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SGAS 605 Conjunto E, Lotes 34/37 | Brasilia, DF 70200-650 Brazil | 55 (61) 3442-9700
May
18

The Big Disconnect

Dear Parents and EAB Community,

 

Our traditional EAB Family Festa Junina coming up! We are all getting into the spirit! Our party will be on Saturday, May, 27th, from 5pm to 9pm.

 

We count on all of you to come enjoy this Brazilian tradition and make it a success once again. We will hear traditional songs played by a live band, kids can play at the booths and we will taste delicious typical food such as corn on the cob, canjica, pamonha, barbecue, hot dog, soups, cakes.

 

We are preparing beautiful student presentations. As always they are the STARS! Rehearsals have already begun to make everything beautiful. Please note the outfit required for each student/grade:

 

Grades

Costumes


K3

K4

K5

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Girls:

  • Checkered dress or skirt. The outfit can be also colorful printed (caipira costume);

  • Braids or pigtails and any colorful hair ornaments;

  • Make-up: freckles on the cheeks (made with an eyeliner pencil).

Boys:

  • Checkered shirt and jeans (caipira costume);

  • Straw hat (optional);

  • Mustache and beard (made with an eyeliner pencil);




Grade 5

Girls:

  • Black and white clothes (dress, skirt, t-shirt or any other black or white clothes);

  • Braids or pigtails and any black and white hair ornaments;

  • Make-up: freckles on the cheeks (made with an eyeliner pencil).

Boys:

  • Black and white clothes (checkered shirt, black jeans, shorts or any other black or white clothes);

  • Black or white Hat (optional);

  • Mustache and beard (made with an eyeliner pencil);

Alligators:

  • Black and white clothes (similar as to what is described in boys and girls above);

  • Alligator cap (provided by EAB);

 

Caipira costumes can be found in the stores: Armarinho Milano (306 Sul and 710/711 Norte) and Guará Fair if families want to purchased them.

 

We count on parents' partnership to bring their children to the assigned place before dances when each grade will be called. We emphasize that there will be only one presentation of each grades.

 

Please keep in mind each grade’s presentation schedule:

 

SCHEDULE

PRESENTATION

DANCING

5:00

Opening

Forró Zangado Band

5:30 

K3 Presentation

Quadrilha

5:40

K4 Presentation

Capelinha de Melão

5:50

K5 Presentation

Isso é lá com Santo Antônio

6:05

Grade 1 Presentation

Asa Branca

6:20 

Grade 2 Presentation

Roendo unha

6:35

Grade 3 Presentation

Mulher Rendeira

6:50  

Grade 4 Presentation 

Meu São João

7:05

Forró Contest Opening (invite judges) 1st round Elimination - choose of top 10 couples

Forró Zangado Band

7:20

Grade 5 Presentation 

Fim de festa

(Quadrilha em Cordel)

7:35

2nd round Elimination - choose of top 5 couples

Forró Zangado Band

7:50

Middle School Presentation

Se liga

8:05

Professional Quadrilha Presentation

Professional Quadrilha

8:30

High School Grade Presentation - HS students invite parents to square dance Quadrilha at the end of their presentation

Pout-pourri junino

8:45 

Forró contest result – definition of winning couple/Presentation of awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd places)

 Forró Zangado Band

9:00

Final thanks

MC

 

Important Information:

• Date: May 27, 2017. (Saturday)

• Time: 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.

• Place: soccer field

• Entrance: R$ 10.00 – free for children under 7

• Free entrance for EAB employee (accompanying  relatives pay normally)

 

Here are the attractions:

• Musical Band – live;

• Professional Quadrilha Dances;

• Students, alumni, parents and employee dances/​​​Quadrilha;

• Country photo backdrop;

• Games;

• Mechanical bull;

• Forró competition;

• Special mail;

• Typical food;

• Drinks.

 

Don't miss this opportunity to know more about this beautiful popular party!

 

We would like to invite parents and staff to volunteer to help to assemble and decorate booths on Friday, May 26nd during the day.

Thank you for the support and partnership.

Sincerely,

Festa Junina/2017 Committee

 

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Friday, May 19: Jeans Day for Festa Junina

Saturday, May 20: High School Senior Graduation (6:00PM)

Monday, May 23: Re-enrollment period begins

May 22-May 26: Club EAB Showcase of activities and final classes of Club EAB

Saturday, May 27: Festa Junina (5-9PM)

Wednesday, May 31: Celebration of Learning (no school for children on this day but families and children will be invited to sign up for a time to visit classes for one hour on this day)

Friday, June 9: Last day of school (dismissal at 11:30AM)

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Dear Families,

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.

Sincerely,
Ms. Toni
Lower School Principal
 
Mr. Jonathan
Lower School Assistant Principal

 

Lower School Sites:  Please visit our grade-level websites each week, as they are updated to include new information and resources for you to enjoy!

 

 

Lower School 8-Day Schedule

This file is also located in the Calendar section in the EAB website

 

End of Day routines:  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.

 

Friday, May 19: Jeans Day for Festa Junina

Saturday, May 20: High School Senior Graduation (6:00PM)

Monday, May 23: Re-enrollment period begins

May 22-May 26: Club EAB Showcase of activities and final classes of Club EAB

Saturday, May 27: Festa Junina (5-9PM)

Wednesday, May 31: Celebration of Learning (no school for children on this day but families and children will be invited to sign up for a time to visit classes for one hour on this day)

Friday, June 9: Last day of school (dismissal at 11:30AM)

 

The Big Disconnect

  

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.  It was an important opportunity for families to see how and why this should happen to build strong relationships with children.  The workshops were based on research from Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair and her book The Big Disconnect around disconnecting from technology, when appropriate.

 

 

We believe that it is important for schools and families to maintain a close relationship in order to support all children.  We also value advances in technology and want to support students, families and teachers as well all navigate the quickly evolving opportunities and responsibilities.  Throughout the school year, our school counselors lead lessons about safe practices and how children should respond to challenging situations (both online and offline).  Our classroom teachers help students to make good choices each day by extending these lessons.  We appreciate families who have contacted us (either reaching out to the classroom teacher, school counselor or administration) with support or questions.

 

Some strategies that can be used in home and school:

  • Have children write down a list of adults (at home or school that they trust and can turn to for support)

  • Establish and review family expectations/rules to use with social media, so that children are adequately prepared when they are socializing with friends and possibly encounter inappropriate content.

  • Decide locations and times that devices (such as cell phones or laptops) are allowed or not allowed in the home.

  • Do not allow children to take devices into their bedroom or other private spaces, especially at night.

  • Use tools such as Net Nanny, Self Control App, Cold Turkey Blocker and Checky App to supervise the conversations and experiences children have online and reflect upon personal usage.

If you were unable to attend, please watch Friday’spresentation here and click here to view the slideshow which includes resources and strategies.  We are very proud of the presenters and of the families who attended and actively participated!

 

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