Queens Newsletter October 1, 2018

OCTOBER 1, 2018

Thank you to all who came out last Wednesday for Curriculum Evening. Parents play a critical role in developing children's learning habits. Students benefit from strengthening the connection between home and school and our students' success is a joint priority.

I hope to see many of you on Thursday at our "Welcome Evening - Talk and Tapas", which will be an opportunity for our community to come together and just enjoy one another's company. We will celebrate UN Day on the 19th and this standing room only assembly is a highlight of the year!

Thank you again for your continued support of our campus.

Barbara Kennedy.


Oct. 1 J1 & J2 Swimming
Oct. 2
Oct. 3 Oct.5 M3 Club Getaway
Oct. 3 J3 & J4 MAP Test - Language
Oct. 4 Open House #1 - 9am
Oct. 4 "Welcome Back ". 7-9pm Join us for tapas, sangria, and an evening of good company! Adults only.
Oct. 5 J3 & J4 MAP Test - Reading

Oct. 8 No classes. Professional Development Day for Faculty and Staff
Oct. 9 Lice Check
Oct. 9 J3 & J4 MAP Test - Math
Oct. 10 JA Trip to the Pumpkin Farm
Oct. 10 M2 & M3 Trip to Storm King
Oct. 11 MS MAP - Language
Oct. 12 PA Meeting 8:45am
Oct. 12 MS MAP Test - Reading
Oct. 12 PA Halloween Party

Oct. 15 MS MAP Test- Math
Oct. 15 J1 & J2 Swimming
Oct. 16
Oct. 17
Oct. 18
Oct. 19 UN Day Assembly 9:30 am whole school celebration

Oct. 22-26 Fall Break- School Closed

Oct. 29 J1 & J2 Swimming
Oct. 30 6pm M4 Meeting with Tutorial House Principal
Nov. 1 PAMeeting 6pm
Nov. 1 JS Movie Night
Nov. 2 Ajna Diwali Assembly 2pm

Club Getaway

M3 students will be leaving on Wednesday morning for Club Getaway in Connecticut. (Camp Info ) Please make sure you complete the M3 camp permission form (if you have not yet done so).
Included in the permission form you will find: a slide presentation for the program, a packing list, all required forms, and some general info (look on the right side for these)
Ellen Cava and Coach Nnamdi will be chaperones from the Queens campus.

The festival of Diwali marks the New Year for some countries around the world. Celebrated with lights, food, fun and festivities, it's a time to be with our friends and family. We at UNIS are one big family and the UNIS Diwali celebration will be more complete with you.
Please join us at UNIS on Saturday, November 3rd from 4:00PM to 7:00PM so that we can celebrate together!
Ticket sales begin today! Please note there are a limited number of tickets, so please purchase soon to ensure your attendance. unis.org/diwali
General Admission is $20 per person and free for children younger than five years old.

Quiet Area Tree

You may notice that the very large tree in the quiet area is no longer there. The beautiful, old tree needed to be removed for safety reasons. We had some heavy rain and wind 2 weeks ago, and 2 days later, a large branch came down, landing on the fence between the school and our neighbor's property. We blocked the area off for a few days to see if any other branches would fall. Early last week, on a sunny day with hardly any wind, another very large branch suddenly came down. As the area was still blocked off, no one was in danger. We had a tree service come and examine the tee and it was determined that it was a safety hazard and that the children would have to be barred from that area if the tree remained. With safety always as a first consideration for our students, the decision was made to remove the tree, which was done last Saturday.

United Nations International School
Queens Campus
173-53 Croydon Road, Jamaica Estates, NY 11432