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Parent's Corner

Read a good book that will help other parents with issues we all are facing today?  Watch a movie you think is a "family movie night" success? Know of any events happening in NJ that will be great for our families to attend?  Just want to share a good quote or a positive accolade about an ICS Family member or friend?  Sharing is caring!! Let us know and we'll post it here!  Just email



COOL, CALM, AND CONFIDENT - A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Assertiveness Skills

40 simple, fun activities to teach kids to handle teasing with confidence, stop bullying in its tracks and build self-esteem.  By Lisa M. Schab, LCSW.  Self-assured, assertive kids are not only less likely to be picked on by their peers, they're also less likely to bully others. 

LAWNMOWER PARENTS ARE THE NEW HELICOPTER: An article written by Staff that summarizes the term "lawnmower parents" and what that means for your children and their teachers.


Author Bull Hybels identifies the core issues that lure us into frenetic living and offers practical steps for sweeping the clutter from our souls.  Parent review:  Bill Hybels is a Christian Pastor, so God and love are key undertones.  The book was easy to read (and apply to one's personal life situations) and good for the spirit.  Unfortunately, far too often our chaotic paced world leads us away from God and the most basic simple components of happiness; this book can help you find your way back on the path that will help you grow in God's love.



Practical Strategies to overcome fears, worries and phobias and be prepared for life - from toddlers to teens by Tamar Chansky Ph.D.   Parent review:  It may not fit everyone's lives, as there are different levels and types of anxiety, however the book provides great practical tools that parents can easily implement.  It's an easy read and has provided me with several tools we are already using that are definitely working!  I've been using some of them for myself as well!

Volunteer Corner
There are numerous people who generously donate their time to staff our ICS events.  Thank you to all our generous volunteers!
For those that would like to help with lunch duty, events during the school day and any other activities directly involving the ICS children, please get VIRTUS certified HERE  and reach out to the main office regarding the fingerprinting process.

If you know what committee/event you would like to like to volunteer for, please email

Stay Tuned for more Volunteering Opportunities!  We know your time is valuable so we appreciate any time you can give us!

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