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Great Turnout

Written by Lila Jorge. Posted in Administration, Elementary School, ES Principal

quick note to say thank you to all the parents who were able to attend last week’s Elementary School Open House. It was a wonderful opportunity for the faculty to share more information about the educational program and hear some of the thoughts and questions of parents in return.

We are already looking forward to our fall conferences next month, which is another important time for us to come together. We have moved the conferences to late October as opposed to holding them in early November based on feedback from many parents who expressed an interest in meeting with teachers earlier in the school year. We believe the shift in timing will be mutually beneficial and appreciate those who shared feedback to help us consider how we could improve to best support families.

Continual Learning

Written by Lila Jorge. Posted in Administration, Elementary School, ES Principal

Over the past two weeks, the elementary faculty has been extremely fortunate to learn from Dr. Joyce Pickering and Ms. Nancy Coffman. These two educators, both visiting from the Shelton School in Dallas, Texas, have been collaborating with the faculty to share their wealth of knowledge and experience. Specifically, their awareness of how to support children with learning differences has been incredibly insightful.

One of the highlights thus far was participating in a 20-hour workshop led by Dr. Pickering. In addition to building a deeper understanding of learning differences, the sessions also included training with a program designed to support language and literacy development in English. The other faculty members who completed the workshop included our Learning Support teachers, EAL (English as an Additional Language) teachers and Ms. Delgado, allowing us to establish common understandings.

Dr. Pickering and Ms. Coffman will be with us one more week before returning to the United States. Fortunately, they will return in January and again in the spring. We are very grateful for their contribution toward our ongoing commitment to school improvement.

2011-2012 is finally here!

Written by Lila Jorge. Posted in Administration, Elementary School, ES Principal

This past Sunday marked the formal beginning of new staff orientation at BFIS and that means the year is officially under way! We are extremely fortunate to have an outstanding group of caring, passionate and talented educators joining our faculty in the coming year. Collectively, they bring a wealth of experience from a broad array of backgrounds that will be an immeasurable gift to the community.

After a summer of sending ideas back and forth through emails and chats about professional literature being read or new strategies we were learning in different workshops, we are excited to come together as a faculty and get the year started. Little by little, boxes are being unpacked, tables are being arranged, classroom libraries are getting organized and the voices of teachers are filling what was recently a quiet space. In a little over two weeks, the children will arrive and at last the campus will feel complete.

Welcome to the ES Blog

Written by Lila Jorge. Posted in Administration, Elementary School, ES Principal

Dear BFIS Community,

Welcome to the Elementary School Blog for the Benjamin Franklin International School. We are excited to have another venue to highlight the amazing and memorable learning experiences taking place within the Elementary School.

Please feel free to share this site with friends and extended family around the globe who are members of our broader community.


James Duval

Elementary Principal

to be able to assign a widget / menu on the right

Written by admin. Posted in ES Library, Uncategorized

Purpose of this blog post …

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Once the owner of the blog creates his /her first blog post we can remove it.


Owner of this blog,

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