Monthly Archives: November 2013

Friday Packet – 2013 November 22 – December 5

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS:

Ivy Hill will receive $2500 in grant money if 25% of our families and staff join ABC/25!  We need 20 more families to join to meet this goal! 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. 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!   Please consider joining to help us reach this goal and earn the $2500 grant.  Hard copy ABC25 Registration Forms went home today for families who have not yet joined.  If you are not certain if you already joined, this is the ABC25 Membership List as of November 19.  You can also join on-line at www.abc25.org.   Make sure anything you send via your child’s backpack is clearly labeled “ABC/25 Membership.” Contact Archana Shukla (archana.shukla08@gmail.com) with any questions.

Reminder ~ EDUCATION FAIR registration forms are due by Friday, December 6th.  This year’s theme is “Create Your Own Game”  The Fair is January 17th.   Students can invent their own game or present on a game played in another country.  Hard copies were sent home via backpack mail today or you can download an Education Fair Registration Form here.  Questions?  Contact Amy Hoffman (amye_hoffman@wowway.com) or Archana Shukla (archana.shukla08@gmail.com).

The Ivy Hill HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP is Saturday, December 7, from 9:00-11:30 am.  This is a really fun way for students to buy affordable gifts for family, friends, and teachers.  There will also be crafters and vendors selling their unique and handmade items such as MaryKay cosmetics, 31 Bags, headbands, Bling-it! clothing, purses, wallets, infinity scarves, magnets, earrings, dog toys and so much more!  Leave with all your presents wrapped and ready to give.  There will be donuts as well as complimentary hot chocolate and coffee.  It’s an Ivy Hill favorite tradition that you will not want to miss!  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Emily Morrison (emmorrison@sbcglobal.net). If you have already expressed interest in helping, you will be contacted soon!  We are also still looking for crafters and vendors to sell their “wares.”  If you are interested in participating, please contact Lisa Vates (lvates@yahoo.com).

LUNCH TIME READER registration forms and checks are due December 4th.  Information was sent home earlier this week.  Take time to read it over and find the perfect book for your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader to read in a “book club” setting. Groups will meet weekly at lunch during the cold winter months.  Contact Lisa Vates (lvates@yahoo.com) with any questions.

MANNA GIFT CARDS
are here — just in time for the holidays!  Stock up on gifts for family, friends and teachers for easy holiday shopping!  A hard copy of the MANNA GIFT CARD Letter 2013 and Manna Order Form were sent home in backpack mail today.  Orders are due on Friday, December 6 and cards will be distributed the following week.  Happy Shopping!  Any questions, please contact Carla Kim (cmk17@sbcgobal.net) or Lynn Feder (lynnfeder@hotmail.com).

MARKET DAY
:  What can you never have enough of during the holidays?  COOKIES!  And Market Day has plenty of pre-portioned cookie dough to choose from, so order lots of them and Ivy Hill will earn more profit in December!  Order forms went home in backpack mail today and they are due in the office by December 6th.  Pick-up will be on Thursday, December 12th.  This month’s specials are a FREE Pork Tenderloin with a $90 online purchase (Promo Code: DECBONUS) and a FREE 7 oz. sample of Kraft Mac & Cheese with any purchase.  Also, December is the month you get to pick up your FREE Hanging Organizer if you have been participating in the Freequent Buyer promotion and order at least $40 this month!  Any questions, please call Monica Barba at (847)682-6883 or Angie Zitella at (815)260-3096.  Thanks for all your support!

Attention All High School SeniorsThe Arlington Heights Council of PTAs Scholarship Application is now available in the Guidance Office at Buffalo Grove, Hersey, Rolling Meadows, Prospect and St. Viator high schools.  It is also available on the School District 25 website at sd25.org and online here (2014 Scholarship Application_pg_1 and 2014 Scholarship Application_pg_2).  The scholarship is open to all graduating Seniors who attended any District 25 schools for at least three years.  Applications are due March 1st, 2014.

I Fives go to:

The parents who attended the Board of Education meeting, held at Ivy Hill, this week.

The Sign CommitteeGail Esler and Darla Mueller for continually updating our Ivy Hill sign and keeping us informed of important events and dates all year long.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukah!

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4_5 Geo Bee Announcement 11-22-13

Notes from The Nurse’s Office-Cold Weather and the Flu

Principal/Parent Coffee and Conversations 13-14

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

Music For Youth Phantom of the Opera Fundraiser Information:  11-1 MFY Phantom Flyer

 

Friday Packet – 2013 November 15-21

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS:

It’s time to 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 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 – we need 20 more families!  Join on-line at www.abc25.org.  You can also pick up a membership form in the office (or print out your own with this link 2013-14 ABC_25 Membership Form) and 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 Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com) with any questions.

Save the date ~  Ivy Hill’s EDUCATION FAIR is January 17th.   This year’s theme is “Create Your Own Game.”    Students can invent their own game or present on a game played in another country.  Education Fair Registration Forms  are due by Friday, December 6th.  Questions?  Contact Amy Hoffman (amye_hoffman@wowway.com) or Archana Shukla (archana.shukla08@gmail.com).

Save the Date!   The Ivy Hill HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP is Saturday, December 7, from 9:00-11:30 am.  This is a really fun way for students to buy affordable gifts for family, friends, and teachers.  There will also be crafters and vendors selling their unique and handmade items.  Leave with all your presents wrapped and ready to give.  There will be donuts as well as complimentary hot chocolate and coffee.  It’s an Ivy Hill favorite tradition that you will not want to miss!  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Emily Morrison (emmorrison@sbcglobal.net). If you have already expressed interest in helping, you will be contacted soon!  We are also still looking for crafters and vendors to sell their “wares.”  If you are interested in participating, please contact Lisa Vates (lvates@yahoo.com).

Coming Soon!  LUNCH TIME READER information will be distributed next week. Take time to read it over and find the perfect book for your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader to read in a “book club” setting. Groups will meet weekly at lunch during the cold winter months. Registration materials and checks will be due December 4th.  Contact Lisa Vates (lvates@yahoo.com) with any questions.

I Fives go to:

The Newsletter CommitteeLiz Dombroski for her hard work compiling and editing the most recent edition of Ivy Inklings that was published online this week.

The Market Day CommitteeMonica Barba and Angie Zitella for organizing this month’s order.  Thank you to Denise Schreiner, Lynette Nimmo, Gail Esler and Andra Morgan for helping to count and box up the orders this week.

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Check out the November Ivy Inkling!

Notes from The Nurse’s Office-Cold Weather and the Flu

Principal/Parent Coffee and Conversations 13-14

You can access the District and School report cards on our District 25 website. There is a new interactive report card available as well, which features additional information.

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.
Music For Youth Phantom of the Opera Fundraiser Information:  11-1 MFY Phantom Flyer

 

Friday Packet – 2013 November 8-14

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS:

MARKET DAY: 
If you haven’t ordered this month, you can still do it online at www.marketday.com by this Monday, November 11th at 11:00 pm.  First time ordering?  Enter NEWFIVE at checkout to save $5 on a $25 order.   Be sure to register your email address on the Market Day website so you will find out about the special discounts offered throughout each month.  This month – save $2 on ChicNSteakes and Supersweet Corn AND order more pies and desserts for more profit for Ivy Hill!  Enter NOVBONUS at checkout if your order at least $90 and get a FREE Dessert Plate and Server.  Also, the Freequent Buyer promotion is still going on, so don’t forget to order!  Pickup will be on Thursday, November 14th from 2:45-3:30 Please call Monica Barba at (847)682-6883 or Angie Zitella at (815)260-3096 with any questions.  Thanks for your support!

It’s time to 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 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 – we need 20 more families!  Join on-line at www.abc25.org.  You can also pick up a membership form in the office (or print out your own with this link 2013-14 ABC_25 Membership Form) and 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 Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com) with any questions.

Save the date ~  Ivy Hill’s EDUCATION FAIR is January 17th.   This year’s theme is “Create Your Own Game.”    Students can invent their own game or present on a game played in another country.  Education Fair Registration Forms  are due by Friday, December 6th.  Questions?  Contact Amy Hoffman (amye_hoffman@wowway.com).

I Fives go to:

The Directory CommitteeJessica Palano for her hard work compiling information, printing and distributing our PTA Directory.

Our Third Co-Vice PresidentsCarla Kim and Lynn Feder for coordinating this month’s Dining for Dollars at Chipotle.  And to all the families and staff members that participated by purchasing dinner from Chipotle this week!

Our Third Co-Vice PresidentsCarla Kim and Lynn Feder for coordinating the United Fundraising Catalog Sale.  And to all the families and staff members that participated by purchasing items and promoting the sale with family and friends.

All the parents who attended our PTA General Meeting this week.  Thanks for participating!

Veterans of our community – Thank you for your service!  Enjoy the long weekend in your honor.

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Notes from The Nurse’s Office-Cold Weather and the Flu

Principal/Parent Coffee and Conversations 13-14

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.
Music For Youth Phantom of the Opera Fundraiser Information:  11-1 MFY Phantom Flyer
Chinese Student Cultural Performance at South Middle School:  11-1 flyer 2013 Chinese Performance

 

Friday Packet – 2013 November 1-7

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS:

MARKET DAY:  Go to www.marketday.com to view the entire catalog and place your order online by Monday, November 11th at 11:00 pm.  There is no school on November 11th, so order now before you forget!  Paper order forms are due in the office by 3:00 on Friday, November 8th.  The more desserts we all purchase in November, the more $$$ Ivy Hill will earn!  So order those delicious pies and cakes for the holidays or any day!  If you enter NOVBONUS at checkout when you order at least $90 online, you will get a FREE Dessert Plate and Server to go along with them!  And don’t forget the Freequent Buyer promotion…you must make two $40 purchases between September and November and then place a third order in December to get your FREE Hanging Organizer at December pick-up.  This month’s pick-up date is Thursday, November 14th.  Contact Monica Barba at (847)682-6883 or Angie Zitella at (815)260-3096 with any questions.

It’s time again for DINING FOR DOLLAR$!  We invite you to dine at Chipotle in Arlington Heights on Thursday, November 7, from 4-8 pmChipotle will donate 50% of your total bill (exclusive of tax) to Ivy Hill PTA.  This will be our last Dining for Dollars event until the New Year, and the 50% that goes to Ivy Hill is an amazing percentage — so we hope you will consider participating!  This link provides you with the Chipotle Flyer that went home today in backpack mail.  Please bring the flyer with you, or show it on your phone when ordering.  Any questions-please contact Carla Kim, cmk17@sbcgobal.net or Lynn Feder, lynnfeder@hotmail.com.

Looking for a fun and creative way to get involved with the PTA? There is an opening on the YEARBOOK COMMITTEE.  Take pictures and help design the pages of the yearbook.  If you are interested or want more information please contact Luanne Eisenhardt (Lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com), Nikki Wolverton (Nicholewolverton@yahoo.com) or Laurie Witt (Lw2611@yahoo.com).

Halloween Parties took place on Thursday!  Room Reps please make sure that your class celebration is included in the YEARBOOK by having your class photographer upload their pictures 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 and in this case the teacher too.  Parents please upload your parade pictures.  Also, throughout the year please upload pictures you have from any school events.  You and your children will love seeing their pictures in the YEARBOOK!  If you have any questions, please contact Luanne Eisenhardt (lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com) or Nikki Wolverton (nicholewolverton@yahoo.com).

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.comBe sure to reference program code 133559800The order deadline has been extended to Monday, November 4th.  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 cmk17@sbcglobal.net or Lynn Feder at lynnfeder@hotmail.com

It’s time to 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 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 – we need 21 more families!  Join on-line at www.abc25.org.  You can also pick up a membership form in the office (or print out your own with this link 2013-14 ABC_25 Membership Form) and 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 Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com) with any questions.

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. 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 (amye_hoffman@wowway.com) or Tracy Van Hoy (tpvanhoy@gmail.com).

The votes are in and this year’s EDUCATION FAIR theme is “Create Your Own Game.”  Ivy Hill’s EDUCATION FAIR is January 17th.  Registration materials will be available next week.  Contact Amy Hoffman (amye_hoffman@wowway.com) or Archana Shukla (archana.shukla08@gmail.com) with any questions.

Ivy Hill PTA DIRECTORIES will be distributed next week.  PTA members, check backpack mail for your copy on Friday, November 8.  Questions?  Contact Jessica Palano (jessicapalano@yahoo.com).

The final total is in…We raised $1281 in BOX TOPS!  This is a new record for the largest submission Ivy Hill has ever made!  Just think… 10 cents at a time… those little BOX TOPS add up!  Our next submission is at the end of February so please keep clipping so we can reach our goal for the year of $3000.  Questions?  Contact Darcy Moder (darcymoder@hotmail.com).

I Fives go to:

All of our ROOM REPS who planned fun Halloween parties for our children this week.  Thank you also to all the parent volunteers who helped run games, prepare food and take pictures of the festivities.

Box Tops CommitteeDarcy Moder, Emily Morrison, Lori Ann Oyen and Karen Roberts for their efforts leading us to our record breaking Fall submission of $1281!

….continued from the Principal’s desk

Notes from The Nurse’s Office-Cold Weather and the Flu

Principal/Parent Coffee and Conversations 13-14

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.
Music For Youth Phantom of the Opera Fundraiser Information:  11-1 MFY Phantom Flyer
Chinese Student Cultural Performance at South Middle School:  11-1 flyer 2013 Chinese Performance