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|19 Feb 2020|
|WM Winter 2020 Dear to Create|
Service & Action Stuff the Bus
Building Self-Esteem & Confidence in Adolescents
In December, the Secondary Counselors hosted a presentation and discussion around Building Self-Esteem and Confidence in Adolescents. The counselors and parents discussed self esteem, how it develops, and what parents can do to build self esteem in their adolescent children.
Two essential ‘ingredients’ for developing healthy self esteem are self-compassion and self-acceptance.
Parents can play a vital role in modeling these to their children.
An important takeaway from the session was that even when students are finding their independence from their parents, their parents are still the ones whose opinion they value most (more than their peers). Even when they seem to not listen to what their parents say, they do hear all of it!
Harvest festival 2019
This year’s Harvest Festival changed its regular routine and trialed a Saturday AISB family event, which was highly successful. It was a great community gathering with kids, parents, grandparents, friends and family, about 500 people, enjoying delicious food at the Potluck Lunch.
There was a great selection of products offered by 37 vendors at the Arts & Crafts Fair as well. About 40 tough Vampires fought for the first annual title of ‘Turkey Bowl Champ’ and the Turkey Trophy.
You might be able to hear the faint sounds of guitar melodies and drum beats as the 23rd annual AISB Fundraising Gala is fast approaching. This year’s theme of Rock and Roll is sure to provide a good time!
This important community event brings together parents, teachers and staff in their finest attire to dance the night away while raising money for scholarships and grants that support student learning across the school. Don’t miss the chance to participate as a sponsor, attendee, or both!
More information here: https://gala.aisb.ro/
The Elementary Eco Committee has been working on multiple projects since our last WM issue. To help parents and teachers locate the rubbish bins easier, Grade 2 and 5 eco representatives decorated the garbage bins around the school with the designs from the last year design competition.
At the same time, the students worked on planting flowers and various plants. They learned how to care about the seedlings, what plants need to grow and why it is important to plant more plants and trees. All of the materials for this project came from community donations! It is great to feel the support from parents and teachers.
Plants were delivered in beautifully hand-painted pots as gifts to various classrooms. Grade 3 and 4 eco committee students also ran an eco audit of the classrooms in the elementary school.
On Wednesday December 4th, the Dutch mother tongue students celebrated Sinterklaas. Every year on December 5th Sinterklaas (Sint Nicolaas) brings presents and special delicacies like pepernoten and chocolate letters to children in The Netherlands and Belgium. Also to those who live abroad!
To celebrate this, all the students brought a present to the party. After the gift exchange, the student’s had a quiz with Sinterklaas fun facts and watched a feel good film featuring Sinterklaas in the thirties of the previous century drinking chocolate milk and eating as much pepernoten as possible.
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