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Kozak Korner #15. December 1st, 2023

| Director's Message

Dear Families,

Winter has truly arrived – with snow covered trees, chilly weather, early nightfall and messy roads. It is a beautiful, treacherous time of year. Please be mindful on the roads, and don’t worry about children being late for school. We know that traffic can be slow these days.

Thank you to those who attended the Elementary Coffee Chat – it is always a pleasure to touch base with our community members. Some parents expressed interest in having activities after school on campus. We would like to see how many people are interested; elementary parents please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/e/ethFSLVBRu

The winter holiday is quickly approaching. We have many school events to celebrate in the coming weeks. Please enjoy these joyful times with our school community. 

Next week we will enjoy the preschool and elementary concerts and the PTO Wine and Cheese on Saturday. Hoping to have a chance to see many of you at these events.

Technology

Our students spend a lot of time on their devices, especially our upper elementary, middle school and secondary students. Please remind your child that they must adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy.

Some key points from this are:

  1. Respect the rights of others. This includes demonstrating appropriate online behavior towards other students and not wasting resources like Internet bandwidth through unauthorized gaming, downloading, video, or audio streaming, or any other unauthorized activities.
  2. Report Inappropriate Content. This includes telling a trusted adult immediately if you see inappropriate material or unauthorized activities.

Some basics rules include NOT

  • Sending, sharing, or displaying offensive messages or images
  • Taking and sharing photos or videos at school without the permission of the school or those being recorded.
  • Deliberately accessing or creating any obscene or objectionable information, text, or image.
  • Plagiarizing others’ work or violating copyright laws. This includes peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted files. If the student is unsure whether they can use someone’s work, they should not use it without permission from the owner.

Best regards,
Rachel Geary 
rachel-geary@kyiv.qsi.org


| Travel Day:

 

Dear Campus Community,

Please be advised that January 8th has been designated as a travel day for those returning to the country. The school starts on January 9th. 

If you're returning from travel, we encourage you to plan accordingly to allow for a smooth transition back into the routine. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.


| Reminder:

Key Dates

December - January:

  • 2 December - SAT Digital Testing
  • 4 December - Coffee Chat: MS
  • 5-7 December - Holiday Concerts
  • 6-8 December - Book Fair
  • 7 December - Coffee Chat: SECONDARY
  • 9 DecemberWine and Cheese 
  • 14 December - Winter Festival
  • 15 December - Holiday Breakfast and games. Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
  • 18 December - 8 January - Winter break
  • 8 January - Travel Day ūüöė - NO SCHOOL

School Calendar 2023-24

Event Calendar


| Upcoming Coffee Chats:


| PTO Spotlight

 
First page of the PDF file: A4-541

Dear KIS Parents, Faculty and Staff,

Please join us for a festive Wine & Cheese evening to celebrate the upcoming holidays! We are planning a delightful occasion filled with good company, pleasant conversations, and a relaxed ambiance.

Date: Saturday, December 9th
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: KIS Lobby

Please RSVP by filling in this FORM to let us know that you will be coming to this special gathering. We look forward to sharing a wonderful evening with you.

Please note that this event is for adults ONLY.  

See you soon!
PTO

How to join PTO? 

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

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. 


| Empower Program

First page of the PDF file: EmpowerParentIntroLetter

| College & Counseling


| 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: chelsey-zoromski@chisinau.qsi.org.  

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


| CAS Reading Challenge

 
First page of the PDF file: ReadingRaceposter2

Starting from November 20th until January 14th, CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) Team is launching a Reading Challenge! This initiative aims to encourage students to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of books and enhance their knowledge while having fun.

And here's the exciting part – the grade with the most books read during this period wins a pizza party!

Learn more about CAS Reading Challenge Project

| Seasonal "Second's" Shop 


| Week Highlights

 

| CAS Book Club

 

| Integrated Technology Platforms

 

| Extra Services

 

| Announcements

 

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 kozakconnect@qsi.org .