Ithan Elementary School


April 17, 2014

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"Radnor Theatrical Apprentices" Theater Program Coming June 2014 Beginning April 22, RTSD families are invited to register for this first-ever RTSD summer theater program open to kids and young adults ages 3-18. More info.

Radnor Elementary's SMART Run 5K, April 27
Celebrate fitness with family and friends and raise funds for new technology and other educational needs at RES at the 5th Annual SMART Run 5K fundraiser on Sun., April 27. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. at RES. The race also features a 1-mile Fun Run. Race day events include a DJ, Kids Fun Zone and raffles for camps, classes and gift certificates from a variety of local fitness clubs and merchants. Registration fees are $15/students, $20/adult and $75/family by April 23. After April 23, fees are $20/student, $25/adult and $90/family. For more information and to register, visit


From the School

Attention 5th-Grade Parents: Click here to learn more about Crossroads, a 6th-grade academic option for your child at Radnor Middle School.

IES To Host BBQ Lunch on May 22
! More info.

Delaware County Bar Association 2014 Law Day Poster Contest, grades K-2 and 3-5. Law Day will be held on Fri., May 2 and students are asked to submit a poster depicting the following topic: "As a kid, how does your vote count at home, school, or in your community?" Submissions must be received by Mon., April 21. Please see attached for more information. Questions? Contact Amy Jo Cooper.


Parents and students: Please check the Lost and Found area along the wall in the Cafetorium. There are numerous items, including coats, left there.


Student Access to Raz-Kids and XtraMath on an iPad: Raz-Kids has an app that is free in the app store. Parents can simply use their teacher's username and then their child can access their class homepage just like they do on the computer. XtraMath does not have an app, but you can use Safari on the iPad to go onto the XtraMath site, log-in and complete activities. There is a number pad right on the screen that the students can use, which is user-friendly. It is easiest if students view the site in landscape, not portrait. Users may have to adjust the size of the screen (pinching their finger in or pushing fingers out) to get the entire page on the screen to view. But again, it works just like it does when using it on a PC.

From the Nurses: Here is a wonderful resource on seasonal allergies from the Nemours Foundation. You can also subscribe to their weekly e-newsletter which covers a variety of health topics for parents and kids.

For the latest on Full-Day Kindergarten, Visit the FDK Webpage 

From the PTO

Ithan PTO eMinders is your resource for all PTO news and events: Click here to get the latest PTO news.

Upcoming Events

April 24
Multicultural Committee Spring Potluck Lunch (Click Here for Info)
April 25 Family Fun Night Luau Party (Click Here for Info)
May 1 Ithan's Art Night (Click Here for more information or to signup your student for a musical performance)
May 5 Teacher Appreciation Dinner 
May 15 Student Directory Cover Contest Entries Due

General Information

Student Directory Cover Contest: CALLING ALL ITHAN ARTISTS! The competition is ON! Enter your artwork by May 15 for a chance for it to be the cover art of Ithan's 2014-15 Student Directory! Click here for details.

Family Fun Night Luau Dance Party: We are all ready for SUMMER, so come out for a fun night, April 25, of dancing and games with a DJ and fellow Ithan students! Click here for details.

Ithan's Art Night: Mark your calendars! Ithan's Art Night is Thu., May 1. Click Here for more information or to signup your student for a musical performance. This is the 7th year we will be partnering with Original Works to fundraise for our Art Program. Original Works provides families the opportunity to purchase a variety of products highlighting your child's artwork from Arts Night. Your child will be coming home with an Original Works catalog in the coming weeks. ALL orders MUST be placed at Arts Night. We CANNOT process credit cards. You must pay via cash or check (made out to Ithan PTO). Click here for a Product Price List. Click here for an order form. You can print out and complete the order form at home and bring it along with your payment to Arts Night. If you have any additional questions, please contact Kari Kohn.

IES Teacher Appreciation: Please show our teachers and staff that we appreciate them! We are putting on an Appreciation Dinner for our teachers and staff and we need your support. If you are interested in helping with the dinner, which is Mon., May 5 at 4 p.m., please contact Jeanie Schultz. Thank you for supporting our teachers and staff!

Multicultural Committee Spring Potluck Lunch It's time to put winter behind us and welcome spring with our bi-annual potluck lunch on April 24. Please click here.

Ithan Community Outreach Project-Blankets of Love for Homeless Animals: Please consider cleaning out your linen closets to benefit local animal shelters. We are collecting clean towels, sheets and blankets for our community service project which will benefit the Delaware County SPCA and The Last Chance Ranch in Quakertown, PA. No worries...small rips or frayed edges won't bother a dog in need. Used or new items are welcome. Parents and students can drop off their donations in the bin outside the front office, across from the water fountain. Your donations will keep a homeless animal from sleeping on a hard cement floor this season. Thank you for your help and generosity.

Clubs: Click here for the latest club information and registration forms. Sign up now for Spring Tennis (Grades K-3) starting April 30.

5th-Grade Parents: Click for the 5th-Grade Page with important dates and information! Click here for a flyer listing the 5th-Grade activities for April.

Parent Sponsor Program: Thank you to all of the families who have so generously donated to the Parent Sponsor Program. Click Here for the form. If you have any questions, please contact Sadhvi KhannaTHANK YOU!

Giant A+ School Rewards, Target and Box Tops IES will have the opportunity to earn cash through Giant A+ School Rewards Program. All you have to do is register your Giant Bonus card to earn cash for our school. Click here for more information. Do you shop at Target? When you use Target Debit Card or Target Credit Card (REDcard) at Target store or online, Target will donate up to 1% of your purchases to Ithan. You MUST register online to support Ithan. Click here for more information. Also...don’t Forget to Clip Box Tops. Any questions? Contact Kate Barker

Order Ithan Notepads: Get your bright yellow Note To School note pads, an easy and convenient way to get messages to your child’s teacher. Each 50-sheet pad is $3.50 and the proceeds benefit the IES PTO. Click Here for the order form to order notepads. 

From the District

The Radnor Educational Foundation is proud to help fund the SpeakUp! event at Radnor Middle School on Wed., April 23. Click here for more details on this fantastic program! Please visit our website to find out more about what great projects we fund! Don't forget to "friend" us on Facebook too.

Two long-time Radnor organizations - Radnor A Better Chance and the Radnor High School Scholarship Fund - are teaming up for the 3rd Annual Recipe for Success Kitchen Tour on Sun., May 24 from 1-5 p.m.
Participants will tour a variety of stunning kitchens in Wayne. Donation is $35.00 per person. Payment and additional information is available at

Radnor Educational Foundation is currently accepting new grant proposals from teachers for the Spring grant cycle. Please visit our website to find out more about what great projects we fund! Also 'friend' us on Facebook to stay up to date on all of REF's activities.

14th Annual Katie Sampson Lacrosse Festival at RHS on April 26 The country's largest single-day high school lacrosse festival returns to Radnor High School with 54 teams competing, food, games and more. Read more.

Revised 2013-14 School Calendar | Revised 2013-14 Assessment Calendar

Mathematics information on RTSD website
A new version of the Mathematics section of the district website is now live! The detailed information includes K-12 Scope and Sequence, Placement Criteria, descriptions of curricula, as well as other resources.
Visit now.

Parents of students 14-years-old or older with a disability, please click here for a request from the Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network.

Follow RTSD on Twitter: @RadnorTSD. Learn more

From the School Board  
Upcoming Meetings: April 22 Board Meeting (7 p.m.)

Recent Videos: 4/10 Budget Work Session 4/8 Curriculum Gov't Relations/Communications 4/1 Facilities Finance Special Board 3/25 School Board 3/18 Policy

Board Recaps:
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RTSD Board Meeting: Mondays at 10 a.m.; Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; Fridays at 6 p.m.
RTSD Board Committee Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 1 p.m.
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