December 8 Update

Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,

Let me start by saying congratulations to all of our Lower School students for their performances today. It was a day to showcase the Performing Arts.

Our PK students (and parents!) started the day off right with an Art and Artists Gallery Walk. The PK artists shared their work and were able to explain what made it special to them. A big thank you to Ms. Aleksa and Ms. Emily who put so much time into preparing the Gallery Walk so that authentic learning could happen. And, a thank you to the parents and faculty who joined to appreciate and hear from our artists – making the experience an authentic expression of sharing.

Later in the day, three Lower School performances were shared to packed houses in the auditorium. The N/PS class performed an excited dance number followed the Grade PK-1 performance of the “The Mitten”. At 1:30 students in Grades 2-5 shared a lively “The Holly Jolly Pirates of Pinataville” for students and families.

These shows were live-streamed, so if you could not make the live performance, check it out online.

Pudong Winter Festival – Sunday, Dec. 10th 11:00am-3:00 pm

All families are welcome to join our SCIS Winter Festival with a German Market theme to celebrate the holidays.  Our PAFA have worked tirelessly to provide a festive winter environment – come out, relax, shop, and enjoy the SCIS community!

Dragon Cup Basketball – Saturday @ SCIS HQ

Good luck to our Boys and Girls Basketball teams as they are take part in the Dragon Cup on Saturday at Hongqiao Campus of SCIS. We always need more fans, so come out and support the Green Dragons!

Student Transitions

The life of an international school community is transient. The only thing stable is change. As we approach the end of the first semester, we know we will say goodbye to a few families and friends. If you are departing or if you know someone who is, please allow your children the time to say goodbye to classmates and teachers.   Sometimes, saying goodbye is not easy, but it is an important part of a healthy transition process.  If you are leaving, know that you will “always be a Dragon.”  You have left your mark on our SCIS community;  I hope you leave SCIS as a happier, healthier person knowing that SCIS has left a mark on you as well.

Part of the transition process is welcoming our new students – and there should be quite a few of them in January. We can all remember what it felt like to be the family or the new student.  Let’s do all we can to transition these newest members into the SCIS community.

Enjoy today’s photos and the rest of your weekend.

Derek Luebbe
Head of School


G2-5 Winter Concert 1
G2-5 Winter Concert 3
G2-5 Winter Concert 2



PK Art and Artists Learning Celebration set up (Thanks Ms. Aleksa and Ms. Emily!)


Ms. Gale adds to the fun


Lucas shares the day.


Frank and Cody and explore and explain.


PK-G1 Winter Concert

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