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Kozak Korner #40. June 16, 2023


Last Day of School Notice


Dear Students, Parents, and Faculty,

This Wednesday, June 21st, will mark the last day of this extraordinary academic year.  The school day will be short and students will be dismissed at 12:10 pm, marking the official end of the academic year. We ask that our community plan their day accordingly and that parents and guardians make the necessary arrangements to ensure that their children are picked up on time. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Key Dates

21 June - Last day of school (Half-day for students). Dismissal at 12:10 pm. 

KIS Information 2023-2024

School Calendars

  Parent Portal


On Campus / Online Learning 2023-2024

We hope all our returning students will be able to attend classes on campus next year.  If your family believes that online learning is the best option for you, please reach out to Ms. Geary at to discuss what this might look like next year.  

IE Summer Program

First page of the PDF file: IESummerProgramFlyer



Coordinator's Message

Dear Students and Families,

As we come to the end of another school year. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering support and dedication to our preschool community. It hasn’t been an easy year, but we have all managed to navigate through the challenges that the war brought upon us.

To our students, I am so proud of your resilience and determination in the face of adversity. Your enthusiasm and eagerness to learn have inspired us all. Despite the disruptions and changes, you have continued to show up with a smile on your face, ready to tackle the day. You have grown and developed so much throughout the year, and it has been a privilege to watch you learn and flourish.

To our families, thank you for entrusting us with the care and education of your children. Your support and cooperation have been invaluable, and we could not have done it without you. Thank you for sticking with us through the ups and downs, for your understanding and flexibility, and for being such an important part of our Preschool Community.

To all our students and families, thank you for making this school year such a memorable one. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with such wonderful children and families, and we look forward to seeing what the future hold. Have a safe and restful Summer, and we will see you soon!

Warm regards,



Nataliya Yegorova
PreK / SO Coordinator

What's going on in PreK


Elementary & Middle School


DI's Message

Dear Elementary and Middle School Families,

We’re almost there!

Students are busy finishing final tasks and wrapping up year-long units. Teachers are busy grading assignments, updating the last unit grades and adding finishing touches to Narrative reports. Some of these tasks will roll into the beginning of next week, too!

Next Wednesday, classes will enjoy their last day together with some activities and celebrations! School dismisses at 12:10 this day.

Before the end of the day on Friday, 23 June, you can expect to find Status Reports, Narrative reports, and Success Orientation certificates on the Moodle Parent Portal (Log in to Moodle at

Passion Project Showcase: You’ll find some additional posts on the Passion Project Showcase so you might want to check it out again!

As always, feel free to reach out anytime with questions or concerns. 

Elementary Office:
Middle School Office:

Best regards,

Mrs. Carla Grossman



Carla Grossman
Director of Instruction



DI's Message

Congratulations to all our secondary students who have finished all their units this year! We are proud of their hard work and commitment! There are a couple more days next week when students can finish up final bit and pieces if needed. On Wednesday we will have a final Zoom from 10 to 11:15 to enjoy each other's company and say goodbye for the summer.

Have a wonderful weekend.




Rachel Geary
Director of Instruction


 Whole School Portal


2022-2023 Highlights 


Summer Reading Challenge

Dear KIS students and their parents,

The end of the school year and summer vacation is just around the corner. This means it is time to return all your books and get library books to read over the summer. It is the perfect time to pick up a good book - strictly for enjoyment or to practice newly acquired reading skills.

Studies show that reading over summer vacations keeps kids' brains active and reduces setbacks in reading levels, known as The 'Summer Slide'. Source

KIS library is offering returning students the opportunity to borrow library books over the summer holiday starting June 15th. The students can check out up to 10 books for the summer and should return them during the first week of school. Any lost or damaged books must be paid at their replacement cost.

Library working hours during Summer break:

  • Tuesday 12:00- 16:00

  • Saturday 12:00 - 17:00

Have a look at our Summer Reading Challenge:

🔗 Reading Tracker (For Printing)

🔗 Reading Log

The purpose of this activity is to encourage recreational reading over the summer. Students can keep a reading log (see above) in which they will write down the titles of the books they’ve read. Students that read 10 or more books during summer will be invited to an ice cream party with prizes in September! This is open to all students. 

Young students can do this activity with their parents.

Those who are not in Kyiv this Summer may find some books online. The goal is Not to Stop Reading!

Book suggestions:

🔗 2023 Summer Reading List for Kids and Teens (140+ Books for Pre-K to Grade 12!)
🔗2023 Summer Reading List of Best Books For Kids

Resources for reading online:


Free with the school login and password:
Login: books
Password: books


There is a free trial for 30 days


Online collection of over 40,000 of books, learning videos, quizzes, and more.
Epic offers subscriptions to teachers and parents may subscribe for 9.99 USD per month on the Epic website.

  • Follett Destiny Author Talks

Follett Destiny offers great author information and fun author virtual visit talks.  
Check it out on their website!
Behind the Book - Popular authors talk about their books.
First Chapter Fridays - Authors read the first chapter of their books.  
Author Takeover - Authors give insight into their work and process as writers.

Downloadable books in Ukrainian:

Looking forward to seeing you in the library.

Please, e-mail me, if you have any questions:


End of the Year Picnic & 30th Anniversary 

Last weekend KIS celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Thank you to all who joined us on this special occasion and all KIS Kozaks who make our school such a wonderful and successful place! Once again thank you to our PTO and KIS team for putting all preparations and organization together! 

Please click on the provided LINK to access the photo archive of the event. We kindly request that you only download the photos and refrain from deleting any of them. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!





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