The Bobcat Roar
August 15th - 19th, 2022
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Principal Muñoz's Message:
Monica M. Muñoz
Nuestro enfoque en la semana 2 para nuestros líderes Bobcat es desarrollar y fortalecer sus habilidades como comunicadores. Como alumnos del IB, nuestros líderes trabajan para desarrollar los atributos del perfil de la comunidad de aprendizaje. Ser Comunicador es uno de los atributos. Como comunicadores, nuestros estudiantes trabajan para "comprender y expresar sus ideas y pensamientos con confianza y creatividad en más de 1 idioma; y están dispuestos a trabajar en colaboración con otros". (IBO.Org) ¡Nuestros maestros trabajarán con los estudiantes para que sean comunicadores!
Monica M. Muñoz
What's happening around Las Palmas?/¿Qué pasa en Las Palmas?
All staff and students attended a safety assembly presented by our EISD officers.
Teachers were intentional about creating a strong community in their classrooms as we started the new school year.
Students celebrated a fabulous first week of school with Popsicles with the Principal on Friday.
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We gladly accept gently used uniforms that no longer fit your child. Students can bring donations to school or they can be dropped off at the front office for Ms. Nieves or Ms. Gauna.
IB Term of the Week: Essential Agreements
IB schools use a student-centered and collaborative approach to education. This means students are encouraged to use their voice to share their ideas and take responsibility for their school and learning experience. Allowing students to have their voice heard helps build strong leadership skills and improve confidence in children. This is just one of many ways IB schools do things differently to develop lifelong skills starting at a young age.
Essential Agreements in IB schools are similar to norms or rules. One difference between essential agreements and traditional "rules" is that everyone in the group collaborates to develop the essential agreements and agree to them as a whole group. When there is an issue, students can refer back to the essential agreements to make sure everyone is being principled and keeping up their end of the agreement. Students are more likely to follow expectations if they have a part in developing them.
Our classes all spent time during the first week of school to develop their own classroom essential agreements. These are posted in the classroom as a reminder to everyone. Additional essential agreements are posted throughout the school for common areas. Students aren't the only ones who take part in creating essential agreements. Our teachers and staff also practice this by creating essential agreements for any staff meetings or collaborative planning.
“In classrooms, it’s collaborative. The kids are coming up with the rules, the essential agreements of “What do we want our room to look like? How do we want our room to flow?” … I think this speaks volumes about our philosophy here and the contribution that the IB has made.” -IB School Principal (IBO.ORG)
We will continue to share information about IB common terms here each week so you can support your leader both at school and at home.
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Counseling & Support Services Team
Ms. Nieves, LCSW
Are you in need of clothing, shoes, winter coats, food, baby items or somewhere to do laundry? Please contact me for a referral to our amazing resource center!
Si necesita ropa, zapatos, abrigos, comida, artículos para bebés o lavar ropa, llámeme y le informaré de adónde puede ir.