PxES Weekly Update – May 9, 2016

IMPORTANT DATES AT A GLANCE
May 9 – Grade 5 Parent Night in the Middle School
May 11 – Grade 3 Soccer Day
May 12 – Grade 4 Soccer Day
May 13 – Grade 5 Soccer Day
May 13 – Date with Dad/Get out of Work Day
May 14 – PxES Saturday Family Library
May 18 – ES Mathematics Coffee Talk for All ES Parents @ 8:10AM
May 19 – PTSA Grade 2 Parent Social
May 19 – PTSA Korean Community Luncheon @ 11AM
May 21 – PTSA Saturday Garage Sale
May 25 – PTSA General Meeting & Parent Volunteer Lunch
May 27 – PK-Grade 5 Parents: Myths & Realities of Mother Tongue Maintenance & How It Supports Students Academic Performance, Grade ½ Project Area

 

Grades 3-5 Soccer Days are This Week!
Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will have the opportunity to participate with their classmates in a full day of soccer matches against students from visiting international schools.  It’s important that every SAS student bring a water bottle, a sack lunch, shin guards, and athletic shoes (no soccer cleats allowed).  The focus of the day is to work on teamwork, collaboration, and good sportsmanship.

Grade 5 Parent Night in the Middle School – May 9 @ 5:30pm in PAC
Grade 5 parents are invited to join the Middle School Principals in the PAC at 5:30pm on Monday, May 9.  At that time we will share more with you about the middle school program including how we support a wide variety of learning opportunities for your child in order to ensure they leave the middle school with a well-rounded skill set. If you have any questions about course offerings, please contact MS Vice Principal, Glen Karlsson (Glen.Karlsson@saschina.org).

DATE WITH DAD/ GET OUT OF WORK DAY IS THIS FRIDAY!
Please mark your calendar on May 13th to come celebrate your child’s love for playing and spending time with you!!  This parent-child event is designed especially for fathers/father-figures/single-mothers and their elementary children to play together.  There will be many fun indoor and outdoor activities that you will get to explore! Registration forms were distributed last week and are also available in the ES office.

PxES Saturday Family Library – May 14, 2016
The PxES Library is open on Saturday morning each month for our families to check out books together! Join us this Saturday from 9AM-12PM!

Prekindergarten to Grade 5 Mathematics Parent Coffee Talk – May 18 @ 8:10AM
Thank you to the 130+ parents who attended the Mathematics at SAS Parent Sessions on Thursday, May 5 in the PAC. All ES parents who attended as well as those who were unable to attend are invited to join our Elementary School mathematics Coffee Talk on Wednesday, May 19 @ 8:10AM in the Grade 1/2 Project area where you will learn more about how we teach students mathematics using a balance of procedural and conceptual understanding, problem solving, explaining their reasoning, and using models to represent mathematical concepts.
Note: Rather than having two separate math coffee talks on May 17 & 18 as previously announced, we will offer one ES session on May 18 for all interested ES parents.

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, May 27 PK-Grade 5 Parents: Myths and Realities of Mother Tongue Maintenance & How It Supports Students Academic Performance, Grade 1/2 Project Area
Caroline Fogiel, our new PK-Grade 12 Mother Tongue Language Coordinator, invites all parents of children who are of non-Chinese speaking background to join her for an informative discussion about the Myths and Realities of Mother Tongue Maintenance & How It Supports Students’ Academic Performance. This is a new initiative that will officially kick off in August 2016 however to best serve our students needs, we are eager to start these conversations now! Join us in the Grade 1/2 Project Are on May 27 @ 8:10AM to learn more!

After School Activities Season III Continues
ASA Season III continues through to May 30th. Please visit the ASA blog at http://sites.saschina.org/pxesasa/ to learn more about the ASA program. Please contact us at Nathan.Heck@saschina.org or Ryan.Collier@saschina.org with any questions.

ES Aquatics Classes Continue Through to June
Elementary students are participating in swimming classes in the SAS Aquatics Center through to June. Your child’s physical education teacher will send home detailed information & dates about the aquatics unit. Please contact Mr. Jon Biros, SAS Aquatics Director, via email jon.biros@saschina.org or telephone 6221-1445 Ext. 2571 or Mobile: 1391-6620-241 with your questions.

2016 Summer Discovery Program Registration is Open
The 2016 Summer Discovery program is ready for registration. We offer  exciting courses for Pre-kindergarten up to grade 12 in Science, English and Chinese Literacy as well as Sports training. To see this summer’s programs go to:
www.saschina.org/Discovery Or contact Jeff.Thompson@saschina.org for any enquiries.

Next Year’s SAS Calendar Is Available Online
As you prepare for the summer break and next school year, please refer to the SAS 2016-17 Calendar via the following link:
http://www.saschina.org/uploaded/community/School_Calendar_2016-2017.pdf

 

PTSA Bloghttp://sites.saschina.org/puxiptsa/

PTSA Grade 2 Parent/Teacher Social on Thursday, May 19th
All grade 2 parents are invited to participate in the PTSA Grade 2 Parent Social on Thursday, May 19 at 3:00pm in the Grade 1/2 project area.

PTSA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Get Out of Work Day on Friday, May 13th. Join the WeChat group or contact Monica at 18049924427 to volunteer.

PTSA Garage Sale – Sat, May 21 10am – 2pm @ MS Lawn
This year the proceeds will directly benefit the community of Quezon province in the Philippines where “Typhoon Ruby” left a scene of devastations. Donation boxes for clothes, stationery and toys among other things can be found our the ES. MS, and HS offices.  Table rental is 100RMB. Contact Stacey at sold@lofranorealty.com for more information.

PTSA General Meeting & Volunteer Luncheon on May 25
PTSA GM – Wed, 25th May 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ ES Grade 3/4 Project Area. Followed by Parent Volunteer lunch.

PTSA Korean Farewell Luncheon – May 19 @ 11AM
Join us for the Korean Community Farewell 2015-2016 Luncheon! Thursday, May 19th starting at 11:00 a.m. @ HanMaDang Restaurant. Tel: 61459691 For more information contact Sally at 13817911810

 

Your Partners in Education,
Mr. Michael Allen, Principal & Ms. Teri Lynn Ferentz, Vice Principal
Puxi Elementary School
Shanghai American School

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