Berlin Metropolitan School News

Friday 4th September, 2015

Upcoming Events at BMS

Saturday 5th September - Einschulung Kino Babylon 10.00- Welcome to Grade 1!

Monday 7th September - Grade 1 first day of school

Tuesday 8th September - Grade 1 & 2 ´Back to School´ parent evening 18.00 - 20.00, Gym

Wednesday 9th September - Grade 3 & 4 ´Back to School´ parent evening 18.00 - 20.00

Thursday 10th September - Grade 5 ´Back to School´ parent evening 18.00 - 20.00


Wednesday 16th September - Primary class parent representative meeting 19.00, cafeteria

Thursday 17th september - Friends of BMS Welcome Reception

Monday 21st September - International Day of Peace

Friday 25th September - International Day

Monday 28th September - CCEP Clubs begin

How parents can support us at BMS Primary this year!

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Illustration by Marc Rosenthal.

Parent Volunteers Needed- Library!

The BMS primary library is a wonderful, busy place used by our whole school community. We are looking for parent volunteers to help us keep up with our many readers. This may include routine library and office tasks, such as book processing, re-shelving, checking resources in and out, light cleaning, laminating, copying, helping prepare for events. If you can commit to a minimum of one hour a week anytime between 8:30 and 5:30 please contact rana.douglas@metropolitanschool.com

Mother Tongue Language Program

As our international community continues to grow and develop we are eager to foster and support the many mother tongue languages we now have within our community. As a new initiative in the Primary School this year we are introducing some Mother tongue language sessions for our students. In order to implement this program, we are looking for some parent volunteers who might be willing and interested to come and facilitate a 30 minute mother tongue language group in their own language. If you would be interested to participate in this, and would like to learn more, please contact either Julietta Cavalli our EAL Coordinator, julietta.cavalli@metropolitanschool.com, or Annika Lenz our GAL Coordinator, annika.lenz@metropolitanschool.com Further communication about the plans for this program will be communicated to our school community in the coming months, We are very excited and enthusiastic to be developing this language program to support the many diverse languages and cultures in BMS!

Class Representatives Needed 2015-16 School Year

Class Parent Representatives

At our back to school parent evenings next week there will be an opportunity for each class to nominate two parents who will act as class parent representatives for the upcoming school year. One of the parent representatives will act as the treasurer for the ´Klassenkasse´a class fund which will support field trips and class events. Our class parent representatives meet at whole class parent meetings with the Primary leadership during the year as well as in a smaller grade level forum. We very much appreciate the time dedicated towards this important role in our school community and look forward to working with our new team of class parent representatives!

Learning News @BMSPrimary

Student Council 2015-16

We are excited to hold our Student Council elections next week and to begin our BMS Primary Student Council for the 2015-16 school year. Please find a link below that shares the goals and process for students who would like to be elected onto the student council and represent their class for the 2015-16 school year. Speeches and voting will be held in Grade 2-5 classes next Friday morning.

Supporting Student Transition *Lunchtime Group* New students

We are delighted to have so many new families joining our BMS community, and as part of supporting our new young learners into their new school environment, Ms. Blanka Leeker, our school counselor, is offering optional drop in lunch groups for our new students. Today, we ´checked in´ with our new students and the following optional drop in sessions are on offer starting next week in Room 1.06:

Monday - Grade 5 students

Tuesday - Grade 4 students

Wednesday - Grade 3 students

Thursday - Grade 2 students

Community News

Student ID

For all student of Grades 1 – 12, attending public and state-recognised schools in Berlin, it is possible to obtain a Student ID. This ID will entitle the student to receive in reduction of fees for public transport, public and privately organized events, etc.

If you are interested in such an ID for your child(ren) please bring a passport picture of your child to our School Office (Room 3.11) and Ms. Marquardt will process your request.

ToonSpaghetti App Update by Ms. Hinton

Hi BMS team,


Last year grade 3 and 4 students helped me develop a movie maker app for kids. They tested the prototype and told me what they liked, what they didn’t like, and what improvements I should make. Thanks to their feedback it looks awesome! You can get it free on the App Store here http://apple.co/1IMWknR or by searching for ToonSpaghetti Movie Maker For Kids: Music Play


I am hugely appreciative of the support from BMS, and am really grateful to all of the kids for their enthusiasm! An extra special thanks to the Board of Advisors who helped with final testing and photos in June, you all look fabulous and can check out your amazing selves in the TEAM section here: http://techspaghetti.com/about


Thanks everyone, hope you enjoy the app :)

Miss Hinton