Parent Update, Friday, May 19
Posted 18-05-2018 06:49AM

Good morning Pretoria Campus Parents,

Today is an early release day for students with departure time at 1:30 p.m. However, we hope to see many of you back on campus later on this evening, for the opening night of Kokonut Island (6:30 p.m. in the Lapa)!

There will be a second chance to catch this performance tomorrow, Saturday, May 19 evening – same venue, same time.

 

 

Dates for your Diary

Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19: Pretoria Play in the Lapa, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22: Field Trip Grades 6–8 Indoor Climbing Barn at Mooiplaats

Wednesday, May 23: Service Learning Celebration

Thursday, May 24: Field Trip Grades 6–8 Indoor Climbing Barn at Mooiplaats

Friday, May 25: Grade 8 Promotions Ceremony in the Lapa, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 28: Field Trip Grades 6-8 Squash Elective at Boardwalk Meander

Wednesday, May 30: Field Trip Grades 6-8 Squash Elective at Boardwalk Meander

Friday, June 1: MAP Presentation for parents - facilitated by Dr Robert Evans, Library Annex, 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6: ES and MS Report Cards released

Wednesday, June 6: Pretoria End of Year Assembly in the Lapa, 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 7: Pretoria MS Year-End Trip

Thursday, June 7: Pretoria Grade 5 Celebration Ceremony in the Lapa, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, June 8: Last day of School for Students. Early release, 1:30 p.m.

 

MAP Testing

Measures of Academic Progress testing continues with time for make-ups for any students who were absent or missed the testing for any reason. We shall be in touch if this pertains to your child. You may wish to visit this website to learn more about this adaptive assessment: https://www.nwea.org/map-growth. On June 1st, as per our Dates for your Diary, Dr Robert Evans, our Director of Teaching and Learning will facilitate a MAP session for all of our parents.

 

Returning and Departing/Withdrawing Families

Withdrawals

If you are withdrawing your child/ren, but have yet to complete the online withdrawal form and forwarding email addresses in PS please click on this guide which contains instructions on how to complete the Withdrawal Form .

Re-Enrolments

If your child/ren will be returning next year, or you are uncertain if they are returning, but have yet to complete the online re-enrolment form, please click on this guide which contains instructions on how to re-enrol students in PowerSchool Registration

 

Service Learning Celebration

Next week we will be celebrating Service at Pretoria Campus. We will do so with parts of Wednesday being dedicated to an assembly and workshops relating to Service. Times are as follows: Assembly from 8.00 – 8.30, workshop rotations follow in classrooms between 8.45 to 10.15. From Wednesday on until Friday, we will also have a Service Learning exhibition in the parent room for you to explore. Please join us for the assembly and check out the exhibition to see all the amazing opportunities students have had to do Service.

The SL team

 

Architectural Plans for Pretoria Campus’ Multipurpose Center

From Monday May 21, the architectural plans for the Multipurpose Center will be on display in our Parent Room.

Please pass by and take a look.

 

Candy Gram Fundraiser

As the end of the year approaches, we will be having a candy gram fundraiser to support the Meetse A Bophelo School in their design of Solar Cookers as a continuation of our Service Learning Project earlier this year.  We will use the proceeds to purchase materials to assist them in making and using their solar cookers.  We are asking for donations of mini size candy bars to use for the fundraiser.  Please turn in donations no later than next week Thursday, May 24.  Thank you for your support!

     

 

Grade 8 Carnival

The third annual 8th grade Cardboard Carnival will take on Tuesday, June 5th. As in year’s past, the 8th graders will create and run carnival style games. This is the 8th graders culminating service learning project. Students from all of our grade levels are encouraged to attend and purchase tickets to play the games. If you win a game you receive a tasty treat. Any student who spends at least 50 Rand on tickets will be guaranteed at least one treat. All proceeds go to charity. Last year the 8th graders voted to use the profits in order to pay school tuition for a political refugee living at Mercy House.  The 8th graders thank you for your support and hope to see all of you at the carnival.

 

 

Final Assembly/Celebration

Please join us at midday on Wednesday June 6 in the lapa, as we celebrate our year together and say our goodbyes.

 

Reports

The second of our bi-annual student reports will be available to parents on PowerSchool from 3pm on Wednesday, June 6. Please click here to view a How To document which can be used to guide you through the access steps.

 

Winter School

Our annual Winter School, open to students currently in EC to Grade 5, is open for registration. To access the required form please click here.  Please print, complete and return to the Office. 

 

Save the Date for Pretoria Grade 5 Celebration Ceremony

Pretoria 5th graders will be celebrating their completion of elementary school on June 7 at 1:30 p.m. Please save the date! Our program will include speeches, songs and the awarding of certificates. We will provide you with additional information closer to the date. See you there!

 

 

News From our PA

Parent Buddies for the next Academic Year

If you are interested in being a Parent Buddy and helping a new incoming AISJ family to settle in at the beginning of the next academic year, please contact our Welcome Coordinator Kia Phillips: akia2007@gmail.com. Kia will be pairing families up and reaching out to you in August. It won't take up a lot of your time but will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Best wishes for a lovely weekend,

Rachel

 

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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