Island View Families:
It is remarkable to me that we have entered the final two weeks of school. We’ve enjoyed a great year of (almost) normalcy.
We once again had unrestricted all-school assemblies, music concerts, field trips, and a color run where all students could share the same starting line😊. We also had more volunteers in the building than we have had since COVID shut the schools. Next year—let’s shoot for even more!
I hope you have a relaxing and joy-filled summer. As an empty-nester, I long for those slow summer days of playing outside or beach combing with my boys. Savor the special moments.
Also, look for opportunities to keep your students academically engaged. Set aside reading time—both independent time and time together. Look for “math moments”—at the grocery store, driving along and counting signs, and giving math problems when you’re having fun (one fun example I remember with my youngest son: “if we each throw the baseball at one another every 15 seconds, how many throws will we do in five minutes?”). Finally, I hope you enjoy our incomparable forest lands and library. We are a blessed bunch in Anacortes.
I look forward to seeing you in the fall.
As always, please contact me with your questions, concerns, and suggestions:
firstname.lastname@example.org or at 360-503-1490.
Message from PTA President
As the final month of the 2022-23 school year approaches, I would like to say thank you to everyone that has made an impact on our PTA and the school this year.
We have had some amazing events: family fun nights, restaurant takeovers, chocolate sales, I Love to Read month, and the Color Run just to name a few. Those wouldn't have been possible without the help of our hard-working, creative members. Thank you Molly Johnson, Amber Fry, and Stacey Mahoney for taking on multiple activities, having a vision and putting those to life. Also, thank you to our amazing Color Run planning team–Amy Begnal, William Zottneck, and Katie Schneider, we couldn’t have pulled off the Color Run event without you. Another shout out to Bryan Klein who does so much behind the scenes with his technological help.
There are so many others that have been active and involved and I want to say I appreciate you all.
Island View PTA President
June 1: Ice cream takeover @ Lopez Island Creamery (4-7pm)
June 6: PTA Meeting at 6pm (must have 10 or more to vote for the budget)
June 8: Island View Talent Show
June 13: Field Day
June 16: 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
May PTA Meeting Update
At the May meeting, we had our yearly Board of Directors election. Thank you to our secretary, Katie DeBord, and treasurer, Angela McCormick for being on the Board this year. You guys were awesome.
Our Board for 2023-24 is:
President- Teresa Syms
Vice President - Karen Denny
Secretary - Stephanie Downey
Treasurer - Molly Johnson
Island View 2023 Field Day - Volunteers Needed
Tuesday, June 13, 1:30-3:15pm @ Island View Elementary
Island View is holding its annual Field Day event on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from about 1:30 pm to 3:15 pm. The PTA is seeking volunteers for prep work before field day and then the day of. If you are available to help make and distribute popcorn, have a knack at snow cone making, have awesome skills at face painting, or have a passion for DJing – we need YOU!
If you can volunteer, please do so using this signup genius: 2022-2023 membership: Field Day 2023 (signupgenius.com)
To volunteer for field day, you must be cleared to volunteer by the District (it’s an easy form to fill out) and can be done by clicking on this link: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NDU4OmVuLVVT
If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Karen at email@example.com.
5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
Friday, June 16
5th grade families, please join us in celebrating these wonderful kiddos in the gym following the Moving Up Ceremony! 5th graders are encouraged to bring their year book and a white t-shirt (or 5th grade t-shirt) as we will have a table for yearbook signing and a table for t-shirt signing! We will also have cupcakes and a fun photo opportunity for families and friends! Along with the certificates given out, students will also be getting a hand made candy lei and a program to take home to mark this special occasion!
Any questions please contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher/Staff Appreciation week was full of sweet treats!
Staff had survival kits to grab, a fun candy letter and fresh fruit in the lounge!
Highlights were daily staff swag giveaways, a breakfast cart with coffee and light bites, and several boxes of Crumbl cookies to enjoy!
Now we are counting down to the end of the year, I can't believe it! Hospitality would like to end the year with one last staff event! We will be making a summertime punch board for the staff and serving bagels the last week of school! We are gathering local gift cards to put inside the punch board for prizes, please check the link below to help! Hospitality would like to give a BIG thank you to all who donated this year, it's been so fun to treat the teachers and staff!
Any questions, please email email@example.com https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44AEAD2DA3F58-endofyear
Scholastic Book Fair
Island View had a fantastic turnout for the Spring Book Fair and our Eagles bought approximately $15,000 in books (about the same as in previous book fairs). The proceeds from the Book Fair help Island View fund new books to keep the library’s stock healthy and relevant.
Island View 2022-2023 Yearbook
Thank you to all who purchased a yearbook! The Treering publishing service has sent the 330+ yearbook orders that were placed for Island View.
If you haven’t ordered a yearbook, you can still do so by going to the below Treering link.
Standard softcover books can be purchased for $19 and hardcovers for $25. You may have to pay for shipping and handling but Treering will send the yearbook to your home.
Walk & Wheels Event - Recap
We had a great turnout at the Walk & Wheels event on May 3! Thank you to all who made it out to help and participate! We had over 120 students walk or ride scooters/bicycles to school and it was an awesome time!
Island View Color Run- Recap
We had over 300 registrants for the Color Run on May 13, thank you all!
The Color Run fundraiser resulted in over $5000 in proceeds that supports the educational programming at Island View Elementary including items like field trips, school plays, purchasing gym gear, and meeting other school needs.
It also goes toward purchasing yearbooks, monthly popcorn days, supporting field day, and myriad other programs and initiatives.
Thank you Treva King for the video below.
Box Tops Program
Every bit helps and with losing the AmazonSmile funding stream (it was sunsetted by Amazon on Feb 20, 2023), your participation in the Box Top program is even more important.
Box Tops is an easy way to support Island View; the school can earn up to $1,000 a year when you earn box top credits (10 cents per box top). You can do this by scanning your paper and digital receipts using the Box Tops for Education app within 14 days of eligible purchases. If you’re buying things like fruit snacks, granola bars, certain cereals, cookie dough or pie crusts, and even cleaning supplies – you could be earning money for Island View. Why not get credit for the stuff you were going to buy anyway?
NOTE: Use this referral code A3N53R18 when you sign up and you’ll get 25 Bonus Box Tops ($2.50 value) when you scan your first receipt now through 05/31/2023, while supplies last!
Download the Box Tops for Education app through the link below:
Next Year Volunteer Opportunities
With families moving into middle school and positions changing, we have many volunteer opportunities available for next year. Whether as a chairperson or just helping, we need you.
An example of a few positions open for next year include chairpersons for:
- Family Fun Nights
- Book Fair
- Volunteer Chair
IMPORTANT: We also need someone with technology experience to help with the website, software, or other technology issues. There will be a full year to learn how everything works to ease the transition. Don't wait until the position is empty and then try to figure out everything on your own. If you have questions about what would need to happen in this role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many more opportunities. If anyone is interested for next year, please reach out to Teresa Syms at email@example.com