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IACS Primary Campus Newsletter May 2022

Mark your Calendar

May 2022

Friday, May 6- Spirit Shirt Day

Monday, May 9-May 12- Yee-Haw 4th grade performances 2:00

Monday, May 9 - Board meeting at Secondary Campus 6:30

Wednesday, May 11-5th grade visit to secondary building

Friday, May 13- Spirit Shirt Day

Saturday, May 14 IACS Gala at Jump 6:30-8:30pm

Monday, May 16- PTO Skate Night from 6-8pm at the Roller Drome in Nampa

Tuesday, May 17- 3rd grade City of Nampa's Public Works Field trip

Tuesday, May 17-May 19- 5th grade 13 Colonies/Revolutionary War performances 2:15

Friday, May 20- Zoo Boise 2nd grade

Friday, May 20- Spirit Shirt Day

Friday, May 25- 1st grade Botanical Garden Field trip

Friday, May 27- $3 non-uniform dress day

Monday, May 30- No School Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31- 2:30-3:30 Langer/Winchester Kinder Celebrations

June 2022

Wednesday, June 1- 9:30 Smith/Marsh Kinder Celebrations

Wednesday, June 1- 2:30 Hill/Puga Kinder Celebrations

Thursday, June 2- Free Field Day Dress Students get out at 12:00

PTO Skate night on May 16 from 6-8pm at the Roller Drome

Boys & Girls Club May 23-30th

The Boys & Girls Club will be closed May 23-30 for their annual deep cleaning. Please arrange for different after-school care that week. They will reopen Tuesday, May 31 (the day after Labor Day).

Weather changes

With the changing weather, we want to remind families of our uniform policy. Over the year, students have grown in height. All bottom clothing items may be no more than 4 inches above the knee and must be hemmed. If you have items with holes in them it is time to recycle. If you have items too short or little and are in good condition, consider donating them to the school nurse for our students. We are low on clothes that fit students when they need a new pair.

Our uniform policy is still in effect with Spirit Day and non-uniform dress days regarding length and holes. If you have distressed jeans, make sure the jeans are not exposing skin, no more than 4 inches above the knee.

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The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) has new updated information on their website to help parents and guardians of Idaho students support the education and growth of their children.

Join PTO

Make sure you follow us on Facebook for PTO updates and events!

Check out their Facebook page for their next meeting.


If you would be willing to donate some candy to the staff that would be awesome! Please drop it off to the front office or send in with your child to bring to the front office. They love chocolate and on some days they need a few pieces.

Thank you for your donation.

Testing almost complete

The state assessments can be difficult for students at times because of their length, complexity, and the fact that teachers are unable to help them. Your child's best effort is very important because everyone has worked so hard all year long. Additionally, we want the best representation from our students. Please make sure that your child eats a good breakfast that morning, gets a good night's sleep, and is encouraged to try their best. Please refer to your child's teacher for test days and any questions you may have. Thank you for helping to make this the best it can be.

Yearbooks have been ordered

Our yearbook order has been submitted to our publisher, with the arrival date set for the end of May! Yearbooks will be distributed to the teacher, who will then distribute to each student who pre-ordered a copy.

Missed out on pre-orders? No problem, a small inventory will be available for purchase once yearbooks arrive!

Spirit Shirt & Non-uniform $3 Dress Days

Spirit shirt and jeans or regular uniform

Fridays in May- 6th, 13th, 20th

Non-uniform $3 dress (a monthly fundraiser)

Friday, May 27th

* We have a few spirit shirts in all sizes from this year available for $20 in the front office on a first come first serve basis. We also have IACS water bottles for $10 each if you are interested. Bring cash or check at the primary office and receive your item.

Class DoJo Communication

The primary campus uses Class Dojo to communicate with parents. Be sure to download the Class Dojo app. You can connect to our school as well as your child's teacher.

Field Day- June 2

We will be having our annual field day on June 2 from 9:15-11:30.

Students will run stations with their class. Each class will need 2 parents to run the class' station. Let your classroom teacher know you can help.

We also need some volunteers to help with lunches. Contact Ms. Gallegos if you would help with lunches

Students will be eating lunch at 11:30 and then loading the bus at 12:00. (Adjust your bus stop by 4 hours)

Come join us to eat! We love having support on our field day.

All students will be dismissed at 12:00

Summer is quickly approaching

Enjoy your summer and wait for our summer newsletter edition!

We will include some community and summer events happening for students and families.

upcoming events for grade levels to put on your calendar

5th grade

The 5th grade 13 Colonies/Revolutionary War play is already on the school calendar! Class performances will be the week of May 17-20th and performances will be at 2:15 in the Nest.

Tuesday the 17th: DeBoer

Wednesday the 18th: Rogers

Thursday the 19th: Kelly

Friday the 20th: Kohagen

4th Grade

The schedule for the Yee-Haw performances is: 2:00-2:45

  • M 5/9 Meeker
  • Tue 5/10 Belden
  • W 5/11Woodel/Waltman
  • Th 5/12 Larson

Each performance is at 2:00 in the nest. Parents are welcome to come.

3rd grade

City of Nampa's Public Works Week Activity Fair

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 9:30am-12pm.

IACS staff and 3rd grade students will walk to the event and will be sent home with a swag bag full of goodies!

2nd grade

May 5 Wade & Sherwood Habitat Exhibit, 5th grade wing cafeteria 3:00-3:30

May 6 Santi, Pardue, & Biggs Habitat Exhibit, 5th grade wing cafeteria 3:00-3:30

May 20 Field trip to Zoo Boise

1st grade

field trip to the Botanical Gardens on May 25 from 10-2:30

Kinder Celebrations

May 31- 2:30-3:30 Winchester/Langer

June 1- 9:30 Smith/Marsh

June 1-2:30-3:30 Hill/Puga

Summer School K-8 at the Primary Building

Idaho Arts Charter School is very excited to offer a Summer School program for selected students currently in grades K-8. This will be a free program that includes bussing and meals for five weeks, Monday-Friday, 8:30-1:30 daily. The dates are June 13th-July 15th with Monday, July 5th off. It will be held at the Primary Campus with all Idaho Arts Charter teachers. Invitations were already sent out to selected/referred students through email. If you are interested in having your child attend and have not already received an invitation, please email Mrs. DeNinno at

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Introducing Mrs. DeNinno

It is such a pleasure to introduce myself to you! I am the Assistant Principal at the Secondary Campus and I LOVE working with teachers and students. I get to spend my days working with all of the fabulous teachers at Idaho Arts Charter School. Prior to becoming an administrator, I was an instructional coach for two years and prior to that taught 3rd, 4th, 6th grades, as well as multiple levels of dance. In 2017, I received a second Masters Degree from BSU in Educational Leadership, and also have degrees from both Rhode Island College and Indiana University. The arts are very special to me because I spent a decade working as a professional ballet dancer prior to joining the noble profession that is education. Originally from New York, I currently call Boise my home with my husband Alex and our two children, Luca and Gemma.

Nampa Public Library

Summer Reading Kick-Off

A free family event to kick off the “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading program. There will be various crafts and freebees from local organizations.

sent amanda an email about flyers on 4-23

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022 Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
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Oasis Summer Feeding Program

The Summer Feeding serves free lunches in the park for Children ages 1-18

​This program makes sure that children in many parts of the state have free, healthy meals over most of the summer vacation.

Lunch is served at a park, school and other places near your home.

The Oasis Summer Feeding Program has sites in 4 cities: Caldwell, Nampa, Parma and Middleton

Summer Feeding will begin in

  • Caldwell & Parma Thursday, May 26th
  • Vallivue & Middleton Friday, May 27th
  • Nampa Tuesday, May 31st

Monday - Friday Closed May 30 & July

Adults may purchase meals Lunch/Supper $3.75

For more information call 208-459-6000 or

Parking Lot Etiquette before and after school

  • Students must be dropped off in the DROP OFF LANE only. Please do not drop them off in the staff only side or the new parking lot and have them cross the parking lot without an adult.
  • For the safety of everyone, please do not walk in the middle of the parking lots. PLEASE USE THE SIDEWALKS AT ALL TIMES.
  • Please be kind and respectful to our staff, families, pedestrians, and other drivers.
  • Please pull forward all the way to let as many people in the parking lot as possible and use the zipper effect to let both directions flow. Remember there are people waiting on N. Broadmore to get into the parking lot.
  • If dropping off and walking to the sidewalk, please note for the safety of students, students cannot run across the parking lot or cross the parking lot by themselves. We are asking that an adult please walk your child across the parking lot to the sidewalk. Also, please do not stop on the crosswalk when loading or unloading.
  • At pick up, families will need to park in a parking spot and not in the drop off lane. Please use the sidewalk, crossing walk, and always walk with the students to your vehicle. Watch for moving cars and wait for traffic to be safe.
  • Use the right of way and follow traffic pattern flow. Remember children are smaller than our cars so please drive slowly and use caution near the school at all times.

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Covid Dashboard

The IACS COVID 19 Dashboard is available on our website click here. You will be able to see our COVID data on a week-by-week basis, as well as instructions for reporting a possible exposure or confirmed/suspected COVID 19 case. This is also where you will find our operational plan.