Welcome back after the Christmas break. I hope your children all had the chance to recuperate during the past 3 weeks and that they have returned to ISM with renewed energy, ready for the semester of learning that lies ahead.
Below you can access the second semester assessment plan which will form the basis of our learning activities during the coming months.
Many thanks as always for your continued support in enabling your wonderful children to progress and fulfill their ability.
Now that our wonderful ESL students have finished their end of semester WIDA assessments, they have spent their last full length EAP lesson of 2015 enjoying some of the learning activities on brainpopesl.com. The username and password they need to access the site are exactly the same as for brainpop.com.
As always we would encourage our students to make use of this wonderful learning tool at home.
Many thanks to all of our wonderful parents who gave up their time to come to the Parent Coffee this morning.
This annual event once again gave parents a chance to get a closer look at how we support language learners in both Middle and High School. In addition, the activities provided everybody with the opportunity to make new friends while showcasing their English skills. You were all excellent role models for your children, so many thanks again for attending.
I am writing to you with regard to Open House which as you know will take place this week after school on Thursday 27th August.
Open House is a wonderful opportunity for me to get to know as many parents as possible, so I very much hope that all of you will be able to attend.
As I am sure you are aware, the evening will present you with an excellent opportunity to meet all of your child’s teachers. This unfortunately means that I will only have a maximum of 10 minutes with you all as a group.
Since it is very limited what I can tell you in such a short space of time, I have prepared a document which I am enclosing below, which will hopefully tell you all of the things you might wish to know.
If you have the chance to do so, could I please ask that you read this document carefully before attending on Thursday. It contains information about the course as well as some of the resources that we use such as ixl.com, which I will be introducing your child to during the coming days.
The last two pages of the document are a questionnaire. It would also be of considerable help to me in assessing your child’s needs if you could print these last two pages out and fill in the document by hand. If you could bring the completed sheets with you and give them to me on Thursday, that would be wonderful. Otherwise, I would be very happy for you to return them to me via your child as soon as you have had the opportunity to complete them.
I am very looking forward to meeting you on Thursday.