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Learning Virtues and Habits (of Mind)
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Opening Ceremony 2016

Thank you for attending our Opening Ceremony this morning at Intellectual Virtues Academy where "Intellectual Energy is Organized" (thank you Mrs. Christen and team) and student Learn and Live Well! We embraced the awkwardness of Middle School and applauded our students as they embarked on their journey of learning. 

Dates

Mon, Aug 15 - Mon, Sept 5 - The IVA Webstore will be open for Spirit Wear orders

Thu, Sep 8 - Forms due in Illuminate

Mon, Sep 12-16 - Baskin Robbins Fundraiser 

Mon, Sep 12 - 3:30 to 4:15, First Cross Country Practice at IVA

ILLUMINATE

If more than one parent would like access to Illuminate, please send us an email and we'll enable your account!
RECEIVE ALERTS

Opt in to text-SMS messages to receive urgent messages via School Messenger! You should receive an opt-in text message by Friday, September 2. If you do not receive the message, please contact the office. We intend to use this for urgent communication only.
BELL SCHEDULE

Block 1, 2, 3 (Monday, Wednesday)

Block 4, 5, 6 (Tuesday, Friday)

Thursdays students see only two of their classes: 1&2, 3&4, 5&6...

view online here
Student Forms
Please check your Illuminate Forms inbox. To log in, go to http://ivalongbeach.illuminatehc.com/  your username is your email and your password is your personal password

Please contact the office if you have any trouble logging in to your Illuminate parent account. 

Please complete forms by Thursday, September 8.
Spirt Wear Webstore OPEN through Monday!
Spirit Wear for SALE!
The Back to School Combo price is 2 for $25
Browse the Web Store for more details and order online by Sep 5th.
T-shirts orders will be delivered to IVA Sep 15th
Don't miss this opportunity to purchase t-shirt for your students or for yourself! 
So many thanks to the returning students, new families and alumni that came Monday night to our Work Day and helped us get ready for school to begin. We love our volunteers! 
Bikes, Skateboards & Scooters
Bikes, skateboards, and scooters (with helmets)--If you ride your bike to school, IVA has a bike rack. Please bring your own lock. If you ride a scooter or skateboard, you may leave your gear in an orange bin located next to the bike rack. There is no riding bikes, scooters or skateboards on campus. 
PTSA News
Thank you to all our 6th grade families who have already paid their PTSA membership(s) and ASB fees at orientation. So far, we have 84 PTSA memberships, 48 ASB fees paid and close to $300 in donations. Way to go 6th grade families!!
 
Paperwork will be coming home soon with more information to sign up for the PTSA and pay the student ASB fee. The ASB Fee is $40 per student and will cover the cost of the student's yearbook and all student dances.
Develop Creativity and Passion Through Photography!
You can still help! Would you consider making a donation to Mr. Fountain for our new Photography elective? $1,593 is still needed. 

Our students need a set of refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR cameras to learn the techniques and skills of photography. For details, see our Donors Choose page here
 
Support Learning & Give Today

Students will be using these cameras in order to learn about the technical skills and themes involved with the art of photography. As our students enter the digital age, their intimate relationship with technology, as well as their need for resources, grows.

Specifically, students will explore the technicalities of photography through lessons in aperture, shutter speed, framing, and more. They can expect to experiment in such photographic styles as portraiture, landscape, macro, action, and others.

Carpool
Looking for a Carpool?
Email your name, address, and a brief description of your need and we'll do our best to match you with someone in your area. Note: we're looking forward to launching our website's Parent Portal to support community needs like carpooling, but while it's under construction, we'll do it the old-fashioned email way!
Homework Co-Op in Bixby Knolls
Fellow IVA parents: My daughter Audrey is beginning sixth-grade at IVA and we live very close by in Cal Heights. I would like to explore establishing an after-school homework co-op in Cal Heights/Bixby Knolls. Please email me if you are interested in participating in a co-op idea like this that would involve opening your home one day per week.

Best regards,

Tyler Reeb
tyler.reeb@gmail.com 
Athletics
Cross Country is beginning and all are welcome to join! Our first team practice will be held on Monday, September 12 after school from 3:30-4:15 at IVA. Practices will be held M/W after school. Contact Ms. McAdams with any questions.

Meet information can be found at www.onfiya.org.
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