Read below for information specific to parents and families of PHS IB students. Links to our monthly newsletters, meeting information, schedule of events, spring IB/AP testing, and other commonly requested documents are included.
PHS IB Program Information
IB Events and Calendar
IB Program Policies
PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO THE IB FUNDRAISING GIFT CARD PROGRAM!!!
Fundraising Gift Card Program/IB Student Account Changes —
Beginning April 1, 2019, the King Sooper’s reloadable gift card program is being replaced by Community Rewards! In an effort to simplify community giving, King Sooper’s has launched this new program. Any reloads onto your current gift cards after March 31, 2019 will no longer be credited to your student’s account. However, you will still be able to use any remaining funds on your current gift cards through March 31st AND register for the new Community Rewards program as instructed below and continue to earn $$ into your student’s IB account!
PLEASE READ BELOW FOR THIS TRANSITION CHANGE AFFECTING KING SOOPER’S GIFT CARDS. SAFEWAY CARD HOLDERS – PLEASE SEE CHANGE BELOW…
No longer will you need to reload gift cards to earn $$ for your student’s IB account!! All you need to do is link your King Sooper’s loyalty card to Poudre High School IB and continue shopping at King Soopers! To do this, those that wish to continue earning money for their student’s IB account will need to do the following:
- Register for a King Soopers digital account at www.kingsoopers.com. You will need your King Soopers loyalty card OR your associated phone number.
- Once your individual account is created, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Community Rewards and choose the Enroll Now link.
- In the “Find an Organization”, enter Poudre High School IB.
- Click on the Enroll. It is that simple!
PARENTS – You will no longer have a gift card that needs to be uploaded each time which will make life easier for you BUT YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO DO SOME BOOKKEEPING ON YOUR OWN NOW!!
In order to continue linking the profit you will be receiving from the Community Rewards program to your student’s IB account beginning April 1st, PHS-IB will be receiving a quarterly check with total profits from all IB families who have switched over to the Community Rewards program. Quarters are designated as: January – March/April – June/July – September/October – December.
The IB office will receive checks from King Sooper’s 30 days after the close of each quarter (July/October/January/April).
An email will go out to all IB families requesting an emailed earnings receipt that you have accessed at the end of each quarter from your Community Rewards account. These email earnings receipts must be sent to the following email address in order for the earnings to be linked and posted into your student’s IB account: email@example.com
Once reporting is completed, your student’s IB account will be credited for the 4.5% of your earnings receipt each quarter with the remaining .5% going into the PHS-IB account. You can continue to submit school-related receipts for reimbursement to the IB office with monies taken out of your student’s IB account. You may request your account balance any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW ACCOUNTS: If you are not currently participating in the gift card program earning $$ into an IB student account, NOW is the time to start with the new Community Rewards program! An account will be set up in your IB student’s name (family account) once you begin earning $$ through the Rewards program. You MUST register by following the steps above!
ATTENTION ALL CURRENT SAFEWAY GIFT CARD HOLDERS!!! After March 31st, all Safeway gift cards will be discontinued and you will no longer be able to receive profit from those cards. Please continue to use the remaining balance on the card through March 31st to receive profit into your student’s IB account. After that date, the cards will no longer be linked to your student’s account. Safeway has not brought a change to their gift cards as King Sooper’s has so we will no longer be able to accommodate Safeway gift cards. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. You are welcome to look into signing up for the King Sooper’s Rewards program, as detailed above.
QUESTIONS about the Community Rewards program??? Please refer to the FAQ section of the Community Rewards link above AND/OR email: email@example.com. We will be glad to answer any questions during this transition period from the gift card program to the new Community Rewards program!
OLD CHICAGO PIZZA PALZ!!! Old Chicago Pizza Palz are available for purchase in the IB office! Another great way to earn $$ towards your student’s IB account! $11 each with $5 going into your student’s account, and you receive a large pizza valued at $25! NO limit on number you would like to purchase but will be first come-first served! Checks to PHS-IB to the IB office -- you will receive your Pizza Palz at the time of payment!!
WHAT CAN YOU USE YOUR IB ACCOUNT FOR???!!!!
The purpose of the IB Fundraising Program is to allow IB families to raise money and pay for IB expenses not covered by Poudre School District. Since the IB Diploma Program is not a graduation requirement in PSD, expenses incurred as part of IB are the responsibility of the student. Such expenses include:
IB summer reading books
Supplemental books for IB Classes (mainly English)
IB exam fees (junior and senior years)
IB related field trips and summer trips
The Poudre HS IB program, in connection with participating grocery stores, has set up a gift card program to provide 5% of each gift card sale back to the program and individual student accounts. Your student is credited with 4.5% and 0.5% will go into a general IB student activities fund for various IB expenses, including IB student scholarships.
Lou Ann Endries - Gift Card/Fundraising Parent Coordinator - questions regarding orders/gift cards/Pizza Palz
Debbie Hover - IB Administrative Assistant - questions regarding student accounts/balances/reimbursements
10th grade Personal Project Meeting Information
A meeting for parents of 10th graders taking part in the MYP Personal Project was held on Wednesday, September 5th before the Poudre High School Back To School Night. The meeting covered the Personal Project process. The meeting presentation below was presented during the half-hour meeting by Katy Sayers and Marcy Lewis, MYP Coordinators.