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Hi ICS Families,

Tomorrow is a Dollar Dress Down Day. Funds raised will support the 6th grade!

Tomorrow is also the last day of school before winter break. We look forward to welcoming the students back to school on Tuesday, January 7.

Also, don’t forget you can practice and learn anytime at home with IXLKids A-Z, and BrainPop!

If you need help getting connected to your child’s new Clever account at home, you can find instructions here. Also, don’t hesitate to call or email Tr. Natalie N. (x2500, natalien@icscharter.com) for assistance.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, December 20
Dollar Dress Down Day
6th Grade Field Trip – Millennium Skate World

December 23 – January 6
School Closed – Winter Break

Tuesday, January 7
Students Return to Schoo

In case you missed it:

*Remember to email attendance@icscharter.com to excuse your child’s absence. Excuse notes must be received within 3 days of a child’s absence.

Congratulations Dancing Classrooms! Within the last two weeks, our 5th graders took GOLD at the Fall semester semi-final and the Fall semester final. They will be moving onto the end of the year final that will be held in June!

Tr. Keia’s Kindergarten class with their letters for CHOP!
 
As ICS Global Citizens we take action to make a positive change in our community! This month ICS participated in Pajama Day to help support the children who rely on the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for care, cures and hope.

Maestra Neyza & the Food Service Committee tasted samples of new items and toured the kitchen for the first time!

Thank you, Take Flight supporters!
 

Thank you to all families who supported Take Flight by purchasing a chance to win a week at a Pocono house! You helped us raise $5400! Congratulations to this year’s winner: Dulce Morales’ family! Dulce is also one of our Take Flight travelers this year!

And thank you to all who participated in the 50/50 raffle on report card conference day. You helped us raise another $483 for Take Flight! The lucky winner was Raomel Morrison (parent of 8th grader, Asa Morrison).

Thank you, Take Flight supporters!
 

Thank you to all families who supported Take Flight by purchasing a chance to win a week at a Pocono house! You helped us raise $5400! Congratulations to this year’s winner: Dulce Morales’ family! Dulce is also one of our Take Flight travelers this year!

And thank you to all who participated in the 50/50 raffle on report card conference day. You helped us raise another $483 for Take Flight! The lucky winner was Raomel Morrison (parent of 8th grader, Asa Morrison).

Thank you Carver High School for having our MS basketball team at the 4th Annual Jonathon Briggs Tournament!

Happy Holidays!

As I celebrate this holiday season with my family, I can’t help but be grateful for such a wonderful community at ICS. We are blessed with great teachers, administrators and a wonderful community of families who share so much and get to practice our mission of kindness, inclusion, and global awareness right here in our everyday lives. Isn’t that amazing? 

As you kick off this holiday break, we invite you to Leap into the Future of ICS at our biggest party and friend raiser of the school year.

COME to our Pay-What-You-Can annual community gathering and support our amazing school and make new friends –  on Leap Day, February 29, 2020
from 6-10pm @ ICS cafeteria.

CELEBRATE the past and imagine the future of our school as we expand
into a new building.

CHECK-OUT our online auction and purchase items from your favorite camps, retailers, restaurants and services in the city.  Every dollar goes to ICS students! 

VOLUNTEER your talents, time and resources to the party planning committee. We need you! 

 

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.

#WinterMealsPHL ⛄ sites are open starting Monday, December 23! Check out this list to see where your children can find free, healthy meals throughout the city. Supplies are limited, make your plans today! Save this list! 🔖 Here’s where to access free, healthy meals for your children and family this winter break. 

University of Pennsylvania Anti-Cyberbullying Initiative Kidas is a mobile tool to protect kids from cyberbullying and predatory behavior. We are looking for families with children with Android devices to join Kidas for an extended free trial. Are you interested in joining Kidas and your kid(s) has an Android device? Sign up here and we’ll reach out. Do you have friends or family with kids with Android devices? Please share with them to spread the world about Kidas!

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day:Creative Journeys: It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! See our collection, join us for family activities, and catch the final days of 30 Americans. Sunday, January 5, 10am – 5pm

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