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 2nd 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.
PTA meeting Wed, Dec. 11th at 6:00pm - Bring your questions and your ideas
Join us for a brainstorming session to begin planning this year's Spring Fling, our biggest fundraising and community building event of the year. The awesome team who brought us last year's super fun evening of live music, auction and spectacular food and drinks will be there to let you know how you can help and get your great ideas to make it even better. We'll also hear the latest from Pete - and you can let us know what's on your mind. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria on the 2nd floor.
I.C.E. Holiday Celebration
Please join us on Thursday, December 19th, 3:30 – 5:30 in the 2nd floor cafeteria to celebrate the season with the I.C.E. family. It’s an afternoon Potluck to share holiday cheers with faculty, staff, parents & students. Please bring an appetizer, dessert or beverage to share. Happy Holidays!
The public-school parent advocacy group ParentVoicesNY, which numbers ICE parents among its members, has produced a moving 3-minute video about high-stakes testing, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio, and the possibility for change. Please watch, share widely, and endorse the call for a new schools chancellor who represents a clean break from the Bloomberg/Klein years. http://www.parentvoicesny.org. If you have any questions please contact PTA member and 7th grade parent Kemala Karmen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help ICE seniors find the internship of their dreams! Read more...
For their last semester at ICE, all seniors complete a full-time unpaid internship (26 hours a week) in a field of their interest. The diverse ICE community is a vital resource in helping find opportunities for meaningful work for our seniors. There are several fields that seniors have expressed particular interest in this year for which we are still looking for more opportunities: Hospitals / Museums / Science labs / Small businesses / Auto mechanic / Sign language / Magazine publishing / Veterinarian / Lawyer's office / Printmaking / Biology / Anti-bullying
School-Wide Day of Service
Help us identify sites for our first-ever school-wide day of service. We are looking for up to 17 sites like food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and local parks where students can volunteer. Please send your site suggestions and, if possible, contact names and numbers to Kristen at email@example.com as soon as possible. On Thursday January 16th, ICE will be having its first school wide day of community service. Students will be traveling by advisories to different sites around the city.
Send in the athletic fee if your child participates on an I.C.E. sports team
Our sports teams continue to grow in their accomplishments - and in their costs. League fees, uniform costs, equipment purchases and coaching subsidies add up to a considerable amount. Please help us keep the program strong by sending in the $50 athletics fee per sport ($100 for Fencing) that your child participates in. You can deposit a check made out to "ICE Foundation" in the PTA lock box in Mark's office, have your child deliver it to the coach, or pay online here. Please note your child's name and sport. As always, all children are welcome to participate regardless of ability to pay.
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...
Interested in Community Volunteer Opportunities for Kids (or Parents)?
NYC Service matches volunteers with volunteer opportunities according to their interests, age, skills and availability.