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Student Bulletin Sept 24

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International School Manila

HS Student Circular
September 24, 2010

HS Calendar:  Monday, September 27:    MAP Testing  IB2 TOK Presentations (Little Theater)    Tuesday, September 28:    MAP Testing  IB2 TOK Presentations (Little Theater)    Wednesday, September 29:  Student Late Start  MAP Testing  IB2 TOK Presentations (Little Theater)    Thursday, September 30:  MAP Testing  IB2 TOK Presentations (Little Theater)    Friday, October 1:  MAP Testing    Saturday, October 2:  No Homework Weekend  Saturday Service (GK)  IASAS 1st Season Soccer (JIS)/ Volleyball and Cross  Country (ISB) 

MESSAGE OF THANKS: Dear ISM Community Members, The International School of Islamabad (ISOI) sends its sincere gratitude for your assistance in helping to raise donations and awareness for the 14 million displaced families in Pakistan. The USD 3000 in relief funds ISM donated has allowed ISOI and their students to offer relief goods and survival packages to those directly affected in their greater community. Please visit www.isoi.edu.pk and look for the Community tab followed by ISOI Flood Relief Appeal for a complete update on the flood relief efforts.. We thank you for your continuous support and generosity to the IS Manila Disaster Relief Fund which enables ISM to respond to calamities quickly. Warm regards, Stephanie H. Hagedorn Director of Community Relations International School Manila PSAT REGISTRATION: Please consider registering for the PSAT that will be held at ISM on Saturday October 16. This test is only offered once a year! We STRONGLY recommend that all sophomores and juniors take this exam as a way to begin preparation for the SAT. Registering for the PSAT is simple—go to the cashier’s office and pay USD 18. Be sure to pick up the PSAT review booklet along with your receipt. The registration deadline is Friday October 8! If you want more information about the PSAT, then come see your counselor and/or go to the blog post with the presentation from the September 8 assembly: http://guidance.ismonline.org/2010/09/08/gr-10-assembly-on-psatfamily-connection/

 
Upcoming Events:  October 12:  HS Parent Coffee (Little Theater)  October 18‐19: Parent Teacher Conferences  October 22:  Filipiniana  October  25 – November 2:  SCHOOL HOLIDAY 

 



FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE:



FROM THE CLINIC:
TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE 2ND IN A SERIES OF COMBINATION HEPATITIS A AND B VACCINATIONS OR HEPATITIS B VACCINATION    Date                  Price (Php)  October 13th, 2010   Hepatitis B  (Adult)         650        Hepatitis B  (Junior)         380        Hepatitis A and B combined vaccine (Adult)    2150        Hepatitis A and B combined vaccine (Junior)                 1075  (Prices are per individual vaccine in a course of either 2 or 3 vaccinations)                If you would like more information or you wish to sign up to receive any of the above vaccines, please call in at the clinic to pick up  a registration form (next to the elementary canteen). Only people with a valid ISM ID may participate in this program.      PAYMENT FOR THESE VACCINATIONS MUST BE MADE TO THE CASHIER DEPARTMENT BY NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER,  2010.  VACCINES WILL THEN BE ORDERED AND NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Clinic direct number:  840 8580  Email:          [email protected]    Many thanks  Debbie Duckworth  ISM Clinic Administrator   840 8581   [email protected]  

FROM THE TREASURY OFFICE:
Dear Parents and Company Sponsors: This is to inform everyone that effective October 1, 2010, the Cashier’s office will be open Mondays to Fridays from 7:00A.M to 3:15P.M. only. We urge you to utilize the 24 X 7 on-line banking facility the school maintains with BPI, Citibank and HSBC. These banks also accept telegraphic transfers and over-the-counter transactions for your convenience. Following are the relevant bank information: BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES ISLANDS Account Name : International School Manila Account No. : US$ S/A 3074-0241-48 PhP S/A 3073-3730-25 Bank Address : Bel-Air Polaris Branch, Makati City, Philippines Swift Code : BOPIPHMM CITIBANK N.A. Account Name : International School Manila Account No. : US$ C/A 0756-342-029 PhP C/A 0756-342-002 Bank Address : Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines Swift Code : CITIPHMX HONGKONG ANDSHANGHAI BANKING CORP. Account Name : International School Manila Account No. : US$ S/A 069-004984-130 PhP S/A 068-014950-040 Bank Address : Fort Bonifacio Branch, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines Swift Code : HSBCPHMM Sincerely yours, JURIS A. LALLANA Director of Finance and Administration



Theory of Knowledge Presentations 
         
Shall I teach you what knowledge is? When you know a thing, to recognize that you know it; and when you don’t know a thing, to recognize that you do not know it. That is knowledge. Confucius

On September 27th, 28th 29th and 30th the Little Theatre will be filled with Theory of Knowledge students completing their Internal  Assessment presentations for the course.  Students will be presenting investigative reports on various topics from the realms of art,  history, natural science, and the human sciences.      TOK students must explore the nature of their selected topic and critically evaluate beliefs and knowledge claims involved. These  findings must be communicated clearly in their presentations.     We cordially invite parents to visit the Little Theatre and witness/discover what these students have accomplished thus far in the  course.  Each student will be given a schedule and will present in one of the five sessions – either the morning or the afternoon slot  on one of these dates.  Each student will be required to be in attendance in the Little Theatre for the full session for his/her ToK  class so he/she may have an early arrival or late release depending on the schedule.  Please be aware that students cannot simply  arrive at the time scheduled for their particular presentation. The schedule and the presentation topics will be posted on the ToK  blog in the next few days.  http://tok.ism‐online.org/    We  encourage  parents  to  “drop  in”.    It  will  give  you  a  real  sense  of  what  the  Theory  of  Knowledge  course  is  all  about  and  the  opportunity to see your children in action.    Sincerely,  TOK Teachers  James Atkinson                            Wendy Gifford                                   Mike Relf  David Birchenall                           Dylan Marshall                                  Neil Woods 

  FROM THE ATAC OFFICE:
GAME SCHEDULE INFORMATION: http://ismanila.org/_Rainbow/Documents/1st_season_game_schedule03.pdf Information about all mid week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found by going to the GAME SCHEDULE tab on the ATAC page of the ISM website. You can also access this information via the ES/MS/HS divisional web pages. 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. IASAS 1st Season Teams: Coaches are busy putting in final preparations with their teams in readiness for the 1st season IASAS events. Teams depart Oct 2nd for Jakarta (Football) and Bangkok (Volleyball/Cross Country). Information packets will be coming home this week for all players selected to the teams, parents please complete all information and return it asap. IASAS Send off lunch for season one IASAS travelling teams is Sept 29th immediately following the HS Assembly. Thanks to Liza Van Klaveren who is our parent coordinator for the send off lunches. The 1st Season Awards dinner is Thursday Oct 21st at the HS Gym and celebrates the first season efforts of all HS teams for Volleyball/Cross Country and Football. ISM JAZZ Exchange: Many thanks to our host families who accommodated visiting musicians at last weekend’s ISM jazz exchange. It was a great event with over 50 students participating in a full day of workshops and then an evening performance at the Fiesta Room in the Dusit Hotel last Saturday evening. Many thanks to the following; Um, Borja, Park, Jimenez, Tan, Kwee, Reyes, Sabon, Lee, Cho and Sison host families. These events cannot happen without your support.



ATAC ES/MS SOCCER ANNOUNCEMENTS:  RIFA (7 a side) SOCCER FESTIVALS:  Teams involved:    ES Midgets C2 (Coach Chris)      ES Midgets E1 (Coach Popoy)   ES Midgets G (Coach Besa)        ES Midgets E2 (Coach Mike)  MS Midgets C1 (Coach Eric)      MS Girls 3 teams: (Coach’s Kleng, Chris, Rudy)    RIFA Festivals   Remaining Dates/Venues ‐ Boys:  Sat Sept 25th @ Xavier School (Greenhills) 12:00‐5pm    Sat Oct 9th @ Ateneo (Katipunan Ave) 7:30am – Noon  Girls RIFA Remaining Festival Dates/Venues:   Sat Oct 9th @ Ateneo (Katipunan Ave) 12:30pm‐5pm    MIDGETS B FESTIVAL DATES:  nd Midgets B teams with Coach Rudy and Coach Jay will play on Oct 2  at   Alabang Country Club from 8:30am – 4pm    RIFA BOYS FESTIVAL: This  SAT Sept 25th Parents please note change of time:  Teams Involved:   Midgets C1 Coach Eric  Midgets C2 Coach Chris  ES Midgets E1 Coach Popoy  Midgets E2 Coach Mike  Midgets G Coach Besa 

BEARCAT DEN:
Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den: Mon, Wed and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Please note after the October Break the den will be opening on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons as well from 2:30-4pm. Thanks to all our great volunteers. If you would like to join the Bearcat Den team of volunteers and contribute to school life with a fun group of people please drop by the den to find out more or email Chantal Wanten [email protected] to have your name put on the den roster. Dri-Fit Polo - ladies Dri-Fit Polo – men Jogging Pants - men's/green Shorts - Mesh - ISM Shorts - Paw Print - black or green Shorts - Spandex - black, ladies' Shorts - Spandex - black, mens' Tarpaulin Envelope Bag Tarpaulin Messenger Bag Tarpaulin Shopping Tote Bag 300 300 450 250 200 300 350 150 600 300

 

DEAR PARENTS:    PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME FOR THE NEXT RIFA BOYS   FESTIVAL ON SEPT 25TH AT XAVIER SCHOOL – GREENHILLS  THE BOYS FESTIVAL IS NOW IN THE AFTERNOON. PLAYERS SHOULD   ARRIVE AT 11:30AM FOR A 12 NOON START.  PERMISSION SLIPS WILL BE COMING HOME WITH PLAYERS. PLEASE RETURN SLIPS SO  WE KNOW HOW MANY PLAYERS WILL NEED BUS TRANSPORTATION TO XAVIER SCHOOL SEPT 25th. 

OTHER MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE: ISM HOODIES 1,100 ISM GYM BAGS: - NEW DESIGN, Large Size: 1,300 - NEW DESIGN, Small Size: 1,100 - OLD DESIGN, Large Size only (small size is sold out): 950 NEW merchandise COMING SOON (clappers, pencil cases, water bottles)



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