Parent Newsletter

January 2020

Hello Parents!

Thank you for taking the time to read our parent newsletter. We will have one released each month to keep you in the loop of current and upcoming events happening in our school. We hope that you enjoy the information that is presented.

Teacher Spotlight!

From my earliest recollection, I would line my Barbie, Thumbalina, and Susy Smart dolls up at the foot of my bed and take attendance. Next, I’d teach them their A, B, Cs. I knew someday I was going to be a teacher.

My life took many turns and I worked a number of jobs, but in each of those positions, I was always teaching others. I trained order fillers in a factory. As an oral surgeon’s assistant, it was my responsibility to train new assistants. That desire to teach, was always in the back of my mind.

I finally had the opportunity to go to IUPUI and earn my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Since graduating, I’ve worked for Indianapolis Public Schools as a 4th and 5th grade teacher and in Avon Community Schools as a teacher’s assistant. Although I enjoyed the year at Avon, I knew I wanted to have my own classroom again.

Mrs. Ostler had been my mentor teacher when I first started teaching. I learned that she was opening a new charter school on the Southeast side of Indianapolis, and I wanted to be a part of this new venture. I love teaching, and I love Mathematics, so when I learned that there was an opening at Invent Learning Hub for an Intermediate Math teacher, I enthusiastically applied. I count it an honor to be a part of the ILH team!

Thank you,

Mrs. Jennie Bick

Grade 3-5 Math Teacher

Important Reminders

  • Attendance matters so much! Please make sure your child is at school every day on time!
  • If your child is getting chili at school please have them wear a long sleeved t-shirt under their uniform shirt. Students cannot wear jackets at school unless they have the school logo.
  • We need all parents on class dojo! It is a great tool for communicating with the school. If you need help setting yours up please stop by the office!
  • We are still enrolling students! If you know anyone wanting a school tour please have them call or stop by the office.

Student Pride!

If you are out and about on the south east side of Indy, you may have noticed the "Proud ILH Family" signs that are popping up around the neighborhood! If your family hasn't received a yard sign to show you are a proud supporter of ILH visit our office to get one today!

Important Bus Update

After coming back from break we have both a new bus and a new driver. Our new bus will be bus number 2038 driven by Ms. Ariana. Please be patient as we try to work out the wrinkles during this transition.

Keep in mind that you can track the location of the bus while in route by following the link below and typing in route number 676 on the left hand side.

January 2020 Calendar

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Whats on the menu?

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Popcorn Fridays

Every Friday, the ILH staff will host a popcorn sale for our students. Students who have no office referrals for the week and would like to participate can pay $1 for one item (popcorn or Juice) or $2 for both. Purchased items are delivered to the students in their evening hubs. The money that is raised from popcorn sales will be used to support all of the needs of the students in our school.