End of Year Information

Please send in items to take apart!

We would like you to send in old items from home that we can take apart. The children will learn through this exercise how to safely use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers and hammers, and work in teams to completely dismantle an object, building resilience.

Suggested recycled / broken / old items to send in:

Toy remote controlled cars, helicopters, drones.

Toys that are electric / battery operated with moving parts, sounds or lights.

Small battery or solar powered items like fans, a torch, small clocks.

Hand held electrical items such as kitchen appliances, a kettle, hair dryer, mixers etc.

(You will not be getting it back!)

Please do not send in:

Old phones (very hard to get into and screens are glass)

Items where the batteries have corroded or are acidic

Larger items like dehumidifiers, TV’s, printers etc.

We look forward to keeping your informed of our process and discoveries.

May 30- pool party on the small playground
Our end of year party will will be combined with our friends from Pre Reception A! . Please send your child in swimming clothes (bathing suit underneath with PE uniform on top), a towel and spare underwear to change into after. Please have them wear flip flops or croc-type shoes that can get wet. Hats and sunscreen are a must!  Class parents have organized potluck items for the classes.  Please place drinks and sweet items in Mr Sharp’s room and savoury foods in our room.
Water toys are most welcome but please label them!

June 7– last day of school for PM students

June 8- last day of school for AM students

About Seesaw

Families have unlimited access to archive your child’s Seesaw content as long as they are associated with the school.  Parents can bulk download all of their children’s portfolio at any time of the year by following these steps.

Important Dates

We would like to invite all parents to our end of year Performing Arts celebration!

Pre Reception AM – Thursday May 17 – 8:00am

Pre Reception PM – Thursday May 17 – 12:00pm
Pre Reception students have been learning many different songs and dances in performing arts throughout the year.  Please come and have fun singing and dancing with your child altogether!  Students are welcome to wear a simple sea animal outfit to school for the song. Your child needs to be able to sit and stand in this outfit with ease. Please decide with your child what s/he would like to wear.  Otherwise, please wear regular school uniform.
We will enjoy refreshments in the LLAC lobby afterwards. Please can we ask families contributing nibbles to place their food on the tables in the LLAC lobby before entering the LLAC.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Our end of year party will will be combined with our friends from Pre Reception A! On Wednesday,  May 30th we will have a pool party on the small playground. Please send your child in swimming clothes (bathing suit underneath with PE uniform on top), a towel and spare underwear to change into after. Please have them wear flip flops or croc-type shoes that can get wet. Hats and sunscreen are a must!  Class parents have organized potluck items for the classes.  Please place drinks and sweet items in Mr Sharp’s room and savoury foods in our room.
May 22– no school

June 7– last day of school for PM students

June 8- last day of school for AM students

Performing Arts end of year celebration!

We would like to invite all parents to our end of year Performing Arts celebration!

Pre Rec AM – Thursday, May 17 – 8:00 am

Pre Rec PM – Thursday, May 17 – 12:00 pm

Pre Reception students have been learning many different songs and dances in performing arts throughout the year.  Please come and have fun singing and dancing with your child altogether! We will enjoy morning/afternoon tea in the LLAC lobby afterwards. We will be asking families to bring a small plate of food to share, more information on this to follow. Look forward to seeing you there!

Important Dates

April 9-April 16- Please send to school a photo of your child’s bedroom.  HWW parent overview 2018 (1) about our upcoming unit.

April 16 (8am) – April 18 (4pm) –  Parents with more than 1 child in the Lower School sign up for learning conversations

URL: https://ptcs.cdnis.edu.hk/parents/

April 18 8am) – Fri, April 20 (4pm)– All other parents sign up for learning conversations

May 2- Hong Kong Park Field Trip.  Students need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the trip

April 23- Green Week Dress Down Day.  Wear GREEN!

April 26-27 Learning Conversations

May 11– no school for AM students

May 17- Pre Reception Spotlight.  Time TBC.

June 7– last day of school for PM students

June 8- last day of school for AM students

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.