March 2018 Edition
What's In This Issue

               - Teacher Treat Day
               - Men's Connect 7pm
March 2 - FUNdraiser Friday $1 Treats
               - Deadline for Legacy Night RSVPs
March 8  - Men's Connect 7pm
March 9 - FUNdraiser Friday $1 Treats
March 10 - Night of Legacy 6pm
March 12 - Kona Ice Day $3,$4 & $6
March 15 - Men's Connect 7pm
     March 16 - FUNdraiser Friday $1 Treats
      March 19-30  - SPRING BREAK

Updated School Calendar           Updated Black & Red Days Schedule            Updated Parent's Pride Schedule
February 15th-March 15th

The PowerSchool InfoSnap registration portal is up and running. Re-enrollment will look different this year, but it will be a smoother process for all. You will receive an email on March 1st with instructions on how to create an InfoSnap registration account. Once you log in, you will see the Bio-Update section and Enrollment Contract section for your student. The Bio-Update section includes specific forms pertaining to your student. The Enrollment Contract section includes specific information about tuition, payment plans and deposit.
 
Re-enrollment ENDS March 15th. The only way to guarantee your student a spot for the 18/19 school year, is to complete your Bio-Update and Enrollment Contract by March 15th, after that date, your student will be placed on a waiting list pending class size numbers. You will also be charged a late penalty fee which will be added to your deposit when you submit your contract.
 
Should you have any questions, contact your re-enrollment leader or the admissions department. 
  

School
JUST RELEASED!newcalendar
2018/2019 School Calendar

    It's finally here!  Click on the link below to view the 2018/2019 School Year Calendar.


Yearbook  
LAST CHANCE TO ORDER!

This is the LAST MONTH to order your yearbook for $75.  After this there will be a minimum available on a first come first serve basis.  Order now!  You can order online or with a cash or check at school.  Please contact Mrs. Perez with any questions. 


5K Bubble RunfiveK 
Thank You!

    Our 3rd Annual Bubble Run was a great success!  Your efforts raised $1200!!  A special thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, and participants who made it possible.  All funds raised will go to improvements on our basketball courts.

Lunch Menu
FebruaryMenu

    Inspiration Academy provides an optional lunch program for students on campus. Students choosing the school's lunch program must order and pay for the lunches in advance by the due date. A menu for the month will be provided for you to choose the days you wish to purchase school lunch. (See the link below for detailed instructions)    Lunches will be provided by Fratello's Chicago Pizzeria each day and include:
  • One Entrée
  • One Starch/Vegetable
  • One Garden Salad
  • One Dessert
  • One Bottled Water (additional drinks may be purchased for $1.00 each)
PLEASE NOTE: All school lunches must be pre-ordered and pre-paid, there will be no day of purchases from the lunch menu.

APRIL Lunch Due Date:  MARCH 16

Click Here for Lunch Program Instructions                      
Click Here for the March 2018 Menu  **REFERENCE ONLY!  NOT ACCEPTING ORDERS**

Jordan Jones
Teacher
March 2nd

Dana Byrnes
Business Office
March 7th

Jason Fitzsimmons
IT Director
March 13th

sports
Competitive Club Sports

Ladies Softball Begins!

Lady Lion Softball has begun!  Check out their schedule and stop by to show your support.  GO, LIONS!




Baseball

Seoul Korea Game Opening
Baseball season is in full swing. In the spirit of the Olympics, our Varsity team had the unique opportunity to scrimmage a team from Seoul, South Korea.  They gave our boys hats and we gave them t-shirts. 


2018 Season Schedules
Check out the 2018 Season Schedules below.  Come out and show your Lion Pride at a game this season!


Tennis
February Recap

February was an eventful month for Inspiration Academy Tennis. The academy reinstated its 10u program and it has been a hit so far. IA played its first ever middle school match and traveled to Lake Cane for an USTA L6 tournament. In addition, the Academy hosted several weekend tournaments and match play events. On February 9, Inspiration Academy (18 players) traveled to the USTA National Campus to watch Georgia vs. Georgia Tech play in the College Match Day. IA Tennis' Phillip Gresk competes for Georgia Tech.

 
Distinguished Accomplishments
  • Zvonko Bencidic played his first professional event at Palm Coast 15K qualification tournament. Z was able to pick up his first professional wins and advanced two rounds before falling to a seasoned professional.                                                                                                                                                  
  • The Inspiration Academy middle school team won its first ever match against St. Martha's-Sarasota. Congratulations to Leilany Sanchez, Val Sanchez, Lee Moorman, Jeremie Portner, Laura Masseno, and Michael Hobson.                                                                                                                                            
  • Gabriella Broadfoot picked up her first ITF points at the RVTA Pukke Junior ITF by advancing to the quarterfinals.
Tournaments
  • President's Day at IA was a success for the academy. Congratulations to winners: Mia Petrova, Leo du Plooy, Maxine Ng and Val Sanchez...and Finalists: Noah Van Dyke, Lee Moorman, Leilany Sanchez and Zvonko Bencidic.
  • Lake Cane L6...nine players traveled as a team to Orlando to play in the Lake Cane Tournament. Zvonko Bencidic (B18) and Kevin Jiang (B16) won their draw. Dominic Arnel (B16) was runner up.
  • Longwood L6...Sofia Rojas was the winner of Girls 18.
Upcoming Events
 
Inspiration Academy March Championships L7      March 3-5
*Florida L4 National Campus                                   March 17-19
 
*Academy Travel Dates


pride
 
Happy March everyone,
 
A big welcome to all of our new IA families that have come on board for 2nd semester! If you haven't already done so, we encourage you all to join our private FB page @ Inspiration Academy-Parent's Pride.
 
There are a few large school events just around the corner. Come visit us at ArtSlam 2018 this Saturday on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton. We are very excited about the 2nd annual "Night of Legacy" scholarship fundraiser event on Saturday the 10th at IA. Details on the Giving Challenge will be announced soon, and another Astro Skate Night is planned for April, as well as Prom. Parents Pride is also gearing up for our biggest parent participation event of the year, Teacher Appreciation Week in May. Keep an eye out for upcoming volunteer opportunities, posts and emails to find out ways to get involved.
 
Thank you to all of the parents who have already sent in cards and grocery items. Parents Pride would like to continue to rally around one of our families with their current medical hardship. Gift cards of any denomination are greatly appreciated. We inquired, and cards in any denomination for Walmart, Winn Dixie and restaurants or gas stations in the NW Bradenton area would be much appreciated. Gift Cards can be given to Ms.Donna in an envelope labeled Parents Pride. Most importantly, please continue sending your prayers. 


Thank you for all of your ongoing support!
 ~Sabrina Ullmann and Parents Pride


If you ever have any questions regarding Parent's Pride, please contact us at Parents.pride@inspirationacademy.com

Art Slamartslam
THIS SATURDAY - March 3rd

Art Slam is next Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00-4:00.  Our theme this year is 'IA Rocks'.  We will be incorporating this theme in a couple of ways.  First, we will have a Make-it-and-Take-it project for the community: Hand Painted rocks.  This project will coincide with our upcoming IA Rocks Facebook page. (Details to come!)  The other way we will be 'rocking' is with our Worship Team who will be performing ALL DAY!    We need hands on help that day for set up, hands on assistance and tear down but would also love IA presence in IA apparel simply enjoying the activities of the day.  I am excited to be able to once again show the community that IA ROCKS! Please join us ad support the Arts & Worship Team!  And if you can help, please contact Mrs. Perez at yvonne.perez@inspirationacademy.com


Night Of LegacyNightofLegacy
March 10th

Come hear how God continues to use Inspiration Academy and its unique mentorship model to develop in students an integrated life of faith from the inside out in an environment of faith, love and care.  Enjoy hor's d'ouevres, drinks, dinner and the silent auction.  Special guest speaker Steve Shenbaum, President of Game on Nation, will deliver an inspiring message tied to our vision.  A call for your financial support will be extended. 
 
Please click on the invitation below to RSVP.  If you cannot make the event you can still be a part of this event through prayer and giving.  All gifts towards this event will be doubled up to $10,000 because of a generous matching grant from the Mission Increase Foundation. 
 

Steve Schenbaum, Founder & President, Game On Nation
Since creating Game On Nation in 1997, Steve has become a nationally recognized thought leader on experiential learning, communication, character development, & culture development. He's revolutionized the way collegiate and professional sports teams, military personnel and organizations maximize their impact through Game On's groundbreaking MILE™ curriculum, fueled by the power of Game Dynamics. He's on the Advisory Board for Derek Jeter's The Players' Tribune and is a consultant for the NBA Pre-Draft and Rookie Transition Programs. Most importantly, Steve is married to Jacky, they have two daughters and Bradenton, FL is their home.