Notes from the Dragon Cave

From the Desk of Schuba...

Dear Izzi B. Families and Friends,


IBCS Staff continue to host grade-level math nights aimed at bringing parents and guardians into the classroom to learn the mechanics of math strategies and philosophies currently taught to our students. Just last week, Education Week featured an incredibly well-timed article, 'Storytime, Meet Number Play: Early Math in the Home Matters for Later Skills.' Math, like literacy, is an equally important educational and life-long skill.


If you were unable to attend a math night, I encourage you to reach out to your student's teacher for resources and valuable insight, so you can help foster math familiarity and confidence within your child in and out of the classroom.


And speaking of math, please join your IBCS Community this Thursday, Feb. 20, 5:30-7 p.m., for our monthly Council Meeting. Agenda items are programming and budget. Free childcare is always provided at Council Meetings.


Principal Schuba

Isabella Bird Community School Principal


For questions or conversation, reach out to Schuba, via email lisa_schuba@dpsk12.org or phone 720-423-9900.

Take Action...


IBCS Student Behavior Expectations

Isabella Bird is committed to promoting positive student behavior to facilitate effective and peaceful learning environments for all students, staff, instructors and volunteers. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m., meet with Principal Schuba in Room 201 to learn how volunteers and community teachers can promote positive behavior among Isabella Bird students. Topics include school-wide behavior expectations, typical school methods for positive behavior recognition, our behavior referral process, consequences for individual or ongoing behavior issues, when to contact the office and a new weekly behavior form facilitating communication between school administration and community teachers and volunteers.

What's Going on With...


Come on Down to the IBCS Price is Right Auction

The countdown is on for Izzi B.’s biggest party of the year! Get your tickets today at ibcscouncil.org/auction for Friday, March 6, at the Hangar at Stanley Marketplace and have the chance to bid on some *never-before-seen* auction items. Your ticket includes a full dinner, drinks and live entertainment!


Wondering what to wear? Catch up on some Price is Right (PIR) reruns for inspiration... grab a group of friends and make matching shirts, dress like Bob Barker or Drew Carey, or don your favorite throwback jeans. Just be prepared to play some classic, hands-on PIR games!


Got wine? The Auction Committee is looking for wine donations (any varietal worth around least $20) in lieu of Class Baskets this year. Please deliver donations to the home of IBCS Parent and Fundraising Co-Chair, Tricia Houston (email ibcsauctiongala@gmail.com for the address).


Stay tuned for exciting sneak peeks, including information on this year’s trips!

Mark Your Calendars...


  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2:30 p.m. - Student Behavior Expectations Meeting

  • Thursday, Feb. 20, 5:30-7 p.m.: Council Meeting

  • Friday, Feb. 28, 8:15-9:15 a.m.: Coffee & Conversation

  • Monday, March 2, 5:30-7 p.m.: Council Board Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 3, 5:30-7 p.m.: Fundraising Committee Meeting

  • Friday, March 6, 7- 11 p.m.: IBCS Annual Auction

  • Thursday, March 12, 5:30-7 p.m.: Council Meeting

  • Friday, March 20, 8:15-9:15 a.m.: Coffee & Conversation

  • Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3: Spring Break

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