From the Principal's Desk

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Parents,

ISTs Got Talent
Tomorrow is the annual ISTs Got Talent Show! It starts at 2pm and children have been working very hard to prepare for the event. We have a wide range of talents to be displayed including dancers, singers, actors, instrumentalists and more! Thank you EPN for arranging this great opportunity for children to take to the stage to perform in front of their friends and parents.

Author Visit to Elementary School
Next week children's author Bruce Hale is visiting the school to hold workshops with children. Please see more information here

Student Led Conferences (SLCs)
Just an advanced notice to remind parents that SLCs (KG-Gr.5) are approaching and will be held on Thursday, April 18 which is the day before the short Spring break. A parent workshop is being held on Tuesday, April 9 to explain the purpose and format of this event. Sign up for parents will be staggered:
Tuesday, April 10: Two or more children (KG-Gr5)
Wednesday, April 11: One child (KG-Gr5)
EC parents will have the opportunity to visit classes during the week 8-12 April and on Thursday 18 April parents can sign up for a parent-teacher conference.

Parent Workshops: 7.15 am Community Room

  • Tuesday, April 2: Parenting Toolbox - Lynn Kogelmann and Carole Kessler (Counsellors)
  • Tuesday, April 9: Student Led Conferences: Mike Mansell
  • Tuesday, April 16: Talking about the Tough Stuff: Counsellors

From the Counsellors: Growth Mindset
There are many benefits to fostering a growth mindset in our children, including taking risks, striving for goals, higher levels of motivation; enhanced brain development, less anxiety and depression, and higher performance lev.
You can receive free growth mindset printables every week from Big Life Journal
Here's a nice sample Ways_to_Wish_a_Good_Day_Big_Life_Journal. Enjoy!

Parenting Toolbox Workshop
Our counselors Lynn Kogelmann and Carole Kessler will present a "Parenting Toolbox" workshop on Tuesday, April 2 from 7:15-8:00 in the community room at elementary school. The workshop covers a variety of topics of interest to all parents. Karibu!

Elementary Campus Student Action Council (SAC) 2nd Waste Free Picnic
The SAC is busy planning our next waste-free picnic. The event is scheduled for lunchtime on Friday, April 12th!
The focus of this waste-free picnic is not only to reduce the amount of trash and recycled waste we create but also to reduce the amount of food waste we produce as a school.
The SAC has prepared a short, one minute, video for you to share with your child/children that highlights the picnics focus. We encourage you to work together to pack a limited waste lunch that your student(s) is/are eager to eat and finish!
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ms. Longanetti, dlonganetti@istafrica.com

Secondary Middle School Plays
On the first week of April, Middle Schoolers will be performing 2 plays, 'Reasons Not To Be In A Play' and 'Aftermath'. Please click the link here to see the schedule and find out what the plays are about.

Calendar for the Week

Date Event Location Time Presenter/Organizer
Mon - Fri.
Apr. 1 - 5
Bruce Hale: Children's Author in school

Various All Day Kirk Leichner
kleichner@istafrica.com
Tue. Apr. 2 Parent Workshop :
Parenting Toolbox
Community
Room
07:15 am Lynn Kogelmann and
Carole Kessler
(Counsellors)
Fri. Apr. 5 Grade 1/2 Creative Arts Workshop MPH 07:20 am
Sara Roberts
sroberts@gmail.com
Tue. Apr. 9 Parent Workshop:
Student Led Conferences
Community
Room
07:15 am Mike Mansell
mmansell@istafrica.com
Fri. Apr. 12 No Assembly
Fri. Apr. 12 Waste Free Picnic (see above) Covered Court 11:40 am Danieal Longanetti
dlonganetti@istafrica.com
Fri. Apr. 12 Juggling Show ES MPH 06:30 pm Megan Hardeman
mehardeman@istafrica.com
Tue. Apr. 16 Parent Workshop:
Talking about the Tough Stuff
Community
Room
07:15 am Lynn Kogelmann and
Carole Kessler
Tue. - Thur.
Apr. 16 - 18
Book Fair! TBA All Day Kirk Leichner
kleichner@istafrica.com
Thur. Apr. 18 Student Led Conferences Various All day Tony Breese
tbreese@istafrica.com

Tony Breese
Elementary Principal