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The 2017 Annual Fund Kicks Off!
The ICS Annual Fund was established and launched last year with great success! Because of parent, teacher and administration donations, ICS was able to create a Robotics Lab and MakerSpace, and bring in the specialist, Kathy Collins, who is here this week, to strengthen our Reading and Writing program for elementary school teachers and teaching assistants.
The 2017 Annual Fund starts now, and is a great opportunity for you to contribute and make this year’s priority projects a reality.
This year our Annual Fund goal is to raise $35,000 USD for four priority projects…
- Sensory Center
A multi-purpose sensory center will enable early childhood and other ICS students to develop and improve their coordination and concentration by using all of their senses to discover and explore. When sensory systems are developed, learning becomes effortless!
- High Tech Science Equipment
Modern sensing equipment for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems will empower middle and high school science students as they collect accurate, real world data, and as they discover and explore microscopic environments and habitats.
- Flexible, Portable Student Production Equipment
With this equipment, we can create more student performance spaces around the campus with dynamic staging and flexible lighting. Students will explore and learn more about lighting and staging options. The entire community will enjoy better student performances when we have greater possibilities for light and stage design.
- Explore the World in our Libraries
ICS learners of all ages will love exploring planet earth with two colorful, 24-inch (60 cm), free-standing globes in our libraries. Imagine a birds-eye view of the world to examine and discover and how the land and seas fit together. Imagine exploring the world and how countries and continents connect and interlock with each other. Large globes stimulate curiosity, exploration and learning!
These projects were proposed by passionate ICS teachers. Colorful details, answers to common questions, and information on making a donation will be sent out to all families next week. The Annual Fund campaign will run in February and March.
For more information about the Annual Fund and why it is important, please check out our website HERE.
Your participation is what matters. Every gift counts, every gift makes a difference, and every gift brings us closer to our goal. Thank you!
Jim Laney Jr,
Head of School
Parent Community Link
We have a few great activities coming up and need parent involvement.
Please sign up on the Parent Community registry HERE if you haven't already.
Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out/supporting the following upcoming events.
- Community Coffee mornings
- Spring Festival 29 April
- Planning for new family transitions
Our community events are amazing because we have parent community support. Please email and/or register TODAY.
Reminder: Re-enrollment Intent for 2017-18
As we make plans for the coming school year, it is important that we have a clear assessment of the potential student population at ICS. Many of our grade levels are full this year and we anticipate that this trend will continue. In the past week parents were sent an electronic request to complete an online survey to let us know your re-enrollment intent for the 2017-18 school year. Please check your spam folder if you did not receive it.
We ask all parents to complete the survey by tomorrow, 27 January. It is not a commitment for enrollment, either from you or from the school. We understand that you may not yet know your plans for next year. Please answer as best you can at this time.
The official re-enrollment process will begin in March and further information will be sent to parents at that time. To hold a space for your child for the 2017-18 school year, you will be asked to re-enroll your child and pay the $500 registration fee by Thursday 13 April 2017.