|January 10||Report cards sent home 成績單寄發|
|January 14||MS Volleyball starts 中學排球開始|
|January 21-25||EMS Spiritual Life Week 中小學靈修週|
|January 28-31||EMS Chinese New Year Activities 中小學中國新年活動週|
CHAPEL THIS WEEK 本週崇拜
K5 chapel will be in the auditorium this week and Mr. Allen Messimer will be speaking with our students. Middle school chapel is in the Commons, with Mr. Darryl Owens as the speaker.
本週幼稚園～五年的崇拜在禮堂，Mr. Allen Messimer 將與學生分享信息。中學崇拜在Commons, Mr. Darryl Owens 將與學生分享信息。
SPIRITUAL LIFE WEEK 靈修週
Spiritual Life Week (SLW) for our K8 students will be January 21-25. Our speaker this year is Steve Greenwood, from Nashville, Tennessee. Steve is the kids pastor at The Donelson Fellowship and has served in this role for 13 years, He believes he has the greatest job on earth: teaching kids about the love God has for them. Steve is married to Katie for 27 years and has three daughters, Abby, Ally and Andie. We’re excited to have Steve on our campus for a week, and hope that many of our parents will also join the SLW chapel sessions!
一月二十ㄧ～二十五是我們中小學的靈修週(SLW) 。 我們今年邀請到Steve Greenwood當我們的講員，他來自田納西州納什維爾。 Steve The Donelson Fellowship兒童牧區的的牧師，並擔任了13年這個職位，他相信他在地球上有著最偉大的工作：教導孩子們關於上帝對他們的愛。Steve 與Katie結婚27年，有三個女兒，Abby, Ally 和 Andie。 我們很高興Steve會在我們的校園裡待一個星期，我們期待許多家長也參加SLW的崇拜時間！
CC CAFE ＣＣ咖非時間
This month’s CC Cafe will be from 8-9 am on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the cafeteria. This month’s topic will be Making the Most of Your Summer. Please come on out and enjoy some light snacks, coffee, and fellowship with other parents. Parents from all grades are welcome. CC Cafe is hosted in Mandarin.這個月的CC咖啡時間是在1月16日，星期三早上8-9點，地點在餐廳。本月主題是如何善用暑假。歡迎加入我們，一同與其他家長的交誼，同時也享用咖啡和小點心。歡迎所有年級的家長。ＣＣ咖啡時間是以中文進行解說。
BIBLE STORYING GROUP FOR PARENTS 給家長的聖經故事小組
Dear Parents, curious about what your kids are learning in Bible class? Interested in connecting with your children spiritually? Come join our 15 week Bible storying group where you will learn more about God and the Bible! The group is open to anyone, including parents of Morrison and as well, so feel free to invite your friends! The stories will be told in English and translated into Mandarin and the following discussions will also be held in Mandarin. If interested, please contact Mary Agnes Minnich via firstname.lastname@example.org
親愛的家長，你好奇小孩的聖經課都上些什麼嗎？您有興趣與您孩子的屬靈成長有連結嗎？請來加入我們為期十五週的聖經故事小組，一起來學習有關上帝和聖經！這小組是開放給任何人，當然也包含馬禮遜家長，歡迎邀請朋友一起參加！聖經故事會以英文敘述，故事會有中文翻譯，討論也是以中文進行。有興趣者，請電郵 Mary Agnes Minnich email@example.com
Tuesday afternoons: 1-3p.m.星期二 下午1-3
Parent Lounge (behind the Student Store)
First Meeting: 1/15
LIBRARY BOOK IN A JAR- WINNERS 圖書館 瓶中書
Thanks to all who participated in the Library’s third Book in a Jar game for this school year. Out of the many entries, 23 people guessed the correct book – “The Gift of The Magi” by O. Henry! The 3 winners are: Sabrina Gulliver (11th grade), Josiab Her (11th grade) and Mr. Don Beck (teacher). These people can stop by the library to pick up their prize – a student store coupon worth NT$40. All who guessed the correct book are automatically entered in the big prize drawing to be held at the end of the school year. Look for another Book in a Jar in the library soon. Congrats to the winners!
感謝所有參與今年圖書館第三次的瓶中書活動。從諸多參與者中，有二十三名猜對本次的書– “The Gift of The Magi”，作者是O. Henry! 三名得獎者是：Sabrina Gulliver (11th grade), Josiab Her (11th grade) and Mr. Don Beck (teacher). 請得獎者至圖書館領取將品- 學生福利社價值NT$40的禮卷。所有猜對的參與者會直接進學期末的抽大獎活動。下一次的瓶中書活動即將到來！恭喜得獎者！
LOST AND FOUND– THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 失物招領-星期四和星期五
Lost and found items will be displayed after school on Thursday and Friday, in front of the student store. Please be sure to check the tables for missing items that your child may have lost or misplaced.
CREATION STATION UPDATE FROM MR. BASNETT 自制創造區更新 MR. BASNETT
The Creation Station has been bustling with activity in recent weeks! We have been averaging about 15-25 students after school each day we are open. Students have made a variety of guided “projects of the week” and hopefully you have been able to see some of their handiwork. We have also had some sessions of free form design where students can work on individual or group projects of their choosing. I (Mr. Basnett) have really enjoyed getting to interact and get to know the kids better. While I teach MS and HS Robotics courses, I don’t have opportunities to get acquainted with elementary students other than the time in the Creation Station. I can tell you first hand now they are some great kids with very creative minds! I enjoy seeing their creative thought processes in action as they work with a variety of materials (popsicle/craft sticks, rubber bands, bottle caps, paper, cloth, jewelry, cardboard, wooden blocks, hot glue, etc.). Recently I have seen students create their own rubber band guns, popsicle stick houses, wind chimes, bracelets, key chains, and even a slide for a pet hamster! We had our new laser cutter (purchased with last year’s Annual Fund thanks to generous donations!) installed a few weeks ago and several students have been able to help design and etch custom signs on pieces of scrap wood that they sanded.
As we have mentioned in past updates, kids love creating, and we have an ongoing need for consumable supplies. In recent weeks, the students have been asking for more paints and paint brushes. We also use several hot glue sticks a week (large and small diameter sticks). The “Maker Monster” in the library will get some updates in the near future as he currently has a broken arm, but you can continue feeding him donations in the meantime. We have received many useful donations in recent weeks, so thank you!
Please consider donating some of the following items: paint (preferably water based or spray paint of any color), paint brushes (craft size up to 1-2″ wide), hot glue sticks. small pieces of wood (generic jenga blocks of all sizes are in high demand), craft sticks, and other miscellaneous craft supplies.
As always, we encourage parents to stop by the Creation Station anytime we are open to see what your kids are doing and even participate! Thank you so much for your support as we work to fully utilize this wonderful space!
最近幾週，Creation Station一直忙著許多活動！在每天放學後，我們開放15-25名學生名額可以使用。每週我們都會引導學生用不同的媒材製作“本週項目”，希望你們能夠看到他們的一些手工作品。我們還有一些自由形式設計創作課程，學生可以根據自己選擇的個人或團體項目進行創作。我（Mr. Basnett）非常喜歡與孩子進行互動並更多地了解他們。自從我教授中學和高中機器人課程，但除了創作站的時間外，我沒有機會認識小學生。我現在可以親自告訴你，他們是一群非常聰明又富有創造力的的孩子！我非常享受看到他們創造性的過程，他們使用各種材料（冰棒/工藝棒，橡皮筋，瓶蓋，紙，布，珠寶，紙板，木塊，熱溶膠等）。最近我看到學生們創造了自己的橡皮筋槍，冰棍棒屋，風鈴，手鐲，鑰匙鏈，甚至是寵物倉鼠的滑梯！幾週前我們安裝了新的雷射切割機（是去年的年度基金購買的，很感謝家長們慷慨的捐贈！），幾位學生已經能夠幫助設計和蝕刻他們打磨過的廢木片上的自己創作的標誌。
如同之前我們更新信息中提過的，孩子們非常喜愛創造，我們也一直需要消耗品。最近幾週，學生們一直在要求更多的彩色顏料和畫筆。我們也每週會消耗掉幾根的熱膠棒（大直徑和小直徑的）。 圖書館裡的“Maker Monster”因為他目前手臂骨折，但不久後將會得到一些更新訊息，但在此期間你可以繼續餵他捐款。 最近幾週我們收到了許多有用的捐款，非常感謝！
與往常一樣，我們鼓勵父母在我們開放時隨時都可以來參觀Creation Station，來看看您的孩子正在做什麼，甚至您也可以一起參與創作！ 非常感謝您的支持，讓我們充分努力來利用這個美妙的空間！
SNAPSHOTS AROUND CAMPUS
Christmas Project Chapel
Delivering “appreciation notes” to some staff members
Fun in the Creation Station after school