October 31st

The following is a weekly e-newsletter containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families. This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS. This e-newsletter is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA E-News 10/31/18

  1. IHS Morning Munch (11/1)–goodies needed
  2. Join the IHS PTA
  3. IHS Winter Sports presentation (11/1)
  4. 2018-2019 Winter Sports Registration (10/5-11/4)
  5. IHS PTA Meeting (11/15)
  6. IHS Daily Announcements
  7. Upcoming IHS College Visits (11/1-20)
  8. IHS Fall Drama Production (11/9-11)
  9. No School for Veteran’s Day (11/12)
  10. No School for Thanksgiving Recess (11/21-23)
  11. IHS Clubs
  12. Leaf Raking for Morocco
  13. IHS College Signing Day (11/27)
  14. Presentation Slides: IHS Financial Aid Night 2018
  15. College Application dates: FAFSA & CSS Profile opened 10/1
  16. TCPL Halloween Move: A Quiet Place (10/31)
  17. TCPL & Cayuga Chamber Orchestra: Peter and the Wolf (11/1)
  18. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays 11/2-12/14)
  19. Enclose Cass Park Extravaganza (SUNDAY, 11/4)
  20. Splash! (11/10)–registration now open
  21. DeWitt Career Day (12/7)–presenters needed
  22. Saltonstall Arts Colony-Teacher Retreat (deadline 1/19)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/october-31st/

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  1. IHS Teacher/Staff Breakfast (Thursday, November 1, 2018). Donations of food are needed for next Thursday, November 1st  for Morning Munch–breakfast compliments of parents. Repeatedly, the teachers remark what a great event this is and how appreciative they are of the parents for providing all the food and fresh hot coffee to start their day. We need your help!

Fresh Fruit: We welcome fresh fruit (apples, bananas, clementines) that are easy for teachers to grab on the go and no preparation on your part.

Purchased Food: A variety of purchased food makes a good choice for the Munch–including breakfast pastry, muffins, donuts, cookies, granola bars you name it.

Homemade Baked Goods: Yes, everyone loves to see the homemade goodies that make the Munch so personal. Homemade items including but not limited to brownies, fruit crisp, bars, cookies, banana bread, muffins, coffee cake and scones make a great morning treat.

Gift CardsCash/check to IHS PTA: These would be helpful for the following months. Each month we purchase yogurt and fresh fruit for yogurt parfaits along with Ithaca Bakery bagels and cream cheese. Wegmans, BJ’s, and Ithaca Bakery gift cards are all good choices that help cover this expense.

Food may be brought to room F36 (enter through F35) near the cafeteria on Thursday morning or dropped off in the Main Office. Please contact one of the coordinators if you need to arrange an earlier drop off. THANK YOU!

  1. Join the IHS PTA! Your membership and donations are essential in supporting our students, our teachers and our school by funding Mini Grants for teachers, the Open House, The Word, the Healthy Snack Program, Achievement Awards, the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Morning Munch and our Programming. Please consider joining each member in your household, including your students. You can join securely on-line at our new MemberHub Store. Be sure to scroll down on this site to add an extra donation to your shopping basket. You can print and complete the 2018-2019 membership form our website (http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/) and sending it into the main office in an envelope marked PTA – membership. Please do not send in loose checks or cash as they tend to get lost. Thank you all for your support!
  1. IHS Winter Sports presentation (Thursday, November 1st). William Harris, Winter Sports Speaker, will present to the Captain’s Council (8:00-8:30am, Activities Building) and to Student-Athletes, Families, Coaches, & Community Members (5:30-6:15pm, Multipurpose Room, Q 108). Note: room change for evening presentation. Ithaca High School’s Athletic Trainer, Ainsley Lovejoy will be giving a presentation focused on nutrition following Mr. Harris.
  1. 2018-2019 Winter Sports Registration (October 5th-November 4th). Please register through Family ID. Varsity/JV Winter sports start Monday, November 5th.
  1. IHS PTA Meeting (Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm, TBD location). We are hoping to combine our next PTA meeting with an encore presentation on Gap Year opportunities. A Gap Year can be a very good time for a student to step back and do something that may help guide a student’s future goals and interests. Please join us!
  1. IHS Daily Announcements. We love our students, but sometimes they are not the best at sharing information. Check out IHS Daily Announcements to follow daily IHS news & updates.
  1. Upcoming IHS College Visits (College & Career Office/Main Office):
  • Hampshire College, November 1st at 11:27am
  • University of Buffalo, November 5th at 12:30pm
  • Oberlin College, November 7th at TBD
  • ***SUNY Brockport, November 8th at 12:17pm (Instant Decision Day)
  • University of Tampa, November 15th at 8:55am
  • SUNY New Paltz, November 15th at 9:45am
  • SUNY Alfred State College, November 19th at 11:27am
  • University of Scranton, November 19th at 12:17pm
  • Cayuga Community College, November 20th at 11:27am

***SUNY Brockport will be hosting Instant Decision Day on Thursday, November 8th, in room J37 from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Please sign up with Jay Barnes in the main office to schedule a time with College Rep, Ashleigh Petrucci. He will provide Ms. Petrucci with a copy of your transcript. She will meet with students individually during a 15 minute time frame. 

  1. IHS Fall Drama Production: Teach Me How to Cry (November 9-11). IHS proudly presents the Fall Drama Production: Teach Me How to Cry by Patricia Joudry. A boy and a girl, both outcasts in the world of prom dates and grapevine rumor, stumble upon each other and slowly find their way toward affection, identity, and dignity. Performances are Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ithaca High School Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater, 1405 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY. Tickets will be on sale in the Ithaca High School cafeteria beginning November 5 during lunch periods (11:00 a.m. – 1:30 pm) and at the door. Tickets are $8 students/$10 adults. The cast features Sankofa McLaurin as Melinda Grant and James Harrod as Will Henderson.
  1. No School: Veteran’s Day (Monday, November 12th). No school on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veteran’s Day.
  1. No School: Thanksgiving Day Recess (Wednesday, November 21st-Friday, November 23rd). Enjoy your holiday and save room for pie.
  1. IHS Clubs. IHS has something for everyone! Get involved, meet some new people, and have fun. For a complete list check out this link. Special shoutout to the IHS Ski Club. If interested please see Mr. Noyes in G116–deadline for registering is December 18th.
  1. Leaf Raking for Morocco. The IHS Morocco Cultural Exchange Club is running a fundraiser for their upcoming trip to Morocco in April. If you have leaves that need raking please consider asking the club to come rake them for you.  The price is negotiable so everyone can come out ahead. If interested please call (315) 723-8915 or email sweissbu@icsd.k12.ny.us. Thank you so much!
  1. IHS College Signing Day (Tuesday, November 27th). On November 27th student-athletes will commit to schools during the college signing ceremony (5:30pm, Activities Building).
  1. Presentation Slides: Financial Aid Night 2018. Financial Aid Night 2018 was presented by Barbie Bargher, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services at Ithaca College. She provided financial aid information to seniors and their families. If you missed it–not to worry! Presentation slides are posted on the Student Services website.
  1. College Application Dates for Seniors (Class of 2019). FAFSA  and CSS Profile opened October 1, 2018. “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
  1. TCPL to host Halloween Move: A Quiet Place (Wednesday, October 31st, 6:00-8:00pm). Tompkins County Public Library will screen A Quiet Place from 6:00-8:00pm in the BorgWarner Community Room. All welcome…if you dare…
  1. Cayuga Chamber Orchestra to Present Peter and the Wolf (Thursday, November 1st, 4:00-5:00pm). Tompkins County Public Library in partnership with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra will present a free, family-friendly concert on Thursday, November 1st from 4:00-5:00pm in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room. For more information, please contact the Youth Services Librarian Kate.
  1. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays November 2nd-December 14th, 4:30-5:30pm). Teens (grades 6-12) can flex their creative muscles in TCPL’s weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all – each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led by Writopia-trained students from Ithaca College. November 16 or November 23. For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Regina (rdemauro@tcpl.org).
  1. Enclose Cass Extravaganza (Sunday, November 4th). The Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau will host the second annual community event for all ages on Sunday, November 4 to benefit the Cass Park Arena Enclosure Campaign supporting upgrades that will retain the arena’s traditional charm while making it more sustainable and successful. Events: Food Truck and Bake Sale (12 noon to 7 pm); Skate-a-thon–collect donations per lap or minute in advance or on Nov. 3 (2:30 to 5:15 pm); Broomball–fun games for teams or individuals paying entry fee (5:30 to 10 pm); Silent Auction and Raffle – Cass Park lobby (3 to 8 pm). Advance registration is recommended for Broomball. Let us know if you’d like to help! To learn more, visit The Cass Park Campaign Facebook page. To ask questions or get involved, contact Mary Grainger at mmgithaca@aol.com or 280-4380.
  1. Splash! at Cornell Fall 2018 (Saturday, November 10th). Splash! brings area 7th-12th grade students to the Cornell campus for one day each semester to take “teach anything, learn anything” classes taught by Cornell undergrads. First-come, first-served registration is now open.
  1. DeWitt Career Day (Friday, December 7th, 10:00am-12:00pm and/or 12:30-3:15pm). The folks at DeWitt Middle school are looking for presenters to share their careers with their 8th grade students. Presentations will last approximately 35 minutes. If interested in presenting, please contact Amy Cullen at amy.cullen@icsd.k12.ny.us.
  1. Saltonstall Arts Colony-Teacher Retreat (application deadline January 19th). In partnership with the Fine Arts Boosters Group (FABG), the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts is offering a residency-type retreat for ICSD teachers and other Tompkins County teachers during the Winter (February 16-20, 2019) and Spring (April 13-17, 2019) recess. The program is free and offered through a lottery system. Application deadline is January 19, 2019.
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October 24th

The following is a weekly e-newsletter containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families. This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS.  This e-newsletter is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA E-News 10/24/18

  1. IHS Makeup Picture Day (10/29)
  2. Morning Munch (11/1)–goodies needed
  3. Join the IHS PTA
  4. IHS PTA Meeting & Gap Year Presentation (11/15)
  5. IHS Daily Announcements
  6. Upcoming IHS College Visits
  7. 2018-2019 Winter Sports Registration (October 5th-November 4th)
  8. IHS Clubs
  9. Leaf Raking for Morocco
  10. FABG Fall General Meeting (10/25)
  11. Winter Sports presentation (11/1) & College Signing Day (11/27)
  12. Presentation Slides: IHS Financial Aid Night 2018
  13. College Application dates: FAFSA & CSS Profile opened 10/1
  14. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays 10/26-12/14)
  15. TCPL Halloween Move: A Quiet Place (10/31)
  16. TCPL & Cayuga Chamber Orchestra: Peter and the Wolf (11/1)
  17. Enclose Cass Park Extravaganza (SUNDAY, 11/4)
  18. Splash! (11/10)–registration now open
  19. DeWitt Career Day (12/7)–presenters needed

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/october-24th/

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  1. IHS Makeup Picture Day (Monday, October 29th). If you missed Picture Day–fear not. IHS makeup Picture Day is Monday, October 29th. SENIORS: yearbook portraits are due December 6th.
  1. IHS Teacher/Staff Breakfast (Thursday, November 1, 2018). Donations of food are needed for next Thursday, November 1st for Morning Munch–breakfast compliments of parents. Repeatedly, the teachers remark what a great event this is and how appreciative they are of the parents for providing all the food and fresh hot coffee to start their day. We need your help!

Fresh Fruit: We welcome fresh fruit (apples, bananas, clementines) that are easy for teachers to grab on the go and no preparation on your part.

Purchased Food: A variety of purchased food makes a good choice for the Munch–including breakfast pastry, muffins, donuts, cookies, granola bars you name it.

Homemade Baked Goods: Yes, everyone loves to see the homemade goodies that make the Munch so personal. Homemade items including but not limited to brownies, fruit crisp, bars, cookies, banana bread, muffins, coffee cake and scones make a great morning treat.

Gift CardsCash/check to IHS PTA: These would be helpful for the following months. Each month we purchase yogurt and fresh fruit for yogurt parfaits along with Ithaca Bakery bagels and cream cheese. Wegmans, BJ’s, and Ithaca Bakery gift cards are all good choices that help cover this expense.

Food may be brought to room F36 (enter through F35) near the cafeteria on Thursday morning or dropped off in the Main Office. Please contact one of the coordinators if you need to arrange an earlier drop off. THANK YOU!

  1. Join the IHS PTA! Your membership and donations are essential in supporting our students, our teachers and our school by funding Mini Grants for teachers, the Open House, The Word, the Healthy Snack Program, Achievement Awards, the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Morning Munch and our Programming. Please consider joining each member in your household, including your students. You can join securely on-line at our new MemberHub Store. Be sure to scroll down on this site to add an extra donation to your shopping basket. You can print and complete the 2018-2019 membership form our website (http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/) and sending it into the main office in an envelope marked PTA – membership. Please do not send in loose checks or cash as they tend to get lost. Thank you all for your support!
  1. IHS PTA Meeting (Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm, Activities Room). We are hoping to combine our next PTA meeting with an encore presentation on Gap Year opportunities. A Gap Year can be a very good time for a student to step back and do something that may help guide a student’s future goals and interests. Please join us!
  1. IHS Daily Announcements. We love our students, but sometimes they are not the best at sharing information. Check out IHS Daily Announcements to follow daily IHS news & updates.
  1. Upcoming IHS College Visits (College & Career Office/Main Office):
  • Utica College, October 24th at 10:37am
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, October 25th at 8:55am
  • Le Moyne College, October 26th at 11:27am
  • Binghamton University, October 29th at  8:55am
  • Skidmore College, October 29th at 12:17pm
  • SUNY ESF, October 31st at 8:55am
  • Nazareth University, October 31st at 12:17pm
  • Hampshire College, November 1st at 11:27am
  • University of Buffalo, November 5th at 12:30pm
  1. 2018-2019 Winter Sports Registration (October 5th-November 4th). Please register through Family ID. Varsity/JV Winter sports start Monday, November 5th.
  1. IHS Clubs. IHS has something for everyone! Get involved, meet some new people, and have fun. For a complete list check out this link. Special shoutout to the IHS Ski Club. If interested please see Mr. Noyes in G116.
  1. Leaf Raking for Morocco. The IHS Morocco Cultural Exchange Club is running a fundraiser for their upcoming trip to Morocco in April. If you have leaves that need raking please consider asking the club to come rake them for you. The price is negotiable so everyone can come out ahead. If interested please call (315) 723-8915 or email sweissbu@icsd.k12.ny.us. Thank you so much!
  1. Fall Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) General Meeting (Thursday, October 25th, 5:30-7:00pm, IHS Choir Room). The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, will hold a general meeting Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Ithaca High School Chorus Room. FABG supports all the arts in all the elementary and secondary schools in the Ithaca City School District (ICSD).The meeting is open to parents/caregivers, staff, students, and community members. The public is invited to hear presentations from new ICSD Fine Arts and Performing Arts Director Daphne Shululu regarding the “State of the Arts”, as well as classroom instruction information from teachers. The boosters will also discuss upcoming goals. Refreshments will be provided at the meeting.
  1. IHS Winter Sports presentation (Thursday, November 1st) & College Signing Day (Tuesday, November 27th). On November 1st William Harris, Winter Sports Speaker, will present to the Captain’s Council (8:00-8:30am, Activities Building) and to Student-Athletes, Families, Coaches, & Community Members (5:30-6:15pm, Orchestra Room A156). On November 27th student-athletes will commit to schools during the college signing ceremony (5:30pm, Activities Building).
  1. Presentation Slides: Financial Aid Night 2018. Financial Aid Night 2018 was presented by Barbie Bargher, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services at Ithaca College. She provided financial aid information to seniors and their families. If you missed it–not to worry! Presentation slides are posted on the Student Services website.
  1. College Application Dates for Seniors (Class of 2019). FAFSA  and CSS Profile opened October 1, 2018. “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
  1. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays October 26th-December 14th, 4:30-5:30pm). Teens (grades 6-12) can flex their creative muscles in TCPL’s weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all – each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led by Writopia-trained students from Ithaca College. November 16 or November 23. For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Regina (rdemauro@tcpl.org).
  1. TCPL to host Halloween Move: A Quiet Place (Wednesday, October 31st, 6:00-8:00pm). Tompkins County Public Library will screen A Quiet Place from 6:00-8:00pm in the BorgWarner Community Room. All welcome…if you dare. 
  1. Cayuga Chamber Orchestra to Present Peter and the Wolf (Thursday, November 1st, 4:00-5:00pm). Tompkins County Public Library in partnership with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra will present a free, family-friendly concert on Thursday, November 1st from 4:00-5:00pm in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room. For more information, please contact the Youth Services Librarian Kate.
  1. Enclose Cass Extravaganza (Sunday, November 4th). The Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau will host the second annual community event for all ages on Sunday, November 4 to benefit the Cass Park Arena Enclosure Campaign supporting upgrades that will retain the arena’s traditional charm while making it more sustainable and successful. Events: Food Truck and Bake Sale (12 noon to 7 pm); Skate-a-thon–collect donations per lap or minute in advance or on Nov. 3 (2:30 to 5:15 pm); Broomball–fun games for teams or individuals paying entry fee (5:30 to 10 pm); Silent Auction and Raffle – Cass Park lobby (3 to 8 pm). Advance registration is recommended for Broomball. Let us know if you’d like to help! To learn more, visit The Cass Park Campaign Facebook page. To ask questions or get involved, contact Mary Grainger at mmgithaca@aol.com or 280-4380.
  1. Splash! at Cornell Fall 2018 (Saturday, November 10th). Splash! brings area 7th-12th grade students to the Cornell campus for one day each semester to take “teach anything, learn anything” classes taught by Cornell undergrads. First-come, first-served registration is now open.
  1. DeWitt Career Day (Friday, December 7th, 10:00am-12:00pm and/or 12:30-3:15pm). The folks at DeWitt Middle school are looking for presenters to share their careers with their 8th grade students. Presentations will last approximately 35 minutes. If interested in presenting, please contact Amy Cullen at amy.cullen@icsd.k12.ny.us.
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October 17th

The following is a weekly e-newsletter containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families. This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS. This e-newsletter is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA E-News 10/17/18

  1. NO SCHOOL this Friday (10/19)
  2. Join the IHS PTA
  3. IHS PTA Meeting & Gap Year Presentation (11/15)
  4. IHS Daily Announcements
  5. Upcoming IHS College Visits
  6. 2018-2019 Winter Sports Registration (October 5th-November 4th)
  7. IHS Upcoming Fall Sports Senior Nights
  8. IHS Clubs
  9. Presentation Slides: IHS Financial Aid Night 2018
  10. College Application dates: FAFSA & CSS Profile opened 10/1
  11. Winter Sports presentation (11/1) & College Signing Day (11/27)
  12. Free Practice SAT Proctored Test (10/20)
  13. Free Cornell Hockey Red/White game (10/20)
  14. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays 10/26-12/14)
  15. TCPL Halloween Move: A Quiet Place (10/31)
  16. TCPL & Cayuga Chamber Orchestra: Peter and the Wolf (11/1)
  17. Enclose Cass Park Extravaganza (SUNDAY, 11/4)
  18. Splash! (11/10)–registration now open
  19. DeWitt Career Day (12/7)–presenters needed

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/october-17th/

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  1. NO SCHOOL (Friday, October 19th). No school for students on Friday, October 19th for District Conference Day. Enjoy the long weekend students!
  2. Join the IHS PTA! Your membership and donations are essential in supporting our students, our teachers and our school by funding Mini Grants for teachers, the Open House, The Word, the Healthy Snack Program, Achievement Awards, the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Morning Munch and our Programming. Please consider joining each member in your household, including your students. You can join securely on-line at our new MemberHub Store. Be sure to scroll down on this site to add an extra donation to your shopping basket. You can print and complete the 2018-2019 membership form our website (http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/) and sending it into the main office in an envelope marked PTA – membership. Please do not send in loose checks or cash as they tend to get lost. Thank you all for your support!
  1. IHS PTA Meeting (Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm, Activities Room). We are hoping to combine our next PTA meeting with an encore presentation on Gap Year opportunities. A Gap Year can be a very good time for a student to step back and do something that may help guide a student’s future goals and interests. Please join us!
  1. IHS Daily Announcements. We love our students, but sometimes they are not the best at sharing information. Check out IHS Daily Announcements to follow daily IHS news & updates.
  1. Upcoming IHS College Visits (College & Career Office/Main Office):
  • Middlebury College, October 17th at 8:55am
  • SUNY College at Geneseo, October 18th at 10:37am
  • Colgate University, October 18th at 11:27am
  • ***TC-3, October 22nd from 9:30am-1:00pm
  • Niagara University, October 22nd at 9:45am
  • Albany College of Pharmacy, October 22nd at 11:27am
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, October 22nd at 12:17pm
  • Saint Michael’s College, October 22nd at 1:07pm
  • King’s College, October 23rd at 8:55am
  • University of Rochester, October 23rd at 11:27am
  • Utica College, October 24th at 10:37am
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, October 25th at 8:55am
  • Le Moyne College, October 26th at 11:27am

***TC-3 Instant Admission Opportunity (Monday, October 22, 2018, 9:30am-1:00pm). Seniors: Mr. Sandy Drumluk, Director of Admissions at Tompkins Cortland Community College, will be in H-Conference Room on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you are planning on applying to TC-3, ask your school counselor for a copy of your transcript and Mr. Drumluk will let you know if you have been accepted “on the spot.” Students are welcome to drop in but appointments are recommended. See Jay Barnes in the main office to schedule a time to meet with Mr. Drumluk.

  1. 2018-2019 Winter Sports Registration (October 5th-November 4th). Please register through Family ID. Varsity/JV Winter sports start Monday, November 5th.
  1. IHS Upcoming Senior Nights-Fall Athletics. Come out and show our seniors the love! Upcoming Senior Nights:

* Football-October 19th (vs. Union Endicott); and

* Volleyball-October 23rd (vs. Owego).

  1. IHS Clubs. IHS has something for everyone! Get involved, meet some new people, and have fun. For a complete list check out this link. Special shoutout to the IHS Ski Club. If interested please see Mr. Noyes in G116.
  1. Presentation Slides: Financial Aid Night 2018. Financial Aid Night 2018 was presented by Barbie Bargher, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services at Ithaca College. She provided financial aid information to seniors and their families. If you missed it–not to worry! Presentation slides are posted on the Student Services website.
  1. College Application Dates for Seniors (Class of 2019). FAFSA  and CSS Profile opened October 1, 2018. “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
  1. IHS Winter Sports presentation (Thursday, November 1st) & College Signing Day (Tuesday, November 27th). On November 1st William Harris, Winter Sports Speaker, will present to the Captain’s Council (8:00-8:30am, Activities Building) and to Student-Athletes, Families, Coaches, & Community Members (5:30-6:15pm, Orchestra Room A156). On November 27th student-athletes will commit to schools during the college signing ceremony (5:30pm, Activities Building).
  1. FREE Practice SAT Proctored Test (Saturday, October 20th, 10:00am-2:00pm). Student members of Cornell University’s Smart is Strong Foundation are partnering with the Princeton Review to offer a free practice SAT proctored test to any interested student. Test will be administered on Cornell University’s campus and free parking is available in the Hoy Parking Garage. If interested, please register with the following link.
  1. FREE Cornell Hockey (Saturday, October 20th, 7:00pm, Lynah Rink). Cornell Men’s and Women’s teams will be playing in their Annual Red/White Game this Saturday Night at 7:00pm at Lynah Rink on the Cornell University Campus.
  1. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays October 26th-December 14th, 4:30-5:30pm). Teens (grades 6-12) can flex their creative muscles in TCPL’s weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all – each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led by Writopia-trained students from Ithaca College. No class on October 19, November 16, or November 23. For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Regina (rdemauro@tcpl.org).
  1. TCPL to host Halloween Move: A Quiet Place (Wednesday, October 31st, 6:00-8:00pm). Tompkins County Public Library will screen A Quiet Place from 6:00-8:00pm in the BorgWarner Community Room. All welcome…if you dare…
  1. Cayuga Chamber Orchestra to Present Peter and the Wolf (Thursday, November 1st, 4:00-5:00pm). Tompkins County Public Library in partnership with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra will present a free, family-friendly concert on Thursday, November 1st from 4:00-5:00pm in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room. For more information, please contact the Youth Services Librarian Kate.
  1. Enclose Cass Extravaganza (Sunday, November 4th). The Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau will host the second annual community event for all ages on Sunday, November 4 to benefit the Cass Park Arena Enclosure Campaign supporting upgrades that will retain the arena’s traditional charm while making it more sustainable and successful. Events: Food Truck and Bake Sale (12 noon to 7 pm); Skate-a-thon–collect donations per lap or minute in advance or on Nov. 3 (2:30 to 5:15 pm); Broomball–fun games for teams or individuals paying entry fee (5:30 to 10 pm); Silent Auction and Raffle – Cass Park lobby (3 to 8 pm). Advance registration is recommended for Broomball. Let us know if you’d like to help! To learn more, visit The Cass Park Campaign Facebook page. To ask questions or get involved, contact Mary Grainger at mmgithaca@aol.com or 280-4380.
  1. Splash! at Cornell Fall 2018 (Saturday, November 10th). Splash! brings area 7th-12th grade students to the Cornell campus for one day each semester to take “teach anything, learn anything” classes taught by Cornell undergrads. First-come, first-served registration is now open.
  1. DeWitt Career Day (Friday, December 7th, 10:00am-12:00pm and/or 12:30-3:15pm). The folks at DeWitt Middle school are looking for presenters to share their careers with their 8th grade students. Presentations will last approximately 35 minutes. If interested in presenting, please contact Amy Cullen at amy.cullen@icsd.k12.ny.us.
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October 10th

The following is a weekly e-newsletter containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families. This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS. This e-newsletter is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA E-News 10/10/18

  1. IHS Open House (10/11)
  2. Join the IHS PTA
  3. IHS PTA Meeting & Gap Year Presentation (11/15)
  4. IHS Daily Announcements
  5. Upcoming IHS College Visits
  6. 2018-2019 Winter Sports Registration (October 5th-November 4th)
  7. Seniors: IHS Financial Aid Night (10/15)
  8. IHS Upcoming Fall Sports Senior Nights
  9. Winter Sports presentation (11/1) & College Signing Day (11/27)
  10. IHS Clubs *Ski Club (early registration expires 10/15)
  11. Common App (opened 8/1) & FAFSA (opens 10/1)
  12. TC3 College Fair (10/16)
  13. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays 10/12-12/14)
  14. Enclose Cass Park Extravaganza (11/4)
  15. Splash! (11/10)
  16. DeWitt Career Day (12/7)–presenters needed

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/october-10th/

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  1. IHS Open House (Thursday, October 11th, 6:15-8:00pm). Ithaca High School’s Open House will be held on Thursday, October 11th from 6:15-8:00pm. We will follow a shortened Day A class schedule beginning with 1st period at 6:30pm. If your student has 0 period, that will begin at 6:18pm. The evening will end at 8:01pm, after 8th period. Please join the IHS PTA in the Cafeteria during Study Halls or Study Periods. Many clubs and student groups will also be showcased in the cafeteria. Hope to see you there!
  2. Join the IHS PTA! Your membership and donations are essential in supporting our students, our teachers and our school by funding Mini Grants for teachers, the Open House, The Word, the Healthy Snack Program, Achievement Awards, the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Morning Munch and our Programming. Please consider joining each member in your household, including your students. You can join securely on-line at our new MemberHub Store. Be sure to scroll down on this site to add an extra donation to your shopping basket. You can print and complete the 2018-2019 membership form using the form attached below and sending it into the main office in an envelope marked PTA – membership. Please do not send in loose checks as they tend to get lost. Thank you all for your support!
  1. IHS PTA Meeting (Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm, Activities Room). We are hoping to combine our next PTA meeting with an encore presentation on Gap Year opportunities. A Gap Year can be a very good time for a student to step back and do something that may help guide a student’s future goals and interests. Please join us!
  1. IHS Daily Announcements. We love our students, but sometimes they are not the best at sharing information. Check out IHS Daily Announcements to follow daily IHS news & updates.
  1. Upcoming IHS College Visits (College & Career Office/Main Office):
  • St. Lawrence University, October 11th at 10:37am
  • Sarah Lawrence College, October 11th at 11:27am
  • Cazenovia College, October 15th at 9:45am
  • Onondaga Community College, October 15th at 10:37am
  • SUNY Canton, October 15th at 11:27am
  • SUNY Brockport, October 15th at 12:17pm
  • Hobart & William Smith College, October 16th at 8:55am
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), October 16th at 9:45am
  • SUNY Albany, October 16th at 10:37am
  • Middlebury College, October 17th at 8:55am
  • SUNY College at Geneseo, October 18th at 10:37am
  • Colgate University, October 18th at 11:27am
  • SUNY College at Oneonta, October 19th at 9:45am
  • Dickinson College, October 19th at 11:27am
  • Corning Community College, October 19th at 12:17pm
  1. 2018-2019 Winter Sports Registration (October 5th-November 4th). Please register through Family ID. Varsity/JV Winter sports start Monday, November 5th.
  1. Seniors: Financial Aid Night (Monday, October 15th, 6:00-7:30pm, Kulp).

Our financial aid night will be presented by Barbie Bargher, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services at Ithaca College. She will provide financial aid information to seniors and their families. Please do not miss out on this important event. Hope to see you there.

  1. IHS Upcoming Senior Nights-Fall Athletics. Come out and show our seniors the love! Upcoming Senior Nights:

Football-October 19th (vs. Union Endicott); and
Volleyball-October 23rd (vs. Owego).

  1. IHS Winter Sports presentation (Thursday, November 1st) & College Signing Day (Tuesday, November 27th). On November 1st William Harris, Winter Sports Speaker, will present to the Captain’s Council (8:00-8:30am, Activities Building) and to Student-Athletes, Families, Coaches, & Community Members (5:30-6:15pm, Orchestra Room A156). On November 27th student-athletes will commit to schools during the college signing ceremony (5:30pm, Activities Building).
  1. IHS Clubs. IHS has something for everyone! Get involved, meet some new people, and have fun. For a complete list check out this link. Special shoutout to the IHS Ski Club. If interested please see Mr. Noyes in G116. Early registration expires October 15th.
  1. College Application Dates for Seniors (Class of 2019). FAFSA  opened October 15, 2018. “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
  1. TC-3 College Fair (Tuesday, October 16th) Juniors and seniors interested in attending the TC-3 College Fair on Tuesday, October 16th. The college fair will have an evening session from 6:00-8:00pm for students wishing to attend with their parents. Ithaca High School will not provide transportation for the evening session.
  1. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays October 12th-December 14th, 4:30-5:30pm). Teens (grades 6-12) can flex their creative muscles in TCPL’s weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all – each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led by Writopia-trained students from Ithaca College. No class on October 19, November 16, or November 23. For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Regina (rdemauro@tcpl.org).
  1. Enclose Cass Extravaganza (Sunday, November 4th). The Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau will host the second annual community event for all ages on Sunday, November 4 to benefit the Cass Park Arena Enclosure Campaign supporting upgrades that will retain the arena’s traditional charm while making it more sustainable and successful. Events: Food Truck and Bake Sale (12 noon to 7 pm); Skate-a-thon–collect donations per lap or minute in advance or on Nov. 4 (2:30 to 5:15 pm); Broomball–fun games for teams or individuals paying entry fee (5:30 to 10 pm); Silent Auction and Raffle – Cass Park lobby (3 to 8 pm). Advance registration is recommended for Broomball. Let us know if you’d like to help! To learn more, visit The Cass Park Campaign Facebook page. To ask questions or get involved, contact Mary Grainger at mmgithaca@aol.com or 280-4380.
  1. Splash! at Cornell Fall 2018 (Saturday, November 10th). Splash! brings area 7th-12th grade students to the Cornell campus for one day each semester to take “teach anything, learn anything” classes taught by Cornell undergrads. Look for more information in the coming weeks about first-come, first-serve student registration.
  1. DeWitt Career Day (Friday, December 7th, 10:00am-12:00pm and/or 12:30-3:15pm). The folks at DeWitt Middle school are looking for presenters to share their careers with their 8th grade students. Presentations will last approximately 35 minutes. If interested in presenting, please contact Amy Cullen at amy.cullen@icsd.k12.ny.us.
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