From the Principal’s Desk:
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS:
Do you know what all of these stores have in common? … Oriental Trading Company, Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, Groupon, Apple Store, Justice, Best Buy, Office Depot, Gap, Lands End, Lowes… Online purchases at these stores and hundreds more, can earn BOX TOPS for our school. By going to some of your favorite websites through links on the Box Tops Marketplace, you can earn up to 20 Box Tops for every $10 that you spend. It is as easy as 1-2-3. Earn BOX TOPS for the on-line shopping that you already do. The most successful schools in this program have a strong on-line community. Friends and family can do it too! Log on to BTFE.com to get started. Thank you! Questions? Contact Darcy Moder (email@example.com).
The ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE is continuing two recycling programs taking place at Ivy Hill. We are collecting old holiday string lights for recycling this holiday season. You can bring them in to school now through Friday, January 17th, 2014. This week we started a new recycling program called Crayola ColorCycle. The program turns Crayola markers into energy and helps kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. We will be collecting dried out markers in the commons and sending them to a conversion facility where they will be transformed into clean-burning fuel. This recycling program will be on going until the end of the school year. Thanks for doing your part to keep these items out of our landfills! When we all do our own small part, it adds up to a big difference! If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Leah Robideau (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hooray to all First Graders on their show! The show was wonderful and now the YEARBOOK needs your pictures! Parents, please upload those fabulous pictures you took so they can be in the YEARBOOK! Upload your 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. 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 (email@example.com) or Nikki Wolverton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mark your calendars and please join us for our next PTA Meeting on Tuesday, January 7th, at 7:00 pm in the Ivy Hill LMC. Contact PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (email@example.com) or Kara Janus (KMACKJAN@aol.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
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 Video and Musical Productions Committee – Amy Beaton and Andra Morgan and the parent volunteers for recording and producing CD’s for this week’s 1st Grade Show.
Congratulations to our 1st graders for 2 wonderful performances this week!
The Safety Patrol Committee – Michelle Gledhill and Tracy VanHoy – for their time spent directing the safe drop-off of students and to all of the parents and Ivy Hill staff who are also in front of the school each morning to help! We appreciate your effort all year long but especially during these cold, blustery winter days. Thank you!
The parents who attended the Board of Education meeting, held at Ivy Hill, this week.
Enjoy your Winter Break! See you in 2014!
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