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IVA News, Edition 16
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Clubs Updates - Club Sponsor Meeting
Today is a Morning Assembly Schedule where all 3 classes will meet but with slightly less time in order to allow for a full school assembly. Our club leaders will be presenting their clubs and giving students a chance to sign up. 
PTSA General Meeting today after school
Please join us for the PTSA general meeting TODAY right after school at 3:30 pm, at the Foxes Corner. Cookies, coffee, and hot cocoa will be served to parents and students who attend! Come see what is involved with supporting your student's charter school and why parent participation is vital. Please join us! 
Friday is a regular school day  
Friday is a regular schedule - we are released at 3:14 PM. We are hosting a Free Pajama Dress Day and families are welcome to join us at lunch for a Nail Painting Party! PTSA will be providing cookies to all students during the lunchtime party.
We're Hiring! History Teacher Position
We need your help spreading the word! We have a current opening for a full-time history teacher position. To apply, send your referrals to view the job description, complete the application on EdJoin, the find out more about teaching at IVA on our website
Grade 8: T-shirts are here
8th Grade Shirts are here! They will be passed out today (Wed) after school right before the PTSA meeting and during lunch on Friday.
Thank you volunteers!  
A huge thank-you to the following parents for volunteering to chair these committees.
 
Rebecca Irwin & Lani Merlina - Yearbook
Alice Kilian & Anne Cheatham - Winter Dance
Tina Winwood - 8th Grade Game Night at CSULB
Susan Horesji - 8th Grade Pool Day
Ofelia Calder - 8th Grade Dance
 
We still need chairs for these committees:
Spring Dance (April 27th)
Movie Night (TBD)
6th or 7th Grade parent for 8th Grade Promotion (June 15th)
 
If you can chaperon/volunteer to help the chair of any of the above events please email Judy Hunter and indicated which event you can participate in.
Now Accepting Applications!
Know any current 5th graders? Please apply here. We'll host our next info night January 17, 2017. Learn more about tours and info nights here
The Benefits of Independent Studies
School is out on....Saturday (there is school all day on Friday). If you are leaving town on Friday please let the office know asap by emailing attendance@ivalongbeach.org so we can set up Independent Studies. We have 12 students on Independent Studies who are benefitting by:
  • Completing their assignments before the holidays with nothing hanging over their heads to complete upon return
  • Recouping their attendance 
  • Saving the school their attendance monies
Our 12 students are covering a total of 47 days missing school, keeping IVA's budget healthy by saving around $2,350. Thank you families for letting us know when you are out of town so we can recoup those funds!!
Grade 8: LBUSD High School Application window closes tonight
The LBUSD High School Application window closes tonight Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 11:59 p.m. To fill out your student's application, log-on to your ParentVue account and click on the lower left tab titled, "School of Choice." An instructional video is available for additional assistance if needed, and in Spanish as well. For other questions, please contact the High School Choice Helpline at (562) 997-8306.
Remember your student has other options (both charter and private schools) alongside your LBUSD process!
Intellectual Virtues Academy High School - Info Night for IVA Families
You're invited to an Info Night for IVA families on Thursday, December 22 at 6:00 PM to learn about the Academy’s college-preparatory academic program, including a-g, honors, and AP coursework. To reserve a spot, please contact Crystal Day, Outreach Coordinator, 562.283.4456.
Theatre Night Fundraiser - Thursday January 12
Join us for an evening of Sherlock Holmes - the adventure of the speckled band, cocktails, and community Thursday, January 12, 6:30-8:00 PM. Cocktails and horsdevours will be served upstairs on the patio at 4252 Atlantic Ave. Tickets are available for $60 per person. PayPal. $60 + $4.25 service charge. Checks $60 please mail to IVA PTSA, 3745 Chestnut Ave, Long Beach CA 90807. Contact Chair Sandra Grace with any questions.
Support IVA Education : 100 in 100 Annual GIving Campaign
IVA has launched our 100 in 100 Annual Year-end Giving Campaign! We are currently at 3.4% participation, and have already raised $3,723 towards our goal of $60,000. We invite you to celebrate the season of giving as we support student growth together. Consider making us your charity of choice. Your donation of any amount makes a difference! donate here 
Athletics: Basketball
  • Practice cancelled this Thursday as we head into break!
  • Tentative practices over break (check your email and contact coaches!)
  • Practices will change to Tu/Th after break
  • Info email sent out at the end of the week
Mark these dates
Wed, Dec 21 - Club sign-up assembly
Wed, Dec 21 - PTSA mtg after school 
Fri, Dec 23 - Free dress Pajama Day & Nail Painting Party
Fri, Dec 23 - no Choiclunch
Mon, Dec 26 - Fri, Jan 6 - Winter Recess
 This week at IVA
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