Newsletter 21 November 2014

Dear YK Pao School Community,

We hope that the parent teacher conferences went well this week, and that you found the interaction with the teachers valuable. It was a pleasure meeting with so many of you and receiving such valuable feedback.

Just to update you regarding the climbing frame area. Following several meetings and consulting with experts and members of the Student Council, we have agreed to keep the existing climbing frames and to replace the flooring to ensure enhanced safety in this area. The work will require some considerable excavation, and the cost is significant. We plan to carry out the work during the Christmas break, but details will be confirmed once the plans are finalized.

As you can see from the details below, we continue to be extremely busy. The introduction of new school reports and the PowerSchool information management system are keeping us all busy. Please do take the time to log on to the new system using the password and log on details supplied to you earlier this week. Doing so will give you access to a number of online facilities that are new.

Good luck to our choir who rehears on Saturday and to our footballers who will play in the regular Sunday football fixtures at the Shanghai American School.

Finally, our sincerest good wishes to Michelle Ip and Jon Banks who are getting married in Hong Kong this weekend. As an all YK Pao School couple, we wish them every happiness.

Have a good weekend and keep warm!

Address from Professor Anna Sohmen, Chairman of YK Pao School
On 3rd December Wednesday, School Founder Professor Anna Sohmen is going to give a speech to share with parents the development and future of YK Pao School and how we are going to prepare students for colleges. You are warmly welcome to attend.
Time: 6:30pm Wednesday 3rd December
Venue: Auditorium, YKPS Primary Division

Registration: http://app.askform.cn/a123cc34-26f6-4b96-8d82-d1a0ef259a26.aspx?Type=2

Please do bring your parent card for security reasons. Please be reminded no car parking is available at Primary Campus.

Annual Fund

Today is the last day of 2014-2015 Annual Fund appeal period. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the effort of parent advocates and generous support from all parents! Your participation means a lot to us and gives strength and confidence. The funds raised will be used to support projects that can directly benefit our students, teachers and the community. A thanksgiving and celebration event will be held at 5pm Dec.2 in the Primary Auditorium. Parents are welcome to join and we look forward to sharing with you the results then!

Thank you card will be delivered to all participating families starting next week. The donation receipt can be collected from the Foundation Office after Dec.10 (Primary Division Room 2209) or if you need the receipt in advance, please contact the Foundation Office (ext.8872 email: foundation@ykpaoschool.cn).

Thank you once again for your support to the Annual Fund!

Parent Workshop in November

The English Department would like to invite interested parents to the English Workshop evening on the 27th November. There will be 6 different workshops provided for parents to give more information about aspects of the English programme and strategies for parents to help at home.

Parents will be able to choose from 3 of the 6 workshops which will be held at the following times:

Workshop 1: 6:10 – 6.30pm

Workshop 2: 6.30pm – 6.50pm

Workshop 3: 6.50pm – 7.10pm

The workshops that you will be able to choose from are:

1. Homework – Philosophy and how you can help support your child at home – Rm1303

2. Reading – paired reading – supporting and listening to your child read –Rm 1304

3. iPad’s and English – what apps are out there and how they can help with English – Rm 1311

4. Phonics – What it is and why it is important? – Year 1 and 2 Parents – Rm 1310

5. EAL (English as an Additional Language) Strategies – Rm 1301

6. Using literature in English lessons – Year 4 and 5 Parents – Rm 1302

Uniform

The turtle neck shirts are available in the uniform shop now. The new students who have not received them could come to collect (please bring the receipt with you) or purchase per your requirement.

The winter jackets will arrive around 25th this month.

Shanghai International Youth Orchestra

YK Pao School Founder Mr Philip Sohmen and renowned Pianist and Conductor Maestro Xu Zhong have co-found The Shanghai International Youth Orchestra (SHIYO). SHIYO will perform two special concerts in December. YK Pao School is able to secure some tickets at a reduced price. Attached please find the concert posters for more details.

Ticket can be purchased at the reception at Changning Campus on Nov 27 & 28 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Please note that discounted tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

If there is any question, please contact Ms. Priscilla Wang at priscilla.wang@shyouthorchestra.com / 13651755423

Gershwin’s Night Concert

Date: 14th Dec, 2014 (SUN)
Time: 7:15pm
Venue: Shanghai Grand Theater

The “Gershwin’s night” concert is jointly presented by SHIYO, Shanghai Oriental Symphony Orchestra and Italian Jazz Trio! Concert reduced price as following:

Original price Reduced price
RMB 580 RMB 500
RMB 380 RMB 350
RMB 280 RMB 250
RMB 180 RMB 150
RMB 80 RMB 50

Voices of Italy Concert

Date: 17th Dec, 2014 (WED)
Time: 7:45pm
Venue: Shanghai Symphony Hall

The concert is jointly presented by SHIYO, Shanghai Oriental Symphony Orchestra and Italian Clarinet musician Giampiero Sobrino! Concert reduced price as following:

Original price Reduced price
RMB 380 RMB 350
RMB 280 RMB 250
RMB 180 RMB 150
RMB 80 RMB 50

Message from Music Department

The YK Pao Thanksgiving Charity Concert at MoCA on 15th of November was run successfully; more details can be found from the attachment and thank you very much for your support.

Thank You

Message from PE Department

Congratulations

Well done to all our football teams who took part in friendly matches vs WISS and Dulwich College Shanghai. These are two of the best footballing schools in the international schools sector in Shanghai and the results were very promising for us. The U11 and Year 4 teams both won all their games and the Year 1,2 & 3 Teams played some excellent football vs Dulwich. Well done to all involved and thank you to the parents for your fantastic support.

Our Sunday Sport for Life football tournament at Shanghai American School (Puxi) continues this Sunday. Please be on time for the buses which leave at 9am sharp from school. If you will make your own way to SAS please arrive before 09:45 in time for a coaches meeting. Please also remember players must be wearing white socks and shin guards plus the YKPS football uniform. This is the 2nd to last Sunday we will take part in, the final Sunday is December 7th which will also have the prizegiving ceremony after the matches. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Swimming Classes

If a student cannot participate in PE class or swimming class, a note from a doctor or parent is required. Our YKPS policy is if a student is in school, then that student is expected to swim. If a student has a cough or a cold and is unable to swim, then please keep him / her at home for two reasons: A) to recover good health and B) to minimise infecting other students with their sickness. Many thanks for your support on this matter.

Upcoming Sports Events:

November

Sat 22nd – U 11 Football at Shanghai High School (ID)

Sun 23rd – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 29th – Swimming at SHS (ID)

December

Sat 6th – U11 Basketball at Soong Ching Ling

Sun 7th – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 13th – U11 Girls Football at Soong Ching Ling

January 2015

Sat 17th – Swimming at venue (TBC)

Sat 24th – U11 Basketball at SHS (ID)

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at WISS

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at venue tbc

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

May

Sat 9th – U11 Football at WISS and Cross Country Running at YKPS Secondary

Sat 16th – Swimming at at Soong Ching Ling and U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sat 23rd – Track and Field at YKPS Secondary and Table Tennis at SHSID

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

各位包校集体成员,

本周的家长老师见面会进行得很顺利,我们也希望您能觉得这一类的互动对您有所帮助。很高兴能和这么多的家长见面并倾听各位宝贵的意见,这对我们来说也是很有意义的。

关于攀爬架的议题,我们也有了新进展。经历了几次讨论会议之后,我们综合了专家的意见并聆听了学生们的心声,现在我们决定保留攀爬架设施并更换地面材料以加强该区域的安全性。地面更换工程涉及到了大量的挖掘工作,而改造成本也是非常可观的。我们计划在圣诞节期间进行施工,待施工计划完成后我们将确认具体安排。

从校长来信的内容里您可以获悉,学校近期正忙于新报告卡和PowerSchool管理系统的引入。烦请各位家长根据本周早些时候提供给您的操作信息,使用密码登陆到新的系统,这样做能够让您使用一些新的在线功能。

此外,让我们祝周六在校练习的合唱团成员们排练愉快,也祝在上海美国学校参加常规足球赛的小运动员们赛出好成绩。

最后,让我们向Michelle Ip老师和Jon Banks老师送上最真挚的祝福,他们将于本周末在香港完婚。作为一对包校伴侣,让我们祝福他们幸福美满。

祝您周末愉快、注意保暖!

包校理事长包陪庆教授讲话
各位家长:
12月3日周三,学校创办人、理事长包陪庆教授将在小学部的礼堂向家长们分享学校的近期发展以及如何为学生的大学升学和将来做准备,热忱欢迎包校小学部的各位学生家长参加。

时间:2014123日周三下午6:30

地点:包校小学部礼堂(长宁区武定西路125120号)

请点击以下链接或者扫描二维码登记参加:

http://app.askform.cn/a123cc34-26f6-4b96-8d82-d1a0ef259a26.aspx?Type=2

敬请参加活动的家长带好家长卡,以便安保检查。小学校园无法停车,请家长在弄堂口下车步行进入。谢谢配合。

年度基金

为期6周的2014-2015包校年度基金募集活动即将在今天落下帷幕,衷心感谢大使们的努力付出和家长们的无私支持!您的参与给予包校很大鼓励,更给我们增添了信心和力量!此次所募资金将在接下来一个学年投入到和学生、老师、环境等密切相关的项目中,切实帮助包校更快地发展与成长!本次年度基金的参与率与募集金额仍在紧张统计中,我们将在12月2日下午5点在包校小学部礼堂举行本次年度基金的感谢会,届时将公布此次募集的结果,欢迎家长们莅临参加。

下周起我们将陆续向参与家庭发放感谢卡,表达我们最由衷的感激!捐赠发票自12月10日起可以在包校基金会办公室统一领取(小学部东楼2209房间),如您需要提前拿到发票,请和基金会办公室取得联系(分机8872 邮箱 foundation@ykpaoschool.cn

再次感谢包校大家庭每一个成员对年度基金的支持与帮助!

11月的工作坊

英语组诚邀各位家长前来参加于11月27日晚上举行的课程工作坊。英语组为本次工作坊准备了6个主题,老师们会以互动方式为家长提供更多有关英语课程的信息和一些适合在家里使用的策略。家长可以从6个主题中选择3个进行互动,英语课程工作坊的具体时间段安排如下:

工作坊1:6:10 – 6.30pm

工作坊2:6.30pm – 6.50pm

工作坊3:6.50pm – 7.10pm

以下是英语工作坊的各个主题,您可从中挑选参加:

1. 家庭作业 – 相关理念以及家长如何在家里支持帮助孩子 – 西楼1303教室

2. 阅读 – 配对阅读 – 支持并倾听孩子阅读 – 西楼1304教室

3. iPad的使用及英语学习 – 市面上有哪些软件?它们是如何有助于英语学习的?– 西楼1311教室

4. 自然拼读 – 什么是自然拼读?为什么自然拼读很重要?– 针对一、二年级家长– 西楼1310教室

5. EAL学习策略 (英语为第二语言的学习策略) – 西楼1301教室

6. 在英语课中运用文学作品 – 针对四、五年级家长 – 西楼1302教室

校服

长袖高领T恤已经到货。之前没有领的新生家长可以凭单来领取,也可以根据需要购买。

冬季棉袄也会在本月25号左右到达。

上海国际青少年管弦乐团音乐会

包校创办人苏文骏先生与国际著名钢琴家、指挥家许忠先生共同创办了上海国际青少年管弦乐团,将在12月举行两场音乐会,包校学生与家长可以优惠价格购买门票,共度美妙的音乐之夜。音乐会详情请见附件海报。

现场售票:2014年11月27日至28日下午 3:30-5:30,包玉刚实验学校小学部前台

优惠票数量有限,先到先得!

如有家长未能亲自到小学部购票或有其他问题,请联系王珊珊老师 (priscilla.wang@shyouthorchestra.com / 13651755423)

上海国际青少年管弦乐团格什温之夜音乐会

日期:12月14日(周日)
时间:晚上19:15
地点:上海大剧院

“格什温之夜”音乐会,由著名钢琴家指挥家许忠大师指挥,携上海东方交响乐团与意大利爵士重奏组共同呈现一场音乐盛宴!音乐会优惠价格如下:

原价 优惠价格
580元 500元
380元 350元
280元 250元
180元 150元
80元 50元

上海国际青少年管弦乐团音乐会-意大利之声

日期:12月17日(周三)
时间:晚上19:45
地点:上海交响乐团音乐厅

“意大利之声”音乐会,由许忠大师指挥,携上海东方交响乐团与意大利单簧管演奏家Giampiero Sobrino演出!音乐会优惠价格如下:

原价 优惠价格
380元 350元
280元 250元
180元 150元
80元 50元

来自音乐组的信息

包校的感恩节慈善音乐会已于11月15日在上海当代艺术馆成功举行,感谢各位的支持,您可查看附件了解活动详情。

Thank You

来自体育部的信息

祝贺

让我们祝贺那些参加与西华国际学校和上海德威英国国际学校友谊赛的球员们。在上海的国际学校中,这两所学校的球队也是数一数二的,而比赛结果也让人加倍觉得我们的球队有非常好的前景。11岁以下年龄段球队和4年级球队取得了全胜,我们的一至三年级的球队在与德威英国国际学校的比赛中表现优异。祝贺所有参加和参与比赛的学生和老师,同时,也感谢到场为孩子们加油鼓劲的家长们。

周日足球比赛将继续在上海美国学校的浦西校区进行。校车将于本周日早上9点离开长宁校区,请准时到校乘坐。如果您自行前往上海美国学校浦西校区,请确保在9:45之前抵达。请提醒学生带好护胫、白色球袜和校队球服,本次比赛是Sport for Life的到数第二场比赛了,最后一场比赛将于12月7日举行,届时在比赛后还会举行颁奖典礼。期待到时我们能与您一起庆祝孩子们的收获。

游泳课

如果学生不能上体育课或游泳课,需要提交医生开具的病假单或父母的请假信。根据包校政策,如果学生能来校学习,这意味着他/她有能力完成各学科的学习,包括游泳课。如果学生应咳嗽或感冒而无法参加游泳课的话,他/她应当在家休养,其原因有二:A) 有助于学生尽快恢复健康 B) 减少病菌传染给其他学生的机会。非常感谢您的支持!

接下来的各项比赛:

11

11月22日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

11月23日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

11月29日,周六:游泳比赛在上海中学国际部举行

12

12月6日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

12月7日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

12月13日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

20151

1月17日,周六:游泳比赛,地点待定

1月24日,周六: 11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

1月31日,周六:排球比赛在包校小学部举行

3

3月7日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

3月14日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

3月21日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在包校小学部举行

3月28日,周六:田径比赛在宋庆龄学校举行;网球比赛地点待定

4

4月11日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

4月18日,周六:排球比赛在包校中学部举行

5

5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

6

6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

Newsletter 14 November 2014

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It seems as if winter is approaching! The pollution levels are rising and we would therefore like you to encourage your children to wear face masks on high pollution days. The levels went well above 200 ppm this week. We had an analysis of the air filtering systems and it is re-assuring to know that the results indicate a very significantly lower level of particulates in the air inside the building. We are refining our pollution practices to ensure that we do all we can to ensure student comfort and safety.

The Year Three students have been very excited all week! Their ‘sleepover’ in school is always a highlight and I am sure that when they (and their teachers) return home on Saturday they will have many stories to tell! Thanks to Miss Sukie and her team of volunteers for their support of this lovely event.

We look forward to seeing you for the Parent-Teacher Conferences next week. Do please try to meet with your child’s teacher. It helps ensure that the partnership between us is strong. When home and school work closely together, everybody benefits; especially the children!

Have a good weekend and keep warm!

Library Corner

Dear Parents

It seems as if the school year just started yesterday! We are, however, going to say goodbye to 2014 in less than 2 months! I hope you all enjoyed the books from our first Book Club, and I’m thrilled to announce that the second Book Club of the year has just started. This time, we are working with ‘Scholastic’, one of the world’s most renowned publishers. If you missed our previous Book Club, do make sure you have the chance to get involved with this one! Please fill in the order form and return it to your child’s class teacher with exact amount of book price before November 24, 2014. All your books will arrive at YK Pao after Christmas Break.

One of the advantages of being a YK Pao student is to be able to enjoy reading a great variety of books, and to share a love of literature. However, it is sad to realize that there are currently almost 700 books that have not been circulated for more than a month, because they are all overdue. Please be reminded that anyone who has any overdue items will be suspended from borrowing. Unfortunately, this includes books to support the academic programmes. It is important that students understand their responsibility to other library users. You will receive a notice if your child has any overdue items. Please encourage him/her to return the book or to pay for the cost of a replacement if it has been lost. You will find our Library Policy at: http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/primary_library should you have any confusion or questions.

Happy Book Shopping/Hunting!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Pastoral Care Corner

For this week’s Pastoral Care Corner, I thought it would be a good idea to review responsibility when children go online. These days there are many inappropriate or even dangerous information or users of the internet. It’s always wise to teach children that safe surfing should always be practiced. Attached is a contract that parents and children can sign to follow ten simple rules of safe surfing.

 Pastoral Care Corner Nov. 14 2014

Uniform Policy

We believe that wearing a uniform induces a sense of orderliness and belonging to the school community. As the winter is approaching, please check the winter uniform information from student’s homework diary and here we want to remind again that UGG-like boots are not be worn to school as they present a safety hazard.

No EP Classes or Late Supervision on November 20th or 21st 

There will be no EP classes or late supervision on November 20th or 21st due to the Parent/Teacher Conferences as teachers will be busy meeting with parents. Please arrange transportation for your child accordingly.

Message from PTA

The third PTA meeting of the year will be held at 14:00-16:00 on 19th November in the Conference Room 1104. All class reps and year reps are expected to attend the meeting and we welcome parents who are interested as well. The agenda of this meeting is followed as:

-       Report from Health & Safety Committee

-       Review on Giving Tree Programme

-       Idea of forming an Academic Committee

-       Principal Corner

Reminder: Giving Tree Bags are due by Tuesday, November 18th

Thank you to those who have already submitted their filled bags. We have received around 220 bags so far and have 89 more to go!  We are overwhelmed by the compassion of YK Pao School families and know that the migrant students receiving the bags will be very touched by your generosity.

Thank you again for your support of the migrant students at Chen’s Dam Primary School!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Shane Vey (shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn) or Karla Sy (karla.sy@ykpaoschool.cn).

CTY Test Reminder

John Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth (CTY) will offering a paper-based School and College Ability Test (SCAT) on the YK Pao School Primary Campus on November 29, 2015. The SCAT is designed for students who are academically advanced, and who are interested in participating in either CTY’s online or summer programs.

Kindly be reminded that the registration for the SCAT test will be closed this coming Sunday night.  If you are interested, but haven’t yet registered, please do so ASAP and contact with CTY at CTYEastAsia@jhu.edu.

 Message from Music Department

Just a gentle reminder, there will be a YK Pao Thanksgiving Charity Concert at MoCA on 15th of November.

CHOIR GURU, RALPH ALLWOOD,  COMING TO YK PAO THIS MONDAY!

Monday 17th November (6PM), YK Pao Primary School Auditorium

Legendary pedagogue and Former Precentor and Director of Music at Eaton College, Ralph Allwood MBE will introduce an EXCITING COURSE FOR YOUNG SINGERS IN SHANGHAI which he will be leading in the summer. This is truly a FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY for anyone who is aged 8 to 15 to benefit from Ralph and his colleagues’ experience and expertise The course will take place from July 27 to August 2, 2015. Ralph will also speak on his experience and success in creating the world’s preeminent choral course.  He will address the joys and challenges in working with students of disparate backgrounds and cultures and will share with us his vision for the future; in particular an eye to the Far East.

RALPH ALLWOOD, MBE. – Former Director of Music from Eton College, Founder of both the Eton Choir Courses and the Rodolfus Choir; Fellow Commoner of Queens’ College, Cambridge; an Honorary Fellow of University College, Durham; a Choral Advisor to Trinity College, Oxford; Doctorate of Music, Aberdeen University; Director of Music at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

After 26 years as Director of Music at Eton College, he is now developing the same choral opportunities for state school children in London by founding Inner Voices and, for children aged 8 to 15, The Junior Choral Course. He is a conductor of the National Youth Choir of Wales.

Parents of enthusiastic singers – especially of those children who like to sing in choirs, THIS IS FOR YOU!!!

Your participation will be highly appreciated. Please call 61671999*1*8000 or 8001 to make a reservation.

Message from PE Department

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our U11 Girl’s Football Team. They were runners up in their first SSSA tournament of the season last Saturday at SUIS (Hongqiao). The team consisted of Years 3,4,5 Girls made it through all the way to the final only to be narrowly beaten on penalty kicks at the end of a pulsating final match vs SUIS. The Girls did not let in a single goal throughout the tournament until the penalty kicks and played some great team football. Well done to all those involved, a wonderful way to start their season.

Football

Letters have been given out this week to the students involved in next week’s football friendly matches vs WISS (Tuesday) and Dulwich College Shanghai (Wednesday). Please check the parent’s letter for the details. We are competing with some of the top international schools in Shanghai and building a very strong network of international schools to play against. Good luck to all the teams involved!

Swimming Classes

If a student cannot participate in PE class or swimming class, a note from a doctor or parent is required. Our YKPS policy is if a student is in school, then that student is expected to swim. If a student has a cough or a cold and is unable to swim, then please keep him / her at home for two reasons: A) to recover good health and B) to minimise infecting other students with their sickness. Many thanks for your support on this matter.

November 20th and 21st

Below is the PE teacher list for each class which we also have shared with everyone via the notice letter regarding Parent Teacher Conferences, please book (http://ptc.ykpaoschool.cn) the PE teacher according to the class your child/children attend

Y1A: Mr. James

Y1B: Mr. Toby

Y1C: Mr. Mike

Y1D: Mr. Luke

 

Y2A: Mr. Toby

Y2B: Mr. Luke

Y2C: Mr. Mike

Y2D: Mr. Toby

Y3A: Mr. Mike

Y3B: Mr. James

Y3C: Mr. Luke

Y3D: Mr. James

Y4A: Mr. Luke

Y4B: Mr. James

Y4C: Mr. Mike

Y4D: Mr. Luke

Y4E: Mr. Mike

Y5A: Mr. James

Y5B: Mr. James

Y5C: Mr. Mike

Y5D: Mr. Luke

Upcoming Sports Events:

November

Sat 22nd – U 11 Football at Shanghai High School (ID)

Sun 23rd – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 29th – Swimming at SHS (ID)

December

Sat 6th – U11 Basketball at Soong Ching Ling

Sun 7th – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 13th – U11 Girls Football at Soong Ching Ling

January 2015

Sat 17th – Swimming at venue (TBC)

Sat 24th – U11 Basketball at SHS (ID)

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at WISS

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at venue tbc

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

May

Sat 9th – U11 Football at WISS and Cross Country Running at YKPS Secondary

Sat 16th – Swimming at at Soong Ching Ling and U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sat 23rd – Track and Field at YKPS Secondary and Table Tennis at SHSID

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

各位包校集体成员,

冬季正渐渐临近,而上海的空气污染指数也在逐步攀升,因此,我们建议您鼓励孩子在污染严重的情况下带上口罩。本周,污染指数也曾超过200,我们对新安装的新风系统进行了测试,检测的数值显示我们室内颗粒物浓度指数也是非常低的。目前,我们正在微调我们的污染应对措施以确保孩子们能度过一个安全舒适的冬季。

三年级的孩子们已经激动了一个星期了!他们的在校过夜活动总是非常出挑精彩的,我敢肯定等他们(和他们的老师)周六回到家的时候,一定有很多故事要告诉你。感谢孙懿凡老师和她的志愿者团队支持本次活动。

我们期待下周能在家长老师见面会上与您会面。还望各位家长能尽可能地与自己孩子的老师见个面,这也能让我们的合作关系更为牢固。当家校紧密合作时,每一方都能受益,特别是我们的孩子!

祝您周末愉快、注意保暖!

图书角

亲爱的家长,

时间飞逝,转眼间2014年只剩下不到2个月了!我希望大家都已从我们第一次的图书俱乐部活动中有所收获,同时也很高兴地通知大家,本学期的第二轮图书俱乐部订购活动已经开始了。本次图书俱乐部活动是和全球非常知名的学乐图书俱乐部合作。如果您不小心错过了上一次的订购活动,请一定不要错过本次的圣诞特别订购。请将您的订单和相应金额的现金放入信封,并写上孩子的姓名和班级,请务必在2014年11月24日前将信封交给所在班级的班主任。您所订购的书籍将于圣诞假期后送抵学校。

成为包校学生的一大好处是能够阅读大量的书籍并与他人分享阅读的乐趣。但是,我们发现图书馆有超过700册图书已超期,并且这些书已经超期1个月以上。特别提醒,如果您的孩子有任何超期书籍或物品(包括教材、字典和Literature Circle书籍),他将无法从图书馆再借阅任何书籍或物品直至归还或赔偿已超期书籍或物品。这样做是为了让他们认识到每个人需要对自己所借物品负责。今后,当您的孩子有任何超期书籍或物品,您将会从图书馆收到超期通知。请帮助我们一起督促您的孩子准时归还书籍或前往图书馆赔偿已遗失书籍。您可以在我们的图书馆网站http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/primary_library找到详细的借阅规定。

祝您在本次的图书俱乐部订购活动中有所收获!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

人文关怀角

对于本周的人文关怀角,我觉得趁这个机会与孩子们重审一下上网时的个人责任是个很不错的主意。现如今的网络上充斥了很多不适宜的,甚至具有危险性的信息或心存不轨的网络用户。时刻提醒孩子要注意网络安全是非常明智且必要的。附件内是10条关于安全上网的规则,可以作为一份契约让家长和学生签署。

 Pastoral Care Corner Nov. 14 2014

校服政策

学生在学校应统一穿着校服,这让人感觉井然有序且有归属感。并且这也抑制了学生之间对衣着的攀比之风。随着冬日临近,请查阅家庭作业日志上的冬季校服信息,做好更换校服的工作。我们再次想要提醒大家的是,为安全起见,学生不能在校穿雪地靴(UGG类的靴子)。

112021日无拓展课及晚托安排

由于家长老师见面会将于11月20、21日进行,这两天下午我们将不开设拓展课。请家长做好接孩子回家的安排。敬请留意,鉴于老师都将忙于家长见面会,20日也没有晚托服务提供,请准时来接孩子。谢谢。

来自家校协力会的消息

11月19日下午2点到4点,我们将在学校西楼1104会议室召开本学期的第三次PTA会议,希望各班的班代和年代务必出席,同时,我们也欢迎其他家长出席。本次会议的议题如下:

-       健康安全委员会工作通报

-       爱心树项目的回顾

-       关于成立学术委员会的想法

-       校长信息

提醒:爱心树礼品袋上交截止日期为1118日,下周二

我们收到了很多装满大家爱心的礼品袋,谢谢大家的支持。截止到目前为止,我们已经收到了近220个礼品袋,还有89个礼品袋在准备当中!包校大家庭真是一个充满热情和爱心的集体,相信陈家坝学校的孩子们也会感动于大家的慷慨资助。

再次感谢您对陈家坝学校民工子弟的大力支持!

如果您还有任何问题,请联系Shane老师(shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn)或者Karla老师(karla.sy@ykpaoschool.cn)。

天才少年中心测试提醒

约翰霍普金斯大学“天才少年中心”将于2014年11月29日在包校长宁校区进行大中小学能力测验(即SCAT测试)。SCAT测试用于搜寻学业能力超强的学生,天才少年中心会向通过测试的学生提供富有挑战性的夏令营和网络课程。

温馨提示:报名参加SCAT测试的截止日期为本周日晚,如果您有意让孩子参加却还未报名的话,请尽早联系天才少年中心。他们的电邮地址为CTYEastAsia@jhu.edu

来自音乐组的信息

包校的感恩节慈善音乐会将于11月15日在上海当代艺术馆举行。

合唱界大师拉尔夫·奥伍德先生星期一将莅临包校!

时间:11月17日(周一)晚上6点

地点:包玉刚实验学校(小学部)大礼堂

合唱界的传奇教育者,伊顿公学前领唱者和音乐总监,拉尔夫·奥伍德先生,也是英帝国勋章获得者,将来沪介绍由他带队执教的面向上海青少年歌唱者的合唱夏令营项目。这对于8到15岁的青少年歌唱者而言是一个绝佳的学习机会。他们可以在2015 年7月27日至8月2日为期七天的时间内接受大师拉尔夫·奥伍德先生的面对面的专业指导,他丰富的经验必将使参与者获益良多。奥伍德先生还将讲述自己成功创办世界顶级合唱团的经历并与您分享他在教授不同文化背景的学生时所面对的挑战和所感受的快乐;以及他对合唱团未来,尤其是合唱团在东亚地区发展的期望。

拉尔夫·奥伍德(Ralph Allwood),英帝国勋章获得者;伊顿公学前音乐总监,伊顿公学合唱团以及Rodolfus合唱团创办者;剑桥大学女王学院研究员;杜伦大学荣誉研究员;牛津大学三一学院合唱顾问;阿伯丁大学音乐博士;格林威治皇家海军学院音乐总监。

在伊顿公学担任音乐总监26年后,奥伍德先生继续致力于为伦敦公立学校的孩子们寻求发展合唱的机会,成立了Inner Voices合唱团以及针对8到15岁儿童的少年合唱班。目前他还担任威尔士青年合唱团指挥。

如果您的孩子热爱唱歌,尤其喜欢合唱,请千万不要错过这个机会!

我们期待您的出席,请致电61671999*1*8000 or 8001预约座位。

来自体育部的信息

祝贺!

祝贺我们的11岁以下年龄段女子球队,她们于上周六在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行的本赛季第一场锦标赛中取得了亚军的好成绩。由三至五年级女生组成的这支球队一路披荆斩棘闯入决赛,在与协和双语学校球队的点球大战中惜败。除了最后决赛中的点球,我们的球员未曾失过球并且在好几场比赛中的表现都非常出色。参与比赛的学生和老师们,你们太棒了!你们为本赛季的征程开了个好头。

足球

下周我们与西华国际学校(周二)和上海德威英国国际学校(周三)有两场足球友谊赛,参赛选手已于本周收到通知信,烦请家长查阅详情。我们目前正在与一些立足于上海的一流国际学校进行比赛并建立了稳固的合作网络为孩子们提供了竞技平台。让我们预祝下周参加比赛的孩子们好运!

游泳课

如果学生不能上体育课或游泳课,则需要提交医生开具的病假单或父母的请假信。根据包校政策,如果学生能来校学习,这意味着他/她有能力完成各学科的学习,包括游泳课。如果学生应咳嗽或感冒而无法参加游泳课的话,他/她应当在家休养,其原因有二:A) 有助于学生尽快恢复健康 B) 减少病菌传染给其他学生的机会。非常感谢您的支持!

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以下是负责各班体育课教学的老师,与之前我们派发的家长信中所附的安排一致,请参照着在网站上预定面谈(http://ptc.ykpaoschool.cn)

Y1A: Mr. James

Y1B: Mr. Toby

Y1C: Mr. Mike

Y1D: Mr. Luke

Y2A: Mr. Toby

Y2B: Mr. Luke

Y2C: Mr. Mike

Y2D: Mr. Toby

Y3A: Mr. Mike

Y3B: Mr. James

Y3C: Mr. Luke

Y3D: Mr. James

Y4A: Mr. Luke

Y4B: Mr. James

Y4C: Mr. Mike

Y4D: Mr. Luke

Y4E: Mr. Mike

Y5A: Mr. James

Y5B: Mr. James

Y5C: Mr. Mike

Y5D: Mr. Luke

接下来的各项比赛:

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11月22日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

11月23日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

11月29日,周六:游泳比赛在上海中学国际部举行

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12月6日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

12月7日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

12月13日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

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1月17日,周六:游泳比赛,地点待定

1月24日,周六: 11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

1月31日,周六:排球比赛在包校小学部举行

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3月7日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

3月14日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

3月21日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在包校小学部举行

3月28日,周六:田径比赛在宋庆龄学校举行;网球比赛地点待定

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4月11日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

4月18日,周六:排球比赛在包校中学部举行

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5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

Newsletter 07 November 2014

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It has been a very productive week. We were delighted to host teachers from Dollar Academy, a renowned private school in Scotland, who spent time in our classes and even taught a few lessons to our students. The exchange of ideas and practices is always very thought-provoking and encourages the learning of students and teachers.

A polite request, please, for parents and carers who come to the school to collect children at the end of the day. The playing field and running track area gets extremely busy at dispersal time. We would like to ask that parents do not wait too near the West building. The flag pole area gets extremely busy with students lining up for EP activities and for students waiting to leave. Please can we ask that all adults wait at the opposite end of this playing area (behind the red line marked on the running track) to prevent congestion. It makes the dispersal so much easier.

Good luck to the girls’ football team which plays its first competition tomorrow morning! We wish them well.

As the pollution levels start to rise, we would encourage you to think about providing masks for your children. There have been two particularly smoggy days this week. We can only imagine that this situation will get worse as the weather gets colder.

Have a good weekend.

Mid-semester Review Week and Parent/Teacher Conferences

Mid-semester review week went well with teachers updating their assessment data from their ongoing formative assessments and also taking time to set some tests and quizzes.  Teachers are now collating this information in preparation for the Parent/Teacher conferences on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st November. Information regarding how to make bookings with teachers on-line went to parents on Tuesday and the booking system will go live at 10am on Monday 10th to 10pm on Sunday 16th November.

Below is the PE teacher list for each class which we also have shared with everyone via the notice letter regarding Parent Teacher Conferences, please book (http://ptc.ykpaoschool.cn) the PE teacher according to the class your child/children attend:

Y1A: Mr. James

Y1B: Mr. Toby

Y1C: Mr. Mike

Y1D: Mr. Luke

Y2A: Mr. Toby

Y2B: Mr. Luke

Y2C: Mr. Mike

Y2D: Mr. Toby

Y3A: Mr. Mike

Y3B: Mr. James

Y3C: Mr. Luke

Y3D: Mr. James

Y4A: Mr. Luke

Y4B: Mr. James

Y4C: Mr. Mike

Y4D: Mr. Luke

Y4E: Mr. Mike

Y5A: Mr. James

Y5B: Mr. James

Y5C: Mr. Mike

Y5D: Mr. Luke

Message from the School Nurse

Attached please kindly find the Monthly Health of November.

 11月头虱

Medical Insurance

A return slip for the 2015 Shanghai Residents Medical Insurance has been put in the homework diary. All signed forms need to be returned to the Class Teacher by Friday 14th November. If you do not provide these documents by the above date, it will be assumed that you do not wish to take up the offer of this insurance. Parents who agree to join the insurance plan please make payment after receiving confirmation from the school. The school will then arrange it for the students. Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the School Nurse at 6167 1999-1-8132. For more details please visit the official website of Shanghai Medical Insurance: http://www.shyb.gov.cn, or ring the enquiry hotline: 962218.

2015年居民保险通知和回执 Shanghai Medical Insurance

Message from the Communication Department

In our first announcement of the Pao School Photo Competition results, the incorrect Chinese name for a 1st place winner was used in error, due to two entrants sharing the same English name. The first place winner in the student category is in fact Lily Zhang (张一楠). We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please refer to the attachment for the updated competition results.

 Photo Contest Results updated

Workshops in November

There are two Workshop Evenings in November; the first one is arranged on 12th of November, next Wednesday. We would like to introduce you to our pastoral care programme in the Auditorium and there will be some important information for new transfer parents as well.

The English Department would like to invite interested parents to the English Workshop evening on the 27th November.  There will be 6 different workshops provided for parents to give more information about aspects of the English programme and strategies for parents to help at home.

Parents will be able to choose from 3 of the 6 workshops which will be held at the following times:

Workshop 1: 6:10 – 6.30pm

Workshop 2: 6.30pm – 6.50pm

Workshop 3: 6.50pm – 7.10pm

The workshops that you will be able to choose from are:

1. Homework – Philosophy and how you can help support your child at home

2. Reading – paired reading – supporting and listening to your child read

3. Ipad’s and English – what apps are out there and how they can help with English

4. Phonics – What it is and why it is important? – Year 1 and 2 Parents

5. EAL (English as an Additional Language) Strategies

6. Using literature in English lessons – Year 4 and 5 Parents

There will be more information to follow with workshop locations in future newsletters.

We look forward to seeing you on both evenings.

Giving Tree Charity Project

Reminder: Please return filled bags on Thursday, Nov. 13th or Tuesday, Nov. 18th

A big thank you to all the students and families that are participating in the Giving Tree Project!

Today we distributed the Giving Tree Bags for students to take home.  Each Giving Tree Bag includes some personal information about the migrant student your child is supporting and the list of required items for the bag.

For consistency in the bags and to make it simple for you, we ask that you provide FOUR items:

  1. 200 RMB donation in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and homeroom (we will use this to purchase a book bag, winter clothing, and school supplies from Home Sweet Home)
  2. A new small toy
  3. A new Chinese book
  4. A personal note in the card provided

Please return the bags on Thursday, November 13th OR Tuesday, November 18th.

Many thanks for your support!  If you have any questions, please contact Shane Vey (shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn) or Karla Sy (karla.sy@ykpaoschool.cn).

Message from Music Department

Just a gentle reminder, there will be a YK Pao Thanksgiving Charity Concert at MoCA on 15th of November.


CHOIR GURU COMING TO YK PAO!

Monday 17th November (6PM), YK Pao Primary School Auditorium

Legendary pedagogue and Former Precentor and Director of Music at Eaton College, Ralph Allwood MBE will introduce an EXCITING COURSE FOR YOUNG SINGERS IN SHANGHAI which he will be leading in the summer. This is truly a FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY for anyone who is aged 8 to 15 to benefit from Ralph and his colleagues’ experience and expertise The course will take place from July 27 to August 2, 2015. Ralph will also speak on his experience and success in creating the world’s preeminent choral course.  He will address the joys and challenges in working with students of disparate backgrounds and cultures and will share with us his vision for the future; in particular an eye to the Far East.

RALPH ALLWOOD, MBE. – Former Director of Music from Eton College, Founder of both the Eton Choir Courses and the Rodolfus Choir; Fellow Commoner of Queens’ College, Cambridge; an Honorary Fellow of University College, Durham; a Choral Advisor to Trinity College, Oxford; Doctorate of Music, Aberdeen University; Director of Music at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

After 26 years as Director of Music at Eton College, he is now developing the same choral opportunities for state school children in London by founding Inner Voices and, for children aged 8 to 15, The Junior Choral Course. He is a conductor of the National Youth Choir of Wales.

Parents of enthusiastic singers – especially of those children who like to sing in choirs, THIS IS FOR YOU!!!

Your participation will be highly appreciated. Please call 61671999*1*8000 or 8001 to make a reservation.

Message from PE Department

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Primary Teachers Football Team who beat the Secondary Teachers 7-5 in their football match this past Tuesday. A special well done to the MVP Mr. Liu Kai who made a series of amazing saves as goalkeeper and stopped many shots that came his way. Well done also to Mr. Jon who scored 5 goals in the match and captained the Primary teachers to victory! Primary teachers picked up the Michael Young Trophy, an award to recognise all the hard work and efforts of our departing Director of Sport Mr. Mike Young, who will be leaving us at the end of 2014.

Good Luck

Best wishes to our footballers this weekend. The Girls Football Team play in their first tournament of the year at SUIS (Hongqiao) on Saturday

Our Year 1,2,3 & 4 Football Teams continue their Sunday Sport for Life Tournaments at Shanghai American School (Puxi) this Sunday. Buses leave school at 9am. If you are to make your own way to SAS Puxi, please arrive no later than 09:45. Students are reminded to bring shin guards and white socks with the school team uniform. Football boots or football shoes on the feet please as we are playing on grass. Parents are more than welcome to come and support our teams. Last time we had an amazing positive atmosphere with the parent support and were very proud of our YK Pao spirit of excellence with humility. Long may that continue!

Swimming Classes

If a student cannot participate in PE class or swimming class, a note from a doctor or parent is required. Our YKPS policy is if a student is in school, then that student is expected to swim. If a student has a cough or a cold and is unable to swim, then please keep him / her at home for two reasons: A) to recover good health and B) to minimise infecting other students with their sickness. Many thanks for your support on this matter.

Upcoming Sports Events:

November

Sat 8th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

Sun 9th – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 22nd – U 11 Football at Shanghai High School (ID)

Sun 23rd – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 29th – Swimming at SHS (ID)

December

Sat 6th – U11 Basketball at Soong Ching Ling

Sun 7th – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 13th – U11 Girls Football at Soong Ching Ling

January 2015

Sat 17th – Swimming at venue (TBC)

Sat 24th – U11 Basketball at SHS (ID)

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at WISS

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at venue tbc

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

May

Sat 9th – U11 Football at WISS and Cross Country Running at YKPS Secondary

Sat 16th – Swimming at at Soong Ching Ling and U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sat 23rd – Track and Field at YKPS Secondary and Table Tennis at SHSID

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

各位包校集体成员,

繁忙的一周又过去了。本周,我们接待了来自苏格兰著名私立院校-多拉尔学院的来访教师。她们走进课堂来体验包校的教学氛围,甚至还亲自上了几堂课。我们发现大家关于教学理念和教学实践的交流总能发人深省并激发学生和教师更进一步地去学习与提升。

此外,对于前来学校接孩子放学的家长或接领人,我们有一个请求。由于在放学期间,操场和跑道区域非常繁忙,我们请求各位不要在太靠近西楼教学楼的区域停留。由于排好队等待上拓展课的学生和准备放学的学生会集中在升旗台附近,为防止堵塞,烦请家长和接领人在另一头等待 (在跑道上红色警戒线后) ,这将使放学过程更为顺畅。

让我们祝包校的女子足球队成员们好运!她们将于明天出战自己的第一场比赛。

由于空气污染的指数近日逐渐攀高,我们建议您为孩子准备一些口罩备用。本周已有两天空气污染特别严重了,随着天气渐渐转冷,我们预计空气污染严重的情况会更多发生。

祝您周末愉快!
期中复习周和家长老师见面会

期中复习周进行得很顺利,老师们安排测试及收集形成性数据的工作也进行得有条不紊。老师们会将这些信息在20号和21号的家长老师见面会上同您分享交流。在线约见老师的说明信已于本周二发给学生,请家长查阅,预约系统将于11月10日,下周一上午10点正式启动,预约功能将于11月16日,下周日晚上10点结束。

以下是负责各班体育课教学的老师,与之前我们派发的家长信中所附的安排一致,请参照着在网站上预定面谈(http://ptc.ykpaoschool.cn)

Y1A: Mr. James

Y1B: Mr. Toby

Y1C: Mr. Mike

Y1D: Mr. Luke

Y2A: Mr. Toby

Y2B: Mr. Luke

Y2C: Mr. Mike

Y2D: Mr. Toby

Y3A: Mr. Mike

Y3B: Mr. James

Y3C: Mr. Luke

Y3D: Mr. James

Y4A: Mr. Luke

Y4B: Mr. James

Y4C: Mr. Mike

Y4D: Mr. Luke

Y4E: Mr. Mike

Y5A: Mr. James

Y5B: Mr. James

Y5C: Mr. Mike

Y5D: Mr. Luke

 

来自校医的消息

请查看附件内的11月健康月报。

11月头虱

医疗保险

学校已经发放了《2015年城镇居民医疗保险的回执》,贴在学生的家校联系本上,请查收。无论您是否愿意为孩子参保,都请于11月14日前提交本回执,逾期未交视作自动放弃参保处理。同意参加医保的学生家长,请在收到学校确认后再缴纳该保费,学校将会为学生统一办理。如您有任何的疑问请咨询校医室: 6167 1999-1-8132,您也可以登陆本市医保网站:http://www.shyb.gov.cn ,咨询电话:962218。

2015年居民保险通知和回执 Shanghai Medical Insurance

来自宣传处的消息

包校摄影大赛结果公布后,获奖的精彩作品受到了广泛好评。因重名(英文名)原因,上次公布的结果中,一等奖获得者的中文名字出现错误,现宣布学生组一等奖获得者为张一楠(Lily Zhang)。 给您带来不便我们深感抱歉。请查看附件了解最新获奖结果。

Photo Contest Results updated

11月的工作坊

11月里,我们安排了两场工作坊,第一场将于下周三即11月12日在小学部礼堂举行。我们会向家长介绍包校的人文关怀项目,同时,我们也有一些重要的信息想要传递给新加入包校的转学生家庭。

此外,英语组诚邀有兴趣的家长前来参加于11月27日晚上举行的课程工作坊。英语组为本次工作坊准备了6个主题,老师们会以互动方式为家长提供更多有关英语课程的信息和一些适合在家里使用的策略。家长可以从6个主题中选择3个进行互动,英语课程工作坊的具体时间段安排如下:

工作坊1:6:10 – 6.30pm

工作坊2:6.30pm – 6.50pm

工作坊3:6.50pm – 7.10pm

以下是英语工作坊的各个主题,您可从中进行挑选:

1. 家庭作业 – 理念以及家长如何在家里支持帮助孩子

2. 阅读 – 配对阅读 – 支持并倾听孩子阅读

3. iPad的使用及英语学习 – 市面上有哪些软件?它们是如何有助于英语学习的?

4. 自然拼读 – 什么是自然拼读?为什么自然拼读很重要?– 针对一、二年级家长

5. EAL学习策略 (英语为第二语言)

6. 在英语课中运用文学作品 – 针对四、五年级家长

关于英语工作坊的具体地点安排,我们将在稍后的校长来信中与您分享。

我们期待在工作坊上与您会面。

一至三年级的爱心树慈善活动

温馨提示:请于1113日或1118日将准备好礼品袋交还到学校

非常感谢参加本次活动的全体学生和家长!

今天我们已经将爱心树礼品袋派发给了学生带回家。每个礼品袋都附有相应捐助对象的个人信息以及需要放置在礼品袋里的物品详单。

为保持一致性,也为更方便您准备物品,以下四样物品将作为捐赠基本物品:

  1. 用信封封好的200元人民币,请在信封上写好学生姓名及班级(我们将用这笔钱向Home Sweet Home机构购买书包、冬衣和学习用品)
  2. 一个新的小玩具
  3. 一本新的中文书
  4. 在提供的卡片上亲笔留言

请于11月13日周四或11月18日周二将准备好的礼品包交还给学校。非常感谢您的支持!如有任何问题,请联系Shane老师(shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn)或者Karla老师(karla.sy@ykpaoschool.cn)。

来自音乐组的信息

包校的感恩节慈善音乐会将于11月15日在上海当代艺术馆举行。

 

合唱界大师将莅临包校!

时间:11月17日(周一)晚上6点

地点:包玉刚实验学校(小学部)大礼堂

合唱界的传奇教育者,伊顿公学前领唱者和音乐总监,拉尔夫·奥伍德先生,也是英帝国勋章获得者,将来沪介绍由他带队执教的面向上海青少年歌唱者的合唱夏令营项目。这对于8到15岁的青少年歌唱者而言是一个绝佳的学习机会。他们可以在2015 年7月27日至8月2日为期七天的时间内接受大师拉尔夫·奥伍德先生的面对面的专业指导,他丰富的经验必将使参与者获益良多。奥伍德先生还将讲述自己成功创办世界顶级合唱团的经历并与您分享他在教授不同文化背景的学生时所面对的挑战和所感受的快乐;以及他对合唱团未来,尤其是合唱团在东亚地区发展的期望。

拉尔夫·奥伍德(Ralph Allwood),英帝国勋章获得者;伊顿公学前音乐总监,伊顿公学合唱团以及Rodolfus合唱团创办者;剑桥大学女王学院研究员;杜伦大学荣誉研究员;牛津大学三一学院合唱顾问;阿伯丁大学音乐博士;格林威治皇家海军学院音乐总监。

在伊顿公学担任音乐总监26年后,奥伍德先生继续致力于为伦敦公立学校的孩子们寻求发展合唱的机会,成立了Inner Voices合唱团以及针对8到15岁儿童的少年合唱班。目前他还担任威尔士青年合唱团指挥。

如果您的孩子热爱唱歌,尤其喜欢合唱,请千万不要错过这个机会!

我们期待您的出席,请致电61671999*1*8000 or 8001预约座位。

来自体育部的信息

祝贺!

让我们祝贺小学部的教师足球队在本周二的比赛上以7比5战胜了中学部的教师足球队。在这里,我们特别要提到是,本场比赛中当之无愧的最佳球员刘凯老师。最为守门员,他的表现神勇,扑救了多个险球。此外,小学部球队队长Jon老师的表现也是可圈可点,他以5粒进球带领全队获得最终的胜利,让小学部的老师们捧起了Michael Young奖杯!该奖杯的设立也是为了纪念体育学科组长Michael老师这些年来对包校的付出和贡献,他将于2014年底结束在包校的工作。

祝好运

祝我们的足球运动员们本周末赛出好成绩。女子足球队将于本周六在协和双语学校虹桥校区开始他们的第一场联赛征战。

一至四年级的足球队则将于本周日在上海美国学校继续其Sport for Life的比赛。校车将于9点离开长宁校区。如果您自行前往上海美国学校浦西校区,请确保在9:45之前抵达。请提醒学生带好护胫、白色球袜和校队球服,另外,请穿适合草地赛的球靴或球鞋。我们还欢迎家长们能前来为孩子们加油鼓劲。在以往的比赛中,家长们也为孩子们营造出了非常积极的氛围,对于包校集体所表现出的谦卑精神我们也倍感自豪。我们也希望家长们能一如既往地鼓励我们的小运动员们。

游泳课

如果学生不能上体育课或游泳课,则需要提交医生开具的病假单或父母的请假信。根据包校政策,如果学生能来校学习,这意味着他/她有能力完成各学科的学习,包括游泳课。如果学生应咳嗽或感冒而无法参加游泳课的话,他/她应当在家休养,其原因有二:A) 有助于学生尽快恢复健康 B) 减少病菌传染给其他学生的机会。非常感谢您的支持!

接下来的各项比赛:

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11月8日,周六: 11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

11月9日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

11月22日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

11月23日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

11月29日,周六:游泳比赛在上海中学国际部举行

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12月6日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

12月7日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

12月13日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

20151

1月17日,周六:游泳比赛,地点待定

1月24日,周六: 11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

1月31日,周六:排球比赛在包校小学部举行

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3月7日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

3月14日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

3月21日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在包校小学部举行

3月28日,周六:田径比赛在宋庆龄学校举行;网球比赛地点待定

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4月11日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

4月18日,周六:排球比赛在包校中学部举行

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5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

Newsletter 31 October 2014

Dear YK Pao School Community,

Staffing is always a dynamic and interesting area in schools!  We wish to share and update you on some news that will impact upon the community. As you might have noticed, Ms. Helena Mallon, Head of English and Year 1 teacher and Ms. Rona Rong are both expecting babies! Our sincere congratulations to them both. Once the maternity leave arrangements are finalized we will let you know the implications for your children.

By now, we were expecting Evelyn Lau to have joined us from New Zealand to work in Year 4. Unfortunately, the visa application and processing has taken longer than we envisaged and therefore Evelyn will be joining us on 17th November. We look forward to welcoming her.

Today we wished Mr. Yuan Bin, our PE teacher, a heartfelt farewell as he relocates to Australia with his family. Yuan’s contribution to the school has been outstanding; he has touched the lives of many of our students in the most positive of ways. He will be missed for his dedication and commitment to the school, his excellent teaching and organizational skills but also for his calmness and humility. It has been a privilege for the school community to work with him. We wish him and his family every success and happiness in their new lives.

The year 2 BBQ was a highlight of the week. Our sincere thanks to those of you who came to support the event and to the Year 2 staff and supporters who made it so enjoyable. The fashion show and dancing were particular highlights, as were the class performances.

The swimming galas were also an outstanding success this week. The Songjiang event for Year 4 and 5 went very smoothly and the fun and enjoyment experienced by Years 1 to 3 was delightful to witness.

As you will read below, our Year 5 football team had a wonderful tournament last Saturday. Watching them play with such composure and maturity was a credit to us all.

Have a great weekend.

Clarification

We mentioned last week that an Y1 student has been competing with thousands of students worldwide and has been ranked 12th in the world on an online programme called ‘Mathletics’. To be more specific, this boy’s name is Braden Zhao-Upton and he’s from Y1A. And here again, we would like to encourage students take good use of online resources to support their learning at home.

Mid-Semester Review Week

Mid-semester Review Week is on 3th -7th November. Teachers will be using this time to review students’ progress in their subject. For detailed arrangements of the review week, please refer to the attached document.

Mid-Semester Assessment Timetable_ November 3rd-7th

No Hat No Play Policy

As the season is flowing to autumn and winter, students don’t need hats to protect them from the strong sunshine while playing outside. We will follow this policy again when the season changes. Please check the attachment for winter uniform policy.

 WINTER_bilingual

Sickness when Seasons Changing

There has been great changes in temperature during day and night in recent weeks, thus some students had caught colds. We have increased the frequency and concentration of disinfectant. Please remind your child to wear appropriate clothes and boost the immune system with enough rest and adequate exercise. Avoid possible exposure to infection by not taking your child to crowded public places. If your child develops a fever, cough, runny nose, headache or muscle soreness, please let him/her stay at home for a good rest or take them to see the doctor. We also expect you to inform our school nurses and homeroom teacher via email, if your child is sick or has a medical problem.

Medication at School

If your child needs to take medication at school, written instructions from a parent or guardian must accompany any medication before it will be administered by the nurse. All medication should be legibly dated and labelled with the child’s name and class, parent’s signature, name of medication, dosage rates and times and date.

Head Lice

We have seen several cases of head lice recently and are checking daily to make sure no students at school have head lice. Washing hair often is a simple but effective prevention method, as is avoiding head-to-head contact. Please work with the School to train your children to look after their own belongings, such as hats, uniforms items, water bottles, etc. Students should put their belongings into their own tub or pigeonhole and not share other students’ hair combs, towels, hats, etc. Also please remind your child not to touch others’ hair with his/her own hair and have his/her hair dried after swimming. Parents, please check your child’s hair every day. If you find head lice or eggs, please inform class teachers and the school nurse, seek medical treatment and keep your child at home until they have been treated. You can contact our school nurse on 61671999-1-8131/8132. Students returning to school after treatment should have their hair checked by the school nurse before proceeding to the classroom.

Below is the related information for your reference:

Lice eggs (nits) look like tiny yellow, tan, or brown dots before they hatch. Lice lay nits on hair shafts close to the skin’s surface, where the temperature is perfect for keeping them warm until they hatch. Nits look similar to dandruff, only they can’t be removed by brushing or shaking them off.

Message from the School Nurse

Children are curious by nature, and it makes sense that they would be even more curious when it comes to medication. Many medications look and taste like candy. While it’s important to encourage our kids to explore and discover new things, when it comes to medication, we want to be careful to keep them safe. Here are a few tips to show you how. – See more at: http://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_age/big-kids-5–9-years/field_risks/medication

Pastoral Care Corner

One of the greatest problems that parents struggle with today is the battle to get children to spend less time on computers, in front of the television on their digital devices. Many countries are reporting a higher rate of “digital addiction” among both children and adults. The best way to deal with this is to stop the habits earlier on and set boundaries for both our children and ourselves. This will not only help with our family communication but help us with social interaction later in life. With the addition to Facebook, Wechat, Weibo or Twitter, it’s easy to lose ourselves in always checking what people are facebooking, wechatting or twittering about. So let’s show our kids how to enjoy the ‘real world’ and put the phones away. Here are some great tips to win the digital battle. Please check the attachment for this week’s sharing.

Pastoral Care Corner Oct. 31 2014

Y1-3 Giving Tree Project

Reminder: Deadline to submit registration form is Monday, November 3rd!

Thank you to all those who have already submitted the Giving Tree Project registration form.  We are heartened by the compassion and generosity of the YK Pao School community!  Many families signed up to fill 2 or 3 bags.  While we would like to accommodate everyone’s preferences, our priority is to give all students an opportunity to participate.  Therefore, you may only be assigned 1 bag.

On Friday, November 7th, your child will receive and bring home a Giving Tree bag with information about the migrant student they are supporting and the list of items they need to provide.

For consistency in the bags and to make it simple for you, we ask that you provide FOUR items:

  1. 200 RMB donation in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and homeroom (we will use this to purchase a book bag, winter clothing, and school supplies from Home Sweet Home)
  2. A new small toy
  3. A new Chinese book
  4. A personal note in the card provided

Key Dates

Tuesday, October 28th Registration forms are sent home
Monday, November 3rd Last day to return registration forms
Friday, November 7th   Giving Tree bags go home with students
Thursday, November 13th

               OR

Tuesday, November 18th

Giving Tree bags due back to school
Tuesday, December 2nd Giving Tree donation ceremony

Many thanks for your support!  If you have any questions, please contact Shane Vey (shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn) or Karla Sy (karla.sy@ykpaoschool.cn).

2014 YKPS Giving Tree Expression of Interest _Sign Up Form__Bilingual

Message from Music Department

PIPA LESSONS

We have a new Pipa Teacher who is assisting the Tuesday and Thursday morning Pipa and Erhu goups and the Chinese Ensembles on Saturdays. There are two ½ hour lessons available at 11:00 and 11:30 on Saturday mornings. Anyone interested should apply to EP at EP@ykpaoschool.cn by Friday 7th November. Places will be given on a first come, first served basis.

SATURDAY MUSIC PROGRAMME

A reminder that there will be an English Choir Rehearsal for the Peninsula Christmas Tree Lighting on 28th November  from 09:00 – 11:00 in the auditorium

09:00 – 12:00   English Choir (Auditorium)

09:00 – 10:00   Percussion Club

09:00 – 10:00   Beginner Chinese Ensemble

10:00 – 11:00   Chinese Ensemble

10:00 – 11:00   Viola (Individual)

10:00 – 12:00   Theory

10:00 – 12:00   Drums (Individual)

11:00 – 12:00   Erhu (Individual)

Message from PE Department

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our U11 Football Team who won their second back to back Tournament last weekend. On their way to the title they conceded zero goals and scored more than 12! Amongst the nine teams they defeated were Wellington College, SUIS, Shanghai High School and Soong Ching Ling. Well done boys, keep up the hard work and team spirit. Amazing performance!

Congratulations to all our swimmers in their Swimming Galas this week. Year 1-3 had their gala on Monday and played some fun water sports and competed in a race against the clock. Year 4 & 5 had their gala at our Songjiang Pool on Thursday and represented Primary extremely well. They competed in races versus other Houses and also against the clock. Congratulations to Winter House, the overall winners!

Sadly we must say goodbye to one of our great PE teachers, Mr. Yuan Bin. He and his family are emigrating to Australia next month and this week is his last week in YK Pao. He has been an exceptional talent in our school, taking the Athletics team, Table Tennis team and of course the Swimming Team throughout his time with us. He is a great personality, wonderful PE teacher and will be sorely missed. We wish him and his family the best of luck in their adventure in Australia.

Swimming Classes

If a student cannot participate in PE class or swimming class, a note from a doctor or parent is required. Our YKPS policy is if a student is in school, then that student is expected to swim. If a student has a cough or a cold and is unable to swim, then please keep him / her at home for two reasons: A) to recover good health and B) to minimise infecting other students with their sickness. Many thanks for your support on this matter.

Football

The 2nd of our Sunday Football Tournaments continues this weekend. Buses leave school at 9am. If you are to make your own way to SAS Puxi, please arrive no later than 09:45. Students are reminded to bring shin guards and white socks with the school team uniform. Football boots or football shoes on the feet please as we are playing on grass. Parents are more than welcome to come and support our teams. Last time we had an amazing positive atmosphere with the parent support and were very proud of our YK Pao spirit of excellence with humility! Long may that continue.

Upcoming Sports Events:

November

Sun 2nd – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 8th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

Sun 9th – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 22nd – U 11 Football at Shanghai High School (ID)

Sun 23rd – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 29th – Swimming at SHS (ID)

December

Sat 6th – U11 Basketball at Soong Ching Ling

Sun 7th – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 13th – U11 Girls Football at Soong Ching Ling

January 2015

Sat 17th – Swimming at venue (TBC)

Sat 24th – U11 Basketball at SHS (ID)

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at WISS

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at venue tbc

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

May

Sat 9th – U11 Football at WISS and Cross Country Running at YKPS Secondary

Sat 16th – Swimming at at Soong Ching Ling and U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sat 23rd – Track and Field at YKPS Secondary and Table Tennis at SHSID

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

各位包校集体成员,

在学校管理中,人员配备一直是充满变数又很特别的一个领域。我们想与大家分享一些可能对学校人员配备带来一定影响的消息。您可能已经留意到,我们的英语主管Helena Mallon老师和一年级的戎曼莉老师都怀孕了。我们衷心为她们感到高兴。在两位老师安排好产假后,我们会尽早让大家知道后续的代课等相关安排。

我们期盼来自新西兰的Evelyn Lau老师早日到岗加入四年级团队,但非常遗憾的是,由于工作签证的申请和处理过程超出了我们的预计,因此,她将于11月17日正式在包校工作。让我们欢迎她加入包校大家庭。

在今天的集会上,我们向即将离开包校移民去澳大利亚的体育老师袁斌做了最后的告别。袁老师为包校做出了杰出的贡献,他积极向上的形象也影响了很多包校学生。袁老师有很强的活动组织能力和出色的教学能力,他拥有冷静的头脑和谦逊的态度,我们会非常想念他的,能与这样的老师共事和相处也是包校集体的荣幸。最后,让我们祝福他和他的家人拥有幸福成功的新生活。

二年级的烧烤活动是本周的亮点。我们衷心地感谢支持此次活动的全体二年级老师和前来参加活动的各位家长,是你们的加入让本次活动变得更加温馨与愉快。时装秀、舞蹈秀和各个班级的表演都是今晚的高潮。

本周的游泳节活动举办得非常成功。四、五年级在松江校区的活动环节也进行得非常顺利,我们也很开心看到一至三年级的学生非常享受此次活动给他们带来的乐趣。

在校长来信的后续内容中您会看到,五年级的足球小将们上周六踢了一场非常精彩的比赛。看到他们如此沉着稳重的球风,真是让人为他们感到骄傲。

最后,在这里祝您周末愉快!

澄清

上周,我们提到过一位一年级学生在家使用名为“Mathletics”的网络资源来强化自己的数学技能并在全球成千上万的学生中脱颖而出取得了第12名的好成绩。这位同学的名字叫做赵英初,他来自1A班。在此,我们再次鼓励孩子们能充分利用在线教学资源来支持自己的学习。

期中复习周

期中复习周安排在了11月3-7日。老师们会在这周通过测试或抽样形式检验学生的学习情况。请查看附件内期中复习周的具体安排。

Mid-Semester Assessment Timetable_ November 3rd-7th

不戴帽不能户外活动政策

天气渐渐转凉,现已进入秋冬季节,学生不需要在户外活动时戴帽子来阻挡强烈的阳光。等到季节再转变时我们会再执行这一政策。请查看随信附上的有关冬季校服的政策。

WINTER_bilingual

换季疾病高发

最近季节交替,气温变化快,早晚温差大,一些学生患了感冒。学校已经提升了各项消毒措施的频次和浓度,以减少疾病的发生和传播。同时也请注意给您的孩子防寒保暖,充足休息,适当运动,增强免疫力。尽量不带孩子到人多拥挤、空气污浊的场所,减少被感染的机会。若您的孩子近期有发烧、流涕、咳嗽、头痛、肌肉酸痛等症状,请让他留在家里观察,或及时就诊,并发邮件告知班主任或校医。

医药服务

学生在校期间如需使用自带药物,请将药物和来自家长或监护人的书面说明一同交给校医。书面说明须正确注明日期、学生姓名、班级、家长签名,药物名称、剂量及用药时间等事项。

头虱

近日有一些学生感染头虱,学校已经开展大规模的检查工作,以确保在校学生中没有头虱。经常洗头是廉价而有效的预防方法,同时还应尽量避免头与头的触碰。请家长们与学校共同训练孩子照看好个人物品(如:帽子、校服、水壶等),并将个人物品放在自己的置物格中,不要与他人共用梳子、毛巾、帽子、头绳等物品。同时也请提醒孩子在游泳课后把头发吹干。请您在家也每天检查孩子的头发,如果您发现孩子头发上有头虱或虫卵,希望您积极为孩子治疗,并告知校医或班主任,校医联系电话61671999-1-8131/8132 。在没有治愈好之前,请您让孩子待在家里,暂时不要来校,已经生头虱的学生一定要校医复查没有虱卵后方可复课。

以下为头虱的相关信息,供您参考:

头虱虫卵呈微小颗粒,孵化前为黄色,棕褐色或褐色。它们在头发毛囊附近接近皮肤表面的地方产卵,那里的温度有利于卵的孵化。虫卵看上去像头屑,只是它们无法被梳下来或抖下来。

来自校医的消息

孩子具有好奇的天性,当它遇到的药物时,他们会表露出更多的好奇,这是因为许多药物的外观和味道像糖果。虽然我们鼓励孩子去探索和发现新的事物,但是对待药物时我们需要谨慎,以保证他们的安全。这里www.儿童用药安全.com有一些“儿童用药安全”的信息,可供您参阅。

人文关怀角

如今的父母所面临的最大难题之一就是如何让孩子少花点时间在电脑、电视或其他的电子设备上。据许多国家的报告显示,现在儿童和成人网络数字成瘾的比率较以往更高。最佳的应对方法则是在习惯养成前就为孩子和自己设立好界限,这不仅能确保家庭成员间的交流沟通,对孩子将来的社交更是有益。随着脸书、微信、微博和推特的使用渗入我们生活,我们很容易就沉溺于通过这些媒介去关注别人的生活。让我们放下手机,向孩子们展示一下我们应该如何享受现实世界吧!在这里我们会分享几点帮助你赢得这场数字战争的小窍门,请查看附件内本周的分享内容。

 Pastoral Care Corner Oct. 31 2014

一至三年级的爱心树慈善活动

温馨提示:113日,下周一为提交回执的截止日期

感谢已经报名参加爱心树活动的学生和家庭,我们深深为包校集体所展现的仁爱和慷慨精神而感动。很多家庭都选择了捐助2个甚至3个礼品袋。虽然我们也很想满足大家的心愿,但我们会把机会先留给更广范围的学生群体。因此,您可能只需要准备1个礼品袋。

11月7日,下周五,我们会将爱心树礼包和受资助学生的信息及捐赠物品明细一并派发给参加活动的学生。

为保持一致性,也为更方便您准备物品,以下四样物品将作为捐赠基本物品:

  1. 用信封封好的200元人民币,请在信封上写好学生姓名及班级(我们将用这笔钱向Home Sweet Home机构购买书包、冬衣和学习用品)
  2. 一个新的小玩具
  3. 一本新的中文书
  4. 在提供的卡片上亲笔留言

重要日期

1028日,星期二 派发报名登记表
113日,星期一 提交回执的截至日期
117日,星期五 学生将爱心树礼包带回家
1113日,星期四

               

1118日,星期二

将爱心树礼包交还给学校
122日,星期二 爱心树活动的捐赠仪式

非常感谢您的支持!如有任何问题,请联系Shane老师(shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn)或者Karla老师(karla.sy@ykpaoschool.cn)。

 2014 YKPS Giving Tree Expression of Interest _Sign Up Form__Bilingual

来自音乐组的信息

琵琶私教课

我们非常高兴的迎来了一位新的琵琶老师来指导周二、周四上午的琵琶二胡集体课以及周六早上的中国民乐团。目前周六上午我们还有两个琵琶私教课的名额,上课时间分别为11:00-11:30以及11:30-12:00。有意向为孩子报名的家长可于11月7日即周五前发送邮件至EP@ykpaoschool.cn报名,先到先得。

周六音乐项目

提醒:本周六上午英文合唱团将进行第二次针对11月28日上海半岛酒店圣诞亮灯仪式演出的排练,时间为上午09:00 – 11:00在礼堂进行。

09:00 – 12:00   英文合唱团 (礼堂)

09:00 – 10:00   打击乐俱乐部

09:00 – 10:00   初级中国民乐团

10:00 – 11:00   中国民乐团

10:00 – 11:00   中提琴私教课

10:00 – 12:00   乐理课

10:00 – 12:00   架子鼓私教课

11:00 – 12:00   二胡私教课

来自体育部的信息

祝贺!

祝贺我们的11岁以下年龄段足球队在上个周末比赛中再次取得胜利。几场比赛下来,他们已有12粒进球并保持了零失球记录。在所有参赛的9支球队中,我们也同惠灵顿国际学校、协和双语学校、上海中学和宋庆龄学校这几所学校的强队进行了竞技。孩子们真棒!你们要继续保持良好的态势、发挥团结协作精神,为大家带来精彩的比赛!

祝贺我们所有的游泳小将们在本周的游泳节里都有非常好的表现。一至三年级的学生于本周一举行了他们的游泳节活动,他们参与了一些有趣的水上运动并进行了激烈的比赛。四、五年级的学生则于本周四在松江校区举行了游泳节活动,他们赛出了自己的风采。他们与其他学院的学生进行了精彩激烈的比赛,最后让我们恭喜冬天学院和所有的获胜学员!

本周,我们怀着依依不舍的心情要与体育组的袁斌老师告别了。他和他的家人将于下周移民澳大利亚,而本周则是他在包校工作的最后一周。袁斌老师是一位非常有才华的老师,他执教田径队、乒乓球队和游泳队。他极具人格魅力,是一位优秀的体育老师,我们一定会非常想念他的。让我们祝愿他和他的家人在澳大利亚一切安好。

游泳课

如果学生不能上体育课或游泳课,则需要提交医生开具的病假单或父母的请假信。根据包校政策,如果学生能来校学习,这意味着他/她有能力完成各学科的学习,包括游泳课。如果学生应咳嗽或感冒而无法参加游泳课的话,他/她应当在家休养,其原因有二:A) 有助于学生尽快恢复健康 B) 减少病菌传染给其他学生的机会。非常感谢您的支持!

足球

周日足球比赛本周日将继续进行。校车将于9点离开长宁校区。如果您自行前往上海美国学校浦西校区,请确保在9:45之前抵达。请提醒学生带好护胫、白色球袜和校队球服,另外,请穿适合草地赛的球靴或球鞋。我们还应家长们能前来为孩子们加油鼓劲。上一次比赛时,家长们也孩子们营造出了非常积极的氛围,对于包校集体所表现出的谦卑精神我们也倍感自豪。我们也希望家长们能一如既往地鼓励我们的小运动员们。

接下来的各项比赛:

11

11月2日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

11月8日,周六: 11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

11月9日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

11月22日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

11月23日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

11月29日,周六:游泳比赛在上海中学国际部举行

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12月6日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

12月7日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

12月13日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

20151

1月17日,周六:游泳比赛,地点待定

1月24日,周六: 11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

1月31日,周六:排球比赛在包校小学部举行

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3月7日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

3月14日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

3月21日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在包校小学部举行

3月28日,周六:田径比赛在宋庆龄学校举行;网球比赛地点待定

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4月11日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

4月18日,周六:排球比赛在包校中学部举行

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5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

Newsletter 24 October 2014

各位包校集体成员,

四年级去莫干山的孩子们终于悉数回归,我们欢迎他们重回校园,也很高兴能倾听他们在露营时的有趣故事。孩子们和我们员工们在安全回到家的同时也收获了满满的珍贵记忆,其中也不乏有些人已经开始怀念露营生活了。我们的学生们各个都是优秀的大使,他们是我们的骄傲。通过此次露营活动,他们也得到了不少锻炼和成长。我也非常感谢我们的随行员工们,他们放弃了自己的家庭时间,与孩子们共度了一段别样的时光。特别要谢谢James老师,作为莫干山两批露营活动的总协调,他已经在外工作了整整10天。

本周,包校的几位校长们共同决定暂停开放操场上和空中游乐园里的攀爬架。该区域事故数量的增加促使我们开始对这个区域进行全面的安全检查。待校方确认其安全后,我们将重新向学生开放这两个区域。

如您所知,学校一直鼓励学生能利用在线教学资源来支持自己的学习。现在,很多学生都在家使用名为“Mathletics”的网络资源来强化自己的数学技能。我们也很高兴地告诉您,一年级的Bradon在全球范围内使用该网站的成千上万的学生群体中脱颖而出,取得了第12名的好成绩!让我们祝贺他和他的家庭!

这一周里,我们遭遇了入秋以来第一次严重的空气污染,由于开始时污染程度较低,因此随后的数值变化也让我们感到很惊讶。我们已经提醒员工和学生关闭好门窗以确保校内的新风系统更有效地运作。如果污染程度较为严重,也请您鼓励孩子带上口罩。学校每天都会及时查阅空气质量的信息来确保孩子们在室内外的安全。

最后,预祝那些在周六有活动安排的小音乐家们和运动员们一切顺利。

期中复习周

期中复习周即将到来。老师们会在这周通过测试或抽样形式检验学生的学习情况。请查看附件内期中复习周的具体安排。

Mid-Semester Assessment Timetable_ November 3rd-7th

头虱

头虱是一种通过密切接触传播的疾病,也是儿童的常见病之一。经常洗头是廉价而有效的预防方法,同时还应尽量避免头与头的触碰。请家长们与学校共同训练孩子照看好个人物品(如:帽子、校服、水壶等),并将个人物品放在自己的置物格中,不要与他人共用梳子、毛巾、帽子、头绳等物品。同时也请提醒孩子在游泳课后把头发吹干。

来自学生处的消息

新信息管理系统Power School的建立将方便学校对学生信息做管理和修改,如果您以后需要更改住址、姓名、联系方式等信息,请您直接来东楼学生处办公室2114做信息的更改,或发送更改信息的邮件至 Jasmine.xia@ykpaoschool.cn。再次感谢您的理解和配合。

家校协力会会议纪要

本学期的第二次家校协力会会议已于上周三举行,我们随信附上了本学期第一次家校协力会的会议纪要供您参阅。如果您有任何问题、意见或建议请告知家校协力会成员和校方。谢谢!

 PTA Meeting Notes 20141015

爱心树项目

一至三年级的慈善活动

我们很高兴能参与由上海一所知名慈善机构所组织的“爱心树”活动,该活动旨在帮助在上海学习的民工子弟。通过爱心树活动,包校的学生可以通过赠予民工子弟他们所需要的物品,包括书包、外套、手套、帽子、围巾、书籍、学习用品和小玩具,来切实地提高这些孩子们的生活水平。

包校已和位于浙江省嘉兴市的陈家坝学校结成了捐助关系。陈家坝学校的在读学生主要来自云南贵州和四川,而他们的父母则在附近的工厂和建筑工地上工作。这些家庭的收入微薄,大多数家庭都住在没有浴室、厨房、空调或暖气的单间房里。

在一至三年级学生和家庭的帮助下,我们可以帮助289位陈家坝学校的学生。

有兴趣参加爱心树活动的学生必须填写报名表并将它交还给自己的班主任老师。报名的学生会获得一个爱心树礼包以及捐助对象的个人信息和相关的采购指南。

为加强活动的影响力,我们还将与Home Sweet Home机构一起合作,他们也会制作和提供很多可以放进礼包的捐赠物品,如书包、冬衣和学习用品。该慈善机构主要为无家可归的人和残障人士提供培训并提供工作机会。

为保持一致性,也为更方便您准备物品,以下四样物品将作为捐赠基本物品:

  1. 用信封封好的200元人民币,请在信封上写好学生姓名及班级(我们将用这笔钱向Home Sweet Home机构购买书包、冬衣和学习用品)
  2. 一个新的小玩具
  3. 一本新的中文书
  4. 在提供的卡片上亲笔留言

重要日期

1028日,星期二 派发报名登记表
113日,星期一 提交回执的截至日期
117日,星期五 学生将爱心树礼包带回家
1113日,星期四

               

1118日,星期二

将爱心树礼包交还给学校
122日,星期二 爱心树活动的捐赠仪式

请注意查收下周二由孩子们带回家的活动报名表。

非常感谢您的支持!如有任何问题,请联系Shane老师(shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn)或者Karla老师(karla.sy@ykpaoschool.cn)。

学校拍照

为了让因参加本周莫干山露营活动而错过音乐和体育组集体照拍摄的部分四年级学生也拍上照片,我们将利用下周的非教学时间为以下团队重拍照片。烦请家长提醒学生将这些日子记在家庭作业日志上。

10月28日

 星期二

Swimming Teams 游泳队

Yuan Bin 袁斌

PiPa 琵琶/ErHu 二胡

Leef Liu 刘叶楠/Emma Shi 施敏宇

Volleyball 排球队

Luke 刘凯

Orchestra 弦乐团

Jessica Chou

Percussion Ensemble                 打击乐团

Dominic Murtagh

Chinese Choir 中文合唱团

Leef Liu 刘叶楠

Rock Band 摇滚乐队

Dominic Murtagh

10月29日

星期三

Athletics 田径

Yuan Bin 袁斌

Table Tennis 乒乓

Yuan Bin 袁斌

Piano 钢琴组

Ms. Song 宋老师

Violin 小提琴

Mr. Zhang 张老师

Cello 大提琴

Rick Li 李老师

Basketball 篮球队

Toby Sumerfield

Wind Ensemble 管乐合奏团

Dominic Murtagh

10月31日

星期五

English Choir 英语合唱团

Dominic/Jessica Chou

Vocal Ensemble 和声小合唱

Dominic/Jessica Chou

Friday Choir 周五合唱团

Dominic Murtagh

学生拍摄个人照及集体照时要求穿着正装校服,包括黑色皮鞋灰色短袜

体育团体成员拍摄集体照时请穿相应的运动服,其他俱乐部成员拍摄集体照时应穿着正装校服。

Girl’s 女生校服

Boy’s 男生校服

来自音乐组的消息

英文合唱团

今年我们试图减轻学生的负担,因此我们把英文合唱团的训练减少到每周一中午的一次。然而实践下来我们发现这个决定无法成功地实现我们最初的意愿。由于各种假期、四五年级的露营活动以及学校照片的拍摄活动几乎占用了所有周一的排练时间,因此我们现在进入追赶进度的模式,我们需要安排额外的排练来为冬季音乐会做准备。Dominic老师会在周三及周四的午休时段安排彩排并且我们希望英文合唱团的团员们尽量确保能够出席其中一天的排练。我们理解很多学生在这两天的午间都安排了其他的活动,因此我们并不要求他们两天的排练都参加。包校冬季际音乐会将在12月12日周五举行。

冬季音乐会的表演内容和11月28日半岛酒店的圣诞树亮灯仪式上的表演曲目是不同的。亮灯仪式的演出是非强制性的,针对这次演出的排练安排如下:

10月25日 周六            09:00 – 11:00               西楼五楼礼堂

11月1日 周六  09:00 – 11:00               西楼五楼礼堂

11月8日 周六  09:00 – 11:00               西楼五楼礼堂

11月22日周六 09:00 – 11:00               西楼五楼礼堂

这次的演出和排练来的都比较突然,我们理解有些学生可能在这些时间段已经安排了其他的活动。但由于我们要学习17首颂歌,并且其中有好几首歌的和声是二声部的,所以我们只能在所有报名参加的学生都出席的情况下进行排练。如果有学生缺席一次以上的排练,那么他/她将不能参加最后的演出。但是这次演出活动并非强制性的,即使有学生没有参加这次的活动也不影响他们参加之后英文合唱团的其他演出。

吉他和中提琴

目前,周六上午的中提琴私教课、周一至周五下午以及周六上午的吉他私教课都还有名额。如果您想为孩子报名学习这些乐器,请于10月底前发送邮件至EP@ykpaoschool.cn进行报名。

来自体育部的信息

祝贺!

感谢上周末参与了在上海美国学校举行的Sport for Life周日足球赛的70多位家长与学生。我们的球员们表现出色,而包校家长和球员所表现出的积极态度和对他人的尊重都让我们倍感骄傲。感谢我们志愿家长和家校协力会的鼎力支持,是他们让孩子们的训练得以正常进行。我们的下一场周日比赛将于11月2日举行。

足球

我们的11岁以下年龄段球队将于本周末在协和双语学校虹桥校区第二次参加由上海学校体育协会主办的足球联赛,让我们祝这支卫冕球队本赛季好运连连。他们将于西华国际学校、惠灵顿国际学校、宋庆龄学校和协和双语学校等学校进行比赛。

游泳课

如果学生不能上体育课或游泳课,则需要提交医生开具的病假单或父母的请假信。根据包校政策,如果学生能来校学习,这意味着他/她有能力完成各学科的学习,包括游泳课。如果学生应咳嗽或感冒而无法参加游泳课的话,他/她应当在家休养,其原因有二:A) 有助于学生尽快恢复健康 B) 减少病菌传染给其他学生的机会。非常感谢您的支持!

游泳节

一至三年级的游泳节将于10月27日星期一在小学部的游泳池举行。烦请家长提醒学生当天带好自己的游泳装备。很遗憾的是,由于场地有限,我们将不邀请家长参加此次活动,但我们会在小学部体育组的微信群里分享活动进展和照片。

四、五年级的游泳节将于10月30日星期四在中学部的游泳池举行。烦请家长提醒学生带好自己的游泳装备。很遗憾的是,由于场地有限,我们将不邀请家长参加此次活动。此外,家长请勿前往松江接领自己的孩子。我们会在小学部体育组的微信群里分享活动进展和照片。

四年级莫干山露营

4B和Y4C的孩子们非常喜欢他们的莫干山之行,本周四,他们终于回到了学校并和大家分享了他们的露营故事。如果您有关注包校小学部体育组的微信的话,相信您已经看到了很多我们分享的露营照片,里面不乏有扎竹筏、远足、社区服务和团队建设的相关照片!

接下来的各项比赛:

10

10月25日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

11

11月2日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

11月8日,周六: 11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

11月9日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

11月22日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

11月23日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

11月29日,周六:游泳比赛在上海中学国际部举行

12

12月6日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

12月7日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

12月13日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

20151

1月17日,周六:游泳比赛,地点待定

1月24日,周六: 11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

1月31日,周六:排球比赛在包校小学部举行

3

3月7日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

3月14日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

3月21日,周六:11岁以下年龄段篮球比赛在包校小学部举行

3月28日,周六:田径比赛在宋庆龄学校举行;网球比赛地点待定

4

4月11日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

4月18日,周六:排球比赛在包校中学部举行

5

5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

6

6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It was a pleasure to welcome our Year 4 students back from their camp at Moganshan and to hear of their exploits. Students and staff were full of stories and whilst they were happy to return to their families, many mentioned how they were missing the outdoors and the activities that they experienced. Our students were wonderful ambassadors and a credit to us all. They all gained a tremendous amount. I am mindful and grateful for the time and dedication of the staff attending, too, who give up time with their own families to be with the students. Particular thanks to James Viera, our trip leader who ran both camps and spent 10 days away from home.

This week, the Principals decided to close the ‘Monkey Bar’ areas on our playground. Research into the number of accidents has prompted us to conduct a full review of safety. We will re-open these areas as soon as we feel it is safe to do so.

As you may know, the school encourages students to use online teaching resources to support their learning. A programme called ‘Mathletics’ is used by many of our students at school and at home to develop their mathematical skills and we are delighted to report that Bradon, a Year 1 student has been competing with thousands of students worldwide and has been ranked 12th in the world! Congratulations to him and his family on this excellent achievement.

The first really high pollution day rather caught us by surprise this week, especially as the level was low at the start of the day. We have been reminding staff and students to ensure that windows and doors are kept closed at these times to ensure that the air filtering systems in our school work effectively. Please to encourage your children to wear masks when the pollution levels are very high. We check the readings regularly and will be ensuring that we do all we can to ensure childrens’ safety both indoors and out.

Good luck to our musicians and sports teams which will be working hard on Saturday.

Mid-Semester Review Week

Mid-semester Review Week is coming. Teachers will be using this time to review students’ progress in their subject. For detailed arrangements of the review week, please refer to the attached document.

Mid-Semester Assessment Timetable_ November 3rd-7th

Head lice

Head lice spreads mostly through close contact. It is one of the common diseases of children and is mostly spread by head-to-head contact. Please work with the School to train your children to look after their own belongings, such as hats, uniforms items, water bottles, etc. Students should put their belongings into their own tub or pigeonhole and not share other students’ hair combs, towels, hats, etc. Also please remind your child not to touch others’ hair with his/her own hair and have his/her hair dried after swimming.

Message from Students Affairs Office

The establishment of the Power School system will make it more convenient to manage and modify student s’ information. If you need to modify the address, name, email address, contact number or some information like that, please go to the Office of Students Affairs office Room 2114 of the East Building or email to jasmine.xia @ ykpaoschool.cn to modify the information. Thanks again for your helping.

PTA Meeting Minutes

The second PTA meeting was held on last Wednesday and a brief summary of the last PTA meeting is attached with the letter. Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let PTA and the school know. Thank you.

 PTA Meeting Notes 20141015

School Photo

To include some Y4 students who missed the group photo taking due to Moganshan Camp this week, some music and sports groups will retake the group photos during non-teaching time next week. Students, who are involved in the groups below, please write the dates down on the homework dairy as a reminder.

Oct. 28 Tuesday

Swimming Teams 游泳队

Yuan Bin 袁斌

PiPa 琵琶/ErHu 二胡

Leef Liu 刘叶楠/Emma Shi 施敏宇

Volleyball 排球队

Luke 刘凯

Orchestra 弦乐团

Jessica Chou

Percussion Ensemble                 打击乐团

Dominic Murtagh

Chinese Choir 中文合唱团

Leef Liu 刘叶楠

Rock Band 摇滚乐队

Dominic Murtagh

Oct. 29 Wednesday

Athletics 田径

Yuan Bin 袁斌

Table Tennis 乒乓

Yuan Bin 袁斌

Piano 钢琴组

Ms. Song 宋老师

Violin 小提琴

Mr. Zhang 张老师

Cello 大提琴

Rick Li 李老师

Basketball 篮球队

Toby Sumerfield

Wind Ensemble 管乐合奏团

Dominic Murtagh

Oct. 31 Friday

English Choir 英语合唱团

Dominic/Jessica Chou

Vocal Ensemble 和声小合唱

Dominic/Jessica Chou

Friday Choir 周五合唱团

Dominic Murtagh

All Club members will be asked to wear FORMAL uniform for group photo except Sports Teams. Sports Teams please wear PE kits for team group photos.

Girl’s 女生校服

Boy’s 男生校服

 

 

The Giving Tree Project

Year 1-3 Charity Project

We are excited to be working with Giving Tree, a well-known local charity that works with the local migrant community in Shanghai.  Through the Giving Tree Project, YK Pao School students will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of migrant students by providing them with much needed items, including a school bag, jacket, gloves, hat, scarf, school supplies, book, and small toy.

Giving Tree has paired us up with Chen’s Dam Primary School (陈家坝学校) in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province.  The students at Chen’s Dam Migrant School mainly come from Guizhou, Yunnan, and Sichuan, and their parents work in nearby factories and construction sites, and hold other low-income jobs.  Most families live in single room homes with no heating or indoor plumbing.

With the help of Year 1-3 students and their families, we are supporting 289 students at Chen’s Dam Primary School.

Students who are interested in sponsoring a migrant student must complete and return a registration form to their homeroom teachers.  Participating students will receive a Giving Tree bag with information about the migrant student that they are supporting and the list of items they need to provide.

To be even more impactful, we are also working with Home Sweet Home, a local charity, that trains and employs homeless and disabled individuals.  Home Sweet Home makes and provides many of the items that go into the Giving Tree bag (book bag, winter clothing, and school supplies).

For consistency in the bags and to make it simple for you, we ask that you provide FOUR items:

  1. 200 RMB donation in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and homeroom (we will use this to purchase a book bag, winter clothing, and school supplies from Home Sweet Home)
  2. A new small toy
  3. A new Chinese book
  4. A personal note in the card provided

Key Dates

Tuesday, October 28th Registration forms are sent home
Monday, November 3rd Last day to return registration forms
Friday, November 7th   Giving Tree bags go home with students
Thursday, November 13th                OR

Tuesday, November 18th

Giving Tree bags due back to school
Tuesday, December 2nd Giving Tree donation ceremony

Please look out for the registration form which will be sent home with your child on Tuesday.

Many thanks for your support!  If you have any questions, please contact Shane Vey (shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn) or Karla Sy (karla.sy@ykpaoschool.cn).

Message from the Music Department

ENGLISH CHOIR

This year we tried to reduce the burden on students’ time by reducing the rehearsals to once a week on Mondays. This has proved to be rather catastrophic as we have lost many Mondays to holidays, educational trips for years 4 and 5 as well as the school photographs. These have almost completely wiped out the rehearsals. As a result, we are in catch up mode and need to make arrangements for some actual rehearsals to make sure that we are ready for the concert. Mr. Dominic will run rehearsals on both Wednesdays and Thursdays at lunch time and we ask that choir members make every effort to attend one of these days. We understand that students have other commitments and do not expect students to turn up to both rehearsals. Our main concert is on Friday 12th December.

The repertoire for the concert is not the same as that of the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Peninsula Hotel on Friday 28th November. The rehearsals for this optional event will take place on:

Saturday 25th October            09:00 – 11:00               Auditorium – West Building

Saturday 1st November           09:00 – 11:00               Auditorium – West Building

Saturday 8th November           09:00 – 11:00               Auditorium – West Building

Saturday 22nd November        09:00 – 11:00               Auditorium – West Building

We understand that these rehearsals and the event have come up very recently and that students may have made other commitments already made. Because we are learning 17 carols – many in 2 part harmony, we can only do this if ALL students participating attend the rehearsals. Any student who needs to miss more than one rehearsal can unfortunately not take part in this event. This in no way affects their participation in other events with the choir – participation is optional.

GUITAR and VIOLA

There are still places to learn Viola on Saturday mornings and Guitar after schools or on Saturday mornings.  Anyone interested should apply to EP@ykpaoschool.cn. Those interested should reply before the end of October.

Message from PE Department

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all the 70+ students and parents that turned out for our 1st Sport For Life Sunday Football tournament at Shanghai American School. We had some very encouraging performances from all our teams. We are very proud of the respect and positive encouragement shown by both our YKPS players and parents too. Many thanks to all our parent assistant coaches and the PTA for helping us with coaching duties! Our next Sunday tournament is November 2nd.

Football

Good luck to our U11 defending champions’ football team who will play in their 2nd SSSA Tournament this weekend at SUIS (Hongqiao). They will compete with teams from WISS, Wellington College Shanghai, Soong Ching Ling and SUIS etc.

Swimming Classes

If a student cannot participate in PE class or swimming class, a note from a doctor or parent is required. Our YKPS policy is if a student is in school, then that student is expected to swim. If a student has a cough or a cold and is unable to swim, then please keep him / her at home for two reasons: A) to recover good health and B) to minimise infecting other students with their sickness. Many thanks for your support on this matter.

Swimming Galas

Year 1-3 will have their Swimming Gala on Monday 27th October at our Primary pool. Please remind students to bring their swimming stuff on this day. Unfortunately parents cannot attend this event due to the size of the seating area, apologies for this. We will however be posting updates and pictures on the YKPS Primary WeChat!

Year 4&5 will have their Swimming Gala on Thursday October 30th at our Songjiang Campus Pool. Please remind students to bring their swimming stuff on this day. Unfortunately parents cannot attend this event due to the size of the seating area. Please do not come to collect your child from Songjiang. We will however be posting updates and pictures on the YKPS Primary WeChat!

Year 4 Moganshan Trip

Y4B and Y4C are enjoying their Moganshan Outdoor Adventure, they travelled back this Thursday and share their stories. If you have been following on the YKPS PE Primary WeChat, you may see many photos and updates from the trip. Some highlights include Raft Building, Hiking, Community Service and Team Building!

Upcoming Sports Events:

October

Sat 25th – Under 11 Football at SUIS Hongqiao

November

Sun 2nd – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 8th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

Sun 9th – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 22nd – U 11 Football at Shanghai High School (ID)

Sun 23rd – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 29th – Swimming at SHS (ID)

December

Sat 6th – U11 Basketball at Soong Ching Ling

Sun 7th – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

Sat 13th – U11 Girls Football at Soong Ching Ling

January 2015

Sat 17th – Swimming at venue (TBC)

Sat 24th – U11 Basketball at SHS (ID)

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at WISS

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at venue tbc

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

May

Sat 9th – U11 Football at WISS and Cross Country Running at YKPS Secondary

Sat 16th – Swimming at at Soong Ching Ling and U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sat 23rd – Track and Field at YKPS Secondary and Table Tennis at SHSID

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary