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Weekly Memo Week 2
Welcome to the weekly memo number 2
Welcome to the second weekly memo of the school year 2018-2019. You will find information concerning primary, secondary and whole school events for the coming three weeks here. Please make a note of anything that concerns you and your children. Feel free to add other members of your family to the mailing list by clicking on the link at the bottom of the message. To view all details be sure to click on the ‘view email in browser’ button. Have a nice week!
A Note from the Primary Head

Having access to a variety of reading materials helps children develop a love of reading and encourages them to learn about new things. Over the last few years, we have lost lots of classroom books that have been borrowed by students and never returned. Could you please check at home and see if you have any? Some of them may be library books (stamped and labelled), some may be classroom books - which don’t necessarily have a stamp, but your child will recognise them. From tomorrow, we’ll leave a box at the FS office for all returned school books, please don’t hesitate to drop them off there or to give them to this year’s classroom teacher to return to their rightful class.

We do also welcome donations of books for the classroom libraries (particularly in French), you can add them to the same box or give them directly to your child’s classroom teacher when you see them this week for the class information evening (an important date, not to be missed).

Once again this year, we would like to thank the FSPA for their back-to-school gifts for each classroom library, books chosen by the teachers, which will be presented on Wednesday.

Ms Carine Capel

Primary Parent Guide 2018-2019
The online version can be consulted here.

Seesaw online portfolios

Parents can find the QR code to connect to their child’s Seesaw account in their correspondence books. We ask parents to use sign in names that let us know whose parents they are: e.g. John and Sarah Smith’s Mum, Jennifer’s Dad

Seesaw is a pedagogical tool used by the French Section in order for parents to track their child’s progress at school. We ask you not to share Seesaw content on social media. Infant parents are welcome to ‘like’ the content on their child’s Seesaw. We encourage Junior parents to leave positive, encouraging comments for their children and/ or to discuss their child’s Seesaw portfolio at home.

CP- CM2 French Section French and English After School Homework Clubs

We have been able to accommodate all requests received last week for enrollment in the French Section run Aide aux devoirs/ homework clubs. Parents of enrolled students  will receive a confirmation email later this week.

If you would like to add your child’s name to the waiting list for either the French or English Aide aux devoirs/ homework club, please contact Min-Hui

TES ECA Enrollment 

Enrollment for TES ECAs has now finished. Please check TESmile for confirmation of the ECAs selected for your child. If you have any questions, please contact the TES Educational Services Department -

PS-CM2 Parent Information Meetings

The information meetings per year group are taking place this week from Monday 20th - Friday 24th August, please see below for exact dates, times and places. It is absolutely crucial that parents attend the meetings for their children’s classes. During the information meetings, class teachers will explain the functioning of the class for the year, in order for you to be in the best position to support your child during the coming school year.

PS-CM2 Class contact parents

If you are interested in being the class contact parent (parent relais, in French) for your class - coordinating class activities, birthday parties etc. with the class teacher and reminding other parents in the class of events and activities, please let your child’s class teacher know this week. One to two parents per class would be ideal.

PS-CM2 Parent representatives

If you are interested in being a parents' representative on the School Council (three meetings/year) this school year,  please inform the French Section Primary Head, Ms. Carine Capel. by the end of the month.

CE1-CM2 Children’s Council Elections

Teachers will be looking for student volunteers to run as candidates for election as class representatives this week and next. Elections will then take place, with each class voting for its student representative to the FS Children’s Council. The Children’s Council meets with the Primary Head, Carine Capel on a monthly basis to discuss student welfare and other school issues. The first meeting will take place during Citizenship week in September.

Student and parent details

Please see the letter from Deputy Chief Administration Officer, Kerry Nockholds in your child’s correspondence book and return the completed form by Friday 24th August.

Health information form

The Nursing unit sent out the annual "Student Health form" for parents to update and return. If you have not completed the form yet, please could you do so and pass back to the Nurse's office.

Monday 20 August

CP parents 3:30pm  J-101: information evening. Powerpoint here.
CM2 parents 4:30pm J-502 : information evening, Powerpoint and letter

EAL parent information

Tuesday 21st August
GS parents 3:30pm I-201: information meeting
CM1 parents 4:30pm J-406 : information meeting
PS-CM2 : first day of class book collection

Wednesday 22nd August

MS parents 3:30pm I-103: information meeting
CE1 parents 4:30pmJ-119 : information meeting
PS-CM2 : distribution of back-to-school gifts by the FSPA - books for classroom libraries.

Thursday 23rd August

CE2 parents 3:30pm J-301: information meeting

Friday 24th August

PS parents 3:30pm I-104: information meeting

Monday 27th August

MS-CM2: TES ECAs start

Tuesday 28th August
CP-CM2 : French Section English and French homework clubs start
PS-CM2 : last day to drop off school book/ books for class library

Wednesday 29 August

Parents 9 - 10:30am  EPC canteen : Parent Support Council (PSC) coffee morning. All parents are welcome. Details here.

Whole School
French classes for parents
Parents: registration for French lesson for parents is open. Please apply at the French Section office by 31 August for an early bird discount. Flyer, calendar and registration form available.

A message from the assistant head

Dear parents,
The Pronote app will open tomorrow at 3pm. You will receive your username and password by email from this email address: Please keep an eye out for it - it may end up in your spam inbox! You can then connect to the appat this address: choosing the ‘espace parents’ (parents’ space). If you are unfamiliar with the app you can find a tutorial here and mobile version demonstration here.

Franck Lefèvre

TES Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs)


Please see this note and  attached letter from Chris Papps, the Head of the TES Music Department regarding the Peripatetic Programme at the ESC for this year.

Club CCAs

Please see this letter from David Bracken, Coordinator of the the Club CCAs.

6ème to 4ème Sport

Please find an information letter here from the TES Sports department regarding sporting activities after 3pm.

Monday 20th August
Music CCA : first week and auditions.

Tuesday 21st August
6ème - 4ème 3-4:30pm : start of homework club for 1st semester
5ème 3-4:30pm : Maths with Mr Labouche

Wednesday 22nd August

3pm staff meeting. No lessons.
Parents 8:30-11:00am Canteen Phase II: ESCPA Welcome Coffee morning. See poster for more details
6eme -Tle 6pm: deadline to enroll for semester 1 CCAs on TESmile.

Monday 27th August

First week of individual music lessons for semester 1
6eme-Tle : semester 1 of CCA clubs begins

Wednesday 29th August
5ème - 2nde Parents  5pm Atrium phase 1: curriculum information evening
3pm staff meeting. No lessons.

Thursday 30th August

Tle 6pm-8pm : ESC phase 2 cafeteria, University Counselling Centre  information evening UK, USA, Canada universities.

Friday 31st August
6ème : healthy lifestyle - oral hygiene

Thursday 6 September
1ere - Tle parents 5pm: French Bac  information meeting. Location to follow
Saturday 8 September
Tle ES & S 8:30am - 12:30pm EPC staff room : supervised Philosophy assessment
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