1E Blog – May 28 – June 1

Please be sure to look for highlights of our week on twitter @S_HudswellCDNIS . Posts are located lower down on the left-hand side of this page.

Important Dates:
June 8: Last Day of School 11am dismissal

Reminders:
Last Swim Lesson: This week students had their last swimming lesson and PE will return to regular schedule next week.

End of Year iPad Arrangements: For parents who have decided to take their child’s iPad home for the summer, please remember to pick up your iPad on the day and time you selected (June 6 or 7 at 7:30-7:45am or 2:30-3:10pm).

Have a great weekend.

Stephanie

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1E Blog – May 21 -25

Please be sure to look for highlights of our week on twitter @S_HudswellCDNIS . Posts are located lower down on the left-hand side of this page.

Important Dates:
May 25: Deadline to return iPad requests for Summer (i.e. bring home/store at school?)
May 29: Year End Class Party 11:00-11:50
May 31: Lower School Transition Day
June 1: Report cards posted on Parent Portal
June 8: Last Day of School 11am dismissal

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1E Blog – May 14 -18

Please be sure to look for highlights of our week on twitter @S_HudswellCDNIS . Posts are located lower down on the left-hand side of this page.

Important Dates:
May 25: DDD (Stripes and polkadots, different coloured socks, silly shirts and more! This month’s DDD is a mis-match theme!)
May 25: Deadline to return
May 29: Year End Class Party (More information will be shared from the Class Parents.)
May 31: Lower School Transition Day
June 8: Last Day of School 11am dismissal

Reminders:
End of Year iPad Arrangements
This week you received a letter regarding end of year iPad arrangements.  Please return the form by May 25.

Message from the Swim Coach:
We are currently doing Water Safety in our PE Aquatic Programme with Lower School students.

So far this term, we have covered Lifejackets, Safe Entries to Water and Survival Swimming skills along with practicing improvement of swimming strokes and technique correction.  A big emphasis for this age group is on safety – in and around water.

Next week, we would like students to bring some spare old clothing with them to experience what it feels like to be in, thread and / or swim in water with clothes on.
For next lesson, can you please pack some spare old clothing for your son/daughter and preferably white/ bash colours that won’t come off in water – A top and pants are enough.  Also bring a bag to put the clothes in after.

 Teachers are aware that some students may be nervous / anxious on the thought of going into water with clothes on and will act accordingly. Teachers will also be helping students rinse out the excess water from clothing after their class.

Finally, from next term all swimmers will need to wear a swim hat uniform in the pool. This is common practice in all pools for hygienic reasons and to stop hair getting caught in the drains and filters. There are a limited number of CDNIS swim hats still available in our stock. The hats cost $20 each. If you would like to purchase a hat, please see a member of staff at swimming pool office.

Have a great weekend!

Stephanie

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1E Blog – May 7 -11

Please be sure to look for highlights of our week on twitter @S_HudswellCDNIS . Posts are located lower down on the left-hand side of this page.

Important Dates
May 25: DDD
May 29: Year End Class Party
May 31: Lower School Transition Day
June 8: Last Day of School 11am dismissal

Highlights
Thank you to all the parents who attended our Spotlight on Monday! If you want to relive the Spotlight, you can watch the live stream video. Feel free to share the link and password with family who live far away. We only ask that parents do not publish the link or password on social media.

Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-SgVn1143I for the link to the 1E shadow puppet reflection that was played during the Spotlight.

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1E Blog – April 30 – May 4

Please be sure to look for highlights of our week on twitter @S_HudswellCDNIS . Posts are located lower down on the left-hand side of this page.

Important Dates
May 8: Gr 1 Spotlight Performance 12:30 LLAC
May 11: House Day
May 25: DDD
May 29: Year End Class Lunch (more information will be shared by the Class Parents)
May 31: Lower School Transition Day
June 8: Last Day of School 11am dismissal

Reminders:
Spotlight Performance:

Students should wear nice looking clothes that they can move comfortably in.  If students are wearing skirts, they should wear shorts or leggings underneath.  Students can wear their performance clothes to school on Tuesday and remain in them for the rest of the day if they wish.  If you cannot attend the performance, it will be live streamed. Please check the parent whatsapp group for the password as I cannot share it on the blog. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/NfGJzmtWV8M

 Have a terrific weekend.

Stephanie

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1E Blog – April 23 – 27

Please be sure to look for highlights of our week on twitter @S_HudswellCDNIS . Posts are located lower down on the left-hand side of this page.

Important Dates
May 4:  New DDD
May 8: Gr 1E Spotlight Performance 12:30 LLAC
May 11: House Day
May 25: DDD
May 29: Year End Class Party (More information will be shared from the Class Parents.)
May 31: Lower School Transition Day
June 8: Last Day of School 11am dismissal

Reminders:
Message from Ms Benusa

Want to know how you can best prepare your child for the G1 Spotlight?  Click here.
http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/teachers/ashleybenusa/2018/04/23/getting-ready-for-g1-spotlights/

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Update for LS Guidance

Bullying Prevention Unit- secondSTEP

Dear Parents,

To further help our school be a safe and respectful place, we are introducing the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit in our classrooms. In the lessons, your child will learn specific skills to help stop bullying. Students will learn how to:

  • Recognize when bullying is happening
    Report bullying to a caring adult
    Refuse to let bullying happen to themselves or others
    • Be a bystander who stands up and is part of the solution to bullying

For bullying prevention to work, everyone at school needs to be involved. So all our staff are receiving special training in how to:

  • Recognize and respond to bullying
    • Support children who have been bullied
    • Correct behaviors of children who are bullying
    • Use strategies that support a positive school and classroom climate

And we need your help, too!

Get involved in making our school a safe and respectful place by letting us know if you hear about bullying at our school. Make sure your child knows how to report to you or someone at school if he or she is being bullied. And give your child the clear message that it is never okay to bully others.

If you have any questions about the Bullying Prevention Unit or the Second Step program, please contact me.

Thank you for helping us make our school a safe and respectful place.

Sincerely,

Shelly Chutke

Lower Scohool Guidance Counsellor.

Canadian International School of Hong Kong.

P.S. Make sure to join www.secondstep.org with the activation key BPU1 FAMI LY01 to get information about what your child is learning in the Second Step program!

Go online today

www.secondstep.org activation key
BPU1 FAMI LY01

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1E Blog – April 16 – 20

Please be sure to look for highlights of our week on twitter @S_HudswellCDNIS . Posts are located lower down on the left-hand side of this page.

Important Dates
April 23: Wear GREEN clothes for Green Week (earth day).  If no green, regular uniform please.
April 26: Field Trip to Bee Farm (Please wear PE uniform and INSECT REPELLANT.)
April 25: Sports Day (wear PE clothes)
April 27: Student-Led Learning Reviews (Students wear regular uniform.)
April 27: DDD (Postponed due to SLLRs)
May 4:  New DDD
May 8: 1E Spotlight Performance 12:30 LLAC
May 11: House Day

Field Trip to Bee Farm
We are very excited about going to the bee farm next Thursday, April 26th.  Students should wear their PE uniform and bring a small backpack for their hat, water bottle and snack.  We will be outdoors for the day so students must have a hat and insect repellant.  We will eat our lunch in the classroom when we return to school.  Please prepare a lunch that does not require heating up.

Students are welcome to purchase honey at the Bee Farm.

If children would like to purchase honey, they MUST put their money in an envelope clearly labelled with their name, amount $ inside, and if they are purchasing a small or large bottle of honey.

HONEY PRICES
$60 -small jar
$100 – large jar

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.

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1E Blog – April 9 – 13

Please be sure to look for highlights of our week on twitter @S_HudswellCDNIS . Posts are located lower down on the left-hand side of this page.

Important Dates
April 26: Field Trip to Bee Farm (Please wear PE uniform)
April 25: Sports Day (Please wear PE uniform)
April 27: Student-Led Learning Reviews (Students wear regular uniform)
April 27: DDD (Postponed due to SLLRs)
May 4:  New DDD

Reminders:
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.

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Swimming Begins Tomorrow

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