Curriculum Night

Dear ICE Families,

Please join us for Curriculum Night for a chance to meet teachers and parents while following an abbreviated version of your child's schedule for a night!  Come to ICE on Wednesday, September 27th 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 here if you would like to see your schedule before the 27th. 

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

PSAT Test Prep Live

The October PSAT is coming fast—help your students get prepped for it with our free PSAT Prep Live, starting September 23. Kaplan's expert faculty will cover the most important PSAT content and tackle practice problems in eight live-streaming, one-hour lessons—all completely free.

Free, interactive lessons, quizzes, and a practice test. Join Kaplan for Free PSAT Prep Live starting September 23.

6th Grade Overnight Trip: October 5-6, 2017

Students will develop social connections and experience something new together as a community. This is a memorable experience for all ICE community members who attend, and we believe it is invaluable for the students. The trip will consist of programming that includes team-building activities, forest ecology, sensory awareness, outdoor survival, and s’mores by a campfire at night. ALL 6th Grade students will attend. Get more information, make payments and complete required forms HERE

 

October 2017 PTA Meeting

The October meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 19th at 6pm, Rm 518

Early planning is often the key to reducing college costs and maximizing aid opportunities

The ICE PTA is delighted to have Kalman ("Kal") A. Chany, nationally recognized expert on educational financing, back at I.C.E. for the 3rd year.  Kal will discuss Financial Planning for College, what we can do to prepare for college costs as early as middle school. 

Please join us for this don't-miss event. 

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:  https://www.genesinspace.org/blog/genes-space-awards-part-1/ (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 (pkarpice@gmail.com) and Kristen Bonnici (Kristen.Bonnici@gmail.com) who will be taking over some of my duties the next two weeks.

Thanks to all.  See you after April Break!

Mark

 

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:  http://girlswhocode.com/clubs/

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 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 

 

 

Want ICE to Get 100% of What You Give

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!

ICE PTA

New Newsletter Links

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!