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Kozak Korner #07. September 29th, 2023

| Director's Message

Dear Kozak Community,

A massive thank you to the PTO volunteers for organizing the wonderful Welcome Back Picnic last week and to all the teachers and students who helped to supervise and run activities. Thank you to all the families who came and brought mountains of delicious food. It was a spectacular event which reflects our diverse, committed and invested community.

Travel Day: We are designating October 13th as a travel day for staff and families who are leaving the country. There will not be classes, however this day offers an excellent opportunity for students to get caught up with work, so they don’t have homework during vacation!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 12th. School will be dismissed at 12:45. Elementary meetings may be in person or by Zoom, at parents' convenience. 

There will not be supervision on campus in the afternoon.  Sign-ups will open on October 2nd on MOODLE.

Due to the space restrictions in the basement (in case of an air-raid alert) we ask that Middle School and Secondary Parents attend virtually on Zoom/Teams. If you would like to meet a teacher in person, please reach out to that teacher and arrange a time at a mutually convenient time. Sign-ups will open on October 2nd on MOODLE.

*Appointments with Middle School Science teacher, Mr. Kaufman will be at his request. If you do not receive a notification, you should not make an appointment with Mr. Kaufmann. If you would like to speak with him, please email, he is very happy to meet at an alternative time:

MAP Testing

MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing is complete. Make-up tests will be the week of October 1st.

Learn More about the MAP test. This test allows us to measure a student's progress over the course of the school year and to identify student strengths and weaknesses in different academic areas. There are excellent resources available for families. Family Toolkit - NWEA

MS and Secondary Coffee Chat Thank you for attending. Here is a link to the PowerPoint presentation: MS and Secondary

Emergency Drill

FYI we will hold a practice emergency drill during the school day on October 4th.

Enjoy the beautiful autumn weather this weekend!

Best regards,
Rachel Geary


This coming week the world is celebrating Teachers' Day. On this special occasion we would like to thank our incredible teachers for their passion and commitment to our students. You are the heart and soul of our educational community, and we couldn't be prouder of the impact you make! Happy Teacher's Day! 

Key Dates


  • 01 October - MAP testing make-ups
  • 07 October - Photo Walk
  • 11 October - MAP testing window closes
  • 12 October - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 13 October - No school
  • 16 -20 October - Fall break


  • 03 November- Fall Festival

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| PTO Spotlight


Dear Wonderful KIS Community,

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who joined us at the Back to School PTO Picnic. Your presence and enthusiasm transformed the event into a tremendous success!

Seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends reminded us of the incredible community we have here.

We couldn't have done the picnic without the support of KIS amazing staff members who went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. 

Once again, thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of our Back to School Picnic. We look forward to more wonderful moments together in the future!

With gratitude,
Parent-Teacher Organization

What is KIS Moms & Dads? 

KIS Moms & Dads is a private group on Facebook for KIS parents and the PTO. It is a great way to find out what's going on with the PTO.  To join please complete the membership questions. 


How to join PTO? 

It's simple - just send an email at or talk to one of the PTO members at the PTO store.

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| Meet Your School Counselor

Hello Everyone,

My name is Chelsey Zoromski and I am your school counselor this year.  I am available to meet with students, staff, and parents about any social emotional topics or university questions that may come up this year.  I am currently living in Moldova but am available to meet with you on Teams on Thursdays and Fridays.   

In order to schedule a meeting with me, please click here. This link will show you the time I am available and automatically adapt to your time zone.  It will also send you all the information for the Teams meeting.  You may contact me any time at:  

Please watch this short video to learn how to book appointments with me.

Chelsey Zoromski
School Counselor
Kyiv, Chisinau, Munster, and Montenegro
Click here to schedule an appointment with me

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