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Archive | March, 2017

First Aid Training April 29th

Dear Colleagues,

I still have a couple of spaces for the First Aid training planned for April 29th. If you are interested please let me know. This is a Saturday in school with the training lasting from 9 – 4pm. Please note that this is the last session planned for this year. Thanks.

 

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

on April 4th, the Vienna Philharmonic will be performing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy (Symphony no.9, written when he was deaf!!!) in Nanjing. DP Music will be attending and has just learned of two extra tickets. If anyone else is interested in attending, please speak to Amy Childers or Amy Keus (M252).

Pfrang Trip

The annual Pfrang trip to visit some of the students we support is coming up from Sunday  16th April to Monday 17th. Should you be interested in joining the trip, please email me as soon as possible: kathadams@nanjing-school.com

Life 101 Friday, March 31

Life 101 will be in place of Extended Advisory Friday, March 31 8:05 to 8:40

Check in with your Advisor first for attendance then go to Life 101:

Grade 6: Green Gym

Grade 7:  Upstairs Cafe: Mr. Bratton

Grade 8: Upstairs Design Center: Ms. Bezzerides

Grade 9: Mrs. Moen and Mrs. Runte’s  classrooms

Grade 10:  MYP/LGR:  Dr. Saavedra

Grade 11: Large Music Room:  Mrs. Galaty

Grade 12: Study in DP Lounge

Dragonboat Race Sunday May 28th – is this something you had always wanted to do – look no further

5/28 Dragonboat Race – Interested in Joining the AmCham team?

If you would like to be part of this classic rowing race here in Nanjing on Mochou Lake – please let Arden know as soon as possible. The deadline is Friday 7th April.

AmCham in Nanjing is putting together a team to race in the Foreign Invested Enterprise Dragonboat Race on Sunday, May 28 from 8AM – 3PM at MoChou Lake (may end earlier depending on race results) and is looking for 16 individuals to participate.

The team will be comprised of AmCham staff + AmCham member company representatives. We would suggest that if you would like to register with us, that you bring a fellow colleague as well (so minimum 2 registrations per company, and maximum 4 per company).

There are no registration costs for this event, and AmCham will provide special t-shirts for the event identifying your company’s representatives as part of the American business community.

If your company would like to register separately for this event, AmCham can pass you the specific invitation details (there may be registration costs incurred).

Contact Arden and then email:  nanjing@amcham-shanghai.org or call 18501538478 if interested.

GAMEDAY!

Q: What did one wall say to the other wall?

GameDay is today (Friday) during the first half of lunch in the back of the Library for grade 6-12 students. Come check it out!

A: I’ll meet you at the corner.

Books for the Break!

Don’t forget to stop by the library for a great book for the break! Recommended titles below.

If you still haven’t taken the time to get set-up on Overdrive, now is the time… come see Michelle for a step-by-step tutorial.

Hope to see you before the break-

New Professional, New Fiction, New Nonfiction and Audio on Overdrive

 

 

Life 101 Friday, March 31

Life 101 will be in place of Extended Advisory Friday, March 31 8:05 to 8:40

Check in with your Advisor first for attendance then go to Life 101:

Grade 6: Green Gym

Grade 7:  Upstairs Cafe: Mr. Bratton

Grade 8: Upstairs Design Center: Ms. Bezzerides

Grade 9: Mrs. Moen and Mrs. Runte’s  classrooms

Grade 10:  MYP/LGR:  Dr. Saavedra

Grade 11: Large Music Room:  Mrs. Galaty

Grade 12: Study in DP Lounge

Life 101 Tomorrow!

Hello Grade 6-12 Rockstars,

Tomorrow you will have Life 101 instead of Extended Advisory. This is to make-up a session we missed a few weeks back. Please check in with your advisor tomorrow and head to your usual Life 101 spot.

Thanks!

Discover China Week Trips Next School Year (2017/2018)

Some exciting changes are coming to the Discover China Week Trips next school year (2017/18). These changes are in line with the NIS “Student Voice and Choice” and “Burst the Bubble” strategies.

There are three major changes:
1. All Grade 6-11 students will have a choice of three trips.
2. Grade levels are combined: Grades 6 and 7, Grades 8 and 9, and Grades 10 and 11.
3. The Grade 12 trip will be held in late May 2018.

Grade 6-11 Discover China Week (October 23rd-27th 2017)

Grade 6 and 7:
Choice 1: Taishan
Choice 2: Huangshan – New trip
Choice 3: Hangzhou

Grade 8 and 9:
Choice 1: Beijing
Choice 2: Moganshan – New Trip
Choice 3: Shaolin Temple and Luoyang – New Trip

Grade 10 and 11 
Choice 1: Guizhou
Choice 2: Yangshuo
Choice 3: Xiamen

Note: Next year’s G11 students cannot go on the same trip as you went on this year in G10.

After the April Break on Tuesday April 11th (Week 29) more information will be given to you and parents about the trips and then on Monday April 17th (Week 30) you will need to choose (on Veracross) which trip you wish to go on – choices will close on Monday April 24th. There will be minimum and maximum number of students set for each trip. All current G5-10 students should choose a trip unless you are certain you will not be at NIS next school year.

Grade 12 : Discover China Week (May 2018)
The dates of the Grade 12 trip have been changed to after Grade 12 examinations in late May 2018. When Grades 6-11 are on the October Discover China Week trips Grade 12 students will remain in school and work on Extended Essay, TOK and other academic areas. The destination of the G12 trip is yet to be decided. More details will be given to Grade 12 students and parents about this early next school year.

EARCOS Journal

Hi,

The spring issue for the EARCOS Triannual Journal is due April 10th not April 1st.

Thank you.

New Sign-in/-out Trial

As of Monday, March 27 and through the April break, we will be piloting a new digital sign-in/-out approach with Faculty to access the 3rd Floor Fitness Center and/or Pool.  In the long term, we hope this will replace the current paper and pen method.  Faculty will need to sign in and out via an iPad at reception with the ID number (omit the first letter) on your NIS ID.  All other staff and community members are welcome to use this approach as well, though there will be one additional step involved as we have not input all the ID numbers yet.  For this reason, we will still have the paper and pen sheet available for non-Faculty community members. We will be soliciting feedback through a QR Code, to be reviewed after the April holiday. 

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