ICS News – 5/10

Hello families!

The countdown to the end is here, and all over the building students and teachers are making the most of the time we have left together.

Before you read the latest news, take a moment right now to do the following two things–we need your participation and feedback!

Upcoming Events…

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthRead about our previous heritage months here and here, and find out from your child what they’re doing in each of their classes to acknowledge, honor, and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage this month.

K and 1st Grade Evening with SpecialistsTonight! Thursday, May 10, 5:30-6:45pm – K and 1st grade families, join us for an evening of celebrating and enjoying your children’s work in their specials classes this year. View the schedule here!

PTA MeetingWednesday, May 16 – Join the PTA for their end-of-year potluck! Celebrate the success of the Silent Auction and vote for next year’s officers. RSVP to pta@icscharter.com.

3rd-5th Grade Field DayWednesday, May 23

2nd-3rd Grade Evening with Specialists: Thursday, May 24

Dollar Dress Down DayFriday, May 25 – benefits the 1st grade
Reminder: This is a full day of school!

Have you heard?

This week our 4th-6th grade Reading Olympics teams, led by M. Francesca and Tr. Susan, earned a blue ribbon in the citywide competition.

Last month Tr. Greg’s Intro to Engineering students won Pennsylvania Rookie School of the Year through the NEED Youth Awards, an Energy and Engineering competition that over 200 schools from all over the country take part in. The students are now in the running for National Rookie School of Year, and Tr. Greg was nominated for Rookie Teacher of The Year. The group is now eligible to travel Washington DC for the National Finals of the NEED Youth Awards which happens June 22-25!

ICS was thrilled to host a group of students from Colombia visiting Philadelphia for a service learning trip last week!

The ICS PTA is recruiting excellent people!

Check out the PTA’s list of open officer and committee positions for next year. They have a role to fit just about any interest/availability, and they would love for you to join the team. Email pta@icscharter.com with questions, or come to the May 16 potluck to learn more!

Approved April Board Meeting minutes posted

You can find them at this link, or access them anytime on our website.

Emergency resources for families

Dear ICS Community,

We are gathering an emergency supply of gift cards to assist ICS families if/when they face a crisis.

If you would like to contribute a drug store or grocery store gift card to our supply (in whatever amount you can), please bring it to our front office in an envelope clearly marked “Counselor Anne”.

Thank you for your support!
Counselor Anne

Family Resources

TechGirlz is offering workshops for middle school girls somewhere near you this spring! Check them out here.

Registration is now open for the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference in August. Conference programming includes a kids camp geared towards allowing youth to be themselves in a safe space.

VOTE in the primaries this Tuesday! Visit Committee of Seventy to check your polling place and learn about the candidates on the ballot with their helpful voter guide.

Are you the parent of a middle schooler or soon-to-be-middle schooler? You might find some of these great tips and strategies for supporting student success at home helpful!

Our 5th graders are enjoyed beautiful weather for their camping trip. For more photos from the trip and many other ICS activities, check out our Facebook and Instagram feeds!


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