Newsletter 15 May2015

各位包校集体成员,

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

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

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

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

来自家校协力会的消息

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

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

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

来自音乐组的信息

温馨提示:5月16日的周六音乐项目将照常开展。

来自体育组的信息

祝贺

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

祝好运

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

5月17日 周日

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

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

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

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

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

祝好运

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

由上海学校体育协会组织的羽毛球比赛取消了

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

挑战创办人——十万米游泳爱心接力

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

练习时间:

每天早上7:00-7:40或

一年级:周一15:00-15:40

二年级:周二15:00-15:40

三年级:周三15:00-15:40

四年级:周四15:00-15:40

五年级:周五15:00-15:40

感谢您的参与。

接下来的各项比赛:

5

5月16日,周六:上海游泳联盟组织的游泳比赛

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行 – 该活动已取消

5月17日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第3周

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

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月24日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第4周

5月29日,周五:四、五年级体育日活动在包校中学部举行

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

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

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

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

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

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

Message from PTA

The PTA meeting of May will be held at 14:00-16:00 on 20th in the Conference Room 1104. All class reps and year reps are expected to attend the meeting and we welcome parents who are interested as well. The agenda of this meeting is followed as:

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

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

Message from Music Department

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

Message from PE Department

Congratulations

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

Good Luck

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

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

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

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

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

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

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

Good Luck

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

SSSA Badminton Cancelled

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

Founder’s Challenge: 100,000 Swim for Love

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

Practice Times:

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

Y1: Monday: 15:00-15:40

Y2: Tuesday: 15:00-15:40

Y3: Wednesday: 15:00-15:40

Y4: Thursday: 15:00-15:40

Y5: Friday: 15:00-15:40

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

Upcoming Sports Events:

May

Sat 16th – SSL Shanghai Swim League Meet

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

Sun 17th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 3

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

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

Sun 24th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 4

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

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

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

Newsletter 8 May2015

各位包校集体成员,

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

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

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

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

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

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

祝周末愉快!

关于56日家长信息会的反馈

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

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

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

主要优势 2015 vs 2014

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

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

2015年品格教育写作&视觉艺术大赛

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

1-2年级组

主题:你钦佩的人是谁?

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

你的作品应该包括一小段文字和一幅插画。请使用班主任老师提供的模版。

3-5年级组

主题:你钦佩的人是谁?

描写一个你所钦佩的、具备部分或全部包校品格特征的人。

写作要求:

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

视觉艺术要求:

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

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

提交方法:

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

Character Education Writing Competition_Y1 and 2 Form_Bilingual

来自校医的消息

请查看附件内的5月健康月报。

扁桃体炎

牙齿治疗通知

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

就诊方式有两种:

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

美术展让我们大家一起庆祝!

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

艺术组

开卷助人项目四川之行

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

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

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

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

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来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长,

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

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

再次感谢大家的帮助,祝您度过一个爱意满满的母亲节!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

第五届成长之旅 ”—从小学到中学

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

成长之旅-中

温馨提示:家长老师见面会当天的看护工作

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

来自项目拓展处的信息

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

课程详情

–报名者年龄为8-15岁

–时间:2015年7月27日(周一)至 8月2日(周日)

–地点位于包玉刚实验学校长宁校区

–全英文授课从每天上午08:00开始至下午18:00结束

–拉尔夫·奥伍德先生将带领7位富有经验的来自英国合唱班的课程教师

联系人:张老师

电话:61671999*1*8109

来自体育组的信息

祝好运

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

创办人挑战赛

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

板球运动推广在包校!

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

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

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

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

Sport for Life 周日足球联赛第二赛季

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

5月17日 周日

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

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

接下来的各项比赛:

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5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行-该赛事现已取消

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行-现更改为上海游泳联盟活动

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月17日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第3周

5月22日,周五:一至三年级体育日活动在包校小学部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月24日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第4周

5月29日,周五:四、五年级体育日活动在包校中学部举行

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

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a nice weekend!

Feedback for Parents Information Meeting on May 6th

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

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

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

Key strengths 2015 vs 2014

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

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

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

2015 CHARACTER EDUCATION WRITING & VISUAL ARTS CONTEST

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

YEAR 1-2 CATEGORY

Theme: Who do you admire?

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

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

YEAR 3-5 CATEGORY

Theme: Who do you admire?

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

Written Submissions:

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

Visual Art Submissions:

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

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

How to Submit:

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

Character Education Writing Competition_Y1 and 2 Form_Bilingual

Message from the School Nurse

Please kindly find the attached Monthly Health of May.

 扁桃体炎

Notice on Dental Treatment

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

Ways of acquiring this treatment:

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

Art Exhibition – Lets Celebrate!

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

Art Department

Reed to Feed Programme – Visit to Sichuan

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

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

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

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

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Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

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

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

The 5th Journey of Growth

Reminder regarding Supervision on Parent Teacher Conference Days

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

Message from EPO

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

For singers aged 8–15

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

Course to be held at YK Pao School, Changning Campus

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

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

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

Message from PE Department

Good Luck

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

Founder’s Challenge

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

Cricket at YK Pao!

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

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

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

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

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

Sport for Life Sunday Football Season 2

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

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

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

Upcoming Sports Events:

May

Sat 9th – U11 Football at Wellington College

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

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

Sat 16th – U11 Badminton at SHSID

Sun 17th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 3

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

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

Sun 24th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 4

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

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

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

Newsletter 24 April 2015

各位包校集体成员,

本周是期中复习周,学生们参加了各种测评,而老师们也在忙碌地阅卷。

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

获奖名单如下:

中学部男生奖学金 (2):

薛奕成Steven – 5B

黄天祥Matthew H – 5C

中文研习奖学金 (3):

汤昱辰Benjamin – 5B

艾君Matteo – 5B

Sam Joshua Baum – 5A

黄秀英女生奖学金 (3):

张传翊Aurora- 5B

颜涵熙Hannah – 5B

陆若朴Connie- 5A

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

56日的家长信息会

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

早集会

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

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

感谢您的理解与配合。

恭喜包校美术学生!

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

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

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

永恒的经典意大利歌剧精粹之夜音乐会

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

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

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

优惠票数量有限,先到先得!

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

亲子育儿班

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course Outline

放学后请勿在校园玩耍

放学时孩子从教室出来后,请家长直接把他们接回家。学校操场上的活动设施在15:50以后将不对学生开放。感谢您的理解与配合。

来自拓展项目组的信息

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

来自体育组的信息

祝贺!

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

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

空气污染程度对赛事影响的澄清

根据空气质量指数的不同,我们对于学校的体育赛事做以下安排:

指数为0-150 = 活动将正常进行

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

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

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

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

1. 只给予积极正面的鼓励

2. 我们的学生正通过比赛学习尊重、正直和仁爱

3. 裁判员、教练员和工作人员通常也都是赛事的志愿者

4. 与赢得比赛相比,团队合作、体育精神和积极参与对小运动员们来说更为重要

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

Sport for Life 周日足球联赛第二赛季

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

503日 周日(待定)包校球队不参加本次比赛

5月17日 周日

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

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

接下来的各项比赛:

5

5月3日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第2周 包校球队不参加本次比赛

5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月17日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第3周

5月22日,周五:一至三年级体育日活动在包校小学部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月24日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第4周

5月29日,周五:四、五年级体育日活动在包校中学部举行

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

6

6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

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

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

The following students were selected.

Junior Secondary Boys Scholarship (2):

薛奕成Steven – 5B

黄天祥Matthew H – 5C

Chinese Immersion Scholarship (3):

汤昱辰Benjamin – 5B

艾君Matteo – 5B

Sam Joshua Baum – 5A

Huang Sue Ing Girls Scholarship (3):

张传翊Aurora- 5B

颜涵熙Hannah – 5B

陆若朴Connie- 5A

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

Parents Information Meeting on May 6th

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

Morning Assemblies

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

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

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Congratulations to YKPS Art Students!

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

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

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

The Night of Italian Opera Arias

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

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

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

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

Parenting Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Course Outline

No Playing After School

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

Message from the Extension Programs Office

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

Message from PE Department

Well done!

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

Congratulations

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

Pollution Clarification

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

0-150 = Event goes ahead as normal

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

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

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

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

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

1. Positive encouragement only

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

3. The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers

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

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

Sport for Life Sunday Football Season 2

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

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

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

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

Upcoming Sports Events:

May

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

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

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

Sun 17th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 3

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

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

Sun 24th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 4

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

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

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

Newsletter 17 April 2015

各位包校集体成员,

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

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

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

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

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

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

祝大家周末愉快!更要祝我们的排球队员们好运。

来自环保集市委员会的信息

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

The 6th Eco Fair

自我管理的能力

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

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

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长,

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

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

周末愉快!

Eleanor Chen

图书馆教师

期中复习周

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

Mid-Semester Assessment Timetable_ April 20th-24th

永恒的经典意大利歌剧精粹之夜音乐会

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

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

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

优惠票数量有限,先到先得!

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

The Night of Italian Opera Arias

亲子育儿班

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course Outline

放学后请勿在校园玩耍

放学时孩子从教室出来后,请家长直接把他们接回家。学校操场上的活动设施在15:50以后将不对学生开放。感谢您的理解与配合。

来自拓展项目组的信息

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

来自音乐组的信息

周六音乐项目

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

三至五年级中文合唱团甄选

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

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

请注意,中文合唱团的排练时间为每周二中午12:30 13:10

召集摇滚乐手!!

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

  • 歌手
  • 吉他手
  • 贝斯手

目前,此乐团尚不需要招募鼓手。

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

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

请注意,摇滚乐团的排练时间为每周二课后16:00 17:00

来自体育组的信息

祝贺

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

祝好运

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

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

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

1. 只给予积极正面的鼓励

2. 我们的学生正通过比赛学习尊重、正直和仁爱

3. 裁判员、教练员和工作人员通常也都是赛事的志愿者

4. 与赢得比赛相比,团队合作、体育精神和积极参与对小运动员们来说更为重要

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

Sport for Life 周日足球联赛第二赛季

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

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

4月19日 周日

503日 周日(待定)包校球队不参加本次比赛

5月17日 周日

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

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

接下来的各项比赛:

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4月11日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

4月18日,周六:排球比赛在包校中学部举行

4月19日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第1周

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5月3日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第2周 包校球队不参加本次比赛

5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月17日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第3周

5月22日,周五:一至三年级体育日活动在包校小学部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月24日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第4周

5月29日,周五:四、五年级体育日活动在包校中学部举行

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

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Message from the Eco Fair Committee

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

The 6th Eco Fair

Self Management

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

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

Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

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

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

Happy Weekend!!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Mid-Semester Review Week

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

 Mid-Semester Assessment Timetable_ April 20th-24th

The Night of Italian Opera Arias

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

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

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

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

The Night of Italian Opera Arias

Parenting Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Course Outline

No Playing After School

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

Message from the Extension Programs Office

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

Message from the Music Department

Saturday Programme

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

Chinese Choir Auditions for Years 3, 4 & 5

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

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

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

Calling All Rockers!!

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

  • Singers
  • Guitarists
  • Bass Guitarists

The band is not currently looking for a drummer.

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

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

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

Message from PE Department

Well done!

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

Good Luck

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

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

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

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

1. Positive encouragement only

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

3. The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers

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

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

Sport for Life Sunday Football Season 2

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

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

Sunday 19th April

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

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

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

 

Upcoming Sports Events:

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

Sun 19th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 1

May

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

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

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

Sun 17th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 3

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

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

Sun 24th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 4

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

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

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening

Newsletter 10 April 2015

各位包校集体成员,

今早的开放日活动非常成功,感谢前来观摩的二、三、五年级学生家长对本次活动的支持。我们也要感谢出席今天下午家校协力会会议的家长代表们。你们对学校的支持与贡献是非常重要的,我们也会一如既往地珍视各位的意见、想法和观点。当我们团结一致时,我们将为孩子谋取更佳的学习及成长体验。

在另外一件事上,我也想请求您的支持。我了解到,今早在校门外的弄堂里发生了一件尴尬的事情。有几位司机卷入了一场不愉快且不必要的纠纷之中。这导致很多学生目击了成人之间一种非常粗鲁且具有攻击性的行为。首先,我想要强调的是,学校规定私家车不能进入弄堂送学生。其次,我也想提醒所有人考虑一下自己的行为会给孩子起到什么样的榜样作用。我要真诚地感谢我们的保安员工,他们总是能站在突发事件的最前线。学校的保安团队非常敬业,他们总是以孩子的安全为第一考量。我要和所有包校集体成员们共同呼吁,保安人员也应当得到尊重,请对他们以礼相待。

这一周后半周的天气情况越来越好,这也使得本周四的一年级长风公园之行得以圆满完成。

最后,让我们恭喜那些为了奖学金慷慨演讲的五年级学生们。毫无疑问,他们都非常优秀。现在,奖学金委员会的成员们将慎重考虑一下他们最终的决定。这可是件难抉择的事,我想我不会羡慕他们的这份工作!

祝大家周末愉快!更要祝我们的足球队员们好运。

亲子育儿班

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course Outline

四川之行

继我校在书籍周成功与国际小母牛组织举办“开卷助人”读书筹款活动后,海惠(小母牛)将于4月25日至28日组织我校部分学生、家长和老师前往四川项目点看看募得款项是如何被使用的。与此同时,我们也希望能为探访村庄和当地学校的孩子们带去一些小礼物。如果您能帮助您的孩子捐赠一些书籍、文具或是运动器材等,我们将不甚感谢。在接下去的两周时间内,同学们可以将他们的捐赠物品集中放到前台边的大整理盒中,他们还可以将自己想对当地孩子们说的话写下来,并贴在捐赠物品上。

来自图书馆的信息

亲爱的家长:

最近一封来自其他国际学校图书管理员的邮件让我受到了极大的鼓舞,她觉得我们的图书馆网站LibGuides非常的棒,她正在计划为自己的图书馆也创建一个这样的网站。确实,包校是中国地区较早启用LibGuides的学校,LibGuides是可供图书馆管理员自行编辑设计的电子导览,以帮助学生更好的进行信息检索和使用图书馆资源。每一个导览都是以一个主题或特殊任务而编辑设计的。

最受欢迎的导览有:

新书推荐http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/newbooks

探索单元 http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/eu

品格教育http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/character

当然,也请不要忘记我们的在线资源,所有的在线资源的用户名和密码都可在此页面找到(http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/password )。不妨定期访问我们的图书馆网站,探索更多有价值的资源!

本周五,您的孩子将会把学乐图书俱乐部的订购单带回家,这将是本学年最后一次的图书订购活动。请注意,只有人民币订单上列出的物品才可以订购。当您提交人民币订购表和交付现金时,所付现金应为订购书籍的确切人民币数额。我们的老师不会为您找零。本次订购活动的截止日期为4月17日。

希望大家喜欢我们的图书馆网页,同时也在本次的书籍订购活动中有所收获!

Eleanor

图书馆教师

期中复习周

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

 Mid-Semester Assessment Timetable_ April 20th-24th

来自校医的消息

请查看附件内的4月健康月报。

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来自体育组的信息

祝好运

本周末,11岁以下年龄段足球队的球员们将要参加由上海学校体育协会组织的足球锦标赛。让我们祝他们好运。

观众提示

在您支持包校小运动员的同时,我们有几点温馨提示:

1. 只给予积极正面的鼓励

2. 我们的学生正通过比赛学习尊重、正直和仁爱

3. 裁判员、教练员和工作人员通常也都是赛事的志愿者

4. 与赢得比赛相比,团队合作、体育精神和积极参与对小运动员们来说更为重要

感谢各位家长一如既往地支持学校的各项体育活动。

Sport for Life 周日足球联赛第二赛季

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

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

4月19日 周日

503日 周日(待定)包校球队不参加本次比赛

5月17日 周日

5月24日 周日

6月14日 周日(颁奖典礼)

校车将于上午9点离校,并于中午12点返回学校(6月14日,因颁奖仪式的进行,校车将于下午13:30返校)。如果车内仍有空位,我们也欢迎家长随车同行。

接下来的各项比赛:

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4月11日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

4月18日,周六:排球比赛在包校中学部举行

4月19日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第1周

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5月3日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第2周 包校球队不参加本次比赛

5月9日,周六:11岁以下年龄段足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

越野比赛在包校中学部举行

5月16日,周六:游泳比赛在惠灵顿国际学校举行

11岁以下年龄段羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月17日,周日:SFL周日足球联赛第3周

5月22日,周五:一至三年级体育日活动在包校小学部举行

5月23日,周六:田径比赛在包校中学部举行

乒乓球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

5月24日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第4周

5月29日,周五:四、五年级体育日活动在包校中学部举行

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

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6月6日,周六:击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

6月14日,周日: SFL周日足球联赛第5周

6月18日,周四:包校小学部体育颁奖晚会

Dear YK Pao School Community,

The Open day went well this morning. Thanks for the support from our Year 2, 3 and 5 parents who came to visit us! Thanks, too, to those parents who attended the PTA Meeting today. Your support and contributions to the school are truly valued and we always value your thoughts, ideas and perspectives. Together, we are able to achieve so much more for our students.

I would like to ask for your support on another matter. This morning, I understand that there was an unfortunate incident in the lane outside the school gates. A few drivers were involved in an unpleasant and unnecessary dispute. This resulted in many of our students witnessing adults behaving in a way which was unpleasant and aggressive. Firstly, I would like to stress that cars should not enter the lane to drop students, and secondly, I would ask us all to consider the behaviours that we model for our young students. My sincere thanks to our hardworking security guards who are at the front line of such incidents. We have a particularly helpful and supportive security team at the school which dedicates itself to the safety and security of your children. I would ask, as with all members of the school community, that they be treated respectfully and with courtesy.

The weather towards the end of this week has been wonderful. This made for a wonderful visit to Chang Feng Park for our Year 1 students.

Finally, congratulations to our Year 5 students who gave their scholarship presentations today. They were all absolutely outstanding. The Scholarship Committee will now retire to consider their decisions. I do not envy them!

Have a great weekend! Good luck to our football teams.

Parenting Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course Outline

A Trip to Sichuan

Following the successful Read to Feed Programme we ran during Book Week, the Heifer Organisation is going to take some of our students, parents and teachers to Sichuan to see how the money they raised will be spent from April 25th to 28th. We would like to take some small gifts for the children in the village and local school we will visit. If you can help your child to donate some books, stationary or sports equipments, we would really appreciate that. Children can put their donations in the box beside the reception desk over the next two weeks.  They should also write a message and paste it on their donation.

Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

I was encouraged by one of the colleagues from an international school in Shanghai that our Library website, LibGuides (http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/primary_library ), looks fantastic and she would love to build one for her Library! Indeed, YK Pao is one of the very first schools in China that launches LibGuides, the customized electronic guides that Librarians create to help students more efficiently with their use of Library. Each guide is customized to a particular topic or a specific assignment.

The most popular Guides are:

New Books: http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/newbooks

Exploration Unit (EU): http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/eu

Character Education: http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/character

Of course, the secret key to unlock all our online resources is not to be forgotten (http://libguides.ykpaoschool.cn/password ) Please visit our website regularly and discover the hidden treasure!

This Friday, your child(ren) will bring home a catalog for Scholastic Book Club, which is also our very last Book Club before summer. Please note that only items listed on the RMB order form are available for purchase in China, and our teachers will not return any change. Please place your order with the exact amount in RMB before Friday, April 17th 2015.

Happy LibGuiding & Book Shopping!

Eleanor Chen

Teacher Librarian

Mid-Semester Review Week

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

 Mid-Semester Assessment Timetable_ April 20th-24th

Message from the School Nurse

Please kindly find the attached Monthly Health of April.

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Message from PE Department

Good Luck

Best wishes to our U11 Football Team who has an SSSA football tournament this weekend.

A Reminder for Spectators at all YK Pao School Sports Events

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

1. Positive encouragement only

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

3. The referees, coaches and officials are often volunteers

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

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

Sport for Life Sunday Football Season 2

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

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

Sunday 19th April

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

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 14th June (Awards Ceremony)

All Buses leave YKPS at 0900 and return at 1200 (except June 14th – awards ceremony = 1:30pm return) Parents are welcome to take the buses if there is room.

Upcoming Sports Events:

April

Sat 11th – U11 Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – U11 Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

Sun 19th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 1

May

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

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

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

Sun 17th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 3

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

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

Sun 24th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 4

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

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

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Sun 14th – SFL Sunday Football League Week 5

Thurs 18th – YKPS Primary Sports Awards Evening