Okma Weekly Message August 22, 2019

Greetings IA Community,

The students now have 3 A-days and 3 B-days under their belts.  This place was a flurry of activity, but the dust is starting to settle around here.  The new year has brought a new process requiring all students to set themselves up on a password reset portal.  This will allow them to reset if they forgot their password or simply want a new one.  It will also require them to reset their password every 120 days. The new password syncs across the network, Google, MISTAR and Moodle.  Please ask your child if they have followed the RESET directions.  Failure to do so, will result in getting locked out of their accounts early next week.

Another new process involves ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES. Late students now scan themselves in at the main office Attendance Station.  In order to leave the building early, you must call the attendance line (248 341 5910) at least ONE HOUR prior to their dismissal in order for them to get an email pass to present to their teacher and then sign out in the main office.

We hope you have marked your calendars for "Back to School Night" Tuesday, August 27 from 7-9 PM.  You will have the opportunity to walk your child's schedule, get familiar with the course material and meet the teachers.  We are looking forward to meeting you all here.

And now for a bit of "housekeeping", literally!  The biology teachers are requesting students bring in a roll of paper towels.

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Enrichment News

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Join PTIA on Curriculum Night Tuesday August 27th

PTIA  volunteers  will be available to collect membership dues and donations on the evening of 27th August, the curriculum night. Payments can be made via check or cash.

One year membership - $ 30

Four year membership - $120 (comes with a gift)

We would love to have 100% of the IA families become a part of PTIA and take advantage of all the wonderful things PTIA does for your child and the school. Every bit of the amount collected from PTIA membership dues goes towards the betterment of the school. Becoming a member does not mean you have to devote your time. Feel free to email Sue or Angel, ptiaokma@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding PTIA. 

PTIA Website

Upcoming PTIA Meeting Date: 9/18/2019, Wednesday, 7pm

Volunteers are needed for the Welcome Back Dance

welcome back dance 2019 Sept 6  7-10 PM

use this link to sign up



Enrichment Travel Opportunities

Picture of Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama
Mary Miner

The Civil Rights Movement:  6-Day ‘Then & Now’ IA History Enrichment Trip  February 17-22, 2020 (during Mid-Winter Break)

This engaging & meaningful experience will begin in ATLANTA, continue in BIRMINGHAM SELMA and end in MONTGOMERY, before traveling home again.  Highly relevant connections with our school’s MYP Humanities Program will be made in both Georgia and Alabama.  E.g. the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March for Voting Rights will come alive by reflectively crossing the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge together.

Join us!  Cost: $1,679; this is an all-inclusive price: round-trip airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations (Quad Occupancy), three meals per day, sightseeing and evening activities, as well as medical insurance.  Price is based on 35 travelers.

For more information, please read the attached FLYER and/or contact Mr. De Zwaan at mdezwaan@bloomfield.org  

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Mary Miner

Are you interested in sustainability and a more eco-friendly future? Are you curious about biodiversity and learning more about the environment? Join us in Costa Rica over Midwinter Break 2020! We will be spending a week exploring the biodiversity and sustainable practices in Costa Rica's Northwest region.

Website for more information: https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2213616RZ

Estimated dates: February 15-21

Contact info: amcsween@bloomfield.org