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High School Spring Musical

Curtains

A musical comedy 'who-dun-it'

TICKETS ON SALE starting Monday, April 16th.

  • PC-Commons April 16 - Apr 25
  • Student- ¥75 | Adult- ¥100

It is anticipated that this show will sell out. Buy your tickets fast!

Show dates/times...

  • April 26, 27, & 28 at 7:00 PM
  • Curtains is presented in the Rittmann Fine Arts Center on the Concordia International School - Shanghai campus.

Go HERE to learn about the show.

Read more about High School Spring Musical

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Community Bulletin April 12

School News

» Signup to Attend a Spring HOS Social Gathering for Concordia Parents

You are invited to spend a few hours with our Head of School at one of two remaining HOS Parent Gatherings scheduled this spring. These intimate settings intentionally provide the opportunity for Concordia parents and Dr. Scott to get acquainted in a casual and intimate setting. The event is not a forum for issues and there are no presentations, instead it is good food with conversation and sharing among parents who are passionate about their children. The ideal group would have parents with students from all of divisions.

  • Working Parents: Tuesday, April 24–7 to 9 PM: Business Networking Social at wework in Lujiazui [Numbers limited, first come, first served]
  • All Parents: Friday, May 11–9 AM to 11:30 AM: Brunch Social [Limited to 20 parents, email early to reserve your place]

Please email HOS@concordiashanghai.org to register your interest. Indicate which of the two groups you would like to join.

» Virtual Bank Account for Tuition & Activity Fee Collection

Concordia has opened a RMB virtual bank account for each student at the Bank of Communications. The bank account number is 14 digits, being the family number and student number. Parents may remit tuition and other activity fees to this account in RMB for easy reconciliation. This information is also stored in Aspen in Finance sub-tab under student details. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Susan Xue (ext. 1018) susan.xue@concordiashanghai.org.

RMB virtual bank account information:

  • Bank Name: 交通银行上海新区支行
  • Account Name: 上海协和国际外籍人员子女学校
  • Virtual Account No: Family No.+ Student No. (14 digits)

» 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.

» 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


» Calling All Makers! The Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire is back!

Join us on April 28th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. The Jinqiao MiniMaker Faire is a venue for makers—from artists to engineers—to show off their hobbies, experiments, or creative projects. Check out this video to find out more.

Got a thoughtful, challenging, or innovative project? Sign up to be a maker and share your creations with the community! Learn more here: http://jinqiao.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/. See here for flyer.

» Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire Volunteers Needed!

The Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire (https://jinqiao.makerfaire.com/) needs Volunteers! Volunteers can sign up for two-hour chunks of time in different roles at the Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire on Sat. April 28th with set up starting at 9am. Here is the volunteer link: https://form.jotform.me/concordiashanghai/jmmfvolu...

» Green Week Clothing Drive/Swap! Clean out Your Closets and Help Reduce Clothing Waste!

The HS Global Issues Network is hosting a Clothing Drive/Swap. Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff from all divisions (Elementary, Middle and High) are all welcome!

To participate, just follow these three easy steps:

  1. Drop off your SLIGHTLY WORN clothing IN THE HALLWAY outside Mrs. Molloy's room (H429) any time of day from now until Thursday, April 19th. (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 drive/swap.
  2. Come to H429 on Thursday, April 19th between 3:20pm-5:00pm 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.
  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 Buy42 www.buy42.com the first online charity shop in China providing funding for training and access to employment opportunities for people with disabilities in China.

» Generous Donation from Krator Technology Co., Ltd, to Third Culture Coffee

Thank you to Krator Technology Co., Ltd, for the generous donation of a Syncfo 4 in 1 Universal Coffee Analyzer to Third Culture Coffee Roasters. The coffee analyzer measures moisture, density, color score and mass of ground and whole bean coffee. More information on the coffee analyzer can be found at https://syncfo.com/. Third Culture Coffee Roasters will use this device to ensure consistency in their roasts and to provide the community with even higher quality coffee while creating social impact for coffee farmers in Yunnan.

Athletics & Arts

We are still in need of about 5 families to home stay our visiting APAC Boys Soccer athletes. Please contact the Athletic Office if you would be willing to help out.

This weekend the City Championships take place for our third season sports. Concordia is hosting SISAC D1 Badminton and Girls 11 aside Soccer. The Varsity Boys will be at Dulwich. The JV Boys are at Wellington. D2 Badminton is at Suzhou. Track and Field is at SAS PD. The girls Softball team will be playing at SAS PX on Friday and Saturday.

Next week the High School teams finish up their seasons. Boys Soccer will be at Concordia. Girls Soccer is at SFS. Track and Field is at SAS PD. Badminton is at AISG. Softball is at Brent. Good luck to all of our teams.

Next Tuesday the MS Track team competes in their first meet of the season at Wellington. Meet will start at 3pm.

PSO

» PSO Used Book Sale

The PSO Used Book Sale is coming up and we need your donations! Books can be placed in the yellow bins at the school dedicated to used clothes and books. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Used Book Sale on April 19 & April 20!

To sign up to help with the Used Book Sale, follow this link: http://signup.com/go/jOUcoJP

» 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

  • HS Academic Counselor (Part-time, local hire)
  • Service Learning Coach-Part-time (40%)

Support

  • ES Grade Level Assistant-PRC national only-immediate opening
  • ES Teaching Assistant-PRC national only-immediate opening

Opportunities

» Parents- Get your New Year Resolutions Started!

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

» The Beauty and the Value - "Jewelry Talk" with Eden Jewellery, Generous Donor at the Auction this Year!

Eden Jewellery is one of our big donors for the Auction this year. They generously donated a pair of unusual cut yellow sapphire earrings (weight 33.79ct) and was a hit at the live Auction. The chief designer, Winda Lee is willing to offer "Jewelry Talk" with the community about diamonds. See here for detailed information.

  • Date: April 24, 2018
  • Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Venue: Eden Jewellery Workshop, Room D , 16th floor Jiushi Fuxing Building, 918 Huai Hai Middle Road, Huang Pu District.
  • Limit: 8-15 people

Please email suki.chen@concordiashanghai.org for sign up.

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
» 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

» Seeking Home for Wonderful Cat

Our beloved cat Butters needs a new home because he cannot reconcile with our other cat Bargain. We learned from a recent stay with a friend that Butters needs a home where he is the only pet. Here's the 411:

The Good: His fur is softer than mink, he purrs at the drop of the hat, and he performs Matrix-like jumps for a toy. He's gentle, easy to handle, and puts up with me hugging and kissing him every chance I get. Butters is a sweet companion and a willing participant in any food related debauchery. I'm pretty sure he would eat anything he could get his paws on (he once ate half a pumpkin pie left unattended in kitchen).

The Not-so-Good: He is highly vocal especially when he is waiting for food, he is not one to sit on your lap (he will snuggle feet), and he occasionally forgets to cover his poo in the litter box (thankfully, he always uses the litter box). If you are interested in providing a forever home to his beautiful little guy, please contact Brenda Petersen.

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.

» Are you searching for a warm-hearted, virtuous and untiring aiye?

Our aiye, Xiao Yun, is looking for morning to midday work in the Jinqiao area, Monday to Friday. A Brazilian family employed Xiao Yun in the mornings for almost 10 years, but they have now transferred to Germany.

We have employed Xiao Yun in the afternoons for almost three years, and we can only say wonderful things about her. She is kind, diligent, honest and exceptionally warm-hearted. Although she does not speak English, her Mandarin is clear and will be appreciated by anyone wanting to improve his or her Putonghua. A native of Xian, she and her family have lived in Shanghai for many years.

If you or anyone you know is seeking someone like Xiao Yun, please contact Ian at:ipdriscoll@yahoo.com

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.