March 2023 Newsletter
A Message from the Principal
Imagine-Chancellor students and staff continue to demonstrate enthusiasm, curiosity and love of learning. Each and every day, Imagine-Chancellor students show their compassion and kindness for others within their community to promote positive change. These actions make me confident our students WILL make a DIFFERENCE in this world.
Students are working hard to achieve their goals by engaging in lessons, activities, and projects to expand their knowledge and skills. I am incredibly proud of the products of work students are producing to demonstrate their increased level of skills in all academic areas.
I greatly appreciate your dedication and support to ensure we remain Imagine-Chancellor STRONG! One School. One Vision. One Family. Looking forward to continued success throughout this school year!
With great appreciation,
Food Service Update
Imagine-Chancellor will undergo a data collection in April to determine eligibility for the state-funded program that affords all of our students’ free breakfast and lunch for the upcoming school year. For this data collection, we must provide them with paper-based free/reduced lunch applications. Although our families completed the online application for this school year, we must have all families who have previously completed an application OR still want to complete an application complete a paper-based application.
All families will need to complete a paper application even if you have been approved this school year through the following:
· SNAP, TANF, WIC, Medicaid
· Received approval by the school for free or reduced
We ask that all paper applications are submitted to the school no later than March 31st, 2023.
The paper-based Free and Reduced Lunch Program application is attached for all families. We strongly encourage all families needing food assistance to apply for the free and reduced lunch program. Please complete the attached paper application no later than March 31st, 2023.
We greatly appreciate your attention and cooperation to this matter.
If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com
Safety Patrol Trip to Washington DC
Celebrating Black History Month
Great Appreciation for our Outstanding PTSA
Positivity Project Character Strengths for March
Positivity Project will continue on our campus with a focus on Positivity in Action and the Other People Mindset. Below are the character strengths we will be focusing on each week during the month of March.
Social Intelligence- Week of Feb 27th - March 3rd
Humility- Week of March 7th-11th
Humor- Week of March 22nd-25th
Other People Mindset: Identifying & Appreciating the Good in Others- Week of March 27th-March 31st
A new resource Positivity Project is offering this year is P2 for Families!
This is an easy way for families to discuss the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. It is differentiated for various grade levels and includes 1 quote, 1 video and 3 questions to drive conversations around character at home.
P2 for Families-https://posproject.org/p2-for-families/
The password for each strength is P2 (case sensitive)
School Lottery for 23-24 School Year
High Ridge Landing Apartment Complex Student Drop Off and Pickup NOT PERMITTED
Handicap Parking Spots
Breakfast/Lunch Account Access
Student achievement is of utmost importance at Imagine-Chancellor. Teachers must maximize instructional minutes to promote student learning success. Tardies are a major disruption to the learning environment and student learning. Students miss extremely important intervention/enrichment time. Additionally, learning stops while the tardy student settles into his/her seat.
Student tardies continue to be a problem. We strongly encourage families to ensure their child(ren) are setup for success each morning by arriving to school on time. The instructional day starts at 8:30 am. Therefore, it is expected for all students to be in their seat ready to learn at this time. We appreciate your support in this matter.
Helpful Hint: Morning arrival car lines have extremely little to no traffic between 8:00-8:15 am.
Daily Arrival Procedures
Students who are enrolled in before care will be able to enter the campus daily from 7:15-7:45 am off of High Ridge Road. Parents will receive special car tags to identify as before care students.
All students will use hand sanitizer prior to entering the building.
Access to the school off High Ridge Road will not be accessible from 7:45 am-8:45 am.
Parents who are not enrolled in before care will enter the campus off of Miner Rd following traffic down Imagine Way. Gates will be open to all students at 7:50 am each morning.
All other students will not be permitted to enter campus prior to 7:50 am.
Staggered dismissal times will remain the same:
K-2- 3:00 pm
3rd-5th- 3:15 pm
6th-8th- 3:30 pm
K-2: South side of the school
K-8 students with siblings: South side of the school
3rd-8th students without siblings: North side of the school
· All students will remain in their classroom during dismissal
· PikMyKid will be utilized as our dismissal program
· Parents must check-in using the PikMyKid app or provide the designated staff member the assigned dismissal number for their child(ren). Please place your PikmyKid dismissal tag on your rear view mirror or dashboard for staff to easily see.
· Gates will be open to all students at dismissal times. Dismissal traffic will flow down Imagine Way (back road off of Miner Rd) and onto north or the south side of the campus based off your child(ren)'s designated side.
· If you have multiple children in different grade levels, please come at the oldest child’s release time to pick up all of your children on the SOUTH SIDE of the school.
· Please do not come earlier than your child’s assigned dismissal time. Parents that have children in grades 3-8 that come early will be directed to go around and come back at their assigned time.
The updated Free and Reduced Lunch Program application is attached for all families. We strongly encourage all families needing food assistance to apply for the free and reduced lunch program. Please complete the attached paper application or complete the online application and return to the school as soon as possible. The threshold for qualification changes from time to time and even if you have been denied in the past, you may qualify now. Once you have completed the application, we will notify you of the status of your application once processed. If your child qualifies for free/reduced lunch, this will be honored for the 22/23 school year. If you have already submitted your application for the 22/23 school year, there is no need to complete another application.
Invest in Imagine
Invest in Imagine! This is the easiest possible fundraiser for your families and businesses to take part in! It is simply a donation to our school. All donations welcome!
InUnison will remain our school uniform vendor for this school year. All of the shirt colors will remain the same as well as the shorts/pants colors. If you wish to order online for this year, the link to the uniform website is below.