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Monday, September 25, 2017

IUSD FALL PARENTING SUPPORT CLASSES ARE STARTING

Enjoy your kids and your family MORE! Join us to learn the skills to raise capable, competent, resilient kids who succeed in school and in life.
  • CLASS #1 - POSITIVE DISCIPLINE for Building Capable Kids for parents of K-12 – Mondays, starts October 16, 6:30-8:30 – 6 weeks 
  • CLASS #2 – ACTIVE PARENTING NOW for parents of K-6 – Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 – starts October 18 – 6 weeks
  • CLASS #3 – ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS for parents of 7th-12th – Thursdays 6:30-8:30 – starts October 19 - 6 weeks
  • CLASS #4 - HELPING YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL for parents of K-6 - Mondays 9:00-11:00 am – starts October 16 - 6 weeks
All classes meet at CREEKSIDE EDUCATION CENTER in the Prevention and Intervention Conference Room (formerly Guidance Resources Conference Room) – corner of Harvard and Barranca – COST $70 individuals/$85 couples/some scholarships available. Sorry-no childcare available.

YOU MUST REGISTER AHEAD - TO REGISTER call Tracy Larson at 949-936-7501 or email tracylarson@iusd.org

Thursday, September 21, 2017

JOIN IPSF FOR THE SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE GALA

Tickets are now available for IPSF's 8th Annual Spirit of Excellence Gala and Auction presented by FivePoint. The event, taking place on October 14, is one of our most highly-anticipated events of the year, and brings the community together to honor distinguished alumni and raise funds for our schools. Find more information and purchase tickets at https://ipsf.net/gala2017.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

IPSF, in partnership with SoCal Elite Sports and the LA Galaxy, will host the 37th Annual Harvest Cup Soccer Tournament taking place on October 20-22. The Harvest Cup is part of IPSF's Irvine Youth Sports Tournament of Champions, which also includes the annual Hoops Classic and Winter Bowl. Woodbury registration for tryouts has already ended for Harvest Cup and selected players will begin practice after school on October 10th.  Registration for tryouts is still open for the annual Hoops Classic and Winter Bowl.  For more information about the tournaments, visit: https://ipsf.net/youthsports.html

Monday, September 18, 2017

EMBRACING DIVERSITY AT THE SOUL OF KOREA

On Sunday, September 24, Irvine Korean Parents Association will host Soul of Korea at the beautiful Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. This wonderful evening will be a celebration of music and talent of our Korean American youth in Irvine, while raising funds for the IPSF Program to Advance Cultural Education. For more information, visit https://ipsf.net/events/soul-of-korea/.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Student Council Elections 2017 - 2018

Our students in grades 3rd -6th voted in an election on last week to select our Student Council officers. Students in grades fifth, and sixth listened to each candidate's speech in the MPR before voting. Third and fourth grade students watched the event through a live video feed back in their classrooms or a recording at a later time. We are pleased to announce that Sophia Abiera was elected President,Jasmine Chee was elected Vice President, Bradin Chung was elected Secretary, and Joy Bae was elected Webmaster. These four students along with classroom representatives will participate in our monthly Mustang Round-Up Flag Assemblies, Student Recognition Assemblies, plan and organize spirit days, make school wide announcements, provide leadership throughout the school, and organize and participate in other activities as needed.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Stay Connected to IUSD

There are a number of reasons to stay connected with IUSD, including receiving important news and information about the District and our school on a regular basis. It is also important to know how to connect with IUSD during an emergency. Below are some ways that you can stay connected to IUSD in real time, 24/7.

SCHOOLMESSENGER
Check your email, voicemail and text messages first
·         Please make sure your contact information in the Parent Portal is up to date.
·         If you unsubscribed from school or District emails, you will not receive important updates during an emergency.
·         To re-subscribe, please email HelpDesk@iusd.org.

VISIT IUSD’S WEBSITE
·         IUSD.org
·         IUSD.org/news

SOCIAL MEDIA
·         Like IUSD on Facebook: facebook.com/irvineunifiedschooldistrict
·         Follow IUSD on Twitter: twitter.com/iusd
·         Follow IUSD on Instagram: instagram.com/irvine_unified

In the event of a school or districtwide emergency, please check these resources first.  They are updated in real time and will help you get the information you need immediately.


Following this protocol will also help keep phone lines open for staff and first responders.  To keep District contact information at your fingertips and available for the whole family, save the attached flier, which will be sent home in your child’s backpack with a magnet after fall break, click on the image and save it to favorites on your mobile device, save the information in your contacts on your mobile device or post this flier with the magnet on your refrigerator. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Goal Setting Conferences

By now, parents should have a goal setting parent conference scheduled. Conferences are a wonderful opportunity to establish clear, meaningful home/school communications. All children learn in different ways. Each has his/her own unique personality, interests, likes, hopes, dreams, and fears. To aid their students in acquiring new skills and knowledge, teachers need to be aware of each child’s special interests, concerns, and learning style. No one knows a child better than his/her parents. Teachers have valuable information about how your child works in a group setting, and how well he/she is mastering grade level standards and skills. The parent conference is a great way to encourage two-way communication. Conferences are meant to facilitate parent involvement in students learning. At Woodbury, we believe students whose families are directly involved in their learning do better in school. Research supports this belief. A 1994 compilation of research entitled, “The Family is Critical to Student Achievement” edited by Henderson and Berla states:

“….. the evidence is now beyond dispute. The most accurate predictor of a student’s achievement in school is not income or social status, but the extent to which that student’s family is able to:
  • Create a home environment that encourages learning.
  • Express high (but not unrealistic) expectations for their children’s achievement and future careers.
  • Become involved in their children’s education at school and in the community.”
This year’s fall parent conferences will be held August 28th through September 1st. In collaboration with you, teachers will be setting goals for your child’s learning. In addition, you will receive a report of your child’s progress, but no report card. The first trimester report card will be sent home in November following the end of the first trimester.