IACS Newsletter for the week ending February 8, 2019
February 8, 2019
It’s hard to believe, but we have already completed 3 weeks of the 2nd semester. New Year’s Eve has come and gone, the Patriots have won another Superbowl, and winter is still undecided about whether or not it is going to make a real appearance this year. This is an important time for families to remind their children about the importance of getting off to a strong start for the new semester. Seniors need to realize they haven’t graduated yet, Juniors want to improve their transcripts for college applications next year, Sophomores have three MCAS exams to look forward to, and Freshmen need to provide themselves with a good base to work from for the next three years…everybody has something to work towards. The first round of ILP meetings is next week and the second opportunity will be on 2/27. We wish you all a productive, energizing, and enjoyable 2nd semester.
Erik Arnold, Ed.D.
High School Principal
All School News
On Wednesday, February 13th and February 27th students will be meeting with their Advisor and family members to discuss their ILP goals for Semester 2. Please be sure to reach out to your child’s advisor if you haven’t already setup a time. Attention HS Interns: please schedule your meeting on Wed, February 13th as there are no internships scheduled for that day.
Parent Presentation on Vaping- 2/12
Middlesex Partnerships for Youth will present a parent workshop on vaping on 2/12 at 6:45 pm in the auditorium.
Vaping has become a major issue in our schools and communities nationwide. This presentation will focus on the trend of student vaping, how to recognize vaping devices, vaping products, and the physical impact vaping has on the body. This workshop is designed for parents and staff.
Upcoming Programs at the Tyngsboro Public Library
Check out the upcoming programs at the Library, space is limited sign up soon.
Per diem Substitute Teachers Needed
We are looking for a few more people to join our substitute teacher pool. As the winter and flu season are now in full swing we need to ensure we have enough substitutes to give your students uninterrupted learning. If you or a friend are interested in learning more about becoming a substitute at IACS please fill out the availability form. Half day and full day subbing opportunities are available. IACS pays $25 per hour up to $100 per day maximum.
Reminder from the Enrollment Office:
In order to hold your child’s spot for next year, re-enrollment forms were due on January 25th.
If you have not yet returned your form, please send them in right away, or contact Marybeth Bush ext 3218 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a sibling applying, please be sure to fill out an application online or by paper copy and return it to the enrollment office by February 25th
Please note, if your student has a sibling applying, you need to put in an application for them also. Siblings do get first preference but they need to go through the lottery.
Snow Delay Information: A reminder, if we delay the opening of school on an Early Release Wednesday, we also change our dismissal time back to 3 pm.
Please join us for the School Version of the hilarious musical SPAMALOT!
March 14, 7pm
March 15, 7pm
March 16, 2pm and 7pm
Follow the link for ticket information! https://www.eventbrite.com/o/innovation-academy-charter-school-16651675468
Join us for Performing Arts Camps this summer, for students finishing grades 4 through 12! Camp has a free, public performance on Friday night. Don’t miss your chance to shine on stage! Keep an eye on innovationcharter.org/theater for registration information coming soon!
Glee Camp: July 8-12
The first 12 students finishing grades 8 and up who sign up for Glee Camp to have the option of traveling into New York City to see the musical "DEAR EVAN HANSEN"!
Harry-Potter-Improv Camp: July 15-19
The first 12 students finishing grades 8 and up who sign up for Improv Camp to have the option of traveling into New York City to work with Broadway stars on performance skills!
Drama Camp: July 22-26
All campers are invited to perform on Thursday in New York City! Family and friends will be invited to join us!
Questions? Please email email@example.com.
Middle School News
Thank you to the many students who helped out at last night’s open house for prospective families. This is incredibly helpful to prospective families to talk with you and learn about your experience as a student here!
2018-2019 IACS Middle School Yearbook now available to order
Early Bird Order Form $20 until Sunday, April 21st, 2019
NEW THIS YEAR! You can now order and pay Onlinebit.ly/MS-Yearbook
Regular Price $27 after April Vacation
The MS Yearbook contains over 120 color pages of IACS memories: sports, academics, clubs, fun, teachers, events, field trips, original art, personal pages and much more . . . . . . !
To send cash or a check please, complete the hard copy order form which is attached (and has been sent home with your student)
After School Art Program:
* Now offered Monday or Thursday for 10 weeks!
A new session of After School Art is starting soon! During this 10 week session, we’re offering Monday and Thursday groups from 3:00 – 4:30. The fee for the session is $75 and can be paid online.
High School News
SAVE THE DATE for IACS Paint Nite!
When: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm
What: A family-friendly Paint Nite event with free snacks and drinks provided!
Where: IACS Cafeteria
All proceeds will benefit students attending the Benvenuto in Italia – Welcome to Italy Endersession
For more information, email Jillian Anno at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lacrosse at IACS!
The athletic department is excited to announce that we have finalized a co-op arrangement with Nashoba Tech for boys and girls lacrosse for this coming spring. This arrangement will allow high school students to play lacrosse. Similar to our swim arrangement with Lowell Catholic, Nashoba Tech will be the host school in the co-op. We hope that everyone is as excited as we are about this new opportunity! Look out for more information about lacrosse in the spring athletics registration packet.
Private Instrument Lessons Now Available
After school instrumental lessons for band and instrumental ensemble students are coming to IACS! Students can sign up for private lessons in the high school music suite with qualified teachers. Options for instruments to learn are flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, and percussion. Lessons begin the week of January 28th; sign up by January 21st. Sign up at the link here.
Applications are Due for the 2019-20 Enrollment Lottery
If you know any prospective students interested in attending the High School (grades 9 & 10) in the Fall of 2019, please remind them that applications must be received by 4pm on Wednesday, February 25th.
Also, If you have not yet returned your re-enrollment form please do so as soon as possible to hold your spot. Kathleen Feeney, Director of Admissions, is happy to answer any questions you may have about enrollment. She can be reached at email@example.com or x 2218.
As the first semester ends and the second begins its time to start thinking about all the cool things to come like Snowcoming, Endersession, and spring sports. But don’t forget about yearbooks, so you’ll be able to remember all those awesome events! Buy your yearbook today for only 40 dollars. You can either order online at schoolannual.com or with an order form (available from Ms. Anthony or Ms. Morocco). It’s simple to do and it’s worth it! The last day to order is March 22nd.
HS PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
It’s time for our next meeting, and it’s sure to be an exciting one with all the planning for our upcoming spring events. We hope you’ll join us at 6:30 in the library this Wednesday, the 13th.
Pick up your tickets now for our annual Casino Night, to be held at the UMass Inn and Conference Center on March 29. (this is a 21+ event) Tickets are just $35, or grab some friends and fill a table (10/table) for $300! This fantastic night of fun includes a buffet dinner, Casino games (for fun) silent auction and live dessert auction. Contact Heather Landis to purchase tickets – 978-502-9450 or firstname.lastname@example.org Hope to see you there!
THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers and donors, without whom our Embrace Winter Social and Book Fair events wouldn’t have been possible. You are truly the lifeblood of our organization! Thank you as well to our wonderful coordinators, Angela Caputo Griswold for Embrace Winter and Cindy Hevner for the the book fair.
WINTER MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIALS are right around the corner. Contact Faby Kelley to get involved in these fun dances for the kids, March 1 and March 8, 7-9 p.m.