Dear Student, Parents and Guardian,
The school will be open and operate as normal tomorrow, should there be any change, please check SchoolSoft for updates.
If you still have trouble getting to school tomorrow, as we know there are some bus lines not operating as normal, please remember to add absence in SchoolSoft!
Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Due to the severe weather today we have decided to close school early today so that our students have a better possibility of getting home safely and for appropriate safety measures at school.
Mentors will be making calls home and any guardians we cannot contact the students will stay at school until further notice.
We hope that the school will be able to open and operate as normal tomorrow, please check SchoolSoft for any updates. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause and we hope that you too get home safe.
September is upon us, but looking around you wouldn’t know it. With averages of 20 degrees celsius, we are seeing an unusual beginning to fall indeed. But who am I to complain? We have a couple of outdoor events planned for September, so the rainy fall weather can certainly stay away for a few more weeks at least.
Autumn Fair is around the corner, and the PTA is working busily to ensure that it remains the raging success that it has proven to be every year so far. Autumn Fair is a classic day to come out as a family, play some games, buy delicious treats, and spend time with friends. This year we will again have a number of great musical acts from performers across all grade levels, including vocal solos, selections for guitar, and a dance performance. You won’t want to miss this exciting festival!
We are also looking forward to our 3rd annual Brommaloppet! This race takes place on the 28th of September at Judarskogen and is comprised of two laps around a roughly 3.5km course, totaling 7km. There will be no regular classes that day, so the half day that they are not at the race they will have a class activity.
An in-service day has been scheduled for our staff members on Thursday, 29th of September. During this in-service day our staff will, amongst other things, go through CPR training and fire drills. The students will be assigned homework to work on during their “study at home” day.
And finally, school photos! School photos are this month on the 8th, 9th, and 12th for the students, with opportunities to take sibling and friend photos. Mark these days and remind your child to dress to impress! We also have startup talks early this month, so don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 12th and 13th of September. The class mentors will be contacting parents and guardians to set up a time to meet and get to know each other. Welcome!
During the autumn fair, the social science department will have a table set up with information about this organization. You will also be able to contribute with any amount of money that you are willing to spare. No amount is to small.
Therefore, we kindly ask you to bring some spare money with you, and contribute to children in need, to the children of Bosnia & Hercegovina.
SOS Childrens Villages is every year helping children towards a brighter future. They help children who are without parents, to get a guardian that cares for them. We all know a safe and loving home creates possibilities and a future for all children, all over the world. This makes SOS Childrens Villages such a fantastic organization, an organization worth supporting.
At IES-Bromma, we are proud to say that we each year contribute to this by raising money to this organization. More specifically we raise money to the children of Sarajevo, in Bosnia & Hercegovina. Even though the war in Bosnia ended in 1995, the scars have not fully healed yet. Many children are still suffering for various reasons, and, SOS Childrens Villages has given hope to many children in Bosnia since the mid 1990’s.
We have twice visited this particular village together with students from IES-Bromma, and we are planning for another trip in the future.
If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us.
Mr Johansson & Mr Herko.
I would like to extend to all of our returning students a warm welcome back to IESB for the 2016-2017 school year. To all of our incoming 150 Grade 4 and 30-plus Grade 7 students, welcome! We are so glad you are joining us and look forward to getting to know you and seeing you around school.
Although it’s hard to see summer end, we have so many exciting things planned in the school year ahead of us that we are sure will take away the back-to-school blues. But more on that in my next newsletter. For now, I want to be sure to communicate some important details regarding the beginning of school.
18th of August is the first day of school. The 18th, 19th, and 22nd are class days. During these class days our students take to the school yards, as well as the outlying Bromma area and Stockholm inner city as they participate in team-building activities carefully designed by their new mentors to help the mentor groups bond and rev up for the coming year. Our goal for these class days is to help the students ease into their new classes and new routines, and of course for the students to have a lot of fun!
Startup talks, a new feature this year, will be held early in September and will offer an opportunity for parents, mentors and students to get to know each other. More involved development meetings will take place later in the year, so these Startup talks will be more of a meet and greet. We look forward to meeting you all, old and new, and to starting another school year full of educational coursework and all sorts of events aimed to inspire, motivate, and recharge our students so they get the most out of their time here with us at IESB.