ELC December Newsletter

News and events from around the ELC at BMS

Holidays approaching!

As the days begin to darken and the nights lengthen, we begin to notice a certain trend in the classrooms around the ELC. Children busy themselves with arts and crafts, teachers hum songs, fairy lights twinkle in the backgrounds of the classroom spaces. the children and teachers have begun to count down the days until the holiday break begins, both on their calendars and by opening small gifts each day to mark the passing of time.

Whether your family celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas, the Winter Solstice, or something else, we hope that the upcoming holiday break allows you and your family to spend some quality time with each other enjoying the spirit of the season.

Please remember, school will be closed from the 21st of December through the 3rd of January. Happy holidays!

Wishing tree - refugee support

In the coming week (07.12 - 11.12) there will be a tree displayed in the reception area of school. This tree will have specific "wishes", or needs, from some of the refugee students being supported through ORSIM (our parent-run charity organization). Our students will select a few of these wishes for us to support with our Lantern Parade funds.

If you would like to know more, or want to support in other ways, please feel free to get in touch with the parents heading the organization at: social.project@metropolitanschool.com

Scholastic Book Club

Thank you for participating in our recent book club with Scholastic. We have finished our final purchases today and were pleased to discover that we earned €76 in points to purchase new books for the classes. A happy surprise!

We hope to run another book club in the springtime, as they are a convenient way for you to be able to purchase reasonably-priced English language books for your children.

BMS Art Show

Friday, Dec. 4th, 3-6pm

122 Linienstraße


We look forward to welcoming you all to our annual BMS Art Show! This year, having moved our art show to winter time, the ELC has focused on LIGHT for our exhibited pieces of art. We hope you have time to stop by to see what we have done!

Parent's Welcome Café

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 8:30-9:30am

BMS Cafeteria

The Friends of BMS parent group (FoBMS) would welcome you all to join them in the cafeteria on Thursday, December 10th, from 8:30 to 9:30am for their regular New Parents' Welcome Café.

Parent Representative Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 19th 2016 at 4:30pm


Your class parent representatives will once more be meeting with the ELC leadership on January 19th in the new year. If you have any points for them to address at the meeting, please be sure to bring these to them in a timely manner.

Lockers and shoes

Please remember to support your children (and teachers) by helping them to tuck their shoes, slippers, jackets, hats, and other winter attire into their lockers at the start and end of the day. It is only by keeping a tidy locker area, with no additional items lying about, we are able ensure that our cleaning staff is able to do their jobs each evening. Not to mention that it will help to keep those shoes and mittens from being misplaced! We appreciate your support.