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Elementary News: February 7

posted Feb 6, 2014, 3:20 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 6, 2014, 1:23 PM ]
Dear Parents,

Events this week include an ES Parent Workshop and a PTO Welcome Coffee for those who have arrived since the start of the year. There is also news about March's Soiree Litteraire, which is always popular! Finally, please remember to find some books to bring for the Book Drive. We accept non-English language books too. 


1. ES Parent Workshop: 

2. Scholastic Book Order: 

3. Book Drive: 

4. MAP Testing: Starting next week, we will be running the second set of Gr 2-5 MAP tests. As ever, these are in-school, and there is no additional work you need to do with your children for these - they are a guide for us as to how we are all doing in our teaching and learning. I do have some links that you might want to try if you would like additional information:

- Tips for parents: HERE 

- A vocabulary list http: HERE 

- A site to help your child to find "just right" leveled books using the exile score on the MAP report: www.lexile.com

5. Soiree Litteraire: 

6. School Photographs: Proofs will be sent home soon. The pack is 8,000cfa, and you can add items to that if you wish. More on the order envelope you will receive son.

7. Information for Runners: A run this weekend:

Second Sunday 5km Race Series

Come join other local runners in a fun and local 5km race organized by Marc Guillaume, science teacher here at ISD.  This is the 3rd of the series and you're welcome to do one or do them all!  The race starts at 9am, February 9th at the Catholic Cemetery on the VDN.  For more information, go towww.dakar5k.com

8. PTO Welcome Coffee: Parents new to ISD are invited by the PTO to attend a Welcome Coffee in the Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the admin building. This will be on Thursday, February 13, and we'll give you some additional background to the school, and speak about upcoming events. 

9. 1/2 Day Professional Development Upcoming: A quick reminder that the faculty will be having a 1/2 Day PD afternoon on February 14. This is also a 3-day weekend.


Upcoming Events: 

- Feb. 10: MAP Testing Begins
- Feb. 11: ES Parent Workshop III
- Feb. 12: PTO Welcome Coffee
- Feb. 14: PD 1/2 Day
- Feb. 17: President's Day & WAIST
- Feb. 20: Gr 4 Samusocial Visits Begin
- Feb 21/22: Gr 4 & 5 Sleepover in Library
- Feb. 26-28 SIPS Athletic Tournament
- Feb. 26: PTO Meeting
- Mar. 5: PTO Meeting
- Mar. 6: Board Meeting
- Mar. 8: Soiree Litteraire

Ian Clark

Ian Clark Ed.D.

Elementary School Principal

International School of Dakar