MS Sep 10

Back to School Night
Mark your calendar. Elementary Back to School Night will take place on Wednesday, September 18 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Back to School Night is a parent evening. This is not an event for children as teachers and assistants will be engaging with you and speaking about learning in our school.

We have been diving into learning these days and are enjoying observing your child’s natural curiosity express itself in a variety of ways.  All classes have started their units of inquiry and children’s questions, wonderings and theories are captured to represent their thinking. You are invited to tap into your own questions about their learning as you engage in conversations at home. Another important observation at school is how positively students are interacting.  We are immersed in an amazing culture where different perspectives and experiences come together. Ask your children about what makes them laugh during playtime, about what they are grateful for and what makes them smile when they are in school. Instilling positive thoughts has a remarkable effect on mindset and overall happiness which then allows for children to be even more ready to learn.

After-School Activities
After school activities begin on Monday, September 9. Please send your child an additional snack for 3:00 p.m. If you will pick up your child, please arrive at 4:15 p.m. We will open the car riders gate at that time. If your child is a bus rider, they will also ride the bus at 4:15 p.m. If for any reason, your child will not attend an after school activity in any given day, please complete a change of transportation form.

We have noticed that some students are modeling very healthy eating habits and are bringing snacks that are highly nutritious. Please involve your children in positive decisions regarding their choices for food. In Ecuador, individually wrapped products are labeled to indicate the amount of sugar, saturated fats and salt. Low levels are the best for children and natural non-processed foods present optimal results. Also, speak to your children about how to help the environment by avoiding packaged items. Each of our actions has a direct impact on our world!

Parent Representatives
In elementary, we aim to have at least two parent representatives for each classroom. Parent reps will work towards fostering stronger relationships between families, support our cultural fluency and represent families in our monthly elementary meetings. If you are interested in becoming a parent representative, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher. Here are the guidelines for you to review.

Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal