Parents, you were heavily involved with school this past week as quite a number of you came in to share your cultures with the children. Every day saw new visitors enter the classroom, teaching us about new foods, songs, games, and traditions. All of this culminated in our International Parade on Friday, which included middle school students from our Bayside campus as well. On Saturday, many of you also came to attend or work at the Winter Bazaar, which included booths featuring foods from many of our distinctive cultures represented here at SIS!
Many of you may also have attended the “Pirates” musical this past Wednesday and Thursday! Many of our fourth graders worked tirelessly since August to put together a wonderful show full of song and dance for our SIS community. I think everyone will agree that the results were worth all of their hard work!
Students this week are hard at work completing their reading and writing units. They are completing their essays on their sustainable development goals (SDGs), as well as finishing up our nonfiction reading unit. MAP testing also finishes this week, with students taking tests in the areas of reading, math, and language usage.
Next week will be the last week of school before going away for Winter Break. Friday, December 13th, will be a half-day, with dismissal taking place at 11:30. We will also be celebrating our Spirit Day for December, called Books N’ Cocoa. Students are encouraged to attend school in their favorite pair of comfy pajamas and bringing their favorite book (any language) and a mug. We will be drinking cocoa, watching, a holiday movie, and enjoying a communal breakfast before leaving for the holiday. Please remember to sign up via the signup genius link (send by Mr. Damroth) for what to bring!