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Ms. Jennifer Lyons-Urbach has been with Ivy Academia since 2006. Mrs. Lyons has been in education for over 15 years serving in both the Las Virgenes and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. She started at Ivy as a 4th grade teacher and became the Elementary Principal in 2007.

Ms. Lyons earned her bachelor's degree in Music and her Masters degree in Education, along with her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and her Administrative Credential. Ms. Lyons also has many years of managerial experience with a large sporting goods company in Los Angeles, managing as many as 150 employees.

Ms. Lyons looks forward to returning to the music arena, as a member of the Los Angeles Pierce College Symphonic Winds. The Symphonic Winds have toured Germany, Austria, Hungary, England, Scotland, France and many other states and cities in the US, taking part in various concerts. Ms. Lyons is taking a brief recess from performing as she is raising her son, Zachary. As you will find out Ms. Lyons is also an avid sports enthusiast, closely following major league baseball, college football and college basketball. She has been known to disappear during March Madness (Maybe not so much now, as she is chasing a toddler around the house)!

"We believe that students come first and the way to help every student reach his/her fullest potential is by cultivating an active village of parents, community members, and stakeholders involved in providing an individual, personal, and conceptual learning environment for each student. My staff and I invite you to join us in actively pursuing our mission." -Ms. Lyons

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Back to School Orientation

Back to School Orientation for Elementary grades TK-5th will be Tuesday, August 14th from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Elementary Site.
The Elementary Site is located on Taft High School
Our Entrance Gate is on Santa Rita on the South side of Taft near the tennis Courts.
We will meet in Taft Hall at 6:00 and then you will be able to see the classrooms at 6:30.
First Day of School is Wednesday, August 15th
Thursday (8/16) and Friday (8/17) will be regular hours 8:00-2:30!
Thank you ,
Ms. Lyons
Elementary Principal

Spirit Week 8-24 to 28-15


August 24th to 28th

Ivy Elementary Campus

Monday, August 24th: School Colors Day. Wear a blue or gold shirt with your uniform bottoms.

Tuesday, August 25th: Aloha (goodbye) summer! Dress in a tropical theme. No flip flops or bathing suits, please.

Wednesday, August 26th: Class Colors Day. Wear your class color (TK/K- Red, 1st- Orange, 2nd- Yellow, 3rd- Green, 4th- Blue, 5th- Purple and 6th- Pink) with your uniform bottoms. Day will culminate with a Parents’ Popsicle Participation: Parents are invited to participate and get to know your Ivy family.

Thursday, August 27th: Super Hero Day. Dress like your favorite super hero.

Friday, August 28th: Dress for Success. Wear your full Friday formal uniform.


24 al 28 de agosto

Localidad de Ivy Primaria

Lunes, 24 de agosto: Día de los Colores de la Escuela: Vístanse con una camisa de color azul o color oro con su pantalón/falda de uniforme.

Martes, 25 de agosto: ¡Aloha (Adiós) al verano! Vístanse de tema tropical. Por favor, no lleven puestas con chancletas/sandalias o traje de baño.

Miércoles, 26 de agosto: Día de su color de clase. Traigan puesto su color según su clase con su uniforme (TK/K – Rojo, 1er grado – Anaranjado, 2º grado – Amarillo, 3er grado – Verde, 4º grado – Azul, 5º grado – Morado, y 6º grado – Rosa). El día concluirá con el evento de Participación de Padres con Paletas: Invitamos a los Padres para que participen y conozcan a su familia Ivy.

Jueves, 27 de agosto: Día del Súper Héroe. Vístanse como su súper héroe favorito.

Viernes, 28 de agosto: Vístanse para Triunfar. Vístanse con su uniforme de viernes formal.

2015-2016 Important Dates

August 11th- Student Orientation 4pm (Taft Hall)

August 17th- First Day of School! (Early Dismissal)

September 3rd- Minimum Day: Back to School Night

September 7th- Labor Day No School

September 8th- Early Dismissal

September 14-15- No School Rosh Hashanah

September 23rd- No School Yom Kippur

October 16th- End of Quarter 1

15-16 Welcome Letter

Dear Parents, Students, Guardians and Community Members, 

Welcome to another exciting year at Ivy Academia (2015-2016). It is my goal to provide our students, parents, community members, faculty, and staff with an exciting and fun-filled academic year! 

We have an outstanding faculty and staff that will provide you with an excellent opportunity to receive a quality education. I am very excited about the upcoming year and look forward to meeting with you and your children as the year unfolds. It is clear that the Ivy Community is vested in producing happy, healthy children.  Our school must be a learning environment but, equally important, a caring environment in which children are accepted for their unique intelligences and gifts.  Continuing this focus for our school, we (students, staff, parents, and community members) will be able to soar beyond expectations.  

Our responsibility, as a school, is to provide each student with the opportunity to secure an appropriate education in a safe and harmonious environment. Your job as a student is to attend school each day in proper school uniform, be prepared to meet the challenges, and behave in a responsible manner. With this in mind, we’ve chosen entrepreneurial education as our focus and will continue the tradition of helping all children realize their academic goals and become productive members of the society.

Our Parent/Student Handbook contains important information concerning your responsibilities as a student and parent at Ivy Academia. In order to have a positive learning experience, both students and parents will need to fully understand our expectations. If at any time you are unclear about a procedure or policy, do not hesitate to contact me, or any staff member.

I am very proud of the educational progress that our students continue to make each year and remain confident that this school year will yield an even greater success. 

Again, I look forward to working with each of you as we share ideas to sustain the provision of educational services from which children receive maximum benefit.


Jennifer Lyons-Urbach

Ivy Academia Charter School –TK-6 School Principal