Curriculum Night – Wednesday, September 26th

Dear ICE Families,

Please join us on Curriculum Night for a chance to meet teachers and parents while following an abbreviated version of your child's schedule! Come to ICE on Wednesday, September 26th at 5:45 pm. 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 the 26th.

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

ICE Faculty


ICE Drama Club

Welcome back, ICE Drama Club! Our first Drama Club meeting will take place in the Auditorium on Tuesday, September 18th from 3:15 - 4:30PM. This meeting is mandatory for returning members, and new members are encouraged to attend and receive more information about ICE Drama Club and what's in store for us this year.  Please feel free to reach out to Natalie or Sammi with any questions. 

Please note that the Drama Club t-shirt fundraiser is in full swing! Show your arts support and get your Drama swag here for the new school year:


Dates & Events to Remember

Parents please include these important dates on your schedule:

  • No School – Rosh Hashanah, Mon, Sept 10th & Tue, Sept 11th
  • MS After School starts Wed, Sept 12th, 3pm – 6pm
  • PTA Meeting, Wed, Sept 12th, 6pm Rm 518
  • No School – Yom Kippur, Wed, Sept 19th
  • 5k RUN WALK Event Volunteer– Sat, Sept 22nd, Randall’s Island, Check-in @10:15am, Race starts @ 11:00am
  • Grade-Wide Picnic - Sat, Sept 22nd, Randall’s Island, immediately following the 5K Run Walk
  • Curriculum Night – Wed, Sept 26, 5:30pm, 5th floor (schedule TBA)
  • Grade-Wide Meet & Greet – Wed, Sept 26, 7:30pm (designated classroom by grades – TBA)
  • Executive Board Meeting – Oct 1st
  • No School – Columbus Day – Oct 8th
  • Back to School Fundraiser – Sat, Oct 13th, 3:30 – 7:00pm
  • PTA Meeting – Wed, Oct 17th
  • Picture Day (grades 6-11) – Fri, Oct 19th
  • For a full schedule visit the ICE Website and view the calendar



Volunteering at I.C.E

Since its early days, I.C.E. has had extremely high levels of parent involvement. On a weekly basis we will feature volunteer opportunities available to you - some roles are on a one-time basis others are on-going, all vital roles that support our school and community

Click the link to the role that fits in your schedule. For detailed description review the post on the website or the weekly Eblasts or EMAIL US

Treasurers-in-Training (2 volunteers) – 2hrs/wk @school, rest online

7th Grade Representative (1-3hr/month; mostly online)

5k RUN WALK Event Volunteer– Sept 22nd 

Race Day: Course Marshall (5 volunteers)

Donations for runners would be appreciated 

Water (5 case – 24 or 48 bottles per case)

Healthy Snacks (Health Bars, Bananas, Apples, etc.)

Back To School Fundraiser – Saturday, October 13th, 3:30pm – 7:00pm

B2S Day of Volunteer (8 Volunteers) and

B2S Food Donation to find what is needed

Picture Day (Grades 6-11) – Friday, October 19th

Picture Day Volunteers (10 volunteers)

PTA Spanish Language Translator  

SF Soliciting Coordinator (1 volunteer), Sept-May

SF Entertainment Coordinator (1 volunteer) March – May

SF Wine Pull Coordinator (1 volunteer) March – May
Teacher Staff Holiday Gift Coordinator (1 volunteer) November & December

Town Meeting Scribe (1-2 volunteers)

ICE Merchandise Team Member (2-4 volunteers)

ICE and Fairway Community Partners  

Love shopping at Fairway?  Use our Fairway Market discount cards!  Share with family and friends and earn money for ICE.  Consider shopping at Fairway when bringing and donating food to future ICE events!

Every time you shop at any Fairway Market 3% of your total purchase will be donated to ICE.  To help us grow our donation even more, Fairway schedules a Double Day every quarter. On Double Day, every dollar that you spend counts twice.  Visit our ICE & Fairway webpage for savings opportunities. Please keep an eye out for on the website for Double Days.  Click HERE to find out if there is a Fairway Market near you. 

Fairway Cards will be available at the Sept 12th PTA Meeting as well as all other school-wide events in the coming months.

Amazon & ICE

If you are an Amazon shopper you can donate to I.C.E while you shop! I.C.E. is part of the Amazon Associates Program. That means that if you use this LINK every time you shop at Amazon I.C.E. will get up to 10% of your purchases in cash! It's 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., use the LINK every time you shop on

On your first visit to AMAZON SMILE select ICE FOUNDATION INC. NY NY. Get more information on the ICE Website.

Grade-Wide Meet & Greet

It’s 7:30pm and you barely made it through the two hour marathon from class to class, you didn’t get the chance to talk with your friends in the hall between classes and you wish you had participated in the 5K Run Walk because it would have prepared you for the walk up to the 5th floor...take a minute or 10 to catch your breath, talk with your fellow grade-parents and enjoy parent time at the Grade-Wide Meet & Greet directly following Curriculum Night. More information will be sent out by your Grade Rep.


Picture Day (grades 6-11)

Students in grades 6-11 will have their photos taken by Stomping Ground on Friday, October 19th. Approximately two weeks later parents will receive online instructions on how to order packages for friends and family. Orders placed by the deadline will be delivered to school free of charge and given to your child.

The senior class will have their picture day on Nov 17th. Retakes and students who miss the Oct 19th date will also be photographed on Nov 17th.

More information will follow but for now Save the Date and you guessed it we need volunteers for the day of so click the link below (see Volunteer at ICE post).

Back to School Fundraiser --- SAVE THE DATE

Please be patient while we build our Back to School page but while you wait add this date to your schedule. Our 4th Annual Back to School Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th at Pete’s Candy Store, located at 709 Lorimer St in Brooklyn from 3:30pm – 7:00pm. This is an event for parents to meet and get to know each other. There will be signature drinks, raffles, food, music and great company for an enjoyable afternoon in the backyard.

We will need volunteers on the day of the event along with food donations so please click the link below (see Volunteer at ICE post) to volunteer.

Grade-Wide Picnic

The Grade-Wide Picnic is immediately following the 5k. Bring some snacks, beverages and games to connect or re-connect to the families in your grade. For more information email your grade reps. Not sure who your Grade Rep is? Grades 8th – 12th your grade reps are the same awesome folks from last year, 6th Grade – your Grade Reps will be contacting you shortly if they haven’t already done so. Unfortunately, we do not have Grade Reps for 7th grade but if any 7th grade parents (2 is better than 1) would like to volunteer click the link below (see Volunteer at ICE post).

We hope to see you all on Randall’s Island on Saturday, September 22nd.

I.C.E. 5K Run Walk

The 5K is on Saturday, September 22nd on Randall’s Island. Check-in begins at 10:15am and the race starts at 11:00am.

All volunteers should arrive at 9:00am to help set-up. We are still in need of 5 more course marshals if you are able to help sign up below (see Volunteer at ICE post).

If you haven’t signed up for the race you can do that HERE or directly from the website. We would like to see all ICE families on Randall’s Island participating in the 5K to support all students at ICE.

ICE Music Department

The ICE Music Dept is organizing a couple of cool events. In a couple of weeks there will be an ICE on Fire where all the staff will perform with some guests. The second activity will be a free-jazz workshop after school with William Parker (a free jazz legend.) Both activities are free and after school! Parents can come too. Visit the ICE Music Dept. webpage for more information.


Annual Family Contribution

The Annual Family Contribution Campaign 2018 began on Tuesday featuring a trivia quiz - Check your email every week to learn more about ICE and to answer trivia questions about your fabulous school.  All those who get the correct answer will be entered into the lottery to win a prize - one given each week, so be sure to enter weekly.

You can sign up to pay your family contribution of $700 per child HERE. Make a one-time payment, monthly payments, bi-monthly, weekly whatever you can afford however often you are able.

If your company offers Matching Contribution sign up for that too it’s no cost to you, find out how.


Welcome I.C.E. Families

Dear ICE Families (with extra consideration for those of you New to ICE):
I would like to welcome families new to our community and wish you and your kids a great start in this new school. ICE is a special place, unique in many ways which you will soon come to understand. We work very hard to make sure that all kids feel welcome here, and we prioritize what kids need at all times. That said - school starts very soon, and I want to be sure that you are aware or reminded of some important details. Here are a few important ones:

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Volunteering at I.C.E.  

Since its early days, I.C.E. has had extremely high levels of parent involvement. We are asking you to continue this trend by volunteering to fill these positions (click the associated link, each link is different, sign up for one or more position):

PTA Spanish Language Translator  online only

  1. Translate the weekly newsletter

  2. Upload translation to the Spanish page

  3. Work with a team taking turns with translation


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Summer Assignments & Supply Lists

2018 Summer Reading

It's that time of the year again - lazy days (at least a few) spent curled up with a great book ... or your summer reading assignment!  

Reading assignments can be found under the Student Life tab, scroll down to Summer Reading 2018 to download the reading assignment for your new grade.

2018-2019 Supply Lists

Avoid the fall back-to-school madness!

Supply lists for all grades for 2018/2019 are now available under the Student Life tab scroll down to Supply List 2018 to download the supply list for your new grade.