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Kozak Korner #24. February 23rd, 2024

| Director's Message

Dear Families,

Wishing you a wonderful February vacation. I hope you enjoy some restful family time.

As a community we are moving forward with a more cohesive, coherent English language policy. We feel this is essential to create an environment welcoming to students from around the world. As embassies open posts to families, we are looking forward to building an international community at KIS where English is our common language.

- Elementary teachers will communicate how they are encouraging students to speak English on campus with incentives and age-appropriate consequences.

- Middle School and Secondary Students, Teachers and Administrators have worked together to develop a policy for these divisions.

Please see the policy here: English on Campus.pdf . We will have a Be Exception, Excel in English campaign from March 4th-15th. This will be a fun, incentive-based campaign which allows students to demonstrate their commitment to this policy, have some fun and hopefully get some rewards. We also plan a variety of game-based incentives to continue to encourage English on campus.

Please save the date for a KIS classic: PTO Bingo Night! This is a very fun event for the whole family!

See you in March!

Best regards,
Rachel Geary

| School Year 2024 - 2025


Dear Families,

We are making plans for the 2024-25 school year; we expect our school to continue to grow both in size and diversity. We will honor our commitment to offer significantly reduced fees from our pre-war tuition to help provide education to as many families as possible. However, our 2024-25 fees have increased slightly. If the fee increase is a challenge to your family’s finances, please apply for a scholarship. We are committed to helping our community. Please see the new school fees and school calendar for the 2024-25 school year. The re-enrolment process will begin in March; it is a very easy process through Open Apply – you will receive an email.

If you have questions or concerns, please do reach out:


School Calendar 2024-25

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School Fees 2024-25

Key Dates

February - April:

  • 26 February - 1 March - February break - no school
  • 8 March - International Women's Day -  no school 
  • 15 March - Mario Kart Open Finals
  • 15 March - Bingo Night
  • 6 April - PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 Assessments
  • 18 - 19 April - WOZ Premiere 

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


Calling all Kozak Community members!

Did you catch the heartwarming story of the Catonsville woman who celebrated her 109th birthday playing Bingo? (If not, read the story). If she can enjoy Bingo at 109, why wait? Join us for some thrilling Bingo fun right here in our own community! Whether you're young or young-at-heart, Bingo is the game that brings joy to all ages. Don't miss out on the excitement – come join the fun! 

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

Bring your loved ones and join us for a lively game of Bingo at the KIS Cafeteria. 

Kind reminder: We invite parents to contribute prizes for our Bingo winners. Please drop off your donated prizes (brand new, please) at the KIS Reception or the PTO Store.

Have questions about what to donate or how to get involved? Reach out to Yuliya at or for assistance.

The Bingo Cards are available at the PTO Store for presale cost of 100 UAH for 5 games. 

If you are planning on joining us, please let us know by filling in this FORM so we can plan enough food. 

Let's make this Bingo Night an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. We can't wait to see you there!



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

| Week Highlights

Elementary Visual Art


This week our 5 y.o. worked hard creating 3-D winter cityscapes. And our 6 y.o., 7 y.o., and 8 y.o. students are exploring clay as medium. They learned some techniques to make owls, fish and flowers of slabs. 9 y.o. class works very hard on landscape

Continue reading about Elementary Visual Art

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