Weekly Newsletter ICS PTSA

November 15, 2015
ICS PTSA Newsletter
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The Family Phoenix Fitness Challenge Event
It's second quarter and time for the next Family Phoenix Fitness Challenge official 5k! The ICS PTSA is encouraging families to get out and exercise! Each family member that participates earns their student's class points towards winning a catered lunch in June. The next 5k is Sunday, November 22nd at 10:00 am. Just show up, take a picture of your family at the event and send the picture to Mrs. Henry. She'll keep track of the points for each grade and let you know! Follow this link for more information: Kirkland Turkey Trot
Or search for Kirkland Turkey Trot 2015. Hope to see you there!
December PTSA Meeting Information
The December PTSA Meeting is a special topic meeting for grades 9 through 12 in the Lyceum at ICS. The meeting on Tuesday, December 8th begins at 7 p.m. and will end at 8:30 p.m. Please join us!

There will be NO PTSA meeting for middle school in December.
Logo Wear is Here!
If you placed an order for logo wear, please plan to pick it up in the Lyceum during one of the following times: 11/16 during lunch; 11/20 after school until 2:30; 11/24 during lunch.

Volunteers Needed for Nominating Committee 
The PTSA needs at least two more volunteers for the Nominating Committee. The nominating committee is an essential committee that ensures that we have the right people running the PTSA. Please contact Chris Lazoritz if you are interested. Training is mandatory for this position.
ACORN Awards Volunteering Opportunity
The PTSA is interested in reestablishing the ACORN Awards for excellence for Educators and Volunteers. We will need three to five volunteers to head up this committee. Please contact Kathy Thompson if you are interested in helping with this fun committee.
Drivers and Supervisors Needed for Chess Competitions! 
Specifically, we need parents who could take on several roles:
  1. Drive students Mondays leaving at 3:00 pm from ICS to chess match location (Current matches at Interlake High School, but later locations are undetermined and will be updated)
  2. Stay from 3:45 to 6:30 (or earlier depending on match length) with students at event (a parent must be present, but there is no active work to do)
  3. Arrive at 5pm at location and drive students back to ICS from event after the chess match (games may end between 5:30 and 6:30 pm).
Mondays: Nov 16, Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Jan 4, Jan 11, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 22

Roles: Drive to Match Location - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Monitor/Be in Attendance - 3:30 to 6:30 pm (or earlier); Drive back to ICS - 5:00 pm to 7 pm (or earlier)
If you are available and interested, please enter your information at Chess Competition Sign Up sheet. A confirmation email will arrive with further details within two days.

An ad for volunteering for the three Championships will appear later this year (depending on our performance). Here are the current championship dates. If you know you are available for them, please sent email to mlentz@lwsd.org
  • Mini-Teams Championship: Meridian High School (Bellingham) 5 December 2015
  • HS State Individual Championship: Lakeside High School 29-30 January 2016
  • HS State Team Championship: Issaquah High School 26-27 February 20
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Important - ICSPTSA.org Email Addresses are Migrating to Office 365
Our PTSA is moving to Office 365 for email and document storage. If you have an email account with icsptsa.org, we will migrate your existing email to a new mailbox in Office 365. Two important dates for you:

November 14-16: please check your icsptsa.org email between these dates to get your new account and password for Office 365. Save or print the email with your account and password. After the migration, this is how you will access your email. After November 20th, you will not be able to access your email with your current password.

November 20-22: we will migrate email to Office 365 starting at noon (12 pm) on Friday the 20th and continuing through the weekend. To do the migration, we have to reset the passwords for the existing mailboxes, so you will not be able to access your current email accounts after noon on Friday the 20th. 
Check the icsptsa.org website for updates. Contact webmaster@icsptsa.org with any questions.

ICS Harvest Festival November 20th from 6-8:30pm at ICS
It's that time of year again! Bring your friends and family for a great time to the annual ICS Harvest Festival. There will be food, entertainment, activities, games, and more. There is also a $5 suggested donation. All proceeds go toward Sleepless in Seattle, a local charity whose mission is to provide sleeping bags to homeless people in our area. You can direct any questions to s-mgordan@lwsd.org or nasullivan@lwsd.org.

Grant Application Forms Due November 15th
Grant application forms are now available to download from the ICSPTSA website and here.  Any group, club or department may apply. Please return completed forms to the grant box in the PTSA room. Paper copies are also available in the office.
Forms must be returned by November 15th.  
Upcoming Events  
11.17.2015   LWSD - PTSA Special Needs Group Meeting
11.20.2015   ICS - NHS Harvest Festival
11.25.2015   Half-Day:  Thanksgiving Break
11.26.2015   No School: Thanksgiving Break
11.27.2015   No School: Thanksgiving Break
11.30.2015   LWSD - HIV / AIDS Curriculum Presentation for Parents
12.08.2015   ICS - PTSA Meeting (Grades 9 -12)
12.09.2015   ICS - Focus Week 50% Payment Due