Principal for the Day & More Authors

Our Principal for the Day!

Yesterday, second grader Ava Smith enjoyed a fabulous day as Pudong Elementary’s Principal! In mid February a wild bidding war was had during a live auction at our PTSA Quiz Night. And Ava’s parents won the with the highest bid! The prize: Ava would replace Mr. Colleary as Elementary Principal for a whole day!

Ava had a wonderful day fulfilling the role of our Elementary Principal! She greeted students in the morning, generously extended recess for the entire second grade (twice!), signed important papers, read books to our Early Childhood students, conducted important meetings, made decisions about our budget, and invited her friends to lunch in Mr. Colleary’s office!

She also wrote a contribution for our blog this week:

Top 10 Reasons I Love SAS by Principal Ava Smith

  1. I love recess because you get to play with your friends and have fun.
  2. I love the Library because there are so many different books you can choose from.
  3. I love art because you get to be creative.
  4. I love LLB because you get to learn new things from different places.
  5. I love the nature center because you get to explore nature.
  6. I love music because you get to have fun using musical instruments and create new sounds.
  7. I love PE because you get to play fun games and go swimming.
  8. I love my teachers because they are really nice to me.
  9. I love my friends because they are good friends to have and always keep me company.
  10. I love the DREAMS Lab because you get to make cool things and have fun doing it!

It was great to spend the day with such a lovely, smart, generous leader (and boss!). A special thank you to Ava’s parents, Melanie and Alan Smith, and the PTSA – the proceeds from February’s Quiz Night are being given to Shanghai American School’s Edge for Excellence Fund.

Visiting Authors

We have two amazing authors coming to Pudong from April 18th to 22nd. Parent are invited to our Parent Coffee at 1:30 pm on April 18th to meet Margaret Peterson Haddix and Laurie Halse Anderson in the Middle School Library then join us for a 3rd-8th grade assembly in the PAC.

We have MANY books for sale in ES library.

See our librarian’s, Mrs. Power, blog for more details:

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Important Dates to Remember

    • Friday, April 22nd from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
    • Registration closes on Monday, April 18th at 8:00 pm 
  • Visiting Authors Parent Coffee – Monday, April 18th at 1:30 pm
    • Parents are welcome to join us for our 3rd to 8th grade assembly in the PAC following the coffee
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due – Tuesday, April 19th
  • MAP Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade
    • 3rd Grade
      • Tuesday, April 19th – Reading
      • Wednesday, April 20th – Language Usage
      • Thursday, April 21st – Math
    • 4th Grade
      • Tuesday, April 19th – Reading
      • Wednesday, April 20th – Language Usage
      • Thursday, April 21st – Math
    • 5th Grade
      • Monday, April 18th – Math

Sanna Robinson