Dear Logos Family,
Parenting is always a challenge no matter where you are or where you are from. A recent challenge that parents deal with today is the social-networking phenomenon of such sites as Facebook, Twitter, or My Space. The dilemma for parents is whether or not to allow their children to join the many millions of teens who currently connect with one another through these types of sites.
The ever beloved and banned at school, Facebook does provide teens an opportunity to share personal information, thoughts, pictures, and connect with friends all over the globe. Yet on the negative side, this medium can encourage too much sharing of information, bragging, dishonesty, and spending unhealthy lengths of time on the computer. However, like it or not, teens, preteens, and young adults (or even old adults like Mr. Bridell) use social networking as their way to communicate in today’s world. Depending on your child’s character, this can be either a good or bad thing. What should a parent’s role be in the decision about whether to allow a student to have a social-networking page? Do the positives outweigh the risks?
Written from a Christian perspective, author Connie Neal has researched the pros and cons of social networking in her book, “My Space for Moms and Dads: A guide to Understanding the Risks and the Rewards”. Although this book is written in time when MySpace was the top social-networking site (only 3 years ago) and when Facebook was just emerging- there is still good relevant information for today’s parent. Using her experience as a youth pastor, parent, and pop-culture expert, Connie Neal helps parents work through sections such as “Safety Checklist for Busy Parents” and “Risks versus Rewards: Deciding Where to Draw the Lines”. In the book, Neal offers safeguards and suggests certain healthy limits, depending on the student’s maturity. If you are interested in this topic, if you have questions or struggles in this area, or just want to be an informed parent you can go to Amazon for purchasing information.
And now, the ever-social and perhaps a bit “braggy” Wednesday Update.
Come celebrate the graduation of our 2010 seniors!
Just a reminder that Graduation Ceremonies will take place on
Friday May 14th at 3pm at Logos International School Multi-purpose room.
Some parking will be available inside the campus gates.
2010 Semester Two Exam Schedule
|Date||Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|Algebra I||Algebra II||Pre-Calculus||Geometry|
|Khmer 4||Khmer 7||Psychology|
|Khmer 1, 3||Khmer 5||Khmer 2|
MAKE UP TESTS
- Room opens at 8 am for the first exam (study or stay home)
- You must stay in the exam for the full two hours or go home
- From 11:00 to 11:55, eat in cafeteria, study in cafeteria, study in library, or go home.
- Room opens at 12:00 for second exam. You must go there to study or be off Campus.
- You must stay in the exam for the full two hours or go home.
- If you have no exam, stay home.
Logos Summer School
It is hard to believe, but it is that time of the year again when we begin to make plans for the summer. If you are staying in Phnom Penh, you will be excited to know that Logos is once again offering a summer program for students who are presently in Pre-K 3 through Grade 8. As in years past, there will be three separate sessions offered, so students will have the flexibility to sign up for one, two or all three sessions. The sessions are June 14 through June 25 (two weeks), June 28th through July 16 (three weeks), and July 19 through July 30 (two weeks).
There are over a dozen people coming from the U.S. who are coming along side many of our regular staff this summer to offer programs which include Arts & Crafts, Hands-On Science, Swimming & Pool Games, Drama, various Language Arts activities, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Music, Fun with Math, and more. This will be our best summer program ever, so you don’t want to miss out; SIGN UP TODAY!
To help parents with the rising cost of inflation, we have kept our summer program prices at last year’s level. Once again, it is only $45 for each week, and if you sign up for the entire summer, you will receive a $25 discount and pay only $290 for all three sessions.
To register or get more details, please contact our school office at 017-473-515 or email@example.com
This year we are going to try doing pre-orders for the yearbooks. Mainly to ensure we are available before the rush the last couple days of school. The yearbooks will arrive the last week of school- therefore, pre-orders will take place May 16-21st.
Yearbook Pre-order price: $13
Non Pre-order price: $14
Elementary: Please place orders and monies by Friday, May 21st to your classroom teacher. Any orders put in after this date- will not be considered pre-ordered.
MS & HS: We will have a table out next week during lunch- where they can place an order and pay.
Logos International’s high school drama and choir students would like to invite you to their final performance of the spring semester. Come laugh with the drama students as they present Thirteen Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview and be refreshed by the joy of beautiful singing by the high school choir students. The performance will be held in the auditorium at the Logos Campus, Friday, May 21st at 6:30 pm. Admission is FREE. For more information, please call Megan Roberts (092-188-214) or Erin McElroy (089-565-591).
Attention Current Gr. 6 and 7 students, who are interested in middle school music for next year, when you’re in Gr. 7 & 8
(AND, our Logos family at large!)
At this point, there are plans to again, run a middle school band course, open to Gr. 7 & 8 students in the FIRST SEMESTER ONLY next year, with a concert at Christmas time. Last year’s class was an excellent learning time and a great way to spend a quarter of every second day at school. However, in order to run a band program, we need INSTRUMENTS! While there are a limited number of instruments already available at Logos for rent for next year’s term, there are definitely not enough to go around yet. So, having said that, please consider picking up a band instrument this summer on your journeys in or out of country, if you’re interested in joining. Ask around for donations, look second hand, check online for the types of instruments that are quality. Make sure your instrument is in good working order, bring cleaning supplies and other necessary materials needed to play the instrument. (ask questions at any reputable music store, and they should be able to tell you what you need.)
Please, if you can, bring extra instruments, even if you won’t be the one using them, as they will be put to good use here.
The types of wind instruments we will be instructing next year are:
flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone & alto saxophone
Please look for good quality, working instruments of this kind for your use or donation to Logos for next year! Also needed are cleaning supplies and consumable materials such as reeds for clarinets and saxophones and oils for trumpets and trombones. Please ask Mrs. Weiss if you have any questions. There are some of these instruments purchasable in Phnom Penh, and are of an average quality, brand new, which is also an option. You are probably able to pick up a quality used instrument out of country, for the same price.
Non-wind instruments that will be taught, will also be:
percussion (drums, etc), guitar, bass guitar & keyboard. However, space for these instruments will be limited and will be based on prior experience.
Ok, so that is your music homework assignment for the summer! Get ready to create some great music!
The price has been reduced on the remaining books from the Scholastic Book Fair held in conjunction with the Carnival in February. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to purchase some great books at very reasonable prices. Attached is a full list of all books originally available, including both the original sell price and the reduced sell price. Please visit the Library to see what is still available and make your purchases. See list on the school website or http://logoscambodia.org/?p=2645.
NEXT WEEK AT A GLANCE
|May 17||May 18||May 19||May 20||May 21|
|Final Elementary Chaple-G 5||AP Exam-4 pm||High School Exams (20-26)||High School Exams (20-26)|
|MENU||Chicken wings with salad||Pork tofu fried rice||Fried beef with carrots and beens||Chicken curry with bread||Hawaiian stir fry with rice|
|After School Program (ASP) 3:30-5:00 P.M.|
Men’s Basketball 4:30-6:00
|HS Soccer Practice||Final MS Boys Soccer Practice||Gr. 6,7 Boys Soccer Practice|
Come on in to the school if you have any questions, concerns, or if you just feel like talking, the door is always open. I hope you all have a great week.
Logos International School