June 11, 2018
To quote the Italian poet Cesare Pavese, "We do not remember days, we remember moments". As we begin this last week of the 2018-2019 school year, there are so many wonderful moments to recall. From UN Day, concerts, art displays, class projects, May day, and other school wide and class activities, to the more personal experiences of JA students making new friends, or a Middle School student helping out in a Junior School class, the list of memorable moments go on and on.
In particular, I know I am speaking for many of the faculty and staff we when say that our graduating M4s have been the source of many moments of joy and pride at the Queens campus. They are truly an amazing group of young men and women and we will celebrate them and wish them well on Thursday at the M4 Commencement.
On a personal note, I want to thank all of you for your support, generosity, kindness and patience this year as I navigated this new position. I was touched by your many kind words and the PA gift was something I will cherish forever. I am truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful community.
I wish you all a safe and happy summer break.
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All eighth graders and any student who is leaving UNIS is required to return their Chromebook with
the charger before they leave for the summer. If it is not returned they will be charged a fee. A fee will
be charged if the Chromebook is damaged.
We welcome two new faculty members to the UNIS Queens.
We welcome our new faculty to UNIS Queens!
Rebecca Murry, Junior School Math Coach, has prepared summer packets for those students who would like to keep their math skills progressing in the summer.
This Monday, June 11, 2018, I will receive your child's DELF diploma from France, and I
will give it to them on Tuesday.
Congratulations for great success in our world wide test !
Thank you and don't stop learning French.
Dear Parents, Faculty and Students,
Thank you for coming to our French UNICEF Refugees Fundraising last Friday, in the morning and after school. The crêpes, the French cakes, the Carambar, the chocolate Eiffel Tower, the lavender bags, the collages, the Napoléon, the Madeleine, the Macaron, the mousse au chocolat and the different goodies flew away...
We don't know yet how much we raised, but with the addition of the four auction paintings, we made a fine amount to send to UNICEF Refugees, to nicely conclude our 2-year unit with the M4 students about what it means to be a refugee.
A special thanks, also, to all the Middle School students who came during playtime and after school to make craft items, as well as all the students who contributed to the baking of our delicious desserts. Thank you to Enzo, Ann-Sophie (M2), Lucas (M3), Nina, Elisabeth, Aviv, Elio, Emily, Aryaman, Eliza, Lauren (M4), Nicolas (J3), the M1 and J2 classes... And a very special thanks to Madame Nugent and her students for the 4 beautiful paintings and her great help.
Merci à tous pour votre participation et à très bientôt.
The French department
Please fill out the Butterbeans Survey whether or not your child participates in the program.
We are trying to do a review of the food service and it is important to have information as to
what and why food selections/ decisions are made, so that we make some informed
improvements/ changes. Survey Link
Here is the link to summer reading lists created by Ms. Moore for all grades:
Here is the summer reading list for the M4s going to UNIS Manhattan for T1:
M4 to T1 Summer Reading
Ms. Robbins will be sending home the required summer read for all MS students (current J4-M3s).
6 days and 60 words! Ms. Robbins is ready to conduct the International Spelling Bee on Wednesday with the M2 class.
There has been so much happening in Queens. Below are a few photos from some of the
J3 Mad Hatter's Tea Party
MS Spring Fling
As the school year is coming to a close, I would like to share photos of students working on ICT
projects during the 2018 school year. The links are also in Seesaw for Junior School and Schoology
for Middle School. I periodically add to the albums. Have a wonderful summer!
Thank you to those parents who have already contributed to the UNIS Fund.
Donations to the UNIS Fund support programs and facility improvements that would otherwise be difficult to implement and can be designated for Queens. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Past projects have been our playground and the theater lights (installation this summer).
We are hoping to renovate the library as a future project!
We frequently receive information about summer programs. Here are some shared at the
PA meeting last Friday.
MoMath this weekend to learn more about Transformations summer camp!
This summer, rising first through ninth graders will experience the richness of mathematics in America's only museum dedicated to math. Choose from a variety of themed sessions that run weekly from July 2 to August 31. Camp sessions feature full-body interactive activities, hands-on education sessions, dynamic exhibits, mathematical games, creative projects, and so much more. With Madison Square Park just outside MoMath's front door, there are even opportunities for fun in the sun. Transformations delivers the perfect blend of mathematical enrichment, physical activity, and summer friendships!
National Museum of Mathematics
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As we remain vigilant about security in Queens, please remember to have your ID in order
to enter the building.
Thanks to all of you who go out of your way to circle around the corner for the safety of
Thank you for your continued support of the Queens Campus!
United Nations International School/ Queens Campus
The Queens Parents Association 2017-2018
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Queens Newsletter June 11, 2018