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Notes from the Dragon Cave

From the Desk of Schuba...

I continue to be astonished by our resilient, hospitable and devoted IBCS Community. Last week, the IBCS Culture and Diversity Team hosted a Dinner & Diversity event to unite our community over a topic near and dear to our hearts - RACE. Students from "YALL" made a huge impact on parents and teachers who attended. Positive sentiment and an overwhelming sense of appreciation expressed about the event illustrates our community's acute hunger to learn more and create a better learning experience for all IBCS students.

Next school year, we will work to create learning experiences both inside and outside of school for our students, parents and teachers.

Thank you to our entire Equity Team for devoting time, energy and resources to make this event and powerful learning opportunity a reality.


Principal Schuba

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


Take Action....

Speed Control Near IBCS

To combat increased speeds near Isabella Bird as a result of construction at MLK, law enforcement will increase its presence around the school to enforce the 20 mph limit between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., as well as the 25 mph limit at all other times. For questions, contact Principal Schuba.

Field Day

Izzi B’s Fifth Annual Field Day is Thursday, May 30. The day will feature events such as Shoe Scramble, Obstacle Course, Sponge Relay, Parachute, Egg Race, Balloon Pop, Water Hurdles, Sidewalk Chalk and Popsicles. Because water is included with some of the events, students may wear their swimsuits; however, they must have clothes over them. We’d like to see as students as possible wear their Izzi B. shirts. Students can also bring a change of clothes for after the events. All students must wear tennis shoes. Please send your children to school with filled water bottles to ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day; water refill stations will be available. Children should also come to school with sunscreen already applied.

To help make the event a success, we need parent volunteers who can help run and support some of the stations. If you are interested in volunteering, please let Gym Teacher, Kevin Ross, know your availability.

DPS will provide a grilled lunch for Field Day. Please complete the Field Day flier sent home with your child(ren) and return it to school no later than Friday, May 10. We will not be able to take orders past this date. Adults are invited to enjoy the grilled lunch, as well. The cost is $4 per adult. You can pay with cash or check at the register at the time of purchase, but we need an advance count on how many will join us.

Field Day Activities

8:30-8:40 a.m.: Opening Ceremony (Everyone is invited to attend)

8:45-10:45 a.m.: Kindergarten & 1st Grade

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: 2nd-5th Grades

10-11:15 a.m.: ECE Splash Day

Field Day Lunch

11:15 a.m.: ECE Lunch

11:45: Kindergarten Lunch

12 p.m.: 1st Grade Lunch

1 p.m.: 2nd-5th Grades Lunch

IBCS Community Book Club with The Brave Coalition

Join IBCS community members, including parents and staff, in a joint book club with The Brave Coalition. We'll meet to discuss So You Want to Talk About Race, a New York Times bestseller written by Ijeoma Oluo. The Brave Coalition is waiving the participation fee for all participants and ask only for commitment from participants to attend all sessions. At this time, participants must independently purchase the book wherever it is sold. Book Club dates are Wednesday, May 8; Monday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 22, 3:30-5 p.m., in the IBCS Library.

Swimsuit, Goggle Donations for ESL Field Trip

Our ESL (English as a Second Language) Students in third, fourth and fifth grades will suit up for an annual field trip to the Central Park Rec Center for a day of swimming on Tuesday, May 14. To ensure the event is a success and all our students are able to participate, please consider donating new or slightly used swimming suits for male and female students, sizes 8-14. Goggle donations are also needed. Donations can be delivered to the Main Office by Friday, May 10.

Harkins Movie Tickets

Harkins tickets were distributed last week to those who ordered them. A handful of extras remain for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday movie dates. If you are interested, need more, or have questions, please email Izzi B Parent and Fundraising Committee Member, Catherine Schurger.


What's Going on With...

IBCS First Annual Fun Run: Together We Run as One

To benefit our Feed the Dragon Fund, IBCS students will participate in a multi-day fitness-based fundraiser, where they will learn skills to improve their minds, character and strength, all while having a blast. We’ve set a fundraising goals of $2,500. Fundraising pledges begin Thursday, May 9. The actual Fun Run is Friday, May 17.


Save the Date

Final Council Meeting of School Year

Don't forget to attend our last Council Meeting of the year. We welcome our new incoming Kindergarten parents to our community, and we've got a lot to cover. The meeting is 5:30-7 p.m. in the Cafeteria.

Agenda Highlights include:

  • 2019-2020 Council Board Members - vote needed

  • 2019-2020 Council Budget - vote needed

  • 2019-2020 Hiring Update

  • Culture and Diversity

  • School Safety

For questions, contact Principal Schuba.

Girls on the Run Bake Sale

Support IBCS’ third-fifth grade girls as they participate in a bake sale to benefit Girls on the Run. The bake sale is Tuesday, May 14 at 3 p.m. on the playground. Learn about Girls on the Run. For questions or more information contact IBCS Girls on the Run Coach, Parent and Special Education Teacher, Liz Becze.

May Dine & Donate

Join us for our last Dine & Donate of the year! Dog Haus in Northfield will donate 20 percent of all sales on Tuesday, May 21 to Izzi B. Just mention the school as you check out. This is an all day event (hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.), so swing by for lunch, dinner, or to enjoy a beverage on the patio! Dog Haus is located near the movie theater in Northfield across from Bar Louie (8316 Northfield Blvd.) Visit the restaurant website for the menu.

Author Visit During Arts Week

Stan Yan, Denver-based writer/illustrator, caricature artist and instructor, will visit IBCS on Wednesday, May 29, as part of Arts Week. Stan is the author of There’s a Zombie in the Basement and many others. Get your child’s copy There’s a Zombie in the Basement by visiting


Mark Your Calendars...

  • Tuesday, May 7, 5:30-7 p.m.: IBCS Art Show

  • Wednesday, May 8, 8:15-9:15 a.m.: Classroom Liaison Committee Meeting

  • Thursday, May 9, Fun Run Pep Rally Assembly

  • Thursday, May 9, 5:30-7 p.m.: Council Meeting

  • Friday, May 17, 8:15-10:30 a.m.: IBCS’ First Annual Community Fun Run

  • Monday, May 20, 3:15 p.m.: Culture & Equity Meeting

  • Monday, May 20, 5:30-7 p.m.: Council Board Meeting

  • Tuesday, May 21, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.: May Dine & Donate at Dog Haus

  • Friday, May 24, 8:15-9:15 a.m.: Coffee & Conversation

  • Monday, May 27, All Day: No School (Memorial Day)

  • Thursday, May 30, times vary: Field Day

  • Friday, May 31, 8-11:30 a.m.: Last Day of School


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