iMiddle Parent and Community News

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What is Happening at iMiddle this week?

Monday we will be welcoming 30 Chinese students who are here to experience an American STEAM school. Our students ambassadors will be showing the students around and will be teaming up with them on our next STEAM challenge- bridge building.


Monday starts the beginning of Semester two! We are encouraging all student to start the semester strong! Report cards will be mailed home by the district office around the second week of February. Please make sure you are helping your child monitor their grades on PowerSchool at least two times a week. Zero's must be made up immediately to avoid lowered grades. If you have questions about your child's grades, contact your child's teacher directly via email.


Save the date for our Semester one awards event. If your child is on the honor role or if they received a standout award from their teacher, you will be invited to attend our assembly. See the iMiddle.org calendar for dates. Your child will receive the invite to share with you and we will do our best in calling those who are invited with our autodialer system.


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


We still have a couple spots left for the Opera. We are also taking waiting list names. See below for more information.


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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