Welcome to Pre-K!

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Learning from a Distance!

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These challenging times have affected all of us, but our Pre-Kindergarten class proved that COVID won’t stop us from learning. Our class has been going the distance in our education. Nevertheless, we were able to adapt and find ways we can learn and interact with our teachers and friends effectively even if it’s virtually. We have been working hard not only with our teachers and peers but as well as our parents and guardians who continue to guide and support us in our learning.

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Happy Spirit Week


Oh what a fun day it was for all us as we got to dress up each day of the week. Spirit Week is a celebration for all students and teachers wherein we all dressed up according to specific themes to show our togetherness and school spirit!

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Germs make me sick!


With the rise of the cases of Corona Virus all over the world, our class decided to take extra precautionary measures here at school. Since the beginning of school year, our teacher emphasized on the importance of proper hand-washing in relation to our health. We all want to be healthy since we hate missing out on school.

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Merry Christmas from the Pre-K Family! Christmas is just around the corner and our class celebrated early since we will all be on holiday. We all talked about what we would want to wear for our party, and we decided that a Pajama Party would be the perfect theme!

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We are Authors and Illustrators!



In Pre-K we have all been learning how to become great Authors and Illustrators. We all really love reading books and we all wondered how the countless books we’ve read came about. Our teacher told us that Pre-Kindergarten is the perfect opportunity for us to become amazing authors and illustrators.

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Welcome to the Pre-K Family!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten!

I am Ms. Cammy Legaspi and I will be your child’s homeroom teacher this school year. I graduated from University of Asia and the Pacific with a degree in Early Childhood and Education. I also finished my Master’s Degree on Early Childhood Development and Education in the same institution. I have been in this profession for seven years and this is my fifth year here at Chinese International School Manila.

Let me share with you a few points about my teaching philosophy. I believe that as an educator, my responsibility is to educate each and every child under my care. This aim on being able to educate goes beyond teaching. Teaching only imparts a specific knowledge or skill, while educating goes beyond it. I also believe in the interactive and formative approach to teaching wherein each and every child’s holistic development (cognitive, physical, emotional, social, and even spiritual) is taken into consideration. That being said, I view the child as an active learner – learning through self-discovery and exploration. In order to foster these developments, my role as a teacher, is to provide an enriching and stimulating environment for the children.

I am excited about the journey of fun and learning this year. Rest assured that our priority will always be for your child’s best interest in developing his/her utmost potential. Thank you for entrusting your child with us. You may get in touch with me through the Communication Notebook, my e-mail (plegaspi@cismanila.org).

Here are some key points I would like to share with you:



  • School Hours - 7:30 a.m to 2:15 p.m..
  • Club Day – Dismissal is at 3:30 PM
  • Wednesdays – Late Start at 8:20 a.m.
  • Early Birds (7:00-7:25 a.m./ 8:00-8:15 a.m. on Wednesdays ) – Students leave their bags in their cubbyholes and wait at the MPH.
  • Latecomers – Students secure a late slip from the Admissions Office.
  • Dismissal – Students wait at the Nursery or Pre-K Classrooms.
  • Being prompt gives the children a sense of security and discipline. Please pick up your child in a timely fashion.



  • In case classes will be cancelled, a text blast is sent through the school cell number.
  • Please ensure that your contact details are always updated with the office.



  • School Uniform (Tuesdays and Thursdays) - Maroon and yellow school polo shirt, khaki pants for boys and khaki skirt for girls with white socks and black leather shoes.
  • PE Uniform (Mondays and Wednesdays) - CISM PE shirt and maroon shorts with white socks and rubber shoes. Please have your child bring a face towel to wipe off sweat and their complete uniform to change intoafter.
  • Free Dress Friday (Fridays) - Casual clothes. However, they should dress smartly and appropriately – no high heels or anything that may compromise their comfort safety.



  • These should be coursed through the school nurse.



  • Please pack healthy snacks and lunch for your child to be placed in a reusable plastic container to avoid spillage and easier use. This will allow your child to open his snack on his own, teaching responsibility and independence.
  • For packed rice meals, may I kindly suggest that food be cut-up to bite size pieces to avoid delay and to give your child ample time to eat.
  • For those buying at the cafeteria, lunch must be pre-ordered on a daily or weekly basis through the cafeteria’s cashier. Orders will be sent to the classroom during Lunch time. Please make sure to send in cutleries everyday to limit the use of plastic at school.
  • Please have your child bring a water bottle everyday.



  • Bean bags for the children are provided. You may also send in blankets or pillows.



  • Please send a grooming kit (baby cologne/powder, hair brush, alcohol, wet wipes and an extra set of clothes, including underwear, in case of accidents) with name labels to be left in their cubbyholes.


NAME LABELS              

  • Children get anxious when they lose little things. To avoid mix-ups and losses, please label all of your child’s things.



  • To be returned every Friday



  • Please cover all of your child’s notebooks with plastic cover. These will be sent on the first day of school, Tuesday, 6thth of August and to be returned the following week, Monday, 12th of August.



  • Communication Notebook – We invite you to keep our communication open for concerns as well as to share your child’s successes.
  • Email – plegaspi@cismanila.org
  • Blog – cismconnect.org/plegaspi
  • There is no homework for Pre-Kindergarten except for daily reading time and sight word review (in the succeeding quarters).



  • Over the remainder of the course of the year, the school will be celebrating various events. We hope to see you actively participate in these. Children take great pride in having their parents become a part of their school lives. This influences their disposition on school and learning.




HOMEROOM TEACHER: Ms. Paulina Carmen Corazon V. Legaspi (Ms. Cammy)

Email: plegaspi@cismanila.org

Blog: cismconnect.org/plegaspi  


Ms. Cammy will be your child’s homeroom teacher this school year. She graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific with a degree in Early Childhood and Education. She also finished her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and Education in the same institution. She has been in this profession for eight years and this would be her sixth year at Chinese International School Manila. She is also this school year’s EY/ES Social Studies Subject Leader. She is very excited to embark on the journey of fun and learning this year.



TEACHING ASSISTANT: Ms. Shaira Anne A. Catungal (Ms. Shaira)

Email: scatungal@cismanila.org  


Ms. Shaira graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from De La Salle University-Manila in 2016. She got her teaching license the same year. She loves working with children; in fact, she started leading Girl Scouts at 14 years old. She has been teaching for three years and this school year will be her third year at CISM.



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Goods Fair: Sari Sari Store

IMG_2380 In Social Studies, we learned that we can also earn money not just by providing services, but also by selling goods. For our Goods Fair, our class decided to host a Sari Sari Store. A Sari Sari Store is a small shop particular in the Philippines that sells random, little things – from candies, to toys, and other non-food items. “Sari Sari” is a Filipino term which means “different things”.

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Service Fair: Car Wash Day


We have been learning all about Economics in our Social Studies class. One of the topics we talked about is Money. We talked about how money in itself is not really a need. However, in order to have the things that we need everyday, we would need to pay with money. To have money, one must earn it. We learned that we can earn money by either selling items or by providing service to other people. For our Service Fair, our class decided to host a Car Wash Shop!

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