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Please Update Your Profile in Veracross System (For Admin Staff)

Please check and keep your contact information (Mobile, Email, etc) up to date in Veracross. Here is how you can do it:

1. Login ES web: https://esweb1.veracross.com/nis/ with your veracross login account and password

2. Find and go to “Main Home Page

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3. Please fine “Other” Section, then you will see “My Profile”, from there, you can check and make change to your contact info. such as mobile phone number and email address.

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TILT Skills today – iPads (Seesaw)

Seesaw is an iPad app that is an excellent area to create an ePortfolio.
Students from PreK and up are able to use this app.
Today’s session is intended mostly for PYP teachers and TAs.

Sessions are held in the Strategy Room (C115), starting at the beginning of Lunch, and running for about 30 minutes.

Tuesday, August 18 – iPads – Seesaw – Tom
Wednesday, August 19 – Creating and Sharing Spreadsheets and Forms in Microsoft 365 – Emily
Thursday, August 20 – iPads – Seesaw – Tom
Friday, August 21 – Organizing your life with OneNote – Emily

MYP & Grade 5 MacBook Pick up Schedule

Aug. 19th. (Wednesday)

Teacher Room
Weatherly, Jacqui Blue Gym 1
Boothby, Fenella Design Centre
Joyce, Nikolai Design Centre

Aug. 20th (Thursday)

Teacher Room
Fischl, Richard C147
Messom, Andrew C151
Newman, Martin D203
Mello, Luiz D204
Runte, Angela D214

Aug. 21st (Friday)

Teacher Room
Hernandez-Verdugo, Laura D217
Lee, Anthony D221
Yang, Jean D223
Zhang, May D224
Wang, Lisa D225

Aug. 24th (Monday)

Teacher Room
Chen, Angel D227
Wang, Sunny D228
Mazz, Daniel D240
Hwangbo, Jae Yong D342
Creme, Rebecca Lee D346

 

Aug. 25th (Tuesday)

Grade 5 Homerooms

Teacher Room
Lindy Buckley C140
Nicola Shipley C141
Steven Fielke C147

 

MacBook Imaging Schedule

August 13-24 Tech Free 

This week we will image student computers. When we image the computers, we will erase your hard drive and install new software. This year, we are upgrading to Yosemite and installing Microsoft Office 2016. We will pick up your computers from your Advisory groups and take them to the IT Bat Cave. We are planning to complete the process by 3 pm. Please pick up your computer after school from the Apple Store.

Please remember your hard drive will be ERASED. IT department will not back up the hard drive. Please make sure to back up the hard drive before the pick up date.

SCHEDULE for 10-12 Advisory Group   (MYP Schedule will be posted next week)

Aug. 14th (Friday)

Teacher Room
Kay, Andrew

cafeteria (upstairs)

Morin, Francis Design Centre
Marsh, Robin Design Centre

WEEKEND

Aug. 17th (Monday)

Teacher Room
 Hornell, Darren D201
 Clarke, Ruth D220
 Cofer, Bob D241
 Hutton, Bronwyn D242

Aug. 18th (Tuesday)

Teacher Room
 Coad, Malcolm D243
 Wiggins, David D246
 Keus, Amy M252
 Ham, Katie D341
Fox, Angela D348

 

Smartboard Training Today!

These will be held in the Strategy Room (C115), starting at the beginning of Lunch, and run for about 30 minutes.

Thursday, August 13 – SmartBoards – Tom
Friday, August 14 – Designing Presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint – Emily

Monday, August 17 – Creating and Sharing Documents in Microsoft 365 – Emily
Tuesday, August 18 – iPads – Seesaw – Tom
Wednesday, August 19 – Creating and Sharing Spreadsheets and Forms in Microsoft 365 – Emily
Thursday, August 20 – iPads – Seesaw – Tom
Friday, August 21 – Organizing your life with OneNote – Emily

We hope to see you there!

Any questions, let us know: tomjohnson or emilyjohnson

Student MacBook Imaging

August 13-24 Tech Free 

This week we will image student computers. When we image the computers, we will erase your hard drive and install new software. This year, we are upgrading to Yosemite and installing Microsoft Office 2016. We will pick up your computers from your Advisory groups and take them to the IT Bat Cave. We are planning to complete the process by 3 pm. Please pick up your computer after school from the Apple Store.

Please remember your hard drive will be ERASED. IT department will not back up the hard drive. Please make sure to back up the hard drive before the pick up date.

SCHEDULE for 10-12 Advisory Group   (MYP Schedule will be posted next week)

Aug. 13th (Thursday)

Teacher Room
Moen, Cheryl D213
Usman-Snyder, Minza D215

Aug. 14th (Friday)

Teacher Room
Kay, Andrew Design Centre
Morin, Francis Design Centre
Marsh, Robin Design Centre

WEEKEND

Aug. 17th (Monday)

Teacher Room
 Hornell, Darren D201
 Clarke, Ruth D220
 Cofer, Bob D241
 Hutton, Bronwyn D242

Aug. 18th (Tuesday)

Teacher Room
 Coad, Malcolm D243
 Wiggins, David D246
 Keus, Amy M252
 Ham, Katie D341
Fox, Angela D348

 

TILT Skills today

These will be held in the Strategy Room (C115), starting at the beginning of Lunch, and run for about 30 minutes.

Tuesday, August 11 – Intro to iPads – Tom
Wednesday, August 12 – Functions, Tables, and Graphing in Microsoft Excel – Emily
Thursday, August 13 – SmartBoards – Tom
Friday, August 14 – Designing Presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint – Emily

Monday, August 17 – Creating and Sharing Documents in Microsoft 365 – Emily
Tuesday, August 18 – iPads – Seesaw – Tom
Wednesday, August 19 – Creating and Sharing Spreadsheets and Forms in Microsoft 365 – Emily
Thursday, August 20 – iPads – Seesaw – Tom
Friday, August 21 – Organizing your life with OneNote – Emily

We hope to see you there!

Any questions, let us know:

t

Large Storage will be Erased

Both “Student_1Yr_Temp_Large” and “Teacher_1Yr_Temp_Large” on the LARGE STORAGE server will be erased at the end of this month.
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On the other hand, the server named FILESERVER and PYPSERVER will not be touched. Items inside “Public” and “Teacher_Support” will be safe.

About the Upgrade to Yosemite – Good News!

Two exciting items:

  1. Once you have been upgraded to Yosemite, we encourage you to start using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) to create and share school documents.
  2. From a small sample, we have noted that the upgrade to Yosemite speeds most processes up, except for the restart of the computer.  It means that once the computer is going, it is faster, as noted in the graphs below, which were generated using Excel.

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Last week for MacBook Loaners

With the end of the school year approaching the MacBook loaning program has come to it’s end. All students and teachers who have a loaner checked out in their name will receive an email asking them to return the loaner to Ms. Cassie at the Apple store. The Apple repair shop will still perform repairs but the option of checking out a loaner will not be an option.

If there are questions about this please email help@nanjing-school.com

Thanks,

Brian Lockwood

Summer Classics! Book Reviews by John Hammond

Impress your friends this summer, (or the person on the next sun lounger), with some…

SUMMER CLASSICS!!!

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Easy to read, easy to fall asleep over, easy to wake up to and start all over again having realised you dozed through the previous three chapters…

John Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps

The grandaddy of all thrillers; nail-biting action from beginning to end in this exciting manhunt, action man Richard Hannay racing from the gaslit streets of London to the wild Scottish moors under threat of his life as he tries to uncover the mysterious secret that his enemies will kill for.

G.K.Chesterton, Father Brown and The Man Who Was Thursday

Father Brown is Sherlock Holmes with a sense of humour – try these short stories out and you’ll be hooked. Then try the ‘The Man Who Was Thursday’, another early detective thriller and one of the best – will the hero beat the sinister cult who (probably, being a sinister cult) want to take over the world?

G. & W.Grossmith, Diary of a Nobody

Gentle English comedy – the diary of a little man, Mr.Pooter, who feels neglected and somehow pointless, thinks about doing something about it, and fails in his inimitable, shy and half-hearted way.

H.Rider (don’t call me Merle) Haggard, King Solomon’s Mines

Featuring Allan Quartermain, the original Indiana Jones, big game hunter and ladies’ man; high adventure in the wilds of 19th Century Africa. Another book featuring Allan Quartermain, entitled – in a brief loss of imagination – ‘Allan Quartermain’, is also available! And, once you’re a Quartermain fan…

H.Rider (yes, again)Haggard, She

One of the best-selling books of all time, and the original ‘lost world’ novel, set in Africa among a tribe of warrior women led by – yes – ‘SHE’ (aka ‘she-who-must-be-obeyed’). How will alpha-male Quartermain fare when up against this attractively sinister, sinisterly attractive new foe?

Samuel Butler, Erewhon

A utopia? A dystopia? Where is the mysterious land of ‘Erewhon’? And why?

Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto

Half-ruined castles? Check. Mysterious black-clad strangers? Check. Ghostly sounds at dead of night? Check. Innocent young ladies in desperate need of rescue? Check. This is the original horror fantasy, that put the ‘G’ in Gothic. Without this there would be no Frankenstein’s monster and no Dracula either.

all available now in the NIS library!!!

Used Book Sale in the Library

Stop by the library Wednesday June 10 to Friday June 12 to pick up some used books for the summer break! Be sure to browse the tables for Mr. Hammond’s rejected classics (now deleted from the library and ready for a new home!)

Library- White tubs and trolleys

Hi Teachers-

The library and resource room are missing many of their white storage tubs- thanks for sending any back that you might have in your rooms.

Also, please note that if you borrow the blue trolleys from the library at the end of the year, please bring them back promptly. They are vital for our end-of-year tasks as well.

Thanks!

The Library Staff

FYI: Expiring Theme

The default Edublogs Theme we use is set to expire in about 30 days. I’ve gone ahead and changed the Theme to “Able”. This has changed the look of the website to a white background with a light grey menu bar.

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Upgrade Your Computer RAM

This is just a reminder:

If you have received my email about upgrading computer RAM, please remember to bring your computer to me as soon as possible.

Thanks.

Grade 1 and Grade 2 iPads

Hello Grade 1 and 2 Parents,

We are nearing the end of the year and need to consider our process for our NIS iPads.

Important Dates:

  • By June 5: Parents Back iPads up (Process below)
  • By June 12: Parents Sign out of iTunes and iCloud (Process below) (Must have Apple ID and Password)
  • On June 15: iPads returned to tech department (These will be redistributed through NIS)

Cindy Kong or Tom Johnson can help with any of these procedures.

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