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Elementary News: April 29

posted Apr 28, 2016, 8:54 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 2:09 AM ]

Dear Parents,

Another great climax to World Culture Month was put together by Mr. Gaucher - pictures and a movie next week! Thank you to all who came to watch, to the teachers who prepared their classes to perform and to those of you who manned a booth or walked in the parade. 

When we are hiring new teachers, one of the words I use to describe ISD, of course, is "diversity". We are truly a tossed salad of cultures, and we appreciate that you support our celebrating this both in class at cultural lunches and at functions such as these. More on other events below....


1. MAP Testing for Gr 2-5: We will have the final set of MAP tests starting next week, and these will lead to the MAP reports which will head home in a couple of weeks. Here is a link to the Parent Toolkit for those of you who are new to the MAP tests. 

2. Our Garden SpaceMs. Pam and Ms. Nyah have been busy greening up the area behind the Pre-K rooms. They handed packs of seeds to the classes and the kids managed to get their fingers dirty planting! We look forward to watching the flowers grow:

ISD Gardeners

3. 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.

4. Pre-K 4B Assembly: Here are some shots of the recent Pre-K 4B assembly. It was nice seeing the 3C children working with their buddy class:

Pre-K 4B Assembly

5. 5H Assembly: We also enjoyed today's assembly. It was based around a wonderful poem about 5H's lives in the Elementary School, and I feel, outlined a lot of the positives we feel about the school. Here they are....

6. May Birthday Lunch: Here were the birthday kids and friends testing out the "magic" on the birthday pencils: 

7. Swimming in PE Soon: Swimming will be beginning in K-5 PE from May 4. The message below is from Mr. Bowler about the parent/child swim!!. 

8. ASAs: Just a reminder that the ASA's continue through May 27, and we have our ASA assembly on Tuesday May 31.

9. Gr 4-8 ASA Band Next School YearWe have an exciting opportunity for next year's After School Activities for Gr 4-8 kids.  ISD's music department will be organizing after school music/ band starting at the end of August next school year. Would your child like to be involved? Do you play an instrument and would you like to share your skills with our young musicians once or regularly? 

To learn more, please attend the meeting in room 207 on Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 pm.

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

We are almost full for week one, and filling up week two. * WEEK 3 WILL BE RUNNING!!!!

Upcoming Events: 

- 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
- May 27: ASA's End
- May 31: ASA Assembly
- June 2: Farewell Assembly/12:00 DISMISSAL

Ian Clark

Ian Clark Ed.D.

Elementary School Principal

International School of Dakar