Programs: January 2021 Information

Care Solace

As we begin this new year, IUSD expects that more people in our community may be in need of help. They have partnered with Care Solace mental health services to connect families to outside care providers. IUSD family members and staff can reach out to Care Solace to quickly find verified mental health, behavioral health, and substance use treatment options matched to their needs regardless of circumstances or insurance coverage. The Care Solace team is available 24/7 and can support you in any language. This service is completely confidential and anonymous and FREE.

IUSD Resources

IUSD has also compiled this List of Holiday Resources – although the Christmas stuff is over, the other items remain valid.

Five Class Virtual

5-class virtual Musical Theater series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts for students ages 9-18. 2 tracks, 9-13 and 14-18, classes are NOT audition based but are first come first serve. Classes are 60-75 mins each and take place after school hours. Cost $150.

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OC Public Library

OC Public Libraries has a FREE monthly craft program. You can pick up one craft kit per child at the service desk. This month’s craft is the caterpillar from “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.

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OC Public Library J. Holm

OC Public Libraries will be holding a Meet the Author session Jan. 20th at 6pm with 3-time Newbery Honor Winning and New York Times Bestselling Author, Jennifer Holm.

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The 2021 National Reflections Student Arts Showcase honors over 200 national awardees with a virtual event via their YouTube Channel Tuesday, Jan. 26, starting with a pre-show at 6:45 p.m. EST. RSVP to join the event, and they’ll send you an art activity and event reminder. 

Sign Up for National PTA’s Learning Labs! If there aren’t any upcoming labs, you will find recordings of previous experts in a variety of topics which matter to you, who will offer new and helpful ideas on the issues and challenges you’re facing in this unique school year. Each session will include a Q&A segment with the speaker and offer tangible takeaways you can use in your efforts to support all families and students’ needs in your community. 

Join National PTA as we celebrate Safer Internet Day, February 9, with an entire week’s worth of resources to help you take charge of your digital life. Learn more on how to host a Safer Internet Day Even on the dedicated Safer Internet Day webpage.

IUCPTA Senior Scholarships – Due April 11, looking for each High School PTSA Prez (or Exec Board Member), Principal, and a Counselor/Staff Member to be a part of the scholarship review committee via online voting. Announce winners May 19.

CAPTA Senior Scholarships – Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PTA office by February 1.

  • $500 Volunteer Service Scholarship — This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.
  • $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship – Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.