This week, Miranda Rose, our PYP Coordinator will host a Parent Partnership Meeting about the PYP. This meeting will detail how our launch into this work has gone, as well as provide feedback to the community on our recent visit by the PYP Consultant. (This was a mandatory visit on our path to authorization in the Fall of 2018.) If you are free, please plan to join us in the MPR at 08:45.
Thank you for your continued support was we become an IB World School!
Finally, did you know our ES Counselors have a blog? Click here to access.
Important Upcoming Dates to Note:
(more detailed information below)
From the PTO: Teacher Staff and Appreciation Day, Thursday April 13
The annual Teacher and Staff Appreciation is around the corner. On Thursday, April 13th, we want to thank all the wonderful people at ASW that do so much every day for our children.
Since many years, we celebrate this special day for teachers and staff members combining both, the American and the Polish tradition. Flowers are given to teachers and staff members (Polish) and a luncheon is provided by ASW parents for all of them (American).
The PTO organizes a flower sale in the morning. Students can purchase flowers from 7:45 am to 8:30 am at all three school entrances (Elementary, Main, and High school). The cost of each flower will be 5 pln.
The luncheon for all faculty and staff is served in the multipurpose room later that day. In order for this event to be a success, we need your support! Dear parents, we kindly ask you to consider donating food for our lunch. We are grateful for any sized portion you can bring. All information (when and where to bring food) can be found in the documents that are listed below.
Additionally, some helping hands are greatly appreciated for selling flowers and collecting food in the morning. Sign-up sheets are displayed outside the PTO store or please use one of the following links to sign-up online:
Volunteering for selling flowers:
Flower sale sign-up
Volunteering for collecting food:
Food collection sign-up
ES Food sign-up main sheet
MS Grade 6 Food sign-up
MS Grade 7 Food sign-up
MS Grade 8 Food sign-up
HS Food sign-up
For further information or if you have any questions, please contact Katrin Bartelt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Partnership Meeting: PYP Update
Wednesday, April 12 (08:45-09:45- MPR)
We had a very successful PYP Consultant Visit to mark the midpoint of our candidacy phase. I will share out some of the positive feedback and feedforward for Implementation at ASW. Students will share learning reflections in the context of the PYP work we have been doing.
Questions? Please email PYP Coordinator: Miranda Rose (email@example.com)
ASW Board of Trustees Election - Meet the Candidates session
Dear ASW Parents and Guardians,
We are pleased to inform you that three ASW community members presented themselves as candidates for the 2017-2018 Board of Trustees election. You are warmly invited to attend the first Meet the Candidates session this Wednesday April 12 at 8:30am in the Multipurpose Room (Arts and Athletics Building). At this meeting, you will be given the opportunity not only to listen to the three BoT candidates’ perspectives on the current school climate, but also to ask them questions about their vision for ASW in the future.
You will have another chance to meet the candidates on April 20 at 5:30pm in MPR right before the ES Family Reading Night.
The electronic voting for ASW’s Board of Trustees will open on Friday April 21.
ASW Board of Trustees
HPAC (Homeroom Parent Advisory Council) Meeting - Cancelled
(Wednesday, April 19)
Due to a consultant on campus, Jen is unable to host this meeting. Homeroom parents, please be on the lookout for an email regarding our test of the new Parent Conference Sign-Up System “Scholastico” tomorrow.
Questions? Please email ES Principal: Jen Munnerlyn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Linin Refugee Center Clothes Drive
The Chechen refugee club is organising a clothing drive from Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 17. We encourage you to bring clothes, any type of clothes - long and short, large and small, summer and winter - any clothes of decent quality are welcomed. The clothes will go to the families in Linin Refugee Center. Boxes will be placed at the in the High, Middle and Elementary schools for collection. Please feel free to stop by and drop off your items to support these families!
Questions? Please email HS Math Teacher: Suzanne Doering
Family Reading Night - April 20, 18:00 - 19:30
Join us for a cozy evening of stories and activities! Family Reading Night is a wonderful way to connect as a community around the importance of reading to our children, talking about books, and spending good time together.
Who: All ES students and parents. Students are welcome to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket.
Where: Opening session and light refreshments will take place in the Atrium of the "new" building, followed by sessions in the Library and classrooms.
RSVP: Please sign up on this short online form or on the sign-up sheet in the Library.
Questions: Please e-mail ES Librarian, Miriam James (email@example.com) or Literacy Coach, Heidi Laffay (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Also, from our Literacy Coach, a Ted Talk on the importance of reading aloud to children (even when your kids can read to themselves).
Thank you for the LEGO donations!
Thanks to the generosity of so many families, we now have an abundance of bricks! A huge thank you to everyone who donated Lego for the Maker Faire and Lego after-school activity.
From the ES Music Department
The 3rd and 4th Grade Students are happy to invite their parents, families and friends to their music concert. Please join us on Thursday, April 27th at 2:00pm in the ASW Theatre to see your children sing, play instruments and dance.
Student concert clothing: white top with dark bottom.
Questions? Please email Mr. Minasz our music teacher (email@example.com)
A Note from the ES Art Studios
Every year in art your students build and create with numerous found objects and recyclable materials. They love building and designing so much we have almost gone through our entire collection of supplies. We need to rebuild our stock for the remaining school year (and beyond) and NEED YOUR HELP!!
We regularly collect the following materials:
Collection boxes for these materials can be found in the ES foyer next to the lost and found and outside of Studio 47 room E 147 on the first floor.
Thank you in advance for your support and donations!
(Questions? Contact Jenn Jordan- ES Art Teacher: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Due to a fast approaching deadline, replacement photos for yearbook portraits will no longer be accepted. However, if you are a student or you are a parent of a student who has not taken a photo with the school photographer nor have one from last year, please submit the photo as soon as possible to Mr. Stephen Miele: email@example.com.
Call for Makers- ASW’S FIRST MAKER FAIRE!- April 27, 2017
Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, scientists, authors, artists, students, and community makers. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. Click HERE for more information.
We invite you to set up a station at the Maker Faire to showcase your unique creative skills and demonstrate to small groups of students how to do it themselves.
Please spread the word and sign up here: Maker Activity/Demonstration or Event Volunteer.
Questions? Contact HS Design Technology Teacher Mr. Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org)
Come to this year's second Rock'n'Rota concert which will take place in the ASW Theater on Friday, April 21 at 6:30 PM. MS and HS bands will be playing a wide repertoire of music including a tribute to the recently departed Chuck Berry.
Tickets are 10 pln at the door. All proceeds will be used to buy music-related items for the District Group of Family Assistance Facilities in Konstancin-Jeziorna.
Come support the rockin' music at ASW!
(Questions? Contact Chris Celinski MS & HS Music Teacher: email@example.com )
Other Links of Interest
ES Office Weebly
ASW Library Website
Ms. Ocaya Gamon
Specialists and Languages
Digital Learning :