.

Thomas Middle School Events

Fifth Grade World Language Night Flyer

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

District 25 Staff Variety Show – February 9th

Community Conversations – February 19th

Cultural Arts Fair – March 8th

Cultural Arts Fair – Journal Information

Camp Invention Information

Summer 2013– Save the Date

Friday Packet – January 11 – January 17

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

FUN FAIR will be held Friday, February 1st and we need volunteers to make this event successful. We could also use help a couple of weeks prior to the event with various tasks. If you have any questions please contact Angie Zitella at zitellaangie@yahoo.com.  Also, donations are needed such as baked goods for the cake walk, bottled water, juice boxes and pop. If you have any questions please contact Carla Kim at cmk17@sbcglobal.com or Colleen Wytmar at colleenn@wytmar.com.

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages…step right up and and help us earn our way to $3,000 from the Box Tops for Education program!  If we reach this stupendous goal, we will celebrate with  a “Picnic Under the Big (box) Top” for all of our Ivy Hill families in the spring.  Don’t delay!  Our last Box Top submission date for the year is in the end of February.  Be sure to check out the Big (box) Top poster to check on our progress!  Thank you! Thank you! Thank YOU!

It’s a New Year, so make one of your resolutions to submit pictures to the YEARBOOK!  Please submit any pictures that you have taken this past fall to the yearbook today.  Don’t forget to submit pictures from the 1st grade show.  Also, please take pictures at tonight’s Technology Fair and submit those as well.  As always, 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.

READ TO SUCCEED is back!  Read 6 hours of unassigned books, magazines, newspapers, Nooks, etc by Friday, February 22nd and get a free one day admission to Six Flags Great America this summer!  Keep track of your reading minutes (360 minutes), have your parents sign your reading log for approval and turn in your log sheet to your teacher.  Additional log sheets can be found in the school office.  Have fun reading!  Any questions please contact Amy Beaton or Chris O’Doherty.

MARKET DAY:  The January catalog went home this week in backpack mail. Any purchase this month will get you a FREE Eat Well Guide.  Go to www.marketday.com to place your order for January 24thpick-up at school. Paper order forms must be dropped in the Market Day basket in the office by 3:00 pm on Friday, January 18th, but you have until 11:00 pm on Monday, January 21st to order online.  And if you order online, you will receive emails throughout the month with discount codes to save you money!  Any questions, contact Betsy Hadley at bah519@wowway.com or Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net.  Ivy Hill appreciates your support!!

Dining for Dollars – Remember to visit Chili’s through January 31st to benefit the Ivy Hill PTA.  Please print the Chili’s coupon found in the attached link, the coupon MUST be presented when ordering or picking up.  Feel free to share these coupons with family and friends!

I Fives go to: 

Thank you to everyone who attended this month’s PTA meeting and
congratulations to our raffle winner!

Birthday Books CommitteeKaren Jones and Dina Oberman–for supplying our children with great books on their birthdays!

Our Thomas LiaisonKrysta Zyck, and our School Board RepRich Olejniczak, for keeping us posted on middle school and district happenings!

WELCOME  BACK!!

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Ivy Hill Parent-Principal Coffee on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:30 PM.

Thomas Middle School Events

Fifth Grade World Language Night Flyer

Bullying at the Middle School Evening Presentation

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

5th Grade Parent Information Night, Tuesday, January 15 from 7:00-8:00PM in the Dunton Multipurpose Room.