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February 25, 2024

A Note from the Director


Dear Families,



We hope you take time next Sunday to join us at Ivymount for the Outreach Resource Fair next Sunday March 3. It's an excellent opportunity to see friends and talk in person with various service providers who support our children, youth and adults. Plus, our staff are excited to present workshops on different topics. We have included a link below to register and see exhibitors, workshop descriptions and times.


Also, check out our Spring Spirit Wear Sale which closes Thursday night at midnight. This is your opportunity to order spring and summer items. We hope you will see something that you like.


Sincerely,

Susan Holt

NEWS YOU NEED!

Dates to Remember


March 3

Ivymount Outreach Resource Fair

12 to 3 pm


March 15

Professional Day

No School for Students


March 25- April 1

Spring Break

Top PTA News



March 9

St. Patrick's Day Dance

6 - 8 pm


April 12

Onsite PTA Meeting

9:30 - 10:30 am

See You Next Sunday at the Resource Fair!

You should have received a backpack flyer about the Outreach Resource Fair coming up on Sunday, March 3 from 12 to 3 pm at Ivymount. Visit the webpage for everything you need to plan your visit: register to attend and check out the list of exhibitors, plus the schedule and descriptions of Ivymount-led presentations. Please share the link with your networks.

www.ivymount.org/resourcefair2024


WORKSHOP TOPICS

  • Starting the Transition Process
  • Talking With Your Kids With I/DD About Sexual Health
  • What to Expect as Your Young Adult Transitions to Adulthood
  • From Learning to Read to Reading to Learn
  • Mindful Parenting: Shifting How You Approach and Manage Stressors
  • Understanding and Appreciating Neurodiversity
RSVP for the Resource Fair

Spirit Wear Sale Open Through Feb 29

The Ivymount Spirit Wear Store is open now through midnight Thursday, February 29 so make your purchase now! We have a great selection of sweatshirts, t-shirts, flannel pants, sweatpants, jackets and more available in multiple color options as well as youth and adult sizes. Items will be delivered to Ivymount School in about 3-4 weeks, then sent home with students.

In addition to green Ivymount School spirit wear, we are also selling blue Ivymount Org spirit wear with the "Ivymount" logo - great for representing the Ivymount Organization which inlcudes The Maddux School, Endeavors Early Childhood Clinic, and Ivymount Programs.

Buy Green Ivymount School Spirit Wear
Buy Blue Ivymount Spirit Wear

Easy to Choose Both Green and Blue!



You can navigate between the two stores on the same site by clicking on the tabs in the upper left-hand corner of the navigation bar. Items from both stores will be added to one cart and available for payment at once. Only use the "Ivymount School" and "Ivymount" tabs in the upper left corner of the navigation bar. This sale does not include backpacks, bags and branded clothing listed under other tabs.

If you have questions about the spirit wear sale, please email Carolyn Woodham at cwoodham@ivymount.org.

Aspire Students Research Black History

Students in homerooms 240 and 241 combined their knowledge of this year's Black History Month theme "African Americans and the Arts", and their research skills, to amplify the voices of influential Black Americans from both the past and present. Their projects included facts about, and quotes from, their selected person. While painting the backgrounds, students discussed how art can be used to celebrate history and culture.

PTA NEWS AND UPDATES

RSVP Now for the St. Patrick's Day Dance

Saturday, March 9

6 - 8 pm

Ivymount All Purpose Room


Get ready to kick up your heels and join us for a shamrockin' good time at the St. Patrick's Day School Dance! This dance is not just an event – it's a celebration for all programs and ages across the entire school! We're excited to bring together our incredible community for an evening filled with music, laughter, and fantastic vibes.


Please note, this is not a drop-off event, so parents, get ready to be part of the fun alongside your children! We encourage everyone to attend – this event is for YOU! Don't miss the chance to make this dance a highlight of the school year!

St. Patrick's Dance PTA
RSVP for the Dance

Donate to the Sneaker Drive

The PTA is working with GotSneakers to recycle and rehome used sneakers. Must be athletic sneakers in pairs. Send with your student, drop in the bin, or if you have more than 12 pairs, email Ivymount parent, Trish Stone at trish.stone@yahoo.com for a labeled shipping bag.

Weekly Food Options


Gator Cafe

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Gator Lunch Shop

Monday - Friday

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM



Ice Cream Shop

Friday

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM


Snow Cone Shack

Wednesday

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Gator Nachos

Thursday

(Lunch Delivery Service Only)


Pizza Business

Friday


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