Hello ICS families,

It is getting colder! Make sure your children’s outerwear is clearly labeled with their first and last names. When items like coats and hats get lost they will often make their way back to you if it’s easy to find the owner’s name on it.

Upcoming Events:

Monday, November 11
School Closed – Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 12
Sibling, Retake and Makeup Picture Day

Wednesday, November 13
Board Meeting – 6pm

Thursday, November 14
2nd Grade Field Trip – U.S. Mint
Engineering Night for Girls, 3:45 – 6:45pm

Monday, November 18
8th Grade Field Trip – Shrek the Musical Performance

Tuesday, November 19
ICS Take Flight Chipotle Fundraiser 4:00 – 8:00pm
Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1512 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Click here for more information!

Please use the sign up form above to register. It helps the volunteers keep track.       
  • If you’d like to volunteer that morning, please contact Tr. Susan at susanb@icscharter.com.
  • We especially need “runners” to help pull students from classrooms who need pictures taken.
  • If your child is getting a retake, please have them bring the original photo package back to school and give to photographer.
  • Sibling packages cost the same as individual pictures. Additional forms are in the front office. You can also purchase packages via my Lifetouch.com
  • Classroom composite pictures will be distributed in late December or early January.

Maestra Nancy and the 7th grade classes celebrated the end of Hispanic Heritage Month with a potluck and Day of the Dead projects! The celebration included delicious dishes from different parts of Latin America. During this month in Maestra Nancy’s class, they learned about 30 famous Hispanics that changed the world, geography of Latin America, completed persuasive essays about Christopher Columbus- Hero or Villain and went in depth about the Day of the Dead and the culture behind it. We are counting down until next year’s celebration!

One last Regional Playground Meet-up is on Sunday, November 17th. Come meet other ICS families in the Fairmount Area- Reserve your Spot Here! All Meet-Up Locations 
SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, November 20th, the PTA will host a family pot luck dinner at 6pm. We will provide the main course (turkey & vegetarian option) for all who RSVP. Pot luck sides, salads, beverages, and desserts are welcome, but not necessary, to join us.  Please RSVP Here.
We are excited to announce that this year’s Annual PTA Party and Fundraiser will be held at ICS on February 29, 2020 from 6-10pm. For those who have never attended past Silent Auction parties, this is the PTA’s biggest night of the year!  We are asking for YOUR help to make this happen though! Please take a moment to fill out the following form to vote on a theme, and to tell us what part of the party you could help with. Volunteer and Vote Here!

On October 23, ICS celebrated Unity Day, an annual event that promotes National Bullying Prevention Month. It joins together to create healthier communities through kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Each class did a wonderful job decorating their doors and hallways!

Support Take Flight and Win A Vacation!

This spring, 45 7th graders will travel to Colombia, Ecuador, or Guatemala for a week of service learning.

The Take Flight team is raffling off a week of vacation at a Camelback Mountain house from June 15-21.

Check out the house here!

Hard copies of raffle tickets will be sent home with your students next week.
Click here to print more raffle tickets!

Raffle drawing will be held on December 6.

Make a Dance-A-Thon Donation to this year’s ICS Musical!

Your donation helps to offset the cost of our theater rental, costumes, lighting, and sound. We are thrilled that we can have so many students participate in our shows each year, thanks largely to your generous support.

Community Resources:

The lottery application for new students for the 2020-2021 school year is available on our website through January 27, 2020, Apply Philly Charter.  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 January 27 deadline.

Tenth Presbyterian Church– Affordable beginning/intermediate violin, viola and cello classes are being offered to all interested 7 to 17 year-old students.

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