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Kozak Korner #36. May 31st, 2024

| Director's Message

Dear Families,

Thank you for joining us for the Student Led Conferences today. It was great to see so many of you. I hope the conferences were meaningful and that you have a better understanding of your child’s educational experience this year. We regret that several teachers had emergencies which led to unavoidable cancellations. Please reach out to reschedule – we are always happy to meet with parents.

On June 7th at 3 PM we invite our community to celebrate our graduates with our traditional “KIS Grad Walk”. All our students will line up to cheer the graduates on their last day at KIS. Parents are very welcome to join.

Best regards,
Rachel Geary

| PreK & Elementary Summer Concerts

First page of the PDF file: prek_elem_sum_2024_poster

| School Dress Code


Summer Wear! 

As it gets warmer, we know our community looks forward to summertime! We want our students to be comfortable, but also to maintain some dress standards. Please no short shorts, bare bellies or spaghetti straps! 

It's important that students feel like they are at school, not the beach!  

Key Dates

May - June:

  • 1 June - Digital SAT 
  • 5 June - "Emotional Baggage" drama show
  • 6 June - Secondary soccer tournament
  • 7 June - Grad Walk
  • 7 June - Water World Secondary StuCo 
  • 8 June - Graduation
  • 13 June - Prek concert
  • 14 June - Elementary concert
  • 14 June - Moving Up ceremony for 10 YO 10:30  
  • 17 June - Prek & Elementary Field Day
  • 17 June - Moving Up ceremony for 13 YO 10:30  
  • 18 June - MS & Secondary Field Day
  • 19 June - Last day of school

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:

| PTO Spotlight


Exciting News From The PTO Shop!

Get ready to revamp your wardrobe with our exclusive offer! The PTO Shop announces a 20% discount on all clothing items.

This is the perfect opportunity to refresh your style and stock up on your favorite pieces at unbeatable prices. With the school year coming to an end, the PTO Shop will be closing soon for the summer, so don’t miss out on this incredible deal.

Hurry in and shop today to take advantage of this special offer before it’s too late. We look forward to seeing you at the PTO Shop and helping you find the perfect additions to your wardrobe.

Happy shopping!

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.

| College & Counseling


Dear KIS Community,

This is a reminder that KIS will be administering the SAT on Saturday, June 1st. Please note that only SAT staff and students are permitted in the building during testing. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 AM and conclude by noon. We kindly ask you to plan your visit to KIS accordingly and ensure minimal disruptions.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

🎓 Mark your calendars!

On Saturday, June 8th, we celebrate a big day as our Class of 2024 graduates! The ceremony will take place in the KIS auditorium. All graduates, friends, and anyone who wishes to cheer on our graduates are warmly invited.

Let’s honor their achievements, they are well deserved!

| 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.

| Kozak News

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Secondary I Drama Production

Students and teachers are invited to come to the secondary I's production of "Emotional Baggage."

"Emotional Baggage" invites us to delve into the depths of the characters' struggles, from clinging to past loves to battling personal demons like weight issues.

Through their journeys, we're prompted to reflect on our own baggage and life experiences. It's a poignant reminder that everyone carries their own burdens, and that we're all interconnected in our struggles and triumphs..."

Nets for Protection 

Hello Kozak community! We, the 13-year-old class, are engaged in a Service-Learning Project in order to benefit Ukraine. We are gathering clothes in order to make camouflage nets for Ukrainian soldiers. We need donations of green, light brown, and sandy coloured clothes, the material should not be too heavy, or reflective, and should be print-free. Donations should be placed in the donation box standing in the lobby. 

First page of the PDF file: StuCoElections2024-25

| Week Highlights

IB Film Festival 2024


This week, KIS hosted the "Echoes of a Phoenix" IB Film Festival! Our talented students showcased two incredible films: "aVoid," created by MS and Secondary students during Quintile 2's After School Activities, and "Wilted Wheat," Sasha F's IB Film 

Continue reading about IB Film Festival 2024

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