Friday Packet – 2014 Sept. 5 – Sept. 11

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) 

PICTURE DAY is on Monday September 8th!  All students will be photographed for class pictures and yearbook portraits. You should have already received your pre-pay envelope and order form. Every student who is ordering pictures must have their envelope filled out completely.  A separate check will need to be written for each student ordering pictures and the envelopes need to be returned to school by Monday, September 8th. Only those students who have returned their money in the envelope will be able to order pictures. There is an option to pay by credit card online. Please see your order form for more information. There will be a picture retake day for students who are absent on Picture Day.  Questions?  Contact Jen Talley (2006Talley@gmail.com)

Hope to see you at the first PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. Pizza will be served to adults in attendance and you will have an opportunity to learn more about the different committees in PTA.   All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.   We look forward to seeing you there!  You can still sign up to volunteer for various PTA happenings through our “green sheet” at https://docs.google.com/a/ccsd21.org/forms/d/1qAOLY4tNnJeFB6nzPPsdXnUGM4vWKCnURK2t_d54Piw/edit. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (deniseschreiner@sbcglobal.net) or Kara Janus (KMACKJAN@aol.com) with questions.

On-site Babysitting can be made available for children over two years old. To make arrangements for babysitting, please contact (no later than noon on Sept. 9th) Judy Newman at ivyhillsec.judynewman@gmail.com

KidStuff Coupon book:  Thanks to all who have participated so far in the PTA’s KidStuff Coupon Book fundraiser!  A KidStuff Coupon Book (and more details about the fundraiser) was given to each Ivy Hill student last week. Please look through the coupon book — it has lots of great coupons!!  The book cost only $25.  If you use the coupons, you’ll easily pay for the cost of the book (and more!) and our PTA will earn a 50% profit on each book we sell!!  This fundraiser is optional, but we hope you will consider participating and benefiting the students of Ivy Hill School!!!  You can also buy/order extra for grandparents, family, & friends!  And there are even editions of the book that can be ordered for other geographical areas (see the order envelope for more details). For every 5 books you buy/sell, you receive an additional book for free!!  If you decide to purchase any coupon books, please send your order envelope and payment to school. Orders are due Friday, September 12th. If you do not wish to purchase the coupon book that your child received, please remember to send the book back to school with your child.  Thanks!  For questions about the fundraiser, contact Carla Kim, cmk17@sbcglobal.net or Lynn Feder, lynnfeder@hotmail.com.

MARKET DAY:   Check out the September Order Guide that will be coming home in backpack mail.  Orders are due in the Market Day basket in the office by 3:00 on Thursday, September 11th Better yet, order online until 11:00 pm on Monday, September 15th!!  If you do, you can take advantage of Market Day’s ONLINE ONLY DEALS (free Mixing Bowl set with a $50 order in September and First-Time Order $5 Discount) AND you can sign up for email to receive discount offers throughout the month to save you more $$$!  Go to www.marketday.com.  Don’t forget the FREEQUENT BUYER promo starts this month (see details in Order Guide and on Market Day website).  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).

Spirit Wear Sale has been extended – all orders are due to the office by Wednesday, September 10th!!  Order forms were available during curriculum night and were also sent home via backpack mail earlier this week.  No late submissions will be accepted.  Unfortunately we are not able to provide size recommendations, please check out the sample sizes in the Commons for assistance.


 

 

Friday Packet – 2014 August 25 -August 29

From the Principal’s Desk:

Here is this week’s Ivy Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) HAPPENINGS: 

Welcome back! The first PTA General Meeting is on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. Pizza will be served to adults in attendance and you will have an opportunity to learn more about the different committees in PTA.   All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.  Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (deniseschreiner@sbcglobal.net) or Kara Janus (KMACKJAN@aol.com) with questions.  We look forward to seeing you there!

On-site Babysitting can be made available for children over two years old. To make arrangements for babysitting, please contact (no later than noon on Sept. 9th) Judy Newman at ivyhillsec.judynewman@gmail.com 

KidStuff Coupon book:  The Ivy Hill PTA is excited to sponsor a new fundraiser this year, The KidStuff Coupon Book.  A KidStuff Coupon Book was given to each Ivy Hill student.  You should have received your child’s copy at Curriculum night last night or through backpack mail today.  The book cost $25, our school will earn a 50% profit on each book we sell!!  Please take a look through the book to see all the great coupons!!  This fundraiser is optional, but we hope you will consider participating and benefiting the students of Ivy Hill School!!!  For questions about the fundraiser, contact Carla Kim (cmk17@sbcglobal.net) or Lynn Feder (lynnfeder@hotmail.com)

Save the Date PICTURE DAY is coming up on September 8th

Box Tops:  School supplies are pouring in and so are the BoxTops!  Teachers, parents and students have been checking supply boxes for those beautiful tops.  Some have even been rescued from the trash by some sharp eyed students!  Thank you and keep it up!  Our first prize raffle drawing will be on Thursday, September 25th.  For every ten box Tops that your family submits, you will receive an entry into the raffle.  So go and clean out that stash of Box Tops  that you have held onto all summer.  It is time for us to put them to good use for our school!  Thank you for your help!

Market Day:  You can help raise funds for our school while buying food that your family will enjoy every day. Market Day requires no door-to-door selling and supports our school every month. This means you can participate any time during the school year, as little or as often as you like!  

Every purchase you make will earn 10-20% profit for our PTA, and every product is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee – so you can trust the quality and value of Market Day’s grocery items.

It’s easy to participate. Simply order online at www.marketday.com or return the Order Guide to the ‘Market Day’ basket in the school’s front office by the due date each month.  You will soon receive the September Order Guide through backpack mail.

 The Market Day pick up will take place on a specified date each month in the Ivy Hill Commons. The order due date and pick up date, as well as Market Day promotions for each  month will be posted in the weekly ‘Friday Packet’, so watch for this information each week. Market day pick up for September will be on Sept. 19th.  For more information please contact Kelly Nix (kelly.nix630@gmail.com) or Jennifer Sadowski (Jenjen57@aol.com)

Committee Chairs: If you have something to submit to the Friday packet please email it to Luanne Eisenhardt at Ivypacket@gmail.com All submissions must be in by Wednesday at noon.

I Fives go to:

School Supplies Committee Chairs Jennifer Sadowski & Jen Talley. Thank you for getting the supplies organized and to the classrooms!

Welcoming Committee  Louann Benbow, Julie Ratzki, Patti Krinninger, Kelly Nix, Archula Shukla and Linda Boehm—for organizing a fun and successful Welcome Picnic for incoming Ivy Hill kindergarteners and their families.

 Co-PTA Presidents Denise Schreiner and Kara Janus, for organizing the Ice Cream Social last week.

No school on Monday Sept. 1st.  Happy Labor Day! 

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

 

Friday Packet – 2014 April 25 – May 1

From the Principal’s Desk:

Read this week’s Eagle View from Principal Boston.

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
Section 2.
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;

Contact PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (deniseschreiner@sbcglobal.net) or Kara Janus (KMACKJAN@aol.com) with questions.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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/ivyhillelementaryschoolThe online sale continues 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 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 (svkrause@hotmail.com).

I Fives go to:

ABC/25 LiaisonArchana 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 CommitteeLucy 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 CommitteeMonica 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.

  ….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

2014 Summer U Brochure (Register through 5/1/14):  Summer U 2014 Brochure

Camp Invention at Dryden School:  Updated Camp Invention Flyer

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