February 5, 2020


THURSDAY, February 6 Stromboli, french fries, corn, mandarin oranges

FRIDAY, February 7 No Hot Lunch – 11:30 dismissal

MONDAY, February 10 Chicken, roll, broccoli w/ cheese, pears

TUESDAY, February 11 Breakfast pizza, hash brown, carrot sticks, cinnamon

applesauce cup

WEDNESDAY, February 12 Spaghetti, roll, green beans, peaches

Breakfast:  Omelet




FEBRUARY “SPIRIT” Month activities

Friday, February 7: Book Character dress up day

February 10-14:  Pixie Week

Friday, February 14: Patriotic dress up day

Friday, February 21: Pajama/Crazy Hair Day





FRIDAY, February 7 – Book character dress up day

11:30 dismissal; Teacher In-service

SATURDAY, February 8 – Ice Fishing Tournament

FEBRUARY 10-14 – Pixie Week (more info on back side)

MONDAY, February 10 – Concert Packets due

  • School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

FEBRUARY 10 – 18 – Iowa Assessment Testing (3rd – 8th grade)

FRIDAY, February 14 – Patriotic dress up day

FRIDAY, February 14-18 – AR Reading Program will not be available

for students (an upgrade is taking place)

MONDAY, February 17No School (President’s Day)

FRIDAY, February 21 – Pajama/Crazy hair day

FRIDAY, February 28 – RAMM Party (for those who met reading goal)

MONDAY, March 9 – PTA/Society Meeting 6:30 PM

(PTA – We will be having a NWAEA Consultant discussing STEM incorporation at ICS)






Please keep sending box tops to school. Deadline to get them in for our spring submission is Friday, February 21. Thank you! 




Reminder that concert packets are due on MONDAY!  This is a HUGE fundraiser that needs everyone’s participation to make it a success.  This money helps keep tuition down, so please don’t take this responsibility lightly.  Reminder…if any checks come to school for a business, you will receive an email with the donation information so you can send out the appropriate tickets and thank you.  Please do not contact school and ask about a donation, we will let you know as soon as we get a donation check.




ICS’s Ice Fishing Tournament has been moved to this Saturday, February 8 at Emerson Bay on West Lake Okoboji.  More details and registration form can be found on the school website.  Please invite family and friends to participate in the fun with many prizes to be won!  Any questions, please contact Mary Hooyer (712-540-3019) or Angie Zomermaand (712-441-4337).




  • February we will be doing our annual Read-A-Million Minutes (RAMM) for the entire month of February. If students meet their required goal, they will get to do an extracurricular activity. There is a little colored slip of paper that each child will receive and must returned each Monday filled out and signed.
    • Kindergarten: 15 minutes/day (105 minutes/week)
    • 1st & 2nd Grade: 20 minutes/day (140 minutes/week)
    • 3rd & 4th Grade: 25 minutes/day (175 minutes/week)
    • 5th – 8th Grade: 30 minutes/day (210 minutes/week)




Upcoming Order Dates are:  February 24, March 16,

April 14 (Tuesday) (last one before payout), April 27, May 11

TRIP Order forms can be printed off the school website if you need one.  Orders need to be in the TRIP box in the school office or given to Donna Koopmans by 8:30 AM on order dates in your family envelope.  No late orders will be taken.  Please try to remind your child to bring their orders to the office as soon as they get to school, so that orders will not be forgotten or late.



Pixie week is coming!

All students/staff drew a name TODAY. Please be sure to find the name on the half sheet of pink paper your child took home. (Keep it a secret until the next Friday). We ask that this be a week of relational building and encouragement among out students and staff.  A fun and simple way to show kindness, love, and joy to each other.  Everyone is asked to bring items listed each day during “Pixie” week for the name they drew. Pixie week is the week of February 10-14. 

Below is a list of what your child should bring for their pixie that week:

Monday:  Note of encouragement

Tuesday:  Pencil/Pad of paper

Wednesday:  Fruit

Thursday:  Candy/Nutritious snack

Friday:  1 Drink and 1 snack item for pixie

(prefer a resealable drink)