Head of School Updates, December 6, 2019

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, and Friends,

Today’s Lower School Winter Concert was a fantastic way to cap off a busy week of student performances.  Kudos to Ms. DeVeor and our students for their performance of original music compositions, allowing our students to stretch their comfort zone and take chances.

Last Saturday, we celebrated our Pudong Winter Festival, and the campus was certainly alive with action. Special crafts, performances, vendors, and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus all came together to make it a memorable day for students and parents. The Festival was the central piece in busy day on our campus. It was preceded by:

  • An ECE Parent Workshop hosted by Ms. Ginny and Ms. Adika.
  • Our Varsity Boys Basketball in action vs. YCIS.     

An event as vibrant as the Winter Festival doesn’t happen without a lot of planning from our PAFA, led by Vanessa Thomas – and a host of dedicated parents and faculty who volunteer in different capacities to make it an eventful day. 

During and immediately after the Festival, our Upper School Arts Showcase Gallery featured our students’ creativity in  Visual Art, Film, Design, and Music.

The afternoon was capped off by the 2nd amazing performance of this year’s Upper School Musical, The Addams Family. Special thanks to Ms. Riddle, Ms. Whiteside, Mr. Demas, and Ms. Williams (and the ever-present Mr. Johnson) for putting the countless hours over the last four months to our dedicated cast a crew. It truly ended the day with a bang! 

And, if that wasn’t enough, congratulations are also in order to our PS/PK team (Ms. Tami, Ms. Aleksa, Ms. Adika, and Ms. Amy) for the interactive learning showcase that they organized for parents, faculty and students on Thursday in the Black Box. It was a celebration of learning.  

Throughout all of these events, I want to thank the parents and SCIS community for being present. Student learning is more relevant with a purpose. Opportunities like the ones described above are great ways to learn. And these same events take on even more meaning when they are shared with an engaged audience. Whether you were able to attend the performances or just be engaged with your child at home about them – thank you for your involvement in our SCIS community.

Go Dragons !
Derek Luebbe

Parent Satisfaction Survey

Thank you for supporting our parent satisfaction survey initiative throughout the semester. The feedback you have provided has been invaluable. Here is the link to our final survey of the semester: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DecParentSatisfactionSurvey . We look forward to continuing our parent focus groups and surveys next semester.

Upcoming PAFA Events

There are two upcoming PAFA General meetings. The first will be held on December 10th and the next general meeting will be on January 14th.

To Sign up for the PAFA General Meeting on Tuesday, December 10th from 10:00AM – 1:00PM please scan the QR code below!

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, Dec. 9:
    • US Semester Exams
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10:
    • PAFA General Meeting, 10am-11:30am
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11:
    • BIG GAME NIGHT Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball vs Wellington, Home, 4:15pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 12:
    • Varsity Boys Basketball vs Pudong Ballers, Home, 3:30pm
  • Friday, Dec. 13:
    • End of Semester One (Full Day for Students)

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