December 13, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

DECEMBER 十二月
Dec. 13 & 14 Pizza Parties for K5 T-ball & Softball 幼稚園~五年級樂樂求&壘球 比薩派對
Dec. 15 MS Play Auditions 國中戲劇試鏡

Classic Christmas Cartoons (3:30pm) 聖誕節經典卡通電影

Cocoa Classic Fun Run (7pm)  Cocoa Classic聖誕募款趣味賽跑

Dec. 21 Alumni Basketball Games 校友籃球賽
Dec. 22 End of 1st Semester 第一學期結束

All School Christmas Project Chapel (10:30am) 全校聖誕節專案崇拜聚會

11:30am dismissal 學校早上11:30 放學

Dear Parents,
Several years ago Morrison adopted the slogan Journeying Beyond Knowledge to Wisdom. The school at the time identified wisdom as the key ingredient that could unite all stakeholders in an effective pursuit of our joint educational endeavor. I believe this is still true. Over the years we’ve been able to use golden threads of wisdom to weave stories of how life should be.

John Calvin, the famous 15th century reformer, described this as common grace. In his book The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis referred to it as The Tao, an umbrella term for the “sole source of all value judgments”. The bottom line? We all want our children to build beautifully strong lives and we believe there is an ancient, but proven way that gives us the best chance to get there. And so we partner with like-minded people that uphold morals, ethics and virtue. My point? I absolutely believe in the importance of institutions. I know you do too. As we’re wrapping up the second semester, I’d like to remind us again of sociologist Philip Rieff’s wisdom …

“The main thing that helps a culture survive is the power of its institutions to bind and loose men in the conduct of their affairs with reasons which sink so deep into the self that they become commonly and implicitly understood.”

May the Lord continue to bless our partnership.

Blessings,
Mr. Myburgh

親愛的家長:
幾年前,馬禮遜採用了「超越知識到智慧」(Journeying Beyond Knowledge to Wisdom) 的口號。學校在這期間把「智慧」作為能夠結合所有利益相關者之關鍵因素,有效地追求我們共同為教育而做得努力,我相信這是確切的。過去幾年來我們已經能夠用寶貴的機會編織出關於生命的故事。

十五世紀著名的改革家約翰‧加爾文(John Calvin)形容這是共同的恩典。在他的The Abolition of Man 一書中,C·S·路易斯稱其為The Tao一個所有價值判斷唯一來源的總稱,我們終究都希望我們的孩子建立美好的生活,我們相信有一個古老且已被驗證的方式,讓我們有最好的機會達到那個目標。所以我們和崇尚道德、倫理和美德,一群志同道合的人們合作,我的觀點是什麼?我絕對相信學校的重要性,我知道你也是。在第二學期結束之際,我想再提醒您社會學家菲利普‧瑞夫(Philip Rieff)的智慧…
幫助一個文化傳承的主要因素是由於風俗制度的力量,來約束或放任人們的行為,此文化得以深植人心,因此使他們變得普遍流傳和絕對地理解。
願耶和華繼續祝福我們的伙伴關係。
Mr. Myburgh敬上


CHAPEL THIS WEEK 本週崇拜
K5 chapel will be in the auditorium this week at 8:10am, and Mrs. Missy Basnett will be speaking. Middle School chapel will be in the Commons at 8:30am, and Mrs. Julie Heinsman will be speaking. Parents are welcome to join our EMS chapels!
幼稚園~五年級的將於本週8點10分在禮堂,Mrs. Missy Basnett將是我們的講員。 中學的崇拜將於上午8:30在Commons,Mrs. Julie Heinsman將是我們的講員。  歡迎家長加入我們的崇拜時間!


IGNITE YOUTH GROUP IGNITE 青少契
Ignite Youth Group – Our final meeting of the semester will be this Saturday evening, instead of Sunday evening.  We will begin at 6:30pm in the CC.  Come join us as we finish up our Dug Down Deep study and celebrate Christmas together with food and drinks.
Ignite青少契 – 這學期最後一次的聚會是在這星期六晚上, 而不是在星期天晚上。 我們將於下午六點半在CC咖啡時間開始。 快來加入我們,我們將結束Dug Down Deep學習,同時享用點心,飲料也一起慶祝聖誕節。


CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CARTOONS 經典聖誕節卡通電影觀賞
Third Grade Presents…Classic Christmas Cartoons!  Come out on December 15 for an afternoon of fun for all ages!

Brand-new GUESS shoes will be available for purchase at the Cartoon Classics activity. Each pair will be sold for NT$600.

Where: Auditorium and Plaza
Who: Friends of all ages!
What: Cartoons, Popcorn, Drinks, Snacks, Silent Auction, Photo Booth
What time: 3:30 for early bird snacks, silent auction, and photo booth!
3:40 doors open for cartoons! (no snacks in the auditorium! Snacks will be sold at an intermission, and again after the show.
How much: 150NT covers the cartoons, a popcorn, and a drink! Other snacks available for purchase.
How do I buy a ticket: Tickets will be sold on the day of the event.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHRISTMAS PROJECT!
三年級呈現…經典聖誕卡通電影!請 在十二月十五號參加一個適合各個年齡的歡樂午後!
地點:禮堂和廣場
誰: 老少皆宜的朋友!
什麼:卡通電影,爆米花,飲料,小吃,無聲拍賣,照片展台
什麼時間:三點半有提供小點心,無聲拍賣和照相亭!
3:40禮堂門將打開! (禮堂裡不能吃東西!可在中場休息時會在外場販賣小點心,並在演出後再次出售。
多少錢:150NT包括漫畫,爆米花和飲料! 其他小吃可供購買。
我如何購買票:活動當天售票。
所有的收益都將捐給聖誕結專案!


CHRISTMAS HAMS AND TURKEYS 聖誕節火腿和火雞肉
Please place your orders now for ham or turkeys for Christmas. Use this LINK to order.  Please order by Friday, Dec. 15 before 12pm. Pick-up time will be 2:30-3:30 on Wednesday Dec. 20. Hams are selling at NT$ 125/ Lb and turkeys at NT$ 85/Lb.
如欲購買聖誕節火腿或火雞,請現在下訂單。請使用這個LINK 下單。 請於12月15日星期五前12點前訂購。 領取時間是12月20日星期三,下午 2:30-3:30。火腿125新台幣/磅的價格出售,火雞以85新台幣/磅的價格出售。


COCOA CLASSIC COMMUNITY FUN RUN  Cocoa Classic聖誕募款趣味賽跑
Want to spread some Christmas cheer and raise some funds for the Christmas Project this year?  Everyone is invited to the Cocoa Classic Community Fun Run on Friday, December 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the track.  Donations will be collected.  All proceeds will go towards the Christmas project. Mark your calendars…..this is a festive event under the lights that you won’t want to miss.
您今年想要為聖誕節項目散播一些聖誕歡呼以及同時為聖誕節專案籌集一些資金嗎? 我們要請每個人參加12月15日星期五下午7點的Cocoa Classic聖誕募款趣味賽跑,地點在學校操場。我們將收集捐款。 所有收益都將用於聖誕節專案。 請標註在您的行事曆上… ..這是一個在星光舉行的一個特別項目,你不會想錯過的。


CHRISTMAS PROJECT- PRINCIPAL’S CHALLENGE 聖誕節專案-校長的挑戰
The Principal Challenge is always a fun and exciting addition to our Christmas Project, and this year, Mr. Myburgh is going to complete one of the K8 challenges as Principalman. Please consider making a donation to the Christmas Project by choosing to support a challenge on this pledge form. Thank you for your generosity!校長的挑戰總是為聖誕節專案添加有趣又令人興奮事,而今年,Mr.Myburgh 校長將完成其中一項由幼稚園到八年級所選出來的Principalman挑戰之一。 請為聖誕節項目捐款思考,請在此祈願表格的選擇挑戰項目。 感謝您的慷慨!


SENITA CONFERENCE SENITA 研習會
Next month, Friday, January 26h,  the SENITA group will be hosting Dr. Rick Bates on the Morrison campus, who will be speaking on two topics:  Understanding the Dynamics of Grief & Managing Challenges and Emotions.  Dr. Bates is a counselor and currently serves as the Executive Pastor at Island Community Church in Hong Kong.  Please feel free to email Freddie Wagner for more information or fill out this form if you’d like to attend.  wagnerf@mca.org.tw
下個月,1月26日星期五,SENITA小組將在馬禮遜校區由Dr. Rick Bates博士主持的研習會,他將說兩個主題:理解悲傷和管理挑戰與情緒的模式。 Dr. Rick Bates博士是一名顧問,目前擔任香港島社區教會的執行牧師。 如有任何問題,請隨時向Freddie Wagner發送電子郵件,以獲取更多信息或是填寫此表格,如果您想參加研習。 wagnerf@mca.org.tw


Snapshots around campus

Visit from author David Schwartz







Christmas Bazaar – a fun community event!












Softball & T-ball teams






Visit from author Peter Brown







MS Christmas Concert