Newsletter November 06– November 10, 2023

Mehdi Rizvi

Newsletter November 06– November 10, 2023

IAS Bulletin November 6 – 10, 2023 

Monday (06/11/2023) 

  • Dembego 12, 15:10 – 16:00: D12 Staff Meeting  


Tuesday (07/11/2023) 

  • Dembego 18, 08:15 – 08:30: High school morning meeting 
  • High school football training

Wednesday (08/11/2023) 

  • Dembego 18, 9:30 – 10:15: Student council meeting 
  • Dembego 12/18, 15:15 – 16:00: Clubs 
  • Dembego 18, 16:00 – 17:00: D18 Faculties meetings 


Thursday (09/11/2023) 

  • Dembego 18, 08:15 – 08:30: Middle school morning meeting 

Friday (10/11/2023) 





D18 Halloween festivities 


There were plenty of fantastic costumes this year, and you can browse through the pictures below. However, a few costumes truly distinguished themselves for their creativity and cleverness. The victors in each category were: 


Costume competition 

Lots of great costumes this year and you can check out the photos below but some costumes really stood out for their originality and ingenuity. The winners in each category were: 

Scariest: Bomik Reddi 

Most creative: Ekaterina Kopytova 

Funniest: Zeynep Istanbul  

Best Group: Asya and Ada Azgin 

Cosplay: Daria Bolkhovitinova 

Best IB teacher: Alejandro Alvarez 

Best non-IB teacher: Marika Florczak 


D18 House points update 


Congratulations to everyone!!!  

Room Decoration Winner = 9A  

After tallying the points from the Sack Race, Pumpkin and Zombie Decoration, and Costume Contests, here are the current standings! 

Pink House Teal House Yellow House Orange House 
625 370 455 595 




D12 Halloween festivities 

On Halloween, D12 had our annual trip to the pumpkin farm! We were accompanied this year by the 5th grade for a morning full of fun! The students visited a rabbit petting zoo, fed alpacas and goats, played tug-of-war, rode on go-karts, jumped on trampolines, ran through a hay maze, picked pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, and even got to ride a zip line! Everyone had an amazing time! We can’t wait until next year!  




In the afternoon, D12 had our annual pumpkin painting & costume contests! 2 students from each class were selected as winners! Congratulations! We finished off our Halloween day with some trick-or-treating and Halloween games. It was certainly a Halloween to remember. 


IB Learners of the Month for October – Risk Takers! 


In Kindergarten, we want to recognize Ania as our bravest risk taker. Ania frequently steps out of her comfort zone at school to learn new things and to try new things. She approaches new challenges with enthusiasm and is not afraid of being wrong or admitting that she does not know something! Congratulations, Ania!  


In first grade, our risk taker of the month is Mariia. Mariia is very enthusiastic to try new things at school. She steps out of her comfort zone and is not afraid to make mistakes. She approaches challenges with a positive attitude. Well done, Mariia!  


In 2nd grade we wish to recognize Kira as a student who is not afraid to take risks. Kira often volunteers to answer questions, because she knows we learn even if we make mistakes. She even decided to write the spelling test after being sick and only getting her spelling list the day before! Well done, Kira!  


In 3rd grade our biggest risk taker this month was Thanvitha! Thanvitha is not afraid to step out of her comfort zone and try something new in hopes of gaining new knowledge or additional skills. She enjoys a good challenge and always tried her best to implement new skills we have learned in the class. She is not afraid of making mistakes or being wrong because she knows it will lead to more learning!  


In 4th grade, Kate is a great risk taker! She is not afraid to try something new. She approaches new tasks with enthusiasm and steps out of her comfort zone frequently. Kate is brave and is not afraid to make a mistake while learning. Congratulations, Kate!  


We would also like to recognize Miss Alesia Ramuk, our music teacher, for earning the Educator of the Month award for October! Miss Alesia’s colleagues have voted her as the staff “Risk Taker” because even though she just joined us this past month, she has proven herself to be a person who takes chances, shows courage and determination, and isn’t scared to try new things. Congratulations! 


Middle school lock-in 

By popular demand the lock-in is back. A lock-in is a student sleepover at school that is supervised by IAS staff. The school is usually locked from 7PM to 7AM. 

We have started the year with a middle school specific lock-in on October 31 and will explore arranging a high school lock-in in the spring if the demand exists.  


A big thank you to Przemek Zieliński, Kyle Greaves and Elyssa Winzeler for volunteering to supervise this time. 






Upcoming events and holidays to note: 

November 1: School closed – All Saints Day and public holiday  

November 2nd and 3rd: School will be closed. 

November 22nd, 12:30 – 16:00: Fall Teacher Professional Development session. classes and swietlica cancelled after 12:30. 

November 23 – 24: School closed for Thanksgiving holiday 

December 20, 12:30 – 16:00: Classes and swietlica cancelled after 12:30. 

December 21 – January 1: School closed for Christmas holidays 




Class schedule: 


As always you can view the class schedule by following the instructions below 


No password required – just click ‘timetable’ 


Grade 11 and 12 students may view their individual schedule here also. 



Please Update your information: 


Dear parents & students, if you have changed your address, e-mail address or telephone numbers, please let the office know so that we can update our database to improve communication with you.  


Thank you,
IAS Administration 



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