Good morning XLIS community!
I hope that this email finds you well! It is incredible how quickly the Xi’an weather can change, as we are heading full-steam into summer temperatures! The students have started to arrive in t-shirts and shorts and are enjoying playing outside. Remember to write your child’s name inside their jackets and sweatshirts so they can be easily retrieved from the lost and found.
Wednesday will be a very busy day for us! We have a group of administrators and leaders from SAIS in Zhengzhou spending the day with us to learn more about our school and our procedures. Also, it is International Women’s Day! Allow me to take this time to send my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all of the women who are reading this email. Finally, on Wednesday we will have our School Fire Drill to practice safe evacuation procedures in the case of fire.
With this Fire Drill upcoming, it made me consider Fire Safety at home. I would like to take this time to highlight some fire safety tips that you can think about for you and your family at home. I know that I can improve in this area. Special thanks to Mr. Kriss Parker, our Head of Logistics who shared this list and resources with me.
Tips for “Fire Safety at Home”
· Place smoke alarms in your apartment or on each floor of your house. Ensure they are regularly working and replace the batteries at least once a year.
· Keep flammable objects such as curtains, paper, and bedding away from heat sources like stoves, fireplaces, and heaters.
· Never leave the stove or cooker unattended, especially when frying.
· Don’t leave mobile devices covered such as underneath pillows or covers, as the device can overheat or explode.
· Have a fire extinguisher in your home and know how to use it.
· Make sure you have a fire evacuation plan. For example, know where to go, such as the emergency exits, and never use an elevator during a fire.
· Teach children about fire safety, including the dangers of playing with matches, lighters, and fireworks.
· Lastly, ensure your children know how to call the emergency services (dial 119 in China) and what to say, such as their address and telephone number.
These are just a few simple fire safety tips that can help keep families safe from fire dangers.
Here are two links on “How to talk to your children about fire safety”.
I hope that this information is helpful to you and your family and that you take some time to discuss fire safety with your children at home.
Enjoy the beautiful weather this week! I am happy to hear from you so please never hesitate to send me an email or Wechat message.