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

Swimming Letter

Dear Parents,

As we head into the final quarter of the school year, it is time to start preparing for our swimming unit for all of Kindergarten and Grade 1. Students will take a bus with their class to visit the pool at No. 633 Wu Zhong Rd. Ming Hang District Ming Sheng Garden for scheduled school days between May 14th and May 31st. The items your child will need to bring on swim days are:

1. a bathing suit,
2. a swim cap,
3. a towel,
4. goggles, flip flops and
5. a bag for wet things.

All of these items are available for purchase at the athletic store, Decathalon. Students should not wear jewelry during their swim week and should wear clothing they can get on and off independently. The professionals that will be on hand to supervise and teach your child in the pool include; Mr. Sternberg, Mr. Newman and the aquatics instructors from the SCIS Hongqiao Campus. During the first swim class students will be evaluated and then grouped together based on basic swim skills and their comfort in the water. Floatation belts are available for those who need them, but will not be required unless the staff deems it necessary for safety.

Our swimming unit is an exciting time for most students, but some students are less comfortable in the water. These children are encouraged to take advantage of their time in the pool, but of course will not be forced. What is most important at this age is that your child has safe and positive experiences regarding the water and swimming. Parents who would like to watch their child swim are encouraged to come on the final day of their child’s swimming week. This will allow your child to be focused and get the most out of class during the week and be able to show you what they can do at the end of that time.

We look forward to working with your child in the the water during this unit. Of course, if you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email, bsternberg@scis-china.org bnewman@scis-china.org.

Thank you,
Brian Sternberg & Brendan Newman
ECE PE Teachers

G2 Transition BBQ – April 26

The next ECE Transition Open House for incoming G1 and G2 students and parents will be an evening BBQ! Come join us for hamburgers, hotdogs and beverages on the field of HQ-Main from 5:00-6:30 pm on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

HQ-Main LS faculty will be available for questions, conversations, and we will also be conducting informal building tours. Please RSVP with the HQ-LS secretaries at hq-ls-secretary@scischina.org. Please also contact the LS secretaries if you were not able to make any of our previous open houses and would like to schedule a tour with the administration.