From the Principal’s Desk:
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS:
Please join us for our next PTA Meeting on Tuesday, March 4th, 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!
Friday marked the end of our Voting with BOX TOPS! Thank you so much to all of the students, families and teachers who helped us prepare for our last official BOX TOP submission for the school year. We will be tallying all of the votes, and revealing the big winner soon! If you still have BOX TOPS to turn in, please do! We collect all year! Questions? Contact Darcy Moder (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MARKET DAY: The March catalog went home in backpack mail this week. It’s a Dessert Month—the more pies and cakes you order in March, the more $$$ Ivy Hill will earn! An ONLINE purchase of $90 will get you a FREE Munchtables Combo Pack if you enter Promo Code MARBONUS at checkout. And this is the second month of the Freequent Buyer Program: Make 2 purchases of $40 between February and April, and then place a third order of $40 in May to receive your FREE Storage Basket at your May pick-up. Don’t miss out on these great freebies! Go to www.marketday.com to place your order for PICK-UP ON MONDAY, MARCH 17th. Paper order forms must be dropped in the Market Day basket in the office by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 12th and online orders are due by 11:00 pm on Thursday, March 13th. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DATES, WHICH ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE SCHOOL CALENDAR AND THE MARKET DAY WEBSITE. Any questions, please call Monica Barba at (847)682-6883 or Angie Zitella at (815)260-3096.
The PTA Nominating Committee needs your help. Please consider nominating yourself or a friend for the 2014-2015 PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The following positions are open for next school year: Co-President, 1st VP (Friday Packet), 3rd VP (Ways and Means) and Treasurer. If you have been thinking about taking on a greater role or know a friend or neighbor who would be great in one of these positions, please use this survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5QJQ9P3 to submit your nominations. Volunteering with the PTA is a rewarding experience that directly impacts our children’s experiences at Ivy Hill school. The deadline for paper ballots was today but we will be accepting online surveys through the weekend to determine the slate of officers based on your feedback. Any questions, please call Denise Schreiner (847-259-2575). Thank you for your participation.
The votes are in! The K-2 MOVIE NIGHT will be showing Despicable Me 2! Mark your calendars for Friday, March 14th at 6:30 pm. Questions? Contact Rich Olejniczak (email@example.com) or Amy Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Register now for the Just Move it! Challenge. The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and the ABC/25 Foundation invite runners and walkers of ALL ages and abilities to participate in a 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk that combines fitness and fun for the entire family! Last year we were able to raise over $18,000 for the Scholarship and Grant Fund that will benefit the teachers and students of our School District 25. We had over 1020 runners and walkers representing all nine schools of District 25. Over 500 of those participants were students! Show your school spirit on race day and wear your Ivy Hill spirit wear! For Registration, Volunteering, and Event Details go to http://www.jmichallengeah.org, see the JMI Kickoff Announcement or contact Archana Shukla (email@example.com).
REFLECTIONS: Congratulations to Leah Oyen and Anusha Parikh. Their Reflections Arts Program entries have made it to the District level. Thanks so much for representing our school!
Thank you for ordering YEARBOOKS! If you are not one of the 300 who have already done so, please order your yearbook today at www.memorybook.com/parentpay . Enter paycode 71124. There is a $1 online service fee. Reminder: There was NOT an option to pay for yearbooks at the time you registered for school. Questions? Contact Luanne Eisenhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I Fives go to:
The Video and Musical Productions Committee – Amy Beaton and Andra Morgan, along with the other parent volunteers for recording and producing DVDs of this week’s 2nd Grade Show. Congratulations to our 2nd Graders for 2 great performances of “Kids Are Kids the Whole World Round!”
All the parents who attended the Board of Education Meeting this week.
The Newsletter Editor – Liz Dombroski for creating our PTA newsletter, Ivy Inklings to let us know what the different committees are doing for our students! And thank you to all committee members who submitted articles for publication.
Our PTA Secretary – Judy Newman—for keeping us all informed with her detailed meeting minutes, sending cards on behalf of PTA and coordinating informational e-mails as needed.
Ivy Hill’s ABC/25 Liaison – Archana Shukla and Assistant Principal David Hawk for their hard work organizing the prizes for the In-School Drawing. Thank you to the teachers and staff that offered creative and fun events for the prizes. Thank you to all the families who purchased tickets for the drawing and dance party. Good Luck! We are excited to learn who the winners are next week!
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