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From the Principal

Information Meeting

Information Meeting

Attention, parents!

We warmly invite you to our beautiful school on Monday, September 9 from 18.00 to 19.20. There will be lots of information and--more importantly--lots of fika :) Come enjoy both, and make sure you register at the link on SchoolSoft. (More information is also found there.)

We hope to see you soon!

Class Information

Class Information

All students have been placed in classes and emails were sent out yesterday and this morning with information about mentors. Due to technical difficulties, you may have received the email twice (possibly even with “TEST” as the subject line), but the information in the body of the email is correct.

You can also see what class your child is in and who their mentor is on SchoolSoft. If you do not have a SchoolSoft login or do not remember it, do not fear! New students/parents will receive login information on the first day of school. If you are a returning parent, please email Ms. Fredrika Unander-Scharin and she will help you reset your password.

Due to GDPR laws, we cannot release class lists. Please use the first day of school to meet your new classmates. We do not alter the class lists once they are set.

With comments or questions, please contact the Vice Principal, Mr. Henric Ljung.

From the Principal

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Dear parents and guardians,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! I hope you all had a restful summer with plenty of sunshine, relaxation and time with your families.

To our returning students and parents, welcome back! We're excited to see how you've grown and hear all about your summer break. We're also looking forward to working with you in your new classes and building on all the values we worked on last year.

To our new students and parents, welcome to IES Länna! As I've told many of you before, IES Länna is not a "regular" school. You and your child will have a special experience here and it will be challenging at times. We are, however, ready to support you with those challenges. What an exciting journey it will be!

 

Please note the following start and finish times for the first day of school:

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

Year 4: 8.15 to 13.50

Welcome from Mrs. Kelly on schoolyard at 8.15. Parents are welcome to stay for information from the mentors and leadership team until 10.00. Students will be dismissed at 13.50 so their mentors can escort them to the bus stop or to Junior Club. Junior Club is free and open to everyone in Years 4-5 during the first week of school. More information about how to register and pay has been/will be sent by administration.

Years 5-6: 9.00 to 14.00

Years 7-8: 9.30 to 14.15

Year 9: 10.00 to 14.30

All year groups will start on the schoolyard with a welcome from Mrs. Kelly and the school leadership. 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

Students will follow their normal schedules. Schedules will be handed out on the first day of school and will also be available via SchoolSoft.

 

As always, a member of the leadership team will be outside supervising the schoolyard from 7.45 each morning (8.15 on Mondays due to our later start that day). We love spending this time outside with the children and waving to the parents, so please use this as a guide to when you can drop your child off even before you receive his/her schedule.

With any questions, please contact Ms. Unander-Scharin at info.lanna@engelska.se or 08-20 90 15, or me directly at julie.kelly.lanna@engelska.se or 076 852 0401.

Enjoy the last days of your summer holidays, and I look forward to seeing you all soon!

 

Big hugs,

Mrs. Kelly

IES Länna Summer Updates

IES Länna Summer Updates

Hello IES Länna families, and happy summer!

We hope you are enjoying your time off and are able to spend it the way you want to.

We are actively working to prepare for school start and the fall term. We will send information out in the coming weeks about the upcoming school year so please keep an eye out for a letter in the mail and an email from us. As always, if your contact information has changed, please email us at info.lanna@engelska.se

To help you plan ahead, the first day of school will be on Monday, August 19, 2019. More information about times will be sent later this summer.

We can’t wait to see you all in August. Enjoy your summer vacation!

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Vi hoppas att ni njuter av sommarlov och kan spendera det på ett bra sätt.

Vi jobbar aktivt för att förbereda oss för skolstart och höstterminen. Vi kommer att skicka ut information under de närmaste veckorna om det kommande skolåret så var snäll och håll utkik efter ett brev på posten och ett email från oss. Som vanligt, vänligen maila oss på info.lanna@engelska.se om er kontaktinformation har ändrats.

För att hjälpa er planera framåt är första skoldagen måndagen den 19 augusti 2019. Mer information om tider kommer att skickas senare i sommar.

Vi ser fram emot att se er alla i augusti. Trevlig sommar!

Student Work

Cultural Fair at IES Länna

IES Länna cultural fair

International Cultural Fair

The main aim of this project was to create a cultural exhibition of different countries and show it to the entire school community; a proposal that promotes a positive and enriching vision towards the cultural diversity within the institution, and one that can be replicated at a macro level (country).

 

 

In this initiative, students from Spanish, German, English and Arts contributed with a cultural grain to this international fair. Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Perú, Spain, Mexico, Germany, Austria, U.S.A. and England were leading this project from their corresponding Modern Language subjects, thanks to 7th and 6th graders that showed various cultural aspects of each country such as traditional dishes, dances, games, sports, and also their geography.

 

Why culture is important at IES Länna

To Mr. Ulloa, who ran this project, culture has to do with a set of identity manifestations of a certain sector or social context. It has a lot to do with identity. To express oneself is a need that makes us and helps us to identify ourselves, to differentiate ourselves and is a responsibility towards others, which was one of the aims of this initiative.

 

 

He also explains that the way we perceive things is largely affected by prejudice, attitude and emotions, factors closely related to culture. By labeling something as good or bad, our preconceived ideas play a basic role. When we judge something as easy or difficult, the attitude and level of motivation we have are key. The culture to which we belong determines the structure of our thinking, which influences our perceptions; it gives us an identity and helps us to shape character. The shared values through the community or social group in which we are, give us a sense of belonging. Culture unites us and gives us a sense of personal safety.

 

 

The language we speak, art, literature and heritage that we are proud of, gastronomy, festivals, customs and traditions, together form our culture, become a part of daily life and influence us in many ways . The importance of culture can not be emphasized enough, since it is something that is within us, surrounds us, and is an integral part of our being. It defines the way we treat others and ourselves.

 

 

As a matter of fact, in almost all aspects of life it is important to recognize cultural differences. As a result of the migration of families here in Sweden, we live today in a multicultural society. Those who live around us, those who we live and work with every day, have different roots because they come from other parts of the world, therefore their formation, beliefs and values ​​are different from ours. Knowledge of our own culture and the one that comes from others helps us to accept our differences; studying them broadens our vision of the world, learning to appreciate and respect others. Isn’t that the first value of our school?

Culture is a phenomenon common to all human beings since each of us, by living in society, we learn what is transmitted to us by previous generations and with that knowledge we can eventually contribute to the culture to continue growing and surviving.

“I truly appreciate the team work among all the subjects involved in this project and I really hope that, after this initiative, each of our students at IES Länna, understood the importance of the concept of culture and feels represented by their traditions, ways of thinking and ways of acting that are part of their society or the social group in which they develop their daily life and that give them an idea of ​​belonging”, Mr. Ulloa concluded.

 

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