Parent Involvement - PTSA

IVA Parent Teacher Association

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Connect with your community at IVA!

We value parent involvement at Intellectual Virtues Academy Middle School. Our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) was incorporated prior to opening the school in the summer of 2013. The goal of the PTSA at IVA is to create opportunities for families to get involved

Your 2017-2018 PTA Board

  • President - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • VP of Membership - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • VP of Fundraising - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • VP of Hospitality - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Treasurer - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Secretary - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Officers & Chairmen

  • Spirit Wear Coordinator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Historian - Samantha McIntosh
  • Volunteer Coordinator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Reflections Program Chair - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Honorary Service Awards - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Education Chair - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Auditor - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dance Chair - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Photographer - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • School Photos Chair - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Field Trip Coordinator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PTA General Association Meeting Dates

Meetings are the second Thursday of each month and are held at IVA from 7:30 - 8:30 pm. Meetings include Parent Education topics that our parents have expressed interest in. These presentations are between 30 and 45 minutes. Submit your ideas for topics This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • October 12 - Building and Earthquake Kit
  • November 9 - Raising Real Kids in a Virtual World
  • December 14 - A Celebration of the Season (combined with Parent Academy)
  • January 11 - 
  • March 8 - 
  • May 10 -  

 Become a Member - make a difference!

The IVA PTA raises funds for field trips, classroom enrichment, PE equipment, school dances, student events, clubs, outdoor beautification, and much more! A portion of the membership fee goes to support and advocate for children on the state and national level. Dues are $8.00 per person. Anyone can be a member: teachers, school administrators, students, parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, friends, and even neighbors! Envelopes are available in the main office. 

Reflections Art Program - 2017 theme, "Within Reach" 

Are you an aspiring artist in photography, film, visual arts, music, dance, or writing? Express yourself by submitting your masterpiece in IVA's first annual Reflections program! No experience needed, and entries are due by Friday, October 20. Rules and entry form found here. Please pay close attention to the "artist's statement" at the end of the entry form, as it is a very important part of your submission. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

 

Points of Access: Parent Connection to School

Ways for parents to be involved in their students' learning and character formation at IVA

  • Back to School Night - Experience learning at IVA! How do you evaluate a school program for effectiveness? 
  • PTSA General Meetings - Support enrichment! How can parents get involved in activities and events at the school site?
  • Parent Academy Nights - Be a part of the discussion! How do we use an intellectual virtues approach at home? 
  • Parent Conferences - Apply the virtues to learning! What is my child's relationship with learning and how does that play out in the classroom? 
  • Illuminate and Google Classroom - Support your student! How can I sit alongside my child and help them navigate assignments and communication with teachers?

 

Volunteering

Family support is critical to the success of IVA’s unique educational model. Each family at IVA is encouraged to volunteer in ways that fit your unique skills, experience, and passions. Parents will have the opportunity to serve in a variety of different ways consistent with their schedules, including but not limited to participation in the PTSA, classroom assistance, event chaperoning, event leadership, Science Fair judging, office assistance, field trip chaperones, after school clubs and activities, After School Academy, after school tutoring, and special projects. (No parent or student shall be penalized or receive differential treatment as a result of not performing volunteer hours.) We believe that an expectation of this sort is critical to building the kind of educational atmosphere and community that will allow IVA to realize its unique educational vision.
 
Students, teachers, staff, parents and community all benefit from the work of individuals who give of their time and talents. IVA has a comprehensive Volunteer Handbook that will be available on our website and at Orientation we will explain how you can get involved as parent volunteer. We welcome your ideas! 

Volunteer Opportunities

The following positions are still needed:

  • Winter Dance committee members
  • Spring Dance committee members
  • Summer Dance committee members
  • 8th-grade Promotion Chair + committee members
  • President-elect for 2018-19
  • Parliamentarian
  • Student Board Member
  • Fit-a-thon committee members

 If you are interested in serving our students in any capacity, please email our Volunteer Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your consideration! 

Meeting Minutes

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Forms

PTA Donations

Note: The donation button below is for PTA donations only. If you wish to donate to IVA directly for our Annual Family Fund, please do that here: Donate

The IVA PTA is a tax-deductible organization that partners with Intellectual Virtues Academy middle school to create community connections and help parents get involved.  

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