Updates for the Week of 16 January

Quote of the Week:

We learn culture; we are not born with it. Culture is about learning … it is about being collaborative more than competitive… it is more relational than material… it is not something we have, but rather something we do.

–Sarah Mahler

Amazing things happened this weekend in athletics and performing arts with the SAS Dance Exchange filling our school with music, rhythm, and movement, and our basketball, table tennis, and swim teams performing admirably in meets and tournaments in Shanghai and Nanjing. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated!

Thanks also to all the 11th grade families who attended Junior Family College Night. In keeping with our institutional focus on supporting students and families through the college search process, we also introduced a new initiative that evening, “TheEleven“. College Counselors on both campuses are busily planning for this new program which will give our kids a significant jumpstart on their college applications even before their senior year officially begins.

END OF SEMESTER II: Note that the last day of the new semester, and the school year, is Friday June 9th. Except for Seniors, school continues with classes, exams, and important final activities until that date. Please make your summer travel plans accordingly; please ensure your child will be in school through the last day of school, June 9, 2017.

Upcoming Events:

China Alive Informational Meetings

9th and 10th students (not parents) will have grade-level meetings in the morning on Monday 16 January at which they will hear introductions of this year’s various China Alive trips. The week of China Alive trips this year is 15-19 May. We will run a “Community Meeting” Schedule to accommodate these meetings.

HS Community Meeting on Tuesday 17th

The full High School will gather from 9:15-10:15 in the PAC for our monthly Community Meeting. We’ll have some performances, some announcements, and an update on plans for renovation of the PDHS entrance from our architects.

Senior Photos

Senior cap and gown headshots (individual photos) will be January 18th and 19th, with a makeup day on the 20th of January. (Boys: please wear a dress shirt, and bring a tie to wear.) The group photo of the whole class in caps and gowns will be on February 9th.

Bring a Friend to School Day — Friday 20 January

On January 20th, 2017 SAS Pudong is open for our 4th to 11th grade students to invite a non-SAS friend to attend school with him/her. The friend will ride the school bus, attend classes, share breaks and enjoy lunch with the host and other SAS students! Please visit this website for information and to sign-up: www.saschina.org/en/admission/bring-a-friend-to-school

Chinese New Year Assembly

Tuesday 24 January, 9:15-10:15am in the PAC. Parents are welcome to join us: we will have dance, music, and poetry performances, games all in a wonderful festive atmosphere.

Chinese New Year Holiday Break

Friday 27 January – Friday 3 February. (Please note that there will be no school on Friday 27th, and no classes for students on Monday 6 February which is a professional development day for teachers.)

Summer Opportunities!

Did you know you can research summer programs through our Naviance system? There are 2,895 programs listed and you can search by category, key word or state/country. If you are looking for a summer activity, start here. If you want more information, please visit Naviance, Click on the “Colleges” tab, in the “College Research” block in the middle of the page you will see “Enrichment Programs” on the bottom right. Please see a counselor with any questions.

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