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Elementary News: February 21

posted Feb 21, 2014, 3:47 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 21, 2014, 7:38 AM ]
Dear Parents,

We have now completed the MAP testing for Gr 2-5, and reports will be heading home soon. We are also completing the KG, Gr 1 & 3 hearing and sight screenings, and letters will be sent home if there are any needs to follow-up. More below:


1. Gr 3, 4 & 5 Lock-in: I have spoken to all the Grades about enjoying the sleepover, and also respecting the sleep patterns of the chaperones and Gr 12 students! The students would like me to request that parents drop-off and pick-up promptly.

2. 2G Assembly Next Week: There will be a 2G assembly on Thursday February 27 next week. The 4S assembly has been moved back one week to March 7 due to SIPS. 

3. Playground After School: Please note that after school the playground after school is only for Gr 2 and younger. This also applies for students from out of school. There are too many small children to have the older grades also running about the sand and equipment, and Gr 3-5 have a chance to use the equipment during the school day.

4. Book Drive: If you still have books to come, please do send them. Let's hit the magic mark of 1,000 books - we are at 883!:

5. ID Badges: Here is information about the ID Badge procedure:

ID badges play an important role in the safety and security of the school. It deters unauthorized individuals from entering the campus and provides instant visual identification for teachers, security, and staff.

During the months of February and March, we will be issuing ID badges for parents and caregivers. Once implemented, ID badges will be required to enter campus and must be worn on campus at all times. Families may choose to get as many as 4 badges, i.e. mother, father, nanny, driver. The badges will have the person’s photo, the person’s full name and the student’s family name. Starting in August, a school year date sticker (2014-2015) will also be placed on the badge. As soon as you are issued your badge, please begin wearing it on the school campus.

 All photos will be taken in the school’s front office. The schedule includes both daytime and evening sessions.

We will start our badging process this Friday, February 21. Each day we will have a window from 8-10 AM and from 3-5 PM. Your family is entitled to four badges, please choose the persons who will be coming onto campus most often. You will be able to enter the campus without a badge, but you will be required to leave a photo ID with the guards in order to be loaned a visitor's badge. Please see your time in the schedule below. You will come on the day that corresponds with your child's last name. If you miss your appointment, please contact Nichole Ngom at nichole@isd.sn.

Times are again from 8-10 AM and 3-5 PM. Your appointment is as follows, with last names beginning with:

A - February 21

B - February 24

C - February 25

D - February 26

D & E - February 27

F - February 28

G - March 3

H & I - March 4

J & K - March 5

L & M - March 6

M - March 7

N - March 10

O & P - March 11

Q & R - March 12

S - March 13

S - March 14

T & V - March 17

W, Y & Z - March 18 

6. Photo Orders: Please go through the photo order and send the envelope in as soon as you can. The deadline is March 14. 

7. Reluctant Reader?: If you have a reluctant Gr 3-5 reader in your house, click here and this web site may have some useful suggestions. 

8: And Finally: From the French Department...

The French teachers would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to all the parents who helped run the Chandeleur by bringing so many delicious crepes. All the crepes were highly appreciated by the students and the whole community.

We are truly blessed to have such a great bunch of dedicated parents !!!

Upcoming Events: 

- Feb 21: Gr 4 & 5 Lock-in
- Feb. 26-28: SIPS Tournament
- Feb. 27: 2G Assembly
- Mar. 6: Board Meeting
- March 7: 4S Assembly (a week later due to SIPS)
- March 8: Soiree Litteraire
- March 10-14 Book Sale
- March 14: Student Led Conferences
- March 17-21: Francophonie Week
- March 19: Elementary Picnic
- March 21: Elementary Field Day
- March 22: Spring Break Begins

Ian Clark

Ian Clark Ed.D.

Elementary School Principal

International School of Dakar