The Hawk: June 8, 2018

June 7, 2018 6:48 pm


IACS Newsletter for the week ending June 8, 2018

Dear IACS Families-

It’s been a busy and rewarding stretch at school as we wrap up our final week of middle school jury presentations. Hearing students reflect on their learning is always so powerful as they discuss how they have moved past challenges and grown as learners and community members. We are so proud of their accomplishments! Thank you to the many volunteers that participated in these presentations.

Tomorrow, we’ll send off the Class of 2018 in a beautiful ceremony by the pond and our 8th graders will be “moving up” on June 19th. There is a lot to celebrate and be proud of as we wrap up the school year. Thanks as always in your support in this final home stretch!


Melissa Kapeckas

MS Principal

Jury Presentations are a wrap! Congratulations

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Important Dates

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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

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, 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.

Calling all Volunteers! On Thursday, June 14th we are inviting all community volunteers to kick off your morning with a breakfast so IACS can say THANK YOU! It doesn’t matter if you supported an IACA event, helped a teacher with a classroom project, chaperoned a field trip, assisted with an extracurricular program like athletics, drama, after school club, etc.

The breakfast will begin at around 8:15 and will be informal by design to encourage conversation, reflections about the year, and maybe some exchange for new ideas. While the event typically lasts an hour, guests can certainly leave early if you have commitments. For planning purposes, it would be helpful to know if you are able to attend. You can RSVP by sending a quick email to Karen Drake (

IACS School Nutrition Program: The June Breakfast and Lunch Menu is posted here. Contact Karen Drake 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 or (978) 649-0432 x2008 if you are interested in the opportunity.

Middle School News

Middle School Yearbook – Extra Copies Available

The deadline to order a 2017-2018 Middle School Yearbook has passed. However, a few extra yearbooks have been ordered and so if you missed the deadline, you can submit an order for one of the extra ones. Please fill out the order form with payment and books will be awarded on a "first come, first serve" basis. The LATE Order form is attached.


Late Yearbook Order Form 2017-2018

Jury Congratulations and Thank You

Thank you to the many volunteers that listened to jury presentations.

Congratulations to sixth and eighth graders for all of their hard work to prepare

for this major event! Collectively, we loved hearing stories of your growth!

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 and he 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, ( ) 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 Ceremonies.

Book Fair 6/11 – 6/15

The book fair is next week, for more info click here or scroll down to the IACA section.

High School News

Important HS Dates

June 8 Graduation Rehearsal & Senior Night, begins at 3:15pm (Students only)

June 9 HS Graduation, 10am

June 9 IACA Last Bash, 10pm to 6am

June 11-15 Endersession

June 20 Last day of school, 12:25pm dismissal

Schedule for the Last 3 Days of School

IACS Track Athletes Continue to Excel

Congratulations to junior Jonathan Passarelli for finishing the decathlon in 22nd. He had personal records in 8 of the 10 events, and he came in 2nd overall for the discus!

Student Government Elections

Congratulations to our new student co-presidents for 2018-2019: Sebastian Chavez (Senior) and Teshi Waruingi (Junior) . It was a very close election and thank you to all who participated.

Student Infographic on Peer Pressure

Watch Emily Lyons’s Senior Project Short Film “Spacing Out”

Schedule for the Last 3 Days of School

Free MCC Summer STEM, Math, & Health Opportunities

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 or

for more information. We hope to see you there!


High School Video of the Week

Aiden Felty wins the state championship in shot put by throwing a personal best of 61’7”!

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 or visit our page at


Book Fair 6/11 – 6/15

Hello IACS Community!!

IACA is running a book fair from 6/11/18 – 6/15/18 and purchasing your child’s books couldn’t be easier!!

You can order right on line, or set up an e-wallet for your child. To set up an e-wallet, click here then scroll down for the E- wallet logo and click “Get Started”. Simply print out the bar code at the end and send it with your child to school for the book fair!! No worrying about lost cash or checks!! Book Fair Volunteers will simply scan the bar code and it will deduct from the account. Any unused portion of the money will go back into your bank account, of course you may still send in cash/check with your student if you prefer.

If ordering on line, your books will be shipped to the school.

IACA thanks you for your support!!

Dining for a Cause – Not Your Average Joes

Join us at Not Your Average Joes on Tuesday, June 12.

Remember to print the attached flyer present to your server and IACA will receive proceeds from your bill!!

IACA Elections for the 2018-2019 year

Join us on June 13 for a short meeting where we can vote on the proposed slate of officers. You can also take this opportunity to sign up for help or run an event next year! Be a person who makes things happen!

Read More About It!

8th Grade Moving Up

Can you spare a few hours on the morning of June 19? We need help staffing our 8th grade moving up ceremony. Ideal candidates for assistance here are 6/7 grade parents. Please email with questions or offers to help.

Year-End Barbecue!

If you’ve never been a part of this event, it’s great and there are a lot of moving parts. Questions? Contact Cindi, at To sign up for volunteer slots or food donations, click thislink. WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP.

Seeking Volunteers for the August Ice Cream Socials

IACA is looking for volunteers to help run this event. Want to know what’s involved? Want to be involved? This is a great event to get your feet wet in the volunteer pool. Email IACA President, Jo Anne Frazier, at 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!