Updates for the Week of 13 February

Quote of the Week:

Put yourself in this place, and you will be shaped in the way that this place shapes people. Put yourself in that place, and you will be shaped in the way that that place shapes people.

— Meg Levie

Happy Lantern Festival!

With the Chinese New Year Holidays behind us, we move into spring: 6 uninterrupted weeks of classes until Spring Break, a wonderful time to dig in and make real progress academically and in all of our activities. Planning for 2017-18 also well underway:

Pudong High School Course Catalog 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the Course Catalog for 2017-18.

Official School Calendar for 2017-18

Please visit this link to see and download the calendar for 2017-18.

Cross-Cultural Parent Presentation

February 13, 2017. 1030-12:00. SAS – Library Lecture Hall (LLH).

All parents K-12 are invited to attend a presentation by Dr. Paul Wang-Clinical Psychologist (Shanghai United Family Hospital). He is experienced with skills to successfully navigate cross-cultural parenting. At SAS, we find ourself at the intersection where ‘East meets West’ and it can be difficult to know which way to go. Or, perhaps your spouse is of a different culture than yours and holds different parenting values than you. Please take this time to hear from Dr. Paul Wang on ways to navigate this successfully. (Note: Dr. Paul Wang is able to speak both English and Chinese). BUSSES will be provided for parents to arrive at this time: 9:20am pick up from JinQiao Starbucks. 8:50am pick up from GuBei Starbucks. 1:00pm return departure from SAS Pudong.

我们诚邀幼儿园到12年级家长2017年2月13日周一上午10:30-12:00于Library Lecture Hall (LLH)参加Paul Wang 博士 (上海和睦家心理医生)的演讲。王博士在“多元化文化交叉环境下如何教养孩子”方面非常有经验。在上海美国学校,我们发现自己处于一个东西方碰撞的交叉口,在这种环境下家长和孩子可能都会有迷惑到底往哪个方向走?或者,也许您的配偶和您是在完全不同的文化背景下成长的,与您有着不同的教育理念和价值观。请花一些时间来听听王博士是怎样在这种复杂文化环境下成功引导我们的。(王博士中英文流利)。校车9:20am 星巴克(金桥)门口接;8:50am 星巴克(古北)门口接。下午1点校车从学校离开依次把大家送回以上两个地点。

Upcoming Events:

  • February 16 – IB Diploma Theatre Arts Performance — 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • February 17: Pudong Rocks! And 30-Hour Famine. A double-header of traditional PDHS events. Much more than just a talent show, Pudong Rocks! allows students from middle and high school to showing off their musical talents. 30-Hour Famine raises awareness and money to support children living in famine conditions around the world.

Children’s Service Club Yard Sale — 8-10 March

The Children’s Service Club’s (formerly the Orphanage Club) annual “Yard Sale” will be held from March 8-10 for our guards, Chartwell staff, ayis, etc. Everyone has been very generous with their donations in the past, so I am doing my annual “Fundraising Ask”. We are looking for gently used items of any sort—toys, games, clothing, household items, etc. (No socks, swimsuits or other assorted underclothing items please.)

The Yard Sale will be threefold—the local staff get a chance to purchase items at a low price, the money raised will be used to purchase items for Grace Orphanage, AND you get to clear out those over stuffed closets and cabinets in your home. Previously the club bought specialized chairs with backboards for the Cere Care Orphanage, who serves mentally and physically challenged orphans, as well as helped sponsor a visit to an orphanage during a China Alive trip.

We will be accepting donations until March 6th. The donations can be placed in the hall in front of the high school counseling office or the elementary school library.

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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