Important I.C.E. News

SUPPLY LIST 

The supply lists for ALL grades are now available.  Click on the "ICE Supply List" tab on the left to access the lists.



FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Wed, Sep. 9th

All ICE Students, 6-12 grades, will report to the Auditorium (in basement) at 8:10 am for an hour long school assembly to meet the teachers and learn about Opening Project. 
 
After assembly:
Grades 7-12 will go to their advisories from the previous year

6th grade students will meet elsewhere to get advisory sections and to get some questions answered by teachers. 
 
More specific info to come as teachers meet next week to finalize opening project schedule.


ICE CONSTRUCT & BEAUTIFY - Thurs, Sep. 3rd

All ICE families are welcome to come in to clean and organize on various elbow grease projects at ICE on Thursday, September 3rd from 10am - 1pm.  Please bring a bucket, some cleaning rags or paper towels and windex and/or vinegar (white distilled) & a trash bag or two.  We'll meet in the admissions room (door to the left of room 521) on the 5th floor of ICE.

Students are absolutely invited to come and work alongside parents/guardians :)

Please RSVP to Annette at annettetacconelli@gmail.com


ICE PTA ECECUTIVE BOARD MEETING - Wed, Sep. 9

The 1st Exec Board Meeting for the school year is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept 9th 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Room 518. All Exec Board members and Advisory Parents are expected to attend.

Exec Board meetings are open to anyone in the ICE Community wishing to attend.


ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY LAB EXPERIENCE 

The Rockefeller University Science Outreach Program Fall Registration is now open for Learning At the Bench (LAB) Experience classes!

During a LAB class, 6th-12th grade students will meet with scientists to learn laboratory techniques and discuss how basic science research improves our understanding of ourselves.
 
LAB classes for schools within the NYC DOE are free of charge.
 
Register Here for LAB Experience Classes


SUMMER HOMEWORK

Summer homework is posted. Please click on Recommended Summer Math and Summer Reading Assignments tabs on the left to view. 



BACK TO SCHOOL FUNDRAISER - September 12th 


Purchase your tickets now for the kick-off party of 2015-2016. It’s going to be a great party. Spread the word amongst your other I.C.E. parents and alumni friends. We are only selling 100 tickets.

Here are the details:
Saturday, September 12th at Pete’s Candy Store from 3pm - 7pm.

Bands, I.C.E Musicians, Open Bar and Delicious BBQ Cookout. Part garden party and part jamboree, this fundraiser brings you together with friends, acquaintances, and new faces from the I.C.E. parents  to eat, drink, talk, listen to music and generally have a great time as we celebrate a new school year.

Tickets are $50 for all food, music and open bar. Adults Only.
 
DONATIONS: We are looking for parents with restaurant / food industry connections to help build a fun finger food menu. Please contact somaria@mac.com for more info
 


GOLF FUNDRAISER - October 3rd


Dear ICE Community,

The ICE Golf Fundraiser is Saturday, October 3rd at Dyker Beach Golf Club in Brooklyn, and we need your help!  You don’t have to be a golfer to help! We are asking you to contact the local businesses in your neighborhood- book stores, restaurants, sporting goods store, and ask them to sponsor a hole or a golf cart at our Golf Fundraiser.

 

Contributions are tax-deductible and it’s a great way for businesses to give back to their community by helping to support the programs at ICE. Click the ICE Golf Donation Letter link, print the letter and form and give it to your local merchants.  

 

Reserve your foursome by clicking the ICE Golf Fundraiser button on the left. 
 
Spread the word!


Thank you,

ICE Golf Fundraiser Team




THE I.C.E. LIBRARY

Shane Fleming and Ava Hanadel who will both be 7th graders are heading up this project. They have already received a batch of books from the New York Times and raised 1800 dollars to date. 
 
What We Need
Here are some of the things we need:

  • A computer to scan checked out books, take inventory and all the other stuff on a computer a librarian needs to do.
  • Someone to get the mice out, but not kill them! because that would be mean.
  • Stuff to make the room hospitable and get a swifter sweeper so we don't have to breathe in the 100 year old dust which seems to be bringing back my cough-varient-asthma.
  • Some bean bags so we don't have to read on an old concrete floor that’s probably covered in fossilized mice poop.
  • Getting books---of course.
  • Repainting the room so we can get rid of the graffiti.
  • We need to get one of those slide-ey ladders so we don't have to painstakingly drag the ladder to get where we need to go and then just falling off the ladder.

 
Read the complete story, watch the video and donate at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-i-c-e-library#/

We will be raising funds all summer and into the early fall!
 
Thank you,
ICE Library Team



FREE HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCH


Dear Parents/Guardian,
 
Children need healthy meals to learn. The office of SchoolFood offers healthy meals every school day. The school meals application determines if your child will qualify for free or reduced-price meals and determines federal funding which is available to your child's school. Breakfast is served at no charge to all students and lunch costs $1.75 if you are not eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
 
You may qualify for free meals before the start of school. We encourage you to complete a school meals application online over the summer so that you will not need to submit a paper form in September and do not incur any meal charges while your form is being processed.
 
Beginning in July, you can apply at nyc.applyforlunch.com which is quicker, easier, and more accurate than filling out a paper application. Online applications are submitted using your student's 9-digit ID number which is located at the bottom of this letter and are processed within 24 hours of receipt. You will receive immediate confirmation that your application was submitted however your school will notify you of your child's eligibility status in September.
 
If you prefer not to complete the School Meals Application online over the summer we will send a paper application home with your child on September. It is important that when you receive the lunch application you complete it as soon as possible so that you don't incur charges for the cost of full priced lunch while your lunch application is being processed.
Your privacy is important to us. All information is kept confidential. Federal regulations do not allow the Department of Education to share your information with any other agency.
 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact SchoolFood at (877) 363-6325
 
Sincerely,
 
Office of SchoolFood
 


GIRL'S HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SOCCER - SIGN-UP NOW!


Sign-up is now open for the 2015 varsity soccer season!  Any student who is interested in playing and will be in the 9th-12th grade during the 2015-2016 school year is encouraged to join our young women's team.  Experience is not necessary (but sportsmanship, team commitment, and a desire to grow as an athlete is!)  
 
In order to be best prepared for the fall season, practices will be every weekend in August (players will be able to note their availability for summer practice in the sign-up form).
 
Interested players should sign up here:  Girls Varsity Soccer Sign-Up
 
Please direct any questions to JD (jenniferdahlstrom@gmail.com).



FREE OFFICIAL SAT PRACTICE ON KHAN ACADEMY


Hello ICE Community,
 
For the first time ever, Khan Academy has teamed up with the creators of the SAT to create personalized SAT practice for anyone, anywhere. In March 2016, the SAT is changing, and students can prepare for it on Khan Academy—for free.

Learn about the new SAT 

We give students personalized practice recommendations and instant feedback on how they’re doing. If they’re curious, we also have a short video about how the new SAT is different.

Our system is designed to help students where they need it. Check it out yourself and we’ll automatically send you updates about important changes and SAT dates. Please forward this email to families you know who are preparing for the SAT.

Sincerely,
Annie and the Khan Academy SAT team



I.C.E. ON THE RADIO


Dear ICE families:
 
This report aired this morning on WNYC: http://www.wnyc.org/story/how-one-high-school-substitutes-student-work-state-tests/
 
I hope you will be as honored as I am that WNYC identified ICE as a school that provides a successful alternative to high stakes tests to demonstrate proficiency towards high school graduation. A journalist from WNYC/ NPR attended our Neuroscience Exhibition two weeks ago, and to her credit she observed 2 rounds of presentations and interviewed students, teachers and parents. While the real story goes much deeper, I thought Ms. Fertig represented ICE and performance-based assessment positively. ICE students Micki Lee Coleman-Palansky, Kira James, Asha Reed-Jones and Zander Buswinka deserve more than a shout out for their effective descriptions of their work, and the process that they most recently completed for their 11th Grade Science Graduation Requirement. 
 
There will be more to come on the subject of performance based assessment. We are entering a phase as a community in which we will all need to represent our choice to be part of this approach to assessment and instruction while the NYS Board of Regents decides how to vote, and how to advocate in Albany. As always, your voices need to be heard, as do the voices of our students like those in the radio report. I hope you will join me as we advocate for what we practice at ICE.
 
Take care for now
 
Pete
 


ICE TALK


Hello ICE Community,
 
"ICE Talk" is a new discussion group for ICE parents at Google Groups. It is an open forum for all of us to share information, discuss current events relevant to our school and our kids, and be in touch with one another. 
 
Meibell Contreras and Sebastian Delmont, parents of Maya in 602, are in charge of the group. Visit the group on the web at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ice-talk 
and subscribe directly. 



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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 9
First Day of School
PTA Exec Board Meeting
6:00 PM
Saturday, September 12
ICE Back To School Fundraiser @ Pete's Candy Store
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mon, Sep 14 - Tue, Sep 15
Rosh Hashanah - No School
Wednesday, September 16
PTA Meeting
6:00 PM
Wednesday, September 23
Yom Kippur - No School
Thursday, September 24
Eid al-Adha - No School
Friday, October 2
ICE Photo Day

Weather

Today, 9/4/2015
High: 82 Low: 64
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/5/2015
High: 82 Low: 63
Mostly sunny
1% chance of precipitation.