April 29, 2016
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May 26-27
Destination Imagination Creative Day #4
IB Testing
Board Elections | Pre-Candidate Workshop
Parent Academy: Becoming Social Media Savvy
Deadline for applications for the Board Elections
Family Day (PASBinha & Elementary)
Intramural Friendship Festival (BiblioteCar)
SAT Testing
Parent Academy: Becoming Social Media Savvy
MAP Testing
Music and Art Show
Friendship Festival
Corpus Christi (no school)

The Activities Calendar with all school events will be published early next semester.
School News
PASB Core Values
The spirit of community is greatly strengthened by shared values and common goals.  Joining our school community means behaving in an ethical manner by accepting and supporting the PASB principles. 


Being accountable to self, community, and the environment, managing resources effectively to build a sustainable future.
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Pre-Candidate Workshop

The PASB Board of Trustees is elected by the parent community and works closely with the school administration in establishment of strategic direction for the school, holding the administration accountable for compliance with its policies and for generating desired results. Board members agree to give of their time - they may have children enrolled in the school, but recognize that they do not to serve in the capacity of any self-interest but instead in the name of the general PASB community. They do not receive any payment or benefits of any other kind.  The Board normally meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month, in the evening.  Additional committee meetings are normally expected, as are 2-3 Board retreats each year.  The Board itself may have additional meetings, if needed.

Destination Imagination
4th Destination Imagination  Creative   Day  - Starry Showcase Presentations
Date: TOMORROW, Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time:  08:30am-12:00pm
Place: MPR (Music Room)

Tomorrow we will have our final DI Creative Day for the year - the Starry Showcase Presentations! Your children have been working hard all year learning about the creative process and the time has come to show off their stuff! Please plan on joining us on Saturday, April 30th from 8:30 - 12:00 to watch all the teams present their solutions and take their turn in the Instant Challenge Room. It's time to celebrate creativity at PASB!  But we need your help: talk to your friends and your child's classmates about this program and invite them to come watch and share in the excitement. Everyone is invited! Our program is for and made by kids who want to participate in this process and our biggest ally in creating a strong program is to share it with others. Help us share your child's accomplishments and celebrate their process! And don't be late!   

Community Service
A PASB community service group would like to invite everyone to a charity mission to help the dogs of the São Francisco de Assis shelter. The event organized by the Associação Brasileira Protetora dos Animais (ABPA) has the purpose of receiving dog food donations on Saturday, April 30th, 4PM, at Praça Ana Lúcia Magalhães to feed the more than 400 animals who consume 90kg of food daily. We would like to strongly encourage everyone to attend and contribute by bringing dog food or financial support. There will be a variety of cakes from Tortarelli, a beneficiary bazaar, an animal dress-up parade, along with raffles and giveaways. Please come (and bring your pets!) to support the institution in combating and preventing hunger in the animal shelter. Any help is wholeheartedly appreciated.

Donate dog food and participate!

Date: Saturday, April 30th
Time: 4PM
Entry ticket: a dog food package
Location: Praça Ana Lúcia Magalhães, at the end of the Pituba-Itaigara line, after Doces Sonhos

For more information:
Music and Art Show

Athletics Program
ISSL Tournament - Second Season
The Athletic Department is proud to share with you the final results from the International School Sports League's Season II. This tournament involved six International Schools from Brazil and Paraguay and the athletes participated in the following sports: girls' soccer, boys' & girls' volleyball, and boys' futsal.

Friendly Matches

This week the MS BOYS and GIRLS PASB VOLLEYBALL teams played friendly matches at COLÉGIO ANGLO. They did a great job and won both games PASB 2X1 ANGLO. Congratulations!! Here are some pictures:

Intramural Friendship Festival
BiblioteCar is a Global Issues Network (GIN) project that has the purpose of spreading literacy and the love for reading throughout Salvador's underprivileged communities. We will create a mobile library directed towards children 7­14 years of age, to promote the love for reading from a young age. You can help us make a difference by participating in the Intramural Friendship Festival (Pre-NR), which is open to Elementary students in 3rd to 5th grade. Enjoy a day full of soccer, sportsmanship, competition, and fun with NR soccer coaches and preparation! Now what are you waiting for? Gather your school spirit and sign up! You will be able to show the Panther inside you by helping a greater cause!

When: Friday, May 6th, 2016 
Time: 2:30-5:00pm
Target audience: Elementary Students (Grades 3-5)
Where: Big Field (PASB)
Admission Fee: R$ 30,00 - includes facepainting and three snack tickets

Face Painting for non-participants: R$ 5,00

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)


PTA board has been working on the new Rules & Regulations for the PTA and we are now ready to present the document for the approval of the general membership. Please join us at this special meeting to approve the Rules and Regulations for the PASB PTA.  If you would like to review a copy of the new Rules & Regulations before the meeting, a copy is available online and at the front desks of the both campuses.

CAN´T MAKE IT?  If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like more information about PTA activities, please contact our secretary at pta@pasb.com.br for further info.
Brazilian Program News
Portuguese 1 project - Charity is happiness!
Portuguese 1 recently began to discuss how we, as a class, can help our community. This project, known as Charity is Happiness, is the result of this discussion. In this project, we are asking all members of the community to donate clothes to GACC, a cancer organization, in order to help people there. The campaign will be running from April 25th to May 2nd. Here is the link to the website created by the students for your appreciation and for further information about the campaign. Please join us!
Secondary School News
  • ISSL Tournament: A big congrats to all of our PASB Athletes who participated in the ISSL Tournament last week. We placed well in many sports and the coaches reported that our students were excellent PASB ambassadors, demonstrating excellent sportsmanship and heart on the field/court. We are very proud of you!
  • High and Highest Honors: We held our High and Highest Honors Assemblies for middle and high school this week. Congratulations to all of the recipients who worked hard to achieve these excellent academic results.  We encourage all students to set goals for achieving their full academic potential this 4th and final quarter.
  • 'Lights Out Day': Today we held our first PASB 'Lights Out Day', an initiative brought forth by a team of high school students looking to raise awareness about our energy usage and explore ways, as a school, that we can reduce our consumption.  Students wore green to support the initiative and during the first two periods, classes were conducted with the lights turned off.  We look forward to more student-led initiatives to come.  Well done Lights Out Group!
  • IB Exams: IB Candidates and Certificate students began their final IB exams today and will have exams through until May 12th.  Best of luck to them in their exams and moving one big step closer to graduation!
High School Counselor News
Continuing with our efforts to introduce students to a wider range of educational opportunities, next Monday, May 2nd , PASB will welcome the following university representatives from Ireland:
We will have a table set up in the cafeteria which students can visit during 1st break, from  9:30am-9:50am , and we will meet with Juniors from  9:50am-10:10am . If parents would like to meet these representatives and learn about educational opportunities in Ireland, you are very welcome to meet with us in the cafeteria between  9:00am and 9:30am.
Elementary School News
  • Family Day is on 6 May. Activities are scheduled to take place as follows:
    • Grade 1: 09:00 - 09:45am
    • Grade 2: 10:10 - 11:00am
    • Grade 3: 09:00 - 09:45am
    • Grade 4: 08:30 - 09:30am
    • Grade 5: 08:30 - 09:15am
  • MAP testing will be conducted from 11-31 May. Please have your child at school no later than 07:35 so that he or she will be ready to begin at 07:45.
  • Handbook Item, p. 17: "Elementary students should not bring excessive amounts of money or items of great value to the school. All personal possessions should be appropriately labeled with the child's name." A recent interest in Pokémon collections has many children bringing high interest collections to school. Please caution your child about the dangers of bringing "high value" collections with them to school. PASB is not responsible for loss.
  • Please email the ES Assistant (p.ferreira@pasb.com.br) before 10:45 if you are changing your child's dismissal routine or picking your child up early. Please help us to help you.
Early Childhood Center (ECC/PASBinha) News

On Friday, May 6th we invite the family members to share an experience with their child in the classroom. Following the schedule below, each grade level invites families into the classroom for 30 minutes to celebrate the importance of families. We kindly request the presence of at least one family member on this special day:

PK-2 A
2:00 - 2:30pm
PK-2 B 8:30 - 9:00am
PK-3 A, B, C 1:30 - 2:00pm
PK-4 A, B, C, D 8:00 - 8:30am
Kinder A, B, C, D 11:00-11:30am
Digital Citizenship Tips
Parent Academy on Digital Citizenship

The Parent Academy on Digital Footprints was a huge success! Thanks to all who attended! Here you can find the pdf files to the presentations: Elementary and Secondary. The next session will be as follows:

Topic: Becoming Social Media Savvy
Date: Tuesday, May 3
Time: 8:00-9:00am

Place: Elementary Computer Lab
Target Audience: Elementary School Parents
Place: Library
Target Audience:  Secondary School Parents

Save theses dates for the next topics

May 3 and 9
Becoming Social Media savvy
June 6
Digital Citizenship recap
Educational Tips and Tools
Di Comer News

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