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Quarter 3 2020

Coffee with the Coordinator: RSVP Requested

You are invited to an informal morning coffee meeting (parents only) to ask questions/ chat about IH & IB happenings. We'll be meeting from 8:00- 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, in Room B1-274. Please bring your own coffee mug- we will provide coffee, tea, and cream & sugar. Please sign up here so we know how much coffee to brew: https://forms.gle/TUVokoxMiDibu8i97

Rat Food Request

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Gus & Teddy meal train

Our little IB ratties are completely out of food. I buy "weekend food" for them when they lodge at my house but would love donations to get through this school year and summer. Please purchase through this link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/UBU19NJ2S0PD?ref_=wl_share

How to Raise Successful Kids- without Over-Parenting

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children's success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.
How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting | Julie Lythcott-Haims

IB Students (grades 11 & 12) Save the Date

The IBSSA banquet and dance will be held on Friday, May 8. Ticket information to come soon- mark your calendars now!
The Plano East IB Exam Schedule is now available!

Exams will begin on Tuesday, May 5, and continue through Friday, May 22.

Extended Essay Summer Camp

We are proud to announce our EE summer camp to be held May 28, 29, June 1, and June 2 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Our goal is to provide our Class of 2021 students with lessons, feedback, and work time so that they can finish their EE before summer begins. This camp is not required but has been created to meet the needs of our students, and we hope it will be fun, casual, and helpful. Please use the button below to reserve your child's spot in the camp. We will staff according to the number of students who commit.

Juniors and Seniors only : CAS requirements

Please check in with your junior or senior student to confirm that he/she is completing 1-2 hours or creativity, activity, or service each week and is recording this work through ManageBac. Ms. Stanton is the CAS advisor for juniors, and Ms. Sewell is the CAS advisor for seniors. We regularly post CAS opportunities in the TOK room and in the hall outside the IB office.

IB Exam Fees due in full on February 14.

We sent invoices home with all juniors and seniors this week.

The preferred method for payment is via Parent Portal. Directions for using Parent Portal can be found at https://tinyurl.com/yb8wsjaf .

You can also pay by cash or check, made payable to PISD. Write the student’s name and ID number on the check’s memo line. Deliver the check to Mrs. Woods in B1-154 or the IB office (B1-225), and she will provide a receipt.


Diploma Plan Meetings: Class of 2022 only

I will be visiting with all sophomore students next week to discuss their IB diploma plans and schedules for the next two years. These decisions will be finalized through their counselors later this spring.

If you have not already done so, please use the button below to sign up for a mandatory parent meeting.

Scholarship Opportunity

From the Stinson PTA:

We will be awarding (1) $500 scholarship to a graduating Senior that attended Stinson. More information and the application can be found on our website at www.stinsonpta.org/scholarship. Applications should be postmarked by March 18th. The winner will be recognized at the Stinson Senior Reunion (date TBD).

Pilot 360 "Tech A Thon" opportunity for all grades: March 14 @ 9 a.m. @ UTD

One of our former alumni, Ameya Patil, has co-founded an organization at UTD and is sponsoring a tech-a-thon through this group. Students will register as a small group and then will be extended a problem (posed by a corporation) to solve. Registration is free to high school students through February 14, and students can win a grand prize of $500.

Learn more at www.pilot360.org. This is not a school-sponsored event, but we like that Mr. Patil is extending this opportunity and continuing his CAS commitment in college!

About the IB World School

The IB World School has existed at Plano East since 1995. This year we proudly serve over 600 students at four grade levels.