Huskies in the Know

December 10-14

Important Dates to Know

  • Holiday Dress Up Days - December 12 - December 20
  • Band Concert - Wednesday, December 12; 6:00 PM at the Center for Performing Arts
  • End of the 3rd Grading Period/1st Semester - Thursday, December 20
  • Last Day of School before the Winter Break - Thursday, December 20
  • Student Holiday/Teacher Workday - Friday, December 21
  • Winter Holiday Break - December 21-January 7
  • School Resumes/2nd Semester Begins - Tuesday, January 8

Holiday Dress Up Days Begin on Wednesday!

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Our First TOGO Party

Our first school-wide TOGO Party will be on Friday, January 11, during the school day! Students who do not get their TOGO Card taken up between Monday, December 10 - January 11th, are eligible to attend the party. Students who get their TOGO card taken for any reason during this time frame CANNOT attend the party (even if the student earns it back and has his/her card on the day of the party)!

Again, if their card is taken anytime from this coming Monday, December 10 - Friday, January 11, they CANNOT go to the party!!!

School-wide "Read in Our Pajamas Day" on Thursday, December 20th

On Thursday, December 20, our entire school will shut down for one hour. All students and staff will come to school in their pajamas, curl up with a book and read from about 8:45-9:45.

Our front office will shut down (as much as possible) during this designated time so that all staff can read.

5th Grade WINS the Toys for Tots Challenge

Our 5th and 6th graders collected over 360 toys to donate to Toys for Tots!! Way to go HUSKIES!

The 5th graders won the Grade Level Challenge! They will get an extra hour of recess and free seating during lunch on Wednesday, December 19th.

Holiday BINGO for the staff - we need your help!

Our 2nd Annual Holiday Staff BINGO will be on Wednesday, December 19, and we want to ensure that every staff member at Icenhower receives a gift.

If you know or work for of any business or restaurant that would be wiling to donates gift cards ranging from $5-$20, and/or any items they are willing to donate, that would be greatly appreciated!

You can bring donated Gift Cards/Items to the front office by Monday, December 17, and tell them that it is for Staff BINGO. If the business needs a letter for tax purposes, we have those to give to them.

Thank you in advance for anything you can donate to make it a GREAT Day for our staff!

Mental Mondays During Husky Time

Our "Mental Mondays" topic for last week was "12 Days of Kindness."

I hope your child has shared with you his/her "12 Days of Kindness" sheet, and has enjoy completing some of these acts together.

Students have until Wednesday, December 19, to complete the sheet and to bring it to the office for special recognition!

Progress Report Grades in Skyward

  • Progress Report Grades for the 3rd grading period were posted in Skyward on Thursday, December 6.
  • Contact your child's teacher(s) if you have questions or concerns about your child's grades.

5th Grade Field Trip to Casa Manana Theater

On Thursday, February 7, our 5th grade students will be going to see the drama, “The Emperors Groovy New Clothes," at the Casa Manana Theater in Fort Worth. All 3 forms below and the $10.00 cover your child’s admission into the venue and transportation must be submitted in order for your child to attend the field trip.

You have 2 payment options:

  • You may pay online at no later than Wednesday, December 12th
  • You may pay by cash or check no later than Wednesday, December 19th. Please make sure to make checks payable to “Della Icenhower Intermediate” or “DIIS”.

Students will be eating lunch at Trinity Park located near the theater after the play. They have the option to either bring their lunch or order a sack lunch from the cafeteria.

Extended Library Hours on Mondays for Students and Parents

As a part of our Book Initiative to get more books in the hands of our students and/or to make books more accessible, the Icenhower Library will have Extended Library Hours one day a week for our students and their parents to come check out books, to read and/or to and use the resources in the Library.

Students MUST be accompanied by an adult during these extended hours. If a student arrives without an adult, then the student will not be allowed to stay.

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School-Wide Reading Initiative!

We are in need of any and all gently used books that you would like to donate to our school.

Icenhower will be embarking on a School-Wide Reading Initiative where all student will be required to read a certain amount of books from several genres for the school year (more to come on this exciting adventure)!

Our teachers are building their classroom libraries to give students a wide variety of books to choose from, and any books you no longer use would be greatly appreciated!

You can drop off your donated books in either the front office or give them to your child's Language Arts teacher!

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Please follow the arrival and dismissal procedures. Parent drop off and pick up is in the FRONT this year, and these procedures MUST be followed to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Everything will go much smoother if everyone follows the correct procedures! Dropping your child off on Collins and/or in the drive to the front is NOT safe!!!!

Students arriving prior to 8:00am are outside and unsupervised until 8:00am. At 8:00am, students enter the building and report to the gym or to the cafeteria for breakfast. The tardy bell rings at 8:30. Students not in class at this time will report to the office and sign-in as “tardy to school.”

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Friendly Reminder about Students Arriving Before 8:00 AM

Several students are arriving VERY early each morning, and they are causing disruptions in front of the school. They are bringing outside balls and play equipment that is NOT allowed.

Icenhower staff begins their duty day at 8:00 AM. Students who are dropped off before 8:00 AM will not be supervised.

The school day ends at 4:00 PM. Please make sure your student is picked up in a timely manner.

No Messages Will be Delivered After 3:00 PM

We will not be able to deliver any messages you have for your child after 3:00 pm. If you are needing to get a message to your child before the end of the day, you will need to call in by 3:00 pm.

We understand that emergency situations can come up, and those will be handled accordingly.

MISD Volunteer Application for the 18-19 School Year!!

Anyone wishing to volunteer and/or attend events at Icenhower must complete the Volunteer Application for the 2018-2019 school year. This includes field trips, class parties, PTA Socials and Field Day.

Parents that have more than one student at multiple campuses, only need to complete one application.

Please use the link below to fill out the application! It takes just a few minutes, and you MUST be on the approved list if you would like to attend any events listed above.

College and Career Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, we promote college and career readiness by encouraging our students to wear their favorite college shirt and/or the colors of their favorite college.

How to Stay In the Know!

  • Remind 101- text @ek7gga to 81010
  • Follow Icenhower Intermediate on Twitter @huskyproud
  • Like us on Facebook at Icenhower Intermediate
  • Visit our website at
  • Follow us on Instagram @huskyproud
  • Weekly Newsletter
  • Skyward Email Blasts
  • Communication with the teachers

Icenhower Remind 101

Please make sure you join the Icenhower Parent Remind 101 to receive important information throughout the year! See below on how to join from your phone and other electronic devices.
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Follow Icenhower PTA on Facebook

PTA is in need of officers to serve on the Board for the 2018-2019 school year! Get the latest and most updated information from our AWESOME PTA @icenhowerpta

2018-2019 MISD Student Handbook

Click on link below to get the 2018-2019 MISD Student Handbook. Pg. 43 addresses dress code.

Icenhower - The Greatest Show!

This is ME!

Based on the the Song, This is Me, from the Greatest Showman, these words define why we chose the theme, This is Me! If you have not seen the song with the lyrics, click on the link below to watch it!

"But I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us (…)
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me!"

MISD 2018-2019 School Calendar

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