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Notes from the Dragon Cave

From the Desk of Schuba...

Dear Isabella Bird Community School,

Celebrating diversity is at the heart of Izzi B.'s philosophy. Diversity goes beyond race and religion; it also includes those who learn differently or may have social emotional issues.

Did you know one in every 68 children is diagnosed with Autism? Students are likely to encounter a number of children with the disorder. This why it's important to foster within our students an acceptance of individuals with different abilities. This month's Report to Parents, “Helping Children Understand Autism,” offers families ways to educate their children about Autism. Learn more.


Principal Schuba

For questions or conversation, reach out to Schuba via email ( or phone at 720-423-9900.


Take Action....

Last Chance Auction Purchases

Based On popular demand and for those who were unable to attend Auction, we’re opening bidding opportunities back up!! Throughout Spring Break, ALL Izzi B. families, teachers and staff (and even your family and friends) can bids on more than 30 items that either weren't scooped up or were purchased completely at this month’s Auction.

We’re also OPENING UP ALL THREE FABULOUS TRIPS for anyone who would like to purchase these amazing getaways at the incredible final bidding price locked in on Auction Night. Mexico! Cuba! African Safari! Details below...

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE ANY AUCTION TRIPS: View detailed descriptions of each trip, inclusions, number of people, etc. and to see the purchase price. To make a purchase, use the selection options provided below each listing and complete the form. Pay by credit card or drop-off/mail a personal check to IBCS Council no later than Friday April 5.

TO VIEW OR BID ON/PURCHASE REMAINING AUCTION ITEMS: In our auction app, Handbid, login and view the category **LAST CHANCE** to score all remaining fabulous items and experiences, including Teacher Experiences and Buy-A-Share options. Have a look and bid away!! Bidding closes Friday, March 29, at 10 p.m.

HANDBID "How To" for Existing Bidders and NEW Bidders: Attended Auction? Already logged into the Handbid App? Login today using the same email used to purchase your original tickets (or to bid on Auction night) and have access to the Auction site, as you did before. The first category to appear, when you swipe left, is "LAST CHANCE - this is where all remaining auction items are located.

New to Handbid? Didn't attend Auction, but want to check out what's still available?

  1. Download the Handbid App from your App Store

  2. Register as a Bidder using your preferred email address and mobile number (if you used Handbid for a past IBCS Auction, it may recognize you based on email provided). We recommend enabling push notifications, so you receive alerts about your bids and other auction notices.

  3. Search for our Auction ,"IBCS "Back To The 80s”

  4. You’ll be prompted to add a credit card to your bidder profile to place bids. If you only want to browse, you can add a card later.

  5. Once you’re at the Dashboard, swipe left to view the "LAST CHANCE" category, where all remaining items for BID or SALE/PURCHASE are located.

King Soopers Rebates - No More Gift Cards Needed!

It's now easier than ever to raise money for Izzi B. through your purchases at King Soopers (Clicklist included)! No more gift cards are necessary for this FREE program. All you need is a King Soopers rewards/loyalty card - you know, the one you use for discounts at the register and on gas.

Steps to register your rewards account:

  1. Visit

  2. Click “Enroll Now"

  3. Login to your account using your email and password

  4. Search for "Isabella Bird Community School Council" or "CC756"

  5. Select Enroll

That's it! You're ready to give 5 percent of your purchases back to Izzi B.!

(Don't have a rewards card? Sign up for this program through the link above)

Beginning Monday, April 1, this replaces the gift card rebates program. Be sure to register and spread the word to family and friends!


What's Going on With...

2019 CMAS Schedule

The 2019 CMAS testing schedule is now finalized. Grades 3-5 are scheduled to complete CMAS testing (Colorado Measures of Academic Success in English - language arts, math, science and social studies) on the following dates:

  • April 3-5: Grades 3-5 English Language Arts

  • April 9-11: Grades 3-5 Mathematics

  • April 16-18: Grade 4 Social Studies; Grade 5 Science

Please look for more specifics in the coming weeks. Contact Caleb with any questions.


Save the Date

Dine & Donate: Mici Handcrafted Italian

Join us at Mici's Handcrafted Italian in Stapleton, 3:30-8:30 p.m. Tell them you are there to support Izzi B. and a portion of the proceeds come back to the school.

School Dance

Join us for a Beach Part-themed school dance on Friday, April 26, 5-6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria!! Leis and beach balls are sold, as well as snacks. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is an event the entire family can enjoy! Purchase your tickets ahead of time at and skip the line! Tickets are $1 each.

Mark Your Calendars...

  • Monday, April 1, 5:30-7 p.m.: Council Board Meeting (rescheduled from March 18)

  • Tuesday, April 2, 1:40-2:50 p.m.: City and County of Denver Compost Assembly

  • Wednesday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Fundraising Committee Meeting

  • Wednesday, April 3 - Friday, April 5, times vary: CMAS Testing for 3-5 grades

  • Tuesday, April 9 - Thursday, April 11, times vary: CMAS Testing for 3-5 grades

  • Wednesday, April 10, 8:15-9:15 a.m.: Classroom Liaison Meeting

  • Thursday, April 11, 5:30-7 p.m.: Council Meeting

  • Tuesday, April 16 - Thursday, April 18, times vary: CMAS Testing for 3-5 grades

  • Tuesday, April 23, 3:30-8:30 p.m.: Dine & Donate: Mici's Handcrafted Italian

  • Friday, April 26, 8:15-9:15 a.m.: Coffee & Conversation

  • Friday, April 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Family Meeting at Hidden Brook

  • Friday, April 26, 5-6:30 p.m.: School Dance


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