Vol. XX • Issue 7 • September 22, 2017

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ONLINE PTC SIGNUPS FOR UPPER SCHOOL

Click on the following link to sign-up for our Parent Teacher Conferences https://form.jotform.me/brentitc/US_1st_Sem_2017.  There is also a video tutorial on the home page in case you need help. A reminder, you can only use your email address once to sign up.

If you encounter any problems, please contact the Brent IT Office at eforms@brent.edu.ph or the upper school office at eyan@brent.edu.ph

Thank you.

 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
MIDTERM PROGRESS REPORTS – ATTENDANCE RECORDS

On Monday, October 2, we will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Gym 1. There will be no classes that day so that our teachers may concentrate on meeting with interested parents and focusing on student achievement to date. Students are invited to these conferences and parents are encouraged to bring them along. When the teacher, parent and student are all focusing on student achievement, conferences can be more successful.

Beginning on Friday, September 22, parents will be able to sign-up online or in the US office. Conferences will be reserved on a first-come, first served basis.

Prior to those conferences, we will gather, collate and send home by Friday, September 29, a compilation of comments per student from each teacher relative to student performance thus far in the semester.

Also listed on the Progress Reports will be student attendance records for each class. Those students with five or more unexcused absences and / or who have been tardy five or more times so far this semester are not meeting our minimum expectations. We look to parents to help us help their students come to school and get to school on time. Thank you.

 

PSAT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR GRADES 11 AND 10 STUDENTS

The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Tests) will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 9:15 am to 12:50 pm. Success on the SAT is directly related to familiarity with the questions; what kinds of questions are on the exams and how they are asked. If students want to do their best on the SAT exams, it is in their best interest to practice by taking the PSAT.

All Grade 11 students will take the PSAT on October 11. As usual, their testing fee is covered by Brent School. Students absent, ill, or off campus for APAC are not able to take the PSAT earlier or later at Brent.

Grade 10 students are welcome to take the PSAT for exposure and practice. Grade 10 students will be charged $21.00. Interested students should pay the examination fee at the Cashier and take the receipt to Ms. Jem Santos at the Admissions Office in order to receive the PSAT information packet. Space for Grade 10 students is limited and can only be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

TO ALL PARENTS OF OUR GRADE 10

Your child in grade 10 received an invitation for the preliminary orientation session about the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).  We would like to provide you with as much information as we can share about the program that your child will undertake in grades 11 and 12.  This invitation is also open to parents of our Middle School and Grade 9 students.

Your presence and support is strongly encouraged at one of the Grade 10 IB Preliminary Orientation Sessions. You can choose from the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 12 @ 9:00am
  • Wednesday, November 8 @ 2:30pm

 

2017-2018 COUNSELOR COFFEE TALK SCHEDULE

Counselor Presentations in U101 from 8:30 – 9:30.

 

COLLEGE VISITS

Throughout the year various universities that give presentations about their school and the university admissions process in general visit us. Juniors and Seniors as well as their parents may be interested in attending the following presentations.

 

NEWS FROM THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE

 

IB CALENDAR OF DEADLINES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

All deadlines for the various IB projects, orals, research papers, EE, etc. are noted below. Parents please help our students stay organized with their IB assignments and due dates throughout the upcoming year.

 

SAT TEST DATES

 

CLOSING OF SCHOOL – CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

Brent International School Manila adheres to the Storm Signal Guidelines established by PAGASA – (the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration). Accordingly, when storm signals are posted over Biñan, Laguna, classes will be affected as follows:

  • Storm Signal #1 Normal Operation: All Brent classes will proceed as scheduled.
  • Storm Signal #2 No Classes or Activities: No students or teachers are to report, however the school offices will remain open for the day. Administrators and office support staff report as usual if it is safe to do so.
  • Storm Signal #3 and #4 No School: The entire school operation will be closed. No classes, offices or activities will take place.

Please be aware that the storm signal for Laguna is not the same as that of Metro Manila. Weather reports regarding Manila, therefore, may not apply to the conditions at Brent.

Every attempt will be made to contact parents, students and teachers in the event of a cancellation of classes. When available and applicable, we use corporate texts to inform those whose cell phone numbers are registered in our system. If you have not heard from the school, you can assume that classes will happen as scheduled.

If you are still unsure, calling the school at +63-2-697-9043 or +63-49-511-4330 to 33 after 6:00 a.m. or checking to see if there is a notice on our website (www.brent.edu.ph) may help.

Finally, we realize that parents have the ultimate responsibility for determining whether or not their children go to school. Even if no order for the suspension of classes has been issued, if parents feel that traveling to or from school will place their children at risk, we certainly understand and will honor their decision.

 

COMMUNICATING WITH HOME

If there is anything else we in the Upper School can do to help you better understand our school, please feel to call us or stop by the Upper School Office. We thank you all for your continued support of the people and the programs in our Upper School.

Please also note that we have provided the names of all Upper School faculty on our website for ease of communication: http://brent.edu.ph/academics/upper-school/faculty/ For the most part Faculty emails are their first initial and last name followed by @brent.edu.ph.

Thank you, in advance for your support of the people and programs in our Upper School. Our doors are open and we welcome your presence. Working together, respecting one another, we will have an outstanding year. We wish you all the best, this school year!

Sonia Bustamante

SONIA BUSTAMANTE
Upper School Principal

Todd Wyks

TODD WYKS
Upper School Assistant Principal