iMiddle Parent and Community News

iMiddle news for the week of 1/20 - 1/23

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Message from Principal Labas


I hope you all had a great relaxing weekend!

Have you ever had the chance the visit the San Diego Opera? We will be signing the first 50 students up for an exciting free night at the San Diego Opera. Students who are interested will receive lessons prior to going, which will give them background of the opera. Parents must sign students up for this event. We will be asking each student to dress up for this event. Dinner will be served at iMiddle prior to boarding the bus for a small fee. Please see details below and link to sign up. This is going to be a fun educational night for our iMiddle students!

When: Thursday Feb. 12th from 4:00-10:00 PM. Students will be back at school around 10:00 PM

Dinner at iMiddle: 4:00

Bus will depart iMiddle: 5:00

Opera: Don Giovanni

Chaperones: Ms. Labas and iMiddle staff

Here is the link for more information about this opera:

Sign your child up for the Opera using the link below. Your child will receive specific permission slip information if they are one the 50 that sign up. Space is limited.

Have a great week!


iMIddle Principal

Check out the student made iMiddle News:

iMiddle Student News: Check out the iBulletin from last week.

We broadcast this news to the students every week during Advisory on Monday. The students create the video using green screen technology and edit the video every week with support from Mr. Cronk. Click the link above to view.

Announcements & Reminders for This Week


Last week we had almost 15 students join robotics. Students who signed up and any other interested students will be placed in a Robotics class at the start of second semester. This will be a robotics advisory class and the students will be learning the Robotics C language to compete in the FTC competition. After school meetings will start up again as soon as we gather the needed supplies to start building. Updates will be on the Newsletter every week. If your child did not get a chance to sign up, they should see Ms. R our school counselor for a schedule change- Advisory class only.

Check out the CORE values your child will learn in our First Robotics Club:

We are a team.

We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.

We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.

We honor the spirit of friendly competition.

What we discover is more important than what we win.

We share our experiences with others.

We display Gracious Professionalism® and Cooperation® in everything we do.

We have FUN!

See more at:

DO YOU SHOP AT TARGET? Did you know you can SAVE 5% WITH EVERY PURCHASE, GET FREE SHIPPING AND RAISE MONEY FOR INNOVATION MIDDLE SCHOOL? If you have questions, you can contact Stacy Coulter, cell/text: 858- 414-9375, Additional information about how to sign up is below.

Hot Chocolate: The ASB students are selling a sweet treat in the morning for .75. The student baristas are ready to serve!

Soccer Club: The Soccer club is meeting every Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:00. Anyone can join and it is free. Coach Vega welcomed over 30 students last week to play a new form of soccer called Futsal. Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided soccer game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognized by both UEFA and FIFA. This will be a co-ed club that will meet after school on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM. Student should meet by the Library after school on Tuesday interested in playing.

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Common Core Connection

Learn More About Common Core

Click below to read what parents should know

Do you know the shifts that must take place in order for your child to be successful with Common Core? A critical component of a student’s success in school is dependent on what and how they learn at home. This practical guide provides steps that parents can take to improve their child’s learning of the Common Core. This document has been translated to several languages.

Community Events

Coding Camp:

Saturday February 21, 2015 12:30-2:30 PM

San Diego Central Library

330 Park , San Diego, CA

4th Floor Classroom/Wells Fargo Technology Learning Center

5 Weeks coding camp for the whole family, starting January 24, but you can join anytime! The library is partnering with Kid Angel Foundation to offer this free hands on camp. We'll be using Scratch and doing different hands on activities to teach students how to program!

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Parenting Workshops

Common Core Parent Workshops: The San Diego Parent University is offering a series of workshops for parents. Workshops are held at the Ballard Parent Center located at 2375 Congress St., San Diego, CA. 92110. Workshops are held from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Light refreshments and child care are provided. To register please call 619-273-4431 or email

Dec. 16 - Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice

Parenting Conference:

Overwhelmed, Over-Scheduled, Overindulged


Over the past year, we’ve been inquiring and listening to parents and families in our community about the challenges they face on a daily basis.

And we've heard three very distinct and common threads . . .

We are Overwhelmed.

Our kids are Over-scheduled.

We're worried that they may be Overindulged.

So, is there a fix? And if so, what is it and how can I make it work for my family? If you are a parent, grandparent or family member looking to improve the attitude, approach, and purpose - this upcoming event is for you.

This January, Coronado SAFE presents... “Raising Children in an Age of Overwhelm” with an incredible line up of exciting speakers...

  • Lucinda Ribant – Motivational Speaker, Therapist, and Parent Educator
  • Lorraine M. Hobbs – Director of Youth and Family Programs, U.C. San Diego Center for Mindfulness
  • Brad Willis – Former NBC network news war correspondent and author of Warrior Pose
  • Jeff Everage – Prior Navy SEAL and Producer of The Joy of Parenting Online Course
  • Sara Vance – Nutritionist, author and founder of Rebalance Life


WHEN? Saturday, January 24th from 8:30am-12:00pm

WHERE? In a new and even larger bigger venue - THE COSA THEATER, 600 D Avenue Coronado, CA 92118

IS THERE AN EARLY BIRD PRICE? YES! Register before January 12th, and receive $10 per person or couple. Discount pricing available to Military and Grandparents!

REGISTER HERE to receive your Early Bird discount today!


Giving is Easy with your Target Card!

With your Target REDcard (credit OR debit cards available)

Registration is quick and easy!

Open a Target Debit or Credit REDcard:

Go to, OR

Call 1-800-316-6142, OR

Apply at the Target store at the checkout register

Once your card has been issued OR if you already have a Target REDcard:

Call 1-800-316-6142 and ask them to link your card to Innovation Middle School, OR

Go to, scroll down to “Take Charge of Education”

and click on “Learn More.”

Find Innovation Middle School under “Search For Your School” and follow the prompts to link your REDcard to our school

Once your REDcard has been linked to Innovation Middle School, our school’s Foundation will receive 1% of all your Target purchases. All the money raised in our Foundation will go directly back to the student’s education, programs and activities!

Parents, this is free money given to our school from Target!

Let’s not miss this opportunity!

Any questions, contact Stacy Coulter, cell/text – 858) 414-9375,

Tdap Immunizations

Tdap Immunization: Don't forget that students entering grade 7 and those new to the district in grades 8-12 must show proof of their Tdap immunization against pertussis (whooping cough) prior to the first day of school. For information about other required vaccines, please visit our Enrollment Requirements page.

About Us

iMiddle is a middle school in San Diego, California. Our dedicated focus on science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and Innovation is designed to prepare our students to participate in an increasingly diverse and global society.