IBES has once again won the Alpha Park Summer Reading Award. Our school had the highest percent of students finishing the reading program and achieving their summer reading goal. This is the 4th year IBES has won this award. Congratulations to all the students who participated.
Thank you to all the parents, students, teachers, bus drivers, cooks, office staff and support staff that helped make our 1st week a successful one. We had 74% of our students and families participate in open house last week. We hope you enjoyed the new format for open house and if you have any feedback, please let Dr. Alvey know. We are off to a great start and look forward to another great school year. Here are a few reminders of upcoming events.
Class lists are posted on the windows by the bus garage side of the building. I want to remind you that class lists are subject to change based on enrollment; however I am not able to take requests for changes from parents.
School supply lists are available by clicking on the button on the right hand side of this page. If you bought a school supply kit from PTO they are already here and delivered to your child's classroom ready for the 1st day of school. You do not need to come and get the supply kit as the teachers will make sure their items get labeled with their name.
Also on our website under the organizations tab, is the application for neighborhood house before and after care, if you want your child to attend neighborhood house please complete the application and return the 1st day of school.
For Kindergarten parents, please remember that we will have a Kindergarten open house on August 14th from 5-6 so your child can meet his/her teacher, see the classrooms and you can turn in remaining paperwork for physicals, dental exams and vision exams. All children need to have a current physical and immunizations to start school on August 18th.
We look forward to seeing our students on August 18th. Enjoy the last few days of summer.
Neighborhood House childcare is now taking applications for the 2014-15 school year. Neighborhood House provides before and after school childcare for students at a reasonable cost to parents. The childcare is provided at IBES, so parents don't have to worry about transportation. You can find more information about Neighborhood House on our website under the organizations tab at the top of the page. I am attaching the registration form to the button below. If you would like your child registered for Neighborhood House, just complete the application and return it to school during office hours or on the first day of school with your child.
The IBES office will be open from 8:00-3:30 during the summer. However, Mrs. Huene is the only one in the office during the month of July and the IBES office will be closed when Mrs. Huene is out of the building. The district office across the hall from the elementary school will be open even when the IBES office is closed. The IBES office will be closed on the following days:
July 21st-July 25th
Have a happy and safe July. See you soon in August!
AR in the Summer started this week and there is still plenty of time to participate. Students can set a summer reading goal of at least 8 points or more and read any books from home or Alpha Park Library. The school is open on Tuesdays from 8:30 am to noon and Thursdays from 4:30-7:00 pm for students to take AR tests on the books they read. Mrs. Huene will have reading log sheets to give the students on the first day they come in to take a test and throughout the summer as students read to make their reading goal, they can earn prizes when they reach 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of their goal. It only takes a few minutes and can help students maintain their reading skills while they are away from school for the summer. Please call Mrs. Huene at 389-5025 if you have any questions about the program.
The last day of school is June 2nd. There will be a 2:05 dismissal on that day. Students will bring home report cards and our final newsletter of the year. The newsletter will contain dates of summer events, information about next school year and the new school supply lists. All the information can be found on the IBES page of our website as well. Have a great summer and thanks for a great school year.
All performances will take place at the Peoria County Courthouse in downtown Peoria on Wed. May 21st.
1st grade 11:25-11:40
2nd grade 11:50-12:05
3rd grade 12:15-12:30
4th grade 12:45-1:05
5th grade 1:10-1:30
Tuesday, May 20th - Field Day 8:30-11:00 - Remember to wear sunscreen and dress to be outside
Wednesday, May 21st - Arts in the Park at the Peoria County Courthouse 11:00-1:30 -See May Newsletter for concert times
Thursday, May 22nd - Kindergarten Rainforest Open house 3:30-6:00 and K Concert at 6:15
Monday, May 26th - No School - Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 27th - Alpha Park Library Summer Reading Program Assembly at 8:10
Wednesday, May 28th - Kindergarten Zoo Field Trip
Thursday, May 29th - Last day of school for Bright Futures and 5th Grade visits the Middle School and eats lunch at the High School
Friday, May 30th - 1st Grade Zoo Field Trip
Monday, June 2nd - Last day of school for students with a 2:05 dismissal. Awards assembly at 9:00 and report cards will be given out
Tuesday, June 3rd - Teacher's Institute Day
Monday, June 16th - 1st Day of Summer School 8:30-11:30
Tuesday, June 17th - AR in the Summer begins 8:30-12:00 on Tuesdays and 4:30-7:00 on Thursdays
IBES is in the process of registering students for the 2014-2015 school year. Registration packets were sent home with students at the beginning of April and they are due back to school by May 2nd. Early registration helps us to place students into class lists and determine section sizes. If you are moving out of the district please let our office know so that we can prepare transfer paperwork for your new school. if you are paying fees, pFees do not need to be paid until August, but students will need to be registered to be placed onto a class list. If you have any questions about registration, please notify our office at 389-5025.