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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

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

Friday Packet – 2014 Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) Happenings:

DIRECTORY – Last chance for your child’s Name/Address/Phone Number to be included in the school directory!!!
If you are not sure if your child is in the directory you can reference the online registration.
– Go to http://www.sd25.org/
– Search for Online registration Ivy Hill
– Click on Registration (Current Student)
– Click on the English or Spanish registration
–  Enter your email address
– Enter your Password and press sign in
– Locate your child’s submitted forms for the 2014-2015 school year
– Click on the Registration link
– You can now view your registration documents to see if you are already signed up to be in the directory
– Under PTA membership you will see the section on the directory. You will NOT be in the directory if you checked the box next to the section that states:
I DO NOT wish to have my student’s contact information listed in the 2014-2015 directory
Please contact Jessica Palano @ jessicapalano@yahoo.com if you would like to be added or deleted from the directory
Changes MUST be received by Friday, Oct. 3rd

REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM – All Ivy Hill students are welcome to participate in the 2014-2015 PTA Reflections Arts Program. This year’s theme is “The world would be a better place if…”.  Reflect on the theme.  Create an original work.  Be recognized.  Art categories are photography, visual arts, literature, film production, dance choreography and musical composition.    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 Friday October 24th.

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.

BOX TOPS – Congratulations to our winning families of this month’s Box Tops Raffle. Lucky families brought home a certificate for a free hamburger at Wendy’s!  Next month’s prizes will be a sweet one!  We will have two Dairy Queen ice cream cakes to raffle off in October!  Every ten Box Tops is equal to 1 ticket in the raffle drawing.  Good luck, and thanks again for your support.

I Fives go to:

Juvenile Protection Committee – Kathy Thompson and Stephanie Horvath for coordinating the Fire Safety Trailer event on Tuesday.

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

Friday Packet – 2014 Sept. 19 – Sept. 25

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) Happenings:

Fire Safety Event: On Sept 23rd,  Lt. Andrew Larson, Public Education Director for the Arlington Heights Fire Department, will once again bring the Fire Safety Trailer to Ivy Hill.  Lt. Larson will spend the day educating the Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students on fire safety.

Movie Night Grades 3-5:  Will be held on Oct. 17th @ 6:30.  Please note that this date is a change from the Sept, 26th date listed in the PTA Calendar. The students will soon have an opportunity to vote for one of the following movies to be shown: Dolphin Tail, Frozen or the Lego Movie.  Questions? Contact Amy Hoffman (amye_hoffman@wowway.com)

KidStuff Coupon Books: Thanks to all who participated in the PTA’s KidStuff Coupon Book fundraiser!  We raised over $1200 for the Ivy Hill PTA thanks to your participation! The fundraiser officially ended last Friday, September 12th and we still have a lot of books outstanding! As a reminder, a KidStuff Coupon Book was given to each Ivy Hill student a few weeks ago. If you still have your child’s coupon book, and you wish to purchase it, please send in your order envelope and $25 payment. If you still have your book but do not wish to purchase it, please remember to send the book back to school with your child as soon as possible. Thanks so much!!  Any questions, contact Carla Kim, cmk17@sbcglobal.net or Lynn Feder, lynnfeder@hotmail.com.

I Fives go to:

All the parent volunteers who attended the Room Rep Meeting and are volunteering in their child’s classroom. We are looking forward to a great year!

Our Market day Committee – Kelly Nix and Jennifer Sadowski for coordinating the ordering and pick up of our first Market Day of the year.

OUR 3rd CO-VICE PRESIDENTS, Carla Kim and Lynn Feder for getting us started with our first  fundraiser of the year!  Thanks also to all the families who participated by ordering KidStuff Coupon Books.

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

Friday Packet – 2014 Sept. 12 – Sept. 18

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) Happenings:

PTA Meeting:  Thank you to all the parents who attended our first PTA General Meeting of the year.   We were glad to meet some new members and look forward to working with you throughout the year.  The Next meeting will be held on Wednesday Oct. 8th @ 7:00. For further questions about PTA, contact our PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (deniseschreiner@sbcglobal.net) or Kara Janus (KMACKJAN@aol.com).

Volunteers needed: Have you signed up to be a PTA volunteer? 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/forms/d/1qAOLY4tNnJeFB6nzPPsdXnUGM4vWKCnURK2t_d54Piw/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link to complete a survey indicating events you are interested in volunteering for. The event organizers will contact you prior to the event to confirm your availability and role. Questions?  Contact PTA 2nd Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator Dina Oberman (dina.oberman@ccsd21.org).

LMC Volunteer Training – Will be held on Sept. 18th at 10:45-11:45 or 2:30 – 3:30. Please RSVP to Lucy Block (winston2470@comcast.net)

Movie Night Grades 3-5:  Will be held on Oct. 17th @ 6:30.  Please note that this date is a change from the Sept, 26th date listed in the PTA Calendar.

MARKET DAY:   You can order online until 11:00 pm on Monday, September 15th!  Order pick-up this month will be on Thursday, September 18h 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).

ABC/ 25: The all-volunteer, non-profit organization created to raise funds for innovative projects and programs benefiting all District 25 students. Funds are raised in three ways: the Just Move It fun run, the Yankee Candle sale, and the membership drive going on now. ABC/25 has funded numerous projects such as a climbing wall in the gym, iPod Touches, iBooks, Chromebooks, lighting improvement for fine art, garden initiatives and many more. Our school will receive $2500 in incentive grant money if 25% of our families and staff join and $5000 if 50% of our families join! This money will go directly to enhance the education of our Ivy Hill students! Go to the Foundation’s website, http://sd25.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=20 to register. You can pay on-line or send a check in your child’s backpack. Make sure anything you send via your child’s backpack is clearly labeled “ ABC/ 25 Membership.” Questions? Contact Archana Shukla (archana.shukla08@gmail.com).

I Fives go to:
YEARBOOK COMMITTEE – Jen Talley, Liz Dombroski and Luanne Eisenhardt for all their work managing kids and orders on Picture Day!

LMC COORDINATORLucy Block for doing a great job organizing the LMC volunteers!

SAFETY PATROL COMMITTEE – Julie Ratzki, and all of our 5th grade patrols for getting our students off to a safe start this year at school!

ROOM REP COMMITTEE –  Linda Boehm, Suzanne Krause,  and Laurie Witt for organizing all our classroom reps for the year!

SPIRIT WEAR COMMITTEE – Denise Kalka and Cassy Mrowicki for  FRidachoosing such great Ivy Hill clothes for this year!

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE – Gail Esler, Suzanne Krause, Lucy Block, Lori Ann Oyen for organizing the food and drinks at the PTA meeting!

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

 Music for Youth Flyer