Friday, 28 September 2012

6: Friday 28th September 2012

From the Headmaster

Anti Dengue Campaign

Thank you to all our community who have acted to eliminate the breeding areas for mosquitoes in their homes. All students have learnt how to do this and parents are asked to help their children do the tasks set. Parents of students from PreKinder to 3rd Grade have got a simple form to report back on what was done, whilst students from 4th grade up will fill in their own form online. The ABC is required to report back to Mined regarding the measures taken and so this is being done using these simple questionnaires.


Dengue and virus-type illnesses
In common with other schools, we have had a higher number than usual of virus-type illnesses which are common at this time of year. Unfortunately, some of the symptoms of the virus-type illness and that of dengue are similar. Please DO NOT send your child to school if s/he has flu-like symptoms or a temperature, and consult your doctor. 
The Ministry of Health has the home as the First Filter for detection of suspicion of dengue and has asked schools to provide the contact information for any student with confirmed dengue.
Do not have your child return to school before s/he is well again - we are sending home too many students who have returned prematurely or are being asked by their parents to go to the school doctor when they get to school. Please note - the ABC has a first aid post with a doctor on hand for emergencies - the doctor will not prescribe medicines nor carry out a detailed diagnosis, but merely send home any ill student.

Primary News

Welcome back to school - First day photographs
(PKCarPKCacPKFPKSKTKSKFP1st)

UP Civic assemblies
(1, 2, 3)


18th September LP Children’s Parade - Independence Day
(PKF, PKCar, KF, KS)

21st September Peace One day and the McLay Fun Run
(P, PKCac, PKS, KT, UP, LP)


Next week in Primary

International Primary Curriculum
A trainer and advisor from the IPC will be in the primary school all this week to work alongside our teachers. She will identify what we are doing well and will help us to think about how we can make the IPC experience for the children even better.

Children’s Day - Monday 1st October
Children in Key Stage 1 will be celebrating Children’s Day with a visit from Fransortes and UP pupils will be having a crazy hair day and entertainment organised by the 5th Grade Madres Enlace.

5th Truscott assembly - October 3rd
Children in 5th Truscott have been working hard on their assembly. Our first UP class assembly of the year. We look forward to welcoming their parents to school to watch.

Pre Kinder Curriculum Night - October 3rd
Pre Kinder parents are welcome to come along to their curriculum night where they will find out more about how their children spend their days in school.

Inset Day - October 5th
Teachers will be having an in service training day on Friday 5th October. The school is closed for children.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Wednesday 3rd October: Pre-Kinder Curriculum Night in the PAC 6:00pm
Friday 5th October: School closed for staff INSET
Wednesday 9th October: Kinder Curriculum Night in the PAC 6:00pm
Friday 12th October: First Aguirre Assembly at the PAC 7:20am
Wednesday 17th October: Prepa Curriculum Night in the PAC 6:00pm
Friday 19th October: First Cáceres Assembly at the PAC 7:20am
Wednesday 24th October: First Grade Curriculum Night in the PAC 6:00pm
Wednesday 24th October: UN Day celebrations
Friday 26th October: First Fastiggi Assembly at the PAC 7:20am

Upper Primary
Monday 1st October: UP Crazy Head Day
Wednesday 3rd October: 3rd Padilla Assembly, in the PAC 9:10am
Wednesday 3rd October: 5th Truscott Assembly, in the PAC 11.55am
Friday 5th October: School closed for staff INSET
Thursday 11th October: LSU School for Parents: Self Esteem, in the PAC 7.00 & 6.00pm
Wednesday 24th October: 2nd Mena Assembly, in the PAC 9:10
Wednesday 24th October: 4th Hernández Assembly, in the PAC 11.55
Friday 26th October: UP United Nations Food Fair, UP Corridor at 11.25

Secondary News

SANTA TECLA 2012
We are holding our ABC Olympics on Saturday and we have invited the German, French and American schools to join us. There will be athletics, swimming and cycling. The event starts at 7.30 on saturday morning. if your son or daughter is participating please ensure they arrive at school before 7.30 in their tribal P.E. kit. Parents of participants and nonparticipants as well as non participating students are welcome to spectate.

Know Your school: Grade 6, 7 and 8 are NEXT WEEK
On Tuesday all Grade 6 parents and on Thursday all Grade 7 and Grade 8 parents are invited to the PAC at 5.30 pm for the Know Your School Parent Partnership meetings. We need all Parents to attend and you will have the chance to meet all the teachers of your son or daughter as well as hear about the new school year.

Inset Day - October 5th
Teachers will be having an in service training day on Friday 5th October. The school is closed for all students and we reopen as usual on Monday 8th October.

Missing Laptop
Unfortunately we had a laptop go missing from a grade 10 student in school last week. It is a Macbook Pro. If your son or daughter has a Macbook Pro can you please check they have not picked up the wrong one by mistake and if they know anything about the missing laptop please let us know.






Secondary dates for your diary
Saturday 29th September: ABC Olympic Event
Tuesday 2nd October: Grade 6 Know Your School and Parent Teacher meetings
Thursday 4th October: Grade 7 and 8 Know Your School and Parent Teacher meetings
Friday 5th October: School closed for staff INSET
Monday 8th October: Grade 11 and 12 Know Your School and Parent Teacher meetings
Thursday 11th October: Grade 9 and 10 Know Your School and Parent Teacher meetings
Saturday 13th October: Grade 11 Empowerment Day

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