2F Weekly News

Week of Sunday January 17, 2016

A Note from Ms. Graves

Dear Families,

We had a great week with lots of deep thinking and connections! We practiced supporting our reading inferences with reasons, identifying addition and subtraction strategies, and we even learned how to find Creative Commons photos for our Weather Reports. This global license allows students to download safe images with permission, while understanding the concept of copyright. Teaching children safe and ethical use of digital media at this age is crucial and I deeply appreciate your support at home when students are finding images online.

I am attaching the link to Flickr Creative Commons the website we used. If you have an iPad of tablet you can simply save the link to the desktop as Flickr CC (that is what we called it in class). See if you child can remember the steps for finding creative commons images. :)



Important Info from our Homeroom Mom

Friendship Festival Basket

We received a very generous donation that will make the 2F Friendship Festival basket a very good one. A family donated an iPad mini! Now we are looking for any donations of small accessories that could be added to the basket. Head phones, cases, chargers, or anything you can think of would be greatly appreciated.

Valentine's Celebration

Dear 2F Parents,

Our Valentine's celebration is coming soon. It will be on Sunday, February 14 in the afternoon. Ms. Graves thought of a fantastic idea: our children will be exchanging gently used books that day. For this activity to be a success we need your help. Each child needs to find an already used book at home that is in good shape and bring it to school. Each book will be wrapped individually and, the day of the party, each child will receive a book to take home. Please make sure the books are age appropriate and ideally gender neutral. Your child may begin bringing in a book on Sunday January 31st.

Weekly Subject Updates

Sites and Apps We Love!

Important Information from the LES Office

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.

Friendship Festival T-Shirt Orders

  • Remember to please bring in your Friendship Festival T-Shirt orders by Sunday January 31st. T-Shirts will be sold at Gate 5 and Gate 8 the week of February 21st - 25th. This year's Friendship Festival T-Shirt gives you free entrance to this year's Friendship Festival which will be on February 26th.

National Foreign Language Week, March 7 – 13, 2016 (All the World language team and classes)

  • Pass it forward: world language students will teach the community a word they have learned

  • Selected students will say hello in different languages each day over the intercom

Upcoming Events

ASD Sports Day

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 8am

Al Bustan Street

Doha, Doha

Please make sure students are wearing athletic clothes and shoes. We will be outside enjoying sports rotations from 10:15-12:00. Students will also need a fresh filled water bottle.

Grade 2 Meteorologist Visit

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 8am

Al Bustan Street

Doha, Doha

Meteorologist from the US Army base will visiting us to celebrate the end of our Weather Unit.

Qatar Sports Day - No School

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 8am

Al Bustan Street

Doha, Doha

AMA - Bake Sale

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 8am

Al Bustan Street

Doha, Doha

Classroom Valentines Parties

Sunday, Feb. 14th, 2:30pm

Al Bustan Street

Doha, Doha

We will be having a used book exchange, valentine exchange, and much more! Stay tuned for the rest of the details :)