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IACS Primary Campus Newsletter September 2018

Before and After School........Traffic

Wow, this year has ran so smoothly even with a 15 minute exit delay leaving the school. You have all made this possible with drop off and pick up. We are grateful for your patience and courtesy. Thank you for remaining at a slow speed when driving in the school area and the parking lot even when no one is visibly present.

Students can be dropped off at 8:30 to eat breakfast or play on the playground.

After school 15 to get from school to the light.......

We have contacted the city about adjusting the light to move more traffic after school. Currently, the buses are having trouble getting out of the area and keeping their bus times with all the traffic. (Thank you parents for your patience in waiting longer to get your children at the bus stops until this is resolved.) If you would let the buses go before you that would be great even when the light timings are extended. Hang out in the parking lots or leave when you see no back up will ease the traffic for the buses. The first buses are set to leave our school at 3:59. Allow all the buses to exit so we can get them to the light first. Brown Bus and the school talk weekly to come up with solutions. Also, construction to extend the Broadmore Way Road to 4th Street is set to break ground this month. It should be done by November according to the city. This might help with traffic as well having another exit but until them yield to the 7 buses please.

Spirit week to Kick off Fall Festival

Monday, Sept 24- Disney, Star Wars, Marvel Day

Tuesday, Sept 25- Tacky Tourist Tuesday

Wednesday, Sept 26- Decade Day: dress like your favorite decade

Thursday, Sept 27- Spirit Shirt Day or dress in school colors

Friday, Sept 28- No school

Saturday, Sept 29-Fall Festival

The IACS PTO will host our annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 29th from 4:00-7:00pm at the primary campus for all K-12 families. Come join us for games, food trucks, entertainment, basket raffle, and much more. Get your wrist band for $5 to play games. Buy food items and raffle tickets then watch our students perform.

Family School Night

Save the date

Our school will have 3 family school nights this school year.. Our first Family School Night will be Tuesday, September 25th from 6:30-7:30. We will offer 3 sessions for families in grades K-4. We will have 3 different sessions each night that you will be able to choose to learn an activity to play at home with your child. Subjects may range from math games, reading activities, writing support, or grade level supports.


This first family school night on Tuesday, September 25th, the last session from 7:10-7:30pm in the Nest (lunchroom) for all 3rd and 4th grade parents to discuss new standard base report cards and homework.

More info to come from your homeroom teachers weekly newsletter to sign up for sessions.

Message from Counselor about Assemblies

Assemblies this year will be a little different than last year; we will have 2 different types of assemblies, an awards assembly and a student showcase assembly. Assemblies will still be held on the first Friday of each month. The awards assembly will be held on a quarterly basis; this assembly will include the Arts awards and the Principal awards. The Student Showcase will be all the other first Fridays and will be exclusively for student performances. The award assembly dates are 11/2/18, 2/1/19, and 4/5/19. The student showcase assembly dates are 10/5/18, 12/7/18, 1/11/19, 3/1/19, and 5/3/19. The assembly schedule will be:

9:45 am - 10:15 am - first grade, second grade, and AM kindergarten

2:00pm - 2:30pm - third grade and PM kindergarten

2:45pm - 3:15pm - fourth grade and all day kindergarten


Parents will be notified by their student's teacher or the school counselor if your child is receiving an award or performing at an assembly. Please feel free to contact our school counselor Rikki Jensen at 208-463-4324 ext. 304 with any questions.

Label Items

We have about 30 jackets and lunchbox items in the lost and found. Please label your items.

Starting items to label

  • backpack
  • lunchbox
  • jackets
  • gloves
  • scarves
  • hats/knitted hats
  • water bottles
  • containers inside the lunchboxes
  • glasses/case

Knowing what items your child is bringing to school also helps in returning items. We clear out the lost and found each year and donate items before major breaks, such as Thanksgiving, winter, spring break, and end of the year.

Trunk or Treat

We would like to continue our annual Trunk or Treat at the school but need a few parent volunteers to take it to the next level and keep it going. Contact Kendal Fleshman at 208-463-4324 ext 305 or email her at kendal.fleshman@idahoartscharter.org if you are interested in organizing/helping this event for our students this year.

Upcoming events

September

Monday, Sept. 10- PTO meeting 6:00 & School Board Meeting 6:30 at the secondary campus

Friday, Sept 21-School Pictures for yearbook and to purchase if desired

Monday, Sept 24- Disney, Star Wars, Marvel Day

Tuesday, Sept 25- Family Night 6:30-7:30 & Tacky Tourist Tuesday

Wednesday, Sept 26- Decade Day: dress like your favorite decade

Thursday, Sept. 27- Spirit Shirt Day or wear school color day

Friday, Sept. 28- Teacher In-service Day (No students)

Saturday, Sept. 29- Fall Festival- from 4 - 7pm Fall Festival at the Primary Campus


October

Friday, Oct 5- Spirit shirts and Jeans and Student Showcase assembly (must audition for assembly with teacher and Mrs. Jensen at least week prior)

Monday, Oct 8- Board meeting 6:30 secondary campus

Thursday, Oct 18-PTO Farmstead "Kiss a Pig night

Monday, Oct 22-25- Book Fair at Primary campus

Saturday, Oct 20- Mattress sale Music department fundraiser

Wednesday, Oct 24- Student Led Conferences (SLC) from 5-8pm

Thursday, Oct 25- No School SLC 8am-8pm (a schedule will be sent to show lunch and dinner breaks)

Friday, Oct 26- No School

Wednesday, Oct 31-Non Uniform Dress Day $3 costumes ok but no makeup, masks, or props at school. Classroom Harvest parties