Back-to-School Night begins tonight at 6:30 pm. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and get a feel for each teacher’s vision for the year and learn how you can help your child get the most from their school experience.
Safety Update: Over the last couple years our school has made school safety a greater priority in several different ways. We began by simply locking doors, added an intercom system and interior window coverings as well as just talking about possible scenarios with our staff. We currently conduct a monthly fire drill, four earthquake drills throughout the year, and we have two lockdown drills on the schedule. Tomorrow is our first fire and earthquake drill of the year. We’re always careful to prep those PreK and Kindergarten students who may tend to become frightened with the first drill. The goal is to make the drills routine, so in the event of a real emergency, we can act with confidence instead of panic.
Emergency Food: In the case of a real earthquake or other such crisis, we realize that students may need to be at school for an extended period. As a part of our overall disaster plan, and in an effort to prepare for possibilities, we would like to ask for your help in providing an extra supply of food for your student(s). In the next two weeks, could you please send with your child to school a gallon-sized zip lock bag containing non-perishable foods that you know would be both comforting and nutritious for your particular child? If you have a student in the elementary grades, you may also want to include a small note to your child that they could read and be comforted by in the event of a crisis such as an earthquake. Please put your child’s name on the bag and we will store them for the school year. Thank you for your help in this.
Quote of the day:
“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.”
Jane D. Hull (former governor of Arizona)
Before-School Coding with Rob Chappelle – This is a class offered to students in grades three and up. I’ve already heard from some of you who are interested in having your students join this STEM-oriented learning opportunity. Assuming we have enough students (looking for a minimum of five, the class will begin on October 5th and continue every M-W-F that are school days until December 11th. The cost for the class is $100, and I believe it will be a worthy investment! Mr. Chappelle is a programmer who works for Microsoft and is excited about his work and about passing on his passion to students.
First Quarter Quests: Parents are welcome to help complete the quests. Students have until the last day of the quarter, November 9th, to complete them.
Message Tuesday attachment: Even more info!
Have a great week!
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