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Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Help shape the future of ICS

We are looking for our new Board of Governors for the 2017-18 school year.  There are 7 open seats.

If you are looking for a way to support and shape the future of ICS and to work with the in-coming Head of School Dr. Tim Stuart, please send in your letter of interest by 27 March.

For more information please click HERE.

If you have any questions about serving on the ICS Board, you can contact the Board Administrator at board@icsaddis.edu.et who will be happy to speak to you about this valuable volunteer opportunity or connect you with a current Board member.

Best regards,

Your Board of Governors

Donation to orphanage in Wolaita Sodo Region


ICS high School student’s CCC service group will be collecting used clothing (of all ages or gender) of good condition during the Farmer’s Market on 14 April. The clothes will be donated to an orphanage in Wolaita Sodo. We would greatly appreciate your participation and any clothing donations you would like to make.

Re-enrollment

The official re-enrollment for 2017-18 has been sent to parents by email on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Parents are asked to accept or decline our offer of re-enrollment for the 2017-18 school year. The deadline to respond is 13 April 2017. 

Students who will be returning to ICS in the 2017-18 school year must submit the following by the deadline to be re-enrolled:

1) Enrollment Contract

2) Medical Update Form

3) Registration Fee of $300

Students not returning to ICS must decline our offer of enrollment through the Enrollment Contract link provided in the re-enrollment email.

Note the registration fee of $300, which is non-refundable and is applicable for one year from the date of payment.

If you have not received your re-enrollment email, please check your spam folder. If you do not find it, contact Ms. Jerry Tameru at info@icsaddis.edu.et.

Makerspace/Robotics Lab

Come join us at the Makerspace/Robotics Lab on Saturdays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Starting 1 April, ending 27 May (except long weekends). All Grades 4-8 students welcome!

 

 

                        

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

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MTMP

Mother Tongue Maintenance Program (MTMP) sessions for elementary students will resume on 29 March.

Celebrate International Francophonie Day

International Francophonie Day is observed within the International Organization of La Francophonie's 77 member states every 20 March to celebrate the French language and Francophone culture. Students who are enrolled in French classes in ES, MS and HS at ICS will celebrate "francophonie week" from 20-24 March. There will be various activities including petanque, games, dictee, Fleurs de langue, at the SEC.

(Date 23 and 24 March, Location: SEC)

 

Celebrate International Francophonie Day

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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Board of Governors Elections 19 April

Interested in being on the Board of Governors next year? Elections will be held on 19 April at the Association General Meeting.

The ICS Board of Governors is made up of 9 members, eight members are elected by the association and one is appointed by the Board. The Board meets approximately once a month and primarily deals with the strategic direction of ICS in partnership with ICS Administration. As ICS embarks on academic and facility growth, it is imperative that there is a diverse and complete/functional Board of Governors.

Number of Open Seats:

There are seven open seats for the election.

How to Apply:

Submit your letter of interest, CV, and photo to the Board of Governors by Monday, 27 March.  To submit you’re your letter of interest you can send your letter interest to board@icsaddis.edu.et or drop it off at the main receptions.

Your letter of interest and CV should be no more than 3 pages.

In addition to your submission, we would like to take a 2 minute video of you and have that available to the association. We will schedule a time to film between 28 March - 5 April. 

For more information and a sample letter of interest, visit our website HERE.

Election Timeline

  • 27 February – 27 March: Submit "Letters of Interest" to Board
  • 28 March – 5 April: Record introduction videos
  • 10 April – 19 April: Candidate CVs and videos available to the ICS Community
  • 12 April – 19 April: Absentee electronic and paper voting begins
  • 19 April:  Association General Meeting with Speeches from Candidates, voting and final tally

For more information please contact the Board Administrator, Kristi Williams at: board@icsaddis.edu.et

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Campus Access Policy

Campus Access Policy

In a continual effort to ensure the safety and security of our students, families and staff we wanted to make sure everyone was clear and up-to-date on our Campus Access Policy.  Please see the attached HERE.

A few highlights:

  • The ICS campus is open from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM on regular school days and from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on weekends. Students remaining after 3:30 PM on school days are expected to be in a supervised activity. Students not in a supervised activity will be taken to the bench near security until they are picked up.
  • EC-G8 students must be supervised at all times by an adult on weekends and after hours, unless participating in an ICS sponsored event.
  • Only the following areas are open on weekends:
    • Cafeteria and community commons areas
    • ES basketball court
    • Track
    • Library (Saturday mornings ONLY)
    • Upper ES playground (next to the basketball court)
    • KG playground

We feel strongly that this policy supports the best interests of our students and facilities. We appreciate your cooperation if following the Campus Access Policy.  It will be enforced in full over the next couple of weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact communications@icsaddis.edu.et

Parent Community Coffee Morning

Come have a cup of coffee and breakfast while hearing a presentation from Dr. Sean Truman about the challenges and rewards of expatriate life and how to support our children and ourselves.

When: 1 March

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Location: Upper Commons

Click Here for details.

 

Board of Governors Elections 19 April

Interested in being on the Board of Governors next year?  Elections will be held on 19 April at the Association General Meeting.

The ICS Board of Governors is made up of 9 members, eight members are elected by the association and one is appointed by the Board. The Board meets approximately once a month and primarily deals with the strategic direction of ICS in partnership with ICS Administration. As ICS embarks on academic and facility growth, it is imperative that there is a diverse and complete/functional Board of Governors.

Number of Open Seats:

There are seven open seats for the election.

How to Apply:

Submit your letter of interest, CV, and photo to the Board of Governors by Monday 27 March.  To submit you’re your letter of interest you can send your letter interest to board@icsaddis.edu.et or drop it off at the main receptions.

Your letter of interest and CV should be no more than 3 pages.

In addition to your submission, we would like to take a 2 minute video of you and have that available to the association.  We will schedule a time to film between 28 March- 5 April. 

For more information and a sample letter of interest, visit our website HERE.

Election Timeline

27 February - 27 March: Submit "Letters of Interest" to Board

28 March-5 April: Record introduction videos

10 April – 19 April: Candidate CVs and videos available to the ICS Community

12 April – 19 April: Absentee electronic and paper voting begins

19 April:  Association General Meeting with Speeches from Candidates, voting and final tally

For more information please contact the Board Administrator, Kristi Williams at: board@icsaddis.edu.et

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Parent Community Coffee Morning

Come have a cup of coffee and breakfast while hearing a presentation from Dr. Sean Truman about the challenges and rewards of expatriate life and how to support our children and ourselves.

When: 1 March

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Location: Community Commons

Click HERE for details

 

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Ski/Snow Boarding Trip (For MS and HS)

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our March break trip.  We did not have enough participants this year. These organized trips during the Fall and Spring breaks are great opportunities for our students.  We hope you take advantage of them next year.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

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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 communications@icsaddis.edu.et 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.

 

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

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.

Community Event: Cheese, Wine and Art evening

Be sure to join us tomorrow to Welcome Back families from the break and to Welcome new families.

There will be wine, cheese, musical performances by ICS students and a pop-up gallery with great work from local artists sponsored by Makush Art Gallery. All paintings are available for purchase.  Plus, Makush Gallery will donate back 20% of all sales.

A big Shout out to parents Ceclia Brizuela & Svetleva Gimbel for organizing.

Health and Safety

ICS has been made aware of two attacks on cyclists over the past two weeks in the Entoto area. One attack was on a foreigner. Both attacks, though in different areas, were aggressive. A knife was used in one, but was removed from the attacker. The motives for both attacks seem to be robbery, phones and the bikes etc.

ICS advises that care should be taken when cycling and walking in Entoto. If walking and cycling in Entoto this should be done in groups, as there is safety in numbers.

Also, this week is Africa Summit Week and with many Head of States in Addis. Traffic is expected to be bad from Friday – Sunday around Addis, so venture out at your own peril as you quite possibly may be sitting in traffic jams.

Introducing new savory snacks by Addis International catering (AIC), Click HERE.

Reminder: From the Business Office

This is a kind reminder that the due date for the second semester tuition fees payment is tomorrow, 27 January 2017 and 5% late fee finance charges will be in effect starting 30 January 2017. Please settle all outstanding fees in time to avoid any late fee charges.

If you‘ve already paid the fees mentioned, please kindly disregard this memo. However, we ask for your assistance in providing proof of payments so that we can allocate unidentified deposits with proper charges.

If you have any questions/ concern, please contact the ICS Business Office (business.office@icsaddis.edu.et)

Reminder: Early Childhood 2 Program at ICS Addis

We are pleased to announce that the program will be opening for the 2017-18 school year. Spaces will be limited, so we encourage you to complete the application process as soon as possible to reserve a space for your child. Please note applicants need to be two years old on or by 31 August.

As previously noted, applicants with siblings already attending ICS have priority in our admissions process. Any current families who apply for their children will be accepted in order of completion of the application requirements. To ensure that these current families have the opportunity to apply for their youngest children, all applicants for EC2 who are in category 4 of our admissions priority guidelines will be placed on the wait list until 31 January 2017. After that date, we will accept all applicants in order of receipt of the application requirements.

 

 

 

 

                                                                    

 

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Community Event: Cheese, Wine and Art evening

Be sure to join us to Welcome Back families from the break and to Welcome new families.

There will be wine, cheese, musical performances by ICS students and a pop-up gallery with great work from local artists sponsored by Makush Art Gallery. All paintings are available for purchase.  Plus, Makush Gallery will donate back 20% of all sales.

A big Shout out to parents Ceclia Brizuela & Svetleva Gimbel for organizing.

Reminder: From the Business Office

This is a kind reminder that the due date for the second semester tuition fees payment is 27 January 2017 and 5% late fee finance charges will be in effect starting 30 January 2017. Please settle all outstanding fees in time to avoid any late fee charges.

If you‘ve already paid the fees mentioned, please kindly disregard this memo. However, we ask for your assistance in providing proof of payments so that we can allocate unidentified deposits with proper charges.

If you have any questions/ concern, please contact the ICS Business Office (business.office@icsaddis.edu.et)

Reminder: Security

ICS Vehicle Sticker: Be sure to register your car and collect an ICS Vehicle Sticker for parking in the main parking lot and surrounding school areas.  You can register and collect your sticker with Security at the main gate.

Reminder: Early Childhood 2 Program at ICS Addis

We are pleased to announce that the program will be opening for the 2017-18 school year. Spaces will be limited, so we encourage you to complete the application process as soon as possible to reserve a space for your child. Please note applicants need to be two years old on or by 31 August.

As previously noted, applicants with siblings already attending ICS have priority in our admissions process. Any current families who apply for their children will be accepted in order of completion of the application requirements. To ensure that these current families have the opportunity to apply for their youngest children, all applicants for EC2 who are in category 4 of our admissions priority guidelines will be placed on the wait list until 31 January 2017. After that date, we will accept all applicants in order of receipt of the application requirements.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

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From the Business Office

This is a kind reminder that the due date for the second semester tuition fees payment is 27 January 2017 and 5% late fee finance charges will be in effect starting 30 January 2017. Please settle all outstanding fees in time to avoid any late fee charges.

If you‘ve already paid the fees mentioned, please kindly disregard this memo. However, we ask for your assistance in providing proof of payments so that we can allocate unidentified deposits with proper charges.

If you have any questions/ concern, please contact the ICS Business Office (business.office@icsaddis.edu.et)

Security

ICS Vehicle Sticker: Be sure to register your car and collect an ICS Vehicle Sticker for parking in the main parking lot and surrounding school areas.  You can register and collect your sticker with Security at the main gate.

Reminder: Early Childhood 2 Program at ICS Addis

We are pleased to announce that the program will be opening for the 2017-18 school year. Spaces will be limited, so we encourage you to complete the application process as soon as possible to reserve a space for your child. Please note applicants need to be two years old on or by 31 August.

As previously noted, applicants with siblings already attending ICS have priority in our admissions process. Any current families who apply for their children will be accepted in order of completion of the application requirements. To ensure that these current families have the opportunity to apply for their youngest children, all applicants for EC2 who are in category 4 of our admissions priority guidelines will be placed on the wait list until 31 January 2017. After that date, we will accept all applicants in order of receipt of the application requirements.

How to Apply

Application forms and supporting documentation are submitted through our online application system.

Reminder: March Ski Trip

Dear Middle and High School Families,

There is a unique opportunity for your son/daughter to participate in a ski/snowboarding camp during the March week-long holiday (11 - 19 March 2017) in the Swiss Alps. Viamonde is an internationally known company that provides excellent ski/snowboarding instruction as well as evening fun activities. 

ICS Addis Activities Office helps organize this package which includes:

  • Airfare (to Geneva, Switzerland return)
  • all transportation to and from airports
  • all meals and snacks (fabulous Swiss food!)
  • equipment and ski-clothing rental
  • medical insurance
  • 6 full days of fantastic ski/snowboarding instruction
  • evening ‘off the mountain’ activities
  • dedicated, experienced and committed Viamonde camp counselors

Dawn Ashby and Alex Lancia, both experienced teachers and trip leaders at ICS, will be chaperoning the trip from ICS Addis to Switzerland, throughout the week, and back to ICS Addis.

Viamonde requires a minimum number of participants at each instructional level (ski or snowboarding) in order to offer their camps. 

Registration form, click HERE

Ski and Snowboard brochure, click HERE

PLEASE NOTE****

This is the last week to register for the March break Ski/Snowboarding Camp in beautiful and scenic Saas Fee, Switzerland. Payment for the trip is due January 23. 

Sincerely,

Dawn Ashby and Alex Lancia

Ski Trip Chaperones (March 2017)

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