I hope that this email finds you well as we look ahead to the holiday season! It is an interesting time as we all have been waiting for the Covid-19 prevention measures to loosen, but now that they have, we must get through an increased infection rate. I believe we will be through this phase soon and be closer to how things were back in 2018. The XLIS community is caring, supportive and strong. We will get through this next chapter together.
These next four weeks of school will be quite busy for our teachers and students! We are currently undergoing our mid-year reading, writing and mathematics assessments, report cards are in the making and planning for our Chinese New Year Celebration has started. Our annual Christmas Concert has been moved to after the Spring Festival (more information will be available at a later date). To add some cheer and fun to this busy time, our Student Council and Wellbeing leader Ms. Maria have put together a couple of things.
First, our Student Council will be selling “Candy Grams” this week. For 3rmb, students may purchase a candy cane for a friend and attach a holiday message. These will be delivered to the recipients next week. Students may bring cash (no more than 10 rmb) this Thursday and Friday to purchase the Candy Grams in the cafeteria. The money raised will be donated to a charity. Christmas is the season for giving!
In addition, our Wellbeing officer Ms. Maria has organized a fun “Christmas Dress Up Week” for the days leading up to our Christmas holidays. Each day, the XLIS community may participate to bring joy to the campus. Please encourage your children to participate and have some fun!
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These kinds of events can help to bring our community closer together and makes us stronger when we face adversity. The vision of XLIS is to lead education through innovation and a student-centered, community-driven approach. We are always keeping this vision at the forefront of all that we do.
This is my last email before the Christmas break. I wish you all a safe, healthy and joyful holiday season with your family. As always, you may reply to this email to let me know how things are going. Remember to include your child’s name and if you use a “QQ” email address, you will have to copy my email address in manually.