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January newsletter 2021

January newsletter 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope you have all had a relaxing, healthy break with your families at the end of a very different year. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, when plans, staffing and schedules changed suddenly during 2020. It seems that 2021 will probably be a year in which we will all have to continue being flexible, patient and creative, both in teaching and organisation… as Robert Burns once wrote: “The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry...”. 

Food, fun, meet and greet: We ended 2020 as we always do, giving our students the opportunity to evaluate the term through anonymous surveys. We were very happy to see that over 89% of our students think the school food has improved! About 77% of students enjoy our “Stronger Together” fundraising days, the younger students being particularly positive about them. And more students noticed we were out “Meeting and Greeting” this term - including Year 5 who weren’t here last year!

Students reporting “kränkning” on social media: We started the term asking you to be more involved in what your children are doing online, and this is clearly having a positive effect. Students are realising that insulting others online affects how others see them, and that those words can be traced back to them.  We were happy to see a significant drop in the number of students reporting being “kränkt” online.  As was the case last term, insulting others online was more common in Years 6 and 7. 

Your children might not tell you this, or show it every day, but you are the most significant people in their lives. We know that praise, encouragement, interest in their work and social situation (from  adults in school and at home) build their confidence. Setting boundaries and consistency helps create security and shows we all care. We do miss meeting parents and guardians in real life, we have always had great cooperation with you, but we will continue to do our best through technical channels in the next few months. As always,  do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything you wonder, or something we need to know. 

See you soon at our virtual Parents Evening on February 17th.

Kind Regards,

Management IESJ

 

New date for parents evening

To all guardians with students at IES Järfälla

Parents evening is moved to the 17th of February.

 

Till alla föräldrar med barn på IES Järfälla

Föräldra mötet är flyttat till den 17 februari.

 

December newsletter 2020

December newsletter 2020

The term is soon gone and even though we have had another different term due to Covid, we are still Stronger Together. Every day we see and feel the warm atmosphere in and outside the building. 

 

The focus last month about the Equal Treatment / Likabehandling has been consent/samtycke. Really good dilemma discussions have taken place where the students have practised on seeing from different perspectives. Hopefully they have learned and been more comfortable at handling different situations.

 

A lot of baking has been going on in HKK lessons and Junior Club. MasterChef week was a success - our Y8 students were professional and made fantastic food. In November we fundraised for Movember and wore mustaches, and now in December we are having Crazy Christmas Sweater Fridays and House Day at the end of term. 

 

Thank you, students and parents, for answering the surveys that have gone out. The food has improved this term with the new company and the students also like it. We still miss the physical meetings with our parents. The mentors and staff are instead making contact home by phone calls, newsletters and GoogleMeets. 

 

A change of schedule has been made for week 51 which is communicated through SchoolSoft and emails to the guardians:

Y7-9 Distance teaching. See SchoolSoft for detailed information and schedule.

Y6: Normal lessons Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday: House Day. 

Y5: Normal lessons Monday. Tuesday is Mentor Day 8:15-13:15 and Wednesday is House Day. 

Thursday is a Home Study Day for everyone and then we take Christmas break. The grade envelopes will be mailed to you week 52. 

 

We all know that this Christmas holiday won’t be the same as usual and not looked forward to for some and therefore we want to remind you to contact the mentor or any member of the Student Care Team if you would like to talk or brief about anything. Together with the PTA will be facilitating the sharing of ideas of games, walks, films and recipes to try during this unusual winter holiday period. More information will be published on School Soft in week 51. 

 

Enjoy the holiday, stay healthy, read a lot of books and see you on January 11th. 

Kind regards,

/Management

 

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