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 the 27th February

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all the parents that attended the parent information evening for Exhibition. We appreciated your attendance, questions and participation. We have looked at your compass point responses to help as we progress and plan through the Exhibition.

Our blog this week focuses on the Exhibition. 

Here is the website your child will use throughout the exhibition. In particular for parents please look through the “For Parents” tab.

This link is directly to the responses received in the compass point activity and has a copy of the teacher presentation.

Finally enjoy a photo celebration of the first week of the 2017 Exhibition.

Reminders

Tuesday, March 21: Vinh Tien School visits UNIS
We are aiming to create a recycled garden in preferably water bottles. Please help collect and send in water resistant items that we could plant in.
Hygiene
Please remind your child to bring a change of clothes after PE and using a deodorant throughout the school day .

 

Week of 20th February

Information Session for the PYP Exhibition

We would like to invite you to the Information Session for the PYP Exhibition.
When: Tuesday 28th February
Time: 7pm
Location: Library
The students will start tuning in to the Exhibition on the same day.
If you want to learn more or how to support your children throughout the Exhibition then we look forward to seeing you at this meeting.

This will be a one topic meeting in order to focus on the PYP Exhibition.

Please note that the informational meeting for grade 5/6 transition will be held later this spring and information will be coming soon from the MS Team.
Events and images from the week
 
Model UN Climate Change Summit
This week was the last week of our climate change units of inquiry, “Perspective on climate change is shaped by many different factors”. The student took part in a Model UN Climate Change Summit where they inquired into one country’s connection to climate change and then shared this perspective at the summit. The students learned the process of a summit and more importantly how perspective changes from country to country because of differing reasons.
The children completed an infographic to display their understanding of the summit and unit.
Guest Speakers on the Topic of Action
We have been enjoying guest speakers on the topic of turning your passion into action. This week we enjoyed listening to Grant Keys AFL Asia connecting to Swim Vietnam and Grade 2 students and there recycling toy business. If you have a passion that you have turned into action and would like to share your passion, please feel free to contact your child’s homeroom teacher to organise a time to visit.
Announcements and Reminders
Monday, February 27: Professional Development Day for UNIS Faculty – No school for students
Tuesday, February 28: Parent PYPX (Primary Years Program Exhibition) Information Evening
Tuesday, March 21: Vinh Tien School visits UNIS
We are aiming to create a recycled garden in preferably water bottles. Please help collect and send in water resistant items that we could plant in.
Hygiene
Please remind your child to bring a change of clothes after PE and using a deodorant throughout the school day and after PE.

End of week 28th Nov to 2nd Dec


Important Event this week.

Dear Grade 4 and 5 Parents and Students,

Wednesday, Dec 7th is the date set for your ‘Music Extravaganza’ concert! We are excited to bring all the wonderful work the students have been doing in the music rooms to the stage and perform for the UNIS Community!

Please note the following reminders about the evening.

Student Time & Place arrival:

5:00pm 5A and 5C Band arrive in Ms. Sally’s music room – warmup

5:15pm 4A and 4C Strings arrive in Ms. Alexis’s music room – warmup

5.00pm 5B and 5D arrive in Ms. Noor’s music room – warm up

5:15pm 4B and 4D Choir arrive in Ms. Noor’s music room – warm up

*Parents wait in Canteen or outside and go to Theatre at 5.30pm

 

Concert Attire:            

 Formal black dress pants or below the knee skirt

 Formal white shirt

 Formal black shoes, no sneakers

‘A touch of color’ eg, a blue scarf, red tie, green belt

***Please prepare and send to school by the start of school Tuesday.

***Band students should also  have their instrument at school by the start of school Tuesday

Concert Duration:             5.30pm – 6.45pm

Please note that transportation to and from this concert performance needs to be arranged privately. Please also note that supervision before and after the concert performance needs to also be arranged privately.

We really look forward to seeing you at the concert.

Thank you so much for your support.

Ms. Noor and Ms. Sally

Curriculum Update

Please click on this link to see the curriculum focus in Grade 5 for the month of December. (Scroll down to the bottom of document to find December)

Images from the week

 

5A - Tuning into our Identity unt.

5A – Tuning into our Identity unit.

 

5D I Time

5D I Time

5C Learning Intention Modeling Math

5C Learning Intention Modeling Math

5A Presenting Portrait Poems

5A Presenting Portrait Poems

 

End of Week 21st to 25th November

Open Classrooms Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November.

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for attending and engaging in your child’s learning! The students were so excited to share their inquiry into the electrical sciences with you. This was the final activity for this unit.

5C Teaching Grade 1C Buddies Electrical Sciences

5C Teaching Grade 1C buddies electrical science.

5D creating comics from the book "Freak The Mighty".

5D creating comics from the book “Freak The Mighty”.

5A Demonstrating their knowledge of electricity.

5A Demonstrating their knowledge of electricity.

5B preparing for the electrical science showcase.

5B preparing for the electrical science showcase.

As our current units are concluding we will be sending a curriculum update next week where we will notify you of the new curriculum focus areas for Math, Writing, Reading and UOI for December.

Reminders for this week.

UMA, ASA and Youth Sport start Monday. 

If you have any questions please contact the Activities Office or UMA office as needed.

Elementary School Healthy Snack Sale!

Wednesday, November 30

8.10am – 9.45am

CONTRIBUTING CLASSES:

ECC: K2c and K2d

ES: G2b and all Grade 3 homerooms

This is a gentle reminder, in order for your ES child/ren to participate in the Healthy Snack Sale, we kindly ask that you send them to school with 10,000 – 20,000VND so they can purchase some snacks.

More information about the Snack Sale can be found HERE – including when it’s your time to contribute!

September 16th 2016

Dear Parents,

A glimpse from this week and next.

Math this week and next is focused on place value activities and interpreting and reading graphs. We have been and will be connecting these activities to our migration unit.

English 

In writing we have used a variety of activities across the different classrooms to develop our students as writers. These have included personal journals, researching and writing about real migrant stories, fictional migrant stories and some students have been working on developing questions for interviewing family members about their migrant stories. These activities will continue next week.

In reading we have used a variety of activities across the different classrooms to develop our students as readers. These have included picture story books about migration, setting up reading circles, class read out louds and migration websites. These activities will continue next week.

UOI

The students have continued to examine real life migrant stories and made personal connections to their own movement or family movement. The focus now is very much on the different perspectives and the physical, cultural and emotional changes that can take place before, during and after migration.

Grade 5 Curriculum Overview for the Month of September

The link above will take you to the curriculum focus and outcomes set for grade five students for the coming month. Please ensure you tap into the‘how you can help at home’ section for each curriculum area. We want to foster a supportive, collaboration of learning for your child/ren and in order to do this, your support at home is required. Please note that this is a working document, which means changes may be made at any given time.

Grade 5 Residential/Camp

If you have not returned the permission form, medical form and passport copy, these forms need to be at school by Monday. Vietnamese hotels need a copy of passport/Vietnamese ID to provide accommodation.

Cancelled -Parent Migration Story Sharing.

As we did not receive any offers to share family migration stories, we have reorganised this time for another UOI activity that does not require any outside experts.

No School

Friday 23rd September as it is a Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day.

Library Message

Dear Parents,

This will be the LAST week that students may borrow UNIS Library resources from the Library without a book bag.

Please provide a water resistant book bag for your child to carry their Library books to and from school.  As we are a green school, we encourage the use of a sustainable borrowing bag.

Water resistant book bags are available for purchase in the SCO boutique (located in the Sports Center) and in the Library (200,000 VND).

Thank you for your support~!

Ms. Conroy, your student’s Librarian/ Information Fluency teacher.

eslibrarian@unishanoi.org

Hope you all enjoyed Moon Festival! We did!

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September 9th 2016

Dear Parents,

We would like to thank all those parents that attended the information evening this week. It was nice to meet you and we are looking forward to working with all of you and your children throughout the school year.

Reminders

Grade 5 Residential Trip (Camp)

Please return the permission form, medical form and passport copy by Wednesday the 14th September to assist with preparation for  the trip. If you have any questions please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

Tablets 

Next week your child may start to bring home their tablet. If they decide to bring home their tablet it should be for school use such as homework.

Do you have a migration story? Help!

If so would you like to share it with the Grade 5 students? We would like to invite as many people as possible to attend and share their stories with the students. The format would be that you would share your story with small groups that would rotate around the guest speakers. The children would listen and ask questions then visit a new speaker.

The date we are looking at is Monday, September 19, between  12:45- 1:50. 

If you are interested please send an email to your child’s homeroom teacher by Wednesday September 14th and we will provide you with more detail about the possible focus you could take with your story.

Healthy Snack Sale and Grade 5 Photo day are on  Wednesday 14th September.

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