From the Principal’s Desk:
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS:
The holidays are quickly approaching, and we are once again looking for interested crafters or vendors to sell their “wares” at our HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP! Please email Lisa at email@example.com if you or someone you know might be interested in participating! We will be accepting sellers on a first come, first serve basis, and we cannot accept more than one of the same vendor. This year HGS will be December 7th, 9:00-11:30 AM.
It’s time to sign-up for CHESS CLUB! To sign up, please complete the attached Chess Club Permission Slip and return it to school by Friday, November 8. Paper registration forms are also included with today’s Friday packet. No chess playing experience is necessary to participate. For exact dates and details, please see the attached permission slip. We are in need of parent volunteers (no chess knowledge or experience is necessary). If you are interested in volunteering, please indicate so on the permission slip. Questions? Contact Amy Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tracy Van Hoy (email@example.com).
Thanks to everyone who ordered MARKET DAY last month! November is DESSERT MONTH! You can stock up on all those delicious pies and cakes for the holidays AND help Ivy Hill earn extra profit this month. Pick-up will be on Thursday, November 14th. Order forms will go home in backpack mail next week, but why wait? Place your order online early so you don’t forget…just go to http://www.marketday.com/ and place your order today!! Be sure to register your email address and check out the clearance items, recipe and menu ideas while you’re there! Please contact Monica Barba (847)682-6883 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Angie Zitella at (815)260-3096 / email@example.com if you have any questions.
FUNDRAISING TIME! The Ivy Hill PTA is excited to be participating in a NEW gift brochure fundraiser. The catalog has a great collection of gifts, wrapping paper, candy and so much more, just in time for the holidays! Plus, you can have family and friends shop online at www.united-fundraising.com. Be sure to reference program code 133559800. Orders are due by Friday, November 1st. Please help us by supporting this fundraiser. The funds we raise will benefit every student at our school. If you have any questions, please contact Carla Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Feder at email@example.com.
This week, students were reminded that EVERYBODY COUNTS! Students in each grade level experienced what it feels like to have a disability. They experienced what it is like to have difficulty seeing, hearing, picking up objects, walking and reading. Most importantly, students learned that in spite of their challenges, kids with disabilities are still just that….kids. They feel, laugh, have fun, and just like them, they want to fit in.
CONGRATULATIONS IVY HILL! We raised $1000 in BOX TOPS! Thank you all for helping us reach our goal! We hope the children enjoy the basketballs, playground balls AND dance DVDs. Questions? Contact Darcy Moder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date – Ivy Hill’s EDUCATION FAIR is January 17th. Voting for this year’s theme took place today and the winning theme will be announced next week. Registration materials will be available in next week’s Friday Packet.
Please join ABC/25. This is our school district’s all volunteer, non-profit organization created to raise funds for innovative projects and programs benefiting all District 25 students. Ivy Hill will receive $2500 in incentive grant money if 25% of our families and staff join. This money will go directly to enhance the education of our children at Ivy Hill! If we do not reach 25% membership, we will not receive this money! Currently, 17% of our families have joined. Go to the Foundation’s website, http://sd25.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=20 to register. You can pay on-line or send a check in your child’s backpack. Make sure anything you send via your child’s backpack is clearly labeled “ABC/25 Membership.” Contact Archana Shukla at email@example.com with any questions.
PICTURE RETAKES are scheduled for November 1st. More information will be provided as we get closer to that date.
At this time, the YEARBOOK COMMITTEE is looking for pictures from Movie Night and the 4th Grade Show. To submit photos online, go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login. If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 400253487 and password: K20508. Please note the grade of the pictured students. If known, please also submit the name of the student(s) pictured. If you have any questions, please contact Luanne Eisenhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nikki Wolverton (email@example.com).
I Fives go to:
Reflections Committee – LoriAnn Oyen and Michelle Marsicek for heading up this year’s program. And to all of our students who participated in the competition!
Everybody Counts Committee – Katie Fricke, Lynette Nimmo and Archana Shukla for all of their time and commitment in making this program so informative and fun for the Ivy Hill Students. A big thank you to all the parent volunteers who presented the program in the classrooms. Thank you to the Ivy Hill teachers for their support. This program couldn’t happen without all of you!
Everyone who contributed BOX TOPS to help us reach our goal of $1000!
Musical Productions Committee – Amy Beaton and Andra Morgan for organizing the DVD orders and for recording this week’s 4th Grade Show. Thank you to Michelle Gledhill, Darcy Moder, Tracy Van Hoy and Amy Hoffman for their help in recording the shows! Congratulations to our 4th graders for an excellent show – We Haz Jazz!
ABC/25 Liaison – Archana Shukla for all of her efforts in coordinating the Yankee Candle Fundraiser for Ivy Hill and all the families who placed orders.
The Ivy Hill PTA for receiving an Illinois PTA District 37 Honorable Mention Award. Congratulations!
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District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.
Information about the District 25 Superintendent Search at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25/Superintendent_Search_Informat.