Volume 1 | October 2018
October is a BUSY month at IA!
Welcome to the Lion's Roar, Inspiration Academy's OFFICIAL newsletter! With all of the latest information about Project ROAR, upcoming events including Monte Carlo Night, Homecoming, and SO much more, you won't want to miss this !
Mark Your Calendar
October 5 Parents Pride meeting @8:15am
October 5 Teacher Treat Day
October 5 FUN-draiser Friday - TBA
October 10 Middle School Mosi Field Trip
October 11 Monte Carlo Night @6:30pm
October 12 NO SCHOOL
October 17 Chipotle Night - Cortez Rd @5-9pm
October 18 Picture Retakes
October 19 FUN-draiser Friday - TBA
October 22-26 HOMECOMING WEEK
October 26 FUN-draiser Friday - TBA
October 27 High School Homecoming Dance
October 31 PROJECT ROAR candy giveaway
November 1 OPEN House @6:30-8pm
Project ROAR

WE LOVE INSPIRATION ACADEMY and we want to help you tell others all about why IA is AWESOME! Every month we will issue a Project ROAR challenge. Each challenge will include an outreach opportunity and a vlog prompt. Vlogs and pictures from the outreach opportunities will be posted on the Official IA Facebook page. Join the community and ROAR Like A LION!
October ROAR Outreach
WhereDidThisCandyComeFrom.com. Do you have a busy neighborhood that you hand out candy in or a fall festival that you donate candy to in the month of October? Direct people to the IA website by stickering all of your giveaway candy with this website! Simply drop off your candy to the IA front desk and we will sticker it for you OR pick up the stickers and label them yourself. If handing out candy isn't for you, we love donated bags of candy and will help them find a great place to tell others about IA. Spread the news with CANDY during the month of October!

October ROAR Vlog Prompt
We want to hear from you! This month we want to know what you love about IA. In 1:30 minutes or less record yourself telling the world what you love about IA then email it to Sarainette.Rivera@inspirationacademy.com . Get creative! Your video may be used on our Facebook page or other Project Roar initiatives. ROAR like an IA Lion!

For more information about Project ROAR contact Sarinette Rivera .
Powerschool App

Great News! Powerschool is Mobile! You can now check your student's grades, attendance, homework and so much more through the convenience of your phone. The Powerschool App is available in Google Play & Iphone App Store. To set up your account, you will need the login information your student uses to log into thier account at school as well as the District code located on the image to the right.


Click on the stores below to download your app today!
Save The Backs!

God has blessed IA with growth this year and with this growth we have stretched to provide some additional facilities sooner that originally planned. Included in this was the expansion of our Arts program, which substantially increases the creative opportunities our students have. We are very excited with the results! With funds directed at this need, that meant that another had to wait until additional funds could be raised. We had planned on purchasing lockers for each of our students and with your help we can still support our students in this way. For only $14,000, roughly $107 per student, all of our students would have a safe place to store their personal belongings, books, and sports equipment rather than carrying it all around with them each day. Can you save a back today?

Inspiration Academy is a non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible.
Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018 is quickly approaching and our SGA is diligently working on all of the special plans for Spirit Week and the Homecoming Dance. Spirit Week is October 22 nd -26 th with the dance on Saturday the 27 th . We will be making the big reveal with all of the details this week. What we can share is the theme of our dance will be a Boho Hoco which translates to ‘Hippie Chic’ . The location will also be revealed this week. Tickets will be $25 until the week of the dance and then the price will be $30. We are excited and can’t wait to celebrate Homecoming 2018!
Picture Retakes are October 18th

Just in you missed it or FORGOT TO SMILE, picture retake day is Thursday, October 18th! You can order your student's School Pictures at mylifetouch.com and don't worry about sending your flyer or money on Picture Day.

Order online to see all portrait options and exclusive products. Simply click on the button to the right and enter Inspiration Academy's Picture Day ID: FT018051Q0.
SGA Pura Vida Fundraiser

Custom PURA VIDA bracelets are on their way!! Preorder yours now with an SGA officer, Mrs. Perez or Mrs. Peters ! Bracelets are $6.00 each and are either Black & Red Combo/All Black w/Red Knot. Preorders will get priority and the remainder will be sold on a first come first serve basis.
Yearbooks are on sale now!

This week our Yearbook Staff designed the cover during an interactive webinar with the Art Department at Lifetouch and it’s very special! Take advantage of Early Bird pricing and order yours now for only $55. ($5.00 extra for foil engraved names) Prices will go up after December. 

You can pay with cash, check, or credit card at school or order directly online at: 
ybpay@lifetouch.com with School ID: 12597619

If you would like to support our Yearbook Staff this year you can do it one of two ways. If you have a business, we would love for you to purchase an ad!    Business Card size is 25.00, quarter pages are 50.00, half pages are 75.00 and full pages are 125.00. If you are interested in purchasing a page, please contact Mrs. Perez at yvonne.perez@inspirationacdaemy.com with your choice of size. 

SPONSOR A PAGE:
We are also doing something a little special and different this year in the attempt to add some special touches to our yearbook cover. If you would like to sponsor a page you can! Page sponsorship costs 25.00 per page. You can select the page of your choice on a first come basis. For instance, if you would like to sponsor a baseball page the by line would be printed: “ Page sponsored by the Smith Family”. If you would like to sponsor a page please contact Mrs. Perez at the email above.
Senior Parents, we have ‘homework’ for you! Senior ads are on sale now and are a special way to congratulate your Seniors. Quarter pages are 50.00, half pages are 75.00 and full pages are 125.00. If you are interested in purchasing a page, please contact Mrs. Perez at yvonne.perez@inspirationacdaemy.com with your choice of size. Please do this as soon as possible so we can allot space in the yearbook for you. We will need a minimum of 12 pictures of your child throughout their life from baby/toddler/school age and into the present as well as a personalized letter/message from you to your child. You will also want to include pictures of your child doing something they love (soccer, baseball, fishing, dancing, etc.). If you only have hard copy pictures we can scan them. However, it would be better if we were get them on a cd, flash drive, or via e-mail. Once scanned, everything will be returned to you.  Please have these orders in as soon as possible and the pictures to us no later than Friday, November 2 nd so we can get started! The sooner we get your order the better! Let us know if you have any questions!
**GRADUATION NOTICE: Even if you are not purchasing an ad we would still need a minimum of 5 photos of your favorite photos of your child from baby to the present for our graduation ceremony.
Chipolte Inspiration Academy Night

Join us on October 17th for Inspiration Academy Night at Chipolte on Cortez Road! A portion of all in-store orders placed between 5pm and 9pm for IA will be donated to support the efforts of our Parent's Pride PTO. Be sure to let your cashier know that you want your order added to the IA total BEFORE you pay. Thank you for supporting our teachers!
Encore Drama Club Fall Mystery Dinner Theater

Our student thespians are busy rehearsing for this fall's mystery dinner theater production of Suspect Hollywood. Adult volunteers are needed!   We need help with sets and decorations, food preparation and service, set up and clean up, and a whole lot more. Email Mr. Kozinski or Mrs. Alberts to see how you can help today!
Baptism Recap

On Monday, September 24th, we celebrated the act of Baptism with our students, teachers, and families. Several students and teachers chose to profess their new or renewed relationship with Christ. It was a great way to begin our school year!
Students At IA Get Creative!

Mr. Negal's art classes are exploring their creative side with still-life drawings and roller coaster sculptures!

Students drew for 2-3 weeks, using graphite (pencils), kneaded and hard erasers, trying to show what they can do from an observational and representational manner while looking at the still life. 
Seventh grade students made roller coasters with colored construction paper and various supplies. They created carts with cut-out pictures of themselves in the cart as if they are riding the roller coasters. The purpose was to signify that life is like a roller coaster of emotions, good and bad times etc. We cannot always be at a pivotal moment in time, nor should we always be in “slump.” 
Monte Carlo Night

Inspiration Academy Lions Booster Club is proud to present our 3 rd Annual Monte Carlo Night Fundraiser , Thursday, October 11, 2018 . Our 2017 Monte Carlo Night raised enough funds to buy equipment, uniforms, umpire fees and supplies for our new athletic clubs. As always Monte Carlo Night also funds our end of the year tennis and baseball banquets.

Tickets & 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).

Raffle or Silent Auction Donations  are always appreciated. Please contact Jeff Morrison for more information.
Baseball Academy

Baseball Meet & Greet Recap
Huge thank you to everyone who came out to our second annual Meet and Greet. It was great to get everyone together, to hear about new baseball processes and to enjoy some delicious food. A quick recap, Coach Mario and staff are highlighting accountability this year and teamwork. The new baseball app Rapsodo allows parents to keep up with how their child is doing daily. We have 4 coaches working on baseball recruiting for college. The Booster Club highlighted some areas we could use help with - getting banners from businesses and baskets for Monte Carlo night. As the season progresses, help with the concession stand, running the scoreboard and calling games will be needed. We are successful because of all the support from our awesome parents. Thank you! 

Homecoming Game
The Homecoming Game is October 26th. It is during the day and so much fun. We could use some parent volunteers to call the game, take pictures and help with the festivities. Come out and enjoy our boys playing in costume! 
Tennis Academy

September at Inspiration Academy Tennis was a relatively calm month as players prepare for the fall push of the United States ITFs, Eddie Herr, Orange Bowl, and other important international events. While travel was limited there were several players traveling for tournaments. Inspiration had players playing over seas in Egypt and locally at the Bobby Curtis doubles championships. October and November stand to be much busier than September for IA players.
 
Tournaments
 
Inspiration Academy Fall Level 6
IA hosted and above average turnout for a fall Level 6 and represented themselves well. Congratulations to the following Inspiration Academy players:
  • Leilany Sanchez G14 Champion
  • Riccardo Perazzolo B12 Champion
  • Heini Krugmann B12 Finalist
  • Colin Caldwell B16 Finalist
  • Perri Howard G18 Finalist
 
Inspiration Academy Fall Level 7
A week later Inspiration hosted another successful USTA tournament. This tournament again was well attended. Congratulations to the following Inspiration Academy players:
 
  • Zvonko Bencedic B18 Champion
  • Riccardo Perazzolo B12 Champion
  • Colin Caldwell B16 Champion
  • Val Sanchez G14 Champion
  • Noah Van Dyke B16 Finalist
  • Lee Moorman B14 Finalist
  • Laura Perazzolo G18 Finalist
  • Leilany Sanchez G16 Finalist
 
Celsius Level 6
Several IA players traveled to Sarasota for a Level 6 at Sarasota Bath and Racquet. Many brought home awards. Congratulations to the following IA players:

  • Sawyer Olson B12 Champion
  • Katya Vazhenin G18 Champion
  • Zvonko Bencedic B18 Champion
  • Carter Olson B14 Finalist
  • Laura Perazzolo G18 Finalist
           

Upcoming Events
 
  • IA vs. Montverde                                           September 29
  • *Oktoberfest Level 6 (Naples, FL)                October 6-7
  • Inspiration Academy L7                                October 13-15
  • Atlanta ITF                                                    October 22-28
  • South Carolina ITF                                        October 29 - November 3

*Academy Travel Date
From the Desk of Parent's Pride

Happy fall!

We have a busy month ahead with several great events planned. Please check the calendar above and save the dates to show your support.

Join us this Friday, October 5th for our monthly Parent's Pride/PTO in room 202 at 8:15. Teacher Treat day is also on Friday. Please send in coffee, a baked good, a breakfast or lunch item. Snacks can be dropped off at the front desk in the morning. Thank you for your support!
 
There are still several volunteer opportunities for upcoming events at IA. Parents support is crucial to the success of our school. Even the smallest contribution of your time has a huge payoff. Please consider signing up for one  or more events this year. Thank you for your support! We look forward to a fantastic school year making memories.
 
If you have any questions regarding Parent's Pride, please contact us at parents.pride@inspirationacademy.com
Blessings,
Sabrina Ullmann & Parent's Pride
 
*Please take a moment to join our private Facebook page if you haven't already done so at: Inspiration Academy-Parent's Pride .  
Fall and Winter family pictures!
Kara Jones invites IA families who are interested in Holiday pictures to join her for fall and winter mini sessions. Checkout these great deals for October and November only!
  • $40 for a mini session (30 minutes)
  • $75 for a full session (1 hour)
All pictures are included in this price. To book your session today, call (513)600-9948 or visit simplylynnephotography.com 

Advertise With Us!

Would you like to advertise your business to the Inspiration Academy Community and help support IA at the same time? Contact Holly McAndrew to reserve your advertising space today!

Business Card - $25/month
Whole page - $100/month

Design Services Available
Inspiration Academy 7900 40th Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34209
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