IPEI information

Hi folks,

I know I reminded everyone about the deadlines for the IPEI (Ithaca Publice Education Initiative) grants but I wanted to pass more information along to you all that I didn’t get a chance to during our extremely full meeting (Thank all of you who attended by the way, we had a wonderful turnout and I hope to keep seeing that many faces at future meetings, we even had our Board of Education liaison (Brad Grainger) attend (Thank you Brad!).  Okay, here is the other very important information from IPEI:

1. All three grants programs have new application and reporting forms and some  process changes.  The website was updated Saturday so I know your staff and parents need to know that.  Next week I will have a news release about the grants once the board announces how much will be allocated this year….good news coming! http://www.ipei.org/

2. Spelling Bee sponsors and spellers needed yet again…13th Bee is Nov. 13!  Form is on the website, too under Events!
3. We are turning 15 and invited ALL to a free, fun, family-friendly event on Wed Oct 5 starting at 5:30 at IHS.

If you have any questions about the information above, want to get involved or provide support for IPEI, I encourage you to contact Mary Grainger at:  mmgithaca@aol.com
Again, thank you all for coming and if you are interested in being more involved in our fabulous PTA please contact me, I have just the position or the event for you!!
Chris Batman-Mize