Important I.C.E. News



ICE is applying to host a Girls Who Code Club for the coming school year and is looking for interested students and possibly a parent/guardian instructor.


Interested instructors would need to have the equivalent of at least 3 college level courses in Computer Science, do a bit of training through GWC, and lead coding instruction for about 2 hours a week.  All curriculum materials are provided by GWC.  If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please contact JD at


Interested students should be young women who will be in 9-12th grades in the 2014-15 school year and who want to learn how to become masters of the technology that is around them.  If your child is interested, please have them complete this form: Girls Who Code Club Form


More information about Girls Who Code can be found here:



Sign-up is now open for the 2014 varsity soccer season!  Any student who is interested in playing and will be in the 9th-12th grade during the 2014-2015 school year is encouraged to join our young men's or young women's team.  Experience is not necessary (but sportsmanship, team commitment, and a desire to grow as an athlete is!)


Interested players should sign up through the following form:

ICE Varsity Soccer Sign-up


In order to be best prepared for the fall season, practices will begin during the second week of August.  If you are unable to participate in August practices, you are still encouraged to sign up.


Please direct any questions to JD ( or Rob (


We are hoping to establish a small cadre of experienced graphic designers from our parent body that the ICE PTA may call upon to design emails, flyers, posters, etc. for various campaigns, events, etc.  Designers and jobs would be paired up according to need and as the designer’s interests dictate.  Please email Annette Tacconelli at if interested or if you have any technical questions about the parameters of the job, email Nona Reuter at



There is an old saying, “The first step to success is organization.”   Annette Tacconelli is heading up the ICE Construction/Beautify committee.  

We have a professional organizer, Molly Carlot, who is donating her time/muscle for free to help us!  To maximize Molly’s efforts, she is requesting 2-5 volunteers for our first day of organizing/cleaning:  July 9th, 9-12noon.  Please email Annette ( immediately if you are interested in bringing more “success" to ICE via hauling broken chairs, making shelves sparkle and laughing the day away in the merry ol' land of ICE!


Dear I.C.E. Community,

It’s startling to look at the calendar and see ‘JUNE’!  It seems like only yesterday that we were writing to welcome you to the school year and invite you to join us and be an active member of the I.C.E.  PTA. 

Join us you did! Thank you for your generosity.  This has been a year of record financial support, participation in everything from panels to volunteerism and great turnouts at our monthly PTA meetings.

This year through your donations, I.C.E. is the proud owner of new computer carts, tables, chairs, science equipment and more.  Many of you helped assemble shelves, paint lockers, clean up and make the ICE facilities more functional for our kids. This year’s Spring Fling was not only well attended, but had an amazing crew of volunteers who worked together, in the spirit of I.C.E., to make the evening so special.

We know I.C.E. is a unique school.  Our children are fortunate to be under the tutelage of such dedicated faculty and to be under the leadership of  such committed administration.  The PTA is fortunate to have the backing of parents who rally round the school in so many ways.

It has been our pleasure to lead the I.C.E. PTA this year.  Our best wishes for a safe and pleasant summer.  We’ll see you in September.




Kelly and Margaret


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.


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

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

Thursday, July 31
ICE Summer School Ends
Monday, September 1
Labor Day
Thursday, September 4
First Day of School


Today, 7/23/2014
High: 90 Low: 72
Partly cloudy
8% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/24/2014
High: 81 Low: 72
Thunderstorms likely
61% chance of precipitation.