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 :) ..

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LE 6 – October – Sarasota Garden Project 2014!… Enjoy :) ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Yi22cXPY4

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IVMS Sarasota Has Violins!

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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 :)

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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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny9lB0tHZXI

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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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The Bowls of Hope Creation day was a success!

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The Bowls of Hope Creation day was a success!
Seventy parents and children created over 140 bowls for All Faiths Food Bank’s annual fundraiser in November. We also will be donating $165 to All Faiths Food Bank. What a wonderful IVMS community we have! ~ Ms. Angeline – IVMS Art

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Tool Time! … Making Tool Boxes :)

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Take Off To Space “and” Celebrate Johnny Appleseed in One Day!

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Let’s Make Applesauce! …..

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Peace Day At IVMS – Venice & Sarasota!

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Here are slideshows of the great peace day events on our two campuses! They were both incredible. Music, Singing, Speeches, Activities ….. Enjoy the show!   Thursday – September 18, 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGAD3HBqxy8&feature=youtu.be   Friday – September 19, 2014 …

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8:00AM – Music & Art for Venice Upper School & Secondary School

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Starting Next Monday – Venice Campus = IVMS Music & Art LEs are open to “Upper School” & “Secondary School” Students only at 8:00AM (Mon-Fri) …. Free! – Students must be working on an Art or Music project to attend. “Is this a Great School or What?” ~ Mr. Peter

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“Cultural Lesson from the first week of school”

“Cultural Lesson from the first week of school” – LE 11 – Venice Campus – Grades 1-2-3 On the third day of school this year, one of my students, an African American male who is in the third grade, gathered his courage to ask me a question. He caught me when no one else was …

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Donate Plastic Bottle Caps To The Art Rooms!

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Open House! …. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon! ~ Mr. Peter

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Just a heads-up ….
We’re looking forward to seeing you soon! ~ Mr. Peter

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Sign-Up for the IVMS Parent Email

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Remember to sign up for the “IVMS Parent Email” and receive our IVMS Director’s Update and Community News emails. The link can found under the slide show on the front page of our Website www.islandvillage.org. Class placement letters will be mailed home during the last week of July. Check out our Website for updated information …

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IVMS Student and Family Handbook – 2014-2015

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Student and Family Handbook – 2014-2015 – We want to make sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. – Pete Simms. Here’s the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2_ZFaEByUcOQzdHOTZVTi1VeHc/edit?usp=sharing School Hours – both campuses After School Programs General Policies Ground Rules and Descipline Bus Transportation Car Pools – Authorized Pick-Ups Dress Code Standardized Testing Medical Care …

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Venice Symphony Summer Music Camp at IVMS!

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Venice Symphony Summer Music Camp at IVMS!
IT’S HAPPENING NOW! I took some pictures yesterday. The camp runs for two weeks (July 21-Aug 1). Ton-O-Fun! ~ Peter Simms (IVMS)

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IVMS Uniform Vendors and Dress Code

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Click here to find IVMS Shirt Vendors 
 
IVMS Dress Code has changed for 2014-2015

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IVMS is recognized as an “A” School by the Florida Department of Education for 2014

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The school grading system is what the State of Florida uses to indicate compliance with over 30 measures relating to performance on state testing, attendance, lowering achievement gaps between various sub-groups, graduation rates, etc. Visit the Florida Department of Education’s Website at http://www.fldoe.org for more information regarding school

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STREAM (Science, Technology, Respect, Engineering, Art/Design, Math)

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STREAM (Science, Technology, Respect, Engineering, Art/Design, Mathematics) – IVMS covers these academic disciplines and is recognized as a High Performing Charter School in the eyes of the Florida Department of Education. It’s good stuff, but as the saying goes: “We Take It Further”. We also focus on those elements of success which are the cornerstones …

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Class Placement Letters to be Mailed Last Week of July

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Class placement letters will be mailed out at the end of July. Expect them the first few days of August.
We will have an open house/class meeting during the first week of school.
HAVE A GREAT REST OF YOUR SUMMER!

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School’s IN – Looking forward to 2014-2015!

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Welcome to 2014-2015!! Wow! As I look though all the pictures and stories I’ve posted over last year, it’s amazing that this is only part of the magic that happens here. It is a pleasure to work with these children and my fellow faculty/staff. I look forward to more amazing adventures that we will have in …

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Time Periods of US History – IVMS Students Create A Museum!

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May 2014 Time Periods of US History – IVMS Students Create A Museum! During the last week of school this year, the upper and lower elementary classes transformed their learning environments into pieces of U.S. History. Great learning fun! ~ Great work from the students and our amazing educators! …. Mr. Peter LE 18 jukebox …

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IVMS Sarasota students raised over $1,500.00 to benefit pediatric

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June 2014 OUR IVMS STUDENTS KEEPING FIT AND RAISING MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE Thank you North Campus IVMS students, parents, families and friends for yet another outstanding show of support for our annual American Heart Association Jumprope For Heart fundraiser! The students raised over $1,500.00 to benefit pediatric heart patients! Big congratulations go out …

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IVMS Graduates 2014!

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IVMS Graduates 2014!
Highlights from this year’s graduation! Thank you Ms. Addie for the pictures.

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Remembering An IVMS Friend to us “All”

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May 30, 2014 Remembering An IVMS Friend to us “All” Under the direction of Ms. Angeline, the whole Sarasota IVMS campus (Staff, Parents & Children) pitched in to the Labrynth Dedication for Carol Fabor today: She had been a Montessori teacher and administrator since 1975, most recently at Island Village Montessori Charter School in Venice, …

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Making it Happen “Hot Cross Buns” Style!

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Making it Happen “Hot Cross Buns” Style! When the going gets tough, the tough play “Hot Cross Buns” on their recorders! We ran out of time today for the kids to play on the grass for a little concert, so they headed back to class, before they left… “Hot Cross Buns” was heard coming out …

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Arts Week – Venice Concert For The Students

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Arts Week – Venice Concert For The Students May 28th, 2014 – A special concert by Dominic Muzzi (Pianist), Will Whitehead (Violaist), Brooks Elder (Guitarist), Ms. Tasha (Harpist), Karen Tuttle (Violinist), Mr. Peter (IVMS Music Educator) and Ms. Nancy (IVMS Choir Director) performed for the students. We also were treated to the IVMS Advanced Choir, …

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LE #18 Students Make Awesome T-Shirts for Arts Week

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 Students Make Awesome T-Shirts for Arts Week
LE #18 (Venice) made incredible T-Shirts for book reports. How about thinking “Out-of-the-Box”? … Thanks to Mr. Lisa Finn for the pictures!

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IVMS Sarasota’s Play “The Great Kapok Tree”

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Arts Week 2014
IVMS Sarasota’s Play “The Great Kapok Tree”
Sarasota students and educators create a wonderful play called the “The Great Kapok Tree”. What a great way to end out the year! …. IVMS Sarasota Rocks! s – Thanks to Ms. Donna for the pictures!
 

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Venice Kicks Off Arts Week 2014!

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Venice Kicks Off Arts Week 2014
Upper Elementary, Upper School, and Middle School showed their stuff today…. Lots of fun!

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Sarasota Gets Kick Off with Arts Week!

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Sarasota Gets Kick Off with Arts Week! (Tues 5/27/14). Sarasota campus ** Brazilian fairytale night animal masks & Learning Full Happenings “flash dance” with Florida Studio Thanks to Ms. Angeline for the pictures.
 

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ARTS WEEK – Schedule – Click Here!

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Highest Fundraiser for the American Heart Association

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May 2014 Highest Fundraiser for the American Heart Association “It is really special when our children display pride in raising awareness and money for charity Chase was the highest fundraiser for the American Heart Association Jumping Rope for Heart at the IVMS Sarasota campus! He was presented prizes and this shiny medal and was super …

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“What We Want All Our Children To Do Decades From Now”

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“What We Want All Our Children To Do Decades From Now” Reflect on their childhood memories with wonderment, joy & adventure. I asked our own Dr. Paul Czaja to write for us…. “To inspire me every day now to continue on this my life’s journey as a caring servant of every child whose company I …

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IVMS 8th Grade Philadelphia Trip!

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IVMS 8th Enjoyed a week long trip to Philadelphia.
They experienced history, culture, baseball, community service, art….etc!
 
 

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IVMS Wacky Olympics!

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May 22, 2014
Bucket Races .. Potato Sack Races… Water Balloons?
Yes!!!! It’s Wacky Olympics Week! Upper Elementary (Venice) had a great time today! Thanks to Ms. Kristin Deree for th pictures

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IVMS Students (Sarsota) Visit The Ringling Museum!

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May 22nd, 2014
LE #8 (Sarasota)
Amazing end of the year trip to the Ringling Museum!
It’s awesome to have so much great art in our area for the children to see! Thanks to Tricia Battin for the photos
 
 

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IVMS Middle School “Beach Day!” 2014

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IVMS Middle School (Venice)
“Beach Day 2014″
Check it out on the IVMS Middle School Webpages:
http://openivms.com/2014/05/20/a-day-at-the-beach/

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IVMS Harp Students Perform At The Senior Friendship Center :)

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IVMS Harp Students Perform At The Senior Friendship Center :) On Saturday May 10th our three Harp Ensembles were invited to perform at the Senior Friendship Center for a special series with the Venice Symphony. We all had SO MUCH FUN!! We also had fun experiencing the instrument petting zoo and learning about all types …

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Island Village K-8 “Science Fair” – Venice – Wow!

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May 15, 2014 Island Village K-8 “Science Fair” – Venice – Wow! It was AWESOME! I took as many pictures as I could and still missed half the displays. The kids could explain their projects and I actually learned quite a bit from them! It was waaaaay fun and …. educational :) … Enjoy the …

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1st Annual “Arts Connect Day”

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1st Annual “Arts Connect Day” Ms. Angeline, Ms. Olivia and Ms. Yanuary, of our two campuses, organized an arts event which incorporated both campuses. Upper School students from the Venice campus were bused up to the Sarasota campus and mixed with the Sarasota students for arts projects. All in all, it was a great way …

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Sarasota – Science Fair & Open House Last Night!

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May 14, 2014
Sarasota – Science Fair & Open House Last Night!
LE #7 was prepared and “Ready To Show” at the 2014 Sarasota IVMS Campus Science Fair last night. They did a great job! …. Special thanks to Ms. Debbie Vale for the pictures.

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IVMS Hosts Venice Symphony Summer Music Camp 2014!

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IVMS Hosts Venice Symphony Summer Music Camp 2014! The Venice Symphony Summer Music Camp For more than 20 years, The Venice Symphony has proudly provided an annual music camp experience to South Sarasota County third graders. Campers choose keyboard, string, jazz or vocal instruction and enjoy learning musical concepts and history. The two-week program takes …

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Island IVMS Receives Grant from Khan Academy to Purchase 10 iPads!

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      Island IVMS Receives Grant from Khan Academy to Purchase 10 iPads The iPads are coming, the iPads are coming! Fourth and fifth grade students at Island Village Montessori School were overcome with excitement as ten new iPads arrived Friday, May 2, at the Upper School of Island Village Montessori. “iPads are awesome,” …

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Science and Lucky Charms?

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Science and Lucky Charms?
Le 14 (Venice) is doing science with Lucky Charms. Yummy! The hardest part is not eating the variables.
May 2014 ~ Mr. Jason & Ms. Yayle

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