Monthly Archives: August 2013

Friday Packet – 2013 August 30 – September 5

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.


The first PTA General Meeting is on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. Pizza will be served to adults in attendance and you will have an opportunity to learn more about the different committees in PTA.   All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.  Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner ( or Kara Janus ( with questions.  We look forward to seeing you there!

It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA.  Membership ($10 for individual, $15 for family) includes a school calendar and one directory. The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Running Club, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, download and complete the attached  Please Join PTA – Membership Form. Return the completed form and your payment to school through backpack mail or you can sign-up on-line. If you have any questions, contact Louann Benbow at or Cindy Stefani at

Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill?  The PTA has a wide variety of opportunities available.  Whether you like to be interacting with students or helping out behind the scenes, we are certain you will find a fun committee to work with.  Volunteer opportunities exist for moms and dads and can fit a variety of schedules.  Complete the online form (formerly known as “The Green Sheet”) at  and a PTA representative will follow up with you to get you started!  Contact Dina Oberman ( with any questions.  Thanks for helping!

We had a great first day of RUNNING CLUB!! There are still three more weeks to join the fun. The Ivy Hill Running Club will be meeting again on Wednesday, September 4, Thursday, September 12 and Thursday, September 19. To sign up, please complete the attached Fall Running Club Permission Slip 2013 and return it to the office by Tuesday, September 3. For additional information please see the attached Fall Running Club Information 2013  link.  Please consider volunteering for the Running Club – No running experience is necessary. Thank you to our volunteers who helped with our first run of the season.  Save the date for the Ivy Hill Fun Run on Thursday, September 26, 2012. More details will be coming soon! Questions? Contact Louann Benbow at

IVY HILL SPIRIT WEAR for 2013 is here!   All spirit wear items are on display in the Commons – please stop in and check out the sizes and options, there are plenty to choose from this year!  Order forms were available during the Meet & Greet/Ice Cream Social last week, we are using 3 different vendors this year (Heads Up Apparel, O-Nits and Bling-It!), if you didn’t grab a copy, please click here Spirit Wear Order Forms 2013  to view.  Please read each order form carefully – order and payment instructions vary by vendor.  Spirit wear order forms are due on Friday, September 6, 2013.   If you have any questions please contact Denise Kalka (, Karen Roberts ( or Cassy Mrowicki (

MARKET DAY:  What is Market Day and how does it help our children?  Click here for a link to the Market Day Family Letter to find out!  Look for the September catalog in next week’s backpack mail!  Get FREE Nesting Glass Bowls with a $40 purchase…AND get a FREE 4-Pack of Cheese Pizza Eat-zza  with a $90 ONLINE purchase at if you enter SEPBONUS at online checkout…AND the FREEQUENT BUYER promotion begins in September (details on the back page of the catalog).  Never ordered from Market Day before?  Enter NEWFIVE at checkout with a $25 ONLINE purchase to save $5 on your first order.  Any questions, contact Monica Barba at or Angie Zitella at .

Save the Date PICTURE DAY is coming up on September 9th!  Look for order forms to come home next week.

I Fives go to:

Welcoming Committee Chairs Louann Benbow, Swati Khana, Patti Krinninger and Kelly Nix—for organizing a fun and successful Welcome Picnic for incoming Ivy Hill kindergarteners and their families. Thanks to all the parent volunteers who came out to help welcome all our new students and their families!

Co-PTA Presidents Denise Schreiner and Kara Janus, for organizing the Ice Cream Social last week! We had a great turn out and everyone had a great time visiting, playing, and eating ice cream! Thanks to all of our parent, teacher and staff volunteers who came out to help set-up, clean-up and scoop the ice cream!

School Supplies Committee Chairs– Cindy Stefani and Darla Mueller and all the parents who volunteered to help get the supplies organized for the first day of school – Bessie Christou, Beth Driscoll, Praveena Aradhya, Katrina Maniscalco, Varija Myana, Carla Kim, Nadya Frid, Cassy Mrowicki, and student volunteers.  Thank you!

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

….continued from the Principal’s desk

2013 Ivy Hill Elementary School Curriculum Night Information

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at
Just Move It! Challenge Race Director: 8-23 JMI Director flyer