|Spring Break||Fri, 7 Mar - Sat, 15 Mar|
|Season 3 Athletics and ASAs Begin||Mon, 10 Mar|
|PTA Field Trip||Mon, 10 Mar. - 8:15AM - - 11:45AM|
|MS Week Without Walls Exhibition||Tue, 11 Mar. - 6:30PM - - 8:30PM|
|MS Drama Class Performance||Thu, 13 Mar|
|MS/HS Drama Class Performance||Thu, 13 Mar. - 5:15PM - - 6:00PM|
|Grade 4 Week Without Walls||Fri, 14 Mar - Sat, 15 Mar|
|ICS Farmer's Market||Fri, 14 Mar. - 3:00PM - - 5:30PM|
|Grade 12 - The Big Show||Fri, 14 Mar. - 6:00PM - - 8:00PM|
|ADDIS MUN UNECA General Assembly||Sat, 15 Mar|
|Spring Into Music/Talent Show||Sat, 15 Mar. - 12:00PM - - 2:30PM|
|Coder Dojo||Sat, 15 Mar. - 12:00PM - - 2:00PM|
Spring Into Music!
Join the PTA on 15 March from 12:00—2:00 PM at the Large Amphitheatre for an amazing talent show. Elementary, middle and high school students will entertain us with their singing and dancing. We would also be delighted to have some of our talented parents perform so if you are interested to be part of the show, please contact Lisa Black. Tickets will be 20 birr. Come and relax on the grounds of ICS while listening to some great music. Food and beverages will be on sale.
Tickets for the event will be on sale on the following days on the lawn in front of the library:
Monday 10 March, 3:00 PM
Tuesday 11 March, 3:00 PM
Thursday 13 March, 3:00 PM
Friday 14 March, 3:00 PM
Saturday 15 March, 11:00 AM
Love to play tennis? Want to meet new players? Need to nurture your competitive ego? If so, then you can sign up for the ICS Community tennis ladder. This ladder is open to all ICS staff and parents.
Click on "join ladder" in the upper right hand corner. You will need to create an account (please enter an accurate information so that other players looking to contact you can do so) and then I will add you to the ladder.
For instructions, rules and all other information please follow this link. The idea is to get people playing and also to have a database of players from which we can then start to organize tournaments etc. Elementary students can sign up for their own ladder (they will need a parent's email address). Middle and high school students can also sign up for their own ladder. If you have any questions, please email Alex Lancia. Happy tennis!
As a result of concerns over the sound of the lockdown alarm, the sound has been changed to a five second tone followed by a calm voice directing everyone to “the blue zone” which simply means lockdown. On Tuesday 4 March, we held a lockdown drill to introduce the new alarm sound which was previewed by all staff and most middle and high school students prior to the announced drill. This drill also gave us an opportunity to review the lockdown procedures in our new cafeteria and gym extension. The drill was very successful with all divisions reporting a smooth transition to the new alarm.
Upcoming ICS Board of Governors Election: 16 April 2014
Every year at the Association General Meeting (AGM) in April, parent volunteers stand for election to the ICS Board of Governors; this year three seats will be open for new board members to join for a two year term.
If you are interested in shaping the future in your child’s school and being part of a Board whose vision is for “ICS to be a premier international school in Africa preparing students to succeed in the 21st century”, please consider running for election to the Board.
Being a board member requires approximately one meeting per month and a couple of additional Board retreats. The Board 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. For this reason, we ask that all association members consider running for the Board. ICS needs enthusiastic, positive, dynamic and dedicated individuals to serve on the Board.
If you are interested in serving on the Board for the 2014—16 school years, please email a one page letter of interest with a current photo to the Board Administrator, Traci Chanyalew; the letter of interest must be received no later than close of business on Friday, 28 March.
If you have any questions about serving on the ICS Board, you can contact any current Board member who will be happy to speak to you about this valuable volunteer opportunity. Their names and contact details are in the school directory.
Alternatively, you can email the Board Administrator who will route the question to the board members, or approach board members at PTA coffee mornings. There will also be a board corner at the Musical Festival on Saturday 15 March.
6 March—1 April: Candidates send "Letters of Interest" to Board via email
2 April: Publish candidate packet to the association
2 April – 16 April: Absentee voting for candidates at ICS Head of School office
14 April: April Regular Board Meeting, with orientation for candidates at 6:00 PM
16 April: April AGM with elections speeches, possibility to vote and announcements of the results
Join the PTA on 15 March from 12:00—2:00 PM at the Large Amphitheatre for a talent show. Elementary, middle and high school students will entertain us with their singing and dancing. We would also be delighted to have some of our talented parents perform so if you are interested to be part of the show, please contact Lisa Black. Tickets will be 20 birr. Come and relax on the grounds of ICS while listening to some great music. Food and beverages will be on sale.