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Kozak Korner #29. April 05th, 2024

| Director's Message

Dear Families,

I hope this email finds you full of spring-time joy. As the days grow longer, it seems our hearts feel lighter.

Drop off and pick up

This is a busy period, and I would like to ask that our community members are respectful and cooperative with regards to drop off and pick up. To ensure that this happens:

  • Drive into the parking lot.
  • Park your car in a parking space and then have the children exit the car.
  • Do not pull up to the entrance and allow students to disembark.

Thank you for helping our community have a smooth and peaceful transition to and from school!


Thank you for responding to the Open Apply request. If you haven’t done this, please login and tell us what your plans are. One option is “undecided”.


This Saturday at 9 AM we will offer the PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 – SAT Suite | College Board to our Secondary I/II students.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns:

Best regards,
Rachel Geary

| Spring MAP Testing


Spring MAP testing is coming! KIS students will be doing MAP testing during the week of April 22. The make-up sessions will be after the break, during the week of May 6.

The NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Test is an advanced tool designed to evaluate and promote your child’s academic growth and learning achievements. What makes this test special is its adaptive nature, ensuring a personalized testing experience that adjusts to your child’s unique learning level. (“NWEA Map - Overview.” TestingMom, 12 Jan. 2024,

The result? You, along with your child’s teachers, get valuable insights into your child’s learning trajectory. These insights can identify areas of strength and pinpoint where additional support might be beneficial. This can help tailor your child’s learning experience, keeping it challenging enough to foster growth, yet achievable enough to maintain confidence and motivation. (“NWEA Map - Overview.” TestingMom, 12 Jan. 2024,

| World Book Day Celebration

Dear Parents,

We're reaching out on behalf of the Literacy Committee to share some exciting plans for the last week before Spring break. As we approach World Book Day on April 23rd, we're eager to celebrate with engaging activities.

Here's what we have planned:

April 22nd to 26th:

  • Classroom doors will be transformed into vibrant book covers.
  • On Friday, April 26th, we invite your children to dress up as their favorite book characters.
  • Also on Friday, April 26th, during the Literacy block, students will have the freedom to choose their reading material, encouraging them to explore their interests.

We believe these initiatives will not only ignite your children's passion for reading but also foster a love for literature that extends beyond the classroom. We hope these activities will inspire memorable reading experiences both at school and at home.

Key Dates

April - May:

  • 6 April - PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 Assessments
  • 15-23 April - IB Mock Exams
  • 18 - 19 April - WOZ Premiere 
  • 22 - 26 April- Spring MAP Tests
  • 26 April - Literacy Dress Up
  • 27 April - 3 May - Spring break - no school
  • 8 May - Remembrance Day - no school
  • 6 - 17 May - AP Exams 
  • 18 May - Spring Fling and Art Fest

School Calendar 2023-24

School Calendar 2024 - 2025 

Event Calendar

| Moodle Account


Need help with your family Moodle Account? (This is where you should see MAP scores and Status Reports)

Please contact:

| 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


Dear KIS Community,

The PTO is considering the possibility of hosting a Garage Sale as part of the upcoming Spring Fling and Art Festival on May 18th, Saturday.

We believe that hosting a Garage Sale alongside our Spring Fling and Art Festival could be a fantastic addition to the day's festivities, offering an opportunity for our community to come together, engage in some spring cleaning, and perhaps find some hidden treasures.

To gauge interest and finalize plans, we would like to ask for your input.

Would you be interested in participating in the Garage Sale on May 18th?

Please take a moment to vote on your interest by choosing the option that is most appealing to you: 

Are you interested in having Spring Garage Sale on the same day as the Spring Fling Festival? Please choose one option. Please select up to 1 choice
Please select up to 1 choice

Your feedback will help us determine whether there is enough interest to proceed with organizing the Garage Sale. We value your opinion and look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your continued support and participation in our community events.

Warm regards,


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.

| College & Counseling


| 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

| "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.

| Week Highlights

PE Classes


Children faced the challenge of adjusting to physical education classes held in different locations such as the basement, outdoors, and indoors this year. However, I am incredibly proud of every child for putting in their best efforts. Elementary

Continue reading about PE Classes

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