Independence Primary School

Independence Primary School

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Main Lunch - Monday, May 23rd
Chocolate Chip Muffin
Sausage Patty
Baby Carrots with Cucumbers
Baked Potato Smiles
Seasonal Fresh Fruit
Daily Fruit Cup

Main Lunch - Wednesday, May 25th
Seasonal Fresh Fruit
Daily Fruit Cups

Lunch Sign-Up for the Months of May and June

Please click here to sign up to have lunch with your child from May 3rd - June 2nd.

  • A limit of two visitors per lunch session will be allowed, and they must eat outside.
  • If the weather is bad and we are eating inside, we will have a special area inside the building designated to have lunch with your student.
  • A google sign-up sheet will be available to reserve lunch dates. Please sign up for “special occasions” only, not routine visits, to allow more parents to participate.
  • On the day of your lunch visit, report to the front desk to sign in and meet your student in the lobby. A staff member will escort you to the back pavilion area to eat with your child.
  • We ask that if you bring outside food, that it is for your child only.

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events...

May 2022
20th - Fourth Graders Visit  & Lunch at IMS - 9:00 a.m.-Noon
23rd - Fourth Graders Field Trip to City Hall - Government/Arbor Day - 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
27th - Preschool Graduation - 9:00 a.m. (Morning Classes) - Scheduled Outside (weather permitting)
27th - Preschool Graduation - 10:15 a.m. (Afternoon Classes) - Scheduled Outside (weather permitting)
30th - Memorial Day - No School - Have a fabulous day!
31st - Third Grade Field Trip - Goodtime III - 9:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

June 2022
1st - Fourth-Grade Recognition Program - 6:00 p.m. - IMS Auditorium
2nd - Kindergarten Bridging Ceremony - 9:00 a.m. (Mrs. Gardner/Mrs. Hoffner) - Gym
2nd - Kindergarten Bridging Ceremony - 10:15 a.m. (Mrs. Kandzer/Mrs. McFarland) - Gym
2nd - IPS PTO Farewell to 4th Grade Ice Cream Social (Students Only) - 1:00-1:45 p.m. - IPS Pavilion
3rd - Field Day - More information to follow...
6th - PTO Meeting - IPS - 9:00 a.m.
6th - Afternoon Movie @ IPS - 12-1:45 p.m. (4th grade students only) - Popcorn provided by IPS PTO!  Thank you!
7th - Fourth-Grade Clap-Off - 1:30 p.m.
7th - Fourth-Grade Outdoor Pool Party - 1:30-4:00 p.m. - Independence Pool - Pizza provided by IPS PTO!  Thank you!
(In case of rain, the pool party will be moved to the Civic Center pool.)
7th - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal - 2:00 p.m. Have a fun-filled summer!
7th - End of the Fourth Quarter 

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

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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