2016-2017 Move to Schoology

PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR, SAS WILL USE A NEW ONLINE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CALLED “SCHOOLOGY”. ALL OF THE INFO POSTED TO THE BLOGS WILL TRANSFER TO “SCHOOLOGY”.

THESE BLOGS WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED.

LONG INTO YOUR SCHOOLOGY ACCOUNT HERE: https://app.schoology.com/login

 

 

PxES Weekly Update – June 6, 2016

IMPORTANT DATES AT A GLANCE
June 7 – ES Farewell Assembly, PAC
June 8 – Last day of School; Student Dismissal at 11:30AM

August 9 – New Parent and Student Orientation
August 10 – Classes Resume: 2016-17 School Year Begins
August 10 – Welcome Back ES Parent Coffee Talk 8:10AM, ES Cafeteria

Farewell to Departing Students & Their Families
We wish all of the students leaving SAS all the best as they continue their educational journeys elsewhere around the world. We hope you are leaving Shanghai American School with fond memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!

Report Cards Go Home June 8
Hard copies of each child’s report card will be sent home with the children on Wednesday, June 8. The PxES Office will also be open during the summer for Report Card Pick Up if your child will not be at school on June 8th. Report cards are also available for download via PowerSchool.

Farewell to Our Departing Faculty and Staff
This week is the last week at Shanghai American School for several of our elementary school faculty and staff. Please join me in wishing the following staff members farewell: Nathan Heck (Physical Education), Priya Lalonde (PK3), Ruth Gandara (PK4 Teacher), Lori Dickenson (Kindergarten), Koshika Sachdeva (Kindergarten), Betty Huang (Chinese Teacher Assistant), Stacey Lum (Grade 3), Kim Lorenzetto (Grade 3 Learning Support EAL Teacher), Travis Biasca (Grade 4), Patricia Tiburcio (Grade 5), and Martha Moselle (Grade 5 Learning Support EAL Teacher).

We Want Your Feedback!
Thanks to the MANY parents who have provided constructive, professional feedback to SAS teachers via the annual parent teacher feedback surveys! This is an integral part of SAS’s vision to engage and support faculty in a unique professional learning community that provides opportunities to grow, develop and learn together. These surveys have been specifically designed to elicit information based on your first-hand experience with the teacher, and are connected to SAS’s Standards of Professional Practice. If you haven’t yet completed the survey for your child’s teachers, log into PowerSchool at http://powerschool.saschina.org/ When you log-in you will find a Performance Evaluation Survey icon on the left to begin the process.

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 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 Blog – http://sites.saschina.org/puxiptsa/

The Newcomers Committee. PTSA Puxi will be working with the Admissions Office and starting an initiative on the Newcomers Committee. We are looking for friendly SAS families to support the “Buddy Family System.” This system matches new SAS families with existing SAS families to ensure that no one is a stranger on the first day of school. The goal of the the program is to help newcomers feel comfortable as they ease into like in China, in Shanghai, or simply in SAS. If you are interested in being a friend/mentor, please contact Stacey LoFrano Harrison (sold@lofranorealty.com). Thank you for helping to welcome families to the SAS community.

Community Information Fair (CIF). PTSA is now accepting reservation requests for the Annual Community Information Fair Wednesday, August 24th. Please invite your favorite neighborhood contacts to share their service information with your fellow SAS parents and guests. For table reservation email Stacey: sold@lofranorealty.com.

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

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