Lower School Principal’s Post #12

Dear Families,

The SCIS-Pudong Junior Dragon Cheerleaders kicked-off the Opening Ceremony of the ACAMIS Volleyball Tournament by performing a fantastic and well rehearsed cheer!

This has been a short, but fun-filled week within the Lower School.  It was wonderful to see Lower School students supporting teams and building community at the Upper School ACAMIS Volleyball Tournament on Thursday and Friday.  To welcome the visiting teams, lower school classrooms adopted a visiting team and attended various games throughout the tournament to provide support and encouragement.  Of course, we were all cheering for our own SCIS Dragons who played spectacularly. 

The SCIS-Pudong Junior Dragon Cheerleading Squad that includes students in Grades 1-5.


Lower School Winter Concerts

Please mark your calendars for the Lower School Winter Concert Performances which will take place on Friday, December 7th.  Students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 will perform at 10:30am in the Theater, while the Grades 3-5 performance is scheduled to start at 1:30pm in the Theater.  We look forward to seeing all parents at what is certain to be a fantastic event!


Bingo Night

Please note that BINGO Night will take place next Saturday, November 17th.  This fun family affair will begin at 5:00pm in the Black Box and last until 9:00pm.  We encourage all SCIS families to participate in this great community building event!



Students in 3J explore capacity by measuring various amounts of water in milliliters.

Lower School Assembly featuring 3J

The next Lower School Assembly will take place next Thursday, November 15th beginning at 8:15am in the Black Box.  Grade 3 will be performing “Stone Soup” and emphasizing the author’s theme and moral of the story. 


Many parents of students in Grades 2-12 attended the Principal’s Coffee Morning on Wednesday led by Dr. Frank Volpe on the NWEA MAPs test.

Teacher Professional Development Days

Please note that November 23rd will be a Professional Development Day for teachers.  On this day teachers will be working with international consultant Tania Latanzio on deepening our understanding of concept-based planning and instruction.  Students will not have school on this day. 



BOOK FAIR on November 20-22

Please note there will be a book fair on November 20th – 22nd.  Students and parents will be able to purchase high quality books on campus during these days.  We invite parents to come to school to purchase books with and for your child(ren).  Students will also have an opportunity to purchase books throughout the day if they have sufficient funds to do so.  



Parent-Teacher Conference Reflection

Although Parent-Teacher Conferences were a little over 2 weeks ago, we’d like to get parents’ opinions on their conference experience.  We request that you take a few minutes to complete this very short survey to help us better understand how Parent-Teacher conferences can be improved for the future.  Thank you very much for your time and feedback!


Save the Date: SCIS Winter Carnival

You are cordially invited to join us for the Second Annual SCIS Winter Carnival hosted at the Hongqiao Main Campus on Saturday, November 24th from 11am – 4pm.

We have partnered with the Community Center Shanghai (CCS) who will host their annual Winter Bazaar full of great holiday shopping, delicious foods, and warming winter drinks. SCIS will provide the fun, including games, activities, and entertainment for the entire family, with a few winter surprises and special gifts you won’t want to miss.

Admission is FREE and ALL family and friends of SCIS are encouraged to join us for an exciting day of fun. We hope to see you there! Please look for more details coming soon!

More photos from a wonderful week!

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