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Divisional News

Elementary School News

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Elementary Counselors and Assistant Principals invited parents to share refreshments and a presentation, "Let's Talk About Bullying."

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Middle School News

Unselfie, by Michelle Borba : is a book study for Grade 7/8 parents. We will look at the new lifestyle that social media has created and how to journey with our children. The Selfie lifestyle is correlated with lower academic performances and less resilience. The lack of empathy also hampers their ability to collaborate and innovate and problem solve. We will look at a research based, nine–step plan to rebuild empathy into our teens' lives.

Join us at the MS Staff conference room (M216) for conversations on:

Oct. 24 and 31@ 8:30-10:00am

Nov. 7 and 14@8:30-10:00am.

Please purchase your own copy of the book to study and contribute to the conversations. Class limit will be 20 participants.

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Concordia takes a special interest in the hearing ability of all students and has arranged to provide hearing screenings on campus. These screenings will be carried out by Petter Vibe and Daniel Balicki, audiologists from "New Wave". For more information on "New Wave" please go to www.newwave-hearing.com.

This year, we are pleased to be offering both a traditional hearing screening and a CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder) screening. Both screenings will be available on October 23, 2017 in the elementary office area, room E101.

The traditional hearing screening is available to children three years of age or older, and will measure the student's ability to hear different sounds, pitches, or frequencies. This screening takes about 15 minutes and costs 200 RMB.

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G8 RSB Class in Action

Mr. Muir's RSB class had a chance to put their learning into action this week. After learning about kindess, they had the idea of going on a "RAK Walk". On it, they planned out how they could show some Random Acts of Kindess to the Jinqiao community.

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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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High School News

TrIBES 2017 was a Success!

What a wonderfully unique Concordia experience is the TrIBES program. Thanks to the work of Tony Tovar and all of the TrIBES teacher leaders all our students returned home safe and happy on Sept 28 after having had transformative experiences out and about in our host country of China. Our TrIBES experiences will have no doubt drawn our HS community closer together.

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Concordia Hosts Shanghai International School Sports Carnival and Mini Iron Man Triathlon on Saturday, October 21.

Wellness Week will conclude with a sports and activities carnival. As part of the 9th China Shanghai International Popular Sports Festival, Concordia will host the Shanghai International School Sports Carnival and Mini Iron Man Triathlon from 2-4:30pm on Saturday, October 21. This free family event is open to the greater Shanghai community and focuses on fun and friendly sports competition. It aims to prove that sports is the universal language!

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Last week Concordia competed in Math Madness, an AMC team competition. Mathletes Julie Baik, Duyeong Kim, Garrett Lee, Brenden Lim, Joshua Shou, Elijah Tai, ZiXuan Teh, Anna Wei, Eric Zhang, and Bob Zhang beat Korea International School 34-29. Congratulations to the team!

If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Ms. Mahoney at kathleen.mahoney@concordiashanghai.org.

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Don't Miss the 2017 High School Fall Play - Pride & Prejudice
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation by Jon Jory.

Pride & Prejudice is staged in the Rittmann Theatre on the Concordia Campus
November 2, 3 & 4 @ 7:00p
with a matinee performance on November 4th @ 1:30pm.
This is a family friendly production appropriate for all ages.

TICKETS ON SALE SOON:

  • -PC-Commons Oct. 23rd, 25th, 27th, 28th, 29th & 31st | 11:30-1:00p and 3:20-4:15p.
  • -E.S. Cafeteria Oct 24th, 26th & 30th | 3:00-4:00p
    Student- ¥75 |Adult- ¥100
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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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October 12, 2017

Community Bulletin

School News


» Save the Date! Concordia Golf Classic! November 4th, Shanghai Binhai Golf Club.

Just a few details about Saturday, November 4th 2017 Concordia Golf Classic @ Binhai Golf Club. This is a fun, best ball scramble to create community and raise awareness about wellness.


• Cost for the golf is 1200RMB (cost from course), plus 100RMB tip for the caddie per person
• 12:00pm Shotgun Start - Flight Information will be given the week of the outing.
• We will be scheduling the buses for an 10:45am arrival at the course that will leave from Concordia, let us know if you need a ride.
• Sack Lunch will be provided to eat on the course
• Banquet dinner at the end for those who don't have to run off to another event – need to know if you are staying for dinner
• Locker and Shower facilities are nice, so bring a change of clothes for after your round
• Awards for Longest Drive, Shortest Used Drive, Straightest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt, Lowest Team Score, Highest Team Score
• Raffle at Banquet
• Drink Tickets will be sold at registration 10 for a 100rmb
• Drink carts (2) on the course during the round
▪ Beer, soda, juice and water are one ticket each
• "Mulligan Charity Pack" - 200rmb
• One extra tee shot, chip, putt, and approach shot
• 18 inches of string & scissors – receive during check in – one per foursome, use the string to make a putt that you missed
• Men use BLUE tees Women use RED tees - Minimum of 2 tee shots per person must be used.

We are looking for event sponsors. If you are interested please contact Suki Chen at Suki.chen@concordiashanghai.org

A few spaces still left. Sign up with Chris.bishop@concordiashanghai.org

» The Concordia High School Theatre Program Proudly Announces the 2017 High School Fall Play

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation by Jon Jory.

Pride & Prejudice is staged in the Rittmann Theatre on the Concordia Campus.

November 2, 3 & 4 @ 7pm with a matinee performance on November 4th @ 1:30pm.

This is a family friendly production appropriate for all ages.

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Tickets on Sale:

  • -PC-Commons Oct. 23rd, 25th, 27th, 28th, 29th & 31st | 11:30am-1pm and 3:20-4:15pm.
  • -E.S. Cafeteria Oct 24th, 26th & 30th | 3 - 4pm
    Student-75 RMB |Adult-100 RMB

About the Play: Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it's difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense -- but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

About the Show:
With eighteen actors, ten crew members, choreographed dance, costumes designed by Concordia's Visual Arts faculty member, Ms. Greer Collins, expect an amazing theatrical production that you do not want to miss.

» Change of Bank Account Name

Per government request, the school has changed its Chinese name. Hence, please kindly note that Chinese bank information is updated as below:

  • Account Name(户名): 上海协和国际外籍人员子女学校
  • Account No. (帐号):310066111018170251820
  • Bank (银行): 交通银行上海新区支行

» 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

» 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

Save the Date: October 19 – PINK OUT 8:15am in the PC Gym, Nov 4th – Concordia Golf Classic, October 14 -SISAC Volleyball and Tennis Saturday, Volleyball at Concordia, Tennis at BISS PX

Wellness Week – Oct 16-20 Next week kids in PE classes will be talking about Wellness week. All students will come up with a Wellness Goal. The Week will feature two cool events, first on Thursday is the opening ceremony for APAC Baseball, at this event all students and staff will be wearing a pink wellness shirt. The second event will be a community fun sports day on Saturday. More details about both events coming.

Athletic first season sports teams will be wearing Pink uniforms again this October. Support our teams, and our friends and family who have been affected by breast cancer by wearing your pink Concordia gear. Limited edition pink and green socks are in sale in the Athletic Office for 50RMB.

The SISAC Cross Country Championships took place on Tuesday this week. The Concordia Girls finished 2 and the boys were 3rd. They run in the APAC Championship next weekend.

SISAC Volleyball Championships this weekend. Concordia will be hosting 32 teams on campus on Saturday in the annual City Championship. Come out and support our teams. Wear your pink shirts. Teams travel next week to their APAC and JPAC events.

SISAC Tennis Championship is on Saturday at BISS PX. Our team looks to repeat their first place finish and then go compete at the APAC Championship in Beijing next weekend.

Middle School Soccer teams started games this week. They will be wearing their pink socks to help support as well. The Middle School Cross Country team competes in their final meet of the season this Saturday in Suzhou.

Good luck to all of our teams the next couple of weeks. Remember to wear your PINK and we hope to see you on Thursday morning, October 19 for the PINK OUT.


PSO

» PSO Community Meeting

  • Date: October 18
  • Time: 10-11:13am
  • Location: PC Lounge
  • Theme: Traveling Around

» PSO Explorer's Club presents:

BenJia Korean BBQ Restaurant Outing, October 18, 2017 at 12:15pm

Directly after the monthly PSO meeting, please UNITE with us for a tasty Korean BBQ lunch at the Pudong branch of BenJia.

Address:
2nd Floor, Qianjiang Mansion, 971 Dongfang Road, Pudong New Area
本家韩国料理(钱江大厦)
浦东新区东方路971号钱江大厦2楼
Please RSVP by October 16th - WeChat to Maggie Ahmadi at maggiestef or to Susie Treme at SusieLiz.

» PSO International Festival on Friday, October 20


Concordia International Day is a time for the students to learn about the different countries and customs that make up our school. This year's theme is Music. Come celebrate the many different cultures of Concordia from 9:30am – 3 pm in the PC gym.

» PSO Autumn Bake Sale on Friday, October 27


Not a baker? That's ok! You can buy your treats and deliver them between 7:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.
Download PSO Bake Sale guideline for details on where to buy treats that are popular with our students.
Interested in baking for the Treat Sale? Contact, Maria Marquis, PSO Bake Sale Chairwoman, at PSOBakeSale@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

» 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.

» 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
» 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.