Health & Wellness Elective Proving Effective

Did you know that we began offering electives at CICS Irving Park this year for 7th and 8th grade students? Kids in our health & wellness class, pictured above, are realizing the important role that social-emotional learning plays in their academic success. Ms. Gurwin leads the quarter-long class in which students tackle a different topic each week in order to develop strategies that will benefit their overall well-being. For instance, students have practiced yoga recently to help find a sense of calm and peace. They also keep a daily journal that documents their progress toward several health goals, personalized for each student!

Puma Pridecast (November 2014)

Listen to our new radio update, Puma Nation!

Pumas Get it Done at Fall Fun Run!

Over 20 CICS Irving Park students and parents participated in the Chicago Run Fall Fall Run last weekend. Way to be, IP!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Honors CICS Irving Park


The The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has recognized CICS Irving Park for our efforts in raising $6,000 last year! Click the following link to take a look at their recent newsletter:

Stay tuned for information about this year’s fundraising efforts, set to begin on February 9.

Chicago Run Fall Fun Run

Chicago Run’s “Fall Fun Run” takes place this Saturday! Please click here for more information.

Puma DJs Spin the Hits!

Just as our eighth graders shared with you recently, CICS Irving Park 7th graders created station identifications, or “talk-ups,” for a fictional radio station. Hit “play” for some excellent entertainment, Pumas!

Fall Fund Drive

Dear CICS Irving Park Families,

We have begun our annual Fall Fund Drive and hope that you will take a few minutes to peruse the information and send in your donation this week! Printed campaign materials were sent home earlier in the week and all students who have returned a pledge card by this Friday, October 24 will earn a lunch date with Ms. Breo! There will also be a raffle with great prizes each week for families who have turned in their pledge cards. The sooner you participate, the more chances you have to win!

An apple a day… a dollar a day… our kids are worth it! Donate a dollar a day and help us raise $40,000 this year to provide more cutting-edge technology for our students to better prepare them for their futures.

Donate with the pledge card in the attachment below, or with the one you receive in your child’s folder, or pick one up in the office. You can also click on the link below. Share the link with friends and family and on via social media. Let’s show our Puma Pride!

Fall Fund Drive

Thank you for all of the support you provide for your children and their school. Together, we are even stronger!


The Puma PTO

Drill Update

Hello CICS Irving Park Parents,

We would like to make you all aware that we recently conducted an intruder drill in compliance with IL policy. An intruder drill requires teachers to lead students to a safe spot and out of view of windows and doors. We encourage you to discuss school safety with your child(ren). In case you encounter any questions from your student(s), we have found the following website very helpful:

Child Parenting- What is a School Lockdown Drill?

Please reach out to any of us if you have questions.


The CICS Irving Park Staff