ICS News – 1/7

1st Trimester report cards have been emailed to all families and can be accessed anytime in the Alma parent portal.

The lottery application for the 2019-2020 school year is now available on our website. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. Please share the application widely to help get the word out about ICS!

If you have a student who qualifies for sibling preference (siblings must share a legal parent/guardian and share a household, and one sibling must be attending ICS at time of lottery drawing), you must apply using the lottery application, and you must apply by the March 1 deadline.

If you have any questions about the lottery process, please contact icslottery@icscharter.com.


In case you missed it:


Willy Wonka Jr. t-shirts are on sale now through this Friday!

Designed by student Nina Murphy in our middle school graphic design elective, you’ll want one of these fun shirts for Spirit Fridays! (T-shirt color is deep purple.)

Place your order online now at the school store or by returning the paper order form (sent home with students) with your payment enclosed. Your purchase supports our musical theater program!


Take Flight is hosting another vacation raffle–this time for an upcoming weekend in Brigantine Beach. See the details below.

Download extra raffle tickets here. The drawing is this Friday, January 11.


Upcoming Events:

Griffins Basketball Season is here!

If you would like to attend any games to cheer on our Griffins, you can find the initial schedule of games and their locations below:

January 7th KIPP Girls 4:15/Boys 5:15
January 9th Universal Daroff Girls 4:15/Boys 5:15
January 15th Discovery Girls 4:15/Boys 5:15
January 22nd Sankofa Girls 4:15/Boys 5:15
January 24th Belmont Girls 4:15/Boys 5:15
January 29th West Oak Lane Girls 4:15/Boys 5:15
February 5th Wissahickon Girls 4:15/Boys 5:15
February 7th KIPP Girls 4:15/Boys 5:15

* Please note! This initial schedule is often subject to change due to inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances. We will post upcoming games each week to the web calendar when they are confirmed. Please check the web calendar for real-time information if you plan on attending a game.

School Closed in Observance of MLK Day
Monday, January 21
Find an MLK Day event near you!

Dollar Dress Down Day
Friday, January 25
Supports the 6th grade


5th graders had the chance to choose new nonfiction books when they returned from break. If only we could add audio you’d hear: “Oh, wow! Helen Keller!”


Happy 2019 to all!
(Photo borrowed from the 5th/6th Grade Mixer photo booth.)

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