Welcome to Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School

December 2018

Hello IVC families,

The end of the year is upon us and as we begin to close out 2018, I want to say thank you to all of our IVC community.  You all have a very important job to do when it comes to taking care of the kids, it is not easy but the rewards are worth it.

I also want to take a moment to thank the staff of IVCMS. Each and every day they come to work to give their all to support the kids. They stay up late grading papers and responding to emails from students, they try to answer every question you have when you call in to the office. They keep our buildings clean and our students supported when they need a little extra.  They keep watch over our kids and make sure they eat. Every staff member in this building plays a very important role and there is no way IVCMS could do what it does if it wasn’t for them. I know I am grateful each day that this is the group of people I get to work with.

As you know we are currently doing a donation drive to support the Butte County School District.  Please continue to have your students donate their coins and dollars to be used to help the residents who were tragically affected by the fires last month.

In addition we are also looking to help those families in need within our own community. Please see the note below from Clare Dalman, our Union City Family Center liaison:

Happy Holidays IVCMS family,

Once again this year we are hoping to come together and collect some much needed goodies for our “Holiday Tote” giveaway. We will continue to focus on our families who are displaced or in much need of a cheerful boost this holiday season.

Last year, together with many of our Union City Family Center's amazing partners, we were able to serve over 450 NHUSD families with a tote bag filled with basic toiletries, board games, books, and food. We are hopeful with us all pulling together we can serve as many or more this year.

With this said, we are reaching out to you all to come together and donate towards this amazing event.

Here are some donation items needed

  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Bodywash

  • toothpaste/toothbrushes

  • Deodorant

  • Microwave popcorn

  • Hot cocoa mix

  • Jelly

  • Board games ( Cards, Dominos, etc…)

sign up link: Sign Up Link to Donate

Donations can be dropped off to the counseling center by Tuesday, December 11th. We will fill the totes later that week.  Distribution of the holiday totes will be Wednesday, December 19th, with our campus hosting as the distribution site for the west side schools again.  

I am extremely grateful to work alongside you all again this year to keep hope alive in our families’ hearts.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Clare Dalman


Upcoming Dates:

12/6        Band Evening Concert 5-9 pm

12/7       PVC meeting 8:30 am

12/14     Winter Dance

12/17 and 12/18- 8th grade Constitution Presentations

12/19      Holiday Tote Bag distribution

12/21- 1/4  Winter Holiday Recess School Closed



Thank you again and I wish everyone a wonderful, restful, family filled and relaxing holiday season.



Heather Thorner


Notes from Staff:

From Ms. Daniel:

Yearbooks are officially on sale and can be purchased for $40.  You can do so online or in person.


From the IVCMS Office:

We have a lot of families that ask for Short Term Independent Study packets at this time of year due to extended family travel. Please keep in mind there is a lot of time and effort put in on the teachers part to create these assignments and it is critical the student completes all assignments. As you know we are in a budget crunch and need our attendance dollars to be maximized. When students do not complete the assigned work or do not turn the work on the day they return, IVC loses that attendance funding. Please see IVC admin if you have additional questions.


From the 8th grade Core teachers:

Dear Community Members,

For our next unit, IVC eighth grade students will be analyzing and understanding the U.S. Constitution and challenged with the task of proposing an amendment to our system of government.


On Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18, eighth grade students will be presenting their proposals to a panel of "mock" members of the Senate and House of Representatives who will vote to determine if their amendment should pass.  Those who amendments pass, will be given an envelope to mail their proposal off to Senator Kamala Harris or Representative Eric Swalwell.


We are in need of people who are willing to sit in on these presentations.  If you are able to help us on this day by being a panel member please sign up or  if know anyone who can help, please forward this sign-up genius to them.



Thank you,


From Ms. Nem

Donation Drive for Butte County: Students can bring cash and coin donations to the green, yellow, and white buckets at lunchtime to make donations to the families affected by the terrible fires earlier this year in Butte County.  We’ll be taking donations through Fri, 12/14.

6th grade Movie Night: 6th graders received permission slips in core classes for our free movie event on Wed, 12/5 in the MPR from 2-4pm.  We’ll be showing the movie Elf.

Winter Dance: The dance is Fri 12/14 from 5-7pm. Tickets go on sale Wed 12/5 for $2.  Prices go up next week.

Rally: We will have our first spirit rally on Thurs 12/20.  Students are encouraged to dress in their team color for extra spirit points.


An easy way for you to support IVCMS is to sign up for e-scrip!  You don't have to spend any extra money, you just have to register on their website and every time you shop we will get a small percentage back.  Every small amount adds up! If you're already supporting one of the elementary schools, fear not! You can support up to three organizations at once!  Please register here: https://secure.escrip.com/signup/index.jsp