BIBS Infobyte: Jan5, 2018

 Whole School:

Please find the following school updates for your information.  We look forward to all the fantastic learning fun next week.  In the meantime, we wish you all a very happy weekend.

 

Upper East Side Campus

 

 Spring Show– This year the UES Spring Show is on Saturday 3rd March, this is the weekend immediately following the return to school after the Spring Festival/CNY Holidays. All students are expected to participate in the two Shows on the Saturday and work is now underway in planning for the show and rehearsals. Please inform your homeroom teacher if there are any issues with your child regarding absences and the Spring Show.

Flu Season– Lots of students are getting the flu during this season; please make sure children are covering their mouth when coughing and sneezing and washing hands thoroughly. We are watching the class absences and the nurse is then ensuring the ultraviolet lights are placed in the high absence classrooms overnight and ensuring thorough surface cleaning is done. Flu vaccinations are available at the local hospital.

ASA Block 2 Payment Due- Thanks to parents that have been paying for the ASA Block 2 this week we appreciate the timely payments. Please can the remaining parents make the payment early next week for the ASA fees. Thanks in advance.

Xueji information- Chaoyang Education Department has now opened the opportunity for any past-students from the Beijing Collegiate Academy (BCA) to apply for the Xueji. This includes any student that is currently in UES in G1-G5.  If you have any questions, please contact Lily Libo (LilyLibo@bibs.com.cn) in the Admissions office.

 

Shunyi Campus

 

Flu Prevention Notice

At present, Beijing is in a period of high incidence of influenza. Please try your best to avoid going to crowded public places recently. If your child catches flu, please ask him to stay at home and make sure he gets the right treatment. Please make sure your child get vaccinated in time.

Preventive measures in daily life: wash your hands in the right way; cover your nose and mouth with a tissue while sneezing or coughing; take a balanced diet and have moderate exercise; have plenty of rest and avoid burnout; The family with two children should isolate the sick one, if possible.

 

If the child shows the following symptoms:

Fever (usually 3-5 days’ continuous fever) and body temperature up to 39-40 celsiusdegree;

Eye discomfort: tears, bloodshot eyes, cough, sore joints, fatigue

Please visit doctors for timely diagnosis and treatment, and rest at home until the child recovers fully from flu and then come back to school.

At the same time, schools have raised the level of disinfection prevention work in all regions of the campus. If the child has any discomfort, parents should promptly inform the homeroom teacher and the school nurses, so that our school can take the necessary measures.

  

ES

 

We hope that you all had a wonderful time during the Winter break. Although the weather is rather cold outside there is a lot of excitement around school and in the classrooms as the students catch up on what they have been doing over the festive season and discuss their current and next units of inquiry.

Some of the things that have been taking place this week;

  • We are now aware of the names of the two IB Assessors who will be visiting our school on March 5th and 6th.  They are Donnah and Ben from Australia and Canada respectively. They work for well-known IB schools in Australia and Singapore. In the coming weeks we will be working towards making them feel welcome and getting ready to share our approaches towards learning and teaching with them.
  • There are a number of interesting summative assessments and provocations taking place around the Elementary school. There are classes taking over other classes and deciding how and what should be taught. Students have been creating their own stories with the use of light and sound, and others have been demonstrating how they can convey their understandings attained from their units of inquiry and how they have integrated different subject areas along the way.
  • The ES staff have been reviewing their essential agreements and looking at ways to further integrate the different subject areas collaboratively during their new units of inquiry.
  • There will be two ES assemblies this month; Grade One will have an assembly on January 12th and Kindergarten will have their assembly on January 26th. Parents are always welcome!
  • The Grade Five staff will be hosting a meeting with their parents to discuss the upcoming Exhibition in April on January 16th from 17:30-18:30 in room A203.
  • On Friday the students met with their buddies to share their learning during their current units of inquiry and to attain ideas about the things they would like to inquire into during their new units of inquiry.

Important dates

 

Grade One Assembly is on January 12th at 13:15 in the gym.

ES Global Citizens Week is from January 15th to 19th.

Grade Five Exhibition meeting with parents on January 16th 2018.

BIBS ES Open House for prospective parents will be on January 18th 2018

BIBS ES Shunyi Campus will be hosting a PYP Assessment Job – A – Like on January 20th 2018.

ES Parents Coffee/Tea morning about the Learner Profile, Attitudes and the Assessment and language Policy will be on January 23rd 2018.

The Kindergarten Assembly is on January 26th at 13:15 in the gym.

The ES Semester one report cards will be issued via e-mail on January 26th 2018.

BIBS Shunyi Campus, Spring Bazar will be on January 27th 2018.

ES Chinese Culture Week is from January 29th to February 1st, 2018.

The ES Parent-Teacher conferences will be on February 2nd 2018.

From the BIBS Shunyi Campus Elementary School team.

 

MSHS

 

DP Exams

Well done to all our grade 11 and 12 students who completed their Mock and Semester 1 exams. Students will now be preparing for their final exams for the IB and High School Diploma.

 

Service Action

Next week our students will be embarking on another or their first Service Action trip. This is a key component of their time in the school and allows them to develop skills outside the classroom

 

Parent Conferences

Parent Conferences will be taking place on the 2nd February after the semester 1 reports. This is a great opportunity for parents to discuss their Childs progress with their child’s subject teachers.

 

 

Dongrun Campus

 

 

1.The final review for testing

Welcome back to school, I hope you had a pleasant holiday! This week, we have already started the final review stage of the final sprint. Students are reviewing all the content they have learned this semester to ensure they are prepared for the exams. The Chinese final examination is on the 9th of January, and the mathematics final examination is the 10th of January.

  1. Student development report

The Chinese final examination, next week, will mark the end of the semester for all courses. In the last week of the semester, children will receive their report card. The report card is a comprehensive overview and evaluation of each student’s performance in all subjects. I hope you can review the report card with your child or children.

  1. Next Semester

Starting on the 15th of January, we will start the new semester, I hope you will continue to ensure that the children are coming to school on time each day, as it is crucial to their learning and performance in school.

  1. Dongrun Talent Show

We completed the preliminary contest of Dongrun Talent Show before Christmas holiday. This Friday afternoon, the 5th of January, we held the semi-finals of talent show. The Talent Show is an exciting opportunity to showcase our students and their many talents. We are all very proud of all the student performers that have shown their talent! Stay tuned to see which students make it through to the Finals.

  1. Prevent the flu

Recently influenza virus of motility to enhance remarkable,this time influenza B , A(H3N2) and A(N1N1) virus are prevailing together. Influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza virus. From the 3th of December, it is a high incidence period. In order to prevent children from being attacked by influenza, parents should effectively prevent: indoor ventilation, keep fresh air, less crowded public places, outdoor exercise, light diet, and influenza vaccine. If the symptoms of respiratory tract infection should be home rest, early medical treatment, when the doctor, please wear a mask for the child. If you have already confirmed to be infected with flu or cold situation is heavy, please confirm the child respiratory symptoms (such as have a fever, runny nose) disappeared after 3 days back, to avoid the infection of other children. The school will strengthen disinfection in response to the epidemic.