FOLSCO- Friends of Luanda’s Street Children Donations

Dear Parents,

While we are fortunate enough to end the year with our loved ones, indulging in nice food, and exchanging gifts, there are children who never get a chance to experience any of this. Children who are parentless, homeless, and vulnerable living on the streets of Luanda.

FOLSCO- Friends of Luanda’s Street Children, is a charity community with the aim to help vulnerable homeless children and orphans in Luanda. Their mission is to raise awareness about street children, connect shelters to companies for funds and financially support the existing shelters through collection of donations and fundraising events. If you would like to find more information about FOLSCO here is the website, http://folsco.org/ .

Last year, LIS students from Yr1 and Yr2 helped FOLSCO to prepare 200 parcels to give out to the homeless street children during their End of the Year Party. We would like to repeat this charitable event this year but expand the fundraiser to include year 3-6 as well. Hopefully we will be able to reach out further and include Shelters and Orphanages who have opened their doors to these children.

We are kindly asking parents and families to donate toothpastes, toothbrushes, soap bars, crayons (pack of 10), and drawing pads and bring them to school from Nov 27- Dec 8. If you are able to also bring plastic or paper ‘gift bags’ that would be very appreciated. Your child’s homeroom teacher will collect the items in the classroom.

The students will be helping to make parcels with the above donated items during the week Dec 11-15. They will use their own initiatives to decorate the parcels and perhaps make cards as well.

We appreciate your contributions and so will these well deserving children.

Kind Regards,
Primary Team

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Caros Pais,

Embora tenhamos a sorte de terminar o ano com os nossos entes queridos, com comida agradável e trocando presentes, há crianças que nunca têm a chance de experimentar nada disso. Crianças que vivem sem pais, desabrigadas e vulneráveis nas ruas de Luanda.

FOLSCO – Friends of Luanda’s Street Children, é uma comunidade de caridade com o objetivo de ajudar crianças e órfãos vulneráveis em Luanda. A sua missão é sensibilizar sobre as crianças da rua, conectar abrigos às empresas para obter fundos e apoiar financeiramente os abrigos existentes através da coleta de doações e eventos de angariação de fundos. Se você gostaria de encontrar mais informações sobre o FOLSCO aqui está o site, http://folsco.org/.

No ano passado, os alunos do LIS de Yr1 e Yr2 ajudaram a FOLSCO a preparar 200 parcelas para distribuir as crianças da rua sem residência durante a festa de fim de ano. Gostaríamos de repetir este evento benéfico neste ano, mas expandir a arrecadação de fundos para incluir o ano 3-6 também. Esperemos que possamos chegar mais longe e incluir abrigos e orfanatos que abriram suas portas a essas crianças.

Pedimos aos pais e famílias que dêem pasta de dentes, escovas de dentes, barras de sabão, lápis de cera (pacote de 10) e cadernos e os levem à escola a partir de 27 de novembro a 8 de dezembro. Se você também pode trazer sacos para presentes, de plástico ou papel, seria muito apreciada. O professor da sala de aula da criança coletará os itens na sala de aula.

Os alunos estarão ajudando a fazer parcelas com os itens doados acima durante a semana de 11 a 15 de dezembro. Eles usarão suas próprias iniciativas para decorar as parcelas e talvez também façam cartões.

Agradecemos suas contribuições e certamente as crianças que vão beneficiar também.

Atenciosamente,
Equipe primária

 

Primary Student Representative Council Dress-up Day

Our Primary Student Representative Council has asked if we could have some ‘Dress-up Days’ during this academic year. Our Primary Leadership Team is happy to accommodate this. As many of our students will already have some costumes organised for Halloween, we will be holding the first of these days this Wednesday, November 1. Sonin boys in costume

Students are welcome to dress-up in a fun costume that they would like to share with others.Costumes can be home made, bought, or whatever, but please remember that the theme is about having fun so the costumes should be respectful and positively focused.

We look forward to enjoying this fun day on Monday.

*** Please note that this is not a Halloween Celebration.

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O nosso Conselho de Alunos da Primária perguntou se poderão ter alguns ‘Dress-up Days’ durante este ano lectivo. A equipa de liderança da primária ficou feliz por poder concordar com esta ideia. Como muitos dos nossos alunos já terão alguns trajes já organizados para o Dia das Bruxas, estaremos realizando o primeiro desses dias nesta quarta feira dia 01 de novembro. Sonin boys in costume

Os alunos são convidados a vestirem-se em um traje divertido que eles gostariam de compartilhar com os outros. Trajes podem ser feitos em casa, comprados, ou o que quiserem, mas lembrem-se que o tema é divertido e que os trajes devem ser respeitosos e de espirito positivo.

Estamos ansiosos para desfrutar deste dia de diversão na segunda-feira.

*** Por favor notar que este não é um celebração do Dia das Bruxas.

Year 1-3 Athletics Day Time Change

Dear Parents,

Apologies for yet another change.

Please note another change to the scheduling for the Years 1-3 Athletics Day on October 24.

To avoid the hot weather, the  Athletics Day we will now be scheduled to start at 8:15am and will be finished by 9:45am.

Thank you for adjusting your diaries/calendars accordingly.

Kind regards,

The Primary Team

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Caros pais,

Desculpas por mais uma mudança.

Por favor, note outra alteração na programação do Dia de Atletismo dos Anos 1-3 em 24 de outubro.

Para evitar o clima quente, o Dia do Atletismo agora será programado para começar às 8h15 e será concluído às 9h45.

Obrigado por ajustar seus diários / calendários de acordo.

Atenciosamente,

A Equipa Primária

Important Notice Regarding Date Changes for Events

We would like to inform you of some changes to the LIS Primary Calendar for our next round of Conferences and our Years 1-3 Athletics Day. Both of these events are scheduled for October in the first week following the mid-semester break.

Please note the NEW dates that come with these changes:

 

  • Athletics Day – Years 1-3 – Tuesday October 24 – 10:15am -12:30pm

 

  • Primary Parent Teacher (Prep 3, 4 and Year 1) and Three-way Conferences (Years 1-6) – the afternoon  of October 26 and morning of October 27.

 

Both events have now been updated on the Veracross Calendar and on the Athletics Day date has been changed on the Primary Blog.

We will be advising of further details in due course. Thank you for making the appropriate changes to your calendars and diaries.

 

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Gostaríamos de informá-lo sobre algumas mudanças no Calendário da primária da LIS para a próxima rodada de conferências e dias de atletismo para os anos 1-3. Ambos os eventos estão agendados para outubro na primeira semana após o intervalo de meio-semestre.

 

Observe as NOVAS datas que acompanham essas mudanças:

 

  • Dia do Atletismo– Anos 1-3 – Terça-feira 24 de outubro – 10:15 am -12: 30pm

 

  • Reunião de Pais com Professores da Primária(Preparação 3, 4 e Ano 1) e Conferências de três vias (Anos 1-6) – a tarde de 26 de outubro e a manhã de 27 de outubro.

 

Ambos os eventos foram atualizados no Calendário Veracross e na data do Dia do Atletismo foi alterada no Blog Primário.

Aconselhamos mais detalhes no devido tempo. Obrigado por fazer as mudanças apropriadas em seus calendários e diários.

 

‘Primary PE & Aquatics Events Schedule’ for 2017-2018

PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE OF DATE BELOW IN RED.

Dear Parents,

We would like to advise you about our annual ‘Primary PE & Aquatics Events Schedule’ for 2017-2018.

During these events, we hope to see as many parents as possible, coming along to celebrate their child’s learning and enjoy watching your child apply the skills they have worked on during their PE & Aquatics Units.

As usual the focus will be on the students participation, being part of a team and building the LIS spirit.

Please take a look on the following dates and add them to your calendars:

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POR FAVOR, NOTE UMA MUDANÇA DE DATA ABAIXO EM VERMELHO.

Estimados pais,

Gostaríamos de informar-vos sobre o nosso “Calendário de eventos de PE e aquáticos da primária” para 2017-2018.

Durante estes eventos, esperamos ver o maior número de pais possível para celebrar a aprendizagem do seu filho e ver o seu filho a demostrar as habilidades que eles têm trabalhado durante suas unidades de PE e aquáticas.

Como de costume, o foco será sobre a participação dos alunos, fazendo parte de uma equipe e participar no espírito da LISA.

Por favor, dê uma olhada nas seguintes datas e adicione-as aos seus calendários:

 

Event Name Year Levels Gives you Times Venue
Athletics Day Yrs 4, 5 & 6 September 21 10: 15-12: 30 LIS Field
Olympics Day Years 1-11 October 3 To Be Advised LIS Field
Athletics Day Yrs 1,2 & 3 October 24 10: 15-12: 30 LIS Field
Primary PE Assembly Cancelled
Aquatics Expo ELC April 23 10: 20-12: 15 LIS Pool
Aquatics Expo Yrs 1,2 & 3 April 24 10: 20-12: 15 LIS Pool
Aquatics Expo Yrs 4, 5 & 6 April 25 10: 20-12: 15 LIS Pool
ELC Mini Sports Day Prep 3 & Prep 4 May 17 8: 15-9: 45 LIS Field

LIS PRIMARY COFFEE MORNINGS 2017-2018

Dear Parents,

We would like to advise you of our schedule of Primary and Whole School Coffee Morning and some important events for the 2017-18 academic year.

Of particular interest, is our first Coffee Morning that will be held this coming Wednesday, August 30th in the ELC Great Room (8:15- 9:30am). The title of this Coffee Morning is ‘Learning Through Play in the ELC’.

We look forward to welcoming you at this event and the others listed below throughout the year.

Kind regards,

The Primary Leadership Team

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Queridos pais,

Gostaríamos de informar-vos sobre a nossa agenda da reunião manhã de café da primaria e de toda a escola e alguns eventos importantes para o ano lectivo de 2017-18.

De particular interesse, é a nossa primeira manhã de café que será realizada nesta quarta-feira, 30 de agosto, na Sala Grande do ELC (8:15- 9:30am). O título deste manhã de café é ‘Aprender através da brincadeira’.

Estamos ansiosos por receber-vos neste evento e os outros listados abaixo ao longo do ano.

Atenciosamente,

A Equipe de Liderança Primária

 

Month/Day Primary Whole School
August 2017 Learning through Play in ELC

Wednesday 30th August

ELC Great Room

8:15- 9:30am

ELC parents

September 2017 What is the PYP? (English)

Including some classroom visits

Room 6A

Wednesday 13th September

8:15- 9:30am

(including Veracross update)

 

What is the PYP? (Portuguese)

Including some classroom visits

Room 6A

Wednesday 27th September

8:15- 9:30am

(including Veracross update)

October 2017 Supporting Your Yr 1 & 2 Child’s

Reading & Writing Development

Room 6A

Wednesday 11th October

8:15 – 9:30am

Language Learning and Language Policy Launch

Wednesday 4th October

Room 6A

8:15-9:30am

Bilingual

November 2017 Supporting your child using Mathematics Strategies Yrs 1-6

Room 6A

Wednesday 15th November

8:15 – 9:30am

 

The Importance of

Mother Language (Bilingual)

Thursday 30th November

Room 6A

8:15-9:30am

Child Protection for Parents

Room 6A

Wednesday November 8

8:15-9:30am

December 2017 —– —–
January 2018 ‘Whole School New Parent Welcome’

Coffee Morning

Monday 8th January

Room 6A

8:30 – 9:15am

The ‘IB Learner Profile’

ELC Great Room

Cross Programme PYP, MYP &DP

Wednesday 24th January

8:15 – 9:30am

February 2018 Primary Update Coffee Morning

ELC Great Room

Wednesday 21st February

8:15 – 9:30am

Digital Citizenship Coffee Morning

Year 5 and upwards

Friday 2 February

March 2018 Coffee Morning ‘Action in the PYP – Choose, Act, Reflect’

Room 6A

Thursday 15th March

8:15 – 9:30am

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April 2018 Primary Update Coffee Morning

(including Transitions)

Room 6A

Wednesday 25th April

8:15 – 9:30am

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May 2018 Parent ‘Thank You’

Coffee Morning

ELC Great Room

Thursday 24th May

8:15 – 9:30am

 

Year 6 PYP Exhibition

Community Invitation Event

Wednesday 30th May

9:30 – 11:30am

 

Year 6 PYP Exhibition

Family Invitation Event

Thursday 31st May

6:30pm

Transition for Families

Friday 18 May

Time and venue to be advised

June 2018 Year 6 Completion Assembly

Wednesday 6th June

2:00 – 3:00pm

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LIS Jogathon and Shoe Collection

“It´s that time of the year… the annual LIS Jogathon is right around the corner! (Saturday, 9th of September)

For new students and families joining us who may not know what the Jogathon is, it is a fundraising event that LIS hosts annually, whereby all donations are proceeded towards the orphanage Casa das Crianças; which is an orphanage that the school has been working with for the past few years. As a community, we would like your participation in donating shoes suitable for running, which will be used by the kids joining us from the orphanage. This way, they are able to join in the event with everyone else.

The boxes where students can place the shoes, will be delivered to each homeroom by Tuesday (29th of August) and shoes will be collected by year 13 students every 3 days up until the day of the Jogathon (9th of September).

More information about how you can join in the fun or help out at the LIS Jogathon on September 9 will be coming soon.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact either Nicole, Connor, Gaby from Tear 13 or LIS teacher Ms. Sheila Ascencio (sascencio@lisluanda.com).

Primary Coffee Morning – Mathematics and the PYP – NEW DATE

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS EVENT

Dear Parents,

The Primary Leadership Team cordially invites all parents to a ‘Primary Coffee Morning’ on Tuesday, April 25, (Please note this was originally planned for this Wednesday, April 13). Come along and find out more about how Mathematics has changed since you went to school, and how you can best help your child develop number sense.

Our Mathematics Coordinator, Ms Selina Shah, will be sharing examples of strategies our students are learning when engaged in mathematical inquiries and explaining why these are used.

Here are the details: 

Day: Tuesday

Date: April 25

Time: 8:15 – 9:30am

Venue: Primary Meeting Room 6A.

 

We look forward to seeing you then.

The Primary Leadership Team

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 ATENÇÃO A MUDANÇA DA DATA PARA ESTE EVENTO

A Equipa de Liderança Primária convida cordialmente todos os pais para uma “Manhã de Café Primário” na terça-feira, 25 de abril (Observe que isso foi originalmente planejado para esta quarta-feira, 13 de abril). Venha e descubra mais sobre como a Matemática mudou desde que você foi para a escola, e como você pode ajudar melhor o seu filho a desenvolver o sentido do número.

Nossa Coordenadora de Matemática, Sra. Selina Shah, estará compartilhando exemplos de estratégias que nossos alunos estão aprendendo quando envolvidos em pesquisas matemáticas e explicando por que elas são usadas.

Aqui estão os detalhes:

Dia: Terça-feira

Data: 25 de abril

Horário: 8:15 – 9:30 am

Local: Sala de Reunião Primária 6A.

 

Estamos ansiosos para vê-lo então.

 A Equipa de Liderança Primária