ICS News – 4/3

Hello families,

Welcome back to ICS News!

Students should have brought home paper copies of their report cards today in their folders (or will have them tomorrow at the latest if their teacher was absent today, etc.).

Remember, you can also access report cards and other useful school info anytime inside the Alma parent portal. Contact Tr. Jenny if you need help activating or accessing your account!


Upcoming Events…

PSSA Testing for 3rd-8th Grades: ELA, April 10-12 & Math, April  17 & 19

Board Meeting:  Wednesday, April 11, 6-8pm

April PTA Meeting: Wednesday, April 18, 5:30pm, Silent Auction Preparation

PTA Silent Auction: Saturday, April 21, 6-10pm

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

4th & 5th Grade Evening with Specialists: Thursday, April 26


Despite some truly epic travel headaches, all three Take Flight travel groups had amazing weeks of service-learning and arrived safely home! If you haven’t had a chance to check our their blogs and the awesome photos, head over now to see some of their adventures.


Join us for Lower School Career Day!

ICS is hosting our Lower School Career Day on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 8:30-10:00 am. We’re looking for a few more presenters to share information about their careers, including how they became interested in their current field, what education/training was needed, and what they do in a typical day. Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, aquarist, or business owner – we need you!

If you’re interested in participating, contact me at miriamc@icscharter.com. This day means a great deal to our students and we would love to have you join us!

Thank you!
Miriam Collins
Lower School Counselor


Family Resources

SING Philadelphia is a summer choir camp for children ages 7-12 who love to sing. Camp tuition is $325 with a sliding scale ranging from $50 to $325 to ensure children have equitable access to SING Philadelphia, regardless of financial resources. Lunch can also be provided upon request.

This year’s camp runs from June 25-29. To learn more or to register, visit the website: http://www.stpetersphila.org/worship/music/choristeracademy/choir-camp/

LIHEAP – the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program – helps income-eligible families to pay their heating bills or to restore gas service in the event of a shutoff.

Applicants who qualify can receive between $200 and $1,000 in cash grants for home heating assistance that does not have to be repaid. Both renters and homeowners can apply. The deadline is April 6, 2018.

Ways to apply for LIHEAP:
• Go to www.pgworks.com/residential/customer-care/liheap-crisis-uesf-grants
• Visit one of our six Customer Service Centers: https://www.pgworks.com/residential/contact-us/our-locations
• Text WARM to 75308 to check your eligibility and request a LIHEAP application. Available in English and Spanish.

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