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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School
Weekly Publication for Middle School Parents ISSUE # 29
WEEK OF APRIL 04 TO 08, 2011

From the Middle School Office


Inside this issue:
Dear Parents:
Important Announcement from Admissions 2
We hope that you and your family enjoyed a refreshing and rejuvenating PTA’s Used Book Fair 3
Spring Break. The fourth quarter is sure to be filled with lots of activities. Concert Schedules 4
Please encourage your child to stay focused and find ways to help them ATAC Announcements 5
manage their time, assignments and after school activities. We want the IASAS Badminton 2011 Schedule 6
students to enjoy the last couple months of the year and not to succumb to ISM Summer Sports Camp 7
undue stress. ISM Calendar for SY 2011-2012 9
Chinese Summer Camp Beijing 2011 10
Until April 15, students will be sitting for the second administration of the
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). As with the November testing,
students cannot prepare ahead of time. Please ensure that your child gets
UPCOMING EVENTS
an adequate night’s rest and a healthy breakfast so that your child can do APRIL

his/her best. 11 School Holiday (Bataan Day)


12 PTA General Meeting (7:30 A.M.,
LT)
It is that time of the year when we are seeing a lot of our students hanging
out on campus after school hours. Since the beginning of the school year 13 Parent Coffee (8:30 A.M., LT)

and repeatedly throughout the year, we have told all Middle School 15 Courtyard Event (3:00 P.M.)

students that they should not be on campus after 3:00 P.M. unless they are 21 to 22 School Holiday (Holy Week)
in a supervised club or activity. It is not that we don’t care for them, but 25 to 29 PTA Used Book Fair (CMC Lobby)
that we do not have adult supervision in the various areas of the campus. 26 MS/HS Beginning Recital (5:00
If it is necessary for a student to wait for a sibling, then your child can wait P.M., LT)

in the MSMC until 4:00 P.M. or in the MS/HS cafeteria. Otherwise, we ask 27 Activity Period (1:35 P.M.)

that you make the necessary arrangements to have your child picked up at MAY

dismissal time. 02 School Holiday (Labor Day)


03 to 13 MS Art Exhibition (FAT Gallery)
Looking ahead…We will be hosting a Parent Coffee on Wednesday, April 13 04 to 06 Grade 4 Ambassador Program
from 8:30 – 9:45 in the Little Theater. The topic will be Cyber Savvy: 05 to 07 MS Play
Understanding Your Child. Please plan to attend. 05 MS Art Exhibition Opening
(3:00 P.M., FAT Gallery)
Have a great weekend! 13 Bearcat Idol
16 to 20 Grade 4 Tour and Talk
Sincerely, 18 Finale Concert (5:30 P.M., FAT)
25 Activity Period (9:45 A.M.)
Danielle Fredericks Clarissa Sayson
31 Grade 8: Arguing for Change
Middle School Principal Middle School Assistant Principal
JUNE

03 Grade 8 Dinner Dance (7:00 P.M.,


LT)
Please read the Important Announcement in Page 2 from
06 Grade 8 Trip Day
the Admissions Office on Re-Enrollment for SY 2011-2012
08 Grade 8 Moving On Ceremony
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POWERSCHOOL GRADE UPDATE
Check out revised Calendar
Apr. 08 Grade Update
for School Year 2011-2012 on page 09.
Apr. 20 Progress Reports Distribution
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Important Announcement: Re-Enrollment for SY 2011-2012

Re-Enrollment information for RETURNING STUDENTS for SY2011-12


Re-Enrollment requirements will be similar to last year and include submission of an updated Health
Form or Physical Form (depending on grade level) to the Clinic for a Clearance Signature and a Clearance
Signature from the Cashier’s Office on the Re-Enrollment Form.

The Re-Enrollment Form and other requested forms for each re-enrolling student will be available by
the beginning of April online from our website under Admission and Re-Enrollment & Withdrawal or at
the Admission Office during office hours (Monday to Friday; 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Parents may pick
up a set of Re-Enrollment Forms personally or your child can come to the Admission Office and get the
forms. If you would like to have your driver or househelp pick up the forms, please give them a letter of
authorization to collect the Re-Enrollment Forms for your child/children.

For STUDENTS NOT RETURNING next school year


If your child(ren) will not be returning to ISM for the 2011-12 school year, please inform the Admission
Office as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Parents are obliged to officially inform the
School in writing on a WITHDRAWAL NOTIFICATION FORM, before the second Friday of May, if their
children will be withdrawn. Failure to do so will lead to a deduction of US$1,000 from the Facilities
Upgrade Deposit (FUD), in compensation for having held a space for the child and thus preventing the
School from offering that space to another child prior to the summer holiday break. The Withdrawal No-
tification Form can be obtained from the Admission Office or from the ISM website under the Admission
tab and then click on Re-Enrollment & Withdrawal.

We currently have very few families indicating that they will not be returning and consequently there are
an ever growing number of applicants in a WAITPOOL for possible openings. This is causing great distress
and anxiety in those families (and in the Admission Office). If you are sure that your child will be leaving
ISM, please submit a Withdrawal Notification Form. This will be a great help for our planning and to the
many families waiting to be admitted to the school.

Regards,

Gary W. Jerome
Director of Admission
International School Manila
P.O. Box 1256 MCPO, 1255 Makati City, Philippines
E-mail: admission@ismanila.org
Web: www.ismanila.org
Phone: (63-2) 840-8488 or 840-8601
Fax: (63-2) 840-8489

IF YOU HAVEN’T LOGGED ON TO POWERSCHOOL…


We’re on the web!
please call the Guidance Office at 840-8555 or
www.ismanila.org
email msguidance@ismanila.org to obtain your username and password.
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YEARBOOK PHOTOS
The Yearbook Photos are here! Please drop by the
Middle School Office to pick up the photo!
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Athletics and Activities Office Announcements


IASAS 3rd Season information: BEARCAT DEN:
rd
• IASAS travel packets for 3 season teams Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den:
have been distributed via coaches. Please • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from
get documents and information returned 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. and 2:30 P.M. – 4:00
asap. Please bring your passport to Joan at P.M.
the ATAC office so we can begin processing • Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons from
for your trip. 2:30 - 4:00 P.M.
• IASAS Send off assembly for all 3rd season
IASAS teams is April 6th. Thanks to all our great volunteers. If you are
• IASAS Send off lunch sponsored by parents interested in joining our group of volunteers
is at the HS courtyard immediately after in the Bearcat Den please contact our BCD
assembly on Wednesday April 13th. volunteers coordination Chantel
• IASAS 3rd Season sports awards is Friday, (fam.wanten@hotmail.com) or pop in to the
May 6th at HS Gym starting at 5:30 P.M. - Den near the HS Cafeteria and talk with one
dress to impress! of our volunteers they will be very happy to
make you welcome.
GAME SCHEDULE PDF: (new procedure in
place for access to game schedule pdf infor- PLEASE NOTE: Last day of den operations for
mation) this school year is TUESDAY, JUNE 7th. The
Information about all mid week/weekend fix- Den volunteers will be in hibernation from
tures for ISM teams can be found via the ATAC June 8th until reopening day on Monday, Au-
blog. You can also access this information via gust 8th, 2011
the ES/MS/HS divisional web pages. Please note
the game schedule does change often due to IASAS BADMINTON at ISM - April 18-21:
involvement with many local schools so please ISM is very excited to host the IASAS Badmin-
check the page regularly to find out the latest ton tournament in 3 weeks time, final prepa-
information of where and when the Bearcats rations are well underway and our teams are
teams are playing. Click on schedules tab or training hard for this tournament. See ATAC
the Bearcat logo to be directed to the blog for tournament draw and information.
http://powerschool.ismanila.org/public/ You
will need your power school user name and Information related to the IASAS Badminton
password to access the game schedule pdf now Tournament can now be found on the ATAC
located in power school Blog http://atac.ism-online.org
All housing for IASAS Badminton is now com-
ATAC HIGHLIGHTS/UPDATES – (for ALL plete. For families that have agreed to house
match/schedule details check game schedule your guest information letters will be distrib-
page as above) uted next week April 4th – 8th via the divisional
April 2 - Track Meet at Brent MS/HS track offices. Please return the slip attached so we
teams know you have received the information letter.
April 8 - HS Twilight Track Meet at ISM v Brent
April 8 - Varsity Girls Softball v Brent at ISM
April 17 - (Sunday) Teams depart for IASAS
Track at ISB, Softball at JIS, ISM is
hosting
Badminton
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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MANILA

MAY AND JUNE


SUMMER SPORTS CAMP
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Calendar for SY 2011-2012


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