1B Weekly News

February 18, 2016

A Note From Mrs. Waters

The Valentines party was a lot of fun; thank you for all of your help. The students have had a nice time reading their valentines. They all said some really nice things about each other.

We did lots of extra reading this week because it was READ week. There was DEAR (drop everything and read) time everyday! Also, everyday we had a special guest reader. Ask your child who all came to our class to read.

Next week we will be beginning a new writing unit: opinion writing. Attached you will find the parent letter. To start off the unit, we would like your child to wear their favorite outfit on Sunday, which could even be their PJs or PE clothes. They will need to orally explain why it is their favorite outfit. Please send in their PE clothes in backpacks, and they will change into them right before PE. On Monday, we would then like your child to bring to school their favorite stuffed animal. They will then begin writing why it's their favorite.

Joan would like to thank everyone for donating to the Friendship Festival basket. With your help she has put together a very nice basket that you can see at the Friendship Festival next Friday. She says it looks amazing and knows it will be a hit.

School Announcements

Important Information:

Nannies and Drivers are not allowed on campus until 2:45pm daily. If you are sending a driver or nanny to pick up your child throughout the school day for an appointment or other reasons you need to let the Elementary Office know by email. Please email Deb Fenley dfenley@asd.edu.qa and Swati Korpal skorpal@asd.edu.qa the following information: Who will be picking up your child, what time they will pick up and the reason for picking the child up and family ID Number which is located on your ID badge.

Gate 5 Entry Update

  • After 8:00am parents can enter through Gate 5 on days when there are Principal Coffee Mornings, Counsellors Coffee or Workshops and Let’s Do Math Workshops.
  • Parents picking up sick students can enter through Gate 5, the ES Nurses will leave the parents name with the Guard House for easy and quick access.

Lower Elementary Math Parent Drop-in

Our Math Coordinator, Mrs. Carol Little will be holding a Lower Elementary parent drop in / office hour every Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:00pm. Mrs. Little will be available at this time every week to assist parents who need further information about our Math program or who would like help / suggestions with how to support their children at home. It will be held in Ms. Mindy Martin’s office.

Important Dates

February 21: Wear favorite outfit

February 22: Bring to school favorite stuffed animal

February 26: Friendship Festival