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AQI Guidelines

A reminder that our AQI guidelines are located here, in the Digital Hub. These are based on US Environmental Protection Agency recommendations, as well as guidelines used by international schools in Shanghai and Suzhou. Though we endeavor to communicate the status of break and lunch recess in a timely fashion, please feel empowered to act based on the AQI readings on the screens in the Library Foyer and from the Air Matters app, Qixia reading. A reminder that our internal air quality at NIS is excellent. These readings can be seen on sensors around the school and are published frequently in the daily bulletin. We can help keep these indoor levels low by closing outside doors and windows. Please see Kasson with any questions.

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Lunch Today in the Café

Lunch will be served in the NIS Café today at our own cost. Our stellar Chartwells team will have the usual sandwich/salad offerings as well as two additional hot dishes. Feel free to pop up to the Café and enjoy!

ALL Invited to L2 Talks Today!

All members of staff, regardless of conference participation status, are invited to the Learning2 Talks. These are short, powerful talks delivered in the PAC by teachers (including one of our own) and students (three of our own). They are taking place today from 9:20am-10:ooam and again from 4:40pm-5:15pm in the theatre. Hope to see you there!

Speakers Needed… Pecha Kucha @NIS is Back!

PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights.

A reminder that time-honored community tradition at NIS, Pecha Kucha makes its triumphant return November 23, at 7pm. If you or someone you know would like to present an idealistic idea, tell a sumptuous story, or recite a poem you created about your most favorite thing in the whole world with 20 images at 20 seconds a piece, please contact bobbuhler@nanjing-school.com

If you are considering giving Pecha Kucha a go, but aren’t sure yet, please have a chat with veteran NIS PK’ers Ruth, Luiz, Laurie, Amy, Kasson, Rick, or Bob. We’ll all tell you to go for it! 

Classrooms Settings for L2

Hi All,

A reminder that in advance of Learning2 @ NIS, please consider the following regarding use of all classroom spaces from NEXT Thursday at 3:01pm

-Please leave the room as you would like it be if you were presenting to adults in this space.

-Please leave whiteboards clean.

-Please leave the protector remote near the screen in an obvious location.

-Please stow any materials that you would like not be be touched.

-Spaces will likely be rearranged to some extent. Though we will do our best to leave things as they were found, some readjustment on Monday morning may be required. 

Many thanks for your assistance as we welcome the world to NIS!

Library Foyer Today and Tomorrow

A heads-up that there will be heavy set-up today from around 4pm in the Library Foyer resulting in a great deal of “stuff” in this space tomorrow (Thursday) in preparation for L2. After school one of our vendors will be putting assembling their wares in front of the main building and in the Library Foyer itself, which means that tomorrow this space will look very different (and be quite full). Could you please assist us by moving students safely through this space tomorrow? Many Thanks!

Friday Lunch

Lunch on Friday for teachers and members of staff not involved in the Learning2 conference will be served in the cafeteria between 11:30am-12:00pm. The earlier and abbreviated timing is to assist our amazing catering team in providing a delicious lunch for both our colleagues and L2 conference participants. Many thanks and bon appétit!

Classrooms for Learning2 Next Week

Hi All,

In advance of Learning2 @ NIS, please consider the following regarding use of all classroom spaces from NEXT Thursday after-school:

-Please leave the room as you would like it be if you were presenting to adults in this space.

-Please leave whiteboards clean.

-Please leave the remote to the protector near the screen in an obvious location.

-Please stow any materials that you would like not be be touched.

-Spaces will likely be rearranged to some extent. Though we will do our best to leave things as they were found, some readjustment on Monday morning may be required. 

Many thanks for your assistance as we welcome the world to NIS!

Inclusion Iceberg Slides

Please find the slides from our Monday session here and thanks again for your contributions in collectively surfacing our assumptions and perspectives around inclusion as learning. We are working on collating/analyzing the data and are looking forward to this feeding this back ways that help focus our efforts regarding student learning for all. Cheers!

Monday Morning

Happy Friday All,

A reminder that all teachers/teaching assistants not involved in the PYP session with Junlah or the TOK session with Rajesh will  begin in the PAC at 8:00am Monday Morning, October 7th with a session designed to unearth a little more about inclusive practices at NIS, and ways we can support and scale these in the context of our (newly articulated) Learning Principles. Coffee/tea will be provided and the session will likely wrap-up just before the 10:00am Break (which will be in the Staff Lounge). Just bring yourself and your well-rested brains!

For more details about how the day looks after that, please see the bespoke schedules from Katie (MS/US) and Adam/Junlah (PS). The usual Break accoutriments (10:00-10:20am) and lunch for all Staff (12:30-1:30pm) will be provided.

 

Also, a quick note that Friday, October 18th is a “normal” Professional Learning Day for everyone, regardless of our status participating, presenting, or support Learning2. More details to come on how this will work with most rooms and learning spaces in use for the conference. #wehaveaplan

 

MS/US MAP Make-up/Wrap-up Today

Grade 6-10 students, check your email!

If you have a note from Mr. Bratton, it means you need to eat 1st lunch today (dine outside please) and report to the LGR at 1:00pm with your laptop to make-up and/or finish up MAP testing.

See you there at 1:00pm sharp! 

Pecha Kucha @NIS is Back! 

PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights.

A time-honored tradition at NIS, Pecha Kucha makes its triumphant return November 23, at 7pm. If you or someone you know would like to present an idealistic idea, tell a sumptuous story, or recite a poem you created about your most favorite thing in the whole world with 20 images at 20 seconds a piece, please contact bobbuhler@nanjing-school.com ASAP. More to come on ticket sales… They are a hot commodity!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32WEzM3LFhw

https://www.pechakucha.com/

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