Let Today Be the Start of Something New!


QUICK GLANCE DATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/08  – LaSoupe Community Project at HS
02/08  – STIR It Up 4 After Prom Fundraiser
02/09 – Global Network Lunar New Year Celebration aka Dumpling Party
02/09 – Winter Sports Senior Night, HS Boys Basketball vs Deer Park
02/16 – No School, Staff Development Half Day
02/19 – No School, Presidents’ Day

02/21 Suicide Prevention Training, HS MP Room

02/22 – Pow Wow 2018, Buy Tickets Online Now!
02/28 – Indian Hill Ranger Presentation, ‘Don’t Be Naive…Come Learn About What Our Kids Aren’t Telling Us’, HS MP Room, 7:00-8:00 PM
02/28 – ES/PS Faculty and Staff Appreciation
03/01 – HS Counselor Coffee. HS MP Room, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
03/03 – Junior/ Senior Odd Couples Dance. A Party After Prom Fundraiser, IHHS Cafeteria 8:30pm
03/09 – MS Party in the Middle

Click here for Indian Hill District Calendar


SAVE THE DATE!
MARCH 10th
11AM – 2PM

It is that time of year again and before you know it all the snow will stop and our Primary and Elementary kids will get to CELEBRATE!  We are counting on your help to make this special. The Spring Fling team is also working hard to make this year’s celebration better than ever!  We need your help to make that happen.

If you are able please be one of our 2018 Spring Fling Sponsors.
Sign up to be a sponsor here:
We also need lots of goodies for the Bake Sale and Cake Walk.
Sign up for bake sale and cake walk:
THANK YOU in advance.  Can’t wait to see you there!
Any questions please email Heather Egnaczyk hahapayne@hotmail.com
or Amy Voss amyrippe@gmail.com.

COMING: EBTH AUCTION TO BENEFIT CAPITAL GRANTS

By giving one small item to the auction you can give in a big way to our schools!
Think little….Think big…. there are many items in your home that someone else would love to buy!
Did you know most of the items won are shipped out of state so that means the money that benefits our students comes from outside our district?
Be a part of the excitement!

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

“The Indian Hill Global Network allows us to celebrate the wonderful diversity of our community and numerous cultures throughout the world.” -Mark T. Miles, Ph. D., Superintendent
Upcoming event/ coffee:
Lunar New Year Celebration aka Dumpling Party
Venue : The Keefer Residence
Address : 8725 Indian Hill Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243
Home : 513-386-8138
Cell : 203 – 249-00709
Date : 9th Feb 2018
Time : 11 am
Location and Parking info
Coming from Drake Road, please look out for the Willow Hills road sign, the private driveway immediate left of the mailboxes and road signs is my driveway. Go pass the first house, my house is the brown one in the back. If there is no parking left, please park along the sides or along Willow Hills (behind the mail boxes).
What to bring
Please bring something to share as it will be a lunch. Dumpling stuffing and the wrappers will be prepared so get ready for some fresh home made dumplings ! There will be the usual pork ones, chicken/turkey fillings and vegetarian ones. I cant wait !
RSVP :Cecilia Keefer at indianhillglobalnetwork@gmail.com 
by 7th Feb.
 

Please join us for a night with the INDIAN HILL RANGERS

‘Don’t Be Naive…Come Learn About What Our Kids Aren’t Telling Us’

February 28, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

HS MP Room
We welcome Captain Brian Dressel who has educated Indian Hill parents about drug and alcohol issues, under aged parties, how to prepare for and identify potential criminal activity, and safety. The evening will surely cause some jaws to drop and eyes to widen as you hear about the things our students may be exposed to today. Brain welcomes questions at the end of the presentation and feels that some of the greatest learning comes from those questions.

NEXT PTO Book Club will meet February 20th

High School Library
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
The Gift of Failure By Jessica Lahey
Facilitated by PTO Members and Dr. Melissa Stewart, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
PTO welcomes you to the second book club night with Dr. Melissa Stewart!  We are so glad you can join us and are looking forward to some challenging and stimulating conversation about the chosen book. It will be great to share thoughts and have feedback from an administrator’s vantage point. Meeting dates are 2/20 and 3/19.
Please sign up below so we are prepared with an adequate amount of drinks and perhaps a light dinner.

MORE INFORMATION, DATES, LOCATION: Flyer


What’s Happening at the High School

IH Braves and LaSoupe Community Project

Working Together to Feed Many in Need!

Once again, on February 8, all HS Braves will work together to prepare ingredients to add to La Soupe’s delicious concoctions!!
Thousands of pounds of vegetables will be chopped, diced, and peeled to add healthy nutrients to the soup base. The students will
bag and label freezer bags that will be frozen and used in the near future. The students willingness to help will save La Soupe many hours of labor!

STIR It Up 4 After Prom Fundraiser (ALL WELCOMED)

Indian Hill After Prom 2018

Parents, get your tickets NOW for a fun, fundraising event – Stir It Up 4 After Prom – benefitting after prom’s Party After Party!
Tickets to the event are limited and will not be sold at the door so be sure to reserve your spot now!
When:  Thursday February 8, 2018
Time:    7:00pm – 9:30pm
Where:  Stir   7813 Ted Gregory Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Cost:    $40 per person
$40 ticket price includes appetizers + 2 drink tickets.  Appetizers provided by Indian Hill School parent home chefs – see what your friends can whip up in the kitchen!
Socialize with your friends and meet new parents.  Thanks to Jaguar Land Rover of Cincinnati we will be offering a “Drive The Dream” Reverse Raffle to win a Land Rover or Jaguar for the weekend!  This will be at the event & only 50 tickets sold so come to the party and try your luck!
We are also selling raffle tickets for fun prizes.  Purchase raffle tix online with your party ticket, 2 for $10 or 5 for $20.  Prizes like Chanel Sunglasses, Arbonne product, Hyde 47 leather beaded bracelet, Cooper’s Hawk Lux tasting, Skincare by Anya, Mitchell’s Salon Pedicure and more!
Don’t miss out on this fun evening with friends and help support after prom’s Party After Party event!

 


Party After Prom 2018

Welcome to Party After Prom 2018! It is back at the high school and is going to be the party of the year! At this time we are looking for parents that want to be part of the fun! Please sign up to fill chair and committee positions below. Contact AP Chair Susan Peskin with any questions at 227-8725.
 

IHHS Theater Presents POW WOW 2018  “Grease”

IH Pow Wow Grease
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:30 pm
  • Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2:00 pm
Tickets are available online now

What’s Happening in the Middle School

Back to School

 


What’s Happening in the Elementary School

4th Grade Lunch & Learn Donations Needed

Each grade at IHES generously donates food for our dedicated teachers twice a year.   4th grade is up again and will be providing snacks for the February Lunch and Learn.  Please click on the link below to donate a food item. Thank you!

Staff Appreciation 2/28

The time has come to once again shower our teachers and staff with appreciation and love.   Please check out the opportunities below.   Lots of ways to help!

IH Spotlight – Save the Dates!

 On April 29, 2018, The Spotlight Variety Show will celebrate it’s 20th performance, showcasing the amazing talents of IH students in grades K-5.  Spotlight is not only a talent show, it is also an essential fundraiser for the IH Music and Art Department, and 100% of the proceeds directly benefit these programs at the Primary and Elementary schools.  Do you have a K-5 student who would love to share their talents on the big stage?  If the answer is yes, mark your calendars with the following dates:
Auditions       
March 6th – 4:00-5:30 pm
March 7th – 5:30 -7 pm
Mandatory Dress Rehearsal
Friday, April 27th – 5-8pm
Spotlight Variety Show
Sunday, April 29th – 2-4 pm
More information and sign-ups to come!  If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Shana Waltz (ssaxon@hotmail.com).

What’s Happening at the Primary School

FEBRUARY 28TH IS TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION DAY!!

Let’s all come together to make this day super special for those who mean so much to us and to our children!

 


Primary Pacers

Is your child a natural born runner or are you looking for a way to help burn some of their energy during the cold months?  Then Primary Pacers is the after school club for your child!
Starting February 6th, students will begin a running program to train for the Conquer the Hill 5k on Saturday, April 21st.Beginning February 6th, the group will meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:35-4:15pm with the exception of February 15thand March 15th.
The runners will be training on the paths around the baseball field next to the school and at Stephan Park.  In the event of rain or extreme temperatures, we will train indoors at the school.  Students can be picked up at the front of the school at 4:15.
The cost will be a $20. Checks can be made payable to Indian Hill Primary School and be sent in with your child to the  attention of Mrs. Amy Campa. Please write “Primary School Pacers” in the memo line of your check. The funds will be used for running incentives and a race day t-shirt for your student.
Due to high demand, this year the club will only be open to 1st and 2nd graders.
Please register ASAP as membership will be capped at 30 students. Once registration is confirmed send in your money and your child will be directed to this club on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school unless a note is sent in with your child indicating otherwise on the day the club meets.
Click this link to register

SPRING FLING COMMITTEE

The Spring Fling Committee has started working on the spring carnival/ fundraiser.
 
If you would like to be a part of the committee please email Heather Egnaczyk hahapayne@hotmail.com or Amy Voss amyrippe@gmail.com.

 


 

COLLECT YOUR BOXTOPS

Box TopsPlease help donate to your IHPTO by simply collecting your box tops from items in your pantry. Just clip and send them in with your child. Thank you!!!  More Box Top Information

 

 

 


JOIN PTO TODAY!!!
By joining you are partnering with other parents and teachers to enrich your child’s life at school.  Every child in the district is served whether or not their parents join because we feel it is important that every student benefits because we deeply care about all children. By supporting the PTO you can be proud that you have lent a helping hand to make change possible and school days more exciting! You can feel good about helping your child and supporting others!!!

Click here to join: YES! I WANT TO JOIN IH PTO


PTO SPONSORED CLUBS

CRYSTAL CLEAR SCIENCE CLUB – 1st & 2nd Graders

Does your 1st or 2nd grader love science?  Does he/she love to figure out how things work?  Then have them join Crystal Clear Science Club after school on Wednesday’s this Fall.  Registration starts now and ends August 30th.  There will be a max of 20 students, so don’t wait!  Club will be filled on a first come first serve basis with a time stamp.  Use the link below for your convenience.  Once registered your child will be sent to the club meeting unless you send a note.

YOUNGE REMBRANDTS

Does your child love to draw?  Give your child a creative outlet after school.  Young Rembrandts will be offered to our students after school 3:30pm-4:40pm on Thursday’s starting September 7th.  Registration starts now and ends August 31st, so don’t delay!  Once registered your child will be sent to the club meeting unless a note is sent.

VOLUNTEER

IH PTO has many areas of volunteering, whether you have a little or a lot of time to share.

ATTENTION PS VOLUNTEERS! 
Opportunity Knocks…We need you.
Please signup to volunteer and see you child in action during their school day!
ES RECESS AND CAFETERIA

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS (print)

 


THANK YOU

THANKS to all families who have already signed up their Kroger Card to help Indian Hill Schools! We earned over $5500 in 6 months which we will put to work in all schools this year.  We purchase groceries every week and it is easy for our school to earn $$ every time you swipe your card! Please register your card soon so you can help make a difference at school. These funds enrich our students each day with the extras! 


  

“The ongoing collaboration between the PTO and our schools in the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District provides a strategic advantage for our students and staff. This collaboration provides significant opportunities for parents and staff members to work together to enhance student success in academics, the arts, and athletics. Our parents remain active participants in a variety of educational processes, programs, and events and are welcomed and valued by our staff members.

As a result, our parents and staff members support all children in our district as we create memorable and meaningful educational experiences. Ultimately, the partnership between the PTO and our schools allows the district to uphold its vision of Enduring Excellence in Learning, Leadership, Innovation, and Service.” ~Mark T. Miles, Ph.D. IHEVSD Superintendent

IH PTO MISSION

To maintain an understanding, working relationship among the school administration and teachers, the parents of the pupils in the school, and others interested in the objectives of this school. To support an avenue for open, clear, and vital communication between parents and the school. To raise funds to provide enrichment opportunities which support current administration & curriculum to help make our great Indian Hill Schools even better. To provide our community of Indian Hill Public School staff, parents, and students with fun and family-friendly activities & celebrations throughout the year.