Parent Involvement - PTSA

IVA Parent Teacher Student Association


Connect with our Community at IVA!!

We value parent involvement at IVA. 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. The PTSA's goal is to create a community connection and points of access for parents to get involved at school where they feel comfortable.

Carpooling at IVA
One of the first ways our families can connect with each other is through carpooling!
Learn how to set up your carpooling preferences on our website by watching this video and entering your information on our Ride Sharing page here


PTSA Informational Documents 2016-2017 - Get Involved




More Ways to Get Connected: Parent Events

Points of access for parents to be involved in their students' learning and character formation at IVA

  • Back to School Night and similar Events - 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 Academies - 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? 
  • School Advisory Council - Think creatively! How can we problem-solve together? 
  • Illuminate and Google Classroom - Apprentice your student! How can I sit alongside my child and help them navigate assignments a contact with teachers?

 PTSA General Meetings

PTSA General Meetings are prior to the Parent Academy events on campus at IVA. See our 2016-2017 parent events here. A full year of events on our Academic Calendar is here. Each event begins at 6 p.m.

PTSA- and IVA-sponsored Parent Academy
Parent Academy events are learning opportunities specifically designed and co-sponsored by the PTSA and the school. There are four Parent Academy events annually with topics that may include education, psychology, growth and development, and practicing intellectual virtues as parents.

Parent Connection dates for the 2016-2017 School Year

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Parent Academy: Teachers, Ms. Noble & Ms. Chen - Parent POW math night
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - School Advisory Council - Dressing out for Physical Education
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - PTSA Meeting & Parent Academy: Navigating HS Choice Process
  • October 17 through 19 - 6th Grade Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Documentary Premier on IVA's campus - Screenagers
  • Thursday, December 15, 2016 - PTSA Meeting & Parent Academy:Topic to be Announced
  • February 6 through 7 - 7th Grade Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 - PTSA Meeting & Parent Academy: Topic to be Announced
  • May 1 through 2 - 8th Grade Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 - PTSA Meeting & Parent Academy: Topic to be Announced

At IVA, we value a culture of thinking, openness and respect, and a sense of purpose. Parent Academies help connect the school and home to achieve our vision -- to equip students to engage the world with curiosity and thoughtfulness, to know themselves, and to live well.

School Advisory Council
The School Advisory Council (SAC) advises Intellectual Virtues Academy of parents', students', and facultys' perspectives and provides recommendations about school issues. IVA will create the SAC as a formal way to include parent perspectives in the school’s decision-making process. SAC members actively reach out to engage families in school policy discussions.

The success of IVA’s unique educational model requires full family support. Accordingly, each family at IVA will be encouraged to volunteer in the ways that they are drawn to participate. Parents will have the option of serving 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 Academies, 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 your 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!

Spring Fit-A-Thon!

Read about our Fit-A-Thon happening on Saturday, March 4th:



Coming Soon:
We are working on creating a parent portal login for the website so that parents can sign up for events and keep track of volunteer opportunities. We can't wait for you to find a place to get involved. It's not ready yet but we will announce it in the newsletter when it is up and running!

2015-2016 PTSA Board Positions

Board President - Judy Hunter
Secretary - Judy Carey-Fisher 
Treasurer - Sandra Grace
VP of Fundraising - Janet Watt 
VP of Membership - Cindy Brooks 

Chair Positions - Contact our Board President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for interest in these positions
Auditor - Michele Moncure
School Photo - Dana Lowe
Green Team - Kristi Von der Linden & Jui Ishida
Parent Volunteer Coordinator - Katie Wade
Communication - Rebecca Irwin 
Spirit Wear Co-Chair - Susan Horejsi
Hospitality Co-Chair - Stephanie Pullman 
Family Nights Fundraising - Lorie Tannourji
Yearbook Co-Chair - Open
Fall Dance - Lisa MacPherson & Holly Luedee 
Winter Dance - Alice Kilian & Anne Cheatham
Spring Dance - Open
Eighth Grade Dance - Ofelia Calder
Eighth Grade Pool Day - Open
Eighth Grade Beach Day - Open
Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony - Open

Meeting Minutes

Coming soon. Attach PDF documents for download to this article.


Coming soon. Attach PDF documents for download to this article.

PTSA Donations

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Note: The donation button below is only for PTSA donations. If you are looking to donate to IVA directly and participate in our 100 in 100 Campaign, please do that here: Donate

To pay for the Fit-A-Thon community participation fee, the online fee is $20 plus a $2.50 PayPal processing fee. Please include your student's name with your donation by clicking the "Add Special Instructions" link that appears during the checkout process after clicking Donate below.

IVA PTSA is a tax-deductible organization that partners with IVA to create community connections and help parents get involved.  

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