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Friday, May 6, 2016

US Embassy School Bus Details

If your child/ren take the US Embassy School Bus home from school, please be sure to keep drivers informed when your child/ren are to take the bus home. Many times drivers are delayed looking for children and they find that they have already been picked up or are not at school. This causes delays for everyone.

Thank you for your consideration.


New Website will be launched on 16 May

We have been making updates and upgrades to the ICS Website and we will launch the new site the week of 16 May. Here's a look at the new Home Page

Scholarship Club Annual Garage Sale

This year the annual garage sale supporting the scholarship club will be on Sunday 8 May. 

You can reserve a table for 300 birr at the main reception starting 27 April.  Entrance ticket fee is 100 birr.

Please note that this event is open for the ICS community ONLY and you are reminded to bring your ICS ID. No ICS ID, no entrance.

Items purchased CANNOT be re-sold at the event and all sellers are required to sign a sellers contract to reserve a table.

Save the date!


Scholarship Gala--21 May 2016

The annual Merit Scholarship Gala will be held at the Millennium Hall from 7:00 PM.

Scholarship Gala tickets sales have started! You can buy your ticket during working hours Monday - Friday from the main reception in the Administration building.

This year the Scholarship Gala will be held at the Millennium Hall on Saturday 21 May from 7:00 PM. 

Our Night of Dreams includes a drinks reception, dinner, dancing and an auction of amazing items including coffee with our honored guest Ato Haile Gebreselassie, paintings from nationally renowned Ethiopian artists, safari trip packages in South Africa, hot air balloon rides, beach resort packages, air-tickets to Dubai and much more!   

Tickets will be on sale for 1500 birr. Tables are also available for 15,000 for up to 10 people.




Cafeteria Menu for the week of 9 – 13 May (see the last page for next week’s menu)


Girl Scouts

The ICS girl Scouts are leading a clothing drive for the Assosa refugee camp. Collection boxes will be put near the gym, library and back ES gate. We will also collect at the farmers market this Friday 6 May. Donations will be accepted through 20 May. Thank you to all for helping the refugees.






MEDANIT: A film by ICS Alumni Sarah Noa

See the screening of MEDANIT at the Addis International Film Festival at the Hager Fiker Theater (in Piassa) on 6 May 2016 at 5:00 PM

The film is 20 min long, and after the screening there will be a Q&A with Sarah and all the participating women and children of the documentary. This in particular is a very special occasion and enriching experience.

MEDANIT explores a world without sight, where motherhood shines through. Shot in Addis Ababa and set in a shared home for single mothers, the documentary presents the life of the visually impaired Aster Assefa (23).  When Aster is confronted with her daughter's wish to see a photograph of her father, she remembers that it was he and not her, who named the child Bethlehem. Drawing on a wealth of folklore, songs and stories, Aster realizes that her daughter is her guide, her eyes. Breaking with her past and looking forward, she decides to rename her daughter Medanit, the Amharic word for medicine and cure.

MEDANIT celebrated its world premiere at the renowned DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film in October 2015. Since then the film has travelled to festivals and screenings in Canada, Poland, Switzerland, France, USA, Ecuador and now Ethiopia.

It is great to hear and be able to see the accomplishments of ICS alums!  Hope you can make it.