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PS Reminder about Gym access

Please be advised that we will be closing the gym for 2nd lunch on Thursday for a full rehearsal.

Grade 3 & 5 – Please remind students that the gym will be closed on these two days. Should it rain we will just use half the gym.

Grade 2 & 4 – Can you please remind your students to come to the gym straight after 1st lunch (Angie and I will be in the Cafeteria to collect them)

If you have any queries about the assembly, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lee and Angie.


PS Day 1 Reminders

Get ready for our first PS House Tech Challenge starts today at 8:10am.

See Tye’s email about grade level groupings.

Also, THANK YOU ALL for your good work preparing Q1 Reports. They will go out at 4:00pm along with open sign-ups for the 3-Way Conferences.


PS Day 6 Reminder

Thank you for a great start to our full week, and your efforts preparing Q1 Progress Reports.

A reminder we will be meeting for the PS Programme in the Large Music Room at 2:45pm.

Agenda: 1. Tuning in to practice of inclusion via Instructional Coaches and ELL. 2. Skilling-up with Seesaw

Day 1 PS Reminders

Happy 25 Years NIS!

8:05am in the Library Foyer:

Everyone is invited for the Last Day Countdown with Laurie and the longest attending student at NIS!

Schedule: (See Kasson’s Final Email)

  • Break: 10am – 10:25am
  • PK-K1 Lunch 1: 11:30 (in the EY Centre) K2 12:00pm (In the EY Centre)
  • Lunch 1:   12noon – 12:30pm
  • Lunch 2: 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Have a great day making history, and a fabulous October Break!



Day 8 PS Reminders

Music In The Foyer:

7:45am Come and enjoy the talents of our year’s first performers in front of the Library.

Collaboration Carousel

3:15 in the EY Centre we will have time to reflect on closing UOI, and look ahead to the next Unit before we head off for break.

Day 5 PS Reminders

Assembly Fun and Mooncake Delight:

Please be sure your class is seated and ready by 8:10am in the PAC for our first PS Assembly. At the end of our programme, we will follow directions for our evacuation from the PAC.

Thank you for your adjustments to the rest of the day’s Mandarin schedule so that all our students can enjoy making their very own mooncakes as part of their Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in the Hutong! Xiexie Mandarin Team!

G3  8:45-9:35

G1  9:40-10:40

G4  11:00-11:50

G2  12:00-13:00

G5  14:00-15:00

Day 4 PS Reminder

Pause for Progress Reports:

We will push “pause” with Collaboration Carousel to allow teachers time to focus on progress report writing this afternoon.

You can find all the resources for Q1 Progress Reports in the Staff Folder- Primary School Folder-Progress Reports. See Adam and Junlah for further support.

Day 2 PS Updates (Read all the way through)

Tuesday’s PS Programme Agenda is:

2:45: PS Programme

  • Grade Level Teams 1-5, ELL: Common Writing Assessment Calibration (Large Music Room)
  • Early Years: Maths in the Early Years with Craig in the EY Center
  • Specialist Integrators: Seesaw UpSkilling in PS Performing Arts Class with Stephanie (Please Bring iPads, most updated version of SeeSaw)

3:30 Strategy Session

Wednesday- Q1 Progress Report Support:

3:15pm Cindy and Adam will be available to walk you through “tips and tricks” for successful report writing. (Location TBD)

Thursday– We will take a pause from Carousel Collaboration to allow teachers to work on their progress reports.

PS Day 8 House Challenge

Good luck to all the houses, especially Taiping, during this morning’s Tunnel Ball House competition.

See you out on the Quad at 8:10am!

Day 3 PS Reminders

Reggio PD Conference:

Takes place today and tomorrow in the PAC 8:30am-4:15pm. EY Teachers as well as Junlah and Adam will be in attendance. (Please refer to Kasson for any needs in their absence).

4:30pm Travel Tips on Friday’s- Staff Lounge

Day 2 PS Reminders

Good morning!

A reminder that we will be meeting in the EY Centre for our Carousel Collaboration at 3:15pm today.

Looking forward to our collaborative conversations.

Adam and Junlah

Day 1 PS Reminders

TA/LA Meeting with Shemo in the Library during Period 3.

New Hires: Please meet in MSUS Large Group Room at 3:15pm to learn more about Strategy at NIS.

Day 8 PS Update

Soccer Pitch Reminder:

Please help remind students that the pitch is a place for everyone to play.

Tuesday Schedule:

Break-10:10am .        Lunch -11:50am .           2:30pm Dismissal

2:45pm: Start PS Program at the Maker Space;

3:31pm: Strategy Session

Day 6 PS Reminders

House Challenge– meet out on the soccer fields at 8:05am. Plan to be out until approximately 10:40am.

PS Maker-Space Grand Opening and Intro at 10:40am everyone’s invited.

Thai Promotion can be HOT! Please help students know how to check the food signs during lunch to be sure they are not selecting food that is too spicy.



Day 3 PS Updates

Dear Teachers,

Enjoy your time today with parents and students during the bulk of your Parent-Led Conferences. A couple of reminders about lunch time schedule:

  1. Refer to the BTT for Tuesday and the attachment within the Week 3 PS Bulletin. All Primary BTT has been covered so that you may have lunch, and be able to pick-up students from lunch between 12:50-1:00pm (Thank you Katie).
  2. Students should return with you from lunch to bring closure to the day, and then be dismissed at 1:15pm.
  3. Busses will depart at approximately 1:30pm.

For Friday: Be prepared for our first fun House Challenges between 8:05-8:50am. Details to come from Bob on Thursday.

Second-step Information– Lead by Cal from 3:15-3:50 in Heidi’s room, Thursday afternoon. (For those interested)

Day 1 PS Reminders

Have fun with our first House Spirit Celebrations!

8:15AM House Locations:

Taiping:               Green Gym

Xuanwu:              PAC

Wutaishan:         MYP LGR

Thank you Lee for helping organize our kick-off.


Friday Break: 10:40am-11:00am

Lunch: 1:00pm



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