Indian Run Staff Update

Indian Run Elementary | April 15, 2022

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Weekly Update

Happy Friday everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your day off and this long weekend! Fingers crossed for some nice weather! This school year has been amazing and it is hard to believe that we are just 6 weeks away from summer break. Time is flying!

We have been battling some illness in the Assmann household this past week. Jordan, Anne, Kate, and Luke have all had something at some point this week which just makes the grind that much more difficult. Hoping to get everyone 100% soon! Through all of that, it allowed me to reflect a bit...

We all have had those tough moments at various times throughout this school year, right? The moments where maybe you didn't feel 100% or moments when our students challenged us to the point of frustration. Or moments when we the job was just tough! Speaking for myself, I know one thing that gets me through those tough times...YOU!

I want to say thank you to our amazing staff for your dedication to excellence and dedication to every student who walks through our doors. Every day I am reminded by your example that we ARE the Dublin Difference and doing right by our students. What gets me through those tough times are the amazing people around me. I cannot begin to thank you all enough and for all that you bring to the table. Thank you for the laughs and for continuing to grind to support kids! This is a busy time of the year but we got this and I am so blessed to be at IRE and work with so many amazing people.

Enjoy the extended weekend! If you need any support or have any questions, let us know. Check out the updates below, there are quite a few :)

- Amber and Marty

Quote of the week:

Never give up if you really want something, keep plugging away at it and your dreams can come true.

- Robin Leach

This week at a Glance


  • Grade 1 ETR @ 8:10am
  • Grade 3 ETR @ 11:15am
  • OST Grade 4 Math Part 1
  • Scholastic Book Fair: 8-9am and during Library times
  • Abby & Hannah @ IRE


  • Staff Meeting in Art Room (8:10-8:30 whole staff) (8:30-8:55 ONLY staff who teach 4th and 5th grade students - Roster Verification, please bring your laptops)
  • OST Grade 4 Math Part 2
  • Grade 4 IEP @ 2:05pm
  • Scholastic Book Fair: 8-9am and during Library times
  • Hopewell to IRE Student/Parent Q&A @ 5:30pm in Library
  • 2022-2023 KG Parent Information Night @ 6:30pm in Commons
  • Abby & Hannah @ IRE

    WEDNESDAY 4/20

    • KG student ESY Review @ 8:10am
    • Scholastic Book Fair: 8-9am and during Library times
    • Abby & Hannah @ IRE

      THURSDAY 4/21

      • Grade 1 IEP @ 8:10am
      • OST Grade 3 Math Part 1
      • PTO Dine and Donate (Berwick)
      • Scholastic Book Fair: 8-9am and during Library times
      • Abby & Hannah @ IRE

      FRIDAY 4/22

      • Grade 4 IEP @ 8:10am
      • OST Grade 3 Math Part 2
      • Food Truck - Ninja Bowl from 11am-2pm
      • Scholastic Book Fair: 8-9am, during Library times, and 6:30-8pm
      • PTO Family Game/Bingo Night 6:30-8:00pm
      • Abby & Hannah @ IRE


      • April 23: Community Champions Award Ceremony @ Jerome
      • April 30: Be Well
      • May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week
      • May 4: Field Day/Spring Fling - Details coming soon
      • May 6: IRE Dodgeball @ 2:30pm
      • May 13: Dodgeball @ Coffman HS

      Roster Verification

      • If you teach a 4th or 5th grade student, we will be completing Roster Verification together on Tuesday, April 19th from 8:30-8:55am in the Art Room
      • Bring your laptops please

      Scholastic Book Fair: April 18-22

      Help Support the IRE Library by shopping at the Scholastic Book Fair!!

      Who: IRE Students and Families

      What: Scholastic Book Fair

      Where: IRE Library

      When: Monday April 18-Friday April 22 (This is only a one week fair so students will browse and make purchases at the same time)

      • Hours:

        • Students will be able to shop and purchase during their regular library visit.

        • The fair will also be open to families to shop each morning before school from 8am-9am, as well as during the PTO Family Game Night on Friday 4/22 from 6:30pm-8pm.

      ***A special note about payment***

      Parents can provide payment for student purchases in several ways:

      • The new “E-Wallet”: This is a safe and easy way to provide money for your student, ensuring it won’t get lost in transit. Log onto our school's fair website and click on the e-wallet to load money for them to spend in real time!

      • Cash

      • Check (please make checks out to DLA–or Dublin Library Association.

      • Card–if families are visiting the fair together at the designated times below, we do accept credit cards.

      Food Truck - Ninja Bowl

      • Sells and IRE will have a food truck (Ninja Bowl) on Friday, April 22 from 11:00am-2:00pm
      • You will need to make your own purchases but is a fun lunch option

      Family/Bingo Game Night - April 22 from 6:30-8:00pm

      • Thanks to all those who volunteered to help out! If you still want to come/help just let Amber or Marty know.

      MAP Testing Scheduling

      • Here is the MAP Testing Sign up for IRE. 3rd Grade MUST schedule the first week for reading. Everyone else can sign up anytime. Try to keep it to 3 classes in any AM/PM session.

      Fire Drill/Tornado Drill

      • Wednesday April 20th is a perfect day for a fire drill. No testing and weather should be nice. This will be a morning drill.
      • Tornado drill will occur in the afternoon on Friday, April 22.

      Honor Flight Fundraising

      Every DCS School is Fundraising to support Honor Flight. Below are a few ways we will support this great cause at IRE:

      • Jeans Days: Donate $1-$10 (your choice) to wear Jeans on any day/s in April. Donations to Jenni Kluz in the main office.
      • Staff Donations: to Jeff Crandall or Jenni Kluz
      • Student Donations: A blurb will be included in the next few Family Updates. If you receive any student donations, please send them to Jenni Kluz in the main office.

      Elementary Spring Assessment Guidelines

      • The spring elementary school assessment guidelines can be found here. Data collection Google sheets will be shared with APs/Admin Interns during the week of April 18.


      Quick version:

      1. Email Jeff if you want to be on the IRE Dodgeball Team.

      2. We are collecting staff donations for a great cause.

      What: Indian Run team for the Dublin City Schools Dodgeball Tournament

      When: Friday, May 13, 2022. Gates Open at 6:00 p.m. Action starts at 7:00 p.m.

      Rain Date: Saturday, May 14, same times and location.

      Where: Dublin Coffman High School Stadium - under the lights!

      All staff that would like to be a part of our school team email Jeff! (anyone under age 35 is obligated to play)

      • This year, the principals cannot use their funds to pay for our entry fee or shirts. If you would like to play, GREAT! It will be $5 + $15 for the shirt.
      • Sarah Klare is designing our IRE t-shirt, stay tuned for a sweet design!
      • If you do not want to play, you can still support our school team by coming to the event and cheering for IRE and/or donating to the cause (see below).
      • In partnership with the Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation, to benefit Honor Flight Columbus. Learn more about Honor Flight by visiting the District Dodgeball webpage.

      Thanks everyone!

      Safety Update from Chuck Collier

      • Dublin City Schools follows best practices for classroom doors and best practice is that classroom doors remain in the locked position all day just in case an intruder/active aggressor entered the building.
      • The door itself can and should be kept open or ajar throughout the day, but the door should remain locked to make it quick and easy to close/lock if needed.


      • If you have a student you think is a candidate for retention, please connect with Amber and Marty this week.

      Student Panorama

      • A HUGE thanks to all our staff who helped our 3rd-5th grade students complete the Student Panorama survey! IRE had the highest completion rate in the District!
      • Thank you!

      Helpful Resources


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      District News

      Family Night on April 20

      Dublin Family Night is Wednesday, April 20. Check out this flyer for fun activities in the area for your family. The list was put together by PERC.

      Be Well set for April 30

      Be Well will feature free informational sessions for parents and community members focused on student and family mental health and well-being. Our registration window is now open! Click here to register for sessions you would like to attend on April 30.

      Military Options Night - April 19

      Students, families and staff in Dublin City Schools are invited to Military Options Night Tuesday, April 19 at 6-8 p.m. at Emerald Campus. This free event will include an overview presentation on the Military, breakout sessions with guest panelists, and military recruiters to answer questions. Enlistment is 1 of the 4 E's (Education, Employment, Enlistment, Entrepreneurship), otherwise known as options for post-graduation. Click here to learn more info.

      DYA Seeking Feedback

      Dublin Youth Athletics is seeking feedback about youth sports in Dublin. They would appreciate it if you could complete this survey.

      Need more information? Visit our sites below.