iMiddle Parent and Community News

iMiddle news for the week of 3/16- 3/20

Message from Principal Labas

Greetings Parents & Community Members,


I want to thank all the families and students of iMiddle for raising almost $3000 on our annual Move-a-thon. The money raised by the foundation will go directly to support student events and activities on campus.


We are finalizing elective choices in the next two weeks. Please ask your child for their elective form. This was sent home for parents to sign. If you have questions about this, you can contact the Vice Principal at cbrowne@sandi.net.


Please ask you child about their grades and sign their progress report this week. These reports are due back to 6th period on Monday. Those who have good grades and citizenship need their report to enter the iParty on Wednesday. Grades may have changed so it's always a good idea to have your child show you their grades twice a week. Students who do not turn in work on time may not be able to turn late work in past the deadline.


Spring Break is coming up. School will be closed On Monday March 30th and will re-open on April 6th.


Have a great week!


Nicola Labas

iMiddle Principal


Check out the student made iMiddle News from last week:

Check out the iBulletin from last week.

http://tube.sandi.net/video/videos/4841/imiddle-news-for-march-2

We broadcast this news to the students every week during Advisory on Monday; our communication day. The students create the video using green screen technology in our video studio and edit the video every week.

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Announcements & Reminders for This Week

PrimeTime Applications


The initial application period for PrimeTime for the 2015-16 school year is March 2-May 1, 2015. iMiddle has a PrimeTime after school program only.

The PrimeTime Extended Day Program, provides elementary and middle school students with a fun and engaging learning environment during the hours most parents/guardians are working. Parents/guardians can feel comfortable knowing their children are not only receiving professional academic support, but are also interacting with peers in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

It is anticipated that the demand for PrimeTime services will exceed the program capacity at most schools; therefore, it is highly encouraged that an application be submitted during the initial application period to receive highest priority. Submitting an application does not guarantee participation in PrimeTime.

Link to Application: http://www.sandi.net/Page/73992


Families who are applying for enrollment at multiple schools under the school choice application should submit a 2015-16 PrimeTime Application for each school listed on the choice application and for the school of residence.

For additional information or questions regarding the PrimeTime Program contact the Extended Learning Opportunities Department at 858-503-1870.




Zero Period Next Year: Are you interested in a zero period for your child next year? We are offering Spanish and Band electives for students who want to take other electives throughout the day. These classes will begin at 7:00 AM- before school starts. Your child will be bringing home their elective form soon. Please select this option if you are interested in this; space is limited.


After School Support: In effort to support students with homework and interventions, iMiddle has an extended the school day until 4:00 PM. Students will be recommended to stay after school if they need additional support in any of their Core subjects. Students who wish to have a quiet place to do homework or just study are also welcome after school in the Library from 3:00 - 4:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Friday. If your child is being recommended and you do not want your child to have additional support and mentoring, please contact the Principal at nlabas@sandi.net.


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, kcrc@san.rr.com. 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

Common Core Resources for Parents

http://www.sdcoe.net/commoncore/Pages/resources-parents.aspx


Common Core Videos for Parents

http://achievethecore.org/dashboard/409/search/3/1/0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/page/836/common-core-videos-for-parents-list-pg


Click below to read what parents should know

http://www.corestandards.org/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.

https://www.engageny.org/resource/shifts-for-students-and-parents/

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 target.com/redcard, 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 target.com/redcard, 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, kcrc@san.rr.com

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.