ICS Summer News – 6/27

Hello families,

Our final participation count for the District Parent Survey was 48.1%–our highest participation ever–and we finished 18th in the District! Thank you to the families who completed it. Your time and commitment to ICS are very appreciated.

In case you’ve missed any recent news, you can catch up on it below:

While we still have our 8th grade parents on the email list for a few more weeks this summer, here are a few 8th grade pics from science projects on stream tables and carbon footprints!

Title I and Title II Family Engagement Opportunities

This summer we are offering a number of opportunities for family engagement with our Title I and Title II programming at ICS. You are invited to attend either or both of the sessions listed below.

Title II Teacher Professional Development: What are ICS teachers learning? 
Thursday, July 5


  • Learn about last year’s professional development goals and training for ICS teachers
  • Learn about this coming year’s professional development goals and training for ICS teachers
  • Offer feedback and suggestions for future professional development opportunities

Please RSVP to Tr. Jenny if you plan to attend!

Title I School-Parent Compact Development
Tuesday, July 31


  • Learn about the purpose and required components of a School-Parent Compact
  • Develop a recommendation for ICS’s School-Parent Compact with ICS’s Vision & Values and our unique community in mind
  • Review Family Engagement Policy survey results and make any recommendations for future changes to policy based on survey feedback. (A brief survey will be sent out to community in July.)

Please RSVP to Tr. Jenny if you plan to attend!

Our 6th grade scientists built structures for an egg drop during a week of Physics Olympics.

Family Resources

Free Library Summer of Wonder – Sign up for the Library’s summer reading program! Also, find out what kind of science programming and other activities will be hosted at your local branch.

Remember that head lice don’t disappear in the summer, especially if kids are in summer camps! Keep taking a peek once a week to catch and treat any infestations early.

Did you know that ICS keeps a list of Immigrant Resources?

The free Summer Meals program has begun! Youth age 18 & under qualify regardless of income or citizenship status, as well as individuals over 18 who participate in a public or non-profit school program for physically or intellectually disable students. No registration or ID is required. Over 1000 recreation centers, play streets, faith-based organizations, public housing sites and other locations throughout Philadelphia serve free breakfast, lunches and/or snacks Monday-Friday through August. To find your closest sites, call 1-855-252-MEAL (6325), or text “FOOD” to 877877, or visit www.phillysummermeals.org.


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