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Hi ICS families,

The calendar for the 2020-2021 school year is available at the link below:

2020-2021 ICS Calendar

You can also access it on our website at any time.

*Please note that, due to construction and the Labor Day holiday, the school year will begin and end later for students. We hope to resume our regular start and end dates in the following school year.

In case you missed it:

  • Our Kind Coins for Puerto Rico Campaign raised a total of $3,460.40. We are now a Kindness Certified School! 
  • Share our Take Flight fundraiser with your networks using our online giving campaign.
  • Help make this year’s ICS PTA Party and Fundraiser great and volunteer here!

Upcoming Events:

Dollar Dress Down Day: Funds raised will support the 4th grade.
Friday, February 28

2nd Trimester Ends
Friday, February 28

Community Coffee Hour – Mindfulness at Home
Friday, February 28, 8:30am.
RSVP by emailing jennyhoedeman@gmail.com

Annual PTA Party and Fundraiser
Saturday, February 29, 6:00-10:00pm

3rd Trimester Begins
Monday, March 2

7th Grade Trip to Museum of the American Revolution
Monday, March 2

6th Grade Trip to the Wilma Theater
Wednesday, March 4

No School for Students – Professional Development Day
Monday, March 9

Congratulations to our students and staff for putting on a WONDERFUL production of “The Musical, A Year with Frog and Toad.” 


Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The final countdown is on..
Come dance with us and leave your mark for the generations to come! 
  • Send a message to the ICS 50th anniversary class through our Greetings 2051 time capsule
  • Leave a legacy for our whole community to see – now and for the future – by adding your name to our new cafeteria mural
  • Sign the final iron beam to be installed in the new building

Click here to register!

Independence Charter School will host its Eighth Annual Lower School Career Day on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 8:45-10:00 am. We are looking for presenters who would be willing to share information about their careers, including how they became interested in their current field, what education/training was needed, what they do in a typical day, and any other advice they would like to share with our lower school students. Whether you are a firefighter, nurse, mechanic, engineer, or business owner- we need you!

Please sign up HERE to participate in this wonderful volunteering opportunity. This day means a great deal to our students and we would love to have you join us!

Regards,
Counselor Miriam

P.S. Kindergarten parents, you’ll notice that there are no available spots for Kinder in our signup sheet. For the past couple of year we’ve invited the Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels program to present to our Kindergarten students during Career Day. The presenter talks about his/her career and other available careers at the zoo 🙂 We will more than likely also have a team of firefighters and a firetruck for our kindergarten students to tour! 

Next up…

Join us this month for our upcoming February Coffee Hour all about mindfulness with our guest facilitator, Alex Hoedeman-Eiteljorg. Learn what mindfulness is, how to use it, and how it can support the whole family in recognizing and regulating our emotions and stress levels.

Please RSVP if you’re planning to attend! Email jennyhoedeman@gmail.com

Dress down day? More like twin day!

Community Resources:

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.

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office & Teenshop, INC. presents girls with goals! Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020. Click here for more information.

Drexel University’s Kappa Delta Pi is excited to announce its third annual Literacy Alive! On Sunday, March 8th from 11am-3pm, join the Drexel chapter for a fun-filled day as we read Chase Learns to Share by author Cousin John! John and other local authors will be in attendance to do book readings and share in this special day. 

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!

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


Kindergarten enjoying Marian Anderson fun!