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Kozak Korner #08. October 06th, 2023

| Director's Message

Dear Kozak Community

Building community is a priority for us and at the heart of community is communication. Please know that our doors (and email inbox) are always open. If you have concerns or questions, do not feel like you need to wait for Parent Teacher Conferences to address these!

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 are open from 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 opened 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:

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!

MAP Testing

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

Best regards,
Rachel Geary

| Notice:


Before School! 

Elementary Parents - the morning is a wonderful time for our students to play outside in the fresh air.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  We will only move inside in the case of rain.  

Save the Date: November 3rd  👻

🎃 Fall Festival - an evening of fun!  

Families, we are looking for parents who are willing to help with "Trunk of Treat" - you will decorate your car and we will provide the candy.  Here are some examples!  

Sound like fun?  Volunteer by signing up HERE

Key Dates


  • 07 October - Photo Walk
  • 11 October - MAP testing window closes
  • 12 October - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 13 October - No school
  • 16 -20 October - Fall break
  • 28 October - Garage Sale


  • 03 November- Fall Festival

School Calendar 2023-24

Event Calendar

| PTO Spotlight


PTO announces Fall Community Garage Sale!

🗓️ Date: 28 October 2023
⏰ Time: 10:00-13:00
🚘 Place: KIS Parking Lot 

Use this opportunity to clean out your playroom, garages and more.  Sell used toys, games, books, household goods, etc.  Have your own table or go in together with friends. Great opportunity for children to earn money for things they no longer play with.

Don't have anything to sell? Stop by and browse what's available.  You never know what treasures will be offered!

Here's how to register as a seller:

1. Choose from the following options:

  • Table under tent - 300 UAH
  • Place with nothing  - 100 UAH

PTO will donate 100% of the registration fees to charity.

2. Send your reservation request to

3. Pay your fee to the PTO Банка (🔗LINK and card number: 5375 4112 0466 5090) and receive your reservation confirmation!

Reservation fees are non-refundable!

KIS Community members have exclusive access to tables until October 12th. After that, we will open this up to members of other private school and international communities in Kyiv.

Help us spread the word!  We want to encourage people outside of the KIS Community to participate in this event.  Tell your friends, neighbors and colleagues!

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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| Week Highlights



This past Thursday, our Kozak Seniors embarked on an unforgettable journey as they posed for their Cap & Gown photos, marking a significant milestone in their lives. Amidst the challenges and uncertainties that surround us, their 

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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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| Announcements


This activity will start after Fall break. Join us for these amazing sessions and calm your mind and body. 

Please follow the links below to access the Classifieds: 

If you have an announcement that you would like us to publish, please reach out to .