Friday, 17 May 2013

33: Friday 17th May 2013

Primary News

More suggestions for reading with your children
This year we have placed considerable emphasis and resources on the development of the children’s reading but we do need your help and support at home. Recently I have been adding websites in our weekly newsletter to help you to help your children with their reading, there are also suggestions on all UP grade blogs for English books which are appropriate for the age range of the grade.

Here is another suggestion

Family Days
I hope that our Pre Kinder parents agree that the family breakfasts this week have been a delightful way to start the day and it has been great to see so many parents coming along to join their children. Next week we have the Prepa family day at 7.15am on Thursday 23rd May and our 1st Grade Family day at 12.15pm on Friday 24th May. We look forward to seeing you then.

3rd Grade IPC
IPC allows the children to learn through practical activities designed to create life-long learning experiences. Third grade is learning about Chocolate. As part of our Exit Point the children developed a chocolate based product which they had to create, produce and test, improve and advertise. Last week they learned how to make a Television commercial from scratch. They were able to develop the concept, make a story board/script, produce and edit it. They got the help and guidance of professional publicists. Many thanks to Mr. Gerardo Funes who provided us with the equipment and personnel necessary to make this life long experience. 

Parent and Pupil Surveys
Many thanks to the parents who took the time to complete the recent survey sent out to primary parents. We are very happy about the largely positive feedback from you and will look carefully at any concerns which have been expressed to ensure that all children in our school have the best possible academic, social and physical care.

This week children from Prepa through to Grade 5 are also completing surveys. We have been giving these surveys to the children for three years now which allows us to accumulate some useful data and gives the children an opportunity to tell us about how the school is from their point of view. 

Congratulations to Ms Caceres on the safe arrival of her new son!

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Thursday 23rd May: Prepa Family Day 7:15 - 8:15am - LP Playground
Friday 24th May: First Grade Family Day 12:15 - 1:15pm - Auditorium
Tuesday 28th May: PK Siri Family Day 7:20-8:00am - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
Wednesday 29th May: PK Carbajal Family Day 7:20-8:00am - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
Thursday 30th May: PK Cáceres Family Day 7:20-8:00am - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
Friday 31st May: PK Flores Family Day 7:20-8:00am - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
Friday 7th June: Moving Up Day
Friday 21st June: Last day of school

Upper Primary
Monday 3rd June: 5th grade Family Day from 11:00 to 12:00
Tuesday 4th June: 4th grade Family Day from 11:00 to 12:00
Thursday 6th June: 2nd grade Family Day from 11:00 to 12:00
Friday 7th June: 3rd grade Family Day from 11:00 to 12:00
Thursday 6th-7th June: 5th grade Moving Up Day
Tuesday 18th June: Talent Shows, at 10.00am and 12.00pm
Wednesday 19th June:
CAL 3 Achievement Ceremonies, in the PAC
2nd grade 7.00
3rd grade 10.00
4th grade 12.00
Thursday 20th June: 5th grade Graduation and Achievement, at 7.00am
Friday 21st June: Last day of school

Secondary News

As we approach the end of term we would like to remind all parents that we expect all our students to participate in school activities through to 12 noon on Friday 21st June when we break up for our summer holidays. There are important activities and events taking place during the final week and for Grade 11 (Class 2014) the IB Group 4 Science trip or Environmental Systems activities are compulsory aspects of the IB Diploma and cannot be done at other times.

Please note that all activities can be found on the Secondary School Calendar

The Class 2013 complete their IB exams next Tuesday and will soon be celebrating with their Ring Ceremony and their School Graduation on Thursday 13th June 2013. Please note school will close at lunchtime on this day and Grade 10 and 11 students will be expected to attend the event.

Class 2016 (Grade 9) Work experience takes place during the last week of term. This is an important activity for our students and one where they learn a lot about the world of work. If you think you can offer a suitable placement please contact Mr. Quijano at school.

Class 2017 (Grade 8) are running a jeans and T shirt day next Friday in return for students bringing milk powder rice, beans, floor sanitizer or soap to school to help with the feeding of elderly people at the home they are supporting. Students can wear any previous ABC Campaign or Green T shirt.

Don’t forget the ABC Digital Award Ceremony on Thursday! Interested parents are also invited to join students at the IE University visit on Thursday at 2 pm in the ABCLT.

Secondary dates for your diary
Monday 20th May: Grade 6 Humanities Exam 2 pm - 3 pm
Tuesday 21st May: Grade 7 History Exam 2 pm - 3 pm
Thursday 23rd May: IE University, Segovia and Madrid campuses, Spain presentation 2pm 
Thursday 23rd May: Digital Video Awards Ceremony, 6pm PAC
Monday 3rd June: Swimming Gala for Grade 7: 1.00 - 1.50 pm
Tuesday 4th June: Swimming Gala for Grade 6: 1.00 - 1.50 pm
Wednesday 5th June: Swimming Gala for Grade 8: 1.00 - 1.50 pm
Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June: Grade 5 Induction days
Wednesday 12th June: Awards Ceremony for Grade 9 students
Thursday 13th June: School closes at lunchtime and Class 2014 Graduation at 5 pm
Friday 14th June: Cal Reports for Grade 9 will be sent home
Tuesday 18th June: Awards Ceremony for Grade 10 students
Wednesday 19th June: Awards Ceremony for Grade 6 students
Thursday 20th June: Awards Ceremony for Grade 7 & 8 students
Friday 21st June: Awards Ceremony for Grade 11 students
Friday 21st June: End of term. Students leave from 11.45

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