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From the Nurse
During this cold and flu season, please be reminded that good handwashing is the BEST way to prevent the spread of germs. Frequently wash with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.
A huge thank you to all who made this year’s China Day exceptional. PTO (mums and dads) who took care of the dining room needs as well as the Ticket Booth. High School students, who were engaged in the cultural activities as well as the crafts in the gym. Of course this excluded those students who were away at both MUN and the Science Fair. We thank our very own Kitchen Staff, under the leadership of Manager Liu JinWei, who made all the Chinese food that was so enjoyed by all. The “Dancing Noodles” was provided by well-known Hai Di Lao resturant.
For all those who were a part of the three Cultural Programmes; the M.C.’s, Mrs Chen, Ms Ham, Ms Zhao and Mr Emerson. Mr Emerson also directed the Middle School Choir during their performance of what has become our China Day’s traditional favourite song, “Wo Ai Ni Zhong guo.” Well done to our talented High School students who did brilliantly dressed in Peking Opera costumes, which is not that easy to move about in. As well as the 4th Graders “History Lesson,” 6th Graders Song Dynasty dance, Cierco and Eva’s Song Dynasty Poetry reading and 7th & 8th Literature class who danced to the “Sheep Song.” This of course, would not have been possible without our Chinese language teachers, headed by Shang Laoshi. It would not be amiss to also thank these teachers for taking the time to practise their cool disco moves, much to the delight of all their students. We would also like to mention, MingKwan Chan (Eva) who practised for many hours, her song of choice, Tian Heihei
We would also like to thank our guest performers such as; all-time favourite, dancers from the Shera Princess International Dance School, Ms Erin Smidt, Elementary Choir Teacher together with Jian Shan (姜珊) a singer from音乐学院附中, “Mask-Changer,” Narnia Academy and Oak Trees ECC, Miyao Music Art Centre, the YoYo man and last, but definitely not least, the Lion and Dragon performers.
Elementary Library News:
Author’s Visit ~ Thursday, 14thFebruary
Yangsook Choi, an acclaimed author and illustrator of such well-known books as, The Name Jar, New Cat, The Sun Girl and the Moon Boyand Peach Heaven, to mention just a few, will be here on Thursday, 14th February.
Yangsook Choi grew up in Korea and studied at the School of Visual Art in New York, completing an MFA degree in illustration.
After which she began to both write and illustrate books with an Asian theme, to help children embrace their cultural differences. As an Adult TCK herself, she believed that this particular theme was indeed relevant for today’s young readers. Others must think so too, for she has been acclaimed as “Best of the Best” by the Chicago Public Library; is on the American Library Association Notable Book list, was selected by PBS Reading Rainbow, and has received the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award.
Ms. Choi divides her time between her two most favourite cities, New York and Seoul. However, she does put aside a considerable amount of time to spend with children; at the local shelter, or in the Himalayas, or with the Bedouin children in the Arabian desert, or with Cambodian orphans, these are just a few places you will find this exceptional lady.
We are truly delighted to welcome Yangsook Choi, author and illustrator to TIS on Thursday, 14thFebruary. And we extend an invitation to you too!!
Learn more about her at https://www.yangsookchoi.com.
TIS ROBOTIC CHALLENGE
Annual Robotic Competition - Saturday, 16th February
Come and watch 18 (and counting) robots battle it out for that ONE spot to be invited to join robots from all over the world at the VEX World Championship.
Once again, TIS will be host to Robotic Teams from several schools throughout China. This is an all day Event which will prove quite spectacular. We encourage you to spend this Day with us. The Landing will be open all day, and both the PTO and STUCO will be selling various foods, so that you will not miss anything by having to leave Campus in search of lunch and/or nibbles.
Weekly AQI / PM2.5 Readings
Outside Average Reading = 252 / 202
Inside Average Reading = 111 / 40
This Week in Pictures
Dates to Remember
|Jan. 23- 27||MS AMIS Honors Band|
|Jan.28 - Feb. 8||Spring Festival Vacation|
|Feb. 5||Chinese New Year|
|Feb. 16||TIS Robotics Tournament|
|Feb. 13 - 17||HS AMIS Honors Band|