Monthly Archives: October 2014

New & Improved PTA Website!

The Ivy Hill PTA has created a new website!! The PTA Happenings for Oct. 10th -16th will be the last one posted (see below) on this site. From here on out please get the latest Ivy Hill PTA news at Ivyhillpta.org

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Friday Packet – 2014 October 10 – 16

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) Happenings:

Senate Bill 16 (SB16) is a school funding bill currently in our Illinois House of Representatives. Our school district has found it important enough to issue its own statement of how it would impact us here in AHSD25. A $3.4 million reduction in state funding over 4 years, and then every year thereafter. For more detailed information go to https://ivyhillpta.wordpress.com/ or to the Ivy Hill PTA Facebook Page.

MARKET DAY:  Check out the October Order Guide that will be coming home in backpack mail.  Orders are due in the Market Day basket in the school office by 3:00 on Thursday, October 9th Better yet, order online until 11:00 pm on Monday, October 13th!!  If you do, you can take advantage of Market Day’s ONLINE ONLY DEALS (free Salad Bowl Serving Set when you make two purchases of a $40 order between September & November. Then place a third order of $40 in December.) AND you can sign up for email to receive discount offers throughout the month to save you more $$!  Go to www.marketday.com.  Order pick-up this month will be on Thursday, October 16h  from 2:45-3:30 in the Ivy Hill Commons.  Any questions, contact Kelly Nix (kelly.nix630@gmail.com) or Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

MOVIE NIGHT for grades 3-5 is October 17th at 6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:30PM and the movie will start promptly at 6:45 PM.  Parents should pick their child up at 8:45 PM.  Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and their favorite stuffed animal to enjoy the movie.  Fall Movie Night Permission Slips went home today by backpack mail.  Please return your signed permissions slips and money by Wednesday, Oct. 15th.  Questions?  Contact Rich Olejniczak (richole@ameritech.net) or Amy Hoffman (amye_hoffman@wowway.com).

EVERYBODY COUNTS Week is October 20-24.   Throughout the week, students will experience what it is like to live with a disability.  Parent volunteers lead the children through these activities.  We are seeking additional volunteers.  Times with the greatest need are as follows:
K(PM)  Tazioli/Zingg/Stemler – F 10/24, 1:30-3:30
Gr. 1  Tazi/Bedingfield – Th 10/23, 1:30-3:30
Gr. 2  Kathan/Arias/Likes – Tu 10/21, 9:15-11:50
Gr. 2  Galazka/Rosenthal – Tu 10/21, 1:30-3:30
Gr. 3  Kim/Schlickman – W 10/22, 1:30-3:30
Gr. 4  Born/Lee – Th 10/23, 9:15-11:15
Gr. 4  Santos/Caudill – Th 10/23, 1:30-3:30
Gr. 5  Gavigan/Mekky – M 10/20, 1:30-3:30
A script will be provided and there are typically 4-5 volunteers who share each presentation.  Please contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) to be added to our volunteer list. Thank you!

REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM What does this years Reflections theme mean to you?  The ideas are endless!!  ” The World Would Be A Better Place If…”, can be demonstrated through a variety of artistic mediums.  For information, rules and entry forms please see the Reflections handbook located in our school office, visit http://www.ilpta-d37.org/reflections.html or contact Lori Ann Oyen at jagtoyen@aol.com / 847-255-1195.  All projects are due by Fri. Oct. 24th.  *Please note DO NOT include student’s name on the front of their project, only on the entry form and on the back side of project.

No School: Friday October 10th (Institute Day) or Monday Oct. 13th (Columbus Day)

I Fives go to: the Staff & Students who participated in the Walking School bus!

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

News from AHSD25

Senate Bill 16: Important Update from Arlington Heights School District 25

Senate Bill 16 (SB16) is a school funding bill currently in our Illinois House of Representatives. Our school district has found it important enough to issue its own statement of how it would impact us here in AHSD25.

A $3.4 million reduction in state funding over 4 years, and then every year thereafter.

The following documents are shared by the district to inform and educate parents.
1. A legislative and ELECTION UPDATE NEWSLETTER from your Arlington Heights Council of PTAs with information about important candidate forums to be held THIS THURSDAY, October 9 and SATURDAY, October 11. It also contains important school funding legislative updates, including information on Senate Bill 16.
2. The AHSD25 STATEMENT OF INFORMATION to all families about Senate Bill 16.
3. The ILLINOIS PTA STATEMENT OF INFORMATION to all members about Senate Bill 16.

Friday Packet – 2014 October 3 – 9

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) Happenings:

Please join us for our next PTA Meeting on Wednesday, October 8th, at 7:00 pm in the Ivy Hill LMC.  Contact PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (deniseschreiner@sbcglobal.net) or Kara Janus (KMACKJAN@aol.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

MOVIE NIGHT for grades 3-5 is October 17th at 6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:30PM and the movie will start promptly at 6:45 PM.  Parents should pick their child up at 8:45 PM.  Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and their favorite stuffed animal to enjoy the movie.  Fall Movie Night Permission Slips will be coming home soon via backpack mail.  Questions?  Contact Rich Olejniczak (richole@ameritech.net) or Amy Hoffman (amye_hoffman@wowway.com).  Don’t forget to vote for your favorite movie before the end of the day (Friday).  Information was sent home in backpack mail last week with the link to cast your vote.

REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM The Reflections Art Program is underway!  The theme is” The World Would Be A Better Place If…”, can be demonstrated through a variety of artistic mediums.  Draw or paint a picture, write a poem or a story, capture it in a photo!  For information, rules and entry forms please see the Reflections handbook located in our school office, visit http://www.ilpta-d37.org/reflections.html or contact Lori Ann Oyen at jagtoyen@aol.com / 847-255-1195.  All projects are due by Fri. Oct. 24th.  *Please note DO NOT include student’s name on the front of their project, only on the entry form and on the back side of project.

EVERYBODY COUNTS Week is coming October 20-24.   Everybody Counts is a program designed to teach children about various disabilities and how children with these challenges cope with them.  The goal is understanding; to help everyone look for the person behind the disability and to create a climate in which we all feel at ease with our differences.  Each presentation will provide the children with an opportunity to experience what it would be like to cope with a disability.  Would you like the opportunity to lead you child’s class in this experience?  A script will be provided and there are typically 4-5 volunteers who share each presentation.  Please contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) to be added to our volunteer list.  When the dates and times are confirmed for each grade level, we’ll follow up with you to confirm if you are available at those times.

PICTURE RETAKES are scheduled for November 7th.  More information will be provided as we get closer to that date.

I Fives go to:

Jessica Palano for her work in putting the Directory together!

 

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