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December 2, 2020

I AM ISC

VOLUME 6, ISSUE 17

“An InternAtIonAl educAtIon todAy for the globAl cItIzens of tomorrow.”

Inside this issue: Contact Reduction Plan………………………………..2 Ronald McDonald House……………………………...2 Ms. Alex’s Desk …………………….………………...3 Drop a Toy for Joy…………………………………….4 Children’s Museum Announcement………………...4-5 NJHS Holiday Food Drive…………………………….6 Vaccination Day……………………………………….7

Dates to Remember: Dec. 9-18: Midterm Exams (High School) Dec. 18: Noon Dismissal Dec. 21-Jan. 8: Holiday Break (School Closed)

Message from the Director Good afternoon ISC, On Monday the government announced new COVID measures effective as of December 1. Measures for schools have not changed. We are doing our best to make it through the last couple weeks without an active case on campus so we can all start the holiday break with some assurance. Please read the brief note on page two regarding some minor steps we will take to reduce potential person-to -person contact on campus starting Wednesday, December 9th. Stay safe, Douglas Vaughan Director

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Contact Reduction Plan: December 9-18 In conjuction with regularly scheduled mid-term exams for high school students, the school will wrap up the last days of school while reducing potential person-to-person contact on campus. Mid-term exams for high school students begin Wednesday, December 9 and run through the last day of school on the 18th. As usual, high school students do not have regular classes at this time and only report to school for their scheduled exams. To reduce the number of people on campus, high school teachers are allowed to report to campus only at the time of their respective exams. Outside of their schedules, they will be allowed to work from home. Additionally, all elementary and middle school teachers will be allowed to leave campus after the 2 o’clock dismissal once all of their students are picked up. Be advised: NO AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVIES FOR STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED STARTING DECEMBER 9, INCLUDING STAYING AFTER IN THE LIBRARY. Offices will remain open for normal hours and close at 3:30.

Thank you for your attention!

Ronald McDonald House Campaign Announcement To the parents and guardians of the students at International School of Curaçao: Ronald McDonald House Charity Curaçao (RMHC) is entirely dedicated to support the Foundation’s mission, which is, creating, finding and supporting programs that help the wellbeing of children and their families. RMHC Curaçao Foundations program also includes the Ronald McDonald Family Room (RMFR) at the newly built Curaçao Medical Center (CMC). Since 2012, when started, the Foundation was able to bring almost 13,500 families together during difficult times while their children were undergoing treatment and thus able to stay close by and serving as a home -away-from-home. Once more, we are approaching ISC for our “Heartfelt thanks” campaign. During this campaign RMHC wants to touch the warm heart of the Curaçao community who contributes and also to make children aware of the support they can show to a roommate or to a friend while he or she is sick. How does this work?

This year it will be run a bit differently than years past. Rather than each student receiving 10 hearts to sell, we are instead accepting family donations. For each family donation of 10 guilders, families will receive a participation certificate. Of course, any donation is accepted. ISC’s National Junior Honor Society members will be present at arrival of school from November 30th until December 11th. Donations will be received and noted. We like to thank you in advance, for your assistance, cooperation and support. Sincerely, RMHC

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Last week we honored yet another holiday, Thanksgiving. We all took time to reflect on everything we're grateful for including being on campus, being healthy, for our family, friends and much more. It was nice seeing students dressed up, enjoying their lunch as well as the apple pie provided by PTA. The lunch tables were also dressed with fall themed tablecloths and students were able to choose if they wanted to take a picture on this day. If they did, you should have already received an email from the IT department. In all, a great day to start the long weekend. This Friday, we'll be virtually honoring Sinterklaas which again goes to prove that sometimes, all you need is to not be afraid of making mistakes and try something a little bit different. Stay safe and healthy! First Grade Thanksgiving performance: “Super Turkey” Click on photo here

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This year, ISC is serving as a collection point for Blue Bay’s initiative “Drop a Toy for Joy”. If you are interested, a collection box will be placed at the main entrance of the school. If you have questions, please email Nihaila Pieter at: [email protected]

Children’s Museum Family Quiz & Teen Competition The following is a message from the Children’s Museum. ISC’s students have enjoyed the museum over the years and we support their cause by publicizing this event. ISC’s high school students are encouraged to make a team (for free!) and compete against students from other schools. For more information please email Ingenie Dammers at: [email protected]

Stay home and enjoy some fun with classmates! The Children’s Museum is celebrating its 3rd anniversary and you are invited to the party! It is going to be a fun-filled family fundraiser virtual quiz night that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home. Teen Competetion We want to do something back for the teens on our island. A lot of them have not been able to go to school full time and staying motivated to learn becomes more challenging every day. With this quiz we’ll bring the fun back in learning, while competing. We are organizing a Teen Competetion within the Family Quiz Night where 20 teams can join: - 5 teams Radulphus - 5 teams CAP - 5 teams International School - 5 teams MIL Make a team of 4 persons and sign up at: [email protected] For these 20 teams it will be free to join. So sign up fast because it’s first come, first serve. You can win cool prizes like 4 day-passes to Corendon or a Bowling & movie combo for your team. Duo-langual: Quiz questions will be in English and hosts will talk in Dutch.

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December 2, 2020

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I AM ISC

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I AM ISC

December 2, 2020

I AM ISC

VOLUME 6, ISSUE 17

Vaccination Day: Students Push Through Bravely

International School of Curaçao P.O. Box 3090, Curaçao Dutch Caribbean Tel: +(5999) 737-3633 Fax: +(5999) 737-3142 Website: www.isc.cw Email: [email protected]

The International School of Curaçao (ISC) is a preK-12, accredited, private, nonprofit, coeducational day school recognized by the local government of Curaçao that provides instruction in English. ISC was founded in 1968 and offers a rigorous academic program in order to prepare students who plan to pursue higher learning at colleges and universities around the world. Credits: Layout design: D. Vaughan Editing: D. Vaughan, C. Dijkhuizen Contributors: D. Vaughan, R. Rigaud, A. van Eeredewijk, A. Querales, NJHS, I. Dammers, J. van Grieken.

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