Thank you for responding to the PTA year-end survey. Your input is valuable to help us plan for the future.
Time has escaped me to respond to some notes; stay tuned for updates in the near future (first part of summer).
The Multicultural Fair makes its way to school every other year (meaning every even year). Held at the outdoor tables between the Multipurpose Room and the Kindergarten area, the outdoor stage paves the way for fun cultural dance performances per grade level. Our children have worked hard to perform the dances; please enjoy the performances starting at 5:30pm.
As you peruse the area, you'll find ELAC selling food and numerous family-led cultural booths featuring food (for sale), dance, language lessons, and more!
Celebrate the cultures that make up Isla Vista School as we showcase our diversity!
Save the Date: IV School's Third Annual Rummage Sale lands on Saturday, May 12 from 8am to 4pm! Spearheaded by Mr. Senzamici, this event gives the sixth grade students the opportunity to work as a team while earning funds for our awesome school! And of course, this is a great time to earn community service hours.
Thank you to Mr. Senzamici and the sixth grade team for their assistance with this huge event!
Congratulations are in order for Principal Kahn’s appointment to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services at the Goleta Union School District! Although we lose our awesome Principal, we gain a great addition at the District level.
If you or any fellow parents you know our available to attend the Input Session at IV School Room 1 (Ms. Mishler's classroom) on Friday, April 27 at 6pm, please consider going. This is a great opportunity to meet our Superintendent, Donna Lewis, while providing input regarding the characteristics we seek in a new Principal.
Mary Kahn has been our Principal for the last six years. We are sad to see her go, but we know she's moving on to bigger and better things! Personally, I have worked with her for the last four years. She's been a great supporter of activities/goals we set for the PTA every year. I'm grateful for all that she's done for our school - running the school, supporting our teachers/staff/students/parents, supporting the PTA, attending EVERY school event, etc. This list is endless!
We look forward to supporting our new Principal upon appointment! In the meantime, we'll enjoy our Principal's company until the end of the school year. =)
Teacher Appreciation week is almost here
It’s one of our favorite events of the year!
Coming to town for only one week
A special pop-up event – “Magnolia Marketplace” – is exciting and unique!
Teacher Appreciation week is a great way to show
How grateful we are for the teachers/staff we know
Stay tuned for announcements - we'll need a helping hand
To make this week really grand! =)
Watch for Friday Folder and ParentSquare announcements to see how you can help!
Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11
In two weeks is our school's Open House (Thursday, April 26 at 6pm). This is a great opportunity to visit your child's classroom and see the work accomplished thus far. If you're not a regular volunteer in the classroom, you're in for a treat! From touring the classroom and looking at the class' work as a collective group to perusing your child's individual work, it's amazing to see the growth! Take a moment to talk/check-in with your teacher, too.
This event also offers the opportunity to visit the next grade-level. They're ready to answer any questions you may have about what to expect next year. Can you believe we're almost done w/ the school year in a short two months?! Where does the time go?
Enjoy Open House!
April is an important month for the PTA Board; it's the changing of the guard. This month's General Meeting on April 12 allows the PTA membership to vote on the 2018-19 slate; quorum is required to approve the new Board. This year we are changing the guard with our Treasurer. If you're a PTA member, please consider attending this meeting. We have coupled this meeting with a junior high school panel consisting of parents and students to discuss their first-hand experience and providing input on what to expect once you leave the elementary school level.
Another role we need to fulfill is the Ice Cream Coordinator position. This individual(s) is responsible for ensuring we have parent/student volunteers available to sell ice cream on Fridays (unless it's a holiday or winter/spring break). We are seeking an incoming 5th and/or 6th grade parent(s). Training will be provided!
And one more role we need to fulfill before June rolls around is the 6th Grade Graduation Reception Coordinator. Traditionally this role is assumed by a current 5th grade parent (or parents) responsible for organizing the graduation reception on the last day of school (Friday, June 8). You'll have a budget to purchase items for this event and recruiting volunteers will make this event run smoothly. Training will be provided; our previous coordinator is also our Jog-a-thon Coordinator and PTA Secretary. =)
If you're interested in any of these positions - or ones listed here - please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). We're planning ahead to prepare for the upcoming year!
Our awesome school librarian, Mrs. Vesper, coordinates the Scholastic Book Fair twice a year (Fall and Spring). This one-week event allows you to peruse a collection of books and gifts for purchase. Consider purchases for:
Now that the Seahawk Spirit Run has been postponed, consider volunteering for one of the remaining shifts available. Your help allows Mrs. Vesper to focus on other tasks and even eat lunch! =)
Happy shopping and/or volunteering!
IV School's Seahawk Spirit Run (AKA Jog-a-thon) is our largest fundraiser. We rely heavily on the success of this fundraiser to provide programs and events that we would not typically have with our school's site budget. Imagine not having field trips, assemblies, camp experiences, specialists, technology, classroom supplies, etc. This list goes on and on, but the IV School experience cannot happen without the help of donations.
One selling point to remind donors: Donations are tax deductible! If donating via PledgeStar, IV PTA's Tax ID number is available. If not, please keep this number handy:
IV PTA Tax ID = 77-0251527
We also have a PTA Donation receipt we can issue upon request; contact Lynnette at email@example.com.
In a ParentSquare post called "Does your Employer Match? Corporate Matching/Donation Information" (Wednesday, March 7, 2018), review the list to see if your employer matches funds. If your company is not listed, it doesn't hurt to ask! It's a fast way to double your pledges, aiming for eligibility for cool prizes!
Unlike other schools that ask for donations at the start of the school year, we avoid soliciting funds up front. Instead, we rely on the various fundraisers - doubling as community building events - to raise funds. We're not that kind of school + the PTA Board has opted not to go that route to ask for donations.
With your help by asking family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, etc., we can meet and/or exceed the $25,000 goal set forth by our awesome Jog-a-thon Coordinators. Let make it happen! Go Seahawks!
And if you have time to spare in your busy schedule, please consider volunteering for one (or more) shifts during the Seahawk Spirit Run. Volunteer requests were set on Wednesday, March 7.
We look forward to seeing you at the Seahawk Spirit Run!*
*In an event of rain, we will postpone this event. Date TBD.
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