Coffee with Leadership-Permanent Campus Update 11.16.17

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We had 40 parents in attendance at our most recent Coffee with Leadership which included a permanent campus update from Jenn Townley, Head of School and Mia Strauss, Valerie Phillips and Lorraine Carver, IC Imagine, Inc. Board members.

Weren’t able to attend?  Here is a copy of the presentation for your convenience.  The presentation includes some helpful information about how our parent organization, Imagine Community Partners contributes to the success of IC Imagine.

Fine Arts 5K Registration

Calling all runners and walkers!! Come join us at Carrier Park on Saturday, September 2 for our second annual Fine Arts 5K and Fun Run sponsored by Morton Insurance Agency!

The route will be through Carrier Park and will feature performances by our very own IC Imagine band students. This year we are also offering a 1 mile Fun Run as well! All participants will have the opportunity to tie-dye their race t-shirts after they cross the finish line.

All levels of runners and walkers are welcome to participate! Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, as well as the top finishers in each age group for the 5k.

Early registration before August 19 for the 5k is $25.00, and $10.00 for the fun run, and you will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Online registration will still be available for the 5k from August 20-August 30 for $30.00 but you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.


REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON RACE DAY! If you have not yet registered you can still run! Race day registration will open at 8:00 AM at Carrier Park (500 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC, 28806). Please note that the cost will be $35.00 and you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.
All proceeds from the race will benefit the Fine Arts Departments of IC Imagine Charter School in Asheville, NC.

Important School Closing Announcement for Monday, August 21, 2017

After consulting with the North Carolina and South Carolina Emergency Management Services, as well as with the State Highway Patrol and Clemson University, we have decided to close school on Monday, August 21st.

Though school will not be in session the day of the eclipse, IC Imagine is embracing this learning opportunity and science phenomenon with great excitement in the classroom! On Friday, August 18th our school will celebrate Eclipse Day. Teachers are developing activities that focus on the science of the eclipse.

Next week, we will be selling eclipse glasses for $1 at a table by the main door during arrival, or your child can bring $1 to their Collegiate Leader to receive a pair. All money that is raised will be put toward the science program at our school.

We are also cancelling the field trip to Clemson University that was scheduled for grades 5-12. Travel is expected to be very difficult and safety is our number one priority as we make this decision. Anyone who has paid for this trip will receive a credit.

Thank you for understanding that we must make decisions that ensure everyone is safe.

Important Announcement Regarding our New Upper School Satellite Campus 7.20.17

Important Announcement Regarding our New Upper School Satellite Campus
We are working diligently in partnership with Novus Architects, Beverly Grant, Land of Sky UCC and the City of Asheville to ensure our satellite location, IC Imagine East Campus, has everything our Champions and Collegiate Leaders need to have a successful year. Unfortunately, it looks like they will need a few more weeks to get it just right. All construction projects, large and small, require many entities to come together in order to run smoothly. Our progress is currently being stalled by the City of Asheville’s permitting process, and we are working hard to get this resolved. The permitting office is dealing with numerous project approval requests. We began the approval process almost two months ago and continue to await their final approval.
In the meantime, we will be starting school in a temporary location at Montreat College’s Graduate Study Campus located at 29 Turtle Creek Dr. Asheville, NC 28803. The building has classroom space that can be leased on a short-term basis. This facility hosted another local charter school while they waited for their construction to be complete. We are confident that our unique educational needs can be met within this setting. Although there are a few Homeschool Groups who meet at this campus throughout the week, there will be no Montreat College students taking courses during our school hours, as they occupy the building for evening classes. The Homeschool groups meet in designated classrooms within the building away from the classrooms where we will be meeting. There will, however, be Montreat College employees using their office spaces during the school day.
The spacious classrooms will offer great benefits for establishing a productive learning environments and also for building community with our new Champions. The building is equipped with sufficient wi-fi and technology that is similar to what we are accustomed to using within the classroom. We are thankful for the opportunity to work with Montreat College and share their space while we wait for construction to be completed at Imagine East Campus.
We are dedicated to communicating with you bi-weekly regarding the progress and move-in date until we get there!
In order to give you a glimpse of the space, our Open House events will take place at the Sout Asheville Montreat College location. We will be having short drop-in sessions on Monday 8/7. Rising 9th graders will come in from 8-10 am for some information that is unique to their grade levels. Grades 10-12 will attend a drop-in session from 2-4 pm. If you are unable to attend during your scheduled time, please attend the session that best fits your needs but know that the freshmen group will be doing activities while the 10-12 graders will only be picking up schedules and checking in with teachers. We encourage all 9th graders to attend their session if at all possible.

As soon as our Satellite Campus is ready, we will hold a second event there so everyone can be comfortable with the space!

Thank you as always for patience and grace,
Jenn Townley
Head of School

1.18.17-Dismissal Changes

1.18.17

Imagine Families,

We just want to give you a warning that traffic will be congested at the school this afternoon.  The entrance beside Ryan’s is blocked due to a grease spill.  We will have to redirect the normal flow of traffic this afternoon.  Please pay careful attention to those directing traffic and follow their directives.

Thank you in advance for your patience!