IVA News, Edition 10
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Special Event: Screenagers
Join us for a screening of the documentary Screenagers here at IVA on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30pm. Advance tickets are $15 for parents and $10 for teens. Tickets will be $20 at the door if not sold out. But most screenings are packed. Invite your friends and neighbors!
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Parent Academy: Screenagers
Immediately following the documentary Screenagers, IVA will host a Parent Academy panel to debrief and discuss how to empower our kids to best navigate the digital world and provide practical resources to help them do it.
School Pictures
Picture Day proofs went home with your student Monday, October 31st.
  • Please circle the proof you would like printed and indicate the package. If you select the two-pose Package 'A', please circle two selected proofs and write "yearbook" by the pose you prefer for IVA's yearbook. Receive a free 8x10 Class Photo with a package order (a $15 value).
  • If you elect not to order prints, then please circle your preferred pose for the yearbook, mark it "yearbook" and return form to the office.
DEADLINE to turn in your picture order is Monday, November 14th.  Please return form to the office with payment enclosed. Contact Dana Lowe at with any questions.
IVA Charter Renewal
IVA needs your support! On November 16 at 5:00 pm, IVA will speak to the LBUSD Board of Education regarding the past and future of IVA. We want to fill the room with IVA families in support! Will you please consider joining us? No speaking required; we'll just ask you to stand and smile.

Who: all IVA families
What: Public Hearing during LBUSD Board of Education meeting 
When: Wednesday, November 16 at 5:00 pm
Where: LBUSD 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach 90810

A note about renewal: This renewal process grants authorization for IVA to operate through June 2022. The proposed charter petition continues the fundamentals of IVA as we know it: the mission, staffing plan, schedule, curriculum, facility, etc. will stay the same!

Studies show that parental involvement in a child's education is one of the most important factors in raising student self esteem and academic achievement. Please review the volunteer opportunities one our Volunteer Form, and check all that you're interested in. We appreciate your time and are excited to partner with you!  form here 
Forgot Lunch?
Did you know your student may eat lunch if he/she forgets to bring lunch? A limited number of "emergency lunches" are available daily. Emergency lunches cost $7.00 ($5.50 lunch + $1.50 late fee). If your student needs lunch, he/she can simply go to the lunch line and ask for an emergency lunch. Your account will be charged.
Athletics: Basketball
Rolling tryouts continue this Thursday, November 3, 1:15-3:00pm
Athletes must attend 3/4 of the tryouts to be considered for the team
Remaining dates: November 3, 10, and 17
Grade 8: High School CHOICE
Please directly contact the LBUSD pathway program your student is signed up with for Shadow Days for follow-up procedures. For Site Nights, families may show up to each school location as registration to these events is not required. To learn more about Shadow days, Site Nights, and important dates go to LBUSD's School of Choice website

For more information on upcoming High School Choice events and the application process, please check out our school website and school events calendar. We will update you accordingly with more information in the coming weeks.
FUNraiser at Domenico's
Join us Monday, November 7, for lunch dinner at Domenico's anytime between 11:30am and 10:00pm. Help us raise money while enjoying your favorite pizza, pasta and salad! Domenico's has been a Belmont Shore institution for over 61 years. Domenico's will donate 25% of the total sales generated by our group to Intellectual Virtues Academy! Dine-In or Take-Out. 
6th-Grade Families
Did you know all students are required to show evidence of a Tdap booster by the first day of 7th grade? It is not too early to schedule your doctor appointment and send your updated immunization record to IVA. Any questions? See here
Work Day
Need service hours? Want to help us beautify our school? Join us for a volunteer work day on November 12 from 9:00-2:00pm to clear the parkway along Elm between 36th and 37th. Everyone is welcome but the bulk of the work requires strong adults that don't shy away from hard, sweaty work.  Volunteers may bring tools including full sized shovels, a pick axe and gloves if they have them.  We will also need a "come-a-long" hand operated winch with a ratchet used to pull out the stubborn juniper stumps. Water and light snacks will be provided. We will need 10 adults minimum to begin this project. Check your inboxes to sign up or call the office at (562) 912-7017.
Sign-up Here
Lost & Found
Lost & Found items will be donated November 11. Please check our very full rack!
Mark These Dates
Thu, Nov 3 - Basketball tryout 2
Mon, Nov 7 - FUNraiser at Domenico's
Thu, Nov 10 - Basketball tryout 3
Thu, Nov 10 - Last day to find lost items
Fri, Nov 11 - Veteran's Day - no school
Sat, Nov 12 - Volunteer Work Day
Mon, Nov 14 - Picture order due
Wed, Nov 16 - LBUSD board meeting
Thu, Nov 17 - Basketball tryout 4
Thu, Nov 17 - Screenagers
Fri, Nov 18 - Faculty Academy - no school
Mon, Nov 21-25 - Thanksgiving Recess

High School CHOICE events click here
IVA is revamping our online calendar to make it more interactive. Thanks for patience during construction.
All events are visible at a glance from the month calendar. 
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