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MS Parent Bulletin - Week of February 4 to 8

MS Parent Bulletin - Week of February 4 to 8

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POWERSCHOOLPOWERSCHOOLGRADE UPDATEGRADE UPDATE 
Feb 8
Progress ReportsDistribution
From the Middle School Office
ISSUE # 21
 
W
EEK
 
OF
F
EBRUARY
4
TO
8, 2013
 
Friday Bulletin
 MIDDLE SCHOOL
Weekly Publication for Middle School Parents
From the Office of Admissions andAdvancement / Art Auction
2
From the Operations & SecurityOffice
6
From the ATAC Office
8
Industrial Agriculture:Is Your Food Safe?
10
Middle School Choir
12
From the AFAC Office
13
MS Academic Bowl Tryouts
14
MS 3rd Season Tryout/Training
15
HS 3rd Season Try-out ScheduleAdult Language Courses at ISM
16
Inside this issue:
UPCOMING EVENTSUPCOMING EVENTS 
FEBRUARY
6
Grade 4 to 5 ParentsTransition Meeting(5:00 P.M., LT)
8
MS Party (Grade 5 to 8) -
rescheduled to March 15
 
11 to 15
Classroom Without Walls(CWW)
19
Grade 8 Parents HS CourseSelection Meeting(5:30 P.M., - 6:30 P.M.,Little Theater)
21
MS Parent Coffee(7:45 A.M., Little Theater)
25
No Classes(EDSA Revolution Holiday)
26
No Classes:Faculty In-Service
27 to Mar. 01
Grade 8 CourseRegistration
MARCH
4 to 8
Course Registration
Dear Parents:
 
This week we bid farewell to one of the most familiar faces and voices in the Middle School – Aubrey Fensantos. After six years of dedicated service in the Middle School office, Aubrey isembarking on a new adventure and starting the next chapter of her life as an expat in theUnited States. Her warm smile and friendly demeanor will surely be missed by manymembers of the school community. We wish her all the best.Over the past two weeks, you may have noticed a new face and voice in the Middle Schooloffice. We welcome Kristine Fong to the team and hope you will help her feel welcome.Kristine comes to us from the Elementary School After School program and we are thankfulthat she brings her knowledge of the ISM community with her. She has jumped right intoMiddle School life and is ready to assist students, parents and teachers. Welcome, Kristine!
 
Recently, we also said farewell to our librarian Karen Stewart. Unfortunately, Ms. Stewart hadto return to Australia for medical reasons and will not be returning to ISM. Our thoughts arewith her during this difficult time as she pursues treatment.
 
We would like to congratulate all the students who have recently participated in festivalssponsored by the Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS). A small group of our strings and choir students travelled to Beijing and a few of our band students went toMyanmar. We are proud of these students as they showcased their talents, forged friendshipswith other student musicians, and represented ISM.
 
The Middle School Classroom Without Walls (CWW) week is nearly here. CWW is part of theregular Middle School curriculum and affords students the opportunity to discover more aboutthe Philippines and what it has to offer. The activities that the teachers plan also aim tocultivate a stronger sense of community and service. For these students, the trips oftenbecome their most treasured memories of Middle School. Information and permission slipshave been sent out through your child’s Homebase. If you have not received the informationor if you have any questions, please contact your child’s Homebase teacher or the site leader in charge of the activity.On Wednesday, February 6 we are hosting a Parent Transition Meeting for Grade 4 parentswhose children are moving to grade 5 next school year. The presentation will run from 5:00 –6:00 P.M. in the Little Theater. On another calendar note, the Middle School Party scheduledfor February 8 has been postponed to March 15.Looking ahead for parents of grade 8 students… Please note that the High School CourseSelection Meeting has been moved to Tuesday, February 19 from 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. in the LittleTheater. The meeting will not take place on February 21 as printed in the school calendar.
 
Have a fabulous weekend!
 
Yours in Education,Simon Gillespie Clarissa SaysonMiddle School Principal Middle School Assistant Principal
The Yearbook Pictures are now available for pick up in the MS Office.
Yearbook photo retakes will be on
Tuesday, February 5
.Please proceed to room 1118.
 
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From the Office of Admissions and Advancement
 
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