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Notes from the Dragon Cave

From the Desk of Schuba...

Dear Izzi B. Families and Friends,

Since IBCS' inception, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion remain central to our mission and vision. Our classroom teachers are working with Denver Public School's Equity Partner, Dawn Salter, to provide learning walks and professional development to help us better address our achievement gaps. Read the article, Opportunity Myth, to better understand this perspective. Culturally Responsive Teaching is a pedagogy that recognizes the importance of including students' cultural references in all aspects of learning (Ladson-Billings,1994). Some characteristics of culturally responsive teaching include positive perspectives on parents and families, and daily instruction of high-expectations.

We look forward to sharing more with our entire community in the upcoming months. If you are interested in joining our monthly Equity Team meetings, please reach out to IBCS ESL Teacher, Kim Hundley.

Principal Schuba

Isabella Bird Community School Principal

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


Take Action...

IBCS Annual Auction: Five Days Away!

And YES, you can still snag tickets and join us for a fun night of Price is Right-themed games, great food and drink, time with fellow IBCS families, and celebrating our school while raising critical funds to benefit OUR STUDENTS, teachers and community. A few clicks at and you're in! Meet us at The Hanger at Stanley, Friday, March 6, 7-11 p.m.

Watch for Deets updates each day this week, follow the Auction Facebook Event page and @ibcsauction2020 on Instagram for daily news and special previews of select Silent and Live Auction inclusions.

The Bid-at-Home ticket is a FANTASTIC way to encourage grandparents, other relatives, neighbors and out-of-town friends to support your school while bidding on (and hopefully WINNING!) something fab. Bid-At-Home tickets are $15 and give those who cannot attend in-person unrestricted access, by computer or mobile app, to the entire lineup of 150+ Silent Auction items until bidding closes.

THANK YOU to EVERYONE who is joining us on Friday night. We CANNOT WAIT to be there with you!

- 2020 Volunteer Auction Committee


What's Going on With...

Dragons of the Week

Last month, we rolled out our school-wide behavior expectations matrix, as well as an incentive-based positive behavior program to offer praise for students who are "caught" following IBCS expectations: being respectful, safe and responsible. Pictured here is the latest grade-level round-up of IBCS Dragon's chosen for superior behavior and positive actions. ECE: Alistair T. (responsible) and Juniper H. (safe); Kindergarten: Xzavier H. (respectful) and Kendan O. (respectful); 1st Grade: Caiden S. (responsible) and Josephine C. (responsible); 2nd Grade: Ricky H. (respectful) and Makaela R. (responsible); 3rd Grade: Dean L. (responsible) and Blake S. (respectful); 4th Grade: Kevin H. (responsible) and Colin T. (responsible); 5th Grade: Nayla O. (respectful) and Harper S. (responsible)


Save the Date...

Izzi B. Family Day of Service in celebration of Earth Day Let's clean up two local parks as an Izzi B. Family and in honor of Earth Day (see the event flier), on Saturday, April 18, 9-11 a.m. Join us at New Freedom Park (E. 13th Ave & Xenia) and Bluff Lake (MLK & Ironton St.). Following clean-up, we'll meet at Sweet Cow at Stanley Marketplace (2501 N. Dallas St.) to celebrate our hard work. Items to bring: Liability waiver, sunscreen, water bottle and sturdy footwear. Sign-up via Signup Genius. For questions, contact IBCS ESL Teacher, Kim Hundley.


Mark Your Calendars...

  • 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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