iMiddle Parent and Community News

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What is Happening at iMiddle this week?

This week we are celebrating success! Honor roll students will receive root beer floats or pizza in the park. Please see the iMiddle calendar for the dates of our awards ceremony at iMiddle which is happening the week of February 15th. The ceremonies will start at 2:00 PM. We are giving honor roll awards and special GRIT awards. You should be receiving an invite in the mail; however If you know your child received a GPA of 3.0 - 4.0 you are invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you to celebrate your child's success at iMiddle!

iMiddle Calendar:

https://www.sandiegounified.org/schools/calendar/Innovation


iMiddle will be taking a special trip to see Romeo and Juliet at the Balboa Theatre. Your child should have received a flier with all the information about how to sign up. The cost of the trip is $5.00. Please send your permission slip back asap if your child is interested because we have to pre-order tickets. The first 50 students to return slips will get priority. The trip will take place in April after school.


As a reminder, there is no school on Friday, February 12th and Monday, February 15th to observe the Lincoln and Washington holidays.


Thank you for your partnership this school year!


Ms. Labas

Design Challenge: Build a Bridge (using sticks and tape) to hold the most weight!

Who will win the next Engineering/STEAM Challenge?

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A Night at the Opera with iMiddle

Presenting iMiddle's 2016 Student Night at the Opera; powered by our focus on STEAM! Students are invited to see Tosca, by Giacomo Puccini. The opera is on February 11th at 6:30pm at the San Diego Civic Theater. There will be a dinner at iMiddle at 4pm offered for $5.00 which will include pizza, a drink and dessert. There are 50 free tickets available. The first 50 students to return this electronic form will receive a permission slip which must be signed by a parent/guardian. iMiddle staff will be chaperoning this event. Please submit this form no later than Monday, January 25th. Contact Audra Gomez at aharrimangomez@sandi.net if you have additional questions. Click the form and fill out the needed information:

https://goo.gl/8jbt2Y


Read more about the student opera:

https://www.sdopera.org/education/student-night-at-the-opera

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Hot Cocoa is now for sale by our ASB students for $1.00 in the morning from 7:30-7:55

iCafe at iMiddle

The iCafe is open from 7:15-7:45 for students who need access to internet in our Library. Students can eat, read or catch up on homework in the morning. No RSVP is needed. We are encouraging all students who are at school early to read & eat breakfast in the morning. Don't forget, our healthy breakfast options are only $1.00 and if your child receives free and reduced lunch, breakfast is free! Our school was recently featured by the Hunger Coalition- you can read more here:

https://www.sandiegounified.org/newscenter/imiddle-breakfast

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Donut be late to school!

Every six weeks our first period classes compete for a free donut party to celebrate no tardies for the entire class. Research suggests that students who are frequently tardy have lower GPAs, lower scores on standardized assessments, and lower graduation rates. Chronic tardiness in elementary and middle school is also linked to failure in high school. Please help us in making sure your child is not late to school. Students must be in their seat by 8:00 AM. We have another 4 classes to serve on Monday- way to go iMiddle students!

School Site Council

School Site Councils (SSC) provide oversight of the academic planning and budgeting process associated with the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) in order to meet the needs of all students. SSCs provide meaningful consultation with the principal to oversee the implementation, monitoring, and revision of the SPSA, including reviewing and analyzing data; consulting with advisory groups; evaluating programs and activities; and allocating the expenditure of funds available to the school through categorical programs.


SSC Meetings will be held the third Monday of every month starting at 4:15 PM in the Library. Please plan on showing up if you want to be involved with the SSC. The next meeting is December 19th at 4:15 in the school Library.

Join the iMiddle Foundation!

Get Involved and join the Parent and Community Foundation at iMiddle!

iMiddle has an active parent foundation run and governed by parents. If would like to be involved, volunteer or assist with fundraising, please email Jesica Broadhead at jesicabroadhead@sbcglobal.net. The Foundation meets on the first Wednesday of every month in the school Library starting at 6:00 PM. You are all welcome to attend!

Spirit Days at iMiddle

Monday: iMiddle Monday: Wear your iMiddle spirt clothes or blue and grey

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday: Theme changes every week

Friday: Commit to College: Wear High School or College gear

Tutoring is Available after school

Your child may meet after school with any teacher that has open tutoring hours. Please make individual arrangements with your child if they are staying after school for pick up.

The schedule is on iMiddle.or or click the link below:

https://www.sandiegounified.org/schools/innovation/tutoring-schedule-2015-2016

Sports and Clubs at iMiddle

Robots, Chess, Coding, Tennis, Girls on the Run and much more are offered after school at iMiddle! Your child should check out the club board outside Ms. Labas' office if they are interested in learning more.

East Coast Trip for 8th Graders

8th graders are invited to learn more about the 8th grade East Coast Trip sponsored by World Expeditions. Please note that this is a non-school activity and takes place after school is out. You can email Mr. Urbino for more info at murbino@sandi.net.
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