Friday Packet – 2014 January 24-30

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.


RED RIBBON WEEK is next week, January 27-31.  The purpose of RED RIBBON WEEK is to present a visible commitment to living a safe, healthy, and drug-free life.  This year’s theme is  “A Healthy Me is Drug Free.”  On Monday the students will sign a pledge and receive a red silicone bracelet that says “A Healthy Me is Drug Free” and “Ivy Hill Elementary School.”  Please encourage your children to wear the bracelet and participate all week long:

Monday – Wear Red! Support Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday – “Wild About Being Healthy” Wear animal print, camo or shirt with an animal on it.

Wednesday –  Crazy Hair Day!” You’d be crazy not to live a healthy, drug free life!

Thursday- “I’m Active and Healthy!” Wear your favorite sport/team shirt or colors.

Friday  – “We are Ivy Hill and We Pledge to be Healthy and Drug Free!” – Spirit Wear

 Contact Luanne Eisenhardt ( or Debbie Gagliano ( with any questions.

A final reminder, The FAMILY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE will continue to oversee the charity drive for WINGS Program Inc. through January 31st.  WINGS offers invaluable support to homeless and abused women and children.  The committee will continue to collect the following items.
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 generosity.

FUN FAIR 2014 is February 7th!  Wristbands provide unlimited access to as many games as you want to play for the whole night!  Wristbands are $12 each if you pre-order ($15 at the door).  A photo booth, 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 Fun Fair pre-order form FUNFAIRFLYER and send it back to school no later than  Friday, January 31st.  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!   Contact Angie Zitella ( 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 (she is a Packers fan)!  Throughout the day, we will 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?

Save the Date! 
The All School ROLLER SKATING PARTY is February 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 at Orbit Roller Rink.  This is always a fun night and is a free event sponsored by the PTA.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us!

I Fives go to:

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

The Education Fair CommitteeAmy Hoffman and Archana Shukla for all their hard work to make the Games Fair a great success. Thank you also to all the Ivy Hill teachers, staff and parents who volunteered to help at the event.  And congratulations to all our student participants for their informative and creative presentations.

  ….continued from the Principal’s desk

Ivy Hill Student Council School Store 2014!

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
Jazz Jamboree: 1-17 Jazz Jamboree poster14jb
Kiwanis Club Pancake Day January 27th Kiwanis Pancake Flyer
Camp Invention at Dryden School Camp Invention Flyer
Community Conversation with Rick Wormeli February 6th Comm Conversation Rick Wormeli Flyer


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