I.C.E. Skate Swap

Donate your unwanted skates of all sizes to the ICE Skate Swap. We will collect them from now until December 13th. Students may drop skates off with Mark or Eileen. Or bring them to the Holiday Party on December 13th.

We will put out all the skates at the Holiday Party and eager skaters can come find a pair that fits. 
 
Be ready for ICE All School Skating Day on December 19th! 

For questions or more info., contact Lisa Bleyer or click Here

PTA Meeting Wednesday, November 15th at 6:00 – 7:30pm

I.C.E parents please join us for a discussion with Josh and Jennifer Wells (filling in for Carolyn) for an insight into ICE high school.

I.C.E. students have proven year after year how remarkably mature and capable they are in obtaining both quality senior internships and admission to highly-regarded colleges. 

Josh Torpey, ICE 8G Spanish, 12G History and ICE Senior Internship Coordinator:
From February to June ICE seniors participate in the internship program as part of their graduation requirement. Find more about the program and how you can help: 
Unlock the potential for finding great opportunities for our seniors
Match seniors and their skills/interests with employers/companies and their interests
Jennifer Wells, will fill in for Carolyn Cohen at the meeting, ICE College Advisor will discuss: 

  • PSAT/SAT/ACT
  • College applications, fairs and scholarships

Colleges know that our students leave ICE well-prepared to be successful in college. We have a long list of colleges that our students get accepted into: Penn State pre-med program, Stonybrook, SUNY New Paltz, and Binghamton University, Woodbury University, U Mass Amherst,  University of Buffalo, SUNY Plattsburg, University of Delaware, SUNY Oswego, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Eckerd College in FL., University of San Francisco, University of La Verne, Fordham University, Brandeis University, U of Bridgeport, American University, George Washington University, Occidental College, Ringling College of Art and Design, New England Conservatory of Music, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, Temple University, Boston University, Howard University....see you at the meeting for a more comprehensive list.
 
 
Snacks & drinks provided by the 11th Grade Parents

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 8th

Dear ICE Families,

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 8th 5:00pm – 8:00 pm and on Friday, November 10th 1:30pm - 4:30 pm in the 2nd floor cafeterias located on the 16th street side of the building. 

We will be using an online appointment sign up to schedule a conference with your current teachers all on a first come first serve basis. Appointments are 5 minutes long so plan accordingly to leave your self -adequate time to go from one meeting to the next.

Families who do not have access to a computer should contact their child’s Advisor to arrange for Wait List Appointments. Please provide the best date and timeframes for the appointments. Parents who are not able to meet with their teachers during the available dates & times should email teachers directly to arrange for a phone or email discussion.

The appointment Sign Up begins on Monday, October 30th at 8:00 pm and will end on Friday, November 3rd at 8:00 pm.

Sign Up Instructions:

1.    Use this link for access to the appointment scheduler http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=08C7C9DCFCCEF864&cs=09CBBAD88FC48B167B7C64725BCE9BCA  

2.   You are not required to have a Signup Genius Account however if you have one you should sign in.

3.   Select your Teacher from the list

4.   Find a time slot that best fits your schedule & click Signup

5.   Then click on the Submit & Signup button at the bottom of the page

6.   Your Name, Email & Child’s Name is required.

7.   When finished entering the required information click the  Sign Up Now button

8.   An email reminder will be sent to parents 1 day before the date they signed up

Parents who have questions about the sign-up please contact the Administrator at iceschool345@gmail.com

See you soon!

ICE PTA

DOWNLOAD THIS INFO HERE

Are You an Amazon Shopper? Support ICE While You Shop!

Do you buy gifts, office supplies, or household items using Amazon? Use this LINK every time you shop at Amazon I.C.E. and 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. Share it with friends and family so their online shopping can benefit I.C.E too. In addition to being an Amazon Associate, ICE is also a beneficiary of Amazon Smile Rewards. On your first visit to AMAZON SMILE select ICE FOUNDATION INC. NY NY to receive an additional .5% from eligible purchases before you start shopping. Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make using our LINK will result in a donation to ICE.

A couple of us recently experienced some trouble getting to the correct charity listing for ICE when using our Amazon Link.  On your first visit to AMAZON SMILE select ICE FOUNDATION INC. NY NY.  You may have to scroll a bit to find ICE FOUNDATION, but it's there!  Please forward this message to your friends and family, costs them nothing and helps our school and your kids. 
 
In order to ensure every purchase benefits ICE please drag the LINK to your bookmark bar so you can get to the site in one click. 
Thank you,

 

Looking for a Volunteer to Teach 15 Students Conversational Malay

Jeffrey and his I.C.E. International Youth Media & Arts Program is looking for someone who'd be willing to volunteer their time to teach the ICE students conversational Malay.  The 15 students the volunteer would be working with are preparing for a trip to Malaysia. We need someone who could devote, possibly 7 or 8 "sessions" over a three month span to introduce students to the language and help them learn the basics of Malay.

Odds are, the language sessions would need to happen during the week, in the morning at 7 a.m. (basically a session would run about an hour). However, times and dates could of course be worked with Jeffrey. 

The students are very excited over this trip that will essentially be a cultural and educational exchange working in a "forest school" in Malaysia.  And while many of the students work with will be speaking some English, learning and then sharing ideas with these students in Malay as well would be very enriching.

Please contact Jeffrey if you or someone you know can help.
 

Back to School Fundraiser: Many Thanks!

Dear ICE Families!

Thank you for attending the Back-2-School Fundraiser last weekend at Pete's Candy Store.

We raised $3,148! A million thanks to our tremendous volunteers and artists that donated to the raffle! 

$675 of sales were raised by four Raffle Prizes alone. We are still trying to locate the recipient of one the night's prizes--stringed instrument lessons with Hilary Hawke at Jalopy Jr. in Red Hook. If your name is Paul and you have a 917 number please claim your prize or we will give it to the Runners Up. Email regarding the prize.

To see photos of the event follow this link. Note there is a password requirement because of the photos of the kids.
Password = backtoschool2017


 

Spring Fling Meeting on Monday, October 23rd

Looking for a fun and meaningful way to get involved in the ICE community? Join the Spring Fling committee! The Spring Fling auction is ICE's biggest fundraiser of the year. Our committee works together to gather awesome auction items & plan the always-amazing Spring Fling event. 

When: Monday October 23rd, 8-9am
Where: ICE, Room 516

Want to get involved but can't make the meeting? Email Kristen at icespringfling@gmail.com

Stomping Ground Photo Orders

ICE student photos grades 7th thru 11th from Stomping Ground will be online to order beginning:  OCT 20th. Families will get an email directly from Stomping Ground giving you directions on how to view and order your
student’s portraits. 

Please remember that ICE gets 20% of ALL Orders completed by the first Order Deadline of: Friday, OCT 27th
(this is the order deadline for grades 7th- 11th) So please order early and help ICE receive our fair share!!


 

Los anuncios en el sitio web de ICE estarán publicados en español

Los anuncios en el sitio web de ICE estarán publicados en español

Como parte de nuestros esfuerzos por asegurar que todas las familias de ICE tengan acceso a información e recursos, nos complace anunciar que, de hoy en adelante, los anuncios en el sitio web de ICE estarán publicados en español http://www.iceschoolnyc.org/anuncios/ e inglés http://www.iceschoolnyc.org/.  Anuncios, nuestra página en Español se encuentra en el sitio web de ICE  bajo la pestaña “About I.C.E.” 

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As part of our efforts to ensure all ICE families have access to information and resources, it is our pleasure to announce that, from now on, all announcements on ICE’s website will be published in Spanish http://www.iceschoolnyc.org/anuncios/ and English http://www.iceschoolnyc.org/. Anuncios, our Spanish page can be found on the ICE Website under the “About I.C.E.” tab.

 

Support ICE While You Shop at Amazon

Do you buy gifts, office supplies, or household items using Amazon? Use this LINK every time you shop at Amazon I.C.E. and 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. Share it with friends and family so their online shopping can benefit I.C.E too. In addition to being an Amazon Associate, ICE is also a beneficiary of Amazon Smile Rewards. On your first visit to AMAZON SMILE select ICE FOUNDATION INC. NY NY to receive an additional .5% from eligible purchases before you start shopping. Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make using our LINK will result in a donation to ICE.

Volunteers Needed for Back-to-School Fundraiser at Pete's Candy Store

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14

  • 4 Food Helpers 2:30 - 5:00 pm (can be broken into shifts)
  • 2 Clean Up Helpers 5:00 - 7:30 pm

This is a great event, perfect for meeting new ICErs, making new friends, catching up with old friends, eating, drinking and listening to great music. And it needs your help to be a success. 

Do not hesitate, this is an easy and fun way to put in your volunteer hours! 

Please contact Courtney and Lisa if you can fill any of these spots. We will get back to you with the details. 

Monday Dismissal Changes

Dear ICE Families:

At the most recent PTA meeting, I discussed a proposal to change our Monday dismissal time to 2:09 pm. The parents present at the meeting expressed overwhelming support for this change in a vote, as have the teachers.

Beginning on October 16th this schedule will begin and remain unchanged for the future. This change is made possible by removing one advisory period from the school week. No academic courses are affected.

Thank you all for your input into this decision, and please know that after-school activities will begin at 2:15 on Mondays from now on.

Thank you,

Pete