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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

Dr. Tina's religion classes

Dr. Tina's religion classes have been studying Matthew and following Jesus from birth to his crucifixion. This aligned great with Easter time and understanding Jesus purpose to be sent to the earth. To celebrate Good Friday, the class baked sugar cookies in the shape of an Easter egg and decorated them. Students had to follow directions, use some math to change to recipe size, work together and be responsible in their clean up! It was GOOD fun had by all.

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Communication is no longer a text, a tweet, email or essay. Twitch, Live Streaming, YouTube, Instagram and emoticons have become the standard to tell our story. The new montage.

Several students are making the shift from the essay to provide information, persuade others or create a narrative. Film is 3-D: sound, image and narrative...and for a world audience. Whereas the essay tends to be 1-D: text only...and for the teacher only.

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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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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
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 27, 2017

Community Bulletin

School News

» 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.


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

Video Length:

  • Minimum: 15 seconds
  • Maximum: 5 minutes


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.

» 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.

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Athletics & Arts

First, let me say thank you for attending the APAC opening ceremony for APAC track and field. Your excitement kicked off a great event, one in which our Boys team ended up bringing home the Championship trophy. The Girls placed second. We had beautiful weather for the event and it was awesome to see some of you at the meet.

Not only did our Track and Field team do well, the Boys badminton team will also be hanging a Championship banner. The badminton Girls also finished in second place. Stephanie Fan won her fourth consecutive Single Title, in four years she never dropped an APAC set.

The soccer teams both ended up in the top four of 12 schools at the Super Soccer Tournaments. The Girls finished with the third place trophy, while the Boys were 4th and also won the Sportsmanship trophy.

Not to be left out the Girls softball team brought home the sportsmanship trophy.

High School sports has officially come to an end for the school year. Thank you parents for attending all the games and being "super fans". I know your children enjoyed you being in attendance, but I really like the fact that we have such a wonderful and loving community that unites around our sports teams. Thank you.

The middle school basketball season is in full swing and middle school tennis has just begun. Good luck to all of our middle school groups the rest of the year.


» 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 Yea

  • 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

Introducing New Teachers. (pdf)


» 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!

» 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


» 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.


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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.

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» 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.