September 12, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 九月
September 10-14 EMS T.H.I.N.K. Bootcamp 中小學 T.H.I.N.K.營
September 15 MS Soccer Exchange 中學足球友誼賽
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
September 24 ½ Day (12:30pm-3:30pm) 學校半天 (12:30pm-3:30pm)
September 17 HS Fall Concert 高中秋季音樂會

PROGRESS

Dear Parents,
The first weeks of school flew by this year. We have already reached the fifth week, the midpoint of our first quarter. This is the time when our attention turns to the progress–forward movement toward a goal–we have made through the first half of the first quarter. Teachers are busily scoring assessments and populating assignments in MasteryConnect to share with you next week at this time.

For some of you, MasteryConnect is nothing new. For others, next week’s progress reports will give you a first look at this standards-based reporting system.  A greater focus narrows on the concepts and skills that are mastered rather than the overall percentage earned across a hodgepodge of categories: tests, quizzes, projects, homework, and participation. With all things new, I know that there will be questions and look forward to opportunities to continue the conversation about communicating student learning. One of the great resources that Morrison offers is found on our school’s homepage under the academic drop-down menu titled: Standards-Based Education. This is all a part of that forward motion toward what we believe is a better system of communicating learning.

Another part of progress is trying new things. All Morrison campuses will have a Professional Learning half-day on Monday, September 24, with students attending school only in the afternoon. This is on the Moon Festival holiday. One of the desires of Morrison is that this day will give students additional time with families by extending the weekend on what has traditionally been a regular school day. It is an afternoon schedule for students from 12:30 – 3:30 PM. Students will not need to get up early on Monday and come to school. Teachers will begin their workday as usual at 7:30 AM. I apologize for any inconvenience this brings and welcome your feedback.

Blessings,
Scott Finch

親愛的家長:
時光飛逝,開學的第一週就這樣過了,我們已經來到了學年的第五週,也正是第一學季的一半,是時候將我們的注意力轉向事物的進度 – 朝著目標往前行- 我們已完成第一學季的上半,老師正忙著評量和上傳功課到MasteryConnect,以便在下週此時與您報告。
對於你們當中的一些人來說,MasteryConnect並不是什麼新鮮事,對於其他人,下週的學習近程成績單將第一次接觸這種標準本位(standards-based)的評分系統,此系統更大的重點集中在掌握概念和技能上,而不是在大雜燴的分類中獲得的總百分比:大考、隨堂測驗、報告、家庭作業和課堂參與。隨著所有新事物的發展,我知道各位可能會有疑問,我期待有機會可以繼續討論溝通學生的學習,馬禮遜提供的重要資源之一可以在我們學校的官網首頁上找到,標題為「標準本位教育」的學術下拉選單,這些我們相信是一個往更好的溝通學習系統的一部分。
另一個進度則是嘗試新事物,所有馬禮遜的校區將於9月24日星期一舉行半天日的專業學習,學生只在下午來學校上學,這也正是在中秋節假期間,馬禮遜的期望是以這一個彈性半天假來取代以往的正常上學日,為學生提供額外的家庭時間,當天課程安排將會以下午12:30至3:30的下午時間表進行,學生不需要在週一早起來學校上課。老師們將照常在上午7:30開始工作,假設此安排給您帶來的任何不便,我們深表歉意並歡迎您的反饋。
Mr. Finch 敬上


CHAPEL THIS WEEK 本週崇拜
This week, we have a K8 chapel on Thursday at 8:10am in the auditorium and Mr. Darryl Owens will be speaking. Parents are welcome to join our chapel services.
本週幼稚園~八年級崇拜是在星期四早上8:10,在禮堂,由Mr. Darryl Owens分享信息。歡迎所有的家長參加。


THINK T-SHIRTS: Wear on Thursday THINKT卹:請在星期四穿著
This week is our EMS T.H.I.N.K. Boot Camp. Every day we will be discussing how we can be good digital citizens using our T.H.I.N.K. acronym: T- Trustworthy, H- Helpful, I- Inspiring, N- Necessary, and K- Kind. We will use these words to talk about the digital footprint we are leaving. We are asking all students to wear their T.H.I.N.K. t-shirts on Thursday!
這星期是我們的中小學T.H.I.N.K.營。每天我們都會討論如何使用T.H.I.N.K.成為優秀的數字公民。 首字母縮略詞:T-值得信賴,H-成為幫助,I-鼓舞人心,N-需要,和K-仁愛。 我們將用這些話來談談我們將會留下的數字足跡。 我們要求所有學生在星期四都要穿著T.H.I.N.K. 的T卹到學校!


HALF-DAY PM SCHEDULE: September 24 學校半天課 下午課程:九月二十四日Please note that we will be having a half-day on 9/24. Teachers will be engaged in a professional development day from 8am-noon. Classes for EMS students begin at 12:30pm, and students can arrive as early as 12pm. Dismissal time will still be 3:30pm. Please let us know if you have any questions!
請家長注意,9/24是半天的課程。當天早上從8:00~中午,老師們有教師研習會。中小學的上課時間是從12:30開始,學生可以在12:00到校。當天下課時間是3:30。如有任何問題,請與我們聯絡!


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 20. Please sign up in the office before Tuesday, Sept. 18 if you would like to join the class. The cost is NT$300/ class and classes will be from 3-4:30pm 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,第一堂視聽免費! 課程將於9月20日開始。如果您想參加課程,請在9月18日星期二之前在辦公室報到。 費用為每班300新台幣,課程時間為每週四下午3-4:30。


Moon Festival Celebration–from the EMS Chinese Department
Dear Parents,
We are so excited that Moon Festival is coming soon. Are you all ready to celebrate this special holiday with family and friends?

Moon Festival is one of the biggest holidays in Chinese culture, and the Chinese department will continue our tradition to celebrate this special holiday with all students. Since there are so many different types/flavors of mooncakes, we welcome any extra mooncakes donated from Morrison families. You can have your child bring them to their classroom or drop them off at the front office (labeled “EMS Chinese”).  This way, we all get to try different styles of moon cakes and celebrate the holiday on Sept. 19, 20, and 21 together. The Chinese Department will purchase pomelos, the traditional Moon Festival fruit, for each student. We will enjoy the fruit and make some crafts with the fruit. Thanks for your support.
親愛的家長:
一年一度的中秋佳節即將到來了!相信您也開始計劃和家人共度美好時光!
中秋節是我們的三大節日之一,今年中文部依然會持續與學生一同慶祝。
為了讓學生在今年也可繼續有中國文化的傳承,我們中文部在此將會教導以及讓學生體驗這特別的中國文化。​由於月餅有許多種口味,歡迎家長家裡有多餘的月餅,請學生帶給各班的老師,或是放置辦公室(標註「EMS中文部」)​,讓學生有機會嚐到各地不同口味的月餅。我們會在九月十九,二十,二十ㄧ日​一起享用,同時也彼此祝福。中文部也將購買柚子給每個學生,做柚子相關的手工藝。謝謝各位家長的支持!


SNAPSHOTS AROUND CAMPUS

Swimming class with our K students








Our MS soccer teams are preparing for some games this weekend!




STEAM Project School Buses in 1st Grade




MS Water Fight!







  • Summer Reading Celebration-ice cream from the library staff!

  • Working hard in 3rd Grade