Primary Newsletter 2019.05.14

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Student illness
Unfortunately, some of our students are coming to school with illnesses such as coughs, colds, headache, nausea, and sometimes with or soon after having a fever. This makes it difficult for the students to learn and spreads the illness amongst other members of the school community. If your child is sick or not feeling well, please do not send them to school. They need good rest at home to recover. Thank you for your support in keeping our school a healthy place to learn.

Student Led Conferences
A reminder to everyone that our Student Led Conferences are tomorrow. If you have not already booked your time, please log onto Veracross to do so as soon as possible.

We would also like to remind everyone that this is not a regular school day. Students come to school with their parents for the conference and leave with them after their scheduled conference time.

We hope that you enjoy the special opportunity to learn from your children at the conferences tomorrow.

Counselors’ Corner – Love and Logic Parent Workshops
Our week began with another amazing turnout for the Love and Logic sessions. This week we focused on empathy and the importance of connecting with your kids, how to put an end to back-talk and arguing, and we introduced the powerful ‘enforceable statements’ lesson.

We appreciated everyone’s patience with the hiccups we experienced and were amazed by the engagement of everyone present. It was a remarkable morning.

We also introduced the first book we will be doing next August/ September, “Untangled” by Lisa Damour. It is an engrossing piece of work about raising girls, but very applicable to all parents. Do add this to your summer reading.

Last week, we introduced the RAFT approach to transitions and said we would be sharing activities that you can do with your child to help them with their transition. Reconciliation might involve apologizing (without blame) or spending time with people they had a disagreement with. Appreciation might involve sending a card or a personal thank-you to people who helped them. Farewell is saying goodbye to people who they are close to. Making a list of names and crossing them off is a good way to keep track. This brings closure to relationships if someone is leaving or even if a relationship changes like with a homeroom teacher. And finally, think destination is just that, thinking about the similarities/ differences, challenges/ benefits, the things they will miss and the things they are looking forward to about their new place.
With change can come different feelings that can be processed if they are addressed in an open and caring way.

As always, email us at anytime with any questions.

Reminder: LIS Arts Week
As a way of continuing to offer LIS students a chance to perform, we will be hosting an evening concert on May 14th at 6:30pm. This will be an outdoor event on the LIS field (Palanca), and all students from Y1-Y6 will perform two songs. We invite you to put this on your calendar, and we look forward to seeing you at the culmination of this year’s learning. It will be a fun, community-building event. Bring a chair or a blanket, and come and enjoy the evening.

Opening the week of May 13th and open for your perusal before and after the concert, our Visual Arts team will be showcasing primary student artwork in an exhibition set up in the library (O Pensador). The exhibition will be set up the entire week of May 13th which will allow parents and students to see it on the night of the concert, during the school day and/or during the Student-led conferences on Wednesday, May 15th.

We look forward to celebrating the Arts with you in May!

The Primary Arts Team

Leaving LIS?
Whole School Transition Coffee Morning for Parents

Secondary Library
Friday 17 May
8:15am to 9:30am

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