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Last Day of School June 7, Closing Assembly 10:45 in PAC, Hooray for PYP

posted Jun 1, 2017, 12:33 PM by Kelly ‎(ES Pr)‎ CHUMRAU.

  • No School - June 5

  • Last Day of School June 7 - Morning Assembly for All at 10:45 am. (students will be dismissed from their homerooms at noon)

         Please join us in the PAC.

ISD is officially a PYP Candidate School!  Hooray!!!

What does this mean?

Becoming a PYP Candidate School is a great honor.  Our school has been approved by the International Baccalaureate Organization to begin candidacy.  That means we are going to begin practicing some of the PYP practices.  We are going to begin implementing some of the PYP routines.  Our teachers will be trained in how to “do” the PYP.  Your children will benefit from the innovative and creative PYP lessons.  You will be invited to learn more about the PYP throughout the school year at a series of parent informational meetings.  Please continue to follow this Jag Journal for continual updates next school year.



Click here to here PYP students talk about their learning!



Click here to learn more about the PYP.



And for your summer reading….

Great web site promoting reading of books focused on Africa. They publish winners of their annual Children's Africana Book Awards. Click on this link:

Africa Access


Africa Access Includes:

Read Africa - invites young people to read great books on Africa .

Anansi Reads - lists great picture books

Sankofa Reads - focuses on chapter books.

CABA Reads - lists winners of the Children's Africana Book Awards.



Parents of Current 5th graders… Soon to be 6th graders…..

The Middle School Orientation for all new MS students will be on Wednesday, August 9th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.  Students will meet in the Performing Arts Classroom (PAC).  They will connect with other students who are new to the middle school.  This includes ISD students who were in grade 5 for the 2016-17 school year.

We will play some get to know you games, take a school tour, meet teachers, and answer questions.  The entire middle school staff will be ready to welcome your adolescent.

To ensure your son or daughter gets the most from this experience, please make sure your son or daughter is dropped off and picked up at the times listed above.

If you have any questions, please email me at EileenK@faculty.isd.sn.

Summer Break

Even though students are on break during the summer- they should continue to read at least for 30 minutes or more  daily so that the can hold onto the gains they've made over the course of this academic year.


Report Cards - Half Day Dismissal

The last day of school is June 7th. At this time students will receive report cards and yearbooks. Please make arrangements for pick up at 12pm. Please make sure students do not have overdue books/fines or balances (you can check with Francois the cashier) as students will not be able to receive their report cards if this is the case.






Way to go Animal Rescue League!

Thank you to:


Emma, Leonardo, Maude, Yanis, Josefine, Mona, Audrey, Shreya, Mbango, Ina, Marthe, Sidya, Elana and Nissia, all put in a tremendous amount of effort into amassing the 455,000 CFA they made at the school's last yard sale.

Thank you to John A., Eric, JulieAnne, Deanne, Brad B., Nancy, Axelle, Pam, Andrew, Toni, Wendy, Arnaud, Lisa, Friederike, Eva and so, so many parents ! None of this would have been possible without the help and collaboration of such valuable members.

This will definitely make a difference in the local streets for animals!



It’s been a fabulous year!  Thank you all for taking time to read our Jag Journal.  Good-bye dear friends and to those who are returning, see you in August!