ICS News – 1/16

Hello families,

Welcome to 2018 at ICS! Let’s hope that this January weather calms down soon and lets us get back into a comfortable routine.

If you found that your Alma emergency alerts were not working the way you expected during the recent winter weather school closings, don’t hesitate to email me or call me at 215-238-8000, x2500 and I will help you get your notification settings just right.

Upcoming Events…

  • January PTA Meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:00-7:30pm – High School Info Night – This event is most beneficial to 7th grade families, but any ICS family is welcome. RSVP to anneh@icscharter.com.
  • Last day of Take Flight t-shirt sale: Friday, January 26 – Buy yours now!
  • Dollar Dress Down Day: Friday, January 26 – Benefits the 5th grade
  • Super Bowl Basket raffle drawing: Wednesday, January 31 – Need to print more tickets?

2018-2019 Student Lottery Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1

If you are submitting a sibling application for next school year, use the standard lottery application on our website.

Siblings must live in the same household, have the same parent/guardian as indicated on birth certificate or custody paperwork, and both siblings must be enrolled at ICS-Center City for the 2018-19 school year. Families must submit a valid lottery application by the deadline to be eligible for sibling preference.

If you submitted a sibling application and would like a second confirmation (beyond the standard email receipt) that you did it correctly, please feel free to email icslottery@icscharter.com.

The 6th-8th grade Spelling Bee finalists. Congratulations to Lucy Palandro (winner) and Zayah Espinosa (runner up)! Lucy will represent ICS at the regional competition in March.

Letter from Mayor Kenney & Superintendent Hite 

Read this letter to Philadelphia families regarding the disbanding of the School Reform Commission and creation of a local Board of Education.

They are asking Philadelphia families to complete this very brief survey to identify priorities for the future Board.

Ice Cream Sandwiches on Wednesdays

The ICS cafeteria will be selling ice cream sandwiches for 2nd-8th graders starting tomorrowWednesday, Jan. 17th and every Wednesday after during lunch. If you want your child to purchase one, please send them to school with .75 cents cash to be payed at the register. Money from school meal accounts cannot be used for this purpose.

Since K-1st grades eat in their classroom, please do not send cash for ice cream for those grades; we will not be selling ice cream in their classrooms.

Garber’s Vanilla Flavored Ice Cream Sandwich
Ingredients: Milk, wafers (wheat, flour, sugar, palm oil, caramel color, high fructose corn syrup, soy flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, natural flavor, soy lecithin, cream, liquid sugar (sugar, water), corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, whey, nonfat milk, mono & diglycerides, guar gum, carboxymethyl cellulose gum, natural and artifical flavor, carrageenan.

Contains: milk, wheat, soy.
Calories 180 (Fat calories 60)

Nutrition Facts:
Total Fat 6g
Sat Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 130mg
Total Carb. 29g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 6% Iron 4%


Teacher Emma in 2nd grade has a DonorsChoose project posted! Lend her some support if you’re inclined, and share with friends/family.

Teacher Emma: Getting Comfy in Readers Workshop

2018-2019 School Calendar

The Board approved the 2018-2019 school calendar last month.

You can view/download it on our calendar page!


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