As stated in our ASW Mission:
“We offer students and their families a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment, one that is balanced between our host country Poland and the international community…”
UN Day is a wonderful opportunity for our parents and students to celebrate our international school. We have children and families from everywhere at ASW and teaching our children to appreciate how we are unique, while also building bridges to better understand how we are similar, is a big part of our work as educators. parents, and as citizens of the world.
The Elementary School has designed several opportunities for our children to be engaged and learning next week:
1. On Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday students will share about their home countries. How this looks is dependent on what the child (with parent support or guidance) decides is important to share with the class and will vary by grade level.
2. On Thursday, Oct. 20, the teachers and students are eagerly anticipating the Country Table visits!
3-5: 1:30-2:30 PM (Spotlight on Grade 4)
I appreciate the PTO support we've received in designing this day, and look forward to being part of this important event.
*Please note, as discussed at the Homeroom Parents Advisory Council and due to Halloween falling in the latter half of the Autumn Break dates, ASW will not be celebrating Halloween at school this year.
Important Upcoming Dates to Note:
Oct. 11- NO SCHOOL for students in Grades PK-5: Teacher-Led Conferences
Oct. 12- Parent Partnership Meeting: Social and Emotional Learning with Karen Gentilini and Jamie Hamlin- ES Counselors “What does a Counselor Do?” 8:45 MPR
Oct. 20- UN DAY!
ES Parent-Teacher Conferences- Tuesday, October 11-
NO SCHOOL for students in Grades 1-5
We continue to strive to improve our communication. One aspect of that is making sure we have updated contact information. During these conferences, Teaching Assistants under the direction of our Technology Director will be working to help parents log into Powerschool and to update contact data. Thank you in advance for helping us with this project!
Spirit Day- October 14
HS Students have requested our participation in supporting the SCIS Girls' Soccer Tournament hosted at ASW Friday and into the weekend. The Elementary School has been invited to show our spirit by wearing red and black on Friday. (Parent too if you are inclined!)
PYP Parent Partnership Workshop
In case you missed our PYP Parent Workshop, the following resources were shared…
Key takeaways from the workshop included:
Inspired wonderings by parents to shape our upcoming workshops:
Notes from the Nurse
Tick Borne Encephalitis
One of our students was found with a tick stuck in his head after walking in the forest. The child is perfectly fine but to raise awareness and prevention of Tick Borne diseases, this note is being shared.
Tick Borne Encephalitis or TBE is a viral infection that is spread through tick bites and is prevalent in eastern, northern, and south central Europe. In Poland, the endemic areas are the northern lake districts and the area immediately around Warsaw.
So you might think ticks are only common in spring and summer? The answer is No.
Tick Borne Encephalitis has another peak in September and October. The tendency of becoming ill is only 1:5000 even at its peak season and the chance of getting sick from it is very slight in children but it increases with age however the infection can be serious in its most severe form, causing infection of the brain with potentially dangerous neurological damage.
A vaccine for Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE) is available in Poland. Ask your doctor or the school nurses for information regarding the vaccine.
Lyme disease is another tick borne infection found in Poland. It is carried by a deer tick and the disease is extremely variable but often starts as a red circular rash and can progress to cause arthritis, neurological symptoms, and heart problems if untreated. The infection can be treated effectively with antibiotics if diagnosed early in the rash stage.
Recommended ways to prevent Tick Borne Encephalitis and Lyme disease:
If you find a tick, do not panic. The most effective way to remove it is to grasp the tick’s mouth area with fine tweezers and pull it straight out. Clean area with soap and water or with a disinfectant. Do not use a lighted match or cigarette to force the tick to back out nor Vaseline or nail polish. This will only prolong the exposure time and may cause the tick to inject more of the infection to the body.
Marilyn Dypczynski RN (email@example.com)
Head School Nurse
Ms. Ocaya Gamon
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