Call for Donations & Volunteers for the Second Annual 5th Grade Art Auction

Each year, the iPrep PTSA helps raise funds for various End-of-Year Activities for our 5th Graders as they make the transition from elementary to middle school. This year’s planned events are a graduation ceremony and luncheon as well as a week of field trips. To make it all happen, we need to fundraise – A LOT! Last year, the first-ever Fifth Grade Art Auction was a huge hit and a fundraising success. We need your help to build on that success and make this year’s event even better.

We need donations of door prizes, raffles and auction items. Last year’s donations included several hotel stays, restaurant meals, electronics and even a signed Miami Heat basketball. Please consider reaching out to friends and family who have local businesses that may be willing to offer similar donations. We have a letter that we can provide for tax purposes.

We also need volunteers to help host several of the fundraisers, including Elf on the Shelf photos, Spring Pictures, Smoothie King Fridays and more. The first fundraiser involves (wo)manning a popcorn station at iPrep’s Annual Harvest Festival on October 20th. Please donate your time by signing up here. Thank you.

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Important Education-Related Issues on the Ballot

Dear iPrep PTSA Parents & Families:

Thank you for joining the PTSA and helping enrich our students’ learning experiences at iPrep. In addition to helping our students, you have a platform to express ways to help the educators. This is why we are approaching you about the long-awaited Amendment to be presented on the ballot during the general election this Nov 6th. Voters are being asked to support increasing salaries for teachers and other instructional staff, like teachers’ aides and school psychologists, and hiring additional school resource officers.

Miami-Dade County Public School teachers have not received a salary increase in over six (6) years.  Teachers finally have a chance for adequate pay but need your support. Please vote Yes for #362 on November 6th!

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

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Halloween Costume Drive

A couple of our awesome iPrep parents are volunteering at the Lotus House Shelter and are spearheading a Halloween Costume Drive to provide new or gentled used costumes to the Lotus House kids. We will have a couple of boxes around the school (e.g., the main entrance, the 2nd Floor), where donations can be dropped off.  Many thanks in advance.

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The Fall Book Fair URGENTLY Needs Your Help!!

The Fall Book Fair @ iPrep is coming up September 11-14 (Tues. – Fri.). Each day, we need loving parents to sign up for 2-hour time slots between 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Each 2-hour shift needs 3 volunteers. In addition, we need 7 volunteers for set-up on Fri., September 7 and tear-down on Fri., September 14 at 3 p.m.
The Book Fairs are some of the most exciting events at iPrep. The kids love them and the school benefits from them. We need your help to make it successful! Sign up here to volunteer.

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ArtsLaunch2018


Experience #ArtsLaunch2018 on
Saturday, September 8th
at the Arsht Center! This is Miami’s biggest event celebrating the Arts Season kick-off and it’s FREE! Plus ArtsLaunch@Night features a concert on the Thomson Plaza with DJ Kumi, Locos Por Juana, and Jahfé!
Don’t wait – Click here to RSVP

 

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Alan Diaz Journalism Fund

Dear iPrep Family:

In honor of my father, the Associated Press and I decided to partner with Miami-Dade College to help student journalists at The Reporter, the school’s newspaper.  It also provides funding to MDC Summer High School Journalism Institute.

My father, Alan Diaz, a longtime Miami-Dade resident, was the recipient of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for his image of armed U.S. agents seizing Elian Gonzalez, a Cuban boy, from his relatives’ Miami home. He covered the Florida 2000 election recount, the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York, countless hurricanes, professional sporting events and breaking news. He also worked for the Associated Press as a staff photographer in Miami for 17 years.

I’d love to keep his passion for photography alive in helping our future generation of journalists.  MDC serves many underprivileged students and ANY dollar amount, even $1.00 in honor of his name helps. All funds donated (through this link) will go directly to the college.

With all my heart, I thank you in advance for your support.

Warm Regards,
Aillette A. Rodriguez-Diaz
Assistant Principal

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Join your iPrep Academy PTSA Today!

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Great events, school updates and making iPrep an even better school for our children – it all starts by joining the PTSA! The iPrep Academy PTSA is excited to have YOU become a member. Please fill out this simple form, and get ready to be an official PTSA member for the 2018-19 school year. Our first meeting will be scheduled soon, and we look forward to meeting you there.

Reason #11 to Join the PTSA:
The PTSA is throwing a pizza party for the class with the most PTSA Memberships by September 14th….and the teacher will win a $50 gift card!

Become a Member Today!


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Your Child’s & Teacher’s Names



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Welcome Back

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The iPrep Academy PTSA wishes you and your family a happy, healthy and productive school year.

We look forward to seeing you at the First PTSA Meeting of the school year:
Tuesday, September 4th at 5:30 p.m. at the iPrep Cafe, 2nd Floor

Meet your new PTSA Board Members and fellow parents, ask questions, get more information about our PTSA, what we’ve accomplished together last year and what we endeavor to achieve together this year.
Remember, you don’t have to be on the Board to make an impact. Come and learn of the many different ways that you could contribute positively to our Academy.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

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May 16, 2018 PTSA Meeting Minutes

Review iPrep PTSA Meeting Minutes – May 16, 2018 here.

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April 4, 2018 PTSA Meeting Minutes

Review iPrep PTSA Meeting Minutes – April 4,, 2018 here.

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