Dear Parents, Alumni, and Friends,
Today is a special day: We are celebrating the first-ever ICS Appreciation Day and asking every member of the community to consider making a gift to ICS. 

As the parent of a 3rd and a 5th grader at ICS, I appreciate first-hand how ICS teaches our children to become global citizens who thrive in a multicultural, multilingual, diverse, and inclusive community. I appreciate the wonderful teachers who teach our children, the administrators who support them, and the International Baccalaureate® program, which nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

I don’t need to tell you that 2020 has been unlike any other year we have experienced. But I want to share with you my appreciationand admirationfor how well ICS and its director, Julie Nora, have responded to the COVID crisis, making sure our children are as safe as possible during this delicate time. This has come at a cost, and so today, we are asking you to show your appreciation.
Did you know that since March, ICS has bought 350 Chromebooks and 140 iPads at a cost of $136,000, so that our students could learn online?
Did you know that this year, ICS hired 5 additional partner teachers, at a cost of $247,590, so that our students could return to school?
Did you know that ICS has invested $14,000 in air purifiers, $15,000 for HVAC in the isolation room, $10,000 in PPE, and $48,000 in additional cleaning crew so that our students could stay safe?
Did you know that ICS has prepared and distributed over 20,000 meals since March, so that our students and community could be fed?
Getting through the past 9 months has been a true community effort, and it has required significant sacrifice from the school and strain on the budget. 

Today is the opportunity for all of us to show our appreciation to ICSby making a gift to support the school.
4 easy ways to show your appreciation to ICS:
Remember, every dollar counts and your year-end gift is tax deductible for 2020 if made by December 31st. 

Thank you for your partnership in supporting ICS Appreciation Day. 

With appreciation,

Josh Taub
ICS Parent and Board Vice President
International Charter School 401-721-0824