Sage Summer Activities and Events
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Exciting Changes at Parkcenter Campus
Volunteers Needed to Help with Traffic Flow at Pick-up and Drop-off; Beautification Day

The Community Network is organizing parent volunteers to help Sage Staff with ‘parking lot duty’ at Parkcenter the first two weeks of school during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.  There are a lot of changes this year as the turn lanes into and out of Sage have changed, we will now have students in both the mall and our original building, we will have 500+ students being picked up and dropped off, we will have busing for the first time, etc.  Having pick-up and drop-off flow smoothly is not only important to our families (we want to get everyone in/out as safely and quickly as possible) but also a huge part of being good, ‘IB’ neighbors. Sage assured its neighbors it would do everything it could to minimize traffic impacts of pick-up and drop-off.  Sage leadership tells us ‘parking lot duty’ is actually fun and a great way to get to know our community - much of what you will do is make everyone feel welcome as they pickup and drop off their kids (eye contact, friendly wave), keeping an eye out for student safety, and encouraging 100% of our families are following 'the plan'.  If you are able to help Sage meet this need, please email us with the mornings/afternoons you will be available by August 6 and reference "Pick-up/Drop off".  Once we have our list of awesome volunteers, we will organize a short ‘training session' with the volunteers and Sage Staff and finalize a schedule.    

Clean Up Day is scheduled at both campuses for August 9th at 10am.  There is a large to do list for both locations but the chunk of the critical need is at the Parkcenter campus as it includes moving classroom materials, furniture, equipment, etc. from the little building (K-1) to the new building (2-7); as well as, regular clean up and possibly some painting.  We need many hands for clean up day to make sure the facilities are ready for teachers to arrive on the 11th and students on the 18th!  If you are able to help please email us and reference "Clean Up Day." (You can make it a family activity by including older students too in the beautification process).  We will forward you the details as we get closer to the date.

If you missed the article in the Idaho Statesman about all the construction at Sage follow this link to learn more.

*Pictured above: (Top to bottom, left to right) A shot across the future play field where the bank used to sit - this will be a fenced, sodded field with a full basketball court. The new ‘learning street’ through the remodeled mall building  - the big long hall where the fountain used to sit. An example of the built-in cabinets that will be in each classroom and the accent wall color (blue) for the middle school classrooms on one side of the learning street.
President's Welcome

Welcome to Sage International School of Boise. 

This will be an exciting year for Sage and I look forward to working together with you to support our children, school, and community. We all know that we have a new school building, lots of new families and teachers, and even a playground, but did you know that we also have a new PTO? I am proud to announce our new Sage Community Network (PTO) board:

Members-at-Large: Kerry Marshall, Alexa Ochsner-Phillips
PYP/Elementary School Coordinator:
DeAnna Richmond

Middle School Coordinator:
Hayden Mazzarelli

DP/High School Coordinator:
Justin Boggs

Melody Whigam

Susan Heppler

Vice President:
Melissa Nodzu

For more in-depth descriptions of the board members, please go here.

A big shout of “THANK YOU” goes out to Soren Jacobsen, our Sage Community Network president for the past two years. He did too much to mention, just think about Ignite, Scarecrow Stroll, and the SCN newsletters. He also formed our bylaws task force (Melissa Nodzu, Casey Daly, Susan Heppler, Keith Donahue, Stephanie Wicks, and Soren), that created our vision and bylaws  along with gathering nominees which led us to our current state. YEAH!

I have been involved with the PTO for several years and have been very fortunate to meet many wonderful people through my involvement. I am honored to serve the Sage Community as the new SCN president this school year. Please, join me on my journey to support Sage International School. I welcome your thoughts and ideas on how I can best represent you. Help us become “a community of citizens of the world capable of exemplifying the IB profile attributes routinely in our day to day lives. “ SCN (PTO) Vision

Petra Schwarthoff
SCN President, 2014-15

International Flag Display
Bright swaying flags, symbols of our global community, hang overhead in the lunchroom on the second floor of the Sage Middle/High School downtown in an International Flag Display created by the Sage International Club, a club of middle/high school students. It began in the high school lunchroom and eventually will move to the new Parkcenter Mall location.
The International Flag Display is a visual welcome to faculty, staff, students and visitors and serves as a reminder of Sage International’s goal of preparing students for today’s global community. 
New or existing international students at Sage (including dual citizens) who are not yet represented in the display should complete the form and turn it in at the front desk of your school. 
Click for more information.

Sage Open House is scheduled for Thursday, August 14 at both campus locations (Parkcenter 6-8pm, Downtown 5-7pm).  This is your opportunity to drop of school supplies for the year, explore the facilities, and talk to staff.  No need to worry about dinner this evening as there will be food for purchase from 6-8pm with Archie's Place and Waffle Me Up.  Live music too with Lee Penn Sky. 

Sage staff would like to encourage families with younger students (K-3) come between 6-7p and those with older students (4-7) come between 7-8p to help reduce parking lot issues and general overcrowding.  Please also note when attending the Open House to not park on the Smoky Mountain Pizza side unless you plan on patronizing them for dinner (which we encourage) - and in that case be sure to thank them for their patience during construction!
Tired of Shopping for School Supplies?

The Sage Community Network is here to help! This year you will have the option not to shop for your kids and let the Sage Community Network take care of your children's school supplies needs. There might even be a free tote bag with Sage logo included in the offer. More information will come with the school supply lists.

If you are interested in participating in this program please fill out this form to secure your spot! We are also seeking volunteers to assist the Network.  If you are interested in volunteering please email us and reference "School Supplies."

E-Sage Volunteers Needed to Transport Garden Equipment

E-Sage is Our After-School, Friday, and Summer Enrichment Program.  The “e” in “eSage” stands for enrichment. The eSage program, staffed by certified teachers, strives to enrich the Sage student’s education and life with experiences that draw out and develop the familiar IB Principles, as well as the traits of Creativity, Connection, and Conscience. Most of the activities and community adventures are related to these ideas, and children are encouraged to engage and reflect in a program that also encourages play, exploration, and just plain fun.
Volunteer request:
Need volunteers to move a play structure (a 6' x 6' square pictured above) from a private house next to eSage's garden to be the new  garden tool shed. We also need volunteers, who can move the garden boxes from the middle school to the eSage garden.  Both requests will require strong bodies and a trailer of sorts for transportation.  We would like to get these items transferred by the end of July or the first week of August.  If you have equipment and/or can assist in transport please email and reference "Garden Transport."

Sat., August 9 : 10am

Clean-up Day (Both Schools)

Tues., August 12:  6:30pm
SCN (PTO) Meeting *monthly event every 2nd Tuesday

Thu., August 14: 5-7pm
HS Open House (downtown)

Thu., August 14: 6-8pm
ES/MS Open House (Parkcenter) *see details on left

Mon., August 18:  2014-15 School Year Begins!
8am: Coffee Social; Meet the new Kindergarten Parents (Parkcenter)

Sat., August 23: 9am
Boise Color Run
*see details below

Click for Additional Dates
Upcoming Summer Play dates:

July 23, 10-12am, Philippi Park, 2299 S Phillippi St
(4th grade)

July 24, 7-9pm, Natatorium
1811 E Warm Springs Ave
(Elementary School Wide)

July 25, 3-530pm, Kleiner Park, 1900 N Records Ave. Meridian (3rd grade)

July 29,  10-12am, Camel's Back Park , Boise (5th grade)

More Play Dates by Grade
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Events listed below are not sponsored by SCN.  They are opportunities outside of Sage offered by those in the Sage community.

Mother Tongues

Do you want your child to be able to maintain your home language? What can you do as a parent to preserve the home language?

SAT., July 26, 9am
2096 S. Gourley Ave. 
Vista Montessori School
Boise, ID
Learn about what you can do as a parent to keep your home language alive in your family. Additional information contact Rosemarie at 208/484-7968 or e-mail

Host Families Needed
Angie Day, a Sage Parent and Local Coordinator for a non-profit high school exchange organization called CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) is seeking assistance for the 2014-15 academic year with finding several students good homes and families that share their interests. Click
CIEE to learn more about their program if you are interested in becoming a host family or contact Angie Day at 208/409-2868. 

HEART & SOUL ARTSHOPS hosted by LindaBu & Vicki Fisk
Self Discovery meets Personal Expression!

SUN., JULY 27, 12- 3pm
1804 S Vermont, Boise, ID
Cost: Sliding Scale $35-50/includes all tools, materials and readings!
REGISTER by texting Bu 208.919.3635

Click for more information

Masterminds Taster hosted by Jen Justis
“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” -Joseph Campbell

TUES., July 29, 6:30pm
1804 S Vermont, Boise, ID
Get a taste of what Masterminds is all about and learn about the special introductory pricing.

Click for more information about Bliss After 40

Boise Color Run
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.

SAT., August 23, 9am
Sage Community Network has put together a Sage Color Run team.  If you would like to join other Sage families you can register as part of the team as "Sage International School of Boise" for $35 per person. 
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