Saigon South International School by ijk77032


									                                                                                                                                 February 17, 2009
                                                                                                                                 Elementary Newsletter #22

                                          Saigon South International School
                                             Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
                                                            Tel: (84 8) 5413 - 0901 — Fax: (84 8) 5413 - 0902 Email:
                                                   Head of School: Charles Barton       Elementary Principal: Mary Lower (

 Significant Dates &                            New Time and                         the fields. We made good use of             have not returned your pink
       Events                                                                        these at International Day and              Parent Volunteer Form and
                                               Special Guest for                     during recent soccer tourna-                would like to help, please email
Swim Meet at ABC            Tuesday
                            Feb. 17          Family Reading Night                    ments. The sun shade will be                Ms.       Khanh          Pham
                            1 PM            The time of Family Reading               well used at the Sports’ Day on             ( to sign up.
                                            Night is changing to Wednes-             February 27th. The Thai family              Confirmation and reminders for
Soccer at SSIS vs AIS       Wed.
                            Feb. 18         days, 5-6 PM, in order to ac-            provided us with Highlands Cof-             all parent volunteers will be
                            3:30 PM         commodate the majority of                fee at our annual bazaar and                sent home next Tuesday.
                                            families who are regular Family          most recently for the two-day
Family Reading Night        Wed.
                            Feb. 18         Reading Night participants.              conference we hosted for our                    5th Grade Open
                                            During Family Reading Nights,            own teachers and teachers from
                            5-6 PM
                                                                                     19 other schools in Asia. Thank                Basketball Evening
                                            the elementary library is open
Basketball for Grades       Monday
                                            for families to look at and check        you all for your kind considera-  Mr. Gary Johnston welcomes
5-8                         Feb. 23                                                                                    our 5th grade students to join in
                                            out books. In addition, there            tion and support of SSIS.
                            6:30 - 8:00
                                            are often literacy-based activi-                                           the middle school open basket-
Soccer at ABC               Monday          ties and special guests. This                     Sports’ Day              ball evening on Mondays from
                            Feb. 23                                                                                    6:30 to 8 PM. Students are in-
                            3:30PM          week, we welcome Ms. Dyana,
                                                                                     The 4th Annual SSIS Sports’ day vited to come out, practice and
                                            a SSIS Kindergarten teacher. In
Sports Morning              Friday                                                   takes place next Friday, Febru- learn new skills.
                                            celebration of Canadian Heri-
                            Feb. 27                                                  ary 27th. Sports’ day is a won-
                                            tage Day, Ms. Dyana will lead us
                                                                                     derful opportunity to build
Soccer Tournament           Saturday        in song and dance around the
                                                                                     school community and promote
at RMIT                     Feb. 28         theme of "The First Canadians."
                            8:00-12:00                                               our core value of "Balance in         Discounts for SSIS
                                            SSIS elementary families are
                                                                                     Life."                            Kindermusik by LNT Goetz con-
PTA Meeting                 Wed.            welcome to join the fun on
                                                                                                                       nections is now offering a 20%
                            March 4         Wednesdays from 5 to 6 PM in             The morning will be divided into discount to all SSIS parents,
                            2:15 PM         the elementary library. Please           two sessions: 8:20-9:45 A.M. staff and friends. There has
                                            remember that all children must          for EC4-Gr.1 and 10:15-11:45 been a change in the class
 EC Team of Teachers                        be accompanied by an adult,              A.M. for Grades 2-5. (EC3 stu- schedule: The FRIDAY schedule
The EC team of teachers has                 and we encourage that person             dents will enjoy special activi- is now 10:00 for children 1 1/2
                                            to be a parent--for Family Read-         ties in the Early Childhood play- to 3 years; 11:00 for birth to 18
cultural backgrounds befitting
                                            ing Night!                               ground on this day.) There will months. SATURDAY classes are:
our diverse international school -
                                                                                     be thirteen activity stations set 10:15 for children 1 1/2 to 3
we come from three different
                                             Elementary Cafeteria                    up on each field, with parent years; 11:15 for children 4 1/2
continents!                                                                          volunteers supervising each to 7 years and 12:15 for chil-
               Mrs. Barton comes               Menu Corrections                      activity. EC3-Grade 1 students dren 3 to 5 years. Details are
               from Europe -          her   The cost for an elementary meal          will rotate through the stations available from Ms Lauralynn:
                                            remains at 35,000 VND. The               in grade-level teams, led by or Tel:
               father is from Holland
                                            price of 50,000 VND appearing            teachers and assistants. Plenty 090 709 9480. Classes are
               and her mother is            on the February 17-28 menu
Mrs. Barton                                                                          of fun games and water activi- taught in Phu My Hung at the
               from Indonesia. Mrs.         was an error. Also, the menu             ties promise a splish-splashing CYT Pre-School, 101 My Kim II.
Daley and Ms. Loos-                         will run from February 16                good time for all!                Cost for the programs will now
more are both Aus-                          through 27th, not 17 through                                               be $256 to $264 for the 15
tralian;       and   Miss                   28th as stated.                          Sports’ day participants will week program.
                                                                                     celebrate with popsicles follow-
Nolen comes from
                              Mrs. Daley       Parent Donations                      ing the event. Students will eat
               the   USA.                                                            lunch at their regularly sched- Yearbook Advertising
               Among us we have                Are Appreciated                       uled time and place. Grade 2-5 By advertising in the SSIS year-
               taught in Vietnam,           We would like to acknowledge             students will eat lunch at 12:00 book, parents, supporters, and
                                            the kind donations from SSIS             following the event.              local businesses can support the
               Morocco, Japan, Ma-
                                            families. In support of our value                                          school while generating aware-
Ms. Loosmore   laysia, Australia, and
                                            of “Dedicated Service”, many             Many thanks to the 20 parents ness, publicity and goodwill for
               the States -                 families gave used and new               who have signed up to volun- their businesses. Email Quoc
for a combined total of                     kitchen items to the Sesame              teer on February 27th. We Ph am,              PTA     Treasu rer,
sixty three years!                          Kitchen Drive in December. The           would really appreciate about for
                                            Mundlay family donated 10                10 more parents to help this an advertising form or pick one
                               Miss Nolen   Pepsi umbrellas for our use on           event run more smoothly. If you up from the elementary office.
                       Students are recognized for demonstrating the ESLRs
                            (Expected School-wide Learning Results).

                                       Assemblies This Week

  Grades 4/5: 12:25 PM Friday, February 18th
  Grades 2/3: 1:20 PM Friday, February 18th
  The following students have been nominated this week by their teachers or peers
  for demonstrating the ESLRs. They are recognized at the assemblies. Teachers’
  initials appear after the students’ names.
                         Parents are always welcome to attend assemblies.

Academic                 Sense of Self       Dedicated       Balance in Life   Respect for All
Excellence               (Be yourself; be    Service         (Be active and    (Respect all age
(Be the best you can     thoughtful)         (Be helpful)    healthy)          groups, individuals,
be)                                                                            cultures)

First Grade              First Grade         First Grade     First Grade       First Grade
Yodai (MT)               Jason (HM)          Marie (SF)                        Angel (HM)
                                             Jinny (SF)
                                             Mi Yeon (MT)
Second Grade              Second Grade       Second Grade    Second Grade      Second Grade
Skye (TM)                Julia (TM)          Yeon Jae (SC)   Soo Minh (KP)     Kaitlan (KP)
Celine (SC)

Third Grade              Third Grade         Third Grade     Third Grade       Third Grade
Kohei (AY)               Joy (NS)            Tommy (NS)                        Sunny (AY)
Ivy (GB)                                                                       Wei Hong (GB)

Fourth Grade             Fourth Grade        Fourth Grade    Fourth Grade      Fourth Grade
Emily (BS)                                   Giao (BS)                         Bao (BD)
An (BD)                                      Artem (GB)                        Artem (GB)
Wei Qian (GB)

Fifth Grade              Fifth Grade         Fifth Grade     Fifth Grade       Fifth Grade
Rachel (ZM)              Chee Woo (ZM)       Jenny (LN)      Denny (SS)        Billy (SS)
Sabrina (LN)

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