|Scholarship Club Potluck, SEC||Tue, 9 Sep. - 5:30PM - - 7:00PM|
|Grade 12 College Night||Tue, 9 Sep. - 7:00PM - - 8:30PM|
|PTA Coffee Morning||Wed, 10 Sep|
|PTA Coffee Morning, Lower Commons||Wed, 10 Sep. - 8:00AM|
|Ethiopian New Year, No School||Thu, 11 Sep - Fri, 12 Sep|
|MAP Testing||Mon, 15 Sep - Thu, 18 Sep|
Two hundred and six - is the amount of beds we need to fill for the upcoming ISSEA Track and Field/X-country event here at ICS and it will be taking place from 29 October—1 November. We have many of our students who fly away on similar trips around the region during the year who will get to enjoy not just a fantastic ISSEA experience but also a memorable hosting. Part of the deal of traveling on these trips is that the student family reciprocates in kind and the call is going out now to give you plenty of time to think and act on this.
Visiting schools will be here for four nights and your parental responsibility is to feed, transport and find a bed for a minimum of two guests as well as giving them the traditional ICS hospitality welcome. A BIG thank you to the Roos and De Jong family who became our first families to open their doors. Come and see Ms Selam in the Athletics office if you can help or have any questions. The race is on each week to see the number two hundred and six go down.
The international trip parent information night will be on Friday 5 September in the upper commons from 6:00PM—7:00 PM. Come and meet the trip leaders and hear the facts, figures and details regarding the following trips this season.
- Spanish and French trips
- Art trip to Barcelona
- Space camp to Turkey
- Varsity volleyball trip to Harare which will take place in late October.
It was a busy but a smooth week for the elementary, middle and high school students who signed up for various after school activities. The variety of activities kept the disappointment to a minimum to those students who had their hearts set on certain areas only to find them full and Thank You parents for educating your children with this.
We are sure they will still have a terrific time in their chosen activities and though we understand it is not the perfect sign-up system it seemed to operate very efficiently. If your child has signed up for U12 Soccer and X-country, it will always run on Mondays and Thursdays. X-country will finish at 4:30 PM and soccer at 5:15 PM. Please ensure your child has the appropriate change of clothing for these potentially wet activities. Soccer students should also bring indoor and outdoor shoes too!
Well done to our middle and high school students who are working extremely hard in their Athletic team practices in tricky conditions this month.
19—20 September , the ICS campus will be closed (starting after school on Thursday 18 September and running through Saturday) to all students and parents, as we will have hundreds of visiting teachers on campus, learning about using technology and teaching. It's a great opportunity for the school and a showcase for Addis Ababa.
We'll have some students helping out as ambassadors, media and tech support. We've asked students to come to an organizational meeting after school tomorrow. Students will need training at other times outside of school over the next few weeks.
Please find more information on the Learning 2.014 website here.
Next Wednesday 3 September, all grade 7 families are invited to a potluck dinner. This will be an opportunity to meet all the grade 7 advisory team and socialize with other grade 7 parents and families. Please return the invitation that was sent home by Tuesday 2 September. There will be activities provided for the children in the gym.
This week's community time focused a reminder of our ICS Way:
• Take Care of Yourself
• Take Care of Others
• Take Care of This Place
Students also examined a real-life hero, Terry Fox, and identified his ICS learner profile traits. Students are encouraged to participate in the upcoming Cancer Charity Walk/Run on Saturday 6 September from 9:00 AM—12:00 PM. Donations are collected on the track during the event. All donations are then distributed to an Ethiopian child who is undergoing cancer treatment here in Addis.
This session was followed by an After School Activities symposium where students were introduced to all the options for activities this season and encouraged to peruse the offerings, ask questions of the teachers in charge of the activities and sign up for those that interested them.