ICE Parent Volunteers Needed 

The Spring Fling Raffle Coordinator needs a few volunteers to help with raffle tickets sales at the following events:

If you can help, please click the corresponding links. The more volunteers the merrier.
 

TREASURER-IN-TRAINING
Treasurer-in-Training – This is a shared role for which we need 1 more volunteer. You will share all the treasurer stuff which includes two hours a week at school during school hours; attending monthly meetings to present reports and attending fundraisers. Everything else can happen at home using QuickBooks Online and PayPal. We will show you everything you need to know.


FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
We are in need of a few more volunteers to join the fundraising team to help with our current fundraisers and bring in new fundraisers. Fundraising Committee Team Members  (3 volunteers)


VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Volunteer Coordinator – Call for volunteers for event as needed, update volunteer page on the website; all online work.


More volunteer roles will be added within the next few months so visit our website to view the "Parent Life" tab or click Volunteer Opportunities for updates.


SPRING FLING DONATIONS

Don't know what to donate, here are a few suggestions...

Museums, Music, Art, TV shows - Cultural activities, whether a private museum tour or a night at a jazz club raise lots of money for our school and your kids.  Can you drum up a donation for:
 
* tickets to a musical event - any genre!
* a museum tour
* seats to a Broadway show
* tickets to a late-night show, a la Colbert Report

Please visit a theater, a club, a museum or gallery and ask for a donation today.  NYC cultural institutions donating to a NYC public school, how could they say no?
 
ICE families love bling!  Maybe not diamonds and rubies, but beautiful, often handcrafted jewelry are big favorites at the Spring Fling auction. 

Do you know an artist who might donate an item or two?  Is there a store in your neighborhood that would like to contribute to a NYC public school?  The jewelry donations have been very successful in the past, we'd love to have a table of beautiful items to tempt this coming May.


We are looking for vacation homes/trips - ICE families love travel! Please donate a vacation home for a few days or more - local or international. 

 We are hoping for at least 1 donation per grade, please donate that trip today!  

Past trips include Jamaica, Israel, Italy, The Catskills - the sky is the limit. Yes, we will even travel to Mars. 


Another good donation is dining experiences, we are hoping for 5 donations per grade.  Typically, these are some of the most coveted items. 

They generate lots and lots of dollars for your school PLUS: new dining experiences for our community.  Restaurants are often happy to donate a dinner for 2 or 4 - they win over new repeat customers while giving back to a local public school.
 

Use the Online Donation Form  or the Printable Donation Formwhen asking for donations. Be sure to give your donors the Merchant Letter which includes our tax id number for those who are donating.

Contact Liza and Imebet at icespringfling@gmail.com if you have questions.

Last Call for Cell Phone for Nepal Trip 

THE NEPAL AND MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH MEDIA GROUPS
ARE ASKING PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND FRIENDS OF ICE TO DONATE
THE CELL PHONES THEY NO LONGER USE.

THE NEPAL TRIP IS NEXT WEEK!

SO PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE ANY OLD CELL PHONES, SMART PHONES ETC. WITH PICTURE TAKING CAPABILITY, PLEASE HAVE THEM BROUGHT TO JEFFREY (the International Youth Media Advisor/Program Director) in room 419B. 
Please be sure the phones – as cameras – work.
It would also be helpful if each phone-camera donated came with a charger.
Also, VERY IMPORTANT, please be sure to include the code to access the cell phones.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jeffrey.


PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting on Wednesday, Feb 13 @ 6:00PM is being intentionally designed for the families of middle school students and those families of students who are recent transfers to ICE. We will explore the underlying philosophies and practices that distinguish our school and make it tick--including standardized testing (or lack thereof), “panels,” middle school-high school continuity and curriculum. 

So, families of middle school students and families new to ICE (regardless of grade) you are strongly encouraged to attend! Other families also welcome to share experiences, respond to questions, etc.

ICE Has a Social Story

Hello ICE Community,

We are very proud to announce that ICE now has its very own Social Story and it’s posted on our homepage for your viewing pleasure!

You might be asking yourself: What is a Social Story? Social Stories are essentially helpful guides to various social interactions and spaces. They can be written or visual, and they gently offer accurate social and spatial information.  Many cultural institutions provide them to visitors that might have questions or anxieties about what their experience will be like. With this, we think that it’s only fitting that ICE create its own social story about our unique educational community.

It is our greatest hope that this video provides a calming and reassuring feeling to anyone entering our space. We are also hoping that our video sparks the making of more social stories from schools and educational facilities around the city and beyond. After all, everyone should feel safe and comfortable in their school space, and if a short video can help with that, that’s a wonderful thing.

This Social Story was made with the invaluable help and artistry of two students: Shane Fleming and Spencer Berg. In the wise words of Mr. Rogers, “You will always find people who are helping.” Those people are luckily all round our community here at ICE. Thanks for being those people, and enjoy the video.

Sincerely,

Natalie, Sammi, Pete & Mark

ICE Summer Camp Fund - Year 2

Last summer, thanks to your generosity, we managed to give over a dozen students the experience of lifetime, going to sleep away camp! We'd like to build on our success and provide this opportunity to even more students. Please help us by donating (again) or sharing the page with family and friends. 

Post it on your Facebook pages, send it far and wide ... 

Thank you very much!

ICE Parent Volunteers Needed

SPRING FLING TEAM

  1. Donation Assistant (1 Volunteer) Enter donor and donation info onto Bidding For Good

TREASURERS-IN-TRAINING
Treasurers-in-Training – 1 volunteer, 2hrs/wk @school, rest online

  1. Spearhead the development of the PTA budget with the Administration & PTA Co-Presidents

  2. Maintain a record of all income & expenditures by the PTA

  3. This is a shared role that is why we need 2 parents (Join with a friend). Two hours a week at school during school hours. Everything else can happen at home, online using QuickBooks and PayPal. We will show you everything you need to know.


FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Join the team, help mange the fundraisers we currently have and bring in new fundraisers.
Fundraising Committee Team Members  (3 volunteers to join the team)

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Volunteer Coordinator – Call for volunteers for event as needed, update volunteer page on the website



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


ICE Community Lunch 

The first Community Lunch was a wonderful success - teachers and students from all grades gathered together to share food, laughter, and lunch tables! Beautiful dishes were prepared by staff members, a parent volunteer, and were set up & cleaned up by the Community Service Club.

We want to extend the invitation to contribute food to a Community Lunch to you all. If you'd like to participate, please fill out the form below and select a date that is convenient for you. You will receive a confirmation email that will include the reminders below. We will create a Community Lunch at least once a week, and your help is invaluable!

(Students are welcomed to join with their home lunch if they prefer to bring their own).

If you would like to help, please see the information below:

1. Here is the google form, please fill it out (** takes 1 minute)!

2. Please drop off donations at one of two times on the day of the community lunch:
(1) morning advisory: 8:00-8:20
(2) 10:30am-10:45am
During either of these times, someone will be waiting at the 16th St. ICE entrance, with a cart, ready to bring your food upstairs.

3. For ease of serving, we ask that you please send your donation in a full or half size aluminum sheet pan (like this).

4. Please label your dish (this is especially helpful for students with food allergies).

Thank you in advance!
 

ICE Parent Volunteers Needed 

SPRING FLING TEAM

  1. Donation Assistant (1 Volunteer) Enter donor and donation info onto Bidding For Good
     

TREASURERS-IN-TRAINING
Treasurers-in-Training – 1 volunteer, 2hrs/wk @school, rest online

  1. Spearhead the development of the PTA budget with the Administration & PTA Co-Presidents

  2. Maintain a record of all income & expenditures by the PTA

  3. This is a shared role that is why we need 2 parents (Join with a friend). Two hours a week at school during school hours. Everything else can happen at home, online using QuickBooks and PayPal. We will show you everything you need to know.


FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Join the team, help mange the fundraisers we currently have and bring in new fundraisers.
Fundraising Committee Team Members  (3 volunteers to join the team)

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Volunteer Coordinator – Call for volunteers for event as needed, update volunteer page on the website


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


Calling All High School Students Aged 16+  

Beam Center* is gathering a select team of motivated young makers and builders to make the first ever NYC Beam Project! The NYC Beam Project is a spectacular, architect-designed project for public display in NYC. Project Fellows will learn new building skills and tools, interpret plans and blueprints, and lead teams of younger children and other community members to build the project. More info and application here.


*Beam Center is the Brooklyn-based parent organization of Beam Camp, a STEAM/Maker camp that some ICE students have an affiliation with.