Sunday, April 22, 2018

Week 33: April 22nd - April 26th

Thank you so much for reading our weekly news. Here are a few photos from the Egypt Festival on April 19th. Thank you to our Egypt culture teachers who worked so hard to make the day fun and enjoyable for everyone. Also thank you to all the parents that were in attendance to our Writing Celebration, it was wonderful to see our proud students introducing themselves as authors, and sharing their hard work with you.

From the Curriculum Corner:
READING WORKSHOP: Read About Science Topics

The Essential Questions are:
1) How can I learn about science through reading?
2) How do different texts help me get information about the same topic?
3) How can I become an expert about a science topic?

This week the students will understand that their books come in 'parts' and that each 'part' teaches the reader new information. Students will learn how to summarize what they have just read in their books to a partner using the sentence stem "so what this means is..." at the end of each part in their science books. Students will use their post its to jot down the main idea(s) from each sections in their book. They will also learn to use headings and subheadings to guide and understand the importance of what they are reading.


This week in Writers Workshop our writers will have an opportunity to show us what they have learnt during each genre of writing this year. Please make sure your child has a healthy breakfast and a good nights sleep for each day next week.

MATHPlace Value, Comparison, Plus and Minus to 100

The essential questions for our mathematicians in this unit are:
-What are efficient ways to count?
- How does counting by tens and ones help you count larger numbers?
- What is place value?
- How does a digit's position affect it's value?
- How can numbers be expressed and compared?
- In what ways can numbers be composed and decomposed?

This week students will represent up to 120 objects with a written numeral. They will add and subtract multiples of 10 from multiples of 10 to 100, including dimes. Students will add a multiple of 10 to any 2 digit number within 100 and add a pair of 2 digit numbers when the ones digit has a sum less than or equal to 10. 

Please click on the link for parent tips for Parent tips Module 6 topic B
Please click on the link for parent tips for Module 6 Topic C

SCIENCE: Matter Manipulations: Solids and Liquids

Essential Questions:
1) How and why do scientists change matter?

As we continue learning about matter we will focus on the essential question, how and why scientists change matter?  Students will continue to learn how to use the scientific method, questioning, making a hypothesis, observing and writing results and a conclusion. 
This week students will do a series of small experiments to observe a reaction and think about how the ingredients have changed and weather the states of matter have changed. Students will review their science journal notes so far and the new science vocabulary we have learnt. They will discuss what they have learnt so far with a fellow class scientist.

Our Mini experiments will include: 
1. Juicing a fruit and freezing the juice.
2. Cutting fruit open and waiting a few days to notice weight gain or loss.
3. Water being frozen into different containers.
4. The process of ice melting.
5. Melting chocolate to discuss conservation of weight.

Students will measure before and after weights and predict  weather they think the weight will change? Why/Why not?

This week students will build on their science vocabulary with the words: weigh, freeze, heat, and melt.


1C This week 1C will be discussing courage. How can we show courage to do the right thing even when others are not?

1M  This week in 1M we will continue to work on collaboration and we will repeat the team activity about making one alphabet letter with our bodies by working together, since last week not all students had a chance to do it due lack of time. Students really enjoyed working together and taking roles to solve problems.

1S This week students will revisit how to recognize and manage feelings that arise in the classroom and in the playground. Students will role play different situations that can happen and then practice the different ways to communicate these feelings so that they are effective to not only themselves but the people around them. 

Important Notice:

ES Dismissal: Important message to ES parents

We had two students who left campus without parental permission with a nanny. We have taken steps to ensure this does not happen again and ask for your cooperation in following our handbook guidelines for all Elementary students PreK to Grade 5. Our handbook states, that any change in the usual pattern of dismissal for your child at the end of the school day should be verified by a note or email from the parent or guardian to the classroom teacher. We have added that we need to receive this information before 12 p.m. which will give us the time to make sure all necessary personnel is informed before 2:30 p.m. each day. We appreciate CAC’s security as they have increased vigilance in making sure our students go home safely and with the person/s permitted. Ms. Samah will continue to be at the dismissal gate from 3:00 and Ms. Nadia from 4:00 for our after school activity dismissal time.

How to give permission? Write to the classroom teacher informing the dismissal plan change. Name the person you are giving permission to and the date/s.
In the case of a change in driver or nanny, full names and photos are needed.

What will happen if no permission has been given?If we do not have a written record of a change in dismissal, security will not let the student leave campus. The student will be sent to the office. To avoid disappointment, please make sure to arrange the change in dismissal plans ahead of time.

Our student's safety is a school/home priority and we thank you for your understanding, support and welcome your feedback.

Talent Show Updates:

Our ES Talent Show date has been moved to April 30th. We are supporting our wonderful PTO with this change of date. Thank you all for your flexibility.

Please find below important dates and information regarding this year’s ES Talent Show:

April 15th and 16th Acts will perform for the ES Talent Show team. They will come during their lunch/recess time to the Drama Room. Any Act that is not performance-ready will not participate in this year’s Talent Show.
Sunday, April 29th is the mandatory rehearsal in the CAC Theatre from 3:15 - 5:15. All students must have a way to go home; the late bus service is not available. Students will be dismissed from the CAC Theatre at 5:15.
All Choir students will attend the Choir rehearsal on Sunday, April 29th, then come directly to the CAC Theatre for the remainder of the rehearsal.

The Talent Show will be for ALL ACTS beginning at 5:30 - 7:30 on April 30th. The Show will end by 8pm. ALL ACTS must come to the Theatre at 5pm, performance ready.

ES Talent Show
April 30th, 2018

Tickets - 30LE per seat

Performances: 5:30-6:15
Intermission: 6:15-6:30
Performances: 6:30-7:15
Show ends 7:30pm.
Thank you for your continued support. Please contact Ms. Dolly for any further clarifications or questions.

ES Talent Show Team

Used Book Sale:

We are getting ready for our annual used book sale, this year from May 8th - 10th. We welcome donations of used books for all ages in salable condition. This is a good time for departing families to dispose of books before packing. We will soon have a donation box at the front gate.

End of year dates for students from the library
May 8-10 Used book sale
May 15 Last day for check out
May 22 Last day for classes; All books are due
May 29 Summer check out starts

PE Swimming Notice:

On Sunday, April 29th/18 students in KG - Grade 5 will begin swimming in PE in their 1 hour lesson, each week, for the remainder of the school year. Could you please ensure that your child is fully prepared for swimming by making sure that they come to school with the following:

PE uniform - Swimming
For swimming each child should have, in a separate swim bag:
An appropriate swimsuit
OWN pair of properly fitted goggled (not shared with siblings)
Suitably sized towel
Long hair tied back off the face or a swim cap (girls and boys)
No jewelry, including rubber and string bands and watches
Easy to take on and off clothes and shoes (crocs are ideal)

As a reminder each classes swimming days are:
Sunday - 5J, 3H, 1C and 2R
Monday - 5G, 3C, 1S and 4D
Tuesday - KGC, KGB and 4M
Wednesday - 3W, 5K, 2K and 4F
Thursday - 1M, 5O, KGS, 3D and 2S

Students will need to wear their full PE uniform in all 30 minute classes for the remainder of the year, including shorts, t-shirt, and sneakers.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your support,

Mr. Phil Greene -
Mr. Mark Mayfield -
ES PE Department

Important Dates to Remember:
April 22nd - Race to Clean the Air
April 30th - ES Talent Show 5:30pm in theater.
May 1st - Labor Day Holiday
May 8th - 10th - Used Book Sale

If you have any other questions or concerns about this week, please don't hesitate to contact your classroom teacher.

Your Partners in Learning,

Taryn Carr (
Gaby Morales (
Charlie Saunders (

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