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Kozak Korner #16. December 8th, 2023

| Director's Message

Dear Families,

A very happy Hannukah to our families who celebrate this holiday. I wish your families peace, hope and joy.

It was a great pleasure to see so many parents, grandparents and siblings at school this week for our festive holiday concerts. Our students and teachers worked hard to make this happen! It has been a busy week for us with a 13-year-old sleepover party, the administration of the SAT exam, ceramics classes and movie making. KIS Campus never seems to sleep!

As we approach the end of the term, teachers are busy finalizing grades for the status reports, recommendations for success orientation awards and completing the narratives. All of these reports will be available on your family Moodle account.

We have some wonderful events planned for next week to celebrate the end of term: a photobooth, cookie decorating, games and activities and a pancake breakfast on Friday the 15th. Our students have worked hard and achieved so much; we are excited to recognize their successes.

I am looking forward to seeing some of you tomorrow at the PTO Wine and Cheese.

Enjoy the weekend.

Best regards,
Rachel Geary

| Important Reminder: Term 2 Due Date 


Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to remind you of the upcoming due date for Term 2 school fee payment, which is scheduled for December 15, 2023. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in meeting this deadline.

To ensure a smooth process and address any inquiries regarding invoices or payments, please feel free to contact our Business Office at If you require an updated invoice or have any payment-related inquiries, our team will be more than happy to assist you and provide any necessary documentation.

Additionally, if you haven't already submitted the signed Educational Contract for the 2023-24 School Year, we kindly request you to do so at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your continued cooperation. 

| 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.

Key Dates

December - January:

  • 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 🚘 - NO SCHOOL

School Calendar 2023-24

Event Calendar

| Seasonal "Second's" Shop 

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| PTO Spotlight

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Dear KIS Parents, Faculty and Staff,

Tomorrow we will gather 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

We look forward to sharing a wonderful evening with you.

Please note that this event is for adults ONLY.  

See you tomorrow!


Exciting News from the PTO Shop! 

Get ready to indulge in a shopping spree because PTO Shop is thrilled to announce the Holiday SALE on most popular items! 

Enjoy a fabulous 20% -15% - 10% OFF on select must-have products that are sure to elevate your style and enhance your daily routine.

How to join PTO? 

It's simple - just send an email at 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. 

| College & Counseling

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

| CAS Reading Challenge

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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

| CAS Book Review

CAS Book Review: "This Is How You Lose a Time War"

Age: 16+

"This Is How You Lose a Time War" by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone is a mesmerizing novella that effortlessly blends the genres of science fiction and romance. Set against the backdrop of a time-traveling conflict, the narrative unfolds through a series of letters exchanged between two rival agents, Red and Blue. What emerges is a complex and beautifully written exploration of love, identity, and the profound impact of choices across temporal landscapes

Continue reading about CAS Book Review: "This Is How You Lose a Time War"

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