Next IBPA Meeting: Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m.
Junior students are encouraged to attend
The International Baccalaureate Parents Association supports the students of Lakewood High School, their teachers, and their school by providing:
*a forum for sharing information and ideas about the International Baccalaureate program and its participants
*a communication resource for students and families to access current information and updates regarding the International Baccalaureate and IB Prep program at Lakewood High School
*social opportunities for students, parents, and teachers to interact and share their experiences in pursuit of the high academic excellence that is the cornerstone of the IB program
*volunteer and fundraising support of IB program components
|IBPA Chair||Kim Groganfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|IBPA Chair-elect||Terri Cohenemail@example.com|
|Library Coordination||Lois Witte||303-777-3718||Lois.firstname.lastname@example.org|
IB Parent's Association dues enable the IBPA to publish the newsletter, produce the student roster, assist in exam costs, buy equipment for the school, defray IB retreat expenses, and provide other needed support to the Lakewood High School IB Program.
Dues for 2011-2012 school year are $30.00 per year per family. If paying by check, please make it payable to "IBPA". and include your student's name on the check memo line.
To join, see link below. Download and complete the Membership Form. Mail it along with your dues to the address below.
Please print clearly and include your email address. Meeting reminders and other important notifications are sent by email.
IBPA2011-2012 Membership FormIBPA
Thank you for joining!
Unless otherwise noted in updates on this webpage, the IBPA meets the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Lakewood High School Lecture Center. Come, meet other parents, nurture your support system, stay informed about the latest news from the IB program at Lakewood, and learn new tips about managing these high school years.
The newsletter will be published and posted on the website on August 1, October 1, December 1, February 1, and April 1. There will also be regular Bulletins with current events and announcements posted so make sure to check the website regularly. If you have information of interest to IB students and parents, send it to Jane Blumer at email@example.com or drop it off at the LHS IB office by the 10th of the month preceding publication.
The IBPA welcomes everyone who wishes to help support the LHS community in general as well as the IB and IB Prep students and their families. To help you select the volunteer opportunities that best suit your interests and schedule, we offer the following information about each of the different positions. Once you have determined that you can help with some of our events or activities, please mark them on your completed Membership Form and turn it in at the IBPA Table at Schedule Pick-up/Registration in August or mail it, with your dues, to: IBPA, c/o Lakewood High School, 9700 W. 8th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215.
Tiger Prowl, Sunday, August 28, 8:00 a.m.
The Tiger Prowl is a 5k fundraiser that traditionally kicks off every school year at LHS. IBPA hosts a tent with bagels and drinks so we will need 1 or 2 people to pick up bagels from Einstein’s Bagels at 4:00 p.m. on the Friday and Saturday before the event. In addition, we will need 6-8 volunteers to man the tent during the event on Sunday morning. If you are interested, you can contact Laura Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the positions for membership will be covered for the Fall 2011 registration, at times, we need assistance in data entry, mailings, or communication. For the most part for the 2011-2012 school year, this will be a limited “as-needed” basis, but please sign up if you wish to assist with membership drive and registration the following fall.
The Lakewood IBPA coordinates the Library After Hours Program, which allows LHS to keep the library open from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. every Monday to Thursday for ALL students throughout the school year. Parent volunteers staff the library desk and provide a safe and secure environment for students who need to stay until they can obtain a ride home or who need some extra study time. The volunteer duties are minimal---bring a book to read---and, depending on the number of parent volunteers, may involve a total commitment of four 2-hour shifts during the academic year. It is a wonderful way to get a glimpse into high school life for those parents of students who are new to the experience. If you have questions, feel free to contact Loisiwitte@comcast.net (Library Chair) or Alicia.Bathauer@oxbow.com (Library Co-Chair) if you have questions.
IBPA hosts four Staff Appreciation events during the school year for ALL of the teachers and staff at LHS. We ask our parent volunteers to send food items for those special days and we will need a few volunteers who could help with early morning set up on the event days. This year our Staff Appreciation days are as follows:
September 9 Back to School Brunch
November 17 Pie Day
February 10 Sweets Day
April TBD Cookies & Milk Day
If you sign up to assist with these events, you will be contacted by email/phone with the details approximately 10 days prior to each event. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Milleville at email@example.com or Terri Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other than membership dues, the primary fundraiser is our traditional Poinsettia Sales, which take place during the month of October and culminate with the delivery of the beautiful poinsettia plants from Tagawa Gardens during the first week of December. We need volunteers to help man 2-hour shifts at the IBPA table during Parent-Teacher Conferences in October. We will need a number of volunteers on delivery day for unloading and sorting the plants at LHS and to work shifts throughout that day to oversee the pick up of the plants by our customers. This is a particularly fun way to get to know fellow IBPA parents for a one-day volunteer commitment.
All of our graduates from the previous spring who have earned the IB Diploma are invited to a celebration of this important accomplishment at the end of finals week in December. Volunteers will help with setting up and serving food for a brief reception following this celebration at LHS.
All Sophomore IB Prep students and their parents are invited to participate in a buffet dinner on January 23, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. prior to attendance at the REQUIRED information meeting in the LHS auditorium at 6:45 p.m. The objective of this evening is to provide accurate and timely information to students to assist them in making an informed decision concerning entering the IB Diploma program their Junior year. We need volunteers to assist in dinner set-up, food service and clean up that evening. The time commitment is generally 4:30pm -7:30 pm on January 23.
May is Exam Month, with all IB and AP exams taking place in the first 3 weeks of the month. In order to comply with testing regulations and to ensure that all exams are validated, our parent volunteers serve as proctors for each of the exams. Depending upon the exam, 2 to 10 proctors are needed for the duration of the exam. Typically, exams are either morning exams or afternoon exams, with some being approximately 2 hours long and some exceeding 4 hours. Every year, approximately 150 proctor slots must be filled. Since parents may not proctor an exam their own child is taking, we need volunteers from all grades, 9th-12th, to volunteer for this extremely important task. Proctor duties include being present at the exam; helping set up by setting out exam papers just prior to exam; handing out paper, tissues, and pens during the exams and general monitoring of the examination venue. Teachers will be responsible for reading instructions, answering student queries about the exams and timing. Since so many slots need to be filled we appreciate it if you can sign up for more than one exam, if possible. Sign up for specific proctoring spots begins in March and continues until all slots are filled prior to exam time.
Dues and fundraising proceeds pay for : enrichment activities for students; the IB Newsletter; the IB Student/Parent roster; materials for school laboratories, classrooms, and library; supplemental learning materials;honor cords for graduating seniors; scholarships; books and/or exam fees for families in need; and help offset costs of the IB Senior Banquet.
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