ICS News – 4/16

Whether we feel ready for it or not, we have reached that time of year where everything starts to happen very quickly (or all at once)! Here are links to a number of important announcements that have gone out in the last couple weeks:

Upcoming Events…

Math PSSA Testing for 3rd-8th Grades: This week, April 17 & 19

April PTA MeetingWednesday, April 18, 5:30pm
Officer recruitment, building updates from Pr. Kristen & Tr. Ramzy, and Silent Auction preparation

PTA Silent Auction FundraiserSaturday, April 21, 6-10pm

Lower School Career Day: Monday, April 23, 8:30-10am.
Contact Counselor Miriam ASAP if you’re interested in being a presenter! miriamc@icscharter.com

Science PSSA Testing for 4th & 8th Grades:  Next week, April 24 & 26

Info Night for 3rd Grade Families: Tuesday, April 24, 5:30-6:30pm
3rd grade families, join us to learn about the 4th grade transition at ICS and get ready for next year!

4th & 5th Grade Evening with Specialists: Thursday, April 26, 5:30-6:45pm
4th and 5th grade families, join us for an evening of celebrating and enjoying your children’s work in their specials classes this year.

Dollar Dress Down Day & Earth Day at ICS: Friday, April 27

K-2nd Grade Field Day: Thursday, May 3

Our Students Run kids had the perfect day on Saturday for their first 8k of the season!

We need your expertise!

If you have not yet responded to Tr. Steve’s family engagement survey, please take just a few minutes to complete it now. We are eager to partner with you to bring our students the best educational experiences possible!

Family Resources

The Philadelphia Science Festival is April 20-28. Check out their website for complete info on festival events & highlights.

Many local libraries are celebrating One Book, Every Young Child this week with special preschool storytimes. Find an event near you!

The Barnes Foundation’s next First Sunday Family Day is coming up on May 6 from 10am-5pm. Their free First Sunday Family Day events offer no-cost admission to the collection galleries (families with children under 18 receive priority to the limited # of tickets available) as well as an array of family-friendly activities, including arts and crafts, musical performances, and interactive workshops (no tickets needed for the family programs).

We love this literacy resource for families (thanks Tr. Annora!):
Literacy at Home – Building literacy at home is all about having fun! It requires no special tools or specific activities. All it requires is you, interacting and playing with your child in ways that encourage conversation. The truth is that children learn best not by being “taught”, but by having enjoyable interactions with the important people in their lives.

If you are not currently registered to vote in PA, tonight (4/16) is the final chance to register before the Pennsylvania Primaries in May. Visit register.VotesPA.com to register now.


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