Open House is Thursday, April 24

Join us for free FUN, free INFORMATION and free PIZZA this Thursday, April 24 from 5:30-8:00 as ILSA hosts an Open House to showcase student work and highlight exciting changes coming up for our 2014-15 school year.

Learn about next year’s school calendar, our new school day hours, and take a peek at our uniform upgrades! Talk with representatives from AYS, our new after-care provider, and learn about our Athletic, Special Education, and ELL departments.

After collecting information and enjoying supper, visit our Arts Across the Curriculum exhibit which features student artwork tied to our academic standards. While in the gym, help us create a huge mosaic, then take home free pattern blocks to begin your own mosaic at home. Samples of reading, math, social studies and science materials will also be available for you to view.

On-site registration will be going on, so if your students are already enrolled for next year then bring a friend! 2014-15 will be the Year of the Eagles!!

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Websites Recommended to Help Students Learn at Home

There are many fun, educational websites with free activities available to help your child continue to learn and grow. Many will help strengthen basic grade-level skills needed to be successful on our upcoming IRead 3 test (3rd grade) and ISTEP+ (3rd-8th grade).

Check out these website recommendations:

www.prepdog.com

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/

http://www.factmonster.com/

https://sites.google.com/site/mstoddroom10/istep-iread-test-prep-practice

http://www.funbrain.com/

http://www.playkidsgames.com/

http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/

http://www.coolmath-games.com/

In addition, students can use their Acuity password at http://www.acuityathome.com to practice Acuity activities.  Continue reading
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Re-Enrollment is Underway!

Once an Eagle, always an Eagle! It’s time to secure your child’s spot for the 2014-15 school year by completing and returning re-enrollment paperwork. All students planning to continue attending our school need to complete the re-enrollment packet which went home last week. Please call us at 297-9100 with any questions or to request additional paperwork.

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Snow Make Up Days Set Week of March 24

Imagine West will be making up our five missed snow days the week of March 24-28, 2014. These will be full school days, with transportation, and both breakfast and lunch will be served.

Severe winter weather caused Imagine West to miss six school days in January. Two of the days do not need to be made up thanks to waivers granted by the Indiana Department of Education. The other four days, plus the day missed this week, do need to be scheduled.

 

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Tutoring Programs Are Underway

Imagine West’s Title I program is sponsoring two important Tutoring opportunities beginning this month.

Iread 3 Tutoring is held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 for invited third grade students. IRead 3 Tutoring began on Tuesday, Janaury 14 and will end on Thursday, March 13. This tutoring program focuses on Reading and will help prepare students for the Iread 3 state test, which is scheduled for the week of March 17.

Saturday Academy will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:00-11:00 for invited students in grades 3-8. Saturday Academy begins on January 25, and will run for 12 weeks. Parent Information meetings were held on the 22nd; parents who were unable to attend the meetings are encouraged to call the school with any questions. This tutoring program focuses on both Reading and Math and will help prepare students for the ISTEP state test, which is given in two sessions (March 3-7, and April 28-May 2).

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Winter Weather Announcements Reminder

Imagine West administration monitors weather information and makes decisions regarding school delays or closing based on safety considerations.

IF NEEDED, Announcements regarding school delays, early release, or closings will be communicated through local media outlets including television Channels 6, 8, 13 and Fox 59 as well as radio stations WIBC 1070 AM/WENS 97.1 FM, WFMS 95.5, WTLC-AM 1310 and FM 1067, Radio Latina 107.1 and La Que Buena 810 AM. 

A 2-hour delay means that the start of the school day has been delayed by 2 hours from the regular schedule. Buses will arrive 2 hours later than usual in the mornings; car riders will be allowed in the building beginning at 9:30 a.m.

A school closing means that school will not be held that day. An early release means that students are being dismissed from school earlier than usual.

IF the weather ever dictates a delay, school closing or early release, communication of that decision will come from the school. Please make sure we have your current phone number on file in the front office, and that you check the media outlets listed above in case of extreme weather conditions.

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Thank You!

Imagine West thanks you for sending your students to us each day, and for being true partners with us in your child’s education. The Thanksgiving holidays make us particularly mindful of the strong bond between home and school, and how appreciative we are that your share your child with us.

We will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays on November 27, 28 and 29 so that all of our families can enjoy time together. Please have a safe and restful Thanksgiving Break! School will resume on Monday, December 2.

 

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We Have LOTS to Cheer About!

Cheerleading tryouts were held this afternoon for students in grades 4-8 who are interested in cheering on our Eagle Basketball teams. Cheerleading squads will be announced next Tuesday afternoon, and will be composed of students in good academic and behavior standing.

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Food Drive Continues …

Imagine West’s Food Drive continues through tomorrow. Students are collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items to donate during the holiday season. Thank you for helping us emphasize the importance of being good citizens and caring for others!

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Canned Food Drive Kick Off

Imagine West Eagles will be participating in a Canned Food Drive to benefit our community. Beginning Monday, November 18 everyone is asked to bring in a canned food item to contribute towards our community service project.

Thank you in advance for helping Imagine West develop good citizens as well as good scholars!

 

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