School News

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we will participate in Read Across America Week NEXT week (March 1st to the 5th)!


During this week, we will celebrate reading in various ways and encourage our students to read all week! To celebrate Dr. Seuss' actual birthday, on Tuesday, March 2nd, we invite all students and staff to join us by dressing up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character or by wearing pajamas (no gowns or shorts) in recognition of the Sleep Book.

Please be sure to read over ICSAtlanta's Out-of-Uniform Rules on pages 13 & 14 of our Parent & Student Handbook.



Fox in Socks Drive:

Inspired by Dr. Seuss' Fox in Socks and in honor of Read Across America week, ICSAtlanta is hosting a 'Fox in Socks' Sock Drive for the homeless. New socks will be collected Monday, March 1 - Friday, March 5. Students may place new socks in the bins found in the front lobby of either campus. These socks will be donated to local charity, Giving Grace to then disperse to our local homeless community.


Hello Upper Campus Parents,

We are excited to share some great news. Our awesome students have earned enough points to receive their school-wide reward!

As you know, upper campus students earn points or tickets for positive classroom and school-wide behavior. Our students have now earned a combined total of 5,000 points, and their reward is a WACKY SOCK DAY. WAY TO SHOW PRIDE!

All upper campus students (grades 4-7) will be allowed to wear some crazy socks (along with their uniform) on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 as a reward for their positive behavior!!

Congratulations, ICSAtlanta students, for showing ICSAtlanta PRIDE!!!

-ICSAtlanta Admin Team



Carnival

We will celebrate Carnival on Friday, February 12th in our language classrooms (both online and in-person).

Spanish:

As Carnival in Spanish-speaking countries is typically very colorful, students in the Spanish track may dress in jeans with colorful t-shirts. Students will create masks in their classes.

French:

Students in the French track are encouraged to dress up as knights, queens, and kings.

German:

Students in the German track may dress as children do for Carnival in the German-speaking countries. Costumes are usually simple and may involve some face paint. Masks are not typically needed (e.g. instead of wearing a lion mask, the face would be painted as a lion face). Please remember that costumes should be funny/happy rather than scary.

Here are some suggestions:

Jobs (e.g. baker, police officer, firefighter, etc.)

Animals (e.g. cat, lion, panda, etc.)

Magical (e.g. witch, wizard, fairy, etc.)

Story or Book Characters (e.g. princess, prince, Pippi Longstocking, etc.)

Mandarin:

Choose one of the options above.

Special notes:

- Students are not allowed to bring toy weapons (e.g. swords, knives, guns, etc).

- Whole-face masks are also not allowed.




100th Day of School

Tuesday, February 9th is our 100th Day of School!

Students and staff are invited to come to school dressed in ways that express celebration and/or the number 100! Students can wear bright, festive colored clothing and/or clothing expressing 100 (polka-dots, tally marks, numbers, etc.)!

Please note: We will NO longer be dressing as centenarians for the 100th day of school!



Valentine's Day

ICSAtlanta's Valentine's Celebration will take place Thursday, February 11th!

Even though Valentine's Day falls during our winter break, we would like to give our students the opportunity to exchange cards and/or gifts (non-food). Participation is completely optional; however, if your student does choose to participate, please make sure that he/she brings in enough cards for each student in the class and that these items do not contain food/candy. Erasers, pencils, trinkets, and even handwritten notes are all wonderful examples of what students may bring for the Valentine exchange. Please send in a container (cereal box, shoe box, paper sack, etc.) for your child's received Valentine's cards (unless your child's teacher reaches out to indicate otherwise). Your child's teacher (K-5) will send out a list with the first name of each student in the class prior to February 12th.



ICSAtlanta Celebrates Black History

Our month-long celebration will include many in-class activities, including special activities such as our 5th grade Black Heroes Video Contest and our 7th grade HBCU student presentations. We also have two out of uniform days during this month.