Friday, 30 November 2012

14: Friday 30th November 2012

From the Headmaster

Coffee with the Headmaster and Board Chair.
Parents are cordially invited on Thursday 6th of December at 7:10 to 8am. In order to plan properly for parking, space and catering reasons, please let us know by Tuesday that you are coming, using this simple form.

Primary News

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Next week in Primary

Monday 3rd December - UP choir, orchestra and recorders
Our UP choir and musicians will be preparing us for Christmas with a concert at the Palacio Tecleño in Santa Tecla on Monday 3rd December at 6pm. This is a new venue for us and we are very excited by it. Please come along to support the children.

Tuesday 4th December - UP choir
The pupils in the UP choir will be going to the Hogar Adalberto Guirola orphanage on Tuesday morning to present some Christmas songs to the children and to organise a small Christmas party for them.

UP reports
UP reports for Cal 1 will be sent home with the children today. We apologise for the delay with these due to some technical hitches.

Wednesday 5th December - Achievement ceremonies
Cal 1 achievement ceremonies take place today. We look forward to see invited parents there.

Friday 7th December - 1st Caceres assembly
Parents of children in 1st Caceres are welcome to come to watch their children’s assembly this morning.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 7th December: 1st Cáceres Assembly 7.20am in the PAC
Wednesday 12th December: Christmas Shows 4pm - 6.30pm in the PAC

Upper Primary
Monday 3rd December: Palacio Tecleño Concert, at 6.00pm
Tuesday 4th December: CAL 1 goes home 
Wednesday 5th December: 2nd and 3rd grade Achievement Ceremony, in the PAC, at 10.00am
Wednesday 5th December: 4th and 5th grade Achievement Ceremony, in the PAC, at 12.00md
Wednesday 5th December: Santa’s Festival, from 3.30 to 6.30, ABC campus

Secondary News

We are starting to issue Cal 1 reports from next week and there are a number of Parent Partnership and Parent Teacher meetings which are taking place (see below and the school calendar). We ask that you check your diaries and make sure you are able to attend these meetings. We will be discussing a number of issues as well as handing out reports. 

We are very concerned in school about students and their valuable items especially as more students are bringing laptops to school. We have had a laptop go missing again this week and while we are stepping up our security and vigilance we need to do all we can to ensure our students are responsible and sensible about where they put their valuable items. On many days at some point during the day a laptop is handed into the Office and then returned to the student. Please remind your son or daughter not to leave them unattended.

We completed our teambuilding activity trips last week and have been very pleased with the responses and support from parents so than you!

Next week we will be talking about tolerance and appreciating differences in school as part of our awareness of others and encouraging respect in school. Thank you to all of you who supported the Cornflour student music concert last week.

Secondary dates for your diary
Thursday 6th December: Grade 10 and 12 Parent Teacher Meetings: Cal 1 reports issued
Friday 7th December: Grade 7, 9 and 11 Cal 1 reports issued
Tuesday 11th December: Grades 6 and 8 Parent Partnership Meeting: Cal 1 reports issued.
Thursday 13th December: Awards Assemblies
Friday 14th December: Term 1 ends at 12 noon for the three week Christmas Holiday.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

13: Friday 23rd November 2012


From the Headmaster

Coffee with the Headmaster and Board Chair.
Parents are cordially invited on Thursday 6th of December at 7:10 to 8am. In order to plan properly for parking, space and catering reasons, please let us know that you are coming using this simple form.

Next week in Primary

Maths Relays in Upper Primary - Term 1
On Friday 16th of November we had our first Maths Relay across the whole Upper Primary. These relay games were designed for children to have fun and to be better engaged in the different material covered during our first eleven weeks of Term 1. The activity turned out to be an enjoyable experience for all students and something they will look for at the end of Term 2.

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
4th Place
5th Grade
Incas
Aztecs
Pipiles
Mayas
4th Grade
Incas
Pipiles
Mayas
Aztecs
3rd Grade
Incas
Mayas
Aztecs
Pipiles
2nd Grade
Pipiles
Aztecs
Mayas
Incas

Independent
Last week we concluded focussing on the value Independent in Primary. At school we believe in creating independent children and it is our responsibility to prepare them for their future. Children need to become independent, self-sufficient and competent adults and in order for these skills to develop in them, they need the opportunity to take risks, practice skills and experience various situations. Please, take your time to praise your child whenever he reflects this value at home!
´The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.´ Denis Waitley

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 30th November: Prepa Vásquez Assembly 7.20am in the PAC
Friday 7th December: 1st Cáceres Assembly 7.20am in the PAC
Wednesday 12th December: Christmas Shows 4pm - 6.30pm in the PAC

Upper Primary
Friday 23 - Saturday 24th November: 3rd grade camping night, in Residencial Tuscania
Wednesday 28th November: 3rd Navas assembly, at the PAC at 9.10am
Wednesday 28th November: 5th Brenes assembly, at the PAC at 11.55am
Thursday 29th November: School for parents “Family communication”, at the PAC, at 7.00am & 6:00pm

Next week in Secondary

Grades 7 and 11 are on their overnight trip and will be returning at 11am on Saturday. Parents should follow the Class 2018 and Class 2014 blog for details. Grade 10 will be going on their day trip on Monday. These trips have been very successful so far and the students seem to have really enjoyed the teambuilding activities.

Cal 1 Grades are being calculated this week. Your son or daughter should know their grades in most of their subjects and please check the schedule on our Calendar for the issuing of reports. In Grade 10 and 12 these are being issued at a Parent Teacher Meeting where you can discuss progress with all teachers. In Grade 6 and 8 there are Parent Partnership Meetings which we hope all Grade 6 and Grade 8 parents will attend. Grade 7, 9 and 11 reports will be sent home with students.

Secondary dates for your diary
Friday 23rd & Sat 24th November: Grade 7 overnight trip to Ecoparque Portezuelo, Juayua
Monday 26th November: Grade 10 trip to Albaclara
Thursday 29th November: Cornflour Concert 6pm
Thursday 6th December: Grade 10 and 12 Parent Teacher Meetings: Cal 1 reports issued
Friday 7th December: Grade 7, 9 and 11 Cal 1 reports issued
Tuesday 11th December: Grades 6 and 8 Parent Partnership Meeting: Cal 1 reports issued.
Thursday 13th December: Awards Assemblies
Friday 14th December: Term 1 ends at 12 noon for the three week Christmas Holiday.

Friday, 16 November 2012

12: Friday 16th November 2012

From the Headmaster


Our bulldog mascot has a name!
The stork “delivered” our new bulldog mascot on Founders’ Day - 23rd of October - and after a competition involving hundreds of entries we were able to select the most popular name for it. Since it is a young mascot, with some growing up to do, we need to teach it the ABC values. Our vision is to create Responsible Outstanding Citizens - ROCs as we say at the ABC. So it is appropriate that “Roc” is the name of the new bulldog mascot (it is already being called “Rocky” when face-to-face). 
We are all very glad that the ABC Bulldogs have a mascot emblem to support our school activities! GO BULLDOGS! 

Next week in Primary

Week 4 Extra Curricula activities

Tuesday 20th November
7.20 Parents of children in Prepa Burrows are invited to attend their children’s assembly

Thursday 22nd November
7.15 in the PAC Jolly Phonics workshop for Kinder parents

Friday 23rd November
7.20 Prepa Lima assembly
3rd Grade Camping night at Tuscania. The arrangements for this are well underway and it all sounds very exciting!


Wednesday 28th November
9.10 3rd Navas assembly
11.55 5th Brenes assembly

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Tuesday 20th November: Prepa Burrows Assembly 7.20am in the PAC
Thursday 22nd November: Kinder Jolly Phonics Workshop for Parents 7.15am - 7.45am
Friday 23rd November: Prepa Lima Assembly 7.20am in the PAC
Friday 30th November: Prepa Vásquez Assembly 7.20am in the PAC

Upper Primary
Friday 23 - Saturday 24th November: 3rd grade camping night, in Residencial Tuscania
Wednesday 28th November: 3rd Navas assembly, at the PAC at 9.10am
Wednesday 28th November: 5th Brenes assembly, at the PAC at 11.55am
Thursday 29th November: School for parents “Family communication”, at the PAC, at 7.00am & 6:00pm

Next week in Secondary

We are in the middle of our team building trips with each Grade and we hope the students find them not only fun but also that the trip will help them discover new things about themselves and their classmates. Thank you for your support for these trips. Grade 9 are returning tomorrow morning and we have trips for Grade 8 and Grade 11 next week.

We have had fun celebrating British fortnight these past two weeks and hope your son or daughter have learned some things about Britain and especially some of the scientific heritage. 

We are still having some students not wearing the correct PE uniform and we ask for your help in ensuring your son or daughter wears the correct socks and footwear. 

Secondary dates for your diary
Friday 16th & Sat 17th November: Grade 9 overnight trip to Ecoparque Portezuelo, Juayua
Monday 19th: Grade 8 trip to Albaclara
Friday 23rd: Grade 11 trip to Santa Leticia
Friday 23rd & Sat 24th November: Grade 7 overnight trip to Ecoparque Portezuelo, Juayua
Monday 26th November: Grade 10 trip to Albaclara
Thursday 6th December: Grade 10 and 12 Parent Teacher Meetings: Cal 1 reports issued
Friday 7th December: Grade 7, 9 and 11 Cal 1 reports issued
Tuesday 11th December: Grade 6 and Parent Partnership Meeting: Cal 1 reports issued.
Thursday 13th December: Awards Assemblies
Friday 14th December: Term 1 ends at 12 noon for the three week Christmas Holiday.

Friday, 9 November 2012

11: Friday 9th November 2012

Next week in Primary

British Fortnight
British fortnight continues in the primary school with the children learning more about well known British scientists and their discoveries.

Week 3 - Extra Curricula activities

Monday 12/11/12
Teachers in Grade 1 will be giving parent workshops today which will help parents to help their children at home with their reading.

Tuesday 13/11/12 Visiting artist

On Tuesday a local artist, Anabela de Tenorio, will visit school to talk to and work with pupils from Grades 4 and 5. Anabela’s work is inspired by the tropical colours of El Salvador and her unique style is recognised throughout the world.

Wednesday 14/11/12 Spanish assemblies

9.10 3rd Grade Spanish assembly

11.55 5th Grade Spanish assembly

Thursday 15/11/12 5th Grade trip

As the exit point to the IPC unit ‘Time Tunnel’ Grade 5 will be visiting the Museo David Guzman on Thursday.

Thursday 15/11/12 PK trip to the Zoo
In Pre kinder we have been reading “Handa's Surprise” and we really enjoyed this book. We have learned a lot about the animals that are featured in this story and that’s why we have decided to go on a trip to the ZOO next Thursday. We know it is going to be an exciting adventure!

Friday 16/11/12 UP Bake Sale

Friday 16/11/12 Prepa Pashley assembly

Parents of children in Prepa Pashley are invited to come to watch their children’s assembly today.

Dates for your diary


Lower Primary
Monday 12th November: First Grade Parent’s Workshop
7:10am – 7:50am - 1st Fastiggi and 1st Caceres in the Jubilee Library Seminar Room
12:15pm – 12:55pm - 1st Quintanilla and 1st Aguirre in the Jubilee Library Seminar Room
Friday 16th November: Prepa Pashley Assembly 7.20am in the PAC
Tuesday 20th November: Prepa Burrows Assembly 7.20am in the PAC
Friday 23rd November: Prepa Lima Assembly 7.20am in the PAC
Friday 30th November: Prepa Vásquez Assembly 7.20am in the PAC

Upper Primary
Wednesday 14th November: 3rd Spanish assembly, at the PAC at 9.10am
Wednesday 14th November: 5th Spanish assembly, at the PAC at 11.55am
Friday 16th November: UP British bake sale
Friday 23 - Saturday 24th November: 3rd grade camping night, in Residencial Tuscania
Wednesday 28th November: 3rd Navas assembly, at the PAC at 9.10am
Wednesday 28th November: 5th Brenes assembly, at the PAC at 11.55am
Thursday 29th November: School for parents “Family communication”, at the PAC, at 7.00am & 6:00pm

 
Next week in Secondary

Grade Trips
As we discussed at the Know Your School events last month we have organised team building trips for each Grade and we ask for your support in sending your children on these trips. They will help to ensure the Grade learns how to work together and support each other better. I am pleased to say we have had a good response but we would like all children to be included as far as possible.

Grade 11 IGCSE Certificate Assembly

We will be awarding these on Tuesday next week at 1.50 pm in the PAC. All Grade 11 parents are invited. We will also be awarding HM Roll of Honour for the IGCSE exams and the top IGCSE student award.

British Fortnight continues and we will be celebrating more of the scientific history of Britain with our students. As part of British Fortnight some of our Grade 11 and 12 students will be attending a talk by Mr. Hugo Swires MP who is currently visiting El Salvador.

Cal 1 is ending over the next week and we will soon be issuing reports. Please see the calendar and the dates below.

Secondary dates for your diary
TONIGHT Friday 9th November: Guy Fawkes Night Party and Market fair
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November: PAES mocks for Grade 12 students
Tuesday 13th November: Grade 11 IGCSE Award Assembly at 1.50 pm in PAC
Thursday 15th November; Grade 6 trip to Albaclara.
Friday 16th & Sat 17th November: Grade 9 overnight trip to Ecoparque Portezuelo, Juayua
Monday 19th: Grade 8 trip to Albaclara
Friday 23rd or Friday 30th: Grade 11 trip to Santa Leticia
Friday 23rd & Sat 24th November: Grade 7 overnight trip to Ecoparque Portezuelo, Juayua
Monday 26th November: Grade 10 trip to Albaclara
Thursday 6th December: Grade 10 and 12 Parent Teacher Meetings: Cal 1 reports issued
Friday 7th December: Grade 7, 9 and 11 Cal 1 reports issued
Tuesday 11th December: Grade 6 and Parent Partnership Meeting: Cal 1 reports issued.
Thursday 13th December: Awards Assemblies
Friday 14th December: Term 1 ends at 12 noon for the three week Christmas Holiday.