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Important Message from Mrs. Burris (Includes a Survey)

posted Aug 17, 2018, 4:29 PM by Tonya Smith

Good afternoon Icard Elementary,

I am sure that everyone is as excited about the new school year as I am! I look forward to all of the new adventures we will encounter. As you are well aware, fundraising for the benefit of our students is very important. The funds raised help to ensure quality educational experiences for your child. The Leadership Team at Icard Elementary would like for you to consider and voice your opinion concerning an alternative to the traditional fundraising that has occurred in the past. Beginning in mid-September and running through mid-October, students will be encouraged to bring in donations from their families and loved ones. Students may have multiple donors. No donation is too large or too small! SERIOUSLY! We want all students to feel a part of contributing. Amounts will be kept confidential except for a receipt to the donor as official acknowledgement. The following reasons helped the Leadership Team move in this direction:

1.Loss of instructional time- It is felt that LESS instructional time will be lost. Envelopes will simply be gathered and turned into the office for recording. There will be no time lost in the distributing of items to be delivered to customers or tracking down money. 
2. Safety- It is felt that children could possibly be placed in harm’s way when trying to sell goods door-to-door.
3. Overhead- For every item purchased last year, Icard received only 40% of the price.

For each donation, again no amount is too large or small, students will be given a leaf to place on their classroom tree in honor or memory of an individual whom they choose. The trees will be temporarily displayed in the school gym for a culminating activity. Plans are in the works for that culminating activity. Based on percentage of participation, one K-2 and one 3-5 classroom will receive a reward such as a pizza party. The link for the survey is as follows:


Here are some reminders for the week of August 20-24. Open House will be from 4 until 6 in the evening on Thursday, August 23. This will be an excellent opportunity for you and your child to come meet his or her teacher. Also, please take the opportunity to sign up for PTO. This school needs you! An informational table will be located in the Media Center. Computers will be available in the Media Center for you to use concerning free or reduced lunch sign up.

Do not forget to fill out the survey. Your opinion is important!

Jeanene Burris, Principal


Jeanene F. Burris, MSA

Principal, Icard Elementary

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

posted Aug 12, 2018, 1:48 PM by Icard Elementary School   [ updated Aug 12, 2018, 1:48 PM ]

Important Info From the Principal

posted Aug 12, 2018, 1:44 PM by Icard Elementary School

Good afternoon Icard Elementary,

Here are some reminders for the upcoming weeks.

First, Tuesday, August 14 beginning at 4 and lasting until 6 in the evening, you will have a chance to come to the cafeteria and meet me. You may even get a treat! I hope you will come out. I look forward to meeting you.

Second, for parents who will be filling out a free and reduced lunch form, you can go ahead and access that form online. Filling this form out ahead of time will help expedite the process and thus reduce the chance of you incurring any lunch debt. Computers will be available at the Open House to also aid in this process. I will post links to this form on both the school webpage and the Facebook page. You can also access it from the Burke County Public Schools webpage.

Finally, Open House will be Thursday, August 23 from 4 until 6 in the evening. This will be your child’s chance to meet his or her teacher. Parents will also have the opportunity to join the Parent Teacher Organization or PTO. I highly encourage you to take advantage of both of these opportunities.

I want to say once again how excited I am to be serving the Icard community as principal of Icard Elementary We are going to have fabulous year full of fun and learning. Have a great week!

Thank you,
Jeanene F. Burris, Principal

2018 Student Fitness Challenge!

posted Jul 24, 2018, 8:25 PM by Tonya Smith

The 2018 Student Fitness Challenge will take place on Saturday, September 8th at Catawba Meadows Park. EACH school that brings 10+ student racers will receive $200 for their PE Program. The school that brings the most receives an additional $500. Be sure to fill out applications and get payment to Mrs. Lowman, our PE teacher by the first week of school. The applications are attached to this notice.  

Student Supply Lists

posted Jun 20, 2018, 4:28 PM by Icard Elementary School   [ updated Jun 20, 2018, 4:34 PM ]

Student supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year are included in the IES Documents column below.  Scroll down if you do not see PreK and Kindergarten Lists. 

Jump Rope For Heart Update

posted Apr 30, 2018, 5:54 PM by Tonya Smith

Icard families raised over $3000 for Jump Rope For Heart this year!! This was amazing!

Spring Fling

posted Apr 30, 2018, 5:49 PM by Tonya Smith

We had a successful Spring Fling fundraiser this year!  Thank you to everyone who volunteered and came out to enjoy the fun.


posted Mar 23, 2018, 9:29 AM by Icard Elementary School   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 9:37 AM ]

Icard Elementary School improvement plans are now located on the NC Star website.  To find out more, use this link: NC Star Login or go to www.indistar.org/ .
The guest username is:  GuestS15690.  Guest password is:  GuestS15690.

Jump Rope For Heart Webpage

posted Mar 8, 2018, 3:53 PM by Tonya Smith   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 3:54 PM ]

Jump Rope for Heart is underway at Icard Elementary!  Please visit our site for information and fundraiser totals.  


Successful Reading Night

posted Mar 6, 2018, 6:07 PM by Tonya Smith

Icard Elementary students enjoyed lots of fun reading activities during their Reading Night on Tuesday, March 6.  The theme of the evening was "Charlotte's Web," our One School One Book novel.  We had 104 students plus their families in attendance.

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