Our School community is facing an unprecedented challenge in learning how to cope best during the COVID-19 pandemic.  APEEEL2 is doing its best to help our parents and pupils in this very difficult time. Therefore, we would like to share below some resources we hope you will find useful on various topics, such as distance learning best practice, activities to do at home for pupils, help and solidarity from other parents within our School community etc…

This  new online section will be regularly updated by our APEEEL2 dedicated Management Committee members. Your contributions and suggestions for improvement are very welcome !

Distance Learning

APEEEL2 SURVEY – Closed as of 26/03/2020

On Friday 20 March, APEEEL2 launched a quick online survey asking for parents’ feedback after the first week of distance learning in our school. Our online survey is now closed, and we sincerely thank all the parents who participated in it. We are still currently reviewing the very large number of contributions we have received. This is a huge and demanding task, which will allow us to have a more general overview of the situation, and share the results very soon with our school management and the APEEEL2 Management Committee.

TEAMS

For Secondary pupils – School guidelines, code of conducts & recommendations from the Office of the Secretary General of the European Schools.

Getting some Help 

For Secondary students needing extra guidance on how to use TEAMS, please check this video created by a EB4 student.

 

GUIDELINES ON DISTANCE LEARNING
Click here to read the recommendations to parents on how to support learning  at home from the Office of the Secretary General of the European Schools (sent to all parents via SMS in March 2020 )
MANAGING TELEWORKING & MONITORING DISTANCE LEARNING FOR CHILDREN

This can be particulary challenging for parents with children in Nursery or Primary.  We remind parents that the Luxembourg government allows salaried parents, insured under the Luxembourg social security system, the possibility to take extrordinary leave for family reasons.
More information is available on https://meco.gouvernement.lu/fr/dossiers/2020/coronoavirus-entreprises.html

Online activities for pupils

ART & SPORT for Nursery & Primary, courtesy of our Periscolaire Pop Art instructor, Ms Pascale Groshens Sarrazin
MATHS for Nursery & Primary,  courtesy of  our Periscolaire “Maths Club” instuctor, Ms Shruti Tulsian

Maths Club fun sheets

FOR ALL – Useful Links and Activities recommended by the Office of the Secretary General of the European Schools in below communication on pages 6, 7 & 8:

2020-03-D-21-en Recommendations to parents on how to support learning at home during temporary suspension of obligatory regular attendance of Pupils (4)

ESL CHESS CLUB – 11th Championship on Sunday 31 May @ 15:00 (prizes to be won)

Many thanks to our Lux1 and Lux2 Pupils’ Committees for their new and exciting initiative, using the online free platform chess.com. The European School Luxemburg Chess Club is open to all students, parents and staff members of the European Schools of  Luxembourg.

You are all invited to the 11th Chess Championship at the European Schools in Luxemburg on Sunday, 31st of May at 15:00, with 6 games á 10 minutes per player +2 additional seconds per move, in a Swiss tournament system. We hope to see you then!
The tournament is open to everyone: students, teachers, parents, chess beginners, advanced players and experts, it’s all about playing 🙂

In this edition of the weekly championship, there will even be prizes to be won !  1st prize: 25,  2nd prize: 15€, 3rd prize: 10€

>>> Link to the Chess Club: https://www.chess.com/club/european-schools-luxemburg 

>>> Link to the tournament (please make sure to be a member of the Club beforehand. Inscriptions start at 14:00): https://www.chess.com/live#t=1240585 

Tournaments have been so successful that participants have requested to keep the project running. Tournament are now organised every Sunday at 15:00. 

  • The first chess tournament organised on Sunday 22 March was a real success!  51 players from the Chess Club’s 78 current members took part in the arena tournament. APEEEL2 would like to congratulate our two Lux2 students Liam Ferrand (S7FR) and Angelos Giannopoulos (S6EL) for winning the 1st and 3rd prizes respectively.
  • The second ESL chess championship was also a success with 26 participants in total.  All our congratulations again to our Lux2 student,  Liam Ferrand (S7FR) for winning the 1st prize, followed by a Slovenian player and a Lux 1 parent .

Accessing the Chess Club website: please use the link enclosed in our weekly communication sent via our Class Representatives network.

POP ART supports Luxembourg CHL Strassen

This special challenge is organised by our Periscolaire Pop Art instructor, Ms Pascale Groshens Sarrazin and open to all pupils. Many Art schools and workshop across Europe have decided to launch the idea of drawing or painting birds, and send them to the sick people in hospitals to bring them courage. Children have the choice of technique, and can also just send Ms Groshen Sarrazin a photo that she will print and bring to Luxembourg CHL in Strassen. Please ask your child to sign their work with their name and age, if they wish, they can also write a message. Please send all work to popartstrassen@gmail.com. A nurse in the Covid-19 unit at CHL Strassen will display them. We thank you in advance for your children’s participation.

Assistance within our School Community

Pour les élèves S1 – S7  / section FR –  soutien scolaire en SCI et maths (S1-S3) et biologie (S1-S7)

Membre de l’APEEEL2 jusqu’à l’année dernière , je suis professeur certifié en sciences. Chaque année scolaire, je travaille en soutien avec des élèves du secondaire de l’école européenne en SCI,  maths et biologie.
Je serai ravie de pouvoir aider gratuitement en SCI et en maths des élèves de S1 à S3,  et en biologie des élèves de S1 à S7 .

Je propose de le faire via Skype, ou seulement par mail selon les souhaits de chacun:  les élèves pourront poser leurs questions ou m’envoyer un exercice qui leur pose des difficultés. Je pourrai alors leur donner des explications pour faciliter la réalisation de l’exercice (mais je ne ferai pas l’exercice à leur place), puis faire une correction.

Merci de contacter l’APEEEL2 sur si vous souhaitez contacter cet enseignant.

Pour les élèves de section FR – soutien scolaire en français

“Titulaire d’un doctorat de langue française, je suis enseignante en français depuis 30 ans dont presque 20 ans au lycée français à Luxembourg. Je suis prête, pour les élèves qui souhaitent de l’aide, à le faire bénévolement via skype ou le téléphone. J’interviens aussi déjà dans un rôle de “coaching” auprès de 2 jeunes – qui ne sont pas élèves à Lux2 – en les guidant par téléphone 3 fois par jour, afin de les aider à comprendre une leçon avant de démarrer les exercices. Selon les parents, mes interventions semblent bénéfiques pour ces jeunes car cela leur permet d’avoir une surveillance bienveillante. Cette organisation est surtout utile chez les plus jeunes qui ont du mal à comprendre comment devenir autonomes, malgré les contacts avec les enseignants. Si cette formule peut aider certains des élèves de Lux2,  je me tiens à leur disposition, en plus du soutien en français.”

Merci de contacter l’APEEEL2 sur si vous souhaitez contacter cet enseignant.

Free online help with homework from FAPEL

FAPEL( Fédération des associations des parents d’élèves du Luxembourg) is providing online help for homework to all Luxembourg pupils on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 until 12:00 in various subjects and languages. Click here for more details. Please note that help is provided by volunteers from the FAPEL Executive Board and not by school teachers.