The Hawk: April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013 8:00 am
Hi All,

The May Edition of The Hawk will be sent home mid-next week, but here's this week's edition of the Dispatch.

  • Building Update:  A big thanks to the entire IACS community for all of your support and flexibility as the modular buildings for the new 5/6 have arrived on campus.  Check out the Expansion Initiative photo gallery showing the most recent updates.
  • Teen Substance Abuse and Related Parenting Challenges–Wednesday May 8th 6:30–8:30pm at IACS.  An evening for to find out the facts, ask questions and share thoughts with other parents.  Learn what the trends are, hear what is being talked about in health classes and what students are saying about the realities of their world.  This is for all parents, both the middle and the high school grades.  We hope you will join us…together we can send a strong positive message to the students of IACS.  For more information please see the attached flyer or call GayleNutilePimm at x2104.
  • May click here. 
  • Middle School Robotics club will meet this Tuesday, April 30th, for two hours, 3-5:00 to make up for missing last week's session.  It will also meet again on Tuesday, May 7th from 3-4:00.  Looking for parent volunteers to attend Botfest on May 4th from 11:00-1:00, please email Donna Harrington at  Thanks!
  • Performing Arts News:  there are three important announcements.  Please see our school website for more information and forms for each event.
  • 1)  Innovation Academy Charter School Performing Arts Program Proudly Presents the Hilarious Comedies

    Check Please


    Check Please, Take 2

    By Jonathan Rand

    Saturday May 11 2:00pm and 7:00pm

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    Grades 8-11 please email

     Grades 5-7 please email

    3)  Drama Camp this summer:



    May Socials:
    The IACA
    is pleased to announce the last two middle
    school dances
    for the 2012 – 2013 school year. May 3rd for 5/6 grade students and May
    10th for 7/8 grade students. The two dances will be an end of
    the school year celebration. The cost is $5.00 / student and will be from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Approximately 14 parent
    chaperones are needed and must be cori approved prior to the evening of the
    you to all who have already volunteered we need only a few additional parent
    volunteer chaperones for the dances.
    Please e-mail Lisa Reed at if you are available to help set up,
    chaperone or clean up. All offers of help are greatly appreciated. We are also
    look for the following snack donations:

    Popcorn, small individual bags

    Market Basket BBQ
    Chip- Individual serving small Bag

    Market Basket
    Kettle Cooked Chips – Individual serving small Bag

    Snack Well 100
    Calorie Pack Cookies/Snacks

    100 Calorie Packs
    – Keebler Fudge Graham Cookies

    100 Calorie Packs
    – Sunshine Cheese-its

    100 Calorie Packs
    – Keebler Mini Fudge Stripes

    Danimals Low fat
    yogurt or Yoplait Parfait Pro Low Fat Yogurt

    Pillsbury Mini
    Muffins Blue Berry or chocolate Chip

    Smart Choice Mini
    muffins or mini loaf

    Kellogs Poptart
    low fat frosted brown sugar or strawberry

    Kellogs Special K
    cracker chips

    Drinks: Water, IZZE soda, Polar seltzer water, cranberry, lemon,
    Lime or rasberry

    nything you can donate is always
    appreciated! See the list below for your student's homebase/advisory basket
    once they are assembled. 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 12 for $10, 25 for
    Michele Frey <span style=" Crafts

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    Also see the attached donation form and
    details on the celebration.
    *8th Grade
    Semi-Formal Volunteers Needed
    8th Grad Semi-Formal will be held on Friday Evening June 7th
    from 7-10pm.
    Look for permission slips to be sent home on May 3rd
    and are due back on May 24th. There will also be an invitation sent
    out on May 17th. If you have any questions or would like to help
    please contact Kerry Wellenstein, .

    Jury Volunteers
    6th & 8th grade have received their jury dates
    . We need many community members to
    volunteer as a member of a jury panel.
    If you can give an hour or more
    during the school day (juries start at 8:00 and go throughout the day until
    4:00) this spring, please contact Paula Girouard:
    or stop by the main office. The team with
    the most runs scored by June 7th will be the winner and will receive
    a prize! Check the bulletin board in the cafeteria for an update on scores. Go
    Team IACS!!!!

    The Fundraising committee would like to thank the IACS community for
    making IACA’s Comedy Night and Silent Auction such a success. By joining us at
    the event, making donations, and bidding high and often on Silent Auction
    Items, we were able to raise over $10,000 to benefit the students of IACS.
    These funds will be used as seed money for clubs, to provide funding for scholarships
    and to support the social and academic enrichment of our students. I would like
    to thank those who helped set up at the event, those who baked for the dessert
    trays and especially Annie, Paula, Lori, Beverly, Michelle, Val and Jamie who
    spent the evening working with me to make the event a fun time for all who
    attended. Thank you, Heather Landis IACA Fundraising Chair

    Next IACA Meeting: Monday, May 13th 6:30 – 8:30pm In the

    Greg Orpen
    High School Principal
    Innovation Academy Charter School
    72 Tyng Road
    Tyngsboro, MA 01879
    Phone: (978) 649-0432 x3141
    Fax: 978-649-6337

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