From the Principal’s Desk:
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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Archana Shukla (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) or Lynn Feder (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 Seniors: The 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 Committee – Gail 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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