Unfortunately due to the lack of ticket sales, the mother’s day celebration for this year has been canceled. But we welcome the moms of our seniors to stop by our Morrison cafe for a cup of coffee and a small gift (not mandatory).
Lost and found items will be placed on tables outside the cafe on Thursday and Friday afternoons this week. Please check the tables to see if your child(ren) have items that belong to them. All items not collected will be donated to the Clothes Closet on Friday afternoon. (All electronics and smaller items are kept in the Front Office)
List of Upcoming Events:
Ray of Hope希望之光: This is a crisis pregnancy center in Tainan. Nine years ago, they started a second hand clothes store where their clients can work. There are now five clients, who have all adopted their children, living with the founders and working in the store. In their area, there are a lot more men who have been coming for the clothes. As you do spring cleaning and have mens’ clothes to donate, please consider bringing it to the front office to bless Ray of Hope!
AIR QUALITY CONCERNS
Air pollution has become a frequent issue in Taichung and has gained increased attention in recent days. The school is fully aware of our city’s deteriorating air quality and would like to ensure parents that we are taking appropriate steps to ensure your child’s safety. Our campus safety monitors, recess monitors, athletic directors and PE teachers use reliable sources to accurately measure the air quality index (AQI). AQI is a nationally and internationally recognized standard measurement that indicates air pollution levels.
空氣污染已成為台中經常遇到的問題，近日來受到越來越多的關注。 學校充分意識到我們的城市空氣品質日益惡化，並希望確保家長知道我們正在採取適當措施確保您的孩子的安全。 我們的校園安全監控員，下課時間監控人員，體育總監和體育教師使用可靠的資源準確地測量空氣質量指標（AQI）。 空氣質量指標是國家和國際上公認的指示空氣污染水平的標準指標。
Morrison currently monitors AQI from the following sources:
- The Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (a website utilized by Taichung’s Education Department)
- A smart phone app by AirVisual (the largest international air quality database)
- And a portable air quality meter (PAQM)* which measures AQI on site and at ground level.
The PAQM measurements have shown remarkable correlation with the other two sources. Although correlation is consistent, actual AQI measurements from each source may differ to some degree. This may be due to factors such as wind direction, wind speed, local dust and emissions and specific location of measuring device. Nonetheless, to ensure maximum safety, the school will always use the highest, most dangerous reading to direct our outdoor activity guidelines. Each of these sources takes the AQI measurement and labels it according to the following categories, which constitutes school protocol:
- GREEN – good to go
- 綠色 – 安全範圍
- YELLOW – exercise discretion and be sensitive to students with asthma or other related breathing difficulties (assign alternative inside exercises for such students)
- 黃色 – 行使自由裁量權，對哮喘或其他有呼吸困難的敏感學生（為這些學生分配室內活動）
- RED to PURPLE – cancel outdoor recess and outdoor PE / after-school sport (indoor should still be fine)
- 紅色到紫色 – 取消戶外體育課 /課後運動（可從事室內活動）
We trust that this brief will bring some peace of mind. Please do not hesitate to share your concerns if you have any. We welcome your input and feedback. The safety of your children are of the utmost importance to us.
我相信這封信會帶給家長一些安心。 如果您有任何疑問，請不要猶豫分享您的疑慮。 我們歡迎您的意見和反饋。 你們孩子的安全對我們至關重要。
Senior Parents: Weekly prayer meeting (Weds. 8:15-9:15am) – Prayer Room (above the library)