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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

From the Principal

Spring Update from Mrs. Kelly

Spring Update from Mrs. Kelly

Dear parents and guardians,

Thanks for all your support during these past months! We have seen tremendous growth and progress in our students, and it is thanks to your support and positivity at home. We love working with you!

Please continue watching our "Tuesday Talks" on YouTube so you can reinforce the topics and messages we discuss at school. They are usually on one of our four core values: respect, hard work, safety and honesty.

As we end our first year, we begin to plan our second. We will grow from 410 students (13 classes in grades 4-8) to 510 students (16 classes in grades 4-9). We will only add classes in grade 4 with the new students coming in. We will also fill empty places in the other classes, so if you have plans to move or change schools we would appreciate knowing that as soon as possible.

Plans for skolavslutning will also be shared soon so you can plan accordingly.

Please note that I will not be approving leave for students that is over three days. If you have an issue, please contact me directly and we can discuss it.

Lastly, reception will be open from 8.00 to 16.00 each day, and the phone number is: 08-20 90 15.

Thanks for everything you do to support your child. We appreciate it so much. Glad påsk!

 

Julie Kelly

Principal

From the Principal

Invitation to Frukostmötet "God Morgon Huddinge"

Invitation to Frukostmötet "God Morgon Huddinge"

Please consider joining IES Länna, Arena Huddinge and Huddinge Kommun for a breakfast meeting "God Morgon Huddinge" on March 8 from 7.30 to 9.00 in our lunchroom at IES Länna. It's a great opportunity to meet business owners in Länna and showcase our amazing school! See attached file below for details.

Please respond to me at julie.kelly.lanna@engelska.se if you're interested in taking part. Hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Julie Kelly

From the Principal

The Life of a Principal

The Life of a Principal

This is what a principal does!

Yes, paperwork and meetings are important and necessary sometimes. But even more important are the people and the relationships. At IES Länna, we believe that people are never a waste of time. We always have time for a conversation, a game, or a lunch together. The relationships we build are crucial to our students' and our school's success.

Welcome to IES Länna, where people come first! 

  

From the Principal

IES Länna's First Feature Film

IES Länna's First Feature Film

IES Länna is featured in the brand new international recruitment video for all of us! We are honored to be a part of this video that will be shown literally across the world as IES principals recruit in countries such as Canada, the United States, England and Ireland. As part of my recruitment trip in Ontario, I am showing the video to potential future IES teachers so they can see what a day at IES looks like. I am so proud of our students, staff and parents for making this school so outstanding! Check out our video and share the link with your family and friends.

Be proud, IES Länna family!

 

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From the Principal

Thank you for a great first term!

Thank you for a great first term!

Warm greetings from IES Länna!

As we take time to recognize individuals and classes that have experienced high levels of success, I am reminded of just how much all of us have accomplished here at IES Länna over the past few months. Developing our English (or our Swedish!), making new friends, pushing ourselves mentally, and stepping out of our comfort zone are just a few of the accomplishments of both students and staff at our brand new school. It has not been the easiest path, but it has definitely been a rewarding one.

From all of us here at IES Länna and from the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who has supported us and contributed to our success, and have a very happy holiday season!

Lots of love from our little school in the forest,

Mrs. Kelly and the IES Länna family

 

From the Principal

IES Länna hosts visitors from Japan

IES Länna hosts visitors from Japan

Four educators from four different schools in Japan visited IES Länna on Monday, November 5. The group, who is touring schools in Sweden and Finland, arrived in Länna for Swedish fika, a tour given by two student council members, a staff meeting and a conversation with Mrs. Kelly. Saori Tojo, Shinichi Takahara, Yoshinari (Charlie) Inukai, and Kentaro Takai make up a group studying Nordic Education and project-based learning. These group members are not funded by any organization but instead have funded the trip themselves in order to research new and innovative systems.

IES Länna is very excited to have connections with schools in Japan, and we hope to continue our collaboration in the future!

From the Principal

Take time to CELEBRATE!

Take time to CELEBRATE!

During this time of year, when it becomes darker and colder, it's tempting to lose the energy and the positive vibes from the start of the term. At IES Länna, however, we try to find small ways to celebrate and keep our spirits up.

Today we celebrated my birthday with over 500 pieces of kladdkaka prepared in our very own kitchen. We are so thankful for our wonderful chefs from Klein's Kitchen for this special treat!

I feel so blessed to spend my special day with over 400 wonderful students. What a perfect birthday!

 

Big hugs, 

Mrs. Kelly

From the Principal

A Grand Opening

A Grand Opening

What an amazing day! With over 400 students and many excited and supportive parents, staff, and special guests, IES Länna officially opened its doors for the first time. Among those in attendance were Ms. Annette Brodin Rampe, CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan; Ms. Barbara Bergström, founder of IES; and Oliver Sääv, former Idol participant and IES Jönköping graduate. After a short ceremony, students proudly walked through the doors and began their new and exciting journey. Welcome, IES Länna students! We are so proud to welcome you into our family!

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