Required Parent Meeting Tonight!!!

If you did not attend last night’s parent meeting at the Morris Campus you will need to attendTONIGHT, Wednesday, October 22nd, at the Prescott Campus from 7pm-8:30pm.   We will discuss the parent contract, communication avenues, and parent circles.

A family member or representative from each family need attend only one of the meetings.  If you cannot attend one of the scheduled meetings, a make-up meeting will be available.  We are thankful for those families we connected with last night and look forward to those we will meet tonight!

If you have questions or need to schedule a make-up meeting, please contact Anne.

Read-a-thon Has Begun!

The kids are excited to start reading next week.  This week, help them go out and get pledges from sponsors so that every minute of their reading not only enriches their own lives as readers but also enriches their learning environment at school by raising funds!

All students went home with a Read-a-thon packet this week that included a letter explaining the Read-a-thon, a calendar with all of the important Read-a-thon dates, a sponsor sheet, a reading log, and raffle tickets.  If you need any more of any of these materials, you can find them on the PTA page of the Ivy website or you can pick up copies outside of the office at each campus.

Good luck getting those sponsor pledges this week!  And get ready to start reading onMonday, October 27th!

Please contact JacQueline if you are interested in helping with the Read-a-Thon or if you have any questions.

Lunch Orders Due Thursday!!! 

November lunch menus went home with students on Monday and need to be returned by tomorrow, Thursday, November 23rd.  Fresh N Local provided us with an alternate menu for students with dietary restrictions in addition to the regular menu.  The alternative menu includes a Gluten Free option as well as a Vegetarian/Dairy Free/Egg Free option. These are available on request.


Get Your Saturday Monster Bowl Tickets Today!

We’re looking forward to seeing you thisSaturday, October 25th from 11am-1pm atGrand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge for the first ever Ivy School “Monster Bowl” Fundraiser!  Grand Central is generously donating the lanes and the shoe rentals. That means ALL proceeds will support The Ivy School so please come out and join us!

Tickets ($5 each or $20 per family) are available during pickup at either campus TODAY(Wednesday) or at the door Saturday. (Contact Karie by Friday if you need discounted tickets). Whether you’re wearing a costume or a smile, we can’t wait to see you at this super fun event!

For those driving to the event: Parking for Grand Central is available in the small underground parking garage accessible off SE 9th Avenue or on the surrounding streets. Be careful not to park in the spots reserved for other businesses in the lot to the west of Grand Central.

To help us better plan, RSVP at  Questions can be directed to Heidi.

Prescott Work Party on Oct 24th

Join us for a work party at the Prescott Campus Friday, October 24th, beginning at 11am.  Directly after early dismissal this Friday a small work party will be forming at the Prescott campus to help spread the playground chips in the back yard. The PTA has purchased 22 yards of playground chips for Prescott with some of the money raised last school year for our outdoor spaces. The playground chips will be delivered and blown in to the back yard on Friday morning. We need volunteers to bring a rake, work gloves (for you and your child) and help us spread the playground chips. The more volunteers, the quicker this will be done!We may have a mulch donation from a local arborist coming Friday morning as well to enhance the planted spaces in the back and side yards. If that is the case, we will need some volunteers to help us wheelbarrow and spread the mulch in the different parts of the yard.

Staff at Morris is currently forming a plan with the PTA Outdoors Committee for how best to use the money for that campus and we will keep the community updated as we know more.

If you know ahead of time you and your child can join us please let Muriah or Becky know.


Order Your School Photos by Oct 27th

  1. Go to
  2. Create a username and password
  3. Click on the gallery titled “The Ivy School”
  4. Enter the password: 4bd8f
  5. Find and click on your child’s class
  6. Enter the password provided in your class email
  7. Choose the image(s) you like most and place your order no later than Monday, October 27th.

The Ivy Community will be able to view and order photos through Monday, October 27, 2014.  On October 28th, the order period will close and the photos will be removed from the online viewing gallery.  Please note that class photos are included in all the packages and available to purchase a la carte. However, the actual photo is not viewable in your package review or shopping cart.  If you have questions or need help with the ordering process, please email

ICD Still Needs Parent Volunteers

International Children’s Day (ICD) is fast approaching.  On Tuesday, October 28th, each classroom will be transformed to represent a region of the world with colorful displays, food tastings, art projects, music, and so much more.  ICD can only be accomplished with the help of many parent volunteers. Unfortunately, many classrooms are still quite short on number of volunteers. If you can help by setting up, cleaning up, baking, manning an art project, or by offering decorations/items related to your region please reach out to your child’s room parent. This is a super fun day for all involved!

Room Parents
Rebecca’s Class (LE1): Alexis Terry
Laura’s Class (LE2): Rachel Falk
Betty’s Class (LE3): Helen Spieth and Maia

Claire’s Class (LE1): Colleen Hein
Anna’s Class (UE5): Amie Chally, Leah Cutler, and Rachel Burdon
Kevin’s Class (UE6): Elizabeth LeDoux-Callanand Amy Johnson
Megan’s Class (MS7): Diana Sticker
Travis’ Class (MS8): Tracy MacDonald andMary Brogan

“Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur.”
~Maria Montessori~