Grade 5 Instruments

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.

BAND INSTRUMENTS – RETURNED FRIDAY MAY 11th 2018

STRINGED INSTRUMENTS – RETURNED WEDNESDAY May 23rd

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!

Sincerely,

Sally Oxenberry

ES Music

 

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

Student Led Conferences 2018

Dear Parents,

It is our sincere hope that you had a great student led conference with your child last Wednesday, 18th April. At UNIS Hanoi, we believe that children are in charge of their learning and we give them many opportunities to know that they are capable and competent and that they can influence what happens to them.

During conferences children and parents discuss all aspects of the learning together with openness and transparency so that children continue to feel empowered and responsible for their behavior and learning. Students should be able to share a range of work from the year and talk about aspects of their learning that they feel confident with, aspects that they find challenging and some goals that they have for themselves.

We would be grateful for a few minutes of your time telling us what you enjoyed the most out of your conference and what elements we can continue to work on to get even better next time. Please fill in a brief survey here: Student Led Conferences 2018.

Warmly

Nitasha Chaudhuri
Lower Elementary School, Deputy Principal

 

Class Placement Survey – 2018/19

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 Week May 2-4

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

April is Poetry month!

Visit the UNIS Library and enjoy our poetry walks….

Follow the colourful pathways and enjoy two poems,  Dizzy little duzzy and A pizza the size of the sun, by poet Jack Prelutsky with more to come!

Students are loving this interactive poetry walk and so will you!

Please visit and check out some poetry books from our collection to share at home.

Ms. Conroy