Message from MS counselors

You are invited to the final MS counselor coffee of the school year!  

It’s the end of the year, and for many of the people in our community, it’s time for change.  We will take an in depth look at the transitions our kids experience and what we can do to support them and help them thrive before, during, and after the transition.  If you or your child are experiencing any type of significant transition, then this coffee is for you!  

See you on Thursday, May 19 at 10:00am in the Elementary School Library!

Warm regards,

John & Karen

Message from Ms. T

Dear 5PT parents:

Let me begin by thanking you for a wonderful week and for taking the time to make me feel appreciated. I am writing to share some great news with you. This coming August, I will be taking the next step in my international teaching career. I will be relocating to Saudi Arabia to take a Gr. 4 position at Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools. This means that I will be leaving Shanghai at the end of this school year. Let me reassure you that this will have no impact on your child’s learning because I will be here until the last day of school. This was a very difficult decision to make because I am leaving such an amazing and wonderful community! SAS has been my first international school. For this reason, and many others, SAS parents, staff and students will always hold a special place in my heart. I cannot thank you enough for all your support and the opportunity to work with your amazing children.

Kind regards,

Ms. T


May 6: Rube Goldberg presentations to parents 2:15-3:00.
If you are able to, feel free to join us! Your child will present their machines to you!

May 9: Grade 5 Parent Night in the Middle School, 5:30pm in PAC.

May 13: No more inter library loans

May 13: Soccer Day.                                                                                                              You are welcome to come cheer on the students and encourage them to have fun!

May 13: Date with Dad, 3-5pm.

May 17: Natural History Museum depart @ 9am.
In need of 5-6 parent volunteers.

May 19: Final Passport Check

May 20: Last day for library checkouts

May 26: Final Passport Recheck

May 26: Science & Tech museum depart @ 8:30.
In need of 5-6 parent volunteers.

May 27: All student and parent books are due

May 27: ASA Season 3 Ends

June 1: Gr 5 concert, 9-10am

June 3: Gr 5 Transition ceremony, 1pm @ PAC

June 6: Field Day & Class parties
10:20-10:40, Recess
10:40-11:45, classroom party
12:00-2:15, Field Day for Grades 3-5
2:15-3:00, change clothes/yearbook signing

June 7
9am, ES Assembly
10:40-1pm, Field trip to Zhudi Park
1pm, Yearbook signing

June 8: Last day of school (half day)

MAP testing ~ April 2016

MAP Testing: Grade 5 students have their MAP test scheduled for April 11, 13 and 15. MAP tests will be between 10:40-12:10 on these days. M.A.P. (Measures of Academic Progress) is a computer adaptive assessment test. It is important that the students stay relaxed and NOT set score goals. If your child is sick, a make-up session will be offered. 

You can help your child achieve their best by:

  • Not scheduling doctor appointments and other reasons to be away from school during these times.
  • Ensuring your child has adequate sleep the night before.
  • Ensuring your child has a good breakfast the morning of the test.
  • Ensuring your child brings a healthy snack to school.

MAP Practice Websites:



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Parent Conferences

Hello Parents!
Please read this message carefully as it contains a lot of information.
5PT will be having our student-led conferences on Thursday, April 7th and Friday, April 8th. There are 10 blocks available. Each block can have up to 4 students scheduled.Conferences are student led  a celebration of their year so far. I will meet with each student (and his/her parents) for a small portion of their conference.
The following times will be available and sign-up will be through Powerschool. On Monday, families with three of more students can sign up, then all of other families will  have the opportunity after that. 
If you have trouble signing up on Powerschool, please let me know.
Thursday 7th April
Thursday, 3:15-4:00 
Friday 8th April
Ms. T

March 2016

Dear 5PT parents,

I hope that you are having a pleasant week. I am writing to provide an update on the going on’s of 5PT students. We begin March with the Grade 5 presentation of Aladdin! I do hope you are able to attend the performance this Friday, March 4 at 3:30pm in the PAC. Also, students have been working very diligently on their Research reports. Upcoming we have the Math Post-assessment and our next Beyonda Box, which will occur Monday, March 7th! We are also nearing Spring Break! Here are some class photos students have taken over the past weeks! Enjoy!


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CNY break

Dear 5PT parents,

I wish you a very happy CNY break! Since returning from winter break 5PT students have been working very hard and require a much needed break. Students finished up their Skyscraper projects; continued working on their Skyscraper research reports; their Book Club projects; started and completed Math Unit 5; and the science unit on matter, mixtures, and solutions. When 5PT students return we will: begin Math Unit 6, continue working on informational writing; and continue our science unit of earth systems.

Wishing you safe and happy travels,


Ms. T

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