Appreciating Teachers Together

Dear All,

We wanted to just say thanks again for making another Teacher Appreciation Day successful. Many of you were involved in direct expressions of thanks for your teachers. The SCO was pleased to be able to support snacks and a pop-up spa for them on that day. We also tried something new this year: a roving Seesaw-based video recorder for elementary school kids to say thanks. In addition, through the generosity of many parents, over 30 different parent-led events were offered and over 200 places were taken up by teachers. The SCO has now connected those parents and teachers and they will set a date and time to get together.

We are really happy that so many contributed in so many ways.

Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

Spring Fair KICKOFF!

The SCO kick started our first Spring Fair meeting of the year on Wednesday and made a great start with both old and new parent faces joining us, eager to have another successful event.

Next Thursday at the Winter Service Fair we are looking for student ideas for this year’s theme. If you are a student and have an idea sign on up and Let us know at the Winter Service Fair.
 
Any inquiries about the 2020 Spring Fair in regards to theme suggestions or taking up a coordinator role please contact Nick Daltry our new Spring fair Coordinator.

Still looking for people in these positions:

– Facilities Coordinator
– Fun Corner Coordinator
– Design Coordinator
Join our fun team, join with a friend. Love to have you onboard!

Spring Fair Kickoff Meeting!

Join us for a lunch meeting to kickoff planning for the SCO’s biggest event of the year, the Spring Fair. The year’s Fair will take place on March 22, 2020 – mark your calendars!
We are looking for parents interested in joining a dynamic, fun, energetic and creative team for this school-wide community celebration. Whether you want to learn about the Spring Fair, volunteer to coordinate a specific area, share ideas, have lunch or just meet other parents – everyone is welcome!
Our aim is to generate interest and motivate parents to sign up to fill the following roles:
– Spring Fair Coordinator
– Cultural Booth Coordinator
– Facilities Coordinator
– Fun Corner Coordinator
– Sponsorship Coordinator
– Events Coordinator
– Small Business Coordinator
– Volunteer Coordinator
– Design Coordinator
– Entertainment Coordinator
Questions? Contact sco@unishanoi.org
Date: Wednesday, December 4
Time: 11:30 – 13:30
Where: B7 (upstairs) Community Room

Community Movie Nights – Kenny ( Australia, 2006)

Its super-hero time!

Join us in following the adventures of KENNY, a knight in shining overalls taking care of business. No potta-loo is too small and no septic challenge is too big for him and his faithful “Spashdown” crew!

So head-on over to the Community Room (B7-114) on Wednesday 4th December @7.30pm as we lift the lid on Kenny and his amazing adventure. Don’t forget your blankets, pillows, beer and snacks J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Movie Night : Thermæ Romæ (Japan, 2012)

Thermæ Romæ: Continuing with our time travelling theme and a title close to every Manga fan’s heart, this coming week’s movie will feature an Ancient Roman Architect who finds himself in a bath house…in modern day Japan !!!

So time to bring out your blankets, pillows, cozy movie jammies and your wine bottle and glasses and head on over to the Community Room (B7-114) at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th November !

Community Movie Nights: Ivan Vasilievich Changes Professions

For our next community movie we are going to get ourselves tickled silly with this amazing satirical comedy !!!

A malfunctioning time machine brings Russia’s most notorious tsar – Ivan the Terrible – to 20th century Moscow while sending a cowardly bureaucratic superintendent and a petty thief to medieval Moscow.

Amid the chaos and confusion, the unfortunate heroes have to navigate their new reality while trying to stay alive.

What’s not to love !!!

So as always bring out your blankets, pillows, wine and snacks and head on over to the Community Room (B7-114) on Wednesday 20th November from 7.30pm onwards !

Join the WhatsApp group (QR Code) for movie info and to know what is being planned for the coming weeks !

November 20 -National Teacher Appreciation Day!

Dear UNIS Parents,

As you may know, Teacher Appreciation Day is globally observed in different ways and times. In Vietnam, Teacher Appreciation Day is November 20 and is one of the most important national dates in which students and their families plan extensively to practice and deliver performances, make little presents, buy flowers and even visit teachers’ homes in an expression of thanks for the role that teachers have played in their lives.

At UNIS, the SCO is planning several Teacher Appreciation Events.First, we are organizing a few goodies for teachers on the actual Teacher Appreciation Day. Second, we are coordinating with student councils from all divisions to encourage students to write notes to teachers as a way of showing appreciation. Small notecards will be available on the day for your child to write a short note to their teachers. Your help in encouraging your child to participate would really make this special.

Lastly, we are following up on a successful initiative from last year that involved organizing parent-led events for teachers. In the spirit of community and fun, this would be a direct opportunity for you to thank teachers in a fun way that draws from your talents and interests. Last year, parents volunteered to bring in snacks such as cookies or mango sticky rice on a pre-scheduled day. Other parents led tours of museums, local neighborhoods, street food vendors, and banana tree island – by bike(!). Some parents also taught teachers various types of dance, physical exercises, cooking, foreign language for traveling and home organization. The event could be anything. It need last longer than a couple of hours and could be delivered in any way that is convenient at a time and day that works best.

Last year, over 30 different parent-led events were proposed that more than 200 people participated. Certainly many teachers took advantage of more than one event, which was great. 

To make this happen, we have created a Google sign-up form where you can add information about the activity you are willing to offer. All of the activities will be compiled in a list and then we will create a separate sign-up for teachers. We are asking for parents to complete the Google sign-up form by Friday, November 15. 

Please note that we are not suggesting that this event occur on Teacher Appreciation Day. In fact, your activity could be organized for any day, time or place during this school year.

Since this is our first year celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day in this way, it is likely that given the diverse interests of teachers and busy schedules, there could be activities for which teachers do not sign up. Please know that we appreciate your effort and the teachers do too! By simply offering your thanks in this way can go a long way to strengthening our community.

Any specific questions can be directed to Chris Behr, sco_treasurer@unishanoi.org.

Thank you for considering offering your talents, skill, time and effort to this upcoming Teacher Appreciation Day!

From your SCO Executive Committee,

Chris, Garry, Pavla, Poul, Sue, and Walaa

 

National Teacher Appreciation Day – November 20

Dear UNIS Parents,

As you may know, Teacher Appreciation Day is globally observed in different ways and times. In Vietnam, Teacher Appreciation Day is November 20 and is one of the most important national dates in which students and their families plan extensively to practice and deliver performances, make little presents, buy flowers and even visit teachers’ homes in an expression of thanks for the role that teachers have played in their lives.

At UNIS, the SCO is planning several Teacher Appreciation Events.First, we are organizing a few goodies for teachers on the actual Teacher Appreciation Day. Second, we are coordinating with student councils from all divisions to encourage students to write notes to teachers as a way of showing appreciation. Small notecards will be available on the day for your child to write a short note to their teachers. Your help in encouraging your child to participate would really make this special.

Lastly, we are following up on a successful initiative from last year that involved organizing parent-led events for teachers. In the spirit of community and fun, this would be a direct opportunity for you to thank teachers in a fun way that draws from your talents and interests. Last year, parents volunteered to bring in snacks such as cookies or mango sticky rice on a pre-scheduled day. Other parents led tours of museums, local neighborhoods, street food vendors, and banana tree island – by bike(!). Some parents also taught teachers various types of dance, physical exercises, cooking, foreign language for traveling and home organization. The event could be anything. It need last longer than a couple of hours and could be delivered in any way that is convenient at a time and day that works best.

Last year, over 30 different parent-led events were proposed that more than 200 people participated. Certainly many teachers took advantage of more than one event, which was great. 

To make this happen, we have created a Google sign-up form where you can add information about the activity you are willing to offer. All of the activities will be compiled in a list and then we will create a separate sign-up for teachers. We are asking for parents to complete the Google sign-up form by Friday, November 15. 

Please note that we are not suggesting that this event occur on Teacher Appreciation Day. In fact, your activity could be organized for any day, time or place during this school year.

Since this is our first year celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day in this way, it is likely that given the diverse interests of teachers and busy schedules, there could be activities for which teachers do not sign up. Please know that we appreciate your effort and the teachers do too! By simply offering your thanks in this way can go a long way to strengthening our community.

Any specific questions can be directed to Chris Behr, sco_treasurer@unishanoi.org.

Thank you for considering offering your talents, skill, time and effort to this upcoming Teacher Appreciation Day!

From your SCO Executive Committee,

Chris, Garry, Pavla, Poul, Sue, and Walaa

 

 

 

Dear UNIS Parents,

 As you may know, Teacher Appreciation Day is globally observed in different ways and times. In Vietnam, Teacher Appreciation Day is November 20 and is one of the most important national dates in which students and their families plan extensively to practice and deliver performances, make little presents, buy flowers and even visit teachers’ homes in an expression of thanks for the role that teachers have played in their lives.

 At UNIS, the SCO is planning several Teacher Appreciation Events:

First, we are organising a pop-up spa along with some food for teachers to feel pampered on the actual Teacher Appreciation Day.

Second, we are coordinating with student councils from all divisions to encourage students to write notes to teachers as a way of showing appreciation. Small note cards will be available on the day for your child to write a short note to their teachers. Your help in encouraging your child to participate would really make this special.

Lastly, we are excited to try something new this year. In the spirit of community and fun, we are organizing opportunities for you to thank teachers through your many talents and interests. For example, if you are good at baking bread, you could offer to bake a loaf for a teacher, or teach a few teachers your secret recipe. If you know mountain biking trails near Hanoi, lead teachers on a ride during a weekend. If you want to simply bring dinner to a teacher during their crunch weeks at the end of the semester, they would surely appreciate it. And, since many teachers like to travel, consider offering conversation tips in your mother tongue. The event could be anything, from a one hour class to a home cooked meal delivered a way that is convenient.

 We want to inspire you, our parent community, to come up with fun, creative and interesting options for teachersTo inspire your thinking, we have listed a few ideas of potential activities to offer:

  • Ikebana flower arrangement 
  • Offer a Vietnamese culture lesson
  • Steps to organise your house
  • Make-up lessons
  • DIY lamp oil making
  • Beeswax wrapper making
  • Learn to perform a kick-turn in the pool
  • Mountain biking on banana tree island
  • Learn to juggle
  • Participate in a Japanese Tea ceremony
  • Deliver a home-made Indian dinner
  • Deliver snacks to teachers during the school day
  • Vietnamese language refresher – how to bargain at the market
  • Foreign language conversation – as prep for a holiday
  • Learn how to make the perfect Australian hamburger
  • Game Night: Learn to Play “Settlers of Catan”
  • Yoga, Pilates, or Self-defense class
  • Photography lessons around town
  • Secrets to baking
  • Trip to the pottery village
  • Organize a friendly soccer match

To make this happen, we have created a Google sign-up form where you can add information about the activity you are willing to offer. All of the activities will be compiled in a list and then we will create a separate sign-up for teachersWe are asking for parents to complete the Google sign-up form by next Sunday, November 18.

 Please note that we are not suggesting that this event occur on Teacher Appreciation Day. In fact, your activity could be organized for any day, time or place during this school year.

 Since this is our first year celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day in this way, it is likely that given the diverse interests of teachers and busy schedules, there could be activities for which teachers do not sign up. Please know that we appreciate your effort and the teachers do too! By simply offering your thanks in this way can go a long way to strengthening our community.

 Any specific questions can be directed to Chris Behr, sco_ms@unishanoi.org.

 Thank you for considering offering your talents, skill, time and effort to this upcoming Teacher Appreciation Day!

 From your SCO Executive Committee,

Chris, Esther, Eun Mee, Garry and Sue

Italian Movie : Pane e Tulipani

For our 4th week we are lightening things up a bit with some romance and comedy all bundled up with some Italian flare !

Come join us on Wednesday, 13th November from 7.30pm onwards at the Community Room cinema (B7-114) for this cute and funny movie presented to us by the Italian community at UNIS !

Join our WhatsApp group (QR code in banner or by clicking here) for information on the movie plus other movie stuff happening through-out the school year !

Community Movie Nights : Ida (Poland)

Another week and another amazing movie!

This coming week we are thrilled to be screening ‘Ida‘ by director, Pawel Pawlikowski, (Poland / 2013) this gripping and critically acclaimed, Academy Award winning movie thanks to some of our Polish families.

So…its time once again to bring out your movie blankets and head on over to our cozy little cinema with your beer, wine and snacks !

This week we will be at the Community Room (B7 – 104) from 7.30pm onwards.

If you would like to screen a movie from your home country, check out the guidelines and sign up sheet !

SCO Community Movie Nights : Tmavomodrý svět (Dark BlueWorld)

Tmavomodrý svět (Dark BlueWorld)

We have fighter jets, intrigue, romance and some historical facts all bundled up in our next movie: Tmavomodrý svět (Dark BlueWorld) screened by our Czech families.

Bring your blankets, throw-pillows and hang out with us at our own little cozy private cinema (room 116 – B8b) on Wednesday 30th October, 7.30pm onwards.

Bring your own drinks (beer and wine is acceptable) and snacks for a fun evening!

Please RSVP here and note that the movie nights are for parents/guardians and staff only.

Would you like to screen a movie from your home country? Check out the information and sign-up sheet !

Thank you !

Iraj

SCO’s Community Movie Night presents: The Red Violin

THE RED VIOLIN !!!

Our first movie for the season will be by the Canadian parents at UNIS !

Bring your blankets, throw-pillows and hang out with us at the Community Room (B7-114) on Wednesday 23rd October, 7.30pm onwards.

Bring your own drinks (beer and wine is acceptable) and snacks for a fun evening!

Please RSVP here and note that the movie nights are for parents/guardians and staff only.

Would you like to screen a movie from your home country ? Check out the information and sign-up sheet !

Friends of the Library

Hey Parents,

We are looking to create a group of people interested in supporting the UNIS Library and promote the sense of community around it.

The objective is to create a pool of parents and students who are willing to support the UNIS Library projects when needed;

This group could also create their own activities for the community around the Library.

Project ideas may include:

  • Book clubs ( parents, students, cultural community)
  • Offer a presence on Saturday mornings at the Library to help and welcome visitors
  • Provide help to users with the digital collections
  • Storytelling for kids ( Why not having someone from one of our community come and read a few stories on Saturday mornings)
  • Meet an Author activity
  • Creative Writing shops
  • Board and educative games activities
  • Sleepover at the library for ES classes
  • Read-a-thon competition

And many more…

If any of those subjects interest you, send your name and email to this address.

Sign up here.

When the time comes, we’ll get in touch with you. You are also more than welcome to come up with new ideas and projects. You’re involvement is the key here. We want to spread the joy of reading to our kids and also offer the parents the possibility to be present at the library.

Alexis Rodrigue-Lafleur; co-coordinator of the UNIS Book Sale

Booksale@unishanoi.org