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  Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Saint-Patrick’s day video by Juliette Nicoli

By Isabelle Gilet

During Elective (journalism), students write or film short reports about what they like. Here’s is a fun video of Juliette Nicoli (6th grade) that presents Saint Patrick’s day

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Pajama Day

By Bénédicte Brouder

With a delicious bagel breakfast with fruit, juice, and hot chocolate, our Middle Schoolers had an awesome Pajama Day. Heartfelt thanks to all the parents who helped plan, prepare, serve, and clean up!

  Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Favorite Character Day

By Bénédicte Brouder

Today, Middle School Students Dressed up as their favorite character in a book, movie, tv show, or video game. We had several Manga and Animé characters, Indiana Jones, Darth Maul and Princess Leia, a fabulous fox, Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, Sponge Bob, Tin Tin, Jessie from Toy Story, The Godfather and his body guard, Elle Woods from Legally Blonde…and the cast of Pretty Little Liars including Mr. G as Caleb! Enjoy the highlights today…and tomorrow is Pajama Day, with bagel breakfast during advisory provided by our Room Parents — a gigantic thank you to the Room Parents!!

  Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Twins and Triplets Day!

By Bénédicte Brouder

A few highlights…from Twins and Triplets Day!

And a reminder: Tomorrow (Wednesday) Favorite Character in a Book, Movie, TV Show, Cartoon, or Video Game

Thursday, March 31 – Pajama Day. Also bagel breakfast provided by our very generous Room Parents!! (It is not a potluck this time, so students do not need to bring anything.)

Friday, April 1 – Crazy Hair / Crazy Hat Day

NOTE: During Spirit Week all classes are still held as usual so students have been reminded to have fun…
AND stay respectful and focused in class.
Please make sure to bring PE clothes and shoes to change into for PE class.
And please remove hats and/or distracting accessories during class.

 

  Monday, March 28, 2016

Middle School Spirit Week: Decade Day

By Bénédicte Brouder

For the first day of Middle School Spirit Week, students were invited to choose a decade and dress up like people did in the 1920’s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s…or dress up like a certain person from a certain decade. Here are some highlights:

  Saturday, March 26, 2016

International Show, March 24

By Isabelle Gilet

Thursday, March 24, the Middle School students participated in the International show: some were wearing the traditional costume of their country (see picture: Nolwenn, Sébastien, Robin or Seiji) and others presented a younger student (see pictures: Maya, Sidonie, Loïc, Esteban). Jivan was the professor and pointed at the different countries on the map. Everyone enjoyed the songs and the cultural presentation reflecting the international spirit of our school.

This is the closing statement from Dylan Cardinal, 7th grade, active member of the Model United Nations club:

“Hello everyone. This week, we celebrated International Week as an opportunity to commemorate world cultures, people, and language through peace. As we have just seen, we have been practicing various songs to celebrate peace throughout our school and our world. “I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls.” This quote about peace was stated by the world’s youngest Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. To continue our spread of peace, the school has recently allowed me to create a Junior Model United Nations Club. The JMUN club helps to educate my fellow classmates and teachers about diplomacy, international relations, the doings of the UN itself, and how to instill peace through peaceful means. Thank you to the participating ambassadors of these countries, my fellow schoolmates, and teachers”.

 

  Thursday, March 24, 2016

Springtime for Poetry at SDFAS

By Isabelle Gilet

Here are a few photographs of the poems which were displayed at SDFAS on Tuesday and Wednesday. The students wrote beautiful texts. From 1st grade to 8th grade, everyone really enjoyed that particular moment dedicated to poetry and personal creation.DSC_0008.jpg

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  Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fieldtrip to Suzie’s farm

By Anne Laure Denis

This week, Mme Lecorgne organized a fieldtrip to Suzie’s Farm with 6th graders.

The main goal of this fieldtrip was to study the differences between organic and traditional farms.

The students were able to harvest beets, peas and radishes.

  Tuesday, March 22, 2016

World Music Concert

By Isabelle Gilet

For the second day of our International week, we traveled to Japan and Ireland thanks to the music performed by wonderful musicians. All students enjoyed the exotic sounds of the Koto, the Flute (or shakuhachi) and the Irish Bagpipe (or uillean pipes).This concert was brought through our collaboration with the Center for World Music. 

The director, Jonathan Parker, presented the musicians and played the violin with Ben Jaber to conclude the concert.

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Top two pictures: Kyoko Takeda and Jon Crick, Japanese koto and shakuhachi

Bottom two: Ben Jaber, Irish uilleann pipes

  

International Week Opening

By Isabelle Gilet

International Week opened with an “Art Happening” featuring 6th Graders working together to create Peace Mandalas. The combination of students actively creating socially conscious art on the blacktop during the course of the school day, exemplifies SDAFS mission to enable “unique multicultural experience that forges open-minded citizens”.  This sui generis project includes 2 (30”x 30”) oil pastel on wood with an additional 18” x 18” Eiffel Tower Peace Sign- decoupaged with the word “Peace” in over a hundred languages.  “Feel the Love” of  these young Peace Creators whenever you look at their inspiring art! 

The workshop was conducted by artist Sonja Donahue.