You and your family are invited to dinner at ICA Tuesday, February 6th at 6:00 pm! We will be exhibiting new skills learned during this week's electives classes as well as celebrating our students' second quarter achievements.
Many photos from Elective classes have been posted on our ICA closed Facebook page. If you are on FB and would like to connect, search Island Christian Academy group and request to be added. Members to the group must have a family connection to ICA.
Reminder: Re-enrollment for the 2018-19 school year starts Monday. An enrollment tab will appear on your Gradelink account. The completed on-line portion and your $50 re-enrollment fee will reserve your student's place!
There are too many descriptive terms for this week's activities, so here is a batch of them:
Electives Week adjectives:
delectable: bread, pasta and candy making, daily hot lunch, mountain main jerky
enlightening: microscope gazing, future finance, self defense
meteoric: bottle rockets (we have one on the roof!)
chilly but invigorating: winter hiking
creative: Latin rocks, Zentangle, valentine making, mask making
intriguing: Crime investigation, polymers, small gas engines, mountain man stories and craft
daring: rock climbing, rodent (mouse trap) racers
melodic: black belt recorders
Adjectives most heard from students: COOL! FUN!
We are exceedingly grateful for each staff member, parent and community volunteer who invested their time this week to share knowledge and skills with the students at ICA. In addition to our outstanding staff, here are a few presenters to thank when you see them next:
from Island County: Phil Farr, forensics; Chris Peabody, self defense; Ed Wallace, media safety, Robert Bishop (coroner) CSI
from Wells Fargo Bank: Ali Fralik
from Tiger Marshal Arts: Sensei Wendy
from Lynnwood PD: Mark Brinkman
Bill Lentz (aka Lone Wolf): Mountain Man Craft
Dick Barker: band
Jim Schultz: rock climbing
Laneen Carr: Valentine making
Christy Dunn: microscope fun
Matt Chambers: small engines
Barb Chambers: zentangle
Kymy Johnson: art
Kaitlin Broyles: art
Noelle Onstad: PACCAR demo semi
Christi Wenzek: germs
Susie and Frieda Butters: hot lunch every day!
classroom and lunch/recess monitors:
A thousand thanks!
And the winner is….
After an intense battle of the words all afternoon in the gym at Island Christian Academy, a winner has emerged!
All School winner and ICA delegate to the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee is 4th grader Lydia Justus!
Congratulations to the grade level winners who include the following:
1st Owen Bartel
2nd Jack Lynds
3rd Regan Harrod
1st Grace Gallagher
2nd Lindi Moore
3rd Autumn-Rose Land
1st Lydia Justus
2nd Sean Carr
3rd Alexander Zarifis
1st Connor Bartel
2nd Serenity Hardesty
3rd Jasmin DeMartini
1st Bailey Wenzek
2nd Korbin Jones
3rd Claire Dunn
Junior High Class
1st Jolie Bartel
2nd Ben Lindenstein
3rd Henry Ohme
Well done everyone!
I would like to pass on information about THREE events.
1. Spelling Bee – This is a dress protocol day for all classes.
Elementary Class Bees start at 12:45 (not 1:15 as previously announced) with 2nd grade
Junior High Bee begins at 1:15 in the lunchroom
Parents are welcome to attend. The elementary bee usually takes all afternoon, but the junior high bee just lasts 45 minutes to one hour.
We will send one student to represent ICA at the regional Scripps Spelling Bee.
2. Electives Week – January 30th-February 2nd
This Friday is our “Preview Day” for electives week. At 2:45 students will have opportunity to meet elective teachers and see what classes will be offered. Each student will be given a form to select their top two choices for each of the class periods. They will bring the sheets home over the weekend for parents to sign as some of the choices have material fees associated.
3. Reenrollment – February 5-9 . The re-enrollment tab will appear on your Gradelink account February 5th. You will need to review your account, making any changes. Existing families have first opportunity to enroll siblings, which you can also do through your Gradelink account at that time. Once the on-line portion and paperwork is completed and the re-enrollment fee of $50 for returning students ($25 for 3 year old preschool) is paid, your student’s place is reserved for next school year!
Enrollment opens to new families February 12th. Spread the word!
January holds in store what has become one of our students’ favorite events of the school year: Electives Week. We still need presenters as well as many classroom monitors and helpers, so please contact the office if you have a morning, afternoon or even a day you could help out. Grandparents are also welcome to participate and also contribute toward your family’s volunteer hours!
Believe it or not, K-12 reenrollment for next school year will be here before you know it. While it does seem quite early, I’m mentioning it because this year reenrollment week will be one month earlier to allow more time for budgeting and staffing. February 5th-9th current families will have opportunity to reserve their seat for next year, and February 12th open enrollment begins for new families desiring a place for the following year.
There will likely be some competition as we have new families already wanting to enroll. Some of our classes look like they could fill up with re-enrollment, so please don’t delay if you would like your student to return to ICA next year.
We’ll give you more detailed direction as the date approaches, but have tried to streamline the process as much as possible.
Spelling Bee is also this month, the afternoon of the 23rd. You are welcome to join us to watch this sometimes-intense competition to see who will represent ICA at the regional Scripps spelling bee!
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