Puma Pridecast (February 2015)

Puma Nation: Click “play” to hear our latest Puma Pridecast!

PARCC Assessment

In March, CICS Irving Park will administer the PARCC Performance Based Assessment for students in grades 3-8 (English Language Arts and Math). We invite you to learn more about the assessment and how students will be able to demonstrate mastery toward Common Core State Standards. Please click the following link for more information: parcconline.org/frequently-asked-questions

The PARCC website offers several practice tests for students in grades 3-8. Please click the following links to access the practice tests: English Language Arts Practice Tests | Math Practice Tests


Valentine’s Dress-Down Day


Dress down for Valentine’s Day this Friday, February 13!

You may wear jeans along with red or pink clothes adorned with hearts, sparkles, or flowers. If you would rather not dress for the occasion, you may wear your regular Puma polo with jeans, or with your regular uniform pants.

Save the Dates: Distinctive Schools Music Festival


The music programs at CICS Irving Park, CICS Prairie, and CICS West Belden have united to bring you three special performances that celebrate the multicultural magic of music! Join us for the inaugural…

Distinctive Schools Music Festival

Monday February 23 at CICS West Belden (2245 N McVicker)
CICS Prairie & CICS West Belden perform at 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 26 at CICS Prairie (11530 S Prairie)
CICS Irving Park & CICS Prairie perform at 11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 2 at CICS Irving Park
CICS West Belden & CICS Irving Park perform at 10:30 a.m.

CICS Board Meeting: February 10

The next CICS Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the CICS Network Office (11 E Adams, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60663). CICS Board Meetings are open to the public.

CICS Irving Park Campus Tour: February 25

Prospective Puma Parents!

Please join us for a tour of CICS Irving Park on February 25 from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to view several classrooms and learn more about our approach to learning. Our office staff will be happy to answer your questions during and after the tour. You do not need to R.S.V.P.

Our tour will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. We look forward to greeting you!

School Resumes on Tuesday, February 3

Please note: Classes at CICS Irving Park will resume on Tuesday, February 3.

Alert: CICS Irving Park Closed on Monday, February 2

Due to extreme weather conditions, CICS Irving Park will be closed on Monday, February 2. School is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, February 3.

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