Important I.C.E. News



VISIT OUR ONLINE AUCTION SITE FOR DIGITAL DONATION FORMS AND TO VIEW/BID ON ITEMS APRIL 21st THROUGH MAY 7th BEFORE OUR LIVE EVENT, FRIDAY MAY 9th

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INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE PTA BOARD NEXT YEAR? 


We are looking for candidates for all positions on the I.C.E. PTA Board of Directors. If you are interested in nominating yourself for a position on the Board - or just want more information - please contact Margaret Chabowski at mchabowski@mindspring.com or Kelly Howard at khowardsuzuki@aol.com by May 13. The names of all candidates will be presented at the I.C.E. PTA meeting on May 14 and elections will take place at the June meeting. Learn more about the Board from the ICE Foundation/PTA By-Laws available here.


FREE WORKSHOP: SUBSTANCE USE IN YOUTH: WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW


Parents have a major impact on their child's decision not to use drugs. Please save the date - Tuesday, May 20th at 6pm - for an educational workshop with Dr. Marianne Chai. MD of the New York Center for Living on how parents and caregivers can effectively address alcohol and drug use with their children and teens. This is for parents of children in all grades and will cover everything from how to identify and address early high risk behavior starting in 6th grade through to identifying risky behavior in your college bound teens and what to do for these almost-adults. Dr. Chai's presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. This is a great opportunity for our community to learn more about this very important topic. You can also catch a preview at a free public event sponsored by the New York Center for Living on Wednesday, April 2 from 6-7:30 at 226 E. 52nd Street (see attached). 


8th Grade Stepping-Up Ceremony

8th Grade Stepping-Up Ceremony will occur on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Judson Church in the morning.  More details to come later

12th Grade Graduation

Senior Graduation will occur on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Cooper Union in the morning.  More details to come later.

Message from Pete

Dear ICE Families,

At this point I’m sure you have all received and examined your child’s narrative reports from cycle one. These reports should give you an idea of their accomplishments in each class, as well as ways to improve. I hope that you reach out to teachers to help them know more about your children and to collaborate in supporting their academic development.


This year we are entering the holiday season with a number of significant accomplishments behind us, and a great deal of opportunity ahead of us. This fall ICE students achieved a number of firsts: the ICE Varsity MS Flag Football players are champions of New York City after a great season under the new guidance of Coach Justin White. The ICE HS girls soccer team won 2
nd place in the league after a great season with JD – and a tough loss in the playoffs. We have earned first place in several MS debate tournaments and we have 23 students competing for entry in the prestigious New York Science and Engineering Fair. Our staff deserves our praise for the work they do guiding the kids through these challenges.

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All Families Must Submit a Free and Reduced Lunch Application Regardless of Need

Federal regulations require that schools have all families submit Free and Reduced Lunch Applications whether or not they qualify for any reduction of lunch costs, and whether or not the student eats lunch outside of the building cafeteria. Learn how you can do it online. Read more...

Ways to Support I.C.E.

Check your employer's matching gift program to help us raise needed funds for our school
Find out if your employer matches employee donations to eligible nonprofits like the ICE Foundation. By talking with HR and completing a matching gift request, you could double your donation - a great way to make your dollars go even further for I.C.E.! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Broach at sarah@sarahbroach.com.

Funky key chains make great gifts!
Buy one or more for the special kids and adults in your life. They come in a range of great colors with different words printed on them. Pick up yours at the PTA meeting on Wed, Dec. 11 at 6pm or from PTA treasurer Sarah in Mark's office every Friday from 8-10am. Key chains are approx. 2" by 0.75" and made in the USA. $15 each.

Use the link below every time you shop at Amazon - and I.C.E. will get 4-8% of your purchases in cash!
This is an easy way to ensure extra dollars for I.C.E.'s amazing programs, extracurriculars and trips. To ensure all your purchases benefit I.C.E., be sure your Amazon shopping cart is empty before using the link below.

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Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 14 - Tue, Apr 22
No school - Spring Recess
Wed, Apr 30 - Fri, May 2
NYS Math Exams
Fri, May 2 - Sun, May 4
I.C.E. Middle School Debate
Middle School City Championships at I.C.E.Friday & Saturday
Awards Ceremony and Pot Luck on Sunday
Wednesday, May 7
PTA Exec Board Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday, May 9
PTA ORGANIZED EVENT
Spring Fling Gala!
7:00 PM
Join us for our biggest fundraiser and social event of the year!
Wednesday, May 14
PTA ORGANIZED EVENT
PTA Meeting!
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tuesday, May 20
Free Workshop: Substance Abuse in Youth: What Every Parent Needs to Know
6:00 PM
Friday, May 23
I.C.E. Band Trip/Competition at Six Flags Great Adventure

Weather

Today, 4/16/2014
High: 49 Low: 29
Breezy
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/17/2014
High: 50 Low: 33
Clear
0% chance of precipitation.