Friday Packet – 2014 January 17-23

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.


FAMILY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:  Thank you for your generous donations to WINGS Program Inc.  The Family and Community Involvement Committee will continue the charity drive through January 31.   Donations are greatly appreciated based on your child’s 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

The EDUCATION FAIR is TONIGHT 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.

MARKET DAY:  If you haven’t ordered this month, go to to place your order online by Monday, January 20th at 11:00 pm.  And be sure to register your email address on the Market Day website so you will receive emails with great deals throughout the month.  Since there’s no school on the 20th, order now so you don’t forget!  And remember, you can always add to your order up until the final online due date (just enter payment method as “Cash or Check” until you’re ready to finalize your order) AND enter more than one promo code at online checkout to take advantage of many discounts.  Paper order forms were due today.   This month’s pick-up date is Thursday, January 23rd from 2:45 to 3:00.  Contact Monica Barba at (847)682-6883 or Angie Zitella at (815)260-3096 with any questions.   Thanks for supporting Ivy Hill!!

Fun Fair 2014 – Fun Fair is almost here — mark your calendars for February 7th, 2014!  Something new to Fun Fair this year – wristbands!   Game tickets are no more – just buy a wristband for unlimited access to as many games as you want to play for the whole night!  Each wristband costs $12 if you pre-order ($15 if you buy at the door).  A photobooth, plus cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, hot dogs, chips, candy, and drinks, will be back at Fun Fair this year, too – all for purchase with cash only.  To pre-order wristbands (for the games), use the attached Fun Fair pre-order form FUNFAIRFLYER and send it back to school no later than Friday, January 31. The other side of the form also offers you the chance to volunteer at Fun Fair and/or donate food items (including soda, water, ice, or a baked item for the cake walk).  MANY volunteers are needed to make Fun Fair a success, so please consider volunteering!  A hard copy of this order form was sent home via backpack mail.  Please e-mail Angie Zitella at with any other questions.

BOX TOPS and FUN FAIR are teaming up again this year! Bring 10 box tops to the office and your family will receive a FREE bag of popcorn at the Fun Fair! Limit 1 bag of popcorn per family. Be sure to write your name on your bag and turn in your Box Tops by 2/5 to get your FREE popcorn!

BOX TOPS: VOTE WITH BOX TOPS is back! Use your Box Tops to vote for which FABULOUS prize will be awarded. The prizes are:

1 – Lunchtime “Jam Session” with Mr. Hengels on drums, Mrs. Opitz on piano, and Mr. Berry on bass guitar!

2 – Football Fun- Mr. Hawk has to dress in Green Bay Packer gear. (He is a Bears fan.) Ms. Boston needs to dress up in Bears gear-head to toe. (For those who don’t know, she is a Packers fan.) Throughout the school day, we will try to incorporate some football fun!

3 – Make a human ice cream sundae! We will have a special school assembly featuring Ms. Boston as the ice cream sundae! The kids can decide on which kind of ice cream and all classes can add their own toppings.

Earn $1000 by 2/28 and Ivy Hill gets all 3! Check our progress on the puzzle poster in the Commons. Can you figure out what we are going to purchase with the Box Tops money?

 REFLECTIONS: Congratulations to the following Ivy Hill students.  Their projects for the Reflections Arts Program 2013-2014 have advanced to the District level: Siya Aparanji, Verena Guirguis, Leah Klosterman, Eeshaana Majumdar, Leah Oyen, Anusha Parikh and  Kritin Shukla.  Thank you for representing Ivy Hill and for a job well done!

I Fives go to:

The Environmental CommitteeLeah Robideau and Angela Nevel for their efforts organizing the holiday light recycling collection and managing the Crayola ColorCycle program.  Thank you to all the families that have participated in these two programs!

  ….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

Journey to Health: 1-17 Revised Journey to Health 2014revr

Jazz Jamboree: 1-17 Jazz Jamboree poster14jb


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