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Ingleside Middle School 
iBlast #15
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Th 11/19  DC/Philly 8th grade trip information meeting, 6pm. See below.
W-F  11/25-27  No School -- Thanksgiving Holiday
I N G L E S I D E   S T R O N G
CALLING ALL 8TH GRADERS!

Please join Ms. Kriesman for an virtual informational meeting about the DC/Philadephipa trip in the spring.  Open to 8th graders.

Thursday, Nov 19 at 6pm
Join the meeting through Microsoft Teams by clicking here.
When you sign in, please include your student's name to verify only IMS families join the call.
2 IMPORTANT COVID UPDATES:

1. If your family chooses to travel or gather in large groups for Thanksgiving, SUSD is asking you to voluntarily quarantine your SUSD student for 14 days upon return.  

From SUSD 11-13-2020 briefing:
"To help keep our students, teachers and school personnel healthy - and schools open for on-campus learning and activity - we are asking each family that travels or attends a large gathering for the Thanksgiving holiday to voluntarily quarantine its Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) students at home for the two weeks following the last date of travel. We realize this presents a temporary inconvenience. However, with everyone's cooperation and with everyone monitoring their households for signs of illness, such as cold, flu and COVID-19, together, we can all contribute to a healthy and safe community. If you do observe any signs of illness in your household, we ask that you please keep your student off campus. "

2.  SUSD has partnered with Embry Women's Health to offer free Covid antigen testing at the Oak Learning Campus.

Drive-thru tests are available 5 days a week, 7am-7pm at 7501 E. Oak St.  Results available within 36-72hrs following test.

Click here to read more about Embry's Covid testing.  
To make an appointment to be tested at Oak Learning Campus, click here.
LEADERSHIP CHANGE
On Thursday, November 5, Ellen Young, PTO President asked for a vote from the IMS PTO Exec Board to have Kerri Flader, President-Elect, take over as President for the remainder of 2020-2021.  The Executive Board voted to have Kerri assume the role of President.  Kerri has agreed to finish out the 2020-2021 school year, and continue as President for the 2021-2022 school year as planned.

Ellen's father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and she undertandably wanted more time to focus on caring for him and her mom at this time.  

Our school community sends our gratitude to Ellen for her committed service as PTO president this year, and as co-President last year.  Her leadership will be greatly missed.  We send her family our love and support at this difficult time!!  
SPELLING BEE!

Good luck to our IMS spellers!!
 
Important Dates:
Nov 9-13 Registration on website
Nov 17-20  Grade-level Online Spelling Bee
Nov 23  Final round spellers announced
Dec 8-9  Ingleside Online Spelling Bee
C O M M U N I T Y   N E W S

WINTER RUNNING PROGRAM

The Arcadia Cross Country coaches are starting a winter running program to prep students for the Spring track season or keep them fit for other sports.
  • The program runs from 11/16/2020 to 1/9/2021 and is for students in 6th through 12th grades. 
  • Runners will have training sessions in the neighborhood 3 to 4 times per week and will be participating in 3 independent local 5K/10Ks (optional).
  • The cost is $75 and includes a race singlet.
  • Proceeds benefit the Arcadia Running Boosters.
  • For more information or to sign-up visit the team's website.
  • Click here for information flyer.
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IMS PTO thanks our generous sponsors!
THANKS for being ALL IN!!
Can your business support Ingleside PTO?
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Reach out to Bri Crowder, VP of Fundraising, for more details!
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