Important I.C.E. News

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.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES



ICE Family Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 5th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm and on Friday, November 7th from 1:30 - 4:30 pm.  

All conferences will be 5 minutes long (with a few exceptions) and held in the 2nd floor cafeterias located on the 16th street side of the building. We will be using an online based sign up system on a first come first serve basis.

The sign up link will go live on Wednesday, October 29th at 8:00pm until Monday, November 3rd at 8:00pm. A letter with the link and instructions will be sent home with your child and the website will be updated with the link and instructions on Tuesday, October 28.

Sign Up Instructions:

  1. Click on the link  at SignupGenius.
  2. Select your Teacher 
  3. Find your time slot & click Signup
  4. Then click on Submit & Signup button at the bottom of the page
  5. Your Name, Email & Child’s Name is required. You are not required to have a Signup Genius Account however if you have one you should sign in.
  6. When finished entering required information click Sign Up Now button
  7. Parents who do not have access to the online sign up or need to edit or delete their sign up please contact the sign up Administrator at iceschool345@gmail.com 

 

We hope to see you all there!
—ICE PTA



WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER for ICE

Taste over 40 wines from around the world and have the opportunity to purchase your favorites! All of the proceeds from wine and ticket sales will go to benefit programs at ICE! 

When: Friday, December 5th, 7pm 

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

Tickets: $50.00 per person


SHOP ONLINE WITH EQUAL EXCHANGE & AMAZON, in the SERRV CATALOG or at PTA EVENTS 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.

SERRV.  This nonprofit connects us to artisans around the globe — purchase everything from clothing, jewelry, textiles, food, items for your home or garden, and more.  Go on line to read about the Serrv mission, and view and shop for the wonderful products at SERRV. You can also view the items through the Interactive Catalog. ICE receives a 25% profit for all orders placed through the I.C.E. account.  However, you MUST place your orders manually by filling out the ORDER FORM in order for ICE to receive the profit.  Payments by cash or checks only, please make your check out to ICE Foundation. You will have the opportunity to view the paper catalog, submit your orders and make payments at the Parent Teacher Conferences on Nov 5th & 7th and at the PTA meeting Nov 12th. For questions, please contact: Monique McClure at moniquemcclure98@gmail.com. Order deadline is November 21st.

Shop on AMAZON and earn money for ICE! Use the Amazon link on the ICE Website www.iceschool.net/ or on this Newsletter every time you shop at Amazon - and ICE 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. To ensure all your purchases benefit ICE, be sure your Amazon shopping cart is empty before using the link.

ICE Merchandise is available for sale at every PTA event.



YOUR CHILD CAN WIN A FREE IPAD!

ICE's new collaboration with No Barriers USA is already beginning to offer many different opportunities for our school. One that every student (6-12 grade) can get involved in is their Climate Change Contest!

The objective of the Climate Change Contest is to encourage students to think about the future of the environment in the face of climate change from an introspective point of view. No Barriers Youth, along with the National Park Service, is hoping to raise awareness of the importance of this topic nationwide. Students can submit photos, essays, videos, poems or artwork based on our submission guidelines. The top three (3) submissions that receive the most public votes will each receive an iPad and solar charger. For full details on the requirements of the paper and conditions of the contest, visit http://nobarriersyouth.org/climate-change/enter.

All submissions are due before Nov 6. Contact Joey Zannino joey.zannino@gmail.com if you have any questions.


PTA MEETING / EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP SERIES 

NOVEMBER 12TH, 6:00PM

Guest Speaker: DR. MARIANNE CHAI from NY CENTER FOR LIVING

Dr. Marianne Chai will present Substance Use in Youth:  What Every Parent Needs to Know

  • Dr. Marianne Chai, MD will provide insights, tips and advice on working with youth and adolescents.
  • Parents have a major impact on their child's decision not to use drugs.  This workshop will help parents and caregivers effectively address alcohol and drug use with their children and teens, followed by an open question and answer session designed for parents to ask questions and get answers in substance use, prevention, and treatment.

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! 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Where will my talent or limited time be best served? Well let’s see…

8th Grade Families – help organize fun events, plan an awesome party, organize the ceremony to remember for your child’s last year as a middle schooler join the 8th Grade Stepping-Up Committee. The first planning meeting is being scheduled for mid-November so sign up now!

12th Grade Families – what can we say such an awesome time in our young adult’s life. Help make the occasion the best ever! The first planning meeting is being scheduled for mid-November sign-up now!

Spring Fling Committee – A lot of planning, work and FUN goes into the Spring Fling – Auction items, food donations, general event activities – you can do it! The planning starts on November 12th at 7:30pm (directly after the PTA meeting).

Equal Exchange is online this year but SERRV is stepping up and taking its place. On Nov 5th, 7th and 12th help man the tables while families view the catalogs, place their orders and make payments. Then in December help sort and distribute purchases.

Parent Teacher Conferences Walk-In Appointments — we need 2-3 parents each day before, between or after appointments to assist with scheduling appointments.

PLEASE DON’T FORGET our Senior Internship Program — Consider becoming a mentor to an ICE Senior by offering an internship at your place of work and make a difference in a young adult’s life.

And there’s more so don’t wait for someone else to do it, don’t wait until tomorrow, don’t wait Volunteer now!


ICE SPORTS SCHEDULE

SOCCER GAMES:
10/24 - HS Girls Soccer vs. Eleanor Roosevelt HS @ Randall's Island Field 62 4:00pm
10/26 - HS Girls Soccer vs. East Side Community @ Randall's Island Field 50 9:00am
10/30 - MS Soccer vs. 89 b @ Columbus (67 Mulberry St) 4:00pm
11/1 - HS Boys Soccer vs. Bayard Rustin Educational Complex @ Randall's Island Field 81   11:00am
11/2  - HS Boys Soccer vs. HS of Art & Design @ Randall's Island Field 81 10:00am
 
FLAG FOOTBALL GAMES:
10/27 - HS Flag Football vs. AEC 1 @ 120 St./Park Ave, 4:00pm
10/28 - HS Flag Football vs. Social Justice @ 120 St./Park Ave, 4:30pm
10/28 - MS Flag Football vs. 89 @ East River 6 (Houston St. & E. River), 4:00pm
11/3  - HS Flag Football vs. Democracy Prep @ 120 St./Park Ave, 4:30pm
* HS - First Round of Playoffs is on Veteran's Day 11/11

VOLLEYBALL GAMES:
10/25 - HS Girls Volleyball vs. Democracy Prep @ Lighthouse 1:00pm
10/28 - HS Girls Volleyball vs. Roads 1 @ ICE 5:00pm
11/5  - HS Girls Volleyball vs. Promise 2 @ Promise 2 5:30pm
11/8  - HS Girls Volleyball vs. Lighthouse @ Lighthouse 5:00pm
For directions to the games contact Kristen B  Kristen.Bonnici@gmail.com and John F johnforner4@gmail.com. Schedule is also available on the ICE Website at the After School tab.

PARENTS & STUDENTS COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE TEAMS!

GO ICE!

ICE PICTURE DAY

ORDERING YOUR STUDENT'S PHOTOS: 

This year ICE is using Stomping Ground Photo for our Photo Day.
Photos were taken today, 10/10/14 for grades 6-11.

Online ordering system - Two to three weeks after picture day, you will receive an email directly from Stomping Ground with a unique login to view a private gallery on their website.  Families then have the opportunity to order & pay for pictures/packages of pictures on-line. Your photos will arrive approximately two weeks after the order deadline. 
 
Paper ordering system - Paper proofs of pictures/paper order forms will ONLY be distributed to families without email (via student’s backpacks).
 
Photos (on-line orders and paper orders) will come home to families via student backpacks.  There is an option to have photos mailed directly to your home for an additional charge.
 
Thank you all for your attention and flexibility as we try to improve our school Photo day experience.  

NOTE: Dates for photo retakes/make-up & Senior Cap & Gown photos will be announced shortly.

2015 GARDEN APPRENTICE PROGRAM at BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN 

Dear friends of Brooklyn Botanic Garden,

We are now recruiting students in grades 8 through 11 for the 2015 Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden! GAP is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment while working in one of the most exciting public gardens in the world! Apprentices can work their way up the four-tier program, potentially earning a paid position as a Senior Apprentice. Applications are due December 3.
Come to the info session to learn more: Saturday, November 8, at 3:30 p.m.
To register, please call 718-623-7328; email gap@bbg.org; or Facebook.
BBG’s Garden Apprentices…
  • Work with children, with staff behind-the-scenes, and with Garden visitors
  • Learn about botany and environmentalism
  • Grow, harvest, and cook their own fruits, vegetables, and herbs in the Children's Garden
  • Explore Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s plant collections and greenhouses
  • Develop job skills in teamwork, communication, and responsibility
Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP from March to November, which includes spring training, summer programming, and a weekly commitment after school or on weekends throughout the academic year.
Check out bbg.org/gap for applications, photos, and frequently asked questions!

COLLEGE BOUND SEMINAR

On Saturday, November 8th at The New School, 66 W 12th Street from 11AM – 3:30PM. we are holding our annual College Bound Seminar, which is completely free to sophomore, junior, and senior students, as well as free/open to parents, guardians, educators, and organizational coordinators.
 
 Here are some things we'll be covering at the seminar:

  • Admissions and Financial Aid Counselors will answer questions about the Common App, what colleges are looking for, and how to apply for financial aid.
  • Current college students (alumnae from our youth board) will talk about adjusting to college life, and speak about their own personal experiences.
  • Participants will work in small groups with professional writers to get support with their college essay, whether they're starting a new draft or perfecting a completed essay.
If students want to register as a group (with a class, an organization, or a group of friends), they can do so through this link.
 
If a student want to register/attend individually, they can do so through our website.
 
Thank you in advance for your support, and please let me know if you have any questions!  A flyer is attached College Bound Seminar Enrollment Flyer
 
Sarah Hubschman
Digital Program Coordinator | Girls Write Now
sarahh@girlswritenow.org

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.

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.

Welcome Home!


Upcoming Events

Mon, Sep 1 - Fri, Oct 31
Family Contribution Campaign
Tuesday, November 4
No School for Students
PTA Exec Board Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Rm 513
Wednesday, November 5
Parent Teacher Conference
5:00 PM
HS Girls Volleyball vs Promise 2
5:30 PM
@ Promise 2
Friday, November 7
Half Day for Students
Parent Teacher Conference
1:30 PM
Saturday, November 8
HS Girls Volleyball vs Lighthouse
5:00 PM
@ Lighthouse

Weather

Today, 10/31/2014
High: 57 Low: 46
Mostly cloudy
18% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 54 Low: 40
Rain likely
59% chance of precipitation.