- 读书周期间，我们还有幸邀请到了两位知名作家Sarah Brennan女士和沈石溪先生访问小学部，与学生零距离接触，一起分享了很多有趣的故事和想法。
从本学期开始，周五合唱团将取代原先的周二及周六合唱团，所有喜欢唱歌的学生都可以报名。排练地点是西楼五楼的礼堂 ， 周五合唱团也将参与校音乐会的演出。想要参加周五合唱团的学生无需面试，每周五中午直接去礼堂参加就可以了。
打击乐俱乐部 09:00 – 10:00
初级中国民乐团 09:00 – 10:00
中国民乐团 10:00 – 11:00
中提琴 10:00 – 11:00
二胡 11:00 – 12:00
架子鼓 10:00 – 12:00
第一组 – 初级组 周六 10:00上课——在东楼三楼集合
如果学生不能上体育课或游泳课，则需要提交医生开具的病假单或父母的请假信。根据包校政策，如果学生能来校学习，这意味着他/她有能力完成各学科的学习，包括游泳课。如果学生应咳嗽或感冒而无法参加游泳课的话，他/她应当在家休养，其原因有二：A) 有助于学生尽快恢复健康 B) 减少病菌传染给其他学生的机会。这对其他学生和家长也非常公平。只有当学生骨折或出现类似严重的状况时才可以不用上游泳课。我们是老师，同时也为人父母，我们应当在任何情况下都保持公正公平并坚持合理的原则。因此，请不要把因病而不能参加游泳课的学生送来上学。
以上一至四年级的代表队将参加周日在上海美国学校举行的’Sport for Life’足球比赛，比赛时间为上午10点中午，比赛日期为：10月19日、11月2、9、23日和12月7日。
Dear YK Pao School Community,
Although it has only been a four day week, we have extremely busy. We have now elected our Year 5 Student Council. All members were chosen by their peers and they are already working to consider how they might influence and develop the school through their actions and by representing the ‘voice’ of the wider student body. The easy confidence with which the students explained this to the whole school this week was very impressive.
On behalf of all members of the staff I would like to thank you and the students for making Teachers Day such a special one. The presentation of flowers by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), the staff lunch provided on Wednesday, along with the kind and thoughtful messages we received from students and parents remind us how lucky we are to be part of the Y K Pao school community. Our work is so much more rewarding because of the support we receive from you.
Thank you to all parents who attended the Year 1 and 2 Information Evening this week. We hope that you found it a useful forum and that you were able to elect your class representative who can reflect your views to the Parent Teacher Association. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet with you as the year progresses.
We are very excited for our Year 5 students (and their teachers) who will be attending the Year 5 trip to Nan Bei Hu Lake next week. We held an information evening on Wednesday to hear about the planned activities. We look forward to reporting back on how the week goes and we wish them well with the adventures that await them.
Thank you for supporting our ‘No Hat No Play’ routine. Our students, almost without exception, have adapted to this very well.
Have a good weekend.
No playing after school
Please take you child home directly after they come down from the classroom. We need to keep the traffic moving on West Wuding Road so please do not stay while your child plays on the equipment. The playing facilities on the school grounds are not open to students after 3:50pm. For student safety, parents please do not talk with the teachers for a long time and do make sure that your child is well supervised.
Late supervision in Room 2220 East Building
If you arrive later than 4pm to pick up your child you will find him/her in Room 2220 of the East Building. Please understand that this service is only there to support those parents who are bit late due to the traffic situation, it is not homework time or a facility for students to stay after school. If you want your child to finish his/her homework at school after school is over, s/he can attend homework club, provided through the after school Enrichment Programme.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
Family Maths was started by the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley. It is a programme that focuses on parents and children doing maths together – the emphasis being on building the child’s confidence with maths and receiving encouraging feedback from both teachers and parents. On Family Maths evenings at YK Pao School parents and children take part in maths activities, play maths games and share food. The first Family Maths evenings begin in September. Please make a note of the dates for your child’s class and make every effort to come along – they are so much fun!
Message from PTA
The first PTA meeting of the year will be held at 14:00-16:00 on 16th September in the Conference Room 1104. All class reps and year reps are expected to attend the meeting and we welcome parents who are interested as well. The agenda of this meeting is followed as:
- Fees Arrangement
- Annul Fund
- Report Card
- Principal Corner
Message from the Library
Reading is one of the most beloved family activities in my house. The story time my daughter and I spend together before bedtime is always the highlight of the day. Shopping for books is our second favourite. Now, we invite you and your little ones to enjoy the fun together with our Baker Book Club!
Please share your child’s excitement when s/he brings you a Baker Book Club catalogue. You are able to choose your child’s (or your, if you are a big children’s book fan like me) next favourite book(s) together and place an order ONLINE! No need to worry about the lost money on the way to school or on the playground. If, unfortunately, your little one has lost the catalogue, thanks to the technology, you are still able to read the e-catalogue at: http://parentpay.bakerbooks.co.uk/clubs/YKPCHA2
The deadline for placing your book order is September 26, 2014. Please be reminded that your order will arrive at YK Pao in approximately 6 weeks, and that the Library does NOT take money from your child(ren) for Baker Book Club.
Happy Book Shopping!
Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease (HFMD)
We have had one case of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease and so according to school policies the class has been working by themselves and not mixing with other students. We have also been checking everyone’s temperature when they arrive at school. We hope this is an isolated case and we can get back to normal soon.
The school has strengthened its work on disinfection and ventilation in classrooms. If your child contracts red rashes on their hands, feet or inside their mouth, please take him/her to the hospital for medical attention. Please also inform your child’s class teacher and school nurse at 61671999 -1- 8131/ 8132.
To help prevent contracting the disease, please:
1. Maintain personal sanitation and hygiene; wash your hands often with liquid soap.
2. Pay attention to food hygiene to avoid gastro-intestinal viruses. Do not drink unboiled or unfiltered water. Do not eat raw food or food that has been frozen. Eat a balanced, nutritious diet, take proper exercise, and avoid becoming overtired.
3. Open a window throughout the day to allow ventilation.
4. Avoid possible exposure to infection by not taking your child to crowded public places.
Red Cross Hospitalization Foundation
In accordance with the regulations of the Shanghai Education Committee and the Shanghai Price Bureau, the School will be allowed to collect fee and purchase the insurance called “Red Cross Hospitalization Foundation” for students. Parents should make a personal contribution to this insurance policy as the school no longer collects miscellaneous fees at the beginning of each semester. Although Tuesday is designated as Notice Day for distributing hard-copy notices to parents, it will be a rush for parents if we issue the notice out next Tuesday, so we will hand them out today. Please check it and refer to the attached for details.
Moodle: Accessing Weekly Outlines
What is Moodle?
Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS) – also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). While the YKPS Moodle Site is available 24/7 on the Internet, it is also password-protected. Each student has an individual “login”. Parents can use the same login to keep track of their student’s classwork. Each YKPS class has its own Moodle page, used for curriculum delivery and assignment scheduling. Even when students miss school, they are able to use Moodle to stay current with what is happening in each of their classes.
How do I find weekly outlines?
Follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Log onto Moodle by going here: http://moodle.ykpaoschool.cn/login/index.php
Step 2: Enter your child’s student number as user name and the password
Step 3: Click on a class.
Step 4: Click on the Weekly Outline.
The password will be posted on Homework Dairy on 16th of September for your reference and the system will be back on service on September 16th as well.
With the generous support from parents, our first Annual Fund was launched with great success. Together, we raised a total of RMB 5.14million, which far exceeded our original target of RMB 2 million. We saw a participation rate of 68.8% from current families, which was extremely heartwarming for the School. We commemorated the launch of the Annual Fund with a remarkable first year, and this could not have been done without your generous donations.
In the past school year, the Annual Fund has substantially help the School in supporting 26 projects in 8 areas. We are very happy to share with you the progress of each project and the results achieved in the coming weeks. This week we will update you on two areas: Library Development and Environmental Quality Measures.
1. Library Development
- The libraries are the heart of learning at YK Pao School and are our students’ favorite place. With the growing collection of books and heavy usage, the Primary School Library was expanded in the summer of 2014. The newly designed library will allow students to read in a more spacious atmosphere as well as allow for the creation of a teacher reference area. The Annual Fund also supported the purchase of more EU books and English teaching resources.
- The Annual Fund also supported the continued development of the Huang Sue Ing Memorial Library collection with a focus on the non-fiction collection. From January 2014 to date, 5,409 books have been purchased, including 2,090 fiction books and 3,319 non-fiction books. More than half of these new books are English books.
- For Book Week 2014, we were very lucky to have two well-known authors visit YK Pao School, Mrs. Sarah Brennan and Mr. Shixi Shen. Both authors shared many stories and ideas with our students, and took the time to sign a number of their books for our school library.
2. Environmental Quality Measures.
- Due to the frequent hazy weather in Shanghai, with the support of The Annual Fund, we have equipped both campuses with air purifiers to minimize air pollution and potential health damage.
- The Annual Fund was used to purchase 77 air purifiers for all classrooms, offices, the gym, library, and hallways and corridors at the Primary School.
- 296 air purifiers were purchased for all classrooms, dormitories, labs, offices, cafeteria and student center at the Secondary School.
- According to real-time monitoring, air quality at both campuses has seen significant improvement. (Attachment: AQI distribution of air quality readings in June 2014)
- During the summer holiday, the Annual Fund supported the installation of a state-of-the-art water purification system at the Secondary Division campus. The project was finished in the middle of August. This water purification project adopted one of the world’s leading water treatment equipment and systems manufacturer, Pentair. According to the specific conditions of our campus, we made the following changes within the water pump house:
- Multi-media filters to allow for the filtration of tiny particles, suspended solids, colloid, algae and other impurities in the water
- Activated carbon to remove organic matter and to free chlorine and metal ions that was in the water
- Ultraviolet disinfection to eradicate all bacteria in the water or air without using any chemicals
- Precision filters to intercept the fine particles in the water and to prevent them from entering the water production system, to ensure that the water completely reaches the desired standards. According to test result at the end of August, campus water has been largely improved above the water quality standards of municipal tap water and purified water.
Message from the Music Department
Except for Piano Club, all activities are now up and running. A reminder to all WIND and BRASS players that WIND ENSEMBLE takes place on Wednesdays from 4pm until 5pm in Ensemble Room 2 in the Music Department, East Building. This ensemble is open to students who are learning a wind or brass instrument (e.g. flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, euphonium, trombone etc.). Students do however need to know the basic notes before joining.
This year, FRIDAY CHOIR replaces the former Tuesday and Saturday choirs and is open to anyone who likes to sing. The rehearsals take place in the Auditorium and the choir takes part in the major school concerts. Students do not need to audition, they just need to turn up.
With Ms Carol being away, there has been some confusion as to what Piano Club is and what students have to do for the audition. As a result, many students turned up to their audition unprepared. Looking through the results of the audition, it was decided that we would give students another chance to show what they can do. It was also clear that some students have not learned the piano before.
Piano club is not a club to join for piano lessons. Students who have not learnt the piano will not be able to join. The re-audition will consist of the student playing a part of a piece that they have learnt, a short piece of sight reading and a basic interview about their piano playing.
The Music Department will reallocate times for next Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We feel that this is the fairest solution to all concerned.
Saturday Music Programme starts this Saturday (13th September):
Percussion Club 09:00 – 10:00
Beginner Chinese Ensemble 09:00 – 10:00
Chinese Ensemble 10:00 – 11:00
Viola 10:00 – 11:00
Erhu 11:00 – 12:00
Drums 10:00 – 12:00
GROUP 1 – BEGINNER 10:00 Saturday Morning – Meet top floor East Building
GROUP 2 – INTERMEDIATE 10:40 Saturday Morning – Meet top floor East Building
GROUP 3 – MORE ADVANCED 11:20 Saturday Morning – Meet top floor East Building
Message from PE Department
YKPS Masters Football
Congratulations to the Parents and friends of YKPS who participated in the Shanghai Master’s Football Tournament last weekend at Shanghai Rugby Club. It was a fantastic event with participation from a great range of YKPS teachers and parents. Thank you to all who took part, this will hopefully become a tradition in our YKPS Community.
School Team Tryouts – Extended
Due to incredible interest and enthusiasm from all age groups in the recent weeks of tryouts, we are delighted to announce all tryout periods for all the school teams have been extended. This means any student who tried out for any school team during recent weeks, is welcome to participate and practice in any school team during the lunchtime and before school training sessions. The Head Coach will then choose their teams for the upcoming tournaments and matches based on: 1. Attendance and punctuality at these training sessions. 2. Attitude and cooperation. 3. Ability and Skill level.
If a student cannot participate in PE class or swimming class, a note from a doctor or parent is required. Our YKPS policy is if a student is in school, then that student is expected to swim. If a student has a cough or a cold and is unable to swim, then please keep him / her at home for two reasons: A) to recover good health and B) to minimise infecting other students with their sickness. This is fair and just for all other parents and students. Only in the event of a broken limb or something serious of that nature we shall excuse a student. We as teachers are also parents and we shall exercise fairness and common sense at all times, but sending your child to school when unfit to swim is not reasonable.
Many thanks for your support on this matter
Football Teams Semester 1 2014 / 2015
We are planning to have one team in Year 1, 2 teams at Year 2, 2 teams at Year 3, 2 teams at Year 4 and the YKPS Under 11 Team for Year 5 and any other outstanding players.
The above representative teams from Year 1 to Year 4 play in the Sunday Sport For Life Competitions held at Shanghai American School from 10 am to midday on the following five dates: Sunday October 19, November 2, 9, 23 and the final date on December 7.
Students that practice regularly will be invited to play and will be given uniforms closer to the starting date.
Matches for the Year
A Head Coach for each Year Group will be appointed and we hope to have 20 – 24 students per Year (with the exception of Year 1 in Semester 1). This would mean two teams at each age group. The Head Coach will take one team, but we need help for the second team. This is where I am asking the parents to step forward and support us. Rather than bring in coaches who have no connection with the students, I am asking for two parents per age group to join to run one team. That means two parents from Year 4, two parents from Year 3, two parents from Year 2 and none as yet from Year 1 as there will be only one team until season two, when we shall need two parents.
I would ask you to contact the PTA rep from your child’s Year Group if you are able to commit to 5 Sunday mornings in Semester 1 to help run a team in which your child will be playing. If you would like to know more please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you more details.
As our standard of swimming continues to rise, we have piloted and had success with the following steps for selection to the YKPS Swim Team for Primary Students.
1 – In swimming class time, the teacher notices students with ability or potential. These students are invited to Team Sports Swimming during curriculum time.
2 – The students in Team Sports Swimming Practice will be put through their paces by Teacher Yuan Bin. The most able will be invited to join the Early Morning Swimming Practice.
3 – During the Early Morning Swimming Practice, Coach Johnny casts his eye over the students and he will select the students most appropriate for the YKPS Swim Team. All students will be expected to attend 2 morning Trainings per week (days up to you as parents depending on your commitments). With this regular practice our students will get enough “swimming kilometres” per week to be competitive. Students who do not attend regularly will be left out of the swim team and we shall invite replacements.
Some additional dates for the older students in teams:
Sat 20th – Under 11 Cross Country at YKPS Secondary, Under 11 Football at Soong Ching Ling
Sun 21st – Tennis at Shanghai High School. (Entry forms available in the PE Office)
Sat 11th – Swimming Competition at YKPS Secondary
Sat 25th – Under 11 Football at SUIS Hongqiao
Sat 8th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao
Sat 22nd – U 11 Football at Shanghai High School (ID)
Sat 29th – Swimming at SHS (ID)
Sat 6th – U11 Basketball at Soong Ching Ling
Sat 13th – U11 Girls Football at Soong Ching Ling
Sat 17th – Swimming at venue (TBC)
Sat 24th – U11 Basketball at SHS (ID)
Sat 31st – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Primary
Sat 7th – U11 Football at WISS
Sat 14th – U11 Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao
Sat 21st – U11 Basketball at YKPS Primary
Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at venue tbc
Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling
Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary
Sat 9th – U11 Football at WISS and Cross Country Running at YKPS Secondary
Sat 16th – Swimming at at Soong Ching Ling and U11 Badminton at SHSID
Sat 23rd – Track and Field at YKPS Secondary and Table Tennis at SHSID
Sat 30th – U11 Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao
Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary
The Year 5 Outdoor Education Trip to Nanbeihu is here! On Monday all our Year 5 Team and Students will go off to Nanbeihu for 3 nights and 4 days. Thank you to all parents for their attendance at the Parents Information Evening on Wednesday and for making the payment deadline! Much appreciated. The students are extremely excited and we hope they are ready to have a fantastic time away from home! Buses will leave YKPS at 08:30 on Monday morning, we wish them safe travels!
If any student, who has played or plays Tennis, to a reasonable standard, would like to enter the Shanghai Tennis Schools Cup sponsored by EVO Tennis, please email or see a member of the PE Team. The competition runs on Sunday September 21st, for Primary school students and is open to Years 2-5. Application forms are available in the PE Office. The Tournament is hosted by Shanghai High School International Division and is a knockout competition. Closing date for entries is September 18th.