Updates for the Week of 23 January

Quote of the Week:

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.

— Voltaire

Last week was full and busy. In addition to all the normal activity, we had China Alive Presentations for 9s and 10s, Community Meeting for everyone, and Bring a Friend to School Day on Friday… Season 2 APAC Tournaments are now underway! Check out their websites to follow along with the action:

Upcoming Events:

  • Chinese New Year Assembly on Tuesday 24th
  • FCD Student Attitudes and Behaviors Survey administration on Thursday 26th
  • Grade Level Meetings during Community Meeting Time Thursday 9th February (After CNY Break)
    • 12th grade — Senior Class Cap and Gown Photo
    • 11th grade — Counseling Meeting
    • 9th and 10th grades — Course Selection Meetings

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, poetry performances, and games, all in a wonderful festive atmosphere.

Following the last two years’ tradition, our Pudong Chinese PTSA has organized another Chinese New Year Cultural Fair which will be open to high school students from 12:30-1:30:

Games (in the corridor near the swimming pool)
–Organised by ES parents, including chopsticks-picking-up-jelly-beans, rolling Iron rings, calligraphy, pressing Shark’s teeth, Shuttlecock, Mahjong, “ dragon boats”, riddles, and more…

Food (in Main Street from the cafeteria to the PAC)
—Prepared by MS and HS parents, including sugar-coated fruit, CNY snacks, dumpling-making, Yun Mei Niang (Chinese mochi) , Eight treasure rice, Chestnut Cake, ShaoMai, Spring rolls, Taiwanese sausage, Carrot cake, Cantonese milk tea, Korean food, and ‘Yoba”.

Crafts (PAC Lobby)
— demo and sale by outside artists, including calligraphy, “tang hua”, toy making, flower arranging and more…

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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