TOP STORIES OF THE YEAR
Happy New Year from IPSF! As the new year begins, we reflect back on 2016 and some of our biggest stories from the year. We owe our success to the dedication of the entire community to ensure educational excellence in Irvine. We could not do it without you; thank you for your ongoing support of IPSF! We look forward to seeing what this year will bring. 

Sky's The Limit for Irvine high Schoolers as They Seek to Send a Satellite into Orbit
Talk about shooting for the moon: The countdown is on for Irvine high school students to build and launch a mini satellite that will orbit Earth. Read More

Football's All in Fun and Fundraising at Winter Bowl in Irvine
Fourth-grader Harley West said she mainly plays soccer. But when a football team at her school needed more players to compete in the 2016 Winter Bowl, she was ready to put on her game face. Read More

Irvine Public Schools Foundation Awards Over $130,000 in Grants
IPSF awarded $130,819 in grants to support innovative programs on March 24, funding 16 projects to 31 teachers and counselors at 15 IUSD schoolsOver 4,000 students will benefit next year alone - and many more in these classrooms for years to come. Read More

Students Get a Lesson in Math and Science Through Angels Baseball
Natalie Hanenkrat jotted down the Pythagorean Theorem on the whiteboard, but this is no ordinary math lesson. Hanenkrat was teaching her 17 students the Angels Science of Baseball summer course, and they used the famous equation to estimate the area of Angel Stadium's field. Read More

Irvine Gives Back. IPSF Gala Raises $780,000 for Public Education in the Community
Guests dressed in black tie arrived at Kia Motors Headquarters in Irvine on an October evening with one goal in mind: to support Irvine's public schools and celebrate 20 Years of Impact on our community. Read More 
WINTER BOWL
DEADLINE 

Registration for Winter Bowl 2017 will close on Friday, January 6. Teams will be formed by each school with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 players. There will be a boys' team for each grade level 3-8, and girls' teams will be combined teams from grades 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. 

No experience is necessary to participate! Pre-registration is free. $25 per player will be collected once final teams are chosen. Each team must have a volunteer coach (parent, teacher, PE teacher). If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach, please contact abraun@ipsf.net.






INNOVATIVE GRANTS PROGRAM 
The IPSF Innovative Grants Program is making a difference in our schools and the lives of Irvine students. Check out this Daily Pilot feature on the Heart & Sole program, funded through an IPSF innovation grant, which teaches girls how to use running as a way to inspire and build confidence. Since fall 2014, more than 100 girls at South Lake Middle School have participated in the program.

The deadline to apply for the 2017 IPSF's  Innovative Grants Program is January 30






SPRING BREAK
FAMILY TOURS 
IPSF has teamed up with See America Travel for the second annual Spring Break Family Tours! This year, we are offering two, 6-day/5-night family tour options, departing from Irvine in a deluxe motor coach and traveling throughout the Southwestern United States or Northern California. Participants will learn about nature, geology, animals, history, and interesting trivia about the places that will be explored!

The Spring Break Family Tours will be April 2-7, 2017.  Sign up by  January 15 for early bird pricing. 
 





ANNUAL CAMPAIGN - THANK YOU!
Thank you to the hundreds of generous supporters who made the 2016 IPSF Annual Campaign a success! View a list of their names on our online Donor Honor Roll. With your participation, IPSF can continue to provide crucial funding to Irvine schools for classroom support, music, science, and health & wellness. Not on the list? It's not too late! Make a gift by January 31 to add your name to the final 2016 Annual Campaign Donor Honor Roll.

Also- don't forget for those who have donated $50 or more, you will be receiving a FREE commemorative IPSF hot/cold beverage tumbler as a token of our gratitude. In addition to the cup, our restaurant partners throughout the city will be offering FREE beverages in the coming year. The tumblers will be distributed later this month, and a calendar of the beverage promotions will be available on our website. A direct email will be sent out next week with further details.    

Cups have been generously sponsored by  SoCal Elite Sports. Limit one per household. 
WINTER BOWL REGISTRATION DEADLINE 
  January 6


SPRING BREAK FAMILY TOURS EARLY BIRD DEADLINE  
  January 15
 
 

ENRICHMENT DAY (FEB. 20) REGISTRATION
OPENS
 
January 23

KENDRA SCOTT GIVE BACK EVENT
January 25




WINTER BOWL FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 
January 28



INNOVATIVE GRANTS PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE 
  January 30


LAST CHANCE ANNUAL CAMPAIGN   
January 31




IUSD MATHLETICS NIGHT 
February 18





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