Elementary School Weekly Update 24 August 2018
Posted 24-08-2018 03:47PM

Dear Parents,

We have had another solid week of learning in the Elementary school. As we are now into the full swing of school, there is a lot happening. Thanks for taking the time to read through this newsletter so you are informed about the events in the elementary school.

Elementary School Open House- Save the Date!

We look forward to welcoming you to our Open House Evening next Thursday, August 30 @ 6pm. Please access our Open House Program for detailed information about the structure of the evening. This year, we are only offering one homeroom presentation. Specialist teachers will be available before and after the homeroom presentations. Child care will be available in ES 8 (music room) for those parents who are unable to arrange it.

Student Council Elections

We have had a lot of interest from students who are running for the elementary StuCo. Elections and results will take place next Friday, August 31st.

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) in Grades 3-5

Every year, AISJ students in Grades 3-8 partake in an assessment called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).   Students are administered this assessment twice throughout the year, in Sept and in May. The first semester assessment window will take place during September 3rd -7th. Students will take a total of three assessments: Reading, Math and Language Usage. For more detailed information on MAP testing in the ES, please read the parent letter on the ES Portal.

Message from Board of Directors

"The summary of the August 2018 AISJ Board of Directors meeting, as well as further information about the Board and its work, can be found here".

 Car Pick Up and Drop Off and Speeding

We have noticed some parents are dropping their children off in the lower carpark by the fourth grade classrooms. Although we understand that this is more convenient than using the ring road and swimming pool carpark, we would like to request that ALL children are dropped off at the swimming pool carpark. We do not have supervision in place in the lower carpark, and want to ensure that students are safe. Thanks for your support with this process.

A reminder that the speed limit on campus is 30km.

 Important Elementary Events

Date

Event

Venue

August 27th

Season 1 Co-Curricular Activities Begin

 

August 29th

Building Bus Communities

ES Classrooms

August 30th

Open House

ES Library/Classrooms

September 7th

Early Release

 

September 10th

In-Service Day for Teachers

No School

September 11th @ 8:00

ES Parent Coffee

T & L 2

September 18th

JHB PA Executive Meeting

TBA

September 20th @ 8:00

JHB ES Assembly

AISJ Theatre

September 21st

Early Release

 

September 24th

Heritage Day

School Holiday

September 28th @12:00

JHB ES Pre-K Community Garden

Community Garden

 

Ben Hart 

ES Principal

 

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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