January 10, 2020

Dear families of 1C,

We hope you had a lovely Holiday!

Welcome back after what I hope was a relaxing break for you all. This week we have a number of reminders for you to highlight some important events coming up in the next few weeks. Please see below:

Today, we celebrated Claire’s birthday! We had delicious cake and lots of treats. We wish Claire a fabulous birthday and a wonderful year and thank her parents for the treats.


  • Tuesday, January 14th Field Trip


All Grade 1 classes will be going to Xa Dan Elementary & Secondary School. This school is for Vietnamese deaf students. As a part of our Unit of Inquiry on How We Organize Ourselves we have been learning about how language is a cultural schema that we use to communicate. Our UNIS students will learn how the students communicate and learn. We will be leaving school at 8:30am and returning before lunch. The students will need to bring their snack and water bottle with them. We will have lunch at UNIS. 


  • Tuesday, January 14 Market Service Day

What:Grade 4 Market Day

When: TUESDAY 14 January 10:45-12:00

Bring: maximum of 100,000 VND to spend

The products and services being sold will range from 10,000 VND to 50,000 VND.  All profits will go to organizations that support Children’s Rights


  • Wednesday, January 22, Learning Conferences for 1 C Postponed until After Tet Holiday


The ES will be hosting Parent, Student and Teacher Conferences from 8am-4pm. on Wednesday.  However, Ms. Kristen will be away from school and will hold conferences after the TET holiday. She will send an email with more information about conferences shortly.

We will talk about your child’s report card and review the goals that your child made earlier in the school year. Please note that conferences will only be held with your child. Siblings will be asked to wait outside our classroom. Also, it is optional to see specialist teachers for this conference.


  • Thursday, January 23rd TET


We will be celebrating TET (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) at school. Students are invited to wear their Ao Dais to honor our host country.


  • Thursday, January 24-February 2 TET Holiday

Have a wonderful weekend.


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