Grade 4 Annual Market Day!

Market Day soon approaches…Thursday 31st January 12:30—1:30

Within the Transdisciplinary Theme of “How We Organise Ourselves” Grade 4 students are investigating just how much market forces can affect the value of goods or services. They have discovered that determining the price of a product is a complicated matter. To make this as realistic an experience as possible the Grade 4 students have become Social Enterprise entrepreneurs.

All the money they raise will go towards taking action towards an SDG of their choice!

On Thursday 31st January they will attempt to sell their products or services to an excited band of consumers, namely the students of Grade K2, 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Grade 4 students are asking that on that day your child will bring in a maximum of 60,000 VND to spend at the Grade 4 Market Day. The prices range from 10,000 Vnd to 50,000 VND.

The Grade 4 team of teachers and students would like to thank you in advance for your kind support in this. It is one of the highlights of the year for all involved.

Any concerns or questions please feel free to contact: Mindy Slaughter (mslaughter@unishanoi.org) OR any of the Grade 4 Homeroom Teachers.

The Zones of Regulation

Maybe you’ve heard your child talking about being in the red, blue,
yellow or green zone at home and you are wondering what it’s all
about. It’s time to learn about the ZONES of regulation and how you
can help your child at home.

Parents of students in Discovery to Grade 2 are invited to join the D-2 counselor, Kris Bezzerides on Friday, December 7 at 8.30am (B7 Community Room) to learn more.

Dress Up Day – Wednesday, October 31 

Dear Parents,

Our Elementary Student Council has decided to support the Middle School and High School Spirit Week by participating in a fun dress up day next Wednesday October 31st.

In an effort to enjoy the dress up day at UNIS Hanoi appropriately, respectfully and in accordance with school rules, we ask that students use the following guidelines when selecting a costume:

  1. Costumes should not completely obscure a student’s identity. Staff members must be able to identify students.  Eg.  Full face masks should not be worn.

  2. Students are encouraged to be creative in their choice of costume.  Costumes should not be frightening or gory. Remember that UNIS student ages range from 3-18. Costumes should be appropriate for the full school community.

  3. Fake weapons are not allowed. No military-style costumes.

  4. Costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, heritage, or religion are not permitted.

  5. Costumes should not hinder a student’s ability to participate in their classes, including P.E. Costumes may not disrupt learning or present issues of safety.

Students wearing questionable costumes will be asked to change into normal school attire. A change of clothing for all students is required.

Talking points for parents to assist in this teachable moment…  

  • Remind students of their audience in the school (students, teachers, parents, community members,).

  • This is a school—what may be appropriate in pop culture or the media may not be appropriate for a place of learning.

  • We are a community, and we want students to think about how their costume choice may impact others within this community.

Thank you for taking the time to help our students understand these guidelines.

Stephen Lush
Deputy Principal – Upper Elementary School.

Event Changes in the ES Calendar

Dear ES Parents,

Please kindly note the following events have been changed in the the ES Calendar.

  • October 26 ES Parent Coffee Morning (CANCELLED)
  • November 8 Walkathon (postponed until the start of 2019).

More information about the Walkathon to follow.

We apologies for any inconveniences. Should you have any questions please contact us at elementary@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

ES Junior Musical – Pirates Past Noon

Dear Parents,

UNIS Hanoi Elementary School is pleased to announce our second ES Junior Musical Production. The musical will be Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS. This is open to Grades 2 and 3 students ONLY and the Cast and Chorus will be selected on an audition basis. We will be taking a maximum of 50 students. We will be holding auditions the week of Wednesday, August 29th – Friday, August 31st and again on Tuesday, September 4th – Thursday, September 6th. All auditions will be held during lunch recess, not after school. Students will need to sign up for an audition slot outside Ms. Noor’s room (B10-106). Sign ups will begin on Tuesday, August 21st and the sign ups will be closed on Friday, August 24th at 4pm. There will be no sign ups allowed after that day.

  • Grade 2 students will need to sign up for an audition slot between 11:15am – 11:35am
  • Grades 3 students will need sign up for an audition slot between 11:35am – 12:00pm

The production dates will be: 

Saturday, December 8th & Sunday, December 9th, 2018

For the auditions, students will be required to sing a song of their choice (without any background music) that preferably shows their dramatic side. We may also ask them to read a couple of lines from the script of Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS. The audition will take approximately 5 minutes.

Auditions will be held during lunch time, from Wednesday, August 29th – Friday, August 31st and again on Tuesday, September 4th – Thursday, September 6th. Students wishing to participate in this year’s production will need to sign up on the audition sign up sheets posted outside Ms. Noor’s classroom (B10-106) starting Tuesday, August 21st.  Please tell your child to think carefully about which day is best to sign up for, as sign ups will end on August 24th at 4pm (and will be on a first come, first serve basis) and auditions will end on September 6th. Students are expected to be on time and ready to go for their selected audition slot. Should they miss their audition without prior notification, there will not be an opportunity to reschedule. The cast list will be emailed to all parents of children who audition on the evening of Thursday, September 6th so that those students selected know to come to the first rehearsal on Friday, September 7th.

Rehearsals will be every Monday and Friday afternoon from 3:30-4:30pm starting Friday, September 7th until Friday, December 7th. There will also be three Saturday rehearsals on Saturday, November 17th from 12-4pm, Saturday, November 24th from 12-4pm and Saturday, December 1st from 12-4pm. Students participating in the production are expected to attend all rehearsals every Monday and Friday afternoons, and on those Saturday’s. Students involved in this production MUST be present on both production dates – no exceptions.  Please be aware that involvement in this production is a huge commitment, and therefore students selected in this production will not be able to participate in any other ASA or Co-Curricular activity on those rehearsal days.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are really looking forward to this year’s exciting production!

Warm regards,

Noor Sandhu & Alexis Ramsey