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Divisional News

Elementary School News

He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! It was wonderful to see so many parents rejoice with us at the Easter Assembly this week!

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We would like to thank all the homeroom parents and volunteer parents who helped make our Spring Carnival a success.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Wittenberg Hall/HS

Concordia's Counselors are offering an 8:30-10:00 AM workshop for departing families focusing on strategies for successfully managing the process of moving on from Shanghai.
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Middle School News

上海协和国际学校的咨询老师将为您带来新的一期亲子教育课程----《品格第一》。此入门级课程将会讲述四十九个品格特征,能帮助您的孩子实现最优秀的自我。

时间: 8:30-11:30 , 五月十五日,周一 /五月十六日,周二 / 五月十七日,周三

地点: Luther Hall

Concordia Counselors are sponsoring a new workshop for parents in Mandarin called Character First. It will be an introductory class to learn about the 49 character traits that will help your child become the best he can be.

Dates: Monday, May 15 through Wednesday, May 17th from 8:30 to 11:30

Place: Luther Hall.

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Dear 5th, 6th, and 7th Grade Parents,

Please be advised that the Middle School Administration Team works together in order to place students in the most thriving environment. Middle School classes seek to promote diversity as well as encourage students to get to know and form as many relationships as possible.

It is not required, but we welcome parental input regarding your student's individual social, emotional and academic needs. We respectfully ask that you do not request placement with specific teachers or students. This information helps us place individual students in optimal learning environments.

If you would like to give input, please complete the form available in the Middle School Office by May 12, 2017. Please note forms received after this date may not be included in placement decisions.

Thank you.

MS Administrative Team

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Grade 8 students traveled to Nanjing for a two-day field experience visiting the Nanjing Memorial Museum and the Amity Foundation.

As part of our WWII social studies unit, students were guided through the Nanjing Memorial Museum in reverence to the 300,000 civilians that followed six weeks of atrocities. The stories, visuals and relics remind us that the purpose of war is to kill.

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'OKLAHOMA!' by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

About Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! tells the story of young lovers growing up in Indian Territory at the turn of the 20th century. When Laurey, an independent farm girl, falls for a charming cowboy named Curly, their romance is threatened by Jud, the sinister farmhand who claims Laurey as his date for the town social and, ultimately, as his possession.

Meanwhile, the flirtatious Ado Annie considers marriage with two suitors, one a Persian peddler named Ali Hakim and the other a longtime love interest, Will.

As the town prepares to auction off dates at the box social in celebration of a school-house raising, tension rises within the love triangles. Dreams — and nightmares — present themselves, but there's no telling which will become reality. Will the couples part ways forever or will they unite in the light of their brand-new state? OKLAHOMA!

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High School News

Thirty actors, fifteen crew members, thirty-three instrumentalists, four faculty directors & designers and dozens of parent volunteers began working on this classic American musical five months ago and are itch'n to present the show to our international community.

Tickets are on sale from April 11th through April 19th in the Phoenix Center Commons: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Adult–100RMB
Student–75RMB
It is anticipated that this show will sell out. Buy your tickets early.
Show dates/times...
April 20, 21 & 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM
April 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM

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Prom 2017

Follow us down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland! Get your prom tickets at 350 RMB and join us at the Grand Kempinski from 6-9 PM on April 29th! We've got food, we've got dancing and we've got great music. So grab your friends and come join the fun at this year's Prom! If you have any questions, please email pearl2017117@concordiashanghi.org.

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The American Chemical Society National Chemistry Olympiad Exam is scheduled for Sunday, April 23, 2017 and will be hosted here at Concordia for the first time! Katherine Hou is one of three students from the Shanghai local section of ACS to qualify for the national exam. Congratulations Katherine!

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On April 21 from 5:00-10:00pm, Concordia's YEP program is partnering with the Truck Stop Grill to offer an opportunity to try this great new American Diner food restaurant and support our high school students who will travel to Yunnan in the fall to construct a clean water system for a rural village.

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Two students in Concordia's Page to Screen class won Honorable Mentions in The New York Times Vocabulary Video Contest 2017 by creating a 15 second video for a particular vocabulary word.

The two honorable mentions are Jessica Taylor (for the word "jabber") and Sophia Kong (for the word "cupidity").

Here is a link to the winners' page. Congratulations Jessica and Sophia!

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The marketing video contest aims to capture moments around school in the eyes of our students, faculty and parents in preparation for our 20th Anniversary next year. The contest runs until May 1st. If you are interested in participating, the details are below.

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Trade Threads Thursday and Free for All Friday

Take advantage of two great events hosted by the High School Environmental Committee during Green Week.

Step 1: Drop off any items (clothes, books, toys, games) you wish to donate outside Mrs. Molloy's room (H429) between Monday, April 17th and the morning of Friday, April 21st.
Step 2: Come to H429 on Thursday, April 20th between 3:20pm-5:00pm and scour for wonderful new clothing pieces to add to your wardrobe!
Step 3: Come to H429 on Friday, April 21st between 3:20pm-5:00pm and scour for various items and new-to-you books, games and unwanted items. One person's trash is another person's treasure!

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Concordia is a great place to learn and enjoy! Wouldn't it be fun to have one of your friends at school so that you can enjoy the day together? Here is your opportunity to help show off what a wonderful campus and program we offer.

Date: April 18, 2017 Tuesday
Time: All day
Process: Fill out a form at the high school office

All guests will need to be finalized by April 15 so that we can plan to host them well. A thank you to you for bringing a guest will be pizza provided by the Admissions office for you and your guest's lunch on April 18.

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April 13, 2017

Community Bulletin

School News

Dear Concordia Community,

Spring break is over and we are on the home stretch for the 2016 – 2017 academic year! It's hard to believe that our conversations are turning towards the upcoming High School musical, end of the year celebrations and graduations! It is a wonderful time of the year!

While these events are meaningful and exciting, I wanted to invite you to attend the upcoming Easter Assembly on Monday, April 17th at 2:15 PM. We will join as a community in the PC Ford Gym to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and rejoice together in that victory! The meaning of that event lasts for an eternity. I hope you will be able to attend!

Sharing Easter Joy!

Dr. Mary Scott

Head of School

» The Concordia High School Theatre Program Proudly Announces the 2017 Spring Musical

'OKLAHOMA!' by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

"The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that Curley and Laurey will succeed in making a new life together, in a brand-new state; O K L A H O M A!"

Tickets are on sale from April 11th through April 19th in the Phoenix Center Commons: 11:30 AM to 1 PM and 3:30 to 4:15 PM

  • Adult–100 RMB
  • Student–75 RMB
It is anticipated that this show will sell out. Buy your tickets early.

Show dates/times...

  • April 20, 21 & 22, 2017 at 7 PM
  • April 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Oklahoma! is presented, with special arrangements via R&H Theatricals of New York City, in the Rittmann Fine Arts Center on the Concordia International School - Shanghai campus.

About Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! tells the story of young lovers growing up in Indian Territory at the turn of the 20th century. When Laurey, an independent farm girl, falls for a charming cowboy named Curly, their romance is threatened by Jud, the sinister farmhand who claims Laurey as his date for the town social and, ultimately, as his possession.

Meanwhile, the flirtatious Ado Annie considers marriage with two suitors, one a Persian peddler named Ali Hakim and the other a longtime love interest, Will.

As the town prepares to auction off dates at the box social in celebration of a school-house raising, tension rises within the love triangles. Dreams — and nightmares — present themselves, but there's no telling which will become reality. Will the couples part ways forever or will they unite in the light of their brand-new state? OKLAHOMA!

The 2017 high school music and theatre programs of thirty actors, fifteen crew members, thirty-three instrumentalists, four faculty directors,designers and dozens of parent volunteers began working on this classic American musical five months ago and are itch'n to present the show to our international community. More information about the show can be discovered here: https://www.concordiashanghai.org/fine-arts/hs


» MAP, AAPPL, and AP testing will soon begin in Grades 3-12.

You will receive more information about these tests soon. For your reference, below are the dates for the tests by division:

Elementary School

  • MAP (Grades 3/4): May 22-26

Middle School

  • AAPPL (Mandarin/Spanish): April 11-May 5
  • MAP (Grades 7/8): May 8-12
  • MAP (Grades 5/6): May 15-19

High School

  • AAPPL (Mandarin/Spanish): April 17-21
  • AP (Grades 9-12): May 1-19
  • MAP (Grades 9/10): May 22-23

» Time to Win an Apple Watch! Here's How!

Enter the 2017 #ConcordiaLive Video Contest and show us life at Concordia through your eyes. The contest is open to all in the Concordia community (student, staff and parents). Individual or group/class submissions welcome. Videos accepted from now until May 1.

See guidelines below.

Please submit videos either through the social media channels below or directly to the Marketing Department. To be considered for the photo contest you must submit the original video to the Marketing Department. Once submitted all video submissions will be considered property of the Marketing Department and we will not be able to attribute videos given due to the venue.

Prizes:

  • Individual: Apple Watch
  • Group/Class: Pizza & Slushie Party

Video Length:

  • Minimum: 15 seconds
  • Maximum: 5 minutes

Deadline:

May 1, 2017

Suggested areas to cover in your video:
  • Athletics
  • Activities
  • Fine Arts
  • Classroom experiences
  • CCAs & Clubs
  • Service

Suggested highlight:

Concordia name (uniforms including sports uniforms)
  • School Spirit
  • Teamwork (in classrooms and on the field)
  • Community connections (fun with friends in a school activity, parent engagement, teacher student interaction)
  • Mentoring (younger students interacting with older students)
  • Teachers teaching
  • Study groups
If submitting to Social Media you must connect to Concordia through our official sites using the handles below and use #ConcordiaLive.
  • Facebook - @ConcordiaSHOfficial
  • Twitter - @ConcordiaSH
  • Instagram - @ConcordiaSH
What we don't need:
  • Videos of personal things
  • Selfies videos (unless in uniform or on school trips doing something)
  • Videos of students gaming

What we can't use:

  • Videos with foul language
  • Videos making fun or belittling others
  • Note: if videos are considered inappropriate by Marketing, they will not be used, and person submitting will not be eligible for any prizes

*Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:

  • Entrants grant Concordia the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
  • Concordia maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
  • No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.

» Celebrate with Concordia Seniors: College and University Acceptances

It's that time of the school year when our seniors are hearing back from the colleges and universities. As the acceptances continue to come in throughout the spring months we'll keep you posted weekly with an updated list so you can join the movement and celebrate with our seniors! Complete list as of April 13, 2016.

» Phoenix Shop

Phoenix Shop-Welcome the Year of the Rooster with our new coffee mugs. The mug looks fantastic and can be customized with your name. We also have a beautiful collection of hand made Ceramics, by our own Concordia parent, Helene Miller. The ceramics are wonderful great keepsake, with an Asian theme. They also would be great for our children's future home stays, like APAC.

New gift item in stock-"Ayi in Training" laundry bag. This has been resigned and quite big for children heading off to University.

Currently working on a newly designed, sling backpack, that will be available with in the coming weeks. We are also working on getting in-stock some of our missing hoodies and crew sweatshirts.

The Phoenix shop is open every lunchtime from 11:30 AM-1 PM, and Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4 PM.

» School Uniforms

The Uniform shop is located in the High School basement off of the PE Commons and is opens from noon to 4 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

» Second Clothing Swap of The Year! Clean out Your Closets Now to Help Celebrate Earth Week!

The HS Environmental Committee is hosting our second clothing swap of the school year. Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff from all divisions (ES, MS,HS) are invited.

Step 1- Drop off your SLIGHTLY WORN clothing outside Mrs. Molloy's room (H429) between Monday, April 17th- Thursday, April 20th. (Clothing drop offs will not be accepted outside those dates). All gently used clothes and accessories, excluding socks, undergarments and shoes will be accepted during the clothing swap.

Step 2- Come to H429 on Thursday, April 20th between 3:20 -5 PM and scour for wonderful new pieces to add to your wardrobe. If you just want to donate clothes, but cannot attend the Clothing Swap, no problem! All donations are welcome.

Step 3- Feel good about having participated in a green initiative, found a new home for that favorite top you could no longer wear and scored some awesome clothes for free! Any leftover garments will be donated to The Shanghai Community Center's River of Hearts charity. http://communitycenter.cn/about-roh

Athletics & Arts

» Follow along with our APAC sports teams this week. Join us for the opening Track and Field Ceremony on Thursday in the PC gym 8:15am

APAC Boys Soccer http://iwebpx.saschina.org/sabrinajia/Super_APAC_Boys_Soccer/Welcome.html

APAC Girls Soccer http://activities.isb.bj.edu.cn/apacsoccer2017/

APAC Badminton http://www.canacad.ac.jp/page.cfm?p=4214

APAC Softball http://www.hkisdragons.com

APAC Track and Field http://studentlife.concordiashanghai.org/apactrackandfield/

PSO


» 2017 Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Time to honor our 'Shining Star' Teachers and Staff. Please help us make them feel like VIP Celebrities on Wednesday, April 26th. SIGN UP (you can also copy and paste this link on your browser: http://signup.com/go/wE3Gkb) to bring food or volunteer to help serve.

Food drop off begins at 7:45 to 10:30 AM at the Middle School (MS) Gym.

Lunch begins at 11:00

We need YOU to provide food

To make this event a success we need YOU to make dishes such as appetizers, mains, salads, desserts, etc. With a staff of over 200 we need many dishes. Please let us know what you can donate to say a huge 'thank you' to our Concordia Staff.

» PSO Spring Used Book Sale

The PSO Used Books Sale is next week during the ES and MS conferences from Thursday to Friday. We need your help. Please SIGN UP (you can also copy and paste this link on your browser: https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/18... to help with the sale on Thursday and Friday. Packing up the remaining books on Friday just before lunch. Bring your kids ! We look forward to seeing you there.

Have questions? Send an email to PSO Used Books at psousedbooks@concordiashanghai.org.

» 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

» Open positions for the 2017-18 School Year

Please find attached the article (Introducing New Faulty for 2017) and the NT-Introducing New Teachers.

  • MS Humanities
Support Staff openings:
  • Cashier (PRC only)
  • ES Teaching Assistant or Grade Level Assistant (PRC only)
  • Transportation Coordinator (PRC national)

For details on how to apply go to https://www.concordiashanghai.org/about/employment

Opportunities

» Morning Spinning Class

Are you looking to workout in the morning? Here at Concordia we would like to start offering to our families a 5:30 AM spinning class on Mondays and Wednesdays. The donation is 50 RMB per class to benefit our wellness program. You don't have to commit to every session as you will pay as you go. If you are interested, please email Tina at tina.harbold@concordiashanghai.org so you can be added to the weekly email list. As always, TO YOUR HEATLH!

» YEP Charity Dinner at the Truck Stop Grill!

On April 21 from 5 -10 PM, Concordia's YEP program is partnering with the Truck Stop Grill to offer an opportunity to try this great new American Diner food restaurant and support our high school students who will travel to Yunnan in the fall to construct a clean water system for a rural village.

The Truck Stop Grill is located in the Hall of the Moon Mall at 188 Ruihong Lu, near Tianhong Lu in the Hongkou district of Puxi.

SPECIAL PRICING:

  • 280 RMB Dinner with Free Flow Alcohol
  • 180 RMB Dinner with Free Flow Soft Drinks

12% of revenue will be donated to the YEP Water project being completed by Concordia HS students in September.

Please contact Rebekah House (Rebekah.house@concordiashanghai.org) for more information or visit

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45ACAB29A13-charity to RSVP.

» InnerFIT 360 2nd Annual Girl Power! Seminar

Please check the details here.

» Service Opportunity Hosting families "Service Through Friendship"

This program offers the opportunity to be a "Big Brother" to two of WILL Foundation boys for one or two nights. The boys will be paired. They're between the ages five and twelve. They could share a bed or enjoy camping-out on a rug. (Sleeping bags available.) But, be warned, they eat like bears Contact david.chaveriat@concordiashanghai.org Click here for more information. Thank you.

Looking for host families for the following dates:

  • Friday April 28, 2017 3:20 PM until Sunday 10 AM 2 nights
  • Saturday May 6, 2017 2 PM until Sunday 10 AM 1 night
  • Saturday May 20, 2017 2 PM until Sunday 10 AM 1 night

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.

» Moms In Prayer International

Experience the joy of replacing anxiety with peace and hope by lifting up our children, teachers, staff and community with thanksgiving. Join other moms who meet twice a month on campus to seek guidance and wisdom for our children, our school and the Concordia community. Friendly to women of all languages. Please contact Michelle Wu if you have any question.

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.

» Health Office Information

Concordia's Health Office has put together this useful list of emergency telephone numbers and addresses in both Chinese and English. Click here for the list or contact the Health Office for more information.
Flu Shots For information on Flu shots, contact the Health Office. Contact Jenny or Yukki directly.

» 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.