Strictly 80s Party – Get your tickets now!

Dear parents,

We have officially passed the one month mark of the school year!
Next Saturday UNIS Hanoi hosts the Community Connections Fair and Flea Market. This is a great event for new and returning families to learn about all sorts of services that are available in Hanoi. And if you’ve been hanging on to a suitcase or box full of stuff that you don’t need, sign up for a table at the Flea Market – what you may no longer need could be a treasure find for someone else!
Just a reminder that if you haven’t signed up for the Bus Tour this coming Wednesday, September 19, it’s not too late. Sign up here.
Our parent and faculty party of the year is BACK! Bust out those boomboxes, roller skates, teased hair, sequins, jumpsuits, shutter glasses because we are going ‘old school’ and taking you way back to the 80s!
  • Live 80s music!
  • In-house DJs!
  • Two-hour free flow wine and beer!
  • Best-dressed prizes!
  • Surprise guest performance and more!!!
You do not want to miss this party of the year! Oh and did we mention, it’s at the Sheraton Deja Vu Bar!
  • Tickets are NOW available for purchase at The Shop (Get your tickets early because they won’t be available at the door)
  • Monday – Friday (after school) in front of the library!
  • TICKET PRICES:
    • 350,000VND – UNIS Hanoi Parents and Staff (SCO sponsored ticket)
    • 700,000VND – Non-UNIS price (i.e. external guests). Limited ticket available
Get into the MOOD! 
To make this party rock, the Sparkly Social Committee is looking for parent support to join the decorations and ticket sales team! 80s party people sign-up HERE !
Questions? Feel free to email Esther van Tuijl at sco_ecc@unishanoi.org!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Tips on Safety in Cyber Space

The School Community Organisation is partnering up with the US Embassy to host an informational session to provide parents, teachers and anyone interested with helpful tips to keep safe while connecting in cyber space.

This session is conveniently taking place after the ES Coffee morning and the Parent Talks with the MS/HS Counsellors  on September 21 in the B7/Community Room.

Questions? Contact Nathalie Grun at clo@unishanoi.org

Sparkly Social Presents: Strictly 80s Party – back in the day!

Hello parents –

The short week has come to an end and now it’s the weekend again. It’s been a busy start to the new school year with the parent coffees and info sessions, Back-to-School nights, sign-ups for co-curricular activities, and more. UNIS offers a lot of different activities and events to stay informed and active in the school community.
Are you a HS parent? What better way to meet and stay connected to HS parents than to serve as the SCO HS rep. The SCO is still looking for a HS parent to serve on it’s Executive Committee. You won’t be alone – the HS rep works closely with our three fantastic HS Grade-level parents – Pavla (Grade 10), Sophie (Grade 11) and Malin (Grade 12). If you’re just a bit interested, please email the SCO to find out more.
The upcoming SCO-organized Hanoi Bus Tour on Wednesday, September 19 is a great way to relax, meet other parents and learn about Hanoi. Please join us! You can register here. (note: a date error was published previously. September 19 is the correct date)
And now for the news you have been waiting for…our parent and faculty party of the year is BACK! Bust out those boomboxes, roller skates, teased hair, sequence, jumpsuits, shutter glasses because we are going ‘old school’ and taking you way back to the 80s!
Get your tickets early because they won’t be available at the door! Tickets available from September 12 – 26 at The Shop and after school in the Canteen. This is a UNIS community adult event only – book a sitter today!
Questions? Email Esther van Tuijl at sco_ecc@unishanoi.org
Have a wonderful weekend!

Helpful tips to keep safe in Cyberspace

The School Community Organisation is partnering up with the US Embassy to host an informational session to provide parents, teachers and anyone interested with helpful tips to keep safe while connecting in cyber space.

This session is conveniently taking place after the ES Coffee morning and the Parent Talks with the MS/HS Counsellors  on September 21 in the B7/Community Room.

Questions? Contact Nathalie Grun at clo@unishanoi.org

Coming Soon! Hanoi Bus Tour and more…

Dear UNIS Hanoi Parents,
Congratulations on surviving the first three weeks of school! We hope you are all feeling more settled and are figuring out routines and strategies for staying on top of all that is going on at school and with your child’s school life. The SCO is here to help you as best we can so please feel free to reach out to us anytime.
Our SCO activities are coming up in September:
Hanoi Bus Tour – Wednesday, September 19:
Come join the SCO on a bus tour of Tay Ho and the Old Quarter. This is one of our favorite community-building events and a great way to not only see a bit of Hanoi, but also meet other wonderful parents. Registration is now open. Sign up here before September 16.
Parent and Staff Sparkly Social – Saturday, September 29:
Get into the groove for our totally rad 80s party! Leave the children at home and celebrate the new school year with us! This is a great night of food, drinks, music and dance organised by the School Community Organisation together for parents and faculty! You will leave this soiree with a new cohort of friends!
We are currently looking for party organisers to get this party started! For any further questions, please email Esther van Tuijl at sco_ecc@unishanoi.org.
Also, a reminder that this coming Monday, September 1 is Vietnam National Day (or Independence Day) and so there is NO SCHOOL.
Have a nice three-day weekend everyone!

SCO Project Funding Committee Needs You!

The School Community Organisation (SCO) is a parent volunteer organisation working to support the Mission and activities of UNIS Hanoi. Each year, the SCO raises funds in course of implementing activities, such as the Spring Fair and Healthy Snack Sales.

A portion of those funds are available each year to carry out project ideas from members of the community. The funding process is designed to be fair, transparent, and community-based.

Do you have an idea for a project? Would you like to be a member of the committee?
 Find out more at www.unishanoi.org/scofund , and come to our open meeting on Thursday, September 6 at 12.00 (B7 / Conference Room)

SCO: What we do…

Dear UNIS Hanoi parents, faculty and staff –
The School Community Organisation (SCO) Executive Committee would like to warmly welcome all parents, faculty and staff to the new school year 2018-19! The SCO Executive Committee is a group of parent volunteers whose mission is to help “enhance and foster partnerships throughout the school community in support of the UNIS Hanoi’s Mission and Vision”. We do this mainly by organizing and supporting community-building activities and events and by bridging connections among parents, administration and faculty across different parts of the schools.
In addition to your SCO Executive Committee, a number of wonderfully dedicated parents lead specific committees that organise parent volunteers around activities throughout the year. These committees include the Used Book Sale, Spring Fair, Swim Club, Snack Sale, Phoenix Boosters and Small Project Grants. We are still looking for volunteers to join these committees so if you are interested, please connect with the committee coordinators via their emails here.
Finally, we wanted to encourage you all parents to join the UNIS Hanoi Parent Facebook groups. There is one for UNIS Hanoi ES Parents (for ECC & ES) and for UNIS Hanoi MS/HS Parents. These are helpful tools to connect with parents, a platform to ask questions, share parenting resources and stay updated on events.
Please feel free to reach out to us anytime and with any question. We are here to support you.
Happy Friday!
SCO18-19 Executive Committee (Esther, Garry, Chris, Eun Mee, Susan)

Your School Community Organisation

The School Community Organisation (SCO) is made up of all of us – every parent, faculty and staff member – an inclusive body that is led by parent volunteers. At UNIS Hanoi, the SCO aims to proactively build family-school partnerships. By sharing your time and talents and getting involved in your child’s school, all parents have the opportunity to enhance student-learning which is at the heart of all we do.

For detailed news and updates please visit our website www.unishanoi.org/sco or email us at sco@unishanoi.org

Welcome Coffee: Monday, August 20 from 8.00 – 9.00 in the canteen

All parents (new and returning) are invited to join this start of the year welcome coffee! Meet the SCO and find out about how you can get involved this school year!

Note: The Welcome Coffee will be followed by a Tech Session Orientation held from 9.00 – 10.00 in B8b (room 115/116). This is mainly for new families but current families are welcome to join for a refresher!

Introducing this year’s Parent SCO Team!

SCO Executive Committee:

SCO Communications Officer – Susan Perez (sco@unishanoi.org)
SCO Treasurer  – Eun Mee Lee (sco_treasurer@unishanoi.org)
SCO ECC Chair – Esther van Tuiji (sco_ecc@unishanoi.org)
SCO ES Chair – Garry Reichert (sco_es@unishanoi.org)
SCO MS Chair – Chris Behr (sco_ms@unishanoi.org)
SCO HS  – This could be you! (sco_hs@unishanoi.org)

Cultural Liaisons:

Vietnamese: Hien Nguyen (Vietnam@unishanoi.org)
Korean ES: Naae Choi, Youngran Cho and Eunju Ha (ESKoreanCommunity@unishanoi.org)
Korean MSHS: Hyunah Lim, Miran Yoon and Mijeong Kim (MSHSKoreanCommunity@unishanoi.org)
Japanese: Setsuko Miki (ES) and Chiharu Iseri (MSHS) (Japan@unishanoi.org)

Interested in being a Cultural Liaison for your community? Let us know by emailing CLO@unishanoi.org!

Committee Coordinators:

Spring Fair – A collaborative leader! (springfair@unishanoi.org)
Snack Sale – Seung Shin Lee, Yuju Moon, Hiromi Ogura & Naoko Murakami (snacksale@unishanoi.org)
Used Book Sale – Still looking for volunteers! (Booksale@unishanoi.org)
Phoenix Boosters – Marieke van de Linden-Jurgens, Doreen Horsch and Gigi Sharman (Phoenixboosters@unishanoi.org)
Swim Club Parents – Molly Moore (swimclub@unishanoi.org)
Grants Committee – Nacho Sevilla, Eun Mee Lee, James Nation and Iraj de Silva (grants@unishanoi.org)