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November 2016 www.metropolitanschooleg.com
Message from the Executive Director:
Dear Met Families,
With the first quarter behind us I thought it vital to take some time to list some of the events that make Met unique in its collective approach to child development. Family Barbeque, Orientation Days, Back To school Night, Fall Festival, International Assessment, Common Assessment, Transparency, Student Led Conferencing, Progress Reports, Grade Reports, Professional Development, Coffee Morning, Pacing Guides, Character Education Curriculum, Community Service, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Egyptian Values! I generated this list from the top of my head. We work timelessly to enable Met to deliver at the highest level internationally. The SLC set a new standard at Met. This activity makes the educational process transparent by informing all stakeholders on the specifics necessary for individual student improvement.
Quote of the Month: “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” - Charles Dickens
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Malak El Masry, Ms. Heba
Fahmy, Ms. Walaa Saied, Mr. Ramadan Abd el Razak,
Ms. Nada Mostafa, and Ms. Alicia our employees of the month
who have demonstrated a commitment to Metropolitan
School’s Mission and Vision. The Met Trophy for the quarter
was awarded to Ms. Nour Lazen for her exemplary
contributions in initiating Community Service acts at Met.
Thank you to all parents who volunteered to donate their blood
during the Blood Donation Drive that took place at our Annual
Fall Festival. You indeed helped save a life!
Thank you to all parents who volunteered to help in the décor
preparation process for the Fall Festival event. Special thanks to
Ms. Safia Ahmed for the lovely cake she shared with us on the
day and to Mr. Hamdy Saqr for the wonderful maze room setup!
We are proud of the work do here at Met! Moreover, we are confident that together all Met students will be fully equipped with both a passion for learning and the ambition to make a difference to the local and global communities. - Kenneth Webley
Metropolitan School hosted its second annual Back-to-School Night on October 13th to acquaint parents with our curriculum and instruction program as well as to introduce aspects of our specialty subjects. It was also an opportunity for our parents to learn more about their teachers and classroom rules. We would like to express a special thank you to all of the parents who attended the Back-to-School Night and contributed to a productive and enjoyable evening.
What a spooktacular day it was at our 2nd Annual Met Fall
Festival! The festival saw lots of kids, parents, families,
and teachers dressed up in costumes and enjoying the
plethora of activities and games. It didn't end at arts and
crafts, though; Hamley's brought their life-sized toys and
dressed-up staff to the festival. It was indeed wicked fun
for adults and kids alike!
Thank you to our parents and students for coming to our
first ever Student-Led Conference (SLC). It is rewarding
to see our students lead their conferences, informing their
parents about their progress, their strength and
weaknesses, as well as their academic goals.
Our Grade 3, 4 and 5 students got to create their own tasty
chocolate treats when Ganache Factory visited
Part of Met Co-Curricular activities is Hip-Hop dance
where students learn the correct warm-up for dance, basic
steps, and develop short performance routines.
Metropolitan School maintains a healthy environment by
encouraging students to eat healthy. The school Doctor
started the healthy campaign with a fun competition
involving all staff and students encouraging them to eat
healthy foods and snacks. Each class was checked during
their lunch break and one winner was chosen per class for
the most healthy lunch box. Students with hot meal
subscriptions participated by bringing healthy snacks such
as fruits, dairy products, and nuts.
Different grades participated in the campaign with various
activities including a play about healthy and unhealthy
food and how it can affect our daily life. They created
posters, and attended a cross - curricular art and food
Early Childhood kids were learning about plants this month.
A plant needs certain things to live and grow. A plant needs
sunlight in addition to air and water. The plant uses these
things to make its food. The plant has parts that help it grow
and change. The roots grow into the soil to take water, and they
also hold the plant in its place. The stem holds up the plant and
it takes water from the roots to the other parts. The leaf is the
food making part. A flower makes seeds, a new plant grows
from a seed and a fruit holds the seeds!
KG2 recently enjoyed their first school trip of this
academic year to the Family Park. The children had been
learning about their senses and how they can be used to
help them learn more about the world. A visit to the
Science Museum that has a dedicated area for the
exploration of the senses was a perfect curriculum fit.
They also got to enjoy a train ride and a visit to the mini
zoo which also links to their next topic of learning about
animals and why they move in different ways.
Metropolitan’s November assembly was focused on presenting
our crucial pillars in school. The assembly was led by Grade 4
students as well as KG2 Turquoise Class. During the assembly,
Metropolitan teachers recognized exemplary students for their
progress. Rewarding hard work promotes an atmosphere of
success and achievement.
We have now reached the midway point in the Junior Achievement curriculum offered through our MetBiz program. Our students from grades 2 – 5 have been hard at work in their respective MetBiz classes learning a multitude of useful concepts that they will take with them and eventually use as our business leaders of the future.
Grade 2 students have learned the ins and outs of a production process, recognizing that teamwork is often a beneficial endeavor and that defective products will hurt a company’s bottom line. They’ve also been learning about the importance of income tax and sales tax in the government’s ability to provide communities with public goods and services.
Our Grade 3 students should now be thoroughly versed in the various common methods of payment, including cash, checks, credit and debit cards, and electronic payment. Along with this knowledge, they are also being introduced to the means by which they can save their money and the implications of differing interest rates.
The students from Grade 4 recently learned about the six business basics, which are advertising, expense, revenue, customer, profit, and loss and how these affect businesses. These basics were utilized when students played the Hot Dog Stand Board Game during our MetBiz class. By playing this game, students learned how to accurately record simulated revenues, expenses, and subsequent profits or losses incurred due to various, realistic operating transactions.
Grade 5 students are learning about S.T.E.M skills amongst other skill sets that will help them to succeed in an increasingly competitive local and global job market. Through learning about career clusters they have been able to narrow down the existing careers that may fit with their unique and personal interests.
Through our MetBiz program, and thanks to our gracious volunteers, our grade 3 – 5 students will be taking part in Job Week activities during the final week of November. We are looking forward to this initiative and the upcoming entrepreneurial lessons during our final month of the program.
Dates for your Diary
Monday, December 5th, 2016 (09:00 am - 11:00 am)
‘Proactive Parenting’- Met Coffee Morning Session by Dr. Wadeed
Met Serve Egyptian Values
In our pursuit of raising ethical citizens who continuously serve
our community, Metropolitan School participated in promoting
‘Misr Alkhair’ Education Project. ‘Misr Al Khair’ is an
organization that aims to create awareness and fund-raise to
educate thousands of children through community education.
We are proud of our students! Click the link to watch the video:
We rise up by lifting others! In our continuous effort to
promote our Community Service values, we used part of our
2nd Met Fall Festival proceeds to purchase some main staples
to support the Forqan Orphanage at Nasr City. We visited the
Orphanage on Saturday October 5, 2016 to distribute the
donations. Thank you to all the parents and staff members who
supported us to make a difference in a child’s life!
Sunday, December 4th, 2016
KG2 White & Grade 3 Assembly - In-school Activity for Students
Sunday, December 11th, 2016
Prophet Mohamed’s Birthday - Public Holiday / School Closed
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Grade 3 ‘Nafeza’ Trip
Monday, December 12th, 2016
Grades 4 & 5 Trip to the Pyramids
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
KG 1 Trip to Sitara - ‘Owl Babies’ Workshop
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 (08:30 am - 09:30 am)
Met Leadership Parents Morning Coffee - Meeting Room
Monday, December 19th, 2016 (02:00 pm-03:00 pm)
Character Education /Parents Training Session by Ms. Annerie - Counselor’s Room
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 (Show Starts at 11:00 am)
Winter Wonderland Day – A Family Day Event
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 - Saturday, January 7th, 2017
Winter Break - No School for Students and Academic Teamhttps://www.facebook.com/MisrElKheir.Org/videos/1509803342368887/