From the Principal’s Desk:
Attention all Lunchtime Readers participants! Join us in the gym on Monday, March 18 for our Lunchtime Readers Celebration, from 12:15-1:15. If possible, bring a sack lunch so that you can join us in the gym as soon as possible for our special presentation.
Book Fair Wednesday, March 20, 3:00pm-8:00pm. The Ivy Hill PTA is once again partnering with Scholastic Books to bring you this year’s book fair! Scholastic brings a wide variety of books, many at discounted prices, and refunds part of the proceeds right back to Ivy Hill! So, come early, come often, and buy lots of books to keep those kids busy over spring break!
Be a “Star” of the evening on this OPEN MIKE NIGHT. Parents keep your calendar free for this Cultural Arts Event on March 20th to make your kids shine. Open Mike Night is joining with this year’s Book Fair to make it more fun. Mr. Bill Buczinsky will be the performer and will have two shows at 6:15 and 7:15 that will focus on poetry. Please see the Cultural Arts Flyer for more information.
Spring Break is right around the corner!! Are you thinking of a warm, tropical place?? If so, then join us for this month’s Dining For Dollars$$ at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, on Monday and Tuesday….March 18th and 19th. 15% of your bill goes back to Ivy Hill PTA. Good for dine-in or carry out!! See the Tropical Smoothie Cafe flyer for more information.
Spring Running Club is starting soon! We will meet after school Thursday, April 4, 11 and 18. Please see the attached Running Club flyer for details and return the Running Club permission slip by Wednesday, April 3. This is a great way to get ready for the Just Move it! Challenge on April 13 at South Middle School. Questions? Contact Diane Liigsoo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Newman at email@example.com. Get ready to run!
We are preparing for the 2013 – 2014 school year and need your help! We are currently looking for PTA members to chair our committees for next school year. The online questionnaire provides a brief description of the general duties for each committee, feel free to contact the current committee chair for each committee if you have specific questions. Requests can be submitted via our online survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dGNOZkhjaFl4OUs4N0YtUzFBeWh4dUE6MA; we will try to accommodate each request. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support!
MARKET DAY: Don’t forget pick-up this month is on MONDAY, March 18th 2:45-3:30 at Ivy Hill.
Just Move it! Challenge Pre-Registration Deadline Friday, March 29th! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and ABC/25 Foundation invite runners and walkers of ALL ages and abilities to participate in a 5k and 1 mile Run/Walk on April 13th that combines fitness and fun for the entire family! Entry fees increase $10 per adult after Friday March 29th and only participants who register by this date will be guaranteed a sports sack with health and wellness items from our sponsors. Want to run both races? Adult participants in the 5k Run/Walk may participate in the 1 mile race for FREE! For safety reasons only registered participants with signed waivers and bib numbers will be permitted on either race course. What’s the Senior & Tot Stroll? A ½ mile walk for children under the age of 5 accompanied by a favorite adult. Adults pay an entry fee, and all participants must have a signed waiver. Don’t want to run or
walk? Volunteer! We need over 80 volunteers to make race day successful. You can help and still be a part of the fun! Registration, Volunteering, and Event Details: http://www.jmichallengeah.org. RUN, WALK, DONATE OR HELP! Just Move it! Contact Judy Newman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Diane Liigsoo (email@example.com) with questions or suggestions. *All proceeds go to the Scholarship and Grant Fund, benefiting the education of School District 25 students through PTA scholarships and the ABC/25 Foundation Grant selection.
Dear 5th grade parents: Thomas Middle School PTA is proud to offer spring Thomas spirit wear. Now is a great time to get a little something for your soon to be 6th grader. If interested, please fill out the attached Thomas order form; be sure to enter your CURRENT SCHOOL and ROOM NUMBER. Checks should be made payable to THOMAS MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA. Sample sizes will be on display at Thomas Middle School on April 8th at the 6th grade Orientation. Please take time to stop by and check the sizes. All orders are due by Thursday, APRIL 11, 2013. Orders will be delivered to your current elementary school. The order form will also be available in the Thomas Middle School Friday packet. Questions? Contact Angie Levato firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-840-2841.Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 – 8:30: School Board Candidates for District 25 Board of Education will take part in a Candidate Forum. The forum is presented by The League of Women Voters & Arlington Heights Council of PTAs. Everyone is invited to attend and to submit questions, listen, and decide for themselves what matters most in the upcoming election. The forum will be at the Arlington Heights Village Hall Boardroom, 3rd floor. This is a free event and open to the community. Free parking is available in the adjacent parking garage on the top floor.
I Fives go to:
Movie Night Committee – Lily Askew and Rich Olejniczak for all of your hard work in organizing this great event for the Kindergarten – 2nd graders. Also, to all of the volunteer parents who helped with the snacks and monitoring.
Environmental Awareness Committee – Lynn Feder, Suzanne Krause and Lynette Nimmo for coordinating the Book Drive this week. And to all the families who donated books.
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District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.
Camp Invention Information
Just Move It – Information
Just Move It – Registration
Just Move It – Shoe Drive
Summer U 2013 flyer
Board of Education – Candidate Forum