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Ensuring that students have a safe environment in which to learn is a top priority at Concordia. We know that accidents and emergencies can arise in spite of careful supervision of activities, therefore we encourage the entire school community to help us maintain the health and safety of the school.

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Concordia in the News

What's Happening in the Divisions

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Elementary Counselors and Assistant Principals invited parents to share refreshments and a presentation, "Let's Talk About Bullying."

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For all G7 & G8 students: Don't Miss This Thrilling Event!

Friday, Oct. 27th / 6-8PM / PC Lounge

Sponsored by NJHS

Parents: Please note that permission forms must be submitted in order for your child to attend. You may find the form here

or copy/paste the following URL into your browser.


Thank you!


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Unselfie, by Michelle Borba : is a book study for Grade 7/8 parents. We will look at the new lifestyle that social media has created and how to journey with our children. The Selfie lifestyle is correlated with lower academic performances and less resilience. The lack of empathy also hampers their ability to collaborate and innovate and problem solve. We will look at a research based, nine–step plan to rebuild empathy into our teens' lives.

Join us at the MS Staff conference room (M216) for conversations on:

Oct. 24 and 31@ 8:30-10:00am

Nov. 7 and 14@8:30-10:00am.

Please purchase your own copy of the book to study and contribute to the conversations. Class limit will be 20 participants.

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Concordia takes a special interest in the hearing ability of all students and has arranged to provide hearing screenings on campus. These screenings will be carried out by Petter Vibe and Daniel Balicki, audiologists from "New Wave". For more information on "New Wave" please go to www.newwave-hearing.com.

This year, we are pleased to be offering both a traditional hearing screening and a CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder) screening. Both screenings will be available on October 23, 2017 in the elementary office area, room E101.

The traditional hearing screening is available to children three years of age or older, and will measure the student's ability to hear different sounds, pitches, or frequencies. This screening takes about 15 minutes and costs 200 RMB.

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Mr. Muir's RSB class had a chance to put their learning into action this week. After learning about kindess, they had the idea of going on a "RAK Walk". On it, they planned out how they could show some Random Acts of Kindess to the Jinqiao community.

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Hello Everyone,

Hope your school year is off to a great start! On Saturday, Oct. 28th from 11am-3pm we are hosting our 4th Annual Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire (JMMF) here on campus.

I have attached an information packet that I am requesting that you use (all 6 pages or just parts of it, such as Page 1 or Page 5) in ANY AND ALL communication (newsletters, updates & announcements, parent coffees, PSO events, marketing emails, etc.) from now until Oct. 28th.

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What a wonderfully unique Concordia experience is the TrIBES program. Thanks to the work of Tony Tovar and all of the TrIBES teacher leaders all our students returned home safe and happy on Sept 28 after having had transformative experiences out and about in our host country of China. Our TrIBES experiences will have no doubt drawn our HS community closer together.

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Wellness Week will conclude with a sports and activities carnival. As part of the 9th China Shanghai International Popular Sports Festival, Concordia will host the Shanghai International School Sports Carnival and Mini Iron Man Triathlon from 2-4:30pm on Saturday, October 21. This free family event is open to the greater Shanghai community and focuses on fun and friendly sports competition. It aims to prove that sports is the universal language!

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Last week Concordia competed in Math Madness, an AMC team competition. Mathletes Julie Baik, Duyeong Kim, Garrett Lee, Brenden Lim, Joshua Shou, Elijah Tai, ZiXuan Teh, Anna Wei, Eric Zhang, and Bob Zhang beat Korea International School 34-29. Congratulations to the team!

If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Ms. Mahoney at kathleen.mahoney@concordiashanghai.org.

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All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation by Jon Jory.

Pride & Prejudice is staged in the Rittmann Theatre on the Concordia Campus
November 2, 3 & 4 @ 7:00p
with a matinee performance on November 4th @ 1:30pm.
This is a family friendly production appropriate for all ages.


  • -PC-Commons Oct. 23rd, 25th, 27th, 28th, 29th & 31st | 11:30-1:00p and 3:20-4:15p.
  • -E.S. Cafeteria Oct 24th, 26th & 30th | 3:00-4:00p
    Student- ¥75 |Adult- ¥100
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From September 22-28, 2017, 310 students and 34 teachers will be off on this year's week of TrIBES education travel experiences. These students, sent in seventeen groups, will be participating in Chinese culture, language, history, and art explorations while traveling through the most beautiful places in the world. TrIBES groups will also be acting out their roles as active global citizens as they serve the communities around them through educational exchanges, construction projects, health advocacy, responsible tourism practices, and social entrepreneurship ventures. Join us in encouraging our students to be Transformed by education and service this year.
If any travel or other concerns arise, Tony Tovar is the administrator on duty and will contact you with the relevant information. If you need to reach him, you can email tony.tovar@concordiashanghai.org or call 131-6714-3343.

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Do you like working with middle and high school students? Do you read Young adult fiction for fun? Can you multitask with a smile on your face? The Phoenix Library is looking for parent volunteers to help at the circulation desk. Email Jennifer.chapman@concordiashanghai.org if you have an interest.

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The Concordia HS Global Development Studies class is spearheading a community response for all of the major storms that have occurred recently, resulting in devastating and widespread damage in southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the US. They will be raising money for the LCMS Disaster Relief Fund; this fund has specific campaigns to support victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. With thousands of people affected by the storms, and many in need of urgent assistance, this campaign will allow all of us to respond and help.

You can:

  • Make a donation at any divisional office, the Head of School office or the 3rd floor finance office (just look for boxes clearly marked "Unite: Storm Relief")
  • Make a WeChat donation at the 3rd floor finance office
  • Attend a fundraising night after October break at a local restaurant (details coming soon!)
  • Donate baked goods to our big bake sale on October 17th (and buy baked goods that day, too)
  • If you're a HS student, participate in Free Dress Day before Tribes (and Dr. Scott has offered to match any funds raised through this event, which is awesome!)

Unite: Storm Relief is a campaign designed by students and driven by students. Please consider supporting their efforts to respond in a timely way to help others in our world who are affected by recent catastrophic storms. If you have any questions please contact LeeAnne Lavender (GDS teacher) or any GDS student (Joey Lee, Chloe Lim, Isabella Shen, Megan Li, Harper Lagares, Caden Adams, Emily Eperjesy, Everett Law, Darren Le, Karen Ma, Caiti Warne).

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Everyone is welcome: Student-Faculty-Parents!

HS Men's Choir (non-auditioned choir – open to any Parent, Teacher or High School male)
Tuesday morning rehearsals from 7-7:45am in Phoenix Commons 135
Mrs. Ideker, Director
Starting on Tuesday, September 12
We'll sing on 2 concerts – Christmas and February.

HS Women's Choir (non-auditioned choir – open to any Parent, Teacher or High School female)
Wednesday morning rehearsals from 7-7:45am in Phoenix Commons 135
Mrs. Ideker, Director
Starting on Wednesday, September 13
We'll sing on 2 concerts – Christmas and February.

Please email Meg Ideker with questions.
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