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Elementary News: April 24

posted Apr 24, 2015, 2:40 AM by Ian CLARK
Dear Parents,

Thanks for being green on Wednesday - we will now also be recycling cans at the gate! Next week's main event is the WCM Finale, and if you would like to dress up with your child and be in the parade of nations, please email Asiya or Olivea at asiya@isd.sn & olivea@isd.sn for more information. 

We have 20 booths, so you are also welcome to come in the morning, sample food, check out your child's work in the gym from Senegal Arts Week and shop at the bazaar. Another busy ISD day!! 

Notes:

1. World Cultural Month - FINAL DAY!: Here is the program for the WCM Finale from Mr. Gaucher:


2. Assemblies: Next week we have two assemblies on different days than usual:

TUESDAY, April 28 - 5G Assembly

WEDNESDAY, April 29 - Pre-K 4B Assembly

3. Earth Day 2015: This week we celebrated the many aspects of Earth Day. We had a visit from "Dr. Canacla" and Secondary students came to our assembly to talk about the can recycling program they are starting. Bring cans and drop them in the box near the gate - they will be recycled. 

Here are photos of the busy day:

Earth Day


4. Overnight Trips to Thies & Lac Rose: Last week, we took the Gr 5 to Lac Rose and Gr 4 students to Thies on overnight trips. The students had a wonderful time, and returned tired and happy. Here are a couple of photos:

Gr 4 heading out to a school in Thies for an exchange
Gr 5 sampling the waters of Lac Rose

5. Summer Camp: This will be a two-week camp, and we will be sending out sign-up forms next week that will be due to the finance office with the payment. We can accept up to 70 spaces, and this is first-come first-served. more to follow. 

6. New Classrooms: You may have noticed some construction in the area of the "old offices". These rooms next to the Gr 5 classrooms are being converted to Grade 4 classrooms for next year. It'll be great to have the classes back together and the rooms will be fully fitted out for the new school year. I have happy memories of the old offices, though it is a little different in there now:


7. Technology - Repeated Workshop:

Parenting 2.0 - Top Common Sense Tips

Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Tuesday, April 28, 6pm in the Library

Presenters: John Wishart, ISD Technology Director and Pam Pelliccia, ES Counselor


8. Swimming Starts Monday May 4: Mr. Gaucher would like to share that swimming starts up again on Monday, May 4, 2015 to end on Friday, June 5, 2015. See attached note at the end that says:

Dear Parents,

The Kg to Grade 5 students will be involved in our swimming program beginning Monday May 5 to Friday June 5. The classes will be taught by swimming instructors and staff from the PE department. They will have swimming during their PE class times.

Staff: Gaucher Kadam-Kindergarten to Grade 5

Swimming Instructors: Mr. Cheike Ndiaye, Mr.Ibrahima Seck and Mr. Ousmane Thiaw 

All students are expected to take part, as this is part of the PE curriculum. If you have any questions please send us an email.

The students will need:

1. A swimming cap-(optional) (Caps for sale at PE Office for 3000CFA)

2. Flip flops to wear from changing room to pool.

3. Swimming goggles. (Goggles for sale at the PE Office for 5000CFA)

4. Swimming suit (Girls one piece) and towel.

9. Pre-K Emotions: We have been doing a lot of work in the younger grades with executive functioning. This leads to empowerment, and children becoming better decision-makers. The link below outlines The Benefits of Helping Preschoolers Understand and Discuss Their Emotions. You may find it interesting:

Click HERE

10. Summer Concerts in May: Looking ahead, please put these dates in your calendar:

- K-2 Summer Concert & Art Exhibition: Wednesday, May 20

- 3-5 Summer Concert: Thursday, May 21

Upcoming Events - next week in blue: 

- Apr. 28: 5G Assembly 
- Apr. 29: Pre-K 4W Assembly
- 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

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Ian CLARK,
Apr 24, 2015, 2:40 AM
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