Granada Escola Internacional,,en,Agosto Mensal Lauren White,,en,Diretor Carta do Conselho ..,,en – novembro Boletim,,en,Crianças que aprendem na de cumprimentos da nossa temporada Programa pré-escolar,,en

November 2017 Monthly Newsletter

A Letter from the Director

Happy November!

Granada International School creates a collaborative environment between home and school. Our school not only encourages parent participation but requires each of our families to complete at least 20 service hours. We have seen that
this involvement improves the success of the student, aides the parent and helps the school and staff.

Ongoing research shows that family engagement in schools improves student achievement and reduces absenteeism. Students with involved parents or other caregivers earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior.

When parents increase their participation in schools they increase interaction and discussion with their children and are more responsive and sensitive to their children’s social, emotional, and intellectual developmental needs. Parents have a better understanding of the teacher’s job and school curriculum. Their increased knowledge of what their child is learning means they are more likely to become active in the child’s learning at home. Lastly, Parents’ perceptions of the school are improved and there are stronger ties and commitment to the school.

When schools have a high percentage of involved parents in and out of schools, teachers and principals are more likely to experience higher morale. Consistent parent involvement leads to improved communication and relations between parents, teachers, and administrators. But most importantly, school programs that encourage and involve parents usually do better and have higher quality programs than programs that do not involve parents

Our parents get involved in many ways. They attend conferences, run committees, provide transportation to and from our community service events, coordinate with other parents for events, participate in our fund raising efforts and even helped build a playground for our new location. The partnership that exists between us and our parents gives our students a sense of continuity. We support each other for the greater success and well-being of the individual child. We are blessed with parents who have ranging talents and enthusiasm to help create the best educational environment for their child..


Lauren White

Community Service Program

Our Community Service Program took us to Corazon Contento, a center in Granada that serves people with special needs. The students were shown a film which explained the history and the services provided by the center. To raise money for the center, the people with special needs make key chains and magnets with recycled paper to sell to local retailers. Our students participated in the workshop and were excited to be able to purchase these items at the end of the class.

To help with reading and with English skills, our 5th and 6th grade classes worked with students from Education Plus for a fun afternoon sharing books from our library. Education Plus is an organization working to help children get off the streets and into education. They provide meals and education to 180 children in one of Granada’s poorest barrios. Many of our scholarship students were previously Education Plus students and they are making incredible progress.

Our students have been learning about the environment and how important it is for us to take care of our planet. To do our part, we spent time picking up trash on the lakefront. Although we made only a small dent in the huge trash problem on the waterfront, we will continue working and educating others on the importance of putting trash in its proper place.

Trick or Treating, USA Style

This year, we took Trick or Treating to the streets, just like in the USA. In the past, we have had a party with costumes and games and some tables set up for Trick or Treating. This year, with the participation of many local businesses, the students hit the streets in their costumes and map in hand, were able to Trick or Treat door to door. After the gathering of the goodies, the families met at Pão da Vida for a wonderful pot luck dinner and costume contests. It was a great evening and we look forward to doing it again next year.

Building a Playground

We are all so excited about our move to the new property in January. Knowing we would be moving, we started raising funds in September to build playground equipment.. With the $320 raised from our garage sale; the money from the sale of a donated refrigerator and treadmill, and a couple of monetary donations, we were able to build some pretty great structures. On November 11, about 20 parents came together and built two picnic tables, a climbing wall, monkey bars and a music wall. It was a day filled with fun and camaraderie as well as good food and laughs. We have such a great school family and we look forward to our new home.

Amazon Smile is a Great Way to Give

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Granada International School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to GIS.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Sim, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. To choose Granada International School, type in Friends of Sacuanjoche School, Inc., the name of our 501c(3) organization in the United States. To date, the Amazon Smile Program has paid to our school $167.57 as of August 2017. Just imagine what we could raise if you and all your friends signed up for our school!

2017 is coming to an end and now is the time to make your tax deductible donation!

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