Okma Weekly Message October 30, 2020
Greetings IA Families,
The IA appreciates our significant family involvement. The week of conferences always highlights how invested our school community is in making the school year a success for the students. Our statistics show that over 95% of our families participated in conferences this year. Additionally, the staff is thankful for the continued PTIA support. When the gift boxes were delivered to the new teachers on Tuesday you could see how surprised they were by the overwhelming support. Thank you!
Christopher M. Smith, Ph.D.
The Social Justice Product Team has created some clear and concise non-partisan voting resources for IA students and families. In the following links you can find voting locations, clerk's offices, and other resources from the Michigan Secretary of State's Office. These are helpful for anyone interested in learning more about the voting process.
Thank you to these students for their civic engagement!
Here are the resources:
Silver Days: Bloomfield Hills, Berkley, Clawson, Lake Orion, Waterford, and West Bloomfield School Districts
Blue Days: Birmingham, Avondale, Royal Oak, and Rochester School District
Seniors Families! Please be sure to check the senior portrait information that has been posted at the bottom of this page!
Picture retakes will be
December 7 (silver group)
& December 10 (blue group) 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Food Donations will be accepted
November, 10 and 12
from 3-4 pm in the IA parking lot
Items accepted include: canned foods, toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant wipes/sprays, hand sanitizer, and masks.
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Same great options, just at a new and easier address!
Raise Money for Your Campus
For every purchase you make, OG Tees will donate 10% back to your campus!
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New Styles Added Daily
Check back frequently so you don't miss out on the newest styles and designs!
Suggestions Always Welcome
Don't see what you're looking for? OG Tees is always looking for ideas for new items to add and would love to hear your thoughts!
Thank you so much and we look forward to working with you!
UPCOMING PTIA MEETING:
The next PTIA meeting is Tuesday, November 17th at 8:00am. More info coming soon!
UPCOMING IA GOVERNANCE COUNCIL MEETING:
The next IA Governance Council meeting is Wednesday, December 16th at 6:00pm. More info coming soon!
TEACHER APPRECIATION: A big shout out to all of our parent volunteers on the PTIA’s Teacher Appreciation Committee that organized an amazing act of kindness for our IA staff. Each staff member picked up a fall box filled with goodies from Leonardo’s Produce compliments of the PTIA members! Each box had apples, doughnuts, a pumpkin, cider, pears, raspberries, and a Carmel apple! To top it all off, one of our students made a thank you card for every single staff member! Thank you IA staff for doing such a great job with our kids everyday! Thank you parents for your generous spirit, and thank you IA art students for your thoughtfulness and work ethic!
FALL CLEANUP: A HUGE THANKS to all the volunteers that came out to help with fall cleanup. All the beds have been weeded and trimmed.... ready for the winter. We also had a group trim back all the buckthorn from the back field and front of the school. The IA has never looked better with all the colorful flowers fall flowers in bloom. Hooray! A special shout out goes to Christine Schmidt, head of the Beautification Committee.
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE - The Virtual workshop will be held on November 10, 2020 at 7pm. Please register here:
Here is the link.
HELP RAISE MONEY BY SHOPPING: Kroger & Smile Amazon! If you shop at either of these places, you can help raise money for the PTIA. These companies will automatically donate a percentage of your purchase to us once you designate the International Academy OKMA PTIA as your charity.
KROGER: log into your account. Go to “My Account” then to “Community Rewards”. Select your charitable organization. You can find the PTIA by either entering the code VQ814 or International Academy OKMA PTIA. DONE!
SMILE AMAZON: when ordering anything with Amazon, use smile.amazon.com. Log into your account. Click on “Your Account”, then find “Change you Amazon mile Charity” under “Other Programs”. Type in International Academy OKMA PTIA. DONE!!!
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Hello Music Families!
Please join the IA Central Campus Music Boosters for our monthly meetings the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. Upcoming dates include November 4 and December 2. We will get together via Zoom at the link below. All parents of Music students are welcome. Boosters meetings are a great way to find out more about your student’s experience and ways to help out the school. Hear from Mr. LaNoue and Mr. Lewis-Ziegler how the music classes and ensembles are working this year.
See you the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM.
Questions? Contact Carol Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: IACCMB Meeting
Time: This is a recurring meeting
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Meeting ID: 825 7601 7210