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

Book Fair Coming Soon

The CICS Irving Park Book Fair is right around the corner! The online fair will run from October 22 until November 11. Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming school book fair (October 26-31).

Vote for Jackson


Our resident chef, Jackson, is at it again! Please vote for Jackson and his mom in the Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest. You may vote once per day on all of your devices between now and October 29.

Get your votes in, Puma Nation. The clock is ticking!

Distinctive Schools High School Fair


Join us for the 4th Annual Distinctive Schools High School Fair at CICS Bucktown (2235 N Hamilton) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Take advantage of this great opportunity to gather information about the many high school options available in the City of Chicago. CICS Irving Park parents are encouraged to attend from 10:40-11:40 a.m.

Click here for information about the variety of scholarships available for qualifying students.

Whipping Childhood Cancer

“Whipping Childhood Cancer” is a cause that is close to the heart of the CICS Irving Park community. To raise awareness, the online community has developed a challenge in which one takes a pie to the face before making a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This particular student did just that. Enjoy!

Puma Radio

CICS Irving Park middle school music students have been learning about radio and broadcasting. Recently, they created promos, or “talk-ups,” for a fictional radio station and selected a song to feature in a school podcast. Then, we pieced them all together to bring you over 30 minutes of entertainment, Puma Nation!

Follow our SoundCloud page for more exciting audio output… coming soon!

2015-2016 Applications

Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are now available.

Apply online today!

Download an application: English | Español

Questions? Call the CICS Network Office at 312-651-5000.