Book Drive for the SCO Used Book Sale Continues for 2 More Weeks

Support literacy initiatives by donating your used books!

The much anticipated SCO Used Book Sale will be held on May 5 & 6, 2017 this year!

The active Homeroom Book Donation Competition begins TODAY and ends on April 28! Time to sort through those bookshelves and donate your pre-loved books:

  • Do you have books that you no longer need that someone else would enjoy?
  • Are you leaving Hanoi in June and don’t want to ship all of your books to your next posting?
  • Do you want to donate your books to promote literacy in Vietnam?

The Book Sale will be glad to accept your books. Used Book Sale is an opportunity for both kids and adults to purchase some ‘pre-loved’ books, in their native tongue (or another language!), at bargain prices.

Kids’ books, adults’ books, fact or fiction, English, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, German, Swedish, French – we’re 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 out-dated travel guides, class readers or inappropriate books please!).

Books will be collected in each ECC/ES and MS classroom. HS will have one central collection box in front of Common Room.

Where does all the money go?

The funds raised at the SCO Used Book Sale will be used to empower a variety of literacy projects created and led by UNIS Hanoi students through the Service Learning Programme. Currently, a Middle School service group is working in collaboration with a Grade 12 design student to develop a library in a school in Pu Bin and more literacy initiatives are in the works!

Volunteers Needed!

A lot of volunteers are needed to help sort/price books and then sell during the book Sale. This year, the SCO has decided that each hard-working volunteer will have the opportunity to pre-purchase 1 book per 1.5 hour shift!

Book Sorting: April 20 and May 3 from 8.00 – 11.00 (Canteen)

Book Sales: May 5 from 8.00 – 16.30 and May 6 from 8.00 – 13.00 (Centre for the Arts)

Sign-up for shift here

If you have questions, or would like to be part of the team, please let us know!

Kelly Kim and Winnie Fano, Book Sale CoordinatorsContact us at:


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Please come a cheer on our children as they put all their efforts into helping their houses achieve their very best. The day promises to be a fun one and is a highlight on the elementary sports calendar.
Please remember to
– pack your child’s house uniform
– provide a full water bottle
– provide an additional afternoon snack
– pack sunscreen
– label everything
We look forward to your supportive smiles and positive cheer


Swimming for Grade 3 begins 20 March!

Next week, students will start their swimming unit and will be swimming in every PE lesson for the next 6 weeks. May 4th will be the culminating event – ES Grades 2 and 3 Swim Meet. It will be an afternoon occasion with all students and homeroom teachers involved.

Please discuss with you children what swim gear they will need to bring (cap, goggles, one-piece swim suit and a towel) on PE days. Encourage them to label each item including their bag. This way we will be able to keep track of lost and found belongings.

Here is a link to the ES Aquatics blog if you have any further questions.

Thank you!

Snacks – A Friendly Reminder!

Due to possible allergic reactions students are not to share daily personal snacks. The only time snacks can be shared are during special events that have been prearranged with your teacher.  These snacks should be individually wrapped or packaged and nut free. Please refer to the Elementary School Handbook for more information.

Remind the kids to Eat Your Snack!  Enjoy Your Snack!  Love Your Snack!  Yeah!!!

Curriculum Update

Dear Parents,

Here is the fourth  curriculum overview document.  Just a reminder that these documents will be helpful for you to get a better idea of what your child is learning and how you can best support them at home. If you ever have any questions about this document then please contact your child’s teacher for further information.

Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team

Parent Teacher Conference Survey

Dear Elementary Families,
We in the Elementary School are humbled by the positive experience of Parent-Teacher Conference Day on February 14th.  Thank you for your attendance.  It has been so pleasing to see our parents and faculty come together to discuss our shared commitment to your children’s learning and progress.
As there are many ways that we communicate both learning and student progress to you at home, we would love your feedback on what works, and what we could be doing better.
Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey where you can provide us with any feedback on our communication and reporting procedures – from report cards, to parent-teacher conferences and beyond.
Survey – “Communicating student progress in the Elementary School
Your feedback is important to us as we strive to constantly improve.
Megan Brazil

Megan Brazil

Elementary School Principal

United Nations International School of Hanoi

G9 Ciputra, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam

Telephone: +84 4 3758 1551 Ext: 8900

Fax: +84 4 3758 1542

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