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Two weeks before December/January break… What a wonderful time of the year this is!  The innocence of childhood combined with the beauty of our internationally minded community brings a great opportunity for your families to connect with your own traditions and learn about the traditions of others.  

In the spirit of the holidays, we highlight the power of positive words.  We invite you to join our Gift of Words campaign which will begin on Monday, December 17 through December 20.  Stop by our office and leave your positive thoughts.  You can also send us your positive thoughts and we will display these.  You can send these to Nardy Reinoso at with the subject “Gift of Words.”  

At home, catch your children doing things that are commendable and slip them little notes of appreciation with drawings for little ones and specific written comments for older ones.  Celebrate your children for things like putting their things away, giving you a hug spontaneously, helping to bring in groceries, using kind words with others, putting on their seat belts, using manners at the table, smiling at grandparents, remembering to brush their teeth, reading daily, bringing joy to your family… so many celebratory possibilities.  

So, let’s light up this season with kindness!

Please remember that there is a half-day on December 14.  Our teachers and assistants will engage in continued curriculum alignment work focusing on assessments and how these support our students’ learning.

Inquiry Corner
IBO describes being CARING when “we show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.” What actions could we take every day to practice being Caring?

Paola de Pereira
Elementary Principal