Summer Camp

Hello 5th Grade Families!

We want to make you aware of a fun opportunity for your children this summer…Summer Camp at SCIS! We are offering a mixed section for students in grades 3-5. Our non-academic setting provides our campers with the opportunity to meet new friends and hone leadership skills, while engaged in activities such as art, cooking, drama, dance, sports, water play, field trips, and much more. See our website for a closer look at enrollment options and our weekly themes this summer, please note you can choose your enrollment option based on the week or weeks you are interested in. Our enrollment closes on May 31st so there is still time to take advantage of all the summer fun. Please email with any questions.


Andrew Bissonnette
Summer Camp Coordinator
SCIS – ECE Campus
2212 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai, China 200336
Phone: 86-21-6295-1222 Fax: 86-21-6261-4639
Summer Camp Website:

Music Concert Tuesday May 22

Students should:

Arrive at 6:15 in homeroom (Mrs. Kirwin’s room) NO EARLIER, there will not be supervision!

Wear dark colored dress pants and shoes, plain one-colored (any color) top with NO designs or symbols on the shirt.  (see examples)

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Show begins at 6:30

Parents will meet students in Mrs. Kirwin’s room after to be picked up, when we make eye contact.  Students are not allowed to just walk out to lobby. 

Field Day! at SCIS

Friday, May 25th
12:20 – 2:20 – Grade 5

Students should bring the following to school on their field day:
1. A T-shirt in the color listed below. Yellow – designs are okay for this event
2. An extra set of clothes and pair of shoes to change into after field day as they will get wet during the water activities.
3. A towel.
4. A plastic bag for wet items.
5. Sun Protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses (optional).
6. A water bottle.

Yellow- Kids should wear a yellow shirt for the entire day (not just the afternoon) any other yellow items like sunglasses, pants, athletic shoes, bandanas etc.  would be added fun. 


Water, Water homework

This assignment is Due Wednesday May 16

Students should:

Estimate how much water it takes first (it took me 845ml to wash my hands, they saw this)

Be precise in their measurements (collect all water used to be measured)

Test the same thing at least 3 times

Complete at least 2 different tests (for example: wash hands, brush teeth)

Complete the questions. 

Soccer Day! May 18

Soccer Day is upon us one last time!
Friday May 18  8:45-2pm at SAS PUXI campus

Permission Slips due May 11

Need 2 chaperones for buses, other parents may meet us at field to watch and cheer us on!

Students are expected to wear their SCIS PE uniform, PE shoes, and are encouraged to wear shin guards and soccer socks. NO molded style cleats, studs, sprigs, sandals, or flip-flops are allowed.

Students should bring: Water bottle, extra pair of shoes and socks, hat and sunscreen, extra snacks. 

For new parents- Soccer Day is a day devoted to fun, teamwork and sportsmanship.  We meet 4 other schools at SAS Puxi and play 5 or 6, 20 minute soccer games.  Students will be rotated into the game as equally as possible so everyone gets as much play time as possible.  Students will be offered cafeteria lunches, but have the option to choose to bring their own lunches.

Heart To Heart

It is with great pleasure that we are announcing our first “Heart to Heart Fundraising Week” at SCIS HQ Main from Monday, April 16th – Friday, April 20th.  As I’m sure many of you know, the ECE has been supporting Heart to Heart for several years through their Art Auction.  This year, we will join them in this endeavor. Our goal is to raise 90,000 RMB ($14,250 USD) during the HQ Main weeklong event to provide the funds to save three children in desperate need of life-saving heart surgeries.

We have many activities planned that include an all-school assembly on Monday, April 16th, a student-run market day on Wednesday, April 18th, and a Screen Free Night on Wednesday, April 18th from 5:00 – 8:00.  The attached flyer provides the details of this exciting event.  Please mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate our community while helping our students appreciate the value of altruism.

 One Love, One Heart, Let’s Get Together and Feel All Right!


Camp Information

Here are three more pieces of information for you about Grade 5 Camp.  The hotel information where we will be staying, a brochure to give you a basic idea of what our camp is about, and the packing list from Insight.  You’ll notice that we have gone along the guidelines of Insight for our packing list.  Some items, like a flashlight or specific kinds of clothing are not necessary, but helpful.  Rolling luggage is not recommended but may still be used, as long as it is small.  Children will be in charge of carrying their own items, keep this in mind when packing.  Small backpacks (like a string bag) for a water bottle and snack work great for during the day. 

We understand no electronics will be tough for not only the students but parents as well. Teachers and Insight instructors will have access to communication for emergencies.  I will update parents as often as possible and send pictures.  Letting our children grow and be independent can sometimes be harder on us as parents, than on them an individuals.  Thank you for trusting us and allowing your child this opportunity to grow and be “disconnected”!  It’ll be like the old days, you know, 1980?

Hotel details

Camp brochure

Packing list