First Fairway Double Day Tuesday, September 27th

Fairway offers monthly Double Days with the first one coming up on Tuesday, September 27th. Please try to shop on this day so that ICE will make 6% of your purchase and consider shopping at Fairway when bringing and donating food to future ICE events. TEXT “BTS” TO 70416 for a 10% off coupon to be used by 9/30/2016

Curriculum Night - October 5th

Please join us Wednesday, October 5th at 5:45 pm. at Curriculum Night for a chance to meet teachers and parents while following an abbreviated version of your child's schedule for a night!

See the attendants at the table outside of the 15th street side elevator on the 5th floor to receive your schedule.  Schedules sorted by advisory section are also attached if you would like to see your schedule before October 5th. 

First period begins promptly at 6 pm; the night moves fast and is always a lot of fun.  Hope to see you then!

ICE After School

Thank you to all who joined us at the New Families meeting Wednesday held by the PTA!  Attached is the updated after school schedule thus far.  When I have more confirmation about the "Coming soon" activities, I will send out a new schedule.

Please remind your students to look at the white board that is outside of Pete's office to see the daily activities and room numbers!

If you have any questions, shoot me an email/text/call to kgruppuso@universitysettlement.org or at (929) 246-0498

ICE Community Volunteer Database

The engine in ICE is our ICE community … we simply can’t do the things we want to do without the help of our incredibly dedicated volunteers.  Spreading the load makes it light on everybody.

And … it’s fun … Help us help you find your volunteer destiny!  Three minutes completing the Volunteer Database and you’re on your way to volunteering where you know your skills and heart are needed!

Thank you to all who have already completed our brief survey.  We're asking for four volunteer hours per year from each ICE parent – complete the survey now and get yours done before the holidays or end of school rush!

PSAT Practice Test - October 19th

  • Who:  10th and 11 grades
  • What:  SAT practice test
  • When:  Wed., Oct.19
  • Time:  8:15 am
  • Where:  ICE

It is important that all students in the 10th and 11th grade take this test to prepare for the SAT/ACT.  The PSAT is $15.00; if this creates hardship for any family, please inform your student’s advisor in writing. 

Please have money in by Friday, October 14th

And please arrive on time with a calculator and two #2 pencils!

Email jwells1028@gmail.com with any questions.

Results are In

The results are in!  Last Saturday found more than 80 runners/walkers from our ICE community enjoying a beautiful fall morning on Randall’s Island in the first (of hopefully many) 5k Run/Walks.  It was great to see parents and their children running together, and the whole event was full of healthy good humor.

5K Winner’s Circle 

Fastest Female Junior: Paulina Lichtman
Fastest Male Junior: Philip Chirigos
Fastest Female Adult: Penny Jansens
Fastest Male Adult: Mark Williams
Fastest Junior Adult Combo: Rossiya Fajardo & Ella Fajardo

Click HERE to view the complete list of runners/walkers.

Volunteers:
Organizer:  John Breen; Consultants: Imebet Blair-Carter, Nancy Lasher; Registration: John Breen, Sarah Aucoin; Set-up/Distribute Goody Bags: Elaine Pommells, Saschael Carter, Mia Delpriora, Amy Binin; Marshalls: Elaine Pommells, Dawne Marx, Katie Green, Kemala Karmen, Elizabeth Rexrode, Suzanne Ventura; Timekeepers: Oscar Breen, Lelia Buswinka, Onsite Sales: Andrea Santamaria, Cari Fershing; Post Signs: John Breen, Imebet Blair-Carter and Aideen Kane; Provided Prizes for winners: Aideen Kane; Supply Donations: Dianne Darbouze, Andrea Santamaria, Imebet Blair-Carter, Lisa Burdige

A VERY Special Thank You to Katie Hunter: Grade 10 Teacher & Track Coach; Jennifer Dalhstrom (JD): – Science Teacher & Girls Soccer Coach; Members of the Girls Soccer Team: Abel Roussel, Njeri Campbell, Elona Hoffeld, Mia Delpriora, Saschael Carter, Orla Keeting-Beer, Helen Chirigos, Jolene Lower and the Track Team’s representative Paulina Lichtman

We are pretty much guaranteed that we will be able to run the race at the same venue next year and I assure you all that the lessons we learned on this first one will be invaluable in seeing it run even more smoothly next year!
 
Thank you to the huge numbers who volunteered their time and treasure, to all who donated water, fruit, and other items for the goody bags, to all those with advice and insight into pulling an event like this off, to the members of the Executive Board, and to The Randall's Island Alliance for helping us out – and especially to the participants for making the event so fun!

Shout Out to ICE Art Students

Students have been seeing the amazing work of Paul Nowell’s students, Carlos Suazo, Adrianna Keller-Wyman, Bella Santiso-Murray, Che Puntes, Thien An Pham, Eleanor Crawford, Mia Delpriora and Ashai Gonzalez every day as they enter and exit ICE, but for those who haven’t seen the murals on the 16th St. doors, have a look below.

Even better, come see them in person – they are awesome live!!

 

Pain-free Giving

Use AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) and painlessly give to ICE!
 
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), select ICE to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to ICE.
 
ICE is listed as: ICE Foundation Inc. NY NY (make sure you scroll down and only use this one!).

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ICE and Fairway Community Partners

ICE has partnered with Fairway to receive a 3%+ donation to ICE for all purchases made when using our personalized ICE Community Partners card.

Fairway offers monthly Double Days with the first one Wednesday, September 27th.  Please try to shop on this day so that ICE will make 6% of your purchase and consider shopping at Fairway when bringing and donating food to future ICE events!

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Congratulations to I.C.E. Grads

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 for being such remarkable human beings and accomplishing remarkable things!  Thank you to the 11th grade volunteers who gave their precious time so that graduating seniors and their families could relax and enjoy the ceremony.
 
Class of 2016, you’re a pretty amazing group of young adults!  Keep in touch as alumni and come visit whenever you get the chance.  Best wishes to you all!

Happy Summer Save The Date

We are excited about the beginning of vacation and a break from homework, but we are also really looking forward to the Fifth Annual Girls Read for Girls read-a-thon!!
 
Please save NOVEMBER 13, 2016 and note our new location - THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM! 
 
Share this message with your friends and ask them to join our mailing list so we can keep you all in the loop as the event gets closer.
 
If you are interested in volunteering to help spread the word at your school, please e-mail us at info@girlsreadforgirls.org  We are hoping to get parent/student school reps from lots of different schools in Brooklyn!!

First Annual I.C.E. Athletics Banquet

First Annual I.C.E. Athletics Banquet

 

Join I.C.E. athletes and their families, coaches and staff as we celebrate our growing I.C.E. athletics program, honor all our ICE athletes on stage, and hear from coaches and players as they recap their accomplishments on and off the field!

Dinner begins at 6 pm on June 13th in the ICE 2nd floor cafeteria.  

The Awards ceremony follows at 6:45 in the auditorium.

.Please come show support for your kids and our athletes.

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