Watching the tragedy in Paris unfold over the weekend was unsettling. After many years in our international community, I realize the events might directly touch the lives of some, but certainly cause concern for many of us. Please know that the school is here to help you and your family if the need arises.
In fact, it is important to note that young children might be frightened or confused by what they see on TV or overhear adults discussing. Karen Gentilini, our ES Counselor has provided this link to help parents speak with their children about the events. Today and across this week, teachers and other adults on campus will be aware of any child who seems especially concerned. If you believe that your child is feeling afraid, please let your child’s teacher and Ms. Gentilini (email@example.com) know.
We are all here to help.
AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES - FALL SEASON HAS ENDED!
Last Friday, November 13, was the last day of the Fall Season of after-school activities. This week we continue with the yearlong activities as well as with those activities that had cancellations which will now be made up. Please follow the activities ending schedule which is shared here in the Principal’s e-notes. Also, you can check the glass case display at the Elementary School entry for information about which activities still continue.
Soon we will start the process of organising Winter Season and you will receive all the information about it before the Holiday Break.
ACTIVITIES HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
There was some confusion whether Kinder Club is a yearlong activity - CLARIFICATION: Kinder Club is a seasonal activity, it ended last week and there will be new sign-ups for the new season.
If you have questions regarding elementary school-sponsored activities information please contact Ms. Kusanovic: firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM THE TECH COACHES- Parent Technology Connection
We really enjoyed connecting with parents at our first Parent Technology Connection (PTC) meeting on Tuesday, November 10th. In this meeting, we started by sharing the tools our students use at the elementary school. Then, parents brainstormed and discussed what their children have learned and what they would like their children to learn regarding technology. Parents also discussed what topics and tools they would like to learn more about this year so that we can better plan for our future meetings. We then looked at how to set up and share a Google Doc and had time to practice so that we can better understand how to use this tool in our busy lives.
Please mark your calendars so you can attend our future PTC meetings this school year. All meetings are from 8:45 to 9:45.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
From the School Nurse- Allergy Support Group
Please join our school nurse Marilyn Dypczynski and school parent Brenda Nicely for our monthly Allergy Support Group meeting. This month we will talk about online resources useful for navigating living overseas with allergies. We will meet on Thursday, 19 November, at 9:30 in the ASW cafeteria.
Important Upcoming Dates:
November 16-19 CIS/NEASC Accreditation Visitors on campus
November 24-25 PTO Book Fair
November 26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday- No School
December 3 ES PAC Meeting
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) ENotes LINK