First Grade Fun in the Snow!
This week we will have student-teachers on campus learning from us. These adults are beginning their journey into teaching and are eager to see a “real” classroom in action. We are happy to provide that opportunity for them. What better place to be than ASW?
I hope to see you on Wednesday morning for our PYP Parent Meeting. A follow-up meeting will be held at the end of March when our new PYP Coordinator, Miranda Rose is here.
Finally, a big thank you to the PTO for the Quiz Night on Saturday. It was a fun community event.
Have a wonderful week.
January 18: Winter After School Activities begin
January 27: ES Parent Information Meeting- What is the PYP? (08:45) MPR
January 27-28: ES Grade 5 Book Swap
February 4: ES Parent Tech Connection Meeting (08:45)
The 5th Grade Book Swap continues this week. The collection of used books and ticket distribution allowing students to select new (used) books will take place through the January 26th. The actual book swap will take place on Jan 27th and 28th.
ES Tech News
Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Online Life
On Thursday, February 4 at 8:45 am, please join Simon May and Kris Sheehan, our ES Technology Coaches in The Learning Center (near security) for another Parent Technology Connection (PTC) session. In this session, we will discuss privacy settings, tools to support a balanced use of technology, and other strategies to manage the online life of both you and your child. Please bring a device if you have one. We look forward to seeing you all!
Winter Season of activities started last week. 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, remember that we can grant up to two seasonal activities to each student. You can check the list of available activities 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 1/2
TUESDAY: Tap Dance, grades 1-5
TUESDAY: Story Time, grades 1-2
TUESDAY: Before School Swimming, grades 4/5 - 1 last spot left
TUESDAY: String Art, grades 4-5
THURSDAY: Kinder Club, grades PK & K
THURSDAY: Cooking Club, grades PK & K - adding 4 more spots
FRIDAY: Salsa Solo, grades 4/5
If you wish to sign up for any of these please send an e-mail to Ms. Kusanovic: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
University of Warsaw first year graduate student visit:
On Monday, Jan 25, 21 first year graduate students will be spending the day in our ES, primarily to observe how we teach literacy through the Balanced Literacy workshop model. Small groups of 3-4 will be spending blocks of time quietly observing and taking notes. The University of Warsaw has a well established relationship with ASW supporting the development of pedagogical teaching practices.
PTO Weekly Newsletter
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) ENotes LINK