Last chance to buy the yearbook

The yearbook deadline had been extended until March 1st, 2016!

If you did not already have the chance to buy the 2015-2016 yearbook, the deadline has now been extended until March 1st. The cost of a yearbook is 30KD and can be purchased two ways.
1) The standard yearbook is available for purchase from the school’s business office for 30 KD (cash or k-net). Available until Tuesday March 1, 2016.

2) A standard yearbook OR “Personalized Yearbook” is available for online purchase. There is a small extra charge for personalized additions! Available until Tuesday March 1, 2016. Personalize your yearbook’s cover (including your child’s name and/or a unique icon).
Simply visit the school’s website at “www.ais-kuwait.org”.
Click the yellow button at the bottom right of the page that reads “Click to order your Yearbook”.

– The AIS Yearbook Staff

School Photos

School photo packages are now available for sale through the business office and till May 10, 2016.

Place & Time:
In the business office (Ms. Emily Mitry)
Parents: From 7:30am to 2:30pm
Students: During Nutrition or Lunch Breaks ONLY
Elementary school students can purchase their photos on their own

Price: 10 K.D (Cash Or K-Net)

Package includes:

Quantity Description
1 25 cm X 20 cm Individual Photo
1 18 cm X 13 cm Individual Photo
1 18 cm X 13 cm Serious Group Photo
1 18 cm X 13 cm Funny Group Photo
8 6 cm X 4 cm Individual Photos

***(Buying is not mandatory)

ES Administration

PYP: Did you know???

During the next few weeks we will explore each of the elements of the PYP that were introduced last week:

To build students’ knowledge, the PYP selected six transdisciplinary themes that are considered essential in the context of a programme of international education. These themes are considered essential in the context of a programme of international education.
These themes:
• have global significance—for all students in all cultures 

• offer students the opportunity to explore the commonalities of human experience 

• are supported by knowledge, concepts and skills from the traditional subject areas but utilize them in ways that transcend the confines of these subjects, thereby contributing to a transdisciplinary model of teaching and learning 

• will be revisited throughout the students’ years of schooling, so that the end result is immersion in broad-ranging, in-depth, articulated curriculum content
• contribute to the common ground that unifies the curriculums in all PYP schools. 


Literacy Help for Home

Would you like some strategies, practical skills and website resources to help your child’s literacy?
Is it ok to read Arabic books with my child?
Are there library resources available for me?

Yes, Yes and Yes!
Please come, meet Ms Terry Pedersen – new Literacy Coach for ES, gain new skills and strategies, and have time to ask questions about improving your child’s English literacy.

ES Multipurpose Room #2 prior to conferences November 24th and 25th , each evening from 5:00 – 5:25 p.m.

PYP: Did you know???

In the PYP we focus on 5 Elements for developing each child to their utmost.

1. KNOWLEDGE
• Significant, relevant subject matter that we wish students to explore and know about.
2. CONCEPTS
• Powerful ideas that have relevance within and across the disciplines and which students must explore and re-explore in order to develop understanding.
3. SKILLS
• Those things the students need to be able to to do to succeed in a challenging world.
4. ATTITUDES
• Dispositions that are expressions of fundamental values, beliefs, and feeling about learning, the environment, and people.
5. ACTION
• Demonstrations of deeper learning in responsible behavior through positive action and service; a manifestation in practice on the other essential elements.