How in the world is it already October?! As we race toward the Autumn Holiday, I want to thank you parents, for all you are doing to connect and contribute to our school. Of course, the biggest project on the horizon is UN Day (Oct. 20). That event is successful due to our parent participation. Please know how much we appreciate all that you do for OUR students and OUR school.
This week, I want to especially invite you to our first PYP Parent Partnership Meeting of the year. Miranda Rose, our Elementary PYP Coordinator will host an informative event in the MPR at 8:45. Please plan to join us!
Finally, we will not have school for students in Grades PK-5 on Tuesday, October 11 next week. Instead, teachers will be welcoming parents to our Teacher-Led Conferences. (It is expected that all parents attend these important meetings.) You can access the sign-up sheets HERE.
Important Upcoming Dates to Note:
Oct. 4-6- Visiting Storyteller visit-Niall de Burca
Oct. 5- 8:45 am- Parent Partnership Meeting: PYP with Miranda Rose (MPR)
10:00 am- Laptop Meeting for Grade 5 Parents (MPR)
Oct. 11- NO SCHOOL for students in Grades PK-5: Teacher-Led Conferences
Oct. 12- 8:45 am- Parent Partnership Meeting: Social and Emotional Learning with Karen Gentilini and Jamie Hamlin- ES Counselors “What does a Counselor Do?”
Oct. 20- UN DAY!
Oct. 21- ES “Spotlight On” Assemblies:
Oct. 24- Nov. 2 - Autumn Break- NO SCHOOL
Parent Partnership: PYP Meeting- Oct. 5
Have the following questions crossed your mind lately?
Please join us for a parent partnership workshop exploring our plans for the PYP implementation here at ASW. 8:45am-9:45 am October 5th in the MPR.
The ASW elementary school counselors would like to help service the needs and wants of our students and parent community the best that we can. We have created a survey that we feel will help us when planning out our year-long goals for this school year. Please click the following link and answer the following questions by checking the box that most fits your choice so we may use this information when planning our school counseling activities. We will distribute this same survey at the end of the year to measure program success. Your input is extremely important to us!
Plus, check-out our Counselors’ Corner blog: http://aswarsawelementary.weebly.com/counselors-corner
News from the Music Department
We are looking forward to including all the students in Grades 2-4 in a Choir Concert on Tuesday, December 13. This will look different than in previous years, as we are now enhancing our music classes with a choral aspect. This gives all our learners an opportunity to sing in harmony and experience being in a choir.
In November, ASW is honored to be hosting the the Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) conference, which will attract 150 music educators from around the globe. Two classes (5Mi and 5A) will be singing four part harmony with the Middle and High School choir students at this event. In January, the beginner band (5Ma and 5J) as well as the the general music classes (5Mi and 5A) will be performing their concert.
Laptop Meeting for Grade 5 Parents
A 5th grade one-to-one laptop program has been in place at ASW for many years. Our 5th grade students are provided with a MacBook Air for use in the classroom, with the opportunity to take the laptop home as well. Grade 5 students will begin taking home their laptop on Monday, October 10th. We have been working with the students in class, discussing responsible use and digital citizenship. Information will be coming home in the next few days regarding the process and procedures for taking the laptop home. In addition, we will hold an informational meeting in the MPR for interested fifth grade parents on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00, immediately following the Parent Partnership meeting.
A Very Important Health Notice from the School Nurse
To help prevent the spread of illnesses at school and to help your child recover fast from an illness, please follow the following recommendations.
1. Keep your child home when he/she has a :
· Frequent and/or hard coughing
· Fever 37.8 Centigrade (100 F) or greater
· Fever within the last 24 hours
· A bad cold
· Loose and/or watery bowel movements (diarrhea)
· Head lice
· Drainage from ears or eyes
· Unidentified rash
2. Your child can return to school when:
· he/she has a normal temperature for the past 24 hours without the help of a fever reducing medication like Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Tylenol or APAP.
· he/she feels well enough to be in school for the full day and to go outside for recess
· there is no vomiting and/or loose stools for at least a day
· after head lice treatment
· after your doctor has approved that your child can return to school after illness
Please send a note to the school office explaining your child’s absence when they return.
We also encourage everyone to often wash your hands with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes, drink plenty of water, dress appropriately for the weather and get a Flu shot.
Thank you for your attention and cooperation.
Marilyn Dypczynski RN
News from the Librarian
ASW Family Storytelling Night with Niall de Búrca
On Thursday, October 6th, from 18:00 to 19:00, Irish storyteller Niall de Búrca will be weaving his magic in the ASW Theatre. He tells stories for all ages. His audiences describe him as bewitching, boisterous, exuberant, passionate, and absolutely unforgettable. Free admission.
Ms. Ocaya Gamon
Specialists and Languages
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