I hope you and your family enjoyed the sunshine this weekend. What a wonderful way to begin April!
Last week we welcomed our new PYP Coordinator Miranda Rose to ASW. She was able to present to our teachers and a large group of parents about the IB Primary Years Program which will launch next August with a planned two-year roll out. (Full authorization expected in June of 2018.) This pedagogical shift, resulting in a more inquiry-driven curriculum will result in many positive changes in our elementary school. At this time, we are working on staffing, scheduling, and facility plans to determine how many aspects of the PYP will materialize for our teachers and our learners. The work is complex. Once complete, we will share our vision for launching and growing into the PYP over the next several years.
It is exciting to be on this journey with you and your children.
April 4- Spring Activities Begin
April 12 at 8:45 - ES Parent Technology Connection Meeting
April 20 at 2:00pm - Grade 3 Music Concert- ASW Theatr
April 21 at 2:30pm - Grade 4 Music Concert - ASW Theatre
Students Leaving Campus
ES Gate Pass
If there is a need for a student to leave campus before the end of the school day, a Green Pass from the Office will be issued to the parent or guardian who has been cleared to pick up the child. The security personnel at the exit gate, will not allow a child to leave unless this pass is provided. This procedure helps ensure safety protocols have been followed and that only authorized adults take children from the ASW campus.
Permission to Leave Campus
Some students who live close to school have parent and school permission to walk home at the end of the day. Those children have been issued a “red badge” from the ES office. If at the end of the day, a child is accompanying a “red badge” child home to play, we require parent permission be given. Parents can contact the teacher, or walk into the office to complete a “red pass” form. The red permission slip needs to be handed to the security guard when leaving school on that “play date” day.
Parent Technology Connection - Creating with iMovie
Tuesday, April 12 from 8:45 - 10:00
Please join Simon May and Kris Sheehan as we explore iMovie as a tool you can use to capture and share your special events. At the elementary school, our students use iMovie to document learning, share knowledge and reflect on experiences. In this session, we will learn how to add and edit video and images, add text, transitions, and sound to make a video you can share with friends and family. This would be a great way to document your upcoming spring or summer holidays!
Upcoming Library Event
Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger, Performance Poets
High energy performance poets, Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger, will be performing for all grade levels at ASW the week of April 4-8. Parents are welcome to attend any of the following performances on April 4 in the Theater:
SPRING SEASON STARTING TODAY, April 4!
The results of the application process were sent to parents at the end of school day on Friday, April 1, via e-mail from the Activities Office.
Please send an extra snack for your child on the days when he/she has an activity - students DO NOT have time to go to the cafeteria! Also, please pick your child PROMPTLY at the end of the activity at 4:30!
Please be reminded that in situations when we can not accept all interested students, we do a lottery draw to select participants. If your child is on a waiting list for some of his/her activities, please see below the list of activities which still have available spaces in case you wish to choose something else.
STILL AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES:
MONDAY: American Football, grades 3-5
MONDAY: Basketball, grades 4-5
MONDAY: Cooking Around World, grades 3-5
MONDAY: Painting Club, grades 3-5
MONDAY: Table Tennis, grades 4-5
MONDAY: Roots & Shoots, grades 1-5
TUESDAY: Swimming, grades 1-3
TUESDAY: Tap Dance, grades 2-5
TUESDAY: Vlogs, grades 4-5
TUESDAY: Painting Is Fun, grades 1-2
THURSDAY: Kinder Club, grades PK-K
THURSDAY: Story Time, grades 1-2
FRIDAY: Latin Dance Moves, grades 4-5
You can sign up for these activities via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about Elementary After-School Activities please e-mail the coordinator Ms. Kusanovic: email@example.com
ASW Middle School Theatre Presents
Bye Bye Birdie
Young Performer's Edition
Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Bye Bye Birdie, An ASW Middle School Production
This year's ASW Middle School production of Bye Bye Birdie is coming to our stage Monday, April 11th at 4:30 and Tuesday April 12th at 6:00.
Bye Bye Birdie is one of the most entertaining and popular Broadway musicals of all time. The story takes place in New York City and Sweet Apple, Ohio in 1958 and tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the U.S. Army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, is beloved by teen girl fans all across the country. For one final publicity stunt Conrad's manager Albert and his faithful secretary Rose Alvarez make a plan for Birdie to sing a song and give a kiss to one lucky American teenager, Kim MacAfee on live television!
This exciting and colorful production will be brought to life on stage through the incredible talents of 60 singing and dancing middle school students.
Please come for some theatrical fun and to support the hard work of our middle school students and staff.
Bye Bye Birdie
ASW Middle School Production
Monday, April 11th 4:30 - 6:30
Tuesday, April 12th 6:00 - 8:00
Tickets - 20 zloty
Tickets will be on sale throughout the day in front of the ASW cafeteria beginning Monday, April 4th and continuing through Friday, April 8th. These shows are sure to sell out, so buy your tickets in advance!
All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit kids from the Dom Dziecka nr. 4 orphanage. The money raised will be used to send 14 kids, ages 5 to 18 to summer camp.
Please mark your calendars for Friday, April 8th!
The Middle School German classes will be selling popcorn all day outside the cafeteria to raise money for their upcoming field trip to Berlin. 1 box = 3 PLN, 2 boxes = 5 PLN
1st Annual ASW Chess Tournament
ASW is very proud and excited to announce that we will host the 1st annual ASW Chess Tournament on April 8 to 9. This endeavor represents a rich integration of the Polish schools' community with the ASW community and commemorates the 90th anniversary of the esteemed Polish Chess Federation.
Following the success of the HS Chess Club, which meets every Wednesday in Matt Popovich’s classroom, members of the club, in particular grade 11 student Sebastian Soltysik, forged a relationship with the Polish Chess Federation and Polish Grandmaster Agnieszka Brustman to organize a tournament which will showcase the best and brightest high school players from ASW and around the region.
This tournament promises to be one of the more unique and exciting events ASW’s community has ever seen, and we cordially and enthusiastically invite everyone to attend. In the meantime, if you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact Tournament Director Sebastian Soltysik at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen Sidaway at email@example.com