Hi ICS Families,

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

The lottery application for new students for the 2020-2021 school year closes in two weeks and is located on our website through January 27, 2020, Apply Philly Charter. Please share the application widely to help get the word out about ICS!

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.

Get your limited edition T-Shirt for this year’s musical!
Designed by our very own graphic design elective students: 
Jasmine Taylor and Lauren Williams

A Year with Frog & Toad
Shirts may be ordered online (online convenience fee applies) or with the attached flyer.

All orders are DUE by 1/21/2020

Upcoming Events:

School Closed – MLK Day
Monday, January 20

The Great Kindness Challenge
Week of January 27–31

High School Info Night
Tuesday, January 28, 6-7pm

4th Grade Trip – Snow Queen, Arden Theatre
Tuesday, January 28

Dollar Dress Down Day
Friday, January 31

Community Coffee Hour – Healthy Technology Habits
Friday, January 31, 8:30am
RSVP by emailing jennyhoedeman@gmail.com

4th Grade Trip – LaSalle
Tuesday, February 4

A Year with Frog and Toad
Thursday & Friday, February 6 – 7

Annual High School Info Night 
Tuesday, 1/28 from 6-7:00PM

The evening is specifically for our 7th grade families so you can understand the complicated process of applying to high schools in Philadelphia.

Join Counselor Anne & Teacher Jenny to have your high school questions answered:

How many charter schools can you apply to?

What school is best for my child?

When is the deadline for the public school applications?

What can I do to help my child right now?

Please RSVP!


215-238-8000 x2266


All students are invited to participate by giving their extra coins! From now until January 31st, students can collect spare change at home and in their neighborhoods to be donated to support the people of Puerto Rico.

Students should bring their extra coins to school in a sealed container or Ziploc bag with their name & teacher’s name during the week of January 27-31. Teachers will be collecting the raised funds during that week only.

It’s a new year with new opportunities to help our wonderful ICS students!

  1. GET DONATIONS for our biggest fundraiser event/party on Feb 29th.  It’s fun and easy— Email pta@icscharter.com to find out how!
  2. VOLUNTEER your time—even if it’s just an hour.  We need you! Click here for more info!
  3. COME to the Leap Day Fundraising Party on Feb 29th.  Pay-what-you-wish!

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.

Experience Pass: Use Your Free Library Card to Visit Local Attractions – it gives all free access to cultural institutions and other attractions in the city — from art museums to science centers and more!

The Phillies will celebrate educators in the region who are making a difference on May 1, 2020, during the 20th annual Teacher Appreciation Night powered by Constellation . Each year, the Phillies select 10 area teachers, nominated by current and former students, parents and peers, to honor as All-Star Teachers. Submissions will be accepted beginning on January 6, 2020. Nominate Here!

MVP360 Youth Soccer 2020– Lighthouse “Fair-Play” Soccer Program! Fair Play will run soccer sessions on Saturdays, and Tuesdays, Thursdays evenings. After school during weekday sessions and mornings on Saturdays MVP360 will continue to run on Saturdays ONLY. Dates: March 28 to June 16. Cost: $45.00 per child Groups: *Fair Play: Boys and Girls Ages 8-14 *MVP360: Boys and Girls Ages 4-7. Deadline: March 7th, 2020, Register Here.

Film and Media Youth Expo: Live performances, free headshots, live performances and more! January 25th, 2020 1pm-5pm. Purchase $5 ticket online or at the door.

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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