May 2 – 4

Congratulation to our Grade 5 Students!

People are still talking about the wonderful PYP Exhibition that the G5 students presented last week! More than one of my colleagues said that it was the best PYPX ever, based on all of the actions that our students took and are still taking to help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was especially inspiring to hear their ‘shout outs’ or compliments to each other the next day. We couldn’t be more proud.


This week is book week. We certainly are enjoying visiting readers, dressing up and celebrating with literary lunches.  Thanks for all of your support. On Friday there will be a book sale for students to purchase books at discounted prices. Books cost between 10 and 40 thousand VND.

As the year starts to wind down, we are starting our final units for all subjects. Our last unit of inquiry will be about “transitions,” physical, social and emotional. The focus of Math will continue to focus on number strategies with an additional focus on geometry. Students will investigate the various types of measurement through hands-on activities. In literacy, students will review “recount” writing and take reading assessments.

Today we also took a trip to the International School of Vietnam. Making connections and deepening understanding from peers is always beneficial! Our trip to ISV today was successful. Their Grade 5 students shared their PYPX learning with us. Our fifth graders were an interested audience who had an opportunity to engage in activities presented by other fifth graders, just like them! The students consolidated their understanding about sharing the planet, our responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other living things.

A Message from Music

May 4th 2018

Dear Grade 5 Parents,

As we approach the end of this 2017/18 School Year, the time has come for all students to return the instrument that they have been borrowing from UNIS.

We will be doing a check of all instruments before the summer holiday to replace broken or missing strings, accessories and small repairs. These costs will be covered by UNIS. Hopefully, we won’t have any larger breakages or missing instruments which will require your attention. These costs might be extra under the loan agreement form.

This letter is to let you know of the days that students must hand in their instrument and have it checked off by Ms Sally and Ms Mai. Prior to this day, students have a responsibility to thoroughly clean their band instrument at home. We will be watching some you tube links on how to do this. Here is a link to get started.



After this day, all instruments will be kept at school to practice during classes for the last few weeks of this school year.

Thank you for your support at home with your child’s instrumental learning. It is great to hear of their enthusiasm to continue learning an instrument next year in Middle School. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this particular group of young musicians and watching their confidence grow in their learning and performing.

It has been a great year of music making!


Sally Oxenberry

ES Music

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