Activities Set for Monday, September 29

Monday is a busy day at ILSA!

  • PICTURE DAY – all scholars are asked to be in uniform for Fall Picture Day. Class group pictures as well as yearbook pictures will be taken. Money for picture packages should be turned in to classroom teachers.
  • BOOK FAIR – it is the final day of shopping in our Book Fair – students who bring money with them for the Book Fair will be able to shop until noon.
  • YEARBOOK CLUB – will meet after school. Participants need to have already signed up with Ms. Avant and Ms. Porter. Yearbook Club ends promptly at 5:00.
  • SPELL BOWL PRACTICE – will also meet after school with Ms. Passarelli. Spell Bowl participants should be picked up promptly at 5:15.
  • FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES – will be hosted by ILSA beginning at 5:30 with both our elementary and middle school teams participating. Come support our Mightly Eagles!!
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REMINDER: Fall Break is October 13-24

Indiana Life Sciences Academy will be on Fall Break from October 13 – 24, 2014. During this two week break AYS (At Your School) Child Care Services will not be open. School will resume on Monday, October 27 at our usual time. Please call us with any questions!

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UNIFORM Reminder

As the weather turns chilly parents are reminded that ALL scholars must be in the appropriate school uniform. This means ILSA logo tops (yellow or purple) and ILSA logo bottoms (black pants, black shorts, or black skirt). Uniforms should be purchased from School Zone, which presently carries long-sleeved ILSA logo tops.

Scholars can wear a plain white or black long-sleeved shirt underneath their short-sleeved ILSA logo top, and girls can wear plain white or black tights with their black skirts. Jackets, hoodies, sweaters, etc., can be worn outside for recess but scholars will not be allowed to wear these clothing items inside the building. This is a schoolwide expectation which must be followed. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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Our FUTURE Starts Now!

ribbon cutting pic

With the snip of a purple ribbon we celebrate our partnership between Imagine Schools and Trine University. Thank you parents, staff, scholars, board members, and interested community partners for working together tirelessly to make us a great school!

 

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Indiana Life Sciences Academy Welcomes our EAGLES!

Welcome Eagles to the 2014-15 school year! We are excited to begin a new chapter in the history of our school, and we appreciate the role our scholars, families, and staff will have in our success. Here’s a breakdown of a few NEW things going on:

New Name/New Authorizer: Our school name changed to Indiana Life Sciences Academy (ILSA) on July 1, 2014 which is the day our partnership with Trine University became official. We continue to be operated by Imagine Schools.

New Uniforms: Purple or Yellow shirts, along with Black bottoms – all featuring our Eagle logo – will identify our ILSA scholars and set the tone for serious academics. School Zone, our uniform provider, can be reached at (877) 478-7889. They are located at 5425 N. Keystone.

New After Care Provider: AYS (At Your School) provides before and after care services featuring structured activities, arts and crafts, homework help, and a snack. Please call them at (317) 283-2817 for more information and to register your child.

New Push for Parent Involvement: Volunteering doesn’t always mean coming into the building, although that is great, too! This year we are renewing our efforts to have a Parents in Education group to work with us to make improvements to our school, offer feedback and advice, and help strengthen our school-to-home partnerships. Please call our Front Desk at (317) 297-9100 for more information.

New Academic Calendar: ILSA will provide 195 instructional days this year, along with a later start to our school day. Scholars can enter the building beginning at 8:30 each morning, class begins at 9:00 and the tardy bell rings at 9:05. Additionally, all scholars receive 150 minutes of supplemental, individualized instruction each week through our Eagle Success Time.

New Transportation Company: Miller Transportation is providing bus service for ILSA this school year. Please call our front desk (317) 297-9100 with any transportation questions.

New Associate Principal: Mrs. Bianca Rivers is ILSA’s new leader, with Mr. Keith Marsh assuming Regional Operations responsibilities for our campus as well as some Imagine Schools campuses in Ohio.

More information regarding all of these exciting changes will be shared as the year goes on. As always, we THANK YOU for choosing to partner with us in your child’s education. We know that working together, this will be a wonderful year!!

 

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Arrival/Dismissal Reminders for Car Riders and Walkers

ARRIVAL – Please remember that students who are driven to school in cars or who walk to school can enter the building beginning at 8:30 each morning.

Parents driving students to school should pull as far forward as possible in our single-lane car rider line so a staff member can get students safely from their vehicle. Students should not be left unattended in the parking lot or on the sidewalk.

Students walking to school should cross the street at the corner with the stop light, and go directly to the front entrance of our building.

DISMISSAL – Dismissal of students who are driven home in cars or who walk home from school begins at 3:50.

Parents picking up students should again pull as far forward as possible so students can safely walk to their vehicle. Parents should remain with their car to ensure a safe and smooth dismissal process.

Students walking home will be escorted to the corner with the stoplight by a staff member.

Our front doors will remain locked from 3:15-4:15 daily as we transition our scholars for dismissal as bus riders, car riders and walkers. Thank You for helping us keep ILSA safe!

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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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Library Offers FREE Homework Help

The Indianapolis/Marion County Public Library offers FREE homework help to students in Kindergarten – College. Students can receive help from 3:00-11:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Help for adult students is available each day from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Assistance is available through live online chats with tutors familiar with Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Simply visit www.indypl.org to take advantage of this free homework help.

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LIKE us on Facebook!

Parents and Students:

We are now on Facebook! Please LIKE our page: Imagine Life Sciences Academy West.   The profile picture is set to the Imagine Sun. Several of the teachers and staff have already liked the page. This is just another tool to get information at your fingertips and communicate with others at our school. Thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do to make your child’s future bright! =)

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