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IACS Primary Campus Newsletter March 2020

PTO Events

Our PTO welcomes all families to our events. The next events are as follows:

PTO Meetings at the Flying M in Nampa from 6-7:00 pm

Monday, March 2nd

Monday, April 6th

Monday, May 4th

PTO Skate Nights at the Rollerdrome in Nampa from 6-8:00 pm

Thursday, April 30th- Theme will be "Decades"

Congratulations Addie

Each year, Bonnie Plants donates a cabbage start to the school for all 3rd graders. Last year, Addie grew a 19.4 pound cabbage and won! She was given her award at school this past Thursday.
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Career Day is Wednesday, March 11th

Career day here at the primary campus is fast approaching. This year we will once again encourage our students to dress up like the profession/career of their choice.

We are looking for one more volunteer to visit our campus and discuss their career with our students. This is a fun opportunity to share about your career, demonstrate what you do, and inspire our students to dream BIG! If you feel inspired, please follow the link below to sign up! Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Jensen with any questions you may have.

Career Day! Wednesday, March 11. Sign UP! You could be the LAST SPOT

Career Day Infomation sent by Mrs. Jensen on February 10th.

1st grade performances week; March 16-20th at 2:00

Holiday Songs Musical Play for 1st grade

The 1st grade classes has been working hard learning songs and dialogue for their Holiday Musical Play! This collaborative performance between music class and drama class will be held at 2:00pm the week of March 16th-March 20th in the Nest (primary lunchroom). Parents are invited to come (please come 5-10 minutes early). Students should dress in their regular uniforms on the day of their performance.

Monday, March 16th

Jorgensen's 1st Grade Holiday Musical Play

Tuesday, March 17th

Butler's 1st Grade Holiday Musical Play

Wednesday, March 18th

Haffey’s 1st Grade Holiday Musical Play

Thursday, March 19th

Colson’s 1st Grade Holiday Musical Play

Friday, March 20th

Wade’s 1st Grade Holiday Musical Play

For questions contact-

Camden Hughes

Luke Massengill

Roaring Reader Due 3/31/20

Mark your calendar to turn in your student chart by 3/31/20 at 11:15 am.

Your child can earn a FREE day ticket to Roaring Springs Waterpark!

How: Students must read for fun and log their minutes on the Roaring Springs Reading Log. Students can read anything they choose for the Roaring Readers program such as books, magazines, newspapers, or comic books. They cannot count any reading that is done to complete homework or school assignments. Each student in K-4 must complete 600 minutes of recreational reading and complete their Roaring Reader Reading Log.

Why: The goal of the program is to add fun to reading, and to help students understand goal setting and achievement. The program challenges students to read for pleasure with a very exciting reward—a FREE day ticket to Roaring Springs!

When: Students must turn in their Roaring Springs Reading Log to their teacher no later than March 31, 2020.

Unfortunately, LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED for any reason.

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Challenged Athletes Foundation Event Saturday, April 4th

CAF-Idaho would like to personally invite you to join us on Saturday, April 4th from 1-3 pm! We are going to have an incredible afternoon at our first-ever community day held at the Idaho Arts Charter School in Nampa. We will be showcasing various adaptive sports. The event will include demos, interactive games, and speeches from CAF athletes.



Idaho Arts Primary Charter

525 N Broadmore Way

Nampa, ID


Not Required

Primary Yearbook

If you haven't already placed an order for your yearbook, NOW is the time!! Friday, April 17th orders are due so we can place our order to be here by the end of the year. (Yearbooks will be handed out the last week of school.)

Primary Yearbooks - $20.00

Please check your student's PowerSchool if you want to verify you have ordered a yearbook, all yearbook orders are listed in PowerSchool on the Balance page.

Order forms is below- please use a separate form for each yearbook order you are placing.

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SAVE THE DATE--IACS 15th Anniversary May 2nd @ 6:30 pm

Lottery for 2020-2021 School Year Ends Soon- March 20th

If you have a new student you would like to enroll at IACS, of any grade, you must fill out an application.

This includes incoming kindergarten siblings.

Lottery Facts:

When to apply: January 1, 2020 - March 20, 2020

Where to apply: Please complete an application at

Who needs to apply?

**If you have a child that will be new to Idaho Arts Charter School

**If you have a currently enrolled student and are applying for a sibling who is new to Idaho Arts Charter School

Please Note for Returning students:

If you have a student that is returning to Idaho Arts Charter in 2020-2021, you DO NOT need to complete an application for the 2020-2021 lottery.

Returning Students to IACS email sent 2/10

Just a reminder of this email sent by Norah on February 10th by Norah. If you have already completed you will not need to complete this again.

Idaho Arts Charter School would like to confirm your child/children will be returning to IACS for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please click on the link below to complete the form. Please complete a form for each child that attends Idaho Arts Charter School.

The return commitment deadline is this Friday, March 20, 2020

Important to note: we will need a commitment response for the 2020-2021 school year for each child even if it is a YES or NO response.

Committing your child to return to IACS guarantees a spot for next year.

If you think you might be withdrawing your child please complete the form with a “Yes”, let us know as soon as possible if that changes.

If we do not receive a response from you, indicating “Yes” or “No”, we will interpret that to mean your child is not returning and we will be filling their spot from the lottery.

Responses must be received by March 20, 2020 to guarantee that your child’s spot is not filled from the lottery.


Norah Culbertson (Administrative Assistant & Registrar -Secondary Campus)

Phone: 208-463-4324 ext 446

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Upcoming Events

March 2020

Monday, March 2- Read Across America Day & Dr Seuss' Birthday- Crazy sock day

Monday, March 2- IACS PTO meeting 6:00-7:00 at Flying M in Nampa

Friday, March 6- Assembly and spirit shirt day with jeans or uniform bottoms

Monday, March 9- IACS School Board at the secondary campus at 6:30

Wednesday, March 11- Career Day

Thursday, March 12- End of Quarter 3

Friday, March 14- No School- Teacher inservice

Monday, March 16- Friday, March 20th- 1st Grade Holiday play performance (see above for teacher's assigned day.)

Tuesday, March 17- K-2 after school ballet performance at 4:45pm

Friday, March 20- Nonuniform dress day $3

Friday, March 20- lottery application new & returning students due for 2020-21 school year

Monday, March 23-27th- Spring Break Week

Monday, March 30 - No school Targeted conferences- your teacher will contact you if they need you to meet with you

Tuesday, March 31- Roaring reader due by 11:15 a.m.

April 2020

Friday, April 3- Assembly and spirit shirt day with jeans or uniform bottoms

Saturday, April 4- Challenged Athletes Foundation event at the Primary campus from 1-3:00 pm

Monday, April 6- IACS PTO meeting 6:00-7:00 at Flying M in Nampa

Wednesday, April 8- Spring personality pictures, kinder graduation pictures

Saturday, April 11- Lottery for 2020-2021 school year at the secondary campus 10:00

Monday, April 13- No School- Teacher Inservice

Monday, April 13- IACS School Board at the secondary campus at 6:30

Friday, April 17- Yearbook orders due

Friday, April 24-Nonuniform dress day $3

Friday, April 24- Kid Frankenstein play 6:00 pm at Primary campus

Saturday, April 25- Kid Frankenstein play 2:00 pm at Primary campus

Tuesday, April 28th- 3rd/4th after school breakdance performance at 4:45 pm

Wednesday, April 29th- Wellness Wednesday

Thursday, April 30th- PTO Skate Night 6-8:00 pm at the Roller Drome

End of day changes

Please contact the office BEFORE 3:00 if you need to change your student's transportation. The office staff is very busy at the end of the day, and there is no guarantee that they can answer phone calls or get a message to the teachers after 3:00.

We are updating our phone system so you may experience some hiccups in getting through. We apologize in advance.