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Newsletter 2017/18 Term 3 Week 5

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Dear Parents,

 

We had an exciting week at school where students were engaged in a variety of exciting activities.  It is an absolute pleasure to see their smiling faces come into school each morning so keen to learn and make a positive contribution to our community.

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Track and Field Carnival in Busan (Y4-9)

The Year 4-9 students will be participating in an inter-school track and field event organized by the South Korean Activities Conference. Several other international schools will be present.

In preparation for the event, we will be taking a school bus up to the Seobu Spanish Soccer Grounds (5 minutes from the school) on Friday May 25th and Friday June 1st at 9 am to train. After each 1 hour session, we will walk back to school which will take approximately 15 minutes.

The Track and Field Carnival will be held on Tuesday, June 5th at Sajik Stadium in Busan. We will take a bus from HFS at 7:45 am. We will depart from Busan at 3pm and return around 4:30 pm

Please click here to fill out the online form to give permission for your child to attend the training sessions and the Track and Field Carnival. 

Note that all students are to sign up for the trip.  Our goal is to have 100% participation!

 

Glasses During Sport Activities

Students may not wear glasses during sporting activities at school.  Sport goggles are widely available in Ulsan for students who need them.  This policy is non-negotiable.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.  

 

No School

There will be no school on Monday or Tuesday.  Enjoy the long weekend.  Please ensure that your child spends some time over the long weekend reading a good book!  Better yet, read with them!

 

International Day Assembly

The International Day assembly will be cancelled.  We will place the assembly in the schedule for the next academic year. 

 

Summer Weather

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As summer approaches, so does the hot weather.  Please ensure that your child has a water bottle and a hat as all activities will continue as normal in the warm weeks ahead.

 

Have a wonderful long weekend.  See you Wednesday!

 

Best Wishes,

 

Peter McLeod

 

 

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PTA for next school year 2018 / 2019

It is hard to believe we are nearly half way thru term 3 already.  It is time to start planning the PTA team for next school year.  If you will be part of the school community please consider being part of the PTA Team.

The PTA are volunteer parents who get together monthly to arrange fun events for the children of the school.  This year they have included, picnic lunches with fun activities, international food day,  assisting the children with their school disco, scholastic book order and the school fun day.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the team for next school year please email pta@hyundaiforeignschool.com.

Without a PTA these fun events will not happen for the children and the school community.

We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Regards

 

Current PTA Team

 

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 3 Week 4

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Dear Parents,

 

It was a quiet week at school with our year 5-9 students away in Seoul.  The trip was a total success and I am sure you can’t wait to hear all about it later today.  Be sure to attend Monday’s assembly, as the students will do a presentation on their Seoul trip!  You don’t want to miss it!

 

Seoul Trip

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Clubs

After School Activities will continue as normal beginning Monday.

 

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar for 2018/19 school year is now uploaded on the school website.  Please click here to see the calendar.

 

Have a great weekend!  See you Monday!

 

Best Wishes,

 

Peter McLeod

 

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 3 Week 3

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Dear Parents,

We had another super week at school.  Please contact the school if you have any questions about the information in the newsletter.

 

Monday – School Close 

(Substitute holiday of Children’s Day)

 

Seoul Residential Trip

The Y5-9 students will be visiting Seoul from 8th – 11th May 2018. The students need to be at school at 7:20 am on Tuesday 8th May and the bus will be leaving at 7:40 amWe will not be able to wait for any latecomers.  The students will come back on Friday 11th May.  We plan for them to arrive back at school at approximately 5 pm.  On Friday, the students will be asked to phone home once we leave Ulsan KTX station on the bus.

Please go to the links to see the full itinerary and the packing list.

We want to wish everyone and safe and productive trip!  We look forward to the presentation made by the students upon their return. 

 

Sports Afternoon

What a super sports afternoon we had today.  We want to thank the PTA for the snacks.  They were great!!! 

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Downtown School Bus

If your family is moving to downtown and interested in the new bus route to and from downtown for the next school year, please contact the school office.

 

Public Speaking Club – Canceled on 10th May

Since I will be away from school for professional development on next Thursday, there will be NO Public Speaking Club after school.

 

Botanical Garden Trip

Year 1 and 2 students had a wonderful field trip to the botanical gardens.  All went well and the students came home with more knowledge about their environment.

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TED Talks

Mr. Munden’s class delivered their TED Talks today on the topic of Environmentalism.  I believe we have some future TED stars at our school!!!

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Congratulations and well done!

 

I will travel on Sunday and return to school on Friday, May 11th.  If you need to contact me, please e-mail me at petermcleod@hyundaiforeignschool.com  

 

Best Wishes,

 

 

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 3 Week 2

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Dear Parents,

 

What a great Book Week we had!  Enjoy the newsletter!

 

Book Week

We want to thank the PTA for all their time and effort to make this such a successful time for all.  Please see pictures.

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Sports Afternoon

We will have our sports afternoon on May 4th beginning at 1:30 pm.  All parents are welcome.

 

Downtown Bus Service

Any parents interested in using our downtown bus service for the next school year should please fill out the form.  Please see link.

 

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Have a wonderful weekend.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Best Wishes,

 

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 3 Week 1

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Dear Parents,

 

We had super first week back after a two week Spring Break!  Students came back well rested and eager to learn and explore new ideas.  I find it refreshing to see the passion and enthusiasm in our students each day.  Parents should be very proud.

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After School Activities

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The first week of activities was a real success.  Students are still visiting the office asking to sign up for various activities.  Parents can sign up for the activities at the following link

 

Assembly Monday

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Mr. Kearney’s class has been working very hard organizing the assembly with the theme, “Protecting Us From Germs.” There will be a parade following the assembly.  All parents are welcome!

 

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We need about 6 parents to help run the activities.

Please message Brony on 010-2810-4420 or email pta@hyundaiforeignschool.com!

 

PTA Readers

We want to thank the PTA members who have volunteered to read to classes next week.  Parents will enter classes each day to read to the students.  Our students in year 7-9 will also be entering classes to read to their younger colleagues.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Peter McLeod

Term 3 Rising Star Football Club

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Rising Star Football Club Term 3.

Any student who is interested in soccer may join the class run in English.

* Especially, everyone is welcome to the open/trial sessions 5:50 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 18th April.

1. Coaches: Roberto from Spain/Canada and Philip from Korea

2. Classes: 17th April – 28th April
   – 4:45 – 5:45, 
   – 5:50 – 7:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday at the school pitch. 
Time could be changeable by the sign ups.

3. Fees: 350,000 – 500,000KRW for the whole term with 25% sibling discount.

4. To sign up: Fill in the form below or feel free to contact coach Philip in English/Korean at
010-9322-3629 

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Newsletter 2017/18 Term 3 Starts

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Dear Parents,

We hope you had restful and productive holiday with family.  We are all very excited about the upcoming term.  The following are just a few reminders:

Day 1

First day of term 3 will be on April 16th.  To view what exciting things the children will be doing in the 3rd term, see link.

After School Activities

New After School Activities will begin on Monday April 16th.  If you have not signed your child up for an activity, please do so now at this link!  There is no limit how many activities a student can sign up for.  If they want, they can stay everyday for an activity!  

Coffee with the Principal

We will have coffee for parents with the Principal on Tuesday April 17th at 9:05 am in the playground.  

Books

Students should bring the book they were so kindly given by the PTA at the final assembly to school on Monday.  Students will be sharing their books with their mentor during mentoring time Monday afternoon.

Checkpoint Exam

Students in Year 6 and Year 9 will be writing the Checkpoint exam April 17-19th.  If you have any questions, please direct them to Mr. Munden.

Bus

Some families who have recently moved off the compound may need to use our bus service. Please contact our office for information. 

We look forward to another successful term.  I have an, “Open Door Policy,”  where parents are welcome to see me anytime if you have any questions or concerns.

Best Wishes,

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 2 Week 12

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Dear Parents,

It has been a super term and we want to thank all of you for your support.  We hope you enjoyed the Final Assembly Celebration this morning.  Enjoy the pictures.

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Please use the link to see the term 2 end video clip.

 

Reading

We are sure the student will enjoy the books they were given at the assembly today. Students should be ready to discuss their books with their teacher and classmates when they return to school after the holiday.

 

School Resumption

Students will return to school on April 16th.

 

After School Activities

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Clubs and Activities will begin immediately when we return in April.  Be sure to sign up using the link today!!!  Math Puzzles and Investigations  is only for students from Year 3-6.

  

Term 3 School Planner

Please use the link to read the school planner for the third term.  It looks like and exciting final term of the year!

 

Air Quality Index

You may be aware that the Korean Ministry of Education has recently changed the scale used to determine the air quality in Korea.  An average reading of PM 2.5 was 16-50 and 51-100 was considered bad.  Now, an average reading would be from 16-35 and a bad reading would be from 36-75. 

We will use the old scale.  You do have the option to have your child kept indoors for breaks under the new guidelines as we will have break indoors and outdoors.  If you want your child kept inside under the new guidelines, please see the link.  This survey should be completed by April 6th.

 

Thank You,

 

Peter McLeod