ABOUT THE IPA
The kind of exceptional educational experience that we provide at Independence is only possible when our faculty, students and parents go above and beyond. We have a very strong community tradition of giving back at Independence, and we hope that you will consider sharing your time and talent with the Independence Parents’ Association (IPA) to enrich our students’ experiences.
The IPA’s creation occurred nearly 40 years ago to provide needed programs and services for the betterment of the school community. Over the years, the IPA has raised and donated thousands of dollars by organizing and carrying out fundraising and outreach activities, which have supported enhancements such as special field trips, educational and cultural speakers and programs, yearbooks, and iPad carts. Members of the IPA foster a closer relationship among students, faculty and staff to further strengthen the Independence education.
IPA-SPONSORED EVENTS & INITIATIVES
- Lunch delivery: Pasta Monday, Mac and Chicken Tuesday & Pizza Wednesday -- click here to volunteer
- Family Bingo Night (9/30/16) -- click for photos!
- Family Bingo Night (2/10/17)
- Individual and Class Picture Days
- Gift Card Fundraiser -- DEADLINE PASSED; thank you for your participation!
- Holiday Festival (12/4/16) -- click for photos!
- May Fair (5/7/17) -- click here for the advance ticket form OR click here to purchase tickets online
- Night Out at the Blue Rocks (5/12/17)
- Field Day
- Teacher/Staff Appreciation Days
- Gym uniforms and Patriots apparel
Communications from the IPA about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities will appear in the weekly Patriot Page, as well as in this space and on our social media channels.
Meet the 2016-17 IPA President
As mother of two amazing boys, Rahul (fifth grade) and Ajay (second grade), I have been a part of the Independence community for five wonderful years. With each passing year, my husband, Rohan, and I have become increasingly blessed and grateful for such an outstanding group of teachers, parents and administrators who are positively shaping our children’s future.
The dedication shown by my children’s teachers inspired me to get involved. I was humbled by their individual approach to ensuring that each child reaches his or her full potential, and I knew I wanted to play a greater role in being part of this incredible team. In addition, my involvement sends a valuable lesson to my boys about what it means to give back to our community.
The Independence School is a community based on vibrant parent involvement. With your support, we can continue to make Independence academically inspiring and nurturing for our children. Whether it is your time, knowledge or resources, your contribution makes a difference.
We personally invite you to become an involved member at the school. Thank you in advance for helping in any way you can and showing your children how highly you value their education!
HOW TO JOIN
Current and incoming parents can join the IPA by completing the membership form and submitting it, along with a check for yearly membership dues, to the Development Office, Attn: IPA. Membership dues provide the necessary start-up funds for IPA’s various activities and programs that occur throughout the year. Without your financial support, these events would not be possible.
Parent participation remains vital to maintaining the spirit and traditions that make our school unique. Please consider volunteering and becoming a part of one of the many events planned for the upcoming school year. In addition to helping out Independence’s students, IPA also provides a great way to meet and know other parents.
If you have any questions regarding the various IPA events or the status of your membership, please contact the Development Office at 302-234-9715.