Week #23: Feb. 11th – 13th, 2019

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Short week…This is a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL for KIS students this Thursday 14th and Friday 15th February.

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UofI #3 Family Histories: Family Photos
Thanks again, parents, for supporting your children to select artifacts for our Unit of Inquiry. We have a new request for you now to send us copies of family photos (email or printed). The photos can be old or new family photos with extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.), or they can be more recent ones.

Please provide as much detail as you can about the people in the photo, where they are from, what languages they speak, etc. We will use these photos to continue to make connections to family histories.

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Sports Day this Wednesday
We will be having Sports Day this Wednesday 13th February from 8:00 am  – 9:40 am. Students should wear house shirts, PE shorts, and running shoes on that day. Parents are welcome to attend. KG students will join G1 and G2 students in a variety of relays/races.

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If you can, please come and cheer on our students as they take part in various activities and earn points for their houses.

Students are free to go home after Sports Day activities. Please be sure to sign your child out if you are planning to take them home before the regular dismissal time.

NOTE: There will be no after-school classes on Sports Day.
A make-up class will be scheduled at a later date for any clubs that are regularly held on this day.

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100 Days of School
Thank you parents and students for participating in our ‘100 Days of School’ by sharing your creative ideas.

We now have 2 books to add to our class library from our 100 Days in school: one with a collection of country flags and the other with the ideas that you shared with us.

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Chinese New Year 2019
Last Thursday KIS celebrated Chinese New Year. Many students dressed up in red or traditional Chinese dress and some visitors came to perform a Dragon Dance on the football field. Here are some pics from that day.

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QLB (Quality Learning Behaviour) Awards
Last Friday we said thank you to students who have been displaying a variety of quality learning behaviours.

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Congratulations to Michael from KGA, August from KGB, and Shao Xuan from KGC.

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Field Trip Next Tuesday 19th February
Please click the link for details regarding the KG Trip to Jim Thompson House
KG Trip to Jim Thompson House

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International Mother Tongue Day

Dear Families,

On Thurs. 21st Feb., KIS will be recognizing International Mother Tongue Day. We will celebrate by reading books and telling stories to the students in different languages. We are asking for your support to come into KIS and read or tell a story to a group of students in your first language.

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If you sign up, you will be reading or telling stories for about 10 minutes to a range of students from EY1 to Grade 2 in the AudiBox. These students may or may not include your own children. Each session lasts for 40 minutes and will be shared by 4 adults – so about 10 minutes each. Please refer to the schedule at this link to sign up. Translation into English is not necessary. We will have a computer and projector available if you would like to share a story on a screen.

If you do want to read to your own child’s class in their classroom, please speak to your child’s teacher in addition to signing up in the schedule.

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Library Books
Since there are no classes this Friday, students may keep their library book folders until next Friday 22nd February. Please return the folders on this day.
Thank you.

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Important Dates

Wed. 13th Feb.
Grade School Sports Day (KG – G5)
Thu. 14th Feb.
Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL)
Fri. 15th Feb. February Long Weekend (NO SCHOOL)
Tue. 19th Feb. KG Field Trip to The Jim Thompson House
Thu. 21st Feb. International Mother Tongue Day
Tue. 23rd Apr. World Book Day (details coming soon)
Mon. 6th May H.M. The King’s Coronation (NO SCHOOL)

 

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