Weekly News, 5/19

Here is your list of upcoming events next week!

Please note: There will be no more PTA Friday playdates in the school yard for the remainder of the year (starting today) due to early dismissals and end of year picnics for various groups.

Playworks Community Event: Tuesday, May 23, 3:30-5pm – Join Coach Veronica for family games and play yard clean-up on Tuesday after dismissal. It’s the perfect mix of fun and service!

Internet Safety Workshop: Wednesday, May 24, 5:30-7pm – Join the PTA and Deb McCoy to learn how to keep your kids safe in cyberspace. RSVP to pta@icscharter.com. Pizza dinner and childcare provided.

4th-5th Grade Evening with Specialists: Thursday, May 25, 5:30-7:05pm – 4th & 5th grade families: Join the ICS specialists to see what your students have been learning all year!

Half-Day and Dollar Dress Down Day: Friday, May 26 – Friday is a half-day 12:00 noon dismissal. Dismissal times on half-days are as follows:

  • 11:40 – Buses start being called
  • 11:45 – Kindergarten arrives to sidewalk
  • 11:55 – 1st-5th grades arrive to sidewalk
  • 12:00 – 6th-8th grades dismissed
  • 12:10 – Dismissal ends

And here is your “to-do” list for the last weeks of school:

Take the District-Wide Parent/Guardian Survey! – 20% of ICS parents have taken the survey–we’re halfway to our goal! Take the survey now. A high participation rate from our parents provides valuable feedback to ICS and to the District, and gives us bragging rights about our parent participation! If you need your child’s ID#, just reply to this email and I’ll send it to you right away. Take the survey now–and remember to do it one time for each child you have at ICS!

VOTE for your Parent Board Representative! – Complete details and ballot can be found here. You must cast your vote by next Friday at noon.

Read up on how to prepare for next school year! – Are you moving? Leaving ICS? Do you need health forms? Do you have a 5th grader who will need red polo shirts with logos? We’ve got your resources here!


Community Resources

Shofuso Summer Camp scholarships: The Shofuso House in Fairmount Park has a new scholarship program for our summer camp. Youth ages 7 to 12 years can attend camp for $145 a week plus the family receives a free year of membership to Shofuso. Here is more information about the program and a link to the online application for parents: http://www.japanesehouse.org/education/summer-camp/

Scholarship application: https://51111.blackbaudhosting.com/51111/ACCESS-Card-Summer-Camp-Scholarship

Luis Barrios Bilingual Summer Camp: Check out this summer camp opportunity. (M. Luis is a former ICS assistant teacher.)

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