August 14, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

AUGUST 八月
August 15 Late start for EMS every Thursday (9am) 星期四早上9:00上課
August 19 Music Lessons Begin 音樂課程開始
August 22 Spiritual Emphasis Day/ MS Overnight  中學靈修退休日
August 26 MS Soccer Starts 中學足球開始
August 30 K8 Meet the Teacher Night (7pm) 幼稚園~八年級 班親晚會 (晚上七點)

Dear Parents,
Welcome back! I am very excited to begin the 2019-20 school year! I hope you had a wonderful summer vacation. After a very busy summer of classes, moving, and travels, I am glad to be back in Taiwan and get the school year underway. All of us in the Morrison Academy EMS are delighted to have the opportunity to work with your children. Many of our staff have been on campus for the past two weeks preparing for the start of the new year.
Morrison Taichung begins the year with a few new staff members. It is my pleasure to introduce our new staff who join our fantastic EMS team along with those who shift to new positions this year.
Here are our new teachers 

  • Mrs. Kim Wang – Kindergarten 
  • Miss. Nicholle Shell – 3rd Grade 
  • Miss. Sunny Chang– EMS Music
  • Miss. Jesica Restrepo – MS Math & Science 

These staff members have changed roles:

  • Mrs. Crystal Liao – Educational Technology Coach & 2nd-grade Math 
  • Miss. Sigrid Skaggs – 5th Grade 

A special welcome to all our new Kindergarten parents and other new families. We enjoy seeing new faces and sincerely hope you have the opportunity to engage in our school’s caring and warm environment.   

On a final note, please know that our EMS teachers (with the exception of Kindergarten) will be administering the MAP standardized tests over the next three weeks. For best results, please make sure students get sufficient rest, have a nutritious diet 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

親愛的家長們:
在2019-20 學年開學之際,我非常開心的歡迎大家。希望您暑期過得愉快。暑假當中,我上了一些課程,搬家還有旅行到幾個地方後,很開心能回到台灣並開始進行開學事宜。馬禮遜中、小學很榮幸能有機會在孩子的求學過程中陪伴他們。兩個禮拜前我們已經開始為新學年的準備。

 在這新的學年,我很榮幸在這向您介紹台中馬禮遜國中和小學部新進教職員以及在職位上有變動的教職員。

 以下是我們的新進的老師:

  • Mrs. Kim Wang – Kindergarten 幼稚園老師
  • Miss. Nicholle Shell – 3rg Grade  三年級老師
  • Miss. Sunny Chang– EMS Music 國中及小學部音樂老師
  • Miss. Jesica Restrepo – MS Math & Science 國中數學及自然科學老師

 以下是職位變動的職員及老師:

  • Mrs. Crystal Liao – Educational Technology Coach & 2nd-grade Math
    資訊教學指導及二年級數學老師
  • Miss. Sigrid Skaggs – 5th Grade  五年級老師

 我們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,接下來三週的時間,中小學部(包括幼稚園)會做MAP學力測驗。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。

 祝安,
方校長


LIBRARY BOOK IN A JAR 圖書館 瓶中書
The library’s beloved “Book in a Jar” game is back!!! Come on over to the library and make your guess! 3 winners will be drawn from the correct guesses and will receive coupons for the student store; and all those with correct guesses will be entered in a grand prize drawing to be held at the end of the school year. So, be sure to enter! This is open to all students, teachers, and parents.
圖書館備受喜愛的”瓶中書“活動有回來了!!快到圖書館來做出你的選擇!我們會從猜中的參與選出三位幸運者,他們將會收到學生福利社的禮卷,所有猜中的人將會直接進入期末的超級杯抽獎活動。所以,務必參加!這活動是開放給所有的學生,老師,和家長們!


THINK T-SHIRT ORDER FORM THINK-T衫 預購單
If your child needs a new THINK shirt, here is the link to the order form. Parents can order a new shirt until Monday, August 19. They should fill out the form and then send the money to the classroom teacher. The shirts this year are NT325.
如果您的孩子需要新的THINK T 衫,請在此連結預購。請家長在八月九號,星期一前訂購完畢。請填寫完後將費用交給導師。每件NT325。


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 2019 Fall Board Game Fun class. The class is open for G2~G6 students and will meet every Wednesday after school 3:40 ~ 5:00pm starting September 4th. There will be 13 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$4,800 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。課程開放給二~六年級學生,從九月四日開始,每週三課後 3:40~5:00pm 上課。這學期有十三堂課,費用新臺幣4800元,贈送兩個遊戲。開放報名至九月二日截止。 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)。


FROM THE MAC HEALTH CLINIC 醫護室訊息
All returning 6th and 9th grade students who have not done so yet need to print off a Sports Physical Form, available on the school website under “parent information” or pick one up from the clinic. These need to be taken to a doctor to get an exam and have the paper filled out and signed. Any student who has not submitted this form before the end of this week will not be allowed to participate in P.E and after school sports. Please submit these forms by uploading to the Health Portal, we do not need the physical copy. New students are exempt from this because they should have already turned in a New Student Physical Exam Form. Thank you for your cooperation.
所有六年級和九年級學生還沒有印出體育活動調查表Sports Physical Form,可以在學校網頁的”parent information” 印出,或是到醫護室拿取表格。這表格須至診所請醫生填寫並簽名。所有學生沒有在這星期前交回此表格,將無法上體育課,以及課後體與活動。請上網在Health Portal登入繳交此表格,您不需要將紙本表格交給醫護室。新學生不需要做此動作,因為在新生報名時已附上新生身體檢查表了!感謝您的配合!


NEW TEACHER HIGHLIGHT: KIM WANG 新老師介紹: KIM WANG
Hello, my name is Kim Wang and I’m excited to be teaching Kindergarten at MCA, Taichung, this year.  I was born and raised in California. My husband and I just celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. We have two children.  Leah is in 5th grade and Jake is in 3rd grade. Before coming to Taiwan, I worked at a private Christian school in San Diego for 15 years.  I have experience teaching grades K-6th.
你好!我的名字叫Kim Wang我今年非常興奮在馬禮遜任教幼稚園。我出生在加州。我先和我剛剛慶祝我結婚16年紀念日。我們有兩個小孩。Leah是五年級,Jake是三年級。在來台灣之前,我在聖地牙哥私立基督教學校任教了15年。我有幼稚園~六年級的教學經驗。


NEW TEACHER HIGHLIGHT: JESICA RESTREPO 新老師介紹:JESICA RESTREPO
Hello! My name is Jesica Restrepo, and I am teaching MS Math and Science. I was born and raised as a missionary in southern Spain; my family still lives and serves there. I am coming from Dalat International School in Malaysia, where I’ve been teaching MS Math for the past four years. As a teacher, my desire is to serve and support families in an international context by providing loving and challenging education that motivates students towards academic and personal growth.
你好!我的名字叫Jesica Restrepo,我非常興奮任教數學和科學課。我在西班牙南部的出生並成長,我是生在宣教士的家庭; 我的家人仍然在那裡生活和服務。過去四年我是在馬來西亞Dalat國際學校教數學。 作為一名教師,我的願望是在國際背景下為家庭提供服務和支持,提供充滿愛心和挑戰性的教育,激勵學生實現學業和個人成長。


NEW TEACHER HIGHLIGHT: NICHOLLE SHELL 新老師介紹:NICHOLLE SHELL
My name is Nicholle Shell and I’m teaching 3rd grade this year. Previous to coming to Taichung I taught first grade for two years at an international school in China. During my time there I was able to travel to Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand. I have also enjoyed doing my student teaching in Guatemala. I am originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan and enjoy being able to get back and enjoy the lakes during the summer!
我的名字是Nicholle Shell 我非常興奮今年我將要三年級!我之前在中國國際學校教了兩年的一年級。我在中國的時,有機會到香港,馬來西亞,和泰國旅行。我也很享受我在瓜地馬拉時的實習的教學時光。我是從密西根大急流城來的,很高興今年暑假我可以回去享受美麗的湖光山色!


NEW TEACHER HIGHLIGHT: SUNNY CHANG  新老師介紹:SUNNY CHANG
My name is Sunny Chang, and I will be the EMS music teacher this year at Morrison. Before joining Morrison, I was working as a music teacher in an independent private preschool in New York for about 5 years. I also have over 10 years of teaching experience in teaching piano. I graduated from New York University with a Master’s degree in Music Education and received another Master’s degree in Piano Performance from Northern Illinois University. I’m very excited about the new school year and I look forward to working with your children!
我的名字叫SUNNY CHANG,我今年將會在馬禮遜教中小學的音樂課程。再加入馬禮遜之前,我在紐約一間私立幼稚園任教5年,以及10年的鋼琴教學經歷。我畢業於紐約大學,獲得音樂教育碩士學位,並獲得北伊利諾伊大學鋼琴演奏碩士學位。 我對新學年感到非常興奮,我期待著和你的孩子們一起有著很棒的一年!


SNAPSHOTS AROUND CAMPUS
We’ve had a wonderful start to the new school year!