School Newsletters


May 19, 2017

Important Dates:

Mon., May 22-Fri., May 26--Book Fair at Primary Campus from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mon., May 22--Brown 5-6 grade class play at 3:00 in the Black Box Theater

Mon., May 22--Senior project judging from 4-6

Mon., May 22--Middle/High school band concert at 6:30 in the Phoenix Room

Tues., May 23--DeBoer 5-6 grade class play at 3:00 in the Black Box Theater

Tues., May 23--Middle/High school dance concert at 6:30 at the Nampa Civic Center

Thurs., May 25--Lund 5-6 grade class play at 3:00 in the Black Box Theater

Thurs., May 25--Middle/High school orchestra concert at 6:30 at the Brandt Center at NNU

Thurs, Fri, & Sat, May 25-27--iACT presents “Boy Meets Girl” in the Black Box Theater at 6:30 (2:00 matinee on Saturday)

Fri., May 26--Beckman 5-6 grade class play at 3:00 in the Black Box Theater

Fri., May 26--Paid Non Uniform Day--$3 to benefit the Class of 2017 graduation party!



Book Fair at the Primary Campus 

Next week is the "buy one, get one" book fair at the primary campus on May 22-26 from 8:30-5:00. Please preview items here:


Lunch Balances

There is less than 15 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.


Graduation party gifts

We are collecting prizes for our Class of 2017 graduation party. If you or your business would like to help, please sign up here:

Elementary Class Requests

In the next few weeks, teachers will be sorting K-6 students into classes for 2017-2018. Our teachers work together to place students in the best possible fit for the individual student as well as the classroom as a whole. If you would like to us to consider specific teachers for your child for next year, please fill out the following form by May 23. A request does not guarantee a placement in a specific classroom, but we try to accommodate parent requests when possible. Class lists for next year will be posted June.  Parent Request Form:

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 208.757.0055,

Dance Concert DVDs

DVDs will be available for sale at both the Elementary Dance Concert on May 9th and the MS/HS Dance Concert on May 23rd.  DVDs can be purchased for $20.00 at the events with cash or check made out to John Babcock. Please look for the tables at each event where orders will be taken.

Saturday School for Middle/High school students

IACS offers a “Saturday School” program for grades 7-12 students who need extra help in content areas, need access to technology to complete school work, need help with scholarship or college applications or need time to study for upcoming tests (PSAT, SAT, ACT, etc…).  Teachers often refer students to Saturday School, but any student is welcome to attend if they want to.  Saturday School is held in the north wing of the school (enter by the back gate)--9:00 a.m. till noon in room 33 on the following Saturdays: May 20 and June 3.

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Ways to support IACS:

  • Fred Meyer Community Rewards--Use code 82452 and connect your card to support IACS

  • Amazon Smiles--Did you know that if you go to, you can link your Amazon account to benefit our school.  It doesn’t cost you anything extra, and the school receives money from Amazon to support programs at IACS!

  • Save your “Boxtops for Education”