|ISSEA Volleyball Tournament in Harare||Wed, 29 Oct - Sun, 2 Nov|
|ISSEA Track and Field / Cross Country Event||Thu, 30 Oct - Sat, 1 Nov|
|PTA-Elementary Halloween, Large Amphitheater||Fri, 31 Oct. - 5:00PM - - 6:30PM|
I think we are all ready to take a break next week. It has been a busy start! When we come back the ISSEA Cross Country and Track & Field meet will be looming, and Halloween in the elementary. Whether you stay in town or fly out for a vacation, please come back safely, rested and ready for more learning and more activities in the second quarter.
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When: Friday 31 October Time: 5:00–6:30 PM Venue: Large amphitheater
This year the PTA will be having a Halloween Spooktacular Show at the main amphitheatre. As well as some spooktacular performances, there will also be a costume parade and a chance to go through the haunted house to collect your bag of treats! For those of you that are brave enough to enter one of the haunted houses, you will need to have a wrist band. You can get one of these wrist bands when you turn in your bag of candy at the candy collection points. We will be collecting candy for this event on the following dates.
13–17 October and 27–29 October at the following locations:
Elementary back gate after 7:40 AM
PTA notice board after 7:40 AM
Kindergarten area after 7:40 AM
Little Eagles Nest (LEN) after 8:00 AM
Due to security reasons, no student will be allowed entry if the following conditions are not met:
- Elementary students must be accompanied by an adult
- Parents/guardians must show school ID at the gate
- Creative costumes are welcome but please be aware that weapons or pretend weapons will be confiscated
We need 27 more beds. That's right, only 27 to go and all boys! The aim was to be at zero by Friday noon, so if you haven't yet signed up please do so if you can host our ISSEA male athletes. Thank you, ICS community, for the push this week. Awesome effort!
Recently, we required all ICS staff members and students to change their passwords. This was not due to any breach of our security, but because one email account was compromised (probably) because the password had not been changed in years.
It is important to change passwords periodically. Recent cases of compromised passwords for Dropbox and Snapchat have highlighted the importance of changing your passwords. (If you have an account with either Dropbox or Snapchat, please change your password today!)
There's a lot of debate about the best way to have a secure password. I'm posting an entry on my blog this week about passwords and how to keep them secure.
The world-wide web is fantastic. You can get answers to nearly any question, and find out information about nearly any topic. You can create your own webpages and tell people about all kinds of information. The downside is that anybody who wants to can publish false information online. Some people do it by mistake, others for fun, and some do it to spread misinformation.
It is important to think critically and question the information you read online. This is as true for websites as it is for messages that get sent by email. I've written a detailed post about this on my blog – do read for more information about how to think critically and check the trustworthiness of online information sites.