With only 19 days left of the 2018-2019 school year, the next few weeks are going to be filled with a variety of fun, engaging and collaborative learning experiences that we hope you will have an opportunity to participate in.
As you know, the next four weeks are also going to becoming increasingly warmer as temperatures rise. To prepare for these weather changes please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for school each day. Navy blue shorts or skirts along with the SCIS light blue polo shirt would suitable for the weather, while adhering to the SCIS dress code. Additionally, please ensure that your child water bottle is carefully labelled with their name. We continue to encourage all children to regularly drink water throughout the day to ensure they stay healthy and hydrated.
Thank you to PAFA for providing a fantastic teacher appreciation breakfast on Friday morning as a way to thank teachers for the tremendous amount of time, energy and passion that put into each and every day. We are very fortunate to have such a supportive parent community that take the time to recognize the exceptional SCIS-Pudong faculty!
Lower School Field Day
Field Day for the Lower School will take place on Wednesday, June 12th. On this day, all students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 will participate in a variety of fun outdoor activities where they will use their physical and collaborative skills to complete an assortment of challenging tasks. Students will move freely with peer groups through activity stations that will be set up around the soccer field. To ensure the activity stations run smoothly and successfully we are looking for parent volunteers to assist in leading a station. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 will participate in Field Day from 9:30am until 11:30am, while students in Grades 3-5 will partake in the fun from 12:30 until 2:30pm. If you would be interested in helping run a station for 45 minutes during the K-2 Field Day and/or the 3-5 Field Day please contact Ms. Tarsi Bali at email@example.com
Parent Appreciation BBQ
As a way for us to express our gratitude for all that you do, we would like to invite all parents to attend a Parent Appreciation BBQ on Wednesday, June 12th between 11:30am-12:30pm in the SCIS Cafeteria. Please come and enjoy a BBQ style lunch with your child(ren) either before or after they participate in Field Day!
Lower School Variety Show
Please note that the Lower School Variety Show will take place on Thursday, June 6th from 1:30-2:45pm in the Theater. All lower school students will attend the variety show and support their peers as they showcase an array of talents on the Theater stage. If you have any questions regarding the variety show, please contact Mrs. Laurie Luebbe at firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you at this fantastic event!
Congratulations Grade 4:
Congratulations to Ms. Briton and all students in 4C for their awesome assembly performance at Thursday’s Lower School Assembly! Students used their current unit of inquiry focused on Sharing the Planet to explore how the common spaces in the school are used and shared. Students created and presented informative videos on the ways to inappropriately and appropriately use and share the spaces to ensure that all students are safe, respectful and responsible at school. The final Lower School Assembly will be the farewell assembly on June 13th at 8:15am in the Black Box.
Class Placements for 2019-2020
This afternoon an important letter was sent to all SCIS-Pudong Lower School parents surrounding class placements for returning students. Please take a moment to read through the letter in order to gain a deeper understanding of the tremendous amount of thought that is put into establishing balanced classes. As mentioned in the letter, “In order to establish balanced classes, we are unable to consider parent requests for specific teachers. We are also unable to accept requests for students to be placed in the same class with a particular child. Please do not submit such requests, as they will not be considered.
We will however, accept emails in which you may share particular information about your child and his/her academic and social needs that you think the school should take into consideration when formulating class lists as described above. While we accept such correspondence, it should be noted that we believe that all our teachers are well placed to meet the needs of our students and it will be more important to meet with your child’s teacher at the commencement of the new school year to discuss your child’s individual circumstances. Should you wish to share specific information regarding your child’s needs, please email me at email@example.com before June 14th.
Please Label Your Child’s Belongings
With the recent change in weather and the need for students to attend school in various layers of clothing, we ask that parents take extra care to label your child’s personal belongings. In the event, that an item is misplaced, the item can easily be returned to its owner if it is properly labeled with the child’s name and grade.
We would appreciate your support with helping us tighten up our safety protocols by letting the school know, no later than 2:00pm each day if there are changes to your child’s departure plan. Last minute requests have the potential to result in safety concerns surrounding miscommunication. If there are changes to your child’s departure plan please contact the Lower School Secretary, Ms. Vicki Xu at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the school directly at 5812-9888.
Summer Camp 2019
Save the dates! Summer camp is coming to both Puxi and Pudong campuses from June 17 – July 12, 2019.
Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is excited to offer specialized summer camp designed with the whole child in mind. Our summer camp programs are non-academic, thematic programs filled with action-packed fun for children in the ECE through grade 5. Your child’s summer will be filled with fun days of games, sports, outdoor exploration, water activities, field trips, art, music, drama, Mandarin language/culture fun, and more! All students from the Shanghai community are welcome to enroll. Summer camp offers flexible weekly enrollment options for families with limited availability or travel plans. More information to come in the new year!
More Photographs from a Great Week of Learning!