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As our Maker Saturdays grow at Concordia, we are searching for all kinds of used materials that you may have setting around your house that you no longer need or want! In fact, I know some of you may be leaving Shanghai for new adventures and would like a place to "donate" your items for a good cause. The MS/ES Maker Space is looking for the following used items: string, yarn, magazines, recyclables, office supplies, old tools, clothing, used bikes, computers, appliances, electronics, wood, PVC, or whatever you have lying around that you think could be use for Making. Please drop off outside the MS Maker Space in the PC Commons! Thanks in advance!

Don't forget to put the April 28 Jinaqiao Mini Maker Faire on your calendar too. http://jinqiao.makerfaire.com/

Read more about Donate your items for MS/ES Maker Space

Dear Concordia Family,

Before Christmas, some of our students had the opportunity to bring a blessing of joy and laughter to a group of grandparents at a retirement home in Shanghai. We are planning to visit again in February before Chinese New Year. Please check out the link to watch our students serving and enjoying our local community. We are blessed to be a blessing in the lives of others who live in Shanghai. Encourage your child to come along on the next trip and give back to the people of Shanghai.

https://v.qq.com/x/page/c0518cfbq5j.html

Blessings in 2018,

National Junior Honor Society and Middle School Ambassadors.

Read more about Message from NJHS and MS Ambassdors

Grades 3-8 parents are invited to attend a special Parent Coffee dedicated entirely to the MAP test. Please find the necessary details below:

  • Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time: 8:15-9:15
  • Location: Wittenberg Hall (HS Building)
  • Audience: Parents of students in Grades 3-8
Read more about MAP Parent Coffee

In grade 8 we continue to highlight current events. One area that has captured our interests is Artificial Intelligence (AI). China plans to build a 13.8 billion yuan ($2.1 billion) technology park for the development of artificial intelligence within five years in Beijing and has laid out plans to become a world leader in AI by 2030. Perhaps, this article will be of interest to you as we may have our own personal AI assistant: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/05/how-artificial-intelligence-will-affect-your-life-and-work-in-2018.html

Read more about G8 Humanities

Start the New Year with some Making this Saturday, January 13th. Our quarterly Maker Saturdays are drop-in opportunities to work and learn in the Concordia MakerSpaces. We have ready to go activities for students of all ages, or you can use the facility to work on a project of your own. All ages are welcome, but children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at the following link-Maker Saturday RSVP- to guarantee a spot. Spaces are limited.

Read more about New Year Maker Saturday

Middle School News Archive

High School News

Concordia Presents... In Conversation with Ishmael Beah

Engage with author and activist Ishmael Beah as he reads from his memoir A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and shares his experiences as a child soldier in Sierra Leone. Ishmael has dedicated his life to speaking and advocating on behalf of those affected by war and violence. He serves on the Human Rights Watch Children's Advisory Committee and is UNICEF's first Advocate for Children Affected By War. His memoir, published in over 40 languages, was named one of the top 10 non fiction books of 2007 by Time Magazine.

Join us on Monday, January 22 at 7:00 PM in the Phoenix Center Commons. This event is free and open to the public. Signed copies of Ishmael's book will be available for purchase at the event.

Read more about Concordia Presents... In Conversation with Ishmael Beah

As part of the GINASIA Conference 2018, student artists created a 6 card series of Artist Trading Cards for one of these themes:
Humanitarian Actions (eg. Service, global peace, cooperation)
Global Issues (eg. Social equality, poverty, health care, human trafficking, refugee crises)
Environmental Conservation (eg. Climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, ocean acidification)

The GINASIA Conference art representatives- Isabel Cheng and Michelle Li- selected pieces and curated the current exhibition by choosing from the Artist Trading Cards. The cards were then enlarged and manipulated further to into the pieces currently on display in Concordia's Hallway of Flags, Rittmann Center Lobby and various display boards around school. The inspirational artist trading cards are also on display. 40 pieces were created by the following student artists presently enrolled in Advanced Studio Art and AP Studio Art, under the direction of Mrs. Jane Klammer, HS Art Teacher.

The student artists represented in this exhibition are: Peyton Brown, Abigail Warne, Sara Tanikawa, Samuel Yang, Sophia Kong, Emily Wong, Luke Miller, George Shu, Langa Nindie, Elisabeth Tai, Everett Law, Dorothy Zhang, You Jung Ji.

Read more about Don't Miss the GINASIA Conference 2018 Art Exhibition

Concordia will host the 6th annual Big Data and Analytics Edcon in May 2018. Check out the website for more information and to submit a presentation proposal.

The 6th Big Data and Analytics EdCon solicits papers and abstract presentations on the development and experience with educational programs in all areas of Analytics, Data Visualisation, Big Data, and Data Science. Educational programs can be undergraduate, postgraduate, in-employment or high school, and can focus on education and/or training. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Read more about 6th Big Data and Analytics Edcon Shanghai, May 28-29, 2018

Students in the semester 1 Global Development Studies class researched the anti-consumerism movement in relation to the UN Sustainable Development goals and course objectives. Each student then created a website and made presentations to their peers about the topic they are passionate about.

Check out their great websites to learn more about things like minimalism and the zero waste movement. Well done global development students!
Read more about Global Development Studies Showcase

Congratulations to Concordia students Amanda Lee, Megan Yang, Zi Xuan Teh, Nicholas Ho and Concordia Faculty Peter Tong, Michael Lambert and Craig Gingerich whose Big Data project work as been accepted for the Big Data Analytics conference in March 2018.

The conference received submissions from nearly 12 different countries and regions, which were reviewed by international experts, and about 40 papers have been selected for presentation.

Concordia students and faculty will be presenting on the following topics:

  • An Appreciation for Data Information and Data Analytics Literate for K-12 Education with Watson Analytics – Peter Tong, Michael Lambert, and Craig Gingerich
  • Quantifying Air Quality at Concordia with Big Data using Watson Analytics – Zi Xuan Teh, Nicholas Ho, and Peter Tong
  • Investigating Chronological Correlations between Lung Disease and Climate Data – Zemei Amanda Lee and Peter Tong
  • Fake News: The Inside Scoop-Seeking Understanding with Watson Analytics – Megan Yang and Peter Tong

This is the 4th consecutive year that Concordia Big Data Analytics students have been asked to present at the conference. Congratulations!

Read more about Concordia Students and Faculty to Present at the 2018 International Conference on Big Data and Education

High School News Archive

Community Bulletin January 11

School News

» Save The Date for the 15th Annual Gala & Auction on March 17.

Tickets on sale January 30 - February 28. Tickets cost 900 RMB each.

» Phoenix Shop

The Phoenix Shop is open Monday through Friday at the lunch hour, 11:30 AM-1 PM. Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4 PM.

» Concordia Presents: In Conversation with Ishmael Beah

Join author and activist Ishmael Beah, New York Times best-selling author, as he reads from his memoir A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and shares his experiences as a child soldier in Sierra Leone. Ishmael has dedicated his life to speaking and advocating on behalf of those affected by war and violence. He serves on the Human Rights Watch Children's Advisory Committee and is UNICEF's first Advocate for Children Affected By War. His memoir, published in over 40 languages, was named one of the top 10 non-fiction books of 2007 by Time Magazine.

Event Details: Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Concordia's Phoenix Center Commons. Admission is free and open to the public.

» 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

» Towel & Blanket Drive Not Happening!

Sorry for the Confusion but this drive was LAST YEAR! We will let you know when the next one will be.

Athletics & Arts

Look for SISAC Basketball and a Nanjing Swim Meet on January 20. Go Phoenix!!

PSO


» 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 are currently in the midst of hiring for next year. We have already talked with some outstanding educators. If you know of any exceptional candidates who are both outstanding teachers and models of Christian faith, please either encourage them to go to our website to learn more https://www.concordiashanghai.org/about/employment or contact Steven Nurre at recruitment@concordiashanghai.org

Admin

  • Dir. of Athletics
  • Dir. of Development

Faculty

  • ES Classroom Teacher-Grade One
  • ES-Instructional Coach-S.T.E.M.
  • HS Physical Education Teacher
  • HS Physics/Math Teacher

Opportunities

» Parents- Get your New Year Resolutions Started!

Concordia offers morning fitness classes for our parents. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:25 a.m. is spinning and Tuesday at 5:25 a.m. Is Extreme Workout (please email tina.harbold@concordiashanghai.org if you are interested in any of these classes). Thursday at 6:00 a.m. Is yoga (please email carol.willison@concordiashanghai.org if you are invested in yoga).

» WILL Foundation prays for Your Hosting Support

The WILL Foundation is in a great need. They need to have the children farmed out for an entire week - January 19-26th. At this point, we need two more families. This is an opportunity to be a "Big Brother" to two of WILL Foundation children. The children will be paired. They're between the ages five and thirteen. They could share a bed or enjoy camping–out on a rug. (Sleeping bags available.) Contact david.chaveriat@concordiashanghai.org for more information. Thank you so much.

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.


» Shanghai American Football League
» Shanghai Sluggers Youth Baseball
» Shanghai Thunderbirds Ice Hockey
» Sport For Life
» Active Kidz Shanghai
» Shanghai Griffins Basketball
» 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)

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

Please check next week!

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.

Please check next week!

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.