A bit of a summary of current items:
At this stage, I’m only sending update messages for our two parent groups directly to them. But, to keep everyone in the loop, the following is our current status:
- For staff, second dose is on May 14, 12:00p to 4:00p. Communication on this is coming directly through staff channels tomorrow.
- For the 50+ group, your second dose is on May 14 starting at 4:00p at the main entrance. We’ll have additional doctors here, so the process should go relatively quickly.
- For the 40+ group, as communicated today, your first dose has been postponed to May 14, 6:00p to 8:00p. at ASW! Your second dose will be on June 18. Please look for a message sent to you earlier today for details.
We have also become aware that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is now becoming available here in Poland. I don’t know how to guide you on this, but please check with your medical provider for more details on availability. Otherwise, please return to the government website for guidance on scheduling other options.
Please see the information in eNotes on PYPx for our Grade 5 students. One of our significant waypoints under the IB umbrella and worthy of your attention. Check out the Elementary section below. My regards to all of the students and their amazing work bringing agency and culmination to their learning!!
Corporate Sponsorship – One Immediate Item
Each year we receive grant funding from the U. S. Government to support various initiatives that are part of the State Department’s support of programs. This year, additional funding was provided for COVID-19 mitigation and we have reported on this to the board at various junctures as part of our overall mitigation funding. It is important to express publicly our thanks to the US Embassy for their ongoing support through these channels over multiple years.
I have a new project currently underway that is an extension of our mitigation program which is yielding positive results. As reported to the board in January, we have been piloting, with some of this grant funding, new air recirculation filters in selected classrooms and spaces throughout the school. When additional funding recently became available, we added to the number of units and expanded our pilot.
I’d like to expand this program faster/further and wondering if there are corporate entities that might consider grant funding associated with expanding our purchase of these units. If you represent a corporate entity or want to be a donor yourself, I’d be happy to speak with you about this interesting project to enhance health and well-being throughout the school. We have the product and have proven its capability. We have a budget already dedicated to spending on this project further over time. But, donations would help us accomplish our goals in this area faster and allow us to redirect committed resources to other necessary projects. If you are interested in discussing this and the potential branding opportunity, please reach out to me via firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be happy to discuss it with you.
Please see the Summer Camp information in eNotes. We’ve had a great sign-up so far, but a few spaces are still available. Please scroll down in eNotes to hear about our program and find the links for signing up.