May 1, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 3 Kindergarten Round-Up (no school for K); HS Band/ Orchestra Concert 幼稚園入學考幼稚園不上課); 高中管弦樂音樂會
May 8 CC Cafe: Mr. Bradburn (Standards Based Grading) CC 咖啡時間(Standards Based Grading 標準本位評分)
May 9 Elementary Spring Concert at 7 pm 小學春季音樂會
May 10 Mother’s Day Brunch (8:05am, Commons) 母親節早午餐會(早上8:05, Commons)
May 11 MS TISSA Basketball tournaments 國中 TISSA 籃球比賽
May 18 EMS Family BBQ (11am-2pm) 中小學家庭烤肉日 (早上11點-下午2點)
May 24 HS Variety Show 高中才藝表演

Dear Parents,
We have reached the final month of the 2018-2019 school year. Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday we were gathering for Meet the Teacher Night. Each year has a way of slipping by so quickly. I am so grateful for this year’s opportunity to partner with you in your child’s education at Morrison.
As the year winds down, we turn our thoughts to next year and all that it will bring. New staff and a new schedule top the list of changes for the next school year. I would like to take a moment to share about these changes for the 2019-2020 school year.
Next year, the EMS will only have a few changes, but I am excited about new teachers who will join our staff. First, Mrs. Kim Wang will be joining our staff as the new Kindergarten teacher. Crystal Liao will be taking the role of Educational Technology Coach, and Andy Wu will be teaching High School math.
Miss Nicholle Shell will be joining the Morrison staff to teach 3rd grade. Miss Skaggs will take one section of a split 5th grade next year. She and Mrs. Lima will be co-teaching the two sections. Miss Jesica Restrepo will join our middle school staff in a new position teaching math and science. Finally, Miss Sunny Chang will be our new EMS Music teacher as Miss Esther Chen moves to Taipei to be closer to her church, family, and fiancé. While change is always difficult, I look forward to these excellent educators joining our staff.
Change across all Morrison campuses has resulted in a new schedule for next year’s EMS. While we tried not to change things too much, the most significant change is a late start on Thursdays. School days on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday will start at 8:00 AM, just like normal. Thursday will be a late start at 9:00 AM to allow for all administrative meetings and professional development. The end of the day will now be 3:30 PM on Monday – Thursday, and 3:15 PM on Friday. While the beginning of the day will be slightly different from that of our high school, the end of day times will be the same each day for K-12. This schedule moves staff meetings to the beginning of the day and makes teachers more available for parents and students at the end of the day. We will be providing supervision in the cafeteria for students who need to be dropped off early on Thursdays.
I will be sharing more specific information about the changes to next year’s Middle School schedule next week. We encourage all parents of 8th-grade students to join the High School Parent Tea on May 8 for more information about changes to the High School schedule.
Blessings,
Scott Finch

親愛的家長:
2018-2019學期已經來到了尾聲。時間飛逝!彷彿昨天我們才辦完親師座談會,每年的時光總是悄悄流逝。我非常感謝今年有這機會陪伴您的孩子在馬禮遜學習。
隨著這一學年度的結束,我們已計劃好在下一學年有些異動。主要的異動是在人事和課程表上的調整。以下是2019-2020年的幾個異動。
下一個學年度,國中小學只會有些微的異動,我也非常樂見一些新的教職員加入我們。首先,Mrs. Kim Wang將擔任幼稚園老師。Crystal Liao將接手資訊教學指導,而Andy Wu將擔任高中數學老師。Miss Nicholle Shell 將擔任三年級班導師。Miss Skaggs 將擔任五年級其中一班的班導師。她和Mrs. Lima將一起指導五年級的兩個班級。Miss Jesica Restrepo將擔任國中新的數學和自然科學的教師職位。最後,Miss Sunny Chang將擔任中小學的音樂老師,而Miss Esther Chen將搬到台北以便就近她的教會,家人還有未婚夫。雖然異動總是不容易,但是我非常期待這些傑出的老師們加入我們。
馬禮遜各個校區都有異動,我們的國中, 小學部在下一學年也有新的課程表。我們盡量不變動太多,但是最大的變動是在星期四的早上延後上課時間。星期一,星期二,星期三和星期五的上課日還是一樣正常的早上八點開始上課。星期四將延後至早上九點上課以便行政會議和教師研習。星期一到星期四放學時間改為下午3:30而星期五的放學時間是下午3:15。雖然早上上課的時間和高中稍微的不一樣,但是K-12每天的放學時間都將會一樣。將教職員的開會時間挪到早上,為的是方便老師們能在放學後有時間給家長和學生。星期四早上我們將會安排職員在學校餐廳看顧早到的學生。
下週我將會公佈下一學年國中部上課時間表異動的部分。我們鼓勵所有八年級學生的家長能參與五月八日高中家長茶會,以便了解更多有關高中部上課時間表異動的消息。
祝安


CC CAFE NEXT WEEK 下星期CC 咖啡時間
The final CC Cafe of the school year will be Wednesday, May 8 from 8-9 am in the Commons Basement. Please note this is a change of location from the cafeteria. This month’s topic will be an important one. Mr. Bradburn and several other high school teachers will be coming to talk about next year’s new schedule and grading system (Standards Based Grading). They will also be available to answer your questions. Please come on out and enjoy some light snacks, coffee, and fellowship with other parents. Parents from all grades are welcome and Mandarin interpretation will be provided. Hope to see you there!
今年最後一次的CC咖啡時間是在5/8,星期三,早上8~9點舉行。請注意,這次的地點改在Commons 地下室,不是在餐廳。本月是一個重要的的主題。Mr. Bradburn校長和幾位高中的老師將會來跟各位說明下一年度新的時間表和評分系統 (Standards Based Grading)。
他們將會回答您的題問。 歡迎來享用一些小點心,咖啡和與其他父母的團契。 歡迎各年級的家長,主題說明時會有中文翻譯。 希望能在那裡見到您!


EMS FAMILY BBQ- MAY 18
All EMS families are invited to this year’s EMS Family BBQ on Saturday, May 18 from 11am-2pm. Come enjoy a delicious meal and fun activities for the whole family, hosted by your EMS PAC. The pool will be open, as well as the climbing wall.
If you would like to attend the BBQ this year, please RESERVE your tickets on this form, and then pay our cashier, Ms. Wu by May 10. If you don’t pay by May 10, then you won’t be able to attend.
Ticket prices:
NT$300/ adult (HS and up)
NT$200/child (K8 and under)
FAMILY PRICE (2 adults + children)- $800
Children under 2- FREE
*Please note that the FAMILY PRICE is for immediate family only—grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins are not included in that price. Ticket priority goes to MAC EMS families, so please don’t invite outside guests.
Each ticket includes a wonderful lunch, family activities, and designated pool time.
敬邀所有中小學的家庭參加今年的中小學烤肉日,日期在五月十八號,早上11點到下午兩點。請全家一起享受來參加由中小學家長會舉辦的美味的餐點和有趣的活動。 游泳池當天會開放,攀岩也會開放。
如果您想今年參加烤肉,請填寫此表格以保留您的門票,然後在5月10日之前向我們的收銀員吳女士付款。如果您未在5月10日之前付款,那麼您將無法 出席。
門票價格:
新台幣300元/成人(高中及以上)
200元/兒童(K8及以下)
家庭價格(2名成人+兒童) –  NT$800
2-歲以下兒童- 免費
*請注意,家庭價格僅適用於直系親屬 – 祖父母,阿姨,叔叔或表兄弟不包含在該價格中。 門票優先權適用於馬禮遜中小學家庭,所以請不要邀請外面的客人。
每張門票包括美味的午餐,家庭活動和指定的游泳時間。


MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH- MAY 10 母親節早午餐會
All Morrison Mothers are invited to this year’s Mother’s Day Brunch on Friday, May 10 at 8:05 a.m. It’s going to be a wonderful morning of delicious food, beautiful music, special presentations, and warm fellowship. We hope all of our MAC moms will be able to join us!
Tickets are NT$300 each and may be reserved on this form. Once you reserve your ticket, please pay our cashier, Ms. Wu, by Monday, May 6.
If you are a mother of a senior, you do not need to purchase a ticket. We hope all of our moms of seniors will be able to attend the brunch, as we’ll have some special presentations for them.
敬邀所有馬禮遜的媽媽們參加今年度母親節早午餐會,時間是在五月十日,早上8:30。
這將會是一個充滿美食,美妙的音樂,特別節目演出,和溫馨感人的交流時間。我們期待所有馬禮遜的媽媽加入我們!
門票每張新台幣$300,可在此表格上預訂。 如您預訂餐票後,請在5月6日星期一之前向我們的出納Ms. Wu吳女士付款。
如果您是高中畢業班的母親,則無需購票。 我們希望我們所有畢業班的媽媽都能參加早午餐會,因為我們將會為他們表演特別節目。


WORLD VISION GLOBAL 6K FOR WATER- MAY 18 五月十八日 全球為水而跑 6 公里路跑活動
Registration for this year’s World Vision Global 6K for water is open until April 18! Help us reach our goal of raising $3500 US and providing water to more than 70 families in Africa by walking or running with us on Saturday, May 18. Learn more and sign up now by visiting gg.gg/6K4water19.
今年的世界展望會6公里路跑活動報名登記日期到四月十八日截止喔!請踴躍參與五月十八日的快走或跑步活動,和我們一起達成美金3,500元的募款目標,募得的款項將可以幫助提供乾淨的水給超過70個在非洲的家庭。更多相關資訊請上gg.gg/6K4water19 查詢。


BOOK IN A JAR- APRIL WINNERS 瓶中書- 四月份得獎者
Thanks to all who participated in the Library’s April Book in a Jar game. Out of the many entries, 30 people guessed the correct book – “Treasures of the Snow” by Patricia St. John! The 3 winners are: Annette Lu (G4), Alan Yeung (G7) and Caleb Minnich (G8). 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!
感謝所有參加四月份瓶中書活動的參與者。從眾多的投票者中,有三十位是猜中的正確的書- “Treasures of the Snow”作者是Patricia St. John! 三位得獎者是:Annette Lu (G4), Alan Yeung (G7) and Caleb Minnich (G8). 請這幾位得獎者至圖書館領取你們的獎品-學生福利社價值NT$40的禮卷。其他猜中的人將直接金入學期末的大抽獎。很快圖書館的瓶子將會再出現另一本書。恭喜所以的獲獎者!


MORRISON MEMORY T-SHIRTS 馬禮遜回憶T衫
Starting last year, 3rd and 4th Grade classes raised money by selling Morrison Memory T-shirts for Asres, a girl in Ethiopia we support through Compassion International.  This year, we have the incredible privilege of honoring Karen Neff and Bonnie McGill with these T-shirts. Although there are countless ways that each of these inspirational individuals have impacted our lives already, we hope that keeping their life quotes and life verses close by will remind us to live purposefully.  Each shirt features a life quote and a significant memory verse from them. There is also a blank text box for peers and teachers to sign if you desire. Please fill out this form if you’d like a shirt.
This year, all proceeds go to support Asres, Karen Neff, and the McGill family.
Thank you for your Support!
3rd & 4th Grade Classes
從去年開始,三年級和四年級班級藉由販售Morrison Memory T卹籌集資金,透過Compassion International給住在衣索比亞的一名女孩,Asres。 今年,我們擁有令人難以置信的榮譽,用這些T卹,以表彰Karen Neff和Bonnie McGill。 雖然這些鼓舞人心的人已經用的無數的方式影響了我們的生活,但我們希望他們的生活座右銘和經文能夠隨時隨地的提醒我們。 每件襯衫都有一個座右銘和一個重要的記憶經文。 還有一個空白文本框供同伴和老師簽名。 如果你想要一件襯衫,請填寫此表格
今年,所有收益都用於支持Asres,Karen Neff和McGill家族。
感謝您的支持!
三年級和四年級班級上


SNAPSHOTS AROUND CAMPUS

MS Festival










G3 Slide Experiments–testing the relationship between force and friction




G1 Swimming Class with Mr. Peleo