Weekly News 3/5-3/11

The following are three high quality SCIENCE EVENTS available to your family. Have your child invite a friend and visit one of them. You won’t regret the investment of time.

  1. .March 11, 2017 Annual Science Festival Super STEM Saturday. 10-4
    Build and launch a robot, play Frisbee with a robot, or become a DNA
    detective.There are nearly 100 hands-on, interactive activities and
    demonstrations at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). This rain or shine event is free and open to the public. Children of all ages are invited to attend. Held in partnership by The Classical Academies and CSUSM, Super STEM Saturday has grown into a popular North County event that draws 8,000 science enthusiasts each year.

    California State University San Marcos
    333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
    San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

  2. FREE, March 18, 2017, San Diego State University Engineering Department, 9-2 pm
    The College of Sciences at SDSU is ready to showcase their work thru interactive exhibits for students in K-12. Come explore forensic science, STEM cell research, geology, CSI, human anatomy and much more. This event is FREE   http://sci.sdsu.edu/sampler/
  3. San Diego Science Week https://www.lovestemsd.org/festival-week

This incredible assortment of activities happening all over San Diego is there for the taking. Check out the website.

Spring school pictures– (Coming up)  Spring Pictures will be held Tuesday, March 14.  This day is dedicated to new students who missed the Fall yearbook photos, and students who would like to do a retake.  If your student would like to retake fall pictures, please contact kiersten@innovationsacademy.org

Fundraiser…IA lanyards for sale!!!

Dre’s 6th grade class has designed and ordered IA lanyards to sell as a fundraiser for their Catalina Science trip.  They will be selling them Wednesday, March 8th before and after school. Cost is $5 each, or 5 for $20!!!  First come first served, so bring your cash or checkbook!

Scholastic Book Fair

This Friday, March 10th and the week of March 13th-17th IA will be hosting a scholastic book fair in our MPR.  Stop in after school to view and purchase books!  The book fair will be open immediately after school until traffic slows.  Friday hours will be from 3-6pm.

Thank you, IA Parent Association!
Last week, a movie event was sponsored by our Parent Connection. Even though the event happened on a terribly rainy day, they stuck it out and made it a success. Thank you, PC for being there for our school!

Job Opening
Wee Wisdom Preschool, which is a part of The Unity Center in Mira Mesa is looking for a preschool teacher to fill an immediate opening… Anyone who is interested would want to contact Lynne Benedict. She is the director of Wee Wisdom. The Unity Center, 8999 Activity Road, San Diego, CA 92126             PH: (858) 689-6500

Excellent Article
Networking is so important in the parenting world yet many of us don’t have time to socialize with other parents and informally discuss the challenges that parenting presents. One of the challenges we face as a school that parents also face is that our culture has somehow come to believe that success in life is all about rewards and punishments and that raising children means setting in place a firm structure of consequences in order to motivate them. This article will give you something to ponder when considering reward systems to “positively” motivate your child or to get them to do what you want. We have our school counselor, Jennifer, to thank for this gem.

Have a great week!

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