PTA - Parent Teacher Association

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 Association (PTA) was incorporated prior to opening the school in the summer of 2013. The goal of the PTA at IVA is to create opportunities for families to get involved. To get involved check out more details in the weekly parent newsletter, contact the PTA chair, or connect with the office to learn more. 

CONTACT the PTA
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Become a Member - make a difference!    

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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.

IVA dues are $8.00 per person
Anyone can be a member: teachers, school administrators, students, parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, friends, and even neighbors! 

Where do our dues go?
$5.05 per membership gets passed-through dues to the local council, so $2.95 goes to IVA. They can donate more than $8 if they choose.
Envelopes are available in the main office or you can get an online membership. 

Get your membership online at https://jointotem.com/users/login click this link or the image above. 

ANNOUNCING THE 2019-2020 PTA SLATE (updated May 2019)

President - Cheryl Matthieu
Executive VP - OPEN
1st VP Membership - Kim Boss
2nd VP Ways and Means - Gina Overholt
Recording Secretary - Lori Stahl
Treasurer - AnnMarie Alvarez
Historian - Jennie Marvin
Auditor - Gaby Schmidt

Additional Officers & Chairmen
Spirit Wear Coordinator - AnnMarie Alvarez
Volunteer Coordinator - Kim Boss
Reflections Program Chair - Lori Stahl
Dance Chair - Gina Overholt
Auditor - Gaby Schmidt

PTA General Association Meeting Dates

IVA's PTA meets quarterly. Meetings include Parent Education topics that our parents have expressed interest in. 
These presentations are between 30 and 45 minutes. Please see the Academic Calendar for this year's scheduled events. 

 

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? 

PTA's ANNUAL FUNDRAISER :: FIT-A-THON

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IVA's PTA holds one main fundraiser each year to sponsor field trips, dances, and provide for a thriving program at IVA complete with Chromebooks, electronics, benches and shade for lunch, and much much more. 

The Fit-A-Thon is intended to be a fundraiser where the community reaches out to their friends, neighbors and family, and how about local businesses with a goal of $20,000 a year or about $85 per student.

***The school does an Annual Family Fund whose goal is to raise $60,000 each year in order to maintain our small class size of ~26 students to each teacher. 

 

VOLUNTEERING

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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! 
 

Sign up through our Just Call Me Google Form - click this link or the image above.