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Kozak Korner #18. January 12th, 2024

| Director's Message

Dear Families,

I would like to say a warm welcome to our many new families.  We hope you and your children will quickly feel at home in our warm and vibrant community.    To our returning families, welcome back.  I hope you had a restful and joyful holiday season with friends and family.  

We are excited to get back to work!  

MAP Testing (Measure of Academic Progress) 

New students and students enrolled in Intensive English will take the MAP test next week.  To learn more about this test please see:  Family Toolkit - NWEA 

Learn Through Play (LTP)  

Our new sessions started on Tuesday. Students enjoy a wide range of sports, arts, crafts and dance.  For questions about LTP please contact 

After School Sports and Activities 

These are for Middle School and Secondary students and the next session will start on Monday, January 15th. Please use the form to sign up:

January 26th  

This day is designated on the calendar for Parent Teacher Conferences. Last year we changed these conferences to Conferences for Student Advocacy and we would like to continue this tradition.  January 26th will be a school day for students. In the morning, they will have their regular classes. In the afternoon, they will work in small groups, with teacher-mentors, to identify the things they love about their classes and what they don’t enjoy. This information will be collected and then shared through discussions with the teachers. We want to empower the students to take charge of their own learning experience. This will be for ages 6+. Please look for more information about this in next week’s KK.   

If you would like to schedule a Parent Teacher Conference with your child’s teacher, please contact: 

Best Regards,
Rachel Geary

| Community Event: International Night

Save the Date: International Night on February 3rd ✨

Get ready for the most vibrant and culturally rich event of the school year - KIS Annual International Night! Join us as we celebrate the tapestry of diversity that defines our dynamic campus community. The event is filled with an array of elements, including culinary delights, beverages, music, dance, and engaging activities.

Look for the email on how you can get involved. 

See you there!

Key Dates

January - February:

  • 26 January - Student Advocacy Conferences 
  • 2 - 3 February - Secondary Knowledge Bowl 
  • 3 February - International Night

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| PTO Spotlight


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.

| College & Counseling

Dear Kyiv International School, 

We are delighted to invite secondary students and parents to the January 2024 Quality Schools International Global University Virtual Fair. We are excited to offer an opportunity to meet with university representatives from around the world.  Right now, 35 universities from 14 countries are registered to present.

All Secondary 1-3 students will have the opportunity to attend the fair during the school day. 

If students would like to attend any admissions workshops on Friday, they need to see Ms. Zoromski.

| 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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| Week Highlights

Making Christmas Trees


In the week leading up to the winter holidays, elementary classrooms transformed into lively workshops filled with laughter and the sweet aroma of holiday spirit. Teachers guided their students through the creative process of making Christmas trees

Continue reading about Making Christmas Trees

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