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

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