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Ingleside Middle School 
iBlast #25
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
W  All Wednesdays going forward -- no Extended Learning Time in afternoon
W  2/10  6th graders at Zoyo (see Valentine's box)
Th 2/11  7th graders at Zoyo (see Valentine's box)
F   2/12  8th graders at Zoyo (see Valentine's box)
F   2/12  IMS Spirit Day -- Valentine's Colors
M  2/15  No School -- President's Day
M  2/15  8th grade Yearbook Ads due! 
W  2/17  IMS PTO LOVES our teachers and staff!
Th  2/18 Coffee with Principal Kadera, 6pm
F   2/19  IMS Spirit Day -- IMS PRIDE! 
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!

Attention all STUDENTS!  You will receive a voucher from school to take to Zoyo to redeem after school until 9pm on your designated day to receive a yogurt paid for by the PTO up to $4.  Students will be responsible for any difference exceeding that amount.  Please note the following dates to ensure we comply with social distancing:
  • Wed Feb 10 - Sixth graders only will receive their voucher at school and may redeem it at Zoyo between the hours of 11:30am-9pm.
  • Thurs Feb 11 - Seventh graders only will receive their voucher at school and may redeem it at Zoyo between the hours of 11:30am-9pm.
  • Fri Feb 12 - Eighth graders only will receive their voucher at school and may redeem it at Zoyo between the hours of 11:30am-9pm.
The PTO is happy to have our teachers, support staff, and students as our Valentines this year!
PLEASE SUBMIT ELECTIVE CHOICES ASAP!
STILL MISSING REQUESTS FROM 150 STUDENTS!

Please note:
  • The list of electives are not guaranteed; a minimum number of students must select a particular class for it to be offered.
  • Each student may select a total of 2.0 credits.
  • This may be a combination of year-long courses (1.0) or semester-long courses (0.5).
  • Please complete the Google form as a parent/child team, so the choices are agreed upon. 
  • The form will collect your email address, and can only be submitted once!
CLICK HERE to view a planning sheet of the offerings (do not submit this form...use Google form links to make selections).

Please be sure to click on the correct form!!

Current 6th grade students:
CLICK HERE to make requests for 7th grade.

Current 7th grade students:
CLICK HERE to make requests for 8th grade.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • Please participate in our survey on IMS strengths, challenges, celebrations and failures.  Mid-Year Parent Survey
  • Teacher Schedule for Extended Learning (updated) in afternoons is HERE.
  • Update your contact information in ParentVue HERE.  (Click on My Account, and update phone numbers). The school must be able to reach you. Ensure they have your current info!
  • Encourage your child to use iReady. Great progress is seen in students who engage in their My Path lessons.  Aim for 30-45min/week.
  • SAFETY CONCERN: Students are not using crosswalks at the end of the day. Some are funning across the street to get in parents' cars.  There are some impatient drivers who drive around the waiting lines.  Please encourage/insist that your child use crosswalks!
  • To limit the potential exposure to students and staff, no visitors are allowed on campus without an appointment. Please do not plan to drop off any items to campus at any point during the day. Students need to bring all necessary items with them each day. We appreciate your understanding of this new protocol.
In partnership,
Erin Kadera, Proud Interim Ingleside Principal
FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS:

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

 
TITLE I STATUS STILL IN JEOPARDY!

Our percent of students who qualify for free and reduced has declined to a point that we could lose our Title I status.
  • These funds help pay for one of our counselors, our Instructional Specialist, our intervention teachers, supplies and professional development for teachers, and parent involvement activities.
Your application can be submitted online at Free and Reduced meal applications online.
  • If you qualify, your family not only receives support with breakfast and lunch, but also reduced fees for athletics and other extra-curricular needs.
Please use a computer -- not a phone -- to complete the application.  (The website doesn't work smoothly on a phone...) 

If you need help completing the application, please contact Leticia Pereda, our Community Specialist at lpereda@susd.org, or your child’s guidance counselor. Your help is greatly appreciated!
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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