ES Snack Sale – Coming Soon!

The Elementary School Snack Sale is a long standing tradition at UNIS Hanoi. Over 25 years ago, the “Bake Sale” was created to raise funds for library books while providing students with the opportunity to taste a diverse range of snacks from all around the world! The Snack Sale has evolved into a fun opportunity for children to exercise choice, learn how to handle money and is raising awareness of the value of healthy snacks.

How does the Snack Sale Work?

There are four snack sales per academic year. All Elementary School classes are divided into four groups of contributing classes, so that each class will contribute to one snack sale. In order for your child to participate in the snack sale, please send him/her to school with money (Cost: 10,000VND per snack/ Limit 2 snacks per child).

The 2018-2019 Snack Sale Dates and Contributing Classes:

  • October 29 (All Grade 5 homerooms + Grade 2 b + K2c + K2d)
  • February 18 (All Grade 4 homerooms + Grade 2c + K1c + Discovery a +Discovery b)
  • May 13 (All Grade 1 + Grade 2d + K1a + K1b)

What to Bring?

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 snacks (the value of each treat should be at least 10,000VND)
  • 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

Healthy Snacks are Important Everyday!

Need Healthy Snack Ideas? Check out these yummy websites:

Jamie Oliver – Healthy Snacks
Lolly Jane – Healthy Fun Kids Snacks
Parenting.com – 32 Healthy Kids Snacks
Super Healthy Kids
BBC Good Food – Kids Snacks
Kidspot.com

Please note, we will not sell any Choco-pies, chips, candies, pre-packaged cookies or chocolate bars.

Witness the best part of it all…

The kids faces light up when they see all the snacks available for purchase, but they love it even more when they see their parents at school! So if you’re free for 1.5 hours 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!

If you have any questions, please contact the ES Snack Sale Coordinators: Seung Shin Lee, Yuju Moon, Hiromi Ogura and Naoko Murakami at snacksale@unishanoi.org .

Upcoming Parent Session with the Counsellors – Save the Date!

The Elementary School Counsellors hope that all students and families have been enjoying a successful start to the 2018-2019 school year. We especially acknowledge our new families, and hope that your settling process has been kind to you!

It’s hard to believe that we are heading into October break having completed eight weeks of school. In these first few weeks the Elementary Counsellors have been supporting new students in small groups, delivering whole class guidance lessons, as well as consulting with teachers and meeting with parents to ensure a smooth start to the year.

We are excited to announce that we will be offering several parent workshops this school year. Our proposed topics have been identified with the help of UNIS Hanoi parents, so we know that they will be of interest to our community. Upcoming topics include: transitions, parenting skills, negotiating screen time in your home, and fostering childhood independence, to name a few.

We will offer our next session:

Please let us know if you have any questions about our counseling programme or our roles in the elementary school. Please don’t hesitate to contact Kris Bezzerides D-G2 (kbezzerides@unishanoi.org) or Dylan Meikle 3-5 (dmeikle@unishanoi.org).

Parent Teacher Conferences October 1st

Dear Elementary Families,

You are warmly invited to attend our first Parent Teacher Conferences of the year, being held next Monday 1st October, 2018.

Please note that there will be no school on this day for your children as teachers will be conducting individual parent conferences all day.

Parent Teacher Conferences are a time for teachers to share information regarding how your child has settled into classes during these first weeks of school and what goals your child and his/her teacher(s) have set for their learning. Teachers would also like hear from you about your hopes and goals for your child this year and for us all to learn how we can work together to make this the best possible school year for your child.

Information on how to schedule appointments will be sent by email early next week.

Warmly,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Elementary School Healthy Snack Sale

The Elementary School Snack Sale is a long standing tradition at UNIS Hanoi. Over 25 years ago, the “Bake Sale” was created to raise funds for library books while providing students with the opportunity to taste a diverse range of snacks from all around the world! The Snack Sale has evolved into a fun opportunity for children to exercise choice, learn how to handle money and is raising awareness of the value of healthy snacks.

How does the Snack Sale Work?

There are four snack sales per academic year. All Elementary School classes are divided into four groups of contributing classes, so that each class will contribute to one snack sale. In order for your child to participate in the snack sale, please send him/her to school with money (Cost: 10,000VND per snack/ Limit 2 snacks per child).

The 2018-2019 Snack Sale Dates and Contributing Classes:

  • September 17 (All Grade 3 Homerooms + Grade 2a + K2a + K2b)
  • October 29 (All Grade 5 homerooms + Grade 2 b + K2c + K2d)
  • February 18 (All Grade 4 homerooms + Grade 2c + K1c + Discovery a +Discovery b)
  • May 13 (All Grade 1 + Grade 2d + K1a + K1b)

What to Bring?

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 snacks (the value of each treat should be at least 10,000VND)
  • 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

Healthy Snacks are Important Everyday!

Need Healthy Snack Ideas? Check out these yummy websites:

Jamie Oliver – Healthy Snacks
Lolly Jane – Healthy Fun Kids Snacks
Parenting.com – 32 Healthy Kids Snacks
Super Healthy Kids
BBC Good Food – Kids Snacks
Kidspot.com

Please note, we will not sell any Choco-pies, chips, candies, pre-packaged cookies or chocolate bars.

Witness the best part of it all…

The kids faces light up when they see all the snacks available for purchase, but they love it even more when they see their parents at school! So if you’re free for 1.5 hours 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!

If you have any questions, please contact the ES Snack Sale Coordinators: Seung Shin Lee, Yuju Moon, Hiromi Ogura and Naoko Murakami at snacksale@unishanoi.org .

ES Maths Coffee Mornings

Parents, have you ever wondered what math class looks and feels like at UNIS Hanoi or how to support your students at home?

Join us for an informal and interactive conversation about the mathematics’ development at your child’s grade level. We will discuss the what and why’s about mathematics instruction and how learning can be supported outside of school.

We will have a special Maths Coffee Morning for each grade level on the dates below. All sessions will last from 8:30-9:30 in the Creativity Space across from the Grade 4 classrooms. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions.

D/K1                 Wednesday, November 7

K2                    Friday, September 28

Grade 1             Wednesday, October 31

Grade 2             Wednesday, September 26

Grade 3             Friday, October 5

Grade 4             Tuesday, September 18

Grade 5             Wednesday, September 19


Beth Murray
D-5 Extension and Enrichment Coach

Tết Trung Thu – Moon Festival

“TẾT TRUNG THU”, one of the most important festivals in Vietnam is a traditional celebration for children on the 15th of August of the lunar calendar.

The celebration of “Tết Trung Thu” is a highlight of the Vietnamese program which helps students and the school community to learn more about the host country’s  culture.

At UNIS Hanoi, our Grades 2, 4 and 5 students who attend the Vietnamese classes are going to host two assemblies in the school theater as below:

  • Assembly 1: On Thursday, September 20 at 8.40-9.20 for G2-5 students
  • Assembly 2: On Thursday, September 20 at 9.30-10.10 for ECC-G1 students and parents.

After the assemblies, the students are going to join different Moon Festival toy workshops. There will be “Tết Trung Thu” party at snack time.

Teachers and students are encouraged to wear “Áo Dài” – The Vietnamese traditional dress on the day. You can buy a readymade “ Áo Dài” in many shops around the old quarter of Hanoi such as Hàng Gai – “Nice Silk” shop at  74 Hang Gai street, Hàng Đào and Lương Văn Can streets or you can go to this website for ordering Áo dài for kids.

“TẾT TRUNG THU THẬT VUI!” – MOON FESTIVAL IS FUN

A Message for G4 and 5 Girls

Dear Grade 4 and 5 Parents,

I would like to make contact with you regarding the Youth Sport Soccer season which commences on Tuesday October 16. I would like to remind you and your child the soccer season is structured differently than all other seasons as in the boys and girls do not participate together. This change was made at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year and was effective with the rise in girl participants. Therefore, if your daughter is interested in playing soccer with other girls, this is a wonderful opportunity for them.

Although the registration period for Youth Sport has finished through CHQ, if your daughter would like to participate, please inform us via email before 16:00 on Thursday October 4 at cocurricular@unishanoi.org.

If you have any questions about the soccer season please do not hesitate contacting me: ccamanager@unishanoi.org.

Warm wishes,

Adrian Hubbard
Co-Curricular Activities Manager

ES Snack Sale – September 17

The Elementary School Snack Sale is a long standing tradition at UNIS Hanoi. Over 25 years ago, the “Bake Sale” was created to raise funds for library books while providing students with the opportunity to taste a diverse range of snacks from all around the world! The Snack Sale has evolved into a fun opportunity for children to exercise choice, learn how to handle money and is raising awareness of the value of healthy snacks.

How does the Snack Sale Work?

There are four snack sales per academic year. All Elementary School classes are divided into four groups of contributing classes, so that each class will contribute to one snack sale. In order for your child to participate in the snack sale, please send him/her to school with money (Cost: 10,000VND per snack/ Limit 2 snacks per child).

 

The 2018-2019 Snack Sale Dates and Contributing Classes:

  • September 17 (All Grade 3 Homerooms + Grade 2a + K2a + K2b)
  • October 29 (All Grade 5 homerooms + Grade 2 b + K2c + K2d)
  • February 18 (All Grade 4 homerooms + Grade 2c + K1c + Discovery a +Discovery b)
  • May 13 (All Grade 1 + Grade 2d + K1a + K1b)

What to Bring?

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 snacks (the value of each treat should be at least 10,000VND)
  • 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

Healthy Snacks are Important Everyday!

Need Healthy Snack Ideas? Check out these yummy websites:

Jamie Oliver – Healthy Snacks
Lolly Jane – Healthy Fun Kids Snacks
Parenting.com – 32 Healthy Kids Snacks
Super Healthy Kids
BBC Good Food – Kids Snacks
Kidspot.com

Please note, we will not sell any Choco-pies, chips, candies, pre-packaged cookies or chocolate bars.

Witness the best part of it all…

The kids faces light up when they see all the snacks available for purchase, but they love it even more when they see their parents at school! So if you’re free for 1.5 hours 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!

If you have any questions, please contact the ES Snack Sale Coordinators: Seung Shin Lee, Yuju Moon, Hiromi Ogura and Naoko Murakami at snacksale@unishanoi.org .

A Welcome Message about Mathematics in the Elementary School from Beth Murray, ES Mathematics Coach

Students are settling into their classes and are off to a fantastic start as they develop their classroom and grade level communities. The routines and expectations being put into place now will set up students for success throughout the entire year. Positive attitudes and beliefs about learning mathematics are the key to a creating a healthy learning environment that will help all learners develop a deep understanding of the mathematical concepts being taught at each year level.

Here is some information and resources you can use to help us support students in their mathematical development:

6 Ways to Support your Child’s Mathematical Development

First ES Parent Coffee for 2018/19

Our first ES Parent Coffee for the 2018/19 school year was held last Friday in the ‘Creativity Space’, one of our brand new learning spaces situated in the ES. A big thank you to all our parents who were able to be there. If you were unable to attend, a warm virtual welcome from the Elementary Leadership Team and the Elementary School Counselors.

The session comprised of two main sections- reconnecting, including a brief over view of our Elementary goals for the year, followed by a time for parents to contribute towards a list of possible topics we can look at covering during our regular ES Parent Coffee Mornings this school year.

The Elementary Leadership team is made up of our Principal, Megan Brazil, Deputy Principals, Stephen Lush (Upper Elementary, Grade 2-5), Nitasha Crishna Chaudhuri (Lower Elementary, Grade D-1) and Joshua Smith, our Primary Years Program Coordinator. A key function of the ES Leadership team is to continue to ensure that we provide excellent learning opportunities for each and every student and contribute to the dynamic, stimulating, caring environment for our whole school community.


Elementary School Leadership Team:  Megan Brazil, Stephen Lush, Nitasha Chaudhuri, Joshua Smith

Two other very important members of our Elementary faculty, are two ES school counselors, Dylan Meikle ( Grades 3-5) and Kris Bezzerides (Grades Discovery-2). Kris and Dylan work with students and teachers across the school to ensure are students feel happy, secure and ready to learn when they are at school.

 

Elementary Counselors:  Dylan Meikle, Kris Bezzerides

UNIS Hanoi has three key values that underpin our approach to all we do at the school. They are Learning, Community and Responsibility. For returning parents, these words will be familiar to you. Our students are well versed with our three core values and they guide all our work as a community of learners. This school year, under each of these values, these are our ES goals:

Learning

  • A continued focus on inclusion: ensuring all our students are successful
  • A continued focus on differentiation
  • Focusing on our model of how to best serve our English Language Learners (EAL program)

Community

  • Building community through a culture of kindness
  • Continuing to strengthen the culture of coaching

Responsibility

  • A renewed focus on sustainability via the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Strengthening service learning in the ES

The Elementary Leadership Team would love to hear from you about your experience in the ES and about possible topics you would like to learn more about this year-please take a few minutes to fill in the google form below which will be very useful information as we put together the program for Parent Coffee mornings for the year.

 What is important to you?

Have an enjoyable long weekend!

Warmly,

Nitasha Chaudhuri
Elementary School Deputy Principal