World Day of Bullying Prevention: Oct. 3rd


Posted by grade2 | Posted in events, Ms. Colleen's Grade 2 Class, Reminders | Posted on September 29, 2016


This coming Monday, October 3rd, is the annual World Day of Bullying Prevention! Join us in raising awareness of bullying and what we can do to prevent it. Students are welcome to wear a blue shirt and jeans on  Monday as a way to raise awareness and get everyone talking about this important issue.

We will also be working with our counselor Jacqueline throughout the week to learn about what bullying is, why it has no place in a community, and what we can do when we see bullying at school.

For more information, please visit “Stomp Out the Bullying,” a great online resource:

*** If your student does not have blue clothes to wear, they may wear their normal TAS uniform.


Assembly: September 30th


Posted by grade2 | Posted in Assemblies, Ms. Colleen's Grade 2 Class, Reminders | Posted on September 28, 2016

Dear TAS Families,

This Friday, TAS Elementary (ES) will hold its September Student of the Month Assembly! We would like to invite you to join us for this celebration. This month, we will recognize students who have exemplified our September character trait, integrity.

We will also be giving out the awards for Reading Month: Most Minutes Read by class, Most Minutes Read by Students, and the Bookmark Design Contest winner.  The 3A and 5A classes will be performing a song.

Please join us on Friday morning, September 30th, at 8:00am on the ES campus.


TAS Reading Month Committee


Kính gửi Quý phụ huynh học sinh,

Khối Tiểu học sẽ tổ chức Tổng kết và tuyên dương học sinh giỏi của tháng 9 vào thứ Sáu tuần này! Nhà trường trân trọng mời Quý phụ huynh đến tham gia. Những học sinh được tuyên dương trong tháng đã thể hiện tính chính trực (chủ đề của tháng 9).

Đồng thời, nhà trường sẽ khen thưởng những thành tích đạt được trong Tháng đọc sách: Lớp học có thời lượng đọc sách nhiều nhất, học sinh có thời lượng đọc sách nhiều nhất và người chiến thắng cuộc thi thiết kế thẻ đánh dấu trang. Sau đó, học sinh lớp 3A và lớp 5A sẽ cùng biểu diễn tiết mục hát.

Xin trân trọng mời Quý vị đến tham gia vào lúc 8g sáng thứ Sáu, ngày 30/09 tại cơ sở Tiểu học.

Trân trọng,

Ủy ban tổ chức Chương trình Tháng Đọc sách trường quốc tế TAS

Welcome to Ms. Colleen’s Grade 2


Posted by grade2 | Posted in Ms. Colleen's Grade 2 Class, Reminders | Posted on August 8, 2016

Dear Parents,

My name is Colleen Quinn, and I’m the Grade 2 teacher here at TAS. I’m from the United States, and I hold a Master’s degree in International Elementary Education from the College of New Jersey. I’ve been teaching for 7 years, and taught at TAS last year as well. Previous to Vietnam I was living and teaching in Taiwan.

I’m very excited to have your child in our class! I want this second grade year to be a happy as well as a meaningful one for you and your child. I am looking forward to working with you as partners in your child’s education. The first few weeks of school will be dedicated to establishing routines in our classroom community. Research shows that this time is well spent as we create an atmosphere of respect, cooperation and accountability. The end result is a greater gain in academic achievement. We will discuss our responsibilities to ourselves and as members of our class.

A few things to know about the school day: School begins promptly at 7:45, and we have three breaks for lunch and snack during the day. Classes end at 2:45, so if your child is not in an after school activity, you may pick them up shortly after school is out.

If your child does not eat the snack provided by the school, please send a healthy snack (no candy) every day. Students must also bring a clean water bottle every day. Because students will be working hard at school, I recommend that after school students are allowed to play and relax, in order to recharge mentally. Please make sure that your child gets plenty of sleep at home.

I am always happy to talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year! My email address is, so please feel free to email me at any time. I will reply as soon as I have the chance, which may be the end of the day, or the following day. For more information on our schedule, school events, and our classwork, that will be available here on our class blog, and on the school’s website,

I’m looking forward to working with you and your child this year!


Ms. Colleen Quinn

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