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Kozak Korner #37. June 07, 2024


| Director's Message

Dear Families,

Thank you everyone who came to celebrate our 2024 graduates today at our Grad Walk. We are proud of these resilient young people and confident that they will impact positive changes in our world!

Looking forward to seeing you this coming week at our concerts for pre-school and elementary school. Please feel welcome to join us for the “moving-up” ceremonies on June 14th (10-year-olds) and June 17th (13-year-olds). Both events are at 10:30 in the auditorium.

As we reach the end of the school year, you may have further questions about your child’s status report. Please feel welcome to email teachers with your questions!

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


  • 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 (half day)

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


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.

| Athletics & Activities


Dear all,

This week sees the end of our after school activities. From Monday, sadly,  there will be no more time given to these events.

I want to say a huge thank you to all the teachers, staff and parents that made these activities happen. They are a fundamental part of what makes our school and community the wonderful place that it is. This year despite many hardships and difficulties you still managed to give more in pursuit of excellence.

To the students that attended these activities I must also say a deep and sincere thanks. Despite the work that needs to be finished and the busy lives that you lead, you came out and took part, again allowing our school to flourish.

Thanks to all and let's do it all again next year.

Lee Feekins
Athletic Director & Activities Coordinator. Educator

| College & Counseling


🎓 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.  

In order to schedule a meeting with me, please click here. You may contact me any time at: 

Chelsey Zoromski
School Counselor
Kyiv, Chisinau, Munster, and Montenegro

| "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


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. 

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