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Issue # 25 March 4 to 8, 2013
March 4 to 8, 2013
S C H O O L
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Monday, March 4 Tuesday, March 5 Wednesday, March 6 Thursday, March 7 Friday, March 8 Dear Students: Student-led conferences will take place this Thursday, March 7. Remember the main goal is for you to share with your parents what you are learning in class and how you are doing it. Students will be dismissed from classes at 12:00 and the first set of conferences will run from 12:30 – 2:50 for students with surnames A-K and from 3:30 – 5:50 for students with surnames L-Z. Please make sure you have made the necessary transportation arrangements to get home as needed. Also, please encourage your parents to wear comfortable clothing and shoes to the conferences so that they can try out some of the fitness activities that will be shared during PE class. Believe it or not, this week, Grades 5-7 will be registering for next year's classes. Be sure to know what electives you plan on requesting. MAP testing begins this week. Do your best to stay focused and show what you have learned this year. If you miss a testing session, make-up sessions will be offered on Wednesdays at 7:30 A.M. Good luck to the ISM Academic Bowl team. They will compete this Tuesday, March 5. Sincerely, Mr. Gillespie and Ms. Sayson Regular Schedule/ MAP Testing Regular Schedule/ MAP Testing Student Late Start/ MAP Testing Whole School Assembly (11:40 A.M.) - FAT Early Release/ MAP Testing/ Student Led Conferences Regular Schedule/ MAP Testing
Upcoming Events in the Middle School
March 4 to 8 4 to 27 5 7 15 18 to 22 25 to 27 28 to 29 Course Registration MAP Testing MS Academic Bowl Student Led Conferences MS Party (Grade 5 to 8) English Honors Testing Spirit Week School Holiday
The Yearbook Pictures are now available for pick up in the MS Office.
From the School Clinic
TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE 2013
Vaccination Day: March 13thWednesday Last day to sign up/pay: March 6th Wednesday Price: Php 480.00 Vaccine: GSK Influenza vaccine
Influenza or commonly known as ‘flu’ ‘trangkaso’is caused by the influenza virus. The influenza virus is easily transmitted through things you touch or in the air we breathe. Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone above 6 months old. Getting the flu shot should be done annually because the circulating strains of the flu virus change each year, hence the composition of the vaccine is updated annually. For tropical counties the flu is present year –round with peaks during the months of July – September. Everyone with a valid ISM ID may participate in this vaccination session. Order forms are available at the Cashier office or by visiting the Clinic. Please complete the form and make your payment to the Cashier. Payment for these vaccinations must be made to the cashier department by no later than Wednesday 6th of March .The vaccines will then be ordered and no further registrations will be accepted. If you would like to discuss the vaccine or have any questions please contact Jowell Custodio or Claudette Bekedam at the Clinic. Clinic direct number: 840 8581/82 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Athletics & Activities Office
3rd Season sports practice schedules for Badminton, Softball, Track & Field and MS Mixed Touch is available via the ATAC blog schedules pages http://atac.ism-online.org/ schedules/hs/ or school notice boards. IASAS Track and Field (April 10-14): Housing letters for the IASAS Track and Field event are now available via the ATAC blog. Please sign up early to house a visiting track athlete in April. We need to house 150 athletes. Teams arrive the day we return from spring break so deadline for return of letters is March 15th in order for us to confirm all housing assignments prior to the holiday starting. For general information about housing at IASAS tournaments, please see the housing and hosting page: http://atac.ism-online.org/iasas/iasas-housing/ ISM Summer Sports Camps information will be coming out next month. Announcements will be placed in the parent bulletins and all information will be available on the summer camps page on the ATAC blog. Stay tuned for more information next month! On Friday, March 8, is the ISM Twilight Track meet with Brent and Faith. Meet starts at 3:15pm and runs till about 7:30 pm. We need some parents to volunteer for timekeeping/marshalling duties if you can assist please contact email@example.com On Saturday, March 2, is the second Track meet of the year at Brent for our MS/ HS track and field teams. Good luck to all competitors. ISM Aquathon sponsored by the Sailfish Swim Club is this Saturday. Please check the sailfish webpage for details. A great way to stay in touch with the ISM ATAC program is to subscribe via RSS feed to the ATAC blog and also to follow via twitter (see twitter feed on the blog home page). Each Monday, I will post the weeks happenings and highlight important events for students and parents information on the ATAC blog and in the regular Friday parent bulletins. GAME SCHEDULE PDF (access to game schedule information): Information about all mid-week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found via the ATAC blog. Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools so please check the page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. Please click on schedules tab or the Bearcat logo to be directed to the power school secure site: http:// powerschool.ismanila.org/public/ You will need your power school user name and password to access the game schedule pdf.
HS Student registration for ATAC activities (new for school year ’12-13): A Google doc registration is now available for all HS students who will take part in any ATAC seasonal sports teams, MUN and Cultural Convention programs. Please take the time to complete this online registration for activities that you plan on joining this school year. Please access the form via the HS Student Registration tab found under the helpful hhortcuts bar on the ATAC blog home page. *Please note this is for HS students only and you must use your school email address to access the link. Personal gmail or hotmail addresses will not allow you to access the page. BEARCAT DEN: http://atac.ism-online.org/bearcat-den/ Our Bearcat Den is open for business, please drop by to check out the range of Bearcat products. We have a great team of volunteers who run the den and are always looking for more people to help out. If you are interested in joining a fantastic group, please contact any of our den members during den opening hours. We have a new volunteer coordinator. Thanks so much to Carolyn for stepping forward to take on this role. If you’re interested in joining the Den volunteers, please contact Carolyn Ching for details: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for new volunteers and encourage parents from ES/MS to join our group. Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den: Wednesdays and Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. 1:00p.m. and each afternoon from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Regards, Mark Pekin Director of Athletics/Activities
Middle School Academic Bowl
On Tuesday 5th March 2013, ISM will be hosting the second semester Middle School Academic Bowl competition against Faith Academy, Brent International School and ISM.
Date: Tuesday 5th March 2013 Time: 09.00-14.00 Venue: Little Theatre, ISM
Teachers and parents are very welcome to watch this event with their classes. (See the schedule below)
The following students will represent ISM: Caroline Strang: grade 8 Bianca Catoto : grade 8 Hyun JIn (Emmy) Nam: grade 8 Jessica Zhang : grade 8 Jessica Mae Cuadro: grade 8 Ilham Thomson : grade 7 Kaiwen (Calvin) Zhang : grade 7 David Yuanwei Zhang : grade 6 Ibrahim Ahmed: grade 6 Mangal, Ratul: grade 5 Olivia Heugh : grade 5
09.00: Opening Remarks 09.10: Toss-up Round 1 09.40: Toss-up Round 2 10.10: Math and Logic Round 11.10: Toss-up Round 3 11.40: Lunch 12.30: Toss-up Round 4 13.00: Envelope Round (HSMC, MSMC, LT) 13.30: Penalty Toss up 14.00: Closing Remarks 14.15: Depart
Valerie Birchenall MS Academic Bowl Coach
or any kind of cardboard and bring it to Ms. Morgan's room (1188) any time this week! We need cardboard for our sculpture projects! Thank you!
PLEASE SAVE YOUR CEREAL BOXES, SHOE BOXES,
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