Weekly Updates - October 14th, 2019

Weekly Updates - October 14th, 2019

 

Dear Parents, 

I hope everyone enjoyed the gorgeous weather this past weekend.  I ran 15 miles on Sunday and it felt great!  Thanks to the cooler temperature, my heart rate stayed in the 130’s most of the time, and I also think that’s why I didn’t feel exhausted after my run.  When I run in a warmer, more humid environment, my heart rate passes the 160’s and it’s really difficult to sustain a long run with such a rapid heart rate.  Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed the lovely weekend.  

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our parents who helped prepare for the Fall Festival and to all the families who attended our event as it was a great success! I hope everyone enjoyed MIMS Got Talent as it was another great show with your support and participation. Our silent auction was a success too and congratulations to those who won in the auction.  Thank you all for purchasing “sociables” as they are a fantastic way to support our school and even more importantly, a great way for everyone to get together as a community.  I am personally looking forward to participating in the “sociable” the best that I can this year. I also would like to give our parent volunteers a big shout-out!  Thank you all for coordinating the Fall Festivals, the talent rehearsals, making arrangement for the auction, and “sociables,” etc.  You are my unsung heroes.  MIMS is great because we have your support.  

 

Bully Prevention Week: October 14th – 18th is Bully Prevention Week.  We are doing something special each day to raise awareness and bring attention to a growing epidemic of social isolation.  Please see the attached flyer here for more details.  

Send-Off Pep Rally:  Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 3:30pm.  Cambry Gerardi, 8th grader at Mandarin Immersion Magnet School, will represent the South region of the Houston-based People’s Republic of China Consulate Office at the 12th International Chinese Bridge Competition. This year’s event will be held in Henan Province, China from October 18th-November 2nd. Cambry will compete against 200+ contestants from over 100 countries around the world in a televised competition similar to American Idol.  Competition consists of three parts: a prepare speech in Mandarin, a quiz bowl, and Chinese culture talent show.  HISD Confucius Institute is proud to provide support to Cambry as she prepares for the competition and will host our send-off event at MIMS. 

Call for after-school club coaches: Parent coaches, WE WANT YOUR HELP!  If you have coached after-school clubs before in any capacity, or if you are thinking about starting an after-school club, we want to hear from you!  One way to expand our students’ academic horizons are to offer a variety of UIL clubs and after-school activities.  We can never have too many clubs!  By the way, I also would like to use this opportunity to thank all of our parent coaches and volunteers for sponsoring our clubs. Thank you for bringing these wonderful enrichment opportunities to our students.  

Early Dismissal:  This Friday, October 18, 2019, is an early dismissal day.  School will dismiss at 1:15 PM.  All students will eat lunch prior to leaving.  Our after-school program will operate as usual and school busses will drop off students following their early dismissal bus schedule.  

November 5th Election Day:  MIMS has been chosen as a polling station in the upcoming November 5thelection day.  The administration is actively working with The Harris County Election Office to create a plan for our school on election day.  We are honored to be chosen as a polling station and we also recognize this as a great opportunity to promote MIMS and our unique programs to the community.  I will continue to keep everyone posted as more information becomes available in the upcoming weeks. 

Grandparents Day:  I would like to invite grandparents to have lunch with our students on Friday, October 25, 2019.  We accidentally overlooked Grandparents Day in September therefore we are scheduling a make-up day on October 25th.  All grandparents are cordially invited to join students for lunch on Friday.

 

Chung Ying, Principal