Monthly Archives: February 2013

Friday Packet – February 22 – February 28

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

We hope you can join us for the annual Ivy Hill PTA Skate Party at Orbit Skate Center – Thursday, February 28. All current Ivy Hill students and their immediate families are invited. Please note: this is NOT a drop-off event, all children must have adult supervision. The supervising adult is required to sign in and out at the front door. Click the Orbit Skate Party flyer for more information.

The final deadline to get your pictures in the YEARBOOK is coming up soon!  All pictures must be uploaded by March 1st if you want them to be included in the yearbook!  As always, only photos from school related events will be accepted.  After March 1st, the only photos that will be accepted are from events/activities that occur after March 1st.  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.  Thanks for your help in making it a great yearbook!!!

FOOD DRIVE – February 25-28thFamily and Community Involvement is sponsoring a Food Drive to support our local Wheeling Township Food Pantry.  Please bring nonperishable food to school and/or to the Orbit Skating Party on February 28th.  Boxes will be available for drop off in the Commons Area and at Orbit.  Most needed items include: canned meats, syrup, pancake mix, bottled juice, dry drink mixes, cake mix, tea, coffee, dry milk, evaporated milk, cooking oils, rice, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta, salad dressings, condiments, paper goods are always appreciated.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

It’s that time of year again…the nomination process to elect the 2013-2014 PTA Executive Committee starts now! Please seriously consider which individuals you feel are qualified to serve in the following capacities: Co-President, 1st VP, 2nd VP, 3rd VP (ways and means) and Secretary… Please use this nomination ballot to nominate your friends, neighbors, or even yourself for any of these rewarding PTA positions that directly impact our children’s Ivy Hill success. The nomination box will be in the school office. The Nominating Committee will meet in late February to determine the slate of officers based on your feedback! Please call Kara Janus at 847-797-9924 with any questions.

Register Now for the Just Move It! Challenge! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and the ABC/25 Foundation are pleased to invite runners and walkers of ALL ages and abilities to participate in a 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk that combines fitness and fun for the entire family! 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, go the Just Move It! Challenge website, http://jmichallengeah.org, see the attached Just Move It! flyer or contact Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com) or Diane Liigsoo (dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com).

Do you “love” Ivy Hill? Come and show off your school pride in this year’s Box Top movie starring YOU! From February 4th through the 25th, students who bring in 10 Box Tops will be invited to have a photo taken in the office for our movie “You Can’t Top our Love for Ivy Hill!”. Coordinate with your friends and take a group picture or make a solo appearance! Look for the debut on our school website in early March.

I Fives go to: 

Third Co-Vice President’s, Colleen Wytmar and Carla Kim for coordinating the McDonald’s Dinning for Dollars!

Thank you to all of the families who ate at McDonald’s this week!!

6-Hour Reading Club CommitteeChris O’Doherty and Amy Beaton for organizing the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program.  And congratulations to all the students who completed the goal and will be receiving a free ticket to Great America for this summer!!

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!!

….continued from the Principal’s desk

Letter from Dr. Jerome Regarding Illinois 5Essential Survey for all Districts and Schools.

5Essentials Spanish Version

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

Cultural Arts Fair – Invitation

Camp Invention Information

Just Move It – Information

Just Move It – Registration

5 Essentials Information Letter from Dr. Jerome (Spanish Essentials Letter)

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Friday Packet – February 15 – February 21

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

It’s President’s Day and the kids are off of school.  Take the night off too by having dinner at McDonald’s.  Join us on Monday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 19 from 4-7 pm for this month’s Dining for Dollars.

We hope you can join us for the annual Ivy Hill PTA Skate Party at Orbit Skate Center – Thursday, February 28. All current Ivy Hill students and their immediate families are invited. Please note: this is NOT a drop-off event, all children must have adult supervision. The supervising adult is required to sign in and out at the front door. Click the Orbit Skate Party flyer for more information.

READ TO SUCCEED reading logs are due no later than Friday, February 22nd. Turn them in to your teacher (not the office), forms will be accepted early if completed. Additional log sheets can be found in the school office and the reading log attachment. Have fun reading! Click the parent letter for more information.  Any questions please contact Amy Beaton (beatonfam@comcast.net) or Chris O’Doherty (codoherty5@wowway.com).

MARKET DAY:  February order forms were due today.  You can still order online through 11:00 pm on Monday, February 18th at www.marketday.com.  Purchase $40 or more and get FREE Five Cheese Garlic Toast.  If you order online, be sure to enter FEBBONUS at checkout if your order is more than $90 to get your FREE Cheese Raviolis, and enter any other Promo Codes you may have at checkout. And don’t forget about the Freequent Buyer promotion starting this month!  Pick up your order at Ivy Hill 2:45-3:30 pm on Thursday, February 21st.   Any questions, contact Betsy Hadley at bah519@wowway.comor Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net.   Thanks for supporting Ivy Hill!!

The final deadline to get your pictures in the YEARBOOK is coming up soon! All pictures must be uploaded by March 1st  if you want them to be included in the yearbook! As always, 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. Thanks for your help in making it a great yearbook!!!

FOOD DRIVE – February 25-28thFamily and Community Involvement is sponsoring a Food Drive to support our local Wheeling Township Food Pantry.  Please bring nonperishable food to school and/or to the Orbit Skating Party on February 28th.  Boxes will be available for drop off in the Commons Area and at Orbit.  Most needed items include: canned meats, syrup, pancake mix, bottled juice, dry drink mixes, cake mix, tea, coffee, dry milk, evaporated milk, cooking oils, rice, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta, salad dressings, condiments, paper goods are always appreciated.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

It’s that time of year again…the nomination process to elect the 2013-2014 PTA Executive Committee starts now! Please seriously consider which individuals you feel are qualified to serve in the following capacities: Co-President, 1st VP, 2nd VP, 3rd VP (ways and means) and Secretary… Please use this nomination ballot to nominate your friends, neighbors, or even yourself for any of these rewarding PTA positions that directly impact our children’s Ivy Hill success. The nomination box will be in the school office. The Nominating Committee will meet in late February to determine the slate of officers based on your feedback! Please call Kara Janus at 847-797-9924 with any questions.

Register Now for the Just Move It! Challenge! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and the ABC/25 Foundation are pleased to invite runners and walkers of ALL ages and abilities to participate in a 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk that combines fitness and fun for the entire family! 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, go the Just Move It! Challenge website, http://jmichallengeah.org, see the attached Just Move It! flyer or contact Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com) or Diane Liigsoo (dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com).

Do you “love” Ivy Hill? Come and show off your school pride in this year’s Box Top movie starring YOU! From February 4th through the 25th, students who bring in 10 Box Tops will be invited to have a photo taken in the office for our movie “You Can’t Top our Love for Ivy Hill!”. Coordinate with your friends and take a group picture or make a solo appearance! Look for the debut on our school website in early March.

I Fives go to: 

Our room reps and other parent volunteers who planned such great Valentine Day parties for all our students!

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

Newsletter Editor – Rose Trajano for creating our PTA newsletter, Ivy Hill Inklings to let us know what the different committees are doing for our students!

Thank you to all committee members who have turned in articles for Ivy Hill Inklings.

Our PTA Secretary – Kara Janus—for keeping us all informed with her detailed meeting minutes, sending cards on behalf of PTA and coordinating informational e-mails as needed.

….continued from the Principal’s desk

Ivy Hill Attendance Overview Letter February 2013

A Note from the School Nursing Team…

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

Cultural Arts Fair – Invitation

Ready for School at Francesca’s TavolaWednesday, February 13th
and Sunday, February 17th

Camp Invention Information

Just Move It – Information

Just Move It – Registration

Friday Packet – February 8 – February 14

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

We hope you can join us for the annual Ivy Hill PTA Skate Party at Orbit Skate Center – Thursday, February 28. All current Ivy Hill students and their immediate families are invited. Please note: this is NOT a drop-off event, all children must have adult supervision. The supervising adult is required to sign in and out at the front door. Click the Orbit Skate Party flyer for more information.

READ TO SUCCEED reading logs are due no later than Friday, February 22nd. Turn them in to your teacher (not the office) early if they are complete. Additional log sheets can be found in the school office and the reading log attachment. Have fun reading! Click the parent letter for more information.  Any questions please contact Amy Beaton (beatonfam@comcast.net) or Chris O’Doherty (codoherty5@wowway.com).

REFLECTIONS: Congratulations to our Ivy Hill Students who’s Reflections projects have advanced to the Illinois State PTA District 4th Level. Literature- Vansh Sukhwani. Musical Composition- Allison Feder, Ziyi Kwok and Nathan McCabe. Visual Arts- Leah Oyen and Jiya Sukhwani. Thanks for your marvelous artistic efforts!!

MARKET DAY: The February catalog went home this week in backpack mail. A purchase of $40 will get you FREE Five Cheese Garlic Toast this month. An ONLINE purchase of $90 will get you FREE Cheese Raviolis if you enter Promo Code FEBBONUS at checkout. Also, Freequent Buyer is starting again this month: Make 2 purchases of $40 between February and April, and then place a third order of $40 in May to receive your FREE set of 3 EcoBags at your May pick-up. Don’t miss out on these great freebies!!  Go to www.marketday.com to place your order for pick-up on February 21st. Paper order forms must be dropped in the Market Day basket in the office by 3:00 pm on Friday, February 15th and online orders are due by 11:00 pm on Monday, February 18th. Any questions, contact Betsy Hadley at bah519@wowway.com or Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net. Ivy Hill appreciates your support!!

The final deadline to get your pictures in the YEARBOOK is coming up soon! All pictures must be uploaded by March 1st  if you want them to be included in the yearbook! As always, 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. Thanks for your help in making it a great yearbook!!!

Chess Club: We’ve wrapped up another successful season of chess club. Over 140 students participated in our 8 lunch time sessions. Thanks to all of our volunteers for helping out! We couldn’t have done it without you! We also want to thank Mrs. Zingg, Mrs. Likes, and Ms. Kathan for allowing us to use their rooms. Hopefully all of your kids have fun and will continue to play throughout the year!

It’s that time of year again…the nomination process to elect the 2013-2014 PTA Executive Committee starts now! Please seriously consider which individuals you feel are qualified to serve in the following capacities: Co-President, 1st VP, 2nd VP, 3rd VP (ways and means) and Secretary… Please use this nomination ballot to nominate your friends, neighbors, or even yourself for any of these rewarding PTA positions that directly impact our children’s Ivy Hill success. The nomination box will be in the school office. The Nominating Committee will meet in late February to determine the slate of officers based on your feedback! Please call Kara Janus at 847-797-9924 with any questions.

Register Now for the Just Move It! Challenge! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and the ABC/25 Foundation are pleased to invite runners and walkers of ALL ages and abilities to participate in a 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk that combines fitness and fun for the entire family! 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).

Do you “love” Ivy Hill? Come and show off your school pride in this year’s Box Top movie starring YOU! From February 4th through the 25th, students who bring in 10 Box Tops will be invited to have a photo taken in the office for our movie “You Can’t Top our Love for Ivy Hill!”. Coordinate with your friends and take a group picture or make a solo appearance! Look for the debut on our school website in early March.

I Fives go to: 

Thank you to all of the “day-of” volunteers, Ivy Hill teachers and staff and  Buffalo Grove students who helped to make this year’s Fun Fair a success. It is a huge undertaking and we couldn’t do it without all of your help!!

Thanks to all families and friends who attended the Fun Fair and made it so much fun.  We appreciate your support!!!

Chess Club Committee – Tracy VanHoy and Lynn Feder for a successful year!  And to all the parent volunteers who helped out during the games.

Art Awareness Committee Amy Beaton, Michelle Marsicek and Judy Newman, for organizing the art presentations! Thanks to all the parent volunteers for presenting the lessons to our students!

Thank you to all who attended this month’s PTA meeting. Congratulations to our raffle winners!

….continued from the Principal’s desk

Newly Published Dismissal Procedures for Ivy Hill

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

Culver’s is partnering with the Ready For School – February 14

Ready for School at Francesca’s Tavola – Wednesday, February 13th and Sunday, February 17th

Cultural Arts Fair – Journal Information

Camp Invention Information

Just Move It – Information

Just Move It – Registration

Friday Packet – February 1 – February 7

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

FUN FAIR 2013TONIGHT!! – 5:30 – 8:00PM  Tickets are still available at the door. Come have dinner and play some games and dance with Ivy Hill staff and friends.

Did you know, we are currently collecting pop tabs, cell phones, cell phone batteries, digital cameras, IPods, laptops, GPS, headphones, and printer cartridges, at school for recycling 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 spring we will be hosting a shoe drive and a book drive, so 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!

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.

Do you “love” Ivy Hill? Come and show off your school pride in this year’s Box Top movie starring YOU! From February 4th through the 25th, students who bring in 10 Box Tops will be invited to have a photo taken in the office for our movie “You Can’t Top our Love for Ivy Hill!”. Coordinate with your friends and take a group picture or make a solo appearance! Look for the debut on our school website in early March.

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: 

Fun Fair Committee – Allyson Adams, Angie Zitella and Sonal Parikh and our 3rd Co-Vice President’s Colleen Wytmar and Carla Kim for all of their hard work in putting this huge event together for our children!

Thank you to all the January Market Day helpers – Lynette Nimmo, Luanne Eisenhardt, Cassy Mrowicki, Darla Mueller, Angie Zitella,
Andra Morgan and Denise Schreiner
We couldn’t do it without you!

Third Co-Vice President’s, Colleen Wytmar and Carla Kim for coordinating the Chili’s Dinning for Dollars!

A big thank you to all of the families who participated in our Chili’s Dining for Dollars.

….continued from the Principal’s desk

Cultural Arts Fair is looking for student and family presenters!

Newly Published Dismissal Procedures for Ivy Hill

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

Culver’s is partnering with the Ready For School – February 14

Ready for School at Francesca’s Tavola – Wednesday, February 13th and Sunday, February 17th

Cultural Arts Fair – March 8th

Cultural Arts Fair – Journal Information

Camp Invention Information

Summer 2013– Save the Date