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May 12, 2024

A Note from the Director


Dear Families,


We hope you're having a wonderful Mother's Day!


Thank you all for organizing such a wonderful Staff Appreciation Week. We can not think of a more deserving group of people to celebrate than our staff. I appreciate how special you have made this past week for them with the lunch, amazing snacks, gift cards, and thank-you notes. Your attention and special touches mean so much to all of us. Ivymount Staff sincerely thanks all the families for making this week special! Scroll down to see photos from the week's events and a message from the PTA.


Finally, a few reminders: Tuesday, May 14 is a professional day so there's no school for students. On Wednesday, May 15, the Professional Collaborative is hosting the third and final session of the Spring Lecture Series, a discussion about neurodiversity. And on Friday, we're excited to host Prom for High School and Post High School students. Tomorrow is the prom ticket deadline so purchase your tickets now. Scroll down to see the links for upcoming events.


Have a great rest of your evening.

Susan Holt

Dates to Remember

May 14

Professional Day

No School for Students


May 15

Spring Lecture - Neurodiversity


May 17

Ivymount School Prom


June 12

Last Day of School


PTA News

Thank you, Ivymount School families, for your tremendous support of Staff Appreciation Week. We couldn't do this without your extremely generous donations of dollars, gift cards, snacks and volunteer time.


See below for photos that show highlights of all that you accomplished!

Staff Appreciation Week

Welcome signs, overflowing snacks, school spirit, thank you cards, and an all-staff luncheon made staff feel appreciated all week - an enormous effort by Ivymount School parents and the PTA!

A Note from the PTA

As Staff Appreciation Week comes to a close, the PTA would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every family for your support. A special thank you goes out to Tamar Levenberg, our dedicated PTA VP of Staff Appreciation, for orchestrating an incredible week filled with thoughtful gestures and acts of appreciation. 


We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of donations, snacks, gift cards, and volunteerism that have made this week unforgettable. Your contributions have made a significant impact on Ivymount staff, and we are deeply grateful. 


 The PTA will wrap up Staff Appreciation on Tuesday, May 14 with a continental breakfast sponsored by the PTA. As it is a professional day, staff can enjoy a leisurely breakfast.


Together, we make Ivymount School a truly special place. With heartfelt thanks, The Ivymount PTA 

Ivymount Recognizes Staff with Longevity Awards

At the staff appreciation luncheon, Ivymount celebrated staff longevity. This year, we recognized staff with 5 years of service, 10 years of service, 25 years, and 35 years of dedication to the Ivymount mission!


Congratulations to all the staff on another great year, and to these staff for reaching these milestones.

Last Chance for May 17 Prom Tickets

Prom Tickets 2024

The Ivymount School Prom is this coming Friday! If you don't have your tickets yet, please purchase them by tomorrow.

Learn More and Purchase Prom Tickets


High School and Post High School age students may each bring one guest of at least high school age to enjoy food, dancing and fun from 7 to 9:30 pm. Staff will chaperone the event while parents/caregivers take a break!

Spring Lecture on Neurodiversity

2024 Spring Workshop Series

Join us in person on May 15 from 6-7 pm for the third presentation in our Spring Lecture Series! This session is intended to help attendees develop an understanding and appreciation for diversity related to our neurocognitive functioning and to consider ways that we can use a neurodiversity-affirming approach with everyone. It will be led by Jennie Kampf, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Aspire Program Director, and Katie Quinn, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Endeavors Program Director.


RSVP to the Lecture on Neurodiversity

Medication Forms Needed for Next School Year

For parents of returning students, a reminder from the nursing team that all medication orders expire as of June 12, 2024. If you plan for your child to take ANY medication (including over the counter medicines) during the 2024-2025 school year, please reach out to the nurses at nurses@ivymount.org and fill out this form. 

 

Please be aware that if your child may need over the counter medications such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, Tums, cough drops, or allergy medications, we will be legally unable to give (even with verbal consent) unless we have a doctor's order on file for the current 2024-2025 school year. 

Order Yearbooks for HS and PHS Students

The memories from school events and experiences are very meaningful and important to our students. What better way to capture the spirit of your High School or Post High School student’s school memories than to purchase a yearbook? The full color, hardback book includes all High School and Post High School students, dedicated pages for each classroom, special activities, clubs, groups, etc. You can also commemorate their year in a special way by purchasing a personal ad, a business ad, or by becoming a yearbook patron. High School and Post High School students, PLACE YOUR YEARBOOK ORDER ONLINE.

PTA NEWS AND UPDATES

PTA sneaker fundraiser

Make Use of Your Used Sneakers


Get your spring cleaning done while helping the environment and the Ivymount PTA! All sneakers (pairs only) can be sent with your student to school in a bag or box labeled “PTA sneaker drive”. You can also drop off sneakers in the bin labeled “PTA sneaker fundraiser” located in the main lobby. If you have more than 12 pairs of sneakers please email Ivymount parent, Trish Stone at trish.stone@yahoo.com and she will coordinate to get you a labeled bag ready to ship. 

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


Weekly Food Options- Menus

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