ICS News – 10/3

Upcoming events…

School Picture Days: Complete details here

  • Lower School (K-4) – Thursday, October 5
  • Middle School (5-8) – Friday, October 6

Would you like to volunteer? Sign up here!

No School for Students: Monday, October 9 (Teacher professional development)

October Board Meeting: Wednesday, October 11, 6-8pm

October PTA Meeting: Wednesday, October 18 – Pizza dinner at 5:30, Meeting at 6pm

PTA Fall Festival: Saturday, October 21, 11am-2pm
Take Flight will be hosting a clothing/book swap fundraiser on this day too!

National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15. Check in with your children to find out what they’ve been learning! Read more about this month here.


Get Connected! 
We hope most families have activated their Alma parent accounts and are using the service to stay in touch with teachers as necessary! If you are having trouble setting up your account, you can reply to this message or call me anytime (x2500). The website is ics.getalma.com.


Reminders!

Every Friday is Pretzel Friday
Students can bring 50 cents to purchase a soft pretzel on any Friday. Students must bring the 50 cents with them to school. The front office cannot take pretzel money from parents to deliver to students.

Label Your Child’s Belongings
Every year we must donate what feels like literally tons of lost & found items because they are never claimed. If you label your children’s belongings clearly, there is a much better chance of them making their way back when lost. (Outerwear–those navy sweaters!!–especially.)

Lice Are Here Again
Lice have popped up already so far this year in most grades K-5. The best way to prevent new infestations is to make a habit of checking all family members about once each week. You can find lots of internet tips on the best ways to do a lice-check! If you do find signs of lice or nits, please treat it immediately and alert Nurse Simone at nurse@icscharter.com.

Bedbug Basics
Have you got questions about bedbugs? Find answers at these free monthly workshops!


Support ICS

When you shop Amazon, be sure to start at Amazon Smile
Use the link above to go straight to Amazon Smile with ICS as your chosen charity. A small % of your purchase will be donated to ICS each time.

Join the PTA
If your family hasn’t joined the PTA for the 2017-2018 school year, now is a great time to do it. By joining the PTA you are supporting fine arts education for ICS students and all the wonderful community events our PTA offers throughout the school year

Modell’s Team Weeks 
Use this coupon anytime between now and October 5 (that’s this Thursday!) to get 15% off your purchase and earn 5% for ICS’s Odyssey of the Mind teams! Anyone can use the coupon so feel free to share with friends & family.

Donor’s Choose…Tr. Keia’s kids like to move it!
Tr. Keia in kindergarten just needs one or two more donors to reach her goal:


Community Resource

Free Eye Care at Give Kids Sight Day – Saturday, October 21, 8:30am-1pm. Interesting in volunteering or spreading the word? Resources here.

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