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IACS Primary Campus Newsletter Winter 2022-2023

Upcoming Events

December 2022

Friday, Dec 2 - Spirit Shirt Day

Friday, Dec 9- Spirit Shirt Day, Award Ceremonies- grade level throughout the day

Friday, Dec 9- PTO Primary Dance 6:00- 7:30pm & uniform swap

Saturday, Dec 10- Primary Fire Choir at the Nampa Public Library- 1:30 performance

Monday, Dec 12 - Board Meeting at Secondary Campus 6:30pm

Tuesday, Dec 13- Primary Fire Choir at the Brandt Center (NNU) 5:45pm

Friday, Dec 16- Spirit Shirt Day

Friday, Dec 16- The Night Before Christmas (Meeker/Peltier's classes) 3:00

Monday, Dec 19-PTO Meeting 4:15 at Primary Campus- Family Room

Monday, Dec 19- 2nd grade Winter Concert (Santi/Pardue's classes) 2:45

Monday, Dec 19- Regular Uniform Dress- Holiday accents at the primary

Tuesday, Dec 20- 2nd grade Winter Concert (Biggs/Wade/Sherwood's classes) 2:45

Tuesday, Dec 20- Regular Uniform Dress- Holiday accents at the primary

Wednesday, Dec 21st- Holiday dress (sweaters, dress clothing, pj, winter attire) with holiday accents

Wednesday, Dec 21- End of Quarter 2

Wednesday, Dec 21- Mrs. Marsh's class performance 9:30 am

Wednesday, Dec 21- Miss L. Winchester's class performance 10:00am

Wednesday, Dec 21- 1st grade Winter Wonderland Performance (Schow/Stradling/Haffey) 3:00

Thursday, December 22nd- January 4th- IACS student Holiday Break See you on the 5th

January 2023- Lottery opens 2023-2024 school year

Wednesday, Jan 4- Teacher Planning Day - No School for Scholars

Thursday, Jan 5- School resumes

Friday, Jan 6 - Spirit Shirt Day

Monday, Jan 9 - Board Meeting at Secondary Campus 6:30pm

Friday, Jan 13 - Spirit Shirt Day

Saturday, Jan 14- Primary campus clean up day 8-11

Monday, Jan 16- No School- Human Rights' Day

Thursday, Jan 19 IACS band concert at the Nampa Civic Center 6:30-8: 00

Friday, Jan 20 - Spirit Shirt Day

Jan 22-28th- School Choice Week

Monday, Jan 23- Teacher Planning Day - No School for Scholars

Tuesday, Jan 24- PTO Skate Night at the Rollerdrome

Friday, Jan 27 - $3 Paid Non-uniform Dress Fundraiser

Auditions for spring play- January 30-February 1 sign up below

RSVP with QR code on the flyer

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Uniform reminder and extra change

Our playground has many muddy spots and we are low on clothing. Please send in your child's backpack an extra set of clothing to ensure we have your child's size.

Uniform Reminder

  • Uniform bottoms are khaki tan, uniform black or navy blue (no jeans, holes or extra pockets down the legs).
  • Jackets and sweatshirts need to be embroidered with the school logo and be a solid color to be worn in the building.
  • Embroidered solid-color jackets in the building need to have the school logo.
  • Undershirts and leggings need to be a solid color and worn underneath the uniform.

Click on Building Readers Together flyer for family ideas to becoming a stronger reader.


If you would be willing to donate some candy to the staff that would be awesome! Please drop it off to the front office or send in with your child to bring to the front office. They love chocolate and on some days they need a few pieces.

Thank you for your donation.

Class DoJo Communication


Make sure you join our school Dojo, as well as your teacher's classroom Dojo for updates.

You can also join our Facebook page for the quickest way to know what is going on.

PTO Message

Please join our IACS PTO Facebook page to keep informed of any PTO events.

If you don’t have a Facebook page, we will post any event information on the IACS website:

Upcoming meetings are at the primary campus at 4:15pm in the Family Room (5th-grade lunchroom).

Important PTO dates and things PTO needs your help with - Contact PTO to help with an event below or come to our meeting on December 19th.

Guest Teachers (Substitutes) Needed

Guest Teachers (Substitutes) Needed

We are in need of great substitute teachers!

Click on the QR code to apply

Spring Show Auditions at the Primary

Dive into the world of Shakespeare in this sharp one-act adaptation of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy retains all the important plot points for a lighter, fast-moving production. The mischievous fairies, complicated romances, bumbling actors, magic, and laughs are all here!

Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four Athenians run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen. In the end, Puck reverses the magic, and the two couples reconcile and marry.


When: January 30-February 1

Time: 4:05-5:15

10 minute time slot, sign up through the SignUp Genius link below


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Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 4:05-5:15


Friday, April 21 @ 7:00pm

Saturday, April 22 @ 1:00pm


Make a difference at IACS by downloading the Purposity app.

Purposity is an app that allows us to post student and family needs anonymously. Those who download the app (staff, families,& community members) can choose to meet these needs if they'd like to. Many times people want to help but don't know how, this allows them to help when they can.

To be a part of our Purposity movement, download the Purposity app from the App Store or Google Play, and follow Idaho Arts Charter School. The more people that join us, the bigger the impact, so please invite your friends, family, and anyone else that you think would like to make a difference in a child's life.

For more info watch the Purposity intro video-

Food Drive

Our Idaho Arts 2022 food drive was quite a success. Thank You Ms. Puga for organizing this annual event.

This year we filled the stage! Over the Thanksgiving break, Les Schwab came and loaded one large and one small truck full of our collected donations. Our Idaho Arts family can be very proud of the combined efforts that will help many families in need this winter. Two classes are being recognized for the large collection of items their class contributed and the points earned by those contributions. In grades K-2, Ms. Wade's 2nd-grade class finished the week with 1.480 points. In grades 3-5, Mrs. Rogers' class finished the week with 2,639 points. These two classes will be awarded a popcorn party to celebrate. Thank you to everyone who supported our drive this year.

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Upcoming Lottery for 2023-2024 School Year

If you have a new student you would like to enroll at IACS, of any grade, you must fill out an application.

This includes incoming kindergarten siblings.

Lottery Facts:

When to apply: January 1, 2023 - March 17, 2023

Where to apply: Please complete an application at

Who needs to apply?

**Any student who is not currently enrolled at Idaho Arts Charter School

**Siblings of students currently enrolled at Idaho Arts Charter School


If you have a student who is returning to Idaho Arts Charter School for the 2023-2024 school year, you DO NOT need to submit a lottery application.

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