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Weekly Bulletin

 
25th August 2017
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Open Forum for Parents: September 6th, 7pm, Secondary Library
Mark your calendars and plan to join us September 6th for a presentation led by Mark Hardeman regarding school goals for the year. We look forward to seeing you there.

Test of Emergency Text Message (SMS) System
IST will be testing the emergency text messaging (SMS) system on Tuesday morning (August 29th). If you do not receive the test message on your phone by 11 am, please follow the link below to find out whom to contact to have your phone number updated in the school records.

World Cafe with Mark Hardeman: Save the Date!
Mark Hardeman, Director, will be hosting two World Cafe events open to all parents where they can share their thoughts on the school's strengths as well as areas for future improvements. • Tuesday, September 12th, 07:15am, Elementary Campus • Tuesday, September 19th, 18:00pm, Secondary Campus • More details coming soon!

Eid Holiday: Friday, September 1st (no classes)
Eid al Hajj is anticipated to be observed in Tanzania on either Friday, September 1st or Saturday, September 2nd. The school calendar was planned a year ago and includes a provision in the event that the public holiday is observed on Friday, September 1st. Therefore, there will be no classes held on Friday, September 1st.

 
 
 
 

Elementary News

 
From the Principal's Desk
This week, Tony talks about this morning's assembly which focused on continuing to build a positive school community and how students, along with teachers and parents, can play a very important role. Many older students in the school have taken on responsibilities to help in various roles. He also highlights the upcoming new book extravaganza, parent workshops, after school activities, uniforms, bake sale for Grade 5s and provides some notes about campus logistics and dates to add in your diary.

Grade 3 - 5 Assembly: In Pictures
Check out some of the highlights from today's Grade 3 - 5 Assembly.

International Day 2017: Coordinated by the Elementary Parent Network
International Day! This year it will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017. This event is intended to celebrate cultural and national diversity here at IST Elementary. Read more about this well loved, annual event coordinated by the Elementary Parent Network.

Quick Reference: Elementary Campus
The new school year is well underway. We realize there is a lot of information that has been sent to parents already and we'd like to take a moment to provide a quick summary for easy access to some of the more frequently requested materials. Links are provided here for documents which have already been shared with parents via email.

Elementary School Musical sign up: Seussical the Musical!
Sign up for this year's Musical has begun! Students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 who have already signed up will receive a permission form this Friday. Please return this to your child's homeroom teacher as soon as possible. If your child is interested and has not signed up, please contact Miss Lindsay. Practices will take place on Thursdays during the ASA session timing (1:55-2:40/3:30pm). Students who sign up for the Musical should not sign up for an ASA on Thursday.

 
 
 
 

Secondary News

 
From the Principal's Desk
Blair Peterson, IST's Secondary Principal, provides presentations from the Open House session including an Introduction to ManageBac session for those who want to learn the basics. Blair also noted that attendance notifications will be sent via ManageBac and reminds parents about the need to complete the Online Health Questionnaire.

Secondary Open House: In Pictures
Thank you to all the families who were able to join us for the Open House morning on Thursday this week!

Secondary Parent Network: All parents invited!
Join the SPN on Tuesday, August 29th, 07.40am in the Parents' Lounge (Secondary Room C10)! All parents of Secondary students are warmly encouraged to join the first gathering of the SPN for this school year. The SPN coordinators from last year have arranged to host a coffee morning to give all parents a chance to meet each other and to see the new parent lounge.

Quick Reference: Secondary Campus
The new school year is well underway. We realize there is a lot of information that has been sent to parents already and we'd like to take a moment to provide a quick summary for easy access to some of the more frequently requested materials. Links are provided here for documents which have already been shared with parents via email.

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming University Visits to IST
Purdue and Lehigh Universities from the US will be visiting in September. Also on the schedule are the University of British Columbia (Canada) as well as universities from the UK. This is a great chance for parents and students to meet with university representatives to learn more.

Daily Bulletin for Secondary Students
At IST Secondary, we want students to develop the skills of time management, planning and organising. The school shares a Daily Bulletin with students to help them keep track of important upcoming events and deadlines. To help parents support their children as they develop these skills, we are also sharing a link to the same Daily Bulletin with parents through this article for quick reference.

 
 
 
 

Community News and Events

 
Farmers' Market at Oyster Bay
The Farmer's Market at Oysterbay Shopping Centre: Saturday, August 26th, from 10am to 4pm. Karibuni!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ALL SCHOOL EVENTS
 
ELEMENTARY EVENTS
 
SECONDARY EVENTS
 
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August - 2017
25/08/2017
 
All day
 
 
7:20 AM - 8:00 AM
 
26/08/2017
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
29/08/2017
 
All day
 
 
7:10 AM - 8:10 AM
 
 
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
 
30/08/2017
 
All day
 
31/08/2017
 
All day
 
 
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
September - 2017
03/09/2017
 
All day
 
04/09/2017
 
All day
 
05/09/2017
 
All day
 
06/09/2017
 
All day
 
07/09/2017
 
All day
 
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
08/09/2017
 
All day
 
 
7:20 AM - 9:00 AM
 
09/09/2017
 
All day
 
 
 
 

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