IVA News, Edition 22: Foxy Friends Free Dress Day
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
our flags identify our campus along Linden
Thanks & Praise
Thanks to Dana Lowe (7th grade Kat's mom) for responding to our newsletter request for help and getting our flags sewn. IVA once again has three flags up!
Talent Show 2017 this Friday 
Where: The Chapel (IVA Campus)
When: Friday, February 17, 2017
Cost: $1 per family member ($5 max)
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM with an intermission!

We have some amazing acts lined up!
Please join us for a fun evening celebrating creativity and the performing arts!
Principal Letter: Parents Getting Together This Thursday

Tuesday morning at the gate I spoke with a 6th-grade mom while a 7th-grade mom offered input. It was so helpful to have the parent perspective as we spoke about the first semester struggle. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to providing responsive, thoughtful, challenging and supportive instruction and support at school but there can be a disconnect between the learning at school and what comes home. It can be very helpful for parents to share what's working for them and how they have learned to fill in the gaps. Parents! Come talk to other parents this Thursday at the PTSA Parent Night. 

Start of the new semester connecting to your resources:
If you need to set up a conference with one teacher, or several teachers, please email them, if you want to get support in using resources at home watch this helpful video on how to use Google Classroom from Ms. Chen, see other resources on our website curriculum page, and, best of all - talk with other IVA parents!

Mid-Year Survey
Take the Survey Now
Please take just a few minutes right now to complete our mid-year survey. We would love to have 100% participation because we value your thoughts
We are looking for parents to join the PTSA Board for the 2017-18 school year. Positions that are open are: President, Treasurer, Vice President of Fundraising and Vice President of Membership. Please contact Susan Horejsi with your interest.

Join us for a Parent Get Together on Thursday, February 16 from 6:00 -7:30 pm at IVA. Bring an appetizer to share and we will provide the drinks. Can’t bring an appetizer? We’ve been there! Come anyways! This is a time to get to know your school and the parents of your student’s friends. 
100 in 100 Campaign for IVA: An Epic Journey!
Luke Larson is seeking sponsorship for his climb up Mount Kilimanjaro as a way to contribute to our IVA fundraiser! If you would like to contribute to our 100 in 100 Fund Drive , you can donate a flat rate or an amount per 1,000 feet climbed (the summit is 19,341 feet)! Contact Luke or the office to sign up. 
Family FUNraiser at Sorrentos Italian Kitchen located at 4102 Orange Avenue, Long Beach on February 23 from 11:00 - 9:00 pm. Dine in, take-out or deliveryFlyer must be presented! 50% will be donated back to IVA for all Pizza, Pasta and Calzone orders!
PTSA FITathon and Community Wellness Fair
Support our students and local community Saturday, March 4 at IVA (in the school parking lot) 3601 Linden Avenue. Students can collect pledges online through Pledgestar. More info will be coming home next week. The Fti-a-thon features an obstacle course, wellness vendors, fun and community!

Parents - if you would like to get involved, or have questions, please contact Janet Watt.
Athletics: Basketball
  • Practices Thursday, Feb 16 from 1:30 - 3:00 and Tuesday, Feb 21 from 3:30-5:00
  • Game #5 February 22 at 4:00 at Para Los Ninos (835 Stanford Avenue, LA 90021)
  • Please check the carpool link here
Athletics: Soccer
  • Informational meeting THIS Friday, Feb 17 at lunch in RM 113
  • Rolling tryouts February 23, March 2, March 9 at IVA from 1:00-2:00
  • Student-athletes must attend two of three tryouts to be considered for the team
  • Practices begin Tue / Thu, March 14 at IVA
Athletics: Track & Field
  • Informational meeting Friday, March 10 at lunch in RM 113
  • All are welcome to participate!
  • Season includes 4 weekend meets in LA
> Questions regarding any athletics, please contact Ms. McAdams
Thanks & Praise
Thank you to our Science Fair judges for lending their expertise and giving our students helpful feedback.

George White, Engineer & Friend of Ms. Gordon 
Adriean Mancillas, Psychologist & Parent of 8th grade Olivia, Ethan, and Julian
Carrie Seydel, Molecular Biologist & Parent of 7th grade Amelia - 2nd time judge
Michael Sindaha, Chemical Engineer & Ms. Sindaha's brother
Phil Mateo, Civil Engineer & Friend of Ms. Campos - 3rd time judge
Richard Smith, Pre-Med Student & Ms. Campos' fiance -  3rd time judge

This year we had 40 projects voluntarily submitted. 40 teams or individuals decided to compete at the LA County Science Fair as well. 
Mark these dates
Feb 15 - Foxy Friends Free Dress Day (date change)
Feb 16 - PTSA meeting
Feb 16 - Mandatory Dress Rehearsal for Talent Show
Feb 17 - IVA Talent Show 
Feb 23 - Student Information Night

Feb 23 - FUNraiser at Sorrento's Italian Kitchen

**note date change: Faculty Academy Day Changed from Friday, March 17 to Monday, March 13 
 This week at IVA
Seventh-grade students visit the museum of tolerance. View more photos on Facebook!
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