December 6, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

DECEMBER 十二月
Dec. 7 Author David Schwartz visits MAC 作者 David Schwartz拜訪台中校區
Dec. 8 HS Christmas concert (7:30pm) 高中聖誕節音樂會(晚上7:30)
Dec. 9 EMS PAC Christmas Bazaar; MS TISSA softball tournament 中小學家長委員會 聖誕市集; 國中TISSA壘球比賽
Dec. 12 MS Christmas Concert (7:30pm) 中學聖誕音樂晚會(晚上7:30)
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 Classic Christmas Cartoons (3:30pm)

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

Dear Parents,
Early in my teaching career I learned the importance of wait time. Wait time is when a teacher asks a question and then waits before calling on a student to respond. The appropriate amount of wait time is between three to five seconds, but on average teachers take less than one second before they answer their own questions! I guess human beings don’t wait well.

Abraham was 75 years old when God promised him a son. The Lord then renewed the promise, after fifteen years when Abraham was 90! Isaac was finally born when the patriarch was 100. The Bible describes such periods of waiting on God as Him acting in the fullness of time.

The month of December reminds us of such a season of waiting. “
Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas. Advent means ‘Coming’ in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.” (www.whychristmas.com)

I’m thankful that God waits well. The Bible describes Him as “patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) And also, “Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” (Isaiah 64:4)

Blessings,
Mr. Myburgh

親愛的家長:
在我早期的教學生涯,我不得不學習時間的等待之重要性,時間的等待是當老師提出一個問題和請學生回答中間的那段等候的時間,適當的等待時間約三至五秒鐘,但一般來說老師在不到一秒的時間就會回答自己所問的問題,我想人們可真不擅長耐心等待。

當上帝應許亞伯拉罕一個兒子時,他已經七十五歲,過了十五年在亞伯拉罕九十歲之時,上帝再次重申了這個諾言以撒在他一百歲高齡時才終於誕生。聖經描述了這樣等待上帝的時間,就像祂等待時機成熟才行使作為一樣。

十二月份是一個提醒我們等待的季節,待降節包含聖誕節前的四個星期,待降這名詞出於拉丁文,意思是『來臨』,就是等待耶穌基督的降臨,基督徒們用這待降節的四星期和其中的四個週日來預備和思想聖誕節的真正意義。」(www.whychristmas.com)

我很感恩神非常懂得如何等待,聖經用「寬容你們,不願有一人滅亡,卻願人人都悔改。」(彼得後書三章九節)來描寫上帝,同時在以賽亞書六十四章四節也說到:「從古時以來,人未曾聽過,耳未曾聞過,眼未曾見過,在你以外還有甚麼神,能為等候他的人行事的。」
Mr. Myburgh敬上


CHRISTMAS BAZAAR- SATURDAY! 聖誕市集-星期六
Please make sure you join us this Saturday for the Christmas Bazaar. Doors will open at 9am. There will be many activities for kids and over 30 vendors selling new and handcrafted items. Kids can purchase ‘activity packs’ for NT$200 each, which allows them to choose 5 of our 8 activities for kids. We will also have pictures with Santa that day from 9:30am-12pm. Check out our Facebook page for more information!
請確保在這星期六來參加聖誕市集。上午9點開門。 有許多為孩子設計的活動還有超過30個供應商出售新的和手工製品。 孩子們可以每人購買新台幣200元的“活動包”,這樣可以讓孩子選擇8項活動中的其中5項。 當天上午9點半至下午12點,我們還會與聖誕老人合影。 查看我們的Facebook頁面以獲取更多信息!


 T-BALL & SOFTBALL PIZZA PARTIES 樂樂球&壘球 比薩派對
Our K5 t-ball and softball season will finish next week. K2 students will enjoy a pizza party on December 13 and Grades 3-5 students will enjoy a pizza party on December 14. Please make sure you pay NT$100 to the office if your children are participating in t-ball.
我們幼稚園~五年的樂樂球和壘球課後活動季將在下星期結束。幼稚園~二年級將在十二月十三日舉行比薩派對,三年級~五年級將在十二月十四日舉行比薩派對。請記得到辦公室付 NT$100,如果貴子弟有參加樂樂球/壘球活動。


CHAPEL THIS WEEK 本週崇拜
Grades 3-5 will have chapel in the Commons tomorrow at 8:10am and Mrs. Rebekah Owens will be speaking. Eighth-grade students are leading chapel in the auditorium at 8:35am. They will share some of what they learned at Leadership Camp with the rest of Middle School. Parents are welcome to join our weekly chapel services.
三~五年級早上8:10的崇拜是在Commons,Mrs. Rebekah Owens是我們的講員。國中崇拜是在早上8:35,當天是由八年級學生帶領崇拜。他們將與其他年級的國中生,分享一些有關於他們在領袖訓練營學到的東西。 歡迎家長參加我們每週的崇拜時間。


 8th GRADE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT- SPECTATOR BUS 八年級壘球比賽 搭乘觀賽巴士訊息
Parents and spectators who wish to ride the school-rented bus to the 8th Grade softball tournament at MAK on December 9 are requested to sign-up at the EMS office. Limited seating is available. The bus will depart at 6:15am.
家長和觀眾如果想在12月9日在MAK參加8年級的壘球比賽,請在中小學辦公室登記。 座位有限。巴士在早上6:15發車。


CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CARTOONS
Third Grade Presents…Classic Christmas Cartoons!  Come out on December 15 for an afternoon of fun for all ages!
Where: Auditorium and Plaza
Who: Friends of all ages!
What: Cartoons, Popcorn, Drinks, Snacks, Silent Auction, Photo Booth
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…經典聖誕漫畫!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:漫畫,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!


CLIMATE OF CARE- SURVEY
One of Mr. Myburgh’s goals this year is to create a tangible, visible climate of care in the EMS. He and PAC would like to extend an opportunity to parents to participate in a simple anonymous SURVEY every month. Mr. Myburgh will use the feedback to better understand the effectiveness of the school’s strategies. Thank you so much for your time.
今年Myburgh校長的目標之一就是幫助中小學部中創造一個具體的,明顯的關懷份圍。 他和PAC家長委員會希望每個月都有機會讓家長參與一個簡單的匿名問卷調查。 Myburgh校長將使用反饋來更好地理解學校策略的有效性。 非常感謝您寶貴的時間。


 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. You can see the challenges on the graphic below and donate to the challenge of your choice in the office. All proceeds will go directly to the Christmas Project!
聖誕節校長的挑戰總是為聖誕節專案帶來額外的趣味和興奮,今年,Myburgh校長將要完成由幼稚園~八年級學生所挑選出其中一項挑戰-Principalman!您可以在下面的圖表中看到挑戰,並在辦公室中向您挑選的挑戰捐贈。 所有收益將直接進入聖誕節項目!


 SCHEDULE FOR AUTHOR DAVID SCHWARTZ VISIT 作家DAVID SCHWARTZ拜訪行程
Parents are welcome to attend the events in the library on Thursday, December 7, when author David Schwartz visits our campus. He will be meeting with the K8 classes at these times:
歡迎家長們在12月7日星期四參加我們校園的作者David Schwartz的圖書館活動。 他將會在以下的時間與幼稚園~八年級班見面:
10am-11am – K-2nd

12:30pm-1:30pm – 3rd-5th

2pm-3pm – 6th-8th

上午10時至上午11時 – 幼稚園~二年級
下午12:30 – 1:30 – 三~五年級
下午2點至3點 – 六~八年級


NOTE FROM MS. RUAN
Dear Elementary Parents,

I would like to give you all a big thank you for coming to the Elementary Christmas Concert last Friday night. The students did an amazing job;  it was a great fun and I am very proud of your children!! Once again, Special Thanks to Ms. Tina Chu, Ms. Vivian Wen, Ms. Aki Liu, Cathy Kung, Vivi Yu, Vivienne Hsu, Yen Chen Hsu & Jennifer Lin for their volunteer services,  Mrs. Jean Chang for the dialogue, Mrs. Penny Lee for the piano recording, Mr. Robert Huang for the orchestration, backing track recording, Mrs. Liana Peleo, Miss Sigrid Skaggs, Mr. Scott Finch, Mr. Wagner, Mrs. Hanna Chen & Mr. Seppie Myburgh for the dialogue video, Mr. Floyd Lima & Mr. Robert Huang for Lights & Sound and the teachers for their support. Merry Christmas! —Ms. Ruan & and the Music Team
在此我要給一個大大的感謝給所有來參加小學聖誕音樂會的你們。學生的表現真是太棒了,這是一個非常有趣的夜晚,我為你的孩子感到驕傲! 再次特別感謝Ms. Joy Chu, Julia Chu的舞來設計, Ms. Tina Chu, Ms. Vivian Wen, Ms. Shu-Cu Chen, Cathy Kung, Vivi Yu, Vivienne Hsu & Jennifer Lin義工家長的協助, Mrs. Jean Chang的對話設計,Mrs. Penny Lee鋼琴伴奏錄音,Mr. Robert Huang編排,支持跟錄音, Mrs. Liana Peleo, Miss Sigrid Skaggs, Mr. Scott Finch, Mr. Wagner, Mrs. Hanna Chen & Mr. Seppie Myburgh對話影片, Mr. Floyd Lima & Mr. Robert Huang燈光和聲效和所有老師們的支持。聖誕快樂! Ms. Ruan & 音樂部門團隊


Snapshots Around Campus

3-5 Christmas Concert












Sock Day in Kindergarten!



Gingerbread Store in 1st Grade







Christmas is in the air around campus!



You can donate to the challenge of your choice in the office!