SCO Used Book Drive Begins TODAY!

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: booksale@unishanoi.org

SCO Used Book Sale Basket Instructions 2017-1pmedz4

Swimming Begins NEXT week!

Greetings from the Aquatics department!
Next week, students will start their swimming unit and will be swimming in every PE lesson for the next 6 weeks. On May 12 will be the culminating event – ES Grades 4 and 5 Swim Meet. It will be a morning occasion with all students.
Please send students with their swim gear (cap, goggles, one-piece swim suit and a towel) on PE days and make sure each item (including their bag) is labeled. This way we will be able to track lost and found belongings.
Please go to this link to the ES Aquatics for more information!
Let me know if any concern or questions.
Thanks for your support!

A busy week next week…

Hi everyone

Next week is a busy week for Grade 4! On Thursday late afternoon / early evening they have their music presentation and on Friday they have their athletics afternoon. Please below for all of the details…

 

THURSDAY:

Student time and place arrival:

5.oo 4B and 4D strings arrive in Ms Alexis’s music room – warmup

5.00 4A and 4C Choir arrive in Ms Noor’s music room – warm up

Please have the students dressed in:

FORMAL, black dress pants or below the knee skirt

Formal, white shirt

Formal, black shoes (NO sneakers!)

A touch of colour (scarf, tie, belt…)

Concert ends at 6.45pm!

FRIDAY:
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 cheers.

 

 

Feedback Survey (Communication and Reporting)

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.

Gratefully,
Megan Brazil

Science at home

Our students have been learning about how their body systems are affected by their choices. 

If our body systems are affected by our choices, then we should be able to change our body systems for the better by training and making positive choices.

It is with this in mind that the students will perform their Summative Science Experiment!

PURPOSE: To select a part of their physiology to try and improve it.

Students will need to be able to:

  • Describe what they want to improve
  • Describe what body systems are affected and how it works
  • Collect data
  • Analyse their data collected to draw conclusions about their lifestyle choices and the effects on their body
  • Visually present their data and ideas
  • Make recommendations based on their research

Over the break some students may collect data for this experiment (this is not required).  For example students may want to improve their reaction time by sleeping more.  Therefore they would keep a diary of how much they slept and what their reaction time is on different days.  Or they may want to improve their resting heart rate so they may track their resting heart rate over time as they exercise to improve it. To give the kids an idea of what is possible you may want to watch one of the “Redesign My Brain” episodes below.  It is pretty inspiring to see what is possible.