iMiddle Parent and Community News

iMiddle news for the week of 6/1-6/5

Message from the Principal

June 12th and 15th are Minimum Days- School is out at 1:15

Thank you for making it out to our first annual iShowcase night! It was inspiring to witness all the creativity and professionalism in our iMiddle scholars. We had more parents at this event than any events in the past. Thank you for being an active, involved parent!


These next two weeks at iMiddle will be very busy! Tomorrow we start iPad check in through Science classes. Please check the iMiddle.org calendar for exact dates. All students must make sure their iPads, Netbooks and textbooks are returned in good working condition and that all fines are paid on time.


This week is Career Day! We are looking forward to our speakers to enlighten us on the many different careers and options for our future-ready students.


This Friday is our Yearbook party! Students will get some time to have students sign their yearbooks. We encourage all students to write appropriate messages in yearbooks and that each yearbook is named with permanent marker. If your child has not purchased a yearbook, it is still not too late! Click below for the yearbook Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-rTpvbNNkE


If your child is eligible to participate in 8th-grade activities, you will receive a permission slip on Monday. Students must meet 8th-grade eligibility in order to participate in all out of school events. Click here for the criteria:

http://www.sandi.net/domain/6595

Permission slips must be returned in by this Friday. The Belmont trip has a request for donation fee of $10.00, which covers the wristband for unlimited rides and lunch.


This Friday, June 5th, is the 8th-grade dance. This event is for 8th graders only and there is no criteria to attend. We hope all 8th graders can make this memorable event! Tickets are on sale at the front office for $10.00 now and we will also have tickets at the door for sale. There will be a professional Dj and food along with a photo booth for unlimited pics with friends.


Please also note the dates of our awards ceremonies coming up next week. Your child will receive a special invitation to give to you if they are receiving an award.


June 3rd: Career Day. See iMiddle.org for link

June 5th: Yearbook Signing Party

June 5th: 8th Grade- One Last Dance- 8th graders only. 6:00-9:30 PM

June 8th: 8th grade Awards Ceremony- Special awards only by invite

June 9th: Belmont Park Trip for 8th graders who qualify. Make-up work day for non-qualifying students.

June 10th: Students vs. Staff Game

June 10th: 4.0 celebration at iMiddle 6:30-7:30 PM * Desserts will be served*

June 9th: 7th grade Awards Ceremony- Special awards only by invite

June 12th: Minimum Day. Rewards Honor Roll Celebration- 7th and 8th grade

June 15th: Minimum Day. Promotion Ceremony at Madison for 8th graders who qualify for 8th-grade activities. Make-up work day for non-qualifying students.


Have a great week!


Nicola Labas

iMiddle Principal

More Events

Common Core State Assessments

We have completed Common Core testing. To read more about what your child is expected to know, you can click on the link below: Information for Parents.

http://www.corestandards.org/

Scores will be mailed to families toward the end of June.

Cheer Tryouts at Madison High School


1. Cheer Clinic – May 30 (Gym) from 10am-noon

2. Physicals Clinic – May 30 (Dance Room) from 9-11am – ALL athletes welcome!

3. Cheer Tryouts – June 2-4 (Dance Room) & June 5 (Performing Arts Center) from 5-7pm

You can find all of this information on our cheer site at http://www.sandi.net/Page/62955. A few of our cheerleaders will also be hand delivering these flyers to your school in the next week.

Student STEAM Opportunities

Girls Coding Camp at Qualcomm this Summer

San Diego Unified, Qualcomm and Project Lead the Way have come together to offer two coding camps this summer for girls entering 7th and 8th grade.


Saura Naderi, Qualcomm's Thinkabit instructor will run the camp with support from Fremont Academy's PLTW Femineers. Each camp can accommodate up to 30 unified students. Participants will be chosen at random.


There is a $25 cost and parents will need to provide transportation to and from the Thinkabit Lab located in Sorrento Valley (5880 Oberlin Drive., San Diego, CA 92121). Lunch will be provided.


The first camp runs June 15-16, the second from June 17-18.


Registration link:

pltwca.net/go/GirlsCodingCamp2015

Girls and Engineering Event at UCSD

The event will take place on Saturday, April 25th, from 9am-4pm, and will be hosted at the UCSD campus. Students can choose to participate in either the programming or electronics section. This is a free event, but participants need to provide their own transportation and bring their own lunch. More detailed information can be found on our website: http://ieee.ucsd.edu/events/annual_events/girls_stem_fair
Space is limited.

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School Information

DO YOU SHOP AT TARGET? Did you know you can SAVE 5% WITH EVERY PURCHASE, GET FREE SHIPPING AND RAISE MONEY FOR INNOVATION MIDDLE SCHOOL? If you have questions, you can contact Stacy Coulter, cell/text: 858- 414-9375, kcrc@san.rr.com. Additional information about how to sign up is below.


Soccer Club: The Soccer club is meeting every Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:00. Anyone can join and it is free. Coach Vega welcomed over 30 students last week to play a new form of soccer called Futsal. Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided soccer game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognized by both UEFA and FIFA. This will be a co-ed club that will meet after school on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM. Student should meet by the Library after school on Tuesday interested in playing.

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Common Core Connection

Learn More About Common Core

Common Core Resources for Parents

http://www.sdcoe.net/commoncore/Pages/resources-parents.aspx


Common Core Videos for Parents

http://achievethecore.org/dashboard/409/search/3/1/0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/page/836/common-core-videos-for-parents-list-pg


Click below to read what parents should know

http://www.corestandards.org/what-parents-should-know/


Do you know the shifts that must take place in order for your child to be successful with Common Core? A critical component of a student’s success in school is dependent on what and how they learn at home. This practical guide provides steps that parents can take to improve their child’s learning of the Common Core. This document has been translated to several languages.

https://www.engageny.org/resource/shifts-for-students-and-parents/

Giving is Easy with your Target Card!

With your Target REDcard (credit OR debit cards available)

Registration is quick and easy!

Open a Target Debit or Credit REDcard:

Go to target.com/redcard, OR

Call 1-800-316-6142, OR

Apply at the Target store at the checkout register

Once your card has been issued OR if you already have a Target REDcard:

Call 1-800-316-6142 and ask them to link your card to Innovation Middle School, OR

Go to target.com/redcard, scroll down to “Take Charge of Education”

and click on “Learn More.”

Find Innovation Middle School under “Search For Your School” and follow the prompts to link your REDcard to our school

Once your REDcard has been linked to Innovation Middle School, our school’s Foundation will receive 1% of all your Target purchases. All the money raised in our Foundation will go directly back to the student’s education, programs and activities!

Parents, this is free money given to our school from Target!

Let’s not miss this opportunity!

Any questions, contact Stacy Coulter, cell/text – 858) 414-9375, kcrc@san.rr.com

Tdap Immunizations

Tdap Immunization: Don't forget that students entering grade 7 and those new to the district in grades 8-12 must show proof of their Tdap immunization against pertussis (whooping cough) prior to the first day of school. For information about other required vaccines, please visit our Enrollment Requirements page.

About Us

iMiddle is a middle school in San Diego, California. Our dedicated focus on science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and Innovation is designed to prepare our students to participate in an increasingly diverse and global society.

Monday 4/27 3-6pm at Boomers! Mothers Against Drunk Driving is dedicated to helping parents of middle school and high school students keep their kids safe through the research-based Power of Parents program, based on principles proven to reduce underage drinking by up to 30 percent.

Flyers were sent home with your child. I also have free tickets to give out, first come first served for parents/teens (they must attend together). Parents stay for mini presentation, kids can play! See our counselor, Ms. R for for more details.


Juvenile Hall Open House and Tour on May 16 http://www.countynewscenter.com/news/public-invited-tour-kearny-mesa-juvenile-hall