Monthly Archives: April 2016

Spring is in the air!

The weather has warmed up and the celebrations are about to begin.  This next month has a lot of celebrate and build upon.  We have the ‘Showtime’ Habitat for Humanity fundraiser Saturday April 9. This event will celebrate our school’s musical talents and help raise money for our house builds.  Tickets are on sale at the Box Office.  April 7th and 8th we will host Parent Teacher Conferences once again. There have been some great accomplishments to share with parents as well as constructive feedback on how to best finish the school year.

After those two events we will have the high school musical production of Return to the Forbidden Planet on April 12 at 4:00 pm, 15 at 7:00 pm and 16 at 3:00 pm.  The show is for all ages of students.  On April 13 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am we will have the final HS Book Club meeting on the book Drive by Daniel Pink.  Please write to me at dmunro@isb.bj.edu.cn if you plan to attend.  The following week on April 21 we will host the final High School Parent Coffee. We will be showcasing student talents and work done this year from speeches, to singing and a student proposal on how to improve the school.  All Grade 12 students will have their last day of the year on April 22.  This will allow them time to prepare for their IB final exams.  We will have the Senior Dinner and Junior Dinner the night of April 23 at their respective venues. Please see your grade level PA representative for details.

It is a busy time of year and there is a lot going on.  Make sure to talk with your son or daughter about how they are managing their workload and the stress that comes with it.  Stress is not always negative and is needed to push us to the next level.  When it overwhelms our students it can cause negative effects like lack of sleep and lower productivity.  Check out this article on lowering teen stress (click here).  This may be a good way to start a conversation with your son or daughter.

We look forward to seeing you at the Parent Coffee to share in all the success of this school year!

Upcoming Events:

April

7-8 Parent Teacher Conferences

9 Showtime Gala

12, 15, 16 – High School Musical Performance

13 Book Club Meeting

22 Last day for all Grade 12 Students