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Ingleside Middle School 
iBlast #26
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
W  All Wednesdays going forward -- no Extended Learning Time in afternoon
Tu 2/16  EDL students at Zoyo (see below)
W  2/17  IMS PTO LOVES our teachers and staff!
Th  2/18 Coffee with Principal Kadera, 6pm CLICK HERE
F   2/19  IMS Spirit Day -- IMS PRIDE! 
Su 2/21  Last day to buy yearbook for $35 (price increases on 2/22)
W  2/24  IMS Spirit Day -- Wacky Wednesday!
Th 2/25  Virtual NJHS Induction Ceremony 
M-F  3/8-12  Spring Break
I N G L E S I D E   S T R O N G
YOU ARE OUR VALENTINES!!
We LOVE our Ingleside teachers and students!  To show our appreciation for our teachers, and our pride in our students' resiliency and flexibility this year, we have the following events sponsored by the PTO:

All teachers and support staff will have an afternoon of yogurt catered by Zoyo on February 17th.  In addition, all teachers will receive a $50 bonus and a $50 gift card from a local restaurant that has supported us through the years.  To sweeten the deal just a little more, we will have an envelope pull that will award 8 lucky teachers with an additional prize of $200!  We can't thank our teachers enough for showing up everyday and giving their all, especially during this challenging year!

Tuesday, Feb 16  EDL students
-- come by the office to pick up your Zoyo voucher (worth up to $4)! Use today from 12-9pm!

 
The PTO is happy to have our teachers, support staff, and students as our Valentines this year!
Dear Ingleside Families,

Thank you for continuing to support Ingleside’s efforts to provide exceptional educational opportunities for our students! We are in the groove with our new schedule and registration for the 21-22 school is well underway. Thank you for completing the elective request forms.

We want to thank our AMAZING PTO for their incredible generosity and support of our Ingleside students and staff! They gave every student a Valentine gift voucher to Zoyo for a yogurt valued up to $4.00. We appreciate Zoyo for partnering with our PTO to provide this splendid treat for our students. EDL students can also participate but will need to come to IMS to pick up their voucher on Tuesday, February 16 for use that day from 12:00-9:00pm.

I am seeking your help and support with a challenge we are experiencing. We have several students that are not sticking to their selected learning model and are bouncing back and forth between in-person learning and EDL. The expectation is that students attend in their selected learning model unless there is COVID related or other illness. We understand that issues arise, and we prefer students to be in school rather than absent, but it is very disruptive for teachers to have students not in their selected model. We have students joining EDL for a variety of reasons including being tired or waking up late. Your help with supporting your child’s attendance in their selected learning model is appreciated!

I am excited to announce that Ingleside is applying for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant. It is probable that we will be seeking input and involvement from our parent community, so be on the lookout for additional information.

Thank you to the 93 families that have completed the survey! I would like to request one last time that you take time to complete this brief survey. Almost all of the questions are multiple choice, with an opportunity to leave comments. Please be honest in your comments as we cannot get better without your feedback. Thank you in advance for your time to complete this very important survey!  Mid-Year Parent Survey

We are still missing current contact information for many of our students. If you have not double checked your contact information in Synergy recently, please do this as soon as possible. It is imperative that we have current contact information so that we can reach you in case of an emergency. ( HERE.  Click on My Account, and update phone numbers). 
 
In partnership,
Erin Kadera, Proud Interim Ingleside Principal
ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS HEADED TO AHS

Is your student interested in participating in the AHS Dance program?  

Dance is a class!  Placement is by audition, and the audition process begins TODAY!

Tuesday, 2/16 - Thursday 2/18 on Zoom from 12:30-1:30. 
Workshops to learn the combinations.

In-person auditions next week will be filmed and submitted to judges for scoring.  

See flyer for details.
IT'S TIME TO THINK ABOUT TAXES...AND TAX CREDITS!

One way you can always support your students and schools is through a tax credit contribution.
  • Arizona law allows taxpayers to receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit of up to $200 for individual filers and up to $400 for married filers.
  • Contributions made through April 15, 2021 can still be claimed on your 2020 state tax return or roll over to 2021.
  • Schools depend on tax credit contributions to fund programs and activities that the state and District cannot, such as:
    • the arts
    • athletics
    • field trips
    • tutoring
    • enrichment
    • college and career testing.
  • We encourage you to find out more about this win-win-win - for you, your students and their schools - on our website at https://www.susd.org/Support.
2020/2021 YEARBOOKS ARE NOW FOR SALE!

  • Yearbooks are now on sale.
  • $35 until Feb 21, $40 until final deadline of March 12
  • Get your order in today -- please do not plan on purchasing one once the order comes in (books will only be for those who prepaid).
  • Click here to order online through the Touchbase system.
    • Log in (either as your student or with your ParentVue credentials)
    • Click "Items at Student's School"
    • Click "Fees & Club Activities"
    • Click "Student Fees"
    • Click BUY "Yearbook Order 2020-2021"
    • Checkout & email yourself a receipt
  • OR print the attached form, and send in cash or check with your student.
COVID-19 UPDATES:

Read more about SUSD's Covid-19 response, building specific metrics, and more HERE.

An updated list of testing options:
Oak Learning Campus, Embry Women's Health.

City of Phoenix Mobile Testing

CVS Pharmacy Retail Testing Sites

Walgreens Pharmacy Drive-thru Sites

 
C O M M U N I T Y   N E W S
CLICK HERE to visit the Community News section of our website!
IMS PTO thanks our generous sponsors!
THANKS for being ALL IN!!
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Can your business support Ingleside PTO?
Our Business Sponsors are so important to our continued mission of supporting our teachers and students!
Reach out to Bri Crowder, VP of Fundraising, for more details!
Did you know that you can get the latest IMS PTO information  by following us on Facebook and Twitter? Just click the icons below! And don't forget to check out our website at www.inglesidepto.com
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