NEWS

Events 2018/19 school year

Feb 22 - Estonian Day
Feb 23-March 3 - February break
March 15 - In-service day (NO school for students)
March 28 - Student-led Conferences (PYP 8:00-12:00; MYP 12:00-16:00)
April 1-12 - DP2 Mock exams 
April 12 - PTA Art Auction
April 4-6 - MYP Friendly Olympics
April 11-14 - CEESA MS Knowledge Bowl tournament in Tirana (Albania) 
April 19-28 Spring break
May 1 - May Day - a national holiday, NO school
May 9 - 12 - HOSTING CEESA MS Cultural Arts Festival 
June 1 - Family Fun Day
June 4 - MYP Graduation (MYP 5)
June 5 - PYP Graduation (PYP 5)
June 7- Leaving/Graduation ceremony (at 10:00)


After school activities


Unfortunately, we had to cancel several after-school clubs due to low interest.  
However, there is another offering on the list starting from next week. After great success at the International day with Georgian country booth, Mr. Valerian is now offering a Georgian culture club. The club takes place on Tuesdays from 15:30 to 16:15. It includes Georgian culture, language, food, and traditions. Sign up is open.
Please find the updated after-school activities list here.



International Mother Language Day



The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh. It was approved at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference and has been observed throughout the world since 2000. In Bangladesh, the 21 February is the anniversary of the day when Bangladeshis fought for recognition for the Bangla language.
International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage.
We are celebrating International Mother Language Day on Thursday, February 21st with Mother language reading.
Parents from various nationalities will read a book of their choice. Parents read a story to PYP students in their mother language and explain it in English. If the parents read in English, they can have a little discussion with the kids. The readings will take place from 9:00 to 9:20 in the morning.
If you would like to read please let your homeroom teacher know or send an email to sirjet@ise.edu.ee 
      


Estonian Day - February 22


Friday, February 22 we will celebrate the annual Estonian Day. The whole day will be full of activities, Estonian handicraft workshops, and concerts. 
Some of the events are only for students but parents are very welcome to join us for the film picnics and for the concert at the end of the day.
The school day starts as usual at 8:35. 
9:00-10:15 Cartoon picnic for the PYP “Lotte from Gadgetville” (in PYP 2 class) and a
documentary picnic "The Wind Sculpted Land" for the MYP/DP (in the Gym). Please bring your picnic blankets.
14:45-15:30 Concert - Krunks More “From Folk to Pop” (in the Gym) 
Please consider wearing blue, black, and white that day.



Managebac training for parents


After the winter break, Ms Kadri will be offering a Managebac training session for interested parents. You may wish to learn more about how as a parent you can be more involved with your child’s learning. This session will be good for new parents and also those wanting to learn more about the student management system.
It will happen on Thursday the 7th of March at 5pm.



Spirit Wednesdays


The upper school student council would like to start a new tradition: Spirit Wednesdays! Every month, student council will come up with four themes for all of the Wednesdays of the month (e.g. funny sock day, pajama day, favorite character day, etc.). This is a simple way to lift the spirit and have some fun in the middle of the week. All students are encouraged to take part in the activity, however, no one is obliged to participate.
The February schedule:
February 20- Estonian color day
*There will be a pajama day every month 




DP Art Exhibition


DP 2 Art students, Gwyneth and Denis would like to invite you to the opening of their Visual Arts Exhibition on the 18th of February at 5:00 PM to Kullo Gallery at Kuninga 6 (in the old town). The exhibition highlights their best work over the course of two years in DP. Poster here.




Daily bell schedule.
Calendar for the current school year - 2018/19.
Calendar for next school year - 2019/20


Menu February 18-22.








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