Independence Primary School

Independence Primary School

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Main Lunch 
French Toast Sticks
Chicken Sausage
Potato Smiles
Assorted Fruit
Assorted Veggie

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events...

January 2022 - Happy New Year
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
28th - Report cards visible on ProgressBook for grades K-4 at 4:00 p.m.

February 2022
1st - Student Council Meeting - 7:45 a.m.
2nd - PTO Meeting - 6:00 p.m.
14th - Valentine's Day Parties
16th - K-Kids (3rd Grade) - 3:20-4:20 p.m. - IPS
20th - PTO Mother & Son Bowling Event - 1:00 p.m.
21st - Presidents Day - No School - Have fun!
25th - Candid Picture Day
28th - March 4th - Right-to-Read Week

March 2022
1st - Student Council Meeting - 7:45 a.m.
3rd - Art Show - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
4th - PTO Meeting - 9:00 a.m. - IPS
7th - 10th - PTO Spring Book Fair
11th - Waiver Day - No School for Students - Have an awesome three-day weekend!
12th - IPS PTO Party for a Purpose - 7:00 p.m.
16th - K-Kids (3rd Grade) - 3:20-4:20 p.m. - IPS
25th - End of the 3rd Quarter

IPS Integrated Preschool Program Info. & Application

The Integrated Preschool Program at Independence Primary School currently has openings for the 2022-2023 school year. Information about our program and application can be found below. The application deadline is Friday, January 28th, 2022. Screening for all incoming peers will take place on Friday, February 18th, 2022. For more information, please contact Lauren Salcer at 216-642-5870, ext. 1438 or [email protected].

Preschool Peer Applicants must:

  • be residents of Independence

  • be three (3) by May 1st, 2022 (NEW)

  • less than six (6) by August 1, 2022

  • be fully toilet trained

  • demonstrate strong communication and language skills

Preschool Peer Application ONLINE (Now Available)

If you are unable to complete the application online, please stop by the 

Primary School to pick one up.

 The application deadline is Friday, January 28, 2022.

Drama Club Auditions, Rehearsal, & Performance Schedule (Grades 2-4)

Wednesday, January 12th - 3:15-5:30 p.m. - IPS Gym (Blue & Gold)

Thursday, January 13th - 7:00 p.m. - Mandatory Parent Meeting (Virtual - link posted in Google Classroom)

Blue Cast (3:15-5:00 p.m. - IPS Gym)
Tuesdays - Jan. 18th, 25th, Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
Fridays - Feb. 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and April 1st

Monday, April 4th through Thursday, April 7th - IMS Auditorium - Daily Time TBD

Blue Performs - Friday, April 8th - 7:00 p.m.

Gold Cast (3:15-5:00 p.m. - IPS Gym)
Wednesdays - Jan. 19th, 26th, Feb. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
Fridays - Feb. 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and April 1st

Monday, April 4th through Thursday, April 7th - IMS Auditorium - Daily Time TBD

Gold Performs - Saturday, April 9th - 7:00 p.m.

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!

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!

School Supply List for the 2021-2022 School Year

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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