Fundraiser organized by ICS 7th Graders!
This Week @ICS
January 14-18, 2019
there's no school next week on Monday, January 21st!

Enjoy your
long weekend!

Tips to Make Homework Time, a Happier Time

One goal in helping children learn, is to assist them in figuring out what they can for do for themselves. Ask questions that guide, without telling them what to do. You can help your child make sense of mathematics, build self-confidence, encourage mathematical thinking and how to communicate better. You do not need to know how to do the problem to support your child’s learning. Here are a few tips for parents:

Problem Solving Begins with Good Questions
Ask your child what they know about the problem and what else do they need to find out? Have they solved similar problems before and if so, review their previous work with them. For more tips on problem solving, click here.

Get Organized
Create a special place for your child to study or work on homework. Have materials readily available: graph paper, notebook paper, a ruler with metric and standard units, calculator (graphing calculator is preferred) and a dictionary.

Many children need assistance in organizing and maintaining a notebook. Help them develop a system for organizing and maintaining a notebook and notes that can be used as templates for solving similar problems. Student notebooks are an invaluable record of successful strategies and reflective summaries. Your child's teacher may have specific tips on keeping and organizing a notebook. This is a crucial part of your child's mathematical education, and an important aid to parents and guardians as well. For more tips on getting organized, click here.

Keep it Real
Math is everywhere, yet many children don't see it. Look for ways to point out and reinforce math skills at home. For example, talk about how you use math at work or in the home and involve your child in computing, measuring, estimating, building, following directions, problem-solving and reasoning. Look for activities that require children to use their math skills such as building scale models, cooking, planning trips and playing logic games. For more tips on keeping math real at home, click here.
NEXT SESSION: January 24, 2019
Student Program takes place during the school day. 

Community Program: 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm 

For more information, please contact Our Ways at (414) 525-6144.
Student Vision Screening
Monday, February 25, 2019
1 in 20 preschoolers and 1 in 4 school-aged children have a vision problem — yet visions problems are not always easily detected. Sometimes, children have trouble seeing and don’t even realize they are seeing the world differently than others.

Healthy vision is important for learning and success in school. For most children, 80% of learning happens visually. Vision problems can make it hard for children to read and learn — unfortunately, many fall behind in school or show behavioral problems.

To make sure your child is vision ready for success in school, we have scheduled a vision screening for students in 4K, 5K, and in grades 1, 3 and 5 on Monday, February 25, 2019.

Additionally, other ICS students, parents or teachers that have vision concerns will also be screened.  If your child wears glasses, please make sure they bring them to school on this day.

If your child does not pass the screening, we will send a letter home as well as follow up with a phone call asking that you schedule a complete eye exam for your child. If no concerns are detected, you will not receive a letter. If you have any questions or concerns about this vision screening, please contact Ms. Shannon, School Medical Services, at 414-525-6129 or by email at: .
Indian Community School invites ICS students, alumni, families and community members to attend our first annual Bear Moon Pow Wow, a traditional winter pow wow held at the School. Free parking and admission!

11:00 AM - Doors Open
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Bear Moon Pow Wow T-Shirts For Sale All Day, All Night!
12:00 PM - First Grand Entry
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Dinner Break
6:00 PM - Second Grand Entry
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