Head of School Updates, November 30 2018

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty and Friends,

We were lucky enough this week to be hosting math expert Erma Anderson. Erma worked with our Pudong faculty on Thursday, and then worked with a group of 30 educators from around Asia (including 7 SCIS teachers) who are in pursuing a two-year course as Math Specialists for International Schools.

Congratulations go out to our Upper School Arts students and teachers for a great Arts Night on Thursday. Our students are fortunate to be led by such a dynamic, versatile group of faculty. A special shout-out needs to go to the 20 students and Mr. Demas for launching our newly formed MS Jazz Band! They did a fantastic job!

On Sunday, all families are invited to join the SCIS Pudong Winter Festival from 11:00-3:00 pm. Food, drinks, activities, crafts, games, shopping and vendors will await you. If you’re lucky, you may even get a special chance to visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus! A special thank you goes out to our dedicated PAFA MaiTian Parents who transformed our cafeteria into a Winter Wonderland in preparation for Sunday’s Festival.

As the first semester comes nears an end, I want to share three reminders.

  • The last day of school is Friday, December 14 and it will be a half-day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30.
  • Because of the government holiday in October, we will return to school on Monday, January 7.
  • December and January are typical times when families transition. We have a growing wait list, and therefore it’s important for us to try to get accurate, timely information. If your chid is leaving SCIS, please notify Laurie Luebbe (lluebbe@scis-china.org) so that we can prepare any necessary paperwork to ensure a smooth transition. It also allows us to proactively communicate with incoming families for January.

As always, we believe we are fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with parents in support of children. We appreciate your trust and our relationship. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. 


Derek Luebbe
Head of School

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