Primary Newsletter November 2019

November 2019


Nov. 11-13: Grade 5 Pompeii Trip (5P) 

Nov.13-15: Grade 5 Pompeii Trip (5W) 

Nov.18-20: Grade 5 Pompeii Trip (5N) 

Nov. 21 & 22: Teacher Inservice Days (School closed for students)

Nov. 26: Parent Tech Talk @ 8.45 am

Dec. 3: Grade 2 Winter Recital @ 9:30am

Dec. 4: Grade 3 Winter Recital @ 9:30am

Dec. 5 : Grade 1 Winter Recital @ 9:30am

Dec. 10: Grade 5 Winter Recital @ 9:30am

Dec. 11: Grade 4 Winter Recital @ 9:30am

Dec. 19: Last day of classes (12 noon dismissal)

Dec. 20-Jan.6 (2020): Winter Break

Jan. 7, 2020: Students return to school

Principals’ Message

We hope everyone had a great Fall Break. Thank you to Ms. Pascale, Ms. Giovanna and all the parent volunteer helpers and donations that made the Halloween Bake Sale and Sphere/Pumpkin Decorating Contests such a big success. We raised over €4100 for our charities in Haiti- the Pane Condiviso organization and La Maison des Petits de Diquini . Please see a few photos from the events below.

Winter recital concerts begin on Dec. 3 with Grade 2. Dates for the concerts are listed above in Upcoming Dates. Please see the next story for the dress code for each grade. It is a bit different this year. We look forward to seeing everyone at the concerts!

Additional stories below include information on an upcoming Parent Tech Talk, the G4 overnight trip to Arteparte, evidence of Thinking & Learning around the school and the annual Piano & Friends Concert.  Ambrit also hosted a U11 friendly soccer match against a school from Alexandria, Egypt in early November. 

Please note that school will be closed for students on Thursday & Friday (Nov. 21 & 22) for a teacher in-service training focusing on assessment.

Warm regards,

David Guarnieri & Carmela Scalia
Halloween Bakesale with Sphere and Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners!

Winter Recitals: Dress the Part!

Winter recitals are just around the corner in early December (see Upcoming Dates above for individual grade dates and times.) Please see grade level guidance for dress below. Please talk to Ms. Short ( if you have any questions.

Grade 1: Dresses or trousers: black, white, grey, or any combination or those colors.  Please do not wear sports clothing or sports shoes. Boys may wear a suit with tie (any color suit or tie is acceptable) This is a formal concert. Face: Animal face make-up. Ears. (Do NOT wear a mask or a complete animal costume).

Grades 2 -3: Dresses or trousers: black, white, grey, or any combination or those colors.  Please do not wear sports clothing or sports shoes. Boys may wear a suit with tie (any color suit or tie is acceptable) This is a formal concert. 

Grade 4: Special characters must dress with imagination. Other singers and performers should wear an outfit that reflects what they would like to be when they grow up. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Short.

Grade 5: Long blue jeans. Very white, long-sleeved shirt (do not wear t-shirts). Long hair should be worn up high in a tail or bun.
We look forward to seeing you at the show!


Upcoming Parent Tech Talk

Please join us for an Ambrit Parent Tech Talk on Tuesday, November 26 from 8:45 – 9:45 in the Theater. We recognize that there is an ever-changing world of technology that our children (and ourselves) are immersed in on a daily basis. We will be discussing a variety of topics such as online safety, digital trends, appropriate use of technology and more. It is important to have open, honest communication between children and parents when it comes to technology and how we use it. We look forward to seeing you, it is our hope to help parents and provide the tools to help keep children safe. A survey will be sent home soon to better tailor this workshop hosted by the ICT Department.

Grade 4 Spotlight: Arteaparte Overnight Trip

The 4th graders enjoyed the picturesque Umbrian countryside and sunshine (mostly) on their overnight trip to Arteaparte. During the trip, the children explored patterns through daily art and music lessons. They ended their stay with a very impressive performance showing all that they learned. While not creating art or music, they hiked through beautiful fields and hills. The children were adventurous as they climbed through the narrow paths, stopping to put their feet in a nearby stream and picking up walking sticks along the way. They also had plenty of time for volleyball, table football, the maze, ping pong and running around! Every moment of the day was an opportunity to learn something new about a friend. Meals, stories and laughs were shared daily. They spent quality time getting to know each other better and building stronger relationships. It was a wonderful experience for all!

Click the image below to watch the video!

U11 International Friendly Matches

The Schutz American School from Alexandria, Egypt came to Ambrit on November 4 for friendly matches against Ambrit’s U11 boys and girls football teams. The children were excited to play against another school and cheer for both sides. Thank you to Mr. Corcoran and Ms. Giulia for organizing. It was a fun morning of competition for all! 

Thinking & Learning at Ambrit!

There is so much learning and thinking going on at Ambrit. Please take a look at this slideshow documenting some of the great learning taking place across the school. Thank you to our Curriculum Coordinator Kathryn Ramsay for organizing!

Click the slideshow video below!

Piano and Friends Concert

Piano and Friends Concert, Friday, November 29 at 18:30 in the Ambrit Theater. Come and hear Ambrit teachers and other music professionals perform a variety of music in this family-friendly concert. Donation €10. Proceeds go to the Shillong Jhatia Orphanage which Ambrit has been supporting for twenty years. Students must be accompanied. Duration, one hour.

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