Newsletter 17 October 2014

各位包校集体成员,

本周,四年级三个班级的学生在莫干山开展了露营活动,他们非常幸运地遇上好天气。吴校长和Mike校长也在莫干山与孩子们一起活动了两天,他们深感露营活动的意义越来越明显。孩子们在陌生环境中应对各类挑战的能力是很难在学校环境中得到激发的。通过活动,我们发掘出了很多孩子们在传统课堂中无法表现出的技能、才干和品质。

扎竹筏和远足对学生们来说还是具有一定挑战性的,但孩子们所表现出来的坚持不懈的精神、充沛的体能和领导能力都很出色,此外,从他们的点滴行为所透露出来的体贴和乐于助人的行为更是让人印象深刻。相信接下来的两个四年级班级在下周也会有一个非常完满的露营体验。

感谢本周三出席家校协力会会议的家长们。我们每一次的会面都使家校合作关系更为坚固。但我们也要提醒家长的是,无论您因何种原因需要来校,都请事先做好预约以便老师们安排好工作进行接待,如果能让老师们预先知道您此行的目的是什么将更有助于会面时的沟通。我们请来校的家长不要进入教室,特别是在老师还在上课的时候以避免打扰学生的正常上课和老师的教学。

预祝各校队的队员们在周末比赛中发挥出色。

祝大家在秋高气爽的季节里度过一个美好的周末!

校车

校车是教学的拓展空间,本周一,我们为乘坐校车的学生们召集了一次特殊集会。请查看附件内的执行校长来信以及包校的校车政策。让我们共同努力让孩子们展现自律精神和对他人的尊重。

 关于乘坐校车的家长信 parent letter regarding school bus taking

校车规则bus policy(2014-2015)

来自图书馆的消息

亲爱的家长,

您和您的孩子是否因为提前收到了贝克图书俱乐部的书籍而兴奋不已呢?如果您的孩子没有收到订购的书籍,请与图书馆联系。本年度的第一次贝克图书俱乐部订购活动非常成功,谢谢各位对孩子们的阅读和图书馆建设的慷慨支持。图书馆从本次订购中获得了超过6000人民币的免费购书额度!

为了丰富我校的教学资源,图书馆购买了多个在线数据库已扩充学生的阅读资源和检索途径。想必大家已经知道TumbleBooks在线图书馆、BrainPop Jr.或者EBSCOhost等数据库资源,然而这些只是我们众多数据库中的一小部分!只需轻轻一点,你就能获得许多有价值的资源。当然,在使用之前您必须登录这些数据库。然而每个数据库都有自己的用户名和密码,分别记住那么多的用户名和密码根本不可能。现在您无需为此担忧了,因为图书馆特别创建了数据库链接、用户名和密码的汇总页面以供大家使用。 网址:http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/password

特别提示,此页面仅供个人使用,您无法在包校的任何公共网站上找到此网页。请不要与包校以外的人员分享此链接。

谢谢您的理解和对图书馆的一贯支持!

学校拍照

又到了拍摄学校照片的时节!下周一至周五,各个班级和各俱乐部团体将会陆续拍摄照片,请家长查看以下安排并提醒孩子们把跟自己有关的时间记录在家庭作业日志上。

Oct. 20  Monday

Y1B

Oct. 21 Tuesday

Y1C

Oct. 22 Wednesday

Y3B

Oct. 23 Thursday

Y4A

Oct. 24 Friday

Y1A

Y1D

Y2C

Y3C

Y5C

Y3D

Y2A

Y5B

Y4D

Y5D

Y4B

Y2B

Swimming Teams                游泳队

Y4E

PiPa/ErHu 琵琶/二胡

Y4C

Y2D

Vocal Ensemble           和声小合唱

Y5A

Cello                             大提琴

Chinese Writing Club               小小文学社

Basketball                                                  篮球队

Y3A

Chinese Choir                中文合唱团

Athletics                       田径

Football Teams (Y1/2/3/5)

足球队

(Y1/2/3/5)

Volleyball 排球队

English Choir                                                   英语合唱团

Rock Band                      摇滚乐队

Table Tennis                乒乓

Chinese Ensemble 民乐团

Violin

(唐老师)                                                                 小提琴

Piano                       钢琴组

Orchestra 弦乐团

Beginner Chinese Ensemble 初级民乐团

 

Violin

(张老师)                              小提琴

Percussion Ensemble                 打击乐团

 

Wind Ensemble               管乐合奏团

 

 Football Y4

Y4足球队

 

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

Girl’s 女生校服

Boy’s 男生校服

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。

来自校医的消息

本周我们已经向学生发放了体检报告和“红十字少儿住院基金医疗证”,此医疗证可以在2014.9.1至2015.8.31期间使用。请家长们查收。

校服

由于一些无法预期的问题,我们很抱歉小学部的长袖翻领T恤和冬装还未到货。我们已经在落实其它供货渠道,由此给您带来的不便我们深表歉意。预计的到货时间为11月中之前,届时我们将会另行通知。谢谢您的理解。

照片采集工作

根据长宁区教育局最新的通知,本学期起,小学的起始年级(小学一年级)所有学生,毕业年级(小学五年级)所有学生,其他年级(小学二到四年级)无照片学生(未拿到电子学生证的学生),将进行网上照片采集工作, 采集的学生照片将用于电子学生证及毕业证书的制作。

请注意:如您是二年级到四年级的家长,无法确认是否拿到电子学生证,请同样登陆上海市电子学生证应用系统平台进行操作。如您登陆后,发现您孩子的照片已经在平台上,则不需要重新上传照片。

有关此方面的详细信息,请查阅附件。 如您有任何问题,请联系学生处韩老师, 电话61671999*1*8107

照片采集工作 Photo collection 20141014

来自学生处的信息

包校新一年的招生全面展开,下面是我们近期招生工作安排时间表,欢迎您推荐优秀学生申请包校。如果您身边有朋友需要了解更多关于包校的信息,我们在此诚意邀请他们来校参观和体验。

近期小学招生活动信息:

活动与考试 时间 内容
包校信息会

(英文组)

每周二

上午9:30-11:00

了解我校小学部的教学和招生信息,并安排校园参观。
包校信息会

(中文组)

每周四

上午9:30-11:00

了解我校小学部的教学和招生信息,并安排校园参观。
小学校长见面会

(分英文组和中文组)

2014-12-13 周六

上午9:00-10:30

了解我校小学部的教学和招生信息

如对小学部有任何问题,

请致电咨询:61671999-1-8104 夏老师,或电邮至 admissions@ykpaoschool.cn

近期中学招生活动信息:

活动与考试 时间 内容
包校信息会 每周三

下午2:00

了解我校中学部的教学和招生信息,并安排校园参观。

如对中学有任何问题,

请致电咨询:61671999-2-8105 陈老师,或电邮至 admissions@ykpaoschool.cn

来自体育部的信息

包校小学部体育组微信开通!

包校小学部的体育组也开通了自己的微信!我们会在微信上及时发布体育活动、比赛和出行的信息,同时,也会分享与体育组和包校有关的信息。 现在就动手添加我们吧!微信号为YKPS_PE_Primary

祝贺!

祝贺上周末参加由上海学校体育协会主办的游泳比赛的孩子们!在与上海惠灵顿国际学校、西华国际学校和协和双语学校等强校的竞争中,我们的孩子以优异的成绩取得了15枚第一名的奖牌。特别要恭喜二年级的Max,他还荣获了团队最有价值游泳选手的称号!整个团队都非常努力,他们真是太棒了!

足球

周日Sport for Life足球比赛将于10月19日、11月2、9、23日和12月7日在上海美国学校举行,比赛时间为上午10点至中午。我们欢迎家长前来支持小球员们。如果你想与孩子们同乘校车前往赛场,请于比赛日的8:45之前到校乘车。我们到时见!

恭喜名单中的学生,他们脱颖而出并将代表学校参加第一学期的比赛:

一年级:Asun Zhu、Nicholas Jugo、KK、Lance、Ryan Asher、David Su、Harry、Kiran Chong、Toby Nickle、Mike Xue

二年级:Frank、Will、Ricky、Keith、Tiger、Ayk、Howard、Dylan、Justin、Barry、Max、Freddy、Henry、Jonathan、 Thomas、 Orion、 Caleb、 Edward、 Jerry、 Louis

三年级:Koko、 Henry Cheadle、 Sage、 Connor、 Henry Chen、 Alex、 Conrad、 Sean、 Jesse、 Luke、 Ben J、 Yoyo、 Taeho、 James、 Tim、 Joshua、 Rafael、 Willie

四年级:Finlay、 Benson、 Jason、 Bill、 Ernest、 Aaron、 Andrew Shen、 Mason、 Jack Wong、 Tony、 Tiger、 Florian、 Jeremy、 Benson 4D、 Jack Peterson、 Sebastian、 Leevi、 Andre、 Amelie、 Richie、 Julian、 William、 Daniel、 Andrew Yang

很遗憾的是,每个年级的出赛名额有限,不是所有参加训练的学生都能入选。正如本周主教练对球员一再强调的,这些名单并不是最终的名单,只要时机成熟,其他球员也有机会入围出赛名单。比如说,上面的五年级名单中就有球员没有在前几年代表学校出赛。每个人都有自己的机会!我们想要传递给学生的信息是,坚持训练、尽情享受足球所带来的乐趣!!

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

本周4A、4D和4E在莫干山开展了他们的露营活动。这周的天气晴好,孩子们也过得非常开心!10月20日,4B和4C班的孩子们也将前往莫干山露营,让我们祝他们一路平安、活动愉快!欢迎大家关注小学部体育组的微信群,让我们一窥孩子们精彩纷呈的活动。

接下来的各项比赛:

10

10月11日,周六:游泳比赛在包校中学部举行

10月19日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

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,

Three Year 4 classes were very fortunate with the weather at Moganshan for their camp this week. It was wonderful for Headmaster Wu and Mr Spencer to be able to spend two days with the students. The value of these residential activities became to be clear. To be able to see students facing interesting challenges in unfamiliar environment was something that is difficult for us to experience in school. We discovered a range of skills, talents and attributes that are difficult to know about in the conventional classroom.

Raft building and hiking were certainly challenging and many students stood out for their persistence, fitness and leadership of equal importance were the many small acts of kindness and support that students demonstrated. I am sure that the remaining two classes will thoroughly enjoy the experience next week.

Thank you to the PTA Committee which met on Wednesday. It is very re-assuring for the community when the partnership between home and school is strong. However, may we remind parents to book an appointment prior to coming in to school for any purpose. It is helpful for teachers to know in advance, and even more helpful if they know why you are coming in. We would ask that you do not enter classrooms whilst lessons are in progress as this can be disruptive.

Good luck to our sports teams this weekend.

Enjoy the cooler weather!

School Bus

The school bus is an extension of the classroom, to reinforce proper behaviours on the bus, a special assembly was held for the school bus riders on Monday this week. Attached please find a letter from the Principals’ Office and the bus policy for your reference. Let’s all work together and make sure the students implement what they’ve learned about respect and self discipline.

 关于乘坐校车的家长信 parent letter regarding school bus taking

校车规则bus policy(2014-2015)

Message from the Library

Dear Parents

Were you and your child(ren) excited to see all the book(s) from our Book Club arrive early? It is indeed a perfect welcome-back gift for you. Please contact the Library staff if you haven’t received any book(s) you ordered online. I am glad to announce that our first Book Club of the year has been a great success. Thank you for your generous support to both our children’s reading and our Library collection, we’ve raised more than RMB 6,000 pocket money to enrich our Library!

To enrich our resources, the Library also subscribed several online databases for both our children’s leisure reading and research. Many of you may be aware of our TumbleBooks Library, BrainPop Jr., or EBSCOhost. These are just a few databases among many others! They are valuable resources only a click away. Of course, you always need a key to unlock the treasure box. Each database has a unique username and password, which might cause trouble memorizing them all. No need to worry, because you have this: http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/password

Please keep in mind that this is a PRIVATE site that won’t be listed on any public webpage of YK Pao, and your effort to keep it within YK Pao community is much appreciated.

Thank you for your understanding and continuous support to the Library!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

School Photo

The school photo sessions are coming. We will arrange for students to have their photos taken starting from next Monday to Friday. Please check the timetable below and suggest your child write the dates down on his/her homework dairy as a reminder.

Oct. 20  Monday

Y1B

Oct. 21 Tuesday

Y1C

Oct. 22 Wednesday

Y3B

Oct. 23 Thursday

Y4A

Oct. 24 Friday

Y1A

Y1D

Y2C

Y3C

Y5C

Y3D

Y2A

Y5B

Y4D

Y5D

Y4B

Y2B

Swimming Teams                游泳队

Y4E

PiPa/ErHu 琵琶/二胡

Y4C

Y2D

Vocal Ensemble           和声小合唱

Y5A

Cello                             大提琴

Chinese Writing Club               小小文学社

Basketball                                                  篮球队

Y3A

Chinese Choir                中文合唱团

Athletics                       田径

Football Teams (Y1/2/3/5)

足球队

(Y1/2/3/5)

Volleyball 排球队

English Choir                                                   英语合唱团

Rock Band                      摇滚乐队

Table Tennis                乒乓

Chinese Ensemble 民乐团

Violin

(Mr. Tang)                                                                 小提琴

Piano                       钢琴组

Orchestra 弦乐团

Beginner Chinese Ensemble 初级民乐团

 

Violin

(Mr. Zhang)                              小提琴

Percussion Ensemble                 打击乐团

 

Wind Ensemble               管乐合奏团

 

 Football Y4

Y4足球队

 

Students are expected to wear FORMAL uniform, including black leather shoes and grey socks for class group photo and portrait.

Girl’s 女生校服

Boy’s 男生校服

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.


Message from the School Nurse

The results of the student’s physical examinations and Red Cross Children’s Hospitalisation Foundation Medical Card was issued to students this week. Please check with your child. For your information, this medical card is valid from 1st September 2014 to 31st August 2015.

Uniforms 

Due to a few unexpected reasons, the long-sleeve turtle neck and winter jacket have not arrived yet. The backup purchasing is in processing. We apologize for the inconvenience which has been caused by this. The estimated delivery date will be around the middle of November and you will be informed once we have them in stock. Thank you for your understanding.

Photo Collection

According to a notice by the Chang Ning Education Bureau,from this semester onwards, all beginning students (Y1), graduating students (Y5) as well as all students in other year levels (Y2 to Y4) that do not have photos taken (students without electronic student certification cards) will be required to complete the photo collection procedure via the Education Bureau System. These photos will be used for electronic student certification cards and graduation certificates by the Education Bureau.

Please be noted: if you are Y2, Y3 and Y4 parents who do not know if you receive the electric student certification card yet, you need to also enter electric student certification system to follow up all steps.

If you find your child’s photo has already on the system, please do not upload the photo again.

Please kindly find the attachment regarding detail Photo collection work.

Any questions, please feel free to contact Student Affairs Office, Ellen Han, the telephone number is 61671999*1*8107

照片采集工作 Photo collection 20141014

Message from SAO

YK Pao School’s admission season has begun. Please find detailed admission schedules below. We would appreciate it if you could forward this to parents and students who intend to join YK Pao School. They are welcome to come and visit the school for more information.

Recent Admission Activities at Primary Division:

Events & Tests Time Details
YK Pao School

Information Session

(English Group)

Every Tuesday 9:30-11:00am Admission Information Session and School Tour (English Group)
YK Pao School

Information Session

(Chinese Group)

Every Thursday 9:30-11:00am Admission Information Session and School Tour (Chinese Group)
Information Meetings with Primary Principals

(English Group & Chinese Group)

2014-12-13 Saturday

9:00-10:30am

Primary School Introductory Meeting

 

If you have any questions regarding Primary Division, please contact Jasmine Xia

Tel: 61671999*1*8104, email: admissions@ykpaoschool.cn
Recent Admission Activities at Secondary Division:

Events & Tests Time Content
YK Pao School

Information Session

Every Wednesday

2:00-4:00pm

Admission Information Session and School Tour

If you have any questions regarding Secondary Division, please contact Cora Chen.

Tel: 61671999*2*8105, email: admissions@ykpaoschool.cn

Message from PE Department

YKPS Primary PE now on WeChat!

Our Primary PE Dept is now on WeChat! We will be posting live updates from events, trips and tournaments, as well as keeping everyone updated on everything PE related at YKPS. Please add us as your friend! WeChat ID: YKPS_PE_Primary

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our swim team last week! A total of over 15 medals in the 1st of the SSSA Swim Meets, against schools such as Wellington College Shanghai, WISS and SUIS. Well done to Year 2 Max, who got the award for Most Valuable Team Swimmer! Excellent team effort.

Football

The Sunday Sport For Life Football Competitions held at Shanghai American School from 10 am to midday start this Sunday, October 19th and continue on the following four dates November 2, 9, 23 and the final date on December 7. Parents are very welcome to come and support our teams. If you would like to join us on the school buses please join us at 08:45 at YKPS on the dates above for the school bus departures. We hope to see you there!

Well done to the following students that made the teams for Semester 1:

Year 1: Asun Zhu, Nicholas Jugo, KK, Lance, Ryan Asher, David Su, Harry, Kiran Chong, Toby Nickle, Mike Xue

Year 2: Frank, Will, Ricky, Keith, Tiger, Ayk, Howard, Dylan, Justin, Barry, Max, Freddy, Henry, Jonathan, Thomas, Orion, Caleb, Edward, Jerry, Louis

Year 3: Koko, Henry Cheadle, Sage, Connor, Henry Chen, Alex, Conrad, Sean, Jesse, Luke, Ben J, Yoyo, Taeho, James, Tim, Joshua, Rafael, Willie

Year 4: Finlay, Benson, Jason, Bill, Ernest, Aaron, Andrew Shen, Mason, Jack Wong, Tony, Tiger, Florian, Jeremy, Benson 4D, Jack Peterson, Sebastian, Leevi, Andre, Amelie, Richie, Julian, William, Daniel, Andrew Yang

Unfortunately there were not enough spots for every student who practices with their Year group team. As the Head Coaches have stressed to the players this week these lists are not final. Other players will have opportunities to enter the team when the time is right. An example of this is the Year 5 team, which is made up of players who did not play in the same team in Year 1,2,3 & 4. The door to every team is always open! Our message to the students is keep practicing, try your best and enjoy the football!

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

Y4A, Y4D, and Y4E are enjoying their Outdoor Education trip in Moganshan! The weather has stayed dry and they are having lots of fun! October 20th Y4B and 4C will go, we wish them a safe trip and enjoyable adventures there! Please feel free to follow along with the Y4 Adventures on the YKPS PE Primary WeChat, Group Chat.

Upcoming Sports Events:

October

Sat 11th – Swimming Competition at YKPS Secondary

Sun 19th – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

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

Newsletter 10 October 2014

各位包校集体成员,

相信您和家人度过了一个愉快的黄金周假期。这一周里,很多学生都跟我讲述了他们是如何度过自己的假日的。我们的确是一个非常幸运的集体,能和家人一起去一些令人心驰神往地方探索也丰富了孩子们的经历,留在上海的孩子们也应享受到了假日里悠闲的气氛和晴好的天气。

在不知不觉中,学校又度过了美好的一周!节后的这一周,空气质量和天气情况都非常给力,很高兴能看见孩子们在室外享受阳光的温暖。

我们四年级的孩子们已经为下周的莫干山露营做好了准备,他们的兴奋劲儿溢于言表。由于本届四年级人数要多于以往,为确保孩子们能从活动中切实受益,我们将他们分成了两组分别前往莫干山露营。吴校长和Mike校长也会在下周二和周三去探望第一批露营的学生,Shane老师将会全程参与第二批的露营。感谢James老师和体育团队组织此次活动,同时,我们也要感谢参与活动的员工们,他们为了照顾好露营学生们也牺牲了很多自己的家庭时间。

此外,让我们祝愿各校队的孩子们在周末的比赛中充分发挥出自己的实力!

我们盼望四年级的年级组长王洁瑜老师的早日返沪。长假期间,她前往苏格兰参加了多拉尔学院的交换/交流项目。我们获悉她已接受了很多培训,也期待她回归后能为其他老师分享其所学。在这里我们要感谢各位包校家长的支持,是你们在年度基金活动中的慷慨解囊让老师们得以有这样的培训机会。包校的孩子们会从老师们的成长中得到最大的受益。

感谢

到目前为止,我们获悉已有约160个家庭在Power School系统上完成了家庭信息更新。非常感谢大家的积极配合,同时,我们也期待其他家庭也能及时完成自己的信息更新。如果您还未完成更新,请登录http://parents.myykps.cn

人文关怀角

10月份品格教育的主题为尊重。在本周的人文关怀角中,我为大家提供10个小技巧来协助各位家长在家里为孩子灌输尊重他人的概念。请查看附件内本周的分享内容。

Pastoral Care Corener Oct. 10 2014

包校首届摄影大赛圆满落幕

日前,备受关注的包校首届摄影大赛圆满落下了帷幕。学生组和成人组的一、二、三等奖名单顺利出炉。

此次大赛自今年3月初启动以来,得到了包校师生和整个包校社区的积极响应,活动共收到摄影作品近200幅。作品围绕“我们的学校我们的社区”这一主题,内容涵盖了包校生活、学校活动、校园风光等各个方面。经过初步筛选,共有17组作品进入终选阶段。由吴子健校长、行政总监俞晓骊女士、中学部贾桐林校长、小学部Michael Spencer校长、陈艳副校长、艺术老师Earl Tai老师、Jason Dufty老师,特邀摄影家及包校家长王刚锋先生组成的终选评审团对入选作品进行了认真审阅和热烈讨论,确定了最终的获奖作品。请查看附件了解获奖详情。奖品及获奖证书将在学期末的迎新晚会上由创办人、校领导及特邀嘉宾颁发给获奖人。

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来自校医的消息

请查看附件内的10月健康月报。

10月流感

换季疾病高发

最近季节交替,气温变化快,早晚温差大,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和校医。

学生体检

本周学生体检已经顺利完成了。检测结果将于下周发放,届时请各位家长注意查收。如果您有任何疑问,可以咨询校医室: 61671999-1-8131/8132 。

年度基金

在回顾了上一学年年度基金所支持的众多重要项目之后,我们很高兴地告诉您2014-2015年度基金即将于下周一正式启动。本次年度基金所筹募的所有资金将继续支持去年的几个重点项目,同时帮助启动一些全新的、令人充满期待的项目,主要涵盖以下5个领域:

  • 环境健康安全——提升校园环境质量
  • 师资队伍建设——培养和激励教职员工
  • 学习机会拓展——开拓学生视野,激发兴趣和潜能
  • 品格教育和学生之声——展现包校核心价值和品质
  • 社区发展项目——发挥社区力量,践行包校使命

2014年度基金报告将于下周分发至包校大家庭的每一位成员手中。您将更详细地了解到去年项目的成果以及今年项目的计划。敬请期待!

再次感谢您能够一如既往地支持包校,共同协助推动包校未来的发展。

来自体育部的信息

包校小学部体育组微信开通!

包校小学部的体育组也开通了自己的微信!我们会在微信上及时发布体育活动、比赛和出行的信息,同时,也会分享与体育组和包校有关的信息。 现在就动手添加我们吧!微信号为YKPS_PE_Primary

祝好运!

由上海学校体育协会主办的今年第一场游泳比赛即将在松江校区举行,让我们祝包校游泳队好运!我们也欢迎包校成员前往松江为孩子们加油鼓劲!

足球

周日Sport for Life足球比赛将于10月19日、11月2、9、23日和12月7日在上海美国学校举行,比赛时间为上午10点至中午。各年级负责教练会根据以下几点要求选择参加比赛的团队成员:

  1. 准时出席各项训练并有良好的出勤率
  2. 态度积极并有团队合作精神
  3. 具有一定能力和技术水平

我们会在各比赛日期临近时,为那些未领过队服的选手派发统一球服。请将参赛回执尽早交还给相关教练。

衷心感谢以下家长勇挑重任担任Sports for Life周日足球队的志愿教练:

Y4 – 总教练:James 老师

志愿教练:Dennis Zhu (Andre的爸爸)和Benny Ji (Benson的爸爸)

Y3 – 总教练:Norman老师

志愿教练:Ron (Felix的爸爸)和Kevin (Joshua的爸爸)

Y2 – 总教练:Mike老师

志愿教练:Haitao (Thomas的爸爸)和Oliver (Orion的爸爸)

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!

四年级莫干山露营

四年级学生将于10月14日(Y4A, Y4D, Y4E)和10月20日(Y4B & Y4C)分两批前往莫干山露营。我们祝他们一路平安、活动愉快!烦请家长确保完成活动费用的支付并将填写好的饮食医药注意事项单及时交换给校方。谢谢合作。

接下来的各项比赛:

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10月11日,周六:游泳比赛在包校中学部举行

10月19日,周日:Sports for Life周日足球赛在上海美国学校浦西校区举行

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

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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

Dear YK Pao School Community,

We hope that you had an enjoyable Golden Week holiday. It has been wonderful listening to the experiences that our students had last week. We are indeed a lucky community and our students are so enriched by the experiences they have with family in new and exciting places. Those who stayed in Shanghai all enjoyed the weather and the relative calm.

It has been a lovely week in school! The weather and pollution levels have been extremely kind to us and it has been good to see the students out of doors and enjoying the sunshine.

Our Year 4 students are getting ready to go to Moganshan next week, and the excitement is tangible. We have ensured that there are smaller groups this year to maximize the benefits of the experience for this large year group. Headmaster Wu and Mr. Spencer will be attending with the first group of students on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Mr. Shane will be attending with the group the week after. My thanks in advance to Mr. James and the PE team who have organized the visit, and to the staff who will spend time away from their own families in order to look after the students.

We wish our sports teams well for their busy weekend of activities!

We also look forward to welcoming back Grace Wang, our Year 4 coordinator who has been attending an exchange visit to the Dollar Academy in Scotland. We know that she has enjoyed a great deal of professional learning and we look forward to hearing all about her visit. This opportunity was possible because it is one of the projects subsidised by the Annual Fund. Thank you for supporting such valuable work.

Thanks

So far, about 160 families have updated their information in Power School. Thank you very much for your cooperation, and we are looking forward to receiving more updates from the rest of the families. If you haven’t got the chance to do it, please log on from the link below and update your information:

http://parents.myykps.cn

Pastoral Care Corner

This month we are learning about our School Character Trait RESPECT. In this week’s Pastoral Care Corner, I am offering 10 tips on how to instill respect in your child and within the family. Please check the attachment for this week’s sharing.

Pastoral Care Corener Oct. 10 2014

Pao School Inaugural Photography Competition Comes to a Successful Close

Recently, YK Pao School’s Photography Competition successfully concluded with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded to our student and adult category entrants.

Since its launch in March, the competition garnered an enthusiastic response from the entire Pao School community, with nearly 200 submissions received. Entries centered around the theme of “Our Community,” highlighting life at Pao School, including school events, our campus, and more. After a preliminary selection process, 17 groups of photos were chosen for final selection. A selection panel comprised of Headmaster Wu Zijian, Chief Administrator Xiaoli Yu, Secondary Division Executive Principal Tony Jaccaci, Primary Division Executive Principal Michael Spencer, Deputy Executive Principal Crick Chen, Art Teachers Earl Tai and Jason Dufty, as well as special guest and renowned photographer and Pao School parent Gangfeng Wang, decided on the winning entries after careful examination and discussion.

Please see the attachment for the information on the winning entries and prizes. Prizes and certificates will be presented by the founders, school heads, and special guests at our Annual Dinner.

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Message from the School Nurse

Please kindly find the attached Monthly Health of October.

 10月流感

Sickness when Seasons Changing

There have been great changes in temperature during day and night in recent weeks, 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.

Physical Examination

The students’ physical examinations have been successfully completed and results will be released next week. Please check it out. Should you have any inquiries, contact the School Nurse at 61671999-1-8131/8132.

Annual Fund

After sharing with you the achievements Annual Fund made in last school year, we are delighted to let you know that the 2014-2015 Annual Fund will be launched next Monday. The funds raised will be used to support the continuation of several key projects from last year and to fund a few new and exciting projects for the upcoming year in 5 areas:

  • Environmental Health and Safety – Enhancing the Environment
  • Faculty Excellence – Enabling and Encouraging the Faculty
  • Additional Student Learning Opportunities – Expanding the Boundaries
  • Character Education and Student Voice – Embodying the Values
  • Community Programmes – Living the Mission

The 2014 Annual Fund Report will be delivered to you next week. You will find more details about projects supported last year and the plan for this year. Please stay tuned!

Thank you again for continuing to support us in building the future of the School!

Message from PE Department

YKPS Primary PE now on WeChat!

Our Primary PE Dept is now on WeChat! We will be posting live updates from events, trips and tournaments, as well as keeping everyone updated on everything PE related at YKPS. Please add us as your friend! WeChat ID: YKPS_PE_Primary

Good Luck!

Good luck to our YKPS Swim Team who will be competing at our Songjiang Campus for the first SSSA Swim Meet of this year! Everyone is welcome to come and cheer on our team!

Football

The Sunday Sport For Life Football Competitions held at Shanghai American School from 10 am to midday on the following five dates: Sunday October 19, November 2, 9, 23 and the final date on December 7. The Head Coaches will choose their teams for the upcoming tournaments and matches based on:  1. Attendance and punctuality at training sessions. 2. Attitude and cooperation. 3. Ability and Skill level. Students without team uniforms will be given uniforms closer to the above dates. We will be handing out letters to those students, selected for the upcoming matches in the coming days. Please return the parent permission slips to the Head Coaches ASAP.

Many thanks to the following parents who have signed up as Coaches for the SFL Sunday Football teams:

Y4 – Head Coach: Mr. James

Coach: Dennis Zhu (Andre’s Dad) and Benny Ji (Benson’s Dad)

Y3 – Head Coach: Coach Norman

Coach: Ron (Felix’s dad) and Kevin (Joshua’s dad)

Y2 – Head Coach Mr Mike

Coach: Haitao (Thomas’s dad) and Oliver (Orion’s Dad).

A great help, thank you!

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.

Year 4 Moganshan Trip

Year 4 classes will be going on their trip to Moganshan beginning October 14th (Y4A, Y4D, Y4E) and October 20th (Y4B & Y4C). We wish them a safe trip and enjoyable adventures there! Parents please ensure the payment for the trip is made and all medical and diet forms returned to school ASAP. Many thanks.

Upcoming Sports Events:

October

Sat 11th – Swimming Competition at YKPS Secondary

Sun 19th – SFL Football at SAS Puxi

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

Newsletter 26 September 2014

各位包校集体成员,

“能够回答有难度的问题和能够提出有深度的问题,哪个更厉害呢?”这是一个本周我最喜欢问学生的问题,而孩子们的回答也非常的棒。当被问到这样有难度的问题时,孩子们思考的深度和成熟的见解总能让我感到惊讶。这也给了我们这些大人一个提醒,我们应该多问问一些能启发孩子思考、能帮助其学会总结个人观点的问题。在日常生活中,我们常常忘了也让孩子参与到这类开放式的讨论之中。这一类讨论没有所谓的正确答案,其乐趣在于孩子们有机会去探索并表达出自己的想法。我非常鼓励作为家长的你也能时不时地问孩子一些这类问题,相信孩子们的反应也会让你感到惊喜!

很高兴在本周一晚上的三至五年级信息会上能见到那么多家长积极参与。我们希望当晚和大家分享的信息以及与老师见面的机会能让您大有收获。

如您所知,学校对反应学生学习状况的报告卡正在做一些有深远意义的调整。新科技的使用能帮助我们建立起新的反馈系统和方式。这仍是一个需要不断完善的项目,在它的启用和设置过程中我们还需要您的宝贵意见。对我们来说,这也是一个重大的变革举措,就如同其他的发展项目一样,我们知道这会带来挑战和一些意料之外的需要我们关注的细节问题。10月6日是老师们的培训日,我们也会借此机会进一步讨论相关的调整变化。

我们衷心希望接下来的一周大家可以好好放松一下。希望所有家庭都出入平安,孩子们也能于10月7日准时返校继续这一学年精彩的学习生活。在这里,我们要特别祝愿前去参加巴塞罗那足球营的家庭此行能留下美好的回忆。

祝您度过一个轻松愉快的假期!

年度基金

上一学年,年度基金共支持了8个领域的26个项目。继上两周,为大家介绍了图书馆发展、校园环境优化和升学辅导等5个领域后,本周我们将为大家介绍另3个领域的项目:教师职业发展、员工文化发展和社区发展。再次感谢您对包校坚定不移的支持和信任,使年度基金成为现实。

1、教师职业发展

包校大家庭的每一个成员都需要不断地学习进步,通过去年的年度基金项目,我们得以支持老师和行政员工们进行了常规职业发展以外的多项培训。

  • 语言培训:共有20名教职员工报名参加了新概念、商务英语、托福、托业等中英文语言培训课程。
  • 教师职业发展:小学部共有12位中国教师参加交流与培训;中学部的6位教师分别前往英美四所私立学校,参加交流项目。通过交流及培训,老师们对于英美教学体系有了更深入的体验,这也有助于他们更好地吸收英美教育的精髓并融会贯通于包校的教学中。

2、员工文化发展

教职员工是学校最重要的财富。通过去年的年度基金项目,我们得以支持老师和行政员工们进行了多元化的文化活动。这种形式不仅使家长有机会向教职员工对教育的投入与付出表示感谢,也能为学校营造一个良好的团队氛围。

  • 员工根据自己兴趣爱好成立了27个俱乐部,种类涵盖多个方面,包括烘焙、影视戏曲、摄影、远足、舞蹈、园艺等,这些极大丰富了员工的业余文化生活,加强了员工之间的交流,提高了团队精神。
  • 年度基金还鼓励员工积极参与文化活动,通过参观博物馆、艺术展,参加音乐会等多种形式,员工能够体验历史、音乐、艺术带给他们的多元化享受。
  • 年度基金为各个部门购买相关职业发展书籍资料提供资金支持,为员工未来的职业发展规划添砖加瓦。

3、社区发展

  • Run-A-Way俱乐部是一个面向包玉刚学校社区的非盈利、公益组织。在年度基金的支持下,俱乐部制作了环海南骑行活动的视频短片。我们希望通过这个项目,能够让更多人了解Run-A-Way俱乐部,也让包校的孩子们有更广阔的发展空间。
  • 通过年度基金支持,我们在上学年的“开卷助人”活动中,邀请了两位来自海惠小母牛安徽项目点的小朋友来访包校,并与我们的同学度过了包校一天的生活。5月,由学生、家长和老师组成的探访团出发前往安徽省,探访小母牛在休宁县板桥乡徐源村和蓝田镇儒村的两个项目,了解爱心付出是如何帮助当地农户改善他们的生活状况的。

学生体检
10月8日和10月9日江苏路社区卫生服务中心将统一为全校学生进行身体检查,检查项目为:内科、外科、耳鼻喉科、眼科。其中一年级需要加测脊柱、平足、屈光、鼻腔和血色素。请尽量确保您的孩子10月长假后能按时返校参加体检。

107日着装要求

温馨提示:长假后,学生们将于10月7日正式返校上学,我们会于当天早上举行全校性集会,请学生们穿着正装出席。

来自音乐组的消息

请注意,由于国庆节放假,9月27日及10月4日的音乐课程将暂停两次。周六音乐课程将于节后10月11日重新开放。祝大家假期愉快!

来自测试协调员的信息

尊敬的家长,

通过最近的几次会议,相信您对学校正在重审的一些项目活动也有所耳闻:

1.)   学生报告卡

2.)   家长老师见面会

今年,随着Power School家长门户网站的启用,我们计划:

a)     引用电子报告卡以提高报告卡工作的效率

b)    探索三方会谈的可能性(家长、老师和学生),以便发挥学生在自己学习过程中的主体地位作用,同时,使学生也有机会参与到反馈过程中来

在与家长沟通的方式上,我们将有以上两个重大变化。为了更好地协助我们考量这些举措,我们希望您能将自己的意见109日之前告知班代。

我们也希望各位家长能理解,这是一次公开的调研,校方非常重视您的意见,但并非所有的建议都具有切实可行性。

班代会汇总大家的反馈意见,并将总结带到10月15日召开的家校协力会会议上进行讨论。

非常感谢您的支持。

Victoria Adamovich

包校小学部测试协调员

Parent Feedback Form 家长反馈表 

欺诈电话和欺诈短信

最近,我们再次听说其他学校的个别家长接到了欺诈电话或短信,要求他们转账以支付孩子在体育课上因意外事故或受伤而需要紧急手术的相关费用。我们想再次重申,根据学校政策规定,学生在上学期间受伤的话,班主任老师或校医会及时联系相关家长。如果您接到了其他人打来电话或短信说孩子受伤,请立即与班主任或校医联系确认以免上当受骗。

校医办公室电话:61671999*8131/8132

此外,学校还特意配置了紧急联络热线在学生上学期间开通。如果您不能通过学校分机联系到校医或班主任老师,您也可拔打18321335325和校方确认信息。

我们在学生的家庭作业日志的70页上分享了主要部门的联系信息,我们希望通过这些信息的帮助,您能找到合适的人为您提供更到位的咨询。请合理使用联络信息以加强家校之间畅通高效的交流与沟通。

来自体育部的信息

祝贺!

祝贺我们的11岁以下年龄段球队在于宋庆龄学校举办的本赛季第一场足球赛上夺冠。由Toby老师执教的这支球队展现了其顽强拼搏的团队意识,他们发挥了自己的实力并给予了对方球队最大的尊重。孩子们干得漂亮!

祝贺上周五参加比赛的越野赛运动员和游泳队员们。全体游泳队员都参加了在上海美国学校举行的上海游泳联赛的计时赛,很多学生都打破了自己的个人最佳成绩。你们真棒!此外,还有另一组运动员参加了在包校中学部举行的越野比赛。从比赛成绩来看,每位学生都已经全力以赴了,大家表现得都很出色!

我们还要恭喜参加了上周末在上海中学举行的上海学校杯网球比赛的学生们。五年级的潘大立同学在同年龄组的比赛中取得了第二名的好成绩。祝贺潘大立同学和所有出色地完成了网球比赛的同学们!

祝福!

上周末,包校小学部体育组的袁老师在赶往松江校区参加越野赛的途中遇上了交通事故,我们祝愿他早日康复!

四年级Andre的爸爸Dennis先生将于国庆节期间率领一组来自包校中小学部的学生前往巴塞罗那参加一个为期7天的足球营活动,相信他们定会不虚此行!祝以下学生一路平安:

Y5:彭洛凡

Y4:朱航均

Y2:胡纵成和彭洛桐

校队甄选甄选时间延长

自校队成员甄选活动开始,各年级同学们就对此表现出了极大的热情和兴趣,我们很高兴地向大家宣布,我们将延长运动队的甄选期限。有兴趣参加甄选的同学可以抓紧这几周的午休时段和其他相关时段进行训练和选拔。总教练会根据以下条件挑选参加即将到来的各项赛事:

  1. 准时出席各项训练并有良好的出勤率
  2. 态度积极并有团队合作精神
  3. 具有一定能力和技术水平

在接下来的几周内,我们会派发通知信给入选临近比赛的学生们。

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。这对其他学生和家长也非常公平。只有当学生骨折或出现类似严重的状况时才可以不用上游泳课。我们是老师,同时也为人父母,我们应当在任何情况下都保持公正公平并坚持合理的原则。因此,请不要把因病而不能参加游泳课的学生送来上学。

非常感谢您的支持!

2014-2015学年第一学期足球队

周日Sport for Life足球比赛将于10月19日、11月2、9、23日和12月7日在上海美国学校举行,比赛时间为上午10点至中午。各年级负责教练会根据以下几点要求选择参加比赛的团队成员:

  1. 准时出席各项训练并有良好的出勤率
  2. 态度积极并有团队合作精神
  3. 具有一定能力和技术水平

我们会在各比赛日期临近时,为那些未领过队服的选手派发统一球服。

游泳队

由于包校学生游泳水平的不断提升,我们推行了一套行之有效的流程来帮助我们选拔有潜力的选手。

第一步:游泳老师在游泳课上挑选资质较好或非常有潜力的学生去参加其所在年级团队体育活动时段的游泳训练

第二步:游泳老师袁斌会趁团队体育活动训练的时候观察学生表现并挑选出游泳能手参加游泳晨训

第三步: Johnny教练会在游泳晨训时负责观察并最终挑选出合适人选加入包校游泳队。游泳队成员每周需要参加2次游泳晨训,具体日子要视家长们的时间而定。常规训练课可确保学生有足够的运动量以让他们有最佳的竞技状态。不能坚持常规训练的学生需将校队名额让给其他同学。

各队高年级学生的相关比赛日期:

10

10月11日,周六:游泳比赛在包校中学部举行

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,

“Is it better to be able to answer really difficult questions, or to be able to ask really difficult questions?” This is a question that I have enjoyed asking to a few students this week, and their answers have been wonderful. I am always surprised by the quality of the thinking and insight that our students are capable of when faced with such questions. It is a reminder of how important it is to ask rich questions that require thought and perspective. It is so easy to get caught up in our routines that we forget to engage children in open-ended inquiries. The joy of such discussions is that there are no right answers and children get the opportunity to explore and articulate their own ideas.. I would encourage you to speak to your children in this way on occasion. I am sure they will surprise you!

It was a pleasure to meet with so many parents who attended the Year 3, 4 and 5 Information Evening on Monday. We hope that you found the event useful and that the opportunity to meet your child(ren)’s teachers was valuable.

As you will know, the school is engaged in some far-reaching changes with regard to how we report student progress. The use of new technology will help us to develop new systems and approaches. This is an evolving project and we will be seeking your valuable opinions during the launch and set up process. This is a major change initiative for us, and like all such projects, we know that there will be challenges and, perhaps, some unanticipated diversions. The staff will be thinking about these developments during the Training Day on October 6th.

We hope that you have a good break next week. In particular, we wish our families travelling to the soccer camp in Barcelona an excellent trip. We hope that all students and families return safe and sound on October 7th and we look forward to continuing the excellent start that we have had to the year.

Have a restful and relaxing holiday.

Annual Fund

In the past school year, the Annual Fund has substantially helped the School in supporting 26 projects in 8 areas. We have shared with you the progress of 5 areas including Library Development, Environmental Quality Measures and College Counseling. This week, we will continue to update you on the three other areas: Faculty Professional Development, Faculty Cultural Development, and Community Development. Thank you again for making our Annual Fund a reality, and for your unwavering support to the School.

  1. Faculty Professional Development

YK Pao School is a community of life-long learners. The Annual Fund created extra professional development opportunities for our teachers and staff.

  • Language Learning: A total of 20 faculty participated in language learning programmes.
  • International Exchanges: In the Primary Division, twelve teachers participated in trainings and conferences overseas. Six teachers from the Secondary Division had the opportunity to participate in exchange programmes with four schools in the UK and US. All the teachers found the trips to be valuable professional development opportunities and developed a deeper understanding of teaching and learning in the American and British education systems.
  1. Faculty Cultural Development

Our faculty is the most vital asset of the School. The Annual Fund supported the faculty team in carrying out a wide range of cultural activities. This programme gives parents the opportunities to thank teachers for their commitment and contribution to our children’s education, whilst simultaneously building a good atmosphere for the School.

  • 27 staff interests clubs were set up, including baking, film and television drama, photography, hiking, dancing,gardening and so on, which enriched faculty’s cultural life and strengthened communication with faculty and improved team spirit.
  • The Annual Fund also supported the faculty team in deepening their cultural learning through exposure to history, music and culture via trips and events.
  • We have also provided financial support to each department to purchase professional books which will aid in faculty development.
  1. Community Development
  • Run-A-Way Club is a non-profit organization which aims to serve the YK Pao School community. With the support of the Annual Fund, the Club produced a video about the cycling activity around Hainan. We hope that through this project, more people can know about Run-A-Way Club so that we can create a boundless world for YK Pao School students.
  • Thanks to the Annual Fund, during the “Read to Feed” programme, YK Pao School welcomed some very special guests: two families from Xiuning country in Anhui. The families spent the whole day with YK Pao School students. In May, a group of our students, parents and teachers set out for Anhui Province to visit Xuyuan village and Ru village in Xiuning Country to see firsthand how the money they raised will be spent in rural China.

Student Physical Examination
Staff from Jiangsu Road Community Medical Care Centre will do medical examinations for all the students in the Primary Division on 8th and 9th October 2014. The examination includes internal medicine, surgical medicine, ENT and ophthalmology. In addition, Y1 students will also have an examination of their spinal column, feet, refraction, nasal cavity and hemoglobin levels. Please try to make sure your child is back to school and available for the physical examination right after the October Holidays.

Dress Code for October 7th

Just a kind reminder, the school starts on 7th after the long holiday and we will have a whole school assembly in the morning as we usually do on Mondays, thus formal dress code for everyone.

Message from the Music Department

Please note that there will be no Music Programme on this, nor next Saturday (Saturdays 27th September and 4th October) due to the holiday. The Saturday programme will continue on 11th October. We would like to wish everyone a restful and safe break.

From the Assessment Coordinator

Dear Parents,

As you have heard in our recent meetings, the school is reviewing:

1.)   Report cards

2.)   Parent teacher conferences

This year, with the arrival of the PowerSchool Parent Portal, we plan to

a)     Introduce an e-report card, to improve efficiency of reporting,

b)    Explore the 3 way conference (parent, teacher and student) so that students have ownership of their learning and are part of the feedback process.

These are two big changes in the way we communicate with parents. To help us with these initiatives, we ask that you pass any comments you have to your class rep before October 9.

Please understand that this is a broad survey, and while we value your comments, not all suggestions may be feasible for the school to implement.

The class reps will summarise your comments for discussion at the next PTA meeting on October 15.

Thank you for your support.

Victoria Adamovich

Assessment Coordinator

Parent Feedback Form 家长反馈表

Phone/SMS Fraud

It is again that we’ve heard several parents of other schools’ got phone calls or SMS to ask them to deposit money for medical operations as their children got injured. What we want to reiterate is that as the school procedure, only the school nurse or homeroom teacher will call parents promptly when related students have accidents during school hours. Please bear that in mind when you get a call from someone else claiming your child is injured; please contact your child’s homeroom teacher or the school nurse immediately for confirmation.

School Nurse’s Office: 61671999*8131/8132

In addition, the school has provided an emergency online service available during school hours, if you can’t get school nurses or the homeroom teachers through school lines.  Please try the emergency online at 18321335325

For any other main contact information, please refer to the Homework Diary, Page 70. We hope that you can find the right person for consultation with the most information you need.  Using the information published on the Homework Diary sensibly ensures a better and efficient communication between the school and yourself.

October Message from PE Department

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the U11 Football Team who became champions of the 1st SSSA Football Tournament of the season held at Soong Ching Ling School. The team, coached by Mr. Toby, showed incredible integrity and respect for their opponents during the whole of the tournament, well done U11s!

Congratulations to all the runners and swimmers that competed last weekend. We sent full teams to the Shanghai Swim League Time Trial event held at Shanghai American School, where numerous students broke their own personal best times. Well done to them! We also sent a team of runners to the SSSA Cross Country Running event held at YKPS Secondary in Songjiang. From the reports from the race everyone ran hard and tried their best; excellent performances all round!

Congratulations to our YKPS Tennis players who competed at the Shanghai Schools Cup held at Shanghai High School. YKPS’s Danny Pan in Year 5 came 2nd in his age group, well done to Danny and all our tennis players!

Best Wishes!

Our best wishes go to our colleague Mr. Yuan who was involved in a motorcycle accident at the weekend on the way to a running event in Songjiang. We wish him a speedy recovery!

Our best wishes go to a group of YKPS Primary and Secondary students, led by Y4 Andre’s father Dennis, who are on their way to Barcelona for a 7-Day football camp over the October holiday, they are sure to have an amazing trip! Safe travels to:

Y5: Kaka Peng

Y4: Andre Zhu

Y2: Willie Hu & Koko Peng

School Team Tryouts – Extended

Due to incredible interest and enthusiasm from all age groups in the recent weeks of tryouts, we are delighted to announce all tryout periods for all the school teams have been extended. This means any student who tried out for any school team during recent weeks, is welcome to participate and practice in any school team during the lunchtime and before school training sessions. The Head Coach will then choose their teams for the upcoming tournaments and matches based on:  1. Attendance and punctuality at these training sessions. 2. Attitude and cooperation. 3. Ability and Skill level. We will be handing out letters to those students, selected for the upcoming tournaments, in the coming few weeks.

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. This is fair and just for all other parents and students. Only in the event of a broken limb or something serious of that nature we shall excuse a student. We as teachers are also parents and we shall exercise fairness and common sense at all times, but sending your child to school when unfit to swim is not reasonable.

Many thanks for your support on this matter

Football Teams Semester 1 2014 / 2015

The Sunday Sport For Life Football Competitions held at Shanghai American School from 10 am to midday on the following five dates: Sunday October 19, November 2, 9, 23 and the final date on December 7. The Head Coaches will choose their teams for the upcoming tournaments and matches based on:  1. Attendance and punctuality at training sessions. 2. Attitude and cooperation. 3. Ability and Skill level. Students without team uniforms will be given uniforms closer to the above dates.

Swimming Team

As our standard of swimming continues to rise, we have piloted and had success with the following steps for selection to the YKPS Swim Team for Primary Students.

1 – In swimming class time, the teacher notices students with ability or potential. These students are invited to Team Sports Swimming during curriculum time.

2 – The students in Team Sports Swimming Practice will be put through their paces by Teacher Yuan Bin. The most able will be invited to join the Early Morning Swimming Practice.

3 – During the Early Morning Swimming Practice, Coach Johnny casts his eye over the students and he will select the students most appropriate for the YKPS Swim Team. All students will be expected to attend 2 morning Trainings per week (days up to you as parents depending on your commitments). With this regular practice our students will get enough “swimming kilometres” per week to be competitive. Students who do not attend regularly will be left out of the swim team and we shall invite replacements.

Some additional dates for the older students in teams:

October

Sat 11th – Swimming Competition at YKPS Secondary

Sat 25th – Under 11 Football at SUIS Hongqiao

November

Sat 8th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

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

Sat 29th – Swimming at SHS (ID)

December

Sat 6th – U11 Basketball at Soong Ching Ling

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

Newsletter 19 September 2014

各位包校集体成员,

欢迎我们的五年级团队从南北湖安全归来。很显然的,五年级的师生们这四天过得非常充实!接下来这几天里,相信他们也会和你分享许多的精彩小故事,敬请期待吧!衷心感谢我们的体育组老师和五年级教学团队放弃了与自己家人相处的时间来支持本次活动。露营这一类的户外学习经历是非常宝贵的,它能帮助我们的孩子和老师更进一步地相互了解。希望这一次的活动也为五年级这一年的学习与生活开一个好头。

感谢前来参加莫干山露营说明会的四年级家长们。相信学生们也为即将到来的活动而激动不已!为确保孩子们获得最大收益,今年的四年级学生将分两批去莫干山露营。

我很高兴能参加本周一年级的家庭数学派对活动。见到家长和孩子们共同协作总让人倍感温馨,同时,在家长和班代的合作之下,家庭数学派对也成了各个家庭促进友谊的好时机。

本周,我们举办了本学年的第一次家校协力会会议。家校之间的互动非常重要,包校也高度重视家校间的合作关系。很高兴有许多家长代表出席了本次会议,我们也期待下一次会议中能有三至五年级新选举出的班代、年代的加入。非常感谢新成立的家校协力会核心团队,在主席王穗海先生的领导下,他们已经提出了来年的一些活动规划。

正如您所知道的,包校一直在开发运用科技手段来支持教学和行政管理。我们会陆续与您分享这些信息,也希望届时大家可以给予使用情况的反馈。近期,我们忙于学习和消化新的工作常规和系统,在不久的将来我们会与您分享这一阶段的学习成果!此外,也请看看我们的新网站,里面有很多创新立意的新版面。网站地址为:http://www.ykpaoschool.cn

Launch of New Website20140919

我们期待在下周一的三至五年级家长信息会上与更多的家长会面。请查阅附件中的会议相关信息。

祝您度过一个轻松愉快的周末!

下周的家长信息会

温馨提示:三-五年级家长信息会将于9月22日即下周一晚18:00举行。届时,家长们将有机会同校长、学科组长和班级老师见面。此外,会议当天我们还将进行班代选举工作。请查看附件内的会议安排以获取更多详情。

2014 Sept_Y3-5 Parent Information Evenings arrangement-for parents

人文关怀角

我们会在人文关怀角这个栏目里每月两次与大家分享好的文章和信息,希望借此机会为家长们更好地了解自己的孩子支支招,同时,我们也想和大家分享一些有效的对话和活动,或专家、老师的建议和其他家长的小诀窍。如果您也想借助这个平台与大家分享一些真知灼见的话,请不要犹豫并及时联系我。人文关怀主任Shane Vey的电邮地址:shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn

请查看附件内本周的分享内容。

Pastoral Care Corner September 18 2014

包校教师为包校学生做家教的政策

作为一所双语双文化的学校,我们培养的是能顺利学习国内和国际课程的同时,很好的取得全人发展的世界公民。我们了解,我们的学生都有着不同的文化背景,因此部分学生会在课外时间需要额外的指导。我们希望家长若有招聘家教的意向,最好能在校外自行解决。因为作为全人发展的学校,包校教师在本职工作时间内已十分辛苦和忙碌。但若实在对包校老师有家教需求的话,请家长们特别注意以下几点:

1. 如果你打算请本校老师为孩子做家教的话,请事先与执行校长沟通。在校长招募志愿者之后,校长室会将有意向的员工信息告知家长。

2. 你需要告知学校该学生的姓名、班级和家教要求。

3.家教应在员工工作时间以外进行。

4. 家教应在校外进行。

5. 除了乐器指导和体育活动外,员工必须回避自己目前所教班级的学生。

6. 对于语文、数学和英语课的相关员工,除了做到上述第五条外,也必须回避目前自己所教年级的学生。

7. 所有家教的内容应回避现有的课本或学校内使用的教学材料。

来自校医的消息

我们很高兴地宣布,这两周学校没有新发的手足口病病例,因此从下周起,学校各班级将恢复常规运作。

拓展课退费和学费发票

我们将于下周二发放上学期的拓展课退费和学费发票,请家长注意查收由孩子带回家分别装有退费和发票的两个信封。如果您有任何问题,请联系财务部老师。

拓展课

为了确保拓展课放学时段家长可以及时有序地接到孩子,我们制定了拓展课放学安排细则。每日下午4:55后请家长进校,根据门口指示牌上标示的安排,分别前往学生所在的西楼或东楼一楼大厅等候孩子放学,我们拓展课的任课老师会在下课后带领孩子有序前往所在教学楼的大厅,家长们无需上楼在教室门口等候。每日下午5:30后我们将把暂时无人接走的孩子护送至学校门口的保安室,请家长们届时前往保安室带孩子回家。再次感谢家长的大力支持。

EP Releasing Time

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长,

您是否已经在贝克图书俱乐部在线选购了书籍?我非常兴奋地告诉大家,截止本周五,学校图书馆已从大家的订单中获得4200人民币的购书奖励,这相当于45本非小说类书籍或60本小说类书籍。

谢谢大家对图书馆建设的慷慨支持。特此提醒大家,本次贝克图书俱乐部的订购截止日期为2014年9月26日星期五,并且您订购的书籍将在订购截止后的6周内送达学校。

祝您购书愉快!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆老师

年度基金

再次感谢包校大家庭成员对年度基金的参与和支持,使得这些预算外的项目成为了可能,加速了包校的发展!本周我们将继续为大家介绍去年年度基金支持的另三个领域:升学辅导、品格教育和中学部课外活动:

1、升学辅导

今年9月,包校高中部已经正式开学。帮助学生为未来升学做好准备是我们办好高中部的一项重要工作。在年度基金的支持下:

  • 我们为中学部选聘了在大学招生、升学领域有着非常丰富经验的升学辅导主任——乐朗达(Rhonda Leshman)。
  • 上一学年及暑假期间,我们还面向美国、英国和其他国家的大学进行推广宣传:邀请了芝加哥大学本科生学院院长及牛津大学校长来校访问;对哥伦比亚大学、纽约大学、马里兰大学、普瑞特设计学院、帕森设计学院、美国西北大学、芝加哥大学、洛约拉大学等英美院校进行访问和宣传。
  • 参加了海外升学指导协会(OACAC)举办的会议。
  • 开始启用Naviance数据库(Naviance是在美国中学中广泛使用的一种处理申请材料的门户),为学生未来升学提供指导和支持。

2、品格教育

在年度基金支持下,包校自去年开始启动品格教育项目,开设了每周一节的品格教育课程,旨在为包校全体成员创设培养品格教育的良好环境,让大家无论在家庭中、学校里或者其他场所都能进行品格培养。

我们还推出了各项措施,为教授品格教育课程的老师提供多方面的培训支持:

  • 建立了资源库,购买相关的中英文书籍;
  • 6位教师赴新加坡参加了品格教育会议;
  • 13位教师报名参加了为期十周的“课堂上的品格教育”在线课程。

3、中学课外活动

作为全人教育的一部分,我们认为课外活动是帮助学生获得丰富体验,学习各种技能的重要机会。上学年,年度基金支持中学部新增了飞盘、击剑、武术、足球、乒乓球、书法等六项课外活动项目。学校聘请了专业机构的体育和艺术老师,每周四次授课。这些项目为学生提供了更广阔的选择机会,满足了学生多元化的兴趣爱好,将竞技体育与日常教育结合起来,引导他们形成健康向上的生活方式。

Moodle:查看每周学习内容

Moodle是什么?

Moodle是一个课程管理系统(CMS)-也称为一个学习管理系统(LMS)或虚拟学习环境(VLE)。包玉刚实验学校的Moodle网站提供每周7天,每天24小时的在线服务,它也有密码保护。每个学生都提供个人“登录”。父母可以使用相同的登录名和登录密码来追踪孩子的功课。每个班级都有自己的Moodle页面,用于递交完成的作业和学习进程的调整。即便学生没有来学校参加学习,他们也能使用Moodle来跟上每一个课程的进度。

我怎么查看每周学习内容呢?

遵循以下简单步骤:

第一步:点击以下链接来登录Moodle

http://moodle.ykpaoschool.cn/login/index.php

第二步:输入您的孩子的学号作为用户名并输入密码

第三步:点击班级

第四步:点击每周学习内容

我们已将用户名和密码黏贴在了学生的家庭作业日志上,请利用这些信息登录Moodle获取老师发布的信息。

家校协力会会议纪要

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!

Pastoral Care Corner September 18 2014

来自体育部的信息

五年级南北湖露营

本周,五年级的南北湖之行真是棒极了!感谢我们的五年级教师团队、学生和家长对此活动的支持,是大家的同心协力让这次旅行得以顺利举行。体育教学团队感谢所有人对课堂外教学的热情支持,大家的努力最终让学生们也获益匪浅。天气情况、活动安排、指导人员,甚至食物都非常给力!再次感谢所有参与南北湖露营人员所付出的努力和配合!

校队甄选甄选时间延长

自校队成员甄选活动开始,各年级同学们就对此表现出了极大的热情和兴趣,我们很高兴地向大家宣布,我们将延长运动队的甄选期限。有兴趣参加甄选的同学可以抓紧这几周的午休时段和其他相关时段进行训练和选拔。总教练会根据以下条件挑选参加即将到来的各项赛事:

  1. 准时出席各项训练并有良好的出勤率
  2. 态度积极并有团队合作精神
  3. 具有一定能力和技术水平

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。这对其他学生和家长也非常公平。只有当学生骨折或出现类似严重的状况时才可以不用上游泳课。我们是老师,同时也为人父母,我们应当在任何情况下都保持公正公平并坚持合理的原则。因此,请不要把因病而不能参加游泳课的学生送来上学。

非常感谢您的支持!

2014-2015学年第一学期足球队

我们计划建立一支一年级球队,并在二至四年级各建两支球队,此外,在五年级建立11岁以下年龄段球队并集合一支拥有杰出球员的11岁以下年龄段球队。

以上一至四年级的代表队将参加周日在上海美国学校举行的’Sport for Life’足球比赛,比赛时间为上午10点中午,比赛日期为:10月19日、11月2、9、23日和12月7日。

坚持参与常规训练的学生将受邀参加比赛,赛事开始前,学校将派发统一队服。

今年的比赛

我们将为每个年级指派一位主教练并希望每个年级都能有20-24名球员(第一学期里一年级的要求例外)。这也就意味着每个年级有两支队伍。主教练将负责一支球队,我们仍需要帮手来负责同年级里的另一支球队。在此,我提议有兴趣的家长踊跃报名来支持我们的学生们。除了一年级外,二、三、四年级各需要两位志愿者家长合作担任教练一职。一年级在第一个赛季只有一支球队,因此待第二个赛季时,我们才需要两位一年级志愿者家长。

如果第一学期的五个比赛日您都能坚持带队的话,请联系您孩子所在年级的家校协力会代表。欲知更多详情,您也可以发电邮给Mike Young老师,他的邮件地址是michael.young@ykpaoschool.cn

游泳队

由于包校学生游泳水平的不断提升,我们推行了一套行之有效的流程来帮助我们选拔有潜力的选手。

第一步:游泳老师在游泳课上挑选资质较好或非常有潜力的学生去参加其所在年级团队体育活动时段的游泳训练

第二步:游泳老师袁斌会趁团队体育活动训练的时候观察学生表现并挑选出游泳能手参加游泳晨训

第三步: Johnny教练会在游泳晨训时负责观察并最终挑选出合适人选加入包校游泳队。游泳队成员每周需要参加2次游泳晨训,具体日子要视家长们的时间而定。常规训练课可确保学生有足够的运动量以让他们有最佳的竞技状态。不能坚持常规训练的学生需将校队名额让给其他同学。

各队高年级学生的相关比赛日期:

9

9月20日,周六:越野比赛在包校中学部举行

11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行(班车将于7:45离校)

9月21日,周日:网球比赛在上海中学国际部举行(请去体育办公室领取报名表)

10

10月11日,周六:游泳比赛在包校中学部举行

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

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It was lovely to welcome our Year 5 team back from Nanbeihu. It was clear that they had experienced an action packed four days! They certainly had some excellent stories to tell and I am sure as the days pass, more information will arrive! Sincere thanks, as always, to the PE department and the Year 5 teaching team who gave up time with their own families in order to support the students. The learning that takes place during these residential visits is extremely valuable and it helps students and staff to know and understand each other better. It is a great way to start the year.

Thank you to the Year 4 parents who attended the Moganshan Camp talk. It is a very exciting time for students! This year, we have split the Year 4 students into two groups for the camp to ensure that they get the most from the experience.

It was a pleasure to attend the Year 1 Mathematics Evenings, this week. Seeing parents and students working together is always a pleasure and the social side of the event, organised by parents and class representatives, ensured wonderful opportunities for our newest families to get to know one another better.

We held the first PTA meeting of the year, this week. The strong relationship between the school and parents is so important and we value it highly. It was wonderful to see so many in attendance and we look forward to welcoming the newly elected year 3,4 and 5 parents to the next meeting. Our thanks to the new PTA Committee, which under David Wang’s leadership, has already suggested some interesting activities for the coming year.

As you may already know, the school is developing its use of technology to support teaching and learning and also many administrative functions. We look forward to sharing these developments with you as they ‘roll out’, and we will be seeking opportunities to gather your feedback. Learning new routines and systems has been keeping us busy, but we hope to be able to share the results of our labours very soon! In the meantime, do please check out our new website which has some innovative new sections. (http://www.ykpaoschool.cn)

Launch of New Website20140919

We look forward to seeing many of you next Monday at the Parent Information Sessions. Please see below.

Have a restful and relaxing weekend.

Parent Information Meetings Next Week

Please note that the Y3-5 Parent Information Meeting will be held at 18:00 on September 22nd.  Parents will have the opportunity to meet Principals, Subject Coordinators and get class-based information; furthermore, class reps will be elected at that time. Please check the attached meeting arrangement for more details.

2014 Sept_Y3-5 Parent Information Evenings arrangement-for parents

Pastoral Care Corner

The Pastoral Care Corner is a article that will be shared twice a month. It is meant to give ideas on how to better understand your child, share meaningful conversations and activities with your family, or to share tips from experts, other parents and teachers. If there is anything you would like to share in this forum, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Shane Vey, Director of Pastoral Care (Primary): shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn

Please check the attachment for this week’s sharing.

 Pastoral Care Corner September 18 2014

Guidelines for Teachers Tutoring YKPS Students

As a bilingual and bi-culture school, we are educating global citizens whom we wish to be successful in both Chinese and international curriculum studying while developing as a whole person. We appreciate that our students are from various backgrounds and therefore some might need tutoring support in particular curriculum areas beyond school time. As a school which aims for whole-person education, teachers who work here have been fully occupied and busy within their working hours. So if parents intent to have a tutor, we suggest you look for one from external resources, and if parents insist to have an internal teacher to be the tutor, we would like our parents to pay attention to the rules as follows, so that we will have a healthy operation of tutoring YKPS students:

1. If you intend to have an YKPS teacher to tutor your child, please communicate with the Executive Principals in advance. After the Principals calling for volunteers, the Principals’ Office will inform parents about the interested teacher’s information.

2. You need to inform the school about the student name(s), class(s) and your requests regarding the private tutoring.

3. Tutoring can only occur after working hours.

4. Venue of private tutoring: NOT to use school as the place, outside school is fine.

5. Except for instrumental music practice and sports tutoring, you must avoid tutoring your present students.

6. For Chinese, Mathematics and English, besides item 5, you also must avoid tutoring students in your present year group.

7. All tutoring programmes must avoid current course books, or teaching and learning material used by the school.

Message from the School Nurse

We are happy to report that we have had no new cases of Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, so normal school procedures will resume next week.

EP Refund and Tuition Invoice

Please note that EP refund of last semester will be sent home next Tuesday. Please expect sealed envelopes from your child. Should you have any questions, please contact the Finance Office.

Enrichment Programme

To ensure parents could pick up the children after the EP course timely, we worked out the EP course releasing arrangement. Please wait for your child at the lobby of East/West building after 4:55PM. We will list the classroom arrangement on the sign board at the gate of the school so that you could find out which building you should go easily. Our teachers will lead the students downstairs to the lobby. After 5:30PM, we will send those no pick up children to the school security guard. Please pick up your children there if you will be late. Thank you so much for your kind understanding and cooperation.

Message from the Library

Dear Parents

How was your online shopping experience with our Baker Book Club? I am excited to announce that, by this Friday, the amount of extra pocket money for books the Library is going to receive has reached up to RMB 4,200! It is equivalent to 45 nonfiction books, or 60 fiction books!

Thank you very much for your generous support. Our Library will be more well-resourced because of you. Please be reminded again that the deadline is next Friday, September 26, 2014, and your books will arrive at YK Pao Library in approximately 6 weeks after the Book Club ends.

Happy Book Shopping!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Annual Fund

Thank you once again for your participation and support to the Annual Fund, which enabled the School to develop projects outside operational budget. This week, we will continue to update you on three other areas supported by Annual Fund: College Couseling, Character Education Programme and Secondary Afternoon Activities.

  1. College Couseling

YK Pao School recently established the Senior Secondary Division and preparing students for their transition to university is an important part of the programme. With the support of the Annual Fund:

  • We are delighted to announce the appointment of YK Pao School’s first Director of College Counseling, Rhonda Leshman, who brings 20 years of experience in college admissions and counseling with her to the School.
  • The Annual Fund supported outreach efforts to promote the School with colleges in the US, UK and other countries. Prominent international visitors to YK Pao School included the Dean of the undergraduate college of the University of Chicago, and Vice-chancellor of Oxford University Andrew Hamilton. We visited the campuses and met with admissions reps at the following universities: Columbia University, NYU, Pratt Institute of Art, Parsons School of Design at the New School, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and Loyola University.
  • We also attended the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) conference.
  • We purchased the Naviance software which is an industry standard college admissions software used in the US, to provide guidance and support for students.
  1. Character Education Programme

With the support of the Annual Fund, YK Pao School began implementing its Character Education Programme in 2013. All students receive weekly lessons in Character Education, with the aim of creating an environment where all members of the School community are committed to constantly developing their character, at home, at school, and in the community.

As Character Education is a new programme at YK Pao School, many teachers have expressed interest in attending workshops and courses to better equip them to teach Character Education.  The Annual Fund has supported a variety of initiatives on teacher preparedness, including:

  • Building up a resource library and purchasing international curricula and books on child and character development.
  • Sending six teachers to Singapore to attend a Character Education Conference and visit leading schools to share best practices with other educators.
  • Enrolling 13 teachers in an intensive 10-week online course on Character Education in the Classroom.
  1. Secondary Afternoon Activities

In keeping with the School’s focus on Whole Person Education, we believe that activities outside the classroom are important opportunities for students to gain different experiences and learn different skill sets and abilities. With the support of the Annual Fund, we were able to hire professional sports and art teachers to teach students up to four times a week. Some of these activities include Frisbee, fencing, martial arts, soccer, table tennis, calligraphy, and a whole lot more of different choices so as to meet the diverse interests of students. We have combined sports with the education they receive at YK Pao School in order to create a more beneficial learning environment, guiding the students to form a healthy lifestyle.

Moodle: Accessing Weekly Outlines

What is Moodle?

Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS) – also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). While the YKPS Moodle Site is available 24/7 on the Internet, it is also password-protected. Each student has an individual “login”. Parents can use the same login to keep track of their student’s classwork. Each YKPS class has its own Moodle page, used for curriculum delivery and assignment scheduling. Even when students miss school, they are able to use Moodle to stay current with what is happening in each of their classes.

How do I find weekly outlines?

Follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Log onto Moodle by going here: http://moodle.ykpaoschool.cn/login/index.php

Step 2: Enter your child’s student number as user name and the password

Step 3: Click on a class.

Step 4: Click on the Weekly Outline.

The user name and the password have been posted on students’ Homework Dairy, please use them to log in and get the information you need.

PTA Meeting Minutes

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 20140916

Message from PE Department

Y5 Nanbeihu Trip

A fantastic outdoor educational trip to Nanbeihu this week for the Y5 students. A big thank you to the Year 5 team, students and parents, for their support and efforts to make this trip happen. The PE Team is very thankful for everyone’s’ great enthusiasm for education outside the walls of the school and the students benefited immensely. The weather, activities, instructors and even the food was superb! Well done to everyone involved!

School Team Tryouts – Extended

Due to incredible interest and enthusiasm from all age groups in the recent weeks of tryouts, we are delighted to announce all tryout periods for all the school teams have been extended. This means any student who tried out for any school team during recent weeks, is welcome to participate and practice in any school team during the lunchtime and before school training sessions. The Head Coach will then choose their teams for the upcoming tournaments and matches based on:  1. Attendance and punctuality at these training sessions. 2. Attitude and cooperation. 3. Ability and Skill level.

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. This is fair and just for all other parents and students. Only in the event of a broken limb or something serious of that nature we shall excuse a student. We as teachers are also parents and we shall exercise fairness and common sense at all times, but sending your child to school when unfit to swim is not reasonable.

Many thanks for your support on this matter

Football Teams Semester 1 2014 / 2015

We are planning to have one team in Year 1, 2 teams at Year 2, 2 teams at Year 3, 2 teams at Year 4 and the YKPS Under 11 Team for Year 5 and any other outstanding players.

The above representative teams from Year 1 to Year 4 play in the Sunday Sport For Life Competitions held at Shanghai American School from 10 am to midday on the following five dates: Sunday October 19, November 2, 9, 23 and the final date on December 7.

Students that practice regularly will be invited to play and will be given uniforms closer to the starting date.

Matches for the Year

A Head Coach for each Year Group will be appointed and we hope to have 20 – 24 students per Year (with the exception of Year 1 in Semester 1). This would mean two teams at each age group. The Head Coach will take one team, but we need help for the second team. This is where I am asking the parents to step forward and support us. Rather than bring in coaches who have no connection with the students, I am asking for two parents per age group to join to run one team. That means two parents from Year 4, two parents from Year 3, two parents from Year 2 and none as yet from Year 1 as there will be only one team until season two, when we shall need two parents.

I would ask you to contact the PTA rep from your child’s Year Group if you are able to commit to 5 Sunday mornings in Semester 1 to help run a team in which your child will be playing. If you would like to know more please email me on michael.young@ykpaoschool.cn and I can give you more details.

Swimming Team

As our standard of swimming continues to rise, we have piloted and had success with the following steps for selection to the YKPS Swim Team for Primary Students.

1 – In swimming class time, the teacher notices students with ability or potential. These students are invited to Team Sports Swimming during curriculum time.

2 – The students in Team Sports Swimming Practice will be put through their paces by Teacher Yuan Bin. The most able will be invited to join the Early Morning Swimming Practice.

3 – During the Early Morning Swimming Practice, Coach Johnny casts his eye over the students and he will select the students most appropriate for the YKPS Swim Team. All students will be expected to attend 2 morning Trainings per week (days up to you as parents depending on your commitments). With this regular practice our students will get enough “swimming kilometres” per week to be competitive. Students who do not attend regularly will be left out of the swim team and we shall invite replacements.

Some additional dates for the older students in teams:

September

Sat 20th – Under 11 Cross Country at YKPS Secondary

Under 11 Football at Soong Ching Ling (buses leave YKPS at 7:45)

Sun 21st – Tennis at Shanghai High School. (Entry forms available in the PE Office)

October

Sat 11th – Swimming Competition at YKPS Secondary

Sat 25th – Under 11 Football at SUIS Hongqiao

November

Sat 8th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

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

Sat 29th – Swimming at SHS (ID)

December

Sat 6th – U11 Basketball at Soong Ching Ling

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

Newsletter 12 September 2014

各位包校集体成员,

尽管本周只有4个上学日,校园生活还是相当紧张忙碌的。通过选举,包校的学生会终于成立了。所有的学生会成员都是由学生自己推选出来的,这些孩子们已经在积极思考如何才能传递广大学生的心声并通过自己的行动去影响和发展学校。他们在全校集会上大方自信的谈吐给大家留下了深刻的印象。

我谨代表包校全体员工向各位家长和学生表示衷心的感谢,是你们让今年的教师节如此特别。家校协力会的献花、周三中午的百家宴以及我们收到的来自学生和家长的贴心贺卡都让我们觉得能成为包校一员是多么的幸运。我们的工作有了您的支持才更有意义。

感谢出席本周1-2年级家长信息会的所有家长们。借着此次机会,家长们也选出了各自班级的班代。他们会将大家的想法和观点带到家校协力会会议中进行探讨。随着时间的推移,相信我们会有更多机会可以见面交流。

五年级的学生及老师将于下周前往南北湖进行露营,我们也为他们感到激动和兴奋!本周三,体育组老师们组织了五年级露营信息分享会,为家长们介绍了相关的活动安排。我们希望孩子们都能安全、尽兴地体验即将到来的探险活动,也希望他们到时候能与我们分享这一周的经历。

感谢大家支持“不戴校帽,不在户外玩耍”的政策。现在,我们的学生都已经能严格执行这项规定了。

祝您周末愉快!

放学后请勿在校园玩耍

放学时孩子从教室出来后,请家长直接把他们接回家。我们需要保持武定西路的交通顺畅,因此请勿将车停在该路段上等候玩耍的孩子。学校操场上的活动设施在15:50以后将不对学生开放。请家长也不要长时间与老师们攀谈聊天,这是为了保证孩子放学后的监护和安全。

晚留看管在东楼2220教室

如您不得不在下午4点以后来接孩子,请前往东楼2220晚留看管教室。我们希望家长能理解,该服务是为了帮助那些因交通状况而晚到的家长,我们不是为孩子在放学后留校做作业而设置此服务的。如您需要让孩子放学后留在校内写作业,请报名拓展课的“作业俱乐部”。感谢您的理解和配合。

家庭数学派对

家庭数学派对由加州大学伯克利分校劳伦斯科学馆发起,是一项让家长和孩子一起学习数学的活动,强调培养孩子们对数学的自信,通过老师与家长的共同反馈来鼓励孩子。在包校的家庭数学派对上,家长和孩子在傍晚时候一起参与数学活动、做游戏和分享美食。家庭数学派对将于本月陆续开始。请记下您孩子所在班级的派对时间,尽量安排前来参加—— 派对会十分有趣!

来自家校协力会的消息

9月16日下午2点到4点,我们会在学校西楼1104会议室召开新学期的首次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:

-       学费安排

-       年度基金

-       学生报告卡

-       校长信息

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长,

阅读是我们家中最受欢迎的一项家庭活动。每天睡前,我和我女儿的讲故事时间都是一天中最让我们期待的时光。当然,购书就是我们的第二大爱好了。在此,我将把贝克图书俱乐部介绍给您和您的孩子,希望您也能和您的孩子一起享受家庭阅读的乐趣。

今天,您的孩子将会非常兴奋地将贝克图书俱乐部的图书目录带回家,选择您孩子和您(如果您和我一样也是一个儿童读物爱好者的话)喜爱的书籍,并在线完成订单。这样您无需担忧孩子在带钱去学校的过程中将它们遗失。如果您的孩子不小心遗失了订购目录,没有关系,您同样可以在网站上找到电子版目录,网址: http://parentpay.bakerbooks.co.uk/clubs/YKPCHA2

本次订购的截止日期为2014年9月26日。特别提醒,您所订购的书籍将会在6周内送达学校,并且图书馆不代为收取任何贝克图书俱乐部的订购书款。

祝您在此次订购中有所收获!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆老师

手足口病

本周学校发现一例患手口足病的学生,根据学校的规章制度,也为了避免交叉感染,该班级已遵循特殊安排进行每日的学习与活动。本星期以来我们每天都测量体温、做好监察工作,希望这仅是一例个案,学校集体能尽早恢复常规运作。

学校已加强了教室消毒、开窗通风等工作。若您的孩子近期手、足、口腔等部位的皮疹或疱疹症状及时医院就诊,并告知班主任和校医,校医联系电话:61671999-1-8131/8132。

平时做到以下几点:

1. 保持良好的个人及环境卫生,勤洗手。

2. 注意饮食卫生,防止饮食被肠道病毒污染。不喝生水,不吃生冷食物。均衡饮食、适量运动、充足休息,避免过度疲劳。

3. 每天开窗通风数次,保持室内空气新鲜;

4. 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。

红十字少儿住院基金

根据市教委、物价局规定,学校将统一为学生代办代收医疗保险——“红十字少儿住院基金”。本学年开始不再在学期开始时统一征收杂费,因此该保费需要家长另外支付。星期二是学校发放书面通知的日子,由于提交回执的截止日期紧迫,给家长预留填写的时间较短反而不利于我们回收表格,因此我们将于今天发放通知,请您注意查收。该保险的具体内容请参见附件中的文件。

2014基金通知单

Moodle:查看每周学习内容

Moodle是什么?

Moodle是一个课程管理系统(CMS)-也称为一个学习管理系统(LMS)或虚拟学习环境(VLE)。包玉刚实验学校的Moodle网站提供每周7天,每天24小时的在线服务,它也有密码保护。每个学生都提供个人“登录”。父母可以使用相同的登录名和登录密码来追踪孩子的功课。每个班级都有自己的Moodle页面,用于递交完成的作业和学习进程的调整。即便学生没有来学校参加学习,他们也能使用Moodle来跟上每一个课程的进度。

我怎么查看每周学习内容呢?

遵循以下简单步骤:

第一步:点击以下链接来登录Moodle

http://moodle.ykpaoschool.cn/login/index.php

第二步:输入您的孩子的学号作为用户名并输入密码

第三步:点击班级

第四步:点击每周学习内容

我们会把密码于9月16日(周二)张贴在学生的家庭作业日志上,该系统将于916日恢复使用

年度基金

去年在包校家长的无私支持下,年度基金第一年取得了非常大的成功。在校家庭中有近69%参与了年度基金,共募款人民币514万元,远远超越200万元的募集目标。这让我们非常感动与骄傲,衷心感谢每一位的支持、信任和无私付出。

上一个学年所募集的资金已经切实帮助学校开展了8个领域的26个项目。接下来的几周时间里,我们将和大家逐一分享各项目的进展情况及取得的成果。本周,我们将为大家介绍图书馆发展以及校园环境优化这两个项目。

1、图书馆发展

  • 图书馆是包校学习的核心场所之一,也是学生们最喜爱的设施之一。我们在2014年暑假对小学部图书馆进行了扩建,使学生们能够拥有更多的空间来享受阅读,也为教师们创造了查阅参考资料的区域。同时,还为小学部图书馆购买了探索课程相关书籍以及英语学科教学资料等。
  • 上学年,年度基金还支持了中学部黄秀英纪念图书馆的持续发展。着重增加了非小说类图书的馆藏,从2014年1月至今,新增入库书籍5409册,其中小说类2090册,非小说类3319册,英文书籍占一半以上。
  • 读书周期间,我们还有幸邀请到了两位知名作家Sarah Brennan女士和沈石溪先生访问小学部,与学生零距离接触,一起分享了很多有趣的故事和想法。

2、校园环境优化

  • 由于上海频繁遭遇雾霾天气,为避免空气污染对包校学生及教职员工的健康造成伤害,年度基金在原有基础上,利用捐款超额部分增加了校园环境优化的项目,及时为中小学校区配备了空气净化器。

-     小学部已安装77台空气净化器,覆盖了小学部所有教室、办公室、体育馆、图书馆、礼堂和走廊。

-     中学部已安装296台空气净化器,覆盖中学部所有宿舍和教室、实验室、教师办公室、食堂、学生中心等。

-     根据实时监测,中小学校区内的空气质量明显优于校外,取得了显著成果(6月的18个工作日中,校内空气94%为优,6%为良;同期上海市读数6%为优,44%为良,22%为轻度污染,28%为中度污染)。

  • 暑假期间,年度基金还为松江校区引进了具备世界先进工艺的水质净化系统,工程已于8月中完工。此次水质改造项目采用了全球领先的专业水处理设备及系统制造公司Pentair。针对学校的具体情况对原有水泵房中水质作了如下处理:

-     多介质过滤器滤除原水带来的细小颗粒、悬浮物、胶体、藻类等杂志。

-     活性炭去除原水中有机物及游离氯及金属离子等。

-     紫外线消毒在不使用任何化学药物的情况下杀灭水或空气中所有的细菌病毒。

-     精密过滤器截留水中细微颗粒以及防止细小微粒及杀灭细菌体进入产水系统,确保产水颗粒物完全达标。根据8月末的检测结果,中学部的水质在浑浊度、细菌总数及总大肠杆菌指标上,均明显优于市政自来水及净化水标准

来自音乐组的信息

除钢琴俱乐部外,所有的音乐活动现在都已开课。提醒所有学习木管以及铜管乐器的学生,管乐团训练将于每周三下午16:00-17:00在东楼三楼合奏室2进行。管乐团面向学习管乐器的学生开放(例如:笛子、单簧管、双簧管、萨克斯、小号、长号等等),但加入管乐团的前提条件是学生对该乐器的演奏已超过初级水平。

从本学期开始,周五合唱团将取代原先的周二及周六合唱团,所有喜欢唱歌的学生都可以报名。排练地点是西楼五楼的礼堂 , 周五合唱团也将参与校音乐会的演出。想要参加周五合唱团的学生无需面试,每周五中午直接去礼堂参加就可以了。

钢琴俱乐部

由于之前负责钢琴俱乐部的张洪燕老师休产假,因此有一些信息断档,大家对于钢琴俱乐部是什么样的俱乐部都有些困惑,也不清楚面试流程,许多学生在没有准备的情况下就参加了面试。在看了面试结果以后,我们决定再给学生们一次机会展现自己真正的实力。另外,我们发现有些学生在没有学过钢琴的前提下也报名参加了钢琴俱乐部的甄选。

钢琴俱乐部并非是让学生学习弹奏钢琴的小组 。之前没有学过钢琴的学生是不能够参加的。重新安排的甄选将由几部分组成:学生们将要弹奏一小段自己已经学过的曲子,并且接受一段识谱测试,然后将会被问及一些钢琴学习的经历。

音乐组将会在下周三及周四中午重新安排面试。对此造成的不便,我们深表歉意。综合考虑下来,我们觉得这是最公平的解决方案。

周六音乐项目也将于本周六全面启动(913日)

打击乐俱乐部                          09:00 – 10:00

初级中国民乐团                      09:00 – 10:00

中国民乐团                             10:00 – 11:00

一对一私教课:

中提琴                                     10:00 – 11:00

二胡                                         11:00 – 12:00

架子鼓                                     10:00 – 12:00

乐理小组课安排:

第一组 – 初级组                  周六 10:00上课——在东楼三楼集合

1A Jerry Fan
1B Emma
1D Amy Lin
1D Catherine
1D Frank Yu
1D Lihan Chen
1D Yuki
2A Anthony
2D Ethan
2A Victor
3C Mary
3C Cici

 

第二组——中级组         周六10:40上课——在东楼三楼集合

2A Emily
2A Phoebe
2A Harry
3A Howard
3D Phoebe
4A Daniel
4B Sophia
4D Richie
4E Christina
5C Aimee
5D Benzo

 

第三组——高级组             周六11:20上课——在东楼三楼集合

4B Ernest Guo
4D Amelia
5D Michelle
5A Anna-lee
5B Elaine

来自体育部的信息

包校足球大师

让我们祝贺上个周末参加在上海瑞可碧橄榄球运动俱乐部举行的上海大师足球锦标赛的全体包校家长和友人!广大教师和家长群体的参与也让本次大赛精彩异常。感谢参加比赛的每一个人,我们也希望该赛事能成为包校的传统活动。

校队甄选甄选时间延长

自校队成员甄选活动开始,各年级同学们就对此表现出了极大的热情和兴趣,我们很高兴地向大家宣布,我们将延长运动队的甄选期限。有兴趣参加甄选的同学可以抓紧这几周的午休时段和其他相关时段进行训练和选拔。总教练会根据以下条件挑选参加即将到来的各项赛事:

  1. 准时出席各项训练并有良好的出勤率
  2. 态度积极并有团队合作精神
  3. 具有一定能力和技术水平

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。这对其他学生和家长也非常公平。只有当学生骨折或出现类似严重的状况时才可以不用上游泳课。我们是老师,同时也为人父母,我们应当在任何情况下都保持公正公平并坚持合理的原则。因此,请不要把因病而不能参加游泳课的学生送来上学。

非常感谢您的支持!

2014-2015学年第一学期足球队

我们计划建立一支一年级球队,并在二至四年级各建两支球队,此外,在五年级建立11岁以下年龄段球队并集合一支拥有杰出球员的11岁以下年龄段球队。

以上一至四年级的代表队将参加周日在上海美国学校举行的’Sport for Life’足球比赛,比赛时间为上午10点中午,比赛日期为:10月19日、11月2、9、23日和12月7日。

坚持参与常规训练的学生将受邀参加比赛,赛事开始前,学校将派发统一队服。

今年的比赛

我们将为每个年级指派一位主教练并希望每个年级都能有20-24名球员(第一学期里一年级的要求例外)。这也就意味着每个年级有两支队伍。主教练将负责一支球队,我们仍需要帮手来负责同年级里的另一支球队。在此,我提议有兴趣的家长踊跃报名来支持我们的学生们。除了一年级外,二、三、四年级各需要两位志愿者家长合作担任教练一职。一年级在第一个赛季只有一支球队,因此待第二个赛季时,我们才需要两位一年级志愿者家长。

如果第一学期的五个比赛日您都能坚持带队的话,请联系您孩子所在年级的家校协力会代表。欲知更多详情,您也可以发电邮给Mike Young老师,他的邮件地址是michael.young@ykpaoschool.cn

游泳队

由于包校学生游泳水平的不断提升,我们推行了一套行之有效的流程来帮助我们选拔有潜力的选手。

第一步:游泳老师在游泳课上挑选资质较好或非常有潜力的学生去参加其所在年级团队体育活动时段的游泳训练

第二步:游泳老师袁斌会趁团队体育活动训练的时候观察学生表现并挑选出游泳能手参加游泳晨训

第三步: Johnny教练会在游泳晨训时负责观察并最终挑选出合适人选加入包校游泳队。游泳队成员每周需要参加2次游泳晨训,具体日子要视家长们的时间而定。常规训练课可确保学生有足够的运动量以让他们有最佳的竞技状态。不能坚持常规训练的学生需将校队名额让给其他同学。

各队高年级学生的相关比赛日期:

9

9月20日,周六:越野比赛在包校中学部举行

11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

9月21日,周日:网球比赛在上海中学国际部举行(请去体育办公室领取报名表)

10

10月11日,周六:游泳比赛在包校中学部举行

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

五年级

五年级去南北湖的户外露营活动即将开始!下周一,五年级全体老师和学生将出发前往南北湖进行4天3夜的露营活动。感谢本周三前来参加露营信息会的所有家长,也谢谢各位积极配合准时完成缴费工作!对于即将到来的露营活动,孩子们已是激动不已,我们也真心希望他们已经做好了离家数日的思想准备并祝愿他们有一段美好的经历!大巴将于周一早上8:30准时离校,让我们祝五年级一路平安!

网球比赛

我们欢迎具有一定竞技水平的学生参加由EVO网球学校赞助的上海学校杯网球比赛,如果您有兴趣,请发邮件或面见体育组老师。面向二至五年级学生开放的小学组比赛将于9月21周日在上海中学国际部举行。您可到体育办公室领取申请表。本次比赛为淘汰制,报名截止日期为9月18日。

Dear YK Pao School Community,

Although it has only been a four day week, we have extremely busy. We have now elected our Year 5 Student Council. All members were chosen by their peers and they are already working to consider how they might influence and develop the school through their actions and by representing the ‘voice’ of the wider student body. The easy confidence with which the students explained this to the whole school this week was very impressive.

On behalf of all members of the staff I would like to thank you and the students for making Teachers Day such a special one. The presentation of flowers by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), the staff lunch provided on Wednesday, along with the kind and thoughtful messages we received from students and parents remind us how lucky we are to be part of the Y K Pao school community. Our work is so much more rewarding because of the support we receive from you.

Thank you to all parents who attended the Year 1 and 2 Information Evening this week. We hope that you found it a useful forum and that you were able to elect your class representative who can reflect your views to the Parent Teacher Association. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet with you as the year progresses.

We are very excited for our Year 5 students (and their teachers) who will be attending the Year 5 trip to Nan Bei Hu Lake next week. We held an information evening on Wednesday to hear about the planned activities. We look forward to reporting back on how the week goes and we wish them well with the adventures that await them.

Thank you for supporting our ‘No Hat No Play’ routine. Our students, almost without exception, have adapted to this very well.

Have a good weekend.

No playing after school

Please take you child home directly after they come down from the classroom. We need to keep the traffic moving on West Wuding Road so please do not stay while your child plays on the equipment. The playing facilities on the school grounds are not open to students after 3:50pm. For student safety, parents please do not talk with the teachers for a long time and do make sure that your child is well supervised.

Late supervision in Room 2220 East Building

If you arrive later than 4pm to pick up your child you will find him/her in Room 2220 of the East Building. Please understand that this service is only there to support those parents who are bit late due to the traffic situation, it is not homework time or a facility for students to stay after school. If you want your child to finish his/her homework at school after school is over, s/he can attend homework club, provided through the after school Enrichment Programme.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Family Maths

Family Maths was started by the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley. It is a programme that focuses on parents and children doing maths together – the emphasis being on building the child’s confidence with maths and receiving encouraging feedback from both teachers and parents. On Family Maths evenings at YK Pao School parents and children take part in maths activities, play maths games and share food. The first Family Maths evenings begin in September. Please make a note of the dates for your child’s class and make every effort to come along – they are so much fun!

Message from PTA

The first PTA meeting of the year will be held at 14:00-16:00 on 16th September 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:

-       Fees Arrangement

-       Annul Fund

-       Report Card

-       Principal Corner

 

Message from the Library

Dear Parents

Reading is one of the most beloved family activities in my house. The story time my daughter and I spend together before bedtime is always the highlight of the day. Shopping for books is our second favourite. Now, we invite you and your little ones to enjoy the fun together with our Baker Book Club!

Please share your child’s excitement when s/he brings you a Baker Book Club catalogue. You are able to choose your child’s (or your, if you are a big children’s book fan like me) next favourite book(s) together and place an order ONLINE! No need to worry about the lost money on the way to school or on the playground. If, unfortunately, your little one has lost the catalogue, thanks to the technology, you are still able to read the e-catalogue at: http://parentpay.bakerbooks.co.uk/clubs/YKPCHA2

The deadline for placing your book order is September 26, 2014. Please be reminded that your order will arrive at YK Pao in approximately 6 weeks, and that the Library does NOT take money from your child(ren) for Baker Book Club.

Happy Book Shopping!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease (HFMD)

We have had one case of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease and so according to school policies the class has been working by themselves and not mixing with other students. We have also been checking everyone’s temperature when they arrive at school. We hope this is an isolated case and we can get back to normal soon.

The school has strengthened its work on disinfection and ventilation in classrooms. If your child contracts red rashes on their hands, feet or inside their mouth, please take him/her to the hospital for medical attention. Please also inform your child’s class teacher and school nurse at 61671999 -1- 8131/ 8132.

To help prevent contracting the disease, please:

1. Maintain personal sanitation and hygiene; wash your hands often with liquid soap.

2. Pay attention to food hygiene to avoid gastro-intestinal viruses. Do not drink unboiled or unfiltered water. Do not eat raw food or food that has been frozen. Eat a balanced, nutritious diet, take proper exercise, and avoid becoming overtired.

3. Open a window throughout the day to allow ventilation.

4. Avoid possible exposure to infection by not taking your child to crowded public places.

Red Cross Hospitalization Foundation

In accordance with the regulations of the Shanghai Education Committee and the Shanghai Price Bureau, the School will be allowed to collect fee and purchase the insurance called “Red Cross Hospitalization Foundation” for students. Parents should make a personal contribution to this insurance policy as the school no longer collects miscellaneous fees at the beginning of each semester. Although Tuesday is designated as Notice Day for distributing hard-copy notices to parents, it will be a rush for parents if we issue the notice out next Tuesday, so we will hand them out today. Please check it and refer to the attached for details.

 2014基金通知单

Moodle: Accessing Weekly Outlines

What is Moodle?

Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS) – also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). While the YKPS Moodle Site is available 24/7 on the Internet, it is also password-protected. Each student has an individual “login”. Parents can use the same login to keep track of their student’s classwork. Each YKPS class has its own Moodle page, used for curriculum delivery and assignment scheduling. Even when students miss school, they are able to use Moodle to stay current with what is happening in each of their classes.

How do I find weekly outlines?

Follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Log onto Moodle by going here: http://moodle.ykpaoschool.cn/login/index.php

Step 2: Enter your child’s student number as user name and the password

Step 3: Click on a class.

Step 4: Click on the Weekly Outline.

The password will be posted on Homework Dairy on 16th of September for your reference and the system will be back on service on September 16th as well.

Annual Fund

With the generous support from parents, our first Annual Fund was launched with great success. Together, we raised a total of RMB 5.14million, which far exceeded our original target of RMB 2 million. We saw a participation rate of 68.8% from current families, which was extremely heartwarming for the School. We commemorated the launch of the Annual Fund with a remarkable first year, and this could not have been done without your generous donations.

In the past school year, the Annual Fund has substantially help the School in supporting 26 projects in 8 areas. We are very happy to share with you the progress of each project and the results achieved in the coming weeks. This week we will update you on two areas: Library Development and Environmental Quality Measures.

1. Library Development

  • The libraries are the heart of learning at YK Pao School and are our students’ favorite place. With the growing collection of books and heavy usage, the Primary School Library was expanded in the summer of 2014. The newly designed library will allow students to read in a more spacious atmosphere as well as allow for the creation of a teacher reference area. The Annual Fund also supported the purchase of more EU books and English teaching resources.
  • The Annual Fund also supported the continued development of the Huang Sue Ing Memorial Library collection with a focus on the non-fiction collection. From January 2014 to date, 5,409 books have been purchased, including 2,090 fiction books and 3,319 non-fiction books. More than half of these new books are English books.
  • For Book Week 2014, we were very lucky to have two well-known authors visit YK Pao School, Mrs. Sarah Brennan and Mr. Shixi Shen. Both authors shared many stories and ideas with our students, and took the time to sign a number of their books for our school library.

2. Environmental Quality Measures.

  • Due to the frequent hazy weather in Shanghai, with the support of The Annual Fund, we have equipped both campuses with air purifiers to minimize air pollution and potential health damage.

-     The Annual Fund was used to purchase 77 air purifiers for all classrooms, offices, the gym, library, and hallways and corridors at the Primary School.

-     296 air purifiers were purchased for all classrooms, dormitories, labs, offices, cafeteria and student center at the Secondary School.

-     According to real-time monitoring, air quality at both campuses has seen significant improvement. (Attachment: AQI distribution of air quality readings in June 2014)

  • During the summer holiday, the Annual Fund supported the installation of a state-of-the-art water purification system at the Secondary Division campus. The project was finished in the middle of August. This water purification project adopted one of the world’s leading water treatment equipment and systems manufacturer, Pentair. According to the specific conditions of our campus, we made the following changes within the water pump house:

-     Multi-media filters to allow for the filtration of tiny particles, suspended solids, colloid, algae and other impurities in the water

-     Activated carbon to remove organic matter and to free chlorine and metal ions that was in the water

-     Ultraviolet disinfection to eradicate all bacteria in the water or air without using any chemicals

-     Precision filters to intercept the fine particles in the water and to prevent them from entering the water production system, to ensure that the water completely reaches the desired standards. According to test result at the end of August, campus water has been largely improved above the water quality standards of municipal tap water and purified water.

Message from the Music Department

Except for Piano Club, all activities are now up and running. A reminder to all WIND and BRASS players that WIND ENSEMBLE takes place on Wednesdays from 4pm until 5pm in Ensemble Room 2 in the Music Department, East Building. This ensemble is open to students who are learning a wind or brass instrument (e.g. flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, euphonium, trombone etc.). Students do however need to know the basic notes before joining.

This year, FRIDAY CHOIR replaces the former Tuesday and Saturday choirs and is open to anyone who likes to sing. The rehearsals take place in the Auditorium and the choir takes part in the major school concerts. Students do not need to audition, they just need to turn up.

Piano Club

With Ms Carol being away, there has been some confusion as to what Piano Club is and what students have to do for the audition. As a result, many students turned up to their audition unprepared. Looking through the results of the audition, it was decided that we would give students another chance to show what they can do. It was also clear that some students have not learned the piano before.

Piano club is not a club to join for piano lessons. Students who have not learnt the piano will not be able to join. The re-audition will consist of the student playing a part of a piece that they have learnt, a short piece of sight reading and a basic interview about their piano playing.

The Music Department will reallocate times for next Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We feel that this is the fairest solution to all concerned.

Saturday Music Programme starts this Saturday (13th September):

Percussion Club                    09:00 – 10:00

Beginner Chinese Ensemble           09:00 – 10:00

Chinese Ensemble                10:00 – 11:00

PRIVATE LESSONS

Viola                                       10:00 – 11:00

Erhu                                       11:00 – 12:00

Drums                                                10:00 – 12:00

THEORY GROUPS

GROUP 1 – BEGINNER           10:00     Saturday Morning – Meet top floor East Building

1A Jerry Fan
1B Emma
1D Amy Lin
1D Catherine
1D Frank Yu
1D Lihan Chen
1D Yuki
2A Anthony
2D Ethan
2A Victor
3C Mary
3C Cici

 

GROUP 2 – INTERMEDIATE          10:40     Saturday Morning – Meet top floor East Building

2A Emily
2A Phoebe
2A Harry
3A Howard
3D Phoebe
4A Daniel
4B Sophia
4D Richie
4E Christina
5C Aimee
5D Benzo

GROUP 3 – MORE ADVANCED    11:20     Saturday Morning – Meet top floor East Building

4B Ernest Guo
4D Amelia
5D Michelle
5A Anna-lee
5B Elaine

Message from PE Department

YKPS Masters Football

Congratulations to the Parents and friends of YKPS who participated in the Shanghai Master’s Football Tournament last weekend at Shanghai Rugby Club. It was a fantastic event with participation from a great range of YKPS teachers and parents. Thank you to all who took part, this will hopefully become a tradition in our YKPS Community.

School Team Tryouts – Extended

Due to incredible interest and enthusiasm from all age groups in the recent weeks of tryouts, we are delighted to announce all tryout periods for all the school teams have been extended. This means any student who tried out for any school team during recent weeks, is welcome to participate and practice in any school team during the lunchtime and before school training sessions. The Head Coach will then choose their teams for the upcoming tournaments and matches based on:  1. Attendance and punctuality at these training sessions. 2. Attitude and cooperation. 3. Ability and Skill level.

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. This is fair and just for all other parents and students. Only in the event of a broken limb or something serious of that nature we shall excuse a student. We as teachers are also parents and we shall exercise fairness and common sense at all times, but sending your child to school when unfit to swim is not reasonable.

Many thanks for your support on this matter

Football Teams Semester 1 2014 / 2015

We are planning to have one team in Year 1, 2 teams at Year 2, 2 teams at Year 3, 2 teams at Year 4 and the YKPS Under 11 Team for Year 5 and any other outstanding players.

The above representative teams from Year 1 to Year 4 play in the Sunday Sport For Life Competitions held at Shanghai American School from 10 am to midday on the following five dates: Sunday October 19, November 2, 9, 23 and the final date on December 7.

Students that practice regularly will be invited to play and will be given uniforms closer to the starting date.

Matches for the Year

A Head Coach for each Year Group will be appointed and we hope to have 20 – 24 students per Year (with the exception of Year 1 in Semester 1). This would mean two teams at each age group. The Head Coach will take one team, but we need help for the second team. This is where I am asking the parents to step forward and support us. Rather than bring in coaches who have no connection with the students, I am asking for two parents per age group to join to run one team. That means two parents from Year 4, two parents from Year 3, two parents from Year 2 and none as yet from Year 1 as there will be only one team until season two, when we shall need two parents.

I would ask you to contact the PTA rep from your child’s Year Group if you are able to commit to 5 Sunday mornings in Semester 1 to help run a team in which your child will be playing. If you would like to know more please email me on michael.young@ykpaoschool.cn and I can give you more details.

Swimming Team

As our standard of swimming continues to rise, we have piloted and had success with the following steps for selection to the YKPS Swim Team for Primary Students.

1 – In swimming class time, the teacher notices students with ability or potential. These students are invited to Team Sports Swimming during curriculum time.

2 – The students in Team Sports Swimming Practice will be put through their paces by Teacher Yuan Bin. The most able will be invited to join the Early Morning Swimming Practice.

3 – During the Early Morning Swimming Practice, Coach Johnny casts his eye over the students and he will select the students most appropriate for the YKPS Swim Team. All students will be expected to attend 2 morning Trainings per week (days up to you as parents depending on your commitments). With this regular practice our students will get enough “swimming kilometres” per week to be competitive. Students who do not attend regularly will be left out of the swim team and we shall invite replacements.

Some additional dates for the older students in teams:

September

Sat 20th – Under 11 Cross Country at YKPS Secondary, Under 11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sun 21st – Tennis at Shanghai High School. (Entry forms available in the PE Office)

October

Sat 11th – Swimming Competition at YKPS Secondary

Sat 25th – Under 11 Football at SUIS Hongqiao

November

Sat 8th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

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

Sat 29th – Swimming at SHS (ID)

December

Sat 6th – U11 Basketball at Soong Ching Ling

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

Year 5

The Year 5 Outdoor Education Trip to Nanbeihu is here! On Monday all our Year 5 Team and Students will go off to Nanbeihu for 3 nights and 4 days. Thank you to all parents for their attendance at the Parents Information Evening on Wednesday and for making the payment deadline! Much appreciated. The students are extremely excited and we hope they are ready to have a fantastic time away from home! Buses will leave YKPS at 08:30 on Monday morning, we wish them safe travels!

Tennis Competition

If any student, who has played or plays Tennis, to a reasonable standard, would like to enter the Shanghai Tennis Schools Cup sponsored by EVO Tennis, please email or see a member of the PE Team. The competition runs on Sunday September 21st, for Primary school students and is open to Years 2-5. Application forms are available in the PE Office. The Tournament is hosted by Shanghai High School International Division and is a knockout competition. Closing date for entries is September 18th.