The Hawk: January 9, 2018

IACS Hawk Extra

Important IACA Updates

Dinner Tonight, Basket Raffle and IACA Meeting Reminder

Dinner Tonight

Searching for what to do for Dinner Tonight? Want to run into some of your fellow IACS families? Join us at Flatbread in Bedford for dinner and Flatbread will donate a portion of your bill back to IACA. No cooking + helping the school = Win/Win!

Hope to see you there!

IACA Meeting Reminder – Happy New Year! Was one of your resolutions to become more engaged? If so, we’d love to have you join us at this month’s IACA meeting. We’ll meet at 7:00 at the school in the Library to talk about upcoming events and to hear your ideas about fundraising and community membership. Bring a friend and join us!

Basket Raffle @ Embrace Winter

Dear IACS Parents and Caregivers:

The Basket Raffles are back, and we need your help to make them great! Each grade will put together a basket based on a certain theme. The baskets will be full of items donated by families in that grade. Find out your grade’s theme on the pages that follow. Please be creative—we hope for some spirited competition among grades—maybe your grade’s basket will be the most prized!

The baskets will be raffled off during this year’s Embrace Winter Family Social on Friday, February 2nd, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, in the IACS cafeteria. (Please note we have a snow date of Friday, February 9th, so stay tuned for updates.) The Social will be a fun family evening of BINGO, baskets, and snacks! Raffle tickets will be sold at the Social, and the lucky winners will take home a fabulous basket that night! Please note that we will pull the winners promptly at 8:45pm, so please be sure to get your raffle tickets in before then!

The proceeds from this and all other IACA fundraising activities go to fund items for the school, such as the new tent and tables on the IACS patio, and to plan events that build strong bonds among all members of our IACS Community, such as the summer Ice Cream Social!

How can you help? Donate themed items by dropping them off, contained in a shopping bag and clearly labeled by grade, at the main office now through January 19th. If you do not have time to shop and would prefer to send in a cash donation, the money will be either pooled to buy additional items or will go towards the cost of the basket itself. If you do drop off cash, please put the cash in an envelope and clearly mark on the envelope that it is for the “Basket Raffle” and indicate the grade to which the money should go. Help even more by volunteering to coordinate a basket for a grade. If you are able to help coordinate, or have any questions, please contact Angela Caputo Griswold at acaputogriswold@yahoo.com or Kim Bilawchuk at kimbilawchuk@gmail.com.

We can hardly wait to see the creations! Many thanks!

Kim Bilawchuk and Angela Caputo Griswold

Embrace Winter Family Social Coordinators

Note for 5th Grade Families

The Fifth Grade is creating a basket with the theme of New England Sports! Any Celtics, Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots, or Revolution themed tickets, items, or gear is appropriate. Balls (baseball, basketball, football, soccer), tickets to local sporting events, gift card to a sporting goods store, sports-team-theme apparel (shirts, hats, etc.), blankets, water bottles, sports-theme books, board games—anything related to sports in New England is perfect for this basket. The idea is to be creative and have fun! Thanks for helping to make the 5th Grade Basket great!

Note for 6th Grade Families

The Sixth Grade is creating a basket with the theme of Movie Madness! Any movie themed items are appropriate. Your favorite Blu-Ray DVDs, gift cards to movie theaters, popcorn, popcorn bowls, candy, pillows, bean bags, blankets, even restaurant gift cards so families can order takeout dinners as part of their night—anything related to watching a movie is perfect for this basket. The idea is to be creative and have fun! Thanks for helping to make the 6th Grade Basket great!

Note for 7th Grade Families

The Seventh Grade is creating a basket with the theme of Book Club—Book Lovers! We are hoping to buy a Kindle with cash donations! We would also love regular books, magazines, book marks, flash lights, gift card to local bookstores or Amazon.com, pillows, blankets, and items for book club evenings such as wine glasses, wine, gourmet snacks—anything related to reading is perfect for this basket! The idea is to be creative and have fun! Thanks for helping to make the 7th Grade Basket great!

Note for 8th Grade Families

The Eighth Grade is creating a basket with the theme of Music Lovers! We are hoping to buy an iPod with cash donations for this basket! We would also love iTunes gift cards, CD’s, concert tickets, song books, Karaoke microphones, musical instruments—anything related to music would be perfect for this basket! The idea is to be creative and have fun! Thanks for helping to make the 8th Grade Basket great!

Note for 9th Grade Families

The Ninth Grade is creating a basket with the theme of All Season Outdoor Adventures! We are hoping to buy a GoPro with cash donations for this basket! We’d also love sleeping bags, fishing poles, mini lanterns, head lamps, snow shoes, Yaktrax, field guides, coolers, gift cards to outdoor stores—anything related to the great outdoors would be perfect for this basket! The idea is to be creative and have fun! Thanks for helping to make the 9th Grade Basket great!

Note for 10th Grade Families

The Tenth Grade is creating a basket with the theme of Breakfast Bonanza! We are hoping to buy a Keurig coffee machine with cash donations for this basket! We’d also love Keurig pods, pancake mixes, real maple syrups, travel mugs, place mats, fun kitchen breakfast gadgets, plates, gift cards to your favorite breakfast place—anything related to breakfast is perfect for this basket. The idea is to be creative and have fun! Thanks for helping to make the 10th Grade Basket great!

Note for 11th Grade Families

The Eleventh Grade is creating a basket with the theme of Gift Certificates Galore! Any type of gift certificate whatsoever! Restaurants, take-out places, malls, stores, nail salons, services of any kind, golf, mini golf, Kimball’s, Sullivan Farms, even gift certificates to your local town stores—anything related to gift certificates is perfect for this basket! The idea is to be creative and have fun! Thanks for helping to make the 11th Grade Basket great!

Note for 12th Grade Families

The Twelfth Grade is creating a basket with the theme of Lucky Lotto! We are hoping to buy a Powerball Season Ticket with cash donations for this basket! We’d also love scratch tickets of all kinds—any lottery related item would be perfect for this basket! The idea is to be creative and have fun! Thanks for helping to make the 12th Grade Basket great