05 October 2023
Dear SDIMS Families,
We hope all of you are well recovered and in your best health!
Just a quick update: since we had a health break, our first-quarter exams will be moved to October 23-27. This means our review week would be from October 16-20, 2023. Face-to-face classes will resume on Monday, October 9, 2023. Our Teacher’s Day celebration which is a no-school day will be on October 13, 2023.
WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION
“The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters.
The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day.” —Todd Whitaker
For this year’s celebration, UNESCO has declared the theme to be: “The Teachers We Need for the Education We Want: The Global Imperative to Reverse the Teacher Shortage.” The theme focuses on the urgent need to counter the global shortage of teachers, driven by the numerous challenges facing the education sector. Alarming statistics indicate that 55% of teachers now expect to leave the profession earlier than they had planned, with 35% expecting to quit in the next two years.
Recognizing the crucial role of our dedicated and hardworking teachers in shaping our nation, we encourage the whole school community to join us in this celebration. Here are the ways students and families can participate:
1. Send Thank You Messages: Heartfelt messages from students and parents mean a lot to our teachers. There will be a drop box by the information area where you can leave your child’s letters to our dear teachers and staff.
2. Give Token of Appreciation (In Kind or Cash): One of the things our teachers enjoy is a day of pampering and relaxation. Your generous giving will enable us to provide our teachers and staff with a delectable lunch buffet, and if possible, we want to treat them to a Spa similar to what we had the previous year. We will also be having fun games and raffle draws with in-kind and Gift Certificate prizes to be won.
For cash gifts: You may send your cash gifts via this account: GCASH Account - Melane - 09457945620
For in-kind gifts: Please hand over your gifts to any of our admin staff (Ms. Niles or Sir Mark).
3. Show Respect and Support: While appreciation messages and gifts are lovely, what teachers really want is recognition of their struggles and challenges as well as respect for their skill and expertise. A simple and random act of kindness towards them on a regular basis will really make a difference.
We want to thank you for being our partners in your child’s education. And thank you for recognizing the hard work of each of our staff members!
Your Partner in Education,
Ms. Sarah Alberto - Tordesillas
Mr. Emerson Fababaer