Our first week back in 2016 went very well. Students are connected, happy and learning.
Please note, I will be in London at the teacher recruitment fair this Thursday and Friday. Once recruiting is complete I will be able to share information about our new teachers for the 2016-17 school year. Of course, the Elementary Office remains ready to serve you: Tanya, Karen, Dorota and Zuzanna can help with anything you need while I’m away.
I would like to invite you to a parent informational session specifically about the PYP on Wednesday, January 27 at 08:45 in the MPR. In March, we will have a second meeting with our PYP Coordinator for 2016-17, MIranda Rose, who will be visiting Warsaw.
Finally, please remember to attend and enjoy the PTO quiz night at the Blue Cactus restaurant Saturday evening, January, 23. It will be a fun-filled good time.
January 18: Winter After School Activities begin
January 20: ASW Open House for prospective families
January 23: PTO sponsored ASW Quiz Night
January 27: ES Parent Information Meeting- What is the PYP? (08:45)
January 27-28: Grade 5 Book Swap
February 4: ES Parent Tech Connection Meeting (08:45)
We are all Warriors!
Our start to school was very smooth. New students were welcomed and cared for by our community of learners. Each new student was provided a red “Warrior” t-shirt. These shirts were given to all elementary students in October. On specific, upcoming dates, we will encourage all students to wear our Warrior shirts to school. If you find you need another shirt for your child, please stop by the ES Office. We are selling them for 20 zloty. We are all Warriors!
5th Grade Book Swap
The 5th grade book swap is an opportunity to exchange your old books for used new-to-you books. When you turn in three used books you receive one ticket that you can then exchange for a book at our book swap. The fifth grade students are working hard to create skits, PSA videos, and even puppet shows to promote this important charity event. In addition, they will be coming around to your classes to collect books and pass out tickets. It is important to note that the used books must be in good condition with no writing inside and no torn or missing pages. Our tough “book inspectors” will check your books carefully to make sure the books are up to standard. We will only give tickets for books written in English and Polish. All other books in other languages can only be donated for free and will not be exchanged for tickets.
The collection and ticket distribution will take place from January 20th through the 26th and the book swap will take place on Jan 27th and 28th.
All proceeds from the sales of books will be donated to the Warsaw Children’s Hospice. We look forward to working with you.
Mike Avery (Grade 5 Team Leader)
See below for a video about the book swap. It was created by Ryan Cokerdem-DePriest in Grade 5.
Winter Season of activities starts today, January 18. Acceptance letters for Winter Season were sent from Moodle on Friday at the end of the school day. If your child is on the waiting list for some of his/her choices, you can still sign up for a few activities where we have some spaces left. Please, check the list of those below:
ACTIVITIES STILL AVAILABLE:
MONDAY: Roots & Shoots, grades 1-5
MONDAY: Earth Trek, grades 3/4
MONDAY: Arts & Crafts, grades PK/K
MONDAY: Dancing, grade 1
MONDAY: Beads, grades 1-3
MONDAY: Indoor Games, grades ½
MONDAY: Chess Club, grades 4/5 – 1 spot left!
MONDAY: Table Tennis, grades 4/5 – 1 spot left!
TUESDAY: Tap Dance, grades 1-5
TUESDAY: Story Time, grades 1-2
TUESDAY: Before School Swimming, grades 4/5 - 3 spots left
TUESDAY: Pierogi Bowl Junior, grades 2-3 - 1 spot left!
TUESDAY: String Art, grades 4-5
THURSDAY: Kinder Club, grades PK & K
THURSDAY: Drawing & Puzzles, grades 1-2 - 1 spot left!
FRIDAY: Salsa Solo, grades 4/5
If you wish to sign up for any of these please send an e-mail to Ms. Kusanovic: email@example.com
As always, we remind you to pack an extra snack when your child has an activity as there is no time to go to cafeteria before the start of activities. Also, please remember to pick your child up promptly at the end of the activity as sponsors might have other responsibilities afterwards and should not be expected to stay longer.
Students are expected to follow the school code "BE RESPONSIBLE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE" in the co-curricular program, too.
ASW Dance Classes
ASW is pleased to announce that Joanna and Chris Ernest plan to start the following dance programs on Fridays after school. The dance classes will start on January 29, 2016.
Any questions- please contact Stephen Sidaway (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rock n' Rota
Our second Rock'n'Rota of the year happens this Friday Jan 22 from 6:30 until 8:00 PM. 10 MS and HS bands will be playing for the benefit of Poland's largest charity the "Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy". Tickets are 15 PLN at the door.
Come and spend a rocking Friday evening with us!
MS & HS Music
PTO Weekly Newsletter
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