Reminder: Tomorrow, Wednesday the 21st, is an early release at 12:30 to allow our staff to convene for valuable development opportunities. This time there will be regular bus service at 12:30.
The countdown is on to reenrollment week! Beginning March 6th, you'll be able to access reenrollment on your Gradelink account, and the following week classes open up to new families who would like to enroll. The board and I will be making a final decision on whether or not to add uniforms for next school year before that date. If you haven't responded (you can reply to this email if you would like) with your recommendation, I would be VERY glad to hear from you after you read the information here. We are up to about 60% of families who have expressed their opinions. Thank you!!
ICA to Olympia: Spending time with fantastic students is part of the joy of working at ICA. Today I accompanied Mr. Bacigalupi, his American Government class, and the other Mr. Bacigalupi (his son) to Olympia to experience state government in action. Over the course of the day we toured our marble-laden capitol building, hearing its 100 plus year history and also interacted with three representatives from our legislative district. Norma Smith, Barbara Bailey and Dave Hayes, who all took time to greet us and snap the picture below. Rep. Hayes spent another 15 minutes relating some of his own story and answering questions.
Being in that setting reminded me of two former students, Naomi Bartel and Zane Vanderwood, who participated in the Page Program for the Washington State legislature during their high school years, and a third ICA student, Shelby Lubchuck, who is currently serving Senator Randi Becker from the 2nd legislative district as an intern! We love seeing our students get involved in government! Thank you to Mr. Bacigalupi for setting up this trip for us.
Now on to Washington, DC!
Please read the attached Message Tuesday document for all of the details and dates. Thank you for taking the time to stay connected to ICA!
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