It was wonderful to see our students this morning! We are eager to get back to the work of learning after these past days cleaning up from the cafeteria fire. Here is what ES Parents need to know about our lunch service for the next 10 days:
Important Upcoming Dates to Note:
December 5-16: Sargents/Embassy Buses
With the closure of the cafeteria, please note that students taking the Sargents or Embassy Buses will meet in the Elementary Gym before proceeding to the buses.
December 5-16: ES After School Activities- Updates and Cancellations
All students will meet in the ES Gym before and after activities. Parents need to collect their children (Grades 1-5) from the ES Gym after ASAs.
Warrior Soccer Academy
The grade 1 and 2 soccer is canceled for the remainder of the semester.
Monday Grade 1 (1530-1630)
Tuesday Grade 2 (1630 -1730)
Thursday Grade 1 (1630-1730)
Friday Grade 2 (1530-1630)
Pierogi Bowl Junior (2nd & 3rd Graders) and Pierogi Bowl (4th & 5th Graders)
These activities will be canceled for the remainder of the semester.
(Questions? Please contact Activities Coordinator-Stephen Sidaway email@example.com)
Watching for Anxiety in Children Following an Emergency:
We are aware that students will react in different ways to emergencies of this nature, so it will be important to have support available to them as needed. Counselors are available in the school setting to assist students as they express their feelings related to the fire. We have included an article link (see below) to help you recognize possible anxiety reactions you may observe in your child and ways forward to talk to them. If you feel your child is in need of special assistance or is having a great deal of difficulty coping with the fire in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out.
(Questions? Please contact our ES Counselors: Ms. Gentilini firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Hamlin email@example.com)
December 5-16: Library Notes:
The library is temporarily closed for cleaning following the cafeteria fire. Be aware that we have many e-books and online research tools that students and parents can access. Check out the ES page of the library website for links and ideas!
Wanted: New or gently used children’s books in languages other than English. If you are travelling to your home country over the holidays, please consider picking up a new book or books in your native language to donate to the library. Or consider donating books that your children have outgrown. We are expanding our World Languages collection and would very much appreciate your donations after the holidays. Thank you very much!
(Questions? Contact ES Librarian Miriam James: firstname.lastname@example.org)
ES Choir Concert- Grades 2, 3, and 4- December 13: 16:00
The students in grades 2, 3 and 4 cordially invite you to their choir concert on Tuesday, December 13 at 4:00pm. They will be singing holiday songs to get us in the festive spirit of the season. Children should bring a change of dressy clothes in holiday colors. They will be changing the cloths before the concert at 15:15. Please bring a snack for this time as well.
On that day, After School Activities will be canceled for grades 2, 3, 4.
Please bring your families and friends to the concert. We hope to see you all there.
(Questions? Contact our Elementary Music Department: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
HS String Ensemble and Guitar Class Recital- Dec. 14 (18:00)
The String Ensemble and the HS Guitar Classes would like to invite you to a short recital in the foyer of the new building.
They will be presenting music by Bach, Gounod, some short solo guitar pieces and a full ensemble rendition of a traditional Irish Tune. Some sing along carols will finish up the evening.
(Questions? Contact Chris Celinski: email@example.com)
ASW Holiday Bazaar- December 9th (08:00-15:45)
Are you tired of busy shopping malls during the holiday season? Do you need a large variety of gifts and holiday decorations located in one place? Do you want to shop in a friendly atmosphere of friends and conveniently at your workplace? The ASW Holiday Bazaar is the answer to all of your holiday shopping anxieties!
It is also an excellent opportunity for students to get small gifts for loved ones! Parents can take advantage of the Bazaar by shopping after drop-offs and before pick-ups!
We will host nearly 50 vendors with a huge selection of jewelry, ornaments, ceramics (Boleslawiec and others), scarfs, hats, cookies, scented oils, theater tickets, Polish folk art, toys, Mary Kay cosmetics, and many more!
The profits from the Bazaar will be put towards one of the ASW’s charity organizations.
Please support The Holiday Bazaar event!
(Questions? Please contact the organizer- Monika Smith firstname.lastname@example.org)
PTO: ASW Jingle Bell Fun Run- December 9th (after school)
Plan for this event is as follows:
Come dressed in your holiday best!
15:45 Meet in new gym - warm up - hand out bells / hats
16:00 Running / walking 20 minutes on the track
16:20 In the foyer new gym hot chocolate & treats for all participants - Prizes for best costumes, ES, MS, HS!
16:30 - End
We hope to see ES, MS & HS kids out on the track on Friday, December 9 at 15:45, after the holiday bazaar.
The run will be open to the ASW community, including parents who might wish to run with their kids. Please note, though, that the younger ones will need to be supervised by their parents!
It’s a simple process; laps of the running track 'under the lights' accompanied by your favorite holiday tunes, followed by Hot Cocoa, Marshmallows and some treats. Santa Hats and Jingle Bells are complimentary. Keep an eye on this space for further details.
(Questions? Please contact Jessica Sirotin at email@example.com)
Other Links of Interest:
ES Office Weebly
ASW Library Website
Ms. Ocaya Gamon
Specialists and Languages
Digital Learning :