Movie Night At IVMS! – April 2nd

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What a great success! Lots of happy faces and a wonderful way to celebrate with the IVMS families! Thanks to parent Tanya Lankford for the pictures :)

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“A Starry Night Out” – IVMS Arts Festival

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On Thursday, April 9th Island Village Montessori Charter School Presents “A Starry Night Out” Performing & Visual Arts Festival Starts at 6:00PM – VENICE CAMPUS Featuring music and art from Grades 5-9 Venice Campus and LEs 7 & 8 from the Sarasota Campus. This event is a celebration of all the arts offered at IVMS. …

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St. Patrick’s Day :)

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Movie Night! – IVMS – Both Campuses

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Thursday, April 2nd Family Movie Night & Book Fair! BOTH CAMPUSES! – On Thursday, April 2nd we are holding our Book Fair Movie Night. This event is a fund raiser to build up our school library.  On that night the sun is not scheduled to set until 7:48 pm.  I think we will start at …

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Gardening with LE 4 (Sarasota)

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Master Gardeners came Thursday to plant for the spring. The children planted tomatoes, potatoes, cilantro, beans, corn, and many more. Stop by LE 4 to see what’s growing! A big thank you to the Lankford family for the donation of compost to get our beds ready!

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ART SMART! – Art Show on the Sarasota Campus :)

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The Sarasota Art Smarts show proudly displayed the beautiful artwork of young artists from preschool through 2nd grade in LEs 1, 2,3, 4 and 6. It was wonderful to see families come and support their child’s creativity.

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Sea Camp 2015

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5th and 6th graders from both campuses of IVMS are took off to a different approach to learning for three days! They had journeyed to the Keys for intensive studies of the marine environment. SEA CAMP!

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A Little Bit Of “Africa” At IVMS

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L.E. 8 (Venice) learned all about Africa from our very own Ms. Gail. She brought in instruments, talked about her culture and the animals that live in Africa. Thanks to Ms. Tammy for the text and pictures.

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Jog-a-thon = Big Success!

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Island Village’s annual jog-a-thon, on both campuses, was another big success. The kids had a great time celebrating a healthy lifestyle and knowing it can be fun doing it!

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IVMS Rubik’s Cube Competition 2015!

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LE22 hosted the first IVMS Rubik’s Cube Competition on Tuesday, February 17th. There were five groups, each with four participants. After a frantic seven-minute contest, a victor was declared! The winning group will receive pizza for lunch tomorrow. In addition, there were several individuals who solved all sides of the cube. They received individual prizes …

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Mix’em Up! – Science Fun ;)

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8th and 9th graders are working on identifying chemical and physical properties, matter, density, and types of mixtures. Students practiced separating homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures using filtration, evaporation, and magnetic properties. Students had a good time practicing their skills.

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IVMS Science Fair – Big Success – 2 Campuses!

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The IVMS Science Fair (Venice & Sarasota) was awesome.
Here are only a few pictures from over 100 taken!

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IVMS Scores with Scholastic Art and Writing Awards!


IVMS Had A Few Students Win The Scholastic and Arts Awards!

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Drawing – Practice, Practice, Practice

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The Monday IVMS studio with Ms. Angeline practiced observational skills with emphasis on value (light, medium, dark)in line.

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National School Choice Week!


National School Choice Week “provides an unprecedented opportunity, every January, to shine a positive spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children. Independently planned by a diverse and growing coalition of individuals, schools, and organizations, National School Choice Week features thousands of unique events and activities across the country. The Week allows …

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Open Registration & Open House at IVMS

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History Day at IVMS Venice!

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History Day (Venice campus) was a real success in the Secondary school program! The day focused on themes of leadership in world history with student-created video presentations, a play about the early life of Maria Montessori, papers, and posters of influential artistic, political, and business leaders throughout history. Thanks to Matt and Kim M. for …

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2015 – IVMS Shakespeare Venice & Sarasota Combined!

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Both performances – Sarasota and Venice – were really wonderful. A great tribute to our talented staff and students!! Thanks to Debbie, Donna, Agnes, Michelle, Kim M., Jill, and all others involved!! ~ Ms. Kym

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LE #11 Takes A Trip To The Old Venice Railroad Depot!

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Dec 18th Winter Performance – Upper & Secondary School!


The final set of IVMS Winter Performances finished last night at the Church of the Nazarene in Venice. It was another fabulous night. Ms. Whitney did a great job taking pictures for us :)

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IVMS Sarasota Winter Performance 2014!

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IVMS Sarasota Winter Performance 2014
Here are pictures from the IVMS Sarasota show at the Sarasota Baptist Church ….
Thanks to all the educators, parents and staff for helping it be “Magical!”

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It’s IVMS Winter Performance Time!

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Using Those Creative Skills!

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IVMS Secondary Helps out with “Care and Share”

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LE 7 Sarasota and All Faiths Food Bank – Helping Out!

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Shakespeare’s “Funny Bone!”

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Celebrating Thanksgiving At IVMS – Venice & Sarasota

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Here are several pictures and captions from our  2014
Thanksgiving festivities on both campuses. Enjoy! ~ Mr. Peter
(clips from our facebook page:

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Express Yourself!

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Big History and the IVMS 8th Grade

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As a part of the Big History Project in 8th grade humanities,
our students showed mastery of the formation and conditions of early earth using media of their choice.
Look at these examples of what we received! – Ms. Nancy

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Floating Desires, Wishes, Dreams….

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IVMS Bottle Cap Mural 2014-2015

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IVMS Participates in the Venice Chalk Festival!

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Butterflies are Free at IVMS!

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One day the children celebrated nature in the garden – they released over a thousand ladybugs! See if you can also spot the growing monarch caterpillars. Sarasota IVMS LE 6

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IVMS Students Participate In Venice’s Chalk Festival!

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Get down to the Chalk Festival today! I was there this morning. Ms. Angeline and several IVMS students were working hard… It’s going to be great! ~ Mr. Peter

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“A Comedy Of Errors” – IVMS Shakespeare!


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IVMS Science …. The Elements!

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Big History!


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LE 16 – Butterly Project :)

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Here are LE 16 pictures of the butterfly project.
We took them to the butterfly garden and sent them free.
Amazing phenomenon!

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LE 8 & 9 (Venice) traveled to Instride Horse Therapy

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IVMS Sarasota – The Violin Program is GROWING!


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October 31st – Mystery History!

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Fireman John Visits IVMS Sarasota :)

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The students learned about fire safety today. Fireman John visited many of our LEs for a 30 minute presentation, and he will return sometime this winter with the fire safety house for Part 2!

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What Makes A Pumpkin? – LE 8 Knows :)

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LE 8 Venice (Ms. Tammy /Ms. Lisa) had pumpkin investigation day. We measured pumpkins, learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin, explored the inside of a pumpkin and made pumpkin slime!!

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LE 6 Sarasota Garden Project!… Enjoy :) ..


LE 6 – October – Sarasota Garden Project 2014!… Enjoy :) ..

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IVMS Sarasota Has Violins!


IVMS Sarasota has violins! Thanks to the donation of one of our parents, we have 4 violins! I still bring 4 from the Venice campus … we have a small violin ensemble and plan to play for you this coming Winter Performance! ~ Thank You! … Sincerely ~ Mr. Peter – Here’s a picture from last Friday.

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Get Your “Boo Pops!” Here :)


Our marketing team has produced a commercial advertising our IVMS Sarasota LE 7 Boo Pops. It is posted to our website.  Thank you for all your support! Ms. Donna and Ms. Debbie V.

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Spanish Point Annual Scarecrow Contest!

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Pictures are from Spanish Point Annual Scarecrow Contest! We will know on Monday where we rank. LE 15, 17 and 18. Participated in the contest. Each scarecrow had a different theme: LE 15 was Merlin the Sea Serpent from “Magic School Bus” story of the same title. LE 17 was “The Old Lady Who Swallowed …

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Meatless Mondays! – Sarasota School District Lunches

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Meatless Mondays! – Beginning October 6th, the Sarasota County Schools will begin serving only meat-free dishes in school cafeterias on Mondays. Students will be able to fill their trays with such dishes as hummus and vegetable subs, veggie pasta bakes, spaghetti marinara and fiesta taco salads. Meatless Mondays are planned for the remainder of the …

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Science! …… LE 16 Venice

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We are having so much fun this year with different projects! Last week, LE 16’s (Venice Campus) caterpillars entered their chrysalis stage. Fortunately, the metamorphosis was witnessed by the students who watched with awe the transformation that took place as the caterpillars changed within hours from one stage to another. The students ended their week …

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Comedy Improvisational Theater – Fun with the Upper School?

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Comedy Improvisational Theater – Fun with the Upper School? … Improvisation looks like fun, but actually it is TERRIFYING! You have no idea what you will say or do or with whom and where. So to be sure you don’t freeze up or put your audience to sleep – come learn the secrets of Ms. …

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