Friday, 8 May 2015

33: Friday 8th May 2015

From the Director 

I would like to start this week by thanking all the parents who have been supporting our estudiantiles teams competing in the swimming and the athletics games this last week. Our swimmers did really well coming second overall. They were proud of their performances as we all were but I was also proud of the community feeling which our parents established at these events. It means so much when we behave in such a supportive and inclusive manner. 

As you may know we have a new British Ambassador, Mr. Bernhard Garside who will be coming to our Graduation Ceremony in on 11th June. He and his wife Jennifer have already visited our school and Jennifer has asked for our help in making some British style cakes - sponges, scones, biscuits, fruitcake etc. I have volunteered 20 cakes on our behalf and I am hoping some of you will be kind enough to bake something to help us meet this target. If you have time and would be kind enough to help can you please contact Estefania. We would like the cakes in school on Friday 15th May and they will be sold for charity at the Gastronomique Festival on Saturday 16th May at the Gran Plaza CC Galerias from 10 - 3 pm

Tomorrow many of our musicians will be celebrating with friends from other European Union schools in a concert in Multiplaza which starts at 11am. Please come along and listen to them if you can.

Primary News

Dear Parents and Carers,

We had some great activities again this week. I was very impressed with the houses and homes made in Prepa and how well the students could talk to me about them in English. Excellent!

One or two of our classes have been affected by a virus that is circulating all schools in the area. We have monitored these classes and the variety of symptoms children are displaying as well as contacted a local paediatrician for advice. Our school has always had well established cleaning procedures but the virus is ‘out there’ on the street and children can pick it up in any situation; for example visiting a fast food restaurant or a play centre. The best thing we can do to prevent the spread of illness in school is to ask parents not to send their children into school when they are unwell. Keep your child at home until they have fully recovered. Our doctor is not here to diagnose specific illnesses but to identify when a child is unwell. Please take your child to your own doctor for a full investigation if you have a concern about their health first thing in the morning. Parents please accept it is your responsibility to ensure your child does not bring contagious diseases into school. 

Tomorrow the European Union anniversary festival is taking place in the Multiplaza Shopping Centre. There will be a ‘flash mob’ dance beforehand at about 11.00 am. This will be a medley of three well known items.
  1. Radio Gaga (clapping)
  2. Macarena (most of our girls know this)
  3. Volare (some simple dance steps)
It will be followed by a musical performance by the British, French and German schools. We will be performing in the open area in front of Victoria’s Secret and Forever 21. Try and come along to support us and enjoy the event.

Latin Music Night is coming…!
The Latin Music Concert will take place on Thursday 14th May at 6:30 the PAC and will include performances by the Lower Primary Choir, the Upper Primary Choir, the ABC Rock Band and many other acts. It is an evening of atmosphere and excitement. Please do come. Tickets are available at Claudia Aviles and Veronica Lindo‘s offices. Please make a donation of $1.00 for your ticket.

Teleton shirts are coming through slowly. Anyone who wants one should buy them from Miss Lourdes in Lower Primary and Miss Veronica in the Upper Primary office.

Grade 5 parents, here is advance notice of that Grade 5 are having a ‘school for parents’ to introduce their new IPC unit. It will be presented by Lic. Jaime Zablah, who has knowledge about this topic and works in a non profit organization, Fundasalva. it will be about -
The 30 Most Frequently asked Questions that Parents have about Addictions
It will take place on Monday 18th of June at 7:20 am in the Lecture Theatre. Definitely one to go along to!

The final date for next year’s grade 4 and 5 trips is the 29th May. A refundable deposit of $100 should be paid to the ‘caja’ for each trip you are interested in.

Have a great weekend.

Sharon Short
Head of Primary

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Saturday 9th May EU music celebration 11.00 Multiplaza
Thursday 14th May: Prepa trip to Mayan Ruins
Friday 15th May: IPC entry point Pushes and Pulls
Friday 15th May: Teleton
Monday 18th May: Kinder Francés - trip to LA GRANJITA EDUCATIVA
Tuesday 19th May: Kinder Quintanilla - trip to LA GRANJITA EDUCATIVA
Wednesday 20th May: Kinder Rampone - trip to LA GRANJITA EDUCATIVA 
Thursday 21st May: Kinder Suárez - trip to LA GRANJITA EDUCATIVA

Upper Primary
Saturday 9th May EU music celebration 11.00 Multiplaza
Friday 15th May IPC entry point Pushes and Pulls
Friday 15th May Teleton
Wednesday 27th May Primary Choir leave for Mexico international Festival
18th June Grade 5 Drug information School for parents

Secondary News

Staff Training
On Thursday 7th May the Secondary School pastoral team undertook some online training on student care, guidance and support.

We are in the process of reviewing a number of our key policies and this opportunity enabled the team to share ideas with educators in the UK on best practice. 

Music Events
There are a number of exciting musical events coming up in the next week.

In conjunction with the European Union anniversary celebrations the ABC, along with the French and German schools, will be performing the EU anthem in four languages at the Multiplaza on Saturday 9th May at 11.00am. We will also be performing music from popular European bands, and have a little flashmob surprise. Please come along to join the fun! We will be performing near Forever 21.

On Thursday 14th May the Upper Primary Latin Music Concert will commence at 6:30pm in the PAC. This year, the Secondary School students will also be participating and the concert will feature dance demonstrations as well as music. The $1 entrance fee goes to charity. Please get your tickets from the Primary School Office.

On Friday 15th May there will be a Spring Music Recital in the Lecture Theatre at 2:30pm to 3:30pm. This is to celebrate the skills of students who have been attending instrumental lessons this year. Most of them are beginners who have worked hard for this demonstration. Entrance is free but you can get admission tickets from Ms Lorna Sanchez.

Kind regards,

Stephen Spicer
Head of Secondary

Secondary dates for your diary
Saturday 9th May - European Union anniversary celebrations - Multiplaza, 11am (see above)
Friday 15th May - Spring Music Recital (see above)
Saturday 16th May to Monday 18th May: International Award expedition (Silver)
Wednesday 20th May: Grade 9 Business Studies Trip to Coca Cola plant
Thursday 21st May: start of the Grade 9 (internal) examinations 
Friday 22nd May: Digital Awards - details in next week’s ABC Weekly

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