Important I.C.E. News

CURRICULUM NIGHT AND GRADE LEVEL MEETING – OCTOBER 1

ICE will be holding our annual Curriculum Night on Wednesday, October 1st.  Parents are invited to come in at 5:45 pm (pick up your class schedule if you don't have a copy) on that night and follow their child's schedule for 10 minutes in each class. Parents get to meet teachers and get a feel what will be taught in the class and what the expectations are in each class.
 
Classes begin at 6:00 pm and last until 7:28pm.  Parent grade level meetings will occur directly after classes at 7:30pm.  Please click on the "Curriculum Night" tab on the ICE Website homepage and view/print the appropriate schedule to follow that night as well as find out in which room the grade level meetings will occur after classes.  Click on the schedule with your child's advisory section and advisor.
 
We hope to see you all there!


LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! ICE SCHOOL PHOTOS IS OCTOBER 10TH  

Photo Day for Grades 6 - 11 is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th, 2014 from 7:30am - 2pm.
 
If you are interesting in volunteering to help with Photo Day, please contact Annette Tacconelli at annettetacconelli@gmail.com 



PTA MEETING / EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP SERIES 


OCTOBER 8TH 6:00PM – 7:30PM ---- ICE PRESENTERS: PETE KARP, MARK MAZZONE, JOSH TORPEY & JENNIFER WELLS

  • Performance Base Assessment Tasks (PBATs) – Panels & Graduation Requirements
  • ICE High School                                                                             
  • College Process: Fairs/Applications/Scholarships/the right fit for your child/ACT & SAT
  • Senior Internships for ICE Students

 
NOVEMBER 12TH 6:00PM – 7:30PM ---- GUEST PRESENTER: DR. MARIANNE CHAI from NY CENTER FOR LIVING

  • Substance Use in Youth – What Every Parent Needs To Know




ICE FAMILY SOCIAL 


Meet new friends, Renew old friendships and Reminisce about the good old days…remember when your Senior was in 6th grade – Thursday, October 16 from 5:00-7:00pm



UPDATED AFTER SCHOOL SCHEDULE

View game schedules and updated after school activities schedules for middle school AND high school by clicking on the After School Activities tab. Please check them out and join!

 

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.

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Upcoming Events

Mon, Sep 1 - Fri, Oct 31
Family Contribution Campaign
Wednesday, October 1
Curriculum Night
5:30 PM
Parent Grade Meeting
7:30 PM
Friday, October 3
ICE MS Flag Football vs. I.S. 131
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pace HS (100 Hester St.)
ICE Varsity Soccer Boys vs. Mott Haven Educational Campus
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mott Haven Educational Field
Wednesday, October 8
8G HS Application Q&A
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
PTA Meeting
6:00 PM
Friday, October 10
ICE Photo Day
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
ICE MS Flag Football vs.SALK
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
East River 6 (Houston St & E. River)

Weather

Today, 10/1/2014
High: 69 Low: 60
Chance rain
32% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/2/2014
High: 69 Low: 56
Mostly cloudy
17% chance of precipitation.