What's coming up?
PTA Open House
Thursday, August 28
Teachers will present two sessions, one at 6:30 and one at 7:05, to share classroom procedures and answer general questions. Come meet your child's teacher. Students are welcome and encouraged to come.
International Dot Day
Some classes will participate in International Dot Day which celebrates creativity, courage, and collaboration. Students with signed permission to share work may have their dot posted online!
PTA Trick or Trunk
In the News
FROM THE LIBRARY
The Scholastic Book Fair has been extended due to the inclement weather. The Fair will now be open through Wednesday, March 4th. Students may bring in money to purchase their books all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Parents are also welcome to sign in at the visitor's desk and browse the books as well if they wish during the day. We have rescheduled our exciting Family Events as well.
Sundaes with Someone Grand Event (if you returned your RSVP slip last week) will be Tuesday, March 3rd. Ice cream will be served from 3:45 - 4:30 and the book fair will actually stay open until 8pm that evening. Any families that would like to visit the book fair after picking their child up from the various Tuesday after school programs are welcome as well.
Family Night #1 - Tuesday, March 3rd from 4:30 - 8:00
Family Night #2 - Wednesday, March 4th from 5:00 - 8:00
In addition to our in-house book fair, you can also purchase books online from the comfort of your home until March 6th.
Wednesday will be the absolute last day to purchase items from the in-house book fair, and we certainly hope you will be able to join us in supporting the library. All the proceeds from the fair (in-house and online) go purchase new books and book supplies for the students. We hope you have been able to share the magic of books through these two weeks of winter weather. The library will reopen for check-in and check-out on Thursday midday.
Hook 'Em into a Good Book! We invite you Under the Sea to find exciting and affordable books for all ages. Students will previewed books on Monday and Tuesday and buying will was to begin Wednesday during school, but we had snow days. We have 3 events rescheduled after-hours for your convenience. Our Sundaes with Someone Grand will be Tuesday, March 3 from 3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m., reservations already sent it will be honored. We also have two family nights, Tuesday, March 3rd, 4:00-8:00 pm and Wednesday, March 4th from 5-8 p.m. This year we are also offering an online book fair if that is more convenient for your family. Click on the link below beginning on February 14th and you can shop all the way until March 6th.
FROM THE CLINIC
Happy New Year and welcome back! It's that wonderful time of year again - cold and flu season. Parents, remember these important tips:
Washing hands is the MOST effective way to protect against germs and viruses! Please encourage your children to wash their hands frequently whenever possible, especially before eating. If a sink is not available, hand sanitizer is the next best thing.
If your children have not yet received their flu vaccine, please consider getting it as soon as possible!
If your child is sent to the clinic with flu-like symptoms, you WILL be contacted to pick them up as soon as possible! Please ensure that all phone numbers/emergency contact numbers are up-to-date, so that someone can be reached as soon as possible.
If your child has symptoms such as fever, chills, headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea, they need to stay home AT LEAST 24 HOURS AFTER symptoms are no longer present. Although they may be feeling better, they may still be contagious to classmates, teachers, and other staff members!
Please do your best to follow these guidelines and help keep everyone HEALTHY and HAPPY over the next few months. Thank you!
Michelle Hinkel, RN, BSN
Indian Lakes Elementary Clinic
This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to register for the Shamrock Operation Smile Final Mile at a discounted price is January 15th. The price will increase to $25 on January 16th. Please register online before this date to save!
We also will be having Shamrock Marathon training each Tuesday after school starting January 13. I have sent permission slips home with each child. Please read and return if this is something that your child or family is interested in. Please feel free to join us to get the whole family active! You are not required to do the training sessions to run in the Final Mile.
Please email me at [email protected] if you have any questions. Thanks for your help and support!
2014-15 INDIAN LAKES GIFTED TESTING SCHEDULE
Below are the screening and testing dates for the 2014-2015 school year. Please keep in mind that all parent referral forms must be completed at least two weeks prior to the testing date to allow sufficient time to complete teacher referrals and process paperwork. Of course, we would welcome the paperwork earlier. All referrals must be submitted to Heather Brooks, our Gifted Resource teacher.
2/2/2015 – All KLMS and Plaza MYP applications due.
2/6/2015 – First Grade Screening for ALL first grade students.
3/2/2015 – All First Grade applications due.
3/6/2015 – ODC/KLMS testing for applicants and selected fifth grade students.
4/17/2015 – First Grade Testing-for students referred for additional testing.
5/15/15 – Testing for students who are new to VBCPS and second graders that have been placed on HOLD.