LEARN, DISCOVER, PLAY AND CELEBRATE WITH THE FAMILY AT IPSF'S BIRTHDAY BASH & STEAM CARNIVAL!
Join the fun and excitement this Saturday, April 22 at IPSF's Birthday Bash & STEAM Carnival!

Kids will have a blast with tons of hands-on activities that will stimulate their imaginations and encourage a love of science, technology and the arts. Enter a virtual reality; interact with live animals; learn coding from Microsoft; create awesome spin art; race a derby car; and much more. And there's plenty for adults too, including a beer and wine garden, delicious local food trucks and live music by The Brevet, Island Apollo, and The Young Americans! You won't want to miss this jam-packed day of fun at Orange County Great Park including prize drawings for Chromebooks!
 
Tickets are available for $5 online through Thursday, April 19. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Special VIP ticket packages are also available. Wear any IPSF t-shirt and get free admission! Children 3-years-old and under are also free.
 
We would like to thank some of our incredible sponsors for their participation in this year's event. 
CUBESAT SPEAKER SERIES
On Monday, April 24, the CubeSat Speaker Series continues at Portola High School Theater at 6 p.m. featuring Dr. Anna-Louise Reysenbach. Dr. Reysenbach studies rare and unusual microbial life from the deep hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean. Students and their families are welcome to come learn about these extreme conditions that are similar to environments deep within, and on other planets and moons of our solar system, making them interesting for space exploration, and the search for life off­ Earth.




FORE! DON'T MISS
YOUR SHOT 
 

Space is filling up fast for the 7th Annual IPSF Golf Tournament,
Tee It Up For Education , on Monday, June 5. Don't miss a fun-filled day of golf and networking with civic, business and education leaders throughout Orange County, all in support of Irvine schools, at Strawberry Farms Golf Club.

To book your team's tee time and for sponsorship information, click below.






VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED! 
  
IPSF is seeking students and adults to volunteer for this weekend's Birthday Bash and STEAM Carnival on April 22. Areas of opportunities to help at this exciting event include: assisting with set up, registration, keeping the park clean, and selling snacks and water. Students must be at least 16 years of age. 14 and 15 year old students may volunteer with a parent chaperone.

Volunteers are also needed to help assemble PATS certificates and gifts for our awesome teachers. If you are interested and would like to sign up, please visit
 
    
LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR PATS
The deadline to order Parents Appreciating Teachers & Staff (PATS) is this Friday, April 21. Don't miss your chance to show your teachers and other IUSD staff how much you and your child appreciate all they do and the impact they have made in your child's life.
 
When you order a PATS, you are not only showing a teacher your appreciation, but are helping bring innovation to the classrooms through IPSF's Innovative Grants Program . Thanks to PATS contributions in 2016, IPSF awarded over $140,000 to 20 teachers to support innovation in Irvine schools.
 
To order your PATS today go to www.ipsf.net/pats.  
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER ENRICHMENT ACADEMY APPROACHING! 
 

The early registration deadline for Summer Enrichment Academy K-12 is Friday, April 28. Don't miss your chance to secure discounted pricing on over 400 exciting classes in subjects including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), grade level prep, programming, language arts, performing arts, sports, and much more.

IPSF is also offering fun-filled, one-week specialty camps including: Camp Galileo presented by IPSF running June 19 - July 28, The Young Americans presented by IPSF Aug. 1- Aug. 5, Summer Family Bus Tours June 11-June 16, and other specialty camps July 31 - Aug. 18.  Another new addition this year includes the first ever Community Musical camp featuring the production of Hairspray  for grades 7-12.
 
To learn more and register, visit www.ipsfacademy.org
PARENTS APPRECIATING TEACHERS AND STAFF DEADLINE        
  April 21


IPSF BIRTHDAY BASH/STEAM CARNIVAL  
  April 22
 

CUBESAT SPEAKER SERIES
April 24



SUMMER ENRICHMENT ACADEMY EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE
April 28
SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY LUNCHEON 
June 1


TEE IT UP FOR EDUCATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
  June 5
SEA 9-12
BEGINS 
June 14



SEA K-8 SESSION A BEGINS  
June 19



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