Message from the Principal - Jen Munnerlyn
Halloween was a happy, festive time for our youngsters last week. Thank you parents for helping us make sure the emphasis was on fun: dressing-up, pretending, being amazed by others creativity.
Please note I am out of the office most of this week on a school visit to Hong Kong. For that reason, the pre-schedule ES PAC meeting on November 5 has been cancelled.
Important Dates This Week:
Friday, Nov 6 - ASW All School Spirit Day!
This Thursday through Saturday the HS will be hosting the CEESA Varsity Boys Soccer Tournament here on campus. Students and staff are asked to wear red & black on Friday to support our Warsaw Warriors through an all school Spirit Day.
From the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC): ASW is preparing for its re-accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). The first step in the process is for the two agencies to visit ASW and to assess our school's readiness to embark on the self-study, which will then lead to our re-accreditation. Representatives from each of the agencies will visit ASW November 16-19 to review our preparation and explain the process.
Dance Program Survey
We are working on introducing a new dance program here at ASW: at present, as an after school activity with a future goal to expand into the curriculum. To move forward, we would like to survey parents to find out what experience their children had in dancing and what dance program will best serve their needs. Please complete the survey by clicking on this link: https://docs.google.com/a/aswarsaw.org/forms/d/1F2JxcK60iklK0PX1Xil2oX_1tt3Fn93TX3dQbiv0YfM/viewform
Questions? Please contact Ligita Stawarz, Service Learning Director
From the ES Tech Coaches
First Parent-Technology Connection - Overview of Technology at ASW ES
On Tuesday, November 10th at 8:45 in the Multipurpose Room, please join the elementary school technology coaches, Simon May and Kris Sheehan, for our first ES Parent-Technology Connection (PTC) session. We will start with an overview of the elementary school educational technology program through the grade levels. Then, we will guide you through the Google Apps for Education tools we use at ASW with our students. During this session we will focus on Google Docs and how you can create and share a document for collaboration. We look forward to connecting with all of you!
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
We are in the last two weeks of after-school activities. Fall Season ends on November 13. After that, only the yearlong activities will continue - if you’re not sure which ones are yearlong activities please check the glass display board at the elementary entrance (on the left side).
Important Upcoming Dates:
Holiday- No School
Holiday- No School
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
PTO Coffee Morning
The next coffee morning will be November
12, topic will be focus on “Local
Charities” starting at 8:45 am in the MPR and light refreshments will be
PTO BOOK FAIR
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24th and WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25th
Mark your calendars, it’s that time of the year again, the PTO Book Fair! This is your chance to stock up on winter reading for yourself and your children.
It is also the occasion to buy holiday reading presents for your kids! All elementary students will have a chance to attend the Book Fair with their classes. We will have over 1,000 Scholastic books and over 1,700 titles from Abe-Ips. We will also have a wide variety of books available including picture books, easy readers, fiction, non-fiction, and popular series. Children’s books range in the price from 10 PLN to 50 PLN (with many books priced between 13 PLN and 20 PLN). Volunteers will be on hand to help the children choose
books and figure out money. If you want your child to purchase books, please send money in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on it to school with your child on the morning of Tuesday, November 24. You can also shop at the
Book Fair with your child before or after school (or by yourself anytime throughout the Book Fair.) We can only run this PTO event to support our library with the help from parent volunteers.We need 5 volunteers to help with set up on Monday, November 23 from 1pm to 3 pm (meeting at the MS entrance). We would be thankful for an hour or two of your time. We also need volunteers on Tuesday and Wednesday during the Book Fair hours. We will start each day at 8am before school and will sell until 4 pm. The volunteer time slots are: 8am to 10am; 10am to 12pm;
12pm to 2pm and 2pm to 4pm, so please get a friend and sign up together for a time slot. Sign-up sheets are located outside the PTO Store. The profits from the Book Fair will go straight to the ASW library.
Your Book Fair coordinator,
Language Conversation Group is a free class for ASW parents that meet on
Mondays 8:45 to 10:15 and Wednesdays 8:45 to 9:45. Please join us for coffee, conversation, and fun! The focus is on what you need from a native speaker to become more fluent. Discussions include some of the nuances of the English language such as idioms, slang, and colloquial expressions not usually covered in a typical language class. Mondays are a more structured classroom
environment, while Wednesdays are more relaxed with coffee and conversation. On Mondays, based on the lesson plan, the large group is broken down into smaller groups for more dedicated and tailored instruction. Feel free to bring any publications, school announcements or real life examples that you need help with. Attendance to all the classes is not mandatory but encouraged to benefit
the most from understanding the language. If you are interested in enrolling in the free class, then please contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org
This month, the class
Mondays 8:45 - 10:15 am in the MPR
Wednesdays 8:45 - 9:45 am in the cafeteria
We are looking for native English speaking volunteers to help lead the group. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at email@example.com
Polish conversation group and lessons are
offered this year! The PTO is sponsoring a new class for the parents FREE of charge: "Introduction to Polish language and culture" group on Fridays at 9:30 am with Izabela Górnicka-Zdziech, who is an experienced Polish
teacher and writer. Meetings just started last Friday and were a big success! By joining, you will learn how to pronounce and say Polish words, and you will
be able to practice the most popular phrases and sentences. You will learn about Polish traditions and culture.
Izabela Sign-up sheets for the
classes are outside the PTO store by the cafeteria. Polish your Polish!
Women’s Fit Club
Trim, tone and shape your entire body for women of all ages, body types and fitness levels. Open to all parents, teachers and staff for FREE! Come join the ASW women’s Fit Club. We will meet Thursdays at 3:45pm until 4:30 pm. You will learn state of the art exercise techniques that boost fat burning without long cardio session. The class will consist of warm-up exercises followed by techniques that will be used during our workout session. We will be using functional full body movements to maximize and enhance your strength, stability, balance and agility. Location is weather permitting and will be determined prior. Weekly emails will be sent to notify where we are meeting. To sign up and for more information, please e-mail Jennifer Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the whole ASW community: Keep track of your 250 kilometer walk/run log and email totals to Jennifer Sturgeon at email@example.com