ICS News – 5/13

Hello ICS families,

There is less than 1 month of school left and that means it’s time for aaaallllllll the end of year events! Be sure to check the ICS Google calendar regularly so you can keep track of end of year trips and celebrations for your child’s grade. (Pro tip: Take the time to check your child’s homework folder or binder EVERY NIGHT!)

May is also Asian Pacific American Heritage month at ICS. Ask your student what they’ve learned so far!


In case you missed it:


Thanks to the participation of 169 very awesome ICS families, we have reached 20.6% participation in the District Survey.

You could win a $25 gift certificate for participating–an ICS parent was a winner last week!

Take the survey now and help us reach our goal of 50%!

You need your children’s student ID numbers to get started. I can email them to you if needed, just hit reply and ask.


It’s Signature Trip time!

Last week our 5th graders spent 2 nights and 3 days doing team-building challenges and ropes courses at Camp Onas, and our 7th graders expanded their global perspective at the Heifer Global Village in Maryland. Today our 8th graders traveled to the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter, and our 6th graders will be enjoying their canoe adventure later this week and next! We love our middle school learning trips!


Upcoming Events:

Parent Coffee Hour – Growth Mindset
Thursday, May 16, 8:30am
RSVP to Tr. Jenny at jennyh@icscharter.com

K-5 Arts Festival
Saturday, May 18, 11am-2pm
Rain date May 19

Field Days

  • K-2nd: Wednesday, May 22
  • 3rd-5th: Wednesday, May 29
  • 6th-8th: Monday, June 3

Half-Day Noon Dismissal
Friday, May 24, 12:00pm

Dollar Dress Down Day
Friday, May 24
Benefits 2nd grade

School Closed – Memorial Day
Monday, May 27



Donors Choose Projects

Donations to Tr. Hope’s and Tr. Rosemary’s Donors Choose projects are currently being matched! This means you can double your impact today to help get more tools in their classrooms to keep their students moving and learning at the same time.

Making a gift through Donors Choose is an especially great way for an extended family member to support ICS from afar!


M. Luis’s 3rd graders got scientific on Earth Day, studying some of their seedlings under the microscope before planting them in the play yard garden beds!

Community Resources

This ScreenAgers blog post has some great tips about the importance of sleep–and of making bedrooms and nighttime routines screen-free so that children can get the rest their brains need to grow and be healthy.

Check out this great list of free and low cost Philly summer programs for kids!

Family Academy – The School District offers ongoing family workshops on many topics and at many locations through the city. Find one that fits your interests and schedule today.

ICS shares this information for your convenience in accessing free or low cost community resources and does not endorse any of these programs, individuals, or organizations.

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