We are winding the year down and finishing strong!
If you have re-enrolled for next year, you have received (or will soon) an packet of enrollment forms for next year. We typically send them out in August, but thought we would save you a summer trip by getting them to you before school is out!. It would be helpful if you could fill out the forms and return them by next Tuesday. If not, you are welcome to mail them to the ICA office anytime this summer.
News flash: Mrs. McGill's 5th-6th grade class just returned from an overnight beach field trip to Heron's Crossing on Sunlight Beach (courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Driskill, who has been a substitute teacher in several classes this year). It sounds like they had a delightful experience learning the intricacies of driftwood shelter construction. Thank you to the Driskill's and Mrs. McGill (and the awesome parent chaperones) for making this possible.
Thank you as well to Gretchen Mills for arranging the community service day at the fairgrounds. Checkout the Facebook ICA group page for lots of photos of that day!
Here is a briefing of events in the coming week as well as some ideas for your summer engagement:
PreK and Kindergarten water day here at the ICA campus!
House Virtus, recently named the House of Distinction for this school year, will travel with Mrs. Chittim to Elevated Sportz on Friday morning! If your child is in Virtus and planning to attend, please return the form (also attaching one to this email) as well as following the intructions to fill out the on-line waiver for Eleveated Sportz. It is my understanding that we jump barefoot at this venue. Alternatively, you could send socks with grips on the bottom (regular socks aren't allowed) or the grippy socks can be purchased there for $3. We will provide lunch, but students can bring a snack if they choose. We will return to the school by the end of the school day. We could use a parent to help chaperone if you are available!
Also on Friday, the remaining students in the 5th-12th grades will participate in an academic challenge being arranged by Mrs. Wilmoth and Mrs. Justus. Sounds intriguing!
Monday (June 8th):
8:45-11:00 all school clean up
11:00-3:30 Field Day sponsored by the Student Council, who have planned many traditional and not-so-traditional summer picnic games - complete with the summer picnic! No need to bring a lunch (unless your student has dietary restrictions) as the burgers and dogs will be provided. You also might want to send a bit of cash as students will have an opportunity to dunk a student council member in the dunk tank for a quarter per try.
Tuesday (June 9th):
Students, staff and parents are all invited to attend these last-day-of-school events:
8:45-10:00 classroom wrap-up. 6th graders will formally "walk the bridge" across to the secondary side as they say goodbye to elementary school!
10:00 Kindergarten graduation in the gym followed by 4th quarter and end-of-year awards
11:00 High school graduation - we have four ICA graduates this year! followed by
end-of-the-year SLIDE SHOW
After these events are completed, students who have parents in attendance are free to leave for the summer. For all others, school will end at 12:15.
Here are some ideas for your summer:
ICA Summer Daycamp:
Sign up ASAP to reserve a spot!
June 29 - July 3: Animal Life
Explore the animals in God's creation. Dive into the sea as we look at marine life, watch out for piranhas as we trek through the jungle, and grab your binoculars as we go on an African safari. With a different habitat each day and a dose of imagination, you'll feel like a real explorer!
July 13 - 17: Water Works
Come cool off during this crazy, wet week! Have fun while exploring the science of water, get wet sprinting through the sprinkler and sliding on the slip 'n slide, and stand back as we fire off the water cannon! We will also hit the beach and the lake, so bring your bathing suit and a sense of adventure for this week of nonstop waterlogged fun!
July 20 - 24: Books and Breadsticks
Tie on your aprons and put on your reading glasses as we cook our way through the week with children's books that inspire culinary adventures. "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" will inspire your child to become a cake artist, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" is sure to get messy, and who could forget "Ratatouille" -- the mouse that's wanted in the kitchen!
July 27 - 31: The Secret Garden
The Bible, Literature, and the Arts are filled with garden references. Writers and painters have been inspired by flowers and trees for thousands of years! Planting seeds is just the beginning -- learning to prepare, tend and then appreciate our gardens is just as important. This week we will read about, look at, and wander within gardens as we study God's beauty and man's efforts to cultivate that beauty from the soil.
Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mega Sports Camp sponsored by Island Church of Whidbey
June 22-26th 9:30-noon
see www.islandchurchofwhidbey.org for more info and attached flyer
Bouncemania - sponsored by Whidbey E-Free Church
Sunday, July 26th, noon-4 at the Greenbank Farm
see www.whidbey-efc.com for more info
Sunspark Labs - also sponsored by Whidbey E-Free Church
July 7th-10th 9:30-11:30 am for ages 3 - 5th grade
see www.whidbey-efc.com for more info
More to read in the attached MT!
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