We had another fantastic week at SCIS-Pudong filled with excellent and informative learning experiences for students, teachers and parents. A huge THANK YOU to the Lower School Literacy Team (Mrs. Ruf, Ms. Van De Laarschot, Dr. Myers and Ms. Williams) for planning a fun Literacy Week where students had an opportunity to participate in various events that fostered a passion and enthusiasm for literacy. Additionally, HATS OFF to all SCIS-Pudong parents and friends who volunteered to be a guest reader during Friday’s Read Around the World Day!
Please take note of all the upcoming and exciting events that will take place in April. It is hard to believe that following the April Break there will be only 10 weeks left until the end of the school year! I hope all families have a wonderful and relaxing holiday!
Lower School Assemblies: Congratulations 2V!
Congratulations to students in 2V for their entertaining and interactive assembly performance that truly showcased the different ways literacy can be made fun and engaging. During the assembly, students confidently and courageously shared information surrounding favorite books and had the opportunity to reveal the top two most popular books within the lower school as voted on by all students. Great job 2V!
The next Lower School assembly will take place on Thursday, April 18th featuring Grade 5. During this assembly Grade 5 students will be sharing information related to the upcoming PYP Exhibition which students are busily preparing for. We look forward to seeing you there!
Principal’s Coffee Morning Focused on the PYP Exhibition
This year’s PYP Exhibition will take place on Friday, May 3rd. An informative coffee morning for parents interested in learning more about exhibition and ways to help support our Grade Five students will take place on Thursday, April 18th following the Lower School Assembly. The coffee morning will begin at 9:15am in Ms. Ruf’s classroom (Room 222). We hope to see you there!
Positive Discipline Parent Education Opportunity
There is still an opportunity for parents to sign up for the Positive Discipline Parent workshops that will take place from 8:30am until 11:30am on the following days: April 11th, April 18th, April 25th, and May 3rd. The workshops will be led by First Grade Teacher and Certified Positive Discipline Educator and Trainer, Dr. Molly Myers.
Parents are highly encouraged to attend all four sessions. We hope you are able to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn about strategies and techniques to encourage positive discipline in the home environment. Please contact Ms. Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending this valuable parent education course that will be offered at the discounted price of 500RMB. Parents who have attended previous courses are also encouraged to attend.
Mark the Date for our Lower School Spring Concert
The Lower School Spring Concert for Kindergarten through Grade 5 will take place on Friday, April 19th from 1:30pm-2:30pm in the Theater. The concert titled, “A Spring Affair: A Celebration of American Music from an International Perspective,” will showcase original student compositions and various music and movement creations. Please be sure to mark your calendar for this great event! Additionally, please support your child in putting together the following clothes or color combinations for the show:
- Kindergarten Performance Attire: White t-shirt with black bottoms (pants or skirts)
- Grade 1 Performance Attire: Traditional Chinese clothes or red shirts and dark bottoms (pants or skirts)
- Grade 2 Performance Attire: Hip Hop inspired clothes – bright colored t-shirts (any color) and jeans
- Grade 3 Performance Attire:
- Students will be assigned different outfits to wear depending upon their part:
- Intro Melody Performers: Jazzy dresses or outfits
- Rappers: White T-shirt, black bottoms
- Cane Dancer: White dress shirt and black bottom
- Grade 4 and 5 Performance Attire: Super Hero costumes created by the students
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 email@example.com or by calling the school directly at 5812-9888.
International Festival: Saturday, April 27th
Reenrollment has begun for the 2019-2020 School Year
Please note that seats are filling up quickly and we have multiple grade levels in the Lower School that are currently at capacity. As such, if you are confident that you would like your child to continue at SCIS-Pudong for the 2019-2020 school year, we encourage you to submit your re-enrollment as quickly as possible.
Please note, you must use your @scis-parent.org email account details when signing in to the Online Re-Enrollment Website. If you have any questions regarding the process for re-enrollment, please do not hesitate to reach out to the SCIS Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!