Book Week Information

2017 Book Week BLOG announcement – Google Docs-21iqxk7

ES Book Week is Coming! MAY 3 – 5, 2017

Celebrate your love of literature!

Each day of Book Week has a special event:

Wednesday— Read with your Buddy Day

Thursday– Book Character Dress up Day AND Parade

Friday— Share a quote or line from a favorite book and ask a participant (noted by wearing a badge)  to try to guess what book it’s from!

PLUS +++++++

Week long events:

Multilingual (your home language) Story Bites during

ECC and ES lunch recess times.

Parents-  We need you!   

Please sign up below to share a story.     



Interesting Author Facts/ Banned Books/ Book Tasting Event/

Which Came First- Book or Movie?/ Famous First Lines/

How Many Books in the UNIS Library? Make a Guess, Win a Prize!

Come Check it out in the Library

Questions?  Please contact ES Librarian, Julie Conroy, at

Following Book Week, May 8-12, will be Read-A-Thon

where we will invite students to Read Around Vietnam.

A special celebration will be provided by the class that ‘tours’ the most

More information to come


SCO Used Book Sale May 5 & 6

  • 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 much anticipated SCO Used Book Sale will be held on May 5 & 6, 2017 this year!

The Book Sale Coordinating Team will gladly accept your books to sell at our Used Book Sale, which is an opportunity for both kids and adults to purchase books at bargain prices.

The Book Drive is happening NOW, so make space on those bookshelves for ‘new’ books by donating before April 28!

Books are collected in the following locations:

  • ECC/ES Student Homerooms
  • MS Student Advisory Class
  • HS Students can drop-off books in front of Common Room
  • Community book collection box directly in front of the Library (Teachers and Staff can drop-off here!)

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:


ES Fun Sports Afternoon

This Friday the 31st of March is ES Fun Sports Afternoon. Discovery and K1 classes will be a part of the day, and will have their own space with non-competitive, fun activities designed to suit their age group.
Here is a schedule for the afternoon:
12:30 – Whole ES Warm-up
12:40 – Begin activity rotation on the tennis courts
1:40 – Activities finish and students return to class
Please ensure that your child comes prepared for the day with:
– hat (labelled)
– full water bottle (labelled)
– UNIS PE shirt in House Colours
– Running Shoes
Please come along in your child’s house colours to cheer the kids on!

Art Exhibition Invitation

Dear Parents,

You are invited to come to our Art Exhibition on 16 March at 8:30am. Please drop off your child as usual and meet in the Performing Arts Center. Thank you.

Parent Survey

Dear Parents,

Thank you for taking the time to attend our parent teacher conferences yesterday. It was our pleasure talking with you about your child’s learning journey in Discovery. We would like to hear from you. Please fill out the survey attached. It should only take about 5 minutes. Thank you again for your time and thank you in advance for filling out the survey.

~Ms Kristin and Ms Laura

Survey “Communicating student progress in the Elementary School