IAT Tiger Times

Week of April 24, 2017


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Happy National Superhero Day - Friday, April 28th


National Superhero Day is observed annually on April 28. This is a day to honor superheroes, both real and fictional.

Batman, Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Hulk and Spiderman are just some of the superheroes whose names we recognize. Even though they are fictional, these superheroes are great role models for our children. They serve and protect while fighting evil.

Our real-life superheroes may not have super powers or wear capes, but they are also great role models who serve and protect while fighting evil. Military personnel, police officers and firefighters are just a few of the heroes who protect us on a daily basis.


Take your favorite superhero to lunch and say thank you for all they do. Post photos on social media using #NationalSuperheroDay.


National Superhero Day was created in 1995 by Marvel Comics employees.

Source: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-superhero-day-april-28/

Challenge of the Week

This week's challenge: Who can you be a superhero to?

Our students at IAT are in need of a hero! Do you have what it takes to be a positive influence on their lives?

Characteristics of a hero

Here are seven reasons why we love a good hero:

  1. Heroes are unexpected. The people we expect to be heroes are guys like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. Charming, muscular, and over-confident. Usually, they just end up being jerks, though. The real heroes are the ones hiding in obscurity, waiting to be discovered, like Arthur in The Sword in the Stone.
  2. Heroes are unknown. The real heroes are lurking in the background somewhere. They aren’t famous. They’re nobodies. They’re Frodo Baggins, dreaming of adventure, while maybe slightly scared of the cost. They’re the shepherd David, defending the flock and longing for a fight.
  3. Heroes are ordinary. At the beginning of the story, our heroes are losers. They’re mopping a floor somewhere. They’re the Marty McFlys of the world, complete with dorky suspenders and awkward social skills.
  4. Heroes become heroes through adversity. At the beginning of the story, their skills are untested. Conflict must draw out the courage of a hero. That’s why Gaston or Biff can never be a hero. Those guys are all bravado. They put on the air of a tough guy, but they run when the real fight begins.
  5. Heroes show up at the 11th hour. It’s not until the last moment when all hope seems lost that a hero distinguishes himself from the rest of the pack. Heroes surprise us.
  6. Heroes push through the fear. They live what we all claim to believe — that courage isn’t absence of fear, but rather facing it. They acknowledge their feelings but rise above them.
  7. Heroes fight for others. Heroes emerge when the innocent are in peril. Heroes fight, not because they want to, but because those whom they love will die if they don’t. That’s why you often see reluctant heroes (Han Solo, Shrek, William Wallace, to name a few). It is only when times are tough, when all that they have will be utterly lost, that they emerge ready to fight.

Finding the hero within

What happens in you when you read that list? Do you find yourself identifying with the prospect of being a hero? Do you get excited? This is not a coincidence.

The reason we love epics is because they speak to something deep inside of us. These stories and myths and movies are designed to teach us one thing: Anyone can be a hero, but not everyone will. Will you?

Source: https://goinswriter.com/be-a-hero/

Below are some more links to tips on how to be a somebody's hero!




Happy Administrative Professionals Week!

This week is Administrative Professionals Week.

Administrative Professionals Week is celebrated to recognize the work of administrative assistants, receptionists, secretaries and other administrative support professionals.

During this special week, administrative professionals are recognized for their skills, contributions and dedication every office or school depends upon. Sometimes their work is done behind the scene, but doesn't go unnoticed.

The most common ways of recognizing your Administrative Professionals are:


Cards, often filled with shopping gift certificates/gift cards

Take them to lunch


Assorted Gift Baskets

What a great time to say 'thank you' and express our gratitude to the Administrative Professionals at IAT!

A special Shout Out goes to:

Floyd Bennett - Office Manager

Ashley Jackson - Administrative Assistant to Jay

Jennifer Robertiello - Data Entry Clerk

Rosy Duran - Student Records Clerk

Miriam Villanueva- Receptionist

Thank you for all you do all your long for the students and staff at IAT!

Welcome Back!

Returning from Spring Break is not just hard on the students, but the teachers as well. Whether you used your Spring Break for work or for fun, it’s still hard to get back into the groove and return to that normal school schedule.

While many of you are busy trying to motivate your students to get back on track, you are forgetting to think about your own needs. After you have come to realization that you only have a few months left until summer vacation, you must work to the best of your ability to get through to the end of the school year.

(Source: http://www.teachhub.com/how-teachers-can-stay-motivated-after-spring-break)

Here are some websites that have some ways you can stay motivated after

Spring Break.




Spirit Week is Here! April 24th-28th

Let's celebrate the start of PARCC Testing!

The schedule is as follows…

Monday - Hats off to PARCC – Hat Day

Tuesday - Testing with the stars- Dress up like a famous person

Wednesday - Get a good night sleep- PJ Day

Thursday - Team Spirit- Each grade will be assigned a color to wear

Friday - College bound is what we’ll be!- Wear your college gear.

IAT Open House

The PBIS Team is planning an Open House Event at IAT! It will be held on Wednesday, May 17th from 4-7pm.

We will be having karaoke, yard games, face painting, arts and crafts and tours of the school.

We will need help running activities and getting donations, if you are interested in helping out please contact either Miss Meyers or Mr. Simmons

SLO Update from Miss Meyers

Student Life Period

The student life period is from 11:36am- 12:19pm. All staff are welcome to participate. We have a few vacancies and if you would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Miss Meyers.

Happy Birthday to YOU!

May your day be blessed and may you have a wonderful year ahead!

Trevin Grenier - April 24

Lorinda Perkins - April 25

Kari Crane - April 30

Rashida Ghastletwala - April 30

PBIS Meeting

PBIS Meeting- The next meeting will be held on April 25th at 7:00am in the Student Life Office. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact Miss Meyers.

Tech Support Here

Please use the link to submit tickets for tech support to Pat or Jim.

Forms & Stuff

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