January 25th

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” 1/25/2017

  1. IHS Exam Week (1/25-1/30)
  2. IHS Yearbook price increase (2/4)
  3. IHS seeking photos
  4. Join IHS PTA IPEI Spelling Bee Team (competition 3/5)
  5. New Jim Crow Film Series ‘The House I Live In’ (1/26)
  6. Women in the Paleolithic lecture (1/28)
  7. Fine Arts Booster Group mini grants (deadline 2/1)
  8. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (2/2-4/20)
  9. IHS Code Red Robotics Open House (2/4)
  10. How and Why Do Languages Change lecture (2/7)
  11. Community Conversation: Faith and Dialogue (2/8)
  12.  Spring 2017 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series (kick-off 2/9)
  13. TCPL Young Adult Book Club (2/15)
  14. BOCES Career and Tech 10th grade visitation day (3/2; *forms due 2/15*)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/january-25th/

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  1. IHS Exam Week (Wednesday-Monday). Best of luck to our IHS students this week! Be sure to checkout the revised exam schedule.
  2. Buy your IHS Yearbook before the February 4th price increase. The IHS Annual, IHS’s award winning yearbook will increase in price on February 4th. Order now to get the yearbook for $65. Go to the ICSD website page devoted to the yearbook to learn all about the yearbook. To order a yearbook, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter Ithaca High School’s code 8812.
  3. IHS seeking photos! IHS Yearbook is seeking photos of Senior sibling photos (photos of a senior and their sibling who attends IHS) and Then and Now photos (Photos of seniors with old friends and a photo of those same friends today. We are also accepting Senior congratulatory ADS and Business ADS. Please send to ithaca.yearbook@gmail.com.
  4. Join the IHS PTA IPEI Spelling Bee Team! Do you think that you are a good speller?  Have you always wanted to help support the Ithaca Public Education Initiative?  If the answer to both of these questions is a resounding “Yes”!!, then you should consider joining the IHS PTA spelling bee team, the “IHS Bee-T-A”! Our team won the “Fuzzy Bee” trophy in 2015!  You can join our prestigious team and compete in the upcoming bee to take place on Sunday, March 5th. If you are curious and would like to find out more information, go to the IPEI Spelling Bee website at http://www.ipei.org/spelling-bee. Or, send a note to Esther Racoosin, spelling bee team member in 2014, 2015 and 2016, at elr605@verizon.net.
  5. The New Jim Crow Film Series ‘The House I Live In’ (Thursday, January 26th, 6:00-8:00pm, CPL Borg Warner Room). Winner of the top documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, ‘The House I Live In’ questions why the United States has spent more than $1 trillion on drug arrests during the past 40 years, yet drugs are cheaper, purer and more readily available than ever, while looking at the War on Drugs verses drug use as a matter of public health. This film screening is free and being held in conjunction with the Multicultural Resource Center’s Community Read of ‘The New Jim Crow’ by Michelle Alexander.  For more information visit http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?jx=nn.
  6. Women in the Paleolithic (Saturday, January 28th, 2:00pm, TCPL Borg Warner Room). Free and open to the public, Women in the Paleolithic, will be presented by Professor Kathleen Stirling, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University.  For more information visit http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?jx=nn.
  7. Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) next mini-grant deadline is February 1, 2017.  Email president@fabgithaca.org or check the Fine Arts Booster Group website at www.fabgithaca.org for an application.
  8. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Thursdays at 4:45pm starting February 2nd). Young adults (grades 6-12) are invited to exercise their creative writing muscles during weekly teen writing workshops at the TCPL every Thursday at 4:45pm (February 2nd-April 20th). These hour-long classes will be facilitated by IC writing students and include exercises, prompts, and opportunities to workshop original pieces. To register, visit http://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=nnv&lmx=921784&v=3
  9. IHS Code Red Robotics Open House (Saturday, February 4th, 1-4pm)! IHS Code Red Robotics is hosting their annual community Open House on Saturday, February 4th from 1:00-4:00pm in IHS’ Technology E Wing off Lake Street. The amazing Code Red Robotics team members will demo a typical build day and interact with students, families, and the community. For more information, visit team369.org.
  10. How and Why Do Languages Change (Tuesday, February 7th, 6:00-7:30pm, TCPL Borg Warner Room). Free and open to the public, How and Why Do Languages Change, will be presented by Professor Michael Weiss, Department of Linguistics, Cornell University.  For more information visit http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?jx=nn.
  11. Community Conversation: Faith and Dialogue (February 8th, 6:30pm). Ithaca Coalition for Unity and Cooperation in the Middle East (CUCME) welcomes the community to join a conversation about faith and dialogue with with Rev. Thickstun on February 8, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Just Be Cause Center. A vegetarian potluck precedes the discussion and music and dance follows the discussion. RSVP at http://bit.ly/2iRZqDt or for more information, visit facebook.com/IthacaCoalition.
  12. Renowned Local Authors Launch Spring 2017 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series (kick-off February 9th). Award-winning local authors will kick-off the Spring 2017 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series on Thursday, February 9th , 4:30pm at Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium in Cornell’s Klarman Hall. The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading features poet and writer Alice Fulton and fiction writer Helena Maria Viramontes. All events in the Reading Series are free and open to the public. For more information visit english.cornell.edu/zalaznick
  13. TCPL Young Adult Book Club (Wednesday, February 15th, 4:30pm). TCPL’s Young Adult Book Club will meet at Buffalo Street Books on Wednesday, February 15th at 4:30pm for a discussion of “Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith.” Students in grades 6-12 are welcome. Snacks and refreshments provided. For more information, contact Teen Services Librarian Regina DeMauro at rdemauro@tcpl.org.
  14. BOCES Career and Tech 10th grade visitation day (Thursday, March 2nd, 9:00-10:45am). Any 10th grade student interested in exploring their Career and Tech programs should see Ms. Sullivan in the Main Office to register and get your field trip permission form. All forms must be returned by February 15th – there will be no exceptions.
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