School's Out for Summer

But not forever!!

Welcome to Summer 2017.  We hope you find time for fun, relaxation, peace and all other good things until we see you in the fall (here, as we all know, in the blink of an eye!)

Unless important information pops up for the ICE community, the hardworking editorial team is taking a break from newsletter and website production for the summer.

This editor is heading back to Texas with mixed emotions.  It has been my pleasure to serve the ICE community in this small way.  I have met incredible teachers, staff, parents and especially students.  My life has been richly blessed by being a part of this community and for that, I thank you all!!

Music Department Fundraiser

ROY T-Shirts Now Available!

Jazz up your summer style with a “Love Train” Roy Nathanson t-shirt, tank top, phone case and more!  Help fund the future of the ICE music department and celebrate our amazing musical legacy with this cooler than jazz design.  Because it’s threadless, you can get your Roy fix on anything including duvet covers and shower curtains.  Seniors, who’s going to take a little bit of ICE with them to college next year?

All profits will be donated to ICE and earmarked for the music department.

Start shopping here:  Music Department Fundraiser

ICE Summer Camp Opportunities

Through athletics, we have been able to help a large number of young people gain confidence, learn teamwork, grow socially, and have fun.  In an effort to ensure that all of our students have the same opportunity to continue this growth through athletics over summer break, we are trying to raise money to send 20 students to summer sports camp in 2017.

To learn more and make a donation click HERE

Thank you for your support,

Wali and Mark

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day Kudos

A huge thank you to all of the parents who donated time, food and/or money for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day on Friday, June 2nd.

The teachers were very impressed by the ICE Community's thoughtfulness, and "felt appreciated and considered".  Because of your generosity, we provided craniosacral therapy, massages, wonderfully varied breakfast and lunch spreads, and $20 SMILE.AMAZON.COM gift cards to ICE's dedicated staff.

Please note, if you/your child did not pick up your waffle iron or other service items, you may pick up in Mark's office.


Order 8th Grade Yearbook Now - Before They Disappear

-- Yes, Streisand may have sung it!  Some of us my have gotten misty watching the movie (I know I did).  BUT, the 8th Grade class is living it as they ready for their "Stepping Up" ceremony to move on to high school.  And while new memories will be created, old memories are swirling around now.

It’s that time of year again -- ICE 2016-2017 Yearbook ordering season!  Every year, the yearbook committee works diligently to see that the senior class and the 8th grade class are

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Science Students Honored in Genes in Space Competition

Exceptionally hard work, extensive research, and dedication, have resulted in ICE science students Asha Karmen-Chan (15), Jasmine Hyman (16), and Albert Jurkowski (16) receiving recognition from the Genes in Space competition with an Honorable Mention award.

One of only 10 projects (out of 375 submissions) to be selected, our ICE science students share this recognition with students from Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and other specialty tech schools across the country.  Including the finalists, the math works out to their project being in the top 4% of all submissions!  This is a remarkable achievement.

The entire ICE community is so incredibly proud of these students’ continually pushing themselves to complete their best work!

Here's the link to the announcement: (copy and paste if link doesn’t work!).

Debaters Crush It in Chicago

Debating last weekend in Chicago against 44 top teams from 22 cities around the country, Josie and Nicole crushed it.  It’s not easy to get to this place.  Only two teams from NYC made it:  ICE andBrooklyn Tech.  Arguing at a graduate level, the team focused on Feminist Disability Theory looking at the interconnectedness of disability and sex.  Then they connected it to relations between the US and China!!  

These are difficult, layered arguments.  Josie and Nicole made it to the sweet 16, the elite of the elite, finishing 12thin the country.  This is very, very big - no school from this area has ever gotten this far.  You should know how much work Josie and Nicole put into this.

Newest Mazzone Has Arrived

Hello ICE Families,

I am writing to let you know that yesterday my wife gave birth to our second child, Colton Mack Mazzone. Everyone is happy and doing great.

I also want to let you all know that I will be spending the next two weeks at home with my family.  Feel free to email or call me as you normally would, but know it may take me longer than usual to get back to you.  For more immediate responses, email Pete ( and Kristen Bonnici ( who will be taking over some of my duties the next two weeks.

Thanks to all.  See you after April Break!



Girls HS JV Soccer

Ninth and tenth grade ICE girls who think they may be interested in learning the ins and outs of soccer or just improving their skills in a friendly, encouraging, and fun environment should consider joining our JV soccer team!

Pre-season practices have just begun, so you'll have plenty of time to build skills before games begin next month.  Practices are Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 and Fridays from 2:45-4:00.  Interested players should complete this interest form (Girls JV Soccer Sign-up) and stop by JD's room (521) for more information.  Go ICE!

Middle School Girls Who Code Club

ICE has the opportunity to expand our girls who code with a Middle School Girls Who Code Club this semester!  Interested students should be young women in 6-8th grades, who want to learn to master the technology that surrounds them.  If your child is interested, please have them complete this form:  Girls Who Code Club Form

More information about Girls Who Code can be found here:

Mexico Trip 2017 - GoFundMe

Hello ICE parents and friends!

We are thrilled to announce that a group of 11th and 12th graders from our school are taking a community service trip to Mexico.  It’s a really exciting way to give back to the community and environment, as well as give our students an incredible cultural experience.

The group will be doing environmental and community based work in Puerto Morelos and Nuevo Durango.  They will also have many opportunities to interact with the culture and setting of Mexico.

We want to make sure that every student, regardless of financial need or socioeconomic class, is able to take advantage of this opportunity.  That’s why we’re asking you to consider donating to our Go Fund Me  Even if you can only spare a dollar, it really does all add up.

Please feel free to share the link with your family and friends.

Thank you so much!

~ICE Mexico Trip 2017