The Hawk: June 15, 2018

IACS Hawk

IACS Newsletter for the week ending June 15, 2018

Dear IACS Community,

This week our high school students and staff have been part participating in Endersession. For those of you not familiar with Endersession, it is a series of weeklong courses led by IACS staff which occur on and off campus. Our travel groups have gone to as far away as the Dominican Republic and New Orleans, while we’ve had other developing their creative skills on campus learning photography and movie making. It’s a great way to wrap up a year of hard work!

We hope you enjoy some of these fun pictures:

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https://youtu.be/kHN5L_QvcN4

Jury Presentations are a wrap! Congratulations

Important Dates

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Click HERE to view the IACS 2018/2019 School Calendar

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

SUMMER READING

A limited number of summer reading selections will be available for $10 ea at the end of year BBQ on Wed June 20th.

Link to IACS library page with Summer reading list for both Middle School and High School.

END OF THE YEAR MEDICATION PICK UP

Prescription medications may be picked up by a parent/guardian anytime before 1pm on June 20th. Any medications that are not picked up by this date will be destroyed per policy. Epipens and inhalers will not be destroyed.

Epipens and inhalers can be brought home by students or picked up by parent/guardians. Students are welcome to stop by the Health Office on June 20th to retrieve their inhaler or epipen.

If you have any questions please call the Health Office at 978-649-0432, ext. 2104 or email Gayle Nutile-Pimm at gnutilepimm@innovationcharter.org.

Thanks for another great school year!!

2018-2019 Transportation News:

By now all families should have received an email for the option to sign up for carpooling, and a letter mailed home with information about busing. If you have not received this information please contact Marybeth Bush, mbush@innovationcharter.org or 978-649-0432 ext 3218.

The out of town Christianson buses are filling up so if you are interested in using that transportation option do not delay in signing up.

Thank You! Job Well Done!

A special thanks to all of our Student Ambassadors who did an amazing job of showing prospective new students all the great qualities of our school.

IACS School Nutrition Program: The June Breakfast and Lunch Menu is posted here. Contact Karen Drake kdrake@innovationcharter.org if have any questions about the School Nutrition Program.

Part-Time IACS Cafeteria Worker

IACS is looking for a part-time cafeteria worker to assist in the preparation and serving of meals to its students and staff. This is a perfect opportunity for a IACS parent who is looking to work “parent hours” and enjoys working in a fast paced environment. Primary responsibilities include; food preparation, cashier, and dishwashing. Hours are: Tuesday,Thursday & Friday – 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Hourly Rate: $12/hr Contact: Karen Drake kdrake@innovationcharter.org or (978) 649-0432 x2008 if you are interested in the opportunity.

Middle School News

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Fifth grade music students ended the year by building their own instruments. There were some cool-looking and sounding instruments! Well done!

Field Day

Field Day is slated for Monday for 7th/8th graders and Tuesday for 5th/6th

graders. Given the forecast for high temperatures on Monday, we’ve made some

adjustments so that outdoor activities will only happen in the morning. While

we’ll also have water jugs available, it would be helpful to send students in with

a water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Eighth Grade Families: High School Family Orientation

All incoming 9th grade families need to attend a high school orientation meeting. The student and at least one parent/guardian should attend the orientation meeting. Each session will be led by the high school principal who will give you important information about the transition to high school. The last session will be: Tuesday, June 19th at 4pm

Please let Crystal McKiel, (cmckiel@innovationcharter.org ) know which orientation you will be attending so that we can plan accordingly.

8th grade Families: Click here for more information about the Moving Up Ceremony on Tuesday, June 19th. Remember that given space constraints in the auditorium, each 8th grader is allotted two guests.

High School News

End of Year Reminders

  • Last day of school is Wednesday, June 20th, dismissal is at 12:25

  • Return any borrowed school items by Wednesday. This includes library books, Chromebooks, e-readers and any athletics uniforms.

  • Check for balances on cafeteria accounts

  • Check the lost and found. Items left after the 20th will be donated

  • Graduation Photos from the Lowell Sun can be found here

    Summer Reading: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

    Fun! If you are interested in leading a discussion group in the fall, check in with Ms. Hinkle. A limited number of copies will be available at the BBQ on the last day of school for $10 Stay tuned for other great suggestions for what to read/listen to/watch over the summer.

    Student Work Permits. All teenagers under 18 years of age must complete a work permit application and obtain a permit before starting a new job. Complete information about youth employment as well as a pdf of the permit application can be found here on mass.gov. Full instructions for students/families can be found here.

    Do you like stargazing, astronomy and snacks? IACS is hosting its first official Star Party on June 18th! Consider it a date night, a time to hang out with your friends and/or a time to learn more about what’s in our sky! During the Star Party we will be on the track looking through several telescopes that are able to see Jupiter and its four satellites, the moon, Venus, and other deep sky objects! If you have any questions or are interested in contributing snacks, telescopes or other fun things to do, contact christina.mennella@innovationcharter.org or kiana.cabreragonzalez@innovationcharter.org for more information.

    We hope to see you there!

    Theatre News

    Summer Drama Camp Programs

    Join us for 3 weeks of Performing Arts Camp that are open to the Community of and outside IACS! Camps are open to any students finishing grades 4 through 12.Camp begins at 8:30am and finishes at 3:30pm daily.

    July 9-13: GLEE CAMP where we will learn songs, dances and scenes from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! Free, public performance of the students’ work on Friday, July 13 at 5pm!

    July 16-20: HAMILPROV WEEK where students will spend 1/2 the day learning about the Broadway sensation Hamilton, and 1/2 the day working on Improvisational games, activities and skills. Free, public performance of the students’ work on Friday, July 20 at 5pm!

    July 23-27: DRAMA CAMP Where we will learn the play THE GOOD DOCTOR which we will perform at a theater, right off Broadway on Tuesday, July 31! This performance will be open to actors of all ages at camp. If there are adults who can’t make those rehearsal times and would like to take part in the show as well, we can be flexible with your schedule so that we can have you with us as actors!

    For information and registration please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/innovation-academy-charter-school-16651675468 or visit our page at innovationcharter.org/theater/

    IACA NEWS

    YEAR-END BARBECUE: ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS and SUPPLIES NEEDED

    Wednesday is coming and we need your help! Help us send the kids out to summer in style with another memorable event! Volunteer slots and food donations are still open: Click here to help. WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.

    THANK YOU TO ALL who’ve stepped it up this year and gotten involved with IACA and our many events. We hope you found your participation enriching and memorable! Volunteers truly are the lifeblood of our organization.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW IACA BOARD: The votes from Wednesday’s meeting are in, and we are pleased to announce our new slate of IACA Officers for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • President: Caitlyn Theriault

  • VP: Jessica Francisco

  • Secretary: Angela Griswold

  • Treasurer: Jo Anne Frazier

  • Fundraising: Cindi Hevner

  • Volunteer: Kelly Ash

  • Publicity: Michelle Balbat

  • PLAN NOW TO HELP: August Ice Cream Socials are great events to get your feet wet in the volunteer pool. Email IACA President, Jo Anne Frazier, at iaca@innovationcharter.org. We need your help to make this a great 2018- 2019 kickoff!

    STUDENT HEALTH 101 – Online Wellness Magazine

    STUDENT HEALTH 101 – Our Online Wellness Magazine

    The June Issue of Student Health 101 as well as the accompanying parent issue, Student Advocate are now available. Check out the article and learn how to stay motivated this late in the school year, as well as 4 Ways to Start to Build a Positive Body Image. Don’t forget to fill out the SH101 survey after reading these articles, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win $100!