Week of May 15th

  • Transitions

This week Nurse Susan will visit for the second and final presentation on puberty. The students will also have time for questions in their own gender groups to clarify their knowledge.

Curriculum update for May and June.
Please click here.
  • Congratulations

Well done to all the students involved in The Jungle Book. All your commitment and effort has shown through in your amazing performances.

  • Library Books

All library books need to be returned by next Friday May 26th. After this date the library will be contacting any students that have not returned their books.

  • Early Warning place into your calendar . 

Grade 5 Moving Up to Middle School Ceremony will be held in the Centre For The Arts on Monday 12th June at 9am. More details to follow as date approaches.

  • Parent Evening for Grade 5  students moving Middle School

Tuesday 23rd May at 7pm

For more information contact the MS/HS Office

 

 

 

Week of May 8th

Transition Unit – Nurse Visits start next week

Here are the links to resources that are intended to guide conversations during this much-awaited Unit of Inquiry:
Wiki Resources for Parents
Nurse’s Slide
Our school nurse, Ms. Susan McComic, will begin her sessions with the students on May 15.

Also this week Mr Tom (Counselor) and Ms Michelle started to visit the Grade 5  classes as experts in the areas of transition and the responsible use of technology, as we move into the teenage years

GRADES 2-5 ART SHOW
When: Monday, May 15th
Time: Grades 2-3 are encouraged to arrive at 5:00 PM, grades 4-5 are encouraged to arrive at 6:00 PM (the evening will run like an open house with the flexibility available to come and go as families need to)
Location: Building 10, fine arts building
JUNGLE BOOK PERFORMANCES NEXT WEEK
Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May at 6pm
Saturday 20th May Matinee at 2pm
Congratulations to all the Grade 5 students who will be performing.
Curriculum update for May and June.
Please click here.
Swim Meet and MAP tests!
A big congratulations to all of our wonderful Grade 5 students for their efforts at the Swim Meet and during the MAP tests. Have a well earned restful weekend.

Coming events Tomorrow and Monday

ES Swim Meet Friday May 12th 2017

Grade 4 and 5 students will be taking part in an exciting event – ES Swim Meet scheduled  on May 12th, Friday from 8:30 – 11:30.

GRADES 2-5 ART SHOW
When: Monday, May 15th
Time: Grades 2-3 are encouraged to arrive at 5:00 PM, grades 4-5 are encouraged to arrive at 6:00 PM (the evening will run like an open house with the flexibility available to come and go as families need to)
Location: Building 10, fine arts building

Week of May 3

This week was a short one, filled with many engaging and interactive events such as Book Week, our Transition Unit of Inquiry provocations, a field trip to International School of Vietnam’s Grade 5 Exhibition, and our Grade 5 Transition Coffee Morning.

It was a joy to see fifth graders, after a well-welcomed long weekend, enthusiastic about the last quarter of school!

Visit to ISV Grade 5 Exhibition

Thank you to parents who attended the Transition Coffee Morning!
Here are the links to resources that are intended to guide conversations during this much-awaited Unit of Inquiry:
Wiki Resources for Parents
Nurse’s Slide
Our school nurse, Ms. Susan McComic, will begin her sessions with the students on May 15.

ANNOUNCEMENTS of UPCOMING EVENTS 
MAP Test: Tuesday, May 9 – Thursday, May 11
Swim Gala: Friday, May 12, 8:20 – 11:35 Follow this link to learn more about UNIS ES Aquatics program
Snack sale: Wednesday, May 10

What is the Healthy Snack Sale?
Here is an extract from the email sent to contributing classes:
So if you’re free from 8.10 – 9.40 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!

Contributing Parents in Discover, Grade 5 and Homeroom 2D:
Thank you in advance for your contribution. You will be receiving a handout this week regarding the Snack Sale:

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 healthy snacks (the value of each treat should be at least 10,000VND)List of ingredients or snack recipe
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
If you have any questions, please contact the ES Snack Sale Coordinators: Seung Shin Lee, Aya Kuroda and Akiko Nakano at snacksale@unishanoi.org .

Book Week Mystery Readers – What a treat!

Week 31 – April 24 – 28

Congratulations to our Grade 5 students!

We could not be prouder of the Grade 5s, they rose to the occasion and demonstrated their knowledge, creativity and desire to make a positive impact on their world. We commend them not only for the strides they made in the seven weeks leading up to Exhibition but their growth in confidence and engagement over the two days presenting to the wider community. Congratulations on a job well done.

Thank you to parents for joining us and sharing on our learning.

Our next steps are to continue to encourage the children to take action and follow thorough on their passions.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Transitions Unit – We will begin our unit on Transitions the week beginning May 9th. This unit will be a collaboration between the Elementary School, Middle School, School Nurse and School Counsellor. Please join in learning about the various aspects of this unit, with a focus on physical and social/emotional changes by the School Nurse and Upper Elementary Counsellor. The Transition Coffee Morning will be held on May 5, 2017 at 8:30am.

 

 

On Going Action

Groups are still accepting donations as they continue on with their PYPX actions. Please donate:

 

We’re an exhibition group that works on the SDG goal, quality education, there are five people in our group: Dasha Lysaght, Kiran Nguyen, Isabelle He, Toby Fujii Bennet, and Thanh Giang Tran. We work on quality education, because it’s the SDG we’re the most passion about. We got together for the exhibition because we all had similar reasons to dislike how most people don’t have quality education.

We would like to donate some stationary to help the Dong Ngac school; for example; Vietnamese English dictionary’s, pencils, notebooks, sharpeners etc…  If you have any supplies at home that you could donate please send them in this week.

Many Thanks,

Toby, Kiran, Dasha, Isabelle, Giang.

 

 

Week 30 – April 17 – 21

Work Day Open Day
The Grade 5 PYPX Open Day was a success! Thank you for dropping in to work and learn alongside your fifth grader. Follow-up discussions with students and their reflections indicated the experience was a very positive one. The PYPX learning journey is revealing the development and cementing of IB PYP essential elements: attitudes, skills, knowledge, concepts, and action. At the Exhibition, next week, you can expect to see independent learners, thinking and analyzing in deeper ways about their passions combined with issues, through the lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, are driving significant actions!



ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Annual ES Maker Day
Friday, Apr 28, 2017

Week 29 – April 10 -14

PYPX

We are speeding toward our PYPX deadline. This week entailed field trips, surveys, interviews and planning for action.  It is amazing to see how far the students have come. You can see this progress for yourself at the PYPX Open Day on Wednesday April 19. Please drop in throughout the day to talk and work alongside with your child to experience PYPX elementsThis is in preparation for the Exhibition which will take place on April 25 and 26. The parent evening will be held on April 26 at 6:20pm with doors opening to the theatre at 6pm.

Here is the notice about Open Day from Ms Megan:

Grade 5 Open Day

(IN PLACE OF STUDENT LED CONFERENCES FOR GRADE 5)

As has been previously shared with you at the Exhibition meeting and on the Grade 5 blog, please note that Wednesday 19th of April is a PYP Exhibition work day for your Grade 5 student.

On April 19th, in place of Student Led Conferences, Grade 5 would instead like to invite you to an open day to view your child in action as they prepare for their PYP Exhibition.

This is a PYP Exhibition work day/open day for Grade 5 Students only (8:10am – 2.30pm).  

As this is an Open Day, you will not have to sign up. Simply turn up to your child’s Exhibition class and join in. Your child will take time away from their PYPX preparations to answer questions, explore other areas of their learning and share what they have accomplished.

We look forward to seeing you on this day.

Sincerely,

Megan Brazil

on behalf of the Grade 5 Team

Transitions

You may have heard your son or daughter speaking about Middle School a little bit more this week. This increased excitement or hesitation could be the result of a Grade 5 meeting with Mr Marc Vermeer to discuss Middle School and all its options. At this time no action is required on your part other then to follow up on these conversations. We are planting seeds for the transition process which we will take you through next month.

Art Installation

Have a look at the new artwork outside of of 5D and 5C. It is a collaborative project between the students from Vien Tien School and our Grade 5 students.

A Word from our Exhibition Groups

We’re an exhibition group that works on the SDG goal, quality education, there are five people in our group: Dasha Lysaght, Kiran Nguyen, Isabelle He, Toby Fujii Bennet, and Thanh Giang Tran. We work on quality education, because it’s the SDG we’re the most passion about. We got together for the exhibition because we all had similar reasons to dislike how most people don’t have quality education.

We would like to donate some stationary to help the Dong Ngac school; for example; Vietnamese English dictionary’s, pencils, notebooks, sharpeners etc…  If you have any supplies at home that you could donate please send them in this week.

Many Thanks,

Toby, Kiran, Dasha, Isabelle, Giang.

 

Reminders

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: booksale@unishanoi.org

 

 

Behind the Scenes

Often we walk around our environment with our heads full of our own stuff. Sometimes we notice the big changes, like a freshly painted building, creative art displays, new gardens or eco-friendly bike parking. Sometimes we notice when things are damaged or items are missing like water fountains, play equipment, and light fittings. But sometimes we don’t notice.

Today we wanted to celebrate the guys behind the scenes, our operations team. They can repeatedly be seen dragging, wheeling, hauling, lifting and carrying items back and forth for various shows, repairs, celebrations, and functions both big and small.

Today we wanted to say thank you to them. Thank you for making things happen. Thank you for your patience when orders for work to be done are often changed without notice. Thank you for always passing with a smile. Thank you for all the work you do behind the scenes that isn’t noticed and lastly thank you for always trying to accommodate and come up with a solution that works. Today you are not behind the scene, today you are the focus.

Thank you.

 

 

 

Open Day For Grade 5 Parents

Grade 5 Open Day 

(IN PLACE OF STUDENT LED CONFERENCES FOR GRADE 5)

As has been previously shared with you at the Exhibition meeting and here on the Grade 5 blog before Spring break, please note thatWednesday 19th of April is a PYP Exhibition work day for your Grade 5 student.

On April 19th, in place of Student Led Conferences, Grade 5 would instead like to invite you to an open day to view your child in action as they prepare for their PYP Exhibition.

This is a PYP Exhibition work day/open day for Grade 5 Students only (8:10am2.30pm).

As this is an Open Day, you will not have to sign up. Simply turn up to your child’s Exhibition class and join in. Your child will take time away from their PYPX preparations to answer questions, explore other areas of their learning and share what they have accomplished.

We look forward to seeing you on this day.

Sincerely,

Megan Brazil
on behalf of the Grade 5 Team