1E Newsletter: Week of April 19th

What's going on in first grade!

This Week...

Sunday: World Language, Library

Monday: MSArabic/Explore Time, PE, Music

Tuesday: Art, World Language, Principal Session focusing on Earth Day

Wednesday: PE, World Language

Thursday: Art, Music

Student Led Conferences

**also sent via email at 3:39pm on Sunday

Dear Parent,

You are invited to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conference 1E.

DATE: April 29 and April 30.
PLACE: Room 1223.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: End of day before each conference day

To pick a time slot, enter this link in your internet browser:


At that link, you will be asked for your Entry Code, where you should
enter Z68193843

Thank you for taking an active role in your child's education.

Poetry Month

This week we have Poem in Your Pocket. Students will be given a paper pocket for them to put a poem they like inside it to share. They are encouraged to share and recite their poem to other students and to teachers. Other activities this week include poetry exchange, poetry jams, and a poetry cafe.

Scholastic Book Orders

Dear Parents,

Purchasing from Scholastic allows our classrooms, library and students to benefit from Scholastic rewards. It also provides ASD parents and students access to an ever-changing selection of books.

Due to increased customs fees, you will be charged a 10% administration fee. This covers the cost of orders entering the country.

There will be an option at check out to choose your child’s grade level order. If you have children in multiple grades, you can make one combined order for all children, or individual orders, one for each child.

How to order online

1 Visit http://world-schools.scholastic.co.uk/american-school-of-doha

2 Select the books that you’d like to order and add them to your basket by entering the catalogue code (item number in catalog) in Shop Search.

3 When you checkout, choose your child’s grade level open order (ie. Grade One order, Middle School order, etc.). Please add their class too! (ie. 2A)

4 Checkout and choose the ‘school delivery’ option.

If you have difficulties ordering online, please contact Lauren Elliott at lelliott@asd.edu.qa or Karen Genest at kgenest@asd.edu.qa

Order will be OPEN Thursday, April 16 until Thursday, April 23 at midnight

We hope that you enjoy browsing through the leaflets and the website – it’s a great way to encourage your child to widen their reading experience.

Kind regards,

Lauren Elliott and Karen Genest



This week we are doing another experiment to look at the change in state of a matter:

  • ice cube experiment-- adding heat
  • ice cube experiment-- adding cold
  • researching and reading about solids and liquids
Students will be focusing on their predictions in the scientific process for their matter experiments.

Earth Day Challenge

Did you know that each year there is enough plastic thrown away to circle the Earth four times? That recycling one plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-Watt light bulb for 3 hours.

Both the Upper and Lower Elementary divisions will be partaking in the Earth Cup Challenge sponsored by the State of Qatar Ministry of Environment and Entalek. Throughout the week of April 22nd to 26th, plastic water bottles will be collected in the Office Courtyard and at Gate 5. At the end of the week, Entalek will collect the bottles and announce the winning school in Qatar who has collected and recycled the most water bottles. The winning school with receive ‘The Earth Cup” trophy.

This community service project aims to help Qatar in this nationwide initiative to help the environment while supporting a positive cause and developing an awareness of the environment.

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Service Request from Middle School

Dear ES Parents,

Hi, my name is Khadeeja Kalair and I’m an 8th Grade student. In Middle school you have to take a mandatory service class and I chose Roots and Shoots.

Roots and Shoots is a service programme founded by Jane Goodall. “Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. Through the program, young people map their community to identify specific challenges their neighborhoods face. From there, they prioritize the problems, develop a plan for a solution, and take action. Our young members are part of a wave of change across the globe for people, animals and the environment. It is when the minds and hearts of many come together and act as one that we achieve measurable change and lasting impact for our future.” (About Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots)

The project that I’m doing regards donating to children. My project has two parts and I’ve already finished the first. I’ve donated books in English to the Orphanage here in Doha. The second part of the project is to donate stuffed animals to the Children’s Hospital and I’d like the elementary involved in the project.

I would appreciate if you could send in stuffed animals with your child(ren) to school. Nearly new or new would be fantastic. If they could bring their stuffed animals to the front office I will place a box there for collection. The children will be so happy and overjoyed to receive such a gift when they are sick. The preferred deadline to send the stuffed animals in is April 24th.

Thank you so much for your help,

Khadeeja Kalair