Welcome

There are just two weeks left until winter break. Are you ready?

Upcoming ICS and Related Events

 
High School Parent Circle: Thursday, Dec. 8, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. at ICS in the Lyceum
Come discuss shared experiences and issues with other parents of ICS high schoolers.

Fall Concert: Wednesday, Dec. 14, Time TBD at ICS in the Lyceum
Come enjoy performances by the band, orchestra, and choir.

Winter Break: Dec. 19 - Jan. 2
No School


More Key Dates for 2016-17
Read Dr. Moncada's communique from June 2016

Get Out and Run for Fun

Section updated: 12/4/2016

For students who want to stay healthy, active and have a little fun together after school, the ICS Running Club is the perfect opportunity. We will meet Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., and Fridays, 2:15 - 3:25 p.m. All fitness levels are welcome. We will start slow and build up our endurance. The goal is to prepare for running a 5K race as a group in the spring. Running in a race is not a requirement for participation in the club. To sign up, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Volunteer Opportunities

Section updated: 12/4/2016

Families are expected to complete 30 hours of volunteering each year at ICS.

 

We Need You for Art Day

ICS Art Day will be on January 30, 2017. It is a day filled with fun activities for the kids. There are a number of ways you can participate and earn your hours. Sign up today.

 

Volunteer in the ICS Office

We need a great communicator with attention to detail to help answer phones and in-person questions in the ICS front office on Mondays, 7:15 - 9:30 a.m. Ideally this would be a parent who has been associated with ICS for a couple of years or more. Interested? Please email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Help in the Student Study Center

Parent volunteers are needed to monitor and supervise the Study Center so that learners and tutors can work together productively. We need one parent per day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 2:05 p.m. - 3 p.m. It would be ideal to have two volunteer for each day so that parents could alternate weeks. Interested? Please email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parent Game Keepers Needed

Game keepers volunteer during the ICS lunch period and are responsible for setting up/taking down the ping-pong tables and for overseeing the use of balls for soccer and basketball. We need one parent per day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m, and Wednesdays from 11:55 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Interested? Please email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Latest ICS News and Notes

Section updated: 12/4/2016

Buy a T-Shirt for a Good Cause

The National Art Honor Society will be selling T-shirts December 12 - 16 to support craft workshops for Community School and Children's Hospital along with and presenting the ICS Art Walk in March.

Give to the ASB Giving Tree and Toy Drive

ICS ASB is sponsoring a Giving Tree and a Toy Drive. A tree with tags on it to take and return with a gift as well as a box for new toy donations are located in the hallway between the science rooms. Please feel free to take a tag and fulfill some child's wish, or donate a new toy.

Congrats to All Reflections Participants

We are proud of all the ICS students who submitted entries for the national PTA Reflections art program. The theme this year was "What Is Your story?" Best of luck to the following students, whose submissions have moved to district-level judging: Cindy Chen (6th grade) for literature; Audrey Liv Gruian (7th grade), Shrehta Kalisi (6th grade), Aarya Kalki (6th grade), Ellen Ma (8th grade), Trushaa Ramanan (8th grade) for visual arts; and Zev Sharma (8th grade) for music composition.

November PTSA Meeting Recap

The third PTSA meeting of the 2016-17 school year was held Tuesday, November 8, at 7 p.m. at the Lake Washington Resource Center. The meeting agendapresentation, and minutes are available for viewing. 

Shop AmazonSmile to Support ICS 

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as at Amazon.com with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to ICS. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you'll select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases. The site will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Make sure to chose "International Community School PTSA 2 8 89 Kirkland WA" as your designated organization to support. For more info, see http://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about.

Student Study Center Now Open

Any student who is looking for academic help or a study buddy can come to the ICS Student Study Center. Visit our website for information on how to sign up for a study session. Our tutors, who are sophomores, juniors, and seniors, can help with any subject, ranging from 7th Grade Biology to Level V Humanities Essay Editing. We will also be offering AP and Spanish group study sessions this year. 

Keep Up with School Closure Information

As we enter a season of rainy, windy--and eventually snowy--weather, you can stay up to date with school closure information at the LWSD flash alert website.

Enroll Your 10th or 11th Grader in SAT Prep

Section updated: 11/20/2016

The PTSA is partnering with PrepNorthwest to provide an SAT prep course for ICS students in 10th and 11th grade. The course costs $395 for eight class sessions and four prep tests. Class size is limited to 25 students--first come, first served. Full details of class dates and times are in the course flyer.

The signup deadline is February 2, 2017. To sign up, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the following information: the first name, last name, and grade level of the student(s) you are enrolling and a contact email and phone number per student. Every enrolled student should bring a check for $395 made payable to ICS PTSA to the first class session of the course.
2014 ICS PTSA