QSI Skopje: The Scoop

November 12, 2021

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Mark Your Calendars

November

  • 15th-24th: Food Fight Food Drive
  • 16th: Community Chat 6:00 on Zoom
  • 18th-19th: Staff Professional Development - NO SCHOOL for Students
  • 25th-26th: NO SCHOOL - November Holiday


December


  • 3rd: Community Time Assemblies
  • 10th: Winter Show (Date may change after securing a location.)
  • 10th: End of Quintile 2
  • 20th-Jan 7th: Winter Break NO SCHOOL
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Dear QSI Skopje Community,


It was a great week at QSI Skopje! Our MUN Club did an excellent job representing our school at their first virtual conference last weekend. We are proud of their hard work and dedication to preparing for this event. Way to go, QSI Skopje Delegates!


Please be reminded that we have two short weeks in a row. There is no school for students on November 18th-19th for teacher professional development. There is no school on November 25th-26th for the November holiday.


Have a fantastic weekend!


Thanks,
Heather

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**FINAL DAY TO ORDER** Scholastic Book Club Orders

Scholastic Book Club Information


Dear Students and Parents:


Our new Scholastic Book Club for the month of November is up and running!


Go to https://eu-schools.scholastic.co.uk/qsi-intl-sch-skopje/digital-book-club to browse the latest books and order online. The link will take you directly to our school’s ordering page.


Follow these steps:

· Register or login if previously registered

· Click on Book Clubs

· Online leaflets

· Browse shop

· You can search for additional titles using the ‘search bar’ at the top of the page


*The deadline for placing book orders is Friday, November 12, 2021.


For every 1€ you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20¢ in Scholastic rewards. Thank you for your contribution.


The students’ orders will be shipped to our school and then they will be distributed to the students.


Sincerely,

Miljana Crawford

Librarian

miljana-crawford@skopje.qsi.org

MUN Virtual Conference

The MUN club made an impact at their first MUN conference this year! Resolutions were passed (some with 100% of the votes!), friendships were made, and their speeches, points of information, and lobbying directed the debate. We are so proud of them!
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QSI Skopje Handbooks

We are working on updating our handbooks and have completed the 2021-22 Emergency Handbook attached below.


The student and parent handbook is still a work in progress, but some sections have been updated. We want parents and students to be informed about particular policies as we update them. Please see the QSI Academic Honesty Policy attached below about plagiarism and cheating.

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Benefits of Learning to Play an Instrument

Through the practice of imitation, exploration, improvisation, and composition, students learn what music is by performing. Here at QSI Skopje, our Music program offers our students the chance to explore and learn different instruments. We formed class bands in all classes from 11YOC through Secondary, and these couple of months, our students practiced hard to prepare a program for the Winter Show.


What are some benefits of playing an instrument? The instrument opens a door to completely new worlds for our students. It lets them try things, experiment, and simply do something unknown and unprecedented. Musicians must be considerate of each other and listen to one another.


If children learn to play an instrument, they will overcome small, and later larger, obstacles with more ease. With each new learning progress, they remove a hurdle from their path. Gradually they get better and better at problem-solving and soon they can do something that not everyone can do. This strengthens their self-confidence and makes them strong, mentally, even in non-musical situations.


Natasha Lalchevska

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PSG: Building Community

QSI Skopje recognizes that parent involvement is crucial for our student's success and the success of the school as a whole. It is because of this that the school leadership works to establish an active Parent Support Group (PSG). All QSI parents are encouraged to become actively involved with the school through the PSG. Through our PSG's monthly meetings, this dedicated group of parents works to support the school and build community. Our PSG works to make the learning environment at QSI Skopje the best possible place for children.
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Who do I contact if my child will not ride the bus?

If you are using the bus service, please be sure to inform the school if your child will not take the bus.


Last-Minute Cancellations: Please call Borche at 071 209 063.

Cancellations with Notice: Please email the homeroom teacher, Borche, and Zaha.


borche-pancevski@skopje.qsi.org

zaha-tosanova@qsi.org

QSI Skopje Staff Emails

Stay Informed with Updates and Information from QSI Skopje

Communication between home and school is vital to the success of all students. To improve communication between school and home, QSI Skopje now has an optional WhatsApp and Viber group for parents.


Please click the link below to join the new QSI Skope Parent Group.