Dear KIS families,
I want to thank everyone who was able to join the meeting on Thursday. It was so nice to see parents, talk with one another, and answer a few questions about next school year. We are planning to have parent meetings connected to different topics every two weeks. We will publish a list of upcoming dates and topics this next week.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this process, as we look towards the next school year.
Kyiv International School
April – Aesthetic Appreciation
22 April - Earth Day
22 April - Status Reports
25-29 April - Spring Break
KIS Chapter of the National Honor Society-Service Spotlight: Ukrainian War
As the war rages on, there are many amazing people around the world that have heard the call of service and are involved in helping Ukrainians to be safe and have basic needs met! KIS National Honor Society members show their commitment to service all year long, but especially in a situation that asks one to step up and make a difference during a dangerous time in history.
We are spotlighting a few of our NHS members this week in the area of service:
Maksym S. Sec 4 - Donated money to the Armed Forces and Povernys Zhyvym.
Giorgi K. Sec 4 - Taken part in financial donations for Ukrainian people and helped Ukrainian families to find temporary shelter in Georgia.
Alen B. Sec 3 - Participated as an Ambassador to the QSI international school in Sarajevo. I connected with STUCO members at the School in Sarajevo, raised awareness of the issue in Ukraine, and managed the donations to be transferred from QSI Sarajevo to Kyiv international schools STUCO fundraising. My Family and other U.S embassy families in my apartment complex organized a bake sale to support Ukraine and the Ukrainian people in Falls Church, Virginia. People donated money in addition to buying goods and we were able to raise around $ 30,000. All proceeds went “Save the children,” which has been operating in Ukraine since 2014.It is a humanitarian organization for children.
Yelyzaveta P. Sec 4 - The government gave 1000 UAH to Ukrainians who got vaccinated against COVID-19. I donated that money to the army.
Chantel T. Sec 3 - Donated money and signed petitions
Aliya K. Sec 3 - Offer emotional support to students still in Ukraine, offer film club as a distraction to watch movies and discuss them.
Sviatoslav S. Sec 4 - Donated $1000 from my personal savings and assisted associates from Ukraine in settling themselves at my current location. My house in Ukraine served as a shelter for others who didn't have the possibility of staying in for the night anywhere else. My family donated one of our cars to another family who lived near Bucha and couldn’t get their car out of there.
Yegor R. Sec 3 - Organized a charity organization through the student council to gather finances from schools worldwide to help Ukraine. Finances went and are going to Mr. Semeniuk and his efforts and other organizations.
Sia B. Sec 3 - Helped Stucco with the Charity and gathered people to donate to the charity. As well as personally have contributed to Ukrainian Red Cross with my family. Also, just spreading awareness.
Blake C. Sec 4 - Posted information on social media to spread awareness. My family supplied housing for a Ukrainian family to have a place to stay once they evacuated Ukraine. Donated clothing to the school in Bratislava so that the Ukrainians could get items they needed. Purchased tourniquets to be sent to Ukraine via Mr. and Mrs. Semeniuk.
Nicholas C. Sec 4 - Donated money to organizations that give proceeds or use the money for aid in Ukraine.
Veronika I. Sec 3 - Posted infographics or information on Instagram regarding the war. Also, as a family, we are donating money to buy helmets for divisions in Kharkiv because there is a deficiency. We drove to the border, picked three Ukrainian families up, and housed them in our apartment. We helped evacuate three families of relatives and helped them get housing.
Zoie R. Sec 3 - Donated money and attended many protests
Ryem K. Sec 3 - Joined the Ukrainian volunteer effort in QSI Bratislava.
Glory to Ukraine!