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 elements. This 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.
on behalf of the Grade 5 Team
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.
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.
Toby, Kiran, Dasha, Isabelle, Giang.
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!
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: email@example.com