Weekly Updates - March 9th, 2020

Weekly Updates - March 9th, 2020


Dear Parents,


I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Please see below for this week’s newsletter. 


Morning Assembly Recap

This week we sang 茉莉花 (JASMINE FLOWER)


We learned idom: 走马观花- To view the flowers on horseback; To take a brief look at something. 


Spring Break – 3/16 to 3/20, School resume on 3/23


It’s almost time for spring break!  This year’s spring break is 3/16 to 3/20.  School will resume on 3/23. 


West Area Assistant Principal of the Year


I have a great news to share.  Our beloved Ms. Colion was awarded West Area Assistant Principal of the Year!  Ms. Colion has been a wonderful member in the MIMS family, and we are so proud of her.  Don’t forget to give Ms. Colion your congratulations when you see her. 


UIL Competition


MIMS students did a fantastic job in this Saturday’s UIL competition.  We will have award ceremony later this week.  In the meantime, please see the list of our winners here!


Health Reminders


I am frequently reminding our students about staying healthy.  The following are some of the morning announcement scripts that I read to the students.  I just want to share and keep you in the loop. 


Students, throughout this week, what is the most talked about item in the morning announcement?  I’m giving you a quiz this morning.  Think for a second…  the answer is staying healthy.  I gave you tips about staying healthy.  Here is my quiz.  How often do we wash our hands?  Rarely, never, frequently?  1 second, yes, frequently, like all the time!  Why?  Because we want to make sure our hands are germ free.  Who wants germs on their hands??  No one~  Next quiz, if i need to sneeze or cough, what do i do?  Sneeze or cough openly in the air?  Sneeze or cough in my palms, sneeze or cough in my elbow or tissue paper?  1 second, when we sneeze or cough, we do it in our elbow or in a tissue paper.  Remember, wash your hands all the time!


Students, do you know the secret to staying healthy?  Do you know how to prevent spreading germs?  Here are some tips:


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and remain home until fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Did I say wash your hands often? 


MIMS PTO Website:


If you have anything you want shared with the MIMS community, we recommend that you send an email to secretary@mimspto.org to have it placed on the MIMS PTO website (http://mimspto.org). We can share club and committee information, dates and events, and volunteer requests on the site. 


Want to share news of your student's club or team's success? We can do that! 


Want to request volunteers? We can do that!


Want to make sure your event is on the calendar? We can do that!


The board is committed to getting LivingTree up and working as soon as possible but until then, http://mimspto.org is our official means of communication. Most items are up within 24 hours of posting.


Protect Instructional Time


Parents, please refrain from requesting the front office to call your child in the middle of a class.  Requests such as checking if your child has lunch money, whether your child brought gym cloth, whether your child brought homework, etc., are non-emergency and should not be a reason to stop teacher from teaching.  Our front office staff has been instructed to refrain from calling the classroom unless it is an emergency. 


Reserved Parking Spots


Parents, please be respectful of the reserved parking spots by not park 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.