PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
October 21 & 22
(Early Release October 21)
THURS: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRI: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Watch for conference signups coming soon from the school.
TACO SALE
BY THE ICS PARENT GROUP
October 21st
From 1:00 pm until supplies last. Please contact FRC to place your Indian Taco order.
NO DINE-IN OPTIONS
TO-GO ORDERS ONLY
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY IS OCT. 11TH
We have a special day planned for our students here at school and at Indigenous People's Park!
ROCK YOUR MOCS 2021
A new & exciting program to help students learn about and make their own moccasins is underway! We are looking forward to seeing what our students create and "rocking our mocs" with them in November! WATCH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE WINNERS OF THE STUDENT ROCK YOUR MOCS T-SHIRT CONTEST!
Please stay tuned for more information about our Community Night!

Students will also experience Deer Hide Camp as part of their school day.
If you missed having your child(rens)'s portrait(s) taken at Family Orientation, or want to have their photos retaken, this is your chance! Students are encouraged to wear their culture for their school portraits.
Monday, October 25th is professional development for all ICS staff.

Students have early release on Thursday, October 21st, no school Friday, October 22nd and no school on Monday, October 25th.
Supply Chain Disruptions

Like schools everywhere throughout the country, we have been facing shortages of certain food items and supplies that affect breakfast and lunch menus here at ICS.


Scroll down to see this week's menu.
Here at ICS, we're going through a substantial amount of disposable face masks, so we wanted to let our families know about this and encourage the use of cloth/reusable face masks whenever possible.

The rising demand for disposable face masks is adding plastic pollution to landfills everywhere and threatens the health of our waters, oceans and all living things. Disposable face masks are also being discarded carelessly, which poses a risk especially when many of these masks end up in our waterways. Disposable face masks contain materials that do not recycle and are not biodegradable. Many fish species confuse this debris for real food and end up dying as a result of consuming it.

For all of these reasons, we're asking everyone to consider Mother Earth and her Waters, and wear reusable/cloth face masks whenever possible.

Wāēwāēnen, miigwech, yawʌɂkó, wa'įniginąp šąną for loving Mother Earth like we do!
EVERY CHILD MATTERS COLORING PAGES AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES

We wanted to let families know about these amazing coloring pages by visual artist, Hawlii Pichette. These free coloring pages are available to download and to use as coloring pages at home.

You'll see language versions for EVERY CHILD MATTERS in 21 languages! You'll also find many other beautiful Woodland illustrations that speak to our land, water, people, language and culture.

CLICK HERE FOR COLORING PAGES
Social-Emotional Health & Wellness
Parents and guardians, please take a look at the attached fact sheet to learn about how suicide impacts our Indigenous Community, and specifically our Indigenous Children and Young Adults.

If you have questions or need resources please reach out to the social workers here at the school at (414) 525-6100. You can also reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255.

For additional resources, please click here.
October is Bullying Prevention Month

Many schools across the country focus on bullying prevention/awareness in their school communities. This year we will have a month-long awareness campaign at Indian Community School. Please encourage your child(ren) to participate and it's a great idea to ask them questions when they come home.

Week One
1. Each classroom will make a pledge about anti-bullying.
2. Wednesday is blue & orange day (wear blue and/or orange)!

Week Two
Monday, October 11th is Indigenous Peoples Day
1. Students will learn about bullying prevention in all grades and classrooms.
2. Wednesday is blue & orange day (wear blue and/or orange)!
3. Students will learn how to report bullying if they see or experience it.

Week Three is SPIRIT WEEK!
1. Students will continue to learn about bullying prevention.
2. Wednesday is blue & orange day (wear blue and/or orange)!
Monday, Oct 18th: Team Up Against Bullying - wear your favorite sports apparel
Tuesday, Oct 19th: Be a HERO (Help Everyone, Respect Others)
Dress as a superhero on Tuesday, October 19th!
Wednesday, Oct 20th: Unity Day - wear blue or orange or both!
Thursday, Oct 21st: Put Bullying to Rest - wear your pajamas to school day

Week Four
1. Students will continue to learn about bullying prevention.
2. Wednesday is blue & orange day (wear blue and/or orange)!
Who's Hungry?
THIS WEEK'S BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENU
Smart Phone Parental Controls
October is Digital Citizenship Month. We'd like to share some resources that focus on how families can choose which apps and features are and are not available on devices. The linked resources below will allow you to learn more about how to set up controls on your child's smartphone.

Family Resource Center
Trunk or Treat
A CALL FOR TRUNK DECORATORS
If you would like to host a trunk (decorate your car trunk and hand out treats) for Trunk or Treat, please contact Mary Cook by phone at (414) 525-6140 or by email at mcook@ics-edu.org.

CLICK ON ANY OF THE FRC GRAPHICS TO OPEN A LARGER PDF FOR VIEWING OR PRINTING.
WORDS OF THE WEEK: Good Morning!
MENOMINEE
OJIBWE
Facebook LIVE is courtesy of the ICS Exclusive Team, Our Ways and our language learners: Kaden, Sophia, Zoey, Nayeli, Brennan and Mr Dropik!
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.
10405 W. St. Martins Rd. • Franklin, WI 53132
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