Monday, 30 April 2012

31: Monday 30th April 2012

From the Headmaster

Party Time and Summer Carnival Success!
Thank you to the Parents Association for organising very successful and enjoyable events this weekend - a well attended “Party Time” and a much appreciated 10th Summer Carnival. It was pleasing to see so many ex-students present together with our parents on Friday and to have our children enjoying a wonderful whole-day carnival on Saturday.
On behalf of our community I thank Ing Alex Portillo and the Parents Association officers, including the Madres Enlaces. Additionally, thank you to the maintenance, security and cleaning personnel who were here more than at home this weekend and the secondary students who worked hard to make the children’s games a success.

Pre-Registration Process for Next School Year
We have had 60% of our parents carry out the online Pre-Registration process as of midday Monday, with the deadline being midnight. We are extending this deadline until midnight on Wednesday 2nd of May, so we ask parents to Pre-Register by then. Please note that appointments for visiting school to complete the registration are being allocated on a first-come basis.

Primary News

Last week

4th Grade Spanish Assembly
Primary Book Day (PK, K, 3rd)

Next week
The registration process for the Talent Show is closed, and the program for the Auditions is Ready. This year we have a record in the inscriptions! more than 180 children will be trying to take a place in the Final Talent Show 2012. If your child is taking part in the auditions, please be sure that he/she is coming the assigned day on time.
You can find the dates and times for the Auditions in the following link:
5th Grade UK trip - team building weekend
Children from Grade 5 who will be going on the school trip to the UK this summer will be having a team building camping weekend next weeend. They will be involved in cooperativegames and activities designed to help them bond with each other and with the accompanying members of staff.
Over the next couple of weeks the children in Grade 1 and UP are being taken to a variety of sporting venues around San Salvador. The objective of this is to expose the children to sports which we may not offer in school and encourage them to think more widely about sporting options which are available in this country. The children will be meeting and talking to gymnasts, tennis players, cyclists ….......
Salvadorean and Cuban Olympians will be visiting children in school to next week and talking to them about their sports and their intense training schedules as well as the values which the Olympic Games exemplify. Members of the Salvadorean cycling team and athletes from the Cuban Olympic team will, we hope, inspire pupils to get involved in sports. Who knows - we may have future Olympians amongst our primary pupils!
Parent workshops
We will be holding a series of workshops for parents from 7th to 11th May, this time to help parents to know how best to help their children with the Spanish curriculum that we use in school. These workshops are in direct response to requests by parents when they were surveyed last year.
The dates will be as follows:
1st Grade Monday 7th May
2nd Grade Tuesday 8th May
3rd Grade Wednesday 9th May
4th Grade Thursday 10th May
5th Grade Friday 11th May

Dates for your diary
Lower Primary
Saturday 19th May: Olympic Summer Fair
Tuesday 22nd May: Pre-Kinder Family Day
Wednesday 23rd May: Kinder family Day
Thursday 24th May: Prepa Family Day
Friday 25th May: First Grade Family Day
Upper Primary
Tuesday 1st May: “Labour Day”. National Holiday
Wednesday 2nd - Friday 4th May: Talent Show Auditions. In the Small Theatre, from 1.45 to 3.30pm
Friday 4th May: UK Team Building Weekend - begins. At ABC Campus, at 3.30pm
Saturday 5th May: UK Team Building Weekend - ends. At ABC Campus, at 10.00am
Tuesday 8th May: 2nd Grade Parent Workshop - Spanish, at the auditorium, from 7.00 to 8.00am
Wednesday 9th May: Science Day
Wednesday 9th May: 3rd Grade Parent Workshop - Spanish, at the auditorium, from 7.00 to 8.00am
Thursday 10th May: 4th Grade Parent Workshop - Spanish, at the auditorium, from 7.00 to 8.00am
Friday 11th May: 5th Grade Parent Workshop - Spanish, at the auditorium, from 7.00 to 8.00am
Friday 11th May: Breakfast at Lunch “Bake Sale”, UP Corridor, at both break and Lunch Time
Wednesday 16th May: Math Day
Saturday 19th May: Primary Olympic Fair, at the ABC Field, from 9.00 to 1.00pm
Monday 28th May: 5th Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Tuesday 29th May: 4th Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Wednesday 30th May: 3rd Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Wednesday 30th May: Latin American Concert, at the PAC, from 6.30 to 8.00pm
Thursday 31st May: 2nd Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m

Secondary News

We had a very successful Careers Day last week for Grade 11.Congratulations to  Rafael Lino who has been selected as our internal ABC Millennium scholar  from the Class of 2014. Congratulations also to Fernando Chahin and Mariela Guttierez who have been elected Student Council President and Student Council Vice President for the coming year. We will be announcing the Prefects from the Class of 2103 next week. School is closed on Tuesday and IB Exams start for Grade 12 on Wednesday.
Dates for your diary
Saturday 28th April: Parents Association Summer Carnival, ABC Campus, all day
Tuesday 1st May: School closes for Labour Day
Wednesday 2nd May: Grade 12 starts their IB exams
Friday 4th May:  Exam Cal Reports will go home for Grade 9
Tuesday 8th May: Grade 10 starts their IGCSE exams

Monday, 23 April 2012

30: Monday 23rd April 2012

From the Headmaster

After completing different investigations regarding the problem we experienced with the pre-enrolment process during last week, we are glad to inform you that this was due to a trial gone wrong: it is not a virus nor does it contain a harmful content. A loop in the system caused multiple e-mails to be sent out until it was manually shut down.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 24th April, you are going to receive a new e-mail which will have all due instructions to complete the pre-enrolment. Please note that you will be getting a confirmation mail within 24 hours of completing the process.

This Week in Primary

Upper Primary Talent Show

The register for the Upper Primary Talent Show Auditions was opened last Wednesday. Students interested in taking part in the Talent Show this year must sign up with Mr. Santamaria. Deadline for registration is Wednesday 25th of April. Please follow this link for more information about Auditions and Guidelines:

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Thursday 26th April: LP Book Day
Friday 27th April: Kinder Tenorio Spanish Assembly 7:20am at the PAC

Upper Primary
Wednesday 25th April: Spanish as second Language Assembly, in the PAC, at 9.50 am
Wednesday 25th April: 4 th Molina Spanish Assembly, at the PAC, at 12.00 pm
Thursday 26th April: UP Book Day
Saturday 28th April: Parents Association Summer Carnival, ABC Campus, all day

This Week in Secondary

Irish Night Show - on Thursday, 26th April at 6:00pm, is Irish Night. Our fabulous Irish dancers, musicians and choir have prepared entertainment for you. Come along to see performances by students and teachers. Entry is by ticket only - tickets are FREE and include a free soda and cookie. Please get your tickets from Roxana Hall or Marielos Soto. Last day for tickets: Tuesday 24th.

Next week we will be celebrating Earth Week and encouraging our students to think about ways of living more sustainable lives. Please note reports are being sent home next week for Grade 6-8 and there is a parent meeting for all Grade 11 parents on Thursday when reports will also be issued. We hope all Grade 11 parents will be able to attend.

Dates for your diary
Friday 20th April: IB Art Exhibition
Tuesday 24th April: Grade 6-8 Exam Cal reports sent home
Wednesday 25th April: Careers Day for Grade 11
Thursday 26th April: Grade 11 Parent Partnership Meeting 6pm PAC. Issuing of reports.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

29: Wednesday 11th April 2012

Primary News

In the past two weeks...

Pre Kinder Swimming Gala (Carbajal/Catani/Cleaver/Guadrón)

Kinder Swimming Gala (Flores/Quintanilla/Suárez/Tenorio)

LSU School for parents 21st March

No Pens Day 23rd March (2nd Grade/3rd Grade)

3rd Grade trip to Fabrica Melher 22nd/23rd March

UP Tribal celebration 29th March

1st Grade Easter egg hunt 29th March

1st Grade exit point - Circus 30th March

Prepa exit point Spanish - simulation of bolas de fuego en Nejapa

The week ahead - after the Easter holiday

UP Olympic dress up day
This event, organised by the 3rd Grade Madre Enlace, allows children in UP to wear clothes the colours of their favourite or national flags to school, this will help us the get ready for the big day.......

Primary Olympic Opening Ceremony
We are looking forward to seeing all our parents and friends at the ABC Primary school Olympic Opening ceremony at the Cuscatlan stadium on Friday 20th April. All children in Primary will take part in this event. Children must be at the stadium by 8am at the latest and will be free to go home as soon as the event is finished at around 10.30pm. Tickets are for sale in the Primary offices.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Monday 16th April: First day of Term 3

Upper Primary
Monday 16th April: First day of Term 3
Thursday 19th April: UP Olympic Dress day
Friday 20th April: Olympic Opening Ceremony, at Cuscatlan Stadium from 8.00 – 10.00am
Monday 23rd April: UP Book Day
Wednesday 25th April: Spanish as second Language Assembly, PAC, at 9.50 am
Wednesday 25th April: 4th Molina Spanish Assembly, PAC, at 12.00 pm
Friday 27th April: UK Trip Team Building Weekend, ABC Campus at 3.30pm
Saturday 28th April: UK Trip Team Building Weekend, ABC Campus at 10.00am
Saturday 28th April: Parents Association Summer Carnival, Campus - all day

Secondary News

I know we all looked forward to the Easter Holidays and Grade 9 and 11 have just finished their exams. We are expecting our Grade 10 and Grade 12 students to be revising and studying hard for their forthcoming international exams on our return. At the end of the first week back we have the IGCSE art exams.

In the past week...

Grade 11 University Guidance

Take part in Knowledge Bowl

Dates for your diary
Monday 16th April: First Day of Term Three
Friday 20th April: IB Art Exhibition
Tuesday 24th April: Grade 6-8 Exam Cal reports sent home
Wednesday 25th April: Careers Day for Grade 11
Thursday 26th April: Grade 11 Parent Meeting 6pm PAC