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Community Bulletin February 23

School News

» Save The Date for the 14th Annual Gala & Auction on March 11.

Auction Ticket & Raffle Sale Begins February 13 – March 3. Take look at our web page for more information.

» Follow us on Concordia's Official WeChat Account.

Get the latest updates. New information will be sent out once a week. Scan the QR code.

» 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 on some of our missing hoodies and crew sweatshirts.

The Phoenix shop is open every lunchtime from 11:30-1:00, and Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00

» 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

» The Admissions Office is receiving applications for the 2017-18 school year.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to help us plan for staffing and programs. If you intend to enroll your child in either the PS3 or PS4 classes, we advise you to apply by early March. Information can be found here about the application process.

Athletics & Arts

APAC Band heads to TCIS in South Korea and APAC Theatre will be staying close to home at SASPD on Feb.22-26.


» PSO Spring Used Book Sale

Our PSO Used book sale is around the corner. Here is how you can donate your used books and magazines: Drop them in the yellow and blue bins located in ES, MS and HS building. We accept books for all ages: kids, teens, adults. We thank you for your donation.

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

» 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

We continue to move closer to completing our hires for the fall.
The following openings for 2017-18 have been filled:

  • HS Social Studies
  • ES ELL
  • ES PS4
  • ES PE
  • ES K
  • ES Gr 1
  • ES Gr 2
  • MS Gr. 6 Math/Science
  • MS Learning Support
  • Assistant Director of Athletics-Aquatics
  • Assistant Director of Activities
  • Assistant Head of School-Personnel
  • HS Assistant Principal
  • Family Life Counselor-contract accepted

The remaining positions remain to be filled:

  • Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator-final interviews
  • Director of Marketing-contract ready to offer
  • ES Gr. 1 Classroom Teacher--growth position for fall
  • Potential-English Language Learner (ELL) Coach
  • Potential-MS Humanities

Support Staff openings:

  • ES Teaching Assistant or Grade Level Assistant (PRC only)
  • Accountant (PRC only)

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


» 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:

  • Saturday February 17, 2017 2 PM until Sunday 10 AM 1 night
  • Friday February 24, 2017 3:20 pm until Sunday 10 AM 2 nights
  • Friday March 10, 3:20 PM until Sunday 10 AM 2 nights
  • Saturday March 18, 2017 2 PM until Sunday 10AM 1 night
  • 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)


» 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.


Please check next bulletin!

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.

» Dependable Ayi Available (02/23)

Our ayi Xiao Wan has been working for us full time for almost 6 years, she takes care of everything in my home: shopping vegetables, fruits, cleaning, cooking, laundry and helping take care of our girls. She also takes care of our cat and keep our home secure and clean while we are away. We are very happy with her. Now we don't need her full time anymore, and we want to find her morning part time job. If you are looking for a part time ayi , We highly recommend her. She is available in the morning (8-12) and can work for you right way. Please contact Tong at 13636338742 if you want more information. Thanks.


» 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.