ICS News – 12/19

Hello families,

Thursday is the last day of school before Winter Break. We wish everyone a safe break, and we can’t wait to welcome you back on Wednesday, January 3!

It was wonderful to see so many of you at report card conferences on Friday. If you were unable to attend and you have not contacted your child’s teacher to reschedule/check in, be sure to email them this week.


More Upcoming Events…

  • PTA Meeting & Potluck: Wednesday, Dec. 20, 5:30-7:00pm – RSVP to pta@icscharter.com
  • Dollar Dress Down Day: Thursday, Dec. 21 – Benefits the 6th grade
  • Winter Break: Friday, Dec. 22 – Tuesday, Jan. 2 – School closed
  • 2018-2019 Student Lottery Applications Open: Monday, Jan. 1

Application will be available on our website. If you are submitting an application for ICS sibling preference, you will use the lottery application, too. To qualify for sibling preference, siblings must share a legal parent/guardian, live in the same household, and both be enrolled at ICS in 2018-2019.


PTA December Meeting Family Potluck

This Wednesday, 12/20, join us for the last PTA meeting of 2017 – a potluck to celebrate our wonderful community! Bring a friend! Please bring a favorite dish to share. Please RSVP to pta@icscharter.com.


In honor of Human Rights Week last week, our kindergartners held their annual anti-bullying march through the school building. 


Congratulations to our Dancing Classroom finalists!

Last trimester, our 5th graders worked with teaching artists from Dancing Classrooms Philly to learn classic ballroom dances such as the Merengue, Tango, and Waltz. They pushed through discomfort, trepidation, and frustration and achieved so much!12 of the dancers competed in the semifinal and final competitions over the last two weeks. They earned gold at both events and will represent ICS in June at the citywide grand finals. Congratulations to the 12 students and to all of our 5th grade dancers.

The dancers: Gael Alvarez, Dior Carter, Skyy Connor, Elliot Cruz, Ronald Dukes, Ben Fernandez-Sheinbaum, Faustine Gultom, Myles Harris, Itzel Salazar-Barrera, Samaia Thomas, Maria Trainor, & Abigail Vogt


DonorsChoose

Two awesome ICS teachers currently have DonorsChoose projects posted! Lend them some support if you’re inclined, and share with friends/family.


Picture Day Update from Tr. Susan

Class composites arrived this week and will be coming home with your student (if they haven’t already). All students receive a class composite.

If you have any remaining questions about anything having to do with school pictures, direct them to Tr. Susan at susanb@icscharter.com.


Wondering what’s been happening at ICS West? Check out this fun video of their 2nd annual Winterfest.

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