M I D D L E
Issue # 35 May 27 to 31, 2013
May 27 to 31, 2013
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S C H O O L
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Monday, May 27 Tuesday, May 28 Wednesday, May 29 Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31
Dear Students: This year's Homeless World Cup, a fundraising soccer tournament, takes place this week. Come out to the HS Field after school on Wednesday, May 29 to enjoy the action. Grade 8 has a busy final week in MS. Thursday is AFC and Friday is the memorable Dinner Dance. This Friday, May 31 is the deadline for Newsflash applications. Check out their blog to see all the opportunities with this school publication: newsflash.ism-online.org This Friday is also your last chance to view this year's Lost and Found in the FAT changing room.
Grade 8 Service Day Grade 8 Moving On Rehearsal and Awards Assembly Grade 8 Moving On Ceremony
End of Year Activities MAY
29 30 31 Homeless World Cup Tourney Grade 8 Advocating for Change (AFC) Grade 8 Dinner Dance
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Sincerely, Mr. Gillespie and Ms. Sayson
Congratulations to the Grade 5-6 Students who performed last Tuesday for their music recital. The Choirs, Strings and Bands all performed magnificently! Keep making such wonderful music!
From the Athletics & Activities Office
4th season practices are now taking place for some of next year’s HS teams to start training. This is open for current grade 8’s who will be freshmen 9th grade next year to join these practices. If you have questions, talk with the coaches. PLEASE NOTE: Last day for all ATAC team training is Friday May 30th. There will be no team training the last week of school June 3-5! Congratulations to our MS Touch teams who traveled to Jakarta last weekend for their season ending tournament. The ISM Touch Bearcats were on fire with the girls team winning their division and both the boys grade 7 and grade 8 teams playing off in the final against each other. The grade 7 boys team came up with a great win to take out the gold medal for this annual event hosted by Jakarta International School. Fantastic job Bearcats and a huge thanks to Coach Van Der Merwe, Coach Conte and Coach Highland who have done such a great job during the season and last weekend.
May 29th All year round teams end of year awarding will be in the Little Theatre, from 3:15 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. May 29th Homeless World Cup Soccer Tournament at ISM: fundraiser to send Philippines team to the annual World Cup Tournament. See Ms. Vogt for details and team registration. Bearcat Council applications for school year 2013-14 are now closed. Please remember the ISM swimming facility will close for renovation works from this Friday May 17 and the planned reopening of the pool is set for September 1st. We are building a new 2 level grandstand, new locker rooms, new storage area, new coaches locker rooms, additional restrooms for the public and resurfacing the pool surrounds. ISM Summer Sports Camps information is now available on the ATAC summer camps blog page. The informational flyer will also be in the parent bulletins. Sign ups are on a first come first served basis!
A great way to stay in touch with the ISM ATAC program is to subscribe via RSS feed to the ATAC blog and also to follow via twitter (see twitter feed on the blog home page). Each Monday, I will post the weeks happenings and highlight important events for students and parents information on the ATAC blog and in the regular Friday parent bulletins. GAME SCHEDULE PDF (access to game schedule information): Information about all mid-week/ weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found via the ATAC blog. Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools, so please check the page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. Click on schedules tab or the Bearcat logo to be directed to the power school secure site http://powerschool.ismanila.org/ public/ You will need your power school user name and password to access the game schedule pdf. BEARCAT DEN: http://atac.ism-online.org/bearcat-den/ Our Bearcat Den is open for business, please drop by to check out the range of Bearcat products. We have a great team of volunteers who run the den and are always looking for more people to help out. If you are interested in joining a fantastic group, please contact any of our den members during den opening hours. If you’re interested in joining the Den volunteers, please contact Carolyn Ching for details at [email protected]
We are always looking for new volunteers and encourage parents from ES/MS to join our group. Please note end of year lunch for Den volunteers is May 30th from 11:30am (venue to be announced) Final selling day for the Den will be June 4th, Den will be closed for inventory and summer pack up June 5. The Den will re-open for business in the new school year on Monday, August 12th,2013 Sincerely, Mark Pekin Director of Athletics/ Activities