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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Deputy Head of School for Student Services and Elementary Principal, Michael Schooler

ES Music Department

Grade 2 Class Music Parent Presentation                                      

Grade 2 students have been inquiring into how music is created with pattern. Early in the year we explored pattern in rhythm and more recently we have explored pattern in pitch. The culmination of this unit is student collaboration in groups to create their own pattern compositions.

The 2nd grade classes will be sharing their compositions with their parents during class music on the following dates at 11:00 - 11:25 AM in the Elementary School Music Room

  • Grade 2A: Monday, 6 March 11:00 AM
  • Grade 2B: Tuesday, 7 March 11:00 AM
  • Grade 2C: Wednesday, 8 March 11:00 AM
  • Grade 2D: Thursday, 9 March 11:00 AM

ES News

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Deputy Head of School, Student Services and Elementary Principal, Michael Schooler

ES Music Department

Grade 2 Class Music Parent Presentation                                      

Grade 2 students have been inquiring into how music is created with pattern. Early in the year we explored pattern in rhythm and more recently we have explored pattern in pitch. The culmination of this unit is student collaboration in groups to create their own pattern compositions.

The 2nd grade classes will be sharing their compositions with their parents during class music on the following dates at 11:00 - 11:25 AM in the Elementary School Music Room

  • Grade 2 A: Monday, 6 March 11:00 AM
  • Grade 2 B: Tuesday, 7 March 11:00 AM
  • Grade 2 C: Wednesday, 8 March 11:00 AM
  • Grade 2 D: Thursday, 9 March 11:00 AM

ES PE Department

Our elementary athletes came home with victory!

A team of 36 athletes and 3 adults went to Sandford International School last Saturday, 18 February, to compete in the city track and field meet. Five schools, including ICS took part in the meet. Our super athletes, in their custom made t-shirt provided by our athletics office, put-up a fantastic performance in all age and gender categories to bring back their long standing championship title that they lost last year. They also exhibited the best sportsmanship spirit that was noted and rewarded by the organizing school.

     

Officiating of the various events was done by all participating schools collaboratively. ICS officiated the long jump, and at this juncture, we would like to acknowledge the hard work of our own Mr. Ralston for helping out with the long jump. Coach Azeb and coach Zelalem, for their excellent organizational skill in holding the team together and helping every athlete participate in their respective events. It was a morning well spent. 

Sincere thanks goes to all the parents, who came to support our team as well as help out with some of the events that needed extra hand.

ES News

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

DHoS Student Services & Elementary School Principal, Michael School

The PYP Authorization team will be here next week.  We are all very excited and look forward to sharing all of our preparation and great work with the team.

More information will be shared with all ES parents in the days come.

ES News

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Deputy Head of School, Student Services/Elementary School Principal, Michael Schooler

KG – grade 2 Arts Showcase

All students in grades K-2 have selected a piece of their artwork to be displayed on 14 December. Please take the time to view this art exhibition before or after the holiday concert.

Happy holidays! Happy reading! From the staff of the ICS Libraries

Chill Out & Read 4!

“Summer slide” is a phrase given to the trend of children not reading during the summer holiday and the resulting regression of their reading skills. Although our upcoming holiday is a shorter time, the same thing can happen during this three-week break from school.  To prevent “winter slide” and help encourage our students to keep up with their reading during this time the ICS Elementary Library is again offering a reading challenge - “Chill Out & Read 4!”

All KG – grade 5 students are invited to set their own individual reading goals and to use a log to keep track of the books they read between now and 13 January. Materials will be distributed during library classes the week before the holiday. Prizes will be given to students who return their log to the library in January.

Please contact Librarian, Martha Langille, if you have any questions about this literacy initiative.

Make reading a fun part of your family holiday!  Happy holidays, all!

Library open hours over the holidays:

  • Saturday mornings (17, 24 and 31 December) between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
  • Closed on Saturday, 7 January 2017 for Ethiopian Christmas.

 

 

ES News

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Date Posted: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Deputy Head of School, Student Services/Elementary School Principal, Michael Schooler

KG – grade 2 Arts Showcase

All students in grades K-2 have selected a piece of their artwork to be displayed on 14 December. Please take the time to view this art exhibition before or after the holiday concert.

Happy holidays! Happy reading! From the staff of the ICS Libraries

Chill Out & Read 4!

“Summer slide” is a phrase given to the trend of children not reading during the summer holiday and the resulting regression of their reading skills. Although our upcoming holiday is a shorter time, the same thing can happen during this three-week break from school.  To prevent “winter slide” and help encourage our students to keep up with their reading during this time the ICS Elementary Library is again offering a reading challenge - “Chill Out & Read 4!”

All KG – grade 5 students are invited to set their own individual reading goals and to use a log to keep track of the books they read between now and 13 January. Materials will be distributed during library classes the week before the holiday. Prizes will be given to students who return their log to the library in January.

Please contact Librarian, Martha Langille, if you have any questions about this literacy initiative.

Make reading a fun part of your family holiday!  Happy holidays, all!

Library open hours over the holidays:

  • Saturday mornings (17, 24 and 31 December) between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
  • Closed on Saturday, 7 January 2017 for Ethiopian Christmas.

 

 

ES News

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Deputy Head of School, Student Services/Elementary School Principal, Michael Schooler


KG – grade 2 Arts Showcase

All students in grades K-2 have selected a piece of their artwork to be displayed on 14 December. Please take the time to view this art exhibition before or after the holiday concert.

Holiday Concert

The Elementary School children are busy working very hard on learning their songs for the Holiday Concert!

All parents are invited to attend the performances!

KG, Grades 1, 2:  14 December, 8:15 AM, Large Amphitheatre

Grades 3, 4, 5: 15 December, 6:30 PM, Large Amphitheatre

DRESS: All children must please be dressed in white tops and black shorts, trousers or skirts.

If the children would like, they may wear a festive hat or a small decoration in red or green pinned to their shirt.

ES News

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Date Posted: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Deputy Head of School, Student Services and Elementary School Principal, Michael Schooler

The December Learner Profile Trait:  COMMUNICATOR and 10 tips for improving communication with your child that you can do at home. Please click Here for the full article.

Elementary PE Department: Elementary Track and Field Day

The Annual ICS Elementary Track & Field meet for Grades K-2 has been scheduled for Thursday morning 8 December between 8:30 and 11:15 AM. The Grades 3-5 meet will be Friday afternoon 9 December 2016 between 12:45 and 3:15 PM, both on the ICS main soccer field (upper field).

Purpose:  Promote Teamwork, Perseverance, and Healthy Competition.

Which skills we are working on: 

  • Social Skills: Cooperating, Respecting Others  
  • Self-Management Skills: Gross Motor Skills, Spatial Awareness, Physical & Emotional Strength

Learner Profile Trait & Attitudes: 

  • Learner Profile: Inquirers, Courageous, & Open-minded
  • Attitudes: Commitment, Cooperation, Appreciation, & Enthusiasm 

Central Idea: "Through a commitment to individual pursuits of body movement, we build our skills and character."

There will be a total of 8 events, namely, Sprints, Hurdles, 3-Legged Race, Ball Throw, Sack Race, Long Jump, High Jump, & Relays. Kindergarten students will participate in 3 events, while Grades 1-5 participate in at least 3 events, and a maximum of 5. All children will be identified as “Red” (Falcons) and “White” (Hawks).  Students on the Red team will wear red or mostly red T-shirts, while students on White team will wear white or mostly white T-shirt on the day of the event. Your child should be able to tell you which team he/she is on soon.

We appreciate parents’ cooperation in providing and helping their children put on their appropriate colors on the day of the meet.

Parent volunteers to help out with officiating the various events are most welcome. No expertise other than willingness to help is needed.  A sign-up sheet will be sent home through your child next week. 

Stay tuned for more information.

Thanks,

Mr. Nathan & Mrs. Ethiopia

Holiday Concert

The Elementary School children are busy working very hard on learning their songs for the Holiday Concert!

All parents are invited to attend the performances!

KG, Grades 1, 2:  14 December, 8:15 AM, Large Amphitheatre

Grades 3, 4, 5: 15 December, 6:30 PM, Large Amphitheatre

DRESS: All children must please be dressed in white tops and black shorts, trousers or skirts.

If the children would like, they may wear a festive hat or a small decoration in red or green pinned to their shirt.

K-2 Arts Showcase

All students in grades K-2 have selected a piece of their artwork to be displayed on 14 December. Please take the time to view this art exhibition before or after the holiday concert.

ES News

Blog Type: 
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Deputy Head of School, Student Services and Elementary School Principal, Michael Schooler

Elementary PE Department: Elementary Track and Field Day

The Annual ICS Elementary Track & Field meet for Grades K-2 has been scheduled for Thursday morning 8 December between 8:30 and 11:15 AM. The Grades 3-5 meet will be Friday afternoon 9 December 2016 between 12:45 and 3:15 PM, both on the ICS main soccer field (upper field).

Purpose:  Promote Teamwork, Perseverance, and Healthy Competition.

Which skills we are working on: 

  • Social Skills: Cooperating, Respecting Others  
  • Self-Management Skills: Gross Motor Skills, Spatial Awareness, Physical & Emotional Strength

Learner Profile Trait & Attitudes: 

  • Learner Profile: Inquirers, Courageous, & Open-minded
  • Attitudes: Commitment, Cooperation, Appreciation, & Enthusiasm 

Central Idea: "Through a commitment to individual pursuits of body movement, we build our skills and character."

There will be a total of 8 events, namely, Sprints, Hurdles, 3-Legged Race, Ball Throw, Sack Race, Long Jump, High Jump, & Relays. Kindergarten students will participate in 3 events, while Grades 1-5 participate in at least 3 events, and a maximum of 5. All children will be identified as “Red” (Falcons) and “White” (Hawks).  Students on the Red team will wear red or mostly red T-shirts, while students on White team will wear white or mostly white T-shirt on the day of the event. Your child should be able to tell you which team he/she is on soon.

We appreciate parents’ cooperation in providing and helping their children put on their appropriate colors on the day of the meet.

Parent volunteers to help out with officiating the various events are most welcome. No expertise other than willingness to help is needed.  A sign-up sheet will be sent home through your child next week. 

Stay tuned for more information.

Thanks,

Mr. Nathan & Mrs. Ethiopia

Holiday Concert

The Elementary School children are busy working very hard on learning their songs for the Holiday Concert!

All parents are invited to attend the performances!

KG, Grades 1, 2: - 14 December, 8:15 AM, Large Amphitheatre

Grades 3, 4, 5 - 15 December, 6:30 PM, Large Amphitheatre

DRESS: All children must please be dressed in white tops and black shorts, trousers or skirts.

If the children would like, they may wear a festive hat or a small decoration in red or green pinned to their shirt.

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