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Elementary News: March 18

posted Mar 18, 2016, 6:27 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 18, 2016, 10:49 AM ]

Dear Parents,

Today we saw a lot of you coming to share your children's work. We appreciate the time you take to do this so much; it really means a lot to the students to share what they have been doing with a wider audience. We have two Field Days coming up next week and a Coffee Drop-in on Thursday at the 1O Assembly. More below....


1. Field Day: Please do feel free to come along to the two Field Days next week. The Pre-K day is on Thursday, March 24, and K-5 on Friday, March 25:

- Pre-K sessions run from 10:00-11:30

- K-5 run from 11:30-12:15 and then from 1:15-2:00. We'll end with ice creams after the presentation at 2:30

2. Coffee Drop-in - Thursday, March 24: At the 1O Assembly on Friday, we'll have cookies and coffee at the Pagoda available for anyone who would like a chat. We'll also have some handouts on growth mindsets and other topics. I'll be there in case of any questions you may have, as will Ms. Pam, Ms. Patel, Ms. Els and other specials faculty. Come along for a coffee and chat.....

3. Summer Camp: We will be running our annual Summer Camp and we plan to run it the first three weeks of the vacation this year, as we finish school early. Camp will start the week of June 6. There will be a sign-up sheet coming soon, and we will run three weeks this time if there is enough interest in a third week. 

4. World Cultural Month: When we return, we'll be having the World Cultural Month celebrations through April. Here are some of the events we'll be enjoying in school:

- APRIL 6 - OPENING CEREMONY 8:40 am - 9:10 am / Place: Field

- APRIL 7 - APRIL 14 - SENEGAL ARTS WEEK Glass painting - sand painting - batik - recycling during art class.

- APRIL 8 - WRESTLING EVENT Come to school for an evening's wrestling demonstration!

- APRIL 12 - CULTURAL LUNCH & LOCAL OUTFIT DAY ISD sponsors the lunch for the elementary department. Students are encouraged to dress up in Senegalese wear.

- APRIL 28 - BAZAAR (Day 1) - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Local artists and artisans are invited on campus for your summer shopping.

- APRIL 29 - CLOSING CEREMONY  2:00 pm - 3:10 pm • Country booths visited by students • Parade of the nations • Elementary school performance • Concert • World items exhibitions • Bazaar (Day 2)

BOOTHS: Mr. Gaucher will soon be asking for volunteers to run country booths on the 29th April (gaucherk@faculty.isd.sn) - please speak with him if you are interested. We'd like to have over 20 this year!

5. WCM Wrestling Event: Here is more on the wrestling event organized by Mr. Gaucher and our PTO:

6. Plant Sale: Ms. Gueye in the KG would like to share she is going to be selling some plants grown by her Gardening ASA:

7. ASA Assembly: Here are some shots from our ASA Assembly - very energetic performers!:

ASA Assembly

8. Gr 2 French Trip: The second grade classes in the French Department took a field trip recently to the Senegalese military base located in Ouakam. The students had just finished a unit on cities, and during this unit we discussed train stations, ports, airports, etc. At the military base the students had the opportunity to see aircrafts, helicopters, etc. The field trip provided a hands-on component to their learning. They enjoyed their time there and they all had a great experience! 

Gr 2 French Trip

9. ES Musical PicnicWe were pleased to see so many of you at the annual Musical Picnic - it was a lot of entertaining fun!

Musical Picnic

10. Graffiti Art: Finally, just to share another of our wonderful art projects in the elementary located outside Ms. Nancy's Art room. Grab your sunglasses....:

Upcoming Events: 
- March 24: 1O Assembly
- March 24: Parent Coffee Drop-in
- March 25: Field Day
- March 25: End of Term
- April 5: School Reopens (Tuesday)
- April 6: WCM Opening Ceremony
- April 7: ES Senegal Arts Week Begins
- April 8: Wrestling Event
- April 11: ASA Trimester 3 Begins
- April 12: Senegal Dress-up Day
- April 15: PD - HALF DAY
- April 21: Annual General Meeting
- April 22: Earth Day
- April 27: Pre-K 4B Assembly
- April 28: 5H Assembly
- April 29: WCM Final Day

Ian Clark

Ian Clark Ed.D.

Elementary School Principal

International School of Dakar