August 12, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

AUGUST 八月
August 17 After-school music lessons begin; After-school choir for G4 & 5 starts 課後音樂課開始,四、五年級課後合唱團開始
August 21 MS Spiritual Life Day/Beginning of Year Party 中學靈修日/開學派對
August 31 MS Soccer starts 國中足球開始; Yearbook photos 年刊照相日
September 3 EMS Meet the Teacher Day (4:30pm) 中小學懇親會(下午4:30)

Dear Elementary-Middle School Parents,
Welcome back! I am very excited to begin the 2020-21 school year!  All of us in the Morrison Academy Elementary-Middle School (EMS) are delighted to have the opportunity to work with your children.

While we pause to recognize the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize the blessings of the relative safety we currently enjoy in Taiwan. The situation inside and outside of Taiwan will continue to be monitored closely, and precautions adjusted to ensure a safe learning environment this year. The health and safety of our students, staff, and community is our utmost concern.

Morrison Taichung begins the year with a few new staff members and new teaching assignments. First, it is my pleasure to introduce our new staff who join our fantastic EMS team this year.

  • Mrs. Debra Lawler – MS Science and Bible

  • Ms. Nicole Kamp – EMS Art

  • Mrs. Judy Chen – EMS Chinese

As our Grade 5 class returns to one section, I am excited to announce one additional change in role. Ms. Sigrid Skaggs becomes our EMS Guidance Counselor.

I also wish to extend a special welcome to all of our new Kindergarten parents and other new families. We enjoy seeing new faces and sincerely hope you can engage in our school’s caring and warm community.

Finally, please know that starting the second week of school, our EMS teachers (except for Kindergarten) will be administering the beginning of the year Developmental Reading Assessments (DRA) and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) standardized tests. For best results, please make sure students get sufficient rest, have a nutritious breakfast, and drink enough water. These assessments serve as beginning-of-year data that will help guide instruction. We will share this data with you during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Blessings,
Mr. Finch

親愛的國中小學的家長們:

在2020-2021 學年開學之際,我非常開心的歡迎大家。希望您的暑假過得愉快。馬禮遜中、小學部的每一位教職員都很慶幸能有機會陪伴您的孩子。
在我們警覺到新冠病毒疫情的嚴重性的同時,我們體會到在安全的台灣是如此的有福。 我們會對台灣的境內和境外的疫情狀況持續密切的注意著。為了確保能提供安全的學習環境,防疫措施也會跟著做調整。因為我們最關心的就是學生、教職員和社區的健康與安全。

台中馬禮遜今年有幾位新進以及在職位上有變動的教職員。首先,我非常榮幸的向您介紹幾位新加入我們的團隊。

  • Mrs. Debra Lawler – 國中科學和聖經

  • Ms. Nicole Kamp – 中小學部美術

  • Mrs. Judy Chen – 中小學部中文

由於今年的五年級只有一班,因此我非常開心在此宣佈 Ms. Sigrid Skaggs 的職位調整為中小學部的輔導老師。
我要特別歡迎新進的幼稚園和其他年級的家庭,很高興有機會和您見面也誠摯的希望您能融入馬禮遜這個溫暖的大家庭。
最後,請各位家長注意,在開學的第二週,我們的中小學部(不包含幼稚園)的老師會開始幫學生做閱讀能力測驗 (DRA) 和學力測驗(MAP)。為了達到最好的效果,孩子們需要足夠的休息,均衡的飲食,攝取足夠的水分。這個測驗資料能幫助老師們在學年開始時知道如何做更好的教學。測驗結果會在懇親會時個別給家長。
敬祝安康
方校長


WEEKLY CHAPELS 每週崇拜時間
Students in grades K-5 will have weekly chapels on Tuesdays at 8:10am, either in the auditorium or in Commons. MS students will have chapels mostly on Wednesdays at 8:10am, unless they join a K8 chapel on a Tuesday. Parents are always welcome to join our chapel services! The schedule for August is below:
幼稚園-五年級在每週二都有崇拜,地點會在禮堂或是Commons. 國中的崇拜時間大部分會在星期三,早上8:10,除非當週星期二有幼稚園-八年級的崇拜時間。歡迎家長參加我們的崇拜時間!八月份的時間表如下:
8/18- K5 幼稚園-五年級 (Auditorium 禮堂)
8/19- MS 國中 (Commons)
8/25- K5 稚園-五年級(Auditorium禮堂)
8/26- MS 國中 (Commons)


CALENDAR FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR  2018-19學年年曆
The calendar for the 2020-21 school year can be found at this link. You may also check campus-specific calendars at this link.
2020-2021 學校的行事曆可在此連結找到。您也可以在此連結看到校園特定的行事曆。


CREATION STATION OPENING 自製區開放時間
The Creation Station will open for the year starting on Monday, August 17 from 3:30- 4:15pm. Parents are welcome to accompany their kids and participate in the activities. There is a sign-in process to help limit the number of kids in the room.
今年的自製區將在8/17,星期一,下午3:30-4:15 開放。歡迎家長陪同孩子一起做活動。有簽到表格可以幫助限制學生使用的人數。


CHILD SAFETY TRAINING (CSPN) 兒童安全培訓
As stated in Morrison Policies and Procedures, Morrison requires that substitutes, teacher aides, parent volunteers and coaches get a background check (once) and complete a Child Safety training (annually). If you are planning to be a parent volunteer this year, please visit our website and complete 1 of the 5 courses. Once a course is completed, you will be entered into our database as an approved volunteer for the year. 

You may find the CSPN videos at this link:
CSPN Videos

如馬禮遜政策與程序所述,馬禮遜要求代課教師,教師助手,家長志工和教練進行背景調查(一次性)並完成(每年一次)兒童安全培訓。 如果您打算今年成為家長志工,請至我們的網站並完成5門課程中的其中1門。 課程完成後,我們會講您入檔,您將成為今年的認可志工人員。

您可以在以下鏈接中找到CSPN影片:

CSPN Videos


MS SOCCER 中學足球
Middle School soccer starts on August 31. MS boys will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays after school, and MS girls will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
中學足球將在八月三十一開始。中學男生練習時間在星期一和星期三課後,女生練習時間在星期二和星期四。


BOARD GAME  FUN 益智桌遊課程
Board games are a great way for students to use teamwork, communication, and logical thinking. If you’d like your child to take a break from technology, please consider enrolling your child in the 2020 Fall Board Game Fun class. The class is open for G1~G6 students and will meet every Monday after school 3:40 ~ 5:00pm starting August 24th. There will be 16 classes for this semester. Maximum number of students who can sign up is 16 students.  Please contact Violet Chen in the office or at 0935-065442 for registration. The cost is NT$6,800 for one semester.  The classes will be conducted in Chinese with English translation if needed.
透過桌上遊戲讓小朋友暫時離開充滿3C的世界,從最單純的遊戲中,讓小朋友學習透過思考找尋獲勝的方法,透過不同的益智桌上遊戲訓練小朋友的邏輯;遊戲中更能讓小朋友累積溝通與合作的經驗。課程開放給ㄧ~六年級學生,從八月二十四日開始,每週ㄧ課後 3:40~5:00pm 上課。這學期有十六堂課,費用新臺幣6800元,贈送兩個遊戲。開放報名至八月二十日截止。 課程16人額滿。 請洽辦公室Violet Chen 報名繳費。聯絡電話  0935-065442。課程以中文教學(如有需求,可加上英文翻譯)。


ASIAN DEBATE LEAGUE
Please fill out the form below if you are interested in signing up your G4 or G5 child for the after-school Asian Debate League (ADL) Smart Debate Class. More details about the class are on the form. The program won’t be offered unless at least 12 students sign up. Please contact Judy Chen at chenj24@mca.org.tw if you have any questions.
We also offer class for middle school students! 我們也有專為中學生設計的課程
Please come to the information/Registration meeting tomorrow 8/13 at Commons Basement from 3:00- 4:00 Pm
明天在8/13 Commons Basement 3:00- 4:00 Pm
會有一場說明會歡迎參加
亞太語文思辯中心(The Asian Debate League,簡稱ADL)是專門為小學三年級以上學生進行演說、辯論及寫作等培訓的專業諮詢顧問教育機構。其目標除了培育學生成為一優秀、自信、思慮敏捷的辯士及演說者外,並定期挑選符合的學員參與美國一流的演辯團體競賽(例如:NSDA, TOC, Stanford, 及哈佛大學and Harvard 等演辯團體)。
亞太語文思辯中心(ADL)分別與國際辯論協會(National Speech & Debate Association) 是長期合作夥伴。換言之,亞太語文思辯中心(ADL)不僅可以藉由上課、日常比賽及國際比賽,讓學生獲取NSDA points 所認可的學習積分(此一積分為申請美國大專院校入學時所認可的積分);並且透過比賽與培訓交流,加深學生和美國一流學府的彼此接觸機會,進一步提升未來入學的競爭力與方向。

ADL DEBATE LEAGUE FORM


ZUMBA CLASS FOR MAC PARENTS 森巴有氧課程提供給馬禮遜家長
Would you like to get your morning exercise done right after dropping off your kids on campus? Please come join Zumba class at Morrison. Class starts on August 17. If morning class doesn’t work for you, we have afternoon class for you as well. The class meets three times a week on the 3rd floor mat room. Monday 3:40 to 4:40 PM, Tuesday and Friday: 8-9AM. Please contact Min-Hsun Chiang (0972-247478) for a fee schedule or join the LINE group chat http://line.me/ti/g/PXXQV7SvE7.
您是否希望在早上載孩子上學後也順便在學校運動?馬禮遜舞動有氧課程邀請你加入我們運動的行列。 8/17 下午開始第一堂課。如果早上課不適合你,我們也有下午課。 課程每週三次在體育館三樓舉行。 週一下午3:40至4:40, 週二早上8-9點,週五早上8-9。 請聯繫Min-Hsun Chiang(0972-247478)了解收費方式或加入LINE群組http://line.me/ti/g/PXXQV7SvE7


BIBLE STORY TIME FOR PARENTS
Dear Moms and Dads,
Would you like to discuss parenting and then hear a Bible Story and discuss it? We would love to have you join us for a parenting discussion and a Bible Story time each Wednesday from 1:15-3:30 in the School Cafeteria. Please come at least one time to see if the class is of interest to you! For more information, please contact Mary Agnes Minnich at minnichma@mca.org
親愛的爸爸媽媽們:
您是否想一起討論親子教養的話題及聆聽聖經故事呢?  我們竭誠歡迎您2020/8/19起每周三下午1:15-3:30
來學校餐廳參與我們親子教養討論及聖經故事時間。
誠摯邀請您至少撥冗參加一次,體驗課程內容是否符合您興趣。如果您需要更多資訊,請聯絡Mary Agnes Minnich (minnichma@mca.org)

http://line.me/ti/g/vIIlTN6CH-


MOMS IN PRAYER
Moms in Prayer, Please come and join us each Thursday morning from 9 to 10:30 AM in meeting room 1 in the library. We will be praying for the school as well as our own children! We hope and pray that you can join us! Please come and bring a friend or two! Thanks- Mary Agnes
馬禮遜媽媽禱告會,每週四早上9-10:30竭誠歡迎來到圖書館的1 號會議室。讓我們一起為學校和我們自己的孩子禱告!我們期待並祈禱您能加入我們! 如果可以帶一兩個朋友來更好。周美娟 敬邀
Link to our group chat:

http://line.me/ti/g/Z3MFPHYV65


SNAPSHOTS AROUND CAMPUS
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K5 Chapel




MS Chapel




Welcome back to school!







New EMS Staff