September 2012

Model European Parliament - Macedonia


This Friday NOVA International Schools will host 110 students from 20 high schools from Macedonia, that will compete in the first national simulation of the European Parliament (Model European Parliament - Macedonia). MEP is supported by NOVA International Schools and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Macedonia.


Ice Cream Social


The PTA is excited to announce that we are hosting an Ice Cream Social this Friday, the 28th. It is an informal way to get to know one another and enjoy the beautiful weather that is now here. From 15:00 to 16:15, we will be serving ice-cream in the courtyard behind the elementary / middle school. All NOVA families are invited!!! Children with their parents will be served FIRST, encouraging parents to come out and make some new friends. Teachers, you are our guests at this event! Parents, we will have a donation box by the ice-cream station. Please be generous as this will help us host future events. Second, the PTA is having its first official meeting a week from Tuesday, October 9th. We will send out an agenda next week to let you know the discussion topics, but add the date to your calendars. Your children will want you to attend as the Home Room class with the best representation of parents will have a Dominoes Pizza Party the following week! See you all on Friday! Brian Richards NOVA PTA Chairperson


Fourth And Fifth Grade Students Visit Archaeological Site Stobi


Some fourth and fifth grade NOVA students spent the day at Stobi learning about the archeological site and then creating their own mosaics out of cut stones and mortar just like the ancient Macedonians did. It was sponsored by the National Institution of Stobi. Their mosaics and watercolors are on display at the site, and then they’ll find a permanent home at NOVA. It was a very fun and effective way to learn about the rich heritage of Macedonia.


Middle School Anti Bullying Campaign


Our Middle Schoolers are taking action and learning how to prevent bullying. They wrote about their experiences on T shirts and hung them up to share with others. They used balloons as a metaphor to “deflate” the negative effects of bullying. They had a delicious “Mix It Up Mixer” lunch where they got to know other students and make new friends. A week of fun activities strengthened the MS community and increased goodwill among all.


Elementary School All School Respect Assembly


We had our first assembly to celebrate our focus on Respect. The amphitheater was filled with yellow – our symbolic color for respect. The first graders led a cheer. Grades 1 and 2 and grades 3 and 4 performed songs. The kindergarteners showed us how they respect the classroom and clean up. The Pre-Kindergartens displayed the quilt they made illustrating how to get along with each other. Also, Mrs. Gold awarded certificates to all the classes acknowledging how the children are showing respect. It was fun way to reinforce this very important life skill.


Back to School Night


On Thursday, September 20, from 5:00-8:00p.m. NOVA High School will host the “Back to School Night” event for the high school parents. The purpose of this event is to experience a shortened version of your child’s schedule. It is an occasion that allows you to meet the teachers and administrators, to hear about program and curricular goals, and to find out about student-support services available at NOVA. At the same time, you will receive information about our after school activities, the community service and athletics programs, and you will have a chance to meet with representatives of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday! NOVA High School Administration


Early Education Center Playground


In the Early Education Center, our classrooms extent out into the sunshine with our new playground areas right outside the rooms. Our young students feel at home and happy, and easily make new friends.


August 2012

Elementary School New Student Orientation 2012


At our Student Orientation we welcomed new students and reconnected with returning ones. Teachers were introduced and information given out. It’s going to be a great year!