Ingomar Elementary School

IES: Inspiring Every Student

Ingomar Inklings

Upcoming Events and Information

January 14-16 ITBS Make-Up Testing

Concert Dates

Tuesday, January 15 Band Concert @ IES 7:00 pm (Day 2:30)

Thursday, January 17 Orchestra Concert @ IMS 7:00 pm (Day 2:15)

Monday, January 21 Dr. Martin Luther King Day -No School

Tuesday, January 22 In-Service Day-No School

PTO B-I-N-G-O NIGHT ----- FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

Click here (you will be redirected to the PTO website) to pre-order whole pizzas, drinks, bingo cards, raffle tickets and dabbers. Everything will be bundled and ready for pick up when you arrive.

Pizza by the slice, snacks, drinks, bingo cards and a limited amount of dabbers will be available for purchase at the event. See the flyer for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tardy to School

Please remember when your child is tardy to school a note is required to be sent by the parent or guardian explaining the tardy. The handbook indicates there are only three reasons why students can be excused when late to school:

  • 1. Severe weather conditions
  • 2. Bus transportation difficulties
  • 3. Personal accident or illness

All other tardy reasons are marked as illegal.

Please Be Aware During PM Pick-Up

Please be aware there is a new resident at 9725 Grosick Road. The house has been vacant for some time, but we are happy to now have a new Ingomar resident. Please make sure to not block the driveway during pick-up. At times, the resident will be entering and exiting during our pick-up.

Concert Information

Concert Information for Band

Our Winter Concert is on the horizon as we look to the upcoming new year. We are working hard to put on a great performance and can’t wait to show you what we have been working on the past few months.

Our Winter Concert will be on Tuesday Jan. 15 at 7:00pm at Ingomar Elementary. The concert will be in the gymnasium. The students will need to be at school by 6:30pm in order to have time to assemble their instrument and warm up. In addition to the evening performance we will have an in-school concert on Tuesday Jan. 15 at 2:30pm. All are welcome to attend any of the performances.

Dress for both performances will be the following:

Boys-Shirt, tie, and dress pants. Khakis and corduroys are fine – but please no blue jeans, sweats or shorts. Jackets or sweaters are optional. Dress shoes. Clean black athletic shoes are also acceptable. No color preference.

Girls-Dress, skirt & blouse or dress pants & blouse, etc. Skirts and dresses must be below the knee. Khakis and Corduroys are fine – but please no blue jeans, sweats or shorts. Dress shoes or flats. No flip-flops. No color preference.

For the in-school performance, I recommend coming to school in their concert clothes, but if the students would like to change at school, they will need to do so during recess. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me via phone at school or email. Thank you for your support of your child’s musical endeavors.


Concert Information for Orchestra


Library News


Birthday Book Club

This month the Birthday Book Club will be celebrating January birthdays! If you would like to participate you can shop directly through the Library’s Amazon Wish List for more book choices, more price options AND you will earn cash back for IES by using your Amazon Smile account. Click HERE to get started! Thank you so much for supporting our school library and encouraging a love of reading in all of our students. Please contact Mrs. Smokovich at lsmokovich@northallegheny.org with any questions/comments. Thank you!

Girls on the Run



Ingomar is looking for a “head coach” for Girls on the Run at Ingomar this spring. The program is to start the week of March 4th and run through May 20th. Attached is an information flyer for the training. Please feel free to ask Jean Buttignol at jmbuttignol@gmail.com or Amanda Webb at webbal@upmc.edu with any questions you may have. Thank you!!




Drop Off

Drop-Off at IES

This year, we have tried a new drop-off system. We have had very good feedback, and we will continue the process. Students in grades K-2 get dropped off in the side lot by the kindergarten small playground. We are aware if you have multiple children, you may have older students being dropped off as well. We have opened the gate by the small fenced in kindergarten playground to allow students to enter through the side door. There is an adult monitoring the door to provide a safe drop-off. In order to be timely and safe during drop-off, please do the following:

  1. Please pull all the way up to the gate in order to allow cars to move quickly through the line. It is keeping traffic moving on W. Ingomar Road and Bellcrest.
  2. Please stay in your car.
  3. All students will exit the vehicle and enter through the kindergarten playground gate. Students should access the main doors only if the kindergarten gate is closed.
  4. Please do not drive around vehicles for safety reasons.

We appreciate the flexibility in making this work. We continue to monitor and adjust allowing students to enter school safely and quickly. We also want traffic on the main road to flow.

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