August 28, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

AUGUST 八月
August 30 K8 Meet the Teacher Night (7pm) 幼稚園~八年級 班親晚會 (晚上七點)
September 13 Online learning day (AM); no school for students in PM 線上學習日(早上),下五學生不上課
September 16-20 EMS THINK Week 中小學THINK週 

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT班親會
We would like to invite all parents to join this Friday evening, August 30 at 7pm for our annual EMS Meet the Teacher Night (MTTN). MTTN is a time when our teachers get the chance to briefly introduce themselves to parents and set the stage for a thriving partnership for the rest of the school year.
K5 students will be giving ‘student-led tours’ to their parents for part of the evening, so please bring your children with you. Childcare will be provided for younger siblings or for K5 children whose parents are also attending Middle-School presentations. We encourage you to come at 6:30pm for the Library Birthday Book Club.
邀請所有的家長我們這星期五晚上, 8月30號,晚上七點,參加我們年度中小學舉辦的班親會。班親會是讓我們所有老師的可以簡短的向家長們介紹他們自己的機會,並為今年度下一個和家長建立一個合作的平台關係。幼稚園~五年級學生將會充當“小小嚮導”帶領他們的家長參加其中的一些活動,所以請您帶著您的孩子。當天我們會提供年齡較小的托兒服務,或是您有幼稚園~五年的孩子,但需要參加在國中的孩子的班親會,也可將您的孩子送去托兒服務。我們鼓勵家長在晚上6:30先到圖書館參觀生日圖書俱樂部。


VOLUNTEERING ON CAMPUS 家長義工
Parents are encouraged to volunteer as teacher assistants, library aides, field trip chaperones, coaches for after school sports programs, and in many other valuable support roles. The students, teachers, and principal sincerely appreciate the time and effort volunteers invest in our school. In order to comply with the Child Safety Protection Network (CSPN) standards, all volunteers and coaches must participate in online training and get a criminal background check in order to serve. This is to protect all students on campus. We have arranged two sessions for CSPN training on Friday during Meet the Teacher Night. One session will be from 6:30-7:00pm in the office conference room. The second session will be from 8:30-9:00pm, also in the office conference room.
歡迎家長能加入馬禮遜台北義工行列,擔任老師助理、圖書館支援、校外教學隨行、課後運動教練及其他許多深具價值的支持性工作。校長及全體師生感謝義工所付出的時間與努力。為符合兒童安全及保護網絡(CSPN)守則,所有義工與教練皆需參加線上訓練並取得警察刑事紀錄證明(俗稱良民證。此舉是為了保護貴子弟在校安全。完整兒童安全保護程序。今年在星期五晚上,懇親會當晚為家長們準備兩場CSPN訓練,地點在office conference room。第一場是在晚上6:30-7:00pm,第二場是在8:30-9:00pm。


COACHING SURVEY 教練問卷調查
Are you interested in coaching an Elementary or Middle School sports team this year? If so, please take time to fill out this survey from Mr. Peleo and contact him if you have any questions.
你有興趣今年指導小學或中學的運動隊嗎? 如果是這樣,請花些時間填寫Mr. Peleo的調查問卷,如果您有任何疑問,請與他聯繫。


CHESS CLASS 西洋棋課
Chess is back for another year! This year, teacher Gary Hobbs, Taiwan’s highest certified chess coach, will be offering a class on Thursdays for all levels of players. Beginners are welcome, and can come and try the first class for free!  Class will start on September 12. Please sign up in the office before Tuesday, Sept. 10 if you would like to join the class. The cost is NT$300/ class and classes will be from 3:40-5:10 every Thursday.
西洋棋課今年又回來了!今年,Gary Hobbs老師,台灣國際象棋最高認證的教練,將在周四為所有級別的球員提供課程。歡迎初學者,第一堂試聽免費! 課程將於9月12日開始。如果您想參加課程,請在9月10日星期二之前在辦公室報到。 費用為每堂300新台幣,課程時間為每週四下午3-4:30。


EQUESTRIAN CLUB 馬術俱樂部
The Sian Tang Equestrian Club is offering Morrison students an opportunity to take horse riding lessons at their stable every Wednesday after school from 4:30-6:30pm. Some of our high school students already go to the stable each week to groom and ride the horses, and now the stable would like to offer this package to EMS students who are in grade 2 and above. Sian Tang will provide transportation and dinner as part of the package. The lessons start on September 9, and you may contact Ruby Hsu for more information. Her cell phone number is 0919-024-292, and her Line ID is kayakingirl.
先騰馬術俱樂部為Morrison學生提供在每個星期三下午4:30-6:30之後在馬場騎馬課程的機會。 我們的一些高中生每週都去馬場訓練和騎馬,現在馬場希望將這個活動課程提供給中小學二年級以上的學生。 先騰將提供交通和晚餐作為活動課程的一部分。 課程從9月9日開始,想知道更多訊息,請聯繫Ruby Hsu。 她的手機號碼是0919-024-292,她的LINE 帳號是kayakingirl。


COMMUNITY SWIM MEET
You are invited to swim in the 14th Annual Community Swim Meet!
When: Mon Sep 9 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Where: Morrison Pool
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Find more information and/or register HERE
Hurry, registration closes Mon Sep 2!


CREATION STATION OPEN
The Creation Station (makerspace in the library) has opened for the 2019-2020 school year! Our hours of operation are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday = 3:30-4:15pm
Tuesday = CLOSED
Many hours have been spent this summer decluttering, organizing, and making supplies more visible and accessible. Our operation format has changed slightly this year. Most weeks we will have a project of the week that will allow students to learn something new. Occasionally we may have a free form design week or special project. We hope to have a calendar of events posted in the near future so students know what activities to expect in the coming weeks. The 2nd week of school we worked with heat sensitive shrink plastic and made keychains, necklaces, and other cool trinkets. This week we have been working with Little Bits and Squishy Circuits learning how to make basic electrical circuits with battery packs, motors, LED lights, switches, resistors, and piezo speakers. Some weeks your children may be bringing home a small craft they have created, and other weeks they will just be learning new skills and bringing home knowledge. We encourage everyone to try out the project of the week, but we also have a dedicated building area with a Lego wall, and several other types of construction type blocks.

While we are excited about the upcoming activities, we still need help from parents. Parents are ALWAYS welcome in the Creation Station anytime we are open! We encourage you to come in and learn what your children are learning and share in their excitement. We also want to extend the opportunity for parents to help lead learning sessions in the coming year where you can teach us about a craft/skill. Some examples are jewelry making, origami, sewing, knitting, calligraphy, drawing, painting, sculpting, stamping, scrapbooking, candle making, etc. We will be sending out a survey to parents in the near future to see if you would be willing to lead or assist a session.

Supplies: We are grateful for those of you who continue to feed our “Maker Monster” (deposit supply donations in the monster’s mouth just inside the library) – We have received many useful donations over the past year! As of now we have an abundance of plastic bottle caps and are well stocked, so you can just recycle for now. Examples of other needed supplies are: glue (any type), paints, brushes, origami paper, tape, chenile stems (pipe cleaners), straws, chop sticks, small nails, screws, wood, etc. Just about any type of crafting supply is usable and much appreciated! 

Please contact Mr. Basnett at basnettd1@mca.org.tw or stop by the Creation Station after school if you have any questions.

Thanks so much for supporting the Creation Station! 


SNAPSHOTS AROUND CAMPUS

Middle School House Games (for Spiritual Emphasis Day)








Swimming class with Mr. Peleo








Learning soccer skills in PE with Mr. Johnston








G1 and G8 Reading Buddies