Sunday, 15 March 2015


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Please be advised that our school is taking part in the Acorn Custom Cards fundraising program once again this year!
Acorn Custom Cards is an innovative fundraising program that rewards students, their families and their schools.  Unlike other programs that rely on students, and often their parents to sell something, the Acorn Custom Cards program encourages our students to participate in our school’s fundraising, not merely by selling but by creating!
In a nutshell, Acorn provides a standard art sheet for each student participant in the school.  (They also provide extra sheets for siblings and parents so if you are interested, please inquire on their website.)  This artwork is then recreated into customized, professional quality products displaying your artist’s work.  All personalized items are neatly packaged for you or to give as gifts to friends and family. And let’s not forget, a significant portion of the purchase price is going directly to your child’s school.  We hope you will agree that this fundraising initiative has value for all involved.
Benefits at a Glance
·        Ties in with our school curriculum  and very practical
·        Unique, priceless keepsake                          
·        Family purchased, no solicitation required
·        Builds student self esteem
·        Fun to create, send and receive
·        Effective, a generous percentage of your purchase goes directly to our school!

Students will be bringing home an information flyer and a completed work of art that can be reproduced as your set of beautiful, professionally manufactured, set of greeting cards, post cards, calendars and/or placemats.  Please fill out the order information requested on the back and return to school the art sheet/order form and your payment by the due date of April 9th.  In early May you will receive your greeting cards while helping us reach our fundraising goals.
Thank you in advance for supporting our school.
Amanda White-Pressey
(On behalf of IRC Parent Council)
Acorn Custom Cards          (phone) 1-866-511-4053          (website)


March Break  (March 16-20) is a great time to relax, recharge or do something exciting with your family and friends.

If you are staying local, there are a lot of activities and events taking place across the city.

Have a safe and happy March break!

Thursday, 12 March 2015


Families are invited for free skating sessions at Ricoh Coliseum, March 16 to 19 from 12:30 to 4 p.m 
You will need your own skating gear, as Ricoh Coliseum does not rent equipment.
Children 12 years and under are required to wear a CSA-approved helmet. Family skate sessions are first-come, first-served. No more than 250 people are permitted on the ice at any time.
A liability waiver will be available at the Coliseum and must be signed upon entry by a parent or caregiver 18 years or older. The entrance is next to the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place, off Nunavut Road. More information is available by calling 311.