Newsletter 22 August 2014

各位包校集体成员,

大家好!希望大家都度过了一个轻松愉快的暑假,也希望您与家人和朋友共享了美好的欢聚时光。

今年,学校借着暑假期间进行了一系列的施工工程,我们对学校图书馆进行了扩建和整修、行政办公室也得到了更合理地安排、漂亮的舞蹈房即将对学生开放、艺术教室也有了新的格局,此外,我们还改进了学校餐厅并在暑假里顺利地完成了所有的装修工作。学校之所以能焕然一新很大程度上要感谢家长们对年度基金活动的大力支持和慷慨解囊。

今年的暑假活动营获得了巨大成功。此外,我们的教学和行政员工还利用暑假参加了专业培训,其中包括新的校务管理系统“PowerSchool”的设置与推行。这个新的系统将帮助包校成员间的信息分享更为快捷、互动更加多样高效。一些重要的革新信息我们会在系统正式启用前与您分享。

本学期,小学部迎来了15名新员工,我们的教职员工也已于本周全部回校并为开学做好了准备。在入职培训和全体员工回归后的培训会议上,我们的创办人用他们对教育事业的热诚和独到的见解以及对包校办学的愿景继续鼓舞、激励我们大家朝着相同的目标开启新的航程。

今天,当我见到来校的一年级新生时,我真切地感受到了一股活力和热情又回到了校园。我们很期待下周一全体孩子们的回归,学校里有了孩子才会显得生机勃勃!

我们希望今明两天的家访活动进行得顺利,也希望预约会面的家长们能借此机会与孩子的班主任老师好好交流一番。正是这类重要而富有意义的会面帮助我们建立起了家校互助的合作关系。

我建议家长们能花些时间仔细阅读学校每周发出的校长来信,每封来信都包含了很多重要信息。本周的校长来信是新学年的第一封信,里面涵盖了许多开学后的常规要求,我们希望包校成员们能重视信里的内容。校长来信只是我们与您沟通的一种手段,您还可以从学生的家校联系册和年级信中获取更多的学校信息。

我们期待能与您建立更为紧密的合作关系,并在包校为孩子们创建更优越的学习环境和氛围。对我们来说,没有什么比提高孩子的学业成就和社交能力更重要的了。

武定西路校区早晨送孩子

任何车辆不能驶入1251弄弄堂内

任何车辆不能进入1251弄的弄堂内。所有车辆必须从江苏路进入武定西路,将车靠边停在不到1251弄的地方。学校两名员工将等候在那里为孩子开车门,并帮助他们下车。司机或家长应留在车内,孩子下车后,请尽快将车驶离。这是为了确保车辆最短时间的停留。

学生将在包校员工的引领下在弄堂人行道上步行至校门口。任何时候,学生都不必穿越马路。

从周一起,家长早晨不能进入校园,除非已提前与我校老师预约见面。所有访客必须出示接送卡或者在门卫处登记并佩戴访客卡。

请告知您的司机这些信息,以便他们全力与包校员工合作。

由于校园禁止停车、校园周围的停车位有限等因素,请想要参加升旗仪式的一年级新生家长尽量选择公共交通或出租车来校送学生。

接送卡

我们将于8月25日(周一),即开学第一天为所有学生发放新的接送卡。家长或监护人来接学生时必须向保安和老师出示此卡方可将学生带出校园。如您有任何疑问,请联系学生处何敏老师 (Stella He):61671999-8000

校服

学生每周一和开学第一天必须穿正装校服。附件里是校服规范,供家长们参阅。

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无坚果学校

由于我校有一些学生有食物过敏的问题,因此我们在此宣布,包校是一所“无坚果学校”。请不要将任何坚果或带有坚果成分的食物带到学校来。

课表

排课对行政员工而言是一项充满挑战的任务。通常,第一周是课表的试运行期。若运行正常,随后我们将定稿,班主任会将班级的课表贴在学生的家校联系簿上。

政府教学资源

作为一所中国学校,包校在每学期开学时会获得一些政府发放的教学资源。其中一些内容对我校课程有辅助作用,但大部分内容与我们相关性不大。学科老师会与学生分享如何使用这些资源,例如,一些本地教材可以放在家里,有时将它们作为辅助资料,而另一些仅作为学生的参考书放在家里。老师会提前告知学生这些信息。

开学第一天安排

8月25日(周一)我们将遵照特殊时间表。升旗仪式照常进行,如果天气条件允许,就在足球场上进行升旗仪式。晨会以后,欢迎新生家长与孩子一起参加在礼堂举行的欢迎集会。一、二年级集会在8:40-9:00进行,三、四、五年级集会在9:10-9:30进行。

由于场地有限,我们不希望家长送孩子进教室,老师将在门口迎接并引领学生进班级。感谢您的理解与配合。

一年级英语

进入我校的孩子,有些有英语背景,有些没有。为了为各种英语基础的学生提供以学生为主体的课程,学生在英语课上被分在两个大层中学习:英语基础班和英语主流班。

英语基础班

为那些接触英语的机会比较有限的学生或英语是第二语言的学生所设定的能提供支持和帮助的班级。采用的教材可加速学生学习的效果,通过有针对性的教学手段为学生进行英语语言学习打下坚实的基础。

英语主流班

为那些在英语各方面都有一定基础的学生所设定的班级,该班采用分级教材。

每层的课程和教学资源都根据学生的学习需求度身定制。根据8月22日刚刚进行的一年级英语测试的数据,学生都分入了相应的英语学习组。在接下来的两周中,老师将仔细观察他们的学习情况,可能根据实际情况做出微调。在上学期家长会上,我们与家长分享了一些学习资源,感谢所有使用这些资源的家长们的支持。英语分组将在预定的时间内完成。

拓展课课程

温馨提示:课外拓展课程报名截止日期为8月26日。请家长们按时提交报名表,谢谢!

家长老师非正式会面-烧烤活动

我们诚挚地邀请所有家长参加8月29日(下周五)晚18:00在操场举行的家长老师非正式会面活动。这是包校集体在新学年里的第一个社交活动。您将有机会同家校协力会的成员、包校老师和其他新成员见面。希望大家踊跃参加。

此外,我们还为刚经历了班级重组的四年级学生家长在烧烤活动开始前安排了一个小型见面会,家长们可以借着此次机会和四年级团队先见上一面。家长见面会将于17:30-18:00在礼堂举行。

**请注意,学校将不提供停车服务**

员工事宜

本月,我们很荣幸地迎来了14位新教学员工加入包校,其中包括中方助教和语言支持助教。8月13日开始的员工培训进行得很成功。新老师对这里的新工作感到十分兴奋。有关老师的更多信息,家长们可以稍后通过家庭作业日志得到了解。

新员工

刘恺琳 Kayln Liu

大家好,我是刘恺琳,来自上海。我毕业于华东师范大学对外汉语专业。大三时,我曾去美国交流学习一个学期。我曾经为留学生辅导汉语,教授中国中学生英文。闲暇时,我喜欢阅读、画漫画、探索自然。今年我将担任3C班和3D班的助教老师。我很荣幸成为包校大家庭的一员,并希望我们都能在此度过一段充实的时光。

皋乾 Ariel Gao

大家好,我是皋乾。我今年七月毕业于上海海事大学外国语学院。很高兴在刚毕业后就能加入包校这个大家庭并成为Y4A的助教。我相信,从这里每一位可爱的老师和孩子们身上,我一定能够受益匪浅。我非常期待这份崭新的工作。

周蓓蓓 Echo Zhou

大家好,我是周蓓蓓(Echo),来自江苏。是毕业于上海海事大学的硕士生。在过去的一年中,我分别在宁波外事办公室以及中化集团远东国际租赁有限公司参加实习。非常高兴能加入包玉刚实验学校这个大家庭!

张继红Ian  Zhang

大家好,我叫张继红,英文名是Ian。我来自浙江。我曾在一所外语培训学校任英语老师长达7年之久。很荣幸能够成为包校的一名语言支持助教。在这里,一切对我而言都是全新的。我已经做好了在双语环境中面临一些挑战的准备。相信通过不懈的努力,我一定会有飞快地进步,希望有机会能够成为包校的一名合格的老师。

王龙梅  Michelle Wang

大家好,我是王龙梅,江西人。我毕业于西北大学,英语专业。2010年本科毕业后,我一直从事英语教学工作,曾在一所中专学校和一所语言培训学校工作。我热爱教学,与孩子们在一起总能带给我很多美好的体验。非常荣幸能够加入包玉刚实验学校,我相信在这里我一定能够和所有同事及学生相互学习。

何斐佩 Smiley He

大家好,我的名字叫何斐佩,来自浙江省。我毕业于杜伦大学的对外英语教学专业。我曾就职于一所培训学校,担任英语老师的职位。在包玉刚实验学校我将担任语言支持助教的工作。很高兴能加入这个大家庭,希望在接下来的学期里我们可以享受一起学习的快乐。

杜鹃 Sophie Du

我毕业于北京第二外国语学院汉语言文学专业,并同时取得了英语专业八级及国家人事部认证的三级笔译证书。在校期间,我参加了多项社团活动,热爱传统戏剧曲艺;热爱竞走和篮球。

张春萍 Emma Zhang

我是Emma,来自江苏省常州市。在过去的几年里,我分别在日本和美国留学。回国之前,我曾在旧金山湾区的一个双语幼儿园工作过。很开心能在回来以后立即加入包校,我也非常期待能与大家合作并希望大家都能在包校度过非常愉快的一年。

游天宇 Ivy You

大家好!我是游天宇,毕业于香港教育学院,专业是国际汉语教育硕士。今年是我在包校工作的第一年,本学期我将担任2A和2B班的助教。能和包校的优秀同事合作,我感到十分荣幸,在未来的日子里我会认真工作,同时也为未来的教师之路打好基础!

陈笑南 Caroline Chen

大家好,我叫陈笑南,毕业于上海戏剧学院,主修戏剧导演,在大学期间我曾连续三年获得奖学金,在过去三年里我在上海的一家英文培训机构任教,我拥有哥伦比亚大学教育学院认证的中级英语培训师证书TEFL-C,还有国际注册高级汉语教师证书。今年我将担任Y4B和Y4C的助教,希望在包校和孩子们一起学习和成长。

杨东伟 Sam Yang

大家好!我是杨东伟,英文名字叫Sam。现在担任体育组和探索组的学科助教。我毕业于上海体育大学,拥有8年的青少年体育教育工作经验,擅长游泳、武术、篮球、田径、跳踢拍等民体游戏。我热爱教师这个行业,愿意不断学习和自我挑战。

王英飞 Sharon Wang

我是王英飞,我毕业于华东师范大学中文系,曾先后在国际学校的中小学部教授中文。我喜欢旅游、阅读和看电影。

Tim Gallagher

我的名字叫Tim Gallagher,来自澳大利亚的布里斯班。我拥有昆士兰大学教育专业硕士文凭和格里菲斯大学的学士学位,专业为历史和电影及媒体研究。今年早些时候我还获得了剑桥颁发的TESOL证书。我曾在澳大利亚和英国两地任教,并在伦敦有着四年的小学教学经验。在伦敦的最后一年,我担任了计算机学科的学科组长。我很期待在包校教学的日子,也希望能认识更多的孩子和家长。

Andre Sleigh

我的名字是Andre,来自南非开普敦。2005年,我以优异的成绩毕业于开普半岛理工大学并获得了教育学学士学位。我在台北一所非常有威望的私立学校的双语教学部门任教八年半。今年,我也觉得是时候让自己接受一些新的挑战了!非常荣幸能成为一名包校成员。我将担任五年级的班主任,我很期待自己的新角色,同时,能与那么多经验丰富的老师、管理人员和导师们共事,我的内心也雀跃不已。

来自体育部的信息

体育部老师们欢迎各位,让我们一起携手迎接2014-15学年的到来!我们很高兴地向大家宣布,本学期我们为孩子们建立了种类繁多的运动队,其中包括一至五年级足球队、女子足球队、无板篮球队、橄榄球队、排球队、乒乓球队、篮球队、田径队和游泳队!各个校队的人员选拔将于开学第二周开始。选拔活动将于午间和团队体育时间进行,我们将在集会时向学生宣布具体时间及安排。

体育课和游泳课将从开学第一周就正式开始了。请确保学生能携带正确的运动装备和服装来校上课。学生需穿学院T恤和运动鞋上体育课。天气炎热时,我们也鼓励学生能自备水壶并带好校帽。学生上游泳课需带好包校订制的游泳衣裤、泳帽、游泳镜、拖鞋和自备毛巾。如果学生无法上体育课或游泳课,需提供医生证明或家长的请假条。

五年级去南北湖的户外露营活动即将到来了!更多详情请查收开学第一周发出的五年级家长信。我们期待与大家早日重聚!

为运动校服和套装标注姓名

请确保您孩子在所有运动校服和套装上都标注姓名和班级,以免遗失后无法找到。我们会检查服装上是否已清晰标注。

更新版师资安排及2014-2015学年校历

请查看更新版的各班教师人员安排及2014-2015学年校历。

2014-2015 Tight Teachers 各班班级合作老师

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来自音乐组的信息

春季音乐会的DVD已经到货啦!我们为每一位参与演出的学生都预留了一张,大家可以到前台免费领取。

所有的音乐活动都将和拓展课一起在开学第三周开始。

致一年级新生的信息

针对一些希望学习小提琴或者大提琴的一年级新生,音乐组将举行一次特别的甄选活动,成功入选的学生将在每周一吃完午餐后的午休时间上课。甄选将在开学后第二周的放学后进行。我们同样欢迎初学者!——甄选前学生们无需提前知道如何拉琴。课程名额有限——如果您的孩子有兴趣参加,请在8月28日前发邮件到jessica.chou@ykpaoschool.cn 告知Jessica老师您想为孩子报名学习哪项乐器(大提琴或是小提琴)。

其他通知:

开学第一周我们也将进行合唱团的甄选。

弦乐团的甄选将于9月3日周三下午四点进行。请在8月28日前先发邮件至jessica.chou@ykpaoschool.cn告知Jessica老师报名。

所有希望参加弦乐团以及合唱团的学生都需要参加甄选,包括去年已经是这些乐团的老成员也都需要重新参加选拔。

目前所有一对一乐器私教课都由包校拓展项目处负责。任何乐器私教课相关的问题例如课程时间等都请发邮件至stella.he@ykpaoschool.cn 处咨询。如果您对课程内容等有疑问,则请直接联系音乐组咨询。

目前我们提供的乐器课程如下:

小提琴                                     (一对一私教课/集体课)

中提琴                                     (一对一私教课)

大提琴                                     (一对一私教课/集体课)

钢琴                                         (一对一私教课)

小号                                         (一对一私教课)

长号                                         (一对一私教课)

吉他 (古典 或 流行/摇滚)        (一对一私教课)

琵琶                                         (集体课)

古筝                                         (一对一私教课)

二胡                                         (一对一私教课/集体课)
架子鼓                                     (一对一私教课)

一对一私教课的授课时间通常在平日的课后或是周六,具体要视老师的时间决定。集体课在午休时间或者周六进行。 乐团活动一般在平日的课后或者周六进行。

请注意:所有的集体课事宜请联系音乐组高老师:corie.gao@ykpaoschool.cn. 所有的一对一私教课事宜,请联系学生处:stella.he@ykpaoschool.cn

根据英国皇家音乐考级1-5级课程大纲,我们还推出了乐理课程 - 这是为了辅助乐器课程的学习,仅推荐给相关的学生。本课程将涉及与学生乐器学习课程相关的音乐理念和演奏风格介绍,并将进一步学习五线谱、节拍旋律、音高、音符和音乐标记。对乐理课有兴趣的学生家长请发送邮件联系高老师,邮件地址同上。

请大家也关注到我们的新增设的吉他(古典/现代摇滚)、小号以及长号课。学习小号或长号的学生一旦通过了初级阶段的学习将很快变成“抢手”的新星。因为我们希望在管弦乐团中加入这些乐器来壮大我们的乐队。如果您去年参加了春季音乐会,应该看到上学期我们成功的组建了一支管乐团。如果您的孩子喜欢标新立异,想学一门特别的乐器,我们建议他/她可以尝试学习其中的任何一项。

如果有足够需求量,我们还计划开设木管乐器课(笛子、单簧管、萨克斯)和声乐课。同样的,对于管弦乐团和管乐团来说,这些乐器的学习者也将炙手可热。如果您的孩子有兴趣,请联系音乐组。

合唱团、弦乐团以及乐团活动

所有关于合唱团、弦乐团或是乐队活动的问题,请直接发送邮件至音乐组高老师处咨询corie.gao@ykpaoschool.cn

请看以下乐团活动时间表, 如果时间安排有任何变化,我们将通过学校的校长来信公布。

团体                                            排练时间                            加入方式

中文合唱团                             周二 12:35-13:15                         甄选

中国民乐团                             周六10:00-11:00                      老师发出邀请

初级中国民乐团                     周六09:00-10:00                      开放给已经通过基础阶段

的民乐乐器学习者

英文合唱团                             周一12:35-13:15                     试唱甄选

钢琴俱乐部                             周三及周四12:15-13:15          甄选

和声小合唱                             周二12:35-13:15                     甄选

周五合唱团                             周五12:35-13:15                     面向所有报名的学生

管乐团                                     周三16:00-17:00                     面向通过初级学习阶段的                                                                                                       管乐器学习者

摇滚乐团                                 周二16:00-17:00                     老师发出邀请

打击乐俱乐部                          周六09:00-10:00                     面向所有报名的学生

弦乐团                                     周四16:00-17.30                     面向通过初级学习阶段的

周五12:30-13:15(分部练习)弦乐器学习者

Dear YK Pao School Community,

Greetings! We hope that you have all had a restful and relaxing summer during which you have been able to spend quality time with family and friends.

School has been extremely busy over the summer break with some wonderful developments taking place. Our school library has been extended and refurbished, we have new administrative offices, a stunning new dance room, re-modelled art rooms, improvements in the cafeteria and complete re-decoration. This has been possible, in large part, because of your generous contributions to our Annual Fund.

Our Summer Camps were also a huge success and many of our teaching and Administrative staff used the time to further their own professional development. Part of this work has involved the setting up and implementation of a new computer-based administrative system called ‘PowerSchool’ which will enable all members of the community to share information and interact more productively. Important and progressive changes are on the way and we will be giving you more information as the system is rolled-out.

We have welcomed 15 new staff in the primary Division and all staff have been in school this week preparing for the semester which lies ahead. Our Founders have been a part of this orientation and induction programme and their energy, vision and insight continue to inspire us.

There is already a tangible energy and enthusiasm which has been fuelled again today by meeting many of our new Year 1 students. We are all really looking forward to welcoming the students back on Monday. Schools are strange places without them!

We hope that the home visits are going well and that those who registered for appointments have had opportunities to meet with your child’s teacher. These are important formative meetings which help us to develop important partnerships between home and school.

Please do take the time to read our weekly Newsletters carefully. They always contain some extremely important information. This first one of the year outlines some important routines for the start of the year and we would encourage every family to be aware of the contents. It is just one vehicle for communicating with you. Others include the student diary and the year group letter.

We look forward, in partnership with you, to providing an excellent environment for learning at YK Pao School. Nothing is more important to us than the academic and social development of your children.

Morning Drop-off at Wuding Road Campus

No cars are permitted to drive down Lane 1251

All cars must approach the school down West Wuding Road from Jiangsu Road and pull up before the entrance to Lane 1251. The two staff members on duty will open the car doors and get students out of the cars. Drivers/parents should stay in their cars and move off as soon as the students are out of the cars. This will ensure as quick a drop-off as possible.

Students will walk down the west side footpath directed by YK Pao School staff and in through the gate. At no time will students have to cross the road.

Unless parents have made appointments to see staff they will not be permitted to enter the campus from this Monday morning. All visitors must show their pick-up card or sign in and wear a Visitor tag so it can be seen easily.

Please inform your driver of these regulations so they can cooperate fully with YK Pao School staff.

Year 1 parents wishing to attend the first morning Flag raising should come by public transport or taxi as there is no parking on campus and very limited parking in the environs.

Pick-up Card

New pick-up cards will be issued to all Years students and transfer students on the first day, Monday 25th August. Parents or guardians who are picking up students must show this card to Security and the student’s teachers before taking the student off the campus. Should you have any inquiries please contact Ms Stella He from the Student Affairs Office at: 61671999-8000

School Uniform

Students must wear the formal uniform every Monday and on the first day of school. A guide for the school uniform is attached for your reference.

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Nut-free School

As we have several students with food allergies we are declaring YK Pao School a ‘nut-free school’.  Please do not send nuts or nut products to school in treats or snacks.

Timetable

As usual, the timetable is always a challenging project for our administration staff. The first week of school will be a trial period for the timetable and, if everything runs smoothly, it will be finalised and inserted into the homework diary at the beginning of week two.

Government Resources

As a Chinese school, YK Pao School receives government resources at the beginning of each semester. Some of the content of these resources is useful to support our school curriculum; much of it, however,is not relevant. Subject teachers will provide students with information on how these resources should be used.  For instance, some of the books will be kept at home but are sometimes used as supplementary materials, while others are only for students’ reference at home.

Arrangements for the First Day

On Monday, 25th August, we will be using a modified timetable. We will start by raising the flag as usual on the soccer pitch, weather permitting.  After morning exercise, new parents are welcome to attend the welcome assembly with students in the auditorium. Years 1/2 students will have their assembly between 8:40 and 9:00 am, Years 3/4/5 students will have their assembly between 9:10 and 9:30 am.

Due to the limited space, we do not wish parents to accompany their children to the classroom. Our teachers will welcome students outside and guide them to the classrooms. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Year 1 English

Some children enter our School with an English-speaking background and some with a non-English-speaking background. In order to provide a child-centered programme for this diversity of English language backgrounds the children are streamed into two broad groups; Foundation and Mainstream.

Foundation

A supported class for children with limited exposure to English – or with English as an Additional Language.  Classes follow an accelerated curriculum providing a solid foundation for their developing English through targeted approaches.

Mainstream

A class for children who have a foundation in most areas of English, following a grade-level curriculum.

The programmes and resources are designed and chosen to meet the needs of each group. Using the data collected from the recent Year One Assessment Day on Friday 22nd August, students have been placed into appropriate classes. Students will be closely monitored in the next two weeks and there might be some minor adjustments. Thank you to those parents who used the resources we shared with you in a previous Parent Meeting late last semester. Your support is appreciated. Classes will be confirmed in due course.

Enrichment Programme

Just a kind reminder, the deadline of EP enrollment is August 26th. Please submit your application on time. Thank you!

Parent –Teacher BBQ

We cordially invite all parents to meet with staff informally at a Barbeque on Friday August 29th at 6.00 p.m. This will be an opportunity to for us to host our first community event of the year. You will have the opportunity to meet members of the school PTA Committee at this event, and to meet the newest members of our school community. Do please try to come!

A small session for Y4 parents whose children have just been through class blending recently is arranged right before the BBQ, so Y4 parents will be able to meet the teaching team first at 17:30 – 18:00 in the Auditorium.

**Please note that the school has no facilities for parking**

Staffing

We are pleased to welcome the 14 new teaching members of staff, including our Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Language Support Teaching Assistants. We have run a very successful orientation and training programme from 13th August and our new teachers are excited about their new careers here in Shanghai. More detailed information will be shared with parents and students in the Homework Diaries.

New Staff

刘恺琳 Kayln Liu

Hello, I’m Kayln from Shanghai. I graduated from East China Normal University (ECNU) with a major of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. When I was a junior, I went to USA and studied there for one semester. I have experience in tutoring Mandarin for foreign students and English for Chinese high school students. In spare time, I Iove reading, drawing anime and exploring nature. This year I will be a teacher assistant for Y3C and Y3D. I feel honored to be one of the YKPao School family members and wish we could all have a great time here.

皋乾 Ariel Gao

Hello everyone! My name is Ariel. I just graduated from Shanghai Maritime University this July. I feel so honored to join the YK Pao School family and be a TA of Y4A. I firmly believe that I can learn a lot from all the lovely teachers and students here. I’m really looking forward to my brand new job and wonderful time here.

周蓓蓓 Echo

Hello, everyone! I am Echo, and from Jiangsu Province. I graduated from Shanghai Maritime University. During the past year, I had my internships in Ningbo Foreign Affairs Office and Far East Leasing Co.Ltd. I am very happy to join the family of YK Pao School!

张继红Ian  Zhang

Hello, everybody. I am Ian from Zhejiang province. My major is English. I have been teaching English in a foreign language training school for more than seven years before joining YK Pao School. I am so delighted to be the language support TA for the new semester. Here, everything is quite new for me, and I’m ready for the new challenges which will exist in this bi-lingual environment. I believe that through more efforts I can get improved rapidly. I hope that I can have the opportunity to become a qualified new teacher in YK Pao School in the future.

王龙梅  Michelle Wang

Hello, my name is Michelle Wang. I come from Jiangxi Province. I graduated from Northwest University in Xi’an and majored in English. Since my graduation in 2010, I have been an English teacher both in a vocational high school and a language training school. I like teaching and staying with children gives me wonderful experiences. It is a great honour to join YK Pao School and I believe I can learn from all the colleagues and children here.

何斐佩 Smiley He

Hi, everyone. My name is Smiley and I’m from Zhejiang Province. I graduated from Durham University, majoring in MA TESOL. I used to be an English teacher in a training school. I will be a language support TA in YK Pao School and I’m really happy to be a member of this big family. I hope we can enjoy learning and teaching together in the following semester.

杜鹃 Sophie Du

I graduated from Beijing International Studies University where I gained my TEM-8 and CATTI-3 and took part in communities. I love traditional Chinese Opera, basketball and race walking.

张春萍 Emma Zhang

My name is Emma and I am from Changzhou, Jiangsu province. In the past few years, I stayed in Japan and America for my study. I have worked at a bilingual preschool in San Francisco Bay Area before I come back. I am so glad that I can join YKPS right after I came back. I am looking forward to working with you and I hope we will have a wonderful year here.

游天宇 Ivy You

Hello, I’m Ivy You. I just graduated from Hong Kong institute of Education,the program is teaching Chinese as an international language. This year is my first year in YK Pao School and I will be the TA of Y2A and Y2B. I am very glad to cooperate with the excellent staff as well as to work hard to become a qualified teacher.

陈笑南 Caroline Chen

Hi, my name is Caroline and my Chinese name is Chen Xiaonan. I got my bachelor degree from Shanghai Theater Academy. During the period of college, I got scholarships 3 times. I used to be an English language trainer in the past three years. I got the Intermediate TEFL-C Certificate from Columbia University and also got the certification of being a senior Chinese language teacher. I will be the teaching assistant in Y4B and Y4C starting from this semester. I am looking forward to having fun and making progress with the children.

杨东伟 Sam Yang

Hello, everyone. I’m Yang Dongwei and my English name is Sam. I will be the PE & EU Technician in the coming year. I graduated from Shanghai University of Sport and have gained 8 years of youth sports teaching experience. I am good at swimming, martial arts, basketball, athletics, jump-kick-shoot games, etc. I love being a teacher as my career and I am willing to learn and face the challenges ahead of me.

王英飞 Sharon Wang

I am Sharon, I was graduated from ECNU. I used to work in primary and secondary departments in international schools. I love travelling, reading and watching movies.

Tim Gallagher

My name is Tim Gallagher and I’m from Brisbane, Australia. I hold a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University. My majors were History and Film and Media Studies. Earlier this year I completed the Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have taught in Australia and the United Kingdom, having spent four years in London teaching Primary. I was ICT Coordinator during my final year in London. I am very much looking forward to teaching at YK Pao School and getting to know the children and wider community.

Andre Sleigh

My name is Andre. I am from Cape Town, South Africa. I received my Bachelor of Education I/SP (Cum Laude) from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2005. I spent the last 8 and a half years in Taiwan where I was part of the bilingual department of a well-known and esteemed private school in Taipei. This year, I decided it was time for a new challenge. I am absolutely delighted to be a member of the YK Pao family now. I am looking forward to my role as a Year 5 homeroom teacher, and I’m so excited to be working alongside (and learning from) some fantastic and experienced teachers, administrators, and mentors.

Message from PE Department

Welcome to the 2014/2015 School Year from the YKPS PE Dept! We are happy to announce a wide range of sports teams to join this semester for our students. These include Y1-5 Football Teams, Girls’ Football Team, Netball Team, Rugby Team, Volleyball Team, Table Tennis Team, Basketball Team, Athletics Team and Swimming Teams! Tryouts for the school teams will start in Week 2. These will be held at lunchtimes and Team Sports, the timings will be announced during school assembly.

PE and swimming classes begin in Week 1. Please ensure all students bring the correct kit for class. For PE classes students need to be wearing their House T-Shirt and should be wearing sports shoes. During hot weather students are encouraged to bring a water bottle and their school cap. For all swimming classes, students should bring their YK Pao swimming costume/shorts, YK Pao school swim hat, swim goggles, YK Pao School flip-flops or sandals and a towel. If a student cannot participate in PE class or swimming class, a note from a doctor or parent is required.

The Year 5 Outdoor Education Trip to Nanbeihu is coming soon! For more details on this trip, please see the Parent letter sent to all Year 5 parents during Week 1.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Labelling PE Uniform and Kit

Please ensure that your child has all articles of PE kit clearly labelled with their name and class to avoid lost property. The students will be checked to see that kit is clearly labelled.

Updated Teachers Allocation and School Calendar of Year 2014-2015

Please kindly check the updated teacher allocation and School Calendar of Year 2014-2015.

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2014-2015 Tight Teachers 各班班级合作老师

Message from the Music Department

The DVDs of the Spring Concert are now available. There is one reserved for each performer and can be collected from reception.

All activities will start with EP in the third week.

NOTICE TO THOSE NEW IN YEAR 1

There will be special auditions for those wishing to learn violin or cello. Those successful at the auditions will have their lesson each Monday lunchtime having eaten beforehand. The auditions themselves will take place after school in the second week of term. BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME! – Students do not need to know how to play the instrument in advance. Spaces are limited – if your child is interested, please contact Ms. Jessica before 28th August with the instrument that you are interested.  Jessica.chou@ykpaoschool.cn

OTHER NOTICES

There will be auditions for the choirs during the first week back.

Orchestra auditions will take place on Wednesday 3rd September from 4pm. Please sign up by emailing Jessica.chou@ykpaoschool.cn  before 28th August.

ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR AUDITIONS NEED TO BE ATTENDED BY EVERYONE WHO WISHES TO JOIN. THIS INCLUDES THOSE WHO WERE IN THESE ACTIVITIES LAST YEAR.

All individual instrumental lessons will now be organised through the EP. Any questions regarding lesson times etc. should be addressed to stella.he@ykpaoschool.cn. Any questions regarding worries, concerns or about the lesson content should be addressed to the Music Department.

We currently offer lessons for the following instruments:

Violin                                        (Individual/Group)

Viola                                         (Individual)

Cello                                        (Individual/Group)

Piano                                        (Individual)

Trumpet                                  (Individual)

Trombone                                (Individual)

Guitar (Classical or Pop/Rock) (Individual)

Pipa                                          (Group)

Gu Zheng                                 (Individual)

Erhu                                         (Individual/Group)
Drum kit                                  (Individual)

Individual lessons take place after school or on Saturdays dependant on when the teacher is available. Group lessons take place on given lunchtimes and Saturdays. Ensembles take place after school and on Saturdays.

Please note: For ALL GROUP LESSONS please contact Ms. Corie in the music department: corie.gao@ykpaoschool.cn. For ALL INDIVIDUAL LESSONS, please contact the Student Affairs Office:  stella.he@ykpaoschool.cn.

We are also introducing lessons in MUSIC THEORY based on the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grade Syllabus from grades 1 – 5. These are intended to support instrumental lessons and will be recommended to relevant students. The lessons will cover musical concepts and conventions relevant to the student’s practical instrumental lessons with an in depth look at western musical notation, rhythm, pitch as well as musical signs and symbols. Those interested should contact Ms. Corie at the email address above.

Please note the introduction of Classical Guitar, Rock/Pop Guitar, Trumpet and Trombone. Anyone learning Trumpet or Trombone will very quickly come in demand once they have passed the beginner stages. We wish to expand the orchestras to include these instruments. We also started a very successful wind ensemble last semester which will have been seen by those who attended the annual Spring Concert. Those who want to stand out by playing something different might like to try one of these instruments!

We are hoping to start woodwind (Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone) and voice lessons if there is demand. Woodwind players will also be very much in demand for Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Please contact the Music Department if your child is interested.

Choirs, Orchestras and Ensembles

*** ALL ENQUIRIES ABOUT CHOIRS, ORCHESTRAS or ENSEMBLES SHOULD BY DIRECTED TO corie.gao@ykpaoschool.cn. ***

For Ensemble Timetable, please see below. Any changes will be announced through the school newsletter.

We also offer the following further MUSICAL opportunities for students:

GROUP/ENSEMBLE/CHOIR           REHEARSAL TIME             AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

 

Chinese Choir                                12:35-13:15 Tuesday                 By Audition

Chinese Ensemble                          10:00-11:00 Saturday               By Invitation

Chinese Beginner Ensemble            09:00-10:00 Saturday               Open to Chinese

Instrumentalists past note

learning stages

English Choir                                  12:35-13:15 Monday                By Audition

Piano Club                                     12:15-13:15 Wednesday &       By Audition

Thursday

Vocal Ensemble                                          12:35-13:15 Tuesday                By Audition

Friday Choir                                   12:35-13:15 Friday                   Open to All

Wind Ensemble                                          16:00-17:00 Wednesday    Open to wind and brass                                                                                                           players past note learning                                                                                                         stages

Rock Group                                   16:00-17:00 Tuesday                By Invitation

Percussion Club                              09:00-10:00 Saturday              Open to All

Orchestra                                      16:00-17.30 Thursday              By Audition to

12:30-13:15 Friday Sectionals     instrumentalists past

note learning stages

 

Newsletter 27 June 2014

各位包校集体成员:

不得不说,本学年的最后一周非常精彩。学校各部门已经在为假期里的各类活动营做积极的准备,我们也借期末之际总结反思了这丰硕一年里的各项工作。

五年级学生的毕业典礼已在本周四举行,庄重的仪式也为孩子们在小学阶段的生活与学习画上了完美的句点。除了家长和老师,学校创办人、理事会成员和特别嘉宾也悉数到场见证了这一特殊时刻。感谢所有到场的家长,你们的出席让典礼更具特别的意义,同时,我们也要特别感谢典礼当天上台发言的家长们,你们热情洋溢的话语深深感动了我们,此外,我们还要感谢大家制作了精美的百家被赠送给学校,它也将成为2014届毕业班留给学校最珍贵的礼物。我相信您也会和我们一样,感谢那些谆谆教导过这批孩子的各位老师和爱护呵护这些孩子的各位包校集体成员。

我们也在周详地计划暑期里的校园整修工程。本周,很多行政员工搬迁至了新的办公地点,而我们的图书馆也已准备就绪,即将进行整修与扩建。在此,让我们再次向年度基金的大力支持表示衷心感谢。我们期待新学年里我们的校园有新貌。

附件是明年的班主任安排表及校历,请查阅。敬请留意,校历上有些新增的活动,但同时也有一些其它今年做过的活动被减掉了。作为一所学校,我们在不断成长,不但要确保所有计划中的活动顺利实施,也要保证学生足够的课堂学习时间。而与此同时,我们也希望保持学校持续的活力,使我们的社区继续充实有趣而生机勃勃。

最后,我谨代表全体员工感谢您本学年所给予我们的巨大支持,预祝大家有一个轻松愉快的假期!让我们在下学年的开学日——8月25日再见!

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中国文化周

为期9天的中国文化周活动于本周二顺利落下帷幕了。本次文化周活动,老师们围绕着各个年级的主题,为孩子们设计了丰富多彩的活动。孩子们通过活动,在玩中学,在学中玩,体验了中国传统文化。在“中文演讲日”的展示活动中,孩子们也通过演讲、戏剧、展览等方式,向老师和家长们展现了自己的学习成果。感谢家长们对于语文组活动一直以来的支持!

员工

每个学年末,我们都会迎来新员工,同时也将遗憾地与一些老员工告别。由于不同原因即将离职的员工有:Maureen Giulieri、Jeffrey Reed、Anne Murray、Phuong Phan、石华、胡淑婷、杜津慧。 离开的实习教师和助教老师有:苗玮玮、周楠、戴昕和朱丽萍。同时我们也要不舍地与即将离开的国际助教们说再见:Tess Stanton、Jemima Mcneillis、Verity Amos、Andrew Peden和Morgan Yee。衷心感谢以上员工对包校集体所做出的贡献,祝愿他们未来工作和家庭顺利!

同时,我们也很高兴地看到有四位Intern Teacher将晋升为老师,她们分别是:黄浩虹老师(数学)、郭玫老师(数学)、闵佳蕾老师(中文)和汪涛老师(中文CAL项目)。经过在包校两、三年的学习与实践,这些在包校成长起来的新老师已完全具备了单独承担教学任务的能力。让我们也祝贺她们!

另外,我们将有4位老师和几位助教加入包校集体,以下是新员工的简介:

Andre Sleigh老师毕业于开普半岛理工大学教育学专业本科。他之前在台北私立复兴学校工作了五年并在英语、科学、公众演讲、文化研究和戏剧等方面有相当的教学经验。Andre老师将于下学期加入包校担任英语教师一职。

Timothy Gallagher老师毕业于昆士兰大学,并拥有教育专业的研究生学历证书。他有着丰富的教学及管理经验,并拥有信息技术方面的专业背景,是一位值得信赖的好老师。Timothy老师将于八月加入包校成为孩子们的英语老师。

Mary Miller老师毕业于布朗马基学院。她热爱旅行并在韩国有6年的英语教学经验。在加入包校之前,她在进才中学国际部担任教师工作。Mary老师将于2014学年加入包校担任英语教师一职。

王英飞毕业于华东师范大学中文系硕士,并拥有上海外国语大学英文系学士学位。王老师曾在上海新加坡国际学校任教3年,2011年起她在上海协和双语学校教授语文并担任备课组长。王英飞老师将于下个学期来包校工作并担任语文老师一职。

洪媛媛毕业于上海海事大学外国语言学及应用语言学专业并拥有硕士学位。在校期间她曾多次获得学校荣誉、奖项和奖学金并具有较强的沟通和组织能力。洪媛媛老师将于2014学年加入包校担任语言支持助教一职。

周蓓蓓毕业于上海海事大学英语专业并拥有硕士学位。在校期间,她曾获得多项荣誉和奖项并拥有优秀的组织与协调能力。她曾在宁波外事办公室国际交流中心实习工作过,周蓓蓓老师将于2014学年加入包校担任语言支持助教一职。

王龙梅毕业于西北大学英语专业并拥有国际英语教师资格证书。王老师曾在上海鸿文国际职业高中和上海瑞思学科英语培训学校担任英语老师,她将于2014学年加入包校担任语言支持助教一职。

张继红 毕业于浙江万里学院英语本科,拥有高级中学教师资格证书。她在上海ABC外语培训学校从事教学和管理工作长达7年之久。张继红老师将于2014学年加入包校担任语言支持助教一职。

杨东伟毕业于上海体育学院职业,拥有中级游泳救生员职业认定证书、游泳教员证书等职业证书,同时他也是CMAS国际2星潜水员国家二级社会体育指导员。杨老师将于2014学年加入包校担任体育组助理一职。

游天宇老师毕业于香港教育学院国际汉语教育专业并拥有硕士文凭。她曾在香港教育学院赛马会小学担任多元智能课的助教,也曾在美国加州大学圣地亚哥分校担任中文项目的助教老师。游天宇老师将于2014学年加入包校担任助教一职。

沈洁毕业于上海第二工业大学国际交流学院涉外商务应用英语专业。她曾在上海虹桥国际学校和上海英国学校工作并有3年的助教工作经验。沈洁老师将于2014学年加入包校担任助教一职。

杜鹃毕业于北京第二外国语学院汉语言文学专业本科,在校期间她也曾积极参加各项志愿者服务。杜鹃老师将于下学期加入包校担任助教一职。

刘恺琳老师毕业于上海华东师范大学的对外汉语专业。她曾去美国纽约州立大学奥尔巴尼分校进行交流学习。在校期间她积极参加各种志愿者活动。刘恺琳老师将于2014学年加入包校担任助教一职。

分班名单

我们已经和家长们分享了三升四的班级重组名单。请相关年级家长留意查看学生处发出的电子邮件。

包校微信公号

“包校微信公号正式开始使用了, 欢迎大家关注和转发!您可以通过搜寻“包玉刚学校”找到我们,或者直接输入微信公号“ykpaoschool”或扫描此处的二维码添加我们。 ”

 

老师安排

请查看附件内的2014-2015学年各班正副班主任的安排。

 tight teachers_2014-2015 school year

来自体育组的信息

学校运动服

所有离开包校小学部的学生应将学校的运动服交还给各自的教练。下一学年仍在包校就读的学生则可继续保存自己的运动装备。假期后,若学生觉得运动装备的尺寸已偏小,请将衣服洗净后还给教练以便学校派发新的运动装备。

家长/老师足球队

我很高兴地在此宣布,我们将组建一支由家长和老师为成员的足球队参加于9月6日星期六和9月7日星期天在浦东外高桥五洲大道的上海橄榄球俱乐部举行的上海亚洲大师七人制足球比赛。本次比赛历时两天,专为40岁以上的足球选手设立(我们也允许招募两位35岁以上的球员)。如果有家长感兴趣的话,请发电子邮件给Michael Young老师,他会与您分享更多信息。邮件地址为:michael.young@ykpaoschool.cn。与此同时,也是各位打响健身之战的时候了!

2014-2015在上海中学举行的周日足球赛

下一赛季在上海美国学校举行的Sports for Life足球赛共有五场。待比赛日期确定后,我们将即刻通知各位家长。

我们将在一至四年级的每个年级设立两支球队。足球队的常规训练为每周两次,分别在午间课休及团队体育课时进行。

我们将为每个年级任命一位教练,并希望每个年级能招募到20-24位小球员,这也就意味着,每个年级需要组建两支球队。在参赛过程中,教练会带领并管理其中一支球队,目前,我们急需有人能支持两支队伍中的另一支球队,因此我们希望能有家长勇挑重担来支持我们。与其外聘与学生毫无情感联系的教练,我们觉得不如每个年级能有两位家长共同合作指导并支持一支球队,即四年级出两位家长、三年级出两位家长、二年级出两位家长,由于一年级在第一赛季只有一支球队,因此暂不需要一年级出志愿家长,待第二赛季开始后,一年级将也需要出两位家长支持其球队了。

如果您有兴趣在第一学期的五个周日率领您孩子所在年级的学生征战球场的话,请联系相关的年级代表。您也可以写信给Michael Young老师获取更多相关信息,他的邮件地址为:michael.young@ykpaoschool.cn

上海学校体育协会赛事

为更好地规划孩子们的运动日程,我们为大家提供以下由上海学校体育协会主办的各项比赛信息:

(参加这些比赛的学生多数为5年级学生和一些老师指定邀请的学生。由于这些比赛的年龄分类为11岁以下年龄段,因此我们在挑选参赛者时也会非常仔细谨慎,特别是为那些有肢体接触的运动项目挑选队员的时候。由于田径、越野赛、乒乓球、网球和击剑的比赛项目更注重技术水平,因此参赛选手的挑选工作并不是最严苛的)

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星期六,9月20日 – 越野比赛在包校中学部举行;足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行;网球比赛在上海中学举行.

10

星期六,10月11日 – 游泳比赛在包校中学部举行

星期六,10月25日 – 足球比赛在上海协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

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星期六,11月8日 – 女子足球比赛在上海协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

星期六,11月22日 – 足球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

星期六,11月29日 – 游泳比赛在上海中学国际部举行

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星期六,12月6日 – 篮球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

星期六,12月13日 – 女子足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

20151

星期六,1月17日 – 游泳比赛,地点待定

星期六,1月24日 – 篮球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

星期六,1月31日 – 排球比赛在包校小学部举行

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星期六,3月7日 – 足球比赛在西华国际学校举行

星期六,3月14日 – 女子足球比赛在上海协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

星期六,3月21日 – 篮球比赛在包校小学部举行

星期六,3月28日 – 田径比赛在宋庆龄学校举行;网球比赛,地点待定

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星期六,4月11日 – 足球比赛在宋庆龄学校举行

星期六,4月18日 – 排球比赛在包校中学部举行

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星期六,5月9日 – 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

星期六,5月16日 – 游泳比赛在宋庆龄学校举行;羽毛球比赛在上海中学国际部举行

星期六,5月23日 – 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

星期六,5月30日 – 女子足球比赛在上海协和双语学校虹桥校区举行

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星期六,6月6日 – 击剑比赛在包校小学部举行

Dear YK Pao School Community,

Well, what a fantastic last week of the school year. The school has been buzzing with activity and preparations for the school holiday and the Summer Camps but we have also been taking the time to reflect upon what a productive year we have had.

The Year 5 Graduation ceremony on Thursday was a wonderful way for our students to mark their final days in Primary School. To have our Founders, Board Members, special guests, parents and teachers there to send our students on their way was truly special. Thank you to all of the parents who attended and made it such a special occasion, and particularly to those parents who spoke so passionately about the school and to those of you who produced the wonderful quilt which will be a long lasting legacy for the graduating class of 2014. I am sure you will join us in thanking each and every member of the school community who has contributed to the learning of this special cohort of students.

We are also preparing for our summer building programme. The last week has seen many of the Administrative staff re-locate to new offices and the library is all set for a renovation and extension, courtesy of this year’s Annual Fund. We look forward to improved accommodation next semester.

Please find attached the information relating to your child’s homeroom teacher and also the calendared events for next year. You will notice that we have added some new events and removed others. As a school we are evolving and making sure that the planned events do not detract too much from our classroom teaching and learning. At the same time, we want our school to continue being a busy, active and dynamic community resource.

Finally, on behalf of all staff we would like to thank you for your tremendous support this year and wish you all a very restful and relaxing holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back safely on Monday August 25th.

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Chinese Culture Week

A nine-day cultural week ended this Tuesday. This cultural week, teachers designed colorful activities for students around themes for different Years. Students experience Chinese traditional culture through the activities, mixing playing and learning together. During the “Speech Day”, students showed their own learning achievement by speech, drama, and exhibition.  We really appreciate parents’ support to the Mandarin activities!

Staffing

At the beginning and end of each school year we welcome some new staff and, unfortunately, say farewell to others. For different reasons, staff who are leaving are Maureen Giulieri, Jeffrey Reed, Anne Murray, Phuong Phan, Vinci Shi, Tin Hu, Laila Du, Sara Miao, Nancy Zhou, Dorothy Dai and Amy Zhu. We will also say goodbye to Tess Stanton, Jemima Mcneillis, Verity Amos, Andrew Peden and Morgan Yee. We would like to thank the staff named above for their contributions to the school community and wish them all the very best in the future.

We have four Intern Teachers who are making the move up to teacher status. They are Rainbow Huang, May Gou from the Math Team, Jassita Min from the Mandarin Team and Laura as a CAL teacher. With 2~3-year learning and practicing in YK Pao School, these young teachers have grown to be capable of undertaking the teaching tasks on their own. Congratulations to all of them!

We will have four Teachers and several Teaching Assistants join the school community, and below is a brief introduction to these new staff:

Andre Sleigh received a Bachelor degree in Education from Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He has worked in Taipei Fuhsing Private School for 5 years teaching English, Science, Public Speaking, Culture Studies and Drama. He will join us as an English teacher from next semester.

Timothy Gallagher graduated from University of Queensland and holds a Graduate Diploma of Education. He has wealthy teaching and management experience and with his strong background on ICT, we are sure that our students can benefit from her experience and knowledge. Mr Timothy will be our English Teacher starting from August.

Mary Miller graduated from Brown Mackie College. She loves traveling and had taught English in South Korea for 6 years. Before she decided to join us, she has been working in the International Division of Jin Cai School for 3 years. She will join us as an English teacher from next semester.

Sharon Wang graduated from East Normal China University with a Master Degree in Chinese, she also holds a Bachelor Degree in English from Shanghai International Studies University. Ms Wang taught in Shanghai Singapore International School for 3 years and she has worked in Shanghai Untied International School as a Chinese teacher since 2011, meanwhile, she takes a leading role in the Chinese Team. She will join us as a Chinese teacher from next semester.

Amy Hong graduated from Shanghai Maritime University with a Master Degree in the Major of Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. She achieved excellent grades and received many honours and awards during her time in school, and she is passionate with strengths on communication and coordination. Ms Amy will join us as a Language Support TA from next semester.

Echo Zhou graduated from Shanghai Maritime University and receives a Master Degree in the Major of Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. She has great abilities on organisation and coordination and received many honours and awards during her time in school. She also worked in Ningbo Foreign Affairs Office as an intern. Ms Echo will join YKPS as a Language Support TA.

Michelle Wang graduated from Northwest University with a Bachelor Degree in Major of English. She taught English in Shanghai RISE Immersion Subject English Training School and Shanghai Hongwen International Vocational High School. Ms Michelle will join us as a Language Support TA from next semester.

Zhang Jihong graduated from Zhejiang Wanli University with a Bachelor Degree in English. She has been with ABC Foreign Language School in Shanghai for 7 years and working on teaching, supervision and management. Ms Zhang will join YKPS as a Language Support TA next semester.

Sam Yang graduated from Shanghai Institute of Physical Education with a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education. He holds a Swimming lifeguard Occupational Qualification Certificate, Swimming Instructor Certificate; meanwhile, he also has CMAS International Diver Certificate and is a National Social Sports Instructor. He will join us as a PE Assistant next school year.

Ivy You graduated from Hong Kong Institute of Education with a Master Degree in Teaching Chinese as an International Language. She has teaching assistant experience for a Multiple Intelligence Course in Hong Kong Institute of Education Jockey Club Primary School and for a Chinese Programme in the University of San Diego. Ms Ivy will come to us in the 2014-2015 school year as a Teaching Assistant.

Gemma Shen graduated from Central Queensland Institute of TAFE with a Diploma of Business English. She worked in Shanghai Rainbow Bridge International School before and as a Teaching Assistant in Shanghai British International School for another 3 years. Gemma will be a Teaching Assistant next school year.

Sophie Du graduated from Bejing International Studies University with a Bachelor Degree in Chinese Literature. She took an active part in various Volunteer Services. She will be a Teaching Assistant next school year.

Kayln Liu graduated from East China Normal University with a Bachelor Degree for Literature in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. She joined an exchange students programme of the State University of New York during her time in school and she participated in different kinds of volunteering programmes. Kailin will join us as a Teaching Assistant next semester.

Class Blending Name List

Just a gentle reminder, we’ve shared the new Year 4 class blending name lists via email. Parents of current Year 3 students please check the email sent by the Student Affairs Office.

School WeChat

‘Pao School WeChat is here! You can search ‘包玉刚学校’ to find us, or to type ‘ykpaoschool’ in WeChat, or just scan the code below to add us! Follow us at wechat!’

 

Teachers Allocation

Please kindly check the attached teacher allocation for the year 2014-2015.

 tight teachers_2014-2015 school year

Message from the PE Department

School Sports Uniforms

All students that are leaving Primary should by now have handed sports uniforms back to their coaches. All students that are continuing in YKPS Primary School may keep their kit. Should the kit become too small after the holidays then upon return of the shirt and shorts smelling of lavender, we shall issue your child a new set!

Parent /Teachers Football Team

I am pleased to announce that we shall combine a team of teachers and parents to play soccer in the Shanghai Asia Masters 7 a side Football Competition, to be held on Saturday 6th and Sunday the 7th of September at the Shanghai Rugby Club, Wuzhou Rd, Wai Gao Qiao, Pudong.

The tournament is over two days for footballers over 40 years of age (we are allowed 2 players over 35 years). Should any parent feel that they would like to come along and play, please email me ( michael.young@ykpaoschool.cn ) and I can give you more details. Meanwhile; start the battle for fitness!

Sunday Football at Shanghai High School 2014 / 2015

There will be 5 dates for Sports For Life Football at S.A.S. next season. As soon as we have had confirmation of these dates we shall inform you.

In each Year Group from Year 1 to Year 4, we shall run two teams. Training will be twice a week, done during one lunchtime and during Team Sports class.

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

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

Shanghai Schools Sports Association

To give you a head start on planning your time in sport for your children, here are some dates from the Shanghai Schools Sports Association:

(Children that compete in these competitions tend to be Year 5 with some other invited students. The Age Category is Under 11, so we have to be cautious about who represents YKPS, especially in the sports that might have contact. In Athletics, Cross Country, Table Tennis, Tennis and Fencing is not so vital, as the skill level is of greater importance).

September

Sat 20th – Cross Country at YKPS Secondary, Football at Soong Ching Ling, Tennis at Shanghai High School.

October

Sat 11th – Swimming at YKPS Secondary

Sat 25th – Football at SUIS Hongqiao

November

Sat 8th – Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

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

Sat 29th – Swimming at SHS (ID)

December

Sat 6th – Basketball at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 13th – Girls Football at Soong Ching Ling

January 2015

Sat 17th – Swimming at venue (TBC)

Sat 24th – Basketball at SHS (ID)

Sat 31st – Volleyball at YKPS Primary

March

Sat 7th – Football at WISS

Sat 14th – Girls Football at SUIS Hongqiao

Sat 21st – Basketball at YKPS Primary

Sat 28th – Track and Field at Soong Ching Ling and Tennis at venue tbc

April

Sat 11th – Football at Soong Ching Ling

Sat 18th – Volleyball at YKPS Secondary

May

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

Sat 16th – Swimming at at Soong Ching Ling and Badminton at SHSID

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

Sat 30th – Girls football at SUIS Hongqiao

June

Sat 6th – Fencing at YKPS Primary

Newsletter 20 June 2014

各位包校集体成员:

我们又度过了忙碌而充实的一周!

本周,中国文化周的活动在各个年级积极开展,其内容也丰富多彩。我们衷心感谢那些支持中国文化周活动的家长们。此类活动的举办让“为孩子打下坚实的中文基础和传承中国文化”的使命得到了充分地体现。感谢中文教学团队为大家呈现了这样一个令人印象深刻的活动。

此外,数学组的活动也深深地吸引了孩子们的注意力,趣味横生的活动让孩子们乐在其中。利用活动来巩固孩子们这一学期所学也是一个不错的方法。

下周一,我们就要派发报告卡了!可以想象得到,这几周老师们为了报告卡有多么忙碌!

这些日子,我们五年级的学生们一直在为下周三的毕业典礼做积极的准备。毕业典礼一直是一个具有特殊意义的活动,也是孩子们成长过渡的一个重要标志。下周一,我们就要揭晓获胜学院的结果了,希望获胜学院的孩子们喜欢学校为他们准备的惊喜派对!该庆祝活动将于周二举行。

下周四,我们会通过邮件与各位家长分享明年的教师安排。

想要提醒各位的是,下周最后一天上学日为星期四!

我们非常期待假期里的校园整修工程能正式启动。扩建图书馆是我们期盼已久的,而在这个夏天,图书馆的扩建工程就要正式动工了。在这里,我们要感谢各位家长的慷慨解囊,是年度基金的支持让我们终于能得偿所愿。

让我们满怀激动的心情去迎接本学期的最后一周吧!

新学年的作息时间表

过去几年来,我们的课表上没有设置两节课之间的“换课/预备”时间,原本是希望所有员工看钟表进行教学安排,但是此举在我们这学科制的学校系统中操作下来有些不便之处,实际操作中这“换课/预备”时间其实是不可避免的一个环节,因此学校经过慎重考虑与协商,决定从明年开始,将此“换课/预备“时间放入课表当中,以方便学生及老师的时间安排。附件是新学年的作息时间表,请查阅。特别提示:  明年的这一调整并不影响孩子们的上学和放学时间。

此外,从新学年开始,我们将实行新的考勤方式。此考勤方式目前已在试行当中,运转良好。具体为:班主任每天早上于8:15-8:20期间在教室内进行考勤,考勤记录统一录入新的学校管理系统Powerschool。因此,8:15分未进入教室的学生将被视为迟到,迟到的学生需去前台老师处报到以便学校做记录。之后系统会自动生成当日的考勤报告,考勤报告的数据将在学期末统一汇总到一起放入学生的报告卡。因为学校考虑校车运行的特殊性,如我校班车的路线和乘坐的人数等因素,校车乘坐者随着班车进校不算为迟到。

所以,我们恳切希望各位家长能够配合学校新的作息时间表与考勤安排,每天按时送孩子们来校读书。谢谢!

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品格教育写作大赛

近180位一至五年级学生参加了第一届品格教育写作大赛,孩子们你们真棒!本次大赛的评审仔细阅读了孩子们创意十足、情感真挚、风趣幽默又感人肺腑的参赛作品。毫无疑问地,我们的孩子不仅理解“仁”的定义,更能在自己的生活实践中多方位地展现出它的深意。让我们再次祝贺所有的获奖学生!

一年级

英语组

第一名 – 蔡忻余 (1D)

第二名  – 滕嘉恺  (1D)

第三名 – 黄筠鈞 (1C)

中文组

第一名 – 范朵尔 (1D)

第二名 – 孙谹海 (1D)

第三名 – 华盛宇 (1D)

第三名 – 吴诗童 (1A)

二年级

英文组

第一名 – 陈蓿 (2B)

第二名 – 胡纵成 (2A)

第二名 – 陈燱任 (2D)

荣誉奖– 于子熙 (2C)

荣誉奖– 赵倬安 (2A)

中文组

第一名 – 瞿菲 (2D)

第一名 – 戴云衣 (2D)

第三名 – 陈漠 (2D)

第三名 – 闫一慈 (2A)

第三名 – 方又仟 (2A)

三年级

英文组

第一名 – 陈乐杉 (3C)

第二名 – 巩祖明 (3E)

第三名 – 陈晓雪 (3D)

中文组

第一名 – 顾天旎 (3B)

第二名 – 谢云婷 (3D)

第三名 – 赵晔佳 (3A)

荣誉奖 – 于璐嘉 (3B)

四年级

英文组

第一名 – 刘天佑 (4A)

第二名 – 翁捷 (4A)

第三名 – 汤昱辰 (4B)

第三名 – 施昊云4D)

中文组

第一名 – 钱坤 (4C)

第二名 – 钱祺凡 (4C)

第二名 – 金嘉琳 (4C)

荣誉奖– 巫林奇4B)

荣誉奖– 华思岑 (4C)

Year 5

英文组

第一名 – 孙馨雨 (5D)

服务奖

我们设置了服务奖来表彰我们集体中乐于奉献、尽力满足他人需求并且将学校的核心价值“仁、义、平” 身体力行地在学习、生活中付诸于实践的成员。恭喜本年度的获奖者!

1. 陈弘毅 (5A) –“仁爱、责任、平衡”这些基础价值观在陈弘毅同学身上体现得淋漓尽致,他在全校范围内组织了书籍募捐活动,来帮助贵州贫困地区的学生。

2. 邱语祺 (5D) –“仁爱、责任、平衡”这些基础价值观在邱语祺同学身上体现得淋漓尽致,她在全校范围内组织了书籍募捐活动,来帮助贵州贫困地区的学生。邱语祺同学还是一名出色的阅读小伙伴,通过为低年级的孩子们读故事来激发他们对阅读的热情。

3. 孙馨雨  (5D) –孙馨雨同学是一名出色的阅读小伙伴,通过为低年级的孩子们读故事来激发他们对阅读的热情。

4. 张伊菲 (5B) – 张伊菲同学贡献了自己宝贵的时间,尽心尽力地协助图书馆管理员一起打造一个舒适温馨、井井有条、大家能静静享受阅读时光的图书馆。

5. 伍怡雅 (5B) – 伍怡雅同学贡献了自己宝贵的时间,尽心尽力地协助图书馆管理员一起打造一个舒适温馨、井井有条、大家能静静享受阅读时光的图书馆。

6. 学校保安 姚有进 – 姚有进先生用他强烈的责任感、仁爱及耐心来保护学生的安全,特别是在早晨学生们下校车的时候,他脸上始终挂着微笑!

故事妈妈

随着学期结束的临近,包校的故事妈妈团队也迎来了一年一度的辞旧迎新。五年级的孩子即将毕业,五年级故事妈妈有些也将伴随着孩子的脚步离开包校故事妈妈团队。感谢这些妈妈们几年来的陪伴和付出。本周二,Michael Spencer校长和陈艳校长为今年新加入包校故事妈妈团队的新妈妈们颁发了荣誉证书,感谢妈妈们支持学校的工作。在欢迎仪式上,故事妈妈团队也进行了团队联络人的新老交接。三年级故事妈妈黄忆和一年级故事妈妈赵懿雅将接替原包校团队联络人五年级故事妈妈何贵芳和周莉华的工作。欢迎更多的家长(包括爸爸们)加入到故事妈妈团队中来!如欲进一步了解包校故事妈妈团队,可电邮至黄忆:evenhuang803@hotmail.com或 赵懿雅: zhao_yy@hotmail.com

 

遗失物品

第二学期即将结束,我们保管的遗失物品也已堆积了很多。学期最后一周即6月23-26日,我们会将所有遗失物品放置在保安室外,请家长前来认领。6月26日仍无人认领的物品将被处理或洗净后待举办二手集市时作为二手衣物销售。

来自家校协力会的信息

5月23日,我们的家校协力会举办了2013-2014学年的最后一次月度会议。两位执行校长和近40位家校协力会成员及家长出席了本次会议。本次会议,我们总结了这一年里所组织的活动、核准修订版的家校协力会宪章,并进行了2014-2015届家校协力会主席选举。让我们祝贺王穗海先生成为新一届的家校协力会主席。随信我们附上了双语的会议纪要、年度报告PPT和修订版的家校协力会宪章。

感谢过去一年里所有的志愿者对家校协力会工作的支持,我们也真诚祝福下一届家校协力会团队能将家校沟通做得更好。

2014-05-22 PTA Bylaws Bilingual

PTA Meeting Friday May 23, 2014(Chinese)

PTA General Meeting, 2014-05-23final

来自图书馆的消息

亲爱的家长,

我肯定您已经对即将到来的悠长暑假充满期待。希望所有的孩子都已经为他们假期借阅了10本精彩的书籍,并在假期中尽情的享受阅读的乐趣!特别提醒,图书馆将于6月23日(星期一)起闭馆,整个暑假由于改建施工,也将不能开放。我们期待着在八月开学时看到你和你的孩子。

如果您的孩子是五年级或即将离开包校的学生,而且仍有未归还的图书馆物品,我们很遗憾地宣布,他们将无法拿到本学期的报告卡直至归还所有图书馆物品。

祝大家暑假阅读快乐!

可选的家长老师见面会

我们将6月24日(周二)和6月25日(周三)设定为可选的家长老师见面会日期。此次您与老师的面谈应聚焦在学生报告卡上,您可以与老师探讨任何与报告卡有关的问题。在这两天中,学校正常上课,老师进行正常的教学。会面当天,请将您孩子的报告卡带来,以便于在面谈中探讨。如果家长想了解报告卡以外的事宜,请另择时间再约老师。

家访信息

今年,班主任老师将集中在8月22至8月23日这两天内完成家访任务,希望家长们能早早了解并尽力支持,提前安排好你的个人家庭旅行计划,我们强烈建议你不要错过这样一次与班主任老师交流的大好机会。

若你的家庭选择此两天内不在上海,则将被视为自行放弃此交流的机会,学校将不再另行安排家访时间,敬请谅解。

Dear YK Pao School Community,

We have had another very busy week!

Thanks to those parents who have been supporting our Chinese Cultural week activities which have been so varied and interesting across the different year groups. Our mission ‘to give our students a foundation in Chinese language and culture’ has been served so well by these events. A big thank you to the Chinese Teaching team for overseeing such an impressive programme!

Maths activities have also been keeping students very focused. The fun and enjoyment derived have been tangible. It is a lovely way to consolidate this semester’s Maths learning.

School reports will be sent home on Monday! As you might imagine, this has kept teachers very busy.

Year 5 students are busy preparing for their graduation for next Wednesday. This is always a special event and one that marks the important transition to secondary school. We will be announcing the winning House on Monday and members of that House team will enjoy a surprise party on Tuesday!

We will be informing you of next year’s class allocations next week by way of an email on Thursday.

The last day for students will be next Thursday!

We are so looking forward to the new building works over the summer. Our long awaited library expansion will commence! Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our Annual Fund, because you have enabled this long awaited development.

We look forward to a busy last week!

New School Hours and Registration System

In the past few years, we didn’t set a ‘transition time’ between lessons on our timetable. However, in a school run in a subject-based system, it can cause some inconvenience without a clear demarcation. We tried to have the teachers keep an eye on the time and adjust when to stop teaching and have students get ready for the next period, but from the real practice, it is becoming increasingly clear that setting a ‘transition time’ is inevitable. After careful consideration and collaborative consultation, the school has decided to insert ‘transition time’ sessions into the school hours starting from next semester to ensure a better time arrangement for both students and teachers. Attached please kindly find the new school hours timetable just for your reference.  Please be advised that this adjustment will not affect the regular arrival and release time for students.

Furthermore, from next semester we are going to implement a new registration system within the school. We actually have been doing it as a trail currently and it goes well. The new registration steps are:

Homeroom teacher takes attendance in the classroom at 8:15-8:20 and all records will be put into Power School, a new school management system. Thus, the student who enters his/her classroom later than 8:15 will be considered as being late, and the late student has to go to the reception desk for morning registration. Power School will process a registration report according to the records of the day, and all records will be put into the student’s report card at the end of the semester. Students taking a school bus will not be marked late if the bus is delayed.

We, therefore, sincerely hope that you send your child to school on time so that we can work together to carry out the new school hour timetable and the new registration system. Thank you very your understanding and cooperation!

Punctuality is an important life skill.

school hours_ 2014-2015

Character Education Writing Competition

Well done to the nearly 180 students across Years 1-5 that participated in the 1st Annual Character Education Writing Competition!  The judges thoroughly enjoyed reading all the creative, heartfelt, sometimes humorous, and always moving essays that were submitted.  It is clear that our students not only know the definition of compassion but have found many ways, big and small, to demonstrate compassion in their own lives.  Congratulations to all the winners!

Year 1

English Category

1st place – Chris Cai (1D)

2nd place  – Felix Teng (1D)

3rd place – Grace Huang (1C)

Chinese Category

1st place – Nola Fan (1D)

2nd place – Ivan Sun (1D)

3rd place – Tiger Hua (1D)

3rd place – Chloe Wu (1A)

Year 2

English Category

1st place – Michelle Chen (2B)

2nd place – Willie Hu (2A)

2nd place – E-Ren Tan (2D)

Honorable Mention – Cici Yu (2C)

Honorable Mention – Adrien Zhao (2A)

Chinese Category

1st place – Phoebe Qu (2D)

1st place – Ashley Dai (2D)

3rd place – Momo Chen (2D)

3rd place – Angela Yan (2A)

3rd place – Anna Fang (2A)

Year 3

English Category

1st place – Stephanie Chen (3C)

2nd place – Judy Gong (3E)

3rd place – Cherry Chen (3D)

Chinese Category

1st place – Taya Gu (3B)

2nd place – Tina Xie (3D)

3rd place – David Zhao (3A)

Honorable Mention – Lucy Yu (3B)

Year 4

English Category

1st place – Nathaniel Liu (4A)

2nd place – Nathan Wong (4A)

3rd place – Jamin Nuland (4B)

3rd place – Vivian Shi (4D)

Chinese Category

1st place – Sunny Qian (4C)

2nd place – Chiffon Qian (4C)

2nd place – Clare Jin (4C)

Honorable Mention – Richie Wu (4B)

Honorable Mention – Anita Hua (4C)

Year 5

English Category

1st place – Linda Sun (5D)

Service Awards

We have launched Service Awards to recognize members of our community who have gone above and beyond to serve the needs of others, and who exemplify the School’s core values of compassion, integrity, and balance.  Congratulations to this year’s winners!

1. James Chen (5A) – For showing excellence in compassion, responsibility, and balance in his self-initiated and brilliantly-designed school-wide book drive to help underprivileged students in Guizhou.

2. Monica Qiu (5D) – For showing excellence in compassion, responsibility, and balance in her self-initiated and brilliantly-designed school-wide book drive to help underprivileged students in Guizhou.  And for serving as an outstanding Buddy Reader and helping inspire a love for reading in our youngest students.

3. Linda Sun (5D) – For serving as an outstanding Buddy Reader and helping inspire a love for reading in our youngest students.

4. Kitty Zhang (5B) – For her time, dedication, and hard work in assisting the librarians and helping ensure the library is a comfortable, well-organized, and welcoming place for all of us to enjoy.

5. Oia Eng (5B) – For her time, dedication, and hard work in assisting the librarians and helping ensure the library is a comfortable, well-organized, and welcoming place for all of us to enjoy.

6. Security Guard Mr. Yao (姚有进) – For demonstrating responsibility, compassion, and patience in keeping our students safe, particularly during morning drop-off, and always with a big smile on his face!

Story Mommy

As the semester is coming to the end, it is the goodbye and welcome moment for YK Pao School’s Story Mommy Team. The Y5 students will graduate soon; some Y5 story mummies will also leave Pao School’s Story Mommy team. We appreciate their commitment and company during the past several years. This Tuesday, Principal Michael Spencer and Crick Chen issued the Honor Certification to the new mummies who have just joined in Pao School’s Story Mommy team. Thank you so much for supporting the school work. In the welcome ceremony, the Liaison in charge of the Story Mommy Team handed over their jobs. The Y3 story mommy Huang Yi and Y1 story mommy Zhao Yiya will replace Y5 story mommy He Guifang and Zhou Lihua to be the liaison person. We welcome more parents (including daddies) to join in the Story Mommy team! If you want to get more information about Pao School’s Story Mommy team, please email to Huang Yi: evenhuang803@hotmail.com or Zhao Yiya: zhao_yy@hotmail.com

 

Lost Property

The end of Semester Two is rapidly approaching and we have a lot of lost items in the lost property box. We will be displaying these items outside the guards’ office every day on the last week of semester, 23rd – 26th June.  Please make every effort to go through the lost property and retrieve your child’s clothing.  Any items not claimed by the 26th of June will be either disposed of or washed and offered for sale at the Eco Fair next year.

Message from PTA

On May 23th, our PTA held its final monthly meeting for the 2013-14 School Year, with close to 40 PTA reps, parents, and principals in attendance.  During the meeting, we reviewed the current year’s activities in detail, approved revisions to the PTA Bylaws, and elected David Wang as PTA Chair for the 2014-15 School Year.  Bilingual minutes, the annual report presentation, and the revised bylaws are attached to the newsletter.

With many thanks and much appreciation to all our volunteers for their effort and support of the PTA during the past year and with best wishes to next year’s excellent PTA team.

2014-05-22 PTA Bylaws Bilingual

PTA General Meeting, 2014-05-23final

PTA Meeting Friday May 23, 2014

Message from the Library

Dear Parents,

I am sure you are excited about the upcoming summer holiday, and I hope all your little ones have taken 10 fabulous books to enjoy during the long summer! It is a gentle reminder that the Library will be closed from June 23 (Monday) on and is not open during summer holiday. We look forward to seeing you and your children in August when school starts.

If, unfortunately, your child, Y5 and leaving students in particular, still has any unreturned Library items before the end of the year, we regret to announce that they will not be able to receive their school report.

Happy Book Hunting and Happy Summer Reading!

Optional Parent Teacher Conferences

We have set Tuesday – Wednesday 24th – 25th June to be the days for optional Parent/Teacher Conferences. If you book an appointment with a teacher the discussion in this meeting should be focused on the school report and any concerns you have with it. These two days are normal school days and teachers will be fulfilling their allocated teaching allotments on these days. If you do make an appointment please bring the report with you so this can be viewed during the discussion. Parents who wish to discuss matters other than those pertaining to the report cards can make an appointment with the teachers for another time.

Home Visiting

The visits by new Homeroom Teachers will be made on 22th August and 23th August. We hope that parents will cooperate with the School by setting aside some time for their child’s teacher to visit. We strongly recommend that parents take this opportunity to communicate with their child’s Homeroom Teacher.

If your family will not be in Shanghai during the above two days, it will be taken as an indication that you have waived this opportunity. Please understand that these home visits cannot be rescheduled.

Newsletter 13 June 2014

各位包校集体成员:

我们又度过了繁忙的一周,测试周自上周四起至本周三结束,我们每天在给孩子们加油鼓劲,希望孩子们能尽力专注于当前的各项任务,包括测试任务,这样才能取得进步,让家校携手传递相同的信息给我们的孩子!

虽然测试周结束了,但是学习仍每天在发生直到学期最后一天。无论在学业领域还是各项教学活动仍将继续。中国文化周已于本周四拉开序幕,整个活动将于24日结束,每个年级有不同的主题,也欢迎家长来参与,关于开放时间请留意校长来信中语文组的信息。我们希望家长不要因出游计划而轻易请事假,孩子正规的学术学习也需要得到重视。落掉许多课程对学生学习极为不利,尤其是在我们这样的富有挑战的双语学校。

本周四,我们也迎来了一年级新生及家长,我真想为我们现在的一年级孩子鼓掌。他们热情接待并细心陪伴了学弟学妹近半天。孩子们这一年来的成长和进步真让我们欣慰和骄傲。

由探索组和艺术部门联合举办的园艺展十分成功,感谢前来参观的家长。我们都被孩子们的创意和才华所折服。包校的孩子们只需一个舞台就会发光闪耀!

离本学期最后一天上学日仅剩9天时间了,让我们共同坚持到最后,认真度过每一天,因为学习任务在包校从未停歇!

Mike校长已于今天返校工作,相信他的广州之行颇有裨益。

来自语文组的消息

我爱记汉字活动

本学期语文组在全校范围内举行了“我爱记汉字”活动。孩子们都热情参与,通过活动培养了对汉字的兴趣。经过激烈的竞争,每个年段最终决出了前三名。他们是包校的“汉字小英雄”,让我们向他们表示祝贺!他们是:

一年级组:

第一名:Y1B 邓书仪

第二名:YIC 徐子茜
第三名:Y1A 康梓溪、Y1A 薄琀笑、Y1D 梁绪丞

二、三年级组:

第一名:Y3E  杨子暄

第二名:Y3A  马佳鸿

第三名:Y2C  张璎珞

特别奖:Y2A  严璟璇

四、五年级组:

第一名Y5A  吴乙榛

第二名Y5D  张昕彤

第三名Y4D 黄天祥

中文演讲日活动

下周每个年级将陆续开展中文演讲日活动,欢迎家长们来给孩子加油鼓劲。每个年级的时间安排为:

Y1: 6/23     8:45 – 10:15 (五楼礼堂)

Y2: 6/20     8:45 – 10:15 (五楼礼堂)

Y3: 6/24     8:20 – 10:15 (在三年级教室内举行)

Y4: 6/ 20    13:30 – 15:00 (五楼礼堂)

Y5: 6/19     13:30 – 15:00 (五楼礼堂)

校车换乘

我们发现,部分乘坐校车的学生有时候在没有告知后勤部门和巴士妈妈的情况下私自换乘校车,进而致使整车小朋友空等造成他人不便。以后大家如有换乘需求,请直接联系巴士妈妈或后勤部门的工作人员。他们会及时检查另一辆校车的学生情况以确保学生安全,若条件允许,我们将准许换乘申请。此服务只针对乘坐校车的学生,尽请谅解。感谢您的理解与合作。

来自学生处的信息

本周四6月12日,我们进行了新1年级的入学指导活动。期间我们接待了来自近100个家庭的家长和小朋友。包校1年级的同学非常热情的与新生结对,带领他们度过了一个非常愉快的上午;家长们在礼堂听了校长和老师们的介绍,掌握了新生入学的重要信息,相信他们将很快融入我们包校这个大家庭。

来自图书馆的消息

亲爱的家长们,

希望您的孩子已为下周即将开始的暑期10本书借阅计划做好了准备!请注意,此借阅计划仅针对1-4年级学生,并且该学生已在此之前清空了他的账户。我们很遗憾的通知,由于管理上的问题,5年级和即将离开包校的学生不具有参加本次暑期借阅计划的资格。这并不意味着你们将无好书可读!我们欢迎所有学生登录TumbleBook 在线图书馆(www.tumblebooklibrary.com),还在等什么,赶快去图书馆向图书管理员索取账户和密码吧!

另外,TumbleBook还很慷慨地向所有包校的学生提供了针对高年级学生和高阶阅读者的暑期阅读计划。以下账号3个月内有效,可以在任何有网络的地方无限次链接小说、非小说、视频和漫画。只需轻轻点击一下,你即可拥有整个图书馆!

请访问www.tumblebookcloud.com,并登录我们的账户:

用户名:summer231

密码:login

或直接点击此快速链接:

www.tumblebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=summer231&P=login

阅读愉快!

可选的家长老师见面会

我们将6月24日(周二)和6月25日(周三)设定为可选的家长老师见面会日期。此次您与老师的面谈应聚焦在学生报告卡上,您可以与老师探讨任何与报告卡有关的问题。在这两天中,学校正常上课,老师进行正常的教学。会面当天,请将您孩子的报告卡带来,便于在面谈中探讨。如果家长想了解报告卡以外的事宜,请另择时间再约老师。

家访信息

今年,班主任老师将集中在8月22至8月23日这两天内完成家访任务,希望家长们能早早了解并尽力支持,提前安排好你的个人家庭旅行计划,我们强烈建议你不要错过这样一次与班主任老师交流的大好机会。

若你的家庭选择此两天内不在上海,则将被视为自行放弃此交流的机会,学校将不再另行安排家访时间,敬请谅解。

来自音乐组的消息

本周六及下周六包括周六合唱团和打击乐俱乐部等在内的课程都将照常上课。然而由于张洪燕老师和刘叶楠老师最近身体欠佳,本周六的中国民乐团、初级民乐团以及二胡私教课将取消一次

621为本学期最后一次周六课。

本学期所有的午间合唱排练都已经结束。

6月16日(周一)及6月23日(周一)我们将举行本学期最后两次早集会音乐会。并且在23日的集会音乐会上,弦乐团的成员将会和大家分享他们上一次在外出活动中学习到的有关小提琴是如何制作的信息。

来自校医的消息

请查看附件内的6月健康月报。

Head Lice 头虱

Dear YK Pao School Community,

Another busy week is just about to finish, the end-semester assessment began last Thursday and finished this Wednesday. We’ve been encouraging students every day to focus on the things that they are doing currently which includes assessment so that they can keep improving themselves. Stay focused it the message that we want to pass to our students. Let’s all keep the consistency with our children!

Though the end-semester assessment has been done, teaching and learning continues to the end of the semester. So students still need to work on academic areas and enjoy all different activities. The Chinese Culture Week has kicked off this Thursday, and activity will last until 24th June, we welcome parents come and enjoy it as well. Each cohort has their own topic and learning target, you will see more details from Mandarin Department in the contents below. Parents please understand that we value cultivating a consistent learning habit for our children, and it’s extremely important for children who study in a bilingual school like us, so it will be very much appreciated that you don’t give up your children’ learning opportunities just for a longer journey.

We welcomed all new Y1 students and parents to the Orientation Day held on Thursday morning. Let’s give a big round of applause to our existing Y1 students. They warmly received the newcomers and accompanied them carefully for a whole morning. You can really see their growth and improvement through that past year. I’m so gratified and proud of them.

The Garden Art Exhibition run by the EU and Art Departments was a big success. Thank you for coming to support the students and we are all impressed by their creation and talents. A platform is all they need to show themselves off.

Only 9 days left before the semester end, as lives and studies keep going, let’s hang in there and enjoy every single day of it to the end.

Mr. Spencer is back to school today, and we believe that he has had a successful trip.

News from the Mandarin Department

The “I Love Remembering Characters” Activity

This semester, the Mandarin Dept. held the “I love remembering characters” activity around the campus. Our students were all actively involved in this activity. Their interest towards learning characters all increased dramatically due to this special event. After fierce competition, every Year Group had the final three students. They are the “Character Heroes” of YKPAO School. Congratulations to all of them! They are:

Year One:

First Prize: Y1B Candy
Second Prize: YIC Cici
Third Prize: Y1A Jasmine, Y1A Phoebe, Y1D Ricky

Year Two & Three:

First Prize: Y3E Andrew

Second Prize: Y3A   Lox

Third Prize: Y2C Yingluo

Special prize: Y2A Chloe

Year Four & Five:

First Prize: Y5A Sophia

Second Prize: Y5D Emma

Third Prize: Y4D Matthew

Chinese Speech Day

Next week, every Year Group will start their Chinese Speech Day activity. We would like to welcome parents to cheer on our speakers. The timings are as follows:

Y1: 6/23     8:45 – 10:15 (Auditorium on the 5th floor)

Y2: 6/20     8:45 – 10:15 (Auditorium on the 5th floor)

Y3: 6/24     8:20 – 10:15 (In the classrooms of Grade Three)

Y4: 6/ 20    13:30 – 15:00 (Auditorium on the 5th floor)

Y5: 6/19     13:30 – 15:00 (Auditorium on the 5th floor)

School Bus Related Issues

We’ve noticed that without informing our Logistic Department or the Bus Mommies, some students occasionally took a different school bus rather than the one s/he usually takes to go back home. It caused some inconvenience when a whole bus of students was kept waiting for one student while s/he left with another bus. Please be advised when referring to issues related to school buses, please talk to bus mommies and our Logistic Department directly. Once the Logistic Department is informed, they will check the bus capacity for safety matters then decide if this requirement can be approved or not, and please be advised this is only available for school bus riders. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Message from SAO

We had our New Y1 Orientation this Thursday (12th June). About 100 Families visited YKPS. The kids had a very wonderful time with their shadow buddy from YKPS Y1 students. The Parents got very important information about YKPS from our principal and teachers. They will join the YK Pao Family very soon.

Message from the Library

We hope your little ones are ready to get TEN books for summer from the Library next week! Please be reminded again that only Year 1 to Year 4 children who clear their loan record are able to borrow books for summer. We regret to announce that Year 5 and leaving students are not eligible for our Summer Borrowing Program due to the difficulty of management. It doesn’t mean the end of access to great literature! All students are welcome to use our YK Pao TumbleBook Library (www.tumblebooklibrary.com), our eBook database. Please do not hesitate to contact our Library staff for the username and password.

Furthermore, TumbleBook also generously provides all YK Pao students a Summer Reading Program for older children or advanced readers, such as our Year 5 students. It is a 3-month subscription with unlimited access to fictions, nonfictions, videos, and graphic novels from anywhere through the Internet. The whole Library is only a click away!

To log on to our account, please visit: www.tumblebookcloud.com

username: summer231

password: login

Or simply click on this direct link: www.tumblebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=summer231&P=login

Happy Tumbling!

Optional Parent Teacher Conferences

We have set Tuesday – Wednesday 24th – 25th June to be the days for optional Parent/Teacher Conferences. If you book an appointment with a teacher the discussion in this meeting should be focused on the school report and any concerns you have with it. These two days are normal school days and teachers will be fulfilling their allocated teaching allotments on these days. If you do make an appointment please bring the report with you so this can be viewed during the discussion. Parents who wish to discuss matters other than those pertaining to the report cards can make an appointment with the teachers for another time.

Home Visiting

The visits by Homeroom Teachers will be made on 22th August and 23th August. We hope that parents will cooperate with the School by setting aside some time for their child’s teacher to visit. We strongly recommend that parents take this opportunity to communicate with their child’s Homeroom Teacher.

If your family will not be in Shanghai during the above two days, it will be taken as an indication that you have waived this opportunity. Please understand that these home visits cannot be rescheduled.

Message from Music Department

There WILL be Saturday Choir and Percussion Club this Saturday and next.  However, due to illness there will be no Chinese Ensemble, Beginner Chinese Ensemble nor Erhu Lessons this Saturday.

The final Saturday for the programme is Saturday 21st June.

All Choirs have finished for this semester.

There will be two final recital assemblies – this Monday (16th June) and next Monday (23rd June). On Monday 23rd June orchestra will be feeding back on their trip to see how violins are made.

Message from the School Nurse

Please kindly find the attached Monthly Health of June.

Head Lice 头虱

Newsletter 6 June 2014

各位包校集体成员:

我们终于迎来了热情的夏天,在此,我们想要提醒大家关于帽子和水的问题。请各位家长务必提醒孩子们在夏天注意补充水分和避免长时间暴晒的重要性。

无论是学校员工还是学生,本周他们忙碌依旧。学生报告卡的工作已经处于收尾阶段,老师们也在对今年的课程进行总结和反思,学生们的期末测试将于下星期三全部结束,此外,全体师生们还在为中国文化周、数学活动和结合艺术与探索课程的极具创意的园艺展览做积极准备,五年级的学生更是紧锣密鼓地筹备着自己的毕业典礼。

祝贺我们的小运动员和各体育团队,今晚他们将庆祝自己这一年来的收获。体育是包校的一个强项,让我们借今晚的活动表彰这一年来积极进取、坚持不懈的孩子们,他们不仅展示了自己的风采,更为学校争得了荣誉。

一些家长已经在询问下一学年的教师安排了,我们将在本学期的最后一周公布此信息。调整教师安排是一个非常复杂的过程,它需要非常细致的规划和协调,还望各位家长予以理解和支持。

时光飞逝,本学年只剩14个正常上学日了,这真是让人难以置信!尽管学期末的事务繁杂,但我们仍会确保孩子们在庆祝收获与成长的同时对自己的表现进行反思与总结,并着重考虑新学年的个人目标。

最近几周,学校已经启动了小范围的校园整修工程,暑假期间将会有更大的工程开展。今年的年度基金对校园整修给予了极大的支持,校园环境的改进也将为学生和老师创造更好的教学氛围。扩建后的图书馆更是让人雀跃期待!

祝您周末愉快!

学费通知

在校生的学费通知将于6月16号(周一) 以邮件形式发出,小学部6月17号(周二)发放书面通知,初中部的家长将于6月20号(周五)收到书面通知。请家长在收到学费通知后于付款期限内尽早安排支付学费。

关于高中部学费通知,请等候学校进一步消息。

事假

期末测试周将于下周三结束,但学校的课程和教学仍将照常进行直至学期最后一天。测试周后学生仍将在课堂上投入学习。请避免不必要的事假以免影响学生的正常学习。此外还请注意学生每年只能请事假六天,超过的天数将被作为未经学校批准的事假标明在报告卡上。

报告卡翻译

鉴于学校的人力有限,且学期末为学校最繁忙的阶段之一,学校目前仅提供翻译当前学期的报告卡评语,如果您需要翻译本学期的报告卡评语,请于6月9日至6月20日之间通过邮件或电话的方式向执行校长办公室的Angela Hua老师提交翻译申请,6月20日为截止日期,之后提交的翻译申请将不被受理。

家长可以于7月4日至9月5日间来校领取翻译好的报告卡评语页面。

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

你不知道的白雪公主

经中学部家校协力会的积极联络,包校的孩子们将有机会以优惠的价格欣赏由台湾如果儿童剧团出品的亲子舞台剧《你不知道的白雪公主》。请查看附件以获取详细信息。

售票办法:

1、前往上海东方艺术中心售票处,地址丁香路425号,出示包校员工卡或学生证,享受购买任一套票立减50元的优惠。

2、拨打上海东方艺术中心售票热线68541234,选择购买任一套票,快递免费送票上门,出示包校员工卡或学生证即享优惠。

任何疑问,请拨打主办方联系人电话。吕俊小姐: 13501774921

你不知道的白雪公主-中英文 20104-5-20

艺术组与探索组合作的艺术展

各位亲爱的家长,

我在此向您发出诚挚的邀请,请您于6月12日下午4点至6点间前来参观我校4年级和5年级学生的艺术展。该展览将在西楼1楼、4楼和5楼以及空中花园和楼梯两旁举行。Rob Miller老师和我都认为在空中花园内举行艺术展将会令人感到非常的赏心悦目,所以我们在花园内放置了一些展品。

这次的艺术展是艺术课和探索课合作完成的。我们将展出许多由学生制作的代表古代文明的陶艺作品。在艺术展开始前的一周,五年级学生将在探索课和美术课上学习如何对博物馆展品进行布置,我们将以此拉开本次展览的序幕。

请您加入我们,一起为我们聪明又勤奋的学生们庆祝他们的艺术展!

同时,感谢您对我们学校一直以来的支持。

Anne Murray

拓展课安排

学期临近尾声,借此机会我们想提醒各位,下周是本学期拓展课程的最后一周,我们欢迎家长来校观摩上课情况。请注意的是,由于期末测试周的原因,下周三下午没有拓展课安排。谢谢您的关注。

周六音乐项目

本周起所有的周六音乐课程将恢复上课。

621为本学期最后一次周六课

虽然我们在连续两周的校长来信中都公布了本学期周六课程的安排,但是我们应该在5月23日的校长来信中再次提醒大家5月24日没有周六课。对于24日那天赶来学校上课却扑空的学生,我们感到十分抱歉。

来自体育部门的消息

Sport for Life 周日足球赛日程提醒:

第一周 – 4月13日- 已完成

第二周 – 4月20日- 已完成

第三周 – 5月11日- 已完成

第四周 – 5月18日- 已完成

第五周 – 5月25日-  已完成

第六周 – 6月8日- 中午12点至下午1点颁奖。大家有机会可以合影留念。

家长联系人: 在遇到空气污染严重(污染指数超过150)、暴雨或其他影响比赛的情况时,请在周日当天的7:45之后联系您孩子所在年级的年级代表确认当天的比赛是否照常进行。

教练(Simone老师或Mike老师)会在7:45之前与球赛主办方先行确认,随后再通知各年级代表开赛与否的结果。感谢各位家长的理解与支持。以下为各年级的年代联系方式:

学生姓名 班级 一年级 家长姓名 电话号码
何问渔 Y1A   He Han Tao 13817871767
薛宇恒 Y1C   Ya Le Zhao 13818896720
学生姓名 班级 二年级 家长姓名 电话号码
赵彦宁 Y2C   Zhao Dong 13901866996
卢为仁 Y2A   Flora Penaloza 18616771673
学生姓名 班级 三年级 家长姓名 电话号码
兰马莉 Y3A   Gilles 18601610685
王正阳 Y3B   David 13916661176
学生姓名 班级 四年级 家长姓名 电话号码
陈锐扬 Y4B   Cheng Lang 13918243448
彭洛凡 Y4C   Kaka’s Mum 18616105577

接下来的赛事:

6月7日星期六 的9:00-13:00 – 上海学校体育协会主办的女子足球赛在西华国际学校举行

包校体育颁奖晚会将于20146618:00-19:30举行

我们想再次提醒您,今天的体育颁奖晚会将于本周五在小学部礼堂举行。

曾代表包校参加过击剑、乒乓球、排球、篮球、田径、越野、足球和游泳比赛的学生,我们欢迎你和你的父母一起参加本次盛会。

请与会学生们穿着得体正式(校服正装或正式的西装配领带)

我们将颁发奖牌给参与比赛的选手们,同时还将颁发本赛季的最大进步奖及最有价值奖等个人奖项。另外,共有四名学生作为其他学生的楷模将被授予一至三年级最佳男女运动员和四、五年级最佳男女运动员的奖项。

Dear YK Pao School Community,

The summer is certainly upon us and we need to remind everyone about hats and water again. Please do help to remind your child/ren that at this time of year it is important to re-hydrate regularly and to protect themselves from lengthy exposure to direct sunshine.

This week has been busy for staff and students in many ways. The school reports are being finalised for the end of the semester, staff are also engaged in reviewing and reflecting upon this year’s curriculum, our assessment week finishes in the middle of next week and the staff and students are busy preparing for Chinese cultural week, the Year 5 Graduation, Maths Activity Week and the very creative Garden Art Show which is a collaboration between the Art and EU Department.

Congratulations to all of our athletes and sports teams whose achievements will be celebrated this evening. This is an area of real strength in our school, and it is right that we celebrate the effort and attitude of everyone who has contributed to and represented themselves and the school so superbly this year.

Many parents have been asking about the staff allocations for next year. We will forward this information during the last week of term. Do please understand that this is a very complex process which needs very detailed planning.

It is difficult to believe that we only have 14 school days left before the end of this academic year! We know that there is still a great deal to do, but we will do all that we can to ensure that our students finish this extremely busy year in a way which encourages them to reflect upon and celebrate their achievements, as well as focus on their future goals.

Recent weeks and the summer holidays will see lots of building and improvement work upon our campus. These works which, in large part, are attributable to the generous contributions made to this year’s Annual Fund, will enable us to improve provision for students staff and parents. The new library extension in particular, is awaited with real excitement!

Have a good weekend!

Notice on Tuition Fee

Please be advised that we are going to email the fee collection notice to families of our existing students on Monday, 16th June. A hard copy notice will be issued to Primary families on Tuesday, 17th June, and Secondary families will get theirs on Friday, 20th June.

We hope this will enable parents to plan their schedules and complete fee payments on time.

Further information about Senior High School tuition will be shared soon.

Personal Leave

The assessment week will be finished next Wednesday, however, school will continue with regular programme until the last day. Learning does not end after the semester assessments and all students should still be fully engaged in classes. Please avoid unnecessary utilization of the children’s personal leave as it might affect their learning progress. And as a gentle reminder, students may only take six leave days per year.  Any day taken over this number will be recorded on their school report.

School Report Translation

As we have limited manpower, and end of semester is one of the busiest periods of the school, at present we can only help to provide the translation of the current semester’s School Report. If you need to translate this semester’s School Report, please submit your translation request to Angela Hua in the Executive Principal’s Office from 9th to 20th June by email or phone. 20th June is the deadline, any request after the deadline will not be accepted.

Parents can come to school to get the translated School Report during 4th July to 5th September.

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

The Snow White You Don’t Know

With the help of Secondary PTA, YKPS students will be able to enjoy the family stage show produced by IF Kids Theatre from Taiwan with some discounts, please check the attachment for more information.

How to get tickets:

  1. On site Shanghai Oriental Art Center Box Office at No. 425, Dingxiang Road, getting RMB50 discount to buy any family set by showing YKPS staff or student identity card
  2. Phone booking by Oriental Art Center tickets hotline 68541234, getting RMB50 discount to buy any family set by showing YKPS staff or student identity card to delivery staffs, and delivery service is free of charge

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Jun LV, her cell phone number is 13501774921

你不知道的白雪公主-中英文 20104-5-20

Garden Art Show

Dear Parents,

I would like to cordially invite you to the Garden Art Show on June 12th, from 4-6pm, featuring art by Year 4 and 5 students. This exhibit will be on floors 1, 4 and 5 of the West building as well as in the Pavilion Terrace and stairwells. Both Rob Miller and I thought it would be nice to have an exhibit that includes our wonderful garden, so we are filling it with art, too.

This exhibition is the result of collaboration between the Art and EU departments and it features many pieces of pottery representing ancient civilizations. This event will be a closing reception as Y5 students will be learning how to set up a museum exhibit over the one week period before the show as part of their EU and Art curriculum.

Please join us in celebrating our wonderful and talented students!

Thank you very much for your continued support of our creative community,

Anne Murray

Enrichment Programme

As the end of the semester approaches, we would like to remind you that next week is the last week for EP classes this year and parents are welcome to observe the classes if interested. Please be advised that due to Assessment Week arrangement, there will be no EP classes on Wednesday afternoon. Thank you for your attention.

Saturday Music Programme

All Saturday activities within the Saturday Music Programme are running from this Saturday.

The final Saturday for the programme is Saturday 21st June.

Whilst the dates for this term have been published in two previous newsletters, we had meant to put out a reminder in the newsletter on 23rd May that there was no Saturday programme on 24th May. Sorry to those who turned up on that Saturday.

Message from PE Department

Reminder of Sport for Life Sunday Football Dates:

Week 1 – April 13th – Completed

Week 2 – April 20th – Completed

Week 3 – May 11th – Completed

Week 4 – May 18th – Completed

Week 5 – May 25th – Completed

Week 6 – June 8th – Presentations 12 midday to 1 pm after the games. This is a great photo opportunity for all of us.

Contact Parents: In case of bad air pollution (over 150) or heavy rain or any other circumstances, please contact the representative for your child’s Year Group. Please do not contact before 07:45 on Sunday!

One of the Coaches (Mr. Simone or Mr. Mike) will be in contact with the Year Group representatives prior to the above time, after speaking to the football organizers.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Name of student Class YEAR 1 Parent’s Name Tel Number
Thomas Y1A He Han Tao 13817871767
Henry Y1C Ya Le Zhao 13818896720
Name of student Class YEAR 2 Parent’s Name Tel Number
Nema Y2C Zhao Dong 13901866996
Luke Y2A Flora Penaloza 18616771673
Name of student Class YEAR 3 Parent’s Name Tel Number
Amelie Y3A Gilles 18601610685
Jack Y3B David 13916661176
Name of student Class YEAR 4 Parent’s Name Tel Number
Ray Yien Y4B Cheng Lang 13918243448
Kaka Y4C Kaka’s Mum 18616105577

Coming up:

Saturday 7th of June – Shanghai Schools Sports Association Girls Football at WISS 9 am to 1 pm

Sports Awards Evening on Friday 6th of June from 6 pm 7.30 pm

We are pleased to remind you that our Annual Sports Awards Evening will be held this Friday at Primary Campus in the Auditorium.

Students that have represented YK Pao School in Fencing, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Football and Swimming, are invited to attend with parents.

Dress is FORMAL (School uniform OR a suit and tie)

Awards in the form of medals will be made to team players and individuals for “Most Improved” and “Most Valuable” performances over the season.

In addition the Sports Person of the Year for Year 1 – Year 3 Boy and Girl will be awarded and the Year 4 – Year 5 Boy and Girl. This is given to the 4 students who best set the standard for the other students to follow.

Newsletter 30 May 2014

各位包校集体成员:

夏天好像真的来了!鉴于这几天气温偏高,我们已经开始提醒学生带好水壶来校,在室外玩耍时也要带好帽子。烦请各位家长也提醒自己的孩子照顾好自己。遮阳和补水是在夏天保持健康的两个重要方法。

祝贺上周五在春季音乐会上表演的学生们。200多名学生为大家展示了他们超凡的才艺,相应的,各位指导老师的功力也可见一斑。感谢各位的大力支持,您的付出使我们度过了一个难忘的夜晚。

部分学生将在今晚的基金会活动上表演以庆祝年度基金在这一年来取得的丰硕成果。由于学生家长和包校集体成员们的慷慨捐赠,我们也得以促成很多让学校成员受益的项目和活动,今天的庆祝活动也给了我们与大家分享信息的机会。我们衷心感谢大家的支持,让很多有意义的项目得以成形进而丰富学生的学习体验和教师们的教学经验。

学校运动队的学生和教练们趁着这个长周末可以好好休养调整几天了。但是参加骑行活动的学生和家长们请于本周六8:00准时到校,他们将从长宁校区出发骑车去松江校区。由于预报本周日有雨,因此活动已由周日调整至了周六。祝各位骑行俱乐部的骑手们好运!

今天,四、五年级在松江的体育活动日进行得真是热火朝天,所有参加此次活动的师生和家长都度过了非常愉快的一天。今年新的活动形式也大获成功,感谢策划和协调此次活动的各位老师,让我们中、小学部的学生和员工有了相互合作的机会。

祝您端午节快乐,我们希望您度过一个安全的假期,让我们周二见!

品格教育写作大赛

上周我们在全校范围内启动了“品格教育写作大赛”,我们鼓励学生将自己对于包校“仁、义、平”三个核心价值的理解进行文字创作。今年大赛的写作主题为“仁”。截稿日期为6月9日。请查看附件内的详细信息。

我们已经收集了一定数量的投稿,同时,我们对于孩子们的思想深度和写作能力有了新的认识,真是为他们感到骄傲。也请您多多鼓励自己的孩子参加本次活动!

Character Education Writing Competition Guidelines_Students_Bilingual

欺诈电话和欺诈短信

在过去两周里,我们听说有个别家长接到了欺诈电话或短信,要求他们转账以支付孩子在体育课上因意外事故或受伤而需要紧急手术的相关费用。幸运的是,我们在之前已和家长们沟通了这一类欺诈案件,因此接到电话或短信的家长及时联系了学校而避免了经济损失。我们想再次重申,根据学校政策规定,学生在上学期间受伤的话,班主任老师或校医会及时联系相关家长。如果您接到了其他人打来电话或短信说孩子受伤,请立即与班主任或校医联系确认以免上当受骗。

校医办公室电话:61671999*8131/8132

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

我们在学生的家庭作业日志的62页上分享了主要部门的联系信息,我们希望通过这些信息的帮助,您能找到合适的人为您提供更到位的咨询。请合理使用联络信息以加强家校之间畅通高效的交流与沟通。

中学部奖学金名单

经奖学金委员会决议,我们很高兴地宣布,以下学生获得2014-2015学年度的中学部奖学金:

中学部男生奖学金 : 赵梓骏、 陈弘毅

黄秀英女子奖学金: 李金颐、 吴乙榛

中文研习奖学金:刘士豪

祝贺他们!

从下周起开始执行不戴帽子不能户外活动的政策

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

来自图书馆的信息

暑假已近在眼前了!

研究表明,错过暑假黄金阅读时间的孩子将失去近三个月的阅读进度。正因为如此,我鼓励您和您的孩子在暑假中也能保持良好的阅读习惯。

由于今年暑假期间图书馆将关闭扩建,我们将于6月16-20日启动特别的假期借阅项目,并且从6月23日起,图书馆将开始数据库转移工作,同时停止对外开放。所有同学都可以为你的假期阅读借阅10本书,但前提是在6月13日前必须归还你现在手上的所有图书馆书籍(包括DVD、教材、字典等)。

所有暑期阅读项目中借阅的图书需要在开学第一天8月25日归还图书馆,否则将视为超期图书处理。

为了丰富同学们的阅读材料,我们很高兴的宣布,包校已经正式成为TumbleBook的会员!TumbleBook图书馆是一个面向小学生的在线电子书网站,在此网站中你可以找到大量的绘本、章节小说、视频和漫画等多种多样的阅读材料。你只需登录www.tumblebooklibrary.com,如需用户名和密码,请联系图书馆工作人员。

阅读愉快!

URL: www.tumblebooklibrary.com

用户名、密码请联系图书馆工作人员

 

期末测试周

期末测试周已临近了。请查看附件内期末测试周的安排。

 Final-term assessment timetable

英语期末测试

今年,各个年级将进行一系列的诊断性测试作为英语学科的期末测试。老师将从写作、阅读流利程度、阅读理解、语言规范(标点符号的使用、语法正确性和拼写准确性)以及口语等方面考察学生的综合能力。让老师了解学生在本班的提高程度以及为下一学年接手该班英语教学的老师提供该班的学习情况是本次测试的目的。我们不会公布测试的细节,但家长可以从几周后派发的报告卡上了解到孩子们的整体情况。请放心,这些测试信息只是为教学提供参考信息,我们不会就测试情况再与学生或家长做进一步探讨。我们利用期末测试来诊断学生的学习情况,因此学生无需为测试做特别的复习或准备,他们只需保证充足的睡眠、吃一顿健康的早餐即可。感谢您的理解与支持。

上海国际青少年管弦乐团成立庆典音乐会

国际著名钢琴家、指挥家许忠先生与包校创办人苏文骏先生共同创办了上海国际青少年管弦乐团,将于6月22日(周日)晚上7:30 在上海东方艺术中心音乐厅举行成立庆典音乐会,携上海东方交响乐团呈现一场音乐盛宴!音乐会详情请见附件海报。包校学生与家长可以优惠价格购买门票:

原价 包校享受优惠价格
580元 450元
380元 280元
180元 80元
80元 50元

现场售票:2014年6月4日至5日下午 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,请联系方紫君老师 (venice.fong@ykpaoschool.cn / 6167 1999 – 8881)

来自体育部门的消息

Sport for Life 周日足球赛日程提醒:

第一周 – 4月13日- 已完成

第二周 – 4月20日- 已完成

第三周 – 5月11日- 已完成

第四周 – 5月18日- 已完成

第五周 – 5月25日-  已完成

第六周 – 6月8日- 中午12点至下午1点颁奖。大家有机会可以合影留念。

家长联系人: 在遇到空气污染严重(污染指数超过150)、暴雨或其他影响比赛的情况时,请在周日当天的7:45之后联系您孩子所在年级的年级代表确认当天的比赛是否照常进行。

教练(Simone老师或Mike老师)会在7:45之前与球赛主办方先行确认,随后再通知各年级代表开赛与否的结果。感谢各位家长的理解与支持。以下为各年级的年代联系方式:

学生姓名 班级 一年级 家长姓名 电话号码
何问渔 Y1A   He Han Tao 13817871767
薛宇恒 Y1C   Ya Le Zhao 13818896720
学生姓名 班级 二年级 家长姓名 电话号码
赵彦宁 Y2C   Zhao Dong 13901866996
卢为仁 Y2A   Flora Penaloza 18616771673
学生姓名 班级 三年级 家长姓名 电话号码
兰马莉 Y3A   Gilles 18601610685
王正阳 Y3B   David 13916661176
学生姓名 班级 四年级 家长姓名 电话号码
陈锐扬 Y4B   Cheng Lang 13918243448
彭洛凡 Y4C   Kaka’s Mum 18616105577

524日,周六上海学校体育协会田径比赛结果:

上周六在包校中学部举办的上海学校体育协会的赛事上,包校的学生再创佳绩。在与来自协和双语学校、上海中学国际部和宋庆龄学校的强队较量中,我们的孩子也有非常出色的表现。

比赛成绩如下:

女子11岁以下年龄段500米第一名 – Y5 吴乙榛

男子11岁以下年龄段11米第一名 – Y5  李瑞东

女子11岁以下年龄段 4 x 100米接力第二名

女子11岁以下年龄段800米第一名 – Y5 吴乙榛

女子11岁以下年龄段800米第二名 –  张传翊

男子11岁以下年龄段200米第一名 – Y5李瑞东

女子11岁以下年龄段200米第二名 – 傅丽静

女子11岁以下年龄段 4 x 300米接力第一名

男子11岁以下年龄段掷球第三名 – Y5李瑞东

女子11岁以下年龄段掷球第一名 – 傅小悦

女子11岁以下年龄段掷球第二名 -张传翊

男子11岁以下年龄段跳高第二名 – Y4  黄麦加

女子11岁以下年龄段跳高第三名 – Y5 Lanais

524日,周六上海学校体育协会的乒乓球比赛结果:

乒乓球是包校新近发展起来的运动项目。在7个级别的比赛中,每个级别我们都选派了6名运动员参加。在一系列激烈的对抗赛中,孩子们也为大家呈现了很多精彩的比赛。

比赛结果如下:

男子11岁以下年龄段第二名 – Y3  刘士伟

闯入半决赛:Y5 金嘉晟和Y5 刘士豪

接下来的赛事:

6月7日星期六 的9:00-13:00 – 上海学校体育协会主办的女子足球赛在西华国际学校举行

包校体育颁奖晚会将于20146618:00-19:30举行

我们很高兴地通知您,为庆祝我们的学生在这一学年内就体育方面所获得的成绩,我们将于6月6日周五晚六点整在小学部礼堂举行体育颁奖晚会。

我们诚邀参加学校运动队的所有学生都来参加颁奖晚会。如果学生决定参加晚会,我们要求必须有家长陪同出席。我们希望家长抽空参加当晚的活动和孩子们一起分享成长的喜悦,没有家人监护的孩子将无法参加颁奖活动。这是一场融合了奖杯奖牌颁发、特别嘉宾来访的盛大庆祝活动,相信今年的颁奖晚会将为大家带来一个美妙的夜晚!

Dear YK Pao School Community,

It seems that summer is here! Given the recent high temperatures please remind students to bring full water bottles to school and to wear school caps when they are outside. Help us to reinforce these important messages as shade and hydration are very important for our students’ health in the summer months.

Congratulations to all the students who took part in the Spring Concert last Friday. It was a spectacular demonstration of the skills and talents of more than 200 of our musicians, and indeed, their teachers. Thank you for your support for what was a truly memorable evening.

Many of our students will be attending and performing at a Foundation event this evening to celebrate the tremendous success of this year’s Annual Fund. It will be an opportunity for us to share with our members the projects that have been supported by the generous donation of parents and community members. We are mindful that this support has enabled us to undertake some tremendous projects which add value to the teaching and learning experiences of students and staff.

This weekend sees the opportunity for some rest and relaxation from the busy Sports programme. However, those involved in the cycling from the Changning Campus to the Songjiang Campus please note that the departure date and time are now on Saturday at 8.00 a.m. from the Primary Campus and not on Sunday as previously advertised. Good luck to all cyclists from the Run Away Club.

Today’s Sport’s Day for Year 4 and Year 5 at the Songjiang Campus went beautifully and everyone, including parents, appeared to enjoy it very much. Thanks to everyone who ensured that this new format was so successful. It provided a wonderful opportunity for primary and secondary colleagues and students to work together.

Enjoy the Dragon Boat Festival and we look forward to seeing the students back safely on Tuesday!

Character Education Writing Competition

Last week we launched our first annual Character Education Writing Competition to encourage students to reflect on the School’s core values of compassion, integrity, and balance.  This year’s theme is Compassion.  The deadline for submission is Monday, June 9th.  Please see the attached document for the full competition guidelines.

Character Education Writing Competition Guidelines_Students_Bilingual

We have already received a number of submissions and are so proud of the depth of our students’ ideas and writing.    Please encourage your child to participate!

Phone/SMS Fraud

In the past 2 weeks, we’ve heard voices from several parents that they got phone calls or SMS to ask them to deposit money for medical operations as their children got injured. Luckily we’ve given heads up to the community about this kind of fraud cases, so parents called the school for confirmation to avoid getting tricked. What we want to reiterate is that as the school procedure, only the school nurse or homeroom teacher will call parents promptly when related students have accidents during school hours. Please bear that in mind when you get a call from someone else claiming your child is injured; please contact your child’s homeroom teacher or the school nurse immediately for confirmation.

School Nurse’s Office: 61671999*8131/8132

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

For any other main contact information, please refer to the Homework Diary, Page 62. We hope that you can find the right person for consultation with the most information you need.  Using the information published on the Homework Diary sensibly ensures a better and efficient communication between the school and yourself.

Announcement of Secondary Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that the following students have been selected by the Scholarship Committee to receive a Secondary School Scholarship:

Junior Secondary Boys Scholarship: John Zhao. James Chen

Huang Siu Ying Girls Scholarship: Athena Li, Sophia Wu

Chinese Immersion Scholarship: Corwin Pomeroy Liu McCormack

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients!

No Hat, No Play Starting from Next Week

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

Message from the Library

Summer is just around the corner!

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

Because of the closure of the Library during summer time, we will launch the Summer Borrowing Programme starting from June 16 to June 20.  We regret to announce that the Library will be closed from June 23rd on due to Library database transfer. EVERY student from Year 1 to Year 4 is welcome to borrow up to 10 books. However, to ensure the whole of our Library collections, we’d like to ask all Library items to be returned BEFORE the Summer Borrowing Programme starts, that is, June 13th.

All books for Summer Borrowing Programme should be returned immediately to the Library on the first day of school year, August 25, 2014. Any items that are not returned by then will be seen as overdue loans, and notice will be sent to collect payments.

To enrich the variety of reading materials, we are happy to announce that YK Pao School is TumbleBook-able! TumbleBook Library is an online eBook Library for primary-schoolers. You will find various picture books, chapter books, videos, graphic novels, and many more, that meet different reading needs. All you need to do is log on to: www.tumblebooklibrary.com Please contact our Library staff for the username and password.

Happy Reading!!

 URL: www.tumblebooklibrary.com

Username/Password: Please contact your Librarian

 

 

End-of-Semester Assessment Week

End-of-Semester Assessment Week is coming. Please check the attached arrangement for Assessment Week.

 Final-term assessment timetable

English End of Semester Assessment

This year, the end of semester assessments for English will take place across all year levels that involve a range of diagnostic tests.  Teachers will assess writing, reading fluency, reading comprehension, language conventions (punctuation, grammar and spelling) and speaking. The purposes of these assessments are to provide the teachers with information about the students’ progress in their classes and to inform next year’s teachers their incoming class’ strengths and areas of further development.  These details will not be publicly shared, though; the end of semester reports that will be sent home in the next few weeks will reflect these students’ development.  Please be assured that these diagnostic tests will be used for the sole purpose of informing teaching and learning and no part of the test will be discussed further with students or parents. As the end of semester tests are diagnostic, there is no need to prepare them or practice for these tests.  Just the usual healthy breakfast and a good night sleep the night before would be sufficient.  Thank you for your understanding and support.

Opening Ceremony of Shanghai International Youth Orchestra

Renowned Pianist and Conductor Maestro Xu Zhong and YK Pao School Founder Mr Philip Sohmen have co-founded The Shanghai International Youth Orchestra (SHIYO). To celebrate its establishment, an inaugural concert will be held on June 22 (Sunday), 19:30 at Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, jointly presenting a wonderful musical feast with Shanghai Oriental Symphony Orchestra! Attached please find the concert poster for more details. YK Pao School is able to secure some tickets at a reduced price:

Original price Reduced price enjoyed by YKPS community
RMB 580 RMB 450
RMB 380 RMB 280
RMB 180 RMB 80
RMB 80 RMB 50

Ticket can be purchased at the reception at Changning Campus on June 4th & 5th from 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. Venice Fong at venice.fong@ykpaoschool.cn / 6167 -1999 – 8881

Message from PE Department

Reminder of Sport for Life Sunday Football Dates:

Week 1 – April 13th – Completed

Week 2 – April 20th – Completed

Week 3 – May 11th – Completed

Week 4 – May 18th – Completed

Week 5 – May 25th – Completed

Week 6 – June 8th – Presentations 12 midday to 1 pm after the games. This is a great photo opportunity for all of us.

 

Contact Parents: In case of bad air pollution (over 150) or heavy rain or any other circumstances, please contact the representative for your child’s Year Group. Please do not contact before 07:45 on Sunday!

One of the Coaches (Mr. Simone or Mr. Mike) will be in contact with the Year Group representatives prior to the above time, after speaking to the football organizers.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Name of student Class YEAR 1 Parent’s Name Tel Number
Thomas Y1A He Han Tao 13817871767
Henry Y1C Ya Le Zhao 13818896720
Name of student Class YEAR 2 Parent’s Name Tel Number
Nema Y2C Zhao Dong 13901866996
Luke Y2A Flora Penaloza 18616771673
Name of student Class YEAR 3 Parent’s Name Tel Number
Amelie Y3A Gilles 18601610685
Jack Y3B David 13916661176
Name of student Class YEAR 4 Parent’s Name Tel Number
Ray Yien Y4B Cheng Lang 13918243448
Kaka Y4C Kaka’s Mum 18616105577

Results from Saturday 24th of May – Shanghai Schools Sports Association Track and Field.

Once again the students from YK Pao School were plentiful at a Shanghai Schools Sports Association event in Songjiang last Saturday. We saw some superb performances from various students against strong opposition from SUIS, Shanghai High Scholl I.D. and Soong Ching Ling.

These were the outstanding results

Girls Under 11 1500m – 1st place Sophia Wu Y5

Boys Under 11 100m – 1st Place Bryan Li Y5

Girls Under 11 4 x 100m Relay – 2nd Place

Girls Under 11 800m – 1st Place Sophia Wu Y5

Girls Under 11 800m – 2nd place Aurora Zhang

Under 11 Boys 200m – 1st place Bryan Li Y5

Under 11 Girls 200m – 2nd place Ivy Fu

Under 11 Girls 4 x 300m Relay – 1st place

Under 11 Boys Ball Throw – 3rd place Bryan Li Y5

Under 11 Girls Ball Throw – 1st place Shirley Fu

Under 11 Girls Ball Throw – 2nd place Aurora Zhang

Under 11 Boys High Jump – 2nd place – Micah Hoang Y4

Under 11 Girls High Jump – 3rd place Lanais Stoll Y5

Results from Saturday 24th of May – Shanghai Schools Sports Association Table Tennis

Most certainly a new and developing sport at YK Pao, we saw some excellent performances in a very competitive series of games that had 6 students in each of the 7 leagues.

Results:

Under 11 Boys – 2nd place – Mason McCormack Y3

Semi Finalists: Andrew Jin Y5 and Cory McCormack Y5

Coming up:

Saturday 7th of June – Shanghai Schools Sports Association Girls Football at WISS 9 am to 1 pm

YK Pao Primary School Sports Awards Evening 2014 on Friday 6th of June at 6 to 7.30 p.m.

We are delighted to inform you that the above evening celebrating the achievements of our students will be held in the auditorium at Primary school on Friday June 6th at 6 pm.

All students who have participated in a school sports team are invited to attend. Parents must be present during the evening for students to attend. We do not want unaccompanied students present during the proceedings, therefore, if parents are not present and unable and share in the Awards Evening, unfortunately the student will not be able to attend. Trophy and medal presentations, a very special sporting VIP guest and a big celebration of all our sporting successes this year, will be a fantastic evening!