Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser: All proceeds go to IM Kids 3rd Meal. At Ionia First Christian Church, 130 E Washington. On Tuesday June 30, 2015 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Cost: $5.00 Adults Children 5 Years or younger Free.

PAC Special Education Awards Congratulations
Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Parent Advisory Committee Special Education Awards! Click the image to the right to see more.

Help IM Kids 3rd Meal win $25,000!!
IM Kids 3rd Meal has been selected as one of the Top 200 of the 2015 State Farm Neighborhood Assist® submissions! The voting phase for Neighborhood Assist begins Thursday, May 14 and closes on Wednesday, June 3. Each Facebook user will be able to vote up to 10 times per day for IM Kids 3rd Meal. At the end of the voting phase, the Top 40 Causes will be awarded $25,000 to complete their project. Vote at: https://www.state-assist.com/cause/1501152/im-kids-3rd-meal

Bank Competition For IM Kids 3rd Meal
Ionia County Mercantile & Independent Banks Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive

Mercantile Bank of Michigan and Independent Bank offices in Ionia County are doing a competition drive to collect items for the Ionia Montcalm (IM) Kids 3rd Meal program. The competition will be taking place from April 20th through May 15th. Mercantile Bank locations are collecting jelly and Independent Bank locations are collecting peanut butter, while both banks are collecting cash donations for bread.
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Fun and Newsworthy!
The annual Spring newsletter for Freedom Acres is now available. Click here to see what's going on over at Freedom Acres!

Autism Awareness Walk
The annual Autism Awarness Walk takes place on April 25th, 2015 at the Ionia High School track. T-shirts can be ordered through April 25th. All money raised will help to support Autism awareness and local families & individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. For more details see this flyer.

Thank You!!!
The ISD Relay for Life Committee would like to thank all who attended our fundraiser on Tuesday night. A special thank you goes to Rich Thompson, owner of Lamplight Grill, for allowing us to use his restaurant and also for donating a percentage back to the ISD team! The entertainment was awesome as well and we want to thank Rush Clement, Kathleen Walters and their friend for donating their time for this great cause. Last but not least, we want to thank all of the patrons that ate and participated in the silent auction! With the sale of the shirts, the silent auction, and donations we raised $713 for American Cancer Society! Thanks again to everyone! We still have “Ionia ISD is in for the Fight” t-shirts for sale on a first come basis. They are $10.00 each and are available in Cathy Wilson’s office. Thanks again for your support!

Green Eggs and Ham Quilt Raffle Results
Thank you so much to all who supported the Green Eggs and Ham quilt raffle this year. Tickets sales and quilt purchases yielded $5455.00 for the program.This will provide 2182 books to children in Ionia County! Next year's quilt is The Mitten and we have 8 panels left if you would like to craft a quilt. We also still have T-shirts for sale for $15.00 if you are interested in purchasing one! Contact Jeannine Brown jbrown@ioniaisd.org to order a shirt. It is a great way to advertise the program.

Click the read more link below to see if you were a winner of this year's quilt raffle!

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DPIL & Biggby Promotion
ALL THROUGH THE MONTH OF MARCH Biggby coffee in Ionia is offering a promotion to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Ionia County. Present this voucher when purchasing your favorite grande or specialty drink and Biggby will donate a dollar to the program. The vouchers are also in the store so just pick one up at the display and present it with your order.

Green Eggs and Ham Quilt Raffle
It is that time of year once again when we are conducting our annual quilt raffle for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Ionia County. This year's theme is Green Eggs and Ham and as usual the quilts are indeed spectacular! Tickets are $5.00 for one ticket and $30.00 for 10 chances to win. Thirty dollars sponsors a child in the program for an entire year! Tickets are available at the Ionia ISD and at the following locations: » Show more...

IM Kids 3rd Meal Receives Award
IM Kids 3rd Meal was awarded the "2014 Reichle Award" from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Outstate Michigan on February 10, 2015.  This is one of two awards that RMHC presents each year. Rob Spangler, McDonald's Owner/Operator and grandson of Walter Reichle presented the award.

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FREE GIRL’S S.T.E.M DAY
Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics?
Come join our Girl’s Only day!!!

When: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Where: H.O. Steele Education Center 10260, South Sheridan Road Fenwick, Michigan

Register Online by Feb. 20th here.

Saranac Elementary Donation to IM Kids 3rd Meal

Trenton Hopkins, a 6th grader at Saranac Elementary School, wanted to do a fundraiser for IM Kids 3rd Meal. After approaching his school about this, the Saranac Elementary Student Council held a Spirit Week to support IM Kids 3rd Meal. Each day had a different theme for the students dress up: pajama day, wacky day, rainbow day, and sports day. To participate in the day the students either paid $0.25 a day or brought in an item from the IM Kids 3rd Meal wish list. At the end of the week they raised $317.50 and a multitude of food items.

We wanted to say thank you to Saranac Elementary, the student council and Trenton Hopkins for putting this together. Your donation is greatly appreciated and makes a big difference!

-IM Kids 3rd Meal Program


Inspiring Stories of Giving Back
Check out some the many ways that the Ionia County Intermediate School District gave back to the community in 2014. Click here for the article and video courtsey of Wood TV 8.


Support IM Kids 3rd Meal
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community during the holiday season? Please consider the IM (Ionia-Montcalm) Kids 3rd Meal program working to provide food insecure children in our communities with their evening meal Monday through Friday. Ionia County and Montcalm County have 3530 and 4090 food insecure children, respectively, who run the risk of a school lunch being their last meal of the day. For more information, click the image to the right.

IM Kids Caring for Kids
The Ionia Co. Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is collecting donations of: HATS & MITTENS, WARM COATS, SNOW PANTS and BOOTS for elementary age children as part of one of their many community service projects! Items will be collected in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day of service for the YAC, and distributed among the local elementary schools for children in need of warm winter wear. Please click the image to the right for more information.

ICSID AdvancED Accreditation Survey
As you should be aware by now, the ICISD is engaged in the AdvancED Accreditation continuous improvement process in hopes of achieving accreditation. AdvancED is how we will be mapping our efforts to better serve our students, families and schools. An important part of this improvement process is the Self Assessment as it allows us to self-rate ourselves to reveal how we think we are adhering to the AdvancED Standards of Quality. Your reflection on what you feel the ICISD is and does is extremely important. Please take the time ASAP to complete the survey using one of the two links below. Thank you.

For ICISD Staff: Click here
For Stakeholders: Click here


Students Chosen As Volunteers For The Month
Enrich of Ionia County have chosen the students from the Independent Living Center as our volunteer of the month. These students come to the Resale Shop, once a week, to provide janitorial services. They learn basic job skills and provide a needed service for the nonprofit. Win-Win! Thank you to Meijer of Ionia for the gift cards to present to these awesome volunteers!

School Readiness Blog
The Early Childhood Department in partnership with other early childhood programs in the community and parents of young children have launched a school readiness blog. One of the features of the blog will be a month by month account of the kindergarten experience as told by a local kindergarten teacher. If you are interested in reading the first entry and signing up for the blog then click on this link to continue.

MIYLT Summer Camp

Check out some of the footage captured throughout the week of the Michigan Youth Leadership Training Camp. Learn a little bit about MIYLT from campers, funders, and administrators! A big thanks and shout out to Jordan Carson, WoodTv4Women-Social Sizzle, for coming to camp this year!

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Ionia Montcalm Kids 3rd Meal
IM (Ionia-Montcalm) Kids 3rd Meal is a brand new feeding program working to provide food insecure children in our communities with their evening meal Monday through Friday. Ionia County and Montcalm County have 3530 and 4090 food insecure children, respectively, who run the risk of a school lunch being their last meal of the day. We are providing evening meals to almost 500 children each day.

The size of this mission requires a lot of community support. If you or your organization is interested in volunteering with us, we offer a variety of projects and ways to help at our website www.imkids.org. We hope with community support to grow from 500 meals to eventually providing for all food insecure children in our communities.

If you would like to learn more about IM Kids 3rd Meal or would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact us at 616-527-4900 ext. 1252.









   
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