Ida Jew Academy Parent Newsletter
Ida Jew Academy
Dear IJA Families,
At IJA students continue to be supported directly in and outside of the classroom through our (Parents and IJA teachers/staff) ongoing commitment to student learning. Take the time this weekend to reflect on your students daily efforts this trimester to attend school, study and ongoing perseverance to learn. Acknowledgment, often communicates an understanding at every grade level and every age. We would like to acknowledge your support at home in collaboration with IJA.
IJA Safety Information:
Earthquake/Fire preparedness: Last week, our participation in the Great California Shakeout helped remind and teach our students how to prepare in the event of a major disaster. (Since our TK and K students were on a field trip we will be reviewing Earthquake protocols in drill format next week.)
Run Hide Defend Training: We provide a regular drill to review Run, Hide, Defend training each year and incorporate our Incident Command System.
City of San Jose Safe School Campus initiative: We are in regular collaboration with Safe Schools.
Parking Lot and Flint Ave. As a reminder please obey all traffic laws and slow down when you see children. (Our safety team staff appreciates your support before and after school).
Update your Contact Information: Please make sure that you update all contact information and make certain you include emergency contact information (See Main office)
Food Services Information
Lunch statements are sent every other Friday to students through the students homeroom teacher
also you can find Lunch menu on MPESD announcements section
Facilities and Student Reminders
In a concerted effort to address concerns about our bathrooms we wanted to share that we have our custodial crew actively maintaining our bathrooms every 30 min to maintain bathroom cleanliness and operation.
(Please communicate at home the importance throwing trash in the garbage cans).
Note: Our parent newsletter includes some important information about upcoming events/ announcements and communication. We will also be regularly updating information on our facebook page, web site and school marquee.
I am eager to meet each of you and invite you to stop by my office to get to know you and how I can be of support to you throughout the school year.
Ida Jew Academy
408-223-3750 Ext. 77100
School Site Council Nominations
School Site Council is an school advisory group made up of 4 parents, 1 student, 3 Teachers, 2 Administrators which participates in the development of the school site plan. If you are interested in having your name placed on the ballot, please complete the School Site Nomination Form (Click here) and return the Ida Jew Academy main Office, or email form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our SSC meets at IJA typically 6 to 7 times throughout the school year. For more information, please contact the IJA main office.
Parent Climate Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete a School Climate Survey for our school. The survey is anonymous and only needs to be filled out once, even if you have multiple students. We are hoping to have every parent or guardian complete this short survey.
Survey Results will provide us valuable information on how we are doing as a school and help us set priorities for the future. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Please help by clicking on the link below to complete the survey."
We will send the survey link home and parents can also complete the survey at the schools main office
IJA Harvest Festival 10/31
Volunteers Needed (Sign up in the Main Office)
Halloween Parade 10/31
Parent Teacher Conferences Nov.4-15
Library Resources and Partnership with IJA
Upcoming Events / Announcements
- Oct. 31 IJA Harvest Festival 11:00- 2:00pm
- Nov. 1 Dia De Los Muertos
- Nov. 4 Trimester 2 begins
- Nov. 4-15 Parent Teacher Conferences
- Nov. 6 Coffee with the Principal 8:30am
- Nov. 6 PTA meeting @6:30pm
- Nov. 11 Veterans Day (No School)
- Nov. 13 Family Dine Out: El Pollo Loco 3:00-9:00pm
- Nov. 18 School Site Council Meeting @3:00pm Room 6
- Nov. 23- Dec. 1 Thanksgiving Break (No School)