Through rich cultural partnerships and special events, students also gain an awareness of and an appreciation for Chinese culture, traditions and practices that enhance their global citizenship.We welcome your questions and look forward to introducing you to our unique and exciting educational program!
Chung Ying has been selected as the new principal of Mandarin Immersion Magnet School. Ying started his career in HISD in 2003 and has served students as a special education teacher, department chair and LPAC coordinator. For the last six years, he has been an assistant principal in Harmony Public Schools. He has extensive experience in special education and ESL education. Ying earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and holds an advanced degree in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas. He is fluent in Mandarin.
Weekly Updates - January 27th, 2020
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Please see below for this week’s newsletter.
Morning Assembly Recap
This week we sang 恭喜恭喜 (Chinese New Year song) in the morning.
We learned 一年之计在于春,一日之计在于晨 - The plan of the year lies in spring; The plan of the day lies in the morning.
We also talked about flu season and it’s important to be attentive to personal hygiene – How to properly wash hands, and wash them often.
Parent Concerns Regarding Coronavirus
Some of the parents have approached the school admins and expressed their concerns about Coronavirus. The school district is aware of the situation and they are monitoring the development of this epidemic through close contact with local, state, and federal health organizations. At this time, we are addressing this concern by reiterating the importance of personal hygiene. In keeping with the on-going flu season, we ask students and staff to wash hands often, to wear appropriate clothing for the environment/temperature, to be aware of their personal well-being, and see the school nurse and/or go to the doctor if they aren’t feeling well. If, or when the district receives further instructions from the local or state health departments or CDC, Houston ISD will communicate with the parents in the appropriate manner. Parents should be directed to Nurse Stubblefield with their questions.
Have you noticed that we have a security guard and his k-9 partner patrolling in and out of our campus recently? That’s Mr. Mendez and his k-9 partner Tyson. Mr. Mendez and Tyson are assigned to patrol our school and our neighboring school St. George frequently to keep us safe. Next time you see them, don’t forget to say hi and thank them for patrolling our school.
Reserved Parking Spots
Parents, please be respectful of the reserved parking spots by not parking your vehicle there. Our teachers have reserved parking so that they don’t have to spend extra time finding parking spaces in the morning. Our generous donors donated thousands of dollars to improve our school, to help us provide the highest quality education to our students. We thank their generosity and show our appreciation by dedicating parking spaces for them. Once again, please do not park your vehicle at any reserved parking spot.
Used Book Exchange Fair - update
We may start used book exchange by setting up a used book donation area in the library. Students may donate and/or exchange used books in the library. Tentatively, we will reopen the library on 2/5. We are finalizing the library schedule so that each teacher has a designated window to bring students to the library. More information to come.
Morning Drop Off
Thank you all for your understanding and keeping all of our precious children safe
Originating from a progressive vision of Houston ISD, Mandarin Immersion Magnet School is one of the largest immersion schools teaching Mandarin in the US. Students are immersed in a culture-rich environment, allowing them to become bi-cultural bi-literate citizens.
MIMS was awarded a Citation of Design Excellence and recognized for its cultural transparency and integration, as well as its utilization of Chinese cultural elements throughout the campus.
Public School Review places MIMS at the top of the diverse school list in Texas and the U.S.
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Chinese New Year Festival
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM SDMC Meeting
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM PTO Meeting
8:35 AM - 3:45 PM Spring Picture Day+Class Group Photos
8:30 AM - 1:15 PM Early Dismissal