Dear QISS Families and Friends,
Week 9 has now finished, and what a week it was! We returned from the Chinese National Holiday "Golden Week" and immediately got stuck into our final preparations for the 1st Quarter Key Assignments. Saturday's Key Assignments were a huge success and we thank all parents for attending and making Key Assignment day such a vibrant QISS community event.
Key Assignments are a critical component of the QISS curriculum, and integral to our mission of developing children with mindful hearts. Key Assignments are authentic assessments that provide opportunities for QISS students to demonstrate the learning they have engaged in throughout the Unit of Inquiry. Below we have provided a photo gallery from the 1st Quarter Key Assignments.
Click the link below to see some photo highlights from the Key Assignments. (Note: These photos were taken by members of the QISS community. If you have more photos you would like to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org)
With the completion of Key Assignments, the 1st Quarter draws to a close. Students will be receiving their 1st Quarter Report Cards next Friday. Please take the time to read through the report card with your child. Provide praise where due, and of course please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any concerns about their progress. Learning is a partnership between the school, students and parents. Your teachers should always be the point of first contact for academic concerns.
We have several important events coming up in the next few months as we lead up to the festive season. Please put the following dates on your calendar;
- October 25th: Parent-Teacher Conferences / Student Half-day
- October 30th: Halloween 5K Run & Walk
- November 12th: International Day
- November 23rd: Talent Show
- December 10th: Holiday Gala
Director's Family Swimming Program continues for two more week
Please come along and take advantage of the final two weeks of the Director's Family Swimming Program. Also, please don't forget that on Monday afternoons between 12pm and 3pm, QISS mothers are welcome to use the QISS swimming pool.
QISS First Ever Halloween 5K fun-run
This year, QISS has a brand new event that is open to not only QISS students and parents, but also their guests and friends. On October 30th we will be holding our first ever Halloween 5K fun-run. In this event, participants will come to QISS dressed in their Halloween costumes, walk or run a 5 kilometer race, and then enjoy a BBQ lunch. We encourage all QISS families to get involved and to invite their friends to also participate. The cost is 100RMB per race participant. If parents want to race, they also pay 100RMB, but if they just want to watch, they do not have to pay. The fee includes a t-shirt, the BBQ lunch and a finisher's item. The other proceeds will be donated to the QISS PTA. For more information please contact Mr. Krakowski at email@example.com
UPCOMING EVENTS, ACTIVITIES AND IMPORTANT DATES
- October 19: PSAT
- October 20-22: TIANMUN
- October 21: Q1 Report Cards
- October 25-26: Parent-Teacher Conferences / Student Half-day
- October 27-29: ACAMIS Volleyball in Beijing
- October 30: QISS Halloween 5K fun-run
- November 5: SAT
- November 9: Teacher In-service / Student Half-day
- November 12: International Day
- November 18: First ASAP session ends
- November 23: Talent Show / Q2 Progress Reports
- November 24-25: American Thanksgiving Holiday