Reminder: No pm bus service tomorrow as it’s a half day for the public schools.
With auction just a little over two weeks away, I would classify the accompanying activity level as vigorous but not yet to the “hair on fire” stage. We have a fantastic team working together to create another event that is sure to be engaging for the guests, rewarding for the workers and profitable for the school.
Thank you for your part in procuring the items that will make the event achievable.
Team leaders will be contacting you soon to give you more details about the tasks attached to your name. It is possible, if your spouse came to the initial auction meeting and you did not, that you are signed up for something about which you do not yet know. Just thought I’d mention that in case you are wondering why you have been chosen for THAT particular job. Wasn’t me :-)
Many of the items that are showing up in our offices are highly desirable. We’ll be putting out a teaser list as the auction gets closer. For now I would like to give you a little preview of the class projects, as I know you’ll all want to bid on these keepsake creations!
PreK Class – Will be offering a white wooden toy box with their handprints sweetly stenciled on all faces of the box.
Kindergarten and First grade have donated outlines of their hands for a quilt handmade by Diane Mannie, a longtime friend of ICA. This item always seems to create a robust bidding war among the parents, so prepare accordingly.
The second and third grade are once again painting birdhouses; however, last year’s houses were little hovels compared to these upscale domiciles! (Truly last year's were lovely, as well.)
The fourth through sixth grade class is working on a Cornhole Gaming set (rumor has it Seahawks colors are involved).
What is Cornhole, you ask?
Cornhole, also known as dummy boards, bean bag toss, dadhole, doghouse, Baggo, or simply Bags, is an American lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of corn at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point.
I hear it’s all the rage these days.
The junior high students have two classy garden signs as well as two sets of smaller garden marker signs up for auction. Think Pinterest! These are on my list.
The High School project is still TBA, although a couple of different possibilities are in the works.
This Friday (November 6th) is the day we have targeted for items and forms (please fill them out entirely) to be in to the office. If you have sold your tickets and reached your $800 procurement goal by this Friday, you will automatically be entered in a
drawing to win $100 off of your December tuition!
Of course we will keep accepting items beyond Friday, but it would be most helpful if everyone could set this as their personal deadline.
If you still need ideas, there are many businesses that have given in the past that have not yet been contacted. It's not too late!
Thanks for all you are doing for auction! Your efforts are highly valued!
IT’S AUCTION TIME — send in your items and paperwork THIS week to be entered to win $100 off next month’s tuition.
End of Quarter — Next Monday!
Benjamin Lindenstein's brand-new, black, Hydroflask water bottle went missing last Thursday! If anyone else has a similar black bottle, would you please kindly check if perhaps his was picked up? There is a similar one in the office lost-and-found. Thank you!
Thank you to the families who have sent in emergency snack bags. If you have not, you may receive a phone call from a teacher. We’re working on 100% participation.
Congratulations to Mrs. McGill’s class for collecting the most candy. They enjoyed a pizza party yesterday. Mrs. Bishop’s class came in second place and thoroughly enjoyed their ice cream sundaes!
Lifetouch continues to correct errors on student pictures. (PreK pictures are being corrected.) They request that you contact them directly with changes/corrections. Please call Mely at 360-733-0540.
If we do not have your child’s current immunization paperwork you will be receiving a letter from our school nurse. Please help ICA to remain compliant with the Department of Health.
Next Wednesday — NO SCHOOL
Next Friday — Half Day — report cards prepared.
Mark Your Calendar
11/04 — NO PM BUSES
11/06 — First Auction Deadline
11/09 — End of 1st Quarter
11/10 — Picture Retakes
11/11 — No School
11/13 — Half Day—Report Card Prep
11/17 — 1st Quarter Awards Luncheon
11/18 — NO PUM BUSES
11/21 — ICA DINNER & AUCTION
Island Christian ACademy
Decidedly Academic - Distinctively Christian.
A few of our wax museum participants
Electives week with Detective Farr from Island County
Service Project, Langley
High School students visit the capital building in Olympia
Spelling bee winners
Sno-Isle Skill Center graduate and ICA senior
Secondary Leadership Retreat
Community service project at the Island County Fairgrounds
Northwest Institute of the Literary Arts winners