10th Grade Arts Extravaganza
Parents of ICE,
The 10th graders are hosting an Arts Extravaganza on Thursday, March 13th! This
will be held at ICE on the 3rd floor. All of the 10th grader sections have put
together and created one act plays. We invite you to come join in celebration
of these accomplishments. In the beginning there will be a buffet dinner, a
poetry reading and a performance by the 10th grade music elective; followed by
the performances of the plays. The food will be served from 5-6pm along with
the music and the plays will be from 6-7pm. Please save the date! This will
help us fundraise for our trip in May to Washington DC. All the money will go
to the fundraising.
Tickets go as follows:
•$12 for adults (2 tickets for $20)
•$8 for students
Also we will be selling advance tickets for $5 per student in advisory. We will
be coming around on March 4th, 6th and 11th.
Thank you so much! Please come!
ICE Students Compete at New York
City Science and Engineering Fair
This Sunday, a record number of ICE seniors will be
presenting their science research at the preliminary round of the New York City
Science and Engineering Fair. Students began the process during their
junior year in Neuroscience, developing, conducting, and analyzing original
independent research experiments for their science graduation requirement.
They worked hard refining and expanding upon this
work during Science Research class this year, and the end result
is very impressive!
From over 800 applications from across the city, roughly
400 make it through the rigorous NYCSEF review process. Many of the
research projects accepted into NYCSEF are completed by students who are guided
by mentors in laboratory settings. All ICE projects, however, are
homegrown and represent true student-led scientific inquiry and the very high
level of achievement that can emerge from an ICE education.
ICE students that will be competing this year include
Sabrina Armesto, Ava Chambers, Michael Fera, Madeleine Galvin, Max Gertler,
Arielle Gironza, Leon Gonzalez, Sophie Haber, Alexander Lemonides, Emma
Livingston, Jordan Riley, Andrew Rose, Sadie Solomon, Emma Sprague, and Hannah
Stop by to show your support, learn more about their
research, and see the other great science that NYC students are doing at The Great Hall in The City College of New York
this Sunday, March 2nd. CCNY is located on Convent Avenue and 138th
Street in Manhattan and public viewing is from 2:00-4:00 PM. More
information about NYCSEF can be found here: http://collegenow.cuny.edu/sciencefair/
Boys Basketball Championship Playoff Game is Sunday, March 9th
The HS Boys basketball team is still going strong!
The team made it to the final 8 of PSAL NYC Championship playoffs!! Come out to Cardoza HS http://www.cardozohigh.com/ in Queens Sunday, March 9th at 11:00 am and cheer them on.
Join us for the next PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 12 at
We'll get a mid-year report on the budget, discuss next
steps for the middle school testing opt out campaign and hear from Pete about
important goals for the remainder of the year. The meeting will be held in the
small auditorium on the 3rd floor, room 321. This is our first PTA meeting
since December - please plan to attend!
Parent Teacher Conferences
ICE Family Teacher Conferences will be held
on Wednesday, March 26 from 5-8 pm and on Friday, March 28 from 1:30 -
4:30 pm. All conferences will be 5 minutes long and held in the 2nd floor
cafeterias located on the 16th street side of the building. Parents will sign up for time-slots online on
a first come first serve basis. Sign up links coming soon.
Spring Fling Friday, May 9th - Save The Date!
Last year's event was
a blast and this year's promises to be even better! Stay tuned for more
information about the event and how you can help make it a spectacular success.
Check out new PBS
Frontline documentary on kids and social media
Made by Douglas
Rushkoff who participated in our panel last year on teens and technology, "Generation
Like" includes a few cameos by our parents and students!
Senior Picture Retake
28th is absentee photo and class photo day. All seniors
should be in attendance by 11:30 for your final advisory photograph!
New Study on Standardized Testing and College Success
On the recent survey of middle school parents we conducted here at ICE, some parents wondered how/if taking the NY state tests prepared students for taking the SAT. (For the record, ICE PTA supports high school students with an SAT prep course.) A new study calls into question the very usefulness of the SAT and is being called a potential "game changer":
"Now we have a study that covers 123,000 students at 33 institutions over eight years. And the conclusion: that test-optional admissions improves diversity [and] does not undermine academic quality," Schaeffer says. "Now more [colleges] and universities will have the data they need to support dropping ACT and SAT requirements."
I.C.E. Student Newspaper
ICE student run newspaper was distributed to students on February 14. You
can also access the paper online at theglacieratice.blogspot.com. 6th
-11th grade students wrote articles for the newspaper and we look forward to
more student contributions!
We are also looking for any printer donations specifically for the newspaper
that are cost effective with color ink. Contact Marlyn at email@example.com for more
8th Grade Stepping-Up Ceremony will occur on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Judson Church in the morning. More details to come later
8th Grade Stepping-Up Ceremony
Senior Graduation will occur on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Cooper Union in the morning. More details to come later.
12th Grade Graduation
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.
REMINDER - Athletic Fees and Uniform Return
your child played basketball this winter, please have him/her return
the uniform/jersey to the coach. We also ask that you pay $50 per child per
sport to help offset the costs of our athletics program. You can pay
online here or
give a check made out to "ICE Foundation" to the coach or deposit it
in the PTA lock box in Mark's office. Please note your child's name and sport.
As always, all children are welcome to participate regardless of ability to
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...