1B Weekly News

February 11, 2016

A Note From Mrs. Waters

We had a fun week with the 100th day celebration and a day off for sports day.

Next week is READ week. There will be lots of fun reading related activities throughout the week. Your child can bring a book from home that s/he would like to read at school. Everyday we will have a special visitor come to our class to read. Also every day, at different times each day, we will Drop Everything and Read. On Wednesday, February 17, will be Dress Up Day. The students are to dress as their favorite character from a book. There will also be a bookmark contest. Blank bookmarks will go home on Sunday with your child's homework and must be turned in by the end of the week, February 18. They should design a bookmark in the theme of "READ for the FUN of it!" A winner will be selected from each grade level. The winner will have a READ poster of their own made and copies will be made of their bookmark for library visitors to take.

Please make sure your child has his/her valentines on Sunday as they will be passed out that day.

School Announcements

Monday February 15 - Thursday February 18

Elementary Used Book Sale

Location: Small Breezeway Between the Library and Music Rooms

Time: 7:40-8:00 AM, Morning and Lunch Recess and 2:45-3:30 PM

Important Information:

Nannies and Drivers are not allowed on campus until 2:45pm daily. If you are sending a driver or nanny to pick up your child throughout the school day for an appointment or other reasons you need to let the Elementary Office know by email. Please email Deb Fenley dfenley@asd.edu.qa and Swati Korpal skorpal@asd.edu.qa the following information: Who will be picking up your child, what time they will pick up and the reason for picking the child up and family ID Number which is located on your ID badge.

Gate 5 Entry Update

  • After 8:00am parents can enter through Gate 5 on days when there are Principal Coffee Mornings, Counsellors Coffee or Workshops and Let’s Do Math Workshops.
  • Parents picking up sick students can enter through Gate 5, the ES Nurses will leave the parents name with the Guard House for easy and quick access.

Lower Elementary Math Parent Drop-in

Our Math Coordinator, Mrs. Carol Little will be holding a Lower Elementary parent drop in / office hour every Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:00pm. Mrs. Little will be available at this time every week to assist parents who need further information about our Math program or who would like help / suggestions with how to support their children at home. It will be held in Ms. Mindy Martin’s office.

Important Dates


February 14: Valentine’s Classroom Party

February 14-18: Reading Week

February 15-18: Used book sale

February 17: Dress up as your favorite book character


February 26: Friendship Festival