Rock Your Mocs is finally here!
Our Ways has been working with students and teachers since September to prepare for this HUGE WEEK! We can see the visible evidence that our students are indeed learning about and making moccasins – we are so proud of everyone!

Don't have mocs to rock? No worries!
A turquoise ribbon can be worn for those of us who do not have moccasins. For more information on Rock Your Mocs, please CLICK THIS LINK.

ROCK YOUR MOCS WALK/RUN
We are celebrating healthy hearts and bodies at the annual Rock your Mocs Walk/Run on Thursday, November 18th. We'll be outside running or walking, so students should come dressed for the weather (warm coats, hats, mittens/gloves) and have shoes they can run in!

SOCIAL SONGS & ROUND DANCE SONGS
Students have composed SONGS and will be singing and dancing them on Friday, November 19th (wearing their mocs, of course)!
STUDENT T-SHIRT DESIGNS
Three students' artwork were chosen as being representative of Rock Your Mocs this year and we printed them on t-shirts. Students and staff will be gifted these t-shirts this week! We're asking everyone to please wear their student-designed Rock Your Mocs super cool t-shirt on Friday, November 19th!

CLASSROOM DOOR DECORATING CONTEST
All of our classrooms are participating in a door decorating contest as part of Rock Your Mocs. The classroom chosen will receive a traveling trophy and a pizza party!
COOLEST MOCCASIN ART PROJECTS EVER!
Ms. Ramirez, our Art Teacher has been working with students on incredible moccasin art projects! From recycled coffee bag moccasins to painted moccasin rocks and so much more! We will include an art show gallery in social media to show you all of these amazing works of art, created by our students.
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ATTENTION!
Please SLOW DOWN when picking up or dropping off students.
We've noticed that some families are ignoring posted barricades, driving too fast, and going through stop signs when dropping off or picking up their children. In order to keep everyone safe, please follow all posted signs and slow down in our parking lot, circle drive and roadways.
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THIS WEEK'S BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENU
FREE Admission to Milwaukee Public Museum for Wisconsin Tribal Members
in Recognition of Native American Heritage Month

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, the Milwaukee Public Museum is partnering with Potawatomi Hotel & Casino to offer special museum programming focused on indigenous culture and free admission to all Wisconsin tribal members. This promotion will last until November 30th.
ICS families do not need to show tribal IDs. You can self-identify or state that your child(ren) attends Indian Community School.

Please note that this offer is good only until the end of the November.
COVID-19 Vaccine for Children
RESOURCES FROM HEALTHYMKE.COM
The Franklin Health Department forwarded some important information to us that we would like to share with our ICS families.

Now that access to the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, is available by clicking this LINK for HealthyMKE.com. Here, you'll find a number of resources about vaccines for this age group of children. 
 
What you'll find on this website:
  • Facts about the COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds.
  • Tips on talking about the vaccine with young children.
  • A PowerPoint presentation with speakers’ notes.
  • Flyers, posters and much more!

HealthyMKE.com is continually updating COVID vaccine and testing information as it becomes available, so make sure to check back frequently to find the latest resources, including vaccine event locations for children and families near you!
Report Cards Will be Mailed Out This Week
A reminder to parents/ guardians that first quarter report cards will be mailed out this week.

If you don't receive your child's report card by Friday, please contact your child's teacher.
Welcome to Amplify Science, the new science resource for Indian Community School. Amplify is a new approach to teaching and learning that puts the student in the role of a scientist. For each unit, the students assume the role of a doctor, climatologist, civil engineer or other interesting science professional. Students are presented with a problem they need to solve through class discussion, non-fiction reading, video simulations, and hands-on experiments. The units also provide ample opportunities for teachers and students to engage in outdoor learning experiences, to make connections to the Our Ways Teaching and Learning Framework, and to practice the Seven Sacred Gifts from the Creator. By the end of the unit, students are able to not only describe and solve the problem they have been presented with, but they can also transfer their knowledge to solve a new and different challenge. Here is a brief video LINK explaining how Amplify Science engages students.

Amplify Science also provides resources for extending classroom learning to learning at home. These tools for elementary students include home investigations and questions for at-home discussion and include family experiences for middle school students. These tools, along with many others, can be accessed at the family resources website linked below:

This new level of engagement will encourage excitement in students about science education and science careers! If you have any questions about Amplify Science, please feel free to contact your child’s classroom teacher, Amy Stenzel, Teaching and Learning Specialist at (414) 525-6115 or by email at: astenzel@ics-edu.org, or you can reach out to Dr. Melissa Deutsch, Director of Instruction at (414) 525-6195 or by email at: mdeutsch@ics-edu.org.
New Attendance Incentive Program
A reminder that we have a new Attendance Incentive Program that was designed to build awareness about the importance of good attendance and to help students understand how tardiness and absences can negatively impact their success. 

Some of the components of the new Attendance Incentive Program include: 
  • A traveling trophy that will be awarded to classes with the highest weekly attendance. There will be two trophies awarded each week: K5-5th grades will have one trophy between their classes and 6th-8th grades will have one trophy between their classes.
  • Each week, the classrooms with the highest attendance for the week prior will receive the traveling trophy.
  • Each month, the classroom with the highest attendance in the school will be awarded a pizza party!
  • Classroom winners and attendance statistics will be announced each Monday in This Week @ICS! newsletter and during morning announcements.
PLEASE NOTE: As excited as we are to begin this new program, we want to remind families that if students are feeling ill, they should be kept at home. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Langen at (414) 525-6175 or you can reach her by email at langen@ics-edu.org
Upcoming Events at ICS
CLICK THIS LINK to register!
Alumni Kick-off Event on November 19, 2021
ICS alumni are invited to an event at the school on Friday, November 19th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There will be open gym, cultural workshops, volleyball, basketball, pizza, cookies, snacks, water, door prizes... and you get to see your friends from ICS!

For for more information, contact Jacob Valtierra at jvaltierra@ics-edu.org or by calling (414) 525-6177. Please note: this gathering is limited to ICS alumni only – no guests. Also, all ICS COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.
Call for Native Crafters!
Please contact FRC at (414) 525-6121 or by email at rwichgers@ics-edu.org to participate in our Craft Fair on December 4th.
Did you know that children as young as 3 can begin to understand how money works and by the age of 7, most kids have already formed their basic money habits?

Learn more at this important VIRTUAL workshop on December 6th.

For more information, to register and receive the access code, contact Jackie Feavel at jfeavel@ics-edu.org or by calling (414) 525-6148.

We are so excited to offer Breakfast with Santa* to ICS families and staff on December 4th! The Holiday Craft Fair will also take place that day and will be open to ICS families, staff and the community.

All of our safety and health protocols will be in place, including wearing face masks, social distancing, and limiting the number of people in each of the fun activities offered that day.

Additional information and questions can be directed to FRC by contacting Rachael Wichgers at: rwichgers@ics-edu.org or by phone at: 414-525-6121.

*Breakfast with Santa and craft activities are available to ICS families and staff only.
Families in Need Program

November 18th:
Winter Clothing and Thanksgiving Food vouchers.

December 16th:
Holiday Toy Fair and Food Vouchers.
Did you see our school on the news?

Earlier this month, Chris Stewert, a national news anchor, visited our school to interview an administrator, a teacher, a student, and a parent to learn about Indian-controlled education and about the impact that Indian Community School has on our students and community. The finished news segment will air on WTMJ4 on November 17th at 4:00 pm CST. It is also playing all month across the country in as many as 60 different news markets (large cities).

We are so proud of those who gave interviews, those who danced, sang, were working on their moccasins or on their studies in their classrooms! Everyone looked great, sounded great and was great! Wēskewat, onizhishin, yoyánehle!

Eagles Basketball Practice Schedule

Girls - All Grades
*Mondays Only*
November: 1, 8, 15, 29
December: 6, 13
January: 3, 10, 24, 31
February: 7, 21, 28

7th & 8th Grade Boys
Wednesday and Friday 
Due to coach availability, we will update their schedule monthly.
November: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19

4th, 5th & 6th Grade Boys
Thursday and Friday
November: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
December: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
January: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
February: 3, 4, 17, 18, 24, 25
ICS Spirit Wear Now Available Online

The new Spirit Wear clothing items are here! Please download the attached flyer and use your phone to access the QR Code or CLICK ON THIS LINK to see all of the apparel items available this year!
Wāēwāēnen • Miigwech • Yawʌɂkó • Wa'įniginąp šąną for reading our school's newsletter.

If you have questions, ideas or feedback for our newsletter, we'd love to hear from you! Please email smarks@ics-edu.org.
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