1B Weekly News

November 13, 2014

A Note From Mrs. Waters

The students worked really hard and did their best on the Gates testing!

In your child's home folder you will find a parent communication form that shares with your child's performance on writing procedural steps. Their published piece is kept at school for their portfolio. Also in the folder you will find book order forms. Attached to the form you is a letter from the the Liberian explaining the process.

We will begin a new reading unit next week, Meet the Characters in our Books. Attached to this email you will find the parent letter.

Next week on November 20 is Pajama day. Your child may wear his/her pajamas to school on that day. Then after school is a movie night for all first and second graders. Please look in your child's home folders or below for details and cost.

A reminder, the elementary playgrounds are closed until 3:15. Once the playground opens at 3:15, all students must be supervised directly by a parent or an adult. Thank you for your support!

School Announcements

Upper and Lower Elementary Parent and Counselor Coffee Morning

Join the Elementary Counselors on November 23rd at 8:10am in the elementary cafeteria to discuss Behavior Management: An Alternative Approach. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Big News- author visit this week!

All of the students in the Lower Elementary School will be meeting our visiting author, Hena Khan on Monday. Listening to a writer and discovering how she comes up with ideas and translates those on to the page is a great thrill for our students. They are all learning to be writers so seeing a 'real' author can be a true incentive for them in their own writing.We are selling copies of Hena Khan's books in the library and a book by an author you have met always finds a special place on a child's bookshelf. So if you would like to buy a copy, please complete the attached form and return it after the weekend.

Many thanks,

Catherine Gellatly

LES Librarian

Movie Night Alert for All First and Second Grade Students!!!

The Compassionate Companions, a student-run club that helps Doha’s stray animals, cordially invite all students to join us on Thursday, November 20 to watch the fabulous, adventure-packed movie Mr. Peabody and Sherman on the big screen.

The price of just 50.00 riyals, includes the movie, pizza, drinks, and a home-made dessert!

For an additional 5.00 riyals, the student’s name will be entered in a raffle to win a stuffed animal. All proceeds go to the purchase of cat food for ASD’s colony of cats and for the healthcare of our rescued stray dogs and cats.

What will happen - Homeroom teachers will drop off students at the elementary cafeteria where high school students will be waiting. We will watch the movie half way, break to eat and hold the raffle, then finish the film.

So come for the ASD Debut of Mr. Peabody and Sherman . . . and have tons of fun enjoying an amazing movie with all your classmates! There’s nothing better than hanging out and relaxing on a Thursday afternoon! Tickets are limited so be sure to respond no later thanMonday, November 17th.

Day/Date: Thursday, November 20th

Time: 3:00 – 5:30

Where: Elementary cafeteria

Important Dates

November 20: Pajama Day; Movie night from 3:00-5:30

November 23: Upper and Lower Elementary Parent and Counselor Coffee Morning at 8:10 am

November 26: Thanksgiving Celebration