Volume 2 | October 2019
Fall Fun, Pumpkin Spice, & LIONS.
See what's happening at Inspiration Academy!
Welcome to the Lion's Roar, Inspiration Academy's OFFICIAL newsletter.
Read on to find about all of the excitement this month !
Mark Your Calendar
Oct 2 Kona Ice Fundraiser 2:45pm
Oct 5
  • Parent's Pride Meeting 8:15am
  • Teacher Treat Day
Oct 9
  • Picture Retakes
  • Kona Ice Fundraiser 2:45pm
Oct 11
  • NO SCHOOL-Professional Development Day
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct 12-13 College Visit Weekend
Oct 14
  • NO SCHOOL-Professional Development Day
  • Monday Track Parent Partnership Series 6:30pm
Oct 16
  • 6th & 7th Grade Field Trip
  • 8th-11th PSAT Testing
  • Senior Shadow Day
  • Kona Ice Fundraiser 2:45pm
  • Chipolte Fundraiser 5pm
Oct 17
  • IA Basketball vs IMG @ IMG 5pm
  • Thursday Track Parent Partnership Series 6:30pm
Oct 18 Monte Carlo Night Fundraiser 6:30pm
Oct 22 IA Basketball vs Venice Christian @ GT Bray 4pm
Oct 23 Kona Ice Fundraiser 2:45pm
Oct 24 IA Basketball vs St. Martha's @ St. Martha's 4pm
Oct 25 Homecoming Family BBQ Lunch & Game 12pm
Oct 26 High School Homecoming Dance 7pm
Oct 29 IA Basketball vs St. Charles @ GT Bray 4pm
Oct 30 Kona Ice Fundraiser 2:45pm
We know that life is busy, but at IA we believe partnering with you during your students journey through middle school and high school is imperative to their success. That's why ALL IA parents are REQUIRED to attend all three sessions of the IA Partnership Series. If you were unable to attend any of the September Classes, GOOD NEWS , we are offering a NEW Sunday track Beginning October 27th at 6:30pm! This track is only for parents who did not attend a September session. All parents who did attend will still need to RSVP for their track and let us know what you will bring to share for the Potluck dinner. Click on the link above to RSVP today!
Join Us For Monte Carlo Night!
Join the IA community on October 18th at 6:30pm for one of our biggest fundraising events of the year! At this gaming style event you will enjoy catering by  Popi's Place on the Ranch  and an open beer & wine bar for only $100 a person. You will also recieve $1,000 in gaming money and a raffle ticket.
This year's event will feature guest MC  Bob Harrigan - ABC 7  , entertainment by   The Kidmin DJ,  a Silent Auction, and a Raffle.

All proceeds benefit our student-athletes. In previous years we have been able to provide new bullpens, lights for the batting cage, uniforms and other fees. Planned improvement goals for this year include over $20,000 to make weight room improvements and enhancements.
PSAT Testing
8th-11th grades be taking the PSAT/NMSQT during the morning on Wednesday, October 1 6 th . This is a required day of school attendance like any other day.
It’s important that students be on time and ready to go on this day in order to make everything run as smoothly as possible. Testing will begin immediately at 8:10 a.m. after our morning devotions. Thank you for making the extra effort to assure you or your student is on time to avoid further delays in testing.  

Here’s what to bring on exam day:
  • Number 2 pencils with erasers - mechanical pencils are NOT allowed
  • Approved calculator - please click HERE for more information on approved calculators
  • Water bottle - water and bathroom breaks will be provided during approved times only
  • Long-sleeve shirt - you will be in one classroom for the entire morning and it’s better to prepare to stay warm so you can focus on the test
Lion's Den Outpost

It's finally here! Our online spirit store, Lion's Den Outpost, is open for business.
Stop by and check out all of the latest "Lion Looks", Car-bling, Phone-bling, Event Tickets, and even some FREE Stuff!

Check back often for new additions throughout the year!

Middle & High School Sports
Welcome Coach Maples! Inspiration Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ryan Maples as its new Director of Basketball Operations. Coach Maples brings to IA many years of experience in coaching both recreational and travel league basketball in the Manatee/Sarasota Region.
Tennis Academy
Player Highlights
Lia Karatancheva 
  • New Junior ITF ranking of 747
  • Champion in Skopje, North Macedonia ITF J5
  • Semifinalist in Skopje, North Macedonia ITF J4
  • Also did extremely well in ITFs in Romania and Bulgaria
  • This summer she achieved a phenomenal 16/6 Win/Loss record in ITFs

Sofia Rojas 
  • Quarter-finalist in doubles in J1 Repentigny in Canada
  • She defeated the #11 junior player in the world and the #33 junior player in the world

Mary Brumfield

Celsius September Level 6 Results
Jade Saab
  • Girls 12 and under WINNER
Jason Fogle
  • Boys 18 and under WINNER
Sofia Rojas
  • Girls 18 and under WINNER
Maxence Lippens
  • Girls 16 and under finalist

Inspiration Academy
Sept. Level 6 Jr. Chps Results
Sawyer Olson
  • Boys 12 and under Champion
Luke Saab
  • Boys 16 and under Runner-up
Jade Saab
  • Girls 12 and under Champion
Ana Benson
  • Girls 12 and under Runner-up
Valeria Sanchez
  • Girls 16 and under runner-up

Inspiration Academy Match VS
State College of Florida Women's Tennis

Inspiration Tennis Academy won 6 of the 7 singles matches. We also swept all three doubles matches
  • #1 Singles: Sofia Rojas WINNER
  • #2 Singles: Camila Sanchez WINNER
  • #3 Singles: Hayley Roberts lost
  • #4 Singles: Leilany Sanchez WINNER
  • #5 Singles: Valeria Sanchez WINNER
  • #6 Singles: Maxence Lippens WINNER
  • #7 Singles: Julia Longpre WINNER
  • #1 Doubles: Camila Sanchez & Sofia Rojas

  • #2 Doubles: Valeria & Leilany Sanchez WINNER
  • #3 Doubles: Maxence Lippens & Hayley Roberts

Xavier Lawrence
  • Called up for Group 1 Davis Cup tie against Brazil
  • The 20 year old participated in his 4th Davis Cup tie for Barbados

Save the Date! Monte Carlo Night is Coming
Monte Carlo Night
Inspiration Academy Lions Booster Club is proud to present our 4th Annual Monte Carlo Night Fundraiser Friday, October 18, 2019.  Our 2018 event raised enough money to qualify for a Pittsburgh Pirates matching grant to install new bull pens this year. We funded Inspiration Academy club sports for golf, flag football, soccer and Lacrosse. The boosters also paid for the hotel rooms for our baseball team to attend the state tournament which we won for the second year in a row.  As always Monte Carlo Night also funds our end of the year tennis and baseball banquets. Once again, our event will be held at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Court, Sarasota 34240. This year we are still looking for more Sponsors for this riveting event. Please consider a donation to our biggest athletic fundraiser of the year! 
Tickets and Sponsorship
Individual Tickets : $100.00 per ticket (Includes appetizers, drinks, and $1000 in Casino Cash)
Table Sponsor:  $250 (Includes 2 tickets to event, table signage with logo and appreciation displayed at one gaming table.  
Banner Sponsor:  $1,000 (Includes 6 tickets to event, table signage and a 3 ft. x 5 ft banner to be displayed with logo and appreciation).
From the Desk of Parent's Pride

Happy Fall! 

We have a busy month ahead with several wonderful events planned. Join us this Friday, October 4th for our monthly Parents Pride meeting at 8:15. We will be discussing the  upcoming calendar in detail.Teacher Treat day is also on Friday. Please send in brewed coffee/k-cups, baked goods, or a breakfast/lunch item. Snacks can be dropped off at the front desk in the morning. 
Save the date for "Family Dinner Night" at Chipotle on Wednesday, October 16th. This is a Pride fundraiser and funds made will be used towards Teacher Appreciation Week in May.  

Monte Carlo Night is right around the corner. It is a great night of fun with food, fellowship and raffle prizes to win, all while benefiting our Boosters Club. 

October also brings Homecoming Week. This is one of the highlights of the year for our kids. Please check the breakdown of daily activities that SGA lead by Mrs. K, have worked so hard on creating.  You will not want to miss the LipSync Battle or the Family Picnic! We will need a lot of parent support this week to assist with the many afternoon events that they have planned. 

Many Blessings,
Sabrina Ullmann, Lisa Hodo & Parents Pride

If you have any questions regarding Parent's Pride, please contact us at parents.pride@inspirationacademy.com
*Please take a moment to join our private Facebook page if you haven't already done so at: Inspiration Academy-Parent's Pride .    
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