From the Principal’s Desk:
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS:
ALL IVY HILL PTA MEMBERS: Please read the proposed bylaw change being endorsed by the executive board and supported by Ms. Boston. We will be voting on this at a very short May 1st meeting after morning drop off. All Ivy Hill PTA members are encouraged to attend and vote on this important topic.
Proposed Bylaws Amendment
To be voted on May 1, 2014 at 9:05 am at Ivy Hill
All Ivy Hill PTA members are eligible to vote
Bylaws currently read:
ARTICLE VI – OFFICERS AND THEIR ELECTION
d. A person shall not be eligible to serve more than two (2) consecutive terms in the same office.
Strike the current d. and replace it with:
d. A person shall be eligible to serve a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms in the same office;
Twelve $1,500 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS COUNCIL OF PTAs SCHOLARSHIPS are being awarded this year to local high school seniors who attended AHSD25 schools for three or more years. The PTA Council wishes to recognize that all applicants are admirable individuals who we wish well in their future endeavors. Follow this link to see the full list of scholarship winners who were selected through a blind and collaborative review from a pool of over 50 applicants. This year’s winners includes former Ivy Hill student, Jack McNamara. Congratulations to Jack and all these outstanding students!
Thanks to all students and their families who participated in this year’s BOOK FAIR. It is our goal to get books into the hands of all of our children. A special thank you to all of the parent volunteers for their assistance! If you couldn’t make it to BOOK FAIR this week, please know that you can still shop online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ivyhillelementaryschool. The online sale continues through Monday, May 5th. If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Block at firstname.lastname@example.org, Soumya Subash at email@example.com, or Louann Benbow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK is coming up! The PTA has a lot of fun activities planned to show our appreciation for our teachers and staff the week of May 5-9th. Please mark the following activities on your calendars so we can let our teachers and staff know how fantastic they are:
Monday, May 5th: The Room Rep Committee has planned a fun workout for the teachers after school with Ivy Hill mom Julie Soderna.
Tuesday, May 6th: bring a baby picture to school (teachers will guess which picture belongs to which student). The teachers will also be treated to a breakfast hosted by the Hospitality Committee.
Wednesday, May 7th: bring one flower (feel free to bring a flower from your garden; all the flowers will be assembled together to make a bouquet for the teachers)
Thursday May 8th: bring a thank you note to your teachers
Friday, May 9th: wear your teacher’s favorite color/sports team (you will receive information regarding this from your room reps).
Questions? Contact Suzanne Krause (email@example.com).
I Fives go to:
ABC/25 Liaison – Archana Shukla for her work on the Just Move it! Challenge planning committee.
The Environmental Committee – Leah Robideau and Angela Nevel for organizing so many fun Earth Week activities. Thank you to the Ivy Hill teachers, staff, students and families who participated in the events throughout the week.
The Video Productions Committee – Amy Beaton and Andra Morgan and the parent volunteers for video taping our 3rd graders this week in their fabulous show. Congratulations to our 3rd graders on two great performances of “Spaced Out!”
The Book Fair Committee – Lucy Block, Louann Benbow, Lois Long, Soumya Shubash and PTA 3rd Co-Vice Presidents Carla Kim and Lynn Feder for their hard work organizing the preview day and making the Book Fair a success. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped. We couldn’t do it without you!
The Market Day Committee – Monica Barba and Angie Zitella for organizing this month’s order. Thank you to the parent volunteers for helping to count and box up the orders this week.
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