Friday Packet – 2014 January 10-16

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.


The PTA Meeting on Tuesday, January 7th was canceled due to severe weather.  With the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday this month, we are not able reschedule it.  We hope you can make it to our next meeting Wednesday, February 5th at 7 pm.  Contact PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner ( or Kara Janus ( with questions.

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.  We are also participating in Crayola ColorCycle.  This 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 (

The FAMILY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE will be organizing a charity drive in January for WINGS Program Inc. from January 13 – January 31.  WINGS helps homeless and abused women and children by offering integrated services that meet their needs for shelter, education, guidance and support.  They provide safe, secure living environments, through transitional housing and emergency shelter, in residential neighborhoods that allow women to go to school, work, and achieve financial and emotional independence.  The committee is requesting the following items based on grade level.
Kindergarten – Baby Wipes
First Grade – Garbage Bags
Second Grade – Toilet Paper
Third Grade – Paper Towels
Fourth Grade – Dish Detergent
Fifth Grade – Diapers, size 3-6
Please leave your donations in the designated boxes found in the Commons area.  If you have any questions, please contact Linda Boehm (847-253-5226) or Sharon Bank (847-577-4376).  Thank you for your support.

MARKET DAY:   Super Savings this month are $2.00 off on ChicNSteakes and $2.00 off on French Toast Sticks (no promo codes needed).   Order forms went home in backpack mail this week and they are due in the office by January 17th.  Place your order early so you don’t forget with the upcoming days off from school.  You can place your order online at until 11:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20thPick-up will be on Thursday, January 23rd.  NOTE:  These are different than the dates in the calendar.  This month’s specials are a FREE GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce Pouch and 2014 Eat Well Wall Calendar with any purchase.  Any questions, please call Monica Barba at (847)682-6883 or Angie Zitella at (815)260-3096.  Thanks for all your support!!

The EDUCATION FAIR is next Friday, January 17th at 6:30 in the Commons.  All Ivy Hill families are encouraged to attend and check out all the great projects our students have created this year.  Contact Amy Hoffman ( or Archana Shukla ( with any questions.

I Fives go to:

The Birthday Books CommitteeLynette Nimmo and Colleen Wytmar for supplying our children with great books on their birthdays!

The  LMC Committee Chair Danielle Tangorra  for all of her hard work and effort in making sure that the library has coverage and the parent volunteers are trained.  Thank you to the parent volunteers as well!

….continued from the Principal’s desk

Principal/Parent Coffee and Conversations 13-14

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at

Student Learning – Save the Date for Summer U:  Summer U SavetheDate

Special Services Middle School Transition Night :  Spec Services 2014 MS Transition Night Flyer



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