Dear Families,

Ms. Margot and Ms.Maryam continue to work hard to make our ABIS Library a warm and welcoming place for students.  In addition to getting lots of new books into students’ hands, Ms. Margot is promoting literacy in a number of engaging ways.  The latest of these is her lunchtime activities, where students enjoy quiet time with read aloud stories.  Ask your child if he or she has been enjoying the Information Literacy classes and what is happening in them.

From the Library:  Recently the ABIS library has seen an influx of library books that are coming back after having been checked out up to 3 years ago! There are many books that are still missing from the library. Please take the time in the next few weeks, or during the upcoming winter break, to look through your bookshelves and children’s rooms for any ABIS library books. They may have ABIS stamps inside or out, an ABIS barcode on the back cover and/or a library spine label. We are working hard in the library to have all books marked consistently so that our users are able to locate the books they need as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Next week we will have virtual visitors in classrooms all week long.  The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a worldwide educational accreditation organization of which ABIS is a member.  Being a CIS accredited school means that we have met globally recognized standards for the quality of teaching and learning as well as the overall wellbeing of our students. Next week’s visit is a preparatory visit.  In January we will begin our “Self Study”, which is a year long process during which we examine every aspect of our school and look for areas to improve.

Please remember that Sunday, Nov. 28 and Monday, Nov. 29 are National Day holidays and there will be no school.  Please enjoy your 4 day weekend, whether you are staying cozy at home or going on an adventure, and as always stay safe.  We will see all students back on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 30.