Message from the Principal:
Thank you to our 2016-17 Homeroom Parents! Our first HPAC meeting was well attended by these classroom representatives and even resulted in some consent and action items. HRPs (Homeroom Parents) will be in contact with all parents about upcoming events and opportunities to support the school.
This week I will kick-off our Parent Partnership series. Several times a month members of the Elementary staff will host a Parent Partnership meeting around important topics such as: Technology Usage, Parenting Support, Literacy and Math Learning, and of course, the Primary Years Program (PYP). Below is a list of upcoming Parent Partnership Meetings. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have an idea or need which might support a larger group of parents. Our partnership goes both ways!
In fact, the ES Counselors are busy preparing for their first PP Meeting in a few weeks. They would appreciate your feedback on this survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf17KZjSdQMCOyVG2CR-veaw4LP0zyzC4ZCmVw3cxYoHkr00w/viewform.
Finally, the photo above is a fun and shows our wonderful Office Assistant Weronika at her desk, keeping us all connected. However, we recognize that she has the very serious job of contacting parents to check in on reported absences each day. Our goal is to ensure every child is where we think they are. If we don’t know why a child is absent we will call you. As we work to perfect our internal systems, and as parents support us by communicating absences ahead of time, I hope Weronika’s calls to you in the morning become less frequent. However, until then, your support of Weronika if/when she calls you is appreciated.
Important Upcoming Dates to Note:
Information and Events in the ES:
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!
Note from the Nurse’s Office
Regarding Absences related to illness or a medical issue that will affect participation in Physical Education.
Marilyn Dypczynski RN - firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher-Led Conferences will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11th (no school for students).
Single Subjects (Art, Music and PE) as well as Additional Languages (French, Polish and Polish Culture and Language) teachers will be available for you conference with- by appointment. We will be sending out sign-up sheets the week before. If you require the assistance of a translator, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know.
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.
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 PAC meeting.
Ms. Ocaya Gamon
Specialists and Languages
Digital Learning :