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New Fitness/Pool 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.  All other NIS Community members (including non-faculty and students) are welcome to participate in the trial, though there will be one additional step involved as we have not registered all users yet.  For this reason, we will still have the paper and pen sheet available for you to use as normal. We will be soliciting feedback through a QR Code, to be reviewed after the April holiday. 

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Student-Led Conferences Wednesday

Hello Grade 6-10 Students,

Your student-led conferences are this Wednesday! See the FAQ’s below:

  1. Do I have to come? Yes! 
  2. Really? Yes!
  3. Why should I? To show off all the cool stuff you can do. Impressed parents are more generous, just sayin’.
  4. How will you know if I was here? You are going to sign in in the Centre Foyer upon arrival!
  5. What should I bring? Your charged laptop and at least one parent…
  6. What if my parents are busy? Tag along with someone else!
  7. What time? When it’s convenient for your parents or surrogate.
  8. Do we sign up? No, you sign IN 

See you then!

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Middle School Gamers!

Hello Middle School Gamers,

Bad News: The “Gaming Room” C151 will be off-limits to gamers starting Monday April 10th (note the closed door in the picture below!)

Why?: This room will be used by Grade 5 students and teacher as a hub for PYPx. Cool, right!?

Good News: It’s Spring! You can play outside instead Monday-Thursday and attend Game Day on Friday’s in the Library Foyer! Lucky you!

Big No-No: Gaming in the library is not okay. Reading? Yes! Working? Yes! Gaming NO!

Please see Mr. Bratton if you have any questions!

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GAME DAY!

Game Day will be in the back of The Library during the first half of lunch today (Friday). Play our games, bring your own, or make up a game!

See you there!

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Table Tennis Fridays

Table tennis players with a desire to get better or just have fun with friends are invited to use the tables set in the green gym on Friday from 3:10 to 4:15. This is an open practice for students and staff. This activity starts on Friday March 24.

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MS/US Assembly Tomorrow!

Hello Middle and Upper School Superstars,

We will have an action-packed assembly tomorrow at the usual time in the usual place with the usual expectations.

See you there, on-time, sans backpacks and devices!

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Music Council Meeting

The first meeting of the Performing Arts Leadership team will be meeting today during lunch. We are looking for representatives from a variety of activities, including beginner band, Advanced Orchestra, rock bands, Korean drumming, PYP choir (if possible), MYP choir, Front of House, Tech Team, etc. If you are interested, please come to M252 during the first half of lunch today. Our agenda will include deciding leadership positions and choosing next week’s bell from the bell folder.

 

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New NIS T-Shirts and Shorts

On Thursday 23 March, 2017 PTA will be launching advanced sales only of a newly designed NIS t-shirt.  Available in two colors, this t-shirt has been specifically designed to compliment and co-ordinate alongside the athletics department apparel (please see attached flyer and order form). In addition to the t-shirts, navy blue shorts will also be available. 

T-shirts and shorts samples/trial sizes will be available for you to view before and after-school on March 23, March 24, March 27 at the PTA Shop. Order forms can be picked up at the PTA Shop as well. Orders are submitted to the school cashier and must be received by Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00pm.  

PTA very much hopes that the addition of new items such as these prove popular with students, faculty and parents alike.

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Homework Club!

Homework Club will be held today (Wednesday) from 3:15-4:15 in the LSS area. All grade 6-12 students AND teachers are welcome to come on down!

And now, a joke! 🙂

What do you call a computer that sings?
A dell.

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Workshop- Andrea DuCane

Today is the day! At 12.30PM, Andrea DuCane will come over her at Nanjing International school to give us a workshop. Andrea is a world-famous athlete specialised in fitness. She is the creator of “The Kettlebell Goddess Workout” and of the book “The Ageless Body”. Her workshop today will have a high emphasis on “The Ageless Body”, there is no need to sign up and and it is free of entry. All the parents and teachers can participate! The workshop will be in the blue gym, and do not forget to bring workout clothes.

 

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