Ida Jew Academy Parent Newsletter


Ida Jew Academy

Dear IJA Families,

Thanksgiving break is next week! Take the time over the break to reflect and reignite the practice of gratitude for one another in the company of friends and family. On behalf of Ida Jew Academy, I would like to thank our students, parents/families, teachers & staff and community for continuing to support our school. Enjoy the week off next week and we look forward to seeing everyone rejuvenated and back to school on Dec.2. Go Pumas!

Reminder: Trimester Awards (Friday 11/22) Cafeteria

TK/Kinder 8:30-9:00
1st-2nd 9:00-9:30
3rd-5th 9:30-10:00
6th-8th 10:00-10:40

Reminder: Academic Faire 12/6 (Click Here)

Reminder: Reading is a life long Practice

Please make some time this break to make reading an important practice by visiting our local libraries (Next to Robert Sanders)

Puma Praise:

  • We would like to thank Mrs. Jolene Segun and our Puma-tastic Parent Volunteers for their support with the Book Fair.
  • Thank you, PTA for continuing to support our school each and everyday! (Join PTA)
  • We would like to thank our Parents who came out in support of our Parent Teacher conferences
  • Tech Challenge Advisors! Thank you for continuing to support our students in such a rewarding student experience
  • Big thank you to our teachers/ staff for their work with our students!

Note: Our parent newsletter includes some important information about upcoming events/ announcements and communication. We will also be regularly updating information on our facebook page, web site and school marquee.

Thank you,

Gilbert Rodriguez


Ida Jew Academy

408-223-3750 Ext. 77100

School Site Council: Election Ballot

We are currently holding elections for our vacant School Site Council (SSC) parent position. Ballots were sent home for parents to vote on and then return as part of the election process. We will collect all ballots and to provide to SSC as part of the election process. Please ask your student for the ballot sent home today; and return the ballot to the school on Dec. 4, 2019 at the IJA main office.

IJA School Site Council Election Ballot (Click Here)

Note:School Site Council is an school advisory group made up of 4 parents, 1 student, 3 Teachers, 2 Administrators which participates in the development of the school site plan.If you are interested in having your name placed on the ballot you may also write in so that we can place your name on the ballot as part of the election process.Our SSC meets at IJA typically 6 to 7 times throughout the school year. For more information, please contact the IJA main office.

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Providing for our Community

IJA will be participating with Second Harvest Food Bank in support of the effort to provide food for our community. Our Students and staff have been collecting non-perishable items as well as canned food in support of this school wide effort through December 18.

(Pictured is a glimpse our current food collection donations)

Goodwill Donation Fundraiser 12/14

Make sure to bring your goodwill donations Saturday December 14th from 9:00am-3:00pm. Proceeds will go towards our Tech Challenge teams in support of our collaboration as a Tech Museum Alumni School (see the flyer attached). Thank you Board Member Mrs. Brenda Serrano- Perez for your support with our Tech Challenge Teams
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Coffee with the Principal 12/4

Come and enjoy coffee and conversation with the principal Dec. 4 at 8:30am. The Administrative team will be sharing information about the school.

PTA Events and Support

Our next PTA meeting is Wed. 1/22 @6:30pm

Chipotle Dine Out

Make sure to join PTA by visiting the website below ( your donation supports the school)

See's Candies Fundraiser (PTA Support) 11/22

We have a great opportunity to help support our PTA just in time for the holiday season. Get your order in this week.

Library Resources and Partnership with IJA

We continue to partner with our local library services

Breakfast and Lunch Menu November (Dec TBA)

Breakfast Menu (Click Here)

Lunch Menu (Click Here)

December will be posted by the end of the week here

IJA Reminders

  • Student drop-off begins no earlier than 7:30am in the cafeteria.
  • Class starts at 8:15am every day (Students need to be in class at this time)
  • Student drop off and pick up (please be mindful of students and school representatives)

Upcoming Events / Announcements

  • Dec. 2 Winter Concert 6:30-8:30pm
  • Dec. 4- Coffee with the Principal
  • Dec. 6 Parent Faire
  • Dec. 16- LCAP meeting

  • Dec. 17- DELAC meeting

  • Dec. 19 Winter Dance 3:30-8:00pm

  • Dec. 21- Jan. 5 Winter Break (No School)