I hope you enjoyed the four-day weekend. It was a the perfect way to get ready for busy December school schedule. If you will be traveling on winter break early, please let your child’s teacher and the Elementary Office know.
The PTO did a wonderful job with the Book Fair. I had several conversations with young readers about their *new* books. Parents, I hope you found some holiday gifts in there too.
A big thank you to the PK and K parents who helped make the Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday a wonderful event. My belly and my heart was so full.
Have a wonderful week!
Parent Partnership- Please help us ensure we can begin our classes right away each morning!
Teachers and children are trying to begin the learning day on schedule and with consistency. Parents will greatly help us if they do not enter the classroom or wait in hallways after school starts at 8:30. Between 8:30-10:00 parents are welcome in the cafeteria.
Similarly, if you are supporting in a classroom during the day, please sign in with security at the front entrance. This is an important safety measure as it allows us to know who is on campus and in which room.
It is that time of year when the lost and found is full of coats, hats, scarves and other lost items. Please take a minute to go through the lost and found to collect your child's clothing.
Additionally, please help us ensure student belongings are safe at school by monitoring what your child brings. Phones and other electronics, money or expensive toys should not be brought to school or stored in lockers.
Thank you for your support.
Important Dates to Note:
November 30: Board Meeting- 16:00 MPR
December 3: ES PAC Meeting- 8:45-10:00 (Shared meeting between Mrs. Munnerlyn and Tech Coaches)
December 2- 4: Ginny Rojas (ELL Consultant) is on campus working with teachers and administrators
December 7-11: Hour of Code "week" (students across the school will particpate in coding activities with our Tech Coaches)
December 11: ASW Holiday Bazaar
December 15: Elementary Choirs and Orff Ensemble Holiday Concert- 18:00 in the Theatre
December 16: Pre-Kindergarten Holiday Singing- 9:00am, ES Tower
December 17: ES SC Holiday in Assembly in the theater 2:15-3:00
December 18: All School SC Holiday Assembly 2:15-3:00
On Thursday, December 3, immediately following the Elementary PAC meeting, please join Simon May and Kris Sheehan, our ES Technology Coaches, for another Parent-Technology Connection (PTC) session. We will begin by sharing useful websites for finding and reviewing educational iPad apps.
Then, we will guide you through strategies for using and organising your Gmail. You will learn about organizing your email into different viewing options, archiving emails, using labeling as a way to more easily sort your email, adding signatures and any other topics that we have time for during this hour. We will have a number of laptops we can share, but please bring your own if you have one. This session will be most helpful if you have your own gmail account, but we have created practice accounts for those who are not currently using gmail. We are looking forward to seeing you all!
ES/MS/HS Parent-Technology Partnership Meeting Experience an "Hour of Code" . . . for parents!
Thursday December 10th 10:15-11:30 in the MPR
Do you like solving puzzles? Do you know what all the talk about "coding" and "computational thinking" is all about? The week of December 7th is Computer Science Education Week, and ASW will be helping to raise awareness of the “coding movement” through providing students of all ages opportunities to engage with the third annual Hour of Code.
Come and experience an "Hour of Code" . . . for parents! Give yourself a mental workout, get a better understanding of the attraction of the gaming/making/programming worlds, and join the worldwide movement to expose our students to coding. You do not need to be a computer expert or technically inclined to participate. The computational thinking movement is aimed at introducing coding as early as the lower elementary grades. Come with your laptop, tablet or even an iPad to the MPR on Thursday December 10th from 10:15-11:30 and get your first taste of coding! If you don’t have a device, we will have a limited number of devices for you to use. If you are already planning on attending the PTO meeting, then plan to stay and do some coding right afterwards.
If you have questions please contact: Kris Sheehan or Simon May- ES Tech Coaches
ES After School Activities NEWS:
Winter Season starts on January 18, 2016.
Year-Long Activities are still in session:
FRENCH, 3-5 Drama Production Skills, Pierogi Bowl Junior and Pierogi Bowl, Math Olympiad, Choirs, Orf Ensemble and Student Council
The annual ASW Holiday Bazaar will be held on December 11th. There will be vendors selling “Boleslawiec” Polish pottery, Polish crafts, jewellery, small gifts, and holiday ornaments. Several students groups will present various charity sales. All proceeds from table fees (vendors) will be donated to the Warsaw Hospice for Children. The ES students will have an opportunity to visit the tables during the school day and to shop for gifts. We hope you will enjoy the variety of products and start this holiday season in a cheerful and friendly atmosphere of the ASW Holiday Bazaar.
Career Fair: ASW High School
The ASW High School is actively recruiting for this year’s Career Fair slated for Wednesday, February 17th, 2016. The purpose of this event is to offer valuable insights for students interested in possible career paths. To accomplish our goal of providing a diverse and rich experience, volunteers are need from our community. If you believe you are currently working or previously worked in a career which might be of interest to students, then we encourage you to register and become a presenter.
Expectations of Career Fair presenters:
Be available on the morning of Wednesday, February 17th. Most presenters will speak to students for either one or two sessions.
There are four 40-min. sessions:
8:40 am to 9:20 am
9:30 am to 10:10 am
10:20 am to 11 am
11:10 am to 11:50 amFor each session, presenters provide, but limited to, the following:
If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact the following:
Pietro Gerosa, Career Fair Planning Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 515 045 835
High School Counselors:
Tim Munnerlyn: email@example.com
Kristy Raggio: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for any and all support you can provide for this important event.
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