1F Weekly News

November 15 - 19

A Note From Ms. D

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have had a great week! We have worked hard in all of our subjects in Grade 1 and it is amazing how much we are growing each day! In Math, we learned and practiced the new strategy of making a 10 to add to teen numbers more efficiently. In Writing, we expanded our use of introductions and conclusions and practiced acting out our 'How To' books with our writing partners. We used our partners in reading as well to practice retelling stories to each other, and we explored the uses of rocks in our very first trip to the Science Lab.

Overall, it has been a busy and wonderful week. We are continuing to work on the ASD values in class, especially with regards to following the instructions of all of our teachers the first time.

Next week, we will be administering the GATES standardized literacy assessment. Please be sure your child is well rested and has a healthy breakfast, snack, and lunch to be best prepared.

We also have some important changes in dismissal procedures and library access due to our ongoing campus improvement projects coming up next week. Here are the details.

Library Relocation

The Elementary Library will be moving temporarily to the rectangular portion of the Elementary School Cafeteria. Students will be able to check out double the amount of books for the next week and library classes will be held in students classrooms during this transition.The library will be operating on a smaller scale for the remainder of the school year. We thank you for your patience and understanding while our brand new library is being built.

New Dismissal Procedures

Starting Sunday Lower Elementary Students will be dismissed from the round portion of the elementary cafeteria. Please look for your child classroom teacher and stand clear of the door ways so that students will be able to enter safely and quickly. Upper Elementary students will be dismissed outside of the cafeteria in the tree court yard. We ask that parents continue to walk around the outside of the buildings to get to the cafeteria.


Ms. D


The blog has been updated with pictures from the week.


Regular P.E. Continues

Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 10am


We will resume regular P.E. Classes this week. Please be sure your child is prepared by wearing the P.E. uniform and proper footwear (running shoes) to school on our P.E. Days (Tuesday and Thursday).

International Week T-Shirt Sales

Monday, Nov. 9th, 3pm

Return order forms to our class by Nov. 17th

​International Week T-Shirts​

​On Monday students will be bringing home International Week T-Shirt order forms. Please fill out these forms and return them to your child's teacher by ​

​Tuesday November 17th.

PTA Latin Dinner Dance

Friday, Nov. 20th, 3pm


PTA Latin Dinner Dance - Friday, November 20th 2015

The PTA are excited to host our annual dinner dance with this year's theme being a colorful and fun Latin night. Tickets for this event are QR350 per person.

For an even bigger discount on ticket prices, purchase a FULL table of 10 people by Monday, November 9th and you will receive your tickets

at a discounted price of QR300 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the main administration.

Grade 1 Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 11:30pm

ASD Theater

Date: December 1, Tuesday

Time: 11:30 AM to 12:10 PM (doors will open at 11:15 AM)

Location: ASD Theatre

1B, 1D and 1F will feature Ethiopian celebrations, and they need to wear a plain white top (with no pictures or words) and a white bottom (skirt, pants, or shorts). A white dress is fine too.

For girls, we would like to have their hair braided. If you do not want your daughter's hair to be braided, please let me know by Nov. 25.

Please start bringing the concert clothing to school. Please put the clothing in a bag, clearly labeled with student’s name by Nov. 25. The classroom teacher will store it in the class.

If you would like to help decorate the stage for the concert, please contact Ms. Almaz: almaz30.msn.com

ASD Calendar Sales

Sunday, Oct. 18th, 9pm

ASD Calendar Sales Continue

It is that time of year again for the PTA ASD Calendar Sale! This is an important fundraiser for the PTA and we are hoping that every family will support this worthwhile project. These calendars make great gifts for friends and family. Order forms have been sent home with students this week, each calendar is QAR 50 and the top selling class in each Lower and Upper Elementary Schools will win a class Pizza Party.

Sneak Peek at the Week Ahead

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