After a wonderful morning of coming together, Preschool to Grade 12, for both the flag parade and a whole school assembly, our Primary students spent the morning engaged in various learning experiences around the school facilitated by our specialist teachers. Each activity had a focus on unity/diversity; cultural celebration; and/or global awareness. Our Primary students worked together with their 'buddy class', providing a great opportunity to come together in mixed groups. Below is just a sample of what happened this morning.
Maddy's been busy! Amazing video from this morning - the AISL WorldFest! Parade...
What I am excited about this week…
Worldfest! 2017 is on Friday, April 28! Here are some details of the International Food Festival that will help with organization.
We will have the Food Festival set up on the lower field - near the Primary Tuck Shop. There will be three tents with tables underneath. The PTA will have signs indicating the different regions we are representing. You are welcome to begin setting up anytime after drop off.
The Protea Room will be open to use to hold food or anything else you might need. Please note that there will NOT be a refrigerator available, so please prepare to keep your food cold or hot as needed. Since we will be set up on the field, there will be no electricity there either, but it will be available in the Protea Room.
We will have PTA members at both the Primary and Secondary Waiting Huts to collect food if you are simply dropping off. PLEASE be sure to have your food item clearly marked. If your dish contains NUTS of any type or NUT FLOUR, please be sure to indicate this clearly. We do have children with allergies and we need to know which foods they should avoid. In addition, if your contribution is GLUTEN-FREE, please indicate that as well. We will do our best to have these options available for our students who are gluten free. In addition, it would be best to have your contribution in a disposable container - that way we won't lose any treasured serving pieces.
If you plan to stay and help out at your table, you are free to use whatever decorative serving dishes you please! Also feel free to decorate your table in any way that represents your home country. Plates and napkins ONLY are provided by the school and PTA. If your dish requires utensils, you will need to provide these items. We also ask that you provide any necessary serving utensils.
The Food Fair will begin at approximately 11 AM and run through about 1 PM. ALL TABLES SHOULD BE PREPARED TO BEGIN SERVING STUDENTS AT
11 AM. Classes will come in groups starting with Kindergarten. Secondary students, beginning with the Middle School, are expected to begin arriving at about 12:00.
We will be feeding over 600 people, so please keep that in mind as you prepare your tables. Items can be cut into small serving sizes to allow for as many servings as possible. We are trying to give the students a "taste" from around the world! In addition, we want to have food throughout the 2 hour Food Fair, so plan accordingly.
Finally, please encourage others to continue to sign up. We would love to have as many families and cultures represented as possible!
Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions. You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Krafft, PTA
The big day has arrived for our Grade 5 students...their PYP Exhibition. Over the past six weeks, they have been researching, collaborating, refining their creative talents, and collating their work ready to share today. They have had a busy morning presenting their work to students from AISL, both from Primary and from Secondary, as well as students visiting from the International School of Lusaka. Our students are very proud of their work, as they should be, and have had opportunities to share, both in their presentations and during our morning's assembly. The students sang songs, played original pieces and performed an original choreographed dance as part of their Exhibition. We look forward to seeing our families this evening as we continue the opportunity to share and celebrate their work.
Three AISL Secondary students took part in the the Queen's Baton Relay 2018 (QBR18) as it passed through Zambia. By way of background, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II launched the QBR18 at Buckingham Palace on 13 March 2017. The launch signaled the start of an ambitious (and exciting) 388-day journey that will take the Queen’s Baton through all Commonwealth countries and territories across the globe: traversing Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania – the longest such relay ever – before arriving in the Gold Coast, Queensland on 4 April 2018 for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Maddie and Joshua K. (Australia) acted as AISL's international and Commonwealth representatives each carrying the baton for a leg of the relay. Mia P. acted as AISL's Zambian representative. Not only is she a participant of the relay, Mia has been selected to represent Zambia by qualifying for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. Congrats Mia!!!
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This past Monday, our Primary students came together to share their learning in a number of areas across the school. It was wonderful to hear some of our Grade 3 students share their talents on the ukelele. Our Grade 2 students shared their original poems about animals, caring for our environment, and conservation as part of their unit of inquiry. We also announced the winner of our WorldFest logo contest who was Evelyn Kielar in Grade 4. Evelyn's design celebrated the unity and diversity we have here in our community at AISL and we are proud to have that represent this year's WorldFest celebration.
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