Circulars

CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No. 25/AY16-17

January 30, 2017

Dear Parents, 

The Grade 6 Parent /Teacher meeting will be held on Saturday February 4, 2017 according to the following schedule:

Grades 6A, 6B         8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Grades 6C, 6D         9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Your attendance is very important to follow up on your son’s/daughter’s academic performance.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 24/AY16-17

January 23, 2017

Dear Parents,

A chapter analysis-summary on Island of the Blue Dolphins has been distributed to all Grade 5 students. It is noteworthy that this chapter analysis-summary is simply a guide. Assessment questions will target other relevant materials covered in class.

Therefore, please make sure you use this chapter analysis-summary as a simple and basic study aid and nothing more.

Thank you.

Juhaina Abu Khalil                                             Mr. Roger Takla
Head of Upper Elementary Division                     Head of English Department 


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 23/AY16-17

January 23, 2017

Dear Parents,

Our school is participating in a fundraising campaign on behalf of the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL), which has been functioning on full scale since April 2002, in affiliation with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and works in association with the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC).

We are proud that our students, your children, will be among those who will contribute to save lives of young children stricken with cancer.
CCCL covers all costs not covered by insurance and families are never asked to pay. Therefore, CCCL is supported primarily by public contributions.

The Math-A-Thon is a fundraising math program that is designed for students of grades 4 – 6 and simultaneously runs in more than 60 schools across the country.

The Math-A-Thon fun books will be provided to students having the permission of their parents to participate – free of charge.
Each fun book contains 50 problems and participants are asked to sign up sponsors who will pledge at least 500 LBP for each of the 50 problems that are completed. 

To further encourage the participants, CCCL have designated three prize zones whereby the participant will be eligible for a relevant prize zone in accordance with his/ her pledges. (please see attached brochure)

We are looking forward for your support and your encouragement for your children to participate, since such events serve as a fine example for our students in the area of community service and further enhance their concept of helping other children who are less fortunate than them.

Our teachers will be more than glad to help our students and will also extend support to the parents who need our help in this issue.

Please check attached form

Thank you.

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 22/AY16-17

January 17, 2017

Dear Parents,

    •    On Wednesday January 18, 2017 you can send your child’s ski bag with him/her to school in the morning or you can drop it off at school between 12:00 and 12:15 p.m.
    •    You can collect your child’s school bag between 12:00 and 12:15 p.m. 
    •    In case you are not able to come to school to collect your child’s school bag then you can collect it on Friday January 20, 2017 when the students return from the ski trip. Mr. Elie Kmeid will inform you as to where the bags have been placed.

Thank you.

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 21/AY16-17

January 17, 2017

Dear Parents,

Please note that Wednesday January 18, 2017 is color day.

Thank you.

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No. 20/AY16-17

Dear Parents of Grade 6 students, 

Please note the following:

•    The Grade 6 Mid Year Exams begin on Monday February 13, 2017 and end on Friday February 19, 2017.
•    Tuesday February 14, 2017 and Thursday February 16, 2017 are reading days.
•    Wednesday February 8 and Friday February 10, 2017 are in-school revision days. No new material will be given. Students can ask questions and ask for further clarifications on certain concepts.

•    You can pick up your child at 2:00 p.m. on exam days. Please notify the supervisor on the floor if you are picking up your child at 2:00 p.m.
      Students who go by bus will leave at 2:30 p.m.as scheduled.
      6C AP and 6D AP students may leave at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday February 15, 2017.

The Grade 6 Mid Year Exam schedule is as follows:

Monday February 13, 2017

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Thursday February 16, 2017

Friday February 17, 2017

English

2 1/2hrs

(8:00-10:30 a.m.)

Reading Day

Arabic LP

2 hrs

(8:00-10:00 a.m.)

Arabic AP

L1 1 hr

L 2 and 3 1 1/2 hrs

Reading Day

Math

2 hrs

(8:00-10:00 a.m.)

Science

1 hr

(11:00 a.m. -12:00 noon.)

French

1 1/2 hrs

(11:00a.m -12:30 p.m.)

Social Studies AP

Geography LP

1 hr

(11:00- 12:00 noon.)

Art

1 hr

(1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

History (LP)

1 hr

(1:00 –2:00 p.m.)

 

Music

1 hr

(1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

 

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 19/AY16-17

January 13, 2017

Dear Parents,

As part of the Active Citizen Project (ACP) for this academic year, Grade 4 students will continue to participate in projects/activities with students from “Al Zawrak “.

Students will hold bake sales to raise funds to support the projects/activities.

The ACP bake sales for grade 4 students will be held according to the following schedule:

Class

Date

Grade 4A

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Grade 4B

Thursday February 2, 2017

Grade 4C

Friday February 17, 2017

Grade 4D

Tuesday February 28, 2017

 

You will be informed in due time of the projects/activities that will take place.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 18/AY16-17    

January 11, 2017

Dear Parents,

Sagesse High School in collaboration with Sports Max Ski School is organizing a ski trip to Kfardebian from Wednesday January 18, 2017 until Friday January 20, 2017.

Students will be staying at the Hors Piste hotel (four star plus), and will be accompanied by Mr. Elie Kmeid, Ms. Celine Waked, Mr. Nicolas Matta, Mr. Walid Faddoul (Sports Max Ski School), Dr. George Bachaalani (who will be called in case of medical emergencies) and supervisors/teachers from SHS. The cost of the ski trip is $400/ child and includes full accommodation (2 nights in large room fitted with 2 to 3 beds/three meals per day), two days skiing - ski equipment, ski pass, instruction (one instructor for every 3-6 students), activities, transportation and full insurance.

Students who have signed up for the ski trip will leave school at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday January 18, 2017 (regular school day).  Students will return to school at around 4:00 p.m. on Friday January 20, 2017. Parents are asked to be prompt in picking up their children.

In addition to the ski suit, your child will need the following items: Sun protection cream for face and lips, sun glasses/ski goggles, snow shoes, helmet, gloves, hat, long socks, extra change of clothes, pajamas, underclothes, toothbrush/ paste, etc... Students are not allowed to bring any electronic devices. Organizers will not be responsible for any missing or lost item. You can contact Mr. Elie Kmeid (03/508261) or Ms. Celine Waked (03/186474) at any time during the trip.

In case of bad weather on the above mentioned days, the ski trip will be postponed.

If you are interested in sending your child on the ski trip please fill in the attached form and return it to the floor supervisor by Friday January 13, 2017 at the latest with the required amount.

N.B. No reimbursement will be made unless the school decides to cancel the trip. 

Thank you.

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 16/AY16-17

December 14, 2016

Dear Parents,

We would be honored to have your presence at the Upper Elementary Christmas Shows on Thursday December 22, 2016 in Block B auditorium at the following times:

Grade 4        9:00 a.m.
Grade 5      11:00 a.m.    
Grade 6        1:00 p.m.           

Please be prompt.

Parents can collect their children from class after the show. Buses will leave at 2:35 p.m.

The Christmas holiday begins on Thursday December 22, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

Classes resume on Monday January 9, 2017.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division 


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 15/AY16-17
                                           
December 15, 2016 

Dear Parents,

Your son/daughter, a member of the UE choir will perform at the Hilton Habtoor Hotel and the Metropolitan Hotel in Sin El Fil on Thursday December 22, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Choir members are to arrive at 5:00 p.m. at the Hilton Habtoor Hotel lobby. Parents can pick up their children at 7:30 p.m. from the Metropolitan Hotel lobby. 

After the performance students will be offered a meal (hamburger, fries and soft drinks).

Choir members are required to wear the official SHS uniform (Blazer, tie, blue shirt, grey skirt for girls, grey pair of trousers for boys, navy tights for girls and navy socks for boys, black shoes). Santa hats will be provided.

Mrs. Lina Riachi will be present at the Hilton Habtoor Hotel at 5:00 p.m. 

Parents are invited to attend the choir singing.

Kindly fill in the attached form and return it to the floor supervisor tomorrow, Friday December 16, 2016.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division 


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 14/AY16-17

December 9, 2016 

Dear Parents,

Please note the following:
    •    Santa Hat day will be held on Wednesday December 14, 2016
         Students can come to school wearing their favorite Santa hat. 

    •    Upper Elementary Christmas mass will be held on Thursday December 15, 2016 at school.
         Students are reminded to wear their Official School Uniform (Blazer, grey pair of trousers for     boys, grey skirt for girls, blue shirt, navy sweater, tie, navy tights for girls and black shoes).
    •    Christmas Color day will be held on Monday December 19, 2016. Students can come to school wearing their favorite red and green clothes.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 13/AY16-17

December 9, 2016

Dear Parents of Grade 6AP,

The Department of Social Studies is happy to renew the subscription for the online History book Discovering Our Past: A History of the World from McGraw-Hill for this academic year.  Our students will be able to access their book from home or any other location where there is internet connection.  The publishers have sent us the codes and we are anxious to distribute them to the students. 

To speed up the process of giving students access to their online books, you are kindly asked to send with your son/daughter the amount of LL 35,000 no later than Tuesday December 13, 2016.   Please send the exact amount and have your son/daughter submit it to the floor supervisor.  Upon payment, your child will receive a letter which includes his/her code and instructions on how to register.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Juhaina Abu Khalil                    
Head of Upper Elementary Division    


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No. 12/AY16-17

December 5, 2016

Dear Parents,

The Upper Elementary Math and Science Fairs at Sagesse High School will be held in January 2017. The Science Fair will be held on Wednesday January 25, 2017 for grades 4 and 5 students and on Thursday January 26, 2017 for grade 6 students. The Math Fair will be held on Friday January 27, 2017 for Grades 4 ,5 and 6 students. The fairs will be held during school hours. 

All students are required to participate either in the Math Fair or in the Science Fair. The deadline to submit either the Math or the Science projects is Monday January 23, 2017.

Students can work in pairs or groups (maximum of four students/group). Students’ projects can be based on research, investigation, models or demonstration.

Math and Science HoDs will be available on Wednesday December 14, 2016 from 10:15 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. in the reception room to answer all your questions and queries.

Please see attachment.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No. 11/AY16-17

December 5, 2016

Dear Parents,

As part of the Active Citizen Project (ACP) for this academic year, Grade 6 students will participate in Red Cross projects and activities.

Students will hold bake sales to raise funds to support the projects/activities.

The ACP bake sale for grade 6 students will be held according to the following schedule:

Class

Date

Grade 6A

Wednesday December 7, 2016

Grade 6B

Tuesday December 13, 2016

Grade 6C

Friday December 16, 2016

Grade 6D

Friday January 13, 2017

 

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 10/AY15-16

November 29, 2016    

Dear Parents,

Grade 4 students will visit the marine museum “Les Merveilles de la Mer” in Jdeideh on Thursday December 1, 2016.

Kindly fill in the attached form and return it to the floor supervisor on Wednesday November 30, 2016.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No. 9/AY16-17

November 25, 2016

Dear Parents,

Upper Elementary students will celebrate the occasion of St. Barbara on Friday December 2, 2016. Please dress up your child for the occasion. Scary masks and costumes are not allowed. Class parties will be held during the day. Your child’s teacher will send a note regarding what snacks to send for the class parties. 

Students from “Al Zawrak” will join Grade 4 students for St. Barbara’s celebration at school. The grade 4 celebration is part of the Active Citizen Project – ACP.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No. 8/AY16-17

November 17, 2016

Dear Parents,

Flag Day celebrations will be held on Friday November 18, 2016. Students are required to wear the SHS sports uniform- grey sweat suit and white polo.  

Thank you,

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No. 6/AY16-17

November 7, 2016

The Reader List is a collection of 30 level based novels that are suggested as complementary task-based reading by the English Department. Students are encouraged to read these novels and to present the attached logs for each novel they read. Once a certain number of logs is collected within a single term, two terms, or three terms, students are awarded with extra marks and vouchers, when applicable. The Reader List is now available at Jeker’s Library.

The objective of the Reader List is to encourage students to develop a love and appreciation for the wonders of reading. The aim is to allow them to view the world from within the works’ perspectives as they grow to become informed, literate, and well-rounded individuals.

For this Academic Year only, the terms will be modified as follows:

Term 1: starts on November 7, 2016 and ends on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Term 2: starts on Monday, January 9, 2017 and ends on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Term 3: starts on Monday, March 27, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil                                             Mr. Roger Takla
Head of Upper Elementary Division                     Head of English Department 


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No. 5/AY16-17

October 28, 2016

Dear Parents, 

The Parent /Teacher meeting will be held on Saturday November 5, 2016 according to the following schedule:

Grades 4A, 5A, 6A, 6B        8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Grades 4B, 5B, 5C, 6C        9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Grades 4C, 4D, 5D,6D         11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


 CIRCULAR MUSIC DEPARTMENT No.1 AY 16-17

October 27, 2016

Dear SHS Upper Elementary Students,

Sagesse High School’s Music Education Department proudly announces the start of auditions for the SHS Choir.  

In order to benefit from vocal coaching exercises and become spirited performers and be part of musical events at Sagesse High School, join us for auditions on Friday October 28, 2016 in block A auditorium at 12:20 pm. The choir’s weekly practice will take place every Monday and Friday during the second break.

We encourage you to become a member of the SHS choir.

If you would like to join the auditions, please fill the attached form and return it to the floor supervisor on October 28,2016.

Thank you. 

Lina Riachy Haddad 
Head of the Music Education Department


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 4/AY16-17

October 25, 2016

Dear Parents,

As part of the Active Citizen Project (ACP) for this academic year, Grade 5 students will participate in projects/activities with students from “Raii El Saleh “.

Students will hold bake sales to raise funds to support the projects/activities.

The ACP bake sales for grade 5 students will be held according to the following schedule:

Class

Date

Grade 5A

Friday October 28, 2016

Grade 5B

Wednesday November 9, 2016

Grade 5C

Thursday November 24, 2016

Grade 5D

Wednesday November 30, 2016

You will be informed in due time of the projects/activities that will take place.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil

Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 03/AY16-17

October 11, 2016

Dear Parents,

The scheduled Grade 4 parents’ meeting with the Head of Division and Heads of Departments has been postponed until Wednesday October 19, 2016.

The meeting will be held in Block B auditorium from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 02/AY16-17

September 30, 2016

Dear Parents,

On Wednesday October 5, 2016 the Head of Division and Heads of Departments will meet with Grades 5 and 6 parents in Block B auditorium from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. to discuss changes in curriculum, mode of work in each department and concerns for this academic year 2016-2017.

A similar meeting will be held on Wednesday October 12, 2016 for Grade 4 parents in Block B auditorium from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Thank You

Juhaina Abu Khalil

Head of Upper Elementary Division


CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No 01/AY16-17

September 30, 2016

Dear Parents,

Kindly note the following:

  • You can contact the Upper Elementary Division at the following numbers: 01-872145/6/7/8/ ext:140. You can email the Head of Upper Elementary Division, Miss Juhaina Abu Khalil at abukhalil_juhaina@sagessehs.edu.lb , or take an appointment by calling the HD’s assistant Mrs. Elissar Kfoury ext:140.

  • Wednesdays are uniform days for Grade 5 and 6 students .Thursdays are uniform days for Grade 4 students. Students are required to wear the Official School Uniform: (Blazer, grey pair of trousers for boys, grey skirt for girls, navy sweater, blue shirt, tie, and black shoes).

  • Sports clothes are to be worn only on sports days.

  • Black shoes are to be worn with the official and unofficial uniform.

  • Students are to arrive to school by 7:35 a.m. the latest.

  • Short hair is required for boys.

  • A written note is to be sent to the HD if your child is not going by bus on a particular day or if your child is going with a guardian. Students who have their own means of transportation may not ride the SHS buses.

  • Parents are kindly asked to read the Mission, Academic Policies and General School Policies in the Student Agenda and sign the form on page 6.

  •  The cost of the Art Kit is $ 25 and is available at the school’s bookstore.

Thank you

Juhaina Abu Khalil

Head of Upper Elementary Division