Charter School Advocacy Day February 6th

Sun, Jan 21 7:40pm

Please reach out to Matthew Levey  matthew@icsnyc.org  if you are interested in joining others to support and advocate for Charter Schools by going to Albany on Tuesday, February 6th.  You will also n ... [More]

Activity for Humphrey to do at home

Wed, Jan 17 12:31pm

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying reading Humprey with your families!  I was able to witness how excited the kids are to answer the trivia questions every morning.  They are so happy.   I a ... [More]

What are you talking about ?

Wed, Jan 17 8:25am

Now that we have your attention:   The Diversity and International Committee from the Family Organization has planned an important opportunity for our community to continue dialog and develop strategi ... [More]

Reminder: Survey to Gather Feedback

Tue, Jan 16 11:37pm

Hi Everyone,   Shannon and I have a meeting schedule to talk with Matthew.  We are planning to cover the comments and feedback we collected from the survey we sent out in December.  I'm happy to say t ... [More]

After School: Circle of Friends Book Club

Tue, Jan 16 11:15pm

Another Wonderful After-School Program is starting up on Tuesdays from 3:40pm - 5:00pm thanks to our school social workers... Annie and Mary-Ann!!   The Circle of Friends Book Club provides students w ... [More]

Reminder: "Around The World" after school starts Wed. Feb 7

Tue, Jan 16 10:44am

If you're looking for an after-school option on Wednesday...check out... "Around The World"   Do you want to travel the world? Do you want to explore new cultures, languages, and foods? Then this is t ... [More]

2 Ways to Support the ICS Auction on March 29th.

Fri, Jan 12 8:50am

Save the date for the ICS Annual Auction on Thursday, March 29th. This is a fun family evening where we can all contribute to help raise funds for ICS! Two Ways You Can Help: Donate an item or service ... [More]

Reminder: Crazy Sock Day is Tomorrow (Friday)

Thu, Jan 11 4:50pm

Hi Everyone,   Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow (Friday Jan 12th)  is Crazy Sock Day!!   The Family Organization 

One School / One Book (starts tomorrow) - 3 Things You Need To Know!

Sun, Jan 7 2:55pm

Hi Parents,   Just a reminder, One School / One Book kicks off tomorrow Monday, January 8th.  Here's what you need to know.   1.  Our kids will be having our first school-wide assembly during the scho ... [More]

The Stage After School

Sun, Jan 7 1:12pm

Hi all, How insanely cute is this photo of ICS 2nd & 3rd graders??? If you are still looking for after school options on Tuesday or Wednesday that meets right at the school, let me suggest The Stage. ... [More]

Updated ICS Neighborhood List

Tue, Dec 26 11:08pm

ICS,   Attached please find the updated Neighborhood List.  Sorry for the one day delay!   Family Activities Committee

The ICS Neighborhood List is Being Updated in Time for the Winter!

Fri, Dec 22 9:26pm

Hi ICS,   The winter months are here!  The Family Organization is updating the ICS neighborhood list in time for the winter break.  Anyone who wishes to add their name to the list please send an email ... [More]

Do you know of an Event Space that can hold 600 people?

Tue, Dec 19 12:44pm

Hi Families,   Our next big event is the International Fair in February!  We really want to find a location that can accommodate all of our families.  We are looking for an event space that can hold u ... [More]

MLK Day - Community Service Events

Tue, Dec 19 10:46am

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Community Service Events!!   Repair the World is a wonderful organization that has put together several events for MLK Day!  We wanted to pass that information along to yo ... [More]

Tell us your reaction to the Real Estate Email (3 question survey)

Mon, Dec 18 10:22pm

Hi Families, We want to know how today's Real Estate Update made you feel.   We are all committed to making ICS the best school it can possibly be.  We want to know how you think our school can improv ... [More]

After School: Ceramics - Registration Link!

Mon, Dec 18 12:12pm

Hi Everyone,   Great news! Ms. Germiniano received enough interested in the ceramics class.  The registration link is below...   This will be an exciting 10 session after school program providing stud ... [More]

After School: Around The World

Mon, Dec 18 11:28am

Do you want to travel the world? Do you want to explore new cultures, languages, and foods? Then this is the club for you. Children will have the opportunity to read stories from different lands, samp ... [More]

After School: Yoga with Ms. Katy

Mon, Dec 18 11:26am

Come learn, play and grow together through movement and mindfulness in kid's yoga. We will learn a variety of tools that will help us bring awareness and self-regulation into all parts of our lives. W ... [More]

After School: Cermanics

Sun, Dec 17 9:54pm

Hi Parents,   Ms. Germiniano is developing a ceramics class.  She wants to see how many parents would be interested in a this class one day per week for 10 weeks. It would be on Wednesdays from 4:00 - ... [More]

After School: Chorus with Mr. Kyle

Sat, Dec 16 11:56am

Back by popular demand: Mr. Kyle's Chorus!!  Because of the great response, Mr. Kyle is offering two days of chorus.  Please only sign up for one day, so that everyone has an opportunity to learn.   h ... [More]

Pictures.

Fri, Dec 15 12:08pm

Good Afternoon ICS families, Hopefully you have all received your joyful pictures of your little ones. If you have not received your child's pictures and YOU DID send an order form with your child the ... [More]

After School: Art with Ms. Carrie

Wed, Dec 13 6:04pm

In this after school art class, students will get a chance to take their creativity and ideas to the next level. Because the class is capped at 15, students will have more freedom to explore, experime ... [More]

After School: Dance with Ms. Taylor

Wed, Dec 13 12:06pm

Over the course of 10 weeks we will study 3 different types of dance: jazz, modern and ballet. Having danced my whole life, I'm excited to share my passion with students at ICS! Please email Mrs. Tayl ... [More]

PICTURES WILL BE COMING HOME TODAY

Wed, Dec 13 10:02am

Sorry for the confusion on the last announcement! Your children's pictures will be coming home today in their backpacks! The only parents who should need to contact Class Act Photos are those parents ... [More]

Pictures are IN!

Wed, Dec 13 9:13am

The Historian Committee is happy to announce that photos are in! The pictures came out so wonderful!! We hope everyone loves their photos! For students who did not receive photos..... If you sent in y ... [More]

After School: Science Club with Ms. Lipman & Ms. Johnson

Mon, Dec 11 1:11pm

Do you love doing science experiments? Do you want to know how magnets work or why a volcano erupts? If you do, this is the club for you! In this club, we will learn science topics through hands-on ac ... [More]

After School: Art History with Ms. Sara

Mon, Dec 11 1:09pm

Ms. Sara is offering Art History in two parts - 6 weeks each.   This twelve week course will cover a broad history of art, beginning with Ancient Egypt and ending at 20th century Expressionism.  Each ... [More]

After School Options - Explanation

Mon, Dec 11 1:04pm

Hi Parents,   I'm sure you have noticed all my posts about more After School options  provided by the teachers.  We  wanted to quickly explain the sudden increase.     We know after school options are ... [More]

After School: Created By Kids

Thu, Dec 7 12:04pm

Hello Parents,   After a few requests we are now offering two options for ICS Half Day at the studio.    10 classes: Jan 11th - March 22   18 classes: Jan 11th - June 7th **if you sign up for the full ... [More]

Collecting FAQs for Incoming Families - Need your help!!

Mon, Dec 4 9:12am

Hi Families,   To help improve our tours, we are collecting Frequently Asked Questions that commonly come up  from prospective families.  That way we can present them at the tours instead of just sayi ... [More]

After-School Russian Class

Fri, Dec 1 2:22pm

Hi Parents,   Here's another after-school option for you... Russian!    Ms. Shander is eager to teach Russian to your child! We will learn how to greet people, count in Russian, name colors, talk abou ... [More]

NYICFF FILMMAKING CAMPS DURING SCHOOL BREAKS

Fri, Dec 1 9:30am

Hi all, The NY International Children's Film Festival is offering weeklong filmmaking camps for grades K-8 during the school breaks in February and April. As a partner, our school community gets a $50 ... [More]

Link to Upload Photos!!!

Mon, Nov 27 11:14pm

Hi Everyone,   Great news!! Our link to upload photos for the yearbook is up and running. Here it is.     When you have a chance, please upload any photos you've taken so far this year.  It is divided ... [More]

Take the 2017 ICS International /Diversity Survey

Wed, Nov 22 12:38am

The International/Diversity Committee wishes to get some feedback from families to help us plan events, build community, and understand your experience.  Please complete our brief survey.  https://www ... [More]

Percussion After School with Mr. Kyle

Tue, Nov 21 11:14am

More After School Options coming your way thanks to our AMAZING teachers!!   Mr. Kyle is now teaching percussion too!!! Here's the link to register... https://www.hisawyer.com/ics-music-classes/schedu ... [More]

Italian After School Class with Ms. Stephanie!

Tue, Nov 21 11:13am

Hi Everyone, We wanted to help Ms. Stephanie spread the word....   She's going to be teaching an After School Italian Class!!   All the details are in the flyer and here is the  link to register.   If ... [More]

ICS Pajama Movie Night! Please Bring Your Mats/Blankets/Beach Towels!!

Fri, Nov 17 6:55pm

ICSers!   St Joe's recently threw out their mats, so please bring a mat for your child to sit on to watch Sing. There will be plenty of folding chairs for the adults, so everyone will be comfortable. ... [More]

Reminder: Wednesday Nov 22nd - Half-Day - No After School

Fri, Nov 17 2:43pm

Hi Everyone,   Just a reminder as we enter into Thanksgiving Week....   Wednesday November 22nd is a half-day.  Many after-school programs are not operating.  This includes Kids Orbit.  Please check y ... [More]

Volunteers Still Needed for Pajama Movie Night!

Thu, Nov 16 2:05pm

ICSers, Movie Night is upon us! We still have some spots open for volunteers, such as the pizza and drinks table.  We gotta eat right?  Be aware that all concessions are in the same room as the movie, ... [More]

Wha???? More ICS Pajama Movie Night Tickets Available! On Sale Friday at 55 Willoughby!

Thu, Nov 16 11:49am

ICS!   I have less than 40 tickets available for sale for this Saturday's Pajama Movie Night.  I will be selling them at the ICS 55 Willoughby location this Friday, November 17th starting at 7:45am.   ... [More]

ICS PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT IS SOLD OUT!

Thu, Nov 9 9:27am

ICS,   Thank you to everyone who came out this morning to support the school!  Sadly we are sold out at this time.  Second grade parents, don’t worry you have your tickets and I will schedule delivery ... [More]

ICS Pajama Movie Night Ticket sales start tomorrow 55 Willoughby!

Wed, Nov 8 2:19pm

ICSers,   Tomorrow morning from 7:30am to 8am “Sing”tickets will go on sale!  Space is limited, so tickets will be sold first come first served. No email requests can be honored.   If there are ticket ... [More]

Final Collections of UNICEF Boxes - 6 and 28 November

Mon, Nov 6 12:46am

Reminder - the last time to return UNICEF boxes and money collected is Monday morning at both locations and Monday afternoon at 55 Willoughby. We'll also do one final collection at this month's FO mee ... [More]

ICS Marathon Runners!! Let's cheer them on!!!

Sat, Nov 4 8:06pm

If you're watching the Marathon tomorrow, don't forget to cheer on ICS Family Members: From 1C Simone's dad Chris Coulston & from KD Eden's nanny Emily Perillo.   Have a great race tomorrow!!!

ICS Pajama Movie Night! November 18th, 2017

Wed, Nov 1 10:11pm

Please join us for ICS Pajama Movie Night!   Date: November 18th, 2017 Time: 4:30pm to 7pm Location: St. Joseph's High School, 80 Willoughby Street Movie:  TBD after the kid's vote!   There will be pi ... [More]

Chorus - THERE WAS A GLITCH - Mr. Kyle emailed you!

Tue, Oct 31 8:21pm

Hi Parents, I've been informed that there was a glitch in the email link in the original announcement about Chorus.  For some reason it turned what said mrsjaclyncarter@gmail.com into mrsJACKIEcarter@ ... [More]

CALLING ALL MAKERS!

Tue, Oct 31 11:55am

CALLING ALL MAKERS!!   The ICS Winter Fair is fast approaching! We're looking for makers of all sorts who want to sell their wares at this year's annual gift fair. Jewelry, toys, stationary, paintings ... [More]

UPDATE: FINAL LINK FOR CALLING ALL MAKERS!!

Tue, Oct 31 11:50am

Please use this link for the google form. Sorry for any and all confusion.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxxtf5P7cQi6kVKhieau5lFYJ_OjNo6XYQ5RhKrURm7kNJgw/viewform?c=0&w=1   Thanks again ... [More]

Trick or treating meet ups tomorrow

Tue, Oct 31 10:52am

Hi ICS,   Here is the info for the meet ups happening tomorrow. Have a great time trick or treating!   1) Brooklyn Heights:See sign up posted today   2) Fort Greene: Tiarra Gant, 4:30pm at Fort Greene ... [More]

Trick or treating meet up- Update#2

Mon, Oct 30 4:04pm

ICS, Please be advised that Erik recently withdrew his position as the point person for the Brooklyn Heights meet up. If anyone would like to step up as a replacement that would be great. Simply send ... [More]

Trick or treating meet up UPDATE!

Mon, Oct 30 3:06pm

ICS, Please be advised that the Bed-Stuy meet up will take place at 6pm, not 4:30 Thanks, Simone

Are you running the marathon?

Sun, Oct 29 9:15am

Hello ICS Families!!!   The NYC Marathon is one week away!! If you're running, let us know!! You can email mrsjaclyncarter@gmail.com with the subject line "MARATHON" and I will compile a list.  You ca ... [More]

Scholastic Book Fair

Fri, Oct 27 6:04pm

We are having a scholastic book fair!  The Hanson Place School at 38 Lafayette where our 2nd graders are spending the year has invited us to participate in their scholastic book fair! The theme is the ... [More]

SEND YOUR RECIPES! ICS Cookbook

Thu, Oct 26 11:02am

The International and Diversity Committee of the Parent/Family Organization is collecting recipes to compile and share with our ICS Community. Teachers and Staff we would love yours TOO!!   Please fin ... [More]

Picture Day Tomorrow! Tuesday 10/24

Mon, Oct 23 4:49pm

Just a reminder to find that form, fill it out and send in with your cash or money order inside the envelope part of the form. Don’t forget, that 25% of sales goes into our fundraising so the more you ... [More]

Mr. Kyle ICS Chorus opportunity- after school Wednesdays

Tue, Oct 17 11:24am

What: ICS Chorus!   Where: Music Room, 55 Willoughby   Who: Any 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Graders *note if you are in kids orbit already, you can still sign up and your child will be returned to kids orbit when ... [More]

Halloween Trick or Treating Meet Ups! October 31st, 2017

Tue, Oct 17 12:04am

ICS,   The school is not celebrating Halloween, but we can still meet to trick or treat!  I have targeted five neighborhoods (Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill/Ft Greene, Bed-Stuy, Ditmas Park and Park S ... [More]

Our Amazing Family Community

Sun, Oct 15 12:26pm

We  wanted to send out a huge thank you to the Fundraising Committee led by Eve, Joanna, and Meredith and our parent volunteers for helping organize the Freaky Friday dance party.  The smiles and laug ... [More]

Neighborhood List- It's A Wrap!

Fri, Oct 13 10:14pm

ICS   Attached please find the final neighborhood list.  Enjoy!   FO Family Activities Committee

Neighborhood List- Draft ready for review- Final Posted Tomorrow Night

Thu, Oct 12 11:48pm

Hi ICS, Attached is the draft of the neighborhood list for your review.  As such, please do not send any new submissions.  Alas, the submissions window is now closed.    I would like to clarify any co ... [More]

FRI OCT 13: Check your child's bag for PICTURE DAY FORMS!

Thu, Oct 12 7:07pm

Hello Parents!   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, THERE WILL BE FORMS GOING HOME FOR PICTURE DAY, WHICH IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24! Please look in your child's back pack for that. We are using a professional school pi ... [More]

Freaky Friday Dance Party tickets are officially SOLD OUT!

Wed, Oct 11 12:39pm

Freaky Friday Dance Party tickets are officially SOLD OUT!   We anticipated selling out, and as of now are unable to sell any more (even at the door).   Thank you so much for supporting our first fund ... [More]

The ICS Neighborhood List!

Sat, Oct 7 11:04am

ICSers!   Attached below please find the neighborhood list!

FREAKY FRIDAY FAMILY DANCE PARTY

Sat, Oct 7 10:03am

Do you have some extra time this long weekend? Don't forget to buy your tickets to Freaky Friday Family Dance Party. HALF THE TICKETS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD! (Probably because of this amazing invite d ... [More]

ICS Neighborhood List - please be aware

Thu, Oct 5 11:58am

Hello all, It has come to my attention that the link on my previous email is coming up as gamil.com and not gmail.com. I have no idea why Konstella is making this change. If you want to send emails us ... [More]

ICS Neighborhood List-Draft Attached for review

Wed, Oct 4 11:50pm

Hi ICS,   Attached is the draft of the neighborhood list.  Please send in any changes to icsfamilycommittee@gmail.com.  The final will be posted this Friday, October 6th.   Thanks, FO Family Activitie ... [More]

Around Town: Free Admission to One More Bite

Wed, Oct 4 11:57am

Hi all!! Brooklyn Based has very generously given our school a code for FREE admission to ONE MORE BITE, their family food festival taking place on October 22nd. There will be games for kids, foods to ... [More]

Last Call for the Neighborhood List! Final Out on Friday!

Tue, Oct 3 12:46am

Hi ICSers,   The Neighborhood List is getting the final touches and a draft will be posted on Thursday for review and revisions.  For all of you newly added to Konstella, the Neighborhood List is comp ... [More]

AROUND TOWN October events updated!

Sat, Sep 30 10:39am

Hi Families,   I have updated the our ICS calendar with the AROUND TOWN events for October.  If there is anything else you'd like to add, you can send me the information at mrsjaclyncarter@gmail.com. ... [More]

ICS Neighborhood List - correction

Fri, Sep 22 4:31pm

Hi all, The correct email to write replies to is icsfamilycommittee@gmail.com. Apologies for any inconvenience! Simone Narow Family Activities Committee

ICS Family Neighborhood List

Fri, Sep 22 3:49pm

ICS, Last year the Family Organization compiled a list of families by neighborhood. This made it easy for families to meet up with other ICS students in their neighborhood for play dates, meet ups and ... [More]

Friday only for child care

Mon, Sep 18 10:10am

I apologize as I have confused people about child care. There is school Thursday It's a full day! Ann's day care for Friday only.

Thursday and Friday child care option

Mon, Sep 18 9:00am

If you are looking for child care on Thursday or Friday, Ann's Family Day Care has availability. The cost is 35.00 per day which includes 3 Nutritious Meals (AM Snack, Lunch, Supper); fun activities o ... [More]

League of Young Inventors- Still spaces available for pick up at both locations

Thu, Sep 14 3:18pm

Exciting News! Another after school offering for Fridays 1st to 3rd grade only: The League of Young Inventors, a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program, is expanding its A ... [More]

Created by Kids- 2 more slots

Wed, Sep 13 9:29am

Get Excited, we have two more slots open for Created By Kids for the Thursday 1/2 program and the extended day ceramic class.  However, these 2 slots are only open for students needing both the half a ... [More]

Friday after school: STEM League of Young Inventors

Sat, Sep 9 8:06pm

Exciting News! Another after school offering for Fridays 1st to 3rd grade only: The League of Young Inventors, a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program, is expanding its A ... [More]

Yay! We've secured childcare for both BTS nights!!!

Sat, Sep 9 7:43pm

We are happy to announce that we have secured childcare for Back-to-School night!!   Tuesday Back To School Night: The Family Organization has reserved 15 spots with Backpack and Binoculars and will c ... [More]

Childcare for Back-to-School Night

Fri, Sep 8 11:02am

Childcare for Back-To-School.   Hi Everyone, we have been hearing from some of you that you can't find childcare for back-to-school night. We have been reaching out to different places to organize a l ... [More]

Some September Brooklyn Events!!

Fri, Sep 8 10:19am

Hi Families,   We hope you all had a fantastic first week.  One of our missions this year is to provide you with information about local events (most of them free).  We are hoping you can connect with ... [More]