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Elementary News: April 17

posted Apr 17, 2015, 3:40 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 17, 2015, 4:37 AM ]
Dear Parents,

The Grade 4 and 5 students had a great time on their overnight trips to Thies and Lac Rose - thanks to those of you who volunteered, and the teachers for coordinating the visits. Our big event this week is Earth Day - more below....


1. Earth Day: We will have our 3rd Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday April 22! The two main things for you to know are that on Wednesday: 


- SEND IN A WASTE-FREE LUNCH Here is a link to a website (shady will also do a waste-free lunch that day).

Read on for more....


- 8:45-11:30: Green activities in grades, rotating through different teachers
- 11:30-12:10: Earth Day Assembly in gym
- WASTE-FREE LUNCH (see below)
- Green Specials sessions
- Green Display in library
- You can read about the worldwide 2015 Earth Day organization here.   

The idea of Wednesday's waste-free lunch is to have a day when we produce no garbage. Please send your child's lunch in a reusable container, and there should be no disposable wrapping inside at all. That is the goal - nothing that will be thrown away. 

Here is a link to a website that might give some ideas for the waste free lunch. Shady will also be sending over only reusable materials with the food for his lunches on Tuesday, too.

One additional thing we are doing this week is cleaning up the area behind the Pre-K rooms to make a new garden space!

...and here we are prepping the garden!:

Earth Day Garden

2. World Cultural Month - Upcoming Events: 

- APRIL 24 – FACULTY/PARENT COOKING CLASS A class on how to make local juices (Bissap, bouye and cocktail). Opened to faculty and to parents.

- APRIL 29 - BAZAAR (Day 1) - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Local artists and artisans are invited on campus for your summer shopping.

- APRIL 30 - CLOSING CEREMONY  2:00 pm - 3:10 pm • Country booths visited by students • Parade of the nations • Elementary school performance • Concert • World items exhibitions • Bazaar (Day 2) - parents welcome to join the parade!!

3. Summer Camp: This will run for two weeks, and we will send a form home next week so you can sign-up and pay. 

Upcoming Events: 

- Apr. 22: Earth Day
- Apr. 28: 5G Assembly 
- Apr. 29: Pre-K 4W Assembly
- Apr. 30: Education Team Meeting
- Apr. 30: WCM Closing Ceremony
- May 1: SCHOOL CLOSED: Labor Day
- May 4: ES MAP Tests Begin
- May 6: PTO Meeting
- May 7: Board Meeting
- May 20: K-2 Concert & Art Exhibition
- May 21: Gr 3-5 Concert & Art Exhibition
- May 22: PD 1/2 Day
- May 22: End of Tri III ASA

Ian Clark

Ian Clark Ed.D.

Elementary School Principal

International School of Dakar