Much appreciation for a great year!
View this email in your browser

School at IVA - a Dream in 2016...
Can't Wait to Reconvene in 2017!

There is so much to celebrate so far this school year! Thank you for all of your support to join us in our mission of meaningful growth in intellectual character - to learn and live well. 

IVA is more than just middle school - it is a time to learn and live well. 

If your child has been challenged this year, if you have sat next to them when they are ready to give up but you encouraged them to stick with it - then you have experienced moments of growth - they can be so hard, they require investment from all of us to keep connected - teachers, students, student peers, parents, our counselor, and all of the staff. This work together is meaningful and long lasting

Here are a few moments from the school year so far:
Super fun field trips to the LACMA, Long Beach Main Library, Olivera Street, Annenberg Space for Photography Museum
Thank you PTSA for the busses and benches and lockers and hot cocoa!
Experiments in Science and Math - inquiry based learning where mistakes make us curious.
Thank you students for wondering, pondering, asking why... for your thirst for understanding and desire to explore.  
Activities outside of class led by parent volunteers.
Thank you parents for being athletic coaches, school dance coordinators, club sponsors, field trip chaperones, tie-dye organizers, Advisors, and partners in learning.
Communication with families where parents and teachers  apprentice our kiddos toward intellectual autonomy so they can know the joy of learning. 
Thank you families for jumping into conversations about virtue growth, conferences where the student leads, and guiding your kids to talk directly with their teachers at office hours. 
Discussion based engagement with content - Socratic Seminars in English, History, and Art
Thank you teachers for a thoughtful, challenging, and supportive academic environment. 
Reading, thinking, discussing, and writing about diverse perspectives on topics that impact us all. 
Thank you teachers and students for your bold participation in a curriculum that is accessible to all students through an inclusive environment and a multicultural education
Professional Development every Thursday, Faculty Academy days, and in Summer Seminars bond our staff to each other, to our mission, and to the minds of our students. 
Thank you teachers for creating opportunities so that students can think - for being flexible and student-directed in every decision. Your professionalism and committment create a beautiful blend of love and rigor. 
Making new friends - taking a chance - getting to be yourself.
Thank you for joining our community! Let friends and neighbors know about how IVA serves all students well - tell them about our upcoming information nights and 2017-2018 open application window. 
Join us in Celebrating IVA by Giving to the Annual Family Fund
Copyright © 2016 Intellectual Virtues Academy, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp