IVA News, Edition 11
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Special Event: Screenagers
Did you know:
  • Kids spend on average 6.5 hours a day on screens, not including classroom or homework screen time.
  • Boys spend on average the equivalent of 1.5 days on video games every week
  • Screen time increases dopamine production and causes behavior that mimics addiction
Beyond exposing the risks of screen time, SCREENAGERS reveals multiple approaches parents, teachers and other community leaders can use to work with kids to help them achieve a healthy amount of screen time, while still respecting its role in their lives, particularly their social lives. 

Join us
 here at IVA on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30pm to view the film. Advance tickets are $15 for parents and $10 for teens. Tickets will be $20 at the door if not sold out.
Purchase Tickets
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
REMINDER to turn in your picture order by 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 WedNovember 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!

PTSA News - Yearbook Chair Needed
We need a parent, or duo, or team to chair the yearbook committee and help with curation, organization, and taking photos at events. Please email PTA President Judy Hunter with any questions or to volunteer.
Broadway Musical at IVA! Are you interested?
A group of IVA parents are assessing student interest and parent support for an IVA Broadway musical revue that would audition in late January, rehearse two days a week after school starting in February, and have performances in early May. There would be a participation fee.

The program would be geared towards gaining confidence, building community, and growth in musical performance ability. In order to receive further information, please email Alicia Porter and express your student's level of interest (for example, "my child would definitely want to try out for this!") and level/type of parental support (for example, "I play piano!" or "I can run sound" or "I can make the programs" or "I can help raise money," etc.). Please respond by November 15. 
Athletics: Basketball
Tryout #3 is this Thursday, November 10, 1:15-3:00pm
Last tryout next Thursday, November 17, 1:15-3:00pm 
Team will be chosen over the Thanksgiving Break and team members will be notified by email
Intellectual Virtues Academy High School - Take a Tour
As you know, IVA is recognized for its research-based, intellectually challenging and supportive academic program. In the fall of 2016, The Academy began extending the intellectual virtues education model to the high school, equipping every student to think well: critically, creatively, and with a capacity for self-growth.  

The Academy invites you to learn more and experience the high school firsthand at one of the upcoming open house events or school tours. You can find valuable open house and school tour information on the newly launched Academy website. You may complete applications for the 2017-2018 school year online application or by calling the front office at 562.283.4456.
Grade 8: High School Shadow Days & Site Nights
LBUSD Shadow Day reservation system will remain open until Wednesday, Nov 16. 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 upcoming weeks.
Mark These Dates
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 - Work Day CANCELLED
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
 This week at IVA
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