School Newsletters


June 2, 2017


Important Dates:

Fri., June 2--Rock Band concert at 7:00 p.m. at Destination 112

Sat., June 3--Last day of Saturday school

Sat., June 3--Dance Clinic for elementary students (see below)

Mon., June 5--5th and 6th graders to Rollerdrome at 1:00

Mon., June 5--Graduation at 6:30 at the Brandt Center (tickets required)

Tues., June 6--Kindergarten graduation (see details below)

Tues., June 6--Middle school awards ceremony at 2:00 in the Phoenix Room

Wed., June 7--LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (FREE DRESS DAY--no payment needed) Regular Wednesday Early Release

Mon., June 19--Board meeting in room 38 at 6:30

Library books overdue

Parents: please take a moment to check your child's backpack or ask them if they have a slip from the library with an overdue book. It's imperative that we try to get back as many books as possible before the year ends. Students who do not return books before the end of the year may not be able to register for next year or receive their yearbook.

2017-2018 Platinum Dancers Dance Clinic

When: Saturday June 3rd

Where: Idaho Arts Charter School Secondary Campus

Time: Kindergarten/1st/2nd grade 9:00-12:00

3rd/4th/5th/6th 1:00-4:00

Cost: $30.00

Details: The 2017-2018 Platinum Dancers will be hosting their 1st annual dance clinic on Saturday, June 3rd at the Idaho Arts Charter School Secondary Campus. Students in grades K-6th are able to attend.  This is open to all Idaho Arts students as well as non Idaho Arts students. Each grade will be taught a one minute dance routine by 2 of our Platinum Dancers. They will then perform this routine in front of family and friends. There will also be snacks & games. Each participant will also be given a t-shirt to wear for the performance and to take home.

Performance times

K-2nd 11:00-12:00

3rd-6th 3:00-4:00

(performances will be held in the Phoenix room)

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact coach Amanda at 

Finals schedule for grades 7-11

Monday, June 5

Period 1 final: 7:45-9:30

Period 2 final: 9:35-11:20

Advisory as normal

Periods 5-7 as normal


Tuesday, June 6

Period 3 final: 7:45-9:30

Period 4 final: 9:35-11:20

Advisory as normal

Period 5 final: 12:10-1:55

7th period as normal


Wednesday, June 7

Period 6 final: 7:45-9:35

Period 7 final: 9:40-11:30

Lunch/advisory/last day of school activities from 11:30-1:45


Field Trip

The 1st and 2nd graders are going to Zoo Boise on June 6th. We are leaving the campus around 10 am and will return before 2:30. Any parent that would like to meet us at the gate around noon is more than welcome to come. You will be responsible for paying full admission.

Field Day

Field day for k-2 will be held on Wednesday June 7th from 9:00-12:00 at the primary campus. We need 3-4 parent volunteers for each class, if you are able to help out please let your child's homeroom teacher know. Volunteers will need to arrive at 8:45. We are in need of a few items for field day (spoons,eggs,water balloons,buckets,pool noodles, scooters, frozen treats) if you can help provide and of these items please let your child's homeroom teacher know. 

Kindergarten Graduation

June 6th

Morning Kindergarten 10:30 AM

All-Day Kindergarten 1:00 PM

Afternoon Kindergarten 2:30 PM

We would like to invite parents and grandparents to celebrate this milestone in your child's life. Due to limited seating, we ask that other family members and friends celebrate with your kindergartner at home. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to allow time to park as parking will fill up quickly. Please be sure to sign your child out at the office so they may leave with you after graduation. We look forward to a great Graduation event and hope you all have a great summer!

Lunch Balances

There is less than 10 days left of school, and there are several outstanding lunch balances for students. Please go to our online site at to check your child’s balance. You will need to know their lunch ID. You can pay online if you wish or you can send in cash or a check to either location. These negative balances need to be brought current prior to the end of the school year. Any positive balances will carry over to next school. 

Graduation tickets

Due to limited space, our graduation is a ticketed event--tickets are free and can be obtained from JoAnn Jones at the front secondary office.  Please get yours before June 1 if you would like to attend.

School supply kits for 2017-18 for grades K-6

Our school is once again participating in the SchoolKidz supply kits program. Parents have the option of going online and purchasing each child's supplies for the next school year. Supplies are sent to the school and will be waiting for your child on the first day of school. All orders must be in by June 16. If you would like to participate, go to the following website and enter our account code:

account code: 34171

School Improvement Team Members needed for 2017-18

Our school improvement team needs parents to serve on our committee for the 2017-18 school year.  Meetings are held approximately twice per month in the afternoon from 3:45 till 4:30.  The committee looks at things like survey results and test scores and creates/monitors ideas to make our school even better.   If you are interested in joining this very important committee, please contact Marie McGrath at


Host Families Needed

Ayusa is looking for host families for foreign exchange students for the upcoming school year! Ayusa is a non profit high school foreign exchange program that allows students to study abroad for a semester or academic year. Students come with their own spending money and health insurance; all we ask host families to provide is 3 meals a day, a bed, and most importantly a loving and safe home for the school year. Please contact Ricki at for more details about hosting! Thank You!

Student from Japan: Miyu is a responsible, outgoing, curious girl who likes to challenge her mind. She has volunteered for many leadership roles at festivals, school trips, and ceremonies. Having studied English in Australia for two weeks, she realized the importance of English and appreciating other cultures. She is passionate about ballet, and has learned commitment and perseverance through this art. She also enjoys skiing, traveling, cooking, gardening and crafting.

Student from Italy (Fall semester): Annalisa is a motivated and cheerful young girl. Her greatest passion in life is music and dancing. Along with playing the piano daily, Annalisa also goes to hip hop dancing classes weekly. She hopes to turn her passion into a dancing career and wants to study art and dance in America. Annalisa also enjoys painting, visiting museums, and photography. She is family-oriented and is willing to help around the house and helping cook dinner. At her linguistic school, she studies French, German, English

Francesco is a musical boy who plays the piano and drums. He enjoys listening to punk rock music and is excited to see his favorite band Blink-182 in concert this year. Francesco is the team captain of his basketball team and he hopes to play a sport during his stay in America. He is very active with his local catholic parish and teaches catechism to a group of nine-year old children every Sunday. Francesco is hoping to be placed in a family with siblings and gain an American family. For more information about hosting any of these students contact: Ricki Sanchez at

Amelia (17 yr) from France is a singer and has formed her own band called "High Four."  Music is her passion and she has been singing since she was 8 years old.  She would also like to try dance which she is doing this year in her school and liking it very much.  She lives with her mom and her little dog.  The most important rule in her family is to be respectful.  She loves to laugh and be active.  Amelia is excited to share her life with her American family.  

JudyLynn would love to explain our program to you!  Please contact her at 208-697-8678 or  


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