From the Desk of Schuba...
Save the date and join us today, April 22 - April 26, for five fun-filled, themed days to celebrate of our youngest learners! The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration to spotlight early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities.
Week of the Child/Unity Day/Spirit Week:
Monday, April 22: Unity Day assembly with school-wide sing along and group photo / Wear Izzi B. Gear or Blue and Green Day
Tuesday, April 23: Read-in on the playground / Dress as Your Favorite Book Character Day
Wednesday, April 24: Group murals in the pods / Dress Like a Friend/Twin Day
Thursday, April 25: Mix it up at lunch and sit with a new friend / Wear Funny Socks
Friday, April 26: 5-Minute Dance Party in the Pod and School Dance, 5-6:30 p.m. / Wear Hawaiian-themed Clothing Day
Mark Your Calendars: Dinner and Diversity
The Culture and Equity Team is hosting our one and only Dinner and Diversity meeting this year on May 2, 5:30-7 p.m. The topic of conversation is RACE. We are working on welcoming a special guest, and would love to have IBCS families attend. We value our diversity, and want to do all we can to make our school an inclusive space.
For questions or conversation, reach out to Schuba via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at 720-423-9900.
19/20 Council Spend Suggestions, May Voting Process
Council Board and Leadership are now soliciting suggestions for 19/20 Council-spend (this is separate from the DPS-allocated IBCS budget). Ideas previously generated include:
Family Community Resource Center funding
Diversity and inclusion programming
IBCS “Book Room”
Spanish and STEAMS after-school programming
Transportation and translation funding
Student-specific activities and celebrations
Classroom literacy fund
IBCS Staff professional development and team-building activities
IBCS building upkeep and maintenance
If you have additional ideas you would like added to this list, please send them to email@example.com. Ideas will be presented at the Thursday, May 9 Council Meeting. Those in attendance at the meeting receive 4-stickers to vote for their top priorities. After votes are tallied, top items are funded at the predetermined budget or the total of dollars raised. For questions, contact the IBCS Council Treasurers.
What's Going on With...
Call for Council Board Members
Two Parent-Council Board positions become available next month. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board, complete and submit the Council Board Interest Form. Those in attendance at the Thursday, May 9 Council Meeting will vote to elect two parents. Council Board serves as Isabella Bird’s sounding board for our community and assists all committees. The Board includes five community-elected parents and three IBCS staff-elected teacher; Schuba and Caleb also serve on the Board. Each position, with the exception of Leadership, is a two-year commitment. Please send questions and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date
Dine & Donate: Mici Handcrafted Italian
Join us TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 23, 3:30-8:30 p.m. for a Dine & Donate night at Mici's Handcrafted Italian in Stapleton. Dine-in, delivery and carry-out are all included. Mention Izzi B. when you order or include our school name in the notes, if you order online. 20 percent is donated back to the school!
Join us for a Beach Party-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 myschoolbucks.com and skip the line! Tickets are $1 each.
Jacqueline Woodson will be at Hallett Academy, Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7 p.m., for an event sponsored by The Bookies. Tickets are free. No doubt she is a favorite author of many of our students. Learn more at via the event website.
Ben Clanton, author of the Narwhal and Jelly books, will be at Central Library on Saturday, May 4, 2-3 p.m. No tickets required. Get more information via the event website.
Isabella Bird Fun Run
IBCS’ First Annual Community Fun Run is May 8-17; each day includes 15-minute character-building sessions for students. An all-school prep rally is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, while the actual run is Friday, May 17, 8:15-10:30 a.m. on the Izzi B. Soccer Field. All IBCS community members are encouraged to attend. Stay tuned for more information.
Mark Your Calendars...
Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26: Week of the Child / Spirit Week
Monday, April 22: Wear Izzi B. Gear or Blue and Green Spirit Day
Tuesday, April 23: Dress as Your Favorite Book Character Spirit Day
Tuesday, April 23, 3:30-8:30 p.m.: Dine & Donate at Mici's Handcrafted Italian
Wednesday, April 24: Dress Like a Friend/Twin Spirit Day
Thursday, April 25: Wear Funny Socks Spirit Day
Friday, April 26: Wear Hawaiian-themed Clothing Spirit Day
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
Monday, April 29, 5:30-7 p.m.: Council Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Fundraising Committee Meeting
Monday, May 6, All Day: No school for Students (PD for staff)
Wednesday, May 8, 8:15-9:15 p.m.: Classroom Liaison Committee Meeting
Monday, May 27, All Day: No School (Memorial Day)
Friday, May 31, 8-11:30 a.m.: Last Day of Schoo