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Issue 136 - Rome International School

Issue #136: March 6, 2015
General Information
In This Issue:
• General Information
Important enrolment news
New community initiative Book Week highlights
• Elementary News
Book Week activities
- La Tribù dei Lettori
- Grade 3P
- Grade 5M
- Grade 2C
UNICEF assembly Important: Enrolments 2015 / 2016
Dear Parents,
We would like to remind you of the importance of timely applications. The
enrolment periods for the Early Years and Elementary School have already expired
and there are not many working days left until the general deadline of 31 March,
2015 and the start of the Easter holidays. Please also remember that there is a
penalty fee for late applications. As such, kindly make arrangements to visit the
Admissions office as soon as possible, in order to secure your child’s place for the
next year. This will ensure that the relevant documentation is processed in a timely
manner. Information on how to apply online can be found here.
Community news
• Middle/High School
MUN update
Sharing knowledge Rome Maths competition
Grade 7 English update
Grade 8 Maths UNICEF assembly
• Lunch Menu
9 - 13 March 2015
We are delighted to invite you to a lecture by Professor Cesare Pozzi on
“Keynes and the bad Samaritans - the clichés of the economy and new
modern times".
Professor Pozzi teaches Business Economics at LUISS and Applied Economics at
the University of Foggia and thanks to his kind participation, we are able to start a
series of meetings on topics of common interest for students, parents and staff,
thus providing an opportunity for reflection, the cultivation of new ideas and time to
discuss and verify theories in the light of history and tangible facts. This is an
additional opportunity to participate in school life within the wide range of events
offered by our community.
The event is planned for Thursday 26 March in our Auditorium from 16.30 to
18.00, and is open to all high school students, parents and members of staff that
wish to participate. Please send an e-mail confirming your presence
to [email protected]
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The lecture will explore the way in which the main paradigms in economics were
formed, how they have influenced the evolution of reality and the impact they may
have on our future: a perspective in which history, economics and philosophy are
interrelated and how to interpret the world in which we live and in which our
children are going to live in. The lecture will be delivered in Italian, while all the questions and contributions to
the debate during the Q&A session can be in either English or Italian, at choice of
the participants.
We hope to see many of you and we express once again our sincere thanks to
Professor Pozzi for his kind offer to come to RIS.
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RIS Summer
Activities
We are delighted to announce
that RIS will offer a Summer
Camp for junior students
(from ages 2 to 5; 6 to 11; and
12 to 14) as well as a
Summer School for senior
students, each with tailored
activities programs.
Save the dates!
The Summer Camp will run
from 30 June to 24 July and
the Summer School from 13
to 31 July.
More details will be available
soon! You can register your
interest by emailing
[email protected]
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General Information
Community news continued
Exhibition at LUISS
We are pleased to share the following
invitation to attend the exhibition “Aria”
hosted by LUISS. Please note that external
visitors may visit the exhibition on the
following dates: 22 March; 29 March; 12
April; 19 April; 26 April - always between
10.00 to 20.00. The exhibition is open to
the general public exclusively upon
appointment, to be made from Monday to
Friday by calling 06 85 225 655 or emailing
[email protected] as indicated in the invitation (download PDF).
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LUISS Inauguration Ceremony
As mentioned exclusively in last week’s newsletter, parents are invited to attend
LUISS’ inauguration ceremony for the 2014/2015 academic year on the morning
of Thursday 19 March, 2015.
As part of this ceremony, Professor Jean Tirole, winner of the Nobel Prize in
Economic Sciences in 2014, will be awarded with a laurea honoris causa and
will also deliver a Lectio Magistralis. Professor Tirole won the Nobel Memorial
Prize in Economic Sciences last year “for his analysis of market power and
regulation”. Please register directly with LUISS by clicking on this link.
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General Information
Another very successful Book Week has come to a close!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff, students and parents for
their enthusiastic participation in this important annual school event. Once again
this year, our activities and events were many and varied. Some of our students
enjoyed visiting some public libraries in Rome, others met with La Tribu dei Lettori,
while others took part in author and illustrator sessions. Of course, we also had
ʻtraditionalʼ Book Week activities, like paired reading, which was enjoyed by both by
Secondary and Elementary students. To see exactly what our students got up to this week have a look at our website
http://romeinternationalschool.it/information-for-parents/book-week-2015/ or follow
us on Facebook. We would like to extend special thanks to our Grade 5 mystery readers, Mrs Anar
Khamzayeva, Mrs Tamburrini, Mr Corbello, Mrs Azzaro and Mrs Cabella, our
volunteer readers, Mrs Baeza, Mrs Hagi Hassan and Mrs Simsirliler, our visiting
authors, Dr Tamara Pizzoli and Ms Emanuela Taschini and Ms Catozzi, Ms
Pallavicino and Ms Vanneste for their presentation of the writing and illustration of
the book Flou, Flou the snail.
Thank you once again for helping us to celebrate the joy of reading and we hope
that you enjoyed Book Week as much as we did.
Biblioteche di Roma
Following the visits of some of our Elementary and Middle School students to the
libraries, Biblioteca Europea, Biblioteca Centrale Ragazzi, Biblioteca Valle Aurelia
and Biblioteca Franco Basaglia, we would like to remind you that should any
student wish to join a library this can be one either online or in any of the libraries
that are part of the Biblioteche di Roma.
- Ms La Guardia and Ms Olivotto, RIS School Librarians
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Elementary School
Class activity
highlights
Grade 3P highlights
The students in G3P
created stories for an
ebook. They were split into
small groups and asked to
focus on one of the
attributes of the Learner
Profile (risk-taker, caring,
principled, etc).
They then had to come up
with a story about
themselves featuring that
attribute.
The text for the stories was
typed into a WIKI in Moodle
and transferred to the iPad
by Mr Parker.
Book Week highlights
La Tribù dei Lettori
Il 4 marzo le classi Grade 1A e Grade 1W hanno
ricevuto la visita di Ilaria e Saba, due simpatiche
ragazze che lavorano nel gruppo del La Tribu dei
Lettori. Questa associazione desidera promuovere la
lettura come un’avventura da condividere insieme agli
altri.
L’avventura consiste nella lettura di sette libri adatti
alla prima fascia di lettori, dai 5 ai 7 anni, che
dovranno essere letti da tutti i bambini delle due
classi, con l’aiuto dei loro insegnanti.
La ‘severa giuria’ sarà composta proprio dai bambini
stessi, che spiegheranno le loro ragioni nell’aver
scelto un libro invece di un altro. Nel frattempo
abbiamo già ricevuto i primi due libri la leggere: L’orso
che non c’era e Telefono senza fili. Continueremo a
tenervi informati su questa attività.
- Ms Litteri, Italian teacher
Grade 5’s Mystery Readers
Grade 5M would like to thank our Mystery Readers for
entertaining us this week. What good sports our
parents are and how well they kept the secret! Suspense ran high each day at the magic hour when
we sat round in a circle, eyes tight shut, wondering
who our next visitor would be. While reading her
chosen text, Mrs Tamburrini launched an interesting
discussion about democracy and citizens' rights. Mr
Corbello treated us to an all time favourite, The Three
Musketeers, and Mrs Azzaro delighted the class with
the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Today Mrs
Cabella has bravely volunteered to surprise us,
perhaps with something in French. But shhh ... as this
newsletter goes online it's still a secret!
Many thanks to you all for your support.
- Ms Mirsky
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Elementary School
Book Week highlights continued
UNICEF
On 11 March the
Elementary school will have
an assembly on UNICEF,
specifically on the work of
the organization including
the UNICEF campaigns on
vaccination and
malnutrition. Students will
also have an opportunity to
participate in a fundraising
activity in order to further
support the work of the
organization.
Grade 2C Paired Reading and Author Visit
On Wednesday afternoon Grade 10 visited Grade
2C to read and share books. A wonderful time was
had by all and as a teacher it was lovely to step
back and watch the lively, friendly interaction
stimulated by the books between the small groups
of pupils. The room was buzzzzing!
A big thank you to Grade 10 from Grade 2C, we’d
love to have them back for more stories!
Grade 2C also had a wonderfully captivating visit
from Tamara Pizzoli. She read her book The
Ghanian Goldilocks and took time to involve the
class in discussion. They are now creating their own
version of the well know tale of Goldilocks.
- Ms Capparucci, Grade 2C
Flou flou the snail
Flou flou the snail is the story that our resident author, Sara Catozzi, presented to
our young readers this year. Flou, Flou the snail is an environmental story with a
message about our responsibility to the world we live in.
Ms Catozzi was accompanied on her journey by Ms Pallavicino and Ms Vanneste
who illustrated the book and by Mr Young who looked after the graphic layout of the
book. This was a fantastic experience enabling colleagues to collaborate together
outside of the classroom, sharing techniques, creativity and imagination which
culminated in a book that has left everyone involved - authors, illustrators and the
RIS audience – very happy.
- Caterina Pallavicino, IAL teacher
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Middle/High School
RIS MUN delegates in New York
Sharing
knowledge
On Tuesday 3 March, Middle
and High School teachers
hosted staff from Istituto
Comprehensivo Leonardo Da
Vinci, our partner school in
Ciampino. Colleagues
enjoyed a tour of the school
and a joint training session on
the IB Learner Profile. Students in Grade 12
Philosophy and Mathematics
made a series of videos in
English and Italian to explain
how the IB Learner Profile is
used in lessons. Thanks to
Ms Vale, Ms John and Ms
Parnanzone for all the work
they put into organising this
training session.
- Mr Allard
RIS students ready to head to New York!
Last week, our students successfully completed the MUN
conference in Rome. After taking part in the opening ceremony,
Leonardo C. received the highest award in the disarmament
committee; award of 'Distinguished Delegate'. We are proud of
them and wish them all the best for New York.
- Ms El Sheikh
Update from Consules - RIS MUN partner
“After arriving in New York on Monday 2 March, the planned cultural programme
started the following day. After breakfast, the delegation, guided by their tutor Manrico
De Vincentis and by Mrs El Sheikh, visited New York University. The visit was lead by
university students and was followed by an orientation session held by a NYU
researcher.
Having left the Campus, the students had lunch at a typical New York hamburger place
in Washington Square. After that, on their way to China Town and passing by Little Italy,
they tried the famous cheesecake at “Hellen’s Cheesecake”. After returning to the hotel at four o’clock, the delegates had a chance to have a rest
before meeting up for dinner at Buppa Gump in Times Square.”
The 4th of March was divided in two parts for the Rome International School delegation:
in the morning they had a cultural itinerary whilst the
conference started in the afternoon. After having
breakfast, the students went to City Hall, near the
Brooklyn Bridge. From there they went to the
city’s financial district and they had the chance to
admire the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park.
After a quick lunch in the Times Square area, the
delegates had a bit of free time in Macy’s
shopping centre, always under the tutor and the
faculty’s dutiful eye.
Having rested in the hotel for a couple of hours,
the group met at half four for a delegation
briefing. After receiving educational material for the Conference, the students had a
meeting with Italy’s Permanent Mission to the UN, followed by the opening ceremony. At half seven, after the ceremony and after a quick bite to eat, the delegates started the
first work session that ended around quarter past eleven.Next was the delegation
briefing, during which the students related the work done during the first session. The
students were back in the hotel by midnight and then curfew started.”
- Associazione Consules
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Middle/High School
Crazy about Maths
Rome Maths
Competition
A delegation of RIS students
in Grade 8,9 and 10 will be
participating in the Rome
Maths Competition, to be
held on 24 March 2015. We
wish them all the best of
luck!
For our Maths project our task was to research a famous historical mathematician
(assigned to us by our teacher) and then present our findings as a presentation,
play, cartoon or poster to the rest of the class. Our research included a brief
history of their life, their most important achievement(s), why they were/are so
incredibly cool and other interesting facts.
- Lorenzo B., Grade 8
Click here to download the great presentation on Mary Cartwright done by
Catherine Davey.
UNICEF
assembly
On Wednesday Grades 7, 8
and 9 had a special
assembly about UNICEF
organised by Mrs Paola
Sbisà Panarella. Students
learned about the work of
UNICEF. They learned
about the history of UNICEF
and about campaigns for
malnutrition and
vaccination. After the
assembly there was a coin
collection. Grades 10 and
11 will have their UNICEF
assembly on 25 March and
they will have the chance to
make a donation for this
worthy cause.
Grade 7 English update
Grade 7 English have finished
reading Holes by Louis Sachar.
Their final task was to create a
movie poster that would draw
audiences to the cinemas! Voted
the best poster by their peers were
Virginia and Giuditta. Well done
girls!
During the next few weeks, Grade 7
will embrace the poetry of Benjamin
Zephaniah.
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Middle/High School
EAL Book Week
activity
During EAL class, students
shared their favourite books
with the class. It was
interesting to see so many
different genres mentioned,
from cartoons to poetry,
from different corners of our
planet! Some of the books
included: Tino il
Cioccolatino by Chiara
Patarino; Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory by Roald
Dahl; L'inventore dei sogni
by Ian McEwan IAL students become authors
Gli studenti IAL di Grade 9, dopo aver letto diverse favole dell’autore latino Fedro,
e dopo averne analizzato e discusso la morale in classe, ne hanno tratto
ispirazione per scrivere delle storie. Alcune sono frutto della loro fantasia e altre
sono storie del loro paese di origine.
- Ms Maglio
- Ms Vanneste
Summer
campuses:
central &
southern
America with
NPH Italia - for
students &
families
Earlier this week, high
school students in Grades
10 to 12 in addition to parent
representatives attended a
special assembly on the
volunteering programmes
offered by NPH Italia. The
short-term programmes,
focused mainly in Central
and South America, allow
students as well as families
to take part. Leaflets about
this initiative are available in
the foyer on Level 1. More
information will be sent to
parents.
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La!Storia!Dell’Ananas!
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Middle/High School
French trip to Villa Medici
La semaine dernière les élèves du cours de français
sont allés visiter la Villa Medicis car en 1803 cette
Villa est devenue l’Académie de France.
C’est Napoléon qui a acheté cette Villa pour les
jeunes artistes. La Villa Medicis est située sur une
colline qui s’appelle Le Pincio. La Villa Medicis
passe à la famille de Medicis au XVIème siècle et le
Cardinal Ferdinand de Medicis, fait de nombreux
travaux, en chargeant notamment Jacopo Zucchi de
faire les décorations intérieures.
Les pensionnaires de la Villa pratiquent beaucoup
d’arts comme: la littérature, les arts plastiques, le
dessin, la sculpture, la peinture et aussi la musique.
Nous avons visité le jardin dans lequel se trouve la
chambre secrète de Ferdinand de Medicis, il pouvait
directement sortir sur l’extérieur sans être vu.
Le jardin est beau et grand, on y trouve des bassins
et des fontaines mais il n’y a pas d’étang. Le jardin
est maintenu comme à l’époque du Cardinal de
Medicis. Il est divisé en deux parties: une partie plus
structurée et un bois.
Quand on était dans le bois, le guide nous a raconté
la légende de l’Empereur Claude et de sa femme
Messaline. Messaline était très belle, elle le savait,
c’était aussi une grande séductrice. Elle a profité
d’un voyage de son mari pour se marier avec son
amant Silius. Lorsque l’Empereur Claude est
retourné dans la ville et a découvert l’histoire entre
Silius et Messaline il les a fait tuer tous les deux!
Dans le jardin nous avons admiré les sculptures
d’une déesse et de ses douze enfants. La villa
Medicis est très belle et aussi très importante car
elle est chargée d’histoire. Nous avons appris
beaucoup de choses intéressantes. Les peintures et
sculptures sont vraiment fantastiques. La visite était
géniale, et amusante aussi car après la visite nous
avons dessiner une sculpture.
- Francesca P., Grade 9
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LUNCH MENU
9 - 13 March
Early Years
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Pastina in brodo
vegetale
Risotto al ragù
Passato di fagioli con
pasta
Gnochetti sardi al pesto
Mezze penne al tonno
Arrosto di suino al forno
Polpettine patate e
bovino
Bocconcino di pollo
dorati
Mini hamburger di
manzo
Nuggy di pesce
Piselli al tegame
Zucchine all’olio
Fagiolini all’olio
Purè di patate
Carote baby al vapore
Frutta di stagione
Banane
Yogurt alla frutta
Succo di frutta
Frutta di stagione
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Raviolini in brodo
Risotto al ragù
Passato di fagioli con
pasta
Gnochetti sardi al pesto
Mezze penne al tonno
Arrosto di suino al forno
Gateau di patate
Cotoletta di pollo
Hamburger di manzo
Nuggy di pesce
Piselli al tegame
Zucchine all’olio
Fagiolini all’olio
Purè di patate
Carote baby al vapore
Frutta di stagione
Banane
Yogurt alla frutta
Succo di frutta
Frutta di stagione
Elementary
Middle/High School
A healthy self-service canteen is available to Middle and High School students. The menu published below features next
week’s hot dishes.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Raviolini in brodo +
alternative
Pasta gamberetti e
zucchine + alternative
Pasta a la boscaiola +
alternative
Gnocchi gratinati +
alternative
Penne al tonno +
alternative
Arrosto di suino al forno
+ alternative
Gateau di patate +
alternative
Cotoletta di pollo +
alternative
Hamburger di manzo +
alternative
Filetto di pesce
gratinato + alternative
Piselli al prosciutto +
alternative
Zucchine all’olio +
alternative
Fagiolini all’olio +
alternative
Purè di patate +
alternative
Misto benessere +
alternative
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