Tuesday, November 25, 2014

MS Announcements- November 25, 2014

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

November
25- Andre H., Daniel C., Oscar S. & Brantley W.
26- Juliana V.
28- João A.
30- João V.

December
1- Ha M.


Community Time 

Tuesday- MS Announcements, 8th grade Body Image Discussions, Book Picnic
Thursday- Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday- Thanksgiving Holiday

Announcements

Winter Wonderland Dance!

Please come out for a night of fun - dancing and hanging out with friends! We will have great music, food, and prizes. No need to dress up, but the theme is Winter Wonderland, so feel free to be creative! The most important thing is to come out and have fun! 


Winter Wonderland Dance
Friday, December 5
6:30-9:30pm
Black Box Theater


Concert December 9



DoSomething Food Drive
We are collecting non-perishable food items for the HS Club, DoSomething.  Please contribute to this drive to help those in need (and collect points for your House that will be added to Field Day).



Accelerated Math



School Photos

If you wish to order the School Photos 2014 you can still do so.
Send the form to M.S. Office at Graded or directly to the Studio – Giovani Gronchi, 5194.

Thank you- Bernard Moss


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MS Announcements- November 18, 2014

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

November
5- Nina S. & Sofia E.
6- Claudia N. and Jack N.
8- Raghav R.

9- Alicia P. & Felipe M.

10- Victor A., Julia C.

13- Karishma R.

16- Maria Antonia M.


Community Time 

Tuesday- MS Announcements, 7th grade Body Image Discussions, 6th and 8th Book Picnic
Thursday- Consciencia Negra Holiday
Friday- Friday Activity

Announcements

Concert December 9
For the first time in the history of this school, we will be able to show case the entire Upper School Music Department together.  80 Upper School musicians will be performing together in this fantastic opportunity.  This wonderful event will take place on Tuesday, December 9, at8:00PM, at the Tomie Ohtake Theater - one of the best concert halls of São Paulo.  Please plan to attend for a wonderful night of music.

MS Courtyards
There have been some incidents of people playing/tossing/kicking/throwing balls in the MS Courtyards recently.  Please note that there isn't enough space in these areas for those kinds of activities and in addition to that it causes noise while other students may be trying to get some before or 

DoSomething Food Drive
We are collecting non-perishable food items for the HS Club, DoSomething.  Please contribute to this drive to help those in need (and collect points for your House that will be added to Field Day).



Accelerated Math



Egg Drop
The annual Egg Drop for 7th Graders will happened last Thursday.  Congratulations to Lys K, Jack M., Brenna F., Caiua M., Laura S., Vicky H., Leo P. and Pedro F. for having eggs that did not break.

Lost Watch
A watch similar to the one below was lost last week in D3.  If you know anything about this, please let someone in the MS Office know.



PTA Thanksgiving Celebration on Saturday, 22 November  

The Thanksgiving Celebration at Graded is one of the great traditions at our school. In order to make it a success, we require students to volunteer to work in the cafeteria. The work shifts will be one and a half hours long beginning at 11:00 and ending at 15:30. If you volunteer, the price of the lunch ticket will be reduced to R$20.  This opportunity is only available to 8th grade students.

Please sign up here to participate in this wonderful community event (sign up until Nov. 20, on first come first serve basis).

If you require more information about the actual responsibilities please contact Mrs. Usha Singhi at uasinghi@yahoo.com


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

MS Announcements- November 4, 2014

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

November
5- Nina S. & Sofia E.
6- Claudia N. & Jack N.
8- Raghav R.
9- Alicia P. & Felipe M.
10- Victor A., Julia C.


Community Time 

Tuesday- MS Announcements, Grading and Reporting Survey, Book Picnic
Thursday- No advisory- Half-Day
Friday- Final Friday Activity for Round 1

Announcements

6th Grade Beginning Band Rehearsal
There is 6th Grade Combined Band Rehearsal happening now!  If you are in 6th Grade Band, you shouldn't be reading this! 

Fire Drill Friday
We will have our first all-school Fire Drill on Friday.  Please go to your assigned House and grade level location.  If you were at Little 8 for basketball or cheerleading and missed our practice, please pay special attention to where your advisory goes.  Please remember that silence is the key to keeping everyone safe in case we need to look for someone.

DoSomething Food Drive
We are collecting non-perishable food items for the HS Club, DoSomething.  Please contribute to this drive to help those in need (and collect points for your House that will be added to Field Day).



Accelerated Math


Egg Drop

The annual Egg Drop for 7th Graders will happen next Thursday!  Best of luck to everyone and may the odds that your egg stays intact forever be in your favor!

Halloween
Thanks to everyone who dressed up on Friday and contributed to the festivities! It was great to see everyone have such a good time.

Little 8
São Paulo High School League Semi Final
Tuesday November 4th, at 5:00 pm
Varsity Boys' Soccer - Graded vs. St. Paul's (at Graded)

São Paulo High School League Championship game
Wednesday 
November 12th
Varsity Girls' Soccer - Graded vs. TBA (at Graded)

São Paulo High School League Championship game
Thursday 
November 13th
Varsity Boys' Basketball - Graded vs. TBA (at Graded)

Little 8 final standings
Girls' Basketball - 6th place
Boys' Basketball - 7th place
Boys' Soccer - 6th place
Girls' Soccer - CHAMPIONS!!!!

Grading and Reporting Student Survey
We will all now take the Grading and Reporting Student Survey. This is your chance to be honest about how the changes in both how we determine grades and how we report out about them has affected you.  Please adhere to the following guidelines:
- do the survey on your own
- be respectful of others who are still taking the survey after you are done
- be honest

Please know that the surveys are anonymous and will help us to determine best next steps. Please now go to your Inbox and click on the link that was sent to you.