May 4th is our Sports Day at the City Foot Football Club! Students at ISM will be participating in a variety of track and field events as well as House competitions! Students will be spending all morning at the Club enjoying community time with their peers.
May 7-11 is our Student Council Spirit Week! Student Council is asking all students to show their school spirit by participating in a variety of dress up days;
Monday- Crazy Hair
Tuesday -Career Day
Wednesday- Male/Female swap
Thursday- Celebrity Day
Friday- Teacher/Student Swap
Saturday is our community Family Fun Day where we invite the community to a day of games, a barbecue, a bake sale and a silent auction all to raise money for local schools in Morocco. It is always a fun packed day so we hope you all invite friends and family to join us for this worthy cause! Activities run form 12-4 pm.
The clocks go back on hour on Sunday May 13, Mother's day! We would like to thank all mothers for their contributions of food, time and support for all our school events and for being a partner in your child's education. We wish you all a very special Mother's Day!
Ramadan begins Thursday May 17! Students who are fasting are welcome to be in the library during lunch where there will be games, books to read or just time to complete homework!
The month ends with MAP testing during the last two weeks of May! Also, the third session of our ASAs end the last week of May.
As you can see it is a busy but fun filled month of activities! We hope you all can join us in the fun!
April began with our Spring Show, Scherherazade! The students performed in a new format this year, theatre in the round! Parents encircled the performers and stage sets as our students exited and entered from many directions giving parents a unique view of the show. As always our students rose to the occasion and put on a wonderful show as they performed the many stories within Scherherazade wearing costumes from different time periods. It was quite a night! Student Council followed the performance with a Bake Sale and made it a great community experience as staff, parents and students shared stories about the performance while enjoying healthy snacks. The proceeds raised from the Bake Sale went to support the refugees and immigrants in Casablanca. The next day was Pyjama Day since we had a late night with the performance. What a great way to finish off the show and begin our Spring Break!
As many families are returning from the break, Earth Week is quickly approaching and our Earth Week committee is planning an enticing week of environmental awareness activities. The theme for this week is on controlling plastic use. Events being planned are a beach clean-up and calculating how much plastic is retrieved, the impact on marine ecosystems and human health as well as brainstorming how to reduce the use of plastics.
As always there are many parents who always help with the Winter and Spring Show, Student Council Bake Sales and many other school events. Our parents never fail to come through with support for these activities and are always willing to lend a hand when needed. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful school community focused on support and good will. Thank you parents of ISM!
Open House for New Families March 31st!
Thank you to those families who came to our Open House on March 3! It was wonderful to meet you and learn about your educational needs for your child. Saturday March 31st is our next Open House for families wishing to learn more about the International School of Morocco! Parents are welcome to visit from 11 am to 2:00 pm and experience our school community atmosphere by talking to our parents, our teachers, our students and our administrators! Come and experience our learning environments by visiting our classrooms and asking about our curriculum and programs.
Language and Literacy Week
We had a marvellous week as students participated in a variety of activities centred around language and literacy! Students dressed as their favourite storybook character, choose new books from a local vendor and participated in a book trivia relay race. The most important goal of the week was to get students excited about reading. Judging by the number of books purchased from the vendor we certainly had accomplished this!
Wednesday March 21 is set aside for Student-Led conferences! Be sure to sign up for you and your child's/teen's conference and connect with what and how your child or teen is learning. The link to SignUp Genius has been sent to all parents to choose their conference time.
End of Month Assembly
Friday March 30 at 8:30 is our next Assembly. There will be a Parent Workshop after the Assembly that will focus on learning about Daily 5 and how you can help at home with literacy.
Mr Tony Moniz
Head of School
International School of Morocco
Its time that we update our website as well as our logo as we prepare for the next phase of ISM's journey as a quality school!
We hope to launch our new website on the day of our Open House, Saturday March 3 ! It is currently under construction by our Marketing and Admin Assistant, Dean Boudrika.
Over the next few weeks you will be seeing Facebook teasers about the logo as we reveal parts of it each week. The logo is a combination for the two most chosen logos that our community voted on before the winter break. We believe we have taken the best of the two logos and have come up with a logo that represents who we are as a school.
You may have noticed more activity on our Facebook page! We have been adding weekly articles for parents as well as video clips of our students modelling who we are as a school. Stay tuned to Facebook to watch videos and articles about what we are all about at ISM! Share these with your family and friends and like them so more of the Casablanca community will get to know us as a school!
Dear ISM Parents
Friday, the 10th of November, is Moroccan Heritage Family Luncheon! Students can come dressed in their Jellabas and can experience Moroccan culture as traditional music is performed during the lunch hour while students sample a variety of Moroccan cuisine. Parents are welcome to join us over the lunch hour!
Saturday 11 November is Remembrance Day! Its a day to remember those who fought for our freedom and independence.
On Monday 13th of November, our U13 and U11 football teams will be playing against CAS. Games start at 4:15 at CAS, come on out and cheer our teams on!
On Tuesday, 14 of November, there will be a Parent meeting to discuss future goals for ISM. Since we are now a Nursery to Year 10 school, we are running out of classrooms and need to consider some options. Parent input is essential in determining how we want our school to grow. The meeting starts at 7 pm in the library.
Wednesday 22 of November is our Thanksgiving Family Luncheon. Save room for some delicious turkey as we prepare for the American Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday Nov. 23. Classes resume on the 24th.
Friday the 24th of November is our monthly assembly followed by a Parent Meeting with the ISM Leadership team in the library. All parents are welcome to the assembly and the parent meeting. Also the first term ends on the 24th.
Thursday the 31st of November and Friday December 1st is the Eid al Mawlid holiday.
As you can see November will be a busy month followed by December which will showcase out student talent at the Winter Show. Be sure to keep the 14th of December open for this wonderful event!
Mr Tony Moniz
Head of School
Dear ISM Parents
This coming week is Heritage Week starting Monday 16th of October! We are looking forward to parents or extended family members sharing their heritage with students either by storytelling, sharing photos, sampling food or just bringing artifacts! This is a great opportunity for students to learn about our diverse community by having our school families share their stories. More information went home today about Heritage Week. Please check your child's or teen's backpack for the info sheet.
Also next week on Friday 20th of October, for UN Day we ask that students come to school in their home country attire. At 8:25 we will start a parade where students will march in their home country groupings around the courtyard proudly carrying their flag. Students will then all join up on stage to sing for parents. Parents are also welcome to wear home country attire and join in on the fun!
Student Council elections will start next week with students campaigning for the positions of President, Vice- President, Secretary and Treasurer. Voting will occur on UN Day for these positions followed by class representative voting on the following Monday! I am curious to see who will be elected to these positions and what great ideas our Student Council will have!
On Saturday 21st of October we will have our World Fest. Again it would be wonderful if parents could share hometown food for all to sample and join in on the fun. There will be a bouncy castle and a variety if games for children to participate in. Bring your family and friends, it should be a very entertaining afternoon!
Wednesday 25th of October will be an early release day at 12:15. No lunch will be served that day as all students will go home at 12:15. Be sure to inform your drivers!
The next few weeks will be very busy as we have many activities occurring. Our monthly assembly will be on Friday October 27 and of course Halloween is on the Tuesday the 31st!
Mr Tony Moniz
Head of School
All parents are invited to join us on Thursday 28 September at 7:00 for our ISM Open House. This is an occasion to meet teachers, visit classrooms and get to know the ISM community as we enjoy an adult evening of music and food.
New parents are invited to join the Head of School before Open House at 6:00 that evening for a special orientation.
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