September 16, 2021
The eight new Lower School Student Ambassadors have been selected by their peers and are so excited to be representing their school at events and through their project work. The ambassadors will soon be sharing these with their families, the LS community and their grade levels, their calendar of events. They may include, but are not limited to, assemblies, Character and Learner Traits, the BULLS expectations, community building projects, Jean's Day and other philanthropic events, and even choosing a few of the domains of the Wellness Wheel to support.
September 9, 2021
We are excited to open registration for the Lower School Wellness Day on Saturday, September 18th. To ensure that we adhere to the school’s COVID-19 prevention protocols and do our best to maintain ''bubbles'', children will have different sign-up time slots available according to their grades. We do hope for your understanding as we do our best to sponsor safe events.
February 11, 2021
While it has been a school year unlike any other, the new Lower School Student Ambassadors are not deterred, but rather they are excited and ready to represent their school with a few projects that are possible while safety protocols are still in place. Under the supervision of Ms. Samantha Voorhees (Ms. V) and Ms. Teri Lynn, these class and school representatives will meet at various times throughout the remainder of the school year, during their lunch and recess time, to plan a few projects to fulfill their role.
January 15, 2021
Club EAB and Play Sports will continue to offer their activities online through Zoom meetings. Please find the Course Guides and Course Lists on EAB's website.
November 12, 2020
As one mission of Music and Arts is to highlight the beauty of the world, our cultures, and our special celebrations, we would like to produce a special WEBSITE for the end of the year. We would love to see our students' talents and cultures highlighted on this site. So the idea is for students and/or their families to produce either a musical or artistic piece that focuses on Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid, Kwanzaa, or any other specific celebration that you and your family treasure. These special works will be shown on our site for the entire school and world to see!
October 29, 2020
Blended Learning is the model at EAB at the current time. So, now more than ever a Parent Representative is needed for each Lower School class, to help teachers with their communications and celebrations! Building community and connecting people through a few simple acts and a few minutes of time is critical to the well-being of the classroom community. We need Parent Representatives to HELP BRING THE JOY!
October 9, 2020
Last June, our 5th grade student Clara Salim applied to become a Scholastic Kid Reporter, and guess what? She has been selected among kids throughout the world.
October 1, 2020
Help! Here at EAB we appreciate the support of all of our families and especially welcome parents who are happy to step forward and become a "room parent" for each Lower School classroom. Hopefully the role is not too onerous or time-consuming with the focus being on enabling a positive flow of information between the classroom teacher and the parents of the class. So far we only have room parents for K4A, K4B, K5A and K5B!
October 1, 2020
Hi! I'm Valentina, a 5th grade student! I am 10 years old, and I love making new friends of all ages! I really like talking to a camera, and also doing projects like this one! I like helping people and making the world a better place! One of my ideas was to interview some of my old teachers about distance learning. I chose to interview them and talk about distance learning because distance learning is challenging to teachers and students.
September 25, 2020
The LS iCommons has just received a great collection of non-fiction books. From animals to plants, from robotics to kings and queens, from Galileu to Lebron James.
August 6, 2020
This semester, Club EAB and Play Sports will offer their activities online through Zoom meetings and we have some very important dates coming up soon. On Monday, August 10th, Club EAB and Play Sports will have their Course Guides and Course Lists available on EAB's website.
July 31, 2020
Watch a recorded webinar hosted by our Lower School Principals, Darik Williams and Teri Lynn Ferentz.
April 3, 2020
We appreciate the collaboration and invaluable partnerships you have shown during Distance Learning thus far. Your teachers and teaching assistants have been so excited to "see and hear" from your child and you during our daily Zoom sessions. Here are just a few friendly "Zoom Etiquette" reminders to help make these sessions as productive and meaningful as possible!
February 13, 2020
Great news! We now have a room parent or class representative for every lower school classroom (except K5C - Mr Adam's class). Room parents are an additional link between LS classroom teachers and families. We are very grateful to the parents who have volunteered to be room parents and hope that you can all assist them in their work!
February 13, 2020
The exciting work from a full semester of leading and learning is at its end, as the eight Grade 4 and 5 Student Ambassadors for Semester 1 end their service.
December 5, 2019
Great news! We now have a room parent or class representative for every lower school classroom (except K5C--Mr Adam's class). Room parents are an additional link between LS classroom teachers and families.
November 7, 2019
On Sunday, October 27th, a group of 5th and 6th graders and various EAB teachers and parents participated in the 5K Corrida Insana in Brasilia as a community building activity for the club Go Girls.
October 24, 2019
On October 22, the iCommons invited 4th grade Portuguese/History and Geography and PLL students to talk to the Brazilian paleontologist and professor at the University of São Paulo, Dr. Luiz Anelli. Dr. Anelli is the author 12 books about dinosaurs for children, including the book "Dinos do Brasil" (Dinos from Brazil), available in the LS iCommons.
September 27, 2019
It is hard to imagine, but Family Conferences for the Lower School are right around the corner! These are terrific opportunities for families to engage in collaborative conversations with teachers. During these conferences, families will hear about their child’s progress both academically and social-emotionally.
September 26, 2019
Two students from each homeroom in fourth and fifth grades were selected by their peers to represent their Lower School community as Service Ambassadors. The Lower School Service Ambassadors this semester are Vivianne Schmitt and Giovanna Pizzi Modesto from 5A, Fatima Yousaf and Otavio Machado Silveira from 5B, Catalina Kimsey and Rafael Sergio Botelho from 4A, and Valentina Leite Faria and Chloe Fuga from 4B.
May 16, 2019
The Lower School Celebration of Learning Day is just around the corner! LS parents--please mark this day on your calendar and be ready to be impressed with all that your child has to share with you.
March 21, 2019
The Lower School Family Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 26th from 8 am to 4 pm. Please note there is NO SCHOOL for Lower School students on this day.
January 17, 2019
Club EAB and Speed Sports activities start on Monday, January 21st. Click here for some important reminders.
December 6, 2018
On Sunday, December 2nd, a group of thirteen 5th and 6th graders and five teachers participated in the 5K Corrida Insana in Brasilia as a culminating end of the semester activity for the club, Go Girls. The club is a physical activity-based, after-school program for girls in 5th or 6th grade.
November 28, 2018
This semester the Lower School team has joined forces across different subjects, such as Science, Music, Art to reflect on one of our most precious resources: Water. During this first semester, students have embarked on a journey of reflection and action. They have created songs about the theme, they have made musical instruments out of recyclable materials, they have carried out scientific experiments with our phenomenal EAB staff.
October 4, 2018
To connect with the world around us embodies both the Music and the Science curriculum. So why not integrate such powerful ‘’forces’’ into one major EAB project? Musicians Inspiring Scientists is a semester-long project that aims to foster wonder, curiosity, and love for our planet through meaningful music and exciting, authentic, thought-provoking scientific investigations.
August 16, 2018
Once again, we are delighted to be hosting Literacy Consultant, Maggie Moon here at EAB next week (20-24 August).
May 10, 2018
A day designed to give each student the opportunity to spend time with their families to discuss many of the concepts and skills that they have been learning this year.
April 26, 2018
The LS iCommons will start to re-organize its Fiction collection on April 26. It means changing the collection physical organization, from levels to alphabetical order by the author's last name, just like the US iCommons. Until the work is finished, the LS iCommons will be closed every Thursday from April 26.
April 19, 2018
The LS team started to organize class lists for the upcoming year. Please fill out the accompanying survey to help the placement team take your thoughts into consideration.
March 22, 2018
As an Early Childhood Program, we are very concerned with the number of students who are entering the classroom late. We need to remind you that your lateness causes disruption not only to your child but to the other students in the classroom. Being late to school has a negative effect on your child's academic performance, social experiences and the attention to routines. We are asking that you PLEASE have your child here on time at 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 am on late start Wednesdays!
March 15, 2018
Family Conferences will occur in the Lower School on Tuesday, March 27. This is an important time to reconnect with teachers and re-establish learning goals for the remainder of the year.
February 22, 2018
This is just a reminder that our Lower School Parent Handbook is always available to you.
February 1, 2018
Choose your costume and come have fun with us!!! It would be great if you could wear an 80’s costume or any other of your preference.
January 18, 2018
MAP Testing will begin January 22- February 2, 2018 As a reminder, MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. Maths (Grades 2-10), Reading (Grades 2-10) and Language Usage (Grade 2-10) This is an external assessment tool that adjusts the difficulty of each question.
January 18, 2018
Dear K5 to 5 Grade Families, Happy New Year! We would like to inform you that Speed Sports still have some spots for the following after school activities:
December 14, 2017
The testing session for this will take place February 2nd - February 9th. In order to provide information on the process there will be a MAP Pilot Parent Meeting for parents of K5 and Grade 1 students ONLY on Friday 19th January at 8.15 am in the Lower School Science Room.
December 13, 2017
Dear Lower School Community, We are so very proud of the growth that each child has made this semester and for the community that we have established at EAB. As an international school, each semester we have some families that will transition to a new school and we would like to wish you all the best of luck in your journey. Please stay in touch and we hope that our paths cross soon.
December 6, 2017
Our 2017 Holiday Program is coming! Check the dates and times and don't miss our LS students' performances. Here you can also access the Live Streaming links.
November 29, 2017
Our young artists would like to invite you to see their artwork. They worked as illustrators for the music CD. Our exhibit will feature art from class K3 through 5th grade and be displayed in the Hall of Flags starting Monday, December 4th until Tuesday, December 12th.
November 29, 2017
Dear LS EAB Community, We wanted to thank you all for your support regarding our limited seats for our Grade 1-5 Holiday Show on December 9, 2017! We know that this has created some discomfort among families but we feel more appreciation for having a safe environment for our young presenters. After much discussion with community members of the Lower School, we would like to inform you that we will only allow infants/children of 0 to 24 months to sit on laps. Children 2 years old and up will require a ticket for a seat. Again, we appreciate your support as we align ourselves in offering a safe environment for our performances!
November 29, 2017
Club EAB & Speed Sports sign-ups are from Wednesday, November 29th at 8:30am until Friday, December 1st 12:00pm. Please go to EAB's website and click on "Registration". Make sure to use a valid email address and phone number for us to contact you.
November 14, 2017
Parents please join us on this Friday, November 17, at 9:15 in the LS Science Lab for our coffee talk on communication!
October 6, 2017
Come to experience the brazilian curriculum as your children experience in our school! We are looking forward to see you! You can check our schedule bellow:
October 5, 2017
On October 11th, we will have a special event to celebrate Children's Day. This holiday celebrates what it means to be a child and this year we want to celebrate the simplicity and joy of childhood by offering traditional Brazilian games for our students.
September 27, 2017
Family Conferences will occur in the Lower School on Thursday, October 5. This is an important time to get to know your child(ren’s) teachers, establish learning goals for the year, and to understand the curriculum expectations for the year.
September 6, 2017
Connecting with the world around us, responding to music, creating and performing; these music domains embody our Music Curriculum. Thus, what students experienced yesterday through the Project ''Musicians Inspiring Musicians'' encapsulates not only all the elements of the Music Curriculum mentioned above, but also the richness of our Brazilian culture. Yesterday all Lower School students embarked on a special musical journey to get to know more about themselves, their friends, their teachers and our most treasured traditions and folklore.
September 6, 2017
Teachers of students in Grades 1-5 will begin assessing student’s reading abilities with the testing instrument Fountas & Pinnell Assessment System. This is an individualized assessment that allows students to read aloud while the teacher observes their reading fluency and observes their reading strategies.
September 6, 2017
The EAB Talent Show is an event that provides the opportunity for students to perform their talents that are not usually explored inside the classrooms. An opportunity for students to give us a glimpse of what they are capable and passionate about. The event will act as a helping hand, a fundraiser for the Senior Class prom.
August 31, 2017
As a pillar at EAB, Service is essential in the development of the whole child. We value service highly at our school and believe in the absolute need to help those around us on EAB’s campus, in the greater Brasilia community, and worldwide if possible.
August 24, 2017
Please help us by donating plastic bags and used crayons for the Service Sabado Legal on September 16th.
August 21, 2017
MAP Testing will begin August 21st- September 2nd As a reminder MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. Maths (Grades 2-10), Reading (Grades 2-10) and Language Usage( Grade 2-10) This is an external assessment tool that adjusts the difficulty of each question.
August 17, 2017
Dear Families, Club EAB and Speed Sports released their enrollment information on Tuesday, August 15. We ask you to please let us know if you decide your child will not participate in an activity he/she has been enrolled in by Friday August 18.
August 17, 2017
We are grateful to have Maggie Moon with us at EAB from August 14-18! Maggie Moon is the Literacy Liaison and Coach at The School at Columbia University. Before working there, she was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the New York City (NYC) Public School System, and then became a Senior Staff Developer for The Reading and Writing Project, at Teachers College, Columbia University.
August 10, 2017
Maggie Moon is the Literacy Liaison and Coach at The School at Columbia University. Before working there, she was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the NYC Public School System, and then became a Senior Staff Developer for The Reading and Writing Project, at Teachers College, Columbia University.
August 10, 2017
Dear Parents, We are excited to announce a short-term music experience for our LS students. The funds for this project come from the FSA Grant- Former PTO. This semester each grade level will have music workshops with professional musicians from Brasilia. Not only will these musicians bring their music expertise, but also a flavour of our brazilian culture as well as the message of sustainability and inclusion. This project ties in with our overarching theme this year, which is WE CARE. I send below some detailed information about each of the groups and who they will work with:
August 3, 2017
At the beginning of each school year, Lower School families and students are invited to attend an open house in the form of a Curriculum Coffee. This is an opportunity for families to receive information about the curriculum, expectations and routines, as well as establish lines of communication. These Coffees are an excellent time to meet teachers and other families.
August 3, 2017
Dear Parents, We are writing to provide you with advanced notice about your child’s staggered entry group for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
June 8, 2017
Tomorrow, report cards will be emailed home by the end of the day. If your child is in grade K3-K5, look for an email from your classroom teacher and if your child is in grade 1-5, look for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 1, 2017
Thank you to the many families who attended our Celebration of Learning on Wednesday! It was common for guests to stay well past one hour, visiting different classrooms and deeply engaging with their children to reflect upon their goals and growth during this school year.
May 25, 2017
The end of the school year is in sight. It has been a very exciting, busy and fun-filled school year. Starting the new school year seems like just yesterday. So much has gone on in just one school year. Our teachers, staff and students have been so active in making this year a strong academic and social year for each other. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this team and for how all the families have welcomed me into such a wonderful community. I want you to know that your children have been in good hands.
May 18, 2017
Last week, four educators from the Lower School, Ms. Suzanne (Grade 1), Ms. Fernanda (ELL), Ms. Lilian (School Counselor) and Ms. Renata (Teaching Assistant) led two workshops with families about helping children and families to communicate, spend quality family time with each other and disconnect from devices.
May 11, 2017
As we enter into this weekend I wanted to take a moment to wish ALL the Mothers in our Learning Community a Happy Mother's Day! Speaking from experience I am honored to be a mother myself.
May 4, 2017
The US iCommons is currently being used for IB exams. The temporary after school pick up room is US Room 1 (Mr. Fitzgerald’s room) from April 27- May 19. This room is located towards the front of the school, close to the outdoor basketball courts. Please ask Security or any staff person for assistance with locating this room.
April 27, 2017
We remind families that students in Grades 2-5 will complete MAP tests in the areas of Math and Reading (Science in Grade 5). Teachers and students will use this information to help final instructional decisions in the school year and with Report Card information.
April 20, 2017
Starting next Friday, the US iCommons will be used for IB exams. The after school pick up room will be US Room 1 (Mr. Fitzgerald’s room) April 27- May 19. This room is located towards the front of the school, close to the outdoor basketball courts. Please ask Security or any staff person for assistance with locating this room.
April 13, 2017
This April, our faculty will begin to organize class lists for the coming school year. Our process involves receiving input from classroom teachers, specialist teachers, members of the Student Success Team and parents.
April 6, 2017
It is that time of year to celebrate our Arts Program here at EAB. Please join us this Saturday, April 8, at 5PM for the Afternoon of the Arts Sabado Legal! It will be a time for all students, faculty and families an evening celebrating the artistic accomplishments of our EAB learners.
March 30, 2017
We love seeing families together after school and enjoying the common areas of our school (especially in the ECP and Lower School playgrounds and the Lower School iCommons)
March 23, 2017
As we move into the last quarter of our school year 2016-2017, we are grateful for all the growth our students have shown academically, socially and emotionally. As you know, it takes all of us in the community to assist our students in achieving.
March 16, 2017
Family Conferences will occur in the Lower School on Thursday, March 23. This is an important time to discuss the growth your child has made since December and to establish or revise learning goals. We encourage you to view this presentation about Family Conferences in the Lower School which was shared at a recent PTO Coffee.
March 9, 2017
We were happy to have students, teachers and families return to school this week! Immediately, children re-connected with friends and teachers to share about their vacation but then quickly returned to our school routines around learning.
February 23, 2017
We want to take this opportunity to remind you of two very important things. First and most important we want to wish you a healthy, safe and happy Carnival. We are grateful for this time to celebrate this beautiful country and its people!
February 16, 2017
Matt and I had the pleasure of going into some classrooms to provide feedback and support for an important literacy component called "Word Study!" A few weeks ago Matt had provided additional professional development to our teachers and teaching assistants on word work.
February 9, 2017
Please join us at the Lower School Assembly (K3-Grade 5): Fairness and Contributing on Friday, February 10 at 8:15AM in the auditorium.
February 2, 2017
Collaboration is not only for our students but it was evident amongst our educators as they prepared the Lower School presentation on Digital Citizenship.
January 26, 2017
We remind children that in students in Grades 2-5 will complete MAP tests in the areas of Math and Reading.
January 19, 2017
As educators and teachers, we are often focused on academic areas such as reading, writing and mathematics for the benefit of student learning. However, sometimes we forget that our students minds and hearts are somewhere else!
January 13, 2017
Welcome back! I would like to greet all of you with something that says, “Our New Year brings renewal and rejuvenation and promises” however, our school year is only halfway completed. So I will wish all of your children and yourselves a happy second semester filled with active engagement, success and new learnings.
December 16, 2016
We are so very proud of the students and Ms. Celiane, all the way from K3 to Grade 12 who helped create an inspiring, warm and bold show for our families! Saturday was a special event and we thank you for your attendance.
December 8, 2016
Below is information about another week filled with love and learning! As always, please be in contact with us should you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.
December 1, 2016
The Lower School Assembly that was scheduled for this Friday, Dec. 2, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9:15am, in the auditorium. Focus: Collaborative / Caring; Color: red.