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Elementary News: April 22 - Earth Day!!

posted Apr 22, 2016, 7:25 AM by Ian, CLARK   [ updated Apr 22, 2016, 9:53 AM ]

Dear Parents,

We had a great Earth Day today, and our ideas are listed below for heading forward through the rest of the year; continue to have waste-free lunches, green-up our campus and recycle batteries. More below.... 


1. Earth Day: We had a busy morning in class rotations from Pre-K to Gr 5, and we learned a lot about sustainability. 


ISD Earth Day 2016

Three things we'd like to continue are below:

2. Our Garden Space: Ms. Pam and Ms. Nyah will be heading up the continuing greening of the ISD garden space behind the Pre-K rooms. We'll all be planting flowers next week, and we have re-soiled the area to allow the plants to grow. 

3. Our Pledges: Here is what we'll try to do in class to follow-up in a greener way for the rest of the year!

4. Our Waste Free Lunch Can Continue: We hope you might continue to send in waste-free lunches. here are some good sites for reference:




5. Recycling Our Batteries: Reduce, reuse and recycle!!

Ms. Axelle and a team of her Gr 5 French students are setting up a battery recycling station near the entrance. Please send in any used batteries through next week. Please DO NOT send in reusable batteries - we can't use those.

6. Yard Sale: Come if you can on Sunday morning. Reservations for tables is now closed, but you can come along anytime 10:00-12:00 to browse:

7. Booths & Parade on April 29: Volunteers to run country booths on the 29th April, please speak with Mr. Gaucher if you are interested (gaucherk@faculty.isd.sn)Also, if you are interested in being part of the parade of nations, or if your child would like to take part, please send back the form, or email Asiya at asiyam@faculty.isd.sn. We hope to see everyone dressed up that day, it's a lot of fun....

All parents are welcome to come, and Pre-K children can be there with their parents too, of course. We'll have the booths in the morning, and music, performances and the parade in the afternoon - more timings on the Final Day below:

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Booths set up

8:45 am - 12:00 noon: Booths visit by students 

1:00 pm: Elementary school performance

- 3rd grade drumming

- 2nd grade story and dance

1:35 pm: Ballet with ARTEA Company “Daan Pollution” (Marianne Niox and students who teach ASA dance at ISD)

2:00 pm: Concert with Philippe MONTEIRO

2:30 pm: Parade of nations

Also - BAZAAR (Thursday & Friday)

8. Summer Camp: Again, sign-up is with Francois in the admin office:

Communicating with nature - Gr 3 getting ideas for poems....

Upcoming Events: 

- April 27: Pre-K 4B Assembly
- April 28: 5H Assembly
- April 29: WCM Final Day
- May 2: Gr 2-5 MAP Testing Begins
- May 12: Pre-K 4M Assembly
- May 14: Gr 3-5 Disco in Gym
- May 16: Pentecoste: SCHOOL CLOSED
- May 18: K-2 Summer Concert
- May 19: Gr 3-5 Summer Concert
- May 20: PD 1/2 Day
- May 25: Gr 5 Moving-up Ceremony
- May 26: Pre-K 3 Assembly
- May 27: 5S Assembly
- June 2: Farewell Assembly/12:00 DISMISSAL

Ian Clark

Ian Clark Ed.D.

Elementary School Principal

International School of Dakar