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IB LEARNER PROFILE

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. IB learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers: They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
  • Knowledgeable: They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
  • Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
  • Communicators: They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
  • Principled: They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
  • Open-Minded: They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
  • Caring: They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
  • Risk-takers: They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
  • Balanced: They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
  • Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

PYP TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEMES

  • Who we are: An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
  • Where we are in place and time: An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
  • How we express ourselves: An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
  • How the world works: An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
  • How we organize ourselves: An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
  • Sharing the planet: An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

 

Credit: International Baccalaureate Organization

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NMIS Library

The NMIS Library Hours:

Monday 8:30am-12:30pm 

Tuesday 8:30am-1:30pm

Wednesday 8:30am-12:45pm

K-3rd Grades have designated schedules

4th & 5th Grades utilize library open hours Wednesdays 11:30am-12:45pm (scheduled upon request)

Contact: Amanda G. Alvarez, NMIS Library Clerk by email for questions or concerns. 

Library Room 112

NMIS Library Book Check out Rules

  • Kindergarten students can check out 1 book for two weeks at a time.
  • 1st-8th graders can check out 2 books for two weeks at a time. Extended privileges available if books are required for assignments and/or the student has a good record of returning books. 
  • Students are not able to check out any more books until they return books already checked out.
  • Re-checkout available. Students need to bring the book to the library to have the book rechecked out for extended 2 weeks. 
  • The library staff reserves the right to set limits on the number of high demand books that may be borrowed and/or renewed. 
  • We suggest that students keep their library books in a safe place (like their backpack), handle them carefully, and accept responsibility for returning them in as good condition as when they borrowed them. 
  • Parents and students are responsible for lost or damaged books. Missing books on the students account at the end of the school year will result in the students having to pay $20 per book at the end of the year.

 

FAQ’s

How many books can I check out?

This depends on what grade you are in and what your library borrowing history has been. Kindergarten students can check out 1 book for two weeks at a time. 1st-8th grades can check out 2 books for two weeks at a time. 

 

How long can I keep my borrowed materials?

Library books are due two weeks after check out. Re-checkout is available. Students need to bring the book to the library to have the book rechecked out for extended 2 weeks. 

 

Will notifications be received when books are checked out?

Currently parents will receive an email from the NMIS library notifying them when a library book is overdue and action needs to be taken to return the borrowed materials. 

Need to update your email address? Contact nmislibrarian@gmail.com. Please include your name as well as your student’s name, grade and teacher. 

 

What if I lose or damage a book? 

Students and parents are responsible for borrowed materials. If a library book is lost or damaged the student and parent are responsible for resolving the issue on the students account. A lost or damaged book can stop the student from being able to check out any other materials until the issue is taken care of on the student's account. 

Options available: 

  1. Find the books & return them to the school library
  2. Purchase the missing books and give them to the library to replace the ones that were lost
  3. Pay the $20 NMIS Lost Library Book Fee * Click here to access the OSP to make the library book payment.

Please make sure to follow our Book Care Rules so lost or damaged books do not happen a second time. 

 

Where do I return my library books?

  • NMIS library
  • White library book drop cabinet in breezeway
  • Book drop bin next to receptions desk at front of school

 

I want to help out in the library, can I?

Yes! We can always use volunteers in the library. NMIS parent volunteers can come in and help check out books, shelve books, help students find books, help repair damaged books, care for our materials and work on special projects. Please click here or contact Eliza Gutierrez (receptionist@nmis.org) to sign up to volunteer. 

Please click here to log your library volunteer hours. 

 

Book Donations:

We love book donations to expand our library. We ask that the books donated be relevant for our k-8 audience and that they are in good, gently used condition. 

 

Books Care 

  1. Store borrowed books in a safe dry place (like your backpack).
  2. Keep borrowed books away from pets, babies, and food and drinks.
  3. Protect our borrowed books from bad weather.  
  4. Be sure your hands are clean when handling borrowed books. 
  5. Don't mix your borrowed library books with books from home. 
  6. Never lay a book face down; use a bookmark to save your place.
  7. Turn pages gently.
  8. Do not bend the pages.
  9. Do not remove stickers, tags or labels. 
  10. No drawing or coloring in borrowed books.  

 

In the Future:

-List of stories we have read aloud in the library together w/note on connection to IB attributes

-Details on our Book Review competition and access to the english/spanish review doc

-Access to online book options/web pages/read alouds

7215 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 503-7670