Auction packets: If you missed the auction meeting last week, please be sure to stop by and pick up your packet at Mrs. Ohme's desk (unless, of course, you chose to opt out). We already have some wonderful procurements coming in (the Jenn Farm in Coupeville donated a stay for the first time ever! Thank them if you happen to know them!).
Thank you for doing this as early as possible! Last year parents did a fantastic job of helping us not have a log-jam of items to enter the last week.
Who will YOU invite? Mrs. Ohme has more tickets or can sell you a complete table at a per ticket discount. Think of someone who would be inspired by the mission of ICA and might be willing to give to see it accomplished.
See You at the Pole! - Tomorrow morning (Wednesday) 8:45-9:00 am our secondary students will be participating in a national event called "See You at the Pole". Thousands of junior high and high school students across the country will be meeting at their school's flag pole before school to pray for their friends who don't know Jesus yet, for their schools and for our nation. Beginning at 8:45 our secondary students will be doing the same on the basketball court with Mrs. Miller. We are so thankful that we have the freedom in our country to meet and pray publicly. What a blessing! Parents are welcome to join us.
As parents I know you probably think regularly about the safety of your students. Since they spend so many of their waking hours at school, school safety is important to you as it is to me and the staff here at ICA. Most of the safety precautions we take here you would probably never know about, so I thought it would be good to let you know some of the things we have done to help make ICA a secure space.
Although we hear quite a lot about school shootings, it seems, If you look at the numbers, it's extremely unlikely that a student would be involved in this type of event. Though I don't necessarily agree with all the conclusions they come to, the Washington post published an article a year or so ago that might may allay some fears if numbers speak to you. Often our emotions don't really care about the statistics, so at least let me tell you some of the safety practices we now have in place at ICA.
Best of all, we pray for safety regularly as a staff, as I'm sure many of you do. We do everything we reasonably can to be safe, and then trust that God will help us in any circumstances that may arise, and we refuse to live in fear.
We hope to see you this evening for Back to School Night. This is an opportunity to learn about the expectation and classroom practices that will help your child succeed at ICA this year. Each teacher will conduct their presentation at 6:30 and again at 7:15. This is an informational meeting. If you would like to talk with the teacher specifically about your student, they would be glad to set up a meeting time at a later date. Students do not attend this event.
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