Newsletter October 17 – 21, 2022

Mehdi Rizvi

Newsletter October 17 – 21, 2022

IAS Bulletin October 17 – 21, 2022

Monday (17/10/2022)

·       Dembego 18, 11:00 – 15:10: D18 Book Fair

·       Dembego 18, 12:15 – 12:40: October Student council meeting (Room 5)

·       Dembego 12, 15:15 – 16:00: D12 Staff Meeting

Tuesday (18/10/2022)

·       Dembego 18, 08:15 – 08:30: High School morning meeting 

Wednesday (19/10/2022)

·       Dembego 12/18, 15:15 – 16:00: Clubs

·       Dembego 18, 16:10 – 17:00: D18 Faculty Heads MB training

Thursday (20/10/2022)

·       Dembego 18, 08:15 – 08:30: Upper Elementary School morning meeting

·       Dembego 12, 08:00 – 15:30: D12 Book Fair

 Friday (21/10/2022)

New Elementary School Art teacher

Ms. Anna Kalwajtys is now teaching Art and Tech to classes Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 7 and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.

Usborne Book Fair

Time to celebrate reading with an Usborne book fair!

How can you buy books?

  • Students will come to the book fair with their classes and will be provided with wish lists to make notes of chosen titles
  • Please keep in mind, students will NOT take any books home on the day of the book fair. There will be individual copies of books available for browsing only.
  • Aneta aims to deliver the books in the second week of November.
  • Prior to the book fair, you are welcome to browse the online catalogue
  • Aneta will be happy to advise students on which books may be suitable for various interests and ages.

D12 arrangements:

The book fair will take place in D12 from 08:30 – 15:30 on Thursday October 20th.

If you wish to purchase the some or all of the wish list books, students must return the wish lists and appropriate amount of money to Ms. Veronica by Wednesday October 26th.

D18 arrangements

The book fair will take place in D18 from 11:00 – 15:00 on Monday October 17th.

If you wish to purchase the some or all of the wish list books, students must return the wish lists and appropriate amount of money to Ms. Melissa Roginski by Tuesday October 25th at 10:00AM.

Sound in the Silence

Seven IAS students are currently participating in the second edition of the educational project “Sound in the Silence”. Together with other high school students from Austria, Lithuania and Romania they have visited Mauthausen Memorial / KZ-Gedenkstätte in Austria. Students are finding their way to turn the uneasy and complex history into art. The day after the guided tour of the former Mauthausen concentration camp, they took part in Gusen audio walk. It starts at the Gusen museum, at the site of the former crematorium, and leads you through the remnants of the former Gusen I and Gusen II concentration camps before taking you over the former SS railway, through the St. Georgen woods, and ends at the doors of the “Bergkristall”, the underground armaments plant and tunnel system that was a death camp for Gusen II prisoners. While you walk, you listen to the voices of survivors, former guards, and people who lived in the area. The website for the audio walk says that it is ‘comparable to a journey in a time machine, forcing the visitors to find themselves in a reflection of the horrible past that dominated this lovely landscape…’ Over the last couple of days, the students are also taking part in activities and workshops carried out by artists and moderators: rapper and producer Dan Wolf (USA), choreographer Katarina Rampackova (Slovakia), performer Sean Palmer (UK) and facilitator Tetiana Kriukovska (Ukraine). The effect of their work will be presented at the final performance at the House of Remembrance in Gusen on 15 October at 6 p.m. The project is delivered by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity and Gusen and Mauthausen Memorials with the support of Bewusstseinsregion – House of Remembrance and Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Austria. Photos: Agnieszka Wanat.

12th Grade Integration Trip

Following what has become an annual tradition, Ms. Iza and the 12th Graders visited Cuban band leader and chef extraordinaire, Rey Ceballo. Rey and his wife Ania, welcomed us at their home, Casa Azul, in Piaseczno. We got straight to work, preparing Cuban rice, beans, chimi-churi, fried aubergine, baked chicken, pumpkin, and tamale. While everything was cooking, we assembled in the living room, forming a band and played some Cuban music with Rey. We took a break when the food was ready and the room fell silent, as everyone ate. “A good sign”, said Rey with a smile. For dessert, Rey whipped up his famous flan de Cuba and after that sweet delicacy, everyone was properly fed and happy. Later, some of us played some more music with Rey and had a dance party, while others regained their strength from the smorgasbord they had just devoured. The day started out gloomy and cold, but as the day progressed the sun made an appearance to make our Cuban Culinary Workshop even more authentic. Thanks to everyone who came! It was a great day!

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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