Art Show Changes Location

The Art Show and Silent Auction have been moved to the Prescott campus, in order to accommodate a church event in the Community Room at Morris. The date and time remains June 5th from 11:15pm to 1:15pm.  Artwork from each classroom will be on display throughout the building and each Class has created a piece to contribute to a Silent Auction. The auction will close at 1pm and the winning bid will get to take home the piece of art (winners need not be present).  

Students will be released to their families to attend this after-school event.  Aftercare students will attend the event with their Aftercare teachers. Please be on the lookout for a permission slip from aftercare for Morris students to ride the bus to Prescott for the show. All aftercare pick up on June 5th will be at the Prescott Campus.

Plant Sale Update

The Ivy Outdoor Program thanks you for your support this last couple of weeks!  So far they have raised just over $325 dollars! But, they have a few more plants to offer so they are extending the sale for one more Friday! This Friday June 5th will be the last day!
Still to offfer:
6 chicks for sale, Tomatoes, Pole Beans, Hops, Black and Red Currants, Assorted Flowers, Herbs and a few more.

Last PTA Meeting of the Year

Please join us this Wednesday, June 3rd, for the final PTA general meeting of the year.  We will meet at the Prescott campus at 6:30 pm.  PTA is still seeking a Vice President for the 2015-2016 school year and would love your input!  We hope to see you there!

Executive Director Search Update

After reviewing resumes and meeting with candidates, the Ivy Board has decided to bring in a candidate for a second round of interviews with parent representatives, teachers and the board this week.

Thank you to the parents who volunteered to prepare for and interview the executive director candidate. The parent panel met last Wednesday to prepare questions for the candidate and select representatives to conduct the interview. The parents who will be representing the Ivy community include parents of lower elementary, upper elementary and middle school students, newer Ivy parents, parents who have a long history with Ivy and even a parent who will be new to Ivy next year, as well as a PTA representative.

A panel of teachers will also be interviewing the candidate and students from lower elementary, upper elementary and middle school will be interviewing this week as well.

We will keep you posted as we move forward in this process. If you have any questions, please contact Amie Chally, Board Secretary at

Notice of Executive Session

The Ivy School Board will be holding a closed executive session on Friday, June 5 from 2:00-4:30 at the Prescott Campus, 4212 NE Prescott, to consider an applicant for the Executive Director position. The executive session is being held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(a).

Note: In accordance with Oregon’s public meetings law, the board will vote on any offers of employment in a session open to the public.  Any open meeting dates will be published to the community beforehand. 

Field Day June 9th

Field day is next week!  This day of fun and community building will be held in Wilshire Park. Prescott students will walk to the park with their class; Morris parents should drop off kids with their teachers at the park. The Third Grade Move-up Ceremony will be held at the park at 1pm, after lunch. Students are encouraged to wear their Ivy Shirts, or Ivy colors (green and white).

Anne is collecting hula hoops, household odds and ends like old shoes, hats, belts, lamp shades, anything that to be used for a field day activity.  Labeled items will be returned at the end of the day.  Any parents interested in volunteering can contact Anne

Graduation Ceremony

Please come join in celebration of our Eighth Graders as they celebrate their Ivy experience and embrace their next journey of joy and discovery. Eighth Grade Graduation is on the last day of school, June 11th from 3:30-5:00. Light refreshments will be provided.

Bee Grant Awarded!

Please come join in celebration of our Eighth Graders as they celebrate their Ivy experience and embrace their next journey of joy and discovery. Eighth Grade Graduation is on the last day of school, June 11th from 3:30-5:00. Light refreshments will be provided.

All-School Camp Out

The PTA invites you to an Ivy all-school camp out this fall at Oxbow Park over Friday night October 9th and Saturday night October 10th. We’ve reserved a large group campground and hope you’ll load a cooler, bring your family down, pitch a tent, and take the opportunity to hang out, let the kids have a great time together, and strengthen our Ivy community. The campground fee is $5 per person for the weekend plus a $5 parking pass per vehicle. There will be a maximum rate and financial assistance available. The final details are still being worked out. We plan to have a big potluck meal together on Saturday. Volunteers would be appreciated to help plan and organize this event. If you’d like to volunteer or have questions please contact Erica Benjamin.

Garden Needs Summer Care

We have put so much work and love into our Outdoor Classroom at Morris this year and we need volunteers to make sure it doesn’t all go to waste over the summer. It is time to sign up to volunteer for Summer Garden Care.  Check out our Sign-Up Genius here!

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.     
   ~Maria Montessori~