Weekly News, 10/19

This Thursday 10/20 at 10:20am  there will be an earthquake drill for students as part of the Great ShakeOut for the Northeast region.

In honor of Unity Day, here is a great article on the importance and power of kindness in the classroom. Also, this link will take you to a bounty of resources for all stakeholders on bullying prevention.

Next Wednesday is the annual 6th-8th grade Math Carnival from 6-8pm. Families of students in 6th-8th grades are invited to join in an evening of food, fun and math games! The third floor will transform into the annual ICS Math Carnival for 2 hours of math play and prizes. Minimal math skills required. Join us for all kinds of math fun with the family on Wednesday, October 26th from 6pm to 8pm!

Next Wednesday is also the October PTA meeting. Dinner starts at 5:30 and meeting at 6pm. Please RSVP to pta@icscharter.com.


Yes, I know…hard to believe. But why not get a jump start on the coming year and place your calendar order for your friends, family, and co-workers. Or support the calendar by placing your biz card or a message in the calendar, or sponsoring a classroom. Any questions? Just drop Tr. Susan a line.


After some relatively quiet years, it seems that lice are back throughout ICS (grades K, 1, 2, and 4 have had cases already). We recommend this always, but especially right now, we strongly recommend that everyone make a habit of checking family members once a week for any signs of live lice or nits in order to stop infestations before they start.

We call this Once a Week, Take a Peek.

You’ll want to own a good lice comb so you can have it handy for checking and for treating when/if the time comes. You can get a basic comb or opt for an electronic version. No matter how you ultimately treat a case of lice, the key to eradication is going to be combing, combing, and more combing.

If you do find that your child has lice, there are a lot of great internet resources for helping you treat them and for learning more about them:

Finally, this has some good general tips for prevention. A new way that lice have been spreading among older students is through group selfies. Teach kids to avoid putting those heads together!


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