家长每周更新 12.17-12.21 Parent Update

亲爱的家长们:大家好!

Good day, dear parents,

过去的一周校园里热热闹闹的,有庆祝圣诞的各种歌唱演出活动,有为了圣诞义卖开始张贴海报的产品推广活动,有书商进校园为老师和同学们提供书籍服务的”与书面对面”活动,穿插其中的还有MAP考试。

The festival atmosphere heated up during the past week. There were various activities including singing, publicity for the Flea Market, and book sale browsing. Besides, we had MAP testing.

我把九月份的MAP测试结果的总体情况跟家长沟通一下:

I’m here to communicate the results of the MAP testing in September to you.

九月份的MAP测试,更新的1,2年级测试了英文阅读和数学,3-9年级增加了语言使用。(因为1,2年级不测试语言使用)我把测试中心的横向比较的结果跟大家分享。

G1 & G2 had English Reading and Math while G3-G9 had language usage as well. I will show you the results compared to the peers.

数学的横向比较情况:

Math:

更新各年级的数学的平均成绩远超美国同年级的平均分。

The average level of TAS students is way higher than that of American peers.

同时,更新各年级也超过中国的国际学校的平均分,其中2,7,8,9四个年级显著超越。

When compared to the average score of domestic international schools, we can also see steps higher, especially G2, G7, G8 and G9.

英文阅读的横向比较情况:

English:

更新的二年级远超美国的二年级的水平;1,3,4,9略高于美国平均水平;5,7年级略低于美国平均水平;6,8年级低于美国平均水平。

G2 is much better than American peers. G1, G3, G4 and G9 have better results than American ones. G5 & G7 is a bit lower. G6 & G8 have a lot to improve compared to the peers in U.S.

跟中国的国际学校相比较,2和9年级要高于他们;1,4,7基本相当;3,5,6,8年级低于中国国际学校的平均分。

If we take Chinese international schools for comparison, G2 and G9 behave better. G1, G4, and G7 are at the same level. G3, G5 G8, and G8 is a bit lower.

语言使用的横向比较:

Language usage

3年级远高于美国平均分,4,5,7,8年级比美国同年级的平均分高,6年级基本相当。

G3 is far higher than American ones. G4, G5, G7, and G8 are better and G6 is at the same level.

与中国国际学校相比,7年级大大高于中国国际学校的平均分;3,9年级高于他们;4,5年级基本相当,6和8年级低于他们。但是更新的孩子们的语文素养远超过中国国际学校的孩子们。

G7 is much better than their peers in other domestic international schools. G3 & G9 are a bit higher. G4 & G5 are at the same level. G6 & G8 are lower. Gladly, our students are shining more brightly than those from other international schools in Chinese language.

学校在十二月初,请各班同学给每个任课老师进行了打分。总体情况相当不错,但也有个别老师和个别同学之间还没有形成良好的师生关系,学校已经与老师沟通,协助并确保每一个同学都能感受到老师们的爱心。让孩子们在爱的环境中快乐成长!

We invited students to grade teachers at the beginning of December. The results are satisfactory in general while some students and teachers have reached intimate bonds. We’ve talked to the teachers to make sure every student can feel the love from them and enjoy their school life in a loving environment.

明天下午学校有圣诞义卖活动,家长在二点以后可以进场,盼望家长们多多支持啊!多买点义卖产品,帮助孩子们筹款目标实现啊!

We will have Flea Market tomorrow afternoon. You may walk in after 2 p.m. We are longing for your support and help students raise money!

上海浦东新区民办更新学校

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上海更新学校”家长说明会” – Informational Parent Meeting

【日期】2019年1月9日(周三)

【时间】13:00-15:00

【地点】川周公路2788号3号楼更新学校四楼会议室

此次家长说明会将针对各位家长所关心的内容进行介绍和解答,相信家长们可以更直接、直观地了解我们更新学校。

Date: January 9, 2019

Address: Building 3, 2788 Chuan Zhou Rd. Pudong New District,  

Join us to learn about Transformation Academy and the possibility of enrolling your child for the 2019 school year.

更新圣诞义卖 TAS Christmas Flea Market

更新学校全体师生和家长在周一的圣诞义卖会上都真真切切地演绎出了慷慨。在义卖会上我们看到孩子们成群结队售卖物品,并以班级为单位把每个人的爱心融合到了一起。孩子们不仅能在圣诞义卖会的过程中接触商业技能,更能通过对上海新生命之家的捐赠真实地感受到慷慨的力量。更新学校的每一个孩子都经历了从辛苦的前期筹备,到收到钱款的喜悦,再到帮助他人的感动。他们的每一分努力都至关重要。

TAS took part in the spirit of generosity this past Monday during their annual Flea Market. During this market we saw students coming together in order to sell their products they have and made as a class in order to help others. The flea market does not only teach students business skills but generosity as well because all of the money raised will be donated to charity. Students at TAS recognize that their hard work and efforts were vital in raising money to help others. 

经过我校初中生的调研及民主投票,捐款对象定为上海新生命之家。这是一个通过提供手术治疗及关爱抚养,帮助中国被遗弃的残疾婴孩的非盈利性慈善机构。它提供了孩子们成长所需的硬件、心理及发展需求。今年我校共筹款约70,000人民币。我们为如此贡献感到骄傲!

Our middle school students voted on which charity the funds would be donated to and they have decided to give to The Shanghai Healing Home (SHH). SHH is a non-profit foster home assisting local Chinese Children’s Welfare Institutes by providing pre and post-surgical care to abandoned Chinese orphan babies born with surgically correctable deformities. SHH provides a home-like environment for the babies in order to meet their physical, emotional, and developmental needs. This year our students were able to raise 70,000 RMB for SHH.  We are so proud of our students’ hard work which will changes babies lives forever!

家长每周更新 12.10-12.14 Parent Update

亲爱的家长们,大家好!

Dear parents,

时间过得好快,下周孩子们又要进行MAP测试了,看看孩子们经过三个月的学习长进了多少。美国的高校越来越重视MAP测试的成绩,因为它可以从多个角度反映孩子们持续的学业成长。

How time flies! Another MAP testing comes next week to see how much progress students have made during the past 3 months. American universities are putting increasing emphasis on MAP results because they can reflect student’s academic growth in different angles.

24号是孩子们的圣诞义卖活动。今年圣诞义卖筹集的资金通过初中部同学们的投票表决将继续帮助上海医治之家。上海医治之家专门收留残疾的弃婴,每年根据筹得的资金数量帮助弃婴做恢复手术(除了抚养他们之外)。一年级的孩子在用英文写”我眼中的上海”时,充满感情地写到我们在上海更新帮助弃婴。

On Dec. 24thcomes the Flea Market. The money we collect this time will be donated to Shanghai Healing Home once again according to the vote by the middle school students. The organization is committed to taking in abandoned disabled babies and provides them with recovery operations based on the funds they get besides raising them. A G1 student wrote about TAS helping the abandoned babies emotionally when given the topic “Shanghai in my eyes” with the material of what we did last year.

这次圣诞义卖有许多孩子们平时创作的作品,同时也欢迎孩子们订购一些需要的产品进行义卖。学习产品选择,产品定价,广告宣传等市场经济的基本知识。一,二年级欢迎家长志愿者进班帮助和指导,每班可以有5名志愿者协助。

A lot of creations by students will appear in the Flea Market. Besides, we welcome students to orders some necessary goods for sale. They may learn some basic knowledge in market economy such as product selection, price setting and advertising, etc. G1 and G2 parents are welcomed to give directions at the scene. There is a limit of 5 volunteers for each class. 

义卖期间的货币使用更新学校印制的代金券。下周18-20下午3:30-4:00学校门口有财务销售代金券,盼望家长们踊跃购买,24号下午二点后欢迎家长们来学校用代金券购买孩子们义卖的产品,这样孩子们就可以通过自己的劳动帮助到有需要的医治之家的孩子们实现他们的美好梦想!

We will take vouchers as the currency of the Flea Market which will be for sale at the school gate from 3:30 to 4:00 in Dec 18th, 19th, and 20th. We hope you may participate actively! Welcome to purchase students’ products after 2 o’clock on Dec 24thwith the vouchers in your hands so that students have a chance to help those kids in Shanghai Healing Home realize their beautiful dreams with their own efforts.

下周末将进入数九的季节,祝愿大家身体健康!

It’s getting even colder next week. May you all be in good health.

上海浦东新区民办更新学校

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家长每周更新 12.3-12.7 Parent Update

亲爱的家长们:大家好!

Good day, dear parents,

过去的一周上海陡然降温,然而校园里老师们,孩子们的学习热情不减反增!

The temperature has dropped dramatically this week, while the heat of passion in learning never fades! 

子曰:“岁寒,然后知松柏之后雕也。” (《论语·子罕第九》)神奇的大自然每一季都有每一季的光芒与美好,在瑞雪中孕育着新的生命!最神奇的是孩子们生命的成长,他们的灵性和美好常常让我赞叹!有些孩子突然间学习勤奋了,有些孩子突然间懂得自己的责任了,有些孩子突然间开始为同学们主动服务了。在更新这样一个”追求真理,追求卓越,相互尊重,相互影响,彼此合一,服务社会”的价值观的每日冲刷中,不知不觉中孩子们开始闪闪发光,一束束独特的光芒,十分美妙!

The Confucius once said, “only in cold days can we realize the vitality of pines and cypresses.” (the Analects of Confucius, Chapter Zihan, Verse 9) The magical nature nurtures its treasures of every season at the right time and even bears new lives in the freezing days! The most amazing thing in the world is the growth of children whose spirit and beauty surprise me from time to time. Some of them cast themselves into studying all of a sudden, some get to know their responsibilities at a certain moment, and some start to serve others initiatively at some turning point which has never been expected. Our students are shining out unconsciously after being soaked in the value of TAS that we value truth, excellence, respect, impact, unification and society service. Those are the lights which beautify the world.

这个月的品格主题是”慷慨”。

The character theme this month is generosity.

阿姨们说服务这样一群孩子,再苦再累也值得,因为经常会有孩子们用自己制作的贺卡感谢阿姨。

Ayis said it was worthwhile to serve these children no matter how tiring because there were always some students who made cards and thanked them.

二年级的老师过生日,孩子们带来了生日蛋糕,谢谢家长们的预备和爱的表达!!温馨提示:孩子们带给老师生日蛋糕只限十二月圣诞季,平日里请不要这么安排,谢谢啊!

Students brought birthday cake for a G2 teacher last week. Thank parents for your preparation and the expression of love! Here’s a friendly reminder to all of you: it’s a bless for teachers to enjoy the birthday cakes brought by students, but please do not do that except the Christmas December. Thank you all!

好老师才能造就好学校!过去的一周,老师们互相磨课,公开课几乎每天都有。上公开课的老师们精心准备,从生动性,理解性,启发性多角度准备教学资料,安排教学活动,帮助学生学习到新的知识,培养孩子们的思考和表达能力!但是上完公开课后,总有同仁给到更棒的建议,互相雕琢,受益非浅!

A good school comes from great teachers! In the past week, our teachers observed and commented on each other’s classes and we had open classes almost every day. The teachers who gave open class were so well prepared. They collected teaching materials, arranged teaching activities, helped students to acquire new knowledge and cultivated their ability in thinking and expressing vividly and enlighteningly. After the classes, some teachers gave feedbacks to help them be better.

艺术是人们对于自身精神与情感的抒发与表达,真正的艺术能够陶冶情操、培养性情。更新很重视孩子们的艺术教育,以前家长信中介绍了低年级的艺术教学,今天给大家介绍高年级的教学内容。

Art is a fine way for people to show their spirits and emotions. True art can not only cultivate the taste but also develop the character. TAS values the art education very much. We’ve mentioned the art education of lower grades before and now comes that of the higher ones.

高年级的ART课上同学们学会了很多关于绘画与综合材料运用的技巧,这学期已经尝试创作了砂纸画、点画、版画、蝶骨巴特工艺、连续纹样;在非洲主题教学中学生制作了非洲部落面具、项圈、狮子这些具有非洲特点的作品;圣诞主题教学中学生动手制作了漂亮的圣诞装饰品。在学习过程中学生们的审美和动手能力都得到了很大的提高,并对艺术创作产生了浓厚的兴趣。看着孩子们满墙的艺术创作,幸福满满!

Students have learnt many skills in drawing and the use of comprehensive materials in the senior grades’ art classes. They have tried sandpaper painting, stippling, printmaking, butterfly-bone barter and continuous patterns. In the theme of Africa, middle school students made African tribal masks, neck rings and lions which shows distinct African features. When it came to the Christmas, middle school students made a lot of excellent handmade decorations. Students’ taste and manipulative ability are trained during the learning process. Besides, their interest in art elevates as well. We feel fulfilled every time we look at the art creations on the wall.

下雪了,大家注意保暖!

Keep warm in the gorgeous snow!

祝福大家平安喜乐!

May you be filled with peace and joy!

上海浦东新区民办更新学校

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食品安全教育活动 Food Safety Education Event

 

更新学校一年级的同学们于11月27日前往宿予民宿参加了一堂别开生面的食育课程。他们先观看学习了水稻的生长,接着前往水稻田,近距离观察并参与了收割、晾晒、筛种、研磨米浆、糙米去壳。孩子们在对农业产生浓厚兴趣的同时感受到了耕作的辛劳,明白了食物的来之不易。这正契合我们学校所倡导的目标:培养具有国际化视野,传统文化根基的服务型领导者。

G1 students of TAS went to SUYU for a spectacular food education course on Nov. 27th. First, they watched and learned the growth of rice paddy. Then, they went to the field, observed and participated in collecting, sun-drying, filtrating, grinding, and shelling. The students understood the hard work of farming and the preciousness of food with the growth of their interest in agriculture. The activity really fit our goal: to cultivate servant leaders who are equipped with both international and traditional cultural experiences.

2018学年运动会 Sports Day 2018

上周五学生们参加了一年一度的运动会,全天进行了多项个人及团队比赛。一些孩子自发制作了鼓舞人心的标语为同伴加油鼓劲。我们为他们的拼搏与汗水,以及他们的体育精神感到无比骄傲!

This past Friday students took part in our annual Sports Day! Students competed in various individual and team events throughout the day . Some students even made signs for their fellow classmates in order to cheer them on. We could not be more proud of all of their efforts and sportsmanship!

精神文化周回顾 Spirit Week Recap

周四的英雄品格日和周五的传统服饰日为本学年的精神文化周画上了句点。孩子们用创意多彩的服饰装点自己,显得格外美丽动人。初中部也全程参与了文化周,他们这一整周课程的各种元素都围绕着以色列及美国文化。他们甚而在周五举行了一场演出来教授小学的学弟学妹们这两国的文化。在过去的这五天中我们见到了不胜枚举的学习方式,并希望这份学习的热情可以延续整个学年。

Last week we finished spirit week with character day on Thursday and Chinese traditional dress on Friday. Students looked beautiful as they let their creativity shine through their costumes. Along with Spirit Week the Middle school had been taking part in Culture Week. They spent the entire week learning about Israeli and American culture. The Middle school students even put on a play in order to teach the elementary students about American and Israeli culture. The entire week was filled with new fun ways to learn and we are looking forward to using this excitement throughout the entire year.

 

已经过去的这半周Spirit Week让学校充满了笑声!Excitement at TAS in the midst of Spirit Week!

我们师生同庆的主题文化周已经过半。周一大家都顶着狂野的发型度过了快乐的一天,周二穿着睡衣上学又给孩子们带来了无穷的欢乐!今天,学校里竟然出现了两只霸王龙迎接孩子们的到来!这是我们师生共同彰显TAS个性与荣耀的一周,我们也都期待着在这一周的末尾,也就是本周五,初中部的孩子们会为我们献上一场文化展示的盛宴!

We are midway through spirit week at TAS where students and staff have come together to celebrate Transformation Academy! On Monday everyone came with crazy hair. On Tuesday students and staff enjoyed the school day wearing pajamas! Today, on Wednesday, we had twin T-Rex’s welcoming students to school! It has been a great week as everyone joins together to proclaim their TAS pride! We are looking forward to capping off the week on Friday with a culture show presented by our Middle School students!