From the Principal's Desk

Dear Parents,

This morning in assembly many Grade 5 students presented small elements of their Exhibition Inquiries. They were all related to the theme of Earth Day which is celebrated around the world this Sunday April 22nd. Thanks particularly to the Friends of the Forest Exhibition group: Mali, Montanay and Olivia who also organised Funky Forest Friday, the assembly and planted trees with Grade 1 students in the garden behind the library!

Aaliyah Haji from grade 3CB presented 600,000 Tshs to Mr Anton Fouquet who was representing Nipe Fagio

This morning Aaliyah Haji from grade 3CB presented 600,000 Tzsh to Mr Anton Fouquet who was representing Nipe Fagio. In January Aaliyah sold 120 cloth bags (designed by her) during the 3 way conference to parents and staff. The money raised will be used to help keep Coco Beach clean.

On the Photo: Aaliyah Haji from grade 3CB presenting 600,000 Tzsh to Mr Anton Fouquet from Nipe Fagio



IST Collection for Flood Victims

In response to this week's flooding that has devastated large parts of the country, including Dar es Salaam, IST has organised a community-driven initiative to facilitate the collection and distribution of clothing, boots, shoes, bedding, towels and toiletries to support those affected.

From Monday 23rd April until Monday 30th April, boxes will be located in the ES Front Office to collect clothing, boots, shoes, bedding, towels and toiletries, for those impacted by the recent floods.

Our collection will run for one week only, in an effort to get your donations to those who need of them as quickly as possible. Please ensure that any contributions brought in are clean and in good condition.

Main Points to Remember:

  • When: Monday 23rd - Monday 30th April 2018
  • Where: Front Office car-park
  • What: Clothing, boots, shoes, bedding, towels and toiletries

IST's Got Talent!

This special event of the year takes place tomorrow Saturday 21 April. Over 50 acts are performing involving a huge number of children. The show starts at 2pm in the MPH. Thanks to the EPN for organising and good luck to all children taking part.

Digital Citizenship Parent Workshop

Thank you to all parents who attended this workshop presented by Carole Kessler (Counselor) and Sarah Hodgson (ICT Integration Coach) on Tuesday. Please find the presentation, with speaker notes, here: https://sites.google.com/istafrica.com/ubunifulab/parent-learning/digital-citizenship

Seussical Video

The final editing of the Seussical video is taking place. If you would like to purchase a copy of the video please make a payment TZ10,000 /= to Mary Stella in the front office. The video should be ready in the next two weeks. Apologies for the prolonged editing process!

Dubai Sporting Exchange

22 Grade 4 and 5 students are very excited as they prepare to travel to Dubai next week to compete in a basketball and swimming exchange. This is the first time we have taken elementary students on an international sporting exchange to Dubai.

We hope to establish a positive relationship with the competing schools so that we can continue such fixtures in the coming years.

Keep an eye out in next weeks bulletin for the trip highlights and experiences.

PE Team

Grade 5 Exhibition Event

There is a Biathlon coming up on Sunday 29 April organised by the Sports Opportunities and Communities Exhibition group. Please follow this link!

School Uniform

Please can I remind students and parents of the school uniform expectations which are included in the Parent Handbook and copied below. There has been an increase in students wearing denim recently which is not acceptable attire. Please can we ensure that correct uniform is worn from Monday onwards.

The Elementary Campus uniform is the school polo shirt with IST logo, worn with:

Navy blue or black long trousers (not denim)

•Navy blue or black shorts

•Girls - navy blue or black leggings, skirts or skorts of a respectable length

For PE days, students should wear a grey t-shirt with IST logo, blue shorts or skorts, and appropriate trainers or sneakers (no crocs or sandals).

On swimming days, students should bring swimwear and a towel in a swim bag or plastic bag for wet clothes (swim cap and goggles are optional).

Polo shirts and PE uniforms can be purchased from the school uniform shop.

Footwear should be safe, secure and appropriate for all school activities. No flip flops or shoes without a strap at the heel are allowed, and for safety reasons we strongly advise against students wearing open-toed sandals to school.

Jewelry should not be worn to school. Generally, anything worn by students that interferes with safety or learning is not suitable for school.

Class Placements for 2018/19 School Year

very soon teachers will be making tentative class lists for the 2018/19 School Year. Balanced classes are created taking into consideration gender, language needs, student support needs, academic ability and personalities. We also aim to ensure that children are placed with at least one good friend from the previous school year. Classes cannot be finalised until August due to changes which happen over the long break.

Until next Wednesday, 25 April if parents wish to make a request regarding placement for next year please visit our school counselors (Ms. Carole in room 26 for Grades 3-5 and Ms. Lynn in room 27 for Grades EC-2) to collect a form. However, please do note the following before making any request:

In our Parent Handbook we provide guidelines for parents regarding what they can and cannot request regarding placement:

Requests for specific teachers cannot be honoured

Requests to avoid placing a child with a particular homeroom teacher may, under special circumstances, be considered

Requests to pair specific children cannot be honoured

If possible, requests to separate children who are known to disrupt each other's learning will be considered

We are extending the the final date for submitting a request to Wednesday April 25

Calendar

Date

Event

Time

Location

Tuesday April 24

No Parent Workshop this week

Thursday April 26

Union Day - No School

Friday April 27

Grade 3-5 Assembly

7.20am

MPH

Sunday April 29

Grade 5 led Biathlon

3.30pm

ES Field

Advanced Notices

Arts Out Loud at Secondary School on Saturday May 12.

The Grade 3 Band, Grade 4/5 Band and Choir will all be performing and there will be much to see and do at this whole school event

EPN/SPN Quiz Night Re-arranged

The Quiz Night has been re-arranged for Saturday May 26 at 6pm in the ES MPH. EPN will send reminders nearer the time but please do put it in the diary. We're hoping for a great social event, with lots of people near the end of the school year.

Tony Breese

Principal - Elementary School