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Elementary News: February 19

posted Feb 19, 2016, 1:58 AM by Ian, CLARK   [ updated Feb 23, 2016, 11:46 AM ]

Dear Parents,

Gr 2-5 MAP scores head home next week, and we also have 2 assemblies and a new idea - a Parent Drop-in (a chance for a coffee and a chat in the Pagoda).

Please note that the Friday 26th movie, Matilda, will now start at 4:00pm in the gym. We have moved it not to clash with the MS play, so you can have a Roald Dahl evening should you wish. 


1. MAP Information: We have completed our MAP testing for Reading, Language Usage and Math. We'll be sending the reports early next week, and do come and see me on Friday at the Parent Drop-in (below) on Friday. Click HERE for the link to the Parent Toolkit. 

2. Coffee Drop-in - Friday, Feb 26: At the Gr 3-5 Assembly on Friday, we'll have cookies and coffee at the Pagoda available for anyone who would like a chat. I'll be there in case of any MAP questions you may have, as will Ms. Pam, Ms. Patel and other specials faculty. Do come along if you'd like a hot cuppa on a chilly morning! No agenda....

3. Nebeday Donation from Musical: Here is a photo of Jeon Goepp from the Nebeday organization (http://www.nebeday.org/p/objectifs.htmlaccepting a donation of 135,000cfa toward the protection of trees in Senegal. The money was collected from many of you after the Emerald Crown musical - ask your kids about what he had to say!:

4. Upcoming Movie Night - Feb. 26: K-5 students have taken home an invite for the Movie Night (K-2 must be accompanied by their parents). Co-hosted by the Senior Class and our ES Student Council. 

Friday February 26 


from 4:00-5:30pm

In the Gym

5. More Roald Dahl!!:

6. ELL Links: Ms. Els presented at the recent Parent Coffee, and she has a couple of reading links to share:

- A link to our library site with resources: https://sites.google.com/a/isd.sn/elibrary/

7. Musical Picnic - in 2 weeks!: 



3:30pm start

Friday, March 4

PTO will also be running a bake sale

see Ms. Joy if your child would like to like to audition

8. Used Book Sale: Do your children have books they no longer read? Are some of your books collecting dust on a shelf? Please help us have a great Used Book Sale during Reading Week by donating your used books to the PTO. We are collecting NOW– there will be a blue collection bin by the front of the school. 


Please bring gently used books to bins outside school

Books will go on sale week of March 2

Starting on 2nd March through 4th March books will be on sale by the front of the school. 
There will be books for all ages and in several languages.

9. Samusocial on Campus: Here are some shots of the Samusocial kids having a fun time with their Gr 3 student hosts:

Gr 3 & Samusocial

10. 2Y Assembly: Here is a video of our assembly from Ms. Yu's class. We learned a lot!!

2Y Assembly

Upcoming Events: 

- February 24: Parent Book Group
- February 25: 2O Assembly
- February 26: 4C Assembly
- February 26: K-5 Movie Night
- March 4: ES Musical Picnic
- March 10: Board Meeting
- March 17/18: Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
- March 25: Field Day
- March 26: SPRING BREAK

Ian Clark

Ian Clark Ed.D.

Elementary School Principal

International School of Dakar