MS DAILY – Thursday, December 7, 2017


  • Library

On Tuesday Dec. 12th, the library will close at 3 pm. Please plan accordingly. (Ms. Katy)

  • The Last Maths Challenge for 2017!

There is just one day left to submit your solutions to the reindeer problem. Available on the maths wall or here. (Mr. Harrison)

  • YIS Snow Club Waxing and Sharpening Fundraiser for Chill Japan (Repeat)

Heading-off to the snow this winter break? Need your skis or snowboard in good condition for the slopes? The YIS Snow Club is offering a waxing and sharpening service to raise money for Chill Japan. Bring your gear to school between December 4th and 8th, drop them off in M206 before 9AM, and we’ll have them ready within a week.

Waxing and sharpening: 1000 yen per board or skis.

All proceeds will go to support Chill Japan, and NGO helping Japanese children affected by natural disasters. ( (Mr. McKeown)

  • Giving Tree Donations Drive (Repeat)

Hey everyone!

As we did last year, the Sanagitachi and HOPE Cambodia service groups will be running the Giving Tree Donations drive over the next two weeks leading into Christmas break, starting Monday the 4th until Friday the 15th.

We urge everyone in the school community to go to one of the trees (either in the foyer or in the elementary area above the canteen), take a tag and bring in the item listed on the tag or any other donations before winter break.

Your support is greatly appreciated and will make a big difference to people receiving your donations. We hope everyone has a wonderful last couple of weeks of school and gets into the Christmas spirit of giving! (Sanagitachi)

  • CHT Bazaar announcement (Repeat)

Good morning everyone,

On the 25th of January 2018, the Combating Human Trafficking group will be holding a Bazaar in the canteen from 3-5. This will be an event where people have the opportunity to sell any kinds of goods they would like. For example, bags, jewelry, second-hand good, ice blocks, ect. This could also be service groups looking to fundraise for their group. We just ask that all participants donate some of their profits back to the CHT group as this is a fundraising event. We are also looking for anyone who would like to perform during the event. We would like to stress that this event is open to anyone and everyone from the YIS community.

If you would like to sell during the event please sign up using the following survey
If you would like to perform at the event please sign up using this link

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sam Coutts.

Thank you! (Sam)


  • Students

Phebe (gr 6), Karthik (gr 7) and Yuki S (gr 8), please see Ms. Madrid after school 4PM in her office.

Thanks! (Ms. Madrid)

  • Students

Could the following students please come to see Mr Hutton for a brief meeting at the beginning of lunch on Friday in room 306 (12:35pm):

8R: Ami, Dan, Misha, Yuka, Sofia S, Julia D
8U: Kai W, Tony, Sophie, Pia, Lin
8H: Rina, Jared, Haru

It should only take 10 minutes if everyone arrives promptly. (Mr. Hutton)

  • Spirit Week

Hello middle schoolers. Next week is spirit week!!!

The student councils have recently come together to brainstorm ideas for the spirit week themes. Each day of the week we dress differently.

Monday – Culture day
Tuesday – Character day
Wednesday – Meme day
Thursday – Grade level theme day
Friday – Dragon red and white day

We are excited to see you guys participate next week! (MS StuCo)

  • Live Learn Lead

Tomorrow we will have our second Live Learn Lead Session, during period 1. Our focus will be on “Learn”. In your small groups, you will sharing successes and getting help with things that you may be struggling with.

Tell your group one thing you learned this year OR improved at?

Learner Profile Attribute
Knowledge or Understanding
Show evidence of this learning
Formative or Summative Assessment
Examples from service trips, expeditions, etc.
Pictures, etc.

Tell your group one thing you want to improve
Learner Profile Attribute
Knowledge or Understanding

Get feedback, advice, help from your group mates

Also, we’ve created a new group, the X group. So that means there are a few changes in the groups so check this document to see the changes.

See you tomorrow morning! (Ms. Madrid)

  • Reading Sessions

6M, I’ll see you today during period 6! We’re going to have a picture book party!!! (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, must find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior to help Redwall’s inhabitants destroy the enemy. #msbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

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