From the Principal's Desk
I hope all parents enjoyed Open House on Wednesday and found the event informative and interesting. If questions have come to mind since attending please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher.
Next Tuesday, September 4 Mike Mansell who is the curriculum coordinator in Elementary School will be explaining the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and leading a discussion about the programme. Please do join Mike at 7.15am on Tuesday in the Staffroom.
This morning in our assembly we featured all those students who have volunteered fro roles of responsibility this term to benefit the school community. This includes our Student Action Council, EC/KG Grade 5 Friends, Library Assistants, Mosquito Trap Monitors, Twiga Tech Helpers and Grade 4 PE Equipment Monitors. Thank you to all these children who are giving up some of their free time to help the school community!
Measures of Academic Performance (MAP)
On Tuesday Tina Fossgreen presented a parent workshop about our new external Standardised Assessment. About 30 parents attended but we appreciate it, as it was not possible for all parents to attend at this time. Please follow this link to the MAP Workshop Presentation and please also read this MAP letter. MAP testing in Elementary School starts during the week beginning 11 September.
After school Activities start on Monday, September 3. We have a wide range of activities for students to enjoy and we're looking forward to the start of this important aspect of school life at IST.
ES School Musical
The 2019 ES Musical was announced yesterday in Assembly. The Golden Ticket will take place on February 28, March 1 and 2 2019. Please note this is the Thursday, Friday, Saturday before the March break. If there is any chance that your child would like to take part (Grades 2-5) please don't book a holiday to leave on that Friday evening or Saturday!
Seesaw for Families
Over the next few days, you will be receiving an email from your child's homeroom teacher that contains an invitation for you to connect to your child's Seesaw journal. Please follow the instructions in the email. We hope to have all families connected by 14th September. If you have any difficulties in getting connected, please contact Sarah Hodgson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or pop into the Ubunifu Lab.
Next Wednesday, September 5th, will be the first Wheelie Wednesday of the year. Students in G1-5 are allowed to bring scooters, skates and skateboards to school and ride them in the covered court during lunch break.
-Helmets must be worn
-Use wheels safely
Open Physical Education Lesson's Postponed
Open PE lessons will not take place next week and have been moved to later in the academic year once students are settled into their new classes and routines. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Important Swimming Pool News
Parent Workshops: Tuesdays at 7.15am in the Staffroom
Monday September 3: ASAs begin
Tuesday September 4: 7.15am - Parent Workshop Introduction to the PYP
Friday September 7: 7.20am - Whole School Read In: No assembly