It seems like I'm always telling you about the next big event at ICA, and today is no exception. Next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week! We'll be doing some favors for our well-deserving staff throughout the week, but wanted to just bring it to your attention in case you would like to join this week of encouragement for the staff and teachers of ICA.
Today is the last day of third quarter and we begin our final segment of the school year tomorrow!
Twice a year we give parents opportunity to conference with their student’s teacher. That second opportunity is next week Thursday and Friday. In one of our assembly sayings the leader says “Finish” and the student responds “strong”! This parent teacher conference is all about helping your student finish the year out strong. Please call the office before the end of this week to schedule your appointment.
Next Tuesday is our third quarter awards luncheon. The band under the direction of Mr. Barker will be performing! Parents are invited to join us for the meal and presentations. Sweet-and Sour Chicken Bowl with brown rice, Asian Cole Slaw, and Pineapple Sunshine Cake. (Rice Crispy Treats for Gluten Free people) is on the menu.
Planning for next school year: The last two years we have followed the public school’s calendar in regard to half days. This served families whose children ride the public school bus, but it also served our purposes of having time for teachers to prepare progress and report cards, complete teacher training and conduct staff meetings.
The school district has made a change in their calendar for next year to early release every Wednesday, but not until 2:00 pm. This provides the same amount of time for our purposes, it is just 1.5 hours every Wednesday instead of three hours every other Wednesday.
If we were to follow the public school calendar for early release days every Wednesday at 2:00 pm, I am curious to know how this change would affect your family. The alternative would likely be to maintain our schedule of half days with 12:30 release and students would not be able to use the public school bus transportation those days.
If you would like to have input on the decision, I would be glad to hear from you this week.
Easter Celebration: I hope you will be celebrating the Resurrection this Sunday! As Christians we believe it is the most important event in human history. If you don't have a home church, South Whidbey Assembly would like to invite you to share the joy of Easter here at the school campus Sunday morning either 8;30 or 10:30.
Enjoy Good Friday and Spring Break, Friday, March 30 - April 8th.
Thank you to Lydia Justus who participated the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee this past Saturday! She made it through round three and represented ICA well!
Thank you to those who attended the Spring Clean up and Fix-It Day here at ICA on Saturday! Several parents and students showed up to help complete (along with the church attenders) over 120 combined hours of work on the campus!
Congratulations are in order for Science Fair winners! While each student worked hard to present a well-researched science project, the judges narrowed it down to the following medalists:
3rd Jacob Hughes: Fuzzy Drinks =Fuzzy Teeth
2nd Sean Carr: Dog Nose Prints
1st Daniel Hardesty: Robot Wars
3rd Jadyne Streitler: Horse Habits
2nd maya Hughes: Equine Beats
1st. Serenity Hardesty: Crystals
1st. Jolie Bartel: Natural vs Store bought Shampoo
2 nd. Grace Delaney: Fun with Flubber
3rd. Alysha Ackerman: Does Music Affect Concentration?
All is accomplished and students are breathing easier! Come on out tonight at 7:00 pm to peruse the rows of science projects, each carefully researched and presented by an ICA student. In addition to the individual projects, there are some intriguing group projects from the preschool, kindergarten and 1st/2nd grade classes.
Thank you to our list of stellar judges who had the difficult task of choosing the top three projects in each class.
1. Nathan Chambers
2. Christi Wenzek
3. Kelsey Chambers
1. Sarah Chappelle
2. Troy Mattson
3. Bill Criswell
1. Del Hardesty
2. Lisa Butters
3. Christi Dunn
Reminder: Tomorrow is an early release day at 12:30.
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