Important Dates UPDATED

February 15-February 26 CNY holiday!

Tuesday, February 27- back to school

February 27- March 2- Chinese Clothing Dress Down Days

March 1- Aberdeen Field Trip Reschedule.  Class parents will be in touch about volunteering.  Wear Sports Uniform.

March 2- Flower Fair 9-9:30am/ 1:20-1:50pm

March 5- Dumpling/ Tong Yuan Making in Chinese class.  Class parents will be in touch about helping

March 15- Parent Workshop in Library Pit 9-10am

March 30- April 9- Spring Break

April 26-27 Learning Conversations

May 11- no school for AM students

June 7- last day of school for PM students

June 8- last day of school for AM students

From the Counsellors

“I want my child to be happy” The wish and reality

LS Parent Coffee Morning, February 8 at LLAC, 8:00-9: 30am.  As parents, we want the best for our child, rush to help, soothe, and fix, it’s only natural. In this talk, Dr. Minna Chau will share her insight and research findings on how a certain kind of devotion to happiness creed hurts in long run, rather than help.  RSVP

Important Dates and Info

Sick Students – Please Stay Home
Please do not send your child to school if they are feeling unwell, especially if their temperature is 37.5C or higher, or if they have a cough, runny nose, diarrhea or rash. As recommended by the CHP, Department of Health, we strongly advise parents to check their child’s temperature before going to school. Please remember to email the school nurse if your child does not come to school because they are ill. Many thanks for helping us maintain a safe and healthy environment at CDNIS.
IMPORTANT DATES

January 24- Parent Workshop in Library Pit 9-10am

February 1- Aberdeen Neighbourhood Field Trip.  10 Volunteers will be required.  Class parents will get in touch about volunteers.

February 6- Dumpling making (8-10am/ 12-2pm).  4-5 volunteers required.  Class parents will get in touch about volunteers.

February 12-14 Chinese outfit Dress Down Days.  Other CNY festivities around school

February 13- CDNIS Flower Fair 9:15-9:50/ 12:15- 12:50.  All students need to be accompanied by an adult.

February 15-February 26 CNY holiday!

Tuesday, February 27- back to school

March 15- Parent Workshop in Library Pit 9-10am

March 30- April 9- Spring Break

April 26-27 Learning Conversations

May 11- no school for AM students

June 7- last day of school for PM students

June 8- last day of school for AM students

 

Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas!

Christmas Party
Our party is on December 7.  Parents are welcome to come listen to us sing our songs from Music and Movement.  A potluck will follow.
Winter Sing-Along Live Stream
The Lower School Winter Sing-Along (STUDENTS ONLY) will take place on Tuesday, December 12. A live stream of one of the performances will be available for the school community to enjoy. In order to protect privacy, the broadcast will be password protected. The link and password will be emailed to all Lower School parents this week. Please check your CDNIS parent account for details later this week.
IMPORTANT DATES
 December 7- Christmas Party 8am-10am, 12pm -2pm

December 13- No PM classes.  Last day before Xmas holidays

January 2- Back to school

January 24- Parent Workshop in Library Pit 9-10am

March 15- Parent Workshop in Library Pit 9-10am

Reminders

Link to presentation on Kelso’s Choices and Importance of Resilience
Thank you for attending the workshop on ‘Importance of Resilience’ and the two programmes we use in Lower School to build the skills- Kelso’s Choices and Zones of Regulation. Here is the link to slides from the presentation.
UNICEF Club Food Drive
The Upper School CDNIS UNICEF club is hosting a school-wide food drive this week from Monday, November 27, to Friday, December 1. All donations will go to Feeding Hong Kong, a Hong Kong-based NGO which distributes donated and surplus food to those in need. Drop-off points for donations can be found on the 9/F, 7/F (near the bus entrance), 5/F, 4/F and 3/F. Please click here for more information on what items are especially beneficial.
CISPA – Home of Love Donations
Help make someone’s Christmas a bit brighter this season by supporting Home of Love. Donations are being accepted under the 9/F Christmas tree until December 13. Home of Love cares for needy families in Hong Kong by providing free meals and shelter. Donations being received include basic items such as blankets, diapers, towels, toothpaste, soap and non-perishable foods such as rice, cereal, noodles, canned meats, cooking oil, powered milk, sugar, coffee and team.

Reminders

Fever and Mask Policy
CDNIS strictly enforces the Fever Free Policy, as recommended by the Centre for Health Protection. Therefore, students who are sick or feverish should stay home until they are fever free. Also please note Pre Rec to Grade 2 students should be fever free for 48 hours before returning to school. 
Cooler weather and uniforms
With the cooler weather we are seeing more students wearing non-uniform sweaters/hoodies/leggings etc. Students with non-uniform items will be asked to remove them during school hours. Please also note girls should be wearing white socks or tights, leggings are not part of the uniform. It gets very warm in the playground so please do not place sweaters, t’shirts etc under your child’s uniform.  Thank you.
Pre Reception AM and Reception AM students do not come to school on Friday, November 24. This is to allow for staff professional development and to be equitable for all students as the PM classes will not have school due to the early dismissal ahead of the Christmas Break.  PM classes as usual.

Class Christmas Party:  Thursday 7th December

Parents are very welcome!  The students will be singing holiday songs from Music and Movement class.  Class parents will be in touch regarding potluck.  Please no siblings.
AM –  8:15am
PM – 12:pm

Mindfulness Session

“Let’s Talk About Mindfulness” on 28 Nov,8am-9:30 am at LLAC with Cathy Ziengs, MBSR Teacher, Mindfulness Facilitator.
What? How? Why? are mindfulness concepts and practices being introduced into school communities to enhance well-being for the students, the teachers and how can parents engage in this learning space too?Please wear something comfortable, Cathy will have you do some practices  – lots of fun, lots of access to the learning.

RSVP

Interesting article from the SCMP about children taking extra classes

IMPORTANT DATES
November 15- Parent Workshop- Sensory Processing Disorder

November 21- Parent Workshop on Kelso in LLAC Lobby.

November 24- No AM classes.

December 7- Christmas Party 8am-10am, 12pm -2pm

December 13- No PM classes.  Last day before Xmas holidays

January 2- Back to school

January 24- Parent Workshop in Library Pit 9-10am

March 15- Parent Workshop in Library Pit 9-10am

Help us with:

Loose parts.  Here is a list of items we would welcome all year long.  If you or someone you know has any type of factory and discards interesting loose parts, please let us know!  Thank you for sending items in.

Parenting Talk – Sensory Processing Disorder

Does your child find everyday tasks challenging? Are they distracted by touch/sounds/lights? Do they find it challenging to sit still for a short while? These are just some of the symptoms which might stand out to you. In this parenting talk on November 15 from 8am-9:30 am in the LLAC, Lorena Kastner will provide an understanding of SPD and strategies for you to understand and assist your child. RSVP here.

Parent Workshop- Pre Rec- Prep

Please join  Ms Lisa Kipfer, LS Vice principal and Ms Shelly Chutke, LS Counselor for a talk on Student support and coping strategies: Importance of Building Resilience, Kelso’s choices and Zones of Regulation.

Kelso’s Choices is a program based on the premise that all children are capable of being peacemakers and solving their small problems independently.

Come learn the vocabulary we use in school to solve problems so these strategies can be continued to be used at home.

When:  Nov 21  8:00 am – 9:00 am

Where:  LLAC Lobby

Who: Anyone involved in raising your child… including helpers.

Please RSVP