|AUGUST & SEPT.||八月 ＆ 九月|
|August 31||EMS MTTN (Meet the Teacher Night) at 7pm 中小學親師會，晚上七點|
|September 10-14||EMS T.H.I.N.K. Bootcamp 中小學 T.H.I.N.K.營|
|September 17||Community Swim Meet 社區游泳比賽|
|September 19||Q1 Progress Reports 第一季成績近程報告|
I enjoy the busyness of beginning something new. It is exciting. Sure it is stressful, and many don’t like all the challenges that come with change. In the midst of all that goes into the beginning of the year, something surprised me today and made me reflect on the value of teamwork taught through athletics.
The middle-school soccer season started on Monday. I was involved in discussions about coaches and teams, so I knew it was beginning. But I hadn’t really thought about the start of our team sports seasons until someone approached me about a team-dynamics problem. It made me reflect on an article I read this week about teamwork. In it was the following quote:
“The ability of a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people pull together as a team.” Simon Sinek (Leaders Eat Last)
As educators, we often talk about the 21st-century skills that our students need in order to be successful. Collaboration and communication rise to the top as skills one needs to be productive on a team. I know of no better activity than team sports to teach students these skills. It is important for our students to experience being a part of something bigger than themselves, to collaborate and communicate with their teammates toward a goal. There is something inspiring about seeing a team work together: unity. In John 17:20-21, Jesus prayed that believers would be one – united with each other, with Him, and the Father. Many, working together as one, can do amazing things.
Encourage your child to participate in a team sport this year. It is a powerful learning opportunity.
「一群人如何做出卓越事情的能力，取決於那些人如何團結一致。」賽門・西奈克 (Simon Sinek) 《最後吃，才是真領導》
CHAPEL THIS WEEK 本週崇拜
Chapel for K2 students is in the auditorium this week and Mrs. Dingus will be speaking. Middle school chapel will be in the Commons and Mr. Owens will be sharing with our students.
本週幼稚園～二年級崇拜是在禮堂，Mrs. Dingus將分享信息。中學崇拜是在Commons Mr. Owens將分享信息。
MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT- FRIDAY NIGHT 親師座談會-星期五晚上
This week we’ll be hosting another important event on the school calendar, our beginning-of-year, Meet-the-Teacher Night (MTTN).
Here is the schedule for the evening. 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 throughout the evening for parents attending the Middle-School presentation. The Boracay Missions Team (HS students) will be down in the Commons for K5 students and their younger siblings, so please use the available childcare during the MS presentation.
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. See you Friday night!
這裡是當晚的時間表。幼稚園～五年級學生將在晚上的部分時間當 “小小嚮導” ，帶領父母參觀，所以請家長將孩子帶在身邊。當晚如果父母去參加國中座談會，學校有提供孩童照顧服務。長灘島短宣隊（高中學生）將會在Commons照顧幼稚園～五年級的學生以及他們的弟弟妹妹，歡迎享受這項服務。在親師座談會，我們的老師們有機會向家長簡要介紹自己的機會，並為接下來的學年時間和家長們奠定夥伴關係基礎。 星期五晚上見！
PARENT VOLUNTEERS 家長義工
Parent volunteers are vital to the success of our school. We value your partnership. For safety purposes, if you would like to volunteer, we need you to fill out an important volunteer form and take a short training course. Every year, you must take the Child Safety course.
We will be offering two group Child Safety Protection Network Training Times in the office conference room on Friday, August 31st during the K8 Meet the teacher night.
You may also click on this link and take the training course on-line at your convenience.家長義工是我們學校成功的重要關鍵。我們重視與您的合作夥伴關係。為安全起見，如果您有意成為家長義工，我們需要您填寫一個重要的志願表，並上ㄧ段簡短的培訓課程。兒童安全保護課程每年都需要上一次。
辦公室將在八月三十一日，於班親會晚上，在辦公室的conference room 舉辦Child Safety Protection Network兒童安全保護網的訓練課程，當天會有兩組。
VOLLEYBALL CAMP FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-8 三～八年級 排球營
The Girls Varsity Volleyball team will be putting on a volleyball camp Saturday September 8th for 3rd – 8th graders.
9:00am – noon in the gym
$500NT per student
Boys and Girls welcome!
Funds raised will help towards their ACSC tournament trip to Malaysia.
Sign up at the school front office.
CC CAFE- September 5 九月份 CC咖啡
The first CC Cafe of the school year will be on Wednesday, September 5 from 8-9 am in the cafeteria. CC Cafe is hosted in Mandarin by the HS Counseling Center and is open to parents of all grades, K-12. Each month, the CC picks a topic to present to parents for discussion, sharing, and questions. Past topics have included Standardized Testing, Morrison’s College Application Process, and How to Make the Most of Your Summer. This month’s topic will be An Overview of Morrison’s Guidance Program and Extracurricular Activities. Light snacks and coffee from the Morrison Cafe will be served. Please come on out and enjoy some refreshments and fellowship with other Morrison parents! Please contact Mr. Hsu (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
過去的主題包括標準化測試，馬禮遜學生大學申請流程，以及如何充分利用你的夏天。 本月的主題將是馬禮遜課程計劃和課外活動概述。 將供應Morrison Cafe咖啡和小點心。 歡迎參加，以及享用一些茶點和與其他馬禮遜父母的團契！ 如果您有任何疑問，請聯繫Hsu先生（email@example.com）。
BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB 生日派對俱樂部
Would you like to honor your child on his/her birthday and help the library program as well? How? You can donate 500 NT (this cost reflects the average price of new hardback books) and a special name plate with your child’s photo, name, and current grade level will be placed in the front of a new library book to commemorate it as your child’s birthday book.
Bring 500 NT to the library on Meet The Teacher Night, August 31st at 6:30pm and choose a birthday book for your child. The last day for Birthday Book Selection will be Friday, September 7th. We will present the birthday book selection during library class and he/she will be the first to check out the new book. Other students, for as long as the book remains in the library, will be able to see his/her name and photo in the book after your child has read the book and returned it to the library.
If you would like to participate please come to the library during Meet The Teacher Night or the following week to choose your special book. If you have any questions, please let us know.如果您想參加，請在Meet the Teacher Night 親師座談會或下週至圖書館參觀選擇您的喜愛書籍。如果你有任何問題，請告訴我們。
TIFA- SOCCER TIFA- 足球
Taichung International Football Academy has begun again for this year. If your child is interested in learning and practicing soccer TIFA is an excellent opportunity for them to engage in the sport on a weekly basis. TIFA’s team of coaches direct students of all ages each Saturday morning on our Elementary Field from 9:00-11:00. Please see this flyer for more information.
SNAPSHOTS AROUND CAMPUS
A ‘sneak peek’ inside our K5 classrooms…