ICS News – 2/14

Upcoming Events…

February Board Meeting: Wednesday (tonight), February 14, 6-8pm. Click here to view the agenda.

Boxtop Contest Deadline: Friday, February 16

Screenagers Documentary Viewing: Saturday, February 17, 2-5pm at ICS-West (56th & Chester). Reserve your space here!

Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 19 – School Closed

Once on This Island, Jr. Shows: Thursday & Friday, 2/22 & 2/23, 7pm. Buy tickets now!

Dollar Dress Down Day: Friday, 2/23. Benefits the 4th grade.

February PTA Meeting: Wednesday, February 21, 5:30-7:30pm – Health & Wellness Night: Lice, Bed Bugs, Food Dyes, Oh My! RSVP to pta@icscharter.com.

2018-2019 Student Lottery Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2:00pm – All sibling applications must be received by this date in order to be accepted to kindergarten or included on the 2018-2019 sibling waiting list. Click here to apply now. Email icslottery@icscharter.com with any questions.

*Take Flight on Canvas*: Paint Night to benefit Take Flight – Saturday, March 10, 6-8pm. *This is a rescheduled date!* All other details about the event remain the same.



We’re thrilled to introduce the t-shirt design for this year’s musical by 8th grader Charlie Brooks!

Order yours now.


The PTA’s Camp Auction is Now Live!

Place your bids between now and February 20. Don’t miss out on some great camp deals.

Start bidding now! 

Don’t see anything that works for you? You can still help by sharing the link with friends–anyone can bid!



Students in Lower School celebrated the 100th day of school last week with math activities and of course, the ever-favorite dressing up like 100 year olds.
Left: M. Amaya’s class attempts to stack 100 foam cups.
Right: M. Luis’s class poses for a reunion portrait in the year 3009.


Counselor Anne needs YOU for Career Day!

Are you interested in sharing information about your career? This includes how you chose your current field, what education/training is needed and what you do in a typical day.

Our hope for our Middle School Career Day is to present our 10-14 year olds with a wide variety of relevant and inspiring career options. Many teens have a narrow vision of possibilities that include professional athlete or singer, with not much in between or outside of those boxes! We want to open their minds by diversifying their options.

Career day (more like ‘morning!’) is on Friday, March 16 from 8:30-11AM.

Please let me know (anneh@icscharter.com) if you are interested in participating in this event!


It’s Cheesecake Time! 

You can submit orders for cheesecakes between now and March 5. Pickup will be March 23 during report card conferences. Order forms and instructions went home with students this week, or you can pick up more in the front office!

All funds raised support the 5th grade camping trip. Any questions, contact barbarak@icscharter.com.



We love these photos of Playworks training (with ICS & ICS-West NTAs and Climate Coaches) and good times in the recess yard. The team has focused on positive communication and relationship-building with students this year and their dedication shows in the play yard and cafeteria! During Class Game Time they are focusing on inclusion as a skill to teach, model, and practice.


Family Resources

Bullying Prevention – We love this article with tips on empowering children to be allies when they witness bullying.

Affordable Violin Lessons – Affordable beginning/intermediate violin classes are being offered to all interested 7 to 17 year-old students in the area. · The one-hour classes take place Wednesdays at 4:00 pm at Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1701 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA. The cost is $160 for 16 weeks. · For more information and registration, contact Judy Harvey at jharvey@tenth.org or visit www.tenth.org/violin.

independence-charter-school

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *