Monday, November 25, 2013

MS Announcements

MS Announcements- November 26, 2013

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays

26- Juliana V.
28- Joao A.
December
1- Daniel K.
2- Victor B.

Community Time

Tuesday- Advisory
Thursday- Half-day- no advisory
Friday- No School

Announcements

Band Concert
Semester Band Concert
  7:30 PM Tonight!  
Featuring performances by the Graded Beginning, Junior, Senior, and Jazz Bands
We hope you can join us!

Field Day
Field Day is coming in a little more than two weeks.  You will sign up for events in advisory next Tuesday, December 3.  You will need to be flexible in terms of what sports you participate in.  Maybe target three of these sports that you could play to represent your House and then see how sign-ups go:  Soccer, Floorball, Table Tennis, Basketball and Badminton

Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser - House Challenge!
As we discussed in Assembly on Monday, we are challenging each House to see who can raise the most money for the Philippine Science High School, which was largely destroyed by the typhoon. Please ask your family, friends, neighbors, teachers, etc. to donate money!

Details of the House Challenge:

  • Students will bring donations to Suely, who will keep track of the total by House
  • Sandra is making "donation thermometers" that we will display outside of the MS Office to publicize the donations
  • An update will be given at the December 2 assembly on who is raising the most money so far
  • Winning Houses - the top 5 will have points added to their Field Day totals!

Ilha do Cardoso
We are still collecting supplies for the school in Ilha do Cardoso.  Please bring in slightly used school materials so the children can have more to work with and as a result, learn more in school. 

Accelerated Math Update

ISTA Trip
"If you are interested in the ISTA trip to Turkey in March, 2014, make sure you go to the Black Box today at 3:15 to get more information regarding the trip! If you cannot make it today but you're interested in joining the trip, make sure you talk to Ms Moraes!"

Pay It Forward
Students from Ms. Dominick's Service Learning class will be coming around in advisory today to spread the word about the Pay It Forward movement!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MS Announcements- November 19, 2013

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays

19- Adam O.
20- Clara G., Ms. Vanessa Monte and Ms. Bel Moraes
21- Rens vW.
22- Ana Sofia T. and Gigi M.
23- Mr. Robbie Stange
25- Daniel C.

Community Time

Tuesday- Advisory (All Beginning Band members should be in rehearsal)
Thursday- Advisory
Friday- Friday Activities

Announcements


How to help the people of the Philippines 
As you heard in Assembly on Monday, Student Voice will be teaming up with lower school and high school leadership students to raise awareness and money for the Philippines. Our first round of fundraising efforts will take place this Saturday, November 23, during our Thanksgiving Celebration. We need student volunteers to help manage the booth, which will sell sago, a popular drink native to the Philippines. All proceeds will go towards the Philippine Science High School (Visayas Campus), which was largely destroyed during the typhoon. If you would like more information on the school and the damage done, please visit this website: http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/ispeak/43667-mission-palo-leyte-yolanda-haiyan

Please sign-up on this document if you would like to volunteer for one of the one-hour shifts this Saturday. Also, we need help creating a bulletin board for the booth. Please sign up for this Thursday, November 21 to help create a bulletin board. This will take place in the Student Center right after school.

Thank you to Maan Sicam and Silvia Yamada (Graded parents) who brought this idea to Student Voice. 

Friday Activities
Friday Activities are set for round two and will be posted by the end of this week.  We will be in these Friday Activities for about 10 sessions, just like the first round.  If you break a bone or have some other medical reason why you can't do your activity, please let Mr. Engstrom know.

Accelerated Math


Pay It Forward
Hi Graded! Let's get the Pay it Forward movement started at Graded! Remember that Pay It Forward is when one person does a favor to three people that can't be done by themselves. Those people then do a favor to three other people. This way kindness can be spread throughout Graded. Here are some more ideas to Pay it Forward:
1. Give a treat to a friend who didn't ask for it
2. Compliment a student you normally don't talk with
3. Support the efforts for those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines
We hope that everyone will contribute to the movement! 
Thank you from the Service Learning class!

Day off
Every enjoy the day off tomorrow for Consciencia Negra!

Found
A black iPhone 4 and an insulin kit for diabetes was left in the MS Office.  Please see Suely if you think either of these might be yours.

Monday, November 11, 2013

MS Announcements

MS Announcements- November 12, 2013

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays

15- Kata H.
17- Alice C.

Community Time

Tuesday- Advisory

Thursday- Advisory
Friday- Holiday

Announcements
Friday Activities have been assigned and are posted.  If you are not assigned to one, please send Mr. Engstrom an e-mail.



Thank you to everyone who came out to the Masquerade Dance on Friday night. We had over 120 students dancing and having a great time! The dance would not have been a success if it wasn't for the hard work of Student Voice.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this a fantastic event!

Next Tuesday, November 19, is a Combined Music Rehearsal the first period of the day- B7.

Every enjoy the three day weekend coming up!

Found: A black iPhone 4.  Please see Suely if you think it might be yours.