Important I.C.E. News

PTA MEETING / EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP SERIES 


The next PTA Meeting is NOVEMBER 12TH 6:00PM – 7:30PM ---- Our Guest Speaker will be: DR. MARIANNE CHAI from NY CENTER FOR LIVING

We warmly welcome all parents, faculty and staff to join us as our PTA Meeting / Educational Workship Series continues with Dr. Marianne Chai, MD from NY Center For Living. Dr. 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. 



HOLIDAY FUNDRAISERS

 
This year we are kicking off our Holiday Fundraisers with three (3) merchandising options:
 

  1. 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 for more information. Order deadline is December 31
  1. We are introducing the community to a new organization – SERRV.  This nonprofit connects us to artisans around the globe!   You can purchase everything from clothing, jewelry, textiles, food, items for your home or garden, and more.  Follow the SERRV link for more information, view the items ONLINE or in the CATALOG, in order for ICE to make a profit you MUST place your orders manually by filling out the ORDER FORM.  Order deadline is November 21

AND

  1. Shop on AMAZON and earn money for ICE! Use the ICE AMAZON LINK tab on the left 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 below
 
Follow the links provided for detailed information



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..




FAMILY CONTRIBUTION CAMPAIGN




100% of the dollars you contribute go to ICE.



Every dollar you give to ICE goes to ICE. We use the money  to buy computers, science equipment, classroom supplies, sports equipment and maintain a fund to ensure all students can benefit from the trips. 
 
You can feel good about giving to ICE because you know that all of that money will go directly to the school. Your child's school. Your child's education.
 
Aren't you proud to be part of one of the most special public schools in the country? 

Click here, www.icepta.org to make your contribution today. We are asking $600 per child, or whatever you can afford.

If your company offers matched donations, every dollar you give can be doubled with no cost to you. Please ask your HR department today if they match charitable giving. Matching gifts are a source of free money that's often overlooked.



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! 


ICE SPORTS SCHEDULE


SOCCER GAMES:
10/20 - HS Boys Soccer vs. William C. Bryant @ William C. Bryant HS - Field 4:00pm
10/21 - MS Soccer vs. BK P b @ Columbus (67 Mulberry St) 5:00pm
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:
10/20 - HS Flag Football vs. Promise 2 @ 120 St./Park Ave, 5:00pm
10/21 - HS Flag Football vs. New Vision @ 120 St./Park Ave, 4;00pm
10/21 - MS Flag Football vs. Eastside @ East River 6 (Houston St. & E. River), 4:00pm
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:
10/21 - HS Girls Volleyball vs. Cristo Rey @ ICE 4:30pm
10/23 - HS Girls Volleyball vs Williamsburg @ ICE 4:45pm
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.



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 



Many opportunities to contribute to the ICE Community, click Volunteer and select the Special Projects tab and/or Fundraising Projects tab to sign-up

  • Special Projects:
    • Co-Recording Secretary
    • School Construction/Beautify
    • Parent Teacher Conference (Nov 5th & 7th)
    • 8th Grade Stepping-Up Events/Ceremony (Planning starts Mid-November – June)
    • 12th Grade Prom/Graduation (Planning starts Mid-November – June)
  • Fundraising Projects:
    • Merchandising (Ongoing)
    • Equal Exchange Online Sale / Serrv Catalog Sale (Oct 16, 2014 – Jan ‘15)
    • Spring Fling (Planning starts now – May ’15)
    • Golf Tournament (June ’15)

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.

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.

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
Friday, October 24
8G Science Field Trip
Saturday, October 25
HS Girls Volleyball vs Democracy Prep
1:00 PM
@ Lighthouse
Monday, October 27
Drama Elec to Provine Town Playhouse
HS Flag Football vs AECI
4:00 PM
@ 120 St/Park Ave
Tuesday, October 28
ICE MS Flag Football vs. I.S. 89
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
East River 6 (Houston St & E. River)
HS Flag Football vs Social Justice
4:30 PM
@ 120 St/Park Ave
HS Girls Volleyball vs Roads 1
5:00 PM
@ ICE

Weather

Today, 10/24/2014
High: 65 Low: 47
Slight chance rain showers
43% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/25/2014
High: 66 Low: 49
Partly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.