Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!!
We are thrilled to enter our 8th year as a Burlington magnet school and the only integrated arts focused elementary school in the state of Vermont. Here are some important dates and events for the beginning of the school year:
August 19 - Kindergarten Meet and Greet 3-4pm Little Rosie's Park
August 26 - Kindergarten Open House 3-4pm Kindergarten Classrooms
Back to School All Family BBQ 4-6pm IAA Playground
August 31 - First Day of School - Kindergarten through grade 5
Kindergarten students have a half day this day,11:30 pick-up
All other students are dismissed at 1:50 pm
August 31 - FIRST DAY OF AFTER SCHOOL for grades 1-5
September 1 - Kindergarten Early Release for Ms. Emily's K students only - 11:30 pick-up
September 2 - Kindergarten Early Release for Ms. Maggie's K students only - 11:30 pick-up
September 5 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
September 6 - FIRST DAY OF AFTER SCHOOL for Kindergarteners
September 9 - First Friday Town Meeting, 2:15 pm in the gym
SPECIAL EDUCATION AND STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PARENT NIGHTWednesday, June 1,
Sustainability Academy, 123 North Street
May 5th, Thursday 5:30 pm!!
Dumplings, Dumplings, and More Dumplings!!!!
And a little contra dancing!
Come one, come all to IAA!
So many great and interesting things going on at IAA. Read here to find out the news form the last couple of months.
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Thank you all for your concern and generosity.
It's that time of year again when teachers look forward to meeting with all of their students' families. It is a time when families and teachers can share their excitement and ideas in hopes that they will be on the same page about each student. We here at IAA believe that this is an important part of a student's success therefore it means a lot to us. Last year we had 98%!
If you don't have a meeting scheduled or if the time that you received does not work, feel free to call Teresa in the office at 864-8475 and she will help you set up a time.
Thanks in advance for your attendance!
Thank you to everyone who turned out to support the IAA Music Program at the Kids Are Alright Concert!! The PTO raised almost $11,000 thanks to you and our generous sponsors:
Kids VT Family Newspaper
The Kids Are Alright Benefit Concert
For grown-ups who used to be kids, and kids who are still kids!
Kids’ songs reinterpreted and ready to ROCK, all to benefit the Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler, Vermont’s only arts magnet elementary school.
Ryan Miller ~ Swale ~ High Breaks ~ Steady Betty ~ Aspero Saicos
Special live performances by: ~ DJ Necutron
Higher Ground – Saturday, March 19
Doors at 12pm, show at 12:30pm
Highergroundmusic.com, at the Higher Ground Box Office, or 888-512-SHOW
Tickets: Available in the front office- ask Teresa!
Advance: $5kids/$10 adults ~ Day of: $7 kids/$12 adults
Dealer.com ~ Kids VT/Seven Days ~ Fuse Marketing ~ Stagecoach Digital
~ Cheesetraders ~ Star 92.5 ~ Element Real Estate ~Jacob Albee Goldsmith ~ Redstone
The IAA fifth graders have begun to work with local artist, Mary Lacy. Mary is the artist who created the giant hummingbird in downtown Burlington and the colorful abstract silos at Dealer.com. Mary will be working with the fifth grade classes during their co-teaching integrated arts block with Ms. Leaphart, Mr. Whitman and Ms. B. Students will be asking the essential questions:
How does a public mural change a space?
How do I use measurement to help design something?
How do I re-size a design using scale and ratio?
How do I convert units of measure?
How do color, shape, line and space affect my design?
How do artists come up with an idea to meet a set of guidelines?
The students have been commissioned by Mr. Bobby to create an installation/mural for the hallway leading up to the second floor. Students will be working with Mary Lacy for the next six weeks. This opportunity was made available to IAA through the Artist in Residence program at Burlington City Arts.
Keep your eye on the upper stairwell...some cool transformations are about to take place!
Registration for the current 2015-16 school year is on a rolling basis. Enrollment for the next school year, 2016-17, opens on January 4, 2016 and closes on February 19, 2016, with school placement notification sent out the week of April 4, 2016. If you have a child turning five on or before September 1, 2016, you need to register them for kindergarten now.
If there are more first choice registrations than there are spots, we will look at families’ second choices. When a student doesn’t receive their first choice school, a District employee will contact the family to discuss their options for schools. Applications received after February 19, 2016 will be considered based upon available space.
Beginning January 4, all forms can be found at our District Website, www.bsdvt.org, in any of our schools, or at our District Office at 150 Colchester Ave. Families completing registration forms should bring a copy of their child’s Birth Certificate or other proof of age, a copy of their immunization records and proof of residency.
Pre-k registration will also open on January 4, 2016. Visit www.bsdvt.org or call (802) 864-8463 for more information.
Feel free to contact any schools if you would like to arrange a visit.
The January enrollment window for SES is now open. There are a limited number of spaces available but new students are encouraged to apply. Students do not need to reapply if an application was completed in the Fall. All new applications should be returned to the main office in each school by
Click here for the application..
The UVM Pottery COOP
Great Harvest Bread
Zabby's Stone Soup
Bennington Potters North
The Gift Barn
Thanks to these individual artists:
and pottery students from Colchester High School!!
We couldn't have done this without you!
They learn more about teaching through the arts, arts integration, and Universal Design for Learning, (UDL). Second semester some of them offer and teach arts residencies to our students. Read more about it in this Seven Days piece.