Don’t forget about the early release dismissal times!!! We open our lines at exactly 11:00 (K only/blue), 11:15 (K-5/purple) and 11:30 (k-8/ yellow) according to “Verizon time” and allow those that approach the turn off of Ridgefield Boulevard to make a right hand turn to enter the line at those times. We then allow the traffic to flow naturally. If you drive by and try to enter before your line opens, we simply wave you by. When you get in line on the street, you are allowed to enter by turning left as traffic flow allows. If our line is full, we wave you by our entry due to the fact that it is not safe to allow a car line back up to the KMart exit/entrance. We do not manage any line that forms on Ridgefield Boulevard.
The following times are the correct times for each of our lines, we are asking for your cooperation in following these entry times.
Blue Line: Kindergarten only (Line opens at 11:00)
Purple Line: Lower school only (Line opens at 11:15)
Yellow Line: Middle school (Line opens at 11:30)
If your Champion uses our After School Program, an additional fee applies for the extended care offered on an Early Release day. Please visit your orgsonline After School account to purchase and RSVP for tomorrow’s care day! For more information visit http://sites.icimagine.org/scopes/.
IC Imagine Parents! Join Zaniac for Spring Break Camps!
March 26-30* & April 2-6
10% of Zaniac Camp and Program sales proceeds go back to IC Imagine!
Join us for STEAM Quest Camps during IC Imagine Spring Break! Enjoy a week of camp (all-day or half-days) or sign up for individual days! Be a different Superhero in the morning camps and go on a Galactic Mission in the afternoons. Click here to enroll in Spring Break Camp! (*Note: For the March 26-30th week, we do require a minimum of five IC Imagine students enrolled to offer this specific IC Imagine Spring Break Camp. So enroll now to ensure your child’s space.)
Morning Camps: STEAM Quest: Superheroes
Engineer and build your very own superhero gadget using Simple Machines and battle it out with your teammates. Design costumes (with or without capes!) with Inkscape. Make a superhero theme tune in our Music Lab. Create light-up masks with circuitry and design your superhero’s very own logo as a 3D Print. Watch your child soar! Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8
Afternoon Camps: STEAM Quest: Galactic Missions
Build and program droid-style robots for space missions and compose your own soundtrack in our Music Lab for your stellar mission! Colonize far-off planets and navigate galactic cities in Minecraft and use Scratch to defeat the enemy in your uniquely created Space Wars game. Plan the most efficient route, deliver cargo, and successfully complete your designated missions in the Kerbal Space Program! Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8
Your champion will select one fine art of focus for the 2018/2019 school year. Please help your child make this selection by March 7th.
Mr. Wellman will host a band instrument assessment night on February 27th for currently enrolled Rising 6th graders or anyone interested in joining band. Students can try different instruments and find which one works best for them. Champions will receive recommendations from a collegiate leader or a university/professional level musician that will be on hand to assist in the process.
Middle School Information Sessions
We will host two opportunities for parents of currently enrolled 5th-8th grade Champions to hear from Jenn Townley, Head of School, Ryan Bell, Dean of Middle School and Middle School staff about our Middle School Program-including course offerings, extra-curricular opportunities, placement in accelerated classes and registration for classes this spring. We have exciting announcements to share! We will host a Coffee with Leadership on March 2nd, and a informational session on March 5th. Please see times and locations below.
Registration will happen during the school day for current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students on March 7, 8, and 9.
February 19th – 22nd – Fine Arts Morning Meeting Information Session
February 27th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Band Instrument Assessment
March 2nd, 8:00 – 9:00 am – Coffee With Leadership @ Bent Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
March 5th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Middle School Info Night for 18.19 for Current Families @ ICI Main Campus
Our Upper School is looking forward to getting to know you and your Champion in the coming months as we prepare for their transition into 9th grade! Here are a few events coming up to help with the transition into next year.
Wednesday 2/28 we will host an evening to help parents of currently enrolled rising 9th graders to understand the courses and requirements your Champion will be taking throughout their high school career. Please join us at Main Campus from 6-7pm to hear more about what to expect.
Monday3/5, Tuesday 3/6, andThursday 3/8 we will have currently enrolled 8th graders shadow at our satellite campus with Upper School students. During this day they will be chaperoned by 8th grade teachers while attending classes, activities, and lunch with Upper School students. They will be taking IC Imagine bus transportation to this campus.
On the afternoon of their Shadow Day you will have a chance to join them by attending our 9th grade focused registration conferences. An Upper School Collegiate Leader will be hosting a conference for your family while registering your child for classes they will take next year. Please sign your child up for a conference on a day that works for you. If we cannot accommodate them to be at the school on the day you sign them up, we will arrange bus transportation for those students back to Main Campus and you can attend the conference day that works best for your family. If your conference isn’t until a later time in the afternoon, they can remain supervised at Upper School until you arrive for your conference. Rising 9th Grade Registration Conference Sign-Up
February 28th – Rising 9th Grade Parent Registration Night @ Main Campus
March 5th, 6th & 8th – 8th Grader Shadow Experience @ Upper School and
This week, IC Imagine has been celebrating National School Counseling Week!
Not only have our Champions been taking a moment to share how much they appreciate our amazing school counselors, they have also been learning about the variety of services our counselors offer to our school community!
Visit our Facebook page to see more of how we’re appreciating our School Counselors this week!
This is what individual s. problem solving meetings should look like: efficient, implementation & student data, grade level reps., interventionist, & agenda in place. #thisisMTSSpic.twitter.com/s3ImdhlCUR
Each year our school sets a strategic plan for success with many factors. This plan is called our School Improvement Plan (SIP). We invite you to learn more about our strategic plan by logging into Indistar.org where North Carolina Public Schools manage their SIPs.
Each of you are stakeholders in our school and your engagement and voice are critical to the success of the goals we have set! As stakeholders you are welcome to use the guest login to take a look.
Inclement Weather: Delays and Closings will be announced via family email, our website (icimagine.org), Facebook and News13 WLOS.
Please sign up for school-wide family emails here.
Please sign up for News13 WLOS Text Alerts, here. You must sign up again each school year!
Morning Arrival Procedures
Morning Arrival begins at 7:25am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Wednesday Late Start Arrival begins at 8:55am.
Champions may enter through the car rider line, or you may park and walk your Champions to the front door using one of the front crosswalks.
Please do NOT park in the Green Marked Parking spaces. These are for The Little Gym only and it is important that our families are not utilizing this space during morning arrival and afternoon pick-up.
Please do NOT drop Champions off at the front door prior to arrival. There is no supervision available prior to our doors opening in the morning. The only Champions who should be arriving early are Upper Schoolers who are riding the bus and their siblings.
We appreciate your cooperation to ensure the safety of all Champions!
Join us at Bent Creek Baptist at 8am on Friday, January 19th to hear from Nicole Morin, Dean of Upper School and Abbey Gelineau, Upper School Counselor about our Upper School Program-including course offerings, extra-curricular opportunities, preparing for college and registration for classes this spring.
At IC Imagine, we Imagine, we Nurture, we Value, we Engage, we Sustain and we Transform as we champion opportunities in leadership and learning, embracing greatness, inspiring achievement within a telescopic environment.
At IC Imagine Charter School we use an integrated, multi-sensory approach to the North Carolina Common Core and Essential Standards as well as the Core Knowledge Sequence. We create opportunities for Champions to develop their full potential while keeping the whole child in mind. We strive to create an environment where all children feel challenged, supported and nurtured. Our goal is to instill a love of learning and develop individual problem solvers, who have the ability to collaborate within a 21st-century learning environment. Throughout IC Imagine, your child will be engaged, feel valued and encouraged to be a leader.
Engage: IC Imagine Champions are engaged with hands-on learning opportunities throughout the day. Collegiate Leaders create opportunities for Champions to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways. Collegiate Leaders strive to engage all types of learners by employing a multi-sensory approach. In addition to the core academic areas, Lower School Champions participate in Spanish, music, visual arts, physical education and recess throughout their day. Middle School Champions participate in Spanish and physical education daily along with choosing one fine arts course on which to focus. Upper School Champions are offered a variety of honors and advanced placement courses along with Spanish, fine arts and healthy living.
Value: At IC Imagine, children are valued and taught to value others. Through our whole child focus, we stay in tune with each child’s social emotional development. Champions are taught to value themselves as members of the IC Imagine community. Children have opportunities to develop relationships and build character through grade level morning meetings in Lower School or weekly community meetings in Middle and Upper School. Additionally, Champions learn to value our local community through year round service learning projects.
Be a Leader: IC Imagine uses common language from Dr. Sean Covey’s work with The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to encourage the development of leadership skills. IC Imagine promotes three essential Champion expectations in all classroom and non-classroom settings: Engage, Value and Be a Leader. Each classroom follows a discipline plan that teaches Champions the school-wide expectations and incorporates Champion incentives. By promoting these core values together in the home, at school, and within our community we support the shared responsibility of developing good citizens.