Just like our students, I continue to learn how to learn.
This weekend I participated in a workshop in Hannover, Germany about the “Power of Inquiry.” Kath Murdoch, better known as the “Queen of Inquiry Learning” led 80 teachers from around the world in sessions focused on developing school-wide and classroom-based inquiry models. Inquiry is the driver of all high-quality PYP programs. It is exciting to be part of this journey at ASW. Please remember to mark your calendars for our new PYP Coordinator, Miranda Rose’s, visit, March 30.
We have several opportunities to develop community this week. First of all, Family Reading Night on Thursday, March 10th is a wonderful way to connect as a community around the importance of reading to our children. To generate spirit about this event, students are welcome to come to school in their Pajamas on Thursday. Then on Friday, March 11th, all students are welcome to wear their red Warrior T-shirts to school to show our Elementary support for the CEESA Basketball tournament here at ASW this weekend.
Thank you for all you do to partner with us as parents.
March 8th- ES Parent Tech Connection Meeting (8:45)
March 16- Grade 2 Music Concert (1:45 start)
March 24- NO School for students
Parent Teacher Conferences (PK-K)
Student-Led Conferences (Grade 1-5)
March 25- NO School for students- PD Day
March 28- NO School for ALL- Easter Monday
March 30- Miranda Rose (ASW PYP Coordinator 2016-17) Presentation for Parents (8:45 AM)
Family Reading Night – March 10
Come enjoy some stories and activities with your child(ren) at our spring Family Reading Night!
The ES Student Council invites students to wear their favorite cozy pajamas to school on Thursday, March 10 to celebrate the warm community spirit of
ASW's Family Reading Night that evening, 6:00-7:30 pm.
Let's have some fun in anticipation of an evening of fabulous stories!
(Wearing PJ's to school is a choice and not intended to be mandatory.)
The ES Student Council
ATTENTION: LIBRARY CLUB CANCELLED THIS THURSDAY, March 10. Ms. James will be busy organizing Family Reading Night that day.
INVITATION: TAP DANCE PERFORMANCE - The Tap Dance teachers Ms. Olszewska and Ms. Kolakowska would like to invite all the parents of the participating students as well as any other interested members of the community to the last Tap Dance class of the season to see a short students' performance in which the students will show what they have learned in this activity. Please join us on Tuesday, March 8th, at 4:20 pm in the ASW Theater. We hope you can attend. The performance will be 10 minutes long.
Parents, please make sure that the participating children wear black pants and a red/black top.
LAST WEEK OF WINTER SEASON: Please be reminded that this is the last week of activities in Winter Season. The season ends on Friday, March 11. The information about the new offer of activities for the new season will be shared soon after. Spring Season will start on April 4.
We had a few cancellations during the season and these classes will be made up after the season ends. Here is the schedule of activities which will continue after March 11:
ACTIVITIES CONTINUING AFTER MARCH 11:
All YEARLONG ACTIVITIES will continue as scheduled: French, Pierogi Bowl Jr., Pierogi Bowl Sr., choirs, Orf Ensemble, Math Olympiad, The Story of US, Student Council
MONDAY: Chess Club - ends on March 14
MONDAY: Roots & Shoots - ends on March 14
MONDAY: Indoor Games - ends on March 14
THURSDAY: Chess Club - ends on March 17
THURSDAY: Library Club - ends on March 17
THURSDAY: Drawing Step by Step - ends on March 17
If you have any questions about Elementary After-School Activities please e-mail the coordinator Ms. Kusanovic: firstname.lastname@example.org
ES Tech News
March 8, 2016
Parent Technology Connection - Using Keynote to Create Stunning Presentations
On Tuesday, March 8th at 8:45 am, please join Simon May and Kris Sheehan, our ES Technology Coaches in the Teaching and Learning Center for an exciting learning opportunity. During this session, you will learn how to create your own presentations using Keynote. In addition to presentations, you can also use Keynote to create simple slideshows to capture an event, posters or flyers, digital or print books, and even collages. With this tool’s clean and simple interface, you can add text, images, sound and video to any presentation. You can easily add transitions and animation to make your presentation come alive. Keynote is available on the Mac laptop, iPad and iPhone. For this training, we will be using the Mac laptop application. We will provide laptops for those of you who don’t have your own. We are looking forward to another fun and educational session!
Rock'n'Rota happens for the third time this year on March 18 at 6:30. Come hear some great hard rockin' music from our HS and MS bands. Tickets are 15 zł at the door. All proceeds are going toward continuing music equipment purchases for the District Group of Family Assistance Facilities in Konstacin.
MS & HS Music