1G Weekly News

September 10th, 2014

Notes and Updates

Hi parents,

Thank you to all that came to back to school night. It was a joy to have you all in the classroom.


This past week the students have really been focused on appropriate and inappropriate actions in school. They also have learned the importance and reasons for having a clean and organized classroom. Make sure to ask them why we keep our classroom clean. In reading we beat our stamina of 5 minutes to six minutes today! We were very excited about their effort and focus. In writing, one of our students showed us a technique they learned in kindergarten for illustration so students could try and apply it in their own work. It is so important to make the connections that we are continuing to add more knowledge from what we already know.


Scroll down to read about what we will be learning next week and important dates and information for next week.


Cheers,

Shannon Keane

Special Announcements

Dismissal

(this information replaces the Dismissal procedure found in the Nuts and Bolts brochure)

Starting Sunday, September 13, the gates for parents will open at 2:45 pm and the cafeteria will provide a cooler place for you to wait. We ask that all parents walk around the Lower Elementary building to access the cafeteria rather than through the hallways. Occasionally, we do hold events for students in the cafeteria at the end of the day. If this is the case we would kindly request that you use the shaded area at the blue basketball courts to wait until 3pm dismissal.


Teachers will walk Parent Pick-up students to the cafeteria at 3:00. Each 1st grade class will have designated areas in the elementary cafeteria. There will be signs posted as to where each section will gather. Please wait until all of our class is at our table. Students will have a name card that they will need to hand to me when you come to get them. Please help your child understand the importance of giving this card to me! I want to know that all students are picked up by the right person and get home safely! I know the first few weeks will be hectic as we work out the kinks in this new system. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we learn this new routine.


All ASA’s will continue to dismiss at gate 5.


Islamic Studies

Welcome back to the new school year. I hope you had an enjoyable summer.

Please find attached the Islamic Studies schedule which will start on Sunday, 13th September. We are looking forward to your children taking part in the Islamic Studies Program. Should you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks,

Vola


Wellbeing Awareness Week

Next week will be well-being awareness week. This week highlights how important it is for our students to look after their wellbeing throughout the year. There will be activities scheduled that help students become more conscious about how to improve their own Mental and Emotional, Spiritual, Social and Physical wellbeing.


Homework

Homework will begin also on Sunday following Eid Holiday. It will be in the Green Pouch. It is due on Thursday. However, we understand that some weeks are busier than others. If you ever need to keep the homework over the weekend to complete it, that is fine. Just return it on Sunday.

A Peek at the Week Ahead

Picture Day

Monday, Sep. 14th, 8:15am

ES Presentation Room

Please make sure to dress up for picture day, but to bring PE clothes because they will have it at the end of the day.

Parent & Counselors Coffee Afternoon

Monday, Sep. 14th, 1:45pm

Elementary Cafeteria

Transitions happen every day in your child’s world. Starting a new school or grade level, moving to a new house or saying goodbye to a friend are all examples of transitions that can cause your child angst.


Join the Elementary School Counselors Monday September 14th at 1:45pm - 3:00pm in the Elementary Cafeteria as we explore ways to help children transition more smoothly.

Curriculum Night

Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 5:30pm

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Doha, Doha

EID Party

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 1:30-2:15pm

Classroom 1G Room 1312

Our Eid Party will be held on Thursday, September 17 from 1:30-2:10. If you are interested in helping please email me at skeane@asd.edu.qa