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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Important Notices for All Parents

Cafeteria News

Dear ICS Community,

Please take a few minutes to answer a few questions regarding our school cafeteria. Your participation and feedback will help us improve and maintain service quality. Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in this survey questionnaire.  You can find the survey Here.

Holiday Bazaar

Come to the Holiday Bazaar-Blood Drive-Health Fair and “Give the Gift of life”

Booster Club and the Health Office at ICS are organizing a Holiday Bazaar including a Health Fair and Blood Drive this Saturday, 3 December from 1:00 - 5:00 PM in the Lower Commons. The Ethiopian National Blood Bank Services will be present with their professional team to manage the blood donation. We are honored to host this event with them because Addis Ababa is in a great need of blood donations as the supply in local hospitals is very low. So, please donate blood to contribute to a great cause and help save lives.  Donors will be screened before giving blood. Drinks will be provided afterwards.

There will also be a Health Fair next to the Blood Drive. Attendees can visit and meet high quality medical providers in Addis and learn about their services. Have your blood pressure and sugar levels checked. Get a free eye checkup. Receive information on services available at the International Laboratory. Or just relax with a neck/shoulder massage. 

The Holiday Bazaar will offer for sale a variety of products including candles, art crafts, painting, jewelry, clothes, scarves, metal work, bamboo work, leather bags, greeting cards, face painting, henna application, manicure and pedicure by Girls Scouts, and some food products from the Farmer’s Market: meat, cheese, strawberries, honey, marmalades, chips, pastries and much more!

Come and join us at this special celebration. Donate blood and meet the best health providers in town.

Booster Club and the Health Office at ICS


Help Translate Children’s Programming to Amharic!

Scratch is a colorful and fun visual programming language for children from ages 8 to 16. Children snap together blocks of code create simple programs that they can share with the world.

Scratch is made and shared by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is used by children around the world to create games, simulations, musical instruments and art projects.

Scratch has been translated from English into dozens of languages already...and now we are translating it into Amharic. We are halfway there and now we want your help:

Join the Amharic-speaking community here at ICS Addis Ababa for a “jam session” to share coffee and snacks, enjoy some music, and help translate the remaining blocks from English into Amharic.


Reminder: Yearbook Photos

Our yearbook photos are now complete for this session. This year we had our in-house team take the photos and it was a huge success! Also this year, we will be giving away electronic copies of the photos at no cost. To collect your or your students' photos and class photos for elementary school students, please bring a flash drive or external hard drive to the school office. A staff member will then download copies onto your disk. Please use the elementary office for elementary students, middle school office for middle school students or high school office for high school students. You can collect photos from 17 November 2016 until 9 December 2016.

There will be a re-take opportunity for any missed photos in February.

If you have any questions, please email:

Reminder: Leaving ICS Addis in 2016-17?

If you know your family will be leaving ICS Addis before the end of the current school year, please notify us in writing. This will assist us in preparing for your departure. You may send an email to

Information on the withdrawal process is available HERE on our website.