Lunch Delivery for both November and DecemberYou can start signing up now for the 6 weeks of Thursday lunches for the rest of the second quarter. Please submit your menu choices by Tuesday night, Nov 1. See the tab above for "Lunch Delivery" or when you sign into your SignUpGenius account you will see the sign-up for November and December lunch delivery already there.
Warrior Challenge UpdateAs of Friday, Oct 28, we have earned $3000 in sponsorships and about $1200 in donations have been submitted so far. Our goal is to raise $10,000. The Grand Prize of being designated as the Ultimate Warriors is awarded to the tribe that has each member raise at least $40 and has the highest average fundraising total. Each Ultimate Warrior tribe member will get an Iron Academy pocket knife and doughnuts one morning for "refuel time"! Students will also have the opportunity to choose prizes if they are among the top 10 fundraisers. The prizes they may select include passes to Defy Gravity, free bowling passes at Buffalo Lanes, Grand Slam USA voucher, Gamesturz free game time passes, free putt-putt and video game tokens at Adventure Landing, Chick-fil-a free breakfast cards, or one free sandwich per month for an entire year from Big Apple Bagels! Many thanks to parent Emily Curran who contacted all of these businesses to get donated prizes. We have already determined who the "Strongest Tribe" is from their activities on the WC day and that winner was Josheb! This tribe will be treated to an off-campus lunch at the Mellow Mushroom in Wake Forest, sponsored by the Kiker family.
We will accept any donation at any time that it comes in but try to have the donations submitted no later than Tuesday, Nov 1 to count it in your son's fundraising total to determine prizes. For both the morning and afternoon carpool times this Monday and Tuesday, you can give your donations to Anne York, Rebekah Anderson, or any of the teachers who are at the doors. Online donations can be submitted through Tuesday evening at http://warriorchallenge2016.blogspot.com/
Our young men did a great job! They tried their hardest in sit-ups, push-ups, and squats and clocked some of their fastest times ever for the 1 mile run! Below is a brief video (more polished than what was sent out already) that shows all of their outstanding efforts! It was also so heartening how the young men rallied around and encouraged each other to do their best. This video is on Iron's Facebook if you want to share it to request donations.
You can also email this link to the video to show what your son has been doing to raise money for his school: https://youtu.be/vILJODUyzU0. The funds that we raise from the Warrior Challenge help to pay for many school expenses such as library books, the challenge coins, the knives for the 9th grade Forging Camp, referees, athletic uniforms, field rental for our athletic teams, PE and classroom supplies. Through the generosity of the donors who sponsor your son, we are providing an extra source of revenue to help fund school operations. Mr. Hahn is also doing a major fundraising campaign for the school and if you know of a potential donor who is interested in investing in the future of Iron Academy, please talk to Mr. Hahn.
Request for hosts for grade level dinnersLisa Wald, the IPF Co-Vice Chair of Family and Social Activities, has sent out a request to see if anyone is willing to host a parent dinner party with the parents in your son's grade. We did these last year and it was a great opportunity to get to know the parents of the new friends that our sons are making at IA. The dinner party will be potluck. Please reply to Lisa very soon at email@example.com if you are willing to open your home and the dinner can be planned at a time that works best for the host's schedule. We would like to do these in November or December.
Winter Sports - Basketball and WrestlingBASKETBALL: Tryouts for middle school and JV basketball start Monday, October 31! Please encourage your son to try out - we need enough to fill two teams! A middle school player can "play up" on the JV team but 9th graders can't play on the middle school team. The basketball participation fee is $150 and can be paid in full to Coach Mitchell or Rebekah Anderson by Friday, Nov 4 or make two payments $75 by Nov 4 and $75 by December 1. The basketball practice and game schedule is already on our school events calendar at:
WRESTLING: Wrestling is a club sport for Iron this year and will begin on Tuesday, Nov 1. Coach Mitchell will be the coach and will teach the basics of wrestling and take the students to tournaments for individual competition. There is no participation fee for wrestling but players will need to buy their own uniforms which are expected to cost around $50 and may need to pay very small tournament fees. Players will keep their uniforms. The dates and times for the wrestling practices is also already on our school events calendar:
For any questions about our athletic teams or player academic and conduct eligibility requirements, contact Coach Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOCCER AND CROSS COUNTRY UPDATES: Our middle school soccer team won the tournament and first ever Triangle Area Athletic Conference Championship by beating Thales-Rolesville 3-1! The team ended the season with 11 victories and 2 close losses. They played with heart, character, and tenacity.
Our cross country team was the runner-up in their conference tournament! All of our cross country players did very well this year with many top 10 finishes or finishing in the top 50% of the runners.