How to Wear Your Mask in Cold Weather
Change your mask when it becomes wet.
  • A wet mask is harder to breathe through, is less efficient at filtering, and vents more around the edges of the mask.
  • Keep a spare mask to replace one that becomes wet from moisture in your breath, snow, or rain.

Store your wet reusable mask in a plastic bag until you get home and can put it in the laundry.

If you need to wear a scarf or a ski mask, wear it over your mask.
  • They are usually made of loosely knit fabrics not suitable for use as masks.

If you wear glasses, find a mask that fits closely over your nose or has a nose wire to help reduce fogging. Consider using an anti-fogging spray that is made for eyeglasses.

ICS Spirit Wear is here!
The online store for ICS spirit wear is officially open! Please use this LINK to shop for hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, joggers and sweatpants — all carrying our school's logo. Some items are available in youth sizes and some offer different colors choices or customization!

Each week, we are sharing images from the previous week's social media posts so that families who aren't on social media, can see them. We hope you enjoy this new addition fo our weekly newsletter! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SLIDESHOW!
February is Black History Month
During the month of February, we are sharing what our students are learning about or working on in relation to Black History. This week, we are sharing an article from TMJ4 on Native and Black history in Wisconsin's underground railroad! Our Ojibwe Language and Culture Teacher, Mr Zimmerman is featured in the video!

ICS parents/guardians, alumni, staff and the community are invited to join our Community Connections Lit Circle
Fruits and vegetables are nature’s treats and they also make great snacks – and those are just two reasons to enjoy them! At ICS, we provide fresh fruits and vegetables every school day and are looking for more of our students to choose them when they're making their food selections. We'll be sharing positive messages about choosing fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, over the next few weeks, a new campaign by the ICS Exclusive News Team will be developed to encourage healthy meal choices as being colorful, nutritious and cool!
Upcoming Programs from FRC
On Tuesday, February 16th, FRC is hosting a virtual event to help ICS families learn how to become financially fit! To register please contact
FRC at (414) 525-6148 or email jfeavel@ics-edu.org.

Social-Emotional Learning for ICS Parents/Guardians

FEBRUARY 18, 2021 • 6:00 PM
Presented by:
Shelly Cornelius Roman, ICS Social Worker 
Nicole Lewandowski, ICS Social Worker 

Join the Social Work staff for a discussion about social emotional learning (SEL). This parent group meeting will cover: 
  • What Social Emotional Learning is.
  • Why SEL is important for your child’s growth and development. 
  • What SEL looks like at ICS, discussion specific to the Second Step Curriculum. 
  • Information about how you can help promote social emotional development at home. 

Parents who attend will have their names entered into a drawing for nightly prizes and one prize at the end of the series. Contact FRC at at (414) 525-6117 or by email at: cjanechek@ics-edu.org to register for this Zoom meeting.

Parent Cafés offer opportunities to develop new friendships, share positive strategies for effectively handling child behaviors and gaining new perspectives on healthy and resilient families. For more information or to register, please contact FRC at (414) 525-6117 or by email at: cjanechek@ics-edu.org. 

Play and Learn is a program for adult caregivers and children, ages birth to 4, who come together to socialize and play.

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