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Summer 2016 Newsletter
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August 30


August 31


September 5

Labor Day

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September 7


September 14


September 25

Family BBQ

October 5


October 10

Columbus Day

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October 27

Open House

November 2


Parent Meeting &
Support Group   

November 23


November 24-25

Thanksgiving Break

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December 7


December 26 - January 2

Winter Break

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The Ivy Times
Student Newsletter

The cover of the Ivy Times issue 2

Ivy Street School students
have released the second
issue of their very own newsletter, The Ivy Times!

Packed with interesting
articles, reviews, opinion
pieces, fun facts, games,
and more, it's a must-read!
All content was created by students unless otherwise
noted, and we are very
proud of all the hard work
 they put into it.

Read Issue 2 of
The Ivy Times here 

parentmeetingNext Parent Meeting

Our next Parent Group will be held Wednesday, Sep. 7th.

Education Director Laura
Miceli will lead a presentation
and discussion on the educational curriculum at Ivy Street for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Kate Regal will lead a parent support group.

As always, a pizza dinner and drinks will be provided!

Summer Electives

Students in Horsemanship group pose with a horse and BINA Center staff
Every summer Ivy Street
School students get the opportunity to participate
 in a variety of fun, engaging activities that match their personal interests. These
elective classes meet on a weekly basis beginning in July.

Here is the schedule of
Summer Electives for 2016:
Horsemanship at
BINA Farm Center
Coffee Shop
Food Tour

Weight Lifting
Arts in the community
History Tours

Art and crafts
Food styling

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Ivy Street School Honors
Record Number of Graduates

Students walking in graduation  
Ivy Street School's 2016 Graduation Ceremony recognized the hard work of all of our students, including a record number of graduates. It is an honor to see our students move on to the next chapter of their lives, taking the skills they have acquired here and applying them to their next goal.

We would like to congratulate each of our students on all their achievements here at Ivy Street - we are so proud to watch them grow into young adults with increased independence and confidence!

In addition to honoring our students, our Graduation Ceremony included the presentation of Community Partner Awards to individuals and organizations who support our mission and help give our students a brighter future. 2016's honorees included AccesSportAmerica, JVS Boston, and MAB Community Services Board Member David Root

a collage of photos from Graduation 2016  
Extravaganza 2016

Students sing and dance on stage at Extravaganza 2016  
The lights were on bright, but no one shined brighter than our students as they took the stage at the Berklee Performance Center for Extravaganza 2016!  
Thank you to all who came out to cheer them on in what was an incredible night of music, dancing, comedy, magic, and more, including a talented array of guest performers.

On this night we also presented two special recognition awards:
Community Award presented to our neighbors at the Cottage Farm Neighborhood Association, and the Center Stage Award to WCVB Chronicle (accepted by host Anthony Everett).

View photos from Extravaganza on Facebook!

Watch the Extravaganza opening video on YouTube celebrating all the great work done by not only Ivy Street, but MAB Community Services as a whole. 

The party isn't over, though! We still need your support for the Arts at Ivy to allow our students access to a wide array of arts programming throughout the year, including art, music, theater, dance, photography, and more.

Prom 2016 

Students and staff dancing at Prom

On June 22nd, our students had a great time getting dressed up and dancing the night away at Ivy Street School's Prom 2016!

Thank you to the New England College of Optometry for once again donating their space, as well as to DJ Mark Allen and photographer Darlene DeVita.

Want to see more Prom photos?  
A collage of Prom 2016 photos

Skills for Life

Skills for Life_ Learn what matter_ where it matters

Ivy Street School has launched Skills for Life, a new home- and community-based program for transition-aged youth.        
These one-on-one services take place in the individual's natural environment, at home or in the community, and help them to identify, prioritize and develop the life skills they need to maximize their independence.

This service is available to young adults 16-26 who are able to set goals and work towards those goals given structure and moderate support. Diagnoses include autism spectrum disorder, brain injury, behavioral health, non-verbal learning disability, and learning disability.

For more information or to schedule a free 30 minute consultation with an Occupational Therapist, call (617) 879-0305 or visit the program's web page, ivystreetschool.org/skillsforlife