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Kozak Korner #22. February 09th, 2024

| Director's Message

It was wonderful to see so many of our families at the KIS International Night on February 3rd. A huge thank you to everyone who hosted a table or contributed to the event! This is a long tradition at Kyiv International School which we haven’t had the opportunity to host since 2020. We were thrilled to be able to hold this memorable evening again.

I would like to encourage all families to emphasize the importance of speaking English while on campus. There are many benefits to this:

  • Students will learn more English!
  • Our community will be more welcoming and diverse
  • All members of the community will feel welcome and included.

As a staff we are currently devising a clear policy to

support a meaningful and comprehensive English policy on campus for our students.

Best regards,
Rachel Geary

International Night Highlight

Dear Kozak Community,

We extend our sincere gratitude to all who joined us for International Night at KIS! Your attendance and engagement truly made the event a triumph. We appreciate your genuine support and enthusiasm for celebrating the diversity and unity within our school community. In this video, we've compiled the highlights of the evening. Enjoy!

Key Dates

February - March:

  • 26 February - 1 March - February break - no school
  • 8 March - International Women's Day -  no school 
  • 15 March - Bingo Night

School Calendar 2023-24

Event Calendar

| Parent-Teacher Conference


Do you want to have a conference with your child's teacher?  No problem!  Please email: 

We will gladly schedule an appointment for you. 

| PTO Spotlight


Bingo Night 

Had a great time at International Night? Ready for the next community event?

Save the Date for KIS Bingo Night!

Date: Friday, March 15th
Time: 17:30-19:00
Place: KIS Cafeteria

Bingo is a simple fun game the entire family will enjoy. 

Bingo Night is also great conversation with other KIS Community Members, plus yummy snacks and finger foods provided by the PTO.

Finally, Bingo Night is filled with fun prizes... but we need your help to gather prizes!

Please donate new items to the PTO for prizes by March 7th. 

What are good prizes?

  • Gift certificates from your business or from businesses you regularly use (restaurants stores, salons, etc)
  • Candy, food or other gourmet delights
  • Toys and fun things for children 
  • Clothing items - tshirts, hats, scarves, etc (can have your business logo on it)
  • School/office supplies - notebooks, pens, etc (can have your business logo on it)

Please deliver prizes to KIS Reception or the PTO Store.  

Contact Yuliya if you have any questions about prizes - or

Together, we will make this a fantastic event!



What is KIS Moms & Dads? 

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

First page of the PDF file: KISMomsDads

How to join PTO? 

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

| "Empower" Lesson Plans

The Empower curriculum integrates the Success Orientations, Social Emotional Learning concepts, and Child Protection principles into individual lessons throughout the year. These lessons will be delivered during a dedicated weekly EMPOWER class time. This approach aims to equip students with a comprehensive set of skills applicable throughout their lives. Specific lessons tailored to each grade level ensure developmental appropriateness. While some concepts may be revisited annually, the lessons will vary based on the students' age. For more information, please see the QSI Empower statement.

Teachers will keep parents informed about the upcoming lessons for their child, and for certain grades, the lesson plans will be accessible in this newsletter. Click on the post below to view the message from the teacher.

| 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

| Kozak News

First page of the PDF file: CandyGramPoster2024
First page of the PDF file: HoodieMerch

| Week Highlights



Our impressive CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) group is actively generating ideas for their upcoming project, which will be announced to the school community shortly. They're currently crafting a detailed plan, assigning responsibilities, and 

Continue reading about CAS at KIS

| CAS Book Club


| Integrated Technology Platforms


| Extra Services


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