Monthly Archives: May 2014

Friday Packet – 2014 May 22-29

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS: 

YEARBOOKS will be passed out the last week of school! We received orders/payment for 354 yearbooks. If you did not order a yearbook for your child there will be a limited number for sale for $15. Your child MUST have the $15 with them to receive a book. This will be on a first come basis. Proof of purchase will be required if you believe you purchased a book and one was not received.  You can verify your purchase in advance: If you paid online you would have received an email receipt from Memorybooks. If you paid by check you will have your cancelled check as a receipt. If you paid by cash you will have recently received a receipt in backback mail. If you do not have an email confirmation from Memorybooks, a cancelled check or a cash receipt, then you most likely did not order a yearbook. Still not sure? Contact Luanne Eisenhardt (Lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com).

 It’s time to start thinking about SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the 2014-2015 school year!  Order your school supplies online only at www.shopttkits.com .   Enter 1249 for Ivy’s school account number.  Deadline for ordering is Monday, May 26, 2014.  No hard copy forms will be accepted.  Please note that this is not a fundraiser.  The school PTA has organized this as a convenient and hassle free way to purchase school supplies.  Supplies will be delivered to the classroom ready for the first day of classes.  This is not part of the Textbook/Materials fee that you pay when registering for school.  Any questions, contact Cindy Stefani (847-392-1962).

PTA MEMBERSHIP:  All families have the opportunity to complete the registration process for the 2014 – 2015 school year online as well as joining the Ivy Hill PTA and ABC25.  We encourage all of our families to join the PTA, complete the PTA page when you are registering online and consider making a Budget Booster donation to assist with our fundraising efforts for next year.  We are looking forward to another successful and fun-filled year and welcoming back our current members and meeting new members!  Questions: Contact PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (deniseschreiner@sbcglobal.net) or Kara Janus (kmackjan@aol.com).

The PTA plans many fun events for our children throughout the year.  And we need VOLUNTEERS to help make them all successful!  There is something for everyone – some activities are during the school day, some in the evening, some involve working with students, some are behind the scenes.  Click this link   https://docs.google.com/a/ccsd21.org/forms/d/1qAOLY4tNnJeFB6nzPPsdXnUGM4vWKCnURK2t_d54Piw/viewform to complete a survey indicating events you are interested in volunteering for.   The event organizers will contact you prior to the event next school year to confirm your availability and role.  Questions?  Contact PTA 2nd Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator Dina Oberman (dina.oberman@ccsd21.org).  

Mark your calendars – FIELD DAY is Friday, May 30.  The morning session will be for K, 4 and 5 and will run from approximately 9:00 – 12:00.  The afternoon session is for K, 1, 2 and 3 and will run from approximately 12:45 – 3:00.  The kids will be outside and weather permitting, will be playing lots of games with water, so don’t forget your bathing suits (optional and should be worn under clothes for the girls) and sun screen (the school staff/parent volunteers cannot put this on for the students).  If you are interested in volunteering to help with the activities or are able to supply some water balloons, please follow this link www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050F49ACAB2DA13-2014.  If you have any questions please contact Dina McBride at themcbridegirls@aol.com, Sherri Kontos at sherri.kontos@pepsico.com or Louann Benbow at benbowunit@gmail.com.

I Fives go to:

TheYearbook CommitteeNikki Wolverton, Luanne Eisenhardt, Liz Dombroski, Jen Talley and Laurie Witt for their hard work all year long on the Ivy Hill yearbook. It will be a great keepsake for the students.

Happy Memorial Day!

 ….continued from the Principal’s desk

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25

Bike Arlington Heights  6/14/14: VAH Bike BAH poster

Camp Invention at Dryden School:  Updated Camp Invention Flyer

District 25 Culver’s Fundraiser 6/5/14:  Culver’s Get Ready for School 6/5/14

District 25 Culver’s Fundraiser 8/14/14:  Culver’s Get Ready for School 8/14/14

AHPD National Night Out 8/5/14:  NNO-2014

 

 

Friday Packet – 2014 May 16-21

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS: 

The ABC/25 FOUNDATION is looking for volunteers to serve on its executive board.  Ivy Hill received grant funding from ABC/25 this year to support the following programs: 

  • Lego Robotics Club
  • The New Garden Club and Phase Two of the Ivy Hill Prairie Garden
  • Books to support the Revolutionary War study in fifth grade
  • More Kindles for the LMC
  • An iPad for the art room
  • New hands-on manipulatives and technology for the music classroom
  • We used our $2500 membership grant to purchase more iPad-Mini’s to get us closer to our desired 2:1 technology/student ratio.
  • All schools were provided another $3,000 grant to promote technology.  With those funds, we purchased more iPad-Mini’s to support our implementation in grades K-5.

Please consider volunteering with ABC/25 to help make these kinds of opportunities a reality for Ivy Hill again next year.  See the ABC/25 Leadership Request flyer for more information.  Contact ABC/25 Foundation President Joyce Stenzel for more information (jmstenzel@aol.com).

It’s time to start thinking about SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the 2014-2015 school year!  Order your school supplies online only at www.shopttkits.com .   Enter 1249 for Ivy’s school account number.  Deadline for ordering is Monday, May 26, 2014.  No hard copy forms will be accepted.  Please note that this is not a fundraiser.  The school PTA has organized this as a convenient and hassle free way to purchase school supplies.  Supplies will be delivered to the classroom ready for the first day of classes.  This is not part of the Textbook/Materials fee that you pay when registering for school.  Any questions, contact Cindy Stefani (847-392-1962).

MARKET DAY:  Order forms were due today, but you can still order online at www.marketday.com until 11:00 pm on Monday, May 19thPick-up is on Thursday, May 22nd.  May specials are a FREE Micro Fiber Drying Mat with any $40 purchase and a FREE 4-pack of Cheesecake Pops with a $90 ONLINE purchase if you enter promo code MAYBONUS at online checkout.  This is the last month of the Freequent Buyer promotion, so you can pick up your FREE storage basket at May pick-up if you qualify.  Note: May order deadline and pickup dates are different from the school calendar!  Any questions, call Monica Barba (847)682-6883 or Angie Zitella (815)260-3096.

PTA MEMBERSHIP:  All families have the opportunity to complete the registration process for the 2014 – 2015 school year online as well as joining the Ivy Hill PTA and ABC25.  We encourage all of our families to join the PTA, complete the PTA page when you are registering online and consider making a Budget Booster donation to assist with our fundraising efforts for next year.  We are looking forward to another successful and fun-filled year and welcoming back our current members and meeting new members!  Questions: Contact PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (deniseschreiner@sbcglobal.net) or Kara Janus (kmackjan@aol.com).

The PTA plans many fun events for our children throughout the year.  And we need VOLUNTEERS to help make them all successful!  There is something for everyone – some activities are during the school day, some in the evening, some involve working with students, some are behind the scenes.  Click this link   https://docs.google.com/a/ccsd21.org/forms/d/1qAOLY4tNnJeFB6nzPPsdXnUGM4vWKCnURK2t_d54Piw/viewform to complete a survey indicating events you are interested in volunteering for.   The event organizers will contact you prior to the event next school year to confirm your availability and role.  Questions?  Contact PTA 2nd Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator Dina Oberman (dina.oberman@ccsd21.org).  

Mark your calendars – FIELD DAY is Friday, May 30.  The morning session will be for K, 4 and 5 and will run from approximately 9:00 – 12:00.  The afternoon session is for K, 1, 2 and 3 and will run from approximately 12:45 – 3:00.  The kids will be outside and weather permitting, will be playing lots of games with water, so don’t forget your bathing suits (optional and should be worn under clothes for the girls) and sun screen (the school staff/parent volunteers cannot put this on for the students).  If you are interested in volunteering to help with the activities or are able to supply some water balloons, please follow this link www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050F49ACAB2DA13-2014.  If you have any questions please contact Dina McBride at themcbridegirls@aol.com, Sherri Kontos at sherri.kontos@pepsico.com or Louann Benbow at benbowunit@gmail.com.

I Fives go to:

The Video Productions Committee – Amy Beaton and Andra Morgan and the parent volunteers for video taping our kindergarteners this week in their fabulous show.  Congratulations to our Kindergarteners for their great performances of “Spring Fling Sing!”

All the parents who attended this week’s Board of Education meeting.

 ….continued from the Principal’s desk

IvyHillParent/VolunteerAppreciationBreakfast

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25

Camp Invention at Dryden School:  Updated Camp Invention Flyer

Integrated Pesticide Management Notice:  4-15 IPM Notice -May 3-May 21 2014 application-1

District 25 Culver’s Fundraiser 6/5/14:  Culver’s Get Ready for School 6/5/14

District 25 Culver’s Fundraiser 8/14/14:  Culver’s Get Ready for School 8/14/14

AHPD National Night Out 8/5/14:  NNO-2014

Language Stars Parent Info Meeting 5/20/14:  Language Stars Info Meeting Flyer

 

Friday Packet – 2014 May 9-15

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS: 

The ABC/25 FOUNDATION is looking for volunteers to serve on its executive board.  Ivy Hill received grant funding from ABC/25 this year to support the following programs: 

  • Lego Robotics Club
  • The New Garden Club and Phase Two of the Ivy Hill Prairie Garden
  • Books to support the Revolutionary War study in fifth grade
  • More Kindles for the LMC
  • An iPad for the art room
  • New hands-on manipulatives and technology for the music classroom
  • We used our $2500 membership grant to purchase more iPad-Mini’s to get us closer to our desired 2:1 technology/student ratio.
  • All schools were provided another $3,000 grant to promote technology.  With those funds, we purchased more iPad-Mini’s to support our implementation in grades K-5.

Please consider volunteering with ABC/25 to help make these kinds of opportunities a reality for Ivy Hill again next year.  See the ABC/25 Leadership Request flyer for more information.  Contact ABC/25 Foundation President Joyce Stenzel for more information (jmstenzel@aol.com).

It’s time to start thinking about SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the 2014-2015 school year!  Order your school supplies online only at www.shopttkits.com .   Enter 1249 for Ivy’s school account number.  Deadline for ordering is Monday, May 26, 2014.  No hard copy forms will be accepted.  Please note that this is not a fundraiser.  The school PTA has organized this as a convenient and hassle free way to purchase school supplies.  Supplies will be delivered to the classroom ready for the first day of classes.  This is not part of the Textbook/Materials fee that you pay when registering for school.  Any questions, contact Cindy Stefani (847-392-1962).

MARKET DAY:  Note:  May dates are different from the school calendar!  Order forms must be dropped off in the office by 3:00 on Friday, May 16th.   You can order online at www.marketday.com until 11:00 pm on Monday, May 19th.   Pick-up is on Thursday, May 22nd.  May specials are a FREE Micro Fiber Drying Mat with any $40 purchase and a FREE 4-pack of Cheesecake Pops with a $90 ONLINE purchase if you enter promo code MAYBONUS at online checkout.  This is the last month of the Feequent Buyer promotion, so you can pick up your FREE storage basket at May pick-up if you qualify.  Any questions, call Monica Barba (847)682-6883 or Angie Zitella (815)260-3096.  Ivy Hill appreciates your support!

Did your kids tell you about the BOX TOP Jam session on Friday last week? Our students were given an extra treat at lunch, hearing some favorite tunes played by  Mr. Berry on bass guitar, Mr. Hengels on drums and Mrs. Opitz performing on piano and vocals.  The kids were smiling, singing and dancing their way through the lunch period.  It was a fun, unique way to celebrate meeting our latest BOX TOP goal!  Remember that this is a great time to do some spring cleaning.   BOX TOPS have expiration dates on the bottom and many expire during the summer months.  Clear out those old BOX TOPS and send them in!  Thank you!  Questions?  Contact Darcy Moder (darcymoder@hotmail.com).

6 HOUR READING CLUB
(READ TO SUCCEED) NEWS…..Six Flags Great America ticket vouchers went home this week if your child qualified for the ticket. If your child didn’t receive a voucher by error, please contact Chris O’Doherty (codoherty5@wowway.com).  The bottom portion of the page is your ticket. Vouchers are valid June 9-Aug 3, 2014 as a ONE DAY pass for anyone under 13 years of age.  Lost, Stolen or damaged tickets cannot be replaced. Thank you for participating and have fun at Six Flags Great America!

I Fives go to:

The Hospitality CommitteeLucy Block, Gail Esler, Lori Ann Oyen and Suzanne Krause for organizing the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast this week.  Thank you to everyone who donated food items for the breakfast.  The teachers really appreciated all the delicious food!

The Room Rep Committee – Debbie Gagliano, Suzanne Krause and Laurie Witt for organizing our Teacher Appreciation Week events.   Thank you to Julie Soderna for volunteering to lead our teachers and staff through a “Core Curriculum” Work-out!  Thank you to all of the class room reps, students and families that participated throughout the week and helped to make Teacher Appreciation week a success.  We love our teachers – thanks for showing them how much!

The Box Tops Jam Band – Mr. Berry, Mrs. Opitz and Mr. Hengels for sharing their time and talents with the school and showing us how much they ROCK!

The 6 Hour Reading Club CommitteeChris O’Doherty and Katie Fricke, for all their hard work compiling reading logs and distributing Six Flags Great America ticket vouchers.  Congratulations to all the students who participated and received a free day’s admission.  Have fun!

Thomas Liaison – Kris Adams for keeping us up to date with information from Thomas all year long.

Happy Mother’s Day!

  ….continued from the Principal’s desk

Ivy Hill Student Council School Store 2014!

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25

Camp Invention at Dryden School:  Updated Camp Invention Flyer

Integrated Pesticide Management Notice:  4-15 IPM Notice -May 3-May 21 2014 application-1

District 25 Culver’s Fundraiser 6/5/14:  Culver’s Get Ready for School 6/5/14

District 25 Culver’s Fundraiser 8/14/14:  Culver’s Get Ready for School 8/14/14

AHPD National Night Out 8/5/14:  NNO-2014

Introduction to the Role of the Advanced Learning Facilitator 5/14/14:  Intro Advanced Learning facilitator

 

Friday Packet – 2014 May 2-8

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS: 

We had a great turn out for our PTA MEETING Thursday morning!  The proposed bylaw amendment was passed.  Here is the newly adopted wording: ARTICLE VI – OFFICERS AND THEIR ELECTION
Section 2.
d. A person shall be eligible to serve a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms in the same office;
Contact PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (deniseschreiner@sbcglobal.net) or Kara Janus (KMACKJAN@aol.com) if you have any questions about this change.

Please note that our next PTA MEETING on the calendar (Tuesday, May 6th) has been cancelled.  Our next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Ivy Hill LMC.  This meeting will include an opportunity to meet incoming Principal Scott Kaese.  Contact PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (deniseschreiner@sbcglobal.net) or Kara Janus (KMACKJAN@aol.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

There’s still time!  If you weren’t able to make it to the BOOK FAIR last week, but were hoping to buy some new books before summer break, you can shop online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ivyhillelementaryschool through Monday, May 5th.  If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Block at winston2470@comcast.net, Soumya Subash at subashsoumya@gmail.com, or Louann Benbow at benbowunit@gmail.com.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK is next week!  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 (your room reps sent this information home this week).
Questions?  Contact Suzanne Krause (svkrause@hotmail.com).

The ABC/25 FOUNDATION is looking for volunteers to serve on its executive board.  Ivy Hill received grant funding from ABC/25 this year to support the following programs: 

  • Lego Robotics Club
  • The New Garden Club and Phase Two of the Ivy Hill Prairie Garden
  • Books to support the Revolutionary War study in fifth grade
  • More Kindles for the LMC
  • An iPad for the art room
  • New hands-on manipulatives and technology for the music classroom
  • We used our $2500 membership grant to purchase more iPad-Mini’s to get us closer to our desired 2:1 technology/student ratio.
  • All schools were provided another $3,000 grant to promote technology.  With those funds, we purchased more iPad-Mini’s to support our implementation in grades K-5.

Please consider volunteering with ABC/25 to help make these kinds of opportunities a reality for Ivy Hill again next year.  See the ABC/25 Leadership Request flyer for more information.  Contact ABC/25 Foundation President Joyce Stenzel for more information (jmstenzel@aol.com).

It’s time to start thinking about SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the 2014-2015 school year!  Order your school supplies online only at www.shopttkits.com .   Enter 1249 for Ivy’s school account number.  Deadline for ordering is Monday, May 26, 2014.  No hard copy forms will be accepted.  Please note that this is not a fundraiser.  The school PTA has organized this as a convenient and hassle free way to purchase school supplies.  Supplies will be delivered to the classroom ready for the first day of classes.  This is not part of the Textbook/Materials fee that you pay when registering for school.  Any questions, contact Cindy Stefani (847-392-1962).

MARKET DAY:  This month’s flyer went home in backpack mail this week.  May specials are a FREE Micro Fiber Drying Mat with any $40 purchase and a FREE 4-pack of Cheesecake Pops with a $90 ONLINE purchase if you enter promo code MAYBONUS at online checkout.  This is the last month of the Feequent Buyer promotion, so you can pick up your FREE storage basket at May pick-up if you qualify.  Go to www.marketday.com to place your order before 11:00 pm on May 19th.   Pick-up will be on Thursday, May 22nd.  NOTE:  These dates are different than the Ivy Hill calendar.  Any questions, call Monica Barba (847)682-6883 or Angie Zitella (815)260-3096.

I Fives go to:

Everyone who attended the PTA meeting on Thursday morning.  Thank you for making time in your busy schedules to join us!

The Scholarship Committee – Kelly Nix for representing Ivy Hill on the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs Scholarship Committee.

PTA 2nd Vice President – Dina Oberman for organizing and hosting our PTA Board Awards Dinner this week.  Congratulations and thank you to all PTA Board Members for organizing so many fun and educational events for our students all year long.  Congratulations to members whose youngest child is graduating from Ivy Hill this year.  We will miss you!

  ….continued from the Principal’s desk

Ivy Hill Student Council School Store 2014!

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25

Camp Invention at Dryden School:  Updated Camp Invention Flyer

Integrated Pesticide Management Notice:  4-15 IPM Notice -May 3-May 21 2014 application-1