FATHER-SON GO-KART RACING AT RUSH HOUR KARTING
Our father-son outing is on Tuesday night, May 1. Please do RSVP as soon as you can, even with a "maybe" so we can give Rush Hour Karting an estimate of how many will participate. Our sign-up has more information about this event:
MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUB OUTING
Our mountain biking club will have an outing on Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am to noon at the Falls Lake Dam. Please view this sign-up for more information and to RSVP:
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
The week of May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week. We will use our IPF funds to cater a luncheon for the teachers on Wednesday, May 9. Parent Emily Curran is working with the students to put together jars filled with thank you notes. If anyone would like to make a monetary donation to the teachers for a year end gift, we will have parents available on Tuesday and Wednesday that week to collect money before and after school. We will email again with specific information on the collection as we get closer to that date.
ARTS OF THE SWORDSMEN (AOTS) UPDATE
What is AOTS? Think student talent show but with the quality of a Broadway production. For this year's show, we will have several acts of students singing and playing music but also have a shortened production of the Broadway show "Newsies The Musical." Our students have been hard at work perfecting their singing and choreography. Please do plan to attend on Tuesday night, May 22 at the Garner Performing Arts Center. We are working on putting together the stage set for Newsies and we have a list of needed prop items for the entire Iron family. Please take a few moments to look over this list of items that you probably have around your home and sign up if you have any of these items that you can bring in to the school this week (or know where we can get these items):
We have a fabulous yearbook full of Mr. Anderson's outstanding photography! Please do place your order now for our yearbook. The directions on ordering are found on our IPF website:
We had a few of us already purchased the yearbook to get a discounted price. The families who already ordered are: Seemann, Swart, Collier, Huntington, Kiker, Ondachi, and McMurray.
END OF YEAR FIELD DAY
Friday, June 1 is the last day of school! Students will take exams that morning and as has become our tradition, we will have a field day that afternoon. We will have a family lunch at noon at Laurel Hills Park and then a basketball tournament on their outdoor courts. We will send out a sign-up later to request items for the family lunch. If possible, try to request that afternoon off of work to join us!
IPF BUDGET UPDATE
Our net fundraising proceeds this year (Warrior Challenge, GoPlaySave books, uniforms and spiritwear sales) is $19,336.48. The AOTS in May is also a way for us to raise money and we hopefully will raise at least $2000 more from that. We are going to get a check for $66 from BoxTops and a quarterly check for $43 from Kroger. Thank you all for your participation in our fundraising!
Our main expenses this year are to support the athletics budget with $7434, educational expenses (mostly library and science equipment) with $3,330, repair of the school van for $1500, and decorating the school building for $1670.
We currently have around $10,400 in our checking account, which is separate from the school's accounts. We are working with a generous family to upgrade the security of our school building and the IPF officers agreed to spend up to $4000 toward that with this family paying an equivalent amount from their own funds.