Texas IB School Newsletters

TIBS 2019 Spring

Exhibition Group at Las Colinas Elementary Takes Significant Action to Help Rohingya Refugees 

Students at Las Colinas Elementary are investigating the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. One exhibition group is researching peace and justice throughout the globe. Students spoke with Mr. Dorosch, who works with the Research Institute in Washington DC, over Skype who shared about his work abroad, especially in Myanmar and Bangladesh with the Rohingya refugees. Mr. Dorosch has worked for World Bank and US AID abroad. He is an expert in the areas of peace and justice. For an action, students wrote a letter stating their opinions about how these refugees are being mistreated in Bangladesh and Myanmar. These letters were submitted to the online English newspapers in both countries. These students hope their letters will make a small difference in the lives of the Rohingya refugees. 

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TIBS 2019 Fall


Second Graders Conduct Primary Source Interviews about Life in the Past Central Idea: Time and events shape the way people live.

Students at Las Colinas Elementary were abuzz about getting to take a walking field trip to the nearby McArthur Hills Senior Center. Students created questions to ask the residents who volunteered to help with their research. When the students arrived, the residents were eager to share about what life was like when they were children.

The students confidently asked questions and listened to answers the residents shared. It was a great learning experience for second grade students. Las Colinas Elementary is thankful to the McArthur Hills Senior Center for their willingness to host students for a most memorable, engaging learning experience that connected nicely to their unit of inquiry.

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TIBS 2020 Spring

PYP Campuses in CFBISD Help Change A Life

R.E. Good Elementary and Las Colinas Elementary communities partnered together with We Help Two to support those born in poverty with clubfoot around the globe. Students designed and decorated foot braces with their art teacher’s support. Socks were sold to teachers and parents. Every pair of socks sold helped pay for a surgical procedure and helped to provide a brace for a child born with clubfoot. We Help Two then gave socks back to the school, which were donated to the district’s new initiative, The Giving House.

´╗┐It was incredible to see both PYP school communities come together to support those in need locally and globally. You can still help those in need today because We Help Two is donating 60 meals for every 3-pair packs of socks sold during the pandemic! “It is estimated that during school closures kids in need will miss more than 101 million meals per week.” Find out how you can help by clicking on this link  https://www.wehelptwo.com/  

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