ICE merchandise will be available for sale on both PT Conference days.
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!
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: http://girlswhocode.com/clubs/
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 https://www.gofundme.com/icemexico2017. 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
Applications are available for young New Yorkers looking for a summer job. Planning ahead for the summer could pay off. Read more here.
The Summer Youth Employment Program, which places 14 to 24 year olds in six-week entry-level positions around the city, will accept applications starting Monday until the Friday, March 17 deadline.
Want 100% of your donations or payments to go to our programs instead of to PayPal Fees? If your answer is yes and if you can send your donations/payments by check or use your online banking Bill Pay service...it does! And it won’t cost you a penny more.
- Make your donations/payments payable to ICE Foundation
- Mailing Address - ICE PTA / ICE Foundation, PO Box 644, New York, NY 10009.
You must include: the purpose of the payment, your child's first and last name & advisory class (your name and contact information would be superb).
Thank you for your continued support!
We've made a couple of minor changes to the Newsletter but changes with big impact we hope!
By now you've already received the email from Pete and Mark related to ICE's efforts to help alumni with their job search. We now have a link to make the search easy for alumni and to make posting job openings easy for those who know of openings. (See information below regarding city summer employment opportunities.)
We have added two additional links: to make donating to summer sports camp scholarships for twenty ICE students easy, and to provide information and donation opportunities around ICE's incredible travel programs for students!
The Department of Education offers an HIV/AIDS prevention program as part of an ongoing comprehensive health education program.
In addition, all high school students in grades 9-12 are permitted to request free condoms at their school. As a parent or guardian, you may ask the school not to give your child condoms. This is referred to as a parent opt-out.
If you would like an opt-out letter, please see the attachment.
Seniors are going on the first history field trip Monday, January 30th to study the Civil Rights Movement! So this is the last call for sweatshirts. In order to raise money for the trip, students hosted a very successful Chipotle fundraiser. Additionally, a group of seniors designed an ICE sweatshirt to sell to the ICE community.
If you would like to place an order for the sweatshirt, please fill out the order form attached. The price of each sweatshirt is $25. Jehan will accept orders for sweatshirts until February 10th and they will not be available again until next year! Please note that Jehan will be out of the office all next week because of the trip. She will return February 6th.
Thank you to all who have supported the seniors in their fundraising efforts.
Whether or not you believe the allegations, the jaw-dropping dossier of sins that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accuses the nation’s largest student loan servicer of committing is useful for two crucial reasons.
First, it’s a reminder of just how much can go wrong when we force inexperienced young adults, especially, to navigate a complex financial services offering. We shouldn’t be surprised, but we should be ashamed: elected representatives cut support for higher education; sticker prices rose; teenagers and others applied for admission, signed up for debt and, in many cases, finished their degrees. Then came the bombardment of confusing loan and repayment options.
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All 6th grade applicants for 2017-18 will receive email notification of their status by mid March.
As reported previously in this newsletter, President-elect Trump has chosen Betsy DeVos as his pick for federal Secretary of Education. DeVos's pro-privatization, anti-public-education views have sparked growing resistance to her nomination. Just this week the Buffalo PTA wrote a letter condemning her and a Board of Education on Long Island passed a resolution--expected to be copied by other districts--opposing her confirmation. We need all hands on deck for this one. You too can speak up to protect public education. Here's what youRead More
It is that time of year again when our seniors complete their final graduation requirement in Literature. You are invited to join teachers and students as panelists for student comparative literary criticism thesis presentations. Your participation in these milestone events is one reason why they are so pivotal for our graduating students.
On Wednesday, December 14th there will be two panel sessions:Read More
In what promises to be an annual tradition, the inaugural ICE Talent Show benefitting the Malaysia trip was well-attended and a resounding success.
Drama, magic, bands, a cappella singers, gymnastics, dancing, standup comedy, lip syncing, and lots of singers … who knew the depth and range of ICE student talent? Performers’ ability to work through some technical issues without loss of composure demonstrated the confidence our students possess.
Ashley and Tatiana did a fine job of emceeing, as did Athena and Tatiana in an impromptu song from their Subway Moon work. Proceeds benefit the Malaysia trip.
‘Tis the season to shop and give. While you’re checking off the items on your holiday list, don’t forget to use the link below every time you shop at Amazon. ICE will get 4-8% of your purchases in cash! What an easy way to ensure extra dollars for ICE'sRead More
‘Tis the season to eat! Planning your holiday meal? Use your 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!
Don’t have a discount card yet? Cards will be available at PTA Meetings as well as all other school-wide events in the coming months.
For more information see ICE-Fairway Partners.
New to ICE? Already embedded in ICE culture? The Spring Fling needs you!
The Spring Fling is ICE’s premier fundraiser, but this doesn’t happen by chance and proves the adage “many hands make light work.”
This year, life has happened for many in the dedicated core who have been shepherding this event for the past several years, and most of the core has elected to step down from their role, leaving just a few veteran Spring Flingers. It’s never too early to begin planningRead More
High school Girls Who Code (GWC) will be starting up this month! If you have a daughter who is interested and who did not sign up last week, please pass the link Girls Who Code Sign Up Form on to her
This year, Kevin from BuzzFeed returns as our instructor as we work in small groups to learn, hack, and build. The ICE community will also be invited to check out our work at an ICE-style Maker Faire in June. Coders at all levels are welcome!
We do not currently have a middle school Girls Who Code club, but if your 6-8th grade daughter is interested, she could complete the form too. If we have enough interest, we may be able to start a middle school GWC club!
As many families know, ICE is in the third year of a four-year partnership with No Barriers, a non-profit organization out of Fort Collins, CO. No Barriers is offering two exciting open enrollment expeditions in July 2017 and is accepting applications from any students within the age ranges.
These open enrollment expeditions are in addition to the Costa Rica trip that No Barriers offers exclusively to ICE 10th and 11th grade students. There are 10 full scholarships available for the ICERead More
Important developments for public school parents on both the national and state level.
National: President-elect Trump has announced that Betsy DeVos will be his pick for federal Secretary of Education. DeVos, who donated $9.2 million to Trump's campaign, has ZERO experience in public education; she has been neither a student, a parent, a teacher, nor an administrator in public schools. What she has done, aided by her family's enormous wealth (theRead More