Invitation to SCO AGM – June 3 at 16:30

Hello parents,
Even though we haven’t seen each other in a while we are thinking of you and hoping you are all doing well – staying safe, healthy and happy!
As the school year is coming to a close, the SCO would like to invite you all to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, June 3 at 4:00pm in the B7 Community Room. In order to enter campus, parents will need to complete this Registration Form.
This end of year meeting is an opportunity for all members of the School community to find out more about the SCO and the multiple meaningful activities they carry out throughout the academic year. There will also be highlights from cultural groups and various committees. Additionally, the SCO Treasurer will speak on the budget and financial status of the organisation.

And that’s not all! Nominations and elections to vote in next year’s SCO Executive will take place too. Everyone and anyone is welcome to step up to join this wonderful and dedicated group of volunteers.

Specific SCO roles include the following:

  • SCO Communications
  • SCO Treasurer
  • SCO High School Representative
  • SCO Middle School Representative
  • SCO Upper Elementary School Representative
  • SCO Lower Elementary School Representative
  • Committee coordinators for: Grade 12, Swim Club, Boosters (Building Community Spirit), Book Sale, ES Snack Sale, Spring Fair, Sparkly Social
  • Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese cultural representatives
  • Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 parent coordinators
  • UES Class parent coordinators (parent coordinators for each homeroom)
  • LES Class parent coordinators (parent coordinators for each homeroom)

Information about the different roles can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday.
Thanks!
From your SCO Executive Committee

Lost and Found Items on Display

UNIS Hanoi is organising the end of year Lost and Found display! Come by on June 3 between 16.00 – 18.00 in front of Building 8 under the stairs.

All items that have lost their way this school year will be gathered into one location.

The ever supportive SCO will be helping to organise the items into different categories to make it easier to search through. If you want to help in the setup, please contact sco_ms@unishanoi.org.

After the pickup day, all remaining lost items will be donated to our service partners.

Open Letter to the UNIS Board of Directors from the SCO Executive Committee

As we near the end of the school year, the SCO Executive Committee would like to take this opportunity to send our most heartfelt gratitude for your leadership during the year and especially throughout the last several months. We recognize the incredible amount of extra time and effort that you have put forth to guide our school through the difficulties and challenges brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. 

The SCO Executive Committee is a group of volunteers, like yourselves. We decided to become involved in the SCO because we believe that a strong, connected community makes strong institutions. We know that you share this value as evidenced by your decision to serve on the Board. We appreciate your thoughtful consideration of the many different factors when making decisions about the school in these ever-changing times. We appreciate your monthly communication to the community explaining your processes and deliberations. We appreciate your clear focus on what is in the best interest of the school’s future not only to ensure financial stability but most importantly to ensure a high quality of education for the students. We appreciate your caring response to families in need. Finally, we appreciate your close, supportive partnership with our Head of School, Jane McGee.

We are aware that the future will bring uncertainties and we know that UNIS is not unique in this. Our community, our families, friends and loved ones in Vietnam and all over the world face uncertainties. We feel immense comfort though knowing that you will continue to lead with competency, positivity, hope and understanding of the needs of our diverse community.

Thank you for all that you do for UNIS Hanoi!

From the UNIS SCO Executive Committee 2019-2020,
Chris Behr, SCO Treasurer
Garry Reichert, SCO MS Representative
Pavla Jarkulischova, SCO HS Representative
Poul Lundsby, SCO Upper ES Representative
Susan Perez, SCO Communications Officer
Walaa Hassan, SCO Lower ES Representative

SCO End of Year Meeting on June 3

The School Community Organisation (SCO) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, June 3 at 4:00pm in the B7 Community Room. In order to enter campus, parents will need to complete this health form

This end of year meeting is an opportunity for all members of the School community to find out more about the SCO and the multiple meaningful activities they carry out throughout the academic year. There will also be highlights from cultural groups and various committees. Additionally, the SCO Treasurer will speak on the budget and financial status of the organisation. 

And that’s not all! Nominations and elections to vote in next year’s SCO Executive will take place too. Everyone and anyone is welcome to step up to join this wonderful and dedicated group of volunteers. 

Specific SCO roles include the following:

  • SCO Communications
  • SCO Treasurer
  • SCO High School Representative
  • SCO Middle School Representative
  • SCO Upper Elementary School Representative
  • SCO Lower Elementary School Representative
  • Committee coordinators for: Grade 12, Swim Club, Boosters (Building Community Spirit), Book Sale, ES Snack Sale, Spring Fair, Sparkly Social
  • Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese cultural representatives
  • Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 parent coordinators
  • UES Class parent coordinators (parent coordinators for each homeroom)
  • LES Class parent coordinators (parent coordinators for each homeroom)

Information about the different roles can be found here.

Please mark your calendars to join the SCO on June 3!

Parents’ Cookie Surprise a Treat for All

 

The School Community Organisation (SCO) and the Booster Committee surprised students, faculty and staff today (Friday May 15) with scrumptious heart-shaped cookies to welcome everyone back to campus!

Collaborating with Donkey Bakery, a local social enterprise, the team of parents boxed up a jaw-dropping 1,400 cookies over a period of four hours and waited until school closed in order to distribute them to every single classroom and staff room on campus. 

Their efforts were hugely appreciated by all at the School. Enrolment Management Coordinator, Nathalie Grun thanked the volunteers for the thoughtful gesture. She said, “The SCO is made up of parents with an overwhelming passion for the School. They are an integral part of who we are, adding value to our community in a number of ways. We’re thankful to them and the Booster Committee for their continued support and show of love.”

The SCO and Booster Committee is made up of parent volunteers. To learn more about this year’s teams please click here

Book Drive!

Have some books you’ve been wanting to donate?

The SCO is collecting books for our Book Sale to take place next school year (2020-2021). In the past the SCO has organized an annual Book Drive and then a Book Sale for our community at the end of the year. Unfortunately we are unable to host it this year.

Still, we’d like to collect books before families move on and for those who are ready to part with their books. 

WHEN: The book drive starts next Monday, May 18 thru Friday, June 5.

WHERE: Students can bring books to the book donation boxes outside of the library or parents can arrange to drop boxes of books off at the Main Gate by contacting librarystaff@unishanoi.org 

Let’s keep reading!

SPRING FAIR UNDER THE SEA!

First Coordinators meeting took place last Monday, a theme was chosen, taking the suggestion from UNIS Hanoi student responses at the Winter Service Fair. Get ready to celebrate UNDER THE SEA on Sunday, March the 22nd!
Want to be part of a cultural tent, contact Iraj fair_cultural@unishanoi.org. Cultural tents make food and do activities that share and celebrate the diversity of being a part of our UNIS Hanoi community.
Have a SMALL BUSINESS and a connection to UNIS. Maybe you would like to use the spring fair to showcase your business. If you are a parent, staff or alumni you may be interested in contacting Aleks fair_smallbusiness@unishanoi.org about a tent at the Spring Fair.
Fun Corner Coordinator position needs a Volunteer. We are still looking for a coordinator (could be a couple of volunteers together) to facilitate the Fun Corner. This area has games and activities for the students and is one area of the spring fair that provides the most FUN! Come join the team that is already excited about creating a great day.
Facilities Coordinator position needs a volunteer. If you are good with creating layouts and maps and overall logisitics, this could be the volunteer position that is made for you. Come join us and help us create a great day!
Any inquiries about the 2020 Spring Fair, please contact Nick Daltry our 2020 Spring Fair Coordinator springfair@unishanoi.org

APAC Basketball Tournament 2020!

Dear parents,
As you all know, immediately after the Tet break, UNIS will be hosting the APAC Basketball Tournament 2020 from February 6 to 8 (Thurs-Sat).
Please support the Phoenix Boosters Club by helping to sell food and drinks at the Boosters table, or by donating food to sell at the table. You can sign up here. Please note that there are two separate sheets within the sign up document – one for volunteering at the table and a second to add your food donation.
Everything we raise goes back to support our students’ activities! All parents are welcome to come cheer for our UNIS players.
If you have any questions, please email Phoenixboosters@unishanoi.org. Thank you for your support!
GO PHOENIX!  And good luck to our kids!
Best Regards,
Nami Kritenbrink
Phoenix Boosters Club Coordinator & parent of an APAC basketball team player

Community Move Night – Korean movie “Along with the Gods”

Community Movie Night : Along with the Gods – The Two Cities (South Korea, 2017)

This week’s movie from South Korea is based on a popular webtoon, Along with the Gods and has won the accolade of being the 3rd most viewed film in Korea !

Join us as we take a walk through the afterlife and witness the judgement of a fallen hero in this mystical fantasy flick.

So, bring out your blankies, grab your wine/beer and snacks and head on over to the Community Room (B7-114) on Wednesday 15th January. Movie starts at 7.30pm so head-on up there a bit early to catch up with old friends and make some new ones (room opens 7.15pm onwards)

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