Parent Interview Panel

The board has been busy interviewing candidates for the executive director position. As part of the process of selecting our Executive Director, we would like the final candidates to interview with parents, students and teachers. These interviews will take place during school hours. The exact date is yet to be determined. If you are interested in participating on the parent interview panel, please email Amie, our Board Secretary, at Amie will be in touch with parents interested in participating and provide them with all the details including the interview date.

The Plants Are Here!

We are approaching Friday May 22nd!  The ivy school students have been working hard; hand sifting soil, seeding, and caring for the wondrous gift of life. The Ivy Outdoor Program thanks you for your order!
On Friday May 22nd
1.All Pre-ordered Veggie Starts are ready to go home with you!
2. Other veggie starts and plants available for purchase!
3.Baby Chicks will also be ready to go home with any good and willing home $8.99/chick! Pre-order Chicks on Sign-up Genius.

Middle School Update!

As we stated in our last all school email, the Ivy Board voted to remodel the Prescott campus so that it would be possible to accommodate the middle school students there next year. We want to address some of the questions that have arisen because of this decision.

  • Summer Camps: Because the construction that will happen at Prescott will happen over the summer, all our summer camps, with the possible exception of Montessori boot camp, will be held at the Morris campus. Because our boot camp students are primarily new first graders, the Prescott furniture and materials are much more appropriate for them. We hope we can find a way to make that happen. Those who are enrolled in the boot camp will receive further notification when we are certain about where it will be held.
  • Bathrooms:  All construction will be done with benefit of a permit and according to code, so if additional bathrooms, toilets, sinks, or any other fixtures are required, they will be included ln the remodeling.
  • Construction: Laurie, our architect, is moving forward with what is necessary to get permits and begin construction as soon as school is out.
We know that there are bound to be further questions, which we will do our best to address.  Please contact with all queries. When there is more information about our leadership configuration for next year, we will let you know.

Graduation Times Confirmed

Last week we announced dates and times for Eight Grade Graduation and Third Grade Move-Up!  The time for the Third Grade Move-Up will be 1pm directly following Field Day on June 9th. Eighth Grade Graduation will be held 3:00-4:30pm at the MorrisCampus on June 11th. Refreshments and light snacks provided. For more information please contact Amy S.

Board Meeting This Evening

Monday, May 18, 6:00pm, Prescott Campus
In addition to our regular business, some of the topics the Ivy Board of Directors will be discussing at this evening’s meeting include: the Executive Director’s responsibilities and the leadership team structure, classroom structure, the expenditure of the remaining capital campaign funds, updates on the Prescott renovations and the director search and board communication with parents. The full agenda is posted to Ivy’s website the week before each meeting. All board meetings are open to the public and are held at the Prescott campus.

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!

5th Grade Trip to Hood River

5th graders visit Hood River Middle School to tour their wonderful outdoor program and then enjoyed a nice hike at Waclella Falls!​

Here the students are asking questions about their program.  The building behind them is one of the only “NET ZERO Energy Buildings”  – thanks to Michael Becker and the Hood River Middle School Program AND all the Ivy Parents who drove and chaperoned the trip!

“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.     

   ~Maria Montessori~