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Kozak Korner #26. March 15th, 2024

| Director's Message

Dear Families!

It will be a great pleasure to see many of you at our KIS Bingo Night. Our PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is a wonderful group of committed parents and KIS staff who do so much to make our community stronger! I want to say an enormous thank you to them for all that they do for us at Kyiv International School.

A reminder about Scholarship Renewal and Application! If your family receives a scholarship, you must renew this for the 2024-25 school year. You have been sent an email with the relevant links! Please note that the deadline for this is April 1st.

I appreciate our students’ commitment to our English Policy – they have been enormously successful!

Best regards,
Rachel Geary

| Special Announcement


We have some exciting news! 

Next year our school counselor, Ms. Zoromski, will be located in Kyiv! 

Ms. Zoromski has worked for KIS for the last 5 years and has served as our virtual school counselor for the last two years. For the 2024-2025 school year she will still work for multiple QSI schools and will visit her other schools, but she will spend most of her time in Kyiv. As a school counselor she will help with social emotional support and university planning. We are so excited to welcome her back to campus as our school numbers continue to grow so that we can provide our students with even more support. 

Welcome back Ms. Zoromski!

| Important Reminder: Term 3 Due Date 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to remind you of the upcoming due date for Term 3 school fee payment, which is scheduled for March 29, 2024. 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. 

| 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.

🔗 School Calendar 2024-25

🔗 School Fees 2024-25

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

Key Dates

March - April:

  • 15 March - Mario Kart Open Finals
  • 15 March - Bingo Night
  • 3 - 5 April - DELF Exams
  • 6 April - PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 Assessments
  • 18 - 19 April - WOZ Premiere 
  • 27 April - 3 May - Spring break - no school

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


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. 

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


Homework Club: Tuesday - Friday

Mr. Morgan is going to be available after school in the Coffee Classroom in the lobby to help any middle or high school students with their homework or assignments.

| Week Highlights

PREK: 2 & 3 Class


2/3 Class topic for this week was ”Zoo Animals”. We learned that Zoos were made to bring wildlife closer to humans.  Zoos give us easy access to rare animals. We would have never been able to see what some animals looked like without Zoos. They 

Continue reading about PREK: 2 & 3 Class

| CAS Book Club


| Integrated Technology Platforms


| Extra Services


| Announcements





International Women's Club of Kyiv - IWCK  is holding a charity Wine Tasting afternoon with an internationally recognized sommelier.

The event is fully sponsored,  so ALL donations will go to supporting IWCK’S charity activities, including its Food Delivery Program for disabled, very poor and housebound adults. 

March 24, 14:30-16:30
Good Wine, 9 Mechnykova St.
Minimum donation - $40/person

Space is limited, so register soon via

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 .