FEBRUARY 25: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT COFFEE HIGHLIGHTS

Elementary school updates

  • Third season of EAA starts February 25, 2019.
  • Thank you SAS PTA and SAS Foundation for supporting our Academic Visitors-in-Residence Program. 
  • If you're looking for an opportunity to volunteer at the upcoming PTA International Fair, sign up here: Volunteer Sign Up
  • Student-led conferences on March 21 and 22. Parents will be receiving an email when signups are open.
  • Red Out day this Friday!

Summer Semester Update
All new Summer Semester with weekly sessions offered. Link to register here: Summer Semester

Placement Process (February to August)

  • Placement process has started and is ongoing until August
  • Teachers, counselors, and administrators are involved in the process.
  • Desired outcome: Balance (in terms of medical needs, support services needs, gender, etc.)
  • In two weeks, each counselor will meet with each teacher to create balanced clusters (3-4 clusters from each class)
  • Placement cards are used to sort through various requirements. Lots of most important information will be on these cards to help with the sorting after.
  • Counselors come back after the summer to review the class placements. 
  • Placement is shared the day before Open House in August around 3:00 p.m.
  • Placement letter will be sent on March 1, 2019
  • Parents may submit a placement letter should there be something else the counselors should consider when deciding on class placement
  • There will be clear guidelines in the placement letter
  • Receiving teacher will also receive this placement letter

Friendology Model

- Four Friendology facts:

  • No friendship (relationship) is perfect
  • Every friendship is different
  • Trust and respect are the two most important qualities of a friendship
  • Friendships change...and that’s OK!

- Use a Friend-o-meter to help decide if the friendship is in a healthy or unhealthy zone.
- Spend the MOST time with friendships in the healthy zone and LESS time in unhealthy zone.
- A Friendship Fire is an issue or problem between you and a friend that results in negative feelings.
- How to put out a Friendship Fire?

  • Find a good time to talk (just the two of you)
  • In a calm voice, name the problem
  • Explain how you feel (I Message)
  • Listen to their side and understand their perspective
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Recent Posts

by Aria R. and Lorelei R.

Selected seventh and eighth grade choir students were invited to perform at the Australia National Choral Association Choralfest Conference in Fremantle, Western Australia. There is no other event quite like it which draws in so many sectors of the choral community—teachers, educators, university lecturers and conductors, singers, composers, choir managers, and committee members.

by Dr. Jeff Devens

In this three-part series, high school psychologist Dr. Jeff Devens shares how parents can help their children settle in as they transition into a new culture, school, and country.

Didi Hari Krishnan

In order for a child to learn, the mind and body must work together. This is why a perceptual motor program is important in the early years. The perceptual motor program at SAS focuses on developing the whole child, physically, cognitively, and social emotionally. It also offers a transdisciplinary experience and encourages the core values of compassion, honesty, fairness, respect, and responsibility.