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IACS Primary Campus May Newsletter

Buddy Bench

Thank you all!

We were able to purchase a buddy bench and one family is making us a second one. Below are the pictures and winners of the raffle prizes.

Staff Appreciation Week

May also is the month where we celebrate our staff. May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation week. I encourage you to send a note or a quick email to a teacher expressing how they have impacted your life or the life of your student. This is a great opportunity to recognize our amazing staff at Idaho Arts Charter School. They are dedicated to our students and our community. Even our custodians work hard to teacher responsibility and character.

Principal Survey

Please take a moment and take a survey on our two principals. We take your feedback seriously. (best picture we could find of the two of them on 70's day).

Mrs. Fleshman-

Mr. Haskett-

Survey on Counselor

We value your input! Please take this short survey regarding Mrs. Rikki Jensen who use to be Ms. Clemens before winter break. Students call her both names still.

Dance Concert

Dear Families,

Your child has an exciting performance coming up. The Primary dance concert is just weeks away. Your child will be going on a field trip to the Northwest Nazarene University, Brandt Center on Monday, May 7th to rehearse for their show. Please have your child attend school that day so they can participate in the rehearsal. Please come and watch your child perform some of the things we have worked on this year!

1st & 2nd Grade Primary Dance Concert

Show Time 6:30-7:00 pm

Your child will need to report to their teacher in the theatre auditorium no later than 6:15pm dressed in their costume attire.

Please feel free to collect your child after the entire performance. 2nd grade dismissal will happen in the lobby while first grade dismissal will happen in the auditorium.


3rd-5th Grade Primary Dance Concert

Show Time 7:30-8:00pm

Your child will need to report to their teacher in the theatre auditorium no later than 7:15pm dressed in their costume attire.

Please feel free to collect your child after the entire performance. 3rd and 4th grade dismissal will happen in the lobby, while 5th grade dismissal will happen in the auditorium.

Your child needs to be wearing sneakers for the performance. Please no flip flops, boots, sandals or shoes with heels. Please make sure that your child’s shoes are tied and double knotted.

During the performance it is important that you remain seated for the entire duration of the show until intermission or the end of the show. Please no talking, clapping or moving seats while your child is performing.

No food, drinks, gum or candy allowed in the theatre. Please make sure your child is not eating gum or candy when they are brought to the theatre.

These students have worked hard all year and are very proud to show you what they have been working on. Please come and join us on Monday, May 7th! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Kirsten Allard Lopez

Primary Dance Instructor

Marker Recycling

The IACS PTO is participating in a maker recycling program offered by Crayola. Just drop your old markers off (any brand, even Expos)​ and we'll take it from there. Recycling boxes are located by the library at the Primary Campus and by the copier in the 6th grade hall at the Secondary Campus.

Primary Campus Play- Treasure Island

Performance Dates – May 11 @ 7:00pm (Doors will open at 6:45)

May 12 @ 2:00 pm (Doors will open at 1:45)

Purchase Tickets ASAP-Limited Tickets due to space

Tickets will be $5.00 per person. Children 3 and under are free (please make sure you take out your child if they are needing to be quieted down).

Make checks to Idaho Arts Charter School: Check # _____________

# of tickets you are paying for: Friday 7:00pm:_________ Saturday 2:00pm_______


IACS PTO is so blessed to have a supportive and quick responding PTO. This year with all their hard work to fundraiser. They have helped raise money and helped pay for getting our stage ready for our first after school production.

A huge special thanks to our PTO board -Heather, Kristine, Jennifer, and Brecca Chabot-Olson

May 14--PTO Meeting

The PTO is meeting on the evening of May 14 at 6:00 p.m. Pizza will be provided at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. You are welcome to bring your kids as an adult will be helping them make a craft in a nearby room. We are planning out Fall Festival, looking towards next year, and would love to have many parents come and join us.


IACS school board elections will take place Monday, May 14. We have three board members that are running for re-election: Jodi Daugherty, Joel Taylor and Kaylene McDonald. If you are interested in running for a school board position, please email board president Kaylene McDonald at

STEAM Summer Camps

The Idaho STEM Action Center awarded our school a grant to run STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) summer camps for students exiting grades 1-4. We will be sending home applications with students this month. Our summer camps will run from June 25-29 and July 30-Aug. 2. Students can attend a half day session (9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00) during these camps. Parents will be responsible for transporting their children. If you are interested, please fill out the application and return it with your student. You will be contacted if your student gets in.


Upgrade in Point of Sale – Lunch Room Cashier System

 Parents will receive an automated e-mail when their child has a low or

negative balance.

 The new cashier system will no longer allow charges on student’s lunch accounts

past the following balance amounts.

o Elementary -$6.90 (equivalent to 3 lunch charges)

o Middle and High School -$5.20 (equivalent to 2 lunch charges)

 If a student tries to charge past the allowable amounts the following will occur.

o Elementary – student will receive a Cheese sandwich, cheese stick, white

milk. Parents will be contacted.

o Middle and High School – lunch will not be provided. Parents will be


 Parents will still be able to set up an account to pay for their students on This also provides the ability to monitor their balances

and get notification when they have low funds in their lunch and breakfast


August 2018 – New School Year

Due to our low approved participation in the Free/Reduced Child Nutrition Program, we

no longer qualify for free breakfast through the state program.

Starting in the new school year, students will be charged for breakfast according to their

lunch eligibility, determined through the application process, SNAP, Direct Certification.

The cost is as follows:

 Free Eligibility – Free Breakfast

 Reduced Eligibility - $0.30

 Paid Eligibility - $1.45

Mark your calendar

Upcoming Events

May 3-Acting 1 Performance (6:30 p.m. @ Secondary Phoenix Room)

May 4- Spirit Shirt Day/Character Assemblies (K-AM/1/2 @ 9:45; K-PM/Pod 1 @ 2:00; K-All Day/Pod 2 @ 3:00)

May 7- Dance Show and Rehearsals at Brandt Center

May 8- MS Drama Performance (6:30 p.m. @ Secondary Phoenix Room)

May 10-MS/HS Choir Concert (6:30 p.m. @ Secondary Phoenix Room)

May 11-Incoming Kindergarten 2018-19 Registration (No School current Kindergartners)

May 11- Treasure Island (7:00 pm @ Primary Campus)----Tickets for the play

May 12- Treasure Island (2:00 pm @ Primary Campus)----are available :)

May 14- PTO Meeting with Pizza (6:00 @ Primary Campus) DATE CHANGE

May 15-MS/HS Spring Band Concert (6:30 p.m. @ Secondary Phoenix Room)

May 18- IACT Performance (6:30 p.m. @ Secondary Phoenix Room)

May 18- Non Uniform Dress Day (Used Book Drive) DATE CHANGE

May 19- Elementary Dance Clinic (9:00 a.m. @ Secondary Campus)

May 19- IACT Performance (6:30 p.m. @ Secondary Phoenix Room)

May 28-NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

May 30- Kinder graduation 2017-18 at the neighboring church building 10:30 am K, 1:00 all day K, & 2:30 pm K

June 1- Field Day/Last Day of School/Family Picnic