Pico Project

CDNIS-Pico Partnership Project.

15 students from the Pico Project will be coming from Israel to work with 15 of our students for a 5 day camp, working on an intensive entrepreneurial makers program designing for real world projects.

Israel is considered the second most innovative countries in the world and is at the epicentre of the ‘start up’ nations so its a real opportunity for our kids.

Dates are 23-27th July
15 spots available!
Fill out an online application form on our Summer School Website link
Students can email or see Ms. T for any further information

DDD Reminder

Dress Down Day – Friday, May 25
Stripes and polkadots, different coloured socks, silly shirts and more! This month’s DDD is a mis-match theme! All money will be donated to the Raven house NGO: Feeding Hong Kong. This organization helps to reduce food waste by collecting it and distributing it to people in need. For more info check out their website.

Lost Property: Please Label all Items

Message from CISPA

To facilitate finding lost items, we strongly encourage you to label all items with the student’s first and surname.

Items that require labelling include the following:

  • ALL uniform items (jackets, hoodies, fleeces, sweaters, shirts, trousers, shorts, dresses, t-shirts, hats etc.)
  • Non-uniform items worn to school
  • All backpacks, lunch boxes, and water bottles

For clothing, CISPA strongly recommends the use of printed iron-on name labels as laundry pen fades and becomes difficult to read.  Name labels can also be removed in the future and allow for recycling of uniforms. For non-clothing items CISPA recommends the use of printed plastic labels. Plastic labels are dishwasher safe and easy to read. Unlabelled uniforms found in the school will be donated to the US second-hand uniform shop.

If items are labelled by the laundry pen, please kindly check the labelling and re-inked (if needed) from time to time to ensure all clothing is clearly named.

SLLR

Student-Led Learning Reviews (SLLRs)
SLLRs will be hosted on Friday, April 27 (Prep to Grade 5). The purpose of the SLLR is to fully engage the student in his or her own learning. As the name implies, it is a student-focused event that enables and supports the voice of each child as a unique learner.

Please check your school email address for information on how to make appointments. Students are to wear school uniform and only come to school at the scheduled appointment time.

Monday, April 16, 8am – Wednesday, April 18, 8am: Parents with more than one child have priority to accept and confirm invitations from Homeroom Teachers.

Wednesday, April 18, 8am – Friday, April 20, 4pm: All other parents accept and confirm invitations from Homeroom Teachers.

Book Swap Thursday and Suess Character Dress Down Friday

Yippee! The Book Swap for grades 3-6 will be Thursday, March 22nd, before school in the 12th floor cafeteria! Students can bring in books to swap one-for-one. How easy is that?!? If they don’t have any books to exchange, they can pay $10 for a used book. Kids can also use their leftover Flower Fair tokens at a rate of 2 tokens for 1 book. So many easy, affordable ways to get “new-to-you” books! So please come to the 12th floor cafeteria before school on Thurday for the Grade 3-6 Book Swap!

Optional “Dress as your favorite Suess Character” on Friday March 23
To support and promote the upcoming Lower School musical, we will have an optional “Dress as your favorite Suess Character” day on Friday March 23. Please note this is not a DDD, so it is normal dress for students and staff unless they choose to come as a Suess character. Also note that the FFF this Friday is not the usual format of student performances; instead it will be a “Suessical Sneak-Peek” with performances from the cast.

WWPT: Class Presentation

To keep up to date, here are the resources we are using during our Inquiries into different Historical Time periods. This week students also stated to explore scientific discoveries that changed the world throughout these time.

A strong link to this has been the related math topics of Time and Geometry:Position. We are moving onto pattern and function now (Algebra)

WWAPT Overview

Here is the link to our new Unit Overview for Where we are in Place and Time. The students are starting to look at the different periods and history with the aim to find out about the key scientific discoveries of the time and the impact on the world

Students have already started their Book Club selections. They have chosen a book from Historical Fiction and are creating timelines/sequences for the main events, character, word inquiries and innovations/inventions.

 

Here is a link to the Book Club lists and student’s plans for reading and examples of the books they are enjoying.

 

Here is a video Vivian Fung made about the Fashion Show. Thank you to all students and parents for all your hard work and support of this fun and innovative learning engagement. It was so wonderful to see your collaboration, confidence and creativity.  LINK