|No ASA Week||Mon, 16 Dec|
|ES Gr 3 - 5 Music Concert||Mon, 16 Dec. - 6:00PM - - 7:00PM|
|No ASA Week||Tue, 17 Dec|
|No ASA Week||Wed, 18 Dec|
|IB IOC||Wed, 18 Dec. - 8:00AM - - 4:00PM|
|ES KG - 2 Music Concert||Wed, 18 Dec. - 8:15AM - - 9:15AM|
|No ASA Week||Thu, 19 Dec|
|MS/HS Drama Class Performances||Thu, 19 Dec. - 5:15PM - - 6:00PM|
|Honor Society Coffeehouse||Thu, 19 Dec. - 6:00PM - - 8:00PM|
|Q2/Sem 1 Ends||Fri, 20 Dec|
|No ASA Week||Fri, 20 Dec|
|Winter Break Begins||Sat, 21 Dec|
Many people in the ICS community have made donations to the Mekdela Feeding Program, a program run by the Ethiopian staff at ICS Addis for feeding the neediest children at Mekdela School, which is located next door to ICS. We have raised over 17,000 birr and continue to receive donations in Melat’s name. This money will be used to ensure the program is sustainable and to expand the number of children served. The program has been renamed Melat’s Feeding Program to honor Melat's dedication to these children.
The Ethiopian staff at ICS will continue their monthly donations to the feeding program. Any ICS community members wishing to make a longer term commitment to the feeding program can email Jessica Fortin to get with further information on how you can support Melat's Feeding Program.
ICS Addis will have an "Activity-Free Weekend" on 7–8 December, in order to give our support staff, community, and fields and facilities a chance to rest. As we did last year, Saturday and Sunday are free from all ICS activities: no student sports practices or club meetings, no study groups, etc. The snack area and the library will also be closed on Saturday 7 December.
If families wish to come to use the track, playgrounds or tennis courts, please be advised that no supervision will be in place. Parents should plan to stay with their children. You will need your ICS ID card to enter the campus as usual. Thank you for your understanding and enjoy the weekend.
Please check the lost and found at the reception desk for any missing items. We have clothing, hats, water bottles, books, shoes, lunch boxes, etc. All lost and found items will be donated to charity after the December break.
With no activities taking place on campus this weekend the library will be closed this Saturday. We will reopen Monday morning for our regular hours of operation:
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 7:30 AM— 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM—2:15 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM—12:00 noon
The library staff are pleased to announce that we are now running our new library catalog, Follett's Destiny program. The catalog can now be accessed from school or home. To do so please go to the ICS website and click on the library link in the top right-hand corner. If you would like to learn more about Destiny please ask one of our staff members.
An eclectic selection of wonderful new books were recently added to our collection. Please stop by and have a look. We are sure there is something to please every reading taste!
On Wednesday we held an internal event evacuation drill to the upper field. The feedback from most people was that we have really improved our response to alarms and students were both orderly and silent for most of the event. We thank the parents and guests who were on campus for their cooperation in the drill as well. Your feedback on the drills is used to inform our procedures—please send comments to Elizabeth Johnston.