Archive | August 8, 2017

Hot weather G1-5 lunch breaks Thursday and Friday

I am making an early call. I anticipate that the students will not want to be outside for 45 minutes at lunch break. Therefore, I am calling Hot Weather lunch breaks. This means:

  1. After eating lunch, ALL G1-5 students go outside (13:10 Thursday, 13:20 Friday) for 20 minutes of play.
  2. After 20 minutes (13:30 Th and 13:40 Fr) the duty teachers will send all the students into their classrooms for an indoor break.
  3. Duty teachers go inside to their designated indoor recess spots.
  4. The library will be closed at lunch.
  5. The Green Gym is open to G3-5 only.

Homeroom teachers, please support the students by explaining the expectations to your students.

All teachers: use reinforcing and reminding language to redirect students.

And, of course, if it is raining, it will be an indoor break for G1-5.

Calendar 2017/18

Dear all,

Pls find the 2017/18 calendars in your pigeon holes.

If you received already, pls return to my pigeon hole, because one calendar keeps you cool in hot Nanjing.

Enjoy the new school year!


NIS is an environmentally-conscious community

NIS is an environmentally conscious campus and community. Sustainability is part of our mission and strategy. Environmental action falls under both strategic goals-Student Voice and Choice and Burst the Bubble. As such, we have the responsibility to model and teach sustainable use of resources to our students. This means not wasting what we don’t really need.

What can you do?

  • Use the NIS paper-saving system in your room-have students take responsibility. Orange box: paper used on one side to be reused. Blue box: paper used on both sides to be recycled-empty in large coloured bins in corridors. Green box by printers: used paper in excellent condition for printing (if you have lots of printable used paper, please distribute it among the printers).
  • Reduce printing to essential printing only; find alternatives. Teach students to check settings before printing.
  • Print on used paper-teach your students to do the same.
  • Avoid laminating
  • Shut doors, especially outside ones, when AC and heating are on.
  • Turn off classroom lights and Smartboards when not in use.
  • Encourage a reduction of food waste.
  • Encourage wrapper-free  snacks-teach students to be responsible for their litter.
  • Encourage students to bring reusable water bottles.
  • Discourage students from using disposable cutlery in Cafeteria.
  • Return cutlery to Cafeteria (did you know that about 100RMB-worth of cutlery goes missing every day?!)
  • Borrow plates, cups etc.-don’t buy disposable ones. Many classes in PYP have boxes of these items.

See the NIS Sustainable Events guidelines for more information.


Primary School Deli Marché reminder

As you plan your first days of school, I would like to remind you of two things:

  1. This school year the DeliMarché will be closed to PS students during the day. Fruit snacks and veggie cups will be available for purchase at the salad bar.
  2. The DeliMarché is open to PS students at 3:00 (2:30 Tuesdays). Therefore, PS students may not purchase snacks at the DeliMarché during the school day.

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