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Orientation : Tue, Aug 23

WHEN: Tuesday, August 23rd, 9:00 am to Noon
* student leaders, please arrive by 8:30 am
WHERE: Intellectual Virtues Academy

Incoming students are invited to play fun games, tour the campus, meet their teachers, and feel ready for the first day of middle school.  

NOTICE: There will be film crews utilizing all the parking lots the week before school is in. We will send notice before Orientation for where to drop off and where to park for parent orientation. 

Parent Orientation

WHEN: Tuesday, August 23rd, 11:00 am to Noon
WHERE: Intellectual Virtues Academy plaza

Welcome new parents! Join us for a chance to review our school policies and practices and be welcomed into what it is like to be a parent at IVA. Our PTSA will be there to welcome you and help you learn how you can get involved in the way that best meets your availability and interest. 

Dates

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

Mon, Aug 22 - Student Leader Training for Orientation
(returning IVA students) 9:00am to 11:00am, Rec Center

Mon, Aug 22 - 1:00 to 3:00pm Work Day - come help us build our new classroom furniture!

Tue, Aug 23 - ORIENTATION
8:30 am Student Leaders set up
9:00 to Noon - New Students
11:00 to Noon - New Parent Orientation

Wed, Aug 31 - First Day of School
8:20 to 8:50 am Opening Ceremony on the Plaza - Families Welcome. School is out at 3:14 pm.

REMINDER
School Supplies List can be found here on Facebook or here online
Spirt Wear Webstore Now OPEN!
Spirit Wear for SALE!
The Back to School Combo price is 2 for $25
Browse the Web Store for more details.

Your Spirit Wear Webstore will be open for business through September 5th.
Don't miss this opportunity to purchase t-shirt for your students or for yourself! 
Calling all Volunteers : 3 opportunities!
WHEN: Monday, August 22nd, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

IVA could use a hand!
As our first day of school approaches, IVA staff has been working hard to clean, repair and upgrade our classrooms. We've made lots of progress, but more needs to be done.  Would you consider participating in this summer's Work Day Monday, August 22nd, at IVA from 4:30 - 6:30 pm and help with the following tasks:
  • clean & touch-up classroom walls (with magic erasers or paint)
  • install slip-over floor saver caps on chairs
  • install projector and Apple TV for the new classroom
  • hang new speakers
  • wipe down desks and chairs
  • tighten wobbly legs
  • assemble new classroom furniture
  • general cleaning and wiping down of dirty surfaces
*if you're unable to attend but have tools or supplies to donate, please feel free to drop off at IVA office.
 
Any and all help would be much appreciated! RSVP to Danielle Montiel.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 23rd

Each year our incoming 6th graders get to make their very own IVA t-shirts at Orientation! This activity has become a favorite among our students and gives everyone an opportunity to practice their Intellectual autonomy by creating their very own unique designs.

We are seeking at least 20 parent volunteers to help in 20-minute intervals, between 9:30 am - 11:40 am with the following tasks:  
  • lead students in an overview of the activity
  • distribute t-shirts
  • assist with the rubber-banding of t-shirts
  • assist at the die tables
  • refill the die bottles
  • place completed t-shirts in plastic bags
  • change soaked newspapers at the die tables
Volunteers who are able to arrive by 8:45 am for set-up, and make donations of old newspapers would also be much appreciated!
WHEN: anytime prior to September 8th

A Take-Home project!
Advisory Notebook preparation:
  • cut
  • paste
  • staple
Email Serena if you can assist with this. 
PTSA News
PTSA will be available before and after the Parent Orientation on August 23rd to provide information for volunteer opportunities, and collect dues for PTSA Memberships and ASB fees. ABS Fee will be $40 per student and will cover the cost of the student's yearbook and all student dances. Cash or check only.
Develop Creativity and Passion Through Photography!
You can still help! Would you consider making a donation to Mr. Fountain for our new Photography elective

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
 

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!
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