Important Updates!

UAIS’s First Halloween Drive-in movie night is coming soon! On October 23rd at 6pm, we, Student Senate, invite you, your friends and your children to join us at Freedom Hill to watch Halloweentown!

Tell your friends and family this event is opened to everyone! Wear costumes, decorate your cars, and join us for a night out in a Covid’safe environment!

The cost of the ticket is $31.50 ($30 for the ticket + $1.50 the fee cheddarup charges for their services). We won’t be selling tickets at the door! All ticket sales are virtual!

To purchase your ticket please click the following link https://my.cheddarup.com/c/uais-halloween-drive-in.

Movie-goers MUST respect social distancing guidelines and stay within their 15’x 20’parking spot. Check out our flyer below!

The boosters will be collecting Boosters Donations during this event. If you haven’t paid your donation this is your chance to do so! Minimum donation to the boosters is $50 and we will provide you with a free UAIS Sticker for your car! We will also be selling our UAIS Lanyards during the Drive-in, right on time for back to school! Lanyards are $10 and if you want to purchase additional stickers they’re $5 each.

Donate

There are many ways you can contribute to the Utica Academy for International Studies and help our kids succeed. Every dollar is used towards buying much needed supplies and equipment that directly benefits our kids education.


Pay your Boosters Dues

It’s time to pay your UAIS Booster dues! Your donation of $50 per student helps provide services and equipment for our students. For example, every year your dues cover the ManageBac annual subscription ($3,000.00) which is used by the teachers and students to manage the IB curriculum and track their IAs, EEs, oral assessments, CAS hour and TOK work.

Paying your dues is easy! You can mail your check, or pay online with PayPal (coming soon!) or Square.

By Check: If you would like to pay dues by check, please download the following form, attach your check (make check payable to IB A PARENT BOOSTER) and mail to:

IB A Parent Booster
c/o Rima Fakhouri
13766 Sterling Oaks Dr
​Sterling Heights, 48313

You can also send it to school with your student. Make sure it’s placed in the Booster Box in the main office.

Pay with PayPal: If you would like to pay your dues via PayPal, please click the button below. (Button coming soon!)

Pay with Square: If you would like to pay your dues via Square Up, please click the button below.

Pay your Dues

A huge thank you to everyone who already paid their dues!

Support our school and the kids by sending in food for ​Teacher Lunches, donate items/funding from your business for Teacher Appreciation Day or by fundraising through the following options below.


iGive

You Shop. Your Charity Gets Money. For Free.™

Install iGive in your browser and donate to UAIS with every purchase you make on your favorite online stores!

UAIS Boosters are now using iGive! This is an extremely easy way to give money to the Boosters without even trying! Many, many places you already shop give back using iGive like Petco, Walgreens, Barnes & Noble, Dog.com, Avenue, Hilton Hotels, and on and on. Just install the browser extension and there is no work involved.

iGive is a free service where shopping at any of 1908 stores like Walmart, Travelocity, Overstock, and many more, means a donation to your favorite cause.


Kroger Community Rewards

Click the banner and sign up in Kroger’s Community Rewards or login to your Kroger’s Account. Visit the Community Rewards page and enroll IB A Parent Booster Organization Number: AK678 (or search for 90854). For every purchase you make using your Kroger’s Card IB A Parent Boosters receives a portion of your purchase.


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Visit our Sponsors

For every purchase you make, IB A Parent Boosters receives a portion of the sale, funds that will be used to help support your child’s education. Simply click SPONSORS on the menu above!

Meetings

** Due to COVID-19 our meetings will be held online through ZOOM or Google Meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (make sure we have your email to be notified). Please check often as we update our schedule. Thank you.**

*** We’ve implemented a Google Meet system to conduct our online boosters meetings. To join our meetings from your computer please email us at uaisboosters@gmail.com and request an invitation.

You can join the meetings…
From your Computer, once you request an invitation to join our boosters meetings, you will be provided with a unique link via email. Just click the link to start the meeting. *You will need a Google account to join.
iPhone or iPad, please download the Google Meet app at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/meet/id1013231476. *You will need a Google account to join.
Android, please download the Google Meet app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.meetings *You will need a Google account to join.

2020-21 Meetings:
November 10, 2020

Why come to a meeting?

  • Help allocate Booster dues to teachers/classrooms and clubs.
  • Offer feedback on fundraising opportunities.
  • Volunteer to help with IB student activities.
  • Meet other IB parents.

2019-2020

March 2020 Financial for Meeting 03/11/20
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Agenda for Meeting 01/14/20
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January 2020 Financial for Meeting 01/14/20
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Booster Minutes 12/10/19
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Agenda for Meeting 11/19/19
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November 2019 Financial for Meeting 11/19/19
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Booster Minutes 10/08/19
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Agenda for Meeting 10/08/19
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Teacher Requests 10/08/19
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Booster Minutes 09/17/19
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2018-2019

Agenda for Meeting 3/05/19
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Booster Minutes 3/05/19
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Agenda for Meeting 1/08/19
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Booster Minutes 12/11/18
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Agenda for Meeting 12/11/18
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Booster Minutes 11/13/18
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Booster Minutes 10/02/18
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Agenda for Meeting 09/11/18
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2017-2018

Booster Minutes 05/10/18
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Booster Minutes 04/10/18
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About Us

Our mission is to raise and distribute funds, support students, teachers, and staff, coordinate activities, provide scholarships, and foster relationships to support the education and well-being of the UAIS students.

Everyone can be a booster! Anyone who wants to help the students, teachers, administration, and staff have the best experience possible, is a booster. We donate time mostly, to help with events that raise money not provided by the district. We donate dues to pay for Questia and Managebac (approximately $4K per year, and many other materials and supplies for classrooms. We help the senior students have the best year possible with events and recognition. We’d love to have you at our meetings and events!

The IB a Parent Booster Group was formed shortly after the class of 2012, the first UAIS class, completed their freshman year.  As with any new program there were challenges and the parent booster group initially organized to help administration fill in some of the gaps students were experiencing socially, as they found it fragmented and challenging to be at UAIS and be involved in their home school’s activities.  The parent booster group began by initially providing students with some events and activities that they could participate in as a group, and in helping establish a high school environment and identity at UAIS.  Small fundraising activities and teacher support were initially provided.  As the UAIS program developed and the student senate was formed, the parent boosters has become less involved in social activities for the students.  Now we fundraise and assist the IB program with supplemental funds for activities including college field trip transportation, Questia software, Managebac software required for Juniors and Seniors, career day events, supplemental books, classroom supplies and equipment, arts equipment and music, etc. We help the school by planning and implementing many of the Senior Year activities, including a senior IB prom, all night party, senior breakfast and senior picnic.  We encourage all parents to get involved to help shape the organization and support the needs of the IB students and staff.  Your time, effort, thoughts and ideas are welcomed and encouraged, and we would love to have you!

All parents of IB  students are encouraged and invited to participate in our monthly meeting and on our committees. Please click on MEETINGS on the menu above, for our meeting schedule. Feel free to contact us with feedback or suggestions!

Contact Us

We encourage all parents/caregivers to get involved, and help support the needs of the IB students and staff. Your time, effort, thoughts and ideas are welcomed and encouraged, and your student(s) receive scholarship entries for every donation of time or items.

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 pm in the Media Center. Please join us at the next meeting, or send a comment, suggestions, concern or request to add an agenda item to our next meeting. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

** Due to COVID-19 our meetings will be held online through ZOOM or Google Meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (make sure we have your email to be notified). Please check often as we update our schedule. Thank you.**

*** We’ve implemented a Google Meet system to conduct our online boosters meetings. To join our meetings from your computer please email us at uaisboosters@gmail.com and request an invitation.

You can join the meetings…
From your Computer, once you request an invitation to join our boosters meetings, you will be provided with a unique link via email. Just click the link to start the meeting. *You will need a Google account to join.
iPhone or iPad, please download the Google Meet app at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/meet/id1013231476. *You will need a Google account to join.
Android, please download the Google Meet app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.meetings *You will need a Google account to join.

Fill out the form below or:

Mail us:
IB A Parent Booster
​c/o Manuela Valenti
53716 Joe Wood Dr.
Macomb, MI 48042

Email us at:
uaisboosters@gmail.com

If requesting funds for a school project or event please fill in the following fields, otherwise leave blank.