Newsletter 22 May2015

各位包校集体成员,

今天天气真是非常适合体育日活动的开展。很高兴许多家长都能赶来观看我们这些精力充沛的小家伙们在体育日活动里的表现。孩子们的团队合作精神和体育精神给人留下了深刻的印象,见到他们能享受运动所带来的真正快乐也让我们倍感欣慰。孩子们表现棒极了!我们也要特别感谢James老师和体育组的各位老师为孩子们策划组织如此有趣又有意义的活动。

在这里我们提醒大家,为尼泊尔受灾群众募捐的活动之一“便装日”将于下周一举行。请鼓励孩子们当天穿着有红色、白色和蓝色的衣物来校,这三种颜色是尼泊尔国旗上的颜色。所有参加便装日活动的学生和员工都将捐赠一些钱款来换取在上学日、工作日穿便装的机会。

请大家注意,最近我们对雨天的放学计划作了比较大的调整。目前,每逢下雨天放学时,教学楼的情况就会比较混乱。家长、老师和学生在楼里同时往不同的目的地移动,这使得教学楼里相当嘈杂、混乱且效率不高。

现在,我们希望雨天来接孩子放学的家长们能先在西楼教学楼外集中并等待,我们会于15:30在靠近图书馆的大楼侧门外的红色塑胶跑道上安置移动帐篷。届时,我们会请您先在楼外等待,当您的孩子已经做好接领准备的时候,我们会按年级请家长到指定的教室去接孩子。会有一名老师在教室里将孩子交给家长。我们会在帐篷区域清楚地贴示出教室信息以便您前去接孩子。我们预计这个流程要经历过几次实践后才能让大家熟悉起来,之后才能让雨天放学更为顺畅,我们衷心感谢您在学校推行新政时给予的理解、支持与帮助。

我们会在下周一的早集会上与孩子们沟通这一流程,如果您有任何问题,也可以询问自己的孩子。

祝周末参加比赛的球员们好运,也祝参加周六参加音乐活动的学生们过得愉快。

最后,祝您度过一个轻松的周末。

“我爱记汉字”活动

上周,语文组在全校范围内举行了第二届“我爱记汉字”活动。活动中,入围的小选手们通过小组赛的群策群力和个人赛的激烈角逐,最终每个年级三位优胜选手脱颖而出。比赛过程中小观众们也是全情投入,整个活动受到了孩子们的欢迎。老师们也希望通过这样的形式,激发孩子们学习汉字的兴趣,留心身边的汉字,做真正的汉字小英雄。

让我们祝贺最终获奖的小选手们,他们是:

一年级

优胜组:张君议 Joey 1A,王乐仪 Rosa 1B,张怀昕Lilah 1C,林小涵Amy 1D,杨思嘉Yangmei 1C

第一名:王乐仪Rosa 1B

第二名:林小涵Amy 1D

第三名:张怀昕Lilah 1C

二年级

优胜组:Y2B 邓书仪 Candy、Y2D 吴品仪 QQ、Y2A 薄琀笑 Phoebe、Y2C 周天沁 Catherine

第一名:Y2B 邓书仪 Candy

第二名:Y2D 吴品仪 QQ

第三名:Y2A 薄琀笑 Phoebe

三年级

优胜组:Y3B 林奕宣Elina  Y3D 包伊宁Joyce  Y3A闫一慈 Angela Y3C 高粱 Leonna  Y3C 陈霄 Mike

第一名:Y3A闫一慈 Angela

第二名:Y3C 陈霄 Mike

第三名:Y3B 林奕宣Elina

四年级

优胜组:Y4E薛晟昊 Andrew  Y4C井资含 Zoe     Y4E张其姝Maggie

Y4D朱羽涵Norman       Y4D吕中尧Tiger

第一名:Y4E薛晟昊 Andrew

第二名:Y4D吕中尧Tiger

第三名:Y4D朱羽涵Norman

五年级

优胜组:Y5A黄俊人 Max  Y5A尤子昂Eric  Y5B巫林奇 Richie  Y5C钱祺凡Chiffon   Y5D周子昂Benzo

第一名:Y5C钱祺凡Chiffon

第二名:Y5B 巫林奇Richie

第三名:Y5D周子昂Benzo

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报告卡/家长门户网站

随着期末临近,老师们正忙于撰写学生的报告卡。我们计划于6月23日发放本学期的报告卡。家长们也可以通过登陆家长门户网站查看各学科的课程描述。在期中复习周后转入包校的学生不会收到报告卡,但相关班主任老师会撰写一份综述评语与家长沟通该学生过去几周的进步情况。

鉴于技术支持仍未完善以及针对教师和家长的培训尚未启动,我们暂时将不对外开放家长门户网站上等级评定的在线查看功能。还望家长们耐心等候我们安排好所有的前期工作。在现阶段,如果您想要了解自己孩子的学习近况,最好的方式是关注期末发出的报告卡或直接与老师交流。

如果您无法登陆家长门户网站或有其他关于Powerschool系统的问题,请通过以下邮件地址联系我们。

parentportal@ykpaoschool.cn

世界无烟日

5月31日是第二十八个世界无烟日。为在广大学生及家长中树立“抵制烟草、健康成长”的观念,配合区“创建无烟家庭”活动,长宁区教育局发出了《创建无烟家庭倡议书》,详情请见附件。

 创建无烟家庭倡议书 Proposal on Establishing a Non-Smoking Home

从下周起开始执行不戴帽子不能户外活动的政策

家长手册中有记录到我们鼓励包校学生在天气状况允许和空气质量良好的情况下,在上午课间休息和午间休息的时候到户外玩耍,因此孩子们会花较多时间在户外的阳光下玩耍。为了保护他们的皮肤不被紫外线侵害,我们要求孩子在校期间到户外玩耍时需带上校帽。 帽子上必须注明孩子的中英文姓名及班级,以防丢失。若在夏天,有孩子没带帽子的话,他们将不能在户外玩耍:不戴帽子不能进行外活!

来自艺术组的消息

五年级学生主导的家长会
感谢五年级所有参与本次三方会谈的家长们。很高兴见到我们的学生能承担学习的自主性,同时,我们也很高兴见到家长们积极支持自己的孩子。在上周五的家长会上,很多爸爸妈妈都为自己的孩子感到骄傲。

四年级传统的中国水墨画

本周,四年级学生开始学习传统的中国水墨画。来自中学部的柳秀艳老师和我们四年级视觉艺术老师林慧云老师将合作完成该单元的教学。

家长调研提醒

感谢所有参与2015年年度家长调研活动的家长们。目前,调研活动的参与率为20%,我们希望更多的家长能参与进来,这样将使我们的调研结果更具代表性。

在线调研将于2015年5月27日关闭。您能通过以下链接找到问卷:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ykpaoschool2015parentsurvey

您只需花15分钟即可完成整个调研。

您的反馈对我们来说非常重要,它也有助于学校不断提高和进步。再次感谢您抽出时间完成调研,也感谢您对包校的支持!

水痘

我们有一名员工被确诊患了水痘,目前她已在家休息隔离。学校已经加强了每日晨检、大面积消毒等各项相关措施以防止疾病蔓延。作为一所中国私立学校,我们已经竭尽所能按照上级政府部门的要求采取了一切能做的隔离措施,以最大限度地降低交叉感染的可能性和风险。但由于我校课程及活动设置的特殊性,若做到100% 的完全隔离,也将严重影响隔离学生的课业学习。所以,我们希望大家能理解目前学校对于传染病隔离的措施和政策,我们将在政府部门的要求和切实可行的教学工作之间寻找较为合理的平衡点,在努力满足政府部门要求的同时也尽可能地给孩子们提供一个高效、有意义的学习环境。若您的孩子近期有发烧、脸上或身上出红疹、食欲不振等症状,请不要乘坐校车并及时主动就医,看病结束后请把就医结果告知班主任和校医,确诊不是水痘后方可乘坐校车。感谢您的支持。

来自音乐组的信息

年度春季音乐会

一年一度的包校春季音乐会将于6月5日周五18:30在小学部礼堂举行(18:00开始入场)。今年的春季音乐会将由中国民乐团、弦乐团、中文合唱团、英文合唱团、周五合唱团、管乐团、弦乐小组、重新整合的摇滚乐团以及Rob老师指导的打鼓俱乐部参与演出。为了确保每个家庭都能够欣赏到自己孩子的表演,每个参演学生家庭仅可限量获取2张免费入场券。请于下周晚些时候至学校前台处领取。

音乐会尾声时,我们还安排了一场为援助尼泊尔抗震救灾的募款活动。

哈佛大学鳄鱼合唱团一场精彩的听觉盛宴

我们很高兴地向大家宣布,著名的哈佛大学鳄鱼合唱团将于6月10日周三来到包校为大家演出!几年前他们也曾来包校表演过,如果当年您曾观摩过他们的演出就一定知道他们的表演是多么得有趣!请查阅附件中的海报。此次演出的门票即将于学校前台处开售,价格为每张80元。先到先得哦!

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来自体育组的信息

祝贺

我们的游泳队员们于上周末在上海长宁国际学校参加了上海游泳联盟的比赛,孩子们的表现棒极了!总共有30位包校选手参加了不同年龄组别的比赛并摘得了20枚奖牌凯旋而归,其中包括5枚金牌、5枚银牌和7枚铜牌,而且我们在接力赛和个人赛中也都有所斩获,可谓成绩优异。祝贺所有参赛的选手们!

Sports for Life,周日足球赛

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

校车将于上午9点离校,并于中午12点返回学校(6月14日,因颁奖仪式的进行,校车将于下午13:30返校)。如果车内仍有空位,我们也欢迎家长随车同行。如果家长想自己带孩子前往上海美国学校,请在9:45之前抵达现场。

由上海学校体育协会组织的击剑比赛

一年一度的由上海学校体育协会主办的击剑比赛将于6月6日在包校小学部开战。任何在中小学部有击剑经验的学生都可以报名参加此次锦标赛。如果你有兴趣参赛,请联系体育组的Toby老师,含有活动详情的通知信将于稍后发出。本次比赛将于6月6日即周六的9点整开始。比赛包含两个年龄组别:小学组(塑料佩剑)和混龄组(各年龄段更有经验的击剑选手)。

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

  1. 只给予积极正面的鼓励
  2. 我们的学生正通过比赛学习尊重、正直和仁爱
  3. 裁判员、教练员和工作人员通常也都是赛事的志愿者
  4. 与赢得比赛相比,团队合作、体育精神和积极参与对小运动员们来说更为重要

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

接下来的各项比赛:

5

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24日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第4周

5月29日,周五:四、五年级体育日活动在包校中学部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

6

6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

What a perfect afternoon for the Sports afternoon held today. It was wonderful to see so many parents in attendance and to see how well our youngest students performed. It was particularly impressive to witness the team work, sportsmanship and genuine enjoyment that all of the children gained from their events. Well done to all and a special thank you to James Viera and the PE team which put together such an enjoyable and worthwhile event.

Just a reminder that we will be having a ‘Dress Casual’ day on Monday in support of the victims of the two Nepali Earthquakes that have occurred recently. Please do encourage your child(ren) to support by coming to school dressed in red, white and blue ,the colours of the Nepali Flag. In exchange for a uniform free day, all participants will be asked to make a donation to the cause.

Please note an important change that we are making to the pick-up of students during Wet Day Dispersal. At present, the school building is chaotic at the end of the day when it is raining. Parents, teachers and students have been heading in different directions simultaneously and this has been noisy, confusing and inefficient.

On wet days, we would now ask that all parents who are collecting their children assemble and wait OUTSIDE the West Building under the shelters provided. These will be erected on the running track, just outside the Library doors, at 3:30 p.m. on a wet day. You will be asked to wait until your children are ready for collection. We will then ask parents, one year group at a time, to go to a designated classroom in each year group to collect their child. Your child will be handed over to you by a teacher.

These classrooms will be clearly displayed in the sheltered area so that parents know where to go. We anticipate that this might take a few attempts before everything is familiar and becomes smooth, but we would really appreciate your help, support and cooperation during the introduction of this new procedure.

We will explain this carefully to the children during the Assembly next Monday, so do please ask them if you have any further questions.

Good luck to our sports teams and students in the Saturday morning music programmes.

Wishing you all a relaxing, restful and enjoyable weekend.

Chinese Spelling Bee

Last week, the Chinese department held the Third Chinese Spelling Bee Activity at school. We had three winners from each year through the fierce competition in group competitions or individual competitions. At the same time, our little audiences also enjoyed the activities. Students enjoyed the activities and teachers want to stimulate students’ interesting on learning Chinese characters. Looking for the Chinese characters around you, and you will be the real spelling bee champ.

Let’s congratulate our little winners. They are:

Year One:

Winner Team: Y1A Joey           Y1B Rosa          Y1C Lilah         Y1D Amy         Y1C Yangmei

Champion: Y1B Rosa

Second: Y1D Amy

Third: Y1C Lilah

Year Two:

Winner Group: Y2B Candy                  Y2D QQ          Y2A Phoebe     Y2C Catherine

First place: Y2B Candy

Second place: Y2D QQ

Third place: Y2A Phoebe

Year Three:

Winner Group: Y3B Elina         Y3D Joyce        Y3A Angela      Y3C Leonna    Y3C Mike

First place: Y3A Angela

Second place: Y3C Mike Mike

Third place: Y3B Elina

Year Four:

Winner Group: Y4B Andrew               Y4C Zoe          Y4E Maggie       Y4D Norman   Y4D Tiger

First place: Y4E Andrew

Second place: Y4D Tiger

Third place: Y4D Norman

Year Five:

Winner Group: Y5A Max         Y5A Eric          Y5B Richie        Y5C Chiffon     Y5D Benzo

First place: Y5C Chiffon

Second place: Y5B Richie

Third place: Y5D Benzo

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School reports/Parent Portal

As the end of the year approaches, teachers are busy writing student reports. We plan for reports to go out on June 23. Parents will be able to logon to the parent portal to read the course descriptors for each subject. New students who transferred to the school after the mid-semester review week will not receive a report, but instead a letter from the class teacher summarizing his/her progress over the last few weeks.

We will not open the grade viewing of the parent portal as we do not feel we are ready in terms of the IT solution, teacher training and parent training. We ask for parents’ patience as we work through the issues.  The best way to get an understanding of your child’s progress at school is to talk to teachers and through the end of semester report.

If parents are not able to get onto the parent portal or have other Powerschool issues, please contact parentportal@ykpaoschool.cn

World No Tobacco Day

Next Sunday, May 31st, marks the 28th World No Tobacco Day. To lodge the idea of resisting tobacco for growing up healthily in children’s and parents’ minds, and to be in accord with the activity plan designed by Changning District government, the Education Bureau of Changning District issued a proposal regarding establishing a non-smoking home. Please kindly find the attachment for more details. Thank you for your attention.

创建无烟家庭倡议书 Proposal on Establishing a Non-Smoking Home

No Hat, No Play Starting from Next Week

As mentioned in the Parents Handbook, students in YKPS are encouraged to spend break and lunch times playing outside when the weather and air quality are good. To protect their skin against harmful UV radiation, children need to wear their YK Pao School cap during school hours. This cap SHOULD be named in both languages. If the students do not have a hat in summer they are not allowed to play outside – No hat, no play!

Message from Art Department

Year five Student Led Conferences

Thank you to all of the families in year 5 that attended the student-led conferences. It was lovely to see our students taking responsibility for their learning and to see how supportive and positive their parents were. There were many proud Mums and Dads on Friday.

Year four – Traditional Chinese Painting

This week Year 4 have started to learn about tradition Chinese painting. Alyssa Liu, from secondary campus and Lois Lin, our year 4 visual art teacher, came together to collaborate on this unit of work.

Parent Survey Reminder

Thank you to those of you who have kindly completed our 2015 Annual Parent Survey.  The response rate has reached 20% and we are still waiting for more participation for our results to become more representative.

The survey will close on 27 May, 2015.  The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ykpaoschool2015parentsurvey

It should only take 15 minutes.

Your feedback is very valuable to us and will help drive school improvement.  Thank you again for your time and continued support of YK Pao School!

Chicken Pox

There is a staff suffering from chicken pox this week. This staff is now at home recuperating. Measures are being taken by the School in an attempt to prevent the spread of the disease include a morning temperature check, disinfection of common areas and so on.

As a Chinese private school, we have been making every effort to take effective quarantine measures in accordance with requirements from the government to minimize the probability and risk of cross-infection. However, on the basis of the specificity of school curriculum and activities, the learning needs of students who were put into quarantine for two weeks is also one of our serious considerations, so we are very worried about the learning progress of students if we implement absolute quarantine. We sincerely hope you could understand the quarantine measures and policy for contagion, which is currently carried out in school. We need to balance the requirement of the health authorities with what is practical and feasible within the context of the school day. We are trying to meet the stringent, and perhaps unrealistic, requirements of the health authorities whilst also trying to provide a productive, meaningful learning environment.

If you find your child has a fever, red rashes on the face or body or loss of appetite, please take him/her to the hospital for medical attention and also inform the class teacher and school nurse as soon as possible. Students should not take school bus without confirmation by a doctor that they do NOT have chicken pox. Thank you for your support.

Message from Music Department

Annual Spring Concert

The annual Spring Concert will take place on Friday 5th June at 18:30 in the Primary Auditorium (doors opening from 18:00). The performances will feature the Chinese Ensembles, Orchestra, Chinese Choir, English Choir, Friday Choir, the newly formed Rock Band, Wind Ensemble, Rob’s Percussion Ensemble and the String Groups. To ensure that every family can have tickets to see their child/children, tickets will be limited to two per family. The tickets are free and participating students will be able to collect them from reception from the end of next week.

There will be a voluntary collection at the end of the concert in aid of the Nepal Earthquake relief.

The Harvard Kroks – An Fun Evening of Vocal Entertainment!

We are very pleased to announce that the famous singing group The Krokodiloes from Harvard University are coming to sing to us on Wednesday 10th June. For those that saw and heard them when they came to perform to us a few years ago, you will already know what fun they are! Please see poster attached. Tickets are 80 RMB and will be on sale shortly from reception. It will be first come first served!

Krokodiloes poster

Message from PE Department

Congratulations

Well done to all our swimmers that competed at the SSL Races last weekend at SCIS. We took 30 swimmers and returned with over 20 medals in different age groups. Our medals included 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 7 Bronze including the Relays and Individual races. Well done to all the swimmers, some fantastic results.

Sport for Life Football, Remaining Sundays:

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

All Buses leave YKPS at 0900 and return at 1200 (except June 14th – awards ceremony = 1:30pm return) Parents are welcome to take the buses if there is room. If parents wish to make their own way to SAS please arrive no later than 09:45.

SSSA Fencing Competition

YKPS Primary is due to host the annual SSSA Fencing Competition on June 6th. If any student in Primary or Secondary has fenced before they are welcome to join this tournament. Any interested students should tell Mr. Toby in the PE Office and a letter will be sent home with the details. The competition is on Saturday June 6th and will run from 9am. In two age groups: Primary Age (plastic foils) and Open-Age Category (more experienced fencers of any age).

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

A reminder to spectators when supporting our young YK Pao athletes:

  1. Positive encouragement only
  2. Our students are learning about respect, integrity and compassion
  3. The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers
  4. Teamwork, cooperation, a positive attitude to sport, and participation are much more important for our young athletes, than winning.

Thank you to parents for your continued support in the above.

Upcoming Sports Events:

May

Fri 22nd – Year 1-3 Sports Day at YKPS Primary

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

Sun 24th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 4

Fri 29th – Year 4&5 Sports Day at YKPS Secondary Campus

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at WISS

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

Newsletter 15 May2015

各位包校集体成员,

很高兴在这周的家长老师见面会上遇见各位家长。我从大家这里得到了非常积极的反馈信息,同时,对于布置在礼堂外廊的艺术展,大家也给予了非常高的评价。今年,五年级艺术课程的学生-家长-老师三方会谈是一个非常棒的尝试,见到孩子们在会谈中起到主导作用也着实让我们感到欣喜。感谢所有参与本次三方会谈的家长们。我们非常重视您的想法和反馈,我们也希望学生在以后的学习中担起更多的自主性。

本周的另一个亮点是,前英国板球队队长Mike Gatting先生于本周三来访包校。在集会上,他与四、五年级的学生讲述他的经历和价值观,并在课休时段为感兴趣的学生组织了一次辅导课。像他这么有才华的人却又不失谦逊和质朴的品行,在很短的时间里他就融入了包校的集体里。对于所有人来说,他都是我们学习的榜样。

您可以想象的到,每学年临近尾声之际都是我们最繁忙的时节。丰富的活动近在眼前,春季音乐会、五年级毕业季、周末体育赛事、游泳慈善活动和我们的体育日活动及体育颁奖典礼都将悄然而至。也希望您能多多关注校长来信以获得更多的活动信息。

最后,祝您周末愉快,希望大家注意天气变化不要淋雨感冒了,也祝我们的运动健儿们好运!

来自家校协力会的消息

5月的家校协力会将于20日下午2点到4点在学校西楼1104会议室召开,请各班的班代和年代准时出席,同时,我们也欢迎其他家长列席。本次会议的议题如下:

  • 环保集市总结
  • 人员配置
  • 来自测试协调员的一些更新信息
  • 校长信息 – 水痘

我们请三年级的班代在家校协力会后留下来,学校将与大家分享一些关于班级重组的信息。感兴趣的家长亦可参加。

来自音乐组的信息

温馨提示:5月16日的周六音乐项目将照常开展。

来自体育组的信息

祝贺

上周末,包校的11岁年龄段以下足球队在惠灵顿国际学校的足球锦标赛上赢得了最终的胜利,“当之无愧的冠军们”、“非常谦逊的赢家”、“拥有了不起的团队精神”这些都是其他学校的教练和家长对我们学生的评语。尽管半决赛和决赛的比赛很难打,但在精彩的团队配合下,他们赢得了全部七场比赛的胜利。这一季的比赛已完美收官,每场比赛都展现出了孩子们最真实的品格。我们真心为他们感到骄傲。同时,我们也要感谢家长们一直以来的关注和支持。大家都棒极了!

祝好运

一至四年级的足球运动员们将于本周日在上海美国学校参加第二场Sports for Life的足球赛。让我们预祝孩子们能出色地发挥自己的水平。孩子们的第一场比赛非常成功,我们希望这次他们能保持自己的状态取得好成绩,也希望家长们能给予一如既往的支持。以下是赛事提醒和观众提示。感谢您的支持。还望家长提醒孩子要穿好护胫和白色足球袜。

5月17日 周日

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

校车将于上午9点离校,并于中午12点返回学校(614日,因颁奖仪式的进行,校车将于下午13:30返校)。如果车内仍有空位,我们也欢迎家长随车同行。如果家长想自己带孩子前往上海美国学校,请在9:45之前抵达现场。

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

  1. 只给予积极正面的鼓励
  2. 我们的学生正通过比赛学习尊重、正直和仁爱
  3. 裁判员、教练员和工作人员通常也都是赛事的志愿者
  4. 与赢得比赛相比,团队合作、体育精神和积极参与对小运动员们来说更为重要

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

祝好运

预祝将于本周末参加上海游泳联盟比赛的小选手们有出色的表现!他们将于上海本地的其他优秀选手们进行竞技。我们的选手们在本学年里不断进步,他们水平足以迎战其他顶尖的游泳小将们了。这是今年游泳队员们参加的最后一项赛事,让我们祝他们取得好成绩!

由上海学校体育协会组织的羽毛球比赛取消了

由于缺乏参赛队伍,由上海学校体育协会组织的原定在上海中学国际部举行的羽毛球比赛取消了。

挑战创办人——十万米游泳爱心接力

我们陆续收到了来自不同年级家长和孩子的报名,目前已收到30人以上的报名,接下来几周我们会统一安排参加比赛的孩子在晨训和Team sports的时间去游泳馆测验并训练,每周训练一次,每次20圈左右。因为有些小朋友平时没有游过这么长的距离,我们也担心小朋友长时间参加比赛会出问题,也请家长量力而行。比赛当天还会有各种游戏活动、义卖和表演同时进行,如果孩子不参加比赛也想献一份爱心,也可到现场为我们参赛的小选手们加油助威。

练习时间:

每天早上7:00-7:40或

一年级:周一15:00-15:40

二年级:周二15:00-15:40

三年级:周三15:00-15:40

四年级:周四15:00-15:40

五年级:周五15:00-15:40

感谢您的参与。

接下来的各项比赛:

5

5月16日,周六:上海游泳联盟组织的游泳比赛

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行 – 该活动已取消

5月17日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第3周

5月22日,周五:一至三年级体育日活动在包校小学部举行 – 请查看家长通知信获取详情

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24日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第4周

5月29日,周五:四、五年级体育日活动在包校中学部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在西华国际学校举行(由协和双语学校虹桥校区改至现在的比赛地)

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It has been a pleasure meeting with so many of you this week at the Parent-Teacher conferences. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. I also received some excellent comments regarding the Art Exhibition which is located outside the Auditorium. This, along with the three-way conferences for Art for our Year 5 students, parents and teachers has been an excellent initiative and it was wonderful listening to students taking control of these conferences. Thanks to all parents who participated willingly in this experiment. We will be very interested in your feedback as we hope to encourage students to take more ownership of their learning in future.

Another highlight for our school this week was welcoming Mr. Mike Gatting M.B.E, the former captain of the England cricket team. He spoke about his values and experiences to our Year 4 and 5 students in assembly and ran a coaching session for interested students during our morning break on Wednesday. For a man with such talent, his humility and modesty were striking, and he connected very well with our community in a very short space of time. He was an excellent role model for us all.

As you might imagine, it is a busy time for us as the end of the year approaches. We have some wonderful events looming. The Summer Concert, Graduation for our Year 5 students, the weekend sporting fixtures, the swimming charity event, and our Sports Days and Award evening are just a few to mention. Watch this space for more details!

We do hope that you enjoy a good weekend and manage to stay dry! Good luck to our sports teams.

Message from PTA

The PTA meeting of May will be held at 14:00-16:00 on 20th 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:

  • Eco Fair Summary
  • Staffing
  • Updates from the Assessment Coordinator
  • Principal Corner – Chicken Pox

To Y3 class reps, please stay after the PTA meeting as we have important updates on class blending to share with you. Interested parents are welcome as well.

Message from Music Department

Just a gentle reminder, the Saturday Music Programme remain the same on May 16th.

Message from PE Department

Congratulations

“Deserved champions,” “so humble in winning,” “amazing team spirit”. These were some of the comments from other schools’ coaches and parents, after the YKPS U11 Football Team capped off their season by winning the final SSSA U11 Tournament at Wellington College last weekend. In an amazing team performance they won 7 of their 7 games including very tough semi-final vs Wellington College and the final vs Pudong. This brings to the end an incredible season for this excellent team that show true character every time they play. We couldn’t be more proud and thank the parents so much for all their continued support. Well done everyone!

Good Luck

Best wishes to all our Y1-4 Footballers who play in their 2nd SFL Sunday Tournament this weekend at SAS. The 1st Sunday was great and we hope for similar turnout and support this time around. See below for a reminder for spectators at school events. Many thanks for all your support. Please remind students they must wear shin guards and white football socks.

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

All Buses leave YKPS at 0900 and return at 1200 (except June 14th – awards ceremony = 1:30pm return) Parents are welcome to take the buses if there is room. If parents wish to make their own way to SAS please arrive no later than 09:45.

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

A reminder to spectators when supporting our young YK Pao athletes:

  1. Positive encouragement only
  2. Our students are learning about respect, integrity and compassion
  3. The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers
  4. Teamwork, cooperation, a positive attitude to sport, and participation are much more important for our young athletes, than winning.

Thank you to parents for your continued support in the above.

Good Luck

Best wishes also to our swimmers who will go to a Shanghai Swim League event this weekend and compete against the top local talent. Our swimmers are growing from strength to strength this year and have competed and held their own against the best in Shanghai. We wish them well in their final event this year.

SSSA Badminton Cancelled

Due to lack of tournament entries from other schools the SSSA Badminton Tournament at SHSID has been cancelled.

Founder’s Challenge: 100,000 Swim for Love

We have received applications from many different year groups, parents and children. In the next few weeks we will be arranging morning training swim sessions and time during team sports for our participating students to go to our swimming pool test to practice for the event. Many entrants have limited experience of swimming long distances so extra help is needed to prepare. For those practice times see below. On Race Day there will be a variety of games, charity events, and performances, everyone welcome to come and support!

Practice Times:

Monday-Friday morning training: 7:00 – 7:40 or

Y1: Monday: 15:00-15:40

Y2: Tuesday: 15:00-15:40

Y3: Wednesday: 15:00-15:40

Y4: Thursday: 15:00-15:40

Y5: Friday: 15:00-15:40

Thank you for your participation! We are sure this will be a great event.

Upcoming Sports Events:

May

Sat 16th – SSL Shanghai Swim League Meet

Sat 16th – U11 Badminton at SHSID- This EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Sun 17th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 3

Fri 22nd – Year 1-3 Sports Day at YKPS Primary – Please see the Parent’s Letter for details

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

Sun 24th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 4

Fri 29th – Year 4&5 Sports Day at YKPS Secondary Campus

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at WISS (changed from SUIS Gubei)

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

Newsletter 8 May2015

各位包校集体成员,

长假归来,看得出所有学生都得到了充分的休息和娱乐。但我们发现在长假尾声,有许多中高年级的孩子由于时差或晚上休息过晚,导致回校上课后精神疲累。通常情况下,孩子们需要调整几天才能让身心都做好准备,然后再回校进行正常学习。我们也希望家长以后在制定假期计划时能注意到这一问题。

自周一起,我们迎来了9名新转学生,在老师的悉心关照下,孩子们在包校都适应得不错,班中也有同伴照顾,我们欢迎新同学和家庭加入包校大家庭!

Mike校长受CIS组织邀请于本周一飞赴越南河内参访一所双语学校,他将于下周一回校工作。祝他此次出行顺利并能学习其他国家双语学校的成功经验。

周三晚上,学校组织了一场有关测评的家长会,测试协调员、英语和数学组长共同与家长沟通了包校的测评理念和方式,也分享了本次国际学校测试的结果,Victoria老师(测试协调员)在本次校长信中也会对此次会议的大致情况作一简述,若您错过了家长会,请仔细阅读。

下周,是期中复习周后的家长老师见面会,希望大家积极参与到此次见面活动中并与老师直面沟通学生各方面的情况。如您有任何预约操作上的问题,详见4月21日校长室发出的通知信。

本月的家校协力会会议将于5月20日举行,欢迎班代/年代和感兴趣的家长前来参加!

祝周末愉快!

关于56日家长信息会的反馈

感谢在本周三前来参加信息分享会的各位家长。对于那些未能出席的家长,我们想与您分享以下信息:

在包校,我们有多种形成性和总结性评估的方式。而我们301位3-5年级学生于2月参加的ISA国际学校测试则是一个外部测评,它让我们对孩子们在数学、英语阅读和写作上的能力有了一个大体了解。我们也将这个测评体系视为让包校与来自世界各地的226所国际学校进行学术比较的一个基准。

我们也很高兴地宣布,从本次的测试结果来看,包校学生平均水平成绩高于所有其他学校的学生和其他同类学校(英语非母语为学生主体的学校)的学生。

主要优势 2015 vs 2014

  1. 三年级在英语和数学方面优势非常明显
  2. 3-5年级在阅读方面的增长都有了两位数
  3. 记叙文写作有进步

英语和数学老师将于下周与学生分享他们的测试结果并帮助他们分析可提高的部分。在家长老师见面会上,家长可从英语老师处拿到这两部分的成绩。如果您有任何问题,请借家长老师见面会之际与孩子的相关老师进行商谈。

2015年品格教育写作&视觉艺术大赛

我们已将2015年品格教育写作及视觉艺术大赛的投稿截止日期延后至5月15日。希望家长们鼓励孩子积极参与!中、英文投稿皆可。

1-2年级组

主题:你钦佩的人是谁?

描写一个你所钦佩的、具备包校品格特征的人。你钦佩的人是谁?你为什么钦佩他们?包校品格特征在他们身上是如何体现的呢?学生可自由选择一个对象来描写,描写对象可以是家庭人员、朋友、世界领袖或你身边的任何人。

你的作品应该包括一小段文字和一幅插画。请使用班主任老师提供的模版。

3-5年级组

主题:你钦佩的人是谁?

描写一个你所钦佩的、具备部分或全部包校品格特征的人。

写作要求:

你可以采用任意一种写作体裁,包括但不限于富有想象力的故事、个人叙述、诗歌等。请提交一份打印稿,文章应采用双倍行距,长度不少于一页(大概250字),不多于3页(大约750字)

视觉艺术要求:

你可以创作一件原创艺术作品,配以一小段描述。你可以采用任意一种艺术形式,比如摄影、素描、油画、雕刻、拼贴画等。描述内容应包括艺术品的名称,你钦佩的人是谁以及制作该艺术品所使用的材料。

我们期待收到你原创、独到的见解,并且真正理解学校的品格特征,因为这些因素跟你钦佩的那个人紧密相关。

提交方法:

文章请提交至karla.sy@ykpaoschool.cn。艺术作品请提交给你的美术老师。参赛作品请标明作者全名和班级名称。

Character Education Writing Competition_Y1 and 2 Form_Bilingual

来自校医的消息

请查看附件内的5月健康月报。

扁桃体炎

牙齿治疗通知

今年3月份校医室已经把来自医院的牙齿治疗通知单发给了您的孩子,请您在6月6日前带孩子就医,并请将病史卡的复印件提供给校医室,以便统计和记录。如您有任何疑问可以咨询校医室,校医室电话:61671999-1-8131/8132。感谢您的配合。

就诊方式有两种:

  1. 凭通知至江苏街道卫生服务中心口腔科治疗(地址:武夷路320号4弄,咨询电话62128666-8125),窝沟封闭和Ⅰ、Ⅱ、Ⅲ度龋齿的牙患者可享受免挂号费和诊疗费, 而牙髓感染治疗则无优惠待遇,需按门诊标准收费。
  2. 家长也可自由选择医院,但治疗费自付。

美术展让我们大家一起庆祝!

包校一年一度的美术展将于2015年5月11日(星期一)到2015年6月5日(星期五)进行。我们诚邀您来欣赏孩子们精彩的作品展示!

艺术组

开卷助人项目四川之行

五一假期中,一行19人的由学生、家长、员工和吴子健校长组成的探访团出发前往四川省,探访小母牛在青神县黄莺岭村的项目,了解了我们的捐款如何帮助中国贫困地区的农户改善他们的生活状况。

探访团不但探访了受助农户家庭、入住农户家、与农户一起干农活,还深入偏远山区探访了一所村小。由于大部分同学都是第一次离开父母参加这样的长途旅行,同学们都表现得非常地兴奋,同时又对他们所不熟悉的环境充满了好奇。早在2013年包校就已经计划探访此项目,但是由于当时雅安突发地震而不得不取消。经过两年的发展建设,我们很高兴地看到村里建造了新的村民活动广场、农村书屋、整洁的牲畜圈舍和一些新的房子。

活动第三天,我们前往当地偏远的村小天池小学探访。孩子们与当地孩子一起绘制T恤和玩游戏,Sandra老师和张维老师则分别给所有孩子上了一节生动的科学实验课和讲故事课。每一个人都在这个大山环抱的学校中度过了愉快的半天。

探访活动后,同学们感受良多,不约而同表示回到上海会更加珍惜自己所拥有的,并会更加努力地去帮助有需要的人!

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来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长,

我热爱在包校这个大家庭中工作的一个原因是这里的每个人都有一颗关爱他人之心。两个月前,当我发出招募图书馆志愿家长的公告后,家长们的热情让我深深地被感动了。感谢所有愿意或正在给予我们帮助的家长们。由于工作空间的限制,我们不得不拒绝了许多家长的申请。我非常高兴地向大家介绍Y3A丹增卓玛的妈妈京萨已经成为我们图书馆团队的一员,如果您在校园中见到她,请给她一个温暖的微笑。

不仅是家长们,我们的孩子也毫不犹豫地向那些需要帮助的群体伸出援助之手。两位五年级的学生,Anoushka和Alexandra发起了一项为中国贫困山区学校捐书的活动。如果您有任何不需要再看的儿童书籍,最好是中文的,请在5月11-14日之间将这些书籍送至图书馆。

再次感谢大家的帮助,祝您度过一个爱意满满的母亲节!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

第五届成长之旅 ”—从小学到中学

每年的“成长之旅”是Run A Way的传统活动,迄今已是第五届,本届活动时间是2015年5月30日,上午8点参加活动的队员将在包校小学部(武定西路)集合,出发,沿江苏路、华山路、漕溪路、沪闵路、莘松路、场西路、明中路、卖新公路、辰花路、龙源路,新松江路到中学松江校区,单程40公里。欲知详情,请查看附件内容。

成长之旅-中

温馨提示:家长老师见面会当天的看护工作

由于届时学校所有员工都将投入家长会的工作,学校当日不提供课后看护学生服务。所有家庭须安排在5月14日(周四)下午3:50接孩子,并安排5月15日(周五)的孩子看护。这两天均没有拓展课

来自项目拓展处的信息

我们很高兴地通知您,拉尔夫·奧伍德合唱班的报名工作已接近尾声,我们收到了很多热爱唱歌的包校学生的踊跃报名。目前,尚有少许名额,如果您的孩子有兴趣参加的话,请速报名!以下是课程信息:

课程详情

–报名者年龄为8-15岁

–时间:2015年7月27日(周一)至 8月2日(周日)

–地点位于包玉刚实验学校长宁校区

–全英文授课从每天上午08:00开始至下午18:00结束

–拉尔夫·奥伍德先生将带领7位富有经验的来自英国合唱班的课程教师

联系人:张老师

电话:61671999*1*8109

来自体育组的信息

祝好运

本周六,11岁以下年龄段足球队的球员们将在惠灵顿国际学校参加由上海学校体育协会主办的足球锦标赛。这一群极具天赋的孩子们在过去的一个赛季里踢过好几场精彩的比赛,他们也将于本周集结参加最后一场由上海学校体育协会组织的比赛。让我们祝所有参与活动的师生好运!也感谢这一年来经常到场支持孩子们的各位家长们!

创办人挑战赛

在端午节期间(6月19日),我们将在松江校区的游泳馆举办一场创办人万米游泳挑战赛。这是一项慈善活动,游泳赛为接力赛,每队可由10-20位人员组成。我们的目标是为上海的自闭症运动员们募集10万善款。如果您有意参加本次活动并尽一份心力,请联系中学部的Johnson教练: johnson.wu@ykpaoschool.cn

板球运动推广在包校!

为在中国推行板球运动,在国际上享誉盛名的板球俱乐部之一的玛丽勒本板球俱乐部与包校进行了洽谈,并将于下周三组织一场小型的板球工作坊。他们将邀请曾获得英帝国勋章的前英格兰板球队队长Mike Gatting为孩子们介绍板球运动。Y2B和Y5A将利用游泳课时间去上板球课!周三课休的时候,我们还安排了一场向全校学生开放的工作坊。希望孩子们从这位板球运动的传奇人物身上学习到更多与该运动相关的信息!

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

  1. 只给予积极正面的鼓励
  2. 我们的学生正通过比赛学习尊重、正直和仁爱
  3. 裁判员、教练员和工作人员通常也都是赛事的志愿者
  4. 与赢得比赛相比,团队合作、体育精神和积极参与对小运动员们来说更为重要

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

Sport for Life 周日足球联赛第二赛季

请注意:所有参加足球比赛的学生必须在每场比赛都穿包校足球队队服、球鞋、白色长筒足球袜和护胫。

5月17日 周日

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

校车将于上午9点离校,并于中午12点返回学校(614日,因颁奖仪式的进行,校车将于下午13:30返校)。如果车内仍有空位,我们也欢迎家长随车同行。如果家长想自己带孩子前往上海美国学校,请在9:45之前抵达现场。

接下来的各项比赛:

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5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行-该赛事现已取消

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行-现更改为上海游泳联盟活动

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月17日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第3周

5月22日,周五:一至三年级体育日活动在包校小学部举行

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24日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第4周

5月29日,周五:四、五年级体育日活动在包校中学部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在西华国际学校举行(由协和双语学校虹桥校区改至现在的比赛地)

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It seems all students have had a nice long holiday with adequate rest and entertainment. However, we noticed that some senior students appear exhausted when they returned to school due to jetlag or late nights. It usually takes several days for them to get ready mentally and physically to go back to school; we hope parents can take that into consideration when planning trips in the future.

9 transfer students have joined us from Monday, and with the teachers’ special arrangements, each new student has some peers in the class to help them smoothly fit in in the new environment. Let’s welcome them all to the YK Pao family!

Invited by the CIS, Mr. Spencer flew to Hanoi this Monday; he has been visiting a bilingual school there and will come back to school next Monday. We wish him a safe trip and that he gains some successful experience from the bilingual school over there.

On Wednesday evening, the Assessment Coordinator, English and Math Coordinators have communicated with parents about the assessment philosophy and methods of the school in the parent meeting; meanwhile, we were also able to share the ISA results with parents. Ms. Victoria, the Assessment Coordinator, will also share some information about the meeting with those who did not make it on Wednesday. Please read the details below.

The Parent Teacher Conferences are arranged two weeks after the mid-semester review week which is in the following week. We wish all parents could take this opportunity to meet teachers in person for some direct communication. If you still have problems regarding online booking, please reference the notice that we’ve issued on April 21st.

The PTA meeting of this month will be held on May 20th, we welcome all class/cohort reps and interested parents to participate!

Have a nice weekend!

Feedback for Parents Information Meeting on May 6th

Thank you to the many parents who attended the assessment workshop on May 6th. For those who were not able to attend, we would like to share some information below:

At YKPS, we have many forms of formative and summative assessments. The ISA (international school assessment) taken by 301 students in Year 3,4,5 in February is an external test that gives us a snapshot of student’s ability in Maths, and English reading and writing.  It also acts as a benchmark of our school against the other 226 international schools around the world.

We are very proud to announce that on average, YKPS students outperformed students from all other schools and all other like schools (majority of students are not native English speakers).

Key strengths 2015 vs 2014

  1. A very strong Y3 cohort that excelled in Maths and English.
  2. Double digit growth in reading for Y3,4,5
  3. Improvement in writing A.

Students will meet with their English and Maths teachers next week to understand their results. During the PTC, parents will receive both results from the English teacher.

If you have questions, please use next week’s PTC to talk to your child’s teachers.

2015 CHARACTER EDUCATION WRITING & VISUAL ARTS CONTEST

We have extended the deadline for the 2015 Character Education Writing and Visual Arts Contest to Friday, May 15.  Please encourage your child to participate!  All submissions in either Chinese or English are welcome.

YEAR 1-2 CATEGORY

Theme: Who do you admire?

Describe the person you most admire who shows some or all of the School’s character traits.  Who do you admire?  Why do you admire them?  How do they show the School’s character traits?  Feel free to write about anyone, such as a family member, a friend, a world leader, or someone in your community.

Your response should include a short piece of writing and an illustration.  Please use the form provided by your homeroom teacher.

YEAR 3-5 CATEGORY

Theme: Who do you admire?

Describe the person you most admire who shows some or all of the School’s character traits.

Written Submissions:

You may write in any mode, including, but not limited to, imaginative stories, personal narratives, poems…etc.  Please submit a typed essay, no shorter than 1 page (approx. 250 words) and no longer than 3 pages (approx. 750 words) double-spaced.

Visual Art Submissions:

You may create an original artwork accompanied by a short description.  You can use any medium, such as photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, or collage.  Your description should include the title of your artwork, who you admire, why you admire this person, and the materials used.

We are looking for original ideas and a genuine understanding of the School’s character traits as they relate to the person you admire.

How to Submit:

Essays should be submitted to karla.sy@ykpaoschool.cn.  Artwork should be submitted to your art teacher.  Please include your full name and homeroom in your submission.

Character Education Writing Competition_Y1 and 2 Form_Bilingual

Message from the School Nurse

Please kindly find the attached Monthly Health of May.

 扁桃体炎

Notice on Dental Treatment

The School Nurse has sent a notice to parents of students who have decayed teeth. If you have received this notice, please take your child to the dentist as soon as possible before 6th June and send a copy of the Health Record Card to the School Clinic for our records. Should you have any questions, please contact the School Nurse at 61671999-8131/8132.Thank you for cooperation

Ways of acquiring this treatment:

  1. Have the dental treatment in the Stomatology Department of Jiangsu Road Community Health Care Centre, but please remember to take the notice with you when you go. Students can enjoy free registration and treatment for filling cavities with a sealant and decayed teeth at Levels I, II and III. Parents will need to pay for the treatment of dental pulp infections. Address: 320, Lane 4, Wuyi Road. Tel: 62128666-8125.
  2. Parents can choose to take their child to their own dentist for treatment.

Art Exhibition – Lets Celebrate!

YK Pao School’s annual art exhibition will be held from Monday, May 11th to Friday, June 5th, 2015. Please come and celebrate the amazing work our students have produced this year!

Art Department

Reed to Feed Programme – Visit to Sichuan

During May Holiday, a group of our students, parents, staff and Headmaster Wu set out for Sichuan Province to visit the Heifer project in Huangyingling village in Qinshen County to witness how the money they raised will be spent in rural China.

We not only visited families and stayed in the famers’ houses but also did farm work with the farmers and visited a local primary school in a remote mountain area. Students were excited to have a long trip with their friends and teachers and were curious about everything in the village. We planned to visit Huangyingling Village where we were not able to visit two years ago due to the big earthquake in Ya’An. After the two-year development, we are delighted to see the new village square, a library, new houses and tidy livestock shelters in the village.

On the third day of the visit, we visited Tianchi Primary School in the mountain area. Our students designed the T-shirt and played games with local students. Ms. Sandra and Ms. Tammy gave a science experiment lesson and storytelling to all the students. Everybody spent a pleasant half day in this primary school which has beautiful natural surroundings.

After the visit, our students were inspired by this valuable experience to treasure what they have and they promised to help more people in the future.

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Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

One of the delights to work with the Pao community is that everyone is caring and considerate to whomever in need. I am truly touched by many parents’ instant offer when I announced some weeks ago that we need a volunteer in the Library for two months. Your kind support is highly appreciated. Due to the limited working space, I was forced to turn down many of you. I am glad to introduce Jinsha Houdard, Y3A Sophia’s mum, who is now a member of our Library Team. Please give her a warm smile whenever you see her.

Not only parents, but also many of our children never hesitate to give a helping hand to those who are the least advantaged. Anoushka and Alexandra, two of our Year 5 students, is going to launch a “Book Donation” program and share our love to local schools in rural China that are less resourceful. If you have any unwanted CHILDREN’S books, Chinese preferable, please feel free to drop them at the Library between May11-14.

Thank you again for your kind support and I wish you a love-filled Mother’s Day!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

The 5th “Journey of Growth” – Primary to Secondary

”Journey of Growth”, an annual event of Run A Way, YKPao, will be carried out by the end of May for the fifth consecutive year.The activity will be held on May 30, 2015. The JOG will be started from Primary division (Wudingxi Road), passing by Jiangsu Road, Huashan Road, Caoxi Road, HuMing Road, Xinsong Road, Changxi Road, Mingzhong Road, Maixin Road, Chenhua Road, Longyuan Road, Xinsongjiang Road, arrive to the terminal of YKPao Secondary division, total 40km. For more details, please check the attachment.

The 5th Journey of Growth

Reminder regarding Supervision on Parent Teacher Conference Days

Due to all staff being involved in the Parent/Teacher Conferences there will be no after-school supervision. All families must arrange for their child/children to be picked up at 3:50pm on Thursday 14th May and to be supervised on Friday 15th May as there will be no classes in session. The EP (Enrichment Programme) will be cancelled on both days.

Message from EPO

We are pleased to announce that enrollment for the Ralph Allwood Choral Course will soon be concluding, and we have received many applications from YK Pao School students who are keen to sing. There are still a few places remaining. For those interested in enrolling, please submit your application as soon as possible. Detailed information for the course is as follows:

For singers aged 8–15

Course Dates: Monday July 27th to Sunday August 2nd, 2015

Course to be held at YK Pao School, Changning Campus

The course will be delivered in English and begins at 08:00 each day, finishing at 18:00

Ralph Allwood will be bringing 7 experienced members of staff from the English Choral scene

For more information, please contact Kevin Zhang at 61671999*1*8109

Message from PE Department

Good Luck

Best wishes to our U11 Football Team who will play in their final SSSA Tournament at Wellington College Shanghai this Saturday. This amazing group of talented students have played some incredible football over the past season and will come together one last time for an SSSA event. Good luck to all involved! A big shout out to parents for all their amazing support this year!

Founder’s Challenge

During Dragon Boat Festival (June 19th) our Songjiang Swimming Pool will host the Founder’s Challenge 100,000 Swim for Love event. This relay swim event, for teams of 10-20 swimmers, will attempt to raise 100,000RMB for autistic athletes here in Shanghai. If you are interested in joining this fantastic event and raising some money to help, please contact Coach Johnson at the Secondary campus: johnson.wu@ykpaoschool.cn.

Cricket at YK Pao!

In order to promote the sport of cricket in China, YK Pao School have been approached by the MCC (one of the most famous and prestigious cricket clubs in the world) to host a mini cricket workshop next Wednesday during school hours. They will be bringing ex-England cricket captain Mike Gatting OBE to deliver the workshop for the students on Wednesday morning. Y2B and Y5A will have their swimming classes switched to cricket classes! There will also be a workshop available for all students during break time on Wednesday. We are looking forward to finding out more about cricket from a cricketing legend!

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

A reminder to spectators when supporting our young YK Pao athletes:

  1. Positive encouragement only
  2. Our students are learning about respect, integrity and compassion
  3. The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers
  4. Teamwork, cooperation, a positive attitude to sport, and participation are much more important for our young athletes, than winning.

Thank you to parents for your continued support in the above.

Sport for Life Sunday Football Season 2

PLEASE NOTE: All students playing football MUST wear the YK Pao School football uniform, football shoes/boots, long white football socks and shin guards, at all matches.

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

All Buses leave YKPS at 0900 and return at 1200 (except June 14th – awards ceremony = 1:30pm return) Parents are welcome to take the buses if there is room. If parents wish to make their own way to SAS please arrive no later than 09:45.

Upcoming Sports Events:

May

Sat 9th – U11 Football at Wellington College

Sat 9th – Cross Country Running at YKPS Secondary– This EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Sat 16th – Swimming at Wellington College – This event has been changed to an SSL Event

Sat 16th – U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sun 17th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 3

Fri 22nd – Year 1-3 Sports Day at YKPS Primary

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

Sun 24th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 4

Fri 29th – Year 4&5 Sports Day at YKPS Secondary Campus

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at WISS (changed from SUIS Gubei)

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

Newsletter 24 April 2015

各位包校集体成员,

本周是期中复习周,学生们参加了各种测评,而老师们也在忙碌地阅卷。

与此同时,我们也在本周公布了获得五年级奖学金的学生名单。我们衷心祝贺所有19位提名学生,他们在近期的风采展示中都有非常出色的表现。今早,在公布最终获奖学生名单的那一瞬间,这些学生所表现出来的气度与态度展示出他们的确无愧于师生们的推荐。作为见证者,我们也很荣幸能见到获奖学生的谦逊态度及其他提名学生对同伴们的真诚祝福。

获奖名单如下:

中学部男生奖学金 (2):

薛奕成Steven – 5B

黄天祥Matthew H – 5C

中文研习奖学金 (3):

汤昱辰Benjamin – 5B

艾君Matteo – 5B

Sam Joshua Baum – 5A

黄秀英女生奖学金 (3):

张传翊Aurora- 5B

颜涵熙Hannah – 5B

陆若朴Connie- 5A

最后,我祝大家有一个轻松愉快的五一假期,也希望孩子们于5月4日星期一平安健康地返校继续本学期的学习。

56日的家长信息会

我们诚邀一至五年级有兴趣探讨包校小学部测评实践的家长前来参加于5月6日晚6-7点在礼堂举行的信息分享会。我们将在会议上与家长们分享并分析今年的国际学校测评成绩。想要提醒大家的是,我们安排本次会议是为了让大家理解国际学校测试对孩子的学业进行了哪些方面的衡量以及我们学校是如何利用这个测评工具的,而不是为回答学生的个别问题而设。在5月14、15日的家长老师见面会上,三至五年级的家长会从英语老师处拿到自己孩子的测评成绩,届时,家长可以就自己孩子的情况与老师做更进一步的了解与沟通。

早集会

每个周一的早晨,我们都会举行全校性早集会。在这段时间里我们会为学生安排不同的活动,其中包括音乐表演、品格教育演讲展示、祝贺学生获得奖项或向全校公布一些信息,如上周的学院分统计等。尽管我们也非常想向家长展示这些活动,但碍于有限的场地条件,我们目前没有可以容纳学生、老师和很多家长的空间。因此,该早集会仅向收到邀请的家长开放。老师会向获奖或第一次参与表演的学生的家长发出信件邀请他们参与此集会。

我们将努力与宣传部合作将更多的活动,如颁奖及演讲,在微信等交流平台上与大家及时分享。

感谢您的理解与配合。

恭喜包校美术学生!

上周末,包校小学部的两组学生参加了上海回收纸板创意比赛。五年级的邓闪梅同学获得了最佳家庭制作奖。另一个团队得了最佳学校制作奖,也同时获得了最佳民生建筑制作奖,这是该赛事有史以来第一次有团队同时获得两个奖。参加比赛的学生包括一年级的杨思嘉、潘颖萱、赵文琪、邹明翰、张怀昕;三年级的孔佳祥;五年级的魏舒昀、宋一凡、魏舒昱、倪明杰、李斯凯、李尧和来自湖南的一位名叫涛涛的同学。

魏舒昱、宋一凡和李斯凯这些团长们说“我们做了上海大剧院的模型。我们认为上海未来的建筑应该拥有像这样有意思的和先进的设计风格。不过我们建议屋顶上应该建一个户外剧场。让社会上更多的人群能了解艺术和音乐并能够享受其中的美妙。我们很感谢来自湖南的涛涛同学的参与。他是没有父母亲的孤儿。我们做这个作品以此来支持和鼓励他,因为我们希望将来社会上每一个孤儿都有家,也都能享受艺术和音乐。”

我们很佩服这些学生的努力付出、优秀的团队合作精神以及他们对每个成员所表现出的尊重与理解。同时,我们还要感谢Tai老师和Kellie老师对此次活动的支持。

永恒的经典意大利歌剧精粹之夜音乐会

5月30日(周六)晚上19:30 在上海交响乐团音乐厅·主厅举行一场名为”永恒的经典-意大利歌剧精粹之夜”的音乐会,由著名钢琴家指挥家许忠大师指挥,他将携上海国际青少年管弦乐团为大家呈现一场音乐盛宴!音乐会优惠价格如下:

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

现场售票: 5月8日(周五)下午 3:30-5:30,包玉刚实验学校小学部前台

优惠票数量有限,先到先得!

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

亲子育儿班

第一次的育儿课程进行得非常成功,课程中很好地平衡了讲座、讨论、案例分析和角色扮演等内容。参与的家长都表示这个课程非常“实用、清晰,并且充满了乐趣”。由于本次课程非常受欢迎,因此我们决定在本学期末前再组织一轮该课程的培训。

“通过爱与逻辑教育孩子”是由爱与逻辑培训机构开设的一个包含六个课时的育儿课程,旨在帮助父母在抚养子女碰到困难时找到合理的解答及合适的应对措施。此外,该课程还着重强调了包校提倡培养的两项品格特质即责任与尊重。课程所介绍的育儿技巧简单又有效,无论是对牙牙学语的孩童还是青少年都将会有不小的帮助。

该课程将于2015年5月5日-6月9日举行。上课地点设在包校小学部西楼的会议室,上课时间为每周二的16:00-18:00,每节课2小时。

上海关怀心理咨询中心的专业家庭咨询师黄晓楠女士将担任此次课程的讲师。比较遗憾的是,本次课程所用资料和练习册只有英语版,期望在以后的培训中能使用到翻译成中文的资料和练习册。不过,黄女士可用双语作答。每位成员都可在课程开始前领取一本练习册,完成课程后也将获得一张证书。

目前,本次课程还有18个上课名额。本次课程的费用为人民币1200元,其中包括6节2小时的课程、一本练习册和一张证书。报名遵循先到先得的原则,其余后报名的人员将依序列入等候名单,如有人取消报名即可获得参加培训的机会。我们认为这是一个非常有意义的课程,我们也希望下一学年可以提供更多的相关培训机会。

如果您对此课程有兴趣,请联系上海关怀心理咨询中心的陈韦驰老师注册报名。联系电话:021-62708252、60391880。上海关怀心理咨询中心将负责登记报名并收取课程费用。待上海关怀心理咨询中心确认收到报名款项后即注册成功。您也可以联系Shane Vey老师(shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn)或Diana Zuo老师(diana.zuo@ykpaoschool.cn)了解更多有关该课程的信息。附件里是课程大纲,供您参阅。

Course Outline

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。学校操场上的活动设施在15:50以后将不对学生开放。感谢您的理解与配合。

来自拓展项目组的信息

友情提醒:根据本学期拓展课校历, 5月8日下午都没有拓展课安排,请家长务必注意当天接孩子放学的时间。如有任何问题,请联系拓展项目处。

来自体育组的信息

祝贺!

我们的排球队在上周末由上海学校体育协会组织的比赛上包揽了前三名,让我们祝贺他们!我们的女球员们表现非常出色,很多11岁以下的女同学们与来自上海其他学校的13岁以下的女生们比赛。卓越的团队精神、刻苦的训练和不断提升的竞技能力是孩子们取得成功的关键因素。我们也要祝贺带队的刘凯老师以及家长们对球员们的支持!

祝贺在周日参加本学期第一场Sport for Life足球联赛的全体球员们。上周日,90多名包校学生来到上海美国学校参加了球赛,我们对所有参与赛事的学生、老师和家长所表现出的参与热情和积极态度表示欣赏和自豪。衷心感谢在那样一个空气污染严重的早晨仍能一如既往地支持孩子活动的家长们。

空气污染程度对赛事影响的澄清

根据空气质量指数的不同,我们对于学校的体育赛事做以下安排:

指数为0-150 = 活动将正常进行

指数为150-200 = 家长自主决定是否让孩子参加活动,我们会在小学部体育组微信上公布相关通知

指数为200以上 = 包校将不派送学生外出参加比赛,赛事将被取消或顺延,我们会在小学部体育组微信上公布相关通知

如果在比赛进行过程中空气质量有所变化,活动组织者将与教练沟通学校政策并即时作出是否继续比赛的决定。

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

1. 只给予积极正面的鼓励

2. 我们的学生正通过比赛学习尊重、正直和仁爱

3. 裁判员、教练员和工作人员通常也都是赛事的志愿者

4. 与赢得比赛相比,团队合作、体育精神和积极参与对小运动员们来说更为重要

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

Sport for Life 周日足球联赛第二赛季

请注意:所有参加足球比赛的学生必须在每场比赛都穿包校足球队队服、球鞋、白色长筒足球袜和护胫。在接下来的几天里,教练将派发统一队服给还未领取的学生。

503日 周日(待定)包校球队不参加本次比赛

5月17日 周日

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

校车将于上午9点离校,并于中午12点返回学校(614日,因颁奖仪式的进行,校车将于下午13:30返校)。如果车内仍有空位,我们也欢迎家长随车同行。如果家长想自己带孩子前往上海美国学校,请在9:45之前抵达现场。

接下来的各项比赛:

5

5月3日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第2周 包校球队不参加本次比赛

5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月17日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第3周

5月22日,周五:一至三年级体育日活动在包校小学部举行

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24日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第4周

5月29日,周五:四、五年级体育日活动在包校中学部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在西华国际学校举行(由协和双语学校虹桥校区改至现在的比赛地)

6

6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It has been a week for assessment! The students have coped well with these demands and staff have been extremely busy marking the papers.

We were also able to announce the recipients of the Year 5 Scholarship Awards. Our sincere congratulations to all nineteen nominees who did an outstanding job in preparation for their presentations recently. The spirit within the nominees at the announcement this morning demonstrated why they had been nominated. The sense of humility and genuine celebration for the winners was a privilege to witness.

The following students were selected.

Junior Secondary Boys Scholarship (2):

薛奕成Steven – 5B

黄天祥Matthew H – 5C

Chinese Immersion Scholarship (3):

汤昱辰Benjamin – 5B

艾君Matteo – 5B

Sam Joshua Baum – 5A

Huang Sue Ing Girls Scholarship (3):

张传翊Aurora- 5B

颜涵熙Hannah – 5B

陆若朴Connie- 5A

We wish you all a restful and relaxing May Holiday and look forward to seeing the students return safely on Monday 4th May.

Parents Information Meeting on May 6th

We would like to invite interested parents from Y1-5 to a discussion on assessment practices at YK Pao Primary School at 18:00-19:00 on May 6th. In the meeting we will also share results from this year’s ISA (International schools assessment), in Maths and English. Please note, this is not a meeting to discuss individual students, but to understand what the ISA measure and how it is used at school. In the PTC on May 14-15, Y3-5 parents will receive their child’s results from their English teachers, and can discuss it in more detail on that day.

Morning Assemblies

We hold a weekly Whole School Morning Assembly each Monday Morning. During this time we enjoy activities such as music performances, Character Education presentations, celebrate awards earned, or have whole school announcements such as House Points from the previous week. While we would like to share these activities with parents, we just do not have the room to fit students, staff and many parents. We, therefore have to ask that parents who attend morning assemblies come by invitation only. Teachers will send out invitations to students who are receiving awards or who are performing for the first time.

We will endeavour to work with our communications department to share such events such as awards and presentations on such platforms as WeChat.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Congratulations to YKPS Art Students!

Last weekend two groups of YK Pao primary students entered and won prizes in the Cardboard Shanghai competition. Anoushka Durham (Year 5) won the Award for Best Family Cardboard Construction. Another team simultaneously won the Award for Best School Cardboard Construction and the Award for Best Famous Landmark Cardboard Construction. This was the first year in the history of the competition that a team won two awards! Team members included (Grade 1) Mei Yang, Prentice Pan, Azuo Zhao, Minghan Zou, Lilah Chang, (Grade 3) Liam Kralik, (Grade 5) Alice Wei, Elaine Song, Christine Wei, Benjamin Nickle, Oscar Adamovich, Richard Lee and Taotao, a student from Hunan.

In the words of team leaders, Christine, Elaine and Oscar, “We made the Grand Theatre. We think the Grand Theatre is a good example of the future of Shanghai because it is a complicated design and it is different from normal buildings. . . However, there should be a performance stage outside on the roof. This would send the message that ART & MUSIC IS FOR EVERYONE. . . We are very thankful that Taotao, a student from Hunan, could work with us on this project. He is an orphan with no parents.  We dedicate this project to him because we think that everyone like him should have a home and be able to enjoy music and art in the future.”

We are very proud of these students for their hard work, excellent cooperation and genuine respect for the contributions of each member of the team. Thank you to Mr. Tai and Ms. Kellie for supporting them.

The Night of Italian Opera Arias

“The night of Italian Opera Arias” concert will be held on May 30 (Saturday), 19:30 at Shanghai Symphony Hall·Concert Hall, jointly presented a wonderful musical feast from renowned pianist and conductor Maestro Xu Zhong with Shanghai International Youth Orchestra! Concert reduced price as following:

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

Tickets can be purchased at the reception at Changning Campus on May 8 (Fri) 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Please note that discounted tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

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

Parenting Classes

We have had a very successful first session of parenting classes with just the right balance of lecture, discussion, case studies and role play.  Parents are saying they have found this class “practical, clear and most of all fun”.  Due to the high demand, we would like to offer this class once more before the end of the semester.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ is a six session parenting course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute. It is designed to help you find specific answers and actions for some of those difficult moments in child rearing. Moreover, this course emphasizes responsibility and respect, two key components of YKPS character strengths. These simple techniques are effective with all children from toddlers to teens.

The course will run from 5th May to 9th June 2015. It will be 2 hours per week at YK Pao School in the West Building conference room. The time for the course will be Tuesdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Professional family counsellor, Julia Huang who works with Shanghai Care Corner, will teach the course. Unfortunately, the materials and workbooks are currently only in English and we hope to have them translated into Mandarin for later courses. Julia, however, will be able to answer questions in both English and Mandarin. Each participant will be given a workbook at the beginning of the sessions, and a certificate upon completion.

There will be 18 available spots for this session. The course fee is 1200 RMB per participant, which includes the 6 two-hour sessions, a workbook and certificate. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis, and all others will be placed on a waiting list for any cancellations. As we believe this is a very beneficial course, we hope to offer more sessions during the next academic year.

If you are interested in the course please contact Mary Chen at Shanghai Care Corner to register. Tel: 021-62708252, 60391880 Shanghai Care Corner will be taking names as well as collecting payment. Registration is confirmed once payment has been received by Shanghai Care Corner. If you would like more information about the class please feel free to contact Shane Vey or Diana Zuo at shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn or diana.zuo@ykpaoschool.cn. Please check the attached course outline for reference.

 Course Outline

No Playing After School

Please take you child home directly after they come down from the classroom. The playing facilities on the school grounds are not open to students after 3:50pm.Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Message from the Extension Programs Office

Just a gentle reminder: according to the EP calendar of this semester, there are no EP classes on 8th May. Parents please keep that in mind and arrange pick-ups accordingly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Message from PE Department

Well done!

Well done to our Volleyball Team who came 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their SSSA Tournament last weekend! Amazing performances from all the Girls. Lots of our U11 girls competed with U13 girls from all around Shanghai. Excellent team spirit and commitment to practice and improvement were the keys to their success. Well done Mr. Luke and thank you to the parents for their support!

Congratulations

Well done to all the footballers that participated in the 1st SFL Sunday Tournament. We took over 90 students to SAS last Sunday and were very proud of the participation and attitude of all involved. A big thank you to the parents for their support on a very polluted morning.

Pollution Clarification

For any school event please use the following AQI levels as a guide:

0-150 = Event goes ahead as normal

150-200 = Parents decide on whether to send their children to the event. A notice on the YKPS Primary WeChat will be made.

200 + = YKPS will not send any students and the event should be immediately cancelled/postponed. A notice will be sent on the YKPS Primary WeChat will be made.

If there are changes during the event then the organisers will communicate policy to the coaches and a decision to go ahead will be made on the day.

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

A reminder to spectators when supporting our young YK Pao athletes:

1. Positive encouragement only

2. Our students are learning about respect, integrity and compassion

3. The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers

4. Teamwork, cooperation, a positive attitude to sport, and participation are much more important for our young athletes, than winning.

Thank you to parents for your continued support in the above.

Sport for Life Sunday Football Season 2

PLEASE NOTE: All students playing football MUST wear the YK Pao School football uniform, football shoes/boots, long white football socks and shin guards, at all matches. Those without the YK Pao School football uniform will get it from their coaches in the coming days.

Sunday 3rd May – NO TEAMS FROM YK PAO TO ENTER

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

All Buses leave YKPS at 0900 and return at 1200 (except June 14th – awards ceremony = 1:30pm return) Parents are welcome to take the buses if there is room. If parents wish to make their own way to SAS please arrive no later than 09:45.

Upcoming Sports Events:

May

Sun 3rd – SFL Sunday Football League Week 2 – NO TEAMS FROM YK PAO TO ENTER

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

Sat 16th – Swimming at Wellington College and U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sun 17th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 3

Fri 22nd – Year 1-3 Sports Day at YKPS Primary

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

Sun 24th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 4

Fri 29th – Year 4&5 Sports Day at YKPS Secondary Campus

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at WISS (changed from SUIS Gubei)

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

Newsletter 17 April 2015

各位包校集体成员,

今天一年级主持的以“仁”为主题的集会真是棒极了!感谢我们的孩子们,通过他们的演讲和展示,我们对于这个主题有了更清晰的理解。无论你是6岁还是56岁,也无论你是孩子或是成人,做到信守承诺、说到做到并在人前人后都保持一致的行为是非常重要的。

本周,我们接受了上海教委的年检。一如既往,我们收到了积极正面的反馈信息以及有待改进方面的建议。但非常明确的一点是,年检人员感到我们在去年的基础上有了非常不错的提升和进步。

与此同时,孩子们也度过了忙碌的一周。英语拼写竞赛非常有激励性,而我们的孩子们再一次展示了自己刻苦勤奋的学习劲道。让我们祝贺所有参加该活动的学生们。

我们正在为明天的环保集市积极准备着。相信在家校协力会及二年级家长的组织和协调下,明天的活动一定会大获成功。如果您有兴趣参加,就让我们明天见吧!整场活动将于上午9点开始,下午2点结束。

很高兴见到这么多家长前来支持包校的品格教育及阅读项目。衷心感谢所有支持活动的家长们,你们的付出将使孩子投射出更积极的变化。

最后,我们要祝贺包校的部分家长和老师,他们完成了“爱与逻辑”第一期的培训。该课程主要强化实用性技能以帮助家长培养出懂得尊重他人、认真负责、体贴周道又善于做决定的孩子。五月假期后,我们将再次提供培训机会。

祝大家周末愉快!更要祝我们的排球队员们好运。

来自环保集市委员会的信息

今年的环保集市将于明天的9:00-14:00进行。请查看附件获取更为详细的活动安排信息。

The 6th Eco Fair

自我管理的能力

最近,我们留意到学生忘带东西的事情常有发生,从课本到拖鞋,忘记的物品也比较杂乱,因此阿姨、司机、家里的长辈们常常要再将这些东西送来学校。我们的保安和行政老师也被要求把东西第一时间送到学生手里,但由于学生信息和班级分流的多样化情况,对他们来说这项任务是比较困难的,同时,此类的“快递”工作也并非是他们的工作职责。

家长们可以抓住孩子忘带东西的这个机会,帮助他们反思并制定有效的计划来避免此类事件再次发生。家长可以尝试让孩子根据课表和家庭日志上的要求自己整理书包。我们希望家长们能帮助孩子学会自我管理,而不是做一个高效的快递。我们想提醒家长的是教育需要校方和家长双方面努力的,而您的理解和配合在孩子成长过程中会起到关键作用,让我们共同努力真正地帮助孩子改变他们的现状。感谢您的理解与支持。

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长,

随着五一假期的临近,我相信大家都已经计划了丰富的假期活动或是旅行。许多家长正在为孩子假期中的阅读进度而担忧。幸运的是,科技让阅读变得更容易。有声读物让我们在旅途中可以随时聆听故事,而丰富多彩的在线电子书更是让我们欲罢不能。在假期前,图书馆特别更新了我们的有声读物,详情请见http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/audiobook。如果您对我最新的有声读物感兴趣,赶快行动吧!对于喜爱彩图的小读者们,我们的在线电子书图书馆TumbleBookshttp://www.tumblebooklibrary.com是个非常不错的选择。

为了使包校成员在不久的将来能够更加便捷地使用和查询包校图书馆资源,从去年开始,图书馆团队和学校IT团队已经开始着手图书馆系统升级更换的工作,目前此项工作已经进入最后一个阶段,我们正在将庞大的书目数据转换到新系统中,这是一个巨大的工程,我们需要大家的鼎力相助。我们将招募1-2名家长志愿者在五月和六月期间加入我们的图书馆团队。如果您没有加入学校的其他志愿者项目,并且热爱在充满书的环境中工作,请联系我eleanor.chen@ykpaoschool.cn

周末愉快!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

期中复习周

期中复习周将在下周进行,我们也希望孩子们都做好了准备。请查看附件内期中复习周的具体安排。

Mid-Semester Assessment Timetable_ April 20th-24th

永恒的经典意大利歌剧精粹之夜音乐会

5月30日(周六)晚上19:30 在上海交响乐团音乐厅·主厅举行一场名为”永恒的经典-意大利歌剧精粹之夜”的音乐会,由著名钢琴家指挥家许忠大师指挥,他将携上海国际青少年管弦乐团为大家呈现一场音乐盛宴!音乐会优惠价格如下:

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

现场售票:2015年4月18日(周六) 上午 10:30 – 12:30 及5月8日(周五)下午 3:30-5:30,包玉刚实验学校小学部前台

优惠票数量有限,先到先得!

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

The Night of Italian Opera Arias

亲子育儿班

第一次的育儿课程进行得非常成功,课程中很好地平衡了讲座、讨论、案例分析和角色扮演等内容。参与的家长都表示这个课程非常“实用、清晰,并且充满了乐趣”。由于本次课程非常受欢迎,因此我们决定在本学期末前再组织一轮该课程的培训。

“通过爱与逻辑教育孩子”是由爱与逻辑培训机构开设的一个包含六个课时的育儿课程,旨在帮助父母在抚养子女碰到困难时找到合理的解答及合适的应对措施。此外,该课程还着重强调了包校提倡培养的两项品格特质即责任与尊重。课程所介绍的育儿技巧简单又有效,无论是对牙牙学语的孩童还是青少年都将会有不小的帮助。

该课程将于2015年5月5日-6月9日举行。上课地点设在包校小学部西楼的会议室,上课时间为每周二的16:00-18:00,每节课2小时。

上海关怀心理咨询中心的专业家庭咨询师黄晓楠女士将担任此次课程的讲师。比较遗憾的是,本次课程所用资料和练习册只有英语版,期望在以后的培训中能使用到翻译成中文的资料和练习册。不过,黄女士可用双语作答。每位成员都可在课程开始前领取一本练习册,完成课程后也将获得一张证书。

目前,本次课程还有18个上课名额。本次课程的费用为人民币1200元,其中包括6节2小时的课程、一本练习册和一张证书。报名遵循先到先得的原则,其余后报名的人员将依序列入等候名单,如有人取消报名即可获得参加培训的机会。我们认为这是一个非常有意义的课程,我们也希望下一学年可以提供更多的相关培训机会。

如果您对此课程有兴趣,请联系上海关怀心理咨询中心的陈韦驰老师注册报名。联系电话:021-62708252、60391880。上海关怀心理咨询中心将负责登记报名并收取课程费用。待上海关怀心理咨询中心确认收到报名款项后即注册成功。您也可以联系Shane Vey老师(shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn)或Diana Zuo老师(diana.zuo@ykpaoschool.cn)了解更多有关该课程的信息。附件里是课程大纲,供您参阅。

Course Outline

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。学校操场上的活动设施在15:50以后将不对学生开放。感谢您的理解与配合。

来自拓展项目组的信息

友情提醒:根据本学期拓展课校历,4月24日和5月8日下午都没有拓展课安排,请家长务必注意当天接孩子放学的时间。如有任何问题,请联系拓展项目处。

来自音乐组的信息

周六音乐项目

请注意本周六的周六音乐课程照常上课。参加周六课程的学生们可以选择在自己的课程前后参加二手集市的活动。

三至五年级中文合唱团甄选

由于中文合唱团需要平衡高低年级学生比例问题,因此本学期中文合唱团还需要招募5名三至五年级的学生。

有意参加的学生请于421日周二前发送邮件给高老师报名corie.gao@ykpaoschool.cn。甄选面试将于423日周四午休时间进行,入选学生将于稍后收到确认通知。

请注意,中文合唱团的排练时间为每周二中午12:30 13:10

召集摇滚乐手!!

摇滚乐团的指导老师Dominic Mallon老师希望招募一些摇滚乐手加入摇滚乐团:

  • 歌手
  • 吉他手
  • 贝斯手

目前,此乐团尚不需要招募鼓手。

有意参加的学生请于424日下周五之前发送邮件给高老师报名corie.gao@ykpaoschool.cn

面试将在接下去的一周的某日午间进行,稍后我们会通知学生具体时间。面试中,学生们需要准备一段已学过的乐曲弹奏或演唱给老师听。

请注意,摇滚乐团的排练时间为每周二课后16:00 17:00

来自体育组的信息

祝贺

祝贺我们的11岁以下年龄段球队在上周末的上海学校体育联盟比赛中取得优秀成绩。参加决赛的两支队伍得分非常相近,最终包校足球队以微弱劣势惜居亚军。队员们输了比赛,却不失风度,他们对冠军表现出了极大的尊重。我们不仅为他们在赛场上的表现感到骄傲,更为他们立身处世的方式感到自豪。感谢家长们的支持!

祝好运

祝愿我校3支排球队于本周六在松江举行的由上海学校体育协会组织的锦标赛中取得好成绩。包校有许多女生将参加本次比赛,而排球运动也在包校逐渐变成了广受欢迎的运动项目。

SFL周日足球赛将于本周六在上海美国学校举行拉开帷幕,祝愿我们所有参加球赛的运动员们在比赛中取得好成绩,也感谢家长的积极支持。包括一、二年级的新球队在内,本次参赛学生人数在80人左右。祝大家尽享运动带来的快乐!

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

1. 只给予积极正面的鼓励

2. 我们的学生正通过比赛学习尊重、正直和仁爱

3. 裁判员、教练员和工作人员通常也都是赛事的志愿者

4. 与赢得比赛相比,团队合作、体育精神和积极参与对小运动员们来说更为重要

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

Sport for Life 周日足球联赛第二赛季

请注意:所有参加足球比赛的学生必须在每场比赛都穿包校足球队队服、球鞋、白色长筒足球袜和护胫。在接下来的几天里,教练将派发统一队服给还未领取的学生。

一年级球队的助理教练 – 我们仍在寻觅一位合适的家长担任一年级球队的助理教练,辅助一年级在上海美国学校所有的周日比赛。如果您有意帮忙并能在以下几个周日确保出席的话,请联系总教练Simone,他的邮件地址为: simone.sancinelli@ykpaoschool.cn。谢谢。

4月19日 周日

503日 周日(待定)包校球队不参加本次比赛

5月17日 周日

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

校车将于上午9点离校,并于中午12点返回学校(614日,因颁奖仪式的进行,校车将于下午13:30返校)。如果车内仍有空位,我们也欢迎家长随车同行。如果家长想自己带孩子前往上海美国学校,请在9:45之前抵达现场。

接下来的各项比赛:

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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

4月19日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第1周

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5月3日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第2周 包校球队不参加本次比赛

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:游泳比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月17日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第3周

5月22日,周五:一至三年级体育日活动在包校小学部举行

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24日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第4周

5月29日,周五:四、五年级体育日活动在包校中学部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在西华国际学校举行(由协和双语学校虹桥校区改至现在的比赛地)

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

What a wonderful Year 1 Assembly we had today; the theme was “Integrity”. Congratulations to the students who gave us all some very clear lessons to take away. Whether we are 6 years old or 56 years old, whether we are children or adults, it is important to ‘ do what you say you are going to do’, ‘keep your promises’ and ‘do the right thing even when people are not watching you’!

This week we were inspected by the Shanghai Education Commission. It is always re-assuring to receive positive feedback and whilst there are always areas to improve, it is clear that they felt the school was making good progress.

The children have been ‘buzzing’ this week. The Spelling Bee competition has been highly motivating and our students have demonstrated, once again, their hard work and diligence. Congratulations to everyone who took part.

We are gearing up for tomorrow’s Eco Fair. It promises to be a wonderful event which is being coordinated by the PTA and our Year 2 parents. If you wish to come, it will be great to see you between 9a.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow!

It has been wonderful meeting so many parents supporting our Character Education and Reading Programmes this week. Our sincere thanks to all who are supporting these wonderful initiatives. They make such a difference to students!

Congratulations to those parents and YK Pao School teachers in the photograph below who have just completed our first “Love and Logic” programme, which emphasizes the practical skills that help parents raise children who are respectful, responsible and thoughtful decision makers. This course is being offered again after the May holiday.

Message from the Eco Fair Committee

The Eco Fair will take place tomorrow at 9:00-14:00. Please kindly check the attached file for more detailed information about the arrangement.

The 6th Eco Fair

Self Management

We have noticed that some students often forget to bring School items, from textbooks to flip-flops, that they will need that day. Ayis, drivers or grandparents then deliver their items to school and security and admin staff are asked to pass them to students in time for their lesson. It is difficult for these staff members as they are not familiar with class schedules, especially stream classes and it will take time to have related teachers to get these things for the students, nor is it fair to expect them to deal with delivery work that is not part of their job responsibilities.

Parents can take this opportunity to improve their child’s self-management skills by assisting them in planning the packing of their own schoolbag according to the daily timetable and requests noted in the homework diary. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

With the approaching of May holiday, I believe tons of fun activities or trips are planned for you and your family. Many parents worry about continuing to support their child’s reading progress during holidays. Luckily, technologies have made reading easier. Audiobooks allow us to listen to stories during traffic, while unlimited online eBooks take readers from one book after another. We’ve recently added new titles to our audiobook collection for your family holiday. (http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/audiobook) Act fast before the goodies are gone! For young visual readers, our online eBook Library, TumbleBooks (http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com ), is the one you are looking for!

To provide the YK Pao Community better access to our Library resources in the near future, both the Library Team and the ICT Team have been working on upgrading our Library system since last year, and we’ve finally reached the final stage. We are currently transferring our vast collection to the new system, and we need your help. We are looking for 1-2 parents to join the Library Team in May and June. If you are not volunteering in any school program, and like to work with books, plenty of books, please contact me: eleanor.chen@ykpaoschool.cn

Happy Weekend!!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Mid-Semester Review Week

Mid-semester Review Week is scheduled next week and we wish students are all ready for that. For detailed arrangements of the review week, please refer to the attached document.

 Mid-Semester Assessment Timetable_ April 20th-24th

The Night of Italian Opera Arias

“The night of Italian Opera Arias” concert will be held on May 30 (Saturday), 19:30 at Shanghai Symphony Hall·Concert Hall, jointly presented a wonderful musical feast from renowned pianist and conductor Maestro Xu Zhong with Shanghai International Youth Orchestra! Concert reduced price as following:

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

Tickets can be purchased at the reception at Changning Campus on April 18 (Sat) 10:30-12:30am & May 8 (Fri) 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Please note that discounted tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

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

The Night of Italian Opera Arias

Parenting Classes

We have had a very successful first session of parenting classes with just the right balance of lecture, discussion, case studies and role play.  Parents are saying they have found this class “practical, clear and most of all fun”.  Due to the high demand, we would like to offer this class once more before the end of the semester.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ is a six session parenting course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute. It is designed to help you find specific answers and actions for some of those difficult moments in child rearing. Moreover, this course emphasizes responsibility and respect, two key components of YKPS character strengths. These simple techniques are effective with all children from toddlers to teens.

The course will run from 5th May to 9th June 2015. It will be 2 hours per week at YK Pao School in the West Building conference room. The time for the course will be Tuesdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Professional family counsellor, Julia Huang who works with Shanghai Care Corner, will teach the course. Unfortunately, the materials and workbooks are currently only in English and we hope to have them translated into Mandarin for later courses. Julia, however, will be able to answer questions in both English and Mandarin. Each participant will be given a workbook at the beginning of the sessions, and a certificate upon completion.

There will be 18 available spots for this session. The course fee is 1200 RMB per participant, which includes the 6 two-hour sessions, a workbook and certificate. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis, and all others will be placed on a waiting list for any cancellations. As we believe this is a very beneficial course, we hope to offer more sessions during the next academic year.

If you are interested in the course please contact Mary Chen at Shanghai Care Corner to register. Tel: 021-62708252, 60391880 Shanghai Care Corner will be taking names as well as collecting payment. Registration is confirmed once payment has been received by Shanghai Care Corner. If you would like more information about the class please feel free to contact Shane Vey or Diana Zuo at shane.vey@ykpaoschool.cn or diana.zuo@ykpaoschool.cn. Please check the attached course outline for reference.

 Course Outline

No Playing After School

Please take you child home directly after they come down from the classroom. The playing facilities on the school grounds are not open to students after 3:50pm.Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Message from the Extension Programs Office

Just a gentle reminder: according to the EP calendar of this semester, there are no EP classes on 24th April or 8th May. Parents please keep that in mind and arrange pick-ups accordingly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Message from the Music Department

Saturday Programme

Please note that the Saturday Programme IS PROCEEDING AS USUAL this Saturday. Those taking part are encouraged to take part in the Eco Fair before and after their activities.

Chinese Choir Auditions for Years 3, 4 & 5

Chinese choir is looking to recruit a further 5 students for this semester from Years 3, 4 & 5 ONLY to balance the Year 1 & 2s.

Names of those wishing to audition should be sent to Ms. Corie at corie.gao@ykpaoschool.cn by Tuesday 21st April. Auditions will take place at lunchtime on Thursday 23rd April and students will be notified shortly thereafter.

Please note that Chinese Choir rehearsals happen on Tuesday lunchtimes from 12:30 to 13:10.

Calling All Rockers!!

Mr. Dom (Dominic Mallon) is wanting to audition musicians for a Rock Band. He is looking for:

  • Singers
  • Guitarists
  • Bass Guitarists

The band is not currently looking for a drummer.

Names of those wishing to audition should be sent to Ms. Corie at corie.gao@ykpaoschool.cn by Friday 24th April.

Auditions will be held at lunchtimes in the following week and students will be notified shortly thereafter. Students will be asked to perform a small extract of anything that they have learnt for this audition.

Please note that Rock Band rehearsals happen on Tuesdays after school from 16:00 to 17:00.

Message from PE Department

Well done!

Well done to our U11 footballers last weekend at their SSSA Tournament. After a very close final they came away Runners Up. They lost gracefully and showed lots of respect for the victors, everyone was very proud of their performance and the way in which they conducted themselves. Thanks to the parents for your support!

Good Luck

Best wishes to our 3 volleyball teams playing in their SSSA Tournament this Saturday in Songjiang. We have the largest no. of girls competing in the competition and volleyball is becoming extremely popular at YKPS.

Best wishes also to all our footballers beginning their SFL Sunday Tournament this Sunday at SAS. We wish everyone well and thank the parents for all their positive support! With new teams in Year 1 and Year 2 we should have around 80 students participating. Have fun everyone!

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

A reminder to spectators when supporting our young YK Pao athletes:

1. Positive encouragement only

2. Our students are learning about respect, integrity and compassion

3. The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers

4. Teamwork, cooperation, a positive attitude to sport, and participation are much more important for our young athletes, than winning.

Thank you to parents for your continued support in the above.

Sport for Life Sunday Football Season 2

PLEASE NOTE: All students playing football MUST wear the YK Pao School football uniform, football shoes/boots, long white football socks and shin guards, at all matches. Those without the YK Pao School football uniform will get it from their coaches in the coming days.

Assistant Coach for Year 1 Team – we are still looking for 1 parent to help as an assistant coach for our Year 1 Football Team at all the Sunday football tournaments at SAS. If you would like to help out and can commit to all the Sundays below, please contact our Head of Football, Mr. Simone at simone.sancinelli@ykpaoschool.cn. Thank you.

Sunday 19th April

Sunday 3rd May – NO TEAMS FROM YK PAO TO ENTER

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

All Buses leave YKPS at 0900 and return at 1200 (except June 14th – awards ceremony = 1:30pm return) Parents are welcome to take the buses if there is room. If parents wish to make their own way to SAS please arrive no later than 09:45.

 

Upcoming Sports Events:

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

Sun 19th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 1

May

Sun 3rd – SFL Sunday Football League Week 2 – NO TEAMS FROM YK PAO TO ENTER

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

Sat 16th – Swimming at Wellington College and U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sun 17th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 3

Fri 22nd – Year 1-3 Sports Day at YKPS Primary

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

Sun 24th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 4

Fri 29th – Year 4&5 Sports Day at YKPS Secondary Campus

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at WISS (changed from SUIS Gubei)

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening