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    Enrollment for the 2014-15 Nursery program will begin on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8:00am.

    CIS parents considering this program for a younger sibling are encouraged to submit applications

    early as seats will be filled as applications are processed and students are accepted for enrollment.

    Applications can be found on-line on the CIS website at

    page.cfm?p=367. In addition to the application form, a completed Nursery Request form (indicating

    your preference of 2, 3 or 5 mornings per week) must be submitted. A child is age appropriate for

    the 2014-15 Nursery program if they are 2 by October 15, 2014.

    Questions? Please contact Ms. Mary-Ellen at


    Jan 13 After School Activities Ses- sion 2 Begins Jan 13 Girls 7-A-Side Football, CIS vs Prep, (CIS Field), 3:30pm Jan 13 Secondary Boys/Coed Bas- ketball, CIS vs GCA, (ARC), 3:45pm Jan 16 Secondary Boys/Coed Bas- ketball, CIS vs Prep, (ARC), 3:45pm Jan 17 Elementary Student Leader- ship Pool Party, (Pool), 3:15- 4:30 Jan 18 Open Library, 9-11:30am Jan 20-24 Secondary Exams Jan 22–26 HS Chicago International MUN Jan 20 Secondary Girls 7-a-sdie Football, CIS vs STI, (CIS Field) 3:30pm Jan 21 Elementary Assembly, (ARC), 9:00am Jan 21 EC /ES Parent Series: Media and Technology, (MPR), 6- 7:00pm Jan 22 Secondary Boys/Coed Bas- ketball, (ARC), CIS vs ACA, 3:45-5:30pm Jan 23 Secondary Girls Football, (CIS Field), CIS vs WCA, 3:45- 5:15pm

    Cayman International School

    P.O. Box 31364, Grand Cayman, KY1-1206

    Phone: 345.945.4664 Fax: 345.945.4650 Email:

    Vol. I, Ed. 19

    CIS Google Calendar link:




    January 10, 2014




    Best wishes from CIS for a happy,

    healthy and

    academically successful 2014!



    The IB Learner Profile focus for this month is ‘Balanced’ – IB

    learners "understand the importance of intellectual, physical and

    emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for them-

    selves and others." At CIS we encourage our students to main-

    tain a sense of balance in everything that they do. We offer a wide-range of extra-

    curricular activities which help our students to explore success outside of the aca-

    demic field and thrive in different environments. Our students are active partici-

    pants in swimming, football, basketball, volleyball, track and a variety of other

    sports; they are enthusiastic performers, providing us with plays and concerts

    throughout the year; they are captivating speakers, engaging in assemblies, de-

    bate competitions and international Model UN conferences; and they never cease

    to impress us with their seemingly endless list of talents which extend far beyond

    the academic realm. All too often students lose a sense of balance as they pro-

    gress through school, and at CIS we work hard to ensure that our students are

    able to maintain their balance and develop as happy, healthy, and productive

    learners. As Euripides wrote: “The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in

    your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that,

    and live that way, you are really a wise man.”

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    CIS Community News

    Self-Control Self-control refers to hav-

    ing power or control over one’s own actions. Students

    without self-control may rely on others to make decisions, go along

    with others and not take responsibility for their own actions. When children possess

    the skill of self-control, they are more likely to stop and consider others’ points of views and to

    accept others’ differences before they act. It is important to select reasonable goals when teaching

    self-control. It is best to select one goal at a time. It may be sharing, accepting ‘no’, complying with rules, or dealing ap-

    propriately with anger. Some strategies for teaching self-control include:  Take a break – encourage children to take a break when they

    are feeling angry or upset  Teach paying attention – encourage children to observe when

    others are talking. This may reduce interruptions.  Use appropriate reinforcements – provide consistent, positive

    feedback for desired behaviors  Use specific activities to teach self-regulation – these can be

    role-played or modeled. Practice!


    ~NEW DATE~

    Elementary Student Leadership would like to in-

    vite ALL Grade 3-5 students to our “Back to

    School” Pool Party on January 17th, 2014 from 3:15

    – 4:30. The cost is $10 CI, and a snack will be pro-

    vided. There will be supervised pool games and

    fun activities for the kids. We hope to see all stu-

    dents in grades 3-5 have a SPLASHING good

    time! Permission forms will be attached to your

    teachers’ newsletter on Monday. Permission slips

    and money should be returned to your student’s

    homeroom teacher by Wednesday, January 15,


    EC/ES Counselor’s Corner

    Ms. Nadine

    The Scholastic catalogue was distributed today. A new basket has been opened and will remain open until Friday, January 17, 2014. Order your books now from the Book Clubs leaflet or from international . The books will be delivered directly to school.

    Making an order is easy when you follow these steps: 1. Go to the basket by following the above link 2. Select your books 3. Check out and pay using your credit card 4. Select the “Deliver to School” option for delivery Every book you buy from ISBC helps us to earn commission to spend on books for our classrooms and library!

    Saturday Open Library

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    Saturday, January 18th, 9-11:30 AM Come join us in the CIS library for read-a-louds and activities. We will be exploring the theme of bal- ancing at the circus!

    *Please plan on staying with your child for this event.

    ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW! Buy your yearbook before January 24 for only $55! After January 24, the price will increase to $65. In order to pre-order your copy of the yearbook please complete the order form (available in the office) with cash or check made payable to ISS Cayman LTD.


    Happy Birthday to our December Library Birthday Book Pro-

    gram supporters! Thank you for your contributions!

    Thank you to everyone who came out to support the PTA Santa Social in Decem-

    ber. We hope that all of the children and families enjoyed socializing and spending time together, amongst the aroma of simmering cider, nibbling holiday goodies and creating some cute crafts.

    Please save the date for our up- coming "Wine & Cheese Social" to be held on Saturday, February 1st, from 6-8PM. Further details to come.


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    February 1st

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    CIS Community News Con’t

    Dear Parents, Please be reminded that all parents should be registered in the office if on campus outside of arrival and dismissal times. Teachers must inform the office staff if they are expecting volunteers in the classroom, and when you sign in, you will be given a visitor’s tag. If the office staff have not received any notification from the teacher regarding your visit, then you will be asked to remain in the office. Should your child forget his/her lunch, homework, PE clothes, swim clothes, etc., please drop these in the office as per the school guide- lines. However, it is hoped that this will be the exception rather than the norm, as students learn to be more responsible for their school belongings. Let’s all work together to continue to follow these scho