Newsletter 06 March 2015

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It is always good to return from a good break; students and staff are refreshed and thoroughly enjoyed sharing their holiday experiences. Many stayed close to family in Shanghai, many travelled to be with family overseas and some ventured into new places with friends. Time spent with loved ones is precious and this shone through many personal accounts of the holidays. It is easy for us to take the company of our family members for granted. It is remarkable what we can learn and find out from our children if we take the time to really interact with them. Some of the conversations we have heard and engaged in over the lunch tables this week have been outstanding.

Next week we look forward to hosting some more parent workshops. We do hope that you will be able to join us to hear about how you can support your child’s learning.

Crick Chen and myself have had the chance to spend time in other reputable schools in Beijing for the past couple of days. It has been very valuable seeing and understanding how other schools tackle and experience similar challenges and we look forward to furthering our thinking on our bi-lingual teaching, time tabling and differentiation of student learning.

We do hope that the ‘Read to Feed’ programme has been progressing well over the holiday and we will be closing the window for sponsorship soon. On Monday, we will be hosting two children from the area that benefited from our contributions last year. It is always valuable when children really understand how their contributions have helped and so the visit of these children and their families will be important for us all.

Have a good weekend.

Morning Drop-off

A reminder that cars dropping students off in Wuding Road should only stop-and-go. Students should be organised inside the car to get out when the door is opened by a Principal or security guard. Please inform drivers that they are not to get out of the car. We need to work together to ensure that the traffic on Wuding Road keeps moving.

Another reminder that NO cars are permitted to drive down the lane to the school. It causes traffic jams and does not endear us to our neighbours.

Enrichment Programme (EP) Notice

EP will start from next Monday. Most EP classes finish at 17:00 except for some classes on Monday and Thursday which finish at 17:30. Parents please arrange to pick up your child on time at the school gate.

Curriculum Workshop in Semester 2

A workshop was successfully held in last semester by English Department and parents were given more information about the aspects of the English programme and strategies to support students at home. As we found this kind of workshop is very helpful for both the school and the parents, here we are going to arrange two more this semester:

  1. 18:00-19:00, March 12th – held by EU Department
  2. TBC – held by Chinese Department and Maths Department

Following is the schedule for the first workshop, all interested parents are welcome. The details of the second workshop will be shared when the date approaching.

Workshop on March 12th

Time Arrangement:

Time Arrangement
18:00 — 18:20 First round
18:20 — 18:40 Second round
18:40 — 19:00 Third round

Activity Arrangement:

Station

Introduction

Venue

Time of duration

1. Hands-on activity You will experience some interesting experiments we have done in EU lesson with your children. West Building

EU Room

20 minutes
2. Teaching philosophy (Inquiry skills) Share questioning skills with you and explore strategies to encourage children to be deeper thinkers West Building

Y5B Classroom

 

20 minutes
3.Assessment  Introduction Discuss how to help children to prepare for EU assessments West Building

Y5C Classroom

20 minutes
4.Resources Introduction (Apps and websites) Helping your children with EU at home using iPads and Digital Resources West Building

Y5D Classroom

20 minutes
5. EU and other subjects How to link EU with other subjects West Building

Y5A Classroom

20 minutes
6. Open Kitchen (Food Tech) Introduce parents to the skills and knowledge taught in Food Tech East Building

Food Tec Room

on-going for 1 hour
7. Open Garden (Gardening) This is a learning space where you can understand how children experience the joys of gardening West Building

Top Roof Garden

on-going for 1 hour
8.Exhibition Room (Videos and Photos) Videos and pictures of children’s EU activities and projects West Building

Y4E Classroom

on-going for 1 hour

 

*Please notice that Station 1, 6, 7, 8 is available to both parents and children.

Uniform Purchase

Uniform purchase will be conducted at 13:00-16:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our Uniform Shop is located on the first floor of East Building. Thanks for your attention.

Procedure of Students Asking for Leave

To ensure everyone have a crystal-clear understanding of the process of students asking for leave, please check the attached procedure chart for your reference. Thank you very much.

Student Taking Leave Procedure – External Version

Pastoral Care Corner by Director of Pastoral Care – Mr Shane

Teaching Character in and out of the classroom is very important to us. Along with the valuable Character Education lessons that the teachers and students have been learning, we have included out YK Pao Story Mums in our lessons, who have brought us some amazing and inspiring stories and then engaged our students in great conversations. We are pleased to announce that we will be expanding the lessons with another group of parents who will combine our monthly character traits with stories and activities as well.  Here I will share an announcement from this new team.

The newly formed English-language Character Education Parents program will be launching in March. We have been given a great opportunity to work with students to discuss different themes each month. We are looking for parents who can commit to volunteering to lead a session. Sessions take place in the morning of Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday per month. Volunteer time is only the session hour (30 minutes) + planning time (about 2 hours) per month. Kids love to see their parents in class and it will be a wonderful way to encourage sharing and discussion with children from various perspectives. Please contact one of our executive team members to get involved. Thank you! (Note: we are especially looking for more volunteers for Years 4 and 5!)

Lin Xu (131-6707-1918, 2008linxu@gmail.com)

Sara Naumann (136-8165-6359,naumannsara@mac.com)

Teresa Koh (135-2451-5818, teresak0706@yahoo.com)

Qin Yin(138-1803-0755, yinqin@learnsel.com

Also this month we will be introducing a new consistent behaviour plan to help our students be the best they can be. Each month, we will announce a behavioural goal for the students to meet. These will be announced at the beginning of the month and discussed within class times. At the end of the month, students will be able to score themselves, receive peer scores as well as teacher scores. We will also let parents know the goals so they can give encouragement and feedback at home as well. This month we are focusing on Balance and Self Management. We would like to see the students wearing the proper uniform each day, being punctual to school and to lessons, and finally conscientiously completes all assignments with diligence.

Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!

Library is surely a bustling place in March with the arrival of Baker Book Club books, the ongoing Read to Feed, 3 upcoming author visits, and the festivity of Book Week! In the meantime, we are also celebrating the International Women’s Day by sharing stories of outstanding women in the history or female protagonists. (http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/womensday)

Book Week and all the related activities are definitely the highlights in March. We will be collecting Read to Feed fund that is raised by our young readers on March 16. The plush Heifer Cow, RMB 100 each, is now for sale in the Library. Of course, all your good deeds will be forwarded to Heifer for helping more poor families. On March 9, YK Pao invites 2 children from Sichuan who will spend a day with Pao students.

Let’s not forget about the author visits. Liz Million, children’s beloved author and illustrator from the UK, will share her secrets on how to create colourful illustrations and exciting stories with our children on March 20. During the Book Week, both Ms Yu Ziying, a well-known Taiwanese translator and author, and Ms Xie Qianni, the Executive Editor of children’s magazine, will host workshops for students, teachers, AND Parents! More information will be updated before Book Week.

To provide the YK Pao Community a better access to our Library resources in the near future, both Library Team and ICT Team have been working on upgrading our Library system since last year, and we’ve finally reached the final stage. To ensure the smooth transition of the system, I am sorry to announce that the Library will be closed at 15.00 every Thursday and Friday.  I apologise for any inconvenience and your support and understanding are highly appreciated.

Happy Reading!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Free Dental Examination

The Jiangsu Road Community Health Service Centre will do a free dental examination for all students next Wednesday and Thursday. Children who are found to have dental problems will receive a note in Chinese from the clinic a week later. Parents, please check your child’s schoolbag then.

Message from the School Nurse

It’s high season for norovirus gastroenteritis. It quite often occurs in the autumn and winter. Noroviruses are highly contagious. Please check the attached about “Norovirus”. If your child has vomited or has had diarrhea, please take him/her to the hospital for medical attention immediately and also inform your child’s class teacher and the school nurse. Please keep them at home during the illness until three days after the symptoms disappear then back to school.

诺如病毒

Volunteer Host Families for Junior Chinese Camp (Day Camp)

The 8th YK Pao School Junior Chinese Camp (Day Camp) will take place this coming July at our Primary Division. Children aged 5-11 from around the world will be coming to Pao School to learn Chinese and experience Chinese culture. Some of them will stay with local families to learn about Chinese culture, share cultures and make friends. We are currently looking for volunteer families to host our campers.

The dates of the camp are as follows:

Session 1: June 29th – July 10th, 2015

Session 2: July 13th – July 24th, 2015

Volunteer host families should be native Chinese speakers.

Please contact Ms. Joanna Li at our Extension Programs Office if you would like to host a summer camp student, or wish to learn more about our program:
61671999*1*8110, joanna.li@ykpaoschool.cn

Message from Music Department

Music Schedule for the start of Term

  • ALL BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC ACTIVITIES INCLUDING EP  start this Monday,  (9th March).
  • Saturday programme starts on Saturday 14th March.
  • ALL LUNCHTIME ACTIVITIES started this week with the exceptions of English Choir and Vocal Ensemble. Students should remember to bring their instruments and music on the relevant days.

English Choir Auditions

We have now auditioned for English Choir for this semester. English choir had become too big and it was decided that it was necessary to reduce to a more manageable size. As a result there will almost certainly be some disappointment to those who were not successful on this occasion – especially those who were in the choir last semester.

To ensure absolute fairness and impartiality, we videoed and jointly marked every applicant on being in tune and on their voice. The total was out of 20 and everyone who scored 13 or above was entered into the choir.

For those who did not get into English Choir this semester, we would very much like them to come and join in with the Friday Choir.

Celebrating String Success

On 8th February a number of YK Pao cellists went to Beijing and performed in the 6th Annual Chinese Education Cultural Organisation Competition for strings.  Matthew Y3B represented the Shanghai area and won gold out of the whole of China.

Within the Shanghai District, Harry Y2A came first and Sarah Y5A came third.

Congratulations to the coach Mr. Rick who won an award for being an outstanding teacher.

ALSO – Violinists Nathaniel 5A and Evan 5A were awarded tickets to a violin recital given by Mengla Huang for their dedication and hard work. The tickets were kindly donated by Mr. Sohmen. It was a very hard decision as to who to give the tickets to as we have so many dedicated students.

Violin Recital

Everyone is cordially invited to an evening recital given by the renowned violinist Ocean Zhang in the primary school auditorium. The concert begins at 18:30 on Monday (9th March) and will last about an hour.

Cello Players

Chinese ensemble is still looking for two cellists to join them next semester. The rehearsals take place on Saturday mornings. Anyone interested should contact Ms. Leef as soon as possible.

Woodwind and Brass Players

Mr. Dominic is still looking for any woodwind or brass players to join Wind Band. Anyone interested should see him as soon as possible.

A Reminder – SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR SINGERS

A reminder that we have the renowned Ralph Allwood, previously Director of Music at Eton College, England and founder of the celebrated Eton Choral Courses coming to YK Pao School in the summer with some of his expert singing trainers to run a singing course for any keen singers aged 8 – 15.

For further details, please go to the YK Pao website and look under the Summer Camp section – you need to click on the left where it actually says “Junior Choral Course” to find the downloadable brochure which is at:

http://www.ykpaoschool.cn/junior-choral-course

We are looking for 60 – 80 young singers. This course is not just for students at YK Pao School. We are advertising this throughout Shanghai and it is open to anyone in this age range who is enthusiastic and would like to attend.

Message from PE Department

Happy Chinese New Year from all the PE Team at YKPS Primary!

Welcome Back!

A big welcome to Semester 2 PE from all the PE Team! We have lots to look forward to this semester and are immediately back into our fixtures, trainings and tournaments.

As always a new semester means a fresh start for all our teams. We are opening the try outs again for all school teams. If any boy or girl wants to try for any of the school teams they can come to the training sessions during Team Sports and lunchtimes. The times of the trainings will stay the same as semester 1. Everyone welcome!

New Year 1 Football Team for Semester 2

We are very happy to announce the creation of a 2nd Year 1 Football Team. This means we will have 2 teams entering into the Sport for Life Sunday Football. Last semester we had only 1 team but due to popular demand we are happy to open up to two. Coach Javier and Mr. Simone will oversee the Year 1 Team. Tryouts began this week!

Sport for Life Sunday Football Season 2

The dates for Season 2 for the SFL Sunday Football Tournaments have been released. They are:

Sunday 19th April

Sunday 3rd May *TBC *

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

*please note this date falls on the May Holiday week. To be confirmed (TBC) if we will send teams on this date.

All dates are 10am – Midday, except the last date, June 14th which is 10am-1pm due to the awards ceremony. Buses will leave school at 9am on the dates above. Letters will be given out to confirm student’s participation early in Semester two during the team trials.

Swimming Pool Maintenance

The swimming pool has been out of action all this week due to a mechanical problem. We hope it will be back to normal swimming classes from Monday, March 9th. This week swimming classes have been in the gym or outside depending on the weather. Please remind students to bring their swimming bags for swimming this next week. Apologies for any issues this has caused, we are working hard to fix the problem.

U11 SSSA Football Tournament

Good luck to our U11 Football Team who will play in their 1st tournament of semester 2 at Soong Ching Ling School this weekend. Teams from all over Shanghai will compete on Saturday, best wishes from all of the YKPS Community! Buses leave YKPS at 8:15am.

Upcoming Sports Events:

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at SCL

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at WISS

Thu 19th – 22nd – U11, U13, U15 Football Tour to Singapore

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at SHS (ID)

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 *

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 SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

各位包校集体成员,

经过假期的一番养精蓄锐后,我们终于愉快地重返校园了。学生们和老师们的身心得到了充分的休息,他们也非常高兴地互相分享了各自的假期经历。假期中很多学生选择留在上海与家人共度新春,也有很多学生随父母一起云游海外,与此同时,还有些包校成员和自己的朋友们去大胆探游新的地方。与亲人和朋友相处的时间总是非常宝贵的,我们从很多人讲述的假期经历中就可见一斑。我们常常把家人的陪伴当成是一件理所当然的事,但如果我们真正花些时间与孩子互动的话,我们可以从孩子身上发现一些意想不到的闪光点。这周,我在午餐饭桌上听到和参与的一些与孩子们的谈话真是让人倍感欣喜。

下周,我们将组织专项的课程工作坊供家长选择参与。我们希望大家能积极参加,以听取更多如何支持孩子学习的信息。

过去两天里,我和陈艳校长在北京走访了一些享誉盛名的学校。我们得以一窥和了解其他学校在面对与包校类似挑战的时候是如何应对处理的。本次出行对我们来说是非常有价值的,我们也将就双语教学、时间安排以及学生学习差异等方面做进一步的思考和探索。

我们希望孩子们即便在假期里也仍然坚持进行了开卷助人的项目活动,捐赠截止日期已经临近。下周一,我们将会接待两位去年接受开卷助人项目支持地区的学生。让孩子们真切感受自己的贡献为别人带来的帮助也是很宝贵的经历。这两位孩子和他们家庭的来访对我们来说也是很有意义的。

祝大家周末愉快!

早晨开车送孩子

我们在此提醒家长们,送孩子上学的车辆在武定西路上必须快速放下孩子然后离开。学生应在车内提前做好准备,以便校长或保安开车门时能够迅速下车。请告知司机,司机不用下车,而应该在孩子下车后尽快驶离。我们应共同努力确保武定西路的交通顺畅。

此外,我们想提醒大家,学校的弄堂内禁止车辆驶入。否则将造成交通拥堵,并影响学校与周围居民的关系。

拓展课程通知

拓展课程将于下周一开始,除周一、周四有部分课程于17:30结束,其余课程都于17:00结束,请家长们安排好时间,准时到校门口接学生。

第二学期的课程工作坊

英语组曾于上个学期成功举办了一次课程工作坊,通过互动家长们也获得了更多有关英语课程的信息和一些适合在家里使用的策略。我们也认为此类工作坊对学校和家长都比较有帮助,因此,本学期我们将再组织两场课程工作坊:

  1. 3月12日18:00-19:00 – 由探索组组织
  2. 时间、日期待定 – 由语文组和数学组组织

以下是本学期第一个课程工作坊的具体安排,我们欢迎有兴趣的家长前来参加。第二个工作坊的安排将于稍后分享。

3月12日课程工作坊安排

时间:

时间

次序

18:00 — 18:20

第一轮

18:20 — 18:40

第二轮

18:40 — 19:00

第三轮

活动站点

活动简介

    

持续时间

1. 小小实验室 孩子和您可以一起重温探索课上做过的一些活动和实验。

西楼

探索教室

20分钟

2. 如何培养学生的质疑技能 和您共同探讨如何在家中培养孩子的质疑意识。

西楼

Y5A教室

20分钟

3. 评价学生的方法 探索学科如何对学生进行评价。

西楼

Y5B教室

20分钟

4. 资源的利用                             (应用软件和网站) 介绍如何在家帮助孩子使用一些与探索课学习有关的软件和网站。

西楼

Y5C教室

20分钟

5. 探索课的跨学科联系 探索课怎样和其他学科相联系,为学生打破学科界限。

西楼

Y5D教室

20分钟

6. 再现“食品技术”课堂 介绍“食品技术”课堂的学习内容

东楼

食品技术教室

1小时

(随到随看)

7. 再现“营养菜园”课堂 在我们的屋顶花园体验种植的乐趣,学习“营养菜园”的知识

西楼

屋顶花园

1小时

(随到随看)

8. 作品展示 通过照片和视频展示学生的一些课堂活动,课堂实录以及一些作品。

东楼

Y4E 教室

1小时

(随到随看)

活动(其中1,6,7,8项活动可以和您的孩子共同参与)

购买校服

温馨提示:您可于每周二、四下午13:00-16:00在位于学校东楼一楼的校服间购买校服。谢谢您的关注。

学生请假流程

为使大家对请假流程有个更清楚直观的认识,我们制作了请假流程图供大家参阅。请查阅附件以获取详情,谢谢!

Student Taking Leave Procedure – External Version

人文关怀角 人文关怀主任Shane老师

在课堂内外进行品格教育对我们和孩子来说是非常重要的。除了老师们和学生们一直在学习的颇有意义的品格教育课程,我们还将校外的故事妈妈也纳入了课程资源之中,她们为我们带来了精彩且发人深省的故事,孩子们也就此进行了一系列深入探讨。现在,我们也非常高兴地宣布,我们将另一群家长扩充到了我们的阵营中来。她们会将每月的品格特征与故事和活动相结合,并借此进行品格教育。以下是来自这支新团队的通告。

新建立的品格教育英语故事妈妈项目将于三月正式启动。很高兴能有这么棒的机会在每个月里与孩子们讨论不同的品格教育主题。我们目前正在寻找能坚持完成一个教学单元的志愿家长。课程将于每月的周二、周三或周四上午进行。一个教学单元所包含的时间仅为教学时间(30分钟)+备课时间(约2小时)。孩子们非常喜欢看见自己的家长出现在教室里的感觉,这也是鼓励孩子对一件事情进行飞分享和多方位探讨的好方法。如果您有兴趣参加,请联系以下任意一位该项目的核心团队成员。非常感谢!(注:我们特别想寻觅一些四、五年级的志愿家长!)

许琳  (131-6707-1918, 2008linxu@gmail.com)

Sara Naumann (136-8165-6359,naumannsara@mac.com)

Teresa Koh (135-2451-5818, teresak0706@yahoo.com)

殷勤  (138-1803-0755, yinqin@learnsel.com)

此外,本月我们还将推出一个全新的行为计划来帮助学生尽力做到最好。在每月月初,我们都会宣布一个希望学生们达到的行为目标。在这个月里,孩子们会就这个主题在相关课时内进行讨论。待月底时,学生可进行自评和互评,老师们也会给予评分。我们也会与家长分享每月的行为目标以便家长们在家里鼓励孩子做到并给予学校反馈。三月份的行为目标是“平衡与自我管理”。我们希望见到学生每天能穿着得体的校服、准时上学上课、勤奋认真地完成所有被布置的任务。

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长们,

欢迎大家回来!

整个三月份,图书馆无疑是一个非常繁忙的地方。贝克图书俱乐部的书籍已经到货并分发给同学们,“开卷助人”活动正进入高潮,三位儿童文学作家和插画家将来访我校,当然还有我们一年一度的盛会——书籍周!与此同时,我们也将庆祝国际妇女节,并借此机会和大家一起分享历史上杰出女性的相关书籍或以女性为主人公的故事。(http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/womensday)

书籍周以及与其相关的所有活动无疑是三月的一大亮点。各位小书虫们为“开卷助人”活动所凑集的善款将于3月16日统一收集。小母牛纪念毛绒公仔也同步在图书馆有售,每只售价为100元人民币。当然,您的善行将通过海惠小母牛帮助更多的贫困家庭。3月9日,我们还将迎来两位来自海惠小母牛四川项目点的孩子,他们将与我们的学生共度一天的学校生活。

同样,作家来访活动也是相当的精彩。Liz Million是一位深受儿童喜爱的英国作家和插画家,她将于3月20日与同学们分享她插画创作中的秘密和那些精彩故事。在书籍周期间,著名台湾儿童文学作家和翻译家余治莹和《少年文艺》执行主编谢倩霓也将来访我校,他们将为学生、老师和家长们带来精彩的讲座。更多详细信息将会在书籍周前与大家分享。

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。为了保证新旧系统转换的顺利进行,我非常抱歉地通知大家,图书馆将于每周四和周五下午3点闭馆。为此给您带来的不便我们深感抱歉,同时也感谢您对我们一直以来的支持与理解。

祝您阅读愉快!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

牙齿普查

江苏路社区卫生服务中心将于3月11、12日对全校学生免费进行牙齿普查。对于牙齿有问题的学生,医院将于一周后发通知给家长(仅限中文版本),届时请家长们注意查收。

来自校医的信息

近期仍是诺如病毒感染性胃肠炎的高发季节,该病毒好发于秋冬季等寒冷季节,具有高度传染性。请您查阅附件中关于“诺如病毒”的相关内容。如果您的孩子有呕吐或者腹泻症状,请立即就医并告知班主任和校医,症状消失3天后方可返校。

诺如病毒

征集寄宿家庭
包玉刚实验学校小学部将在2015年6月29日到7月24日之间举办第八届包玉刚实验学校中国文化暑期活动,来自世界各地的5-11岁的以英语为母语的学生将会来到我们学校小学部学习中文,同时了解中国的文化。其中更有部分学生会选择入住寄宿家庭,与中国的家庭和同龄的朋友们分享不同的文化并结下深厚的友谊。

现征集志愿者寄宿家庭,请有意愿的家庭向拓展项目办公室申请,寄宿时间安排如下:

第一期:2015年6月29日- 7月10日

第二期:2015年7月13日- 7月24日

志愿者寄宿家庭要求-中文为母语的家庭

如果您愿意担任寄宿家庭,或者有任何的问题,请即与我们拓展项目办公室联系:

联络人-李老师,电话-86 21 61671999*1*8110,邮件joanna.li@ykpaoschool.cn

来自音乐组的信息

本学期音乐活动时间安排

  • 所有的课前及课后音乐活动包括EP私教课都将于39日下周一开始上课。
  • 周六音乐项目将于314日周六开课。
  • 除了英文合唱团以及和声小合唱外,所有其他的午间音乐活动都已于本周恢复上课了。请提醒孩子们在上课的那天带上乐器及乐谱。

英文合唱团面试

目前我们已经完成了本学期英文合唱团的面试。我们觉得之前英文合唱团的人数过多了,因此决定将它精简至一个更便于管理的规模。对于这次没能成功通过面试的学生,特别是那些曾经是合唱队成员的学生来说,一定会觉得有些许遗憾。

为了确保绝对的公平、公正,我们为面试拍摄了视频录像,并一起为学生的音准及音色打了分。总分为20分,获得13分以上的孩子则被选拔进入了英文合唱团。

对于本学期没有被选入英文合唱团的学生,我们非常欢迎他们参加周五合唱团。

为表现优异的弦乐学生喝彩

部分包校的大提琴手于2月8日前往北京参加了第六届全国校园艺术特长生的评选活动 。Y3B 班的刘天安同学代表上海地区赢得了全国金奖。

Y2A班的王天博同学赢得了上海地区大提琴一等奖, Y5A 班的张适然同学则获得了大提琴三等奖。

同时,恭喜李睿浦老师荣获优秀园丁奖。

此外,5A 班的刘天佑以及5D班的吴峻豪两位小提琴学生被赠与黄蒙拉小提琴独奏音乐会的门票用以鼓励他们对小提琴的学习所付出的精力及勤奋的精神。门票是由苏文骏先生捐赠的。对于我们来说,把门票赠送给哪些学生是个相当困难的抉择,因为我们有太多优秀刻苦的学生了。

小提琴演奏会

我们诚挚地邀请大家参加著名小提琴家张洋先生在小学礼堂举办的一场小提琴演奏会。演奏会将于3月9日下周一晚上18:30开始,演出时长预计为一小时左右。

大提琴手

中国民乐团仍然需要招募两位大提琴手在下学期加入其团队。中国民乐团的排练时间为每周六上午10:00—11:00。有兴趣参加的同学请尽快联系音乐组的刘老师 。邮件地址为leef.liu@ykpaoschool.cn

木管及铜管乐手

Dominic老师仍然需要招募一些吹奏木管乐器或铜管乐器的乐手加入管乐团。有兴趣参加的学生请尽快到音乐办公室找他报名。

提醒:热爱歌唱的孩子们不可错过的暑期活动!

友情提醒,著名的英国伊顿公学前音乐总监、伊顿公学合唱班创办人拉尔夫·奥伍德先生在今夏将协同他的声乐专家团队来到包校。他们将开设一个合唱课程,此课程面向所有8-15岁热爱歌唱的孩子们。

大家可以登录包校官网,进入“暑期活动”页面,然后点击左侧的“少年合唱班”获取详细信息并且可下载活动宣传手册。大家也可以直接点击下面的链接:

http://www.ykpaoschool.cn/junior-choral-course

我们计划招收60-80名小歌手。该课程不仅仅面向包校的孩子,我们在全上海范围内做了招生宣传,任何符合年龄范围、热爱歌唱且有意参加的孩子都可报名。

来自体育组的信息

包校小学部体育组全体同仁恭祝大家新春快乐!

欢迎回来!

体育组全体成员热烈欢迎大家参与到第二学期的各项体育活动之中!对于这个学期,我们有很多的期许。与此同时,随着学期开始,老师和学生们又重新投身于各项活动、训练和联赛中了。

对校队成员而言,新的学期通常意味着全新的开始。目前,所有校队的成员甄选活动已经再次启动。无论是男生还是女生,只要是想参加任何一支校队的同学都可在团队体育活动时段和午休时段前来参加训练。训练项目和时间与第一学期的学期安排一致。我们欢迎大家踊跃参与!

第二学期新的一年级足球队

我们很高兴地宣布第二支一年级的足球队成立了!这意味着一年级也将有两支球队参加到Sport for Life的周日足球联赛之中了。上学期我们仅有一支一年级球队,鉴于广大学生和家长的强烈要求,我们很乐意再扩建一支队伍。Javier教练和Simone教练将担任一年级球队的训练和管理任务。所有的甄选活动将于本周开始!

Sport for Life 周日足球联赛第二赛季

SFL周日足球联赛第二赛季的比赛日期已经确定,具体安排如下:

4月19日 周日

5月03日 周日(待定)*

5月17日 周日

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

*由于处于劳动节假期之中的缘故,是否在当天举行比赛的决定还有待进一步确认。

比赛时间为上午10:00至中午;6月14日为最后一场比赛日,由于还要举行颁奖典礼,活动时间为上午10:00至下午1:00。校车将于比赛当天早上9点从学校出发。在第二学期开始的甄选活动期间,我们将以书面形式通知最终入选球队的学生。

游泳池维修

由于技术问题,本周游泳池暂停开发一周。我们希望3月9日下周一起,游泳池能正常开放。根据天气情况,本周各年级的游泳课时段,学生分别在体育馆或室外进行了活动。烦请家长提醒孩子下周起带好游泳包来上课。对此造成的不便,我们深感抱歉。我们正在全力进行维修。

由上海学校体育协会组织的11岁以下年龄段足球联赛

本周末,我们的11岁以下年龄段足球队的孩子们将在宋庆龄学校参加第二学期的第一场足球赛,让我们祝他们好运!来自上海各校的球队将于本周六齐聚一堂,包校集体也祝愿所有参赛选手取得佳绩!校车将于8:15离开学校。

接下来的各项比赛:

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3月7日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

3月14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

3月19-22日:11岁、13岁和15岁以下年龄段球队前往新加坡参加足球比赛

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;网球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

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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*

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

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

 

Newsletter 06 February 2015

各位包校集体成员,

正如我们所预计的那样,放假前的最后一周总是非常忙碌的。本周一,我们启动了“开卷助人”项目,希望更多人能支持这个活动。请一定要鼓励你的孩子(们)在假期读一些新书。读书不仅具有教育意义,还是一种享受,而通过这个活动项目我们还可以帮助那些有需要的人。

本周二,我们招待了来自西藏的合唱队,共同进行了一个美好的集会。他们发自内心的演唱美妙至极。包校学生的演唱也非常动听。本次集会最精彩的部分是两支合唱队的联袂表演。

本次校长来信里我们也将提到,为低年级学生们举办的数学活动也是本周的一大亮点。许多学生和他们的父母一起参与了本次活动,并乐在其中,真是令人欣喜。真诚地感谢您的支持。孩子们的高效、丰富学习经历离不开我们的携手合作。

本周,国际学校测试的进展非常顺利。感谢各位家长确保自己的孩子参加这类学年中的测试。这不仅对我们评估教学模式的效率有着极大的帮助,也是对包校整体水平和每个孩子表现的真实反馈。

您将于今天收到孩子的报告卡。相对于往年的报告卡而言,今年的报告卡篇幅有所下降。随着时间的推移,PowerSchool学生管理系统的家长端口将会开放更多学生信息给你。我们正处于从纸质报告到电子报告的转型期。

最近,我和孩子们愉快地讨论了他们的春节计划。一些学生期待着海外旅行,一些学生则计划回老家拜访亲戚,还有一些学生期待在上海过春节。无论您和您的家人计划在哪里欢度佳节,我谨代表包校全体成员感谢您对包校一如既往地支持和理解,并祝您羊年大吉,阖家团圆,身体健康,万事如意。

新年快乐!

一、二年级数学活动

本周一和周四,一、二年级成功举行了年级数学活动,每个参与的孩子不仅增长了数学本领,更收获了学习数学带来的欢乐。同时,我们也非常感谢这次一同参与活动的家长,特别是家长志愿者,你们的付出让这次的数学活动精彩纷呈。我们希望,这次数学活动不仅为一、二年级第一学期的学习画上一个完美的句点,更为之后的学习揭开一个精彩的序幕。

来自骑行俱乐部的信息

亲爱的RUN A WAY会员们、朋友们:大家好!

根据2015年1月13日通过的《RUN A WAY运作规程(试行)》,1月28日,由第二届理事会和现任工作组成员按照差额选举方式进行了投票,刘云霞、张靖、赵晓辉、堵星宇、胡磊帆共5人当选为第三届RAW理事会理事。

第四届工作组也已由秘书长倪世海组成完毕,现工作组成员包括:倪世海、赵懿雅、陆茹、程蕙葭、朱虹、郭建、邵莲华、岳绍辉、陈铮共9人。

我们衷心感谢卸任的RAW第二届理事会全体理事:杨宏捷(Hunter)、杨立英、叶青(Christina)、刘庆梅、伍红、杨亚洲!衷心感谢卸任的第三届工作组秘书长徐滨和秘书万怡!正是他们无私地为RAW付出时间和心血,才使得RAW不断成长和壮大!真挚地祝福他们和家人,也期待他们一如既往地关心与支持RAW。

在此,我们还要热情欢迎会员们、朋友们积极参与RAW的志愿者工作,共同为RAW的发展壮大努力!大家可以通过邮箱info@run-a-way.net或其它方式与工作组联系。
为提高公众号的服务能力,我们正在对“RUN-A-WAY”公众号进行调整升级,该公众号已经封存停止使用,在新的公众号公布启用之前,所有RAW正式发布的官方信息均由网站、会员信发出,特别重要事项还将通过校长信发出。
2015年RAW的活动计划已经在网站和会员信里公布,请大家了解,具体单次活动详细方案我们会按照惯例公布。

学生请假流程

为引导并确保包校集体成员们对学生请假流程有个清晰的认识,我们将文字描述转换成了流程图,希望它能帮助大家更好地了解请假程序。请查收附件内的学生请假流程图,谢谢。

Student Taking Leave Procedure – External Version

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长,

寒假已经正式开始了!我希望您的孩子都兴高采烈地带回了5本图书馆书籍。在早前的校长来信中,我已经与大家分享了一些假期阅读的小技巧,同时也为大家介绍了假期阅读和有声读物对于孩子阅读发展的重要性。

然而,在21世纪中,科技发展也给我们带来了不同的阅读方式。在此我想提醒所有包校的成员,你们都可以通过我校已付费的在线数据库进行学业相关的信息检索和休闲阅读。这些非常有价值的在线资源都可在以下网页获取网站链接、用户名和密码:http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/password

特别提示,此在线数据库页面仅供个人使用,您无法在包校公共网站上的任何网页上找到此链接。请不要与包校以外的人员分享此链接。

最后,我和我的团队祝您羊年吉祥!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

开卷助人

开卷助人活动的启动仪式已于2月2日成功举行。请查看附件获取详细信息。

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假期健康与安

根据上海市教育委员会沪教委青〔2015〕4号《关于加强寒假前后中小学生安全教育工作的通知》的文件精神,由于冬季是火灾和交通事故的高发期,在假期内,希望家长能配合教育局和学校做好学生假期内的安全教育工作。

消防安全教育

  1. 网上学消防

家长可登录上海消防网(www.fire.sh.cn)或上海教育网(www.shmec.gov.cn),观看烟花爆竹安全宣传动画片、消防知识课堂等视频资料,学习相关消防安全知识。

  1. 查找一次家庭消防安全隐患,并一起探讨消防隐患的意见或建议。

儿童安全过假期作业

家长可以登录http://www.safekidschina.org/或者http://www.safekids.org/网站,查看相关安全知识,引导孩子在假期中和家长一起开展关于家庭环境安全知识的学习和实践。

希望每一位学生家长确实履行监护责任,安排好孩子的假期生活,为孩子营造一个安全的居家生活环境,也请不要让无行为能力的孩子独自居家。

更新校历

由于第二学期校历上的部分活动和活动地点有所变更,请查看随信附上的更新校历。我们也仍会在最近大事件中更新这些信息。

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来自校医室的消息

请查阅随信附上的“寒假致家长信”。

2015Winter Holiday Letter to Parents 2015寒假致学生家长的一封信

来自体育部的信息

祝贺!

祝贺11岁以下年龄段的女子排球队在13岁年龄段以下的排球锦标赛上脱颖而出取得了第二名的好成绩!参加本次锦标赛的五支球队均来自上海,包校参赛选手们表现优异,在同年龄队伍中尤为出色,最后的总冠军是包校中学部的孩子们。正如我们所见,排球这项运动在包校极受欢迎,并且在刘凯老师满怀热情的带领下取得了非常棒的成绩。再次祝贺所有的参赛选手!也感谢家长们的支持!

Sport for Life 周日足球联赛2

SFL周日足球联赛第二季的比赛日期现已确定。具体日期为下:

4月19日 周日

5月3日 周日(待定)

5月17日 周日

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

请注意,由于5月3日仍在劳动节假期内,这天是否举行比赛有待进一步确认。

所有比赛日的比赛时间都是从上午10点到中午,由于最后一场比赛后要举行颁奖典礼,因此6月14日的活动时间是从上午10点持续到下午1点。校车将于各比赛日早上9点从学校出发。第二学期开学后的队员选拔期间,我们会陆续以书面形式通知入选球队的学生家长。

接下来的各项比赛:

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3月7日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

3月14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

3月19-22日:11岁、13岁和15岁以下年龄段球队前往新加坡参加足球比赛

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;网球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

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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周日足球联赛第一周

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5月3日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第二周**

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周日足球联赛第三周

5月22日,周五:一至三年级体育日活动在小学部举行

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周日足球联赛第四周

5月29日,周五:四、五年级体育日活动在中学部举行

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

6月11日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

6月14日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第五周

Dear YK Pao School Community,

As one expects, the final week before a holiday is always busy. We launched the “Read to Feed” programme on Monday which we hope will be well supported. Do encourage your child(ren) to find a few books to read over the holiday. Not only is it enjoyable and educational, but we will also be helping others less fortunate than ourselves.

On Tuesday, we experienced a wonderful assembly during which we hosted a choir from Tibet. They sang from the heart and with real spirit; it was wonderful. Our students also sang beautifully and the highlight was seeing both choirs unite with one voice.

As mentioned below, the Maths Activities for our young learners was a real highlight this week. It was wonderful to see so many students, along with their Mums and Dads, enjoying the event. Our sincere thanks for your support. When we work together on the things that we value, our children learn so much more effectively.

Our ISA tests went very smoothly this week. Thank you for ensuring your children were in attendance for these mid-year assessments. They really do help us evaluate the effectiveness of our teaching programmes, whilst also giving very helpful feedback on school-wide and individual student performance.

You will have received your child’s school report today. You will see that it is a condensed version of previous ones. As the year progresses, more detailed information will be available via the parent portal on PowerSchool. We are in a transition period during which we will be moving away from paper-based reporting to more computer and digitally based media.

I have had some wonderful discussions with students recently about their Chinese New Year plans. Many are looking forward to travelling to international destinations, many to visit family in China, and others are welcoming the chance to spend time in Shanghai. Wherever you and your families intend to spend this holiday, on behalf of all members of the YK Pao School community, we would like to thank you for your steadfast support and kindness and wish you a very peaceful, productive and healthy Year of the Ram.

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Year 1 and Year 2 Maths Activities

Y1 and Y2 Maths Activities were held successfully on Monday and Thursday.  Every child has gained some skills on solving maths problems as well as the fun of learning maths. Thanks to all parents who participated in the events and a special thanks goes to the volunteer parents who helped to run the activities, it is all everybody’s effort to make this event amazing. We hope these events are not only a perfect ending of their learning for the first semester but also a prelude to the second semester.

Message from the Run-A- Way Club

Dear RUN A WAY Members and Friends,

According to “RUN A WAY Operations Guideline (temporary)” passed 13 Jan 2015, the 3rd RAW Board of Governors consisting of LIU Yunxia, ZHANG Jin, ZHAO Xiaohui, DU Xingyu, and HU Leifan was voted by the 2nd BoG and present working group members in a margin election method on 28 Jan 2015.

The 4th working team consisting of NI Shihai, ZHAO Yiya, LU Ru, CHENG Huixia, ZHU Hong, GUO Jian, SHAO Lianhua, YUE Shaohui, and CHEN Zheng, has been formed by Chief Secretary, Mr NI Shihai.

We sincerely thank all members of the 2nd BoG – Hunter YANG, YANG Liying, Christina YE, LIU Qingmei, WU Hong, and YANG Yazhou, and the 3rd working group Chief Secretary XU Bin, and Secretary WAN Yi. Because of their selfless contribution of time and efforts to RAW, we see continuous growth of RAW. Best regards to them and look forward to their ongoing attention and support to RAW.

We also warmly welcome members and friends to actively participate in RAW’s volunteer works, and jointly help grow RAW. You can contact working group via email info@run-a-way.net or other methods.

To improve services provided by public wechat site, we are upgrading “RUN-A-WAY” public wechat site now, so it’s currently closed and suspended. Before the new public wechat site is ready, all RAW official message will be published via website and letter to members. Especially important matters will be also announced via letters from school master.

Please note that 2015 RAW activity plan is published on the website and via letter to members. Details of each activity will be published as usual.

Procedure of Students Asking for Leave

To guide and ensure the whole community members have a crystal-clear understanding of the process of students asking for leave, we’ve converted the description of leave into a chart which will help everybody understand the procedure better. Please find the attached procedure chart for your reference.

Student Taking Leave Procedure – External Version

Message from the Library

Dear Parents

Winter Holiday has officially started! I hope all your little ones are clutching their 5 Library books with a big smile at the moment. In the previous Newsletters, I listed several tips on how to “sneak” reading during holiday, and advantages of both holiday reading and the use of audio books.

However, in the 21st century, technology has given “Reading” a new definition. Please be reminded that all YK Pao community enjoys the privilege of using various online databases for both academic research and leisure reading. They are valuable resources only a click away: 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.

Lastly, my team and I wish you a very Happy Year of Goat!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Reed to Feed

The Read to Feed launching ceremony was successfully held on February 2nd. Please see the attached letter for more details.

Newsletter Blurb Read to Feed with CN 2015-02-02

Health and Safety during Holidays

According to the document -“Notice on Strengthening safety education to Primary and Secondary students before and after the winter vacation”(No.4, 2015)-published by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, we hope you can assist the education bureau and the school with students safety education during the winter holiday as winter is fire and traffic accident peak season.

Fire Safety Education

  1. Learning fire-fighting knowledge on the Internet

Parents can login on the Shanghai Fire-fighting Network (www.fire.sh.cn) or Shanghai Education Network (www.shmec.gov.cn) to watch videos, such as informational cartoons about fireworks safety or fire-fighting knowledge course, and acquire related fire-fighting safety knowledge.

  1. Looking for potential fire risks at home and discuss opinions and advice together with your child

Homework about A Safe Holiday for Children

Parents can login on http://www.safekidschina.org/ or http://www.safekids.org/ to attain relevant safety knowledge. Therefore you can guide your child to acquire knowledge about home environment safety and take it into practice.

We hope that every parent will fulfill the duty of guardianship and will arrange the holiday life of their children, that parents will create a safe living environment for their child and not leave  children home alone.

Message from the School Nurse

Please check the attached notice to parents for the Winter Holiday.

2015Winter Holiday Letter to Parents 2015寒假致学生家长的一封信

Updated Calendar

As some events and venues of the events in the second semester have been slightly adjusted, we have attached the most updated school calendar for you. We will put the changes in the Up-Coming Events as well when it’s close to the dates.

20150123 14-15 Primary School Calendar_External

Message from PE Department

Congratulations!

Well done to our U11 Girl’s Volleyball Team who played their first tournament in the SSSA U13 age category and came in 2nd place! The overall winners were our U13 girl’s team from YKPS Songjiang campus. There were 5 teams entered, from all over Shanghai, and our girls played some amazing volleyball for their age. We are seeing huge popularity for Volleyball at YKPS and driven by Mr. Luke’s passion for the sport we are starting to see some fantastic results. Well done to all the girls! Thank you to the parents for all your support.

Sport for Life Sunday Football Season 2

The dates for Season 2 for the SFL Sunday Football Tournaments have been released. They are:

Sunday 19th April

Sunday 3rd May *TBC *

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

*please note this date falls on the May Holiday week. To be confirmed (TBC) if we will send teams on this date.

All dates are 10am – Midday, except the last date, June 14th which is 10am-1pm due to the awards ceremony. Buses will leave school at 9am on the dates above. Letters will be given out to confirm student’s participation early in Semester two during the team trials.

Upcoming Sports Events:

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at SCL

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at WISS

Thu 19th – 22nd – U11, U13, U15 Football Tour to Singapore

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at SHS (ID)

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 **

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 SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Thurs 11th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Newsletter 30 January 2015

各位包校集体成员,

很高兴能在伦敦参加完招聘会并访问好几所当地学校后重返上海。我一回来就感受到了孩子们的热情与自信,而包校员工们这一阶段的工作也都非常努力。

由于安排了国际学校测试,寒假前的最后一周也将非常繁忙。国际学校测试主要针对英语语言和数学能力,为保证客观性,这些测试卷也将被送回相关机构进行批阅,测试结果也让我们有了与国际学校相比较的参照。请尽量确保您的孩子这几天不要缺勤,因为这样的外部测试是不会再进行补考的。如同其他标准测试一样,只有所有学生在同等条件下进行测试,测评结果才具有公平有效性。

对于前往松江校区参加足球和排球比赛的五年级学生们来说,本周也是忙碌的一周,但孩子们也非常享受这次体验。女子排球队将于本周末参加一场大型锦标赛,让我们祝她们好运。

下周,很多教学员工将前往松江进行课程设计工作,这项工作非常重要且意义非凡。通过这项工作,可以确保中小学的课程过度更具连贯性和延续性,使一至十二年级的课程衔接更为紧密。

今天,10位来自中小学部的老师出发去新加坡参加在当地举行的培训活动。本次培训的重点是双语学校内第一/第二语言的习得过程,由该领域公认的专家Virginia Rojas主讲。是家长们对年度基金活动的大力支持让老师们得以有机会参加此类的培训,我们也相信,通过学习和分享,老师们的教学质量也将得到直接的提升。我们期待下周听一听他们反馈。

祝各位周末愉快!

亲子育儿班

为了与包校集体分享我们的学习经验,品格教育团队一直在为包校家长寻觅积极合适的亲自育儿课程,希望也能让我们的家长获益。在此,我们想要向各位家长介绍一个非常实用的课程。“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6节课的育儿课程,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3月10日-4月7日举行。上课地点设在包校小学部西楼的会议室,而上课时间则为每周二的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。

我们为将来有兴趣教授该课程的包校员工预留了一些名额,目前,第一次课程还有15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。报名遵循以先到先得的原则,其他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取参加培训的机会。我们认为这是一个非常有意义的课程,我们也希望之后可以提供更多的培训机会。

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:021-6270825260391880。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)了解更多有关课程的信息。附件里是课程大纲,供您参阅。

Course Outline

遗失物品

第一学期即将结束,我们保管的遗失物品也已堆积如山。学期最后一周即2月2-6日,我们会将所有遗失物品放置在保安室外,请家长前来认领。2月6日后仍无人认领的物品将被处理,衣物将被清洗并待环保集市的时候作为二手衣物销售

来自学生处的信息

2014-2015 学年学生大使活动

感谢五年级的学生积极参与学生大使活动。五年级的学生大使们总体表现的很棒,我们为他们感到骄傲。

他们在两次的周末校长见面会上,向家长介绍和展示自己生活和学习的地方。他们表现自信得体,积极展现了包校学生的风采。

在12月13日的校长见面会上 ,学生大使总共接待了超过250位家长。在1月24日的校长见面会上,学生大使总共接待了超过400位家长。他们正面积极的态度,热情开朗的个性和出色的中英文语言表达能力,得到了未来家长的好评。

再次感谢所有参与学生大使项目的老师和学生们,期待来年再见。

本次大使名单如下:

Class 班级 Chinese Name中文名 English Name英文名
Y5A 周天蕙 Helena
Y5B 颜涵熙 Hannah
Y5B 巫林奇 Richie
Y5C 陈楚自达 Matthew
Y5C 黄天祥 Matthew
Y5C 刘子煜 Zoe
Y5C 赵哲恺 Benjamin
Y5C 华思岑 Anita
Y5D 黄宇祥 Marshall
Y5D 陈严 William
Y5D 施昊云 Vivian
Y5D 缪和均 Maggie
Y5D 汪悠扬 Cherry
Y5D 严斯东 Stone

一二年级数学活动

2月2日(下周一)和2月5日(下周四),一、二年级将分别举行有趣的年级数学活动,我们诚邀所有一、二年级的学生家长前来参加。这将是一次精彩纷呈的亲子活动!我们希望通过此次活动,家长们能够更深入地了解孩子们在数学学科上的学习和收获。同时,我们也希望进一步提高孩子们学习数学的热情,享受学习数学的乐趣。期待各位家长的到来。

CAL学生出游

1月26日,包校PCL和CAL的学生们开展了中文烘焙坊活动。国际学生对烘焙不陌生,但是在全中文环境下,还是头一次。老师们设计了玩和学习两不误的方法,通过和烘焙坊老师事先的设计和联络,成功地完成了此次外出活动。在整个制作饼干和蛋糕过程中,老师全程用中文讲解,学生用中文提问,趁着饼干和蛋糕在烘焙的时候,孩子们需要就作业纸上的配料和制作过程提出质疑,向老师用中文提问确认答案。在练习中文的基础上,孩子们又重新在头脑中整理了一遍制作过程。最后大家分享了劳动成果,自己做的饼干和蛋糕味道也特别香了起来……

报告卡翻译

鉴于学校的人力有限且学期末为学校最繁忙的阶段之一,学校目前仅提供翻译当前学期的报告卡评语,如果您需要翻译本学期的报告卡评语,请于2月2日至6月6日之间通过邮件或电话的方式向执行校长办公室的Angela Hua老师提交翻译申请,2月6日为截止日期,之后提交的翻译申请将不被受理,敬请原谅。

邮件地址: angela.hua@ykpaoschool.cn         电话: 61671999-8205

来自后勤部门的信息

后勤部门计划于三月中下旬召开一次信息分享会,我们会对大家较为感兴趣的校服、水质、食用油等问题进行沟通,这些信息我们也已在本学期最后一次家校协力会会议上分享过。尽管信息会议是在寒假之后进行,但学校后勤部门的协调工作从未停歇过。我们很高兴地向大家宣布,从下周起怡乐食将使用非转基因油。

拓展课汇演

上周五下午我们在学校礼堂举行了本学期拓展课汇演。参加演出的学生近一百位,来自九十多个家庭的家长观看了表演。演出非常精彩,我们真的为孩子们的努力和进步感到骄傲。与此同时我们也要感谢各位家长对包校拓展课的大力支持。以下是汇演照片的链接,请查阅:www.ykpaoschool.cn/download/EP_Show_Primary.rar

眼保健操

根据上海市疾控中心的要求,学生在校每天要做眼操,这也是对学生视力的保健。长期不能做眼操的学生需要提交医生开具的证明说明不能做的理由。

来自校医的消息

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。站在确保孩子健康的立场上,我们希望如果您的孩子生病了,请让他/她在家里休息。

在孩子生病的情况下,如果您坚持将孩子送来学校上课无异也增加了其他孩子被传染而患病的几率,对那些孩子来说也是不公平的。

信息说明会

包玉刚实验学校将于2月初在美国旧金山和加拿大温哥华为未来家长分别组织一场信息说明会。这个说明会将介绍包玉刚实验学校寄宿制中学部,小学部的中国文化暑期活动,中学部寄宿制中国文化暑期活动,以及全人教育暑期活动。这给那些孩子年龄在5至15岁的家长提供了一次很特别的机会,因为他们正考虑把他们孩子送去中国真实体验并了解中国领先的双语学校之一的包玉刚实验学校。敬请有兴趣的家长参加!

以下是说明会的详情:

主题:     介绍包玉刚实验学校中学部以及暑期活动

主讲人:   包玉刚实验学校国际联络办公室主管贾璐霞女士

时间:     2015年2月2日(周一)上午8点—10点

地点:     Chinese American International School (150 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States)

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主题:     介绍包玉刚实验学校暑期活动

主讲人:   包玉刚实验学校国际联络办公室主管贾璐霞女士

时间:     2015年2月3日(周二)晚上7点—8点

地点:     DP Building, Stratford Hall School

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来自体育部的信息

上海学校体育协会组织的11岁以下年龄段排球比赛

原定于1月31日在包校小学部举行的11岁以下年龄段排球锦标赛因参赛球队太少而取消了。但当天,我们的小球员们将会随队前往松江中学部参加13岁年龄段以下的排球锦标赛。祝孩子们在与高年级组球队竞技时赛出风采!

中小学部足球、排球跨校区比赛

11岁年龄段以下排球队和足球队于本周前往松江和13岁年龄段以下的球队进行了比赛,我们也很高兴地告诉大家,这次的出行非常成功。排球小将们的团队配合非常不错,在和高年级球队的3场比赛中取得了1场胜利。而足球队的孩子们则以12:2的绝对优势战胜了高年级的球员。祝贺所有参加此次比赛的孩子们,这次出行也给孩子们体验一下中学部的体育生活提供了很好的机会。我们希望本次活动也为更多的中小学体育跨校合作项目拉开帷幕。

接下来的各项比赛:

20151

1月31日,周六:排球比赛在包校小学部举行 – 取消 (现改为在包校中学部进行比赛)

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3月7日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

3月14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

3月19-22日:11岁、13岁和15岁以下年龄段球队前往新加坡参加足球比赛

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;网球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

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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 is a pleasure being back in Shanghai after some time recruiting and visiting schools in London. It was so clear, on my return, that our students are so welcoming and confident, and our staff so committed to their progress and wellbeing.

The last week before the Chinese New Year break will be busy with the administration of our International School Assessments in English and Mathematics.  These written papers will be sent away for marking to ensure objectivity and the results will enable us to benchmark ourselves against other schools internationally. Do please try to make sure that your child is in school because we are unable to administer these assessments outside the prescribed dates. Like any standardized test, results are only valid if all students experience the same conditions.

It has been a busy week for our young sports teams with visits to Songjiang by our Year 5 students to play football and volleyball. The students enjoyed it tremendously. The girls volleyball team will be playing in a big tournament this weekend, and we wish them well.

Next week, many of our teaching staff will travel across to Songjiang in order to undertake valuable and important curriculum development work. This will enable us to ensure that there is better progression and continuity in the transition between the Primary and Secondary Divisions, and to ensure that we have a learning continuum from Year 1 to Year 12.

Today, 10 teachers from Changning and Songjiang left for a Professional Development opportunity in Singapore. The area of focus is first and second language acquisition within bi-lingual schools and the course is being facilitated by Virginia Rojas, a recognized leader in this field. This opportunity has been possible because of the generous support of our Annual Fund, and will, we are sure, have a direct influence on the quality of teaching and learning. We look forward to hearing from the attendees on their return next Monday.

Have a nice weekend!

Parenting Classes

In order to share our learning experience with our whole community, the Character Education Team has been looking into positive parenting classes that we could facilitate for YK Pao School parents. We have discovered a practical course that we would like to present. 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 10th March to 7th April 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 15 available spots for this first session, as we have allocated a few spots for YK Pao staff that are interested in teaching the course in the future.

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 later this year.

If you are interested in the course please contact Mary Chen at Shanghai Care Corner to register.

Tel: 021-6270825260391880 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

Lost Property

The end of Semester One is rapidly approaching and we have a mountain of lost items in the lost property box. We will be displaying these items outside the guards’ office every day on the last week of semester, 2nd – 6th February. Please make every effort to go through the lost property and retrieve your child’s clothing. Any items not claimed by 6th February will be either disposed of or washed and offered for sale during second-hand bazaar.

Message from the Student Affairs Office

2014-2015 School Year Y5 Students Ambassador

Thanks to the Y5 students who participated in the activities of student ambassador actively. Those student ambassadors did a fantastic job in general, and we are so proud of them.

In the information sessions over the two weekends, they introduced and showed their own place where they live and study to the prospective parents. They were very confident and displayed the YK Pao spirit positively.

At the December 13th meeting with principals, student ambassadors received a total of more than 250 parents. The student ambassadors received a total of more than 250 parents in the session on December 13th and other over 400 parents on January 24th. Their positive attitude, warm and cheerful personality and excellent language ability impressed our potential future parents.

Thanks for all teachers and the students who involved in the student ambassador program again, we are looking forward to see you next year.

Class 班级 Chinese Name中文名 English Name英文名
Y5A 周天蕙 Helena
Y5B 颜涵熙 Hannah
Y5B 巫林奇 Richie
Y5C 陈楚自达 Matthew
Y5C 黄天祥 Matthew
Y5C 刘子煜 Zoe
Y5C 赵哲恺 Benjamin
Y5C 华思岑 Anita
Y5D 黄宇祥 Marshall
Y5D 陈严 William
Y5D 施昊云 Vivian
Y5D 缪和均 Maggie
Y5D 汪悠扬 Cherry
Y5D 严斯东 Stone

Y1 and Y2 Maths Activities

The Y1 and 2 Maths Activates will be held on Feb 2nd (Y1) and 5th (Y2). We would like to invite all Y1 and 2 parents to join the activities together with their child. It will be a great parent-children gathering and we hope the parents can get to know their child’s achievements on Maths learning better through this event. Meanwhile, we want our students enjoy the learning process and increase their passion on Maths learning as well. We look forward to seeing as many parents as we can.

CAL Getaway

On January 26th, Pao School’s CAL students took part in a Chinese bakery workshop. It may not be the first time our international students have baked cakes and cookies, but it would be their first time doing so in an all-Chinese environment. The activity was set up in a play-and-learn format and was designed in conjunction with our baking instructor. During the baking process, teachers gave instructions and students asked questions in Chinese, and while their desserts baked in the ovens, students wrote down any questions they had regarding the ingredients and the process, and posed them to teachers in Chinese. This was an excellent opportunity for students to not only practice Chinese, but also understand the baking process. Of course, the best part was the end, when everyone had the chance to share their creations. Who knew learning could be so yummy?

School Report Translation

As we have limited manpower, and end of semester is one of the busiest periods of the school, at present we can only help to provide the translation of the current semester’s School Report. If you need to translate this semester’s School Report, please submit your translation request to Angela Hua in the Executive Principal’s Office from 2nd to 6th February by email or phone. 2nd February is the deadline, any request after the deadline will not be accepted.

Email: angela.hua@ykpaoschool.cn     Tel: 61671999-8205

Message from the General Services Department

We will organise an information meeting in late March to communicate with parents regarding the rustles of the Eurest Survey including the action plan, the results of the environment testing and uniform improvement progress which has been shared in our last PTA meeting. Though the information meeting is set up after the winter holiday, however, our work is never stopped. We are happy to report that Eurest is going to use non-gmo oil starting from next week.

EP Show Case

The EP Show was successfully held in an auditorium last Friday. There were about 100 students participating in the performance and more than 90 families watching the show. The performance was fantastic! We are so proud of our students’ hard work and the progress they’ve made through the process. A big thanks to all the parents for supporting the Enrichment Programme. Here is the link of EP show photos to share:www.ykpaoschool.cn/download/EP_Show_Primary.rar

Eye Exercises

According to the requirement from shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control & Prevention ,  Students should do eyes exercise every day at school, which is also protection to students’ eye health, The students who cannot do the eye exercise for long term must bring a note from a doctor explaining clearly why the child cannot attend it.

Message from the School Nurse

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 informour school nurses and homeroom teacher via email, if your child is sick or has a medical problem.

It is in your child’s interests to stay at home and recover if (s)he is unwell. It is not fair on the other students that a sick child is sent to school, potentially infecting other students.

Information Sessions

YK Pao School will be organizing two Information Sessions for prospective parents in San Francisco of the United States of America and Vancouver of Canada respectively in early February. The information session will be introducing YKPS Secondary Boarding School, Junior Chinese Summer Camp, Residential Chinese Summer Camp and Activities camp. This is a special opportunity for parents of kids 5-15 years old who are thinking of sending their kids to China for a true immersion experience to learn about YK Pao School, one of China’s leading bi-lingual schools. Welcome to invite interested parents to join!

Details of the event are as follows:

Topic:             Introduction to YK Pao School Secondary School and Summer Camps

Presenter:        Ms Lucia Jaccaci, Head of International Office, YK Pao School

Time:               8:00 – 10:00 am, Monday 2nd February 2015

Venue:            Chinese American International School (150 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States)

Please register your attendance.
The online registration link is: http://ykpsinfosessioncais.eventbrite.hk

Topic:             Introduction to YK Pao School Summer Camps

Presenter:        Ms Lucia Jaccaci, Head of International Office, YK Pao School

Time:               7:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, 3rd February 2015

Venue:             DP Building, Stratford Hall School

Please register your attendance.
The online registration link is: http://ykpsinfosessioncais.eventbrite.hk

Message from PE Department

SSSA U11 Volleyball

The U11 Tournament scheduled for Jan 31st at YKPS Primary has been cancelled due to lack of team entries from other schools. Instead our U11 Volleyball Team will travel to YKPS Secondary in Songjiang to compete in the U13 SSSA tournament. Good luck to our team in the older age group!

Football and Volleyball Cross-Campus Match

We are very happy to report a successful trip for our U11 Volleyball and Football Teams to our Songjiang campus to play our U13 teams. The U11 Volleyball team played some great team volleyball and won 1 of their 3 matches versus the YKPS U13 team. The U11 football team won convincingly 12-2 against the U13 team. Well done to those who took part, it was a great experience for the younger students to see what sporting life is like at our Secondary school. We hope this is the start of many cross-campus sporting collaborations between Primary and Secondary.

Upcoming Sports Events:

January 2015

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary – cancelled (now changed to YKPS Secondary)

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at SCL

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at WISS

Thu 19th – 22nd – U11, U13, U15 Football Tour to Singapore

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at SHS (ID)

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 Wellington College 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 23 January 2015

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It does not seem very cold in Shanghai this year as snow appeared in January and February in the past years. Compared to before, the temperature now is relatively high. However, we still need to take good care of ourselves when the weather changes.

Organised and coordinated by the Music Department, we invited several performing artists to perform Suzhou pingtan for our students during the morning assembly this past Monday. As part of Chinese Culture, this opportunity also enables our students experience a new local opera, which combines storytelling and ballad singing in the Suzhou dialect. There are substantial numbers of teachers and students interested in this folk art form and the Chinese traditional musical instruments.

During this busy end-of-semester review week, students have been taking summative assessments for some subjects, and it’s really pleasant to see them trying their best to improve themselves in academic areas and show their learning abilities to the utmost extent. Well done! Starting from this semester, we are presenting a new format for the school report. With the development and further applying of our internal management system, we would like to provide a better service for YK Pao parents. Expect from the report for parents and students will also be able to log in Power School to check the formative assessments results and grades.

The last two weeks of the semester will be very productive. A reading programme organised by the Chinese Team will last for two weeks, and we are looking forward to seeing parents coming for the Y1 and Y2 Maths activities. In addition, the PCL/PEL students may be involved in baking next week. We hope that our parents can support their child’s learning until the very end of this semester, as it’s important to cultivate a sense of responsibility of carrying on through firmly to the end on what they’ve started; which is their learning in school over the semester.

We will welcome around 300 prospective parents to join the second parents information session held on this Saturday. It is the effort coming from every single member of the community that makes YK Pao School more and more popular.

Have a nice weekend!

Kindle

Many students are using Kindles or other E-readers to enjoy some of their reading content. Although we have a policy that students do not bring electronic devices to school, we also understand that these popular devices may in fact hold their daily home reading. Therefore, we have decided to relax the policy and allow Kindles and e-readers at school; however, parents and students must understand that they are still the sole responsibility of the student. The school cannot take responsibility for lost or damaged Kindles and E-readers. Should your child wish to bring one to school, they may ask their class teacher, for advice on where to store it safely.

Monkey Bar Area

After a few weeks’ waiting, the Monkey Bar area has reopened on January 20th. The process to make this area safer for students to play in included digging out the ground around this area and filling it in with recycled rubber chips. The ground is now very soft and spongy which will absorb the fall should anyone have an accident. We will use this area for Year 2 and Year 3 as before. Though the safety of monkey bar area has been improved, we would like students play properly without dangerous actions. It will be very helpful that parents also remind the child of it at home.

Message from the Library

Dear Parents

Chinese New Year holiday is approaching!

The research is clear that children who don’t read during holidays can lose up to THREE months of reading progress! That’s why we encourage you and your little ones to keep the habit of reading during the long Chinese New Year holiday.

Starting from February 2, every student is welcome to borrow up to 5 books. However, to ensure the whole of our Library collections, we’d like to ask all Library items to be returned BEFORE January 30. Please keep in mind that all Library items should be returned immediately to the Library on the first day when school starts on March 2. Any items that are not returned by then will be seen as overdue loans.

Just in case you missed our previous newsletters, there are a lot of varieties available in our Library, including audio books, magazines, and online e-resources, to enrich your child’s reading experience. For more information, please visit our Library website: http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/primary_library

Lastly, the Library team wishes you and your family a very Happy Chinese New Year!!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Message from the Music Department

Music Schedule for the End of this Semester

  • ALL AFTER SCHOOL EP and Music activities finish this Friday.

This includes:

Rock Band

Wind Band

Orchestra

  • Saturday programme finishes this Saturday EXCEPT for the TIBETAN ASSEMBLY REHEARSALS – There is still a rehearsal for this in the auditorium on Saturday 31st January and this will be with the Tibetan school children.
  • ALL BEFORE SCHOOL AND LUNCHTIME MUSIC ACTIVITIES will continue through next week, finishing on Friday 30th January with the exceptions of English Choir and cello group.

English Choir Auditions

Those who are not currently in English Choir, we will be holding auditions on Monday lunchtime. Anyone interested should go to the Auditorium on Monday lunchtime at 12:30.

Cello Players

Chinese ensemble is looking for two cellists to join them next semester. The rehearsals take place at 10:00-11:00 on Saturday mornings. Anyone interested should contact Ms. Leef (leef.liu@ykpapschool.cn) as soon as possible.

Woodwind and Brass Players

Mr. Dominic is looking for any woodwind or brass players to join Wind Band. Anyone interested should see him as soon as possible.

Performance Assemble

This coming Monday’s assembly is our monthly performance assembly.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR SINGERS NOT TO BE MISSED!

A reminder that we have the renowned Ralph Allwood, previously Director of Music at Eton College, England and founder of the celebrated Eton Choral Courses coming to YK Pao School in the summer with some of his expert singing trainers to run a singing course for any keen singers aged 8 – 15.

For further details, please go to the YK Pao website and look under the Summer Camp section – you need to click on the left where it actually says “Junior Choral Course” to find the downloadable brochure which is at:

http://www.ykpaoschool.cn/junior-choral-course

We are looking for 60 – 80 young singers. This course is not just for students at YK Pao School. We are advertising this throughout Shanghai and it is open to anyone in this age range who is enthusiastic and would like to attend.

Message from PE Department

Upcoming Sports Events:

January 2015

Sat 24th – U11 Basketball at SHSID  (postponed until Semester 2)

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at SCL

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at WISS

Thu 19th – 22nd – U11, U13, U15 Football Tour to Singapore

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at SHS (ID)

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 Wellington College and U11 Badminton at SHSID

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

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

各位包校集体成员,

今年上海的冬天感觉并不是很冷,往年一、二月份都有雪花在申城出现,而现已一月下旬气温仍相对偏高。尽管如此,还请大家关注天气,照顾好自己。

 

本周一,在音乐部门的组织安排下,我们请来了苏州评弹团的专业演员在包校集会上为孩子们表演苏州评弹,给了他们一次感受吴侬软语的机会,借此孩子们也领略了中国文化的另一侧面-地方戏曲。有相当一部分老师和学生对此曲艺形式和中国传统乐器的演奏很感兴趣。

在紧张忙碌的期末测评周里,学生们对部分学科有了一个总结性评估,我们也很高兴地看到学生们尽力在学术领域赶超自我,争取最大限度地展示自己的学习能力。他们真的很棒!本学期起,我们的报告卡形式也有新改变,我们会通过学校内部管理系统的不断深入应用,为家长提供更完善的服务。今后,除了报告卡之外,我们还希望为家长和学生提供电子账号以便大家进入Power School看到学生的过程性测评成绩和等第。

包校最后两周的活动依然非常丰富。语文组的“大阅读项目”将整整持续两周,数学组一、二年级的活动也期待家长的积极参与;PCL/PEL的孩子会在下周外出,有“烘焙”活动等候他们。我们希望家长支持孩子的学习直至学期最后一天即2月6日!培养孩子有始有终、有责任意识地对待自己学习的态度也是很重要的。

本周末,我们将迎来面向近300名未来家长的第二场信息发布会。包校在大家的努力下越来越炙手可热。

祝各位周末愉快!

电子书阅读器

许多学生使用Kindles或其他电子书阅读器享受阅读的乐趣。尽管我们有政策规定学生不应该带电子产品来校,但我们也能理解事实上孩子们在家时就是通过这些设备进行日常阅读的。因此我们决定放宽政策,允许学生在校使用Kindles和其他电子阅读器。但是,家长和学生都需明白,学校将不对这些阅读器的损坏和丢失负责,孩子们应该承担起妥善保管的责任。如果您的孩子希望将电子阅读器带来学校,他/她可以咨询一下班主任老师存放在哪里比较安全。

攀爬架区域

经过几周的等待,攀爬架区域已于1月20日正式向学生们重新开放。为了让攀爬架区域更安全,在施工过程中我们把整个区域挖深并填入了可回收利用的橡胶碎片。现在这个区域的地面非常柔软且富有弹性,发生意外时能缓解坠落时的冲力。这个区域还是跟之前一样,供二、三年级使用。尽管攀爬架区域的安全性现已提高,但我们仍希望学生能适度玩耍、不做危险性动作。我们希望家长能配合老师在家也做好提醒工作。

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长们,

春节已离我们越来越近了!

研究表明,那些在假期中不读书的孩子将会落后读书的孩子三个月的阅读进度。这也是为什么我们鼓励您和您的孩子在即将到来的假期中保持阅读的习惯。

从2月2日开始,每位学生可以到图书馆借阅最多5本书籍。然而,为了盘点所有图书馆的馆藏,我们需要您先在1月30日前归还所有图书馆的物品。请记住,所有假期前借阅的物品必须在开学后第一天(3月2日)立即归还至图书馆。所有未在此日归还的物品都将被视为已超期。

如果您错过了前几次的校长来信,您可以通过访问图书馆网站获取详细信息。网址:http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/primary_library 图书馆有大量的各类书籍供大家选择,包括有声读物、杂志和在线资源等。

最后,图书馆全体成员祝您和您的家人新春愉快!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

来自音乐组的信息

本学期音乐活动安排表

  • 所有的课后EP拓展课以及音乐团体活动将于本周五结束

其中包括:摇滚乐队、管乐团、弦乐团

  • 本周六是本学期最后一次周六音乐课。但是参加西藏合唱活动排练的学生在1月31日下周六还有一次最终的彩排,彩排地点为西楼五楼的礼堂,这次彩排将会和西藏当地来的孩子们一同进行。
  • 除了英文合唱团以及中午的大提琴集体课,所有的课前及午间音乐小组课下周都将继续上课。这些课程将于1月30日周五结束。

英文合唱团面试

针对那些目前不是英文合唱团成员但又希望加入的学生,我们将于下周一的午休时间组织一次英文合唱团面试。请希望参加面试的学生于下周一中午1230到礼堂集合

大提琴手

中国民乐团需要招募两位大提琴手在下学期加入中国民乐团。中国民乐团的排练时间为每周六上午10:00—11:00。有兴趣参加的同学请尽快联系音乐组刘老师 leef.liu@ykpaoschool.cn

木管及铜管乐手

Dominic老师希望招募一些吹奏木管乐器或铜管乐器的乐手加入管乐团。有兴趣参加的学生请尽快到音乐办公室找他报名。

音乐早集会

下周一的早集会是本月的音乐早集会。

热爱歌唱的孩子们不可错过的暑期活动!

友情提醒,著名的英国伊顿公学前音乐总监、伊顿公学合唱班创办人拉尔夫·奥伍德先生在今夏将协同他的声乐专家团队来到包校,他们将开设一个合唱课程,此课程面向所有8-15岁热爱歌唱的孩子们。

大家可以登录包校官网,进入“暑期活动”分页面,然后点击左侧的“少年合唱班”获取详细信息并且可下载活动宣传手册。大家也可以直接点击下面的链接:

http://www.ykpaoschool.cn/junior-choral-course

我们计划招收60-80名小歌手。该课程不仅仅面向包校的孩子,我们在全上海范围内做了招生宣传,任何符合年龄范围并且热爱歌唱想要参加的孩子都可以报名。

来自体育部的信息

接下来的各项比赛:

20151

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(延后至第二学期举行)

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宋庆龄学校举行

3月14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

3月19-22日:11岁、13岁和15岁以下年龄段球队前往新加坡参加足球比赛

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;网球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

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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23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月30日,周六:11岁以下年龄段女子足球比赛在协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

Newsletter 16 January 2015

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It has been a week of alternating rain and sunshine; however, the capricious weather didn’t affect students and staff that much as lots of activities and events were conducted methodically. Mr. Mike Spencer left for UK this Tuesday to attend two recruitment fairs there; he will be back at school on 27th of January. Let’s wish him all the best there!

The school organised two information sessions for over 200 prospective parents this week. It seems the new Y1 students will also face fierce competition in admission. The parents have been able to meet subject coordinators and some existing parents. Big thanks to 19 volunteer parents who supported these two events.

The last PTA meeting of the semester was held on Tuesday. A lot of important information, reviews and summaries were shared in one and a half hour. We’ve given feedback on uniform, water quality and cooking oil, and class reps will pass the message to his/her class. After Winter Holiday, there will be an information meeting organised by General Services Department in March, any interested parents are welcome to attend.

The End-of-Semester Review Week is scheduled next week, whilst the EP classes will be finished successively from 19th – 22nd of January. Please note that students will leave school after lunch on Friday, January 23rd.

The very last day of this semester is February 6th, which is only 3 weeks away for us. We hope that our students can carry the learning through to the end. This is another way to show being responsible.

Have a nice weekend!

International Schools Assessment (ISA)

The International Schools Assessment (ISA) will take place on February 4th and 5th for students in Year 3, 4 and 5. Some parents, who are leaving early for the holidays, have asked if students can make up the test or take the test earlier.

Regrettably, the school cannot allow students to take the ISA other than on the set days as previously stated in the homework diary and parent handbook.  The reasons are:

1.   We cannot replicate the test conditions. It involves timetabling changes that affect teachers, students and recess times.

2.   We would not like students to discuss the content of the assessment.

Absences for either day cannot be made up. In the student’s individual ISA report, there will be no results for the sections missed. Absence for both days will mean no individual ISA report.

The ISA is an important benchmarking assessment that tracks students as they progress from Y3 up to Y10. Please could parents keep travel plans in the scheduled school holiday times, so students do not miss these assessments.

End-Semester Review Week

The End-Semester Review week is scheduled on 19th – 23st January, and the timetable is attached with the newsletter for your reference.

End-Semester Assessment Timetable_ January 19th-23rd

Pastoral Care Corner

This week for the Pastoral Care Corner, I thought I would once again ask some of our resident parents who are also teachers to give us some advice on parenting that works for them at home. Attached are some tips from our principal Ms Chen, Ms Sarah, Ms Victoria, Ms Clare, Ms Kate and Mr Dominic. If you have any helpful parenting tips that you would like to share with our school community, please feel free to send them to me.

Pastoral Care Corner Jan 16 2015

Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

Please share your child’s excitement when s/he brings you a Baker Book Club catalogue. We have just started our Spring Book Club with Baker Books. You are able to choose your child’s (and yours! There are some good selections for parents as well) 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, 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 January 24, 2015. 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

Message from Extension Programs Office

We are pleased to report that our November information session presented by Ralph Allwood, former Director of Music at Eton College and founder of the Eton Choral Courses, was much appreciated and supported by parents. We have subsequently received many enquiries regarding the course. Registration has now begun for the Junior Choral Course, which will run from July 26 to August 2, 2015. We have also sent emails regarding an Early Bird discount to those parents who may be interested in the course. Please kindly check your email to receive the pertinent information. Thank you!

EP Showcase

EP will be finished on 19th-22nd Jan, 2015. Parents are welcomed to observe your child’s class during Jan 19th to 22nd from 4pm-5pm.

According to school calendar, there will be no EP classes on 23rd; however, a compact EP performance will be held at 2:30pm that afternoon in the auditorium. Some of the EP classes, such as Ballet, Chinese Musical Theater, Jazz dance etc, will put on a show. Please check the email from EPO for more details later on.

In addition, the EP application form for next semester has been sent to you on January 12th. Please check your email and return the form to the Extension Programs Office before 23rd January 2015.

Volunteer host families for Junior Chinese Camp (Day Camp)

The 8th YK Pao School Junior Chinese Camp (Day Camp) will take place this coming July at our Primary Division. Children aged 5-11 from around the world will be coming to Pao School to learn Chinese and experience Chinese culture. Some of them will stay with local families to learn about Chinese culture, share cultures and make friends. We are currently looking for volunteer families to host our campers.

The dates of the camp are as follows:

Session 1: June 29th – July 10th, 2015

Session 2: July 13th – July 24th, 2015

Volunteer host families should be native Chinese speakers.

Please contact Ms. Joanna Li at our Extension Programs Office if you would like to host a summer camp student, or wish to learn more about our program:
61671999*1*8110, joanna.li@ykpaoschool.cn

Desk Calendar

There are still a few remaining copies of the 2015 desk calendar. This edition features specially-selected photos contributed by the Pao School community. It’s a showcase for the very best that Pao School has to offer, and a great souvenir! Calendars are available at the Uniform Rooms at Primary and Secondary Division at 15 RMB each. Be sure to pick one up today!

Message from the Music Department

This Monday we will have a performance given by the Su Zhou Ping Tan group.

This month’s Assembly Recital will take place on Monday 26th January at 08:15 in the auditorium.

TIBETAN SCHOOL CHILDREN TO SING WITH YK PAO IN LAST WEEK OF TERM

There are still spaces for students to sing in this event, but they will need to turn up this Saturday (17th January). A reminder that we are looking for keen singers from our choirs in years 3 to 5 to work with 16 students from the Tongta Youth Theatre, which is located in YuShu, Qinghai province in Tibet, to prepare at least one Tibetan song for a whole school assembly on Tuesday 3rd, February.

The rehearsals will be as follows:

Saturday 17th January         (Auditorium)                        10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 24th January         (Gym)                         10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 31st January          (Auditorium)                        10:00 – 12:00

The rehearsals will be taken by Tibetan Music Teachers and at least one of the songs will feature in the assembly on 3rd February.

The assembly will also feature other songs sung by the Tibetan children, a song from Chinese Choir and a video presentation of where the Tibetan students come from.

This will be a truly amazing experience for those who wish to take part. The music is challenging and students will get tuition from teachers who know the music well.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR SINGERS NOT TO BE MISSED!

A reminder that we have the renowned Ralph Allwood, previously Director of Music at Eton College, England and founder of the celebrated Eton Choral Courses coming to YK Pao School in the summer with some of his expert singing trainers to run a singing course for any keen singers aged 8 – 15.

For further details, please go to the YK Pao website and look under the Summer Camp section – you need to click on the left where it actually says “Junior Choral Course” to find the downloadable brochure which is at:

http://www.ykpaoschool.cn/junior-choral-course

We are looking for 60 – 80 young singers. This course is not just for students at YK Pao School. We are advertising this throughout Shanghai and it is open to anyone in this age range who is enthusiastic and would like to attend.

Message from the Art Department

Happy New Year! During this semester Miss Sara has been holding an art club for year two and three, it has been a lot of fun and Miss Sara wishes to continue this club over the second semester. Check out Tuding from year three in action working on their art club Mandala.

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Exciting News! Beginning next Friday Lois Lin and Miss Kellie will begin art club for Year Four and Five on Fridays at lunchtime from 12.10-12.45. We look forward to seeing some of you there.

Message from PE Department

Well Done!

Well done to the YKPS Badminton Team chaperoned by Ms. Lucy and coached by Y5 Marshall. They participated in their first SSSA tournament last weekend and brought home medals for everyone! A big thank you to all that took part and Ms. Lucy, a great start to a student initiated and led team.

Basketball

The next SSSA U11 Basketball Tournament scheduled for Jan 24th has been postponed until semester 2. This is due to the hosts, SHSID, having maintenance in their gym at this time. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We will keep everyone updated of the new date when they are announced by SHSID. Training will continue as normal.

Football and Volleyball Cross-Campus Match

We are excited to announce a special football and volleyball match for YK Pao Primary vs YK Pao Secondary students. On January 28th we will take 2 volleyball teams and 1 football team to Songjiang Campus to play in a special cross-campus match versus our Secondary U13 teams. The purpose of the match is to recognise the importance of continued efforts to bridge both YK Pao campuses and to give a taste of Secondary school sports to our Primary students. Parents are very welcome to come and support both teams! Buses will leave Primary campus at 2:45pm and return at 6:30pm.

Swimming

A kind reminder: students that wish to be excused from swimming classes must bring a note from a doctor or parent explaining clearly why the child cannot attend class.  Reasons such as a having a cold, cough or recovering from a fever or having a headache are not accepted and the student will be marked absent from the class.

Upcoming Sports Events:

January 2015

Sat 17th – SSSA Swimming CANCELLED

Sat 24th – U11 Basketball at SHSID  (postponed until Semester 2)

Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary

March

Sat 7th – U11 Football at SCL

Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at WISS

Thu 19th – 22nd – U11, U13, U15 Football Tour to Singapore

Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at SHS (ID)

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 Wellington College and U11 Badminton at SHSID

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

Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

各位包校集体成员,

本周的天气时晴时雨,但老师和孩子们的心情并未受此影响,包校长宁校区的活动依旧有条不紊地进行着。Mike Spencer校长已于本周二前往英国参加两场国际教师的招聘会,预计他将于1月27日(周二)返校工作,我们预祝他一切顺利!

本周,包校迎来了两场未来家长说明会,两百多名家长参加了与现有包校家长及课程协调员见面的信息分享会,看来今年的一年级新生也将面临激烈的竞争。参加本次活动的家长志愿者有19名之多,感谢你们的支持!

本周,家校协力会召开了本学期的最后一次会议,这短短的一个半小时里包含了许多重要信息的分享和回顾总结。大家较为关心的校服、水质、食用油问题也一一得到了反馈,各班班代也会代为相传此次会议中分享的信息。后勤部门也会在寒假之后的三月份召开一次后勤信息分享会,届时欢迎关心和感兴趣的家长前来参加。

下周为期末测试周,周五当天即1月23日学生在午餐后放学。拓展课将于1月19-22日相继结束,敬请留意!

本学期最后一天上学日为2月6日,距离学期结束还剩三周左右的时间,我们希望学生们坚持到最后,有始有终地将所有学习进行到底。这也是一种“责任心”的体现。

祝好!

国际学校测试 (ISA)

三至五年级学生将于2月4日和5日参加国际学校测试。一些家长因计划提前度假而向学校咨询学生是否可以提前考试或者之后补考。

很遗憾的是,学校不能让学生提前进行国际学校测试也无法组织补考,这些信息也都在家庭作业日志和家长手册上有所说明。其理由是:

1. 我们无法复制考试的各项条件。这涉及到排课安排的变动,进而给老师教学、学生上课和日常作息带来很大影响

2. 我们不希望学生讨论考试内容

缺考任意一天的ISA考试都将无法补考,在学生的个人ISA报告上,缺考的项目将没有成绩。两天都缺考的学生则没有ISA成绩。

ISA测试是一个非常重要的测评标准,它能跟踪记录学生三至十年级的成长与进步。还望家长能将度假计划安排在学校公布的假期范围内,让孩子们不要错过此次测试。

期末评估周

期末评估周安排在了1月19日-23日,我们随信附上测试安排表,供家长们参阅。

End-Semester Assessment Timetable_ January 19th-23rd

人文关怀角

本周的人文关怀角,我想再次邀请一些身为父母的包校在职教职员工和大家分享一些可行的育儿经验。附件内是陈校长、Sarah老师、Victoria老师、Clare老师、Kate老师和Dominic老师提供的小窍门。如果您也有行之有效的育儿小提示想要和大家分享的话,请随时联系我。

 Pastoral Care Corner Jan 16 2015

来自图书馆的信息

本周,您的孩子将会非常兴奋地将贝克图书俱乐部的图书订购目录带回家,贝克图书俱乐部春季订购活动从本周正式开始。您不仅能选择许多非常优秀的儿童读物,更有一些适合家长阅读的书籍供您选择,不妨在周末和孩子一起挑选你们喜爱的书籍。您可以在线完成订单,无需再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,您同样可以在订购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2015年1月24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

图书馆教师

来自拓展项目处的消息

去年11月份我们邀请伊顿公学音乐总监、伊顿合唱班创办人拉尔夫-奥伍德来沪进行了有关少年合唱团的讲座,该讲座得到了很多家长的关注和支持。之后我们收到了很多相关咨询。目前,2015年7月26日-8月2日举行的少年合唱团报名已经全面启动。 在元旦前,我们已把提前报名的优惠信息以邮件形式发给了感兴趣的相关家长。敬请查收您的邮件以便及时获取相关详情。谢谢!

拓展课展示

本学期的拓展课将于2015年1月19日-22日结束。欢迎家长在1月19日-22日,下午4点-5点前往学校参加您孩子的拓展课公开课。

1月23日(周五)下午根据校历没有安排拓展课,但部分表演课程(芭蕾、中文音乐剧、爵士舞、街舞、空手道和乐器私教课)将于当日下午2点30在小学部礼堂举行汇演,具体安排请注意查收稍后来自拓展项目处的邮件。

新学期的拓展课报名已于1月12日发出,请您注意查收并在1月23日前将报名表递交到拓展项目处。

征集寄宿家庭
包玉刚实验学校小学部将在2014年6月29日到7月24日之间举办第八届包玉刚实验学校中国文化暑期活动,来自世界各地的5-11岁的以英语为母语的学生将会来到我们学校小学部

学习中文,同时了解中国的文化。其中更有部分学生会选择入住寄宿家庭,与中国的家庭和同龄的朋友们分享不同的文化并结下深厚的友谊。

现征集志愿者寄宿家庭,请有意愿的家庭向拓展项目办公室申请,寄宿时间安排如下:

第一期:2015年6月29日- 7月10日

第二期:2015年7月13日- 7月24日

志愿者寄宿家庭要求-中文为母语的家庭

如果您愿意担任寄宿家庭,或者有任何的问题,请即与我们拓展项目办公室联系:

联络人-李老师,电话-86 21 61671999*1*8110,邮件joanna.li@ykpaoschool.cn

台历

学校目前尚有少量包校2015年台历可供家长购买。此次台历精心挑选了包校师生的摄影作品作为素材,展现了包校风采,既实用又可做孩子成长的纪念品。目前,中小学校服间皆有销售,每本售价15元,欢迎各位家长前往直接购买。

来自音乐组的信息

下周一将会有来自苏州评弹团的艺术家们为我们的学生带来一场演出。

本月的音乐早集会将于1月26日周一早上8:15在礼堂举行。

包校学生将在本学期最后一周与来自西藏学校的孩子们联合演唱!

我们需要从学校的各个合唱团中招募一些3-5年级热爱歌唱的孩子们,他们会在2月3日周二早上的全校早集会上与16名来自青海省玉树藏族自治州的风马儿童剧团的学生们联合演唱至少一首藏族歌曲。

如果还有学生希望参加这个活动,目前我们尚有名额,但是他们必须出席1月17日本周六的排练。

此次活动的所有排练日期如下:

1月17日周六               (西楼五楼礼堂)                  10:00 – 12:00

1月24日周六               (西楼二楼体育馆)              10:00 – 12:00

1月31日周六               (西楼五楼礼堂)                  10:00 – 12:00

整个排练活动将由三位来自西藏的音乐老师指导,在2月3日周二早上的全校集会上,我们的学生将与来自西藏的孩子们至少合作演出一首作品。

西藏的孩子们还将在集会上为我们表演其他曲目,此外大家还将欣赏到来自中文合唱团的孩子们带来的一首歌曲以及有关这些西藏孩子们简介的视频。

对孩子们来说,这将是一次难忘的学习体验机会。演唱的曲目具有一定的难度,孩子们将会得到专业老师的指导与教授。

热爱歌唱的孩子们不可错过的暑期活动!

友情提醒,著名的英国伊顿公学前音乐总监、伊顿公学合唱班创办人拉尔夫·奥伍德先生在今夏将协同他的声乐专家团队来到包校,他们将开设一个合唱课程,此课程面向所有8-15岁热爱歌唱的孩子们。

大家可以登录包校官网,进入“暑期活动”分页面,然后点击左侧的“少年合唱班”获取详细信息并且可下载活动宣传手册。大家也可以直接点击下面的链接:

http://www.ykpaoschool.cn/junior-choral-course

我们计划招收60-80名小歌手。该课程不仅仅面向包校的孩子,我们在全上海范围内做了招生宣传,任何符合年龄范围并且热爱歌唱想要参加的孩子都可以报名。

来自艺术组的消息

各位新年好!本学期Sara老师组织了二、三年级的艺术俱乐部活动,孩子们也体验到了很多的乐趣。Sara老师希望在第二学期还能延续艺术俱乐部的活动。下图是三年级的江中石正在创作自己俱乐部的曼荼罗。