I am writing to invite you and your son/daughter to attend a Middle School Parent Information Night (PIN) 17.30 – 19.00 on Tuesday 06 June. The PIN will explain developments in the Middle School curriculum as the school progresses in its preparations for full implementation of the International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Programme (MYP) for Grades 6 – 8 in school year 2018/19 (further details available at https://the-fis.de/middle-school/).
As part of our progression to full MYP implementation in 2018/19 students will have some subject elective choices in Grades 6 & 7 in the next school year, 2017/18. These elective choices will be explained at the PIN and the subject teachers will be available to discuss the different electives with students and parents during the evening.
The PIN will begin with an ‘Introduction to the Middle School’ for all Grade 5 students and parents, to avoid parents having to attend two separate PINs.
The evening will include:
17.30 – 18.00 an ‘Introduction to the Middle School’ for Grade 5 parents and students
18.00 – 18.20 a presentation regarding implementation of the MYP and the elective choices for Grades 6 & 7 for school year 2017/18
18.20 – 19.00 an opportunity for students and parents to meet the teachers of the different elective choices and ask questions to inform their choices
On Friday 02 June an information booklet will be sent to parents and students by email, providing an overview of the curricular changes in case you would like to familiarize yourself with them before the evening.
If you are unable to attend the PIN and/or would like to further discuss your child’s learning, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I would be delighted to meet in person.