Ithaca Bulldogs

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Announcements: Tues, Feb 07, 2023 
Today is a Day 2

Lunch for today - First Choice: Cheesy Chix Pasta, Second Choice: Meatloaf, Fresh Fruit, Raw Vegetables, Sliced WG Bread, Dessert, Milk

From Mrs. Burnley:
Congratulations to the Future Business Leaders of America who participated in the Regional Leadership Conference at Lancaster on Saturday. 19 students participated with 10 advancing to the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Green Bay on April 17th and 18th. Receiving 1st in their events were: Maggie Gschwind, Kailey Newkirk,and Tristen Peterson. Placing 2nd were Elise Newkirk, Alana Nelson, Erica Steinmetz, and Abby Plonka. 3rd place recipients were Talena Sprecher, Emma Coy and Alivya Young. An additional 3 students, Ally Plonka, Brooklyn Freestone and Landon Thompson placed 4th in their events making them alternates for the SLC. Holly King and Josie placed 5th in their event. Thank you students for how you represented Ithaca. Thank you also to Mrs. Steinmetz and Mrs. Thompson for attending RLC with us.

From Mr. Andresen:
There will be a Math Team meeting Wednesday, Feb 8th, in Mr. Andresen's room during ATTACK time. The Twin Conference Math Contest and State Math Contest will be discussed, so your attendance is important. Be there or be like the square root of 2.... irrational!!

From Ms. Sprecher:
Middle School quiz bowl will meet Thursday, Feb. 9th during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher room.

From PTSO:
There will be a popcorn sale this Friday, February 10. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the 3rd grade class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast.

From the WIHA group:
Ithaca/Richland Center Horse Club is hosting a Spaghetti Supper this Friday, February 10th from 3:45-7:00 in the Ithaca School Commons. We will be serving spaghetti, garlic bread, salad with dressing, milk and coffee, homemade dessert. Prices are Adult for $8.00, Student: for $6.00 and 5 or under for $3.00. Come out for a great meal and support the WIHA athletes!

From PTSO:
Our February PTSO meeting is coming up. It will be held Tuesday, February 14, at 3:45 p.m. in the LMC. Babysitting will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Ithaca School Foundation and PTSO:
The Ithaca School Foundation's Trivia Night is back! Get a team together and join the fun on Fri, Feb 17 starting at 6 PM in the Commons. Cost is $50 per team of 8 people with a limit of 20 teams. There will also be a silent auction and concessions by the FCCLA. To reserve your spot or if you are interested in donating to the silent auction, contact Rob Richards at 585-2137 or via email at Proceeds from the trivia night and the silent auction will go to the outside digital sign fund.

From Ms. Sprecher:
The Ithaca FFA is selling strawberries again this year. Orders will be due by Thur, Feb 23 and delivery is Monday, March 6. A flat of 8 quarts is $30 and half a flat is $20. Contact an FFA member to order or use the google form that is on the FFA Facebook page. The link is

From Mrs. Burnley:
Fri, Feb 24 is the last day to preorder an Ithaca High School Yearbook. Yearbooks are $50 and have to be paid in full before they are picked up. Very few extra yearbooks are ordered, they will be $5 more and sold on a first come basis. See Mrs. Burnley or order a yearbook online at to reserve your copy now.

From Mrs. Burnley:
The Ithaca High School Yearbook has a few available ads to sell. Ads start at $20 for a one line ad and go up to $200 for a full page ad. Please contact Mrs. Burnley if you are interested in purchasing an ad before they are all sold.

From the PTSO:
The PTSO's FREE Bingo Night will be held Friday, March 10 starting at 6 PM in the commons. Lots of prizes! Concessions will be sold by the FCCLA. Visit our website for more details. Can't wait to see you there!

From Miss Schmitt:
Wesley Brown is collecting cans for Ben Huebsch! Cans can be dropped off in Miss Schmitt's room, 204, and Wes will be donating all of his proceeds to the Huebsch family.

From 6th Grade Students Avaya and McKailah:
We are selling bracelets to raise money for the Heubsch family! We will be selling during Middle School breakfast and lunch. Prices vary based on style, and custom orders will be available for $4. There are NO REFUNDS.

Word of the Day: Fraught, adjective, means "causing or having a lot of emotional stress or worry." When fraught is used in the phrase "fraught with," it means "full of something bad or unwanted." Ever since their cat went missing, the atmosphere in their apartment has been fraught.

This Day in History: Beatles arrive in NY: On February 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow lands at New York's Kennedy Airport-and "Beatlemania" arrives. It was the first visit to the United States by the Beatles, a British rock-and-roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before with "I Want to Hold Your Hand." At Kennedy, the "Fab Four"-dressed in mod suits and sporting their trademark pudding bowl haircuts-were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans who caused a near riot when the boys stepped off their plane and onto American soil. 

Eva Scholl
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