Independence Primary School

Independence Primary School

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American Flag Created by our Fourth Graders

In honor of our Veterans!  We thank you!

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events...

17th - K-Kids (3rd Grade) - 3:20-4:20 p.m. - IPS
24th-26th - Thanksgiving Break - Enjoy your time with family and friends!
29th - Welcome Back!

2nd- Kindergarten Field Trip to IMS - 12:00-1:30 p.m.
7th - Student Council Meeting - 7:45 a.m.
7th-8th - IPS PTO Holiday Shop
15th - K-Kids (3rd Grade) - 3:20-4:20 p.m. - IPS
17th - IPS Holiday Parties
20th-January 2nd - Holiday Break - Happy Holidays!

January 2022 - Happy New Year
3rd - Welcome Back!
4th - Student Council Meeting - 7:45 a.m.
7th - PTO Meeting - 9:00 a.m. - IPS
17th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School!
19th - K-Kids (3rd Grade) - 3:20-4:20 p.m. - IPS
20th - End of the 2nd Quarter
21st - In-Service Day - No School for Students - Enjoy the three-day weekend!
25th - Rosa Parks and Friends Assembly 

Lunch Schedule

Kindergarten - 11:00-11:25 a.m.
4th Grade - 11:30-11:55 a.m.
2nd Grade - 12:00-12:25 p.m.
1st Grade - 12:30-12:55 p.m.
3rd Grade - 1:00-1:25 p.m.

School Supply List for the 2021-2022 School Year

School Fees 2021-2022 School Year

Grade Level School Fees (K-4) -- $80.00

Kindergarten Magazine Fee -- $5.90
1st Grade Magazine Fee -- $5.90
2nd Grade Magazine Fee -- $5.90
3rd Grade Magazine Fee -- $5.90
3rd Grade Recorder & Song Book Fee -- $8.00
4th Grade Magazine Fee -- $6.55
Please make checks payable to:  Independence B.O.E. Thank you!

Planned Absence Procedure and Form 2021

1. Parents should submit a written request to the building principal two weeks in advance of the scheduled vacation and indicate the time period involved.  Please click here for the "planned absence form."

2. The building principal is authorized to approve vacation requests under the following provisions:
a. Vacation days should not exceed five (5) school days. These absences will count in the total accumulated as stated in the Board Policy on Excessive Absences. 
b. Arrangements with teachers to obtain classroom assignments will be made by parents in grades K-4 (grades 5-12, see reverse side). 
c. All missed assignments are the student's responsibility. One make-up day for each day of absence shall be approved (Ex: 2 days for 2 days missed).

Birthday Treat Policy at IPS

Birthdays are special occasions, and we love to celebrate them. 

However, our primary school has found that we need to change our birthday treat policy. Due to the increased number of severe food allergies (peanut, tree nuts, seeds, sugar, dairy, etc.), we are joining the many schools that have already adopted a modified birthday treat policy. A committee of stakeholders within IPS has met to discuss and develop birthday options for our students. 

What does this mean? It means that birthdays can be celebrated at school with cookies provided by our food services or, alternatively, non-food items brought into school. Some examples of acceptable non-edible treats include pencils, stickers, temporary tattoos, erasers, silly bands, or any other similar item. 

The cookie option through our food services is nut-free, all organic, and dye-free. For $12.00, you can have fresh baked cookies from the IPS cafeteria delivered to the classroom for your child's birthday. Please send in cash or a check made payable to Independence Primary School. Please label the envelope with the following information: Student's Name, Birthday Cookies, and Homeroom Teacher.

The link to order is below and must be completed and submitted at least two weeks in advance.

We recognize that this is a shift from what we have done previously, but we feel that we can no longer support the edible birthday treats from outside of the school for the safety of all students. We still want to celebrate this important day in your child's life; we want to do it in a manner that all children can participate. 

Thank you for your support!
new book vending machine

IPS Students Surprised by New Book Vending Machine

Independence Primary School students had an exciting unveiling of a brand new vending machine during the Scholastic Book Fair the week of October 11.   Instead of the machine being filled with the typical snacks, candy or drinks, it had dozens of colorful books.  As a gift from the IPS PTO, this book vending machine was installed in the main lobby and is now the newest resource to help promote positive behavior, literacy and the excitement to read.  

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On-Line Lunch Menus

On-Line Lunch Menus

Lunch: There's An App for That! Independence is moving its menu from paper to cyberspace. Parents and students can now find nutritional and allergen information with the push of a finger or the click of a mouse.

On the Web: CLICK HERE
On iTunes:
Google Play: CLICK HERE

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