School News

March 1-5: Read Across America week!

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we will participate in Read Across America Week NEXT week (March 1st to the 5th)!

During this week, we will celebrate reading in various ways and encourage our students to read all week! To celebrate Dr. Seuss' actual birthday, on Tuesday, March 2nd, we invite all students and staff to join us by dressing up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character or by wearing pajamas (no gowns or shorts) in recognition of the Sleep Book.

Please be sure to read over ICSAtlanta's Out-of-Uniform Rules on pages 13 & 14 of our Parent & Student Handbook.

Fox in Socks Drive: Inspired by Dr. Seuss' Fox in Socks and in honor of Read Across America week, ICSAtlanta is hosting a 'Fox in Socks' Sock Drive for the homeless. New socks will be collected Monday, March 1 - Friday, March 5. Students may place new socks in the bins found in the front lobby of either campus. These socks will be donated to local charity, Giving Grace to then disperse to our local homeless community.



L1 parents,


As a part of our Read Across America festivities, I would like to invite a few parents to (virtually) come into the classroom and read a picture book to our class through Google Meets! Please check the email from your child's teacher to see available dates and times to read.


L2 parents,


Because we are a 2nd language class, I ask that only parents able to read fluently in the 2nd language sign up to read during our L2 class




Hello Upper Campus Parents,

We are excited to share some great news. Our awesome students have earned enough points to receive their school-wide reward!

As you know, upper campus students earn points or tickets for positive classroom and school-wide behavior. Our students have now earned a combined total of 5,000 points, and their reward is a WACKY SOCK DAY. WAY TO SHOW PRIDE!

All upper campus students (grades 4-7) will be allowed to wear some crazy socks (along with their uniform) on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 as a reward for their positive behavior!!

Congratulations, ICSAtlanta students, for showing ICSAtlanta PRIDE!!!

-ICSAtlanta Admin Team



February News Highlights:

-During the month of February, ICSAtlanta celebrates Black History! Students in both the lower and upper campuses will be participating in during-school events to celebrate Black History. In addition, for the first and last Friday in February, we will have themed, out-of-uniform dress days:

THIS Friday, February 5th: dress in traditional African attire.

Friday, February 28th: dress in HBCU (historically black college or university) collegiate wear.


We will celebrate Valentine's Day on Thursday, February 11th. Students are encouraged to bring in Valentine's Day cards to pass out to their classmates. *Please note, there is no party or food allowed. Please try to send in Valentine's cards that do not contain candy.


Our annual celebration of Carnival is right around the corner! We will celebrate Carnival on Friday, February 12th in our language classrooms (both online and in-person). Please note, if your child is not participating in the outlined (below) dress-up options, your child needs to come to class in his/her school uniform. Additionally, please keep in mind that leggings or form-fitting pants of any material type are not considered pants. In other words, if your child chooses to wear leggings, they must wear appropriately-length shorts or skirts over them.

Spanish:

As Carnival in Spanish-speaking countries is typically very colorful, students in the Spanish track may dress in jeans with colorful t-shirts. Students will create masks in their classes.

French:

Students in the French track are encouraged to dress up as knights, queens, and kings.

German:

Students in the German track may dress as children do for Carnival in the German-speaking countries. Costumes are usually simple and may involve some face paint. Masks are not typically needed (e.g. instead of wearing a lion mask, the face would be painted as a lion face). Please remember that costumes should be funny/happy rather than scary.

Here are some suggestions :

Jobs (e.g. baker, police officer, firefighter, etc.)

Animals (e.g. cat, lion, panda, etc.)

Magical (e.g. witch, wizard, fairy, etc.)

Story or Book Characters (e.g. princess, prince, Pippi Longstocking, etc.)

Mandarin:

Choose one of the options above.

Please note:

- Students are not allowed to bring toy weapons (e.g. swords, knives, guns, etc).

- Whole-face masks are also not allowed.