For four of us, school began on July 31st as we landed for the first time in the city of Atyrau. Our first two weeks were spent meeting our colleagues, learning about DAIS and setting up our homes so that we were ready to start school on August 13th.
As we opened the doors on the morning of the 13th, the DAIS faculty and staff were excited to welcome home both new and returning students. Following the morning assembly I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and greet many of the children’s parents.
Our first Friday brought the ice cream social for the students by the swimming pool. Smiling faces were everywhere as students enjoyed chocolate and vanilla ice cream with sprinkles. A special thank you to Chris Patterson, Jo Rava, Wendy Barrie, and Marloes Brantjes for volunteering to serve the ice cream.
This past Thursday, DAIS hosted it’s first Parent Tea with Dr. Ambrogi as our guest. It was an excellent first step in talking about our school programs and parent/ student/teacher communication. Our second Parent Tea will be in September and will focus on MAP testing results.
Our week ended with the Welcome Back Luncheon for DAIS faculty. A wonderful way to end the week! Forty minutes of relaxation and visiting with friends while eating a scrumptious meal. Thank you so much to Carrie Walker for organizing the event and to the DAIS parents for the incredible food.
Thank you also to Jo Rava for organizing our Classroom Parents.
PreK – Tess Powers
Kindergarten – Lailing Moran
Grade 1 – Veronica Winniesdorffer
Grade2/3 – Rohini Ramesar/Carrie Walker
Grade 4 – Chris Patterson
Grade 5 – Rebecca Dempster
Grade 6 – Pam Sterling
Grade 7/8 – Diana Ivanov
A week and a half of school has come and gone. We have had an amazing start. Our children have settled into their classrooms, learning new routines and expectations and renewing friendships.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call or drop by my office.
Lory Thiessen, Principal
- After School Activities Begin Aug. 25
- Middle School Study Trip/Parent Mt. Aug. 25
- Teacher Professional Development/No School Sept. 1
- Back to School Night /Elementary & M.S. Sept. 3 & 4
- MAP Testing Sept. 8-19