The International Night Core Planning Committee who took the lead in making this event happen included:
Annie Nelson, Ashley Chen, Chris Amemiya, Cris Ramsdale, Dorothee Graham, Esperanza Deulkar, Gina Craig, Jade Greene, Jamie Cheney, Jamila Reid, Jennifer DeMella, Julie Isaacson, Katie Dodsley, Pam Brady, and Tom Crane.
Abel Balzamo, Adriana AlfaroZierten, Alexander Hollmann, Andrew Lam, Anne Marie Jehle, Annie Tegen, B. Sue Johnson, Brian McManus, Britt Fletcher, Carol LaMotte, Carolyn Cunningham, Cassandra Garcia, Chantelle Dykstra, Charlotte Spang, Cheri Peele, Chris Panks, Christina Nelson, Christina Blue, Courtney Wallace, Dan Brady, David Weeks, Debra Nicholson, Eileen Landay, Emily Compton, Emily Kane, Erica Lerer, Erika Kinno, Erin Taylor, Gwenn Fer, Happie Ari, Helena DeGrazia, Jackie Olson, James Wehmeyer, Janet Buttenwieser, Janet Alviar, Janine Joly, Jason Greene, Jennifer Shernoff, Jenny Stone, Jill Malat, Johnnie Orozco, Jolene Hall, Karen Obegi, Keith Ward, Keturah Bouchard, Kristi Brumbaugh, Linda Nash, Linnea Mahoney, Luna (Runa) Matsuo, Mahmud Jeneby, Maija, Marc Bissell, Marina Gordon, Maris Sovold, Matt Daniels, Matt Draper, Maya Sparks, Mayra Castanos, Missy Koll, Molly Capron, Naomi Lee, Phil Diggs, Sandhya Subramanian, Sarah Shannon, Shana Kelly, Siripunt Vimolchalao, Sue Lee, Tammy Eckart, Tarasin Kongkatong, Teresa Cueto, Tito Rodriguez, Tomoko, Uto, Vanessa Yi, and Veronica Garcia.
Akio Ueno, playing Shakuhatchi (Japanese bamboo flute)Angela Fleagle & Diana Einmo, dancing the Sevillanas (traditional Spanish Flamenco dance)Bethann Shannon, our professional face painter (who stayed all night)Enedina McGough, dancing and leading our 1st grade girls (traditional Mexican Danza Folclórica)Japan-American Society of WA, www.jassw.org/suitcase.html (
Japan in a suitcase presentation)The Latin Band in Carnaval featuring McDonald parents Ben Shapiro, Mark Taylor and Chris Amemiya,and guest musicians Steve Tanimoto and Matt JorgensenKathleen Wong, teaching the Chinese brush painting classOur Kindergarteners dancing the Japanese Coal Miner's Dance, led by B. Sue Johnson & Ashley ChenNW Kung Fu & Fitness, http://www.nwkungfuandfitness. com/ (Chinese New Year lion dance & demonstration)OmCulture, http://www.omculture.com/ (W African drumming circle)Planet Afua, http://www.planetafua.com/ (W African dance workshop & performance)The School of Taiko, http://www.japantaiko.com/ ( taiko drummers)Silk Strings, http://www.silkstrings.info/ ( string musicians)
It's here! Bike to School (BTS) Day is only TWO days away! By the looks of all those bikes on the racks so far this month, we are looking forward to a big turnout on BTS Day this Thursday, May 16th.
There is a possible chance of rain, but that won't stop our Scotties! Kids who bike or scooter this Thursday will get a cool rubber bracelet, a piece or fruit and something to drink AND the opportunity to add their name to a Bike to School Day sign. Please remind your kids to stop by the Bike-to-School table to pick up their goodies before lining up for class.
Last minute Bike-to-School Day Q&A:
Can kids ride a scooter instead of a bike?
Locking your bike?
What if it rains?
What about those bright green "Bike-to-School" calendars?
Want to ride with other parents and kids from McDonald?
NOTE: A little reminder will go home in backpacks on Tuesday too!
Weekly Message from Principal Golosman, 5/13/13
Weekly Message from Principal Golosman, 5/6/13
Hello McDonald International Families,
What an amazing event we had on Saturday night! Our International Night was well planned and smoothly executed, and I want to thank the many volunteers who made this happen. Whether you were one of the event planners, or cooked some food, or just helped move some tables, you all created a wonderful evening for families and staff to enjoy together. By one count we had over 600 guests here for our event. If you weren’t able to join us, be sure to come next year!
Below are some updates and reminders:
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) tests are under way.
This week students will continue taking the MAP test, and also, this week students in grades 3-5 will take the MSP test. These assessments provide us with valuable data to help monitor student growth and design curriculum and classroom-based assessments that will help increase student achievement.
It is essential that students be on time to school, well hydrated, well fed, and get plenty of sleep during these periods of testing. Sleep, water, food, and being on time are important every day, and during testing time, this is the best way to lower our students’ stress and help them do their best!
Visit the Seattle Public Schools website to learn more about the MAP Test.
Visit the OSPI website for more information about the MSP Test.
If you are picking up a student early (before 3:00pm), we ask that you wait in the office, and we will have the student come and meet you. Please make sure to check in at the office and get a visitor badge before going anywhere else in the school. If you see visitors without a badge, please feel empowered to politely ask them to go to the main office and get one. We can all help increase the safety of our school!
Incoming Kindergarten and Language preference Forms:
These will be mailed during the week of May 6. Please watch your mailbox and these must be returned by May 17th. For the 2013-14 school year, McDonald International School will have four Kindergarten classrooms: two Spanish and two Japanese classrooms. We look forward to receiving your language preference forms!
Thank you, and have a great week!
McDonald International School
Bike-to-School Month at McDonald starts THIS Wednesday, May 1st! I hope you and your child will participate in Bike-to-School month activities! Students should bring home a (lime green) Bike-To-School Month Calendar in backpacks this Tuesday, April 30th. Check it out for more information.
How can we participate in Bike-to-School Month?
What if we live too far away to safely bike to school?
Do I need to bike with my child?
What’s in it for us?
What about Bike-to-School Day?
Where can my child lock up their bike at McDonald?
Looking forward to seeing you and your McDonald bikers on Bike-to-School Day, May 16th.
Let’s get biking!
Annie Tegen (mom of Sophia Harrison, Grade 1)
For more information and tips on biking safely, check out Cascade's website.