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International School Manila ES PARENT BULLETIN V o l u m e 0 4 09

International School Manila

ES PARENT BULLETIN

Volume 04

09 October 2009

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

OCT

12 - 16

Class & Individual School Pictures

13

PTA General Meeting @ 7.30 - 9am, Little Theater

14, 21

Wednesday Morning Student Late Start @

8.30am

19 - 20

Early Student Release @ 12pm Parent-Teacher Conferences @ 12.30 - 5pm

Appointments have been set up in ad- vance by the class teacher, and a letter has been sent home

Filipiniana (Celebration on Philippine Cul- ture)

23

26 -

Nov 2

School Holiday

FromFrom thethe ESES AdministrationAdministration

Dear Elementary School Parents,

Filipiniana has been an event happening at ISM for many years, in the Elementary School the past few years it as included an assembly followed by a Barrio Fiesta with the ES playground becoming a festive area with huts, Filipino dishes and delicacies for our children to enjoy, traditional games to play, Jeepney rides, and a parade of High School students and marching bands. This has been an exciting time for students and a celebration for our Elementary School.

different presentation by each grade level (not all students in a grade level will be performing). This will include sing- ing, dancing, student council sharing some results of the donation collection and where our donations have gone, and dramatic representations of Philippine culture.

After the assembly at each grade level we will have differ- ent centers that each class will spend approximately 30 minutes at over the course of the day. We will not have a central Barrio Fiesta in the playground, and at each grade level the centers will be organized in the classrooms for that grade level. The centers will include some of the fol- lowing:

1. Preparing a local Filipino dish, which will be prepared by the students, and donated to members of our com- munity and Papaya Academy at the end of the day. During this session, students will also find out more about local foods, and will sample a dish.

2. Writing letters and drawing pictures to make a book for Papaya Academy, each grade level will write letters of support and hope for those affected and these will be collated into books to be given directly to the matching grade level class at Papaya Academy.

3. Mural – the Art team will be leading the development of a series of murals representing the Philippines

4. Language Learning Session – students will be taught some local expressions and learn more about the lan- guage spoken in the Philippines

5. Dance and games – students will learn a dance and a game to play

6. Story telling

7. Service Learning

In light of the recent natural disaster in Manila and the effect it has had, we have been reflecting on the most ap- propriate focus of this event. We would like to reframe this day somewhat and make it more meaningful for stu- dent learning about the Philippines and our response to the current situation as a community. Our day will now be “A Window into the Philippines”…

We will begin the day on Friday October 23, 2009 with a whole ES assembly at 8:00 in the Fine Arts Theatre. This will begin with a music video of the country, followed by a

In order to make this day happen, we will be asking for parent volunteers, parent liaisons from the PTA at each grade level will be contacting you, so please sign up.

We look forward to a great day celebrating and learning more about the Philippines! Yours in Education,

Simon Gillespie

ES Principal

Michael Rourke

ES Assistant Principal

Elementary School Parent Bulletin

09 October 2009

Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES Parent-Teacher conferences will be taking
Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES Parent-Teacher conferences will be taking
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES Parent-Teacher conferences will be taking place on Oc- tober 19 and 20. Students
PARENT-TEACHER
CONFERENCES
Parent-Teacher
conferences will be
taking place on Oc-
tober 19 and 20.
Students will have
early dismissal at
12pm on these
days.
You re-
ceived a letter
from your class
teacher this week
with your sched-
uled appointment.
Please return the
confirmation sheet
to your class
teacher as soon as
possible so the
schedules can be
finalized.

FromFrom thethe ESES StudentStudent CouncilCouncil

Student Council has been enthus iastically collecting donations between 10:00 and 10:30 everyday. Reps are
Student Council has been enthus iastically collecting donations between 10:00 and 10:30 everyday. Reps are

Student Council has been enthusiastically collecting donations between 10:00 and 10:30 everyday. Reps are assigned to collect from several teachers per grade level. Donations are loaded to carts and delivered to the FAT. A few days last week and this week we have been asked to help sort and bag donations brought to the FAT.

We are happy to report that classes are continuing to support our donation drive. We thank all parents, students and teachers who

have brought donations since the drive started. We thank you for allowing your children to be a part of this very important en- deavor.

Here is the list of donations we are requesting for next week:

Oct. 12 – water (1 L minimum)

Oct. 13 – 3 bars of soap

Oct. 14 - powdered milk (500 grams )

Oct. 15 – 2 pieces of food items (canned goods, coffee, sugar, bis- cuits)

Oct. 16 – 10 pieces of extra large black trash bags

ES Student Council

(canned goods, coffee, sugar, bis- cuits) Oct. 16 – 10 pieces of extra large black trash
(canned goods, coffee, sugar, bis- cuits) Oct. 16 – 10 pieces of extra large black trash

FromFrom thethe CommunicationsCommunications OfficeOffice

From the the Communications Communications Office Office THANK YOU to the ISM Community of parents, students,

THANK YOU to the ISM Community of parents, students, teachers and staff for supporting our student-led relief efforts for the victims of ty- phoon Ondoy: ISM Students raised a total of Php 406,936.35 --- THANKS TO YOU!!

On Friday, October 2, ISM HS Students held an amazing concert to benefit the victims of typhoon Ondoy. Clubs and Councils like PCC, KCC, ACC, ECO, BTV, BTO rallied together to set-up booths and food stations. Thank you to MCDonald’s, Andoks and Hungry Tykes for providing food and ice-cream. Our very own PTA donated Php 60,000 to the cause.

“We went from complaining about school not being canceled, with the desire to make a difference, to seeing these visions come to reality. 400,000 pesos is a success, and then some! WE cannot thank YOU enough. Words cannot express what an honor it is to call ourselves BEARCATS right now.” - Antonio Villalon

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Elementary School Parent Bulletin

09 October 2009

Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 From From the the Art Art Department Department Dear
Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 From From the the Art Art Department Department Dear

FromFrom thethe ArtArt DepartmentDepartment

Dear Parents, I am looking for some volunteer parents who could help create art labels
Dear Parents,
I am looking for some volunteer
parents who could help create art
labels for the classroom in various
languages. Volunteers need to be
native speakers and writers of the
following — Mandarin, Korean,
Japanese, Thai and Dutch. This is
not a big job and your assistance
would be much appreciated. The
labels can be handwritten, or
printed from a computer. They
would be of specific art vocabulary
which we are reinforcing in class.
So far, only about ten words! Can
you help? If so, please contact me
at arnoldh@ismanila.org.
Recycled materials are continu-
ally being utilized in our early
years art projects. In fact the
grade 1 fairground project which
is comprised mainly of boxes,
plastic containers and parts of
broken toys will next week be
exhibited in the CMC, you are
welcome to visit. We therefore
WELCOME
TO THE FAIRGROUND!
Parents are invited to view the
Grade 1 fairground exhibition in the
CMC at any time during the next
week (from Oct 12th - 16th).
The exhibition is the collaborative
achievement of all grade 1 students
who have constructed these art
pieces almost entirely from recycla-
ble materials.
now need to replenish our stocks
of recyclable materials. In particular we are looking for small boxes,
bottle caps (metal or plastic), broken or functioning toys, utensils,
small plastic containers (including take out food tubs) and any other
object you are discarding that you think we could use. Please ensure
that none of the materials have sharp edges or contain any traces of
food. Drop offs to room 1189 would be appreciated.
Many thanks
Many thanks,
Olivia Jones
Helen Arnold
joneso@ismanila.org

FromFrom thethe CMCCMC

Hello Parents! The Children’s Media Center is humming with activity! We launched our CMC Book Club for grade 4 students last week. We received lots of very convincing applications but, alas, had to limit our membership to just 12. We’ll run another Book Club next semester, so there’s a second chance! Preschool and ECLC children have settled into their brows- ing and borrowing routines and are showing such responsible be- havior! Please reinforce how to care for books at home. Grade 1 stu- dents are able to distinguish between fiction and non-fiction books and are learning where to find books about their favorite subjects or by a favorite author. Grade 2 used non-fiction books to research habitats and animals and will be practicing using our new library search engine, Destiny Quest, this week. Grade 3 students are focus- ing on making personal connections to stories and some classes are using non-fiction books to learn about the affects habitats have on people. Grade 4 classes are using non-fiction books to help them cre- ate realistic characters for their migration stories and passports for Immigration Island. It’s important to teach our children that books aren’t just for information, that it’s fun to read! Try to spend fifteen minutes each evening, reading with your child. Reading aloud teaches sequence and voice, builds vocabulary, and demonstrates left to right text di- rection. Children love spending time with you and a good book!

Children love spending time with you and a good book! 3 From From the the PE

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FromFrom thethe PEPE DepartmentDepartment

book! 3 From From the the PE PE Department Department The Physical Education De- partment now

The Physical Education De- partment now has a green box in the Plaza with sports equipment for children to use during their play time. It has jump ropes, (short, long and Double Dutch ropes) balls of many sizes and shapes and Frisbees. Grade 2, 3 and 4 children are allowed to borrow equip- ment but need to hand in their school ID to a supervisor who is stationed at the green box. At the end of play when children return the borrowed equipment they will be given back their school ID. This system helps students be responsible. We continue to emphasize that all sports equipment be used safely and properly. You can assist us as parents by playing jump rope with your children, (teaching them Jump Rope Chants) throwing a Frisbee, or simply playing throw and catch with a ball. Our purpose is to encourage children to be active, learn safe be- haviors when using sports equipment and be respon- sible.

is to encourage children to be active, learn safe be- haviors when using sports equipment and

Elementary School Parent Bulletin

09 October 2009

Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHOTO SHOOT SCHEDULE October 12-16, 2009 ES
Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHOTO SHOOT SCHEDULE October 12-16, 2009 ES

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHOTO SHOOT SCHEDULE

October 12-16, 2009 ES Science Lab (Rm. 2126)

All students will be photographed, regardless of purchase.

Each class will have a scheduled time for the shoot during the week.

Students must wear their school uniform during the photo shoot.

Order Form and Envelopes will be distributed to students. Payments should be placed inside the envelope together with the order form and should be brought by the student on the day of the shoot which will be given directly to the photographer. No payment will be received by the teacher or the ES Office. Parents may contact the photographer directly for late orders/payments. Tino Ley Mobile No.: 0920 950 4209 E-mail: leylumina@gmail.com

Please use 1 envelope per student, NOT two students in one envelope.

School Photos will be delivered to students before the December School Break.

NOT two students in one envelope. • School Photos will be delivered to studen ts before

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Elementary School Parent Bulletin

09 October 2009

Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 CLASS PHOTO SHOOT SCHEDULE   Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 CLASS PHOTO SHOOT SCHEDULE   Monday Tuesday Wednesday

CLASS PHOTO SHOOT SCHEDULE

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

12 October

13 October

14 October

15 October

16 October

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Gr. 3 / Quinlan

ECLC / Cowled

Gr. 2 / Winton

Gr. 2 / Powers

PS / Eglington

PS / Luhtala

PS / Ayling

A

Gr. 2 / Patterson

Gr. 3 / Riviello

Gr. 2 / Rea

Gr. 4 / Cooney

PS / Pelkey

Gr. 1 / Rodriguez

ECLC / Knewstubb

Gr. 1 / Shortridge

Gr. 2 / Duprat

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ECLC / Plank

Gr. 2 / Zulberti

ECLC / Mccallum

ECLC / Heggie

Gr. 1 / Rea

S

Gr. 4 / J. O.

Gr. 3 / Remoroza

Gr. 4 / McElhinney

Gr. 3 / Hamaguchi

Gr.1 / Grabow

E

Gr. 4 / Lenehan

Gr. 4 / Stavert

Gr. 1 / Edwards

Gr. 3 / Rainey

Gr. 3 / McGrath

S

Gr. 4 / Costa

Gr. 1 / Stevens

FromFrom thethe AfterAfter SchoolSchool ActivitiesActivities (AFAC)(AFAC) OfficeOffice

To: 4 th Grade Students Fr: Ms. Linell Re: CMT Date: October 9th, 2009

Hey 4 th Graders!!!

It’s time to ask yourself those all-important questions about yourself ~ Do I like to sing? Do I like to act? Do I like to dance? Do I like to dress up in costumes? Do I like to perform in front of audiences? Do I like to do all of the above with my friends?

If you answered yes to some or all of these, then we want you to be a part of this year’s Children’s Musical Theater. We will be presenting the youth musical “Dig It” which is a fun and comical story about ancient civilizations around the world.

CMT REGISTRATION, REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

CMT REGISTRATION, REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Mon, October 12 Fri, October 23 Wed, November 4

Mon, October 12 Fri, October 23 Wed, November 4

Registration begins Registration ends Rehearsal in FAT

2:30-4pm

Wed, November 11

Rehearsal in 1164

2:30-4pm

Wed, November 18

Rehearsal in 1164

2:30-4pm

Wed, November 25

Rehearsal in FAT

2:30-4pm

Wed, December 2

Rehearsal in 1164

2:30-4pm

Wed, December 9

Rehearsal in 1164

2:30-4pm

Wed, January 5

Rehearsal in FAT

2:30-4pm

Wed, January 13

Rehearsal in FAT

2:30-4pm

Wed, January 20

Rehearsal in 1164

2:30-4pm

M-F, January 25-29

Rehearsals in FAT

2:30-4pm

M-W, February 1-3

Dress Rehearsals

2:30-4pm

Thu, February 4

School Performance

1:00pm

vening Performance

6:00pm

There are a lot of parts for boys and girls so plan on signing up beginning this coming Monday, October 12 in the AFAC office. I hope to see you at the first rehearsal in the FAT on Wednesday, November 4 th at 2:30!!

Ms. Linell

CMT Director

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Elementary School Parent Bulletin

09 October 2009

Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 From From the the School School Clinic Clinic TIME
Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 From From the the School School Clinic Clinic TIME

FromFrom thethe SchoolSchool ClinicClinic

TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE 2 ND HEPATITIS A AND B VACCINATIONS

Date

Price (Php)

November 11th, 2009

Hepatitis A

(Adult)

2249

Hepatitis A

(Junior)

1125

Hepatitis B

(Adult)

630

Hepatitis B

(Junior)

355

Hepatitis A and B combined vaccine (Adult)

2000

Hepatitis A and B combined vaccine (Junior)

1000

2000 Hepatitis A and B combined vaccine (Junior) 1000 (Prices are per individual vaccine in a

(Prices are per individual vaccine in a course of either 2 or 3 vaccinations)

If you would like more information or you wish to sign up to receive any of the above vaccines, please call in at the clinic to pick up a registration form (next to the elementary canteen). Only people with a valid ISM ID may participate in this pro- gram.

PAYMENT FOR THESE VACCINATIONS MUST BE MADE TO THE CASHIER DEPARTMENT BY NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 23 rd OCTOBER 2009. VACCINES WILL THEN BE ORDERED AND NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Many thanks

Debbie Duckworth

ISM Clinic Administrator 840 8581 duckworthd@ismanila.org

FromFrom thethe PTAPTA

Clinic direct number:

Email:

840 8580

clinic@ismanila.org

Celebrating Diwali - the Festival of Lights

Celebrating Diwali - the Festival of Lights Tuesday, October 13th 7:30 am - 9:00 am Little

Tuesday, October 13th 7:30 am - 9:00 am Little Theatre

The ISM Parent-Teachers Association, together with the Bharati (Indian Women's) Association, is pleased to invite you to NOT JUST ANOTHER GENERAL MEETING

What is Diwali? The festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil; in Hindi, Diwali means “festival of lights,” and people light rows of lights to commemorate heroic figures in Indian mythology who tri- umphed over the forces of evil. Diwali is also a propitious time for new endeavors, and many people clean their homes and open all their windows and doors to welcome luck and good fortune during Diwali

Please join us in celebrating this annual celebration with

Food

Dance Music

Culture

**Special Thanks to the efforts of the Indian Community for making this a wonderful event!**

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Elementary School Parent Bulletin

09 October 2009

Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 From From the the ATAC ATAC Office Office ATAC
Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 From From the the ATAC ATAC Office Office ATAC

FromFrom thethe ATACATAC OfficeOffice

ATAC Announcements:

Sat Oct 10 th MS/HS Cross Country @ Brent ES/MS C, E, G Soccer Festival @ CSA begins at 9am JV/Varsity Boys/Girls Volleyball @ ISM

MS/HS Cross Country @ Brent ES/MS C, E, G Soccer Festival @ CSA begins at 9am
MS/HS Cross Country @ Brent ES/MS C, E, G Soccer Festival @ CSA begins at 9am

Oct 15-17

Oct 14-18

Oct 15-18

IASAS Soccer at ISM IASAS Volleyball @ Taipei IASAS Cross Country @ Taipei

IASAS Soccer at ISM IASAS Volleyball @ Taipei IASAS Cross Country @ Taipei
IASAS Soccer at ISM IASAS Volleyball @ Taipei IASAS Cross Country @ Taipei

Sun Oct 11 th Midgets A, Aspirants, Varsity Boys Soccer v Southridge @ ISM from 8am onwards

Please check GAME SCHEDULE on ISM public website ATAC page or ES/MS/HS GAME SCHEDULE page of the divisional website for all up to date fixtures and game venues. Due to flooding and closure of local schools many of the games will have to be rescheduled. Please consult the game schedule carefully for the latest updates and times!

2 nd SEASON ATAC SPORTS ARE HS: Basketball, Tennis, Touch (girls only), Rugby, Swimming, Cheerleading MS: Basketball, Tennis, Touch (girls only), Rugby, Cheerleading

TRYOUTS DATES Oct 21, 22 and Nov 3, 4, 5 Nov 3, 4, 5, 6

2 nd SEASON PRACTICE SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL BEFORE THE OCTOBER BREAK

FIRST SEASON IASAS CHAMPIONSHIPS:

This time next week our Volleyball and Cross Country teams will be battling it out in Taipei for the chance to be crowned IASAS Champions for 2009 in their respective sports. After a fantastic effort last year with all ISM teams taking SILVER MEDALS we can only hope that they can go one better and bring back GOLD. Good luck to all athletes and coaches. Here in Manila IASAS SOCCER will be in full swing next week. It is sure to be a great event for our school and I hope that all the ISM community will get behind our teams during the tournament. Our boys’ team has been rid- dled with injuries the past few weeks so we hope that all members of the team can recover in time and put on their best performance for the home crowd. Our girls’ team is of course the two times defending IASAS Soccer Champions and will be desperate to hold on to their IASAS Champions status for a third year in a row. Please come out and support our two teams during the IASAS Soccer Championships at ISM. Let’s make it a truly spe- cial ISM event!

PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED MATCH SCHEDULE FOR IASAS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS THURSDAY OCT 15 TO SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 2009

As first season draws to a close and IASAS Soccer/Volleyball/Cross Country Championships are being battled out in Manila and Taipei it is fitting to recognize the efforts of all the student athletes and coaches that have worked hard and devoted many hours of time to our first season sports. On behalf of the ATAC department I would like to thank everyone who has played a role, large or small during this first season. Please see below for information related to the end of sea- son awards.

HS First Season Sports Awards:

MS Gym Thursday November 5th from 5:30-7:30 pm Come and celebrate the achievements of our first season HS teams

ES/MS First Season Sports Awards: ES Gym Thursday October 22nd 3:15-4:00pm Session One – All ES Soccer Teams 4:00-5:00pm Session Two – All MS teams (Soccer/Volleyball/Cross Country) Food and drinks provided. Coaches will present awards and certificates to our first season team members. Please come and join us.

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Elementary School Parent Bulletin

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Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 For parents and interested IASAS observers who want to
Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 For parents and interested IASAS observers who want to
Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 For parents and interested IASAS observers who want to

For parents and interested IASAS observers who want to keep up to date with how our Volleyball and Cross Country teams are doing in Taipei next week here are the web- site contact details for both events.

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Teams listed first are home and wear light colored uniform.

 

BOYS

GIRLS

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Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 From From the the Admission Admission Office Office Please
Elementary School Parent Bulletin 09 October 2009 From From the the Admission Admission Office Office Please

FromFrom thethe AdmissionAdmission OfficeOffice

Please update the Admission Office if you have changed your residence or billing address, telephone or cell phone contact numbers, or your current e-mail address. This is especially important with re- gard to the mobile numbers for the school TextConnect system which is used in emergency situations when parents need to be urgently informed about something.

We try to keep everything current in our database but if you are not sure if we have it right, please ei- ther call us at 840 8488 or email your current information to admission@ismanila.org using the form below. Thank you for your help.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MANILA – Admission Office University Parkway Fort Bonifacio. 1634 Taguig Metro Manila .
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MANILA – Admission Office
University Parkway Fort Bonifacio. 1634 Taguig Metro Manila . Philippines
Box 1526 MCPO . 1255 Makati City, Philippines . Tel. 840-8488
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