IHMS Newsletter - May 2, 2022
Important Upcoming Dates
May 2-6 - Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

May 4-6 - 8th Grade CAST Testing (Science)

May 6 - 8th Grade Party, 5-8pm

May 12 - Open House, 6pm

May 23 - Ed Fund Meeting, 7pm

May 26 - PTA Meeting, 10:30am, Library

May 27 - Jaguar Day
May 30 - No School, Memorial Day

June 1 - M/T/F bell schedule (8:15-2:45)

June 1 - 8th Grade Six Flags Field Trip

June 2 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day

June 2 - 8th Grade Promotion, 6pm
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School Updates
Jaguar Day - Friday, May 27th

ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A WAIVER ON FILE TO PARTICIPATE IN FIELD EVENTS. If you already submitted a waiver for a dance or other prior activity, you do not need to submit another one. If you have NOT submitted a waiver already, please complete one here:
2022 8th Grade End of Year Events
As we approach the end of the 2021-22 school year, we would like to share information on our upcoming end of year 8th grade class events celebrating our students. If your student will be participating in any of these events, please RSVP HERE

PTA Sponsored: End of Year Promotion Party
Friday, May 6th
5-8pm at IHMS
Cost: $45 per student
8th graders will have fun celebrating together with music, food, games and much more!
Six Flags Field Trip
Wednesday, June 1st
Cost $85 per student
Deadline to RSVP is Friday, May 13th
Includes: Park Admission, Lunch and Transportation
**If your student will not attend this field trip, they must still attend school.
Please be mindful that these events are solely based upon community donations, so if you have not done so, please consider donating using the provided links.
8th Grade Promotion
Thursday, June 2nd
Iron Horse Middle School back field
Practice: 8:15-11:15am
All 8th graders will be required to participate in practice. Students must arrive on time and be signed out by a parent or guardian at the front office if leaving earlier than11:15.
Promotion Ceremony
Tickets are NOT required but seating is limited and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Seats may not be saved ahead of time. Parents can bring their own chairs. No shade structures please, as they may obscure the view of other families.
8th grade parents:

If you cannot locate your receipt from registration to show whether you purchased the 8th-grade bundle that includes the Six Flags field trip and the end-of-the-year party, you can verify whether you paid for it through Future Fund. Just go to the Future Fund Registration Store. Follow these steps:

1. Go to ihms.futurefund.com/store and log in.
2. Choose "Registration Receipt".
3. Look for 8th-Grade Bundle with Field Trip and End-of-Year Party. If you see it, you already paid for both events and you only need to RSVP at https://forms.gle/pNP4z9gYFQzuhn8a6 to say that your student is still planning to attend.
4. If you don't see the 8th-Grade Bundle WITH Field Trip and End-of-Year Party, you can still purchase either of the individual events in the store. Just go back to the main menu and select Store.
5. Once in the store, select "8th Grade Events and Keepsakes" in the list on the left to find the 8th-grade items.
8th Grade Party - Volunteers Needed

The PTA 8th Grade Party Committee has put together a fun party for our 8th graders to celebrate their promotion to high school this June. Please see the below link if you are interested in signing up to help at that party with decorations, serving food, running activities during the event or cleaning up after the event.

Thank you for your volunteering!
Traffic Pattern Reminder

The safety of our students, staff, and parents is our number one priority during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-ups. Please review our procedures:

  • Drop-off/Pick-up is not allowed at the San Ramon Transit Center (“Intermodal”) along Executive Parkway, Bishop Ranch, or Alcosta Blvd.

  • Driveway 1 is closed, so please enter campus at the traffic light or the entrance closest to the fire station.

  • Our two drop off/parking areas are the parking lot directly in front of the school (Area 1), and the parking lot adjacent to the track (Area 2).

  • Please follow the directions of staff members, be courteous to other drivers, and refrain from using your cell phones.

Safety comes first!
Thank you!
Donations Requested

The Iron Horse Counseling Office is requesting donations of feminine hygeine products appropriate for a teen, as well as non-perishable snacks to keep in the office to provide to any student in need. Your donations are very much appreciated and can be dropped off at the front office anytime.
Have You Already Ordered a Yearbook?

Yearbooks are almost sold out. Don’t miss the chance to be sure your student gets this book.

You can order your yearbook HERE and use School code 16215.

If you have any questions, please email the yearbook adviser, Michelle Hamon at mhamon@srvusd.net.
Lunchtime Volunteers

Please consider volunteering on school campus during lunch. Our school is short staffed and could really use your help supervising students during lunch. You must be cleared through be a mentor and have uploaded your vaccination card in order to volunteer on school campus. Here's a link to Be a Mentor to check your status or sign up.
PTA Updates
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is this week and the PTA is planning to deliver goodies throughout the week for our amazing Iron Horse staff.
Thank you to all who have signed up to contribute to our Monday, May 2nd snack bar and our Friday, May 6th luncheon. Please see the SignupGenius link if you would like to volunteer to bring some of the requested items for our amazing staff. We apprecaite your help, and hope you will take a moment this week to thank one more of our Iron Horse staff for all they have done for our students throughout the year.
PTA Volunteers Needed

Iron Horse PTA is currently looking for volunteers to fill PTA Executive Board positions, as well as Committee Chair roles for the 2022-23 school year. 

We could use your help! Are you good with numbers and finances? Are you organized and good with details? Do you like doing things to assist and show appreciation to our amazing staff?

We are still looking to fill the following positions for our PTA next year.
  • Auditor
  • Legislative Rep
  • Membership
  • Run for Education
  • Webmaster
  • 8th Grade Party

There are many ways to get involved with the Iron Horse PTA, and we would love to have some new volunteers join us to support our school and our staff. If you are interested or would like more information, please email IHMS.CA.PTA@gmail.com.
Community News
Thank you to the families who attended our informational meeting last week about the upcoming educational and super fun trip to Washington D.C., Gettysburg, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City for all current 7th grade Iron Horse Middle School students and their family member next Spring Break (April, 2023)! The trip is filling up so be sure to get registered if you are interested in attending. As of now, we have 7 adults and 21 students registered, leaving 12 spots to fill. The deadline to regsiter for this is May 9th.

If you are interested in receiving an information packet that contains a trip itinerary, travel dates, cost, payment plan and registration information, please send an email to sandra.hittle@gmail.com and that information will be sent back to you. Thank you!
SRVEF Presents:
Summer Imagineering 2022!!

Planning is underway for the SRVEF Summer Imagineering Program. We will be offering exciting hands-on STEAM based classes for incoming 2nd through 9th graders. Starting June 13, 2022, weeklong classes will be offered in the morning from 9:00 am to 12 pm, and the afternoon from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm at an SRVUSD school site.

Registration will open in early February at bit.ly/srvef_imagineering. Students can choose from physical computing to chemistry, painting to baking, graphic design to robotics, and stop motion animation to engineering.

We are also excited to continue our theatre program with our Summer 2022 Production of Disney’s The Lion King JR! This will be a 5 Week Theatre Production Class with class meeting Monday through Friday from 9 am to 12 pm from June 20 through July 22, 2022. Performances will be Thursday, July 21st & Friday, July 22nd.
IHMS Attendance Line
(925) 790-2599
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