Our semester is winding down but we have many announcements and upcoming student and family activities!
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec 13 and collection for voluntary contribution toward Visa gift cards on Dec 7, 8, and 11The message below is from our Teacher Appreciation Committee:
Dear Iron Academy Parents,
We trust you have all enjoyed the Thanksgiving break with friends and family. We have so much to be thankful for. Speaking of thanks... Christmas is only 21 days away!
The Teacher Appreciation Commi
ttee would like to present the eight full time and five part time faculty and staff of Iron Academy with Visa gift cards for Christmas. We want to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our young men. No other school asks so much of its teachers to be mentors and positive role models to their students! They help our sons develop their critical thinking skills and hold them accountable to being gentleman scholars.
The Visa gift cards will be given to the faculty and staff on during a Christmas Luncheon we are planning for them. Please click HERE for the signup of food items to bring for the luncheon.
Any contributions towards the gift cards are strictly voluntary and choosing to contribute any amount, or none at all, would be fine. No individual names will be on the cards. The gift will be from the entire school regardless of contribution. A guideline might be $5.00 per teacher that your son has.
If you would like to contribute, write a check payable to Anne York (this contribution does not count as a charitable donation to the school and must be given as a private gift). We will have volunteers at all bus stops, and morning and afternoon carpool holding a big green envelope on the following dates: , .
Thank you in advance for your generosity! Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season.
The Iron Academy Teacher Appreciation C
Parent and Faculty/Staff Christmas Party on Friday evening, Dec 15Who are these other parents who have the same educational and spiritual vision for their sons? Come meet them at our Parent/Faculty/Staff Christmas party! Thank you to the Seemann family for opening up their lovely home for our casual, drop-in party from 7:00-10:00 pm. Their address is 1419 Lutz Ave, Raleigh, 27609 near downtown Raleigh. We have created an evite for you to RSVP and to offer to bring appetizers and desserts.
Click this link to RSVP to the evite by Thursday Dec 14: http://evite.me/11K3cUm3Ms
GOPLAYSAVE Coupon book fundraiserWe are making arrangements with GoPlaySave to sell their coupon books from mid-December to mid-January. The books sell for $30 and if each student sells just 3 books, we could make $1800 profit! Do you have a business that could set out some books to sell? We can sell these for Christmas presents or sell them in January when people may want to start saving money. The coupons start on Dec 1 2017 through Nov 30 2018. We'll have more details soon when we confirm the delivery of the books.
RETAIL REMINDERS to support IA with your shopping:
- For your Christmas shopping, please use smile.amazon.com rather than amazon.com and choose Iron Academy as the charity you are supporting. Amazon will then make a donation to IA of 0.5% of your purchase. Your prime membership and all prices are the same.
- Have you signed up your Harris Teeter and Kroger cards to support IA?
- Be sure to save your BoxTops for our next collection date at the end of February.
- Can you help us raise money for IA by simply taking photos any store receipt with your phone? Please download the Shoparoo app on your phone and connect to Iron Academy. Here is more information about Shoparoo and how it works: https://shoparoo.com
- Also our spiritwear makes a great gift for all family members! We have sizes from youth small to adult XXXL and for girls and women! All of our NEW spiritwear is now listed on our signup with all of our clothing for sale. Contact Anne York if you have questions on what a particular item looks like.
Operation Gratitude Cents 4 Service UpdateThank you to our young men who raised $512.64 in quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies in early November for Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to deployed military. The Shammah tribe raised the most. Well done!
Swordsmen Sports: Basketball and Wrestling UpdateOur JV basketball team is off to a strong start with 3 wins and 2 losses. We have a talented team led by starting players DeAngelo Ross, Eden Ondachi, Jon Anderson, Heath Mann, and Logan York along with Casher Collier, Chad Lilly, Bryce Von Seemann, Forest Southwick, AJ Kloehn, Jackson Welch. Our middle school team is winless so far but our players are developing their skills quickly. The middle school team is Garrett Anderson, Javaun Tatum, Will Curran, Dylan Hector, Brock Winstead, Leo Dean, Isaiah Wilson, and Clayton Baynes.
Our basketball players would love for their classmates to come to the games and cheer them on! We have upcoming games this week not far from the school: At Thales-Apex (1300 North Salem St, Apex) on Tuesday Dec 5 at 5:30 for MS team and at 7:00 for JV team. At North Raleigh Christian Academy (7300 Perry Creek Rd) on Thursday Dec 7 at 4:30 for JV team. See the school's events calendar for our game schedule.
Participants in our wrestling club are Drew Atwell, Deacon Rock, Kendall Moragne, Carter McMurray, Jackson McMurray, Stephen Anderson, Stone Kiker, and Brayant Sanchez. Practices have started and they are preparing for tournaments in January.