We’ve had a wonderful week, with all the new students getting settled into classes. We had a few information sessions for new families this week – the Parent Advisory Welcome Coffee, the ES New Parent Orientation, and our Website Orientation session. I would like to thank those who could attend these important events. Another exciting event this week for Elementary teachers is Kathy Collins’ visit! She arrives on the Johannesburg campus today, and many teachers from Johannesburg, Pretoria, and internationally have enrolled in her weekend workshop taking place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Kathy will then be at our campus on Monday through Wednesday next week to work directly with grade levels in their classrooms, and on the Pretoria campus Thursday and Friday.
Parent Workshop with Reading Consultant- Kathy Collins Wednesday 25 January
Next week, we have a world-renowned reading consultant coming to AISJ to work with the elementary faculty. She will be presenting a parent workshop titled ‘Ideas to support your child at home to become avid, engaged readers’. Having read many of Kathy’s books, and attended her presentations before, I would encourage all parents to attend as Kathy is an engaging and energetic presenter, who is well researched and versed in the aspects of reading development for elementary aged children. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! This workshop will be on Wednesday, 25th January at 12:00 pm in T & L #1.
Opening night of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland is in just two weeks. The cast, crew and production team have been working hard to bring the AISJ community a great show. All involved are very excited and nervous at the same time.
The great news is that tickets for the show go on sale on Monday, January 23rd. Tickets are priced at R80 per person (child & adult). They may be purchased from Ms. Carol or Ms. Kgomotso at the ES Office. Please try to pay with exact change.
Show dates are:
Friday, February 3rd at 6:30pm
Saturday, February 4th at 1:30pm
The production team is looking forward to filling up the new AISJ Theatre to capacity.
Scholastic Book Club
Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Book clubs provide you with an opportunity to purchase good literature for your child at very reasonable prices. Children read more when they choose their own books, so I encourage you to look at the flyers together.
Here’s how it works:
There are three catalogues to order from:
- Mini book club is for ages 0-6
- XD book club is for ages 7-11+
- Teen book club is for ages 11+
Paper catalogues for Mini & XD will be sent home on Monday, January 23rd with your child, and then you can do all your ordering online. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Zandre at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the ES Library.
Equestrian Announcement from Julia Stock
If you are interested in your participating in Equestrian and riding for AISJ, please access this flyer for important information.
Important Upcoming Events
Wednesday, January 25, ES Parent Workshop with Kathy Collins
‘Ideas to support your child at home to become avid, engaged readers’, T&L 1 @ 12pm
Saturday, January 28, ES Play Rehearsal, AISJ Theatre @ 9:00am
Monday, January 30, ES Assembly, AISJ Theatre @ 8am
Friday, February 3, Alice in Wonderland Performance, AISJ Theatre @ 6:30pm
Saturday, February 4, Alice in Wonderland Performance, AISJ Theatre @ 1:30pm
, ES Basketball Tournament, Gould’s Gym & Treehouse
Monday, February 6-9, Grade 5 CWW, Maraneman Camp
Thursday, February 9, Valentine’s Day
Sponsored by the Parent Association, TBD
, Early Release, @ 1:30pm
February 10-13, School Holiday
(no school for students),
February 15-17, Grade 4 CWW,
Friday, February 24, Kg- Grade 2 Sports Day, AISJ Field
Friday, March 3, Grades 3-5 Sports Day, AISJ Field
Thursday, March 9, ES Student-Led Conferences, ES Classrooms
March 13-17, Spirit Week,
March 14, ES Assembly, AISJ Theatre @ 8am
Have a lovely weekend,