August 26, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 
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 (4:00pm) ; 中小學懇親會(下午4:00)
September 4 Half day for students: 11:30am dismissal for EMS; no-activity weekend 當天學生上半天課,中小學早上11:30下課,無活動週末
September 11 Progress Reports sent home  近程成績寄發

Dear EMS Parents,
It is a blessing to have students back to school. All the work of preparing for a new year suddenly turns to joy when students again fill the classrooms, hallways, and playgrounds. While education looks very different in much of the world today, we rejoice that we can hold face to face classes to begin our year. 

At this point, Morrison will continue with normal beginning of the year events with slight modifications for the safety of our community. This year’s Meet-the-Teacher event will be a little different, but it will retain many similarities. This year we will host our Meet-the-Teacher Day which begins 30 minutes after the end of school at 4:00 pm on September 3. While middle-school teachers meet with parents to overview the year ahead, K-5 students will lead their parents on a tour of their classrooms and specials. After-school classes and sports will be canceled that day. Childcare will be provided throughout the afternoon, so younger siblings are welcome to attend with parents.

An afternoon event will provide an earlier evening for families since Meet-the-Teacher falls on a Thursday with a half day of school on Friday. More information will come soon about safety precautions for this event. I look forward to seeing you!

Blessings,
Mr. Finch

親愛的國中、小學家長們:
 看到學生們回到學校上課真是開心。為著新學年而忙碌的同時,看到學生們在教室、走廊和遊樂區域的瞬間,愉悅的心情頓時湧上心頭。在世界各地,相對於學生上學這方面還是有困難的國家,我們在這學年能夠實體上課是何等喜樂和有福。

 我們還是會照常舉辦每年開學時的活動,但今年為了社區的安全,我們會稍微做一些調整。今年的班親會有些微的不一樣,但大部分還是會保有和以往相同的方式。今年的班親會,在九月三日,學生放學後的三十分鐘也就是下午四點舉辦。當國中老師和家長們在座談這學年的概況時,幼稚園到五年級的學生將帶領他們的家長去參觀他們的教室和其他科目的教室。當天課後的課程和活動將全部取消,我們有提供托兒照顧, 因此也歡迎帶著幼小的弟弟妹妹來參加。

 這次下午舉辦的班親會,相對的也可以方便家長比以往早結束,因為活動的隔天星期五,學生還要上半天的課。有關這次班親會的防疫措施,我們在不久後將會公布。期待在班親會能見到你!
敬祝安康
方校長


YEARBOOK PHOTOS & ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENINGS 年刊照相&年度健康檢查
Just a reminder that your child will have his/her yearbook photo taken on either Monday (8/31) or Tuesday (9/1). If you have a K5 child, please see the chart below to see which day your child will have his/her photo taken.Middle school students with Chinese A will have their photos taken on Monday; students with Chinese B will have their photos taken on Tuesday.

Please also note that the clinic will be doing their annual health screenings in conjunction with yearbook picture days. They will be taking students’ height and weight on either Monday (8/31) or Tuesday (9/1), depending on their scheduled picture day. EMS students in K, 2nd, 5th and 8th grades will also receive a routine vision screening in accordance with the vision screening policy. If you have any questions, please email taichungclinic@mca.org.tw.
提醒您,您的孩子將在星期一(8/31)或星期二(9/1)拍攝他/她的年刊照片。如果您的孩子有在幼稚園~五年級就讀的,請參見下面的圖表,以了解您的孩子在哪一天照相。
中文A班的國中生將在星期一拍照。中文B班的學生將在星期二拍照。另請注意,醫護室將有年度的健康檢查,將配合年刊照相時間,當日將進行年度健康檢查。按照學生拍照的時間,他們將在周一(8/31)或週二(9/1)檢查紀錄學生的身高和體重。根據視力篩檢政策,幼稚園,二,五,和八年級的中小學學生還將接受常規視力檢查。如有任何疑問,請發送電子郵件至taichungclinic@mca.org.tw。


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 September 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!九月份的時間表如下:

September 1- K8 (Auditorium)
September 8- K5 (Auditorium)
September 9- MS (Commons)
September 15- 3-5 (Commons)
September 16- MS (Commons)
September 22- K2 (Commons)
September 23- MS (Commons)
September 29- K5 (Auditorium)
September 30- MS (Commons)


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,我們會將您入檔,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. MS Sports are open to everyone; students just need to commit to the entire season by attending all practices, scheduled games, and the season-ending tournament.
國中足球將在8/31開始。男生練習時間是在星期一和三放學後,女生是在星期二和四。歡迎所有國中生參加運動活動,學生需要參加整季所有練習,比賽和活動結束的季賽。

The coaches for the MS Soccer teams are below:

8th Grade Girls – Mrs. Alicia Edwards

7th Grade Boys – Mr. Jeff Johnston

7th Grade Girls – Mr. Joseph Cho

6th Grade Boys – Mr. Josh Pagel

6th Grade Girls – Mrs. Shauna Spence and Mrs. Terri Ng

For more information, please check our MS Sports section on our Morrison website. You can find the details about the soccer season at this link.


SNAPSHOTS AROUND CAMPUS
Swim Class with Mr. Peleo








Recess Fun





MS “Beginning of the Year” Water fight








MS Spiritual Emphasis Day