ICS News – 9/3

Hello ICS families,

Thank you for all your support in making our first week of 2018-19 a wonderful one. Students and teachers wasted no time diving into their learning and community-building routines, and it was a joy to see!

Our PTA is hosting the annual Scholastic Book Fair this week! There are many ways to shop:

*Please note: PA tax will be charged this year. Books will cost a little bit more than cover price due to tax.

The PTA is still seeking volunteers to staff the fair. Working at the fair is a GREAT way to meet fellow parents, teachers, and very cool ICS children of all ages!

Any questions, please email pta@icscharter.com.


Upcoming Events:

Back to School Night for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grades
Wednesday, September 5, 5:30-7:00 pm

Back to School Night for 5th, 7th, & 8th Grades
Thursday, September 6, 5:30-7:30 pm

First PTA Friday Playdate in ICS yard
Friday, September 7, 3:40-4:30
All children must be accompanied and directly supervised by an adult.


6th graders in Tr. Anna’s class teamed up for a math classroom scavenger hunt to start the year.


Community Resources:

School uniforms are 40% off at Lands’ End through September 8 using code: BTSNIGHT2 and pin: 2165

Teen Success – A Youth Services Inc. program to support teen mothers in achieving their goals

A Dream Deferred – Public art project and panel series at 600 Spring Garden St. starting Sept. 21 that explores how race and policy (specifically redlining) shape the landscape of Philadelphia

St. Peters Chorister Academy offers professional choral and music theory training to students ages 6-17. Student with and without choral experience are encouraged to apply.

Give Kids Sight Day – Free eye exams for kids at Jefferson – Saturday, November 17, 8:30-1pm


Donors Choose Spotlight: Tr. Monica’s Project

Easels, Speakers, Seat Sacks, Oh My!
Check out Tr. Monica’s DonorsChoose project and support if you are so inclined–or share!

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