Parent Volunteers 

Sadly if there are no volunteers there are not events!

I.C.E. Holiday Celebration - Wednesday, December 19th, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Holiday Celebration Volunteers (5 volunteers to set-up and clean-up) 
Holiday Celebration Day-of-Coordinator (1 volunteer to be the point person at the event) 

Wine Tasting Fundraiser – Friday, December 7th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Wine Tasting Food Donation (Cheese and charcuterie boards, finger foods, etc.)

Ice Skate Swap
Ice Skate Swap Coordinator (1 volunteer) - organize our skate swap. Kids who have skates that does not fit bring it in and kids who need skates can get if available. The skate swap would take place at the holiday celebration.

For a full list with detailed descriptions of opportunities visit our website to view the "Parent Life" tab or click Volunteer Opportunities now.

Spring Fling Neighborhood Walk   

Spring Fling team members are organizing a neighborhood walk - it's better to ask for donations from your neighborhood restaurants and stores if you go with a friend. So join us - it's a great way to get to know your fellow ICE parents who live in your neighborhood.

The neighborhood walk dates for Brooklyn are:  

  1. Prospect Heights --- Saturday, Dec 1st  from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

  2. Windsor Terrace & Kensington --- Saturday, Dec 1st  from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

  3. Williamsburg --- Saturday, Dec 8th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

We are also looking for parents in other neighborhoods in other boroughs to organize their Neighborhood Walk. If you are interested please let us know at I am interested in organizing my neighborhood walk

12th Grade Literature Panels   

Sitting in on panels is a great opportunity to see the kind of critical reading and writing work our seniors have been doing.
The seniors will be presenting and defending the critical work they did in analyzing the novels, plays, etc. they have been reading and writing about for months.

The dates of these panels are:

  1. Wednesday, December 12th, 3:15 to 4:15 AND 4:20 to 5:20

  2. Tuesday, December 18th , 3:15 to 4:15 AND 4:20 to 5:20

If you are interested and able to participate in this wonderfully enriching activity, please email Jeffrey Romanow (one of the 12G literature teachers) and let him know which day and which session (one or both) you could sit in on. Jeffrey will fill you in on all the details for how the panel will work – and he will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

PTA Meeting 

The PTA meeting is on Wednesday, November 14th at 6:00pm in Room 518. 

I.C.E parents please join us for a discussion with Josh and Carolyn & HS Parents for an insight into I.C.E. high school.

Josh Torpey, ICE 8G Spanish, 12G History Teacher and ICE Senior Internship Coordinator: Find out about the Senior Internship program and how you can help. 

Carolyn Cohen, ICE College Advisor will discuss: The college process at ICE

HS Parents discuss ICE high school with 8th grade parents

Volunteering at ICE

Picture Day for the Senior Class & Retakes – Friday, November 16th, 8:00am - 12:00pm
 Picture Day Volunteers  (7 volunteers needed from 8:00am – 12:00pm)

ICE Beautification & Repairs
Beautification Volunteer 
Folks (one with a truck/other for extra muscle power) to drive together and pick up 2-person sofa in Park Slope and drive to ICE and install in Pete’s office. During school hours or right before school starts.
Wine Tasting Fundraiser – Friday, December 7th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Wine Tasting Day of Volunteer (5 Volunteers to setup & clean up )
Wine Tasting Food Donation (Cheese and charcuterie boards, finger foods, etc.)

For a full list with detailed descriptions of opportunities visit our website to view the "Parent Life" tab or click Volunteer Opportunities now.

Annual Family Contribution

Who is John Pettinato and what did he establish in 1993?  Trivia buff extraordinaire, Rich B, stated it best:  

"John is a Social Worker/Teacher who started the Institute for Collaborative Education for children who had a hard time fitting in and developing in "regular" public schools. Loosely modeled after Alexander Neill at Summerhill but without the self-governing. He was the principal for about 20 years."

Thanks to the vision, drive and fearlessness of John Pettinato, we have I.C.E., the splendid NYC public school that educates our kids regardless of politics, scandal, and fiscal restraints.  Though the school has undergone many changes since its inception, it still bucks the trends that would make it "regular". 

If you haven't already made your Family Contribution reach for your checkbook and donate. 

Matching Contribution - Does your company offer corporate matching? If so, you may be able to double (or even triple) your contributions to I.C.E.! If you donate to the Family Contribution Drive, these donations are eligible for matching programs.  You can also check with your HR department.

Picture Day for Seniors & Retakes  

The seniors will have their photo taken in everyday wear & cap and gown on Friday, November 16th, 8:00am - 12:00pm. Retakes will also be held on this day for grades 6-11. 

Volunteers are  needed (senior class parents, how about it?). Picture Day Volunteers  (10 volunteers), 8:00am – 12:00pm 

Information on ordering photos for grades 6-11 will be available soon.


SAVE THE DATE! ICE DRAMA SHOW! The 7th & 8th Grade Drama Elective has partnered with NYU Devised Theater students to create an original, site-specific show about Stuyvesant Square Park. 

Come and meet Peter Gerard Stuyvesant, Gertrude Vanderbilt, Antonín Dvořák, and the cast of characters that will cross time and space to be in the park together for just one afternoon. Our park has stories to tell, and we invite you to come and be a part of it all. Bring yours friends, family, and comfortable footwear (we will walk around the park for the performance). 

Join us on 
Wednesday, October 24th at 4:30PM 
Friday, October 26th at 3:30PM 

Show runs approx. 50 minutes. 

Meet us at the gate on E 15th St. between 2nd Ave & Rutherford Pl. 

Dramatically Yours, 
Natalie Mack & ICE Drama 

Volunteering at ICE 

Learn all there is to know about our unique school. See the vision as it unfolds. Be amazed at the care that goes into each and every student....
Treasurers-in-Training (1 volunteer) – 2hrs/wk @school, rest online 
We are thrilled to have an awesome 6th Grade Dad join the 9-month training program for Treasurer. We do however need one more parent on the team. Let us know ASAP if you are interested.

I.C.E. PAC (Parent Action Committee)
Join I.C.E. PAC to help inform our fellow parents about progressive education policies and practices and to advocate for local, state, and federal education policies that center children's needs and the public sphere over corporate interests. Interested? Email I.C.E. PAC parent Kemala Karmen (children in 9th and 12th grades).

SPRING FLING SF Procurement Team  (10 volunteers)

For a full list with detailed descriptions of opportunities visit our website to view the "Parent Life" tab or click Volunteer Opportunities now.