ICS News – 2/28

Reminder: The application deadline for the 2018-2019 student lottery drawing is Thursday, March 1, at 2pm.

Here is the link, if you need it for a sibling application or to send to friends/family/neighbors who are interested in applying to ICS:


Direct any questions to icslottery@icscharter.com.

Upcoming Events…

Lottery Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1 at 2pm

Take Flight on Canvas – Paint Night: Saturday, March 10, 6-8pm, 1511 S. 10th St. – $30 in advance or $35 at the door. RSVP to annez@icscharter.com. Correct flyer here!

Board Meeting:  Wednesday, March 14, 6-8pm

Middle School Career Day: Friday, March 16

5th & 6th Grade Mixer: Friday, March 16

March PTA Meeting: Wednesday, March 21, 5:30-7:30pm – Climate & Culture Update, RSVP to pta@icscharter.com.

Dollar Dress Down Day: Thursday, March 22 – Supports 3rd grade

Report Card Conferences: Friday, March 23 – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

The Take Flight team sends out a big thanks to all the families, students, and teachers who helped make Tuesday’s Chipotle fundraiser a success! You raised $834 for Take Flight! WOW–that’s a lot of burritos!

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 a few weeks ago, or you can pick up extras in the front office or print more order forms here.

Cheesecakes are $25 each (or $28 for the special items). Send check along with order form in an envelope clearly labeled with your child’s name, grade, teacher, and “Cheesecake Order – Tr. Barb”.

All funds raised support the 5th grade camping trip. Any questions, contact Tr. Barb.

Family Resources

Summer Job Opportunity for Teens – Youth ages 14-18 are eligible to apply for a summer job with LNESC. See flyer for complete details.

Appel Farm Arts Camp and The Ellis Trust for Girls are partnering to provide full tuition 2 and 4 week camp scholarships to eligible girls who meet all of the following requirements:

– live in Philadelphia
– live in a household where one or both parents are absent, mentally or physically disabled
– meet the family income eligibility requirements for reduced-priced lunch
– have grades of “C” or better in major school subjects
– are making academic progress towards timely graduation
– are in a family that does not own property other than their primary residence and
– will be in grades 9 – 12 in the 2018-2019 academic year

If you have a daughter who meets those requirements and would like to apply for an Appel Farm Camp scholarship through the Ellis Trust for Girls, please contact Melissa Tevere (856-358-2472) for more information and a scholarship application.

First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation – Visit the Barnes this Sunday, March 4 between 10am-5pm and enjoy free admission (while supplies last–get there early if you want to access to the collection). And then enjoy the awesome STEAM-related family activities available to everyone all day. Visit their website to see what’s going on! (There are seriously so many cool activities!)


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