April 2014

International Faire

May 27 – 30
Fasten your seat belts and dig out your passports: The Ivanhoe International Faire is coming up!  Each morning of that week at 8:15 a.m. there will be an assembly in the courtyard showcasing myriad cultures from around the globe.
The school performance schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, May 27: Grade 5 (Europe)
Wednesday, May 28: Grade 2 (South America) and Grade 4 (Africa)
Thursday, May 29: Grade 1 (Oceania) and Grade 3 (Asia)
Friday, May 30: Kindergarten (North America)
Also on Friday, May 30, we will have the International Food Faire at 10:30 a.m. in the lunch pavilion. If you are able to volunteer for set-up, serving, or clean-up for this event, please let your child’s teacher know. We are so grateful for ALL parent help that day!
In addition to our student performers, each morning our assemblies feature community performers, as well. If you know anyone who specializes in music or dance that represents a culture, please contact Ms. Reynolds (mfs4316@lausd.net) or Ms. Hoene (mhoene@lausd.net). We do not have a budget for this, so all performances are gifts to our school, and are GREATLY appreciated.

Ivanhoe Fitness Fest


Spring is here and it’s time to get ourselves moving!! This year, Fitness Fest is right after Spring Break!


Friday, April 25th – Kinder, 1st and 2nd graders will complete exercise stations

Monday, April 28th – 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will run as many laps as they can!


Fitness Fest is a celebration of our fitness programs, PE teachers and students which are fully supported by FOI’s funds. It’s all about fitness, fun and our children taking pride in contributing to their own school.  This is the only time the children fundraise themselves.


We encourage parents to come and cheer their children on!! ALSO, we include a Parent/Teacher Water Balloon Toss for the end of the event.  This is lots of fun for the kids to watch their favorite teacher compete to stay dry!


This is one of the school’s biggest fundraisers and is also the MOST FUN for the kids! Donation envelopes will be distributed before Spring Break and will be due on May 2nd. If every child raises $100 we can reach our goal of $40,000. Rally your friends, family, and neighbors to help support our PE program. A safe fitness program is worth every bit of fundraising!


Remember, the class that raises the most money will win a pizza party AND all of the classes with 100% participation win an ice cream party!!


SO, don’t forget to check your kid’s backpacks for donation envelopes.


Thank you,

The Fitness Fest 2014 Committee