ICS students and parents celebrated International Walk to School Day on October 7. Special thanks to Ruby Hollender for helping to organize and donating supplies for the event, as well as all of families who walked with us. One more step for a healthy ICS!
October is National Bullying Prevention Month (Please see the list of school activities below). In conjunction with this national campaign, ICS is working diligently to reinforce the importance of practicing and engaging in safe and respectable behavior in our school. This month we are initiating a new school-wide program in which each grade level is able to earn no-uniform day on Fridays. The students are able to earn this privilege if, by the week’s end, their grade level has not received any incident reports. Incident reports are given in the incident of a violation of school rules such as fighting, teasing, etc. Our goal with this program is to make our students more knowledgeable about how their behavior and choices affect others, and to strengthen their sense of community and collectivism in our school.
Please support us in our efforts to keep ICS a great place to work and play by talking to your child) about the importance of mindfulness, respect for both their peers and teachers, and safe-play practices within our school. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please see any member of the administrative team.
Oct. 16th- School-Wide Bullying Awareness Assembly
Oct. 26th- “Don’t Be a Monster Assembly” (4th and 5th Grade Only)
Oct. 30th- Unity Day-students should wear ORANGE to show their support for keeping our school a safe and fun place for all
Nov. 6th-UN Day
Nov. 10th- School Wide Parent Meeting @ 5:00-“What you should know about Bullying and how to Prevent it!”
Nov 13th- Mix it Up at Lunch Day
This month, ICS will participate in the “Let’s Talk” initiative. This is a national public education campaign coordinated by Advocates for Youth, encouraging community agencies, religious institutions, businesses, schools, media, parent groups and health providers to plan programs and activities which encourage parent/child communication about puberty and growing up.
5th grade parents are invited to join ICS community volunteer, Navvab McDaniels, MPH, as she facilitates a workshop especially for parents and caregivers on becoming comfortable talking with your kids about puberty and growing up. Ms. McDaniels has two decades of experience talking about health and puberty with students of all ages and their parents.
If you have questions about when to begin talking with your kids about puberty and how to keep the conversation going, this workshop is for you. This will take place in the ICS Media Center on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00pm.