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10.31.16
Imagine Families,


We hope everyone was able to join us at Hickory Nut Gap Farm for the Fall Festival!  It was so wonderful to see our families come together for community time!  


This Thursday brings our Reading Under the Stars Event, please mark your calendars!

Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 School Year begins tomorrow at 8 am and ends on January 31, 2017 at 8pm.  You do NOT need to reapply for students who are currently enrolled at IC Imagine.  If you have a child that you would like to enroll who is a sibling of a currently enrolled sibling, you do need to fill out the application online during the open enrollment period.  

The application will be available on our website tomorrow:

http://www.icimagine.org/enrollment/

 

Don't forget that every Wednesday is Late Start!


Highlights Below:

  • January Lunch Order

  • Box Tops earned $900

  • Destination Imagination Registration Still Open

  • Reading Under the Stars

  • Camp Invention at IC Imagine

  • Galapagos Island Trip Information Session
  • Wednesday Early Care-Sign up for November

  • Curriculum Corner-updated weekly!  Check out the cool stuff happening in our classrooms!

  • Parent Volunteer Newsletter-updated weekly!



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January Lunch Order

The January 2017 Lunch Order will OPEN on November 1st @ 6am and CLOSE on November 16th @ 11pm.  Place your order via orgsonline.com.  For our current menu and more information on our Boxed Lunch program, please visit our website, HERE.
The fall submission for Box Tops was this past Friday and IC Imagine earned $900 for our school!!!  Thank you to everyone  who clipped, saved and turned in your Box Tops.  Don’t stop now!     Continue to send in your Box Tops, the next collection date is in the spring, let's beat this fall’s total!
Destination Imagination Registration Still Open
 
Are you interested in Destination Imagination but were unable to attend the sign-up meeting this week? We are keeping registration open for one more week! If you and your Champion are ready to commit to DI please complete this registration form to join a team. https://goo.gl/forms/9rl9K63VrFPvBxW72 Already have a team (5-7 members)? Contact Rebecca Barker (rebeccabarker@icimagine.org) or Clinton Jackson (clintonjackson@icimagine.org) to register your team. Registration for DI will end Friday 11/4. We are looking forward to an exciting season!
 

Destination Imagination (DI) is a K-12 project-based learning program that blends STEM education with the arts and social entrepreneurship. In an entirely student-led process, students turn ideas into reality to complete a team challenge which they present at the state tournament. The 2017 NCDI Tournament will take place on March 18 at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock. Want to know more about DI? Check out the challenge program’s website to learn more! https://www.destinationimagination.org/challenge-program/

 

Teams will consist of 5-7 student members and at least one volunteer manager to run team meetings. This is a weekly or biweekly commitment. Team meetings can be held at the school after school hours.

 

For a preview of this year’s challenges, click here! https://www.destinationimagination.org/challenge-program/challenge-previews/

 

For more information, please contact Rebecca Barker at rebeccabarker@icimagine.org

Reading Under the Stars is Nov. 3rd 6:00pm - 7:30pm

A night of awesomeness! Reading Under the Stars will be for all lower school Champions (K-5) and their families. The event will be focused around reading, and activities will include listening to 

As we prepare for our K-5 Reading Under the Stars Event it would be helpful to know how many of you to expect.  If you could take a moment to fill out the Reading Under the Stars RSVP, we would appreciate it!
Galapagos Island Trip Information Session

Want an experience of a lifetime? Join IC Imagine’s trip to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador! This trip will take place in December 2017! Champions in grades 6-12 at the time of the trip will be eligible to attend. 
 

Interested in the Trip of a Lifetime?! If you weren’t able to attend the Galapagos Info Session last week- please click this link to view the slideshow presentation shown.

 

There is only room for 30 people total on this trip- the first to get the $250 deposit paid on orgsonline.com will be first in line for the trip- if more than 30 people are interested we will have a waiting list.

Please fill out this form if you are making a deposit.

 

Questions?

Email: meridithmitchell@icimagine.org
 
4th and 5th Grade Champions will be presenting the musical program “Our World, Our Country” on Tuesday, November 15

4th and 5th Grade Champions will be presenting the musical program “Our World, Our Country” on Tuesday, November 15.  The program will begin at 6:00 PM at Bent Creek Baptist Church on Brevard Road and will feature folk songs from around the world as well as a musical tribute to our country.  All Champions will need to arrive at 5:30 PM and will wear school uniforms (white or black polo shirts if possible).  They have been working hard and are excited to perform so please invite all family and friends to attend!  

Camp Invention is coming to IC Imagine!

 

 

Camp Invention takes summer fun and transforms it from ordinary to extraordinary!

 

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, IC Imagine is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades Kindergarten  through 6th Grade. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on December 12, 2016 with Meridith Mitchell serving as Director of the Create program!

 

Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:

 

·    Connecting Sir Isaac Newton’s Three Laws of Motion with amusement park rides as creativity goes full throttle

·    Unearthing “green” city design ideas to produce an eco-friendly infrastructure powered by renewable resources

·    Constructing shelters and spacesuits able to survive an alien planet’s harsh living conditions

·    Taking apart broken or unused appliances using real tools to develop something new

 

All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!

 

Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.

 

Register now for the base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!  

Wednesday Late Start

  • Arrival will begin at 8:55 am
  • School will begin at 9:30 am
Wednesday Early Care
  • Drop Off for Early Care will begin at 7:25 am and end at 8:00 am
  • Please park in a designated parking space, walk your child to the art room door on the side of the building and sign your child in before leaving
  • Please make sure to bring the Wednesday Early Care Enrollment Paperwork with you if you have not already submitted

Here is the online registration link for Wednesday Early Care for November. Please be sure you are signing up each month on the new links. This is for planning purposes. The link will be up two weeks prior to the first Wednesday of each month.

November Early Care Registration

Curriculum Newsletter

Check out our Curriculum Newsletter to learn about what is happening in our classrooms, upcoming dates and parent resources to support learning at home!  The Curriculum Newsletter will be updated every week, so keep checking back!

 

ICI Parent Volunteer Newsletter


Our next Parent Volunteer Training will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2nd @ 8:30am at Bent Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Center.  This will be the last session before Winter Break!  Please SignUp Here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48a8aa22a1f58-september4  

If you need to check your Volunteer Status, or have more questions about Volunteering at school, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Melissa Strong.  melissastrong@icimagine.org


Check out our Parent Volunteer Newsletter to read about how to volunteer and our current needs!

For more information contact Melissa Strong, Volunteer Coordinator: melissastrong@icimagine.org

 

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School Event Calendar Link

  • Friday, October 28-Early Release

  • Monday, October 31-Report Cards distributed

  • Thursday, November 3, Reading Night!!

  • Sunday, November 6-Daylight Savings Ends (Fall Back)

  • Tuesday, November 8-Election Day

  • Friday, November 11-Veteran’s Day-NO SCHOOL

  • Tuesday, November 15-Choral Concert

  • Thursday, November 17-Band Concert

  • Friday, November 18-ICI Professional Development Day-NO SCHOOL for students

  • Tuesday, November 22-Middle School Theater Arts Performance

  • Wednesday, November 23-Early Release (There be NO late start today, arrival will begin at 7:25!!)

  • Thursday, November 24-Sunday, January 1-Winter Break

  • Monday, January 2-School Resumes
Who to Contact with Questions

Head of School 
jennifertownley@icimagine.org

Enrollment
enrollment@icimagine.org

Front Office
heathergillis@icimagine.org

Parent volunteer Coordinator
melissastrong@icimagine.org

Kindergarten
kristystiefel@icimagine.org

Dean of Lower School
jamiewilliams@icimagine.org

Dean of Middle School
ryanbell@icimagine.org

Dean of Upper School
seanvervain@icimagine.org

Athletic Director
kylehiggins@icimagine.org

Curriculum Questions
ellenhotaling@icimagine.org (K-3)
sarahreams@icimagine.org (4-12)

Exceptional Children/IEP
seanvervain@icimagine.org

School Counselor/504
jessemitchell@icimagine.org
abbygelineau@icimagine.org

Imagine Community Partners (parent organization)
imaginecommunitypartners@gmail.com

SCOPES (after school program)
scopes@icimagine.org

Band
shawnwellman@icimagine.org

Music
erikawellman@icimagine.org
clintweninegar@icimagine.org

Drama
clintweninegar@icimagine.org

Visual Arts
clintjackson@icimagine.org
natebarton@icimagine.org

Spanish
ashleekinnaird@icimagine.org
brendamiranda@icimagine.org
shannonvaden@icimagine.org

Lunch
melissastrong@icimagine.org

Scholarships
kerrieudy@icimagine.org

Imagine Adventure Club
ryanbell@icimagine.org

Coding Club
icicodingclub@gmail.com
 
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