Department of Defense Education Activity
Falcon Facts - 17th November 2022

This is a special TWO-WEEK Edition as we move into Thanksgiving week.  

There is no school on Thursday, November 24th.  We wish our entire school community a Happy Thanksgiving.

The Mens Volleyball team is inviting 5th -10th grade students to participate in a volleyball clinic that the athletes will put on over two days: December 8th and December 15th.

From November 17-December 1st, Dr. Ellen Harney will be the ES administrator while I am on leave to support my mother in California.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to her at ellen.harney@dodea.edu  I will continue to read and respond to emails daily understand my response could be delayed due to time differences.  

Our SOARr incentive will be on December 1st and it’s SOARr Store for 20 tickets.  

The Tree Lighting on base December 1st will have special music by the Bahrain ES Choir.  Please join us at 5PM in Mario’s Courtyard for a fun filled family evening.

Community Invite for Families:  (information only not endorsed by Bahrain School or DoDEA) The Wagalag team have contacted me and are offering our students and staff complimentary tickets for entry into their dog park. The coupons are valid up until the end of this year. Tickets will be going home with students shortly.  Below is their instagram where you can see what else they have planned that you may be interested in https://www.instagram.com/wagalag/?hl=en 

Please remember payment is due for our student field trip to see Elf the Musical on Thursday, December 1st.  Please make sure you have returned the permission slip to attend.  Our PTA has generously funded 1/3 of the ticket for every student to attend.

The deadline for flu shots is quickly approaching (December 1).  Please make sure you have provided the nurse your child’s flu shot record at olivia.grazak@dodea.edu 

Our PTA is doing an amazing job collecting funds through your Box Top scans.  Keep up the great work.  Just this past month you scanned 224.00 USD in Box Tops!  Way to go.

Here is a message from our school counselor:

The topic of discussion this month is Career, Jobs, and Occupations. We will Dress for Success by wearing what we will wear to work next week on Tuesday November 15, 2022. Feel free to be creative and have fun with your child’s outfit. This is a fun way for the kiddos to start thinking about working and education for their futures. 
 
Next, it is time to start the interim testing sessions for ELA and Math in Grades 3, 4, and 5

  • G3 and G4 – Math Interim 1 on Nov 20
  • G5 – Math Interim 1 on Nov 21
  • G3 and G4 – ELA Interim 1 on Nov 27
  • G5 -- ELA Interim 1 on Nov 28

Please encourage your students to get a good night’s rest, have a healthy breakfast and arrive to school on time for the best testing experience. 
 
Finally, you are welcome to do some practice testing so your kiddo knows exactly how the testing will be set up by using the following link 
https://dodea.mypearsonsupport.com/int-practice-tests/
click the green view practice tests
click ELA or Math and the grade level followed by interim test and log in as a guest to do a practice test