Friday, 31 May 2013

35: Friday 31st May 2013

From the Headmaster

Headmaster’s Reception - Classes of 1983, 1988, 1993 and 2003
The Headmaster’s Reception will take place on Friday 7th of June at 19:30 and a special call goes out to alumni from the 30th, 25th, 20th and 10th graduation anniversaries! Come and meet the Class of 2013 and some of your ex-teachers!
Exabrit MUST obtain a pass card (from Lissett de Castro).

British Week
The British Embassy is organising BRITISH WEEK from the 8th to 15th of June. As part of this they are organising an ECO-CAMINATA on Sunday 8th of June. Spaces are limited but registration and free t-shirt is available at the school reception for just $5 (children under 5 free). This is a guided walk with fun activities! Please see the poster for details.

Pre-registration and registration - time limit on reserved places for next school year
Thank you to all the vast majority of parents who have Pre-registered and now Registered your children for next school year. Please note that we are unable to keep places any longer and urge those few who have not yet registered to do so with all haste.

Primary News

Upper Primary Family Days
Our LP family days have been very enjoyable. Our older pupils are now looking forward to welcoming their parents into school to help them to celebrate the fact that we are almost at the end of another school year!

Transition and Moving up days
Next week our Grade 5 children will be spending Thursday 6th June and Friday 7th June in the secondary school and will have the opportunity to meet some of their teachers and get to know their way around. In the evening of Thursday 6th June Grade 5 parents are invited to a ‘Welcome to the secondary school’ meeting in the PAC at 17.30.

All other grades will move up to their new classes for a period of time on Friday 7th June. This is always an exciting day for our pupils!

Recommended books to read to or with your children.
Good readers are developed on the laps of their parents! Here is a collection of books for you to read aloud to or with your children.

From Oxford Reading Tree - free e-books which link directly to curriculum

From Collins Big Cat books - free apps for your iPad

Read more here

A reminder......
Unless your child is in an extracurricular activity or taking part in team sports they must be picked up from school by 3pm please. There is no specific adult supervision for children after this time. Thank you.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 7th June: Moving Up Day
Friday 21st June: Last day of school PK, Kinder, Prepa & 1st Grade children leave at 11am

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 7.00am
Friday 21st June: Last day of school

Secondary News

In school this week we have been marking World Health Organisation NO TOBACCO Day which is today. We know around the world that the trend in adult smoking is falling and the number of people quitting smoking is rising. For the younger generations the percentage of children who start smoking has declined among the youngest group (age 12 - 17). The message that 'smoking kills' , must be repeated relentlessly. Everyone needs to remind the young that smoking is not 'cool' anymore. There is concern that in some developing countries many young people are not aware of the dangers of tobacco. We know that every young person at the ABC should be aware of the dangers and is urged to be smart and not start smoking. Please play your part at home in spreading this message and join the WHO NO TOBACCO DAY TODAY

The Class 2014 Mentors will be working with younger students 

Grade 6-8 Inter Tribal Swimming galas next week; Grade 7 Gala on Monday, Grade 6 on Tuesday and Grade 8 on Wednesday. Please note all students should bring their swimming costumes to their gala in case they are needed to swim.

Grade 8 MUSICAL REVUE ’13 in the PAC is on Tuesday featuring great songs from top Broadway musicals! Starting at 6.30pm prompt tickets are $2 at the door. The Grade 9 Business & French Team will be selling French treats before and after the show. LIMITED SEATS.

Student Council PRESIDENT Elections took place today. In a close election the following posts were elected. The turnout was high with over 60% of the Secondary students voting:

Student Council President: Esteban Cabrera
Student Council Vice President: Sigifredo Ochoa
Student Council Vice President: Shari Ortiz Sochandamandou

Congratulations to all involved and to the three successful candidates.

Come to the Fun Fair and BINGO TOMORROW. Enjoy fun carnival games, including the "Haunted Hospital". Games open at 4:30pm and BINGO starts at 6pm. Cost is $5. Tickets from Grade 11 students or Roxana's office.

Thank you to all of you who supported the Grade 8 fundraising for the San Vicente de Paul peoples home. Yesterday we delivered over 200 pounds of rice, 150 pounds of beans, 30 pounds of sugar and many bags of delactosed milk. Again a big thank you to all who helped!

The Grade 11 IB Art Exhibition starts next Thursday and next Friday the Bronze Award International Award trip leaves for El Pital at 2.30 pm. The Class 2013 Ring Ceremony is on Wednesday and the Headmasters Reception on Friday.. 

Please keep an eye on the school calendar over the coming three weeks as there are many events and deadlines coming up.

Secondary dates for your diary
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 
Wednesday 5th June CLASS 2013 Ring Ceremony
Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June: Grade 5 Induction days
Friday 7th June: International Award trip leaves on Friday at 2.30 pm
Friday 7th June Headmarter's Reception
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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