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Quarter 1 2019

Quarter One in IH & IB Courses and what to expect

The IH and IB teachers have graciously contributed to this document that includes all of our courses/homework expectations/parent recommendations (in one place.) Please continue to utilize their websites, Remind apps, and Google classrooms, but we hope you will find this document useful: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YzXut9ad97oq9bXOlHWQl-ZvhC8huSYxxXcei19HKVQ/edit?usp=sharing

Congratulations to the IB World School!

We just got the great news that we have been recognized as the 2019 "Best of Plano" school! We are so proud and thankful that our community values our presence.

Plano East Open House - Wednesday, August 28

Please join us for Open House during which you will be following your child's schedule and meeting his/her teachers. Zero hour begins at 6:00 p.m., but parents of students who do not have a zero hour will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the gym with a welcome from Mr. King and our counselors. You will then follow your child's schedule from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Come early to get a great parking space and seat in the gym. See you soon!

Coffee with the Coordinator - September 12

Please join us for an informal talk & question/answer session about the IB World School with Ms. Stanton and Mr. King on at 5-6 p.m.on September 12 in the IB Commons. Please RSVP by September 5 at https://forms.gle/d9Yzaomi9A7jgvUXA because space is limited.An IB Booster Club general meeting will follow our conversation.

The IB Diploma Presentation- October 22

Join us for a presentation on October 22 from 5-6 p.m. Ms.Stanton will be speaking about the IB Diploma- what it is, how can students earn it, and the myriad benefits. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/ekijJrqi28exv3gc6 so that we can make sure we reserve the perfect space. Right now we are planning to meet in B1-274. A general booster club meeting will follow.

IH & IB Tailgater - October 18

Join us at Clark Stadium from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a celebration of Plano East! The IB Booster Club will provide a pre-game dinner and World School fellowship before our football team faces off against Plano Senior High. This event is by registration, so check the Booster Club website to sign up! (Registration available by September 16.)

IB Test Registration

In the coming weeks, we will begin registering the juniors and seniors for their IB exams. The IB registration fee has been dropped by the international organization (yay!!), so the only expense is the cost of each exam- $119. A $100 deposit (minimum payment) is due by October 15, 2019, for all students who will be testing in May 2020, and the final payment is due by February 17, 2020. Free & reduced lunch students will pay a discounted rate.

You do not need to do anything at this time! We will send home invoices in mid-September/early October with specific directions and total costs.

We have new IB members!

We are proud to introduce the newest members of our IB family! These 6 month old brothers are dumbo rats ("fancy rats") and are sweet and smart. We are in the process of naming them, and we'll let you know as soon as they have names.

In the meantime, we have an Amazon wishlist and would love your support with food, bedding, or toys:https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/UBU19NJ2S0PD?ref_=wl_share If you don't already support a charity through Amazon, you could choose the IB Booster Club! We also need paper towels and Chewy.com or Amazon.com gift cards for future food purchases.

As you can imagine, our IH/IB students enjoy watching them and some even like to hold these curious boys. They've added some life and a family feel to our IB office, and it's fun to see the kids with our new pets.

IB Lanyards for sale

Are you looking for a lanyard on which you can proudly display your Plano East badge? The IBSSA is selling IB lanyards for $3.00. Purchase from Mrs. Holloway in Room B1-207 or Ms.Stanton in B1-225. Exact change is appreciated!

CAS- Creativity, Activity, Service

Juniors and seniors are required to participate in CAS beginning on day 1 of their junior year. Our CAS program focuses on developing balanced young people who understand the importance of creativity, physical activity, and serving others. IB students should spend approximately 1-2 hours per week (for a total of 18 months) engaged in CAS experiences and will also design their own collaborative CAS project which should last at least a month and focus on one or more strand.

Students record their CAS experiences and projects in their ManageBac portfolios.

Ms. Stanton will be the advisor for the juniors (class of 2021), and Ms. Sewell is the senior advisor (class of 2020). We will be visiting the junior classrooms between now and early September in order to fully explain the program.

More information about CAS is available at https://www.pisd.edu/Page/18970

Join the IB Booster Club!

This parent-led group supports the IB by offering scholarships, paying for our field trip to the IB college fair, and hosting special events like tailgaters, Senior Showcase, IBSSA meetings, and the stole ceremony. Membership also guarantees your child's spot at two practice PSAT/SAT/ACT testing dates.

We would love to have 100% participation this year, so please join at https://planoeastib.membershiptoolkit.com/

IB Flags

Our flags in the IB Commons represent the heritages of our IH and IB students. If your family's home country is not represented, please contact me directly at karen.stanton@pisd.edu.

About the IB

The IB World School has existed at Plano East since 1995. This year we proudly serve over 600 students at four grade levels.