Elementary Principal's weekly update - September 23, 2016
Posted 23-09-2016 03:26PM

Dear Parents,

It was amazing to see the Elementary School get behind International Day of Peace this week. We saw a sea of white flooding into the school on Wednesday morning. A huge thanks to our Art teacher Donna Jepsen-Minyard for arranging some Peace Day art activities as students arrived at school. Below are some photos of children enjoying making art together, and hanging their comments on our newly acquired ‘Thinking Tree’ which is on display in the ES Office.

  

 

 Scholastic Book Club Comes to AISJOur new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://world-schools.scholastic.co.uk/ais-of-johannesburg to browse the latest books and order online.

Catalogues are going home with students on Monday, September 26th.  For every $1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, AISJ will earn 20¢ in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by October 5, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Zandre or Mr. Robert at es-library@aisj-jhb.com

Elementary School Production- “Alice in Wonderland”

We are getting geared up and ready to start the Elementary School Production for the 2016/17 school year. This year the production is the musical Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, and is open to third, fourth, and fifth graders. The show dates of the production are February 3rd, and 4th, 2017. The cast this year will be around forty students, plus back-stage crew and painting crew. Twenty-six of these are main roles dedicated to fourth and fifth graders, and the rest will be for the ensemble (chorus) with students ranging from third to fifth grade.

On Tuesday, September 26, students interested in participating in the production are invited to come to the ES Library at 2:30pm to find out more about the show and audition process. Each student interested in taking part in the production will be given a Parent Information Package which outlines the complete audition process, rehearsal dates and forms that need to be completed. Today, both Mr. Robert and Ms. Narina visited each grade 3 – 5 class to tell the students a little about the show and get the excitement in the air. Please visit the ES Portal to read important information on Audition Dates, and ways in which students can be involved outside of performing on stage.

 MAP Testing

Towards the end of September, students in Grades 3-5 will be involved in MAP testing. Every year, AISJ students in Grades 3-8 partake in a standardized assessment called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®).   Students are administered this assessment twice throughout the year, in September and again in April. During the weeks September 26- October 7, Grades 3-5 students in the Elementary School will take three tests in reading, mathematics, and language usage.  The results will be shared with parents towards the middle of October. More information will be sent home via your homeroom teachers webpage, and a formal letter can be found on the ES Portal.

Board of Managers Community Information Session

The AISJ Board of Directors invites you to the annual Board Community Information Session on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. The Board will give the annual state of the school report, share how the strategic plan is being implemented, and the Board and School Director will present their goals for the year. All members of the AISJ community are invited. Refreshments will be served. The session will be held in T&L1 at the Johannesburg Campus. For transportation from the Pretoria Campus RSVP to board@aisj-jhb.com by October 3 at noon.

 Important Upcoming Events

 Monday Sept 26- Oct ,   MAP Testing for Grades 3-5, Classroom

Thursday, September 29, ES Assembly, AISJ Theatre @ 8am

Saturday, October 1, ES Soccer Tournament, AISJ

Tuesday, October 4, Pre-Kindergarten Community Garden, PK Classrooms @ 8am

Board of Directors Community Information Session, T&L1 6:00- 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 11, ES Parent Coffee on Math in the Elementary School, T&L 1 @ 8am

 

Ben Hart

Elementary Principal

Johannesburg Campus

Work: +27 (0)87 8091893

bhart@aisj-jhb.com

www.aisj-jhb.com


 

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


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