From the Principal’s Desk:
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS:
Please join us for our next PTA Meeting on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 7:00 pm in the Ivy Hill LMC. Contact PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kara Janus (KMACKJAN@aol.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
Big news from the BOX TOP committee: There have been some exciting changes with our vote counting in the last week. Dance DVDs have moved from last place to first! Playground balls are in second place and basketballs are a VERY close third. If we raise $1,000 by the end of the October, all three prizes will be awarded! So far this year, Ivy Hill families have earned $450. We are almost half way there! Questions? Contact Darcy Moder at email@example.com.
Unlock the artist in you! All students are welcome to take part in this year’s REFLECTIONS theme “Believe, Dream, Inspire.” For rules and entry forms please see the Reflections binder in the Ivy Hill office. You can also use the following links. For general rules visit http://www.ilpta-d37.org/resources/reflections/Appendix_F_13-14_General_Participation_Rules.pdf. For entry forms, visit http://www.ilpta-d37.org/resources/reflections/Appendix_G_13-14_Student_REFLECTIONS_Entry_Form.pdf. PLEASE NOTE – Do NOT include the student’s name on the front of the project, only on the entry form or on the back of the entry. All entries are due in the school office by Friday, October 25th. Any questions? Please contact Lori Ann Oyen (847-255-1195) or Michelle Marsicek (224-388-1389).
YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER – Please support the ABC/25 Foundation by offering these high-quality products to your friends and family! Your purchase will support the annual ABC/25 Foundation Teacher Grants. 40% of sales goes to ABC/25. Last year, the Foundation funded 74 grants, totaling $20,263 across all District 25 schools. Yankee Candle packets were sent home last Friday. The sale ends October 7th. When you order through this fundraiser, you pay no sales tax and no delivery fees! Yankee Candle products make excellent gifts for holidays, birthdays, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, anniversaries, housewarmings and more! New this year: Out of town family and friends can shop online and have their order shipped to them (they will pay shipping costs online; orders here in the Chicagoland area should all be included on the hard copy of the order form as there is no shipping fee for families and product will be delivered to the school just like in years past). See the attached ABC 25 Yankee Candle Sale Info or contact Archana Shukla (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
MOVIE NIGHT for grades 3-5 is October 11th at 6:30 pm. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and their favorite stuffed animal to enjoy the movie. Permission slips will be included in next week’s Friday Packet. Questions? Contact Rich Olejniczak (email@example.com) or Amy Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PTA is on Facebook! Check out our new fan page, Ivy Hill Elementary PTA and “like” us. You will have one more way to stay tuned to Ivy Hill PTA due dates, events and important links. Spread the word and invite your Ivy Hill Facebook friends to help our on-line community grow! Questions? Contact Emily Morrison at email@example.com.
I Fives go to:
Our MARKET DAY volunteers – Monica Barba, Angie Zitella, Denise Schreiner, Darla Mueller, Michelle Gledhill, Lynette Nimmo and Kathy Thiessen for helping to pack up and pass out the orders for this month.
Jill Smith, who managed to clip $70 worth of BOX TOPS collected from reams of printer paper at work! Thank you so much!
Mrs. Albrecht and the students in the Odyssey program for helping the BOX TOPS program by creating a marketing campaign to help meet fundraising goals. They have been busy handing out mini flyers, making posters, advertising on the school sign and are also working on some helpful videos to persuade people to get involved. Thank you!
Our SIGN COMMITTEE – Gail Esler and Darla Mueller, for keeping us posted about upcoming events on our parking lot sign!
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District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.