This past weekend in Wroclaw, Coach Marcos and the Middle School Boys Football team (as well as some grade 9 players) competed against the Wroclaw International School and another local school in a tournament. The boys played very well and got some good competitive gameplay experience. Everyone contributed to the team on this day, and two players were awarded for their play – Alex S. (Best Sportsmanship) and Pawel L. (Best Player).
Grade two students have been learning about being a good citizen and community member. They learned that good citizens help others in his/her community. They then decided that they would like to help out an organization in our community and decided it would be the orphanage in Kazimierz.
To raise money for the orphanage, they planned a read-a-thon. This event happened on October 6th. Before the read-a-thon, students went out to get pledges. They talked to family friends, parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, etc. and were able to get a ton of pledges for the read-a-thon. All students read for at least 95/100 minutes on the day and collected money over the weekend. Before going to the orphanage, they counted all the money students had raised, and their hard work and dedication for the cause exceeded expectations. They raised 5,710 zloty from the read-a-thon to donate to the orphanage. We are extremely impressed by the dedication and determination of the second graders and the generosity of our community!
As their final project for the Service Learning class for the school year 2016-2017, Grade 9 students hosted a waffle sale to raise money for refugees. The class had spent all year learning about the refugee crisis and their response was to try to help in some way. Grade 10 hosted the Haunted House at the Jamboree in June as their final project and all proceeds from both activities went to the NGO “Help4Refugees” whose founder visited ISK in the spring.
Dear ISK Families,
Welcome to all of our new families and welcome back to our many returners! We hope your kids came home this week with reports of new friends, fun teachers, and great school energy.
We would like to invite you to attend our upcoming events:
The first PTA meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, September 6 (next week!) from 8:45am in the MPR (MultiPurpose Room). All are welcome to join us for a cup of coffee, conversation, and general information regarding our organization and the many events planned for the year. We need your positive energy and fresh ideas to make the year successful! We will be recruiting volunteers to serve as room parents and to help plan events as well.
The Annual Welcome Picnic will be held on campus Saturday, September 9 from 11am-2pm. Please mark your calendar and join us as we kick off the school year. This is a very relaxed event, simply providing an opportunity to get to know each other and the school. We would like to extend a special invitation to our new families and staff members….hope to see you all there!
Please bring a savory and/or sweet dish to share. PTA will provide drinks, hot dogs, ice cream, and popcorn. It’s always a good idea to bring your own refillable water bottles.
The PTA is funded by monthly bake sales, sponsored by different classes throughout the school year. Additionally, we ask for a one-time contribution of 100 zl per child to fund the many events, activities, and staff appreciation initiatives that the PTA plans and implements. Additional information will be found here.
To best stay connected with our school community, please join our “ISK PTA” Facebook group. Below, you will find contact info for all steering committee members. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
2017-18 PTA Steering Committee:
Colleen Piefer, President: email@example.com
Caroline Billings, Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Jones, Secretary: email@example.com
Liz Long, Director of External Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Festival, Jamboree, Father Daughter Dance, Mother Son event
Ania Spiridonova, Director of Internal Affairs: email@example.com
*Welcome Picnic, Trunk or Treat, Holiday Market, Easter Egg Hunt
Clarissa Fournier, Director of Outreach: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Facebook Group, Questions from New Families, Family Mentoring
Joanna de Brouwer, Director of EY and Elementary Affairs: email@example.com
*Elementary and EY Room Parents
Kara McDonald, Director of Middle and High School Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Middle and High School Room Parents
We would like to remind you that the first day of school is Tuesday, August 29th. More information about the beginning of the school year will be sent to you by our principals. For now, we would like to invite you to the ISK Open House, which will take place on Monday, August 28th from 16:00 to 19:00, and also present you with some information about the school transport services available.
The purpose of our Open House is to provide parents and students the opportunity to meet teachers in classrooms, obtain an overview of our programs, tour facilities, and most importantly, establish ongoing communication between parents, students, and the school.
Parents and students can expect to:
Meet other students and their parents
Meet teachers, assistants, school office team, and administrators
Meet members of the Board of Trustees
Meet representatives from the PTA
Receive an overview of our programs
Take a tour of the campus conducted by student ambassadors
Receive information about transportation, school lunch service, support services (school Nurse and Doctor; Athletics; Learning Support; and Counseling),
Open House is the beginning of an important school and home partnership as well as a chance for parents and students to connect to other members of our school community. Please save the date and join us.