Important I.C.E. News

MESSAGE FROM PETE

 

Dear ICE families,


As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I'm reminded of how vital family support structures are to the well being of our children. You all struggle every day to be present for your children, to provide them with material needs and to give them a secure base from which to explore the world. I have so much admiration and respect for the work it takes to raise a child, and as you know I'm nervous with the excitement that comes with expecting my own.


At this special time in our calendar I want to wish all of you the strength of body and mind to get through the holiday with a feeling of connection and belonging to your own family and to other communities. I hope you will find the time to enjoy your families as you prepare food, travel during busy hours, and find ways to make room for everyone at the table. I'm thankful to have the ICE community in my life, and to play a special role in it's health. I am thankful for your smiling, thoughtful children, the dedicated teachers and staff who work to make each day meaningful for us, and I am always thankful to have parents like you who give what you can to make ICE great.


Happy thanksgiving to all of you - enjoy this special time the best way you are able. If you are experiencing challenges at this time, I wish you some peace and rest so that you can come back to meet them with greater strength. 


My warmest regards,


Pete


NO AFTER SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, NOV 26



Next Wednesday there will be no after-school program at ICE to allow for our teachers and students to travel to holiday destinations. We will dismiss all students immediately after school at 3 pm


WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER

Wouldn't it be nice to spend a Friday evening sipping wines and unwinding from the week while chatting with friends at the same time that you are raising funds for your child's school?  Talk about a win-win couple of hours

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5th from 7-9pm

Taste wines from around the world, nibble on snacks, mix with old and new friends, buy affordable wines for holiday gifts and entertaining.  All proceeds go to ICE, so spoil yourself and do some good.


Rennert’s Gallery, 26 West 17th Street between 5th & 6th Ave 


$50.00 per person 


Click on the PTA Wine Tasting button on the left to buy your tickets 



SHOP EQUAL EXCHANGE FOR YOUR HOLIDAY GIFTS

 

EQUAL EXCHANGE online only store! We’re offering delicious, organic coffee, snacks as well as incredible chocolates and flavorful teas. Also available are coffee and tea accessories, handcrafted items, handmade gift-wrap, and Ten Thousand Villages crafts.  Follow the Equal Exchange link to place your order. ICE receives a 25% profit for all orders placed through the online store so please order your gifts and urge your friends and family to support our school! For questions, please contact: Donna Louch at donnalouch@gmail.com. Order deadline is December 31st.



Order Your DYNAMIC STUDENT PHOTOS 

6th - 11th Grade Parents remember to order your exciting and more representative STUDENT PHOTOS from Stomping Ground.  Order on line by:

                      visit:  stompinggroundphoto.com

                        click:  View your proofs

                        enter:  1st 3 Letters of First Name + 1st 3 Letters of Last Name

                        click:  “Buy” in upper right

                        select:  photos & product!


One class photo per class comes with package orders or it can be purchased a la carte.

 Senior Photos; make-ups/retakes on January 7th, 2015



ICE CONSTRUCTION/BEAUTIFY COMMITTEE NEEDS FALL VOLUNTEERS



Carpenter or Handy-person: One of our smaller classrooms needs shelving installed; requires assessment & installing of hanging system for approx. 5-7 shelves against one wall.
 
Painter comfortable w/ detailed work on high ladder: Painting with templates high on walls, along ceiling, for one classroom.
 
Handy-person: Removal of bracketed wheels on large chemical reaction chambers.
 
Happy volunteers: To simply help assemble several brand new tables.
 
ICE Equipment Needs - Please consider donating to ICE:

  • A portable, vent-able air conditioner (the kind with venting tube). No window units please (there are no windows in this room that needs serious temperature regulation.)
  • 2 sets of street hockey Goalie Equipment
 
If interested or questions, please contact Annette at annettetacconelli@gmail.com   Thanks very much!



MESSAGE FROM PETE



Dear ICE Families,

A 2-part message:

I wanted to take the time while many of you are meeting with teachers and fellow parents to emphasize how helpful it is for us to know about your child’s struggles, whether new and related to ICE or issues that arise outside of the daily experience of school. ICE is a community built on the strength of the relationships we have with each other, and the communication we have about how to make your child’s experience as successful as possible. I am available to you to discuss what happens at school, and at home. I welcome your concerns about your child’s social and emotional development, and I will always respond to your questions. I invite you all to come and meet with me, and anyone on the staff that you feel plays an important role in your child’s education. Together, we strive to meet our students’ short and long-term needs. However, as I say to students and teachers alike, I am unable to solve problems If I am not aware of them. So, please take time to reach out to me, Mark, Danya or any of the dedicated teachers here who are always glad to learn more about their students. We welcome any and all information, and we invite you to be even more a part of the collaborative process of educating all of the children here at ICE.

 

Part 2:

IT is with GREAT pleasure that I tell you all that my wife Cathy and I are expecting our first child! Cathy’s due date is December 15th, so if all goes well we will be parents before the New Year arrives. I’m letting you know that I plan to be out of the building for the first 2-3 weeks of January. While I am on paternity leave, Mark Mazzone will take care of ICE, leading it with the skill and experience I know he has.  I will be available to work with Mark as needed, but I know that ICE will be stable and all will operate smoothly in his hands. I am so excited to meet my daughter – and I look forward to joining you all in parenthood!

All the best,

Pete


GIVE WHAT YOU HAVE


To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW US POET (1807-1882)


Our fundraising for the 2014-2015 school year has gotten off to a fantastic start. Many of you have been extremely generous, which inspires all of us.

Today, we want to ask those who have not yet donated to ICE to click this link http://www.icepta.org/index.php and make a one-time or ongoing donation to the school that is educating your children.

No matter the size of your donation, it WILL be better than you dare to think,  all contributions help ICE achieve its goals.

Give today, it matters.


SENIOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

Calling on all MS and HS parents!! Please consider becoming a mentor to an ICE senior by offering an internship at your place of work, or simply help by spreading the word among your friends, colleagues, and family. See the attached Senior Internship Program letter for details.

Reaching out does not mean you have to commit. The internship coordinators are happy to answer all questions. 

Please contact Internship Coordinator Josh Torpey at jctorpey@gmail.com if you know of a possible opportunity or would like more information. Thanks! 


ICP TEEN ACADEMY WINTER PROGRAM

An opportunity for all 8th to 12th graders at ICE - The International Center of Photography (ICP) Teen Academy is offering the courses listed below during its winter semester. Anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of photography would enjoy the ICP program. Students come in from all over the world to study at the ICP in New York. All our ICE teens need to do is hop on the subway and get off at Bryant park. The ICP Teen Academy offers scholarships and its staff is happy to help complete them.Please see contact information below.

Photography I in Black-and-White: Camera and Darkroom

  • Jan 24 – Mar 28 | Saturdays | 11am-2pm
  • Jan 24 – Mar 28 | Saturdays | 3-6pm
  • Jan 29 – Apr 2 | Thursdays | 4-6:30pm + Field Trip TBA

Photography I in Color: Color Film and Darkroom

  • Jan 24 – Mar 28 | Saturdays | 2-5pm
  • Jan 24 – Mar 28 | Sundays | 2-5pm

 Photography II in Black-and-White: Lighting for Portraiture

  • Jan 25 – Mar 29 | Sundays | 11am-2pm

Photography II in Black-and-White: Exploring Self-Portraiture

  • Jan 25 – Mar 29 | Sundays | 3-6pm


Full class descriptions can be found 
HERE. Our winter scholarship application can be downloaded HERE (PDF) and is also attached in this message for your convenience.

We are available should any student need help completing a scholarship application or have questions about our programs. You can contact me at 212.857.0061 or dcampos@icp.edu.

My best,

Dee
Dee Campos
Teen Academy Coordinator
International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
p: (212) 857-0061
f: (212) 857-0090/0091
Dcampos@icp.edu




JUPITER GRADES 


Check the Jupiter Grades and Course Work tab for instructions on Jupiter Grades.  If you have not yet received an email from your advisor from Jupiter Grades, please email the advisor and let him or her know to add your correct email to our Jupiter Grades database.  Updated staff email addresses are available by clicking on the ICE Staff Contact Info tab.


MESSAGE FROM PETE

Dear ICE Families,
 
As we move past the halfway mark of summer I'm reaching out to say hello, to wish you a restful two weeks before labor day, and fill you in on some important new programs starting here at ICE. We have been working over the summer to organize and plan a school year that will provide ICE students with new opportunities and new programs, and we are excited to start the school year and get things rolling. 
 
For all of ICE: At the end of last school year ICE staff proposed to extend the school day on Mondays in order to provide more academic guidance to our students. The added advisory period on Monday 7th period will be used to set specific goals with each child and start the week off with added purpose and direction. We will continue to have the same advisory periods during the week, but we will now have added flexibility to use those periods for enrichment and programming. The school days will now end at 3 pm on all days except for Friday which will end at 2:09 as in the past. 
 
Welcome!! This year we add two more teachers to our staff, and a brand new position to ICE: School Social Worker. Please welcome Annie Scavelli and Juliana Garofolo to our teaching staff. Danya Bader-Natal was our social work intern last year, and after a great year at ICE we decided to bring her on full-time to work with our students. 
 
For all middle school families: This year marks the beginning of a new after school program at ICE which will bring new programs, added supervision, and more opportunities for your children to engage in learning, play and other enrichment during the after school hours. ICE has partnered with University Settlement, an organization well-versed in the operation of quality after school programming and other support services for children and families. In a letter to follow I will send out the complete list of programs and a schedule for you to choose from. To get started, we are sending you an enrollment form so that you can sign your children up for this great, FREE program. All of our previous programs, including tutoring, etc are now incorporated into this new initiative so it is imperative that all middle school students are enrolled. Please complete the form as soon as possible (click to download ENGLISH DYCD Common Enrollment COMPASS OR SPANISH DYCD Common Enrollment COMPASS. We will serve the ICE kids from the end of school until 6 o'clock every day starting on Monday, September 15th. After-school supervision and programs will be available for those who need supervision on September 8th.
 
For current and future 9th grade students: ICE has decided to partner with a wonderful organization dedicated to supporting students through travel and reflective experiences designed to help students push themselves beyond their perceived limits. No Barriers organizes international service learning trips for all kinds of students, and we are partnering with them in order to bring annual team-building overnight trips and future travel experiences for the kids when they reach the 11th grade. This year the 9th graders will be engaging in this program which will feature a 2 day overnight trip in the fall, and some team building activities throughout the year. The program coordinator for ICE will be our own Joey Zannino who will be the team leader, and supervise these activities. Our partnership will very likely include the same programming for all of our current 6th, 7th and 8th grade students when they reach the 9th grade.
 
As always, I am excited to start the school year and welcome back all of the wonderful kids who make up the ICE community. In coming weeks we will have opportunity to meet and talk about school, and I look forward to hearing from you all as the school year moves forward.
 
Take Care for now
--
Peter Karp
Principal

Ways to Support I.C.E.

100% FAMILY PARTICIPATION


Watch our tree fill in.

That's our goal and we are 25% there, turn those leaves green.

Pledge $600 per child, or as much as you can afford.  That's $50 per month over 12 months.  Sign up here, www.icepta.org.

For $50 per month, our school will continue to have small classes, dedicated educators, award-winning debate and band, and stellar sports teams.

If our school needs 6 more computers to enable every child can have access to the research he or she needs in order to excel, your dollars help make that happen.  If not all students can afford one of the enriching trips, your dollars ensure all can attend. 

Aren't you proud to be someone who gives the gift of superior education?


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. Watch our tree come to life! As each family of ICE gives to the ICE PTA Foundation, leaves will be added to this tree.

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Welcome Home!


Upcoming Events

Thu, Oct 16 - Wed, Dec 31
Equal Exchange Online Fundraiser
Thu, Nov 27 - Fri, Nov 28
No School: Thanksgiving
Tuesday, December 2
11G Trip to WestPoint
PTA Exec Board Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Small Auditorium, Rm 321
Thursday, December 4
6G Open House
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday, December 5
Wine Tasting Fundraiser
7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 10
Literature Panels
3:00 PM
PTA Meeting
6:00 PM

Weather

Today, 11/27/2014
High: 39 Low: 34
Cloudy
71% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/28/2014
High: 39 Low: 30
Mostly cloudy
11% chance of precipitation.