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Ingleside Middle School 
iBlast #20
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
W  All Wednesdays going forward -- no Extended Learning Time in afternoon
M  1/11  Return to on-campus learning 
F  1/15  IMS Spirit Day -- Jersey/Sports Day
M  1/18  No School -- MLK Day
Th 1/21  Picture Day -- retakes & EDL students
F  1/22  IMS Spirit Day -- USA Day
F  1/29  IMS Spirit Day -- Crazy Hair Day
M  2/15  No School -- President's Day

 
I N G L E S I D E   S T R O N G
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS!!

Our IMS community is wonderful!! 

Thanks to your generous contributions, and a matching contribution from our PTO funds, we were able to provide each of our dedicated teachers, administration members and staff with a generous gift -- and we also provided lunch!  (Thank you to Kelli Messenger for arranging lunch!)

Thank you for expressing your gratitude to all those who are working so hard on behalf of our kids!
I am excited to embark on the 2nd semester beginning January 4, 2021! Although we will begin virtually for the first week, we will have an additional 139 students and families joining or rejoining our IMS family!
  • I am also excited to welcome (and welcome back):
    • Mr. Minks (7th and 8th grade Social Studies),
    • Ms. Scordo (6th and 7th grade Math),
    • Ms. Pollack (6th and 7th grade English Language Arts),
    • Ms. Ohanesian (6th and 7th grade Science), 
    • Mr. Becerra (Physical Education and Lifelong Fitness).
  • Students must return to their 1st period teacher for 7th period on Day 2!
  • Please help us by ensuring that your child brings his/her fully charged Chromebook each day.
  • Students will have the opportunity for picture retakes on Thursday, Jan 21 (new date).
    • We invite our EDL students to come on this day. 
    • We will create an alpha split schedule, so their picture can be in the yearbook. Please watch for the schedule!
  • Our yearbook order forms went home this week.
    • If interested, please consider getting your order in early.
    • We over ordered last year and will be cutting way back. This means we will not have extras for last minute purchases.
Important schedules (bell schedule, blue/white calendar) are linked here and at the top of the iBlast.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW IMS STUDENT COUNCIL!

President: Matthew R.
Vice President: Lillian F. 
Treasurer: Alexis G.
Secretary: TBD

Class Representatives:
Jaques T.             Hope K.
Myra A.                Keira M.
Alejandro F.         Sienna M.
Leland G.             Ashley P-C.
Chloe H.              Avery S.
Phoenix J.
COVID UPDATES:

SUSD has partnered with Embry Women's Health to offer free Covid 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 3-5 days 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.

 
2020/2021 YEARBOOKS ARE NOW FOR SALE!

  • Yearbooks are now on sale.
  • $30 until Jan 15th ($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.
  • Envelopes for EDL students will be available on Tuesday, Dec 8 at Picture Day, if you prefer not to use the online system.
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

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.
CLICK HERE to visit the Community News section of our website!
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IMS PTO thanks our generous sponsors!
THANKS for being ALL IN!!
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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