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 call the office if you have a morning, afternoon or even a day you could help out. Grandparents are also welcome to participate and also accumulate 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 be some competition as we have new families already wanting to enroll. 1st-2nd grade will likely see the most competition with pot, so please don’t delay if you would like your student to return to ICA next year.
We’ll give you more details 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!
See below for this week's news:
Tonight is the night! Bring friends, relatives and neighbors While the performance begins at 7:00, each teacher has emailed their class with instructions with time of arrival and dress expectations for their specific class. Dress protocol is the base line, but some will have costumes, or holiday attire is welcome!
We feel that the teachers and staff of Island Christian Academy place a great deal of personal investment in each of our children - not only academically and socially, but also spiritually. We can sense that they pray for our children, and love them individually for the gifts and talents God has given them. The teachers notice each individual child. Children are never just a "number" at Island Christian Academy. Our children thrive and flourish both academically and spiritually in such an environment. School has become an extension of our home and the Christian family values and love we strive to instill in our children. They are a support system for us as parents. We are grateful beyond words for the teachers and staff of Island Christian Academy!"
-- Ben and Valerie Grissom
"We love ICA! We were embraced with open arms and the kids have been challenged and are growing spirit, soul, and body."
- Rob and Sarah Chappelle
"My daughter has been at ICA two years, and she has learned to love learning. She has been challenged and she accomplished more than I ever imagined possible. In this setting she has flourished."
- Luanna Lubchuk
"I.C.A. is a great school for many reasons. The curriculum is founded on strong academic principles, giving children the opportunity to rise to their full potential. Also, the fact that the teachings of The Bible are infused into all the classes means that kids will gain a greater depth of understanding in all fields of study. The common theme in public schools as well as many private schools in the last several years has been to focus more on coddling kids' self esteem rather than actually teaching them. This is definitely not the case here. That being said, you may fear that your kids may not receive the nurturing you desire, but that is not the case either. What I.C.A. provides is a perfect combination of teaching and nurturing, all based on a solid foundation in God's love. All the information in the world is meaningless without context, which The Bible provides. All the self-esteem boosting in the world leaves children empty without it being founded in God's love. The teachers I've come to know at this school get this perfectly. They are highly intelligent individuals who are very nurturing, and all of them care about every student in their classes (if not the whole school)! Of course, teachers alone can't support this structure - all of this is also true of the administrative staff and all the volunteers I've met (which is probably all of them). A school like this is as rare as a precious jewel, and much more valuable. But don't take my word for it - go check it out and see for yourself! I'm sure you will find that if anything, I've understated how awesome this school is."
-- Greg Frederick
"ICA has provided a great educational environment were our daughter has been encourage to reach her full potential. The teachers love their jobs and it shows! Thank you ICA!!"
"From the moment I moved to Whidbey and contacted the school about classes for my children, they have been welcoming and encouraging. My daughter loves her teacher, and cannot wait to go to school! My children are thriving and excelling in their education!"
"ICA is a place where my children feel safe, appreciated, loved and accepted. They are taught the values that are important to me and I know they are being equipped for success not only academically but also in life."
- Lynette Wineman
"We could not be happier with ICA and its staff. Our kids love the school and teachers and we are quite satisfied with the superior education they continue to receive."
- Ben and Fallon Criswell
"My daughter is being held to a high academic level while also learning the importance of respect, kindness, and grace."
- Wendi Alexander
"Through a balance of tough high academic standards and sincere caring, my daughter is learning to love learning. ICA education, although structured, leaves enough to the imagination; piquing curiosity, helping eager minds to learn."
- Sherry Jennings
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