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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 are interested in volunteering.

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Ready...Set...Action! Once again, students met the challenges of presenting a one to two-minute performance based on a person or event of the Roaring 20s.

This "Page to Stage" production and experience of "Roles of the Roaring 20's" involved researching facts, investigative writing, and use of 'effective communication' skills. From Flappers to bankers, stock market investors to gangsters, and aviators to 'talking picture' stars, students brought history alive!

Students told 'their stories' – our currency.

https://classes.concordiashanghai.org/grade8/2017/09/14/roaring-20s-in-action/

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After studying in depth Investigations and Engineering Designs, students performed their final assessment either testing O-Wing gliders with different sized wings, O-Wing gliders with different sized fuselages (straws) or designed a glider based on certain criteria (distance and accuracy). Students testing and collected data to report which O-Wing gliders work the best! Make your guess and then check out their reports for the final conclusion!

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According to the Association for Middle Level Education, Advisory Programs foster interpersonal connections between individual students to other students and teachers. This consistent connection throughout Middle School fosters a positive developmental platform for student success. Academic achievement, motivation and participation improves when schools focus on the social/emotional needs of the students first, writes D'Amore in the article titled Making Connections with Advisory.

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What is Inktober? It's a month-long drawing challenge and a chance for you to practice your skills and develop a daily drawing habit. If you're interested in participating, you can ask Mr. Lyon (david.lyon@concordiashanghai.org) for more information or visit http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober/ for official Inktober rules and drawing prompts. November 1, we'll celebrate our art! This will be the first of a series of monthly art challenges at Concordia.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT BOOK STUDY (5th & 6th Grade)

TUESDAY's - October 10, 17, 24, 31 (8:30-10:00) in Luther Hall

"How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk"

By Adele Farber & Elaine Mazlish

Do you feel like you have to repeat yourself over and over again to get your children to do what you ask? Are you tired of asking your children how school was and only getting a one word answer?

Then this is the place for you! Join me, Mrs. Marsh to find the tools that you can begin to use immediately to improve communication with your children.

Our book study will come together for four sessions to discuss the material and support each other in applying these techniques at home.

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Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire

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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致各位家长,

我们很荣幸能为您提供中文的亲子教育课程(针对11-18岁孩子的家长)。

自8月29日起,至9月26日结束,每个星期二的课程,连续五周。

课程时间:每周星期二,下午 1:30

课程地点:Wittenberg (高中部三楼)

报名信息请参阅附件

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3786338/2017

更多信息:

http://www.relationshipcentral.org.nz/index.php/the-parenting-teenagers-course

感谢您的参与!

Fiona Zhang and Sarah Stellick

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High School News

Tribes 2017 are off!

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.
Meg.Ideker@concordiashanghai.org
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Check out the August parent coffee here to learn about new staff, communication channels and the 2017 High School vision. Click here to view a pdf of the presentation slides.

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World History Class Explores Shanghai

Students in the World History: Empires and Identity sections traveled with Mr. Kennedy and Dr. Johnston on Tuesday, August 29 to historic Shanghai sites including the Shanghai Municipal Museum in the Pearl Tower, along the Bund, the Urban Planning Museum, and the 1st Chinese Communist Party meeting site. Students took selfies throughout the day of required images, reflected on how Shanghai has changed and stayed the same over time, and ate Wang's dumplings. This day will help students as they all pursue Shanghai based National History Day based projects. The day was full but rewarding!

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Congratulations to the following students who were elected to represent their classes in student government for the 2017-2018 school year. These students will work with Senate officers Henry Cheng, Chloe Lim and Joseph Sim and Events Council officers Duyeong Kim, Kate Kim, Harry Ko, and Anna Wei.

Senior Class
Senate: Angela Qian & Blake Hardin
Events Council: Jonathan Serbent, Luke Miller, Michael Gordon

Junior Class
Senate: Hoony Kim & Sam Jung
Events Council: Allison Chen, Chloe Kim, Angela Wang

Sophomore Class
Senate: Julie Baik & Vivian Wong
Events Council: Mady Chen, Alice Choi, Hayley Hawkins

Freshman Class
Senate: Isabel Carter & Charles Wang
Events Council: Joshua Bailey-Huang, Hannah Kim, Jerry Lu

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Co-Curricular Fair

On Monday, September 4th, high school students had the chance to learn about the wide variety of co-curricular activities that are offered here at Concordia. It was exciting to see the students pursuing their passions and interests and was a great opportunity for all Concordia students to find an activity to be involved in. We believe strongly that students who are involved in co-curricular activities are happier and more successful in high school. A full list of co-curricular options can be found on this page of our website.

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September 14, 2017

Community Bulletin

School News

» School Uniforms

The Uniform shop is located in the High School basement off of the PE Commons and is opens from noon to 4:00 PM, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For your reference, the uniform policy appears on the Uniforms website. Questions regarding uniforms should be directed to: uniforms@concordiashanghai.org.


Our Community

» Announcing Before School CHOIRS-Join now! No audition needed!!! 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 with questions. Thank you! Meg.Ideker@concordiashanghai.org

» Concordia Hosts Information Session for Stanford Medical Internship

Concordia invites you to a free information session to learn about an exciting summer internship opportunity for students with an interest in pursuing a career in medicine. The Cardiothoracic Surgical Skill Summer Internship at Stanford University is a 2-3 week elective course for high school and pre-medical students that will provide exposure to steps for mastering basic and advanced cardiothoracic surgical skills via interactive, hands-on learning. Applicants will also learn comprehensive clinical anatomy knowledge and basic doctoring skills, and form close mentorships with faculty and students pursuing medicine and science in the United States.

The September 20th information session is open to all high school students regardless of their school, nationality and grades.

  • Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  • Location: Concordia International School Shanghai
  • Address: 999 Mingyue Rd, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 201203
  • Time: 5:30-7 PM

Registration link: https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0SO44fsyYYqHXZr

Website: http://med.stanford.edu/cssec/summer-internship.html

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc0hV6Y8_3Y

» 4th Annual Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire

On Saturday, Oct. 28th from 11am-3pm we are hosting our 4th Annual Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire here on campus. Here is our website QR code.

» Lunch Menu Access

Did you know that you can access our school lunch menus on our website? Click here to visit our School Services page and view the ES and MS/HS (PC Lunch Menu) lunch menus this week.

Athletics & Arts

  • Our Varsity Volleyball teams are traveling to Taiwan this weekend for a tournament. Good luck!
  • The Cross Country team will be in Thailand for a meet hosted by the International School of Bangkok. Good luck runners!
  • The Baseball team plays at SAS PD tonight and again on Saturday at SAS PX. Good luck boys!
  • The Tennis team will be traveling to SAS PX on Saturday for a match. Good luck Tennis players!
  • Save the date. Thursday, October 19th 8:15am PC Gym Concordia "Pink Out" assembly for APAC Baseball.
  • Save the date. Saturday, November 4 "Concordia Golf Classic"

PSO

» PSO Explorer's Club Presents:

DTL Furniture New Warehouse Party, Friday September 22nd, 11AM-1:30PM

Are you looking to decorate or furnish your home? Concordia Family and Friends are cordially invited to an exclusive party at DTL Furniture's new warehouse. Come and have fun with friends with free flow wine and snacks, Chinese entertainment and gorgeous door prizes!

Enjoy free round trip transportation to the party. Buses will pick up at the Visitor's gate (Huangyang) at 10:00AM and return to Concordia by 2:45PM.

Please RSVP by Friday, September 15th to Maggie Ahmadi by WeChat at Maggiestef or on the Explorers Club WeChat.


» PSO Used Uniform Sales

Gently used Concordia uniform pieces are also for sale at all monthly PSO meetings. The uniform pieces cost 20 RMB each. If you have gently used uniforms you no longer need, please consider donating them to the PSO.

Visit PSO website for more information on our upcoming events, and learn how you can get involved.

Job Openings

» All Positions filled.


Opportunities

» Morning Fitness Classes are Open to Parents of Concordia!

Are you interested in spinning, boot camp, or yoga in the mornings? Certified staff are conducting classes every morning of the week. For a detailed schedule and pricing information, contact Tina Harbold. Classes have begun so don't wait... sign up now!

If you are interested or have questions, please email Tina at tina.harbold@concordiashanghai.org.

» New to Shanghai? Last Chance to Join our Event in 2017

Learn about all the hacks to your new life in Shanghai. Join our Shanghai 123 event and sign up for any of the many classes and services we offer!


New to Shanghai?

Community Center Shanghai welcomes you to Shanghai. Attend our free orientation to help you get adjusted to your new life in Shanghai - An Essential Orientation where you can get useful instructions to life in this ever-changing city!

Pudong Center

  • Date: Sep 16
  • Location: 1146 Biyun Rd, Tower A, 3rd Floor
  • Register: Scan the QR code below for registration or visit the link.

Highlight Classes

Pudong Classes

Making Spring Rolls and Pan Fried Bun

Everyone loves xiao yang sheng jian (小杨生煎, Yang's dumplings) and Chinese traditional spring roll. In this class, you will know the difference between Bun and fried Bun. Also, you will receive recipes with ingredients listed in English, pinyin, and Chinese, and learn how to make the fried buns and spring roll with three different fillings. Come to join us and have fun!

  • Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 - 3:00 pm
  • Register: Here

Interactive Holistic Health Workshops - Series

Would you like to improve your and your family's health? Would you like to feel more energized? You like to lose some weight but don't want to go on another diet? Learn some easy tips and tricks to integrate in your daily life and upgrade your health!

First workshop – SUGAR: How much sugar are we eating? Find out how to reset your taste buds and feel natural sugar again! Learn how to switch to natural sugar. Including learn how to make healthy breakfast options like granola.

Attend all 4 workshops and work towards a healthier and happier you.

  1. Sugar
  2. Up-grate your Plate
  3. Cooking with Healthy Carbohydrates
  4. Create your 2018 vision board

  • Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 (Every month on a Thursday afternoon)
  • Time: 1 - 2:30 pm
  • Register: Here

Upcoming Classes

» 14th Family Day

Please see more information in the flyers below.


Club Sports and Community Sports Organizations

Below you'll find a list of clubs and organizations that offer a variety of sports activities to the community. If you would like for Concordia to consider adding a listing, please email the Marketing Department.

» Phoenix Swim Club
» Shanghai American Football League
» Shanghai Sluggers Youth Baseball-registration has started!
» Shanghai Thunderbirds Ice Hockey
» Sport For Life
» Active Kidz Shanghai
» Shanghai Griffins Basketball Training Camp
» Century Park Football Club - Soccer Training
» Tuesday Night Co-ed Volleyball (starts after Chinese New Year)
» Shanghai Gymnastics
» Shanghai Chess Club Offers Classes at CCS
» Multisport
» Dulwich Earthquakes (Excellent Soccer Source)
» Danceworks Shanghai

Worship

» Please click here for information about Worship Services in Shanghai.


Classifieds


» Check back next time!


Drivers & Ayis

When hiring ayis or drivers, please remember to check references and ask around the community for first-hand recommendations. Even in situations where ads are posted by Concordia families, please recognize that these ads are not vetted in any way by the school before posting. Although names and contact information of ayis and drivers are posted in the Community Bulletin, we do not affirm and/or affiliate ourselves with them.

» Check back next time!


Reminders


» Carrying Copies of Passport and Visa


We have been informed by Public Security Bureau that policemen are being sent to different locations like supermarkets or streets to check people's passport and visa. We would like to remind our community that carrying a copy of your passport and visa in your wallet is recommended so you are fine if you are checked. Please note that the policemen will show you their working ID when they stop you. If they don't, please ask. If you forget to carry the two copies, they could take you back to their office. In this case, we suggest you contact your employer who can confirm your passport and visa information. They may also stop unaccompanied students so I would recommend that you review this procedure with them as well.

» New Residence Permits, Work Permits or Passports?

Whenever you or your family members receive new residence permits, work permits and/or passports, please be sure to send copies of your new documents to the Admissions office, in the Welcome Center (1st floor High School). Or, email soft copies to Admissions. Keeping your children's files up to date helps us keep in compliance with Chinese governmental regulations.

» No Bicycles for Children Under Age 12 on Public Streets - Shanghai International Schools Association (SISA)

The following information regarding bicycle riding in Shanghai is shared in an attempt to be helpful to all its member schools. For safety purposes, the regulations in Shanghai allow for bicycles to be ridden on public streets only by children age 12 and above. This regulation is strictly enforced in Puxi, but is unevenly applied in Pudong. The immediate danger is that families may assume that local protections for bicycle riders may be the same as in their own country, but they are not. It is important to be aware that if a child under 12 is involved in any kind of accident on a public street or crossing, the parent may be held responsible. Sidewalks and bicycle paths along public roads are considered part of the public roads. In addition, as accident insurance is relatively new to China and there are not many precedents with these situations, your own accident or medical insurance company has the right to refuse cover in the event of violation of the local law. We hope that better understanding will result in better safety for younger children.

» Community Bulletin Objectives

The Community Bulletin conveys school and student-related information and supports community, volunteer and charitable organizations. The classified section and driver/ayi notices are meant as a service to parents. With the exception of sharing information and offers from Concordia's official corporate partners, we do not support commercial ventures or for-profit organizations. The Community Bulletin editors reserve the right to omit submitted content deemed to fall outside the scope of the Community Bulletin.

» Parent Directory Privacy Policy

At Concordia, we are very protective of family information and data. The school emails only information that is important and directly related to the school and student issues. Internally, we carefully monitor what is emailed to parents and ensure it is appropriate. The use of email addresses from the parent directory for non-school related or commercial reasons is a severe misuse of the directory.

» Submitting Community Bulletin Items

The Community Bulletin is a bi-weekly newsletter. Please submit text in final format by Wednesday at noon in Arial font (maximum 100 words or 5 sentences in paragraph form with a headline) to marketing@concordiashanghai.org. Based on the schedule of the next bulletin, submissions may be included the week they are received or the following week. Any submission received after this time on the week scheduled for publication will be included in the next bulletin in two weeks. Submitted items may run for a maximum of two consecutive publications.