Dear IACS Community,
As we close out 2015, I hope everyone has a chance to catch up with friends and family during this vacation. It’s often a time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and think about making future plans. It is my sincerest hope that when you think about the future of your student’s education, you also consider the continued development of our school.
The Annual Giving Campaign launched this month presents an opportunity to invest in the future of IACS. All donations will support the current work of the school and also help us plan for additional facilities, staff, and programs that we want to add in the years ahead. Donations are tax deductable and can be made online by visiting: www.innovationcharter.org/give or by mail using the return envelope sent to all families. Contributions made online on/before December 31st or letters postmarked by that date will receive a letter from the school for 2015 tax records.
I’d personally like to thank parents Beth Noel, Leslie Row, and Susan Howard who organized the campaign as well as the high school students who volunteered at the phone bank, making sure that all families received our mailing. Lastly, I’d like to thank juniors Spencer Royston and Jeffrey Taylor who created a short (30 sec) video which captures our 20 year growth! Please check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZTmUKdConc
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Head of School
All School News
Dates At a Glance:
January 4: Classes Resume
January 6, 13, 20 and 27: Early Release
January 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Open House for Prospective Middle School Families
January 14, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: IACA Meeting (Potluck)
January 15: HS Semester 1 classes end
January 15: H/S Talent Show
January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: No School
January 22, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: 7th/8th Grade Social
January 29, 7:00-10:00pm – HS Winter White Semi-Formal Dance
January 30, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Open House for Prospective High School Families
Community Service in the Classroom: As part of Beth Olesen’s Civil Rights class in the high school, students are completing semester end projects, both aimed at helping the Lowell Transitional Living Center. Here’s how you can help:
Clothing Drive: Students will be collecting men’s and women’s sweatpants and boots but feel free to bring any clothing donations from January 4th through January 14th. Donations can be dropped off in the bin marked: "Clothing Drive," in front of Ms. Kelly's office, on the High School side (next to the auditorium).
Coin War: Please begin searching your house/car for loose/extra change this week. Beginning on Monday, January 4th, students will be able to start filling coin collection jars throughout the school. Collection jars will be found in the following locations:
Grade 5 & 6: Ms. Kapeckas’s office (Landberg Hall)
Grade 7 & 8: Ms. Attfield-Quinlan’s office (4th Floor)
High School: Ms. Kelly’s office
Middle School News
The Destramp advisory surprised the Kapeckas advisory with some holiday carols this week.
Middle School Information Session for Prospective Families
Please help us spread the word. If you have a neighbor or friend that is interested in IACS, we are hosting an information session in advance of the March lottery about the middle school for prospective families on Saturday, January 9th from 10am – 12 or Thursday, February 11th from 6-8 pm.
High School Information Session for 8th Graders and their Families
Families of 8th graders should plan to attend our High School Information Session for prospective students and families on Saturday, 1/30 from 10-12 pm. Come learn more about our high school program and prepare your student for this important transition.
Middle School Yearbook
Middle School Yearbooks are now available to order for the Early Bird price of $20 until February 27th, 2016. The regular price goes up to $27. Order forms were given to all students during Advisory this week. The form is also available by the main office and on the right hand side of the Yearbook Page on the Website
High School News
ORDER YEARBOOKS NOW. The early bird deadline to purchase a yearbook is approaching quickly! After December 23, the price of ordering a yearbook will go up from $30 to $35.
Order forms were handed out in the past month, and you can also order online at schoolannual.com
SENIOR REMINDER. All senior stuff (pictures, quotes, remember you fors, class wills) is due JANUARY 29!
SUBMIT PHOTOS. You can still submit photos by texting them to 657-666-8755, emailing email@example.com, submitting through the ReplayIt App, or DMing the yearbook Twitter (@IACSyearbook) or the yearbook Instagram (@iacs.yearbook).
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This semi-formal dance is meant to bring students together in a fun and safe environment. Now, is a great opportunity to donate to and take part in the IACS community. Student Government is looking for parent volunteers to chaperone the dance from 6:30–10pm. They have also made a list of things families may donate towards the event.
-Cookies (chocolate chip, sugar, snickerdoodles, butter scotch, oreos, nut free, etc…)
-Gallons of Blue Gatorade
-Milk (Almond, White, Chocolate)
-Chocolate Bars (any kind: milk, dark, white, peppermint, etc.)
-Marshmallows & Graham Crackers
-Wooden sticks for roasting marshmallows
-White Christmas Lights (Any Kind) – lend w/ name of owner or donate
(If you are interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jen S. & Student Government
72 Tyng Road
Tyngsboro, MA 01879
Phone: (978) 649-0432 x3141
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