Art Gallery Open House

Arts Week is next week!  Artists and performers will be visiting classes throughout the week to expose Ivy Students to a wide rage of art styles. The week will culminate in an open gallery in the Community Room at the Morris Campus from 11:15am-1:15pm on Friday June 5th.  Artwork from each classroom will be on display throughout the building.  Each Class is working on 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. Plesase be on the lookout for a permission slip from aftercare for your student to ride the bus to Morris for the show.  All aftercare pick up on June 5th will be at the Morris Campus.

3rd Grade Shadow Day

The second Third Grade Shadow day is here!  Third Graders and their parents will go directly to the Morris Campus and shadow in one of the Upper Elementary Classes.  Parents will have an opportunity to meet with Amy Stuhr and Anne O’Neal to ask questions.
May 29: LE1 and LE 4
The Morris Campus is located at 26 NE Morris.  Drop off at that campus is from 8:15 to 8:30.  Third Graders will gather in the Community Room for attendance, then head into an Upper El classroom.  Parents are invited to stay in the Community Room for a Question and Answer session.
Third Graders will be dismissed at 10:30 that day and can be picked up at the Morris Campus. If you need alternate transportation back to the Prescott campus, please contact your classroom teacher to coordinate a carpool.

Cake Raffle!

You may have recently become aware of the many posters and flyers around the Morris campus advertising our most recent home economics fundraiser. The cake auction has taken a turn of events and it is now a raffle! Tickets will be sold at drop off and carline at the Morris campus and will be $2 each. The raffle drawing will be on Friday, May 29th from 5:00-6:30 pm at Morris. If you are not at the drawing you will still receive your cake, but we recommend being there so you can still have a fresh-baked cake! We are still collecting donations and are working on setting up a donation bin at Prescott. Anything helps!
Sincerely,   The Home Economics Committee

Plant Sale Continues!

The Ivy School Plant Sale continues this Friday May 29th!  The ivy school students have been working hard; hand sifting soil, seeding, and caring for the wondrous gift of life. Please look over the wonderful selection of plants at the Morris Campus!  Get your summer garden in order and support the Outdoor Classroom at the same time.
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.
4.Lots of NATIVE PLANTS FOR SALE!

Ivy School Board Recruiting New Members

The Ivy School Board is recruiting new board members. We are looking to fill the following roles: Facilities lead (someone with experience in commercial property financing or real estate, particularly in regard to educational institutions, would be ideal), Fundraising lead and Grant-writing lead. If you know of anyone who has skills in these areas and would be willing to dedicate some of their time to supporting our public charter Montessori school as we continue to grow, please contact Amie Chally. While we welcome Ivy expertise, we particularly encourage parents to look outside the Ivy community. We have a great base of mostly parent board members and would like to expand the board to include more community members for increased balance and oversight. You can contact Amie for more information about any of these positions. The Board of Director’s application can be found on the Ivy website

As we fill these board positions, committees will be formed to address facilities, fundraising and grant writing. We encourage any parents interested in participating on one of these future committees to contact Amie.

Board Meeting Notice

The Ivy Board will be holding a meeting at Prescott on June 1 at 6:00pm. This meeting is in addition to our regularly scheduled meetings and is being held to complete work begun at our May 18 meeting. We will be determining the responsibilities of the new Executive Director and the leadership structure. Board Meetings are open to the public and meeting agendas can be found on the Ivy website. If you have any questions, please contact Amie, Board Secretary.

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!

Senate Bill 819

Thank you all for your wonderful comments during the public hearing on SB819: “Relating to public charter schools; declaring an emergency.” This bill modifies percentage of amounts school districts must pay from State School Fund to public charter schools that are not virtual public charter schools. The bill is currently in the Ways & Means Committee. Southwest Charter School, another ODE State-run Charter, has started a petition for parents and community members to show their continued support of the bill.  Follow the link here to sign.