SIA Parent Newsletter
October 1, 2021
Head of School Message
Dear Parents,

Now that our "holiday season" has concluded, we are looking forward to Parent-Teacher conferences coming up on October 11 and 12. Parent-teacher conferences can help develop a successful partnership between parents and teachers, an important aspect of your child's academic and social achievement. Teachers and parents can use this time to establish a rapport and develop a common goal that focuses on helping your child have the best school experience possible.

Parent-teacher conferences will take Monday, October 11, 2021 from 9:00am – 3:00pm and Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 4:00pm- 7:00pm. Please make sure to sign up through ParentSquare.

Please note: School Pictures were originally scheduled for Monday, October 4 – Wednesday, October 6, 2021, however they have been rescheduled due to a scheduling conflict for Monday, November 8 – Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

The SIA Annual Pasta Dinner is Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 5p.m. – 6:30pm. Join SIA for an evening of fun, food and friends!  There will be a Bounce Slide and Ryan the Balloon Guy! Look out for a parent square post on Monday to sign up. It is a great opportunity to meet the parents of your child’s classmates and have a lot of fun. Also, you get a break from cooking dinner! Look out for a parents square on Monday to register.

Shabbat Shalom!

Below you will see some reminders for next week.

Heather Moore
Head of School
SIA Students Celebrated the Torah with Spirit on Monday!
Dates and Reminders
SCHOOL CALENDAR:
Click to view the 2021-2022 SIA Calendar
Please note: as the year progresses, we will update our calendar as it relates to events and COVID-19.

10/7 - SIA Family Pasta Dinner, 5pm - 6:30pm

10/11 - NO SCHOOL; Parent Conferences; EY Fullcare Closed, Camp JCC SDO Open

11/8 -11/10 - School Picture Day

11/11 Veterans Day; No School; IB PYP Professional Development; Fullcare Closed

11/19 Beyond Early Years Parent Open House



IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • Label ALL Belongings
  • Bring a water bottle daily
  • 2 Clean Masks

SIA FAMILY HANDBOOK:
Please read the SIA Family Handbook carefully, whether you are a new family or a returning family, as some rules and regulations change from year to year. 

EMERGENCY CARDS:
Pre-printed emergency cards were sent home with your child. Please be sure to verify and update your information. All emergency cards are due ASAP!

FOB Forms:
Need a school key FOB? Stop by the School office for a form.
SIA Family Pasta Dinner
Pasta Dinner registration will be sent out on Monday!
Have you Ordered School Lunch?
Have you ordered lunch for October, November, or December?

If you plant to order school lunches for your child(ren), do not wait to order or you may forget. Please order in advance so that your child receives the lunch that they are anticipating for the day. Make sure to complete the correct month. Print the lunch choices so you and your child know when to bring lunch.
 
Click here to preview menus for October, November and December.
Lost and Found
MASKS
Please label all of your children's belongings - including their masks!

Ms. Linda has a collection growing. Please let her know if one of these masks belongs to your child.
SIA Parent Volunteer Organization
Nina Kruger, Mom of Liam (Kindergarten)
Melissa Kass, Mom of Jonah (Grade 5), Micah (Grade 2) and Alexa (EY3)
Hello SIA Parents!

SIA is such a special parent community, and we are excited to get our year started. Please extend a warm welcome to our 55+ new students and their families!

The Parent Facebook group serves as a way to connect our parents, so please don't be shy. Ask questions, give suggestions and post pics!

Please click on the link to complete our Parent Involvement Survey! We will be reaching out to Room Parents for a virtual room parent meeting in September.

Save the Dates:
October 7 - SIA Family Pasta Dinner (Outside), 5:30pm - 7pm

We look forward to meeting you virtually and hopefully in person soon!

Melissa Kass and Nina Kruger
PVO Chairs
Ways to Support SIA

Harris Teeter will automatically give a percentage to SIA everytime you show and use your VIC Card!
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Strelitz International Academy whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.  

Strelitz International Academy to receive your AmazonSmile donation dollars.
In the Community
Sunday Fun Day
SUNDAY, September 12
2:00 pm

On the second Sunday of each month, pack the family into the car and head to the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family!This Sunday Fun Day will take place outside and will include field games, mini golf, music and a sweet treat.
Sunday Fun Days are FREE and open to Simon Family JCC members, Synagogue members, PJ Library families, SIA families, YAD members, and Camp JCC families. 
Baby and Me Lake Walk
Friday, October 8 | 8:30-9:30 am EST
 
Join us for a baby and me stroll around the Simon Family JCC lake! 
On October 8th we will meet for coffee, a sweet treat and a lovely stroll around the lake where we can catch up and meet new parents! 
If you have children 2 and under, load up your stroller and join us anytime between 8:30 and 9:30 am. 

For more information, contact Nofar Trem, PJ Library Program Coordinator.
JCC Afterschool Kids Classes
Mad Science- DISCOVER THE NASA ACADEMY OF FUTURE SPACE EXPLORERS!

Developed in cooperation with NASA, the Academy of Future Space Explorers takes children on a voyage of discovery. With unique hands-on activities, amazing demonstrations and fun educational take-homes, this is an experience that is truly out of this world!

For Children in Grades 1-5
Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm starting Oct. 4.
Six-week session is $104 for JCC members and $135 for potential members. 

To register, stop by the JCC Front Desk or call 757-321-2339. 
*Students can be picked up at dismissal and supervised in the Zone until start time. Sundown students cannot return to aftercare. 
Yoga with Brigitte

Learn yoga poses based on a traditional integral yoga module, games, music, art, and guided visualization.

Grade K-5
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00, starting Oct. 6.
Eight-week session is $104 for JCC members and $135 for potential members. 

To register, stop by the JCC Front Desk or call 757-321-2339. 
*Students can be picked up at dismissal and supervised in the Zone until start time. Sundown students cannot return to aftercare
Soccer Shots

Kick off the Fall with Soccer Shots at the JCC! 
Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 or 4:30 starting Oct. 5 for K-3. Thursdays starting Sept. 30 for PreK 3 and 4.  
 

*Students can be escorted to practice. Sundown students cannot return to aftercare.