ES Leavers’ Assembly – Join us!

Dear Elementary Families,

This coming Tuesday, June 12th, our entire Elementary School from Discovery – Grade 5 will gather in the Sports Centre to close out the school year. We will use this time to farewell students and faculty members who are leaving our UNIS Hanoi community.

The assembly starts at 1.15pm and will run for approximately 30 minutes – there will be seats in the back for parents and visitors.

You are warmly welcome to join us.

Warm regards,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

ES Coffee Morning: Supporting Students in Transition

Dear Parents,

We look forward to welcoming you to our final Elementary School Coffee Morning of the year on supporting students in transition, tomorrow, May 25th.

Transitions happen at the end of every year.  We are all somewhere in the cycle of arriving, leaving or being left behind. Our Elementary Counselors will help you to understand more about the transition cycle and how best to support your child, regardless of what stage of the cycle they are in.

This session is relevant for parents of all elementary school students – those who are arriving, leaving, or being left behind.  We look forward to seeing you in the Community Room, B7, at 8.30am.

Warm regards,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Saying Farewell to our ES Teachers

Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.
~ Loris Malaguzzi

This is the time of year when our entire community is in transition.  Members of our school community are either leaving, entering a new place, or being left behind. Transition impacts us all.  As a school, our teachers and counselors engage our students in conversations about managing transitions with resilience and positivity.

Many of our teachers are also in transition.  We are grateful to the following educators who have put their hearts and souls into creating meaningful learning experiences for our students, while contributing actively to our school values of Learning, Community and Responsibility.  We know that they have touched the lives of many students and their families during their time at UNIS Hanoi.

 

Aaron Davis (2 years of service) – Moving to Jordan
Andrea Marrinson (3 years of service) – Moving to Tunisia
Andrea Snyder (2 years of service) – Moving to USA
Anissa Zotos (4 years of service) – Moving to Cyprus
Angela Meikle (2 years of service) – Moving within Vietnam
Bart Maas (3 years of service) – Moving to Thailand
Cam McHale (7 years of service) – Moving to Sri Lanka
Jeff Reynolds (2 years of service) – Moving to Hong Kong
Julie Conroy (8 years of service) – Moving to Kenya
Sally Oxenberry (9 years of service) – Moving to Australia
Sharon Henderson (6 years of service) – Moving to USA
Stefan Hendry (4 years of service) – Moving to Morocco

These teachers have all helped our students to ‘climb their own mountains’ and for that, we are incredibly grateful.  Please join me in wishing them well for their new adventures ahead as they continue to make a difference in the lives of children in other parts of the world.

Sincerely,


Megan Brazil
Elementary Principal

ES Snack Sale

Snack Sale Wednesday May 16!

The contributing classes are:

  • K1C , K1B, Homeroom 2D and Grade 4 Homerooms

How does the Snack Sale Work?

There are four snack sales per academic year. All Elementary School classes are divided into four groups of contributing classes, so that each class will contribute to one snack sale. In order for your child to participate in each snack saleplease send him/her to school with money on all four snack sale days (Cost: 10,000VND per snack/ Limit 2 snacks per child).

What to bring if you are in a contributing class?

As a Nut and Allergy Aware campus we require all snacks to include a list of ingredients.When it is your turn to be a contributing class, we encourage that each family supports the ES Snack Sale by providing:

  • 10 individually wrapped homemade snacks (the value of each treat should be at least 10,000VND)
  • A labeled container/dish with your child’s class and name
  • On the morning of the snack sale, please deliver the snacks BEFORE 8.10am to the designated tables in the ECC or ES Courtyard

Healthy Snacks are Important Everyday!

Need Healthy Snack Ideas? Check out these yummy websites:

Jamie Oliver – Healthy Snacks
Lolly Jane – Healthy Fun Kids Snacks
Parenting.com – 32 Healthy Kids Snacks
Super Healthy Kids
BBC Good Food – Kids Snacks
Kidspot.com

Please note, we will not sell any Choco-pies, chips, candies, pre-packaged cookies or chocolate bars.

Witness the best part of it all…

The kids faces light up when they see all the snacks available for purchase, but they love it even more when they see their parents at school! So if you’re free for 1.5 hours on the morning of an ES Snack Sale come by, hang around and help sell the snack to the kids and be part of the action!

If you have any questions, please contact the ES Snack Sale Coordinators: Seung Shin Lee, Aya Kuroda and Akiko Nakano at snacksale@unishanoi.org .

Transition/ Moving Resources

Are you moving forward?  Know someone who is moving onto a new school, new country, new position?

UNIS Library has resources to help!

Come have a look at transition and moving resources on display in the Library.  Also available are articles recommended by our Counseling Team as well as books for all ages.

                                                         10 ways to help students say goodbye                                                                  Parent’s guide to moving abroad with kids                                                                  The Culture blend transition

 

 

                   Let us know if we can help!

Lost Books – Please help!!!!

Last week the following library books were mistakenly returned to the library drop-off box and sold at the book sale! Now we need your help to rescue the following ‘lost’ books and return them back home to the library:
1. The Top Ten Leaders that Changed the World
2. Barack Obama (Barcode: 109656)
3. The Politics Book
4. Lincoln: A Photobiography
5. Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents
6. How Governments Work: The Inside Guide to the Politics of the World
7. The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World
8. The Body Book for Boys
9. Presidents
10. Potty Politics
11. Barack Obama (Barcode: 105116)
12. Barack Obama (Barcode: 101409)
13. What’s Happening to Me?
14. Giang Sinh Dau Tien Cua Chuot Tip/”First Christmas of Tip Mouse”
15. Where are your Manners
16. Germination
If you are the lucky person who selected these library books at the book sale, we kindly ask that you returned them to Ms. Ronke’s classroom (B9/G11) for a full refund.
Thank you!

Class Placement Survey – 2018/19

3rd May 2018

Dear Elementary Parents,

Over the next 6 weeks, teams of teachers will be working on class placements for students for the 2018-2019 school year.

Here at UNIS Hanoi, we mix the children’s groupings every year as they pass from one grade level to the next. In such a transient population, this enables us to continuously ensure each class is a well-balanced group with a mix of gender, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, learning styles and differences. The mixing of class groups also helps establish a grade level identity and community as well as individual homeroom communities. Children are able to develop and maintain a broader range of friendships across the whole age group. It also helps new children integrate more quickly as the class they enter is newly formed rather than being a group that has been together for several years.

Because we value parent input about your child, you are invited to provide information to the school that might help us with the class placement process.

Final decisions about class placement of students are the responsibility of UNIS Hanoi. Changes are not permitted.

Please note that UNIS Hanoi employs only highly qualified and experienced teachers, therefore requests for students to be placed with specific teachers will not considered.

Please complete the survey by clicking HERE.

With kind thanks,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Class Placement Survey – 2018/19

9th May 2018

Dear Elementary Parents,

Over the next 6 weeks, teams of teachers will be working on class placements for students for the 2018-2019 school year.

Here at UNIS Hanoi, we mix the children’s groupings every year as they pass from one grade level to the next. In such a transient population, this enables us to continuously ensure each class is a well-balanced group with a mix of gender, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, learning styles and differences. The mixing of class groups also helps establish a grade level identity and community as well as individual homeroom communities. Children are able to develop and maintain a broader range of friendships across the whole age group. It also helps new children integrate more quickly as the class they enter is newly formed rather than being a group that has been together for several years.

Because we value parent input about your child, you are invited to provide information to the school that might help us with the class placement process.

Final decisions about class placement of students are the responsibility of UNIS Hanoi. Changes are not permitted.

Please note that UNIS Hanoi employs only highly qualified and experienced teachers, therefore requests for students to be placed with specific teachers will not considered.

Please complete the survey by clicking HERE.

With kind thanks,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Book Drive for Book Sale



WE WANT YOUR BOOKS!

Friday – Last Day to Donate!

Book Drive: April 9 – 27 (collection in homerooms)

Book Sorting / Pricing: May 2 – 3

Book Sale: May 4 – 5 

Volunteer HERE!

  • Do you have books that you no longer need but which someone else would enjoy?
  • Maybe you are leaving Hanoi soon and don’t want to ship all of your books to your next posting?
  • Do you want to donate your books to a good cause?

This Book Sale is an opportunity for both kids and adults to purchase used books in their native tongue, or another language, at bargain prices! Please donate books that you don’t need any more, so that other families can enjoy them!

  • During the Book Drive all ECC, ES and MS classrooms will collect books in their homerooms. The classes ( ECC+ES+MS ) and an  individual (HS) with the most donated books will receive prizes.
  • HS students can donate books at two places- there will be box with tally sheet located in front of the library and in the DP Lounge – G29.

We also greatly appreciate your help to sort all donated books on Wednesday May 2 and Thursday May 3, and to assist sales on Friday May 4 and Saturday May 5.

Click here to volunteer!

Types of books collected: Kids’ books, adults’ books, fact or fiction, English, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, German, Swedish, French – We are interested in books on any subject, in any language spoken within the UNIS Hanoi community. If it’s a book that someone else might enjoy, donate it (please no outdated travel guides, class readers or inappropriate books please!).

  • Funds raised from the SCO Book Sale will be used to empower a variety of literacy projects created and led by UNIS Hanoi students through our Service Learning Programme.
  • For example, helping to create a community school library in Pu Bin and Sapa led by our Grade 8 Middle School students!

Questions?   Let us know!

Kanako Lacson and Pavla Jarkulischová, Used Book Sale Co-ordinators

Contact us at: booksale@unishanoi.org

BOOK WEEK IS COMING SOON!

BOOK WEEK

IS COMING!

MAY 2 – 4, 2018

Everyday of Book Week will offer special activities!

Wednesday May 2- Wear a Word Day:

Students wear a word on their clothing-

Can be a word they identify with, have fun saying or simply enjoy!

Thursday May 3-Character costume dress up day + Parade

Students dress up as their favourite BOOK character

Friday May 4 Pajama dress up day and bring your

best buddy soft cuddly toy to school day  

+ SCO Book Sale!

Plus week long activities including Literary Lunches, DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Time, Book Walks, Poetry Pathways and AMAZING Library displays!

Ms. Conroy and the Book Week Team