Monthly Archives: March 2013

Friday Packet – March 15 – April 4

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

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 dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com or Judy Newman at judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.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 (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com)
or Diane Liigsoo (dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.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 levatos1@att.net 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 CommitteeLynn Feder, Suzanne Krause and Lynette Nimmo for coordinating the Book Drive this week.  And to all the families who donated books. 

….continued from the Principal’s desk

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

ECDEC Preschool

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Friday Packet – March 8 – March 14

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

Come out and join the fun Friday, March 15 at The Spring Movie Night for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades.  We will be showing Ice Age 4 with a movie time from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Permission slips went home earlier in the week and are also available in the office or click to print a permission slip.  So dress-up in PJs, bring your sleeping bag and favorite stuffed animal for an evening of snacks and a movie with friends.  Contact Lily Justiniano (lilyj@me.com) or Rich Olejniczak (richole@ameritech.net) for more information.  See you there!

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!

SAVE THE DATE:  Ivy Hill Book Fair will be on Wednesday, March 20th from 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm.

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. More information will be sent home soon.  Also check the website for details:
http://www.childs-voice-poetry.com/poetry-open-mike-night.html.

It’s time to clear your bookshelves to make room for your purchases from the upcoming Ivy Hill Book Fair! The Environmental Committee will be hosting a book drive from March 11 to March 15. The books will be donated to Bernie’s Book Bank, which is a local charity whose mission is to collect and redistribute new and gently used children’s books in order to increase book ownership among at-risk children throughout Chicagoland. Collection bins will be in the Commons during the book drive. We hope to encourage students to recycle their gently used books, but new books are definitely welcome as well!

MARKET DAY: Think PIES AND CAKES this month—the more of them you order, the more money we earn for Ivy Hill! It’s also the second FREEQUENT Buyer month. March order forms are due in the office this Wednesday, March 13th by 3:00 pm and you can order online until 11:00 pm on Thursday, March 14th at www.marketday.com. Don’t forget to enter Promo Code MARBONUS at checkout if you purchase more than $90 to get your FREE Peppercorn Pork Loin. Pick-up this month is on MONDAY, March 18th 2:45-3:30 at Ivy Hill. Any questions, contact Betsy Hadley at bah519@wowway.comor Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net.

CONGRATULATIONS to over 400 students that participated in the Read to Succeed reading program!  Almost 3,000 reading hours were logged!  Six Flags Great America tickets will be distributed before the end of the school year.  Please contact Chris O’Doherty (codoherty5@wowway.com) or Amy Beaton (beatonfam@comcast.net) if you have any questions about the program.

We need you to Just Move It! Want to run/walk the 5K or the 1 mile race but don’t know where to start? Not going to run or walk? We need volunteers! You can cheer on friends and family while helping out for education. Visit www.jmichallengeah.org for a list of training resources and volunteer opportunities for you and your family. Contact Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com) or Diane Liigsoo (dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com) for more information. See you there!

School Board Candidates for the Arlington Heights School 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 and is taking place on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Everyone is invited to attend and to submit questions, listen, and decide for themselves what matters most in the upcoming election.  The forum takes place 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: 

HUGE THANK YOU to all of the families that contributed to the Food Drive last week!  Hundreds of nonperishable items were donated to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry on Arlington Heights Road.  This is a time of year they often struggle to keep the pantry full.  Every donation was very much appreciated!  Thank you for your support! ~ Community & Family Involvement

….continued from the Principal’s desk

A note from our Ivy Hill School nurses regarding cold weather and illness.

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

Summer U 2013 flyer

Music For Youth Spring Concert

Board of Education – Candidate Forum

Friday Packet – March 1- March 7

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

Movie NightFriday, March 15th, for all Kindergarten – 2nd graders.  More information will be coming soon!

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!

SAVE THE DATE:  Ivy Hill Book Fair will be on Wednesday, March 20th from 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm.

It’s time to clear your bookshelves to make room for your purchases from the upcoming Ivy Hill Book Fair! The Environmental Committee will be hosting a book drive from March 11 to March 15. The books will be donated to Bernie’s Book Bank, which is a local charity whose mission is to collect and redistribute new and gently used children’s books in order to increase book ownership among at-risk children throughout Chicagoland. Collection bins will be in the Commons during the book drive. We hope to encourage students to recycle their gently used books, but new books are definitely welcome as well!

MARKET DAY: The March catalog will be sent home on Monday in backpack mail. It’s a Dessert Month—the more pies and cakes you order in March, the more $$$ Ivy Hill will earn! An ONLINE purchase of $90 will get you a FREE Peppercorn Pork Loin if you enter Promo Code MARBONUS at checkout. And this is the second month of the Freequent Buyer program: 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 MONDAY, March 18th. Paper order forms must be dropped in the Market Day basket in the office by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13th and online orders are due by 11:00 pm on Thursday, March 14th. Any questions, contact Betsy Hadley at bah519@wowway.com or Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net. Ivy Hill appreciates your support!!

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. More information will be sent home soon.  Also check the website for details:
http://www.childs-voice-poetry.com/poetry-open-mike-night.html.

We need you to Just Move It! Want to run/walk the 5K or the 1 mile race but don’t know where to start? Not going to run or walk? We need volunteers! You can cheer on friends and family while helping out for education. Visit www.jmichallengeah.org for a list of training resources and volunteer opportunities for you and your family. Contact Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com) or Diane Liigsoo (dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com) for more information. See you there!

School Board Candidates for the Arlington Heights School 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 and is taking place on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Everyone is invited to attend and to submit questions, listen, and decide for themselves what matters most in the upcoming election.  The forum takes place 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: 

Family and Community Involvement Committee – Chris O’Doherty and Pam McRaith for organizing the Food Drive to support the Wheeling Township Food Pantry.

Thanks to all the families who donated food items this week!

Musical ProductionsAmy Beaton and Andra Morgan—and
the parent volunteers for recording and producing CD’s for this week’s
2st Grade Show. Congratulations to our 2nd graders for 3 excellent shows!

All the families who joined us at this year’s Orbit Skate Party and the parent volunteers who helped with check-in/out. Thanks for all
your support of Ivy Hill’s PTA!

Thanks to all the Ivy Hill teachers and staff that came out to skate and have fun with the kids at Orbit’s!!

February Market Day helpers Cassy Mrowicki, Gail Esler, Luanne Eisenhardt and Angie Zitella.

Labels CommitteeDarcy Moder, Lori Ann Oyen and Emily Morrison – for all their work in reminding us and rewarding our children throughout the year to get those Box Tops in and for counting and submitting them all.

Legislation Chairman Kris Adams for all of her work in keeping us informed on state news affecting PTA or our school.

….continued from the Principal’s desk

A note from our Ivy Hill School nurses regarding cold weather and illness.

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

Summer U 2013 flyer

Kiwanis Pancake breakfast

Music For Youth Spring Concert

Appeal for Further Testing Note to Parents of 5th grade students

Board of Education – Candidate Forum