LAST Weekly Update!

  • We are celebrating the end of Grade One with a class Summer Celebration on Wednesday, June 13 from 2:00-3:00pm. All parents are welcome and invited! We will be having ice cream sundaes! We are asking that parents send or bring in ice cream or a topping for the sundaes. You can sign up for this here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0c45aea82da7fe3-summer
    A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Asher’s mom, Aimee and Lenni’s mom, Heli for being our Room Parents this year and organizing our amazing class celebrations! Thank you so much for your help this year!
  • I will be making a slideshow to share at our celebration. If you would like a copy of the slideshow, please send in a USB/memory stick for me to upload the show onto. I will not be able to upload the video during the celebration. You can send the USB stick in on Tuesday and I can have it ready to give to you at the celebration, or you can bring the USB stick to the celebration and I will send it home with your child on Thursday.
  • Please remember to EMAIL Transportation if your child will not ride the bus after our class celebration.
  • A final reminder that our classroom website (https://teachersh.scis-his.net/ece/astamatyades/) and digital portfolio websites will be active until June 28. After this date the website will be closed down. Please remember to download everything you need before then (photos or videos).
  • Thank you so much for an amazing school year! Your support from home makes all the difference in the classroom. I could not have asked for a better group of families to work and grow with this school year. I am very excited to see the students staying at SCIS next year as they continue to grow in Grade Two. I wish the best of luck to those families moving on to new places and schools next year. Have an amazing summer everyone!
    • Wednesday, June 13 – End of Year Party 2:00-3:00pm (Parents are invited!)
    • Thursday, June 14 – Last Day of School! (students dismissed at 11:30am)

Weekly Update: June 4-8

  • This Friday is Field Day! Please be sure to send your child to school in a shirt the same colour as the team. Please see two posts below for your child’s team colour. It also also recommended that you send in their uniform for them to change into after Field Day because they will be getting wet during the different activities.
  • On Monday, June 11, Grade One will be celebrating our last reading unit by dressing up as storybook characters! Students will choose a character from a book they have read, or one that has been read aloud to them (at school or home.) Students can create their costume from items they have at home and by making accessories. Nothing needs to be purchased! Creativity is more important than a fancy costume. (Please remember, student costumes should allow children to participate comfortably in P.E. and recess. Students should also wear their normal shoes to allow for safe physical activity.) As part of our celebration, students will participate in various activities focused around their character, so if their character comes from a book at home, they will need to bring the book with them on Monday, June 11.
  • Our classroom website (https://teachersh.scis-his.net/ece/jchong/) and digital portfolio websites will be active until June 28. After this date the website will be closed down. Please remember to download everything you need before then (photos or videos).
    • Friday, June 8 – Field Day
    • Monday, June 11 – Character Dress Up Day!
    • Wednesday, June 13 – End of Year Party 2:00-3:00pm (Parents are invited!)
    • Thursday, June 14 – Last Day of School!

Weekly Update: May 28-June 1

  • Please send in a cereal box with your child if you have not already done so. We will be using them to create a boxed set of books in Writing Workshop.
  • Our Spring Concert video has been posted online. You can view it here (VPN required).
  • Our annual Field Day will be held on Friday June 8 (rain date is on Monday June 11).  This is a day where your child will join a team of other students from different classes and travel around the school to participate in 10 fun (and sometimes wet) stations. Please see the post below so you know which colour your child will need to wear on Friday June 8. Please remember the following on Friday June 8:
    – Send in a water bottle
    – Almost all the kids will NOT be on my team so label your child’s water bottle with their name and room number (A206)
    – Apply sunscreen and mosquito repellent on your child at home if needed
    – The kids will get wet so send in an extra change of clothes (socks, underwear, top and bottom – does not have to be school uniform)
    This event will be lots of fun and I know the kids will have an amazing time!

    • Friday, June 8 – Field Day
    • Wednesday, June 13 – End of Year Party 2:00-3:00pm (Parents are invited!)
    • Thursday, June 14 – Last Day of School!

Weekly Update: May 21-25

  • We finished our Swimming Unit last week! Thank you again to all of the parents who volunteered to help students get changed before and afterwards. We couldn’t have done it without you! I have added around 85 photos from the last day of swimming, there are some really great ones. You can check them out here.
  • The end of the school year is quickly approaching! We will be celebrating with an End of the Year party that parents are invited to attend. It will be on Wednesday, June 13 from 2:00-3:00pmAs always, if you plan on taking your child home straight from the party, please remember to email Transportation at hq-ece-transportation@scis-china.org. More information will be shared soon.
  • In Writing Workshop students are writing a realistic fictional series. We will celebrate the end of the unit by creating boxed sets of our book series. Please send in an empty cereal box with your child to use as their ‘box’.
  • All leveled books (normally sent home in a blue book bag) should be returned to school by Friday, May 25. There is a 50RMB replacement fee for any missing books. All library books (normally sent home in a red book bag) need to be returned to school by Friday, June 1.
    • Tuesday, May 22 – Passport Club
    • Saturday, May 26 – SCIS Spring Picnic – Main Campus
    • Friday, June 8 – Field Day
    • Wednesday, June 13 – End of Year Party 2:00-3:00pm (Parents are invited!)

Field Day Parent Volunteer Sign Up

Dear Parents,

Field Day is coming up on Friday, June 8th, and we are looking for volunteers to help run some of our fun activities for our Pre-k, Kinder, and Grade 1 Students. If interested, please sign up by clicking on the link below:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45afa92eabfc1-prekgrade

Thanks for your help and support!  Field Day is not possible without you!
The Motor Skills Committee

Weekly Update: May 14-18

  • Swimming started this week! Today students’ swimming levels were assessed and they will be swimming in small groups for the rest of this week. Thursday is our last day of swimming and parents are invited to watch. There are no seats at this swimming pool so if you do come you will be standing. We also ask that you do not call students’ attention for photographs so that they can focus on their lesson. If you have any questions please let me know.
  • Please try to send in a photo of your family home here in Shanghai, plus photos of any homes you have in other countries, if you have not already done so.
  • We are also using Google Maps and Google Street View to explore the neighbourhoods we live in, in Shanghai and in our home countries. In order to do so we need your home’s exact address. If you would like to share your address so we can view your home please email me the address when you get a chance.
    • May 14-17 – PE Swimming Unit
    • Friday, May 18 – PAFA Movie Night – 5:30pm ECE Campus
    • Tuesday, May 22 – Passport Club
    • Saturday, May 26 – SCIS Spring Picnic – Main Campus
    • Friday, June 8 – Field Day

Weekly Update: May 7-11

  • Swimming starts next week! Please be sure to send in the following with your child Monday-Thursday: bathing suit, swim cap, towel, goggles, flip flips, bag for wet things. Parents are welcome to watch the swimming on Thursday.
  • Our Spring Concert is this week on Thursday, May 10 at 6:00pm at the Main Campus. Please drop off students at 5:45pm in the hallways beside the theater. See you there!
  • We are beginning our final unit of inquiry focusing on the central idea of Homes are built in different ways around the world. Please send in a photo of your family home here in Shanghai, plus photos of any homes you have in other countries.
  • A reminder that the SCIS ECE Art Auction is this Saturday, hope to see you there!
    • Thursday, May 10 – K/1 Spring Concert – Main Campus 6pm (students dropped off at 5:45)
    • Saturday, May 12 – Art Auction – 7pm ECE Campus
    • May 14-17 – PE Swimming Unit
    • Friday, May 18 – PAFA Movie Night – 5:30pm ECE Campus
    • Tuesday, May 22 – Passport Club
    • Saturday, May 26 – SCIS Spring Picnic – Main Campus

Weekly Update: April 30-May 4

  • Our PE swimming unit is quickly approaching! We will be swimming every day the week of May 14-17. We are looking for 2 parent volunteers for each day to help students change in and out of their clothes. If you are available to volunteer please sign up here.
  • Our Spring Concert is next week! Thursday, May 10 at 6:00pm at the Main Campus. Please drop off students at 5:45pm in the hallways beside the theater. For more please check up the previous post here.
  • Time is running out! Be sure to get your tickets for a fun evening with our SCIS community at the ECE Art Auction. Beautiful art pieces created by our own ECE artists will be auctioned off live by our emcee for the evening, Melanie McClure. Silent auction packages include a four-day cruise to Japan, Shanghai Insiders jeep tour, brunch packages, hotels stays and more. Spa treatments & lunch at the Westin, vouchers for Sherpas and Din Tai Fung will be raffled off throughout the evening. Tickets can be purchased at the ECE front desk or Thursday, May 10 at the Kindergarten and Grade 1 concert on the Hongqiao main campus. Be sure to get your tickets so you don’t miss this fun filled evening!
    • Thursday, May 10 – K/1 Spring Concert – Main Campus 6pm (students dropped off at 5:45)
    • Saturday, May 12 – Art Auction – 7pm ECE Campus
    • May 14-17 – PE Swimming Unit
    • Friday, May 18 – PAFA Movie Night – 5:30pm ECE Campus
    • Tuesday, May 22 – Passport Club
    • Saturday, May 26 – SCIS Spring Picnic – Main Campus