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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

As we dot the i’s on our holiday cards and finish (or start, as the case may be) finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones, the HKIS Annual Fund Committee would like to wish our generous community a wonderful holiday season full of peace, love and family.

Our hearts are full, and we are so grateful for your enthusiastic support of the Adopt A Tree campaign this fall – 150 trees were adopted! Your contributions directly supported the HKIS Annual Fund, and that participation is essential as it offers HKIS the ability to attract and retain the finest teachers in the world, develop and expand the academic and extra-curricular activities, and maintain and enhance our school’s infrastructure.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to the families of the Southside Hawks basketball teams. Sixty-one families and six coaches contributed to adopt tree #366 in the Middle School Amphitheatre! What an amazing show of support (see attached photo). Many thanks to Coach Chi and HKIS parent Mina Martinez for coordinating this united effort by the Southside Hawks and displaying impressive teamwork throughout the process. You and your children have created a wonderful legacy for all future Hawks ballers. Thank you!

Again, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season.


Adopt A Tree. Create a Legacy.

Updated as of December 8, 2017.



Please join us for the 3rd Annual Tree Lighting, Monday, December 4, 2017!

The Tree Lighting is the perfect way to cap off the successful Adopt A Tree campaign that you -- our HKIS community -- so enthusiastically supported over the past three months. The Annual Fund Committee kicked off the campaign on September 15, and we are proud to announce that 150 trees were adopted by families, friends, alumni, teams, and bands. But, 150 does not even begin to tally the number of people who participated in group trees, helped organize teams and bands, and generally spread the word about the campaign throughout our community. This was truly a community-wide effort. The funds raised went directly to the Annual Fund, which supports the critical and essential daily operations of HKIS. Through your participation and support, HKIS is able to attract and retain the finest teachers in the world, develop and expand the academic and extra-curricular activities, and maintain and enhance our school’s infrastructure. All of these benefits are essential as HKIS establishes itself as one of the leaders in education throughout Asia. Participation truly matters, and for your support, we thank you!


Adopt A Tree. Create a Legacy.

Updated as of December 4, 2017



HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

The Annual Fund Committee would like to invite you and your family to the 3rd Annual HKIS Tree Lighting in the High School Plaza on Monday, December 4, at 5:00 p.m. Let’s kick-off the season with hamburgers and holiday treats while enjoying festive performances by the amazingly talented school bands and choirs. What a wonderful way to ring in the holiday season! Please join us around the tree on December 4th.

The evening is also a culmination of our Adopt A Tree campaign, which has been widely and generously supported by our community this fall. To date, 144 trees have been adopted, including numerous group trees. Thank you to all who have contributed to the campaign and the HKIS Annual Fund*; we are so grateful for your incredible support of our school. The Annual Fund is critical to the day-to-day operations of HKIS as it helps to attract and retain the finest teachers in the world, develop and expand academic and extra-curricular activities, and maintain and enhance the school’s infrastructure.

There is still time to get involved and adopt a tree. The campaign remains open until Monday. Simply visit hkis.edu.hk/tree, select your tree and proceed to payment.

Adopt A Tree. Create a Legacy.

Updated as of 11/24/17


A WEEK OF THANKS!

During this week of thanks, the Annual Fund Committee would like to thank you, our HKIS community, for your amazing support of the Adopt A Tree campaign. What a wonderful way to give back to the school that has given so much to all of us. Happy Thanksgiving!

To date, 129 Tai Tam Tiger soccer players have come together – quite literally, as evidenced by the picture! – to adopt tree #343 at the entrance to the HKIS pitches. Thank you to all of the Tigers who have contributed, creating a legacy for future soccer families, who will enjoy the shade of the lovely tree as they watch their Tigers take on rival football clubs. As everyone who watches the Tigers knows, their success is in large part due to the incredible teamwork of all the boys and girls. Clearly, this teamwork ethos is embraced by all of the Tiger community, parents and players alike. Thank you to all who have supported the campaign and helped organize this undertaking, with special thanks to Catherine Kim, John Powell and all of the Parent Reps.

Please be sure to mark Monday, December 4 at 5:00 p.m., on your calendar for the 3rd Annual HKIS Tree Lighting at the High School Atrium. Let’s kick-off the holiday season with hamburgers and treats, as well as festive performances by our amazingly talented school bands and choirs.

If you would like to adopt a tree, the campaign remains open until December 4. Please visit hkis.edu.hk/tree, select your tree and proceed to payment. By adopting a tree, families are contributing to the HKIS Annual Fund*. Your support is critical and greatly appreciated.

Adopt A Tree. Create a Legacy.

Update as of 11/17/2017


MANY THANKS!

As our Adopt A Tree campaign enters its final three weeks, we continue to be humbled by the stories of people coming together to adopt a group tree, support HKIS and create a legacy for future generations. This week, 23 families from the ninth grade decided -- over WeChat, no less! -- they wanted to give back to the school that has given so much to their children. They organized, visited hkis.edu.hk/tree, debated the perfect tree and finally settled on a beautiful one in the MS Amphitheater. What a wonderful way for entire families to show their unified backing of HKIS. Thank you!

By adopting a tree, families are contributing to the Annual Fund*. The HKIS Annual Fund helps to attract and retain the finest teachers in the world, develop and expand academic and extra-curricular activities, and maintain and enhance the school’s infrastructure. Community participation in the Annual Fund matters, and your support is critical and greatly appreciated. Many thanks! If you haven’t joined a group tree or adopted your own tree, there is still time. Our campaign remains open until December 4.

Speaking of Monday, December 4, please join the Annual Fund Committee at the 3rd Annual HKIS Tree Lighting at 5:00 p.m. at the High School Atrium. We will kick-off the joyous holiday season with hamburgers and treats, as well as holiday performances by our talented school bands and choirs. Please join us as we celebrate the season and thank our community for its amazing support of the Adopt A Tree campaign. See you around the tree!

Adopt A Tree. Create a Legacy.


Update as of 11/9/2017



THANK YOU!

The Annual Fund Committee would like to thank all of the families who have generously contributed to our Adopt A Tree campaign. Your support has bolstered community-wide participation in the HKIS Annual Fund*, while simultaneously creating an environmental legacy for future generations. Donations to the Annual Fund help to attract and retain the finest teachers in the world, develop and expand academic and extra-curricular activities, and maintain and enhance the school’s infrastructure. The support of our parent community is critical and greatly appreciated. Thank you!
In appreciation of our supportive community, the Annual Fund Committee would like to invite all HKIS families to our 3rd Annual HKIS Tree Lighting on December 4, at 5:00 p.m., at the High School Atrium. The evening promises to be a festive one with dinner, treats and holiday music as we kickoff the joyous season. Please join us as we celebrate the season and our community. See you around the tree!
If you haven’t yet joined a group tree or adopted your own tree, there is still time. Our campaign remains open until December 4. To learn more about the campaign, please visit our website at www.hkis.edu.hk/tree. If you’d like to adopt a tree, select your individual or group tree and proceed to the payment process. It’s that simple.

Adopt A Tree. Create a Legacy.



THANK YOU!

There is still time to get involved with the HKIS Adopt A Tree campaign. To date,132 trees have been adopted! Groups, such as the Tai Tam Tigers and the Middle School Band, are coming together and adopting trees. In some cases, upwards of 100 families have adopted a single tree. What an amazing way to show our unified support for the varied programs offered by HKIS, while simultaneously creating a legacy for future generations. By adopting a tree, you are contributing to the HKIS Annual Fund*, and therefore, helping to fund teacher salaries, student scholarships, arts and athletics programs and many other areas within our amazing school. Our heartfelt thanks to all who have contributed.

The Adopt A Tree campaign is open until December 4, the evening of our 3rd Annual HKIS Tree Lighting. Please mark your calendars for a festive night, complete with dinner, treats and holiday music – a perfect way to kick-off the joyous season and thank our community for supporting the Adopt A Tree campaign! Festivities start at 5pm in the High School Atrium. It promises to be a wonderful community event for the whole family. We look forward to seeing you around the tree.

In the meantime … Adopt A Tree. Create a Legacy.

Update as of 10/27/17


THE "HOOD"
The Adopt A Tree Campaign is going strong thanks to you, our HKIS community. To date, 130 trees have been adopted! Groups are coming together to adopt trees and show their support for HKIS and its Annual Fund. Case in point: Seven 9th grade boys, aptly nicknamed “The Hood” for their Brotherhood-like friendship, have been friends since R1. One of the boys moved to Toronto last year, two left for boarding school, four remain at HKIS. To honor their friendship and the school that brought them together, they adopted a tree outside the MS cafeteria where the boys used to hang out every lunch break. Their friendship remains strong today, and now they know that for generations to come, they can visit their tree and reminisce about the wonderful times they once had there. You too can create an enduring legacy like the “Boys in The Hood” by adopting a tree at hkis.edu.hk/tree. Select your individual or group tree and proceed to the payment process. It’s that simple.

By adopting a tree, you are donating to the HKIS Annual Fund*, which helps fund teacher salaries, scholarships, arts and athletics programs and many other areas within our amazing school. Don’t delay. The Adopt A Tree Campaign remains open until December 4.

Adopt A Tree. Create a Legacy.

Update as of 10/20/17



WE KEEP SOWING THE SEEDS AS A COMMUNITY!
We continue to be humbled by the generosity of our HKIS community and the support you have shown for our Adopt A Tree campaign. To date, individual families, athletic teams, music groups and alumni have joined forces and adopted 127 trees! As the fall season descends upon us, what better way to show your appreciation for HKIS and our beautiful surroundings than by adopting one of our remaining trees. Our campaign is open until December 4, so gather your friends, join a group tree or simply adopt a tree for your family and make the world and our community a brighter place for generations to come.

By adopting a tree, you are donating to the HKIS Annual Fund*, which helps fund teacher salaries, scholarships, arts and athletics programs and many other areas within our amazing school. So, please consider giving back to the school that gives so much to all of us by clicking here, and select your individual or group tree. Then, proceed to the payment process. It’s that simple.

Adopt A Tree. Create a Legacy.

UPDATE as of 10/13/2017



ONWARDS WE GROW!

Wow! We are overwhelmed by the generosity and enthusiasm our community has shown for the Adopt A Tree campaign. Thanks to you more than 100 trees have been adopted across all four divisions in a mere 10 days. You have adopted more than half of the available trees, and our campaign runs until December 4. As a community, we can do this!

Excitedly, families are coming together and adopting a tree as a group. Currently, the Tai Tam Tigers (soccer) teams and the Middle School Band have joined forces to adopt trees in the names of their organizations. What a wonderful way to show support for our community, while simultaneously creating a legacy for future HKIS generations. Please consider banding with your friends, your children’s teammates, or their fellow singers to organize the adoption of a group tree. It’s a beautiful way to participate in supporting our school, our community and our children.

By adopting a tree, you are donating to the HKIS Annual Fund*, which helps fund teacher salaries, scholarships, arts and athletics programs and many other areas within our amazing school. So, please consider giving back to the school that gives so much to all of us by clicking here, and select your individual or group tree. Then, proceed to the payment process. It’s that simple.

ADOPT A TREE. CREATE A LEGACY.

UPDATE as of 9/22/2017



We are excited to announce our Fall 2017 Annual Fund Campaign!

ADOPT A TREE. CREATE A LEGACY.

This year, our Campaign theme will be sustainability and growth. Stay tuned for the launch of the Campaign in September. We hope you will join us by adopting a tree and leaving your own legacy!

Watch your tree grow as the HKIS community grows. Make an impact today! Find out more here.

We are always looking for more members to join the AFC. If you are interested, curious, and/or eager to be part of the HKIS community, please contact us at afc@hkis.edu.hk. Get involved TODAY!

To join or find out more about the Annual Fund Committee, please contact us at afc@hkis.edu.hk

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