Primary Press

IACS Primary Campus Newsletter February 2019


FREE Admission

Come and go anytime between 9am-4pm, we suggest you come early to get the best of the Engineering & Science Festival at Boise State

Engineering & Science Festival is a FREE event for all ages with a wide variety of engaging activities designed for K-12 students and their family.

If you didn't get a chance to registrar, just show up and join us.

Check out the upcoming PTO happenings for families!

(reserve a spot on your calendar)

PTO Meeting: Monday, Feb 4th 6:00pm Flying M in Nampa

PTO Meeting: Monday, March 4th 6:00pm Flying M in Nampa

PTO Meeting: PTO Meeting April 8th 6:00pm Secondary Building room 23

Tentative date subject to change- Skate Night April 11th 6-8pm

PTO Meeting: PTO Meeting Monday May 6th 6:00pm

PTO Meeting: No meeting in June

Valentine Grams

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Orchestra at the secondary building is doing their annual Valentine Grams fundraiser. Send your special people a delicious treat to either school. Orders are due by Tuesday, February 5th for the large crispy hearts and all other order no later than Friday, February 8. Some items are limited quantity, so don't delay! Return orders to your teacher by 9:00 am on Friday, February 8th. See order form attached or pick up a form from your teacher. Valentine Grams will be delivered on the 14th to your teacher.

Attention 4th grade Parents

REMINDER- Next week our students will take the NAEP. The State selected only 50 of our 4th graders to take the NAEP assessment on Tuesday, February 5. If your child was selected by the state, your child's teacher would have sent home a letter in an IACS envelope containing more information on green paper in January. If you have any questions, please contact Andi Arnold at 208-463-4324 ext 456 or at


February 8th marks the annual "Give Kids a Smile" free event. This non-profit event gives families without dental coverage the opportunity to receive dental care and limited treatment at zero cost. It is however, on a first come first serve basis

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Family Night

Please join us on Tuesday, February 12 from 6:30-7:30 for the final Family Night of the school year. There will be three twenty minute sessions where teachers from each grade level will be sharing fun activities that you can do at home for both math and reading. Following the classroom sessions, Mrs. Fleshman will hold a parent meeting with refreshments in The Nest to discuss future Family Involvement Nights. We can't wait to see you there!
Family Engagement- Title I Parent Involvement Survey

Please provide us with your feedback by clicking on the box above.

Roaring Springs Reader Program

Your student can earn a FREE day ticket to Roaring Springs Waterpark!

How: Students must read for fun and log their minutes on the Roaring Springs Reading Log. Students can read anything they choose for the Roaring Readers program; books, magazines,

newspapers, etc. They cannot count any reading that is done to complete homework or school assignments. Each student in K-4 must complete 600 minutes of recreational reading and complete their Roaring Reader Reading Log.

Why: The goal of the program is to add fun to reading, and to help students understand goal setting and achievement. The program challenges students to read for pleasure with a very exciting reward—a FREE day ticket to Roaring Springs!

When: Students must turn in their Roaring Springs Reading Log to their teacher no later than March 15, 2019.


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Lottery is now open for new students and new siblings to IACS

Applying for the 2019-2020 Lottery

When: January 1, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Where: Please complete an application at

Who needs to apply?

**If you have a currently enrolled student and are applying for a sibling:

**If you have a child that will be new to Idaho Arts Charter School:

Please Note for Returning students:

If you have a student that is returning to Idaho Arts Charter in 2019-2020, you Do NOT need to complete an application for the 2019-2020. However, we will be sending an email to confirm your returning student. **When you receive this email, please let us know ASAP if you student will be returning to IACS in order to ensure your student's enrollment at IACS is not filled.**


You will be receiving an email in the next few days asking to complete a return commitment form to Idaho Arts Charter School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please be sure to fill out a form for each child currently attending Idaho Arts Charter School.

IACS would like to confirm your child/children will be returning to IACS for the 2019-2020 school year so that we may secure their enrollment.

Important to note: Regardless if your reply is a YES or NO response we will need a commitment response for each child.

The return commitment deadline is this Friday March 22,2019.


Please check Powerschool to ensure that your contact information and emergency/pickup contacts are correct.

It is really important for Parents/Guardians to keep us up to date with their current contact details. Occasions can arise when we might need to contact you urgently during the school day regarding your child.The school uses the information in Powerschool to contact parents and verify student pickups. Please take a minute to check your student's Powerschool account to make sure that all of your contact information is correct, including your pickup list and emergency contacts.

Lost and Found

Our collection of clothing has increased in lost and found since we have been back. Labeling clothing helps us find the owner of missing jackets. Please have your child check and collect their items.

Career Day is March 13th

We are excited to share that our Third Annual Career Day here at IACS Primary will be on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. This year's Career Day will be full of fun activities. We will have community volunteers and parents coming to the school to talk about their careers with students.Idaho Arts Charter School (IACS) is committed to helping our students with career development starting as early as kindergarten. An aspect of career development is exposing the students to many different careers early on. One way that IACS can facilitate this is through Career Day on Wednesday, March 13th.

This year we will focus on business attire. This attire is something you would wear to a professional interview. If student choose not to wear business attire regular school uniform attire is appropriate as well (similar to the business casual attire below).

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Primary Yearbook

If you haven't already placed an order for your yearbook, NOW is the time!! Friday, April 12th orders are due so we can place our order to be here by the end of the year. (Yearbooks will be handed out the last week of school.)

Primary Yearbooks - $20.00

Please check your student's PowerSchool if you want to verify you have ordered a yearbook, all yearbook orders are listed in PowerSchool on the Balance page.

Order forms is below- please use a separate form for each yearbook order you are placing.

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Running track maintenance

Our track in the back of the school needs to be striped again so students can continue running at recess. If you have a connection or know someone who has access to parking lot paint or something similar, please contact Kendal Fleshman at or (208) 463-4324 x 305.

Mrs. Michelle Salas' Tips for Learning at Home

Families spend a lot of time in the car everyday. Rather than spend that time on a device, there are lots of fun educational games and activities you can do to practice skills from school. Below are just a few ideas:

1. Practice math facts or spelling words.

2. Round license plate numbers to the nearest ten or hundred.

3. Read signs

4. Quiz vocabulary definitions.

5. Read a book out loud to an adult or sibling in the car.

6. Play ABC i-spy.

7. Play 20 questions.

8. Tell a story, but leave out the ending, another person in the car must finish the story with an ending.

9. Play an oral ABC Scattergories – Think of a topic and the first person names something that fits in the topic starting with “a”, the next person thinks of a “b” word, and so on.

10.Play word memory – The first person says a word that fits in a certain topic. The next person says that word and adds another word. The third person says the first two words and adds another word. You keep going until someone can't think of a word in that topic. Example: Topic=animals, first persons says ‘dog’, second person says ‘dog, cat’, third person says ‘dog, cat, frog’.

Save the Date--IACS Gala!

Our 3rd annual Gala is May 11, 2019 from 6:30-10:30. More details forthcoming--mark your calendar for this great event!

Upcoming Events

February 2019

Friday, Feb 1- Spirit Shirt Day and Primary Award Assembly

Saturday, Feb 2- Boise State Engineering Fair 9-4

Monday, Feb 4- PTO meeting

Tuesday, Feb 5- NAEP assessment - State selected 4th graders only

Tuesday, Feb 5- Valentine Gram Large crispy order forms are due to teacher

Wednesday, Feb 6-IACS History Day

Wednesday, Feb 6- Safety and Wellness committee meeting at the Primary building at 4:00 Anyone can attend

Thursday, Feb 7- 100th day of School- Dress as if you are 100 years old

Friday, Feb 8- Valentine Gram orders forms are due to teacher by 9:00

Friday, Feb 8- Give Kids a Smile

Monday, Feb 11- IACS School Board meeting 6:30 secondary campus

Tuesday, Feb 12- Family Night at Primary Building 6:30

Thursday, Feb 14- Valentine Gram sent to classrooms

Friday, Feb 15- Inservice Day- No school for students

Monday, Feb 18th - No School President's Day

Wednesday, Feb 20-Class Photos (look for picture packet from your classroom teacher)

Friday, Feb 22- Non uniform dress day $3

March 2019

Friday, March 1- Spirit Shirt Day and Primary Award Assembly

Friday, March 1- Dr. Seuss Day- socks to go with Spirit Shirt or uniform

Monday, March 4- PTO meeting

Monday, March 11- IACS School Board meeting 6:30 secondary campus

Wednesday, March 13-Career Day- business attire or uniform

Friday, March 15- Roaring Readers due to teachers- unfortunately no late submissions will be accepted after this date.

Friday, March 22- Lottery closes

Friday, March 22- End of Quarter 3

Friday, March 22- Last day of school before spring break

Friday, March 22- Non uniform dress day $3

Monday, March 25-Friday, March 29- Spring Break Week- No School

April 2019

Monday, April 1- No School- Teacher Inservice and targeted conferences

Tuesday, April 2- School resumes from spring break

Friday, April 5- Spirit Shirt Day and Primary Award Assembly

Monday, April 8- IACS School Board meeting 6:30 secondary campus

Saturday, April 13- Lottery for 2019-2020 school year 9:00 at secondary campus

Monday, April 15- ISAT testing begins

Friday, April 26- Non uniform dress day $3