IAS Bulletin December 4 – 8, 2023
Annual Christmas fundraisers – Szlachetna Paczka
This year we will collect money for a family of Mrs. Olga, whose life in Ukraine was interrupted by the war. Mrs. Olga, her husband and two kids: 17-year-old daughter with a disability (cerebral palsy) and an 11-year-old son came to Poland where the dad found a part-time job as a car mechanic. The mom cannot work full time, because she needs to take care of the daughter. She accompanies her to school and helps her there throughout the day. She also helps other students at the school for which she gets paid a little. The family does their best but high costs of the daughter’s rehabilitation make their financial situation really tough. They ask for support in the rehabilitation as well as some basic items for their home, such as bed linens and cleaning products.
If you wish to support this cause, you can also make a donation to:
IAS charity Szlachetna Paczka
96 1140 2004 0000 3002 8190 6340
Or to a box at the reception at Dembego 18 or at the entrance at Dembego 12.
D12 Christmas Fair
We would like to invite you all to our annual Christmas Fair at Dembego 12. This year it will be on December 6th at 2.30pm. You will be able to buy beautiful crafts that your children made in Art with Miss Gosia.
The whole income will go to support our charity cause Szlachetna Paczka
D18 Bake sale
On December 7th our Student Council Presidents are planning a bake sale to raise money for our charity cause: helping a family in a difficult situation through the Szlachetna Paczka organization. Marta and Bruno together with their team of volunteers will bake some delicious cakes and cookies which will be available for sale at the lobby of the D18 building. Bring some change and an appetite!
Spirit Week at IAS Warsaw
This week is Spirit Week at IAS! Spirit Week is a great time for all of us to show our school spirit, positive attitudes, and unity as a school. (It’s also a lot of fun, too!)
Students can earn house points for their participation in Spirit Week. The themes for each day are as follows:
Monday: Pajama Day (D12&D18)
Wear your pjs to school! (Must comply with the school dress code)
Tuesday: House Color Day (D12)/No backpack day (D18)
Show your house pride by wearing your house color!
Backpacks not allowed. Use your imagination to prepare an alternative!
Wednesday: Festive Day (D12)/Decades Day (D18)
Get in a holiday mood! Wear your favorite holiday sweater/outfit!
Time to dress up in clothes from a favorite recent decade or period of history. Time to ask your family members about their style in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, etc.!
Thursday: Crazy Hair Day (D12)/Twin Day (D18)
Whether it’s a crazy color or a funky hairstyle, feel free to get creative!
Plan with a friend or friends to wear matching/similar outfits on this day!
Friday: Cultural Day D12&D18
Let’s celebrate all the different cultures in our school! Wear clothing that represents your culture/country.
D12 Learner of the Month – Open minded
In grade 1, I would like to recognize the whole class. All students are showing great effort in being more open-minded and listening to other ideas. They enjoy learning about new cultures and celebrating their own.
In grade 2 the open-minded student of November is Vismaya. She is always willing to learn new things, consider other points of view and adapt to rules, which she understands and is able to explain. She is happy to share information about her culture and learn about other cultures. She is willing to consider other perspectives.
This month the student who showed open mindedness in grade 3 was Alex. He appreciates and accepts all of his classmates and their cultures and traditions. He was supportive of his classmates during Diwali and loved learning about the celebrations. In class he asks questions that lead to better understanding and seeks to understand everyone’s point of view.
In 4th grade, Oleh is a very open-minded student! He is able to listen to others and change his own opinion based on new information. He is very open to learning new things and trying new tasks. He is also able to share his point of view with others in a way that is accepting and nonjudgmental. Congratulations, Oleh!
We would also like to recognize Miss Emily Daire, our third grade teacher, for earning the Educator of the Month award for November! Miss Emily’s colleagues have voted her the most open-minded because she is very cooperative and open to others’ ideas and opinions. She is open to new challenges and does her best to understand various points of view. Miss Emily is also an active listener, always doing her best to understand various points of view and perspectives. Congratulations, Miss Emily!
11th Grade English B field trip
Stories Through Objects: Life Under Communism Field Trip
The 11th grade students in the English B program are beginning their Citizens of the World unit, which examines how our environment and experiences shape our identities in an increasingly globalized society. To kick things off, the students took a guided tour in the Life Under Communism Museum (Muzeum Życia w PRL) on Thursday, 30 November. Here, they were able to learn about the lives of individuals in the People’s Republic of Poland through simple objects used in everyday life. This immersive museum also allowed the students to visit classic settings during this regime: a political office, a cinema, a traditional flat, a milk bar, and a kindergarten classroom. Geared with the knowledge they gained from this outing, the students will be better able to reflect upon the factors that shape their own lives. It also provided them with excellent examples of acquiring knowledge from objects for their upcoming TOK exhibitions. What a productive morning!
Upcoming events and holidays to note:
December 20, 12:30 – 16:00: Classes and swietlica cancelled after 12:30.
December 20: End of Semester 1
December 21 – January 2: School closed for Christmas holidays
January 09: S1 reports published
January 10, 13:30 – 17:00: School closed for S1 PT meetings
January 15 – 26: School closed for winter holidays
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Grade 11 and 12 students may view their individual schedule here also.
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