Monthly Archives: April 2013

Friday Packet – April 26 – May 2

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

Mark your calendars – May 1st!  All families will have the opportunity to complete the registration process for the 2013 – 2014 school year online as well as joining the Ivy Hill PTA and ABC25.  We encourage all of our families to join the PTA, complete the PTA page when you are registering online and consider making a Budget Booster donation to assist with our fundraising efforts for next year.  We are looking forward to another successful and fun-filled year and welcoming back our current members and meeting new members!

It’s time to start thinking about SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the 2013-2014 school year! Order your school supplies online only at www.shopttkits.com. Enter 1249 for school account number. Deadline for ordering is Friday, May 10, 2013. No hard copy forms will be accepted! Any questions, contact Cindy Stefani at 847-392-1962. Please note that this is not a fundraiser. The school PTA has organized this as a convenient and hassle free way to purchase school supplies. Supplies will be delivered to the classrooms ready for first day of classes.

We are currently looking for PTA members to chair the following committees for the 2013 – 2014 school year: Education Fair, Environmental Awareness, Fun Fair, Newsletter Editor, Safety Patrol and Video Production 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=dG56dWp2aUZTUlpwVGNRVHdTUS1UVXc6MA; we will try to accommodate each request. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support!

AH Council of PTAs Awards PTA Scholarships to 13 Recipients – A total of thirteen $1,300 PTA Council scholarships are being awarded this year by the AH Council of PTAs to local high school seniors who attended AHSD25 schools for three or more years.  PTA Council wishes to recognize that all applicants are admirable individuals who we wish well in their future endeavors. Recipients were selected through a blind and collaborative review from a pool of over 50 applicants.

The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs ABC/25 Foundation would like to thank all of you who moved it for education at the Just Move it Challenge!   Please see the attached Just Move It! Challenge flyer for details about participation rates throughout the district.  To help with next year’s planning or if you have any comments or suggestions regarding the race  please email the Race Director, Doris Downing at jmichallenge@gmail.com.

The Environmental Awareness Committee wants to let you know that on Saturday April 27, 2013, from 10 am to 2 pm, the DEA is sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal and keeps medications out of our landfills. In our area, you can take your unwanted or expired over-the-counter and prescription medications to the Buffalo Grove Police Department, the Rolling Meadows Police Department, and the Palatine Police Department.

I Fives go to: 

2nd Vice President—Betsy Hadleyfor all her work in organizing volunteers all year and for planning the annual PTA Board Awards Night this week!

Community & Family Involvement Committee – Chris O’Doherty and Pam McRaith for all of their work with the T-Shirt & Shorts drive for WINGS (Woman In Need Grow Stronger) and to everyone who donated items. 

Environmental Awareness Committee – Lynn Feder, Lynette Nimmo and Suzanne Krause for all of the fun Earth Week activities.  Thank you to the Ivy Hill teachers and staff for walking with our students on the “Walking School Bus”.

Market Day Committee – Monica Barba and Betsy Hadley and all the volunteers who boxed up and distributed orders this week. And to all families who ordered from Market Day to support our school!

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Mother’s Day Walk

Girl Scout Clothing Drive Flyer

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

CORE 25 – IEP Flier

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Friday Packet – April 19 – April 25

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

MARKET DAY – Get your online orders in by 11:00 pm this Monday, April 22nd at www.marketday.com. First time ordering? Enter NEWFIVE at checkout to save $5 on a $25 order! If you ordered in February or March, don’t forget about the FREEQUENT Buyer program!  And remember, you can enter more than one promo code at online checkout so take advantage of all the discounts and freebies! Pick-up this month is on Thursday, April 25th 2:45-3:30 at Ivy Hill. Please contact Betsy Hadley at bah519@wowway.com or Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net with any questions.

T-SHIRT & SHORTS DRIVE for WINGS- April 22-26 sponsored by Family and Community Involvement.  Clean out the drawers and donate the out-grown and gently used t-shirts and shorts from the kids.  Please don’t include any shirts or jerseys with last names on them.  WINGS (Woman In Need Grow Stronger) is an organization to support woman in need with children.  Boxes will be in the commons.  Any questions please contact Chris O’Doherty (codoherty5@wowway.com) or Pam McRaith (tim_mcraith@msn.com).

Earth Week is next week!  In honor of Earth Day on Monday, please bring in your plastic bags to be recycled.  Help us keep them out of our oceans and landfills by bringing them to school for recycling instead!  Magnets came home today to remind you what types of plastic we accept.  Also on Monday, wear green or blue in honor of keeping our earth and water clean.  On Wednesday, join us in walking to school.  On Friday, bring a waste free lunch to school.  Also, as always, remember to recycle, turn out the lights, and use less water!

It’s time to start thinking about SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the 2013-2014 school year! Order your school supplies online only at www.shopttkits.com. Enter 1249 for school account number. Deadline for ordering is Friday, May 10, 2013. No hard copy forms will be accepted! Any questions, contact Cindy Stefani at 847-392-1962. Please note that this is not a fundraiser. The school PTA has organized this as a convenient and hassle free way to purchase school supplies. Supplies will be delivered to the classrooms ready for first day of classes.

We are currently looking for PTA members to chair the following committees for the 2013 – 2014 school year: Membership, Education Fair, Environmental Awareness, Fun Fair, Newsletter Editor, Safety Patrol and Video Production 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=dG56dWp2aUZTUlpwVGNRVHdTUS1UVXc6MA; we will try to accommodate each request. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support!

A very big thank you to all of our Ivy Hill families that participated in our final push to reach our goal of raising $3000  for our school through the Box Tops and Labels for Education programs. Your efforts helped us raise $2,370!  Although we fell short of our annual goal, we were able to use the money earned to purchase educational books/DVDs, recess equipment and technology for our school!  It is amazing how much those little tops can make such a big difference.  Please keep sending in your box tops because we will be holding a raffle on May 17th where one of our top ten contributing families will win a Box Top prize pack.  Be sure to check out the Box Top movie on the Ivy Hill web site, starring our students who participated in the February promotion!

With warm weather arriving, anyone available for morning patrol (8:45am-9:05am), please send an email with your available day(s) to ivyhillsafetypatrol@gmail.com.  Thank you!

Wow! There was snow, there was wind, and there was FUN!! We had 1020 people register for the Just Move it! Challenge last Saturday and 500 were District 25 students!  Our Ivy Hill students loved seeing their teachers and other Ivy Hill staff out on the course and volunteering.  The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and the ABC/25 Foundation thank all of you who came out to support the Scholarship and Grant Fund!

I Fives go to: 

Video Productions Committee – Amy Beaton and Andra Morgan and all volunteers for video taping our 3rd graders this week in their fabulous show!

Congratulations to our 3rd graders on a wonderful show!

ABC/25 Liaisons and Running Club Chairs – Judy Newman and Diane Liigsoo for all of their hard work on the ABC/25 Just Move It! Challenge and kicking off the spring running club.

Thank you to all the Ivy Hill families, teachers and staff who came out and participated in or volunteered to help with the Just Move It! Challenge.

Webmaster Chair – Karen McCabe for all of her efforts in updating and maintaining our PTA website.

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

Thank you to all of the families who ate at California Pizza Kitchen this week!!

Thank you to those who volunteered to help with the students during Running Club this month – Tracy Van Hoy, Mark Craft, Rich Oberman, Cindy Stefani, Nick Tsiftilis and Lynn Feder.

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Earth Day Calendar and Walking School Bus Locations

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

Summer U – Information

Friday Packet – April 12 – April 18

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

Running Club:  It’s not too late!  There’s one more running club date this spring, so come join us on Thursday, April 18!  See the attached Running Club flyer for details.  Fill out the Running Club permission slip and either send it to school in your child’s backpack or have them bring it with them after school.  For more information, please contact Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com) or Diane Liigsoo (dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com).  We look forward to seeing you there!

Dining for Dollars – It’s that time again!  Please join us at California Pizza Kitchen on Monday and Tuesday, April 15th and 16th.  A coupon for this event was sent out last month with the Book Fair information.  We also have a California Pizza Kitchen flyer here if you need to print out another copy of the coupon.

MARKET DAY – The April catalog was sent home this week in backpack mail.  This month you will receive a FREE Whole Grain Sweet Pea Blend with any $40 purchase.  A $90 ONLINE purchase will get you a FREE 4-pack of Lemon Pepper ChicNSteakes if you enter Promo Code APRBONUS at checkout.  Don’t forget this is the third month of the Freequent Buyer Program.  First time ordering? – YOU can save $5 on a $25 order just by entering NEWFIVE at checkout. You can enter more than one Promo Code!  Go to www.marketday.com to place your order for pick-up on Thursday, April 25th. Paper order forms must be dropped in the Market Day basket in the office by 3:00 pm on Friday, April 18th and online orders are due by 11:00 pm on Monday, April 22nd.  (NOTE: These dates are different than last week’s blurb).  Any questions, contact Betsy Hadley at bah519@wowway.comor Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net Ivy Hill appreciates your support!!

It’s time to start thinking about SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the 2013-2014 school year! Order your school supplies online only at www.shopttkits.com. Enter 1249 for school account number. Deadline for ordering is Friday, May 10, 2013. No hard copy forms will be accepted! Any questions, contact Cindy Stefani at 847-392-1962. Please note that this is not a fundraiser. The school PTA has organized this as a convenient and hassle free way to purchase school supplies. Supplies will be delivered to the classrooms ready for first day of classes.

We are preparing for the 2013 – 2014 school year and need your help! We are currently looking for PTA members to chair the following committees:  Membership, Chess Club, Education Fair, Fun Fair, Movie Night, Newsletter Editor, Safety Patrol and Video Production 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=dG56dWp2aUZTUlpwVGNRVHdTUS1UVXc6MA; we will try to accommodate each request.  Thank you in advance for your ongoing support!

With warm weather arriving, anyone available for morning patrol (8:45am-9:05am), please send an email with your available day(s) to ivyhillsafetypatrol@gmail.com.  Thank you!

6th annual Rockin’ with the Cops (RWC)Open to current 5th grade students who attend an Arlington Heights school.  This event is free and will take place on June 5th from 7 – 10pm at Pioneer Park.  There will be food, games, prizes, swimming, a K-9 demonstration and dancing.  Each participant will also receive a free t-shirt!  This event is limited to the first 250 students who register.  See the Rockin’ with the Cops flyer for more details.

Just Move it! Challenge Needs volunteers and offers something for the whole family!  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 Saturday, April 13th that combines fitness and fun for the entire family! We NEED Volunteers! Over 80 volunteers are needed to make race day successful. Volunteers for street marshals and kids’ activities can sign up for 1 hour time slots. Street marshals are needed for both the 5K and 1 Mile races; this is a great way to cheer on family and friends while they run or walk! See the Scheduled Activities flyer for detailed information about the day.  Registration, Volunteering, and Event Details can also be found on the website: http://www.jmichallengeah.orgRUN, WALK, DONATE OR HELP! Just Move it!  Show your support for Ivy Hill – wear school colors or spirit wear!  Contact your school representative Diane Liigsoo at dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com or Judy Newman at judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.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.

I Fives go to: 

Safety Patrol CommitteeJennifer BaumeisterFor all of her time spent directing the safe drop-off of students and to all of the parents and Ivy Hill staff who are also in front of the school each morning to help!

Scholarship Committee – Michelle Gledhill for her work with the ABC/25 Foundation scholarships!

All the students that participated in the talent show this week!

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

Just Move It – Information

Just Move It – Registration

Summer U – Information

Friday Packet – April 5 – April 11

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

MARKET DAY – Did you know that Ivy Hill earns up to 20% of every order?  Yes, 20% goes towards your child’s education.  If you never ordered, try us out! This month a coupon will be going out with the Market Day order forms. SAVE $5 when you spend $25. Enter Promo Code: NEWFIVE at check out at www.marketday.com. Paper order forms are due in the office on Friday, April 12th and online by Monday, 11pm, April 15th. If you are not 100% satisfied with the taste and quality let us know.  Thanks for your support.

It’s time to start thinking about SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the 2013-2014 school year! Order your school supplies online only at www.shopttkits.com. Enter 1249 for school account number. Deadline for ordering is Friday, May 10, 2013. No hard copy forms will be accepted! Any questions, contact Cindy Stefani at 847-392-1962. Please note that this is not a fundraiser. The school PTA has organized this as a convenient and hassle free way to purchase school supplies. Supplies will be delivered to the classrooms ready for first day of classes.

We are preparing for the 2013 – 2014 school year and need your help! We are currently looking for PTA members to chair the following committees:  Membership, Chess Club, Education Fair, Fun Fair, Movie Night, Newsletter Editor, Safety Patrol and Video Production 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!

With warm weather arriving, anyone available for morning patrol (8:45am-9:05am), please send an email with your available day(s) to ivyhillsafetypatrol@gmail.com.  Thank you!

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.

6th annual Rockin’ with the Cops (RWC)Open to current 5th grade students who attend an Arlington Heights school.  This event is free and will take place on June 5th from 7 – 10pm at Pioneer Park.  There will be food, games, prizes, swimming, a K-9 demonstration and dancing.  Each participant will also receive a free t-shirt!  This event is limited to the first 250 students who register.  See the Rockin’ with the Cops flyer for more details.

Just Move it! Challenge Needs volunteers and offers something for the whole family!  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 Saturday, April 13th that combines fitness and fun for the entire family! We NEED Volunteers! Over 80 volunteers are needed to make race day successful. Volunteers for street marshals and kids’ activities can sign up for 1 hour time slots. Street marshals are needed for both the 5K and 1 Mile races; this is a great way to cheer on family and friends while they run or walk! See the Scheduled Activities flyer for detailed information about the day.  Registration, Volunteering, and Event Details can also be found on the website: http://www.jmichallengeah.orgRUN, WALK, DONATE OR HELP! Just Move it!  Show your support for Ivy Hill – wear school colors or spirit wear!  Contact your school representative Diane Liigsoo at dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com or Judy Newman at judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.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.

I Fives go to: 

Book Fair Committee – Nairi Krikorkian, Lois Long, Judy Newman and Tracy VanHoy and Co-3rd VPs: Carla Kim and Colleen Wytmar for all of their hard work to make the day a success and fun for all who attended!!

Thanks to all students and their families who participated in this year’s Book Fair. It is our goal to get books into the hands of all of our children. And, a special thank you to all of the parent volunteers for their assistance!!

Cultural Arts ChairSoumya Subash for all of her hard work in putting together a fun night of poetry for our students and letting them have a chance to shine.

Third Co-Vice President’s, Colleen Wytmar and Carla Kim for coordinating the Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Dinning for Dollars!

Thank you to all of the families who ate at Tropical Smoothie Cafe during the program!!

Juvenile Protection CommitteeJulie Gamber, Lisa Floro, Luanne Eisenhardt and Marianne Brennan for setting up the Weather Simulator for our 1st, 3rd and 5th graders this week.

Hospitality CommitteeRobbie Cichon and Joanna Lira for setting up the wonderful dinner for the Ivy Hill teachers and staff during parent/teacher conferences and for providing refreshments at our general PTA meetings all year.

A special thank you to Katrina and Sebastian Maniscalco, owners of Al’s Italian Restaurant in Cicero, for providing the awesome food to our Ivy Hill teachers during conferences.

Running Club Committee Judy Newman and Diane Liigsoo for a great first week of spring running club.

Ivy Hill PTA Nominating CommitteeKara Janus, Lynette Nimmo, Betsy Hadley, Bessie Christou, Monica Barba, and Lucy Block for putting together our nomination list of officers for the 2013-2014 school year.

Thank you to all who attended this month’s PTA meeting.

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

Just Move It – Information

Just Move It – Registration

Just Move It – Shoe Drive

LICE Management Procedures