16Nov2017 IPS Community Note

Dear IPS Students and Families,

 

We are in a very busy time of year and, thus, a good time to put in one place some items to remember.  Much of what is listed here is a part of our Activities and Events Calendar on the IPS Webpage - this is a great place to regularly check for updates and information.

 

Parents, thank you for your FEEDBACK on Student Led Parent Conferences.  

    1. Here are the latest survey results from parents -  LINK.  Yes, we’d love to hear from more of you!

    2. Didn’t get a chance to take the survey?  Do so by clicking this LINK

 

REMINDERS:

  1. As the weather cools, all students are reminded to wear school uniform.  This includes all outer clothing - perhaps it is time to “re-load” with some IPS gear.  Heavy jackets/sweaters must be solid Navy if they are not ‘official’ school uniform.

    • Please come check the lost and found on both the boys’ and girls’ sides - lots of goodies here!  We regularly donate these items to charity, please come collect your stuff!

  2. Toys, balls, and other play gear from home:  If these are brought to school, then children must be ready to share.  For safety reasons none of these may be used in/around the parking lot.

  3. Healthy snacks/lunches, daily exercise, AND proper rest:  Let us ALL redouble our focus on this.

 

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

  1. IPS READS - this link has TONS of information for this extremely popular IPS Event.  Please read this with your children.  Thank you planning with this in mind!  Please join us when you can!

  2. TRIMESTER 1 CLUBS: all clubs are cancelled Monday, 20 November 2017 due to the Book Fair & IPS Reads Family Story Night setup. Trimester 1 Clubs END Thursday November 23.

    1. TRIMESTER 2 CLUBS SIGN-UP: We will open Trimester 2 Club Online Signup for students on Nov. 26 and close on Nov. 30.

    2. Trimester 2 Clubs will run from Dec. 3 to Feb. 22, with ES Clubs every Mondays; MS/HS Clubs are held Sundays, Mondays, & Wednesdays. More details forthcoming.

  3. IPS ATHLETICS - GO FALCONS!: See the CALENDAR on the IPS Web Page for future events.  Here is some news from our teams to date:

    1. Girls Volleyball Season - Following John Wooden’s thought “Do the best you can to improve the situation you’re in,” the girls played the JV Boys, IPS Teachers, Andalus, & Andalus & Al Majd in an action packed, fun filled season. Learnings were many as CAS students developed leadership skills, taking part in planning then running training sessions & arranging competitions. The spirit of friendship was high during competitions, with skill & strategy development improving each time.

    2. Girls U17/HS Soccer Season has begun! We’re “training like champions” (Anson Dorrance) and looking forward to friendly competitions during the month of December. We hope you’ll come see us play!

    3. Boys’ Volleyball: IPS will be competing in the DPSL U19 & U16 Volleyball Tournament in Dammam on Saturday Nov. 18th. The second day of play will resume on Nov. 25th.

    4. DPSL Chess Tournament Results: On Nov. 11th, IPS hosted the DPSL Chess Tournament. We took first overall, and our individual students did very well. Yousef Bondokji took first in the U13 & U16 tournament play. Abdulrahman Adekunle won third in the U13 tournament, and Yahya Bondokji took second in the U19 tournament.

  4. PE FALCON DAYS - Students should wear appropriate PE pants/shorts & shoes with a t-shirt in your IPS Team color!!

    1. Tuesday, 19 December - all KG,

    2. Wednesday, 20 December - Grades 1-5

    3. Thursday, 21 December - Grades 6-12

  5. TERM BREAK - begins after school on Thursday, Dec 21 (dismissal at 12:00); classes resume on Sunday, January 7.

 

Thank you for being with us this year.

 

Sincerely,   

Jim and IPS Administration