Elementary News photo May 2

This week, our 5th grade students will hold their PYP Exhibition on Thursday, May 3 beginning at 6:00 p.m., sharing their learning with the community in different ways.  Students work collaboratively to inquire about real challenges in our world. They look to present these challenges and propose solutions. Groups will connect with the community in a variety of ways to seek understanding, reaction, change and involvement.  We encourage you to support these student initiatives. Click here to see what our elementary role models are up to! 

Tuesday, May 8- ART EXHIBIT.  Please attend with your child and family from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to our Art Exhibit. Students and families are invited to appreciate the amazing artistic creativity expressed through different forms and ideas. Celebrate your artist and be inspired by their visual art creations!

Transitions… are you moving?  Please let us know if your family is being transferred next school year.  You can write to Ms. Tanya, tduran@cotopaxi.k12.ec, or Ms. Luann, lirigoyen@cotopaxi.k12.ec, and can also attend Ms. Tanya’s workshop on “Transitions” after the  PTSA coffee this Thursday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. Our counselors understand the implications of transitions for our Third Culture Kids (TCK’s), and we work together to support these transitions for those who leave and for those who stay. 

Internet safety for your children is a critical aspect of their online lives.  We urge all parents to practice safety guidelines, including communicating with children about the benefits and risks of online activity, setting parameters, monitoring your children’s browsing history, setting parental controls that block certain types of activity, managing purchases (do not allow children to download even if apps are free), preventing any night time online activity by removing devices from children’s bedrooms, and establishing agreements.  Here is a sample contract, but we encourage families to discuss and personalize what fits their needs: http://www.safekids.com/contract.htm.  Do not hesitate to contact us or the tech department if you need help to set up parental controls or need advice.  Remember that your children can be exposed to both information that enhances their learning, as well as, information that could be very harmful.

Paola de Pereira
ES Principal