Eagle's Nest Week of 11-23-2020

Week of 11-23-20

 

School Wide News and Announcements

HS Science Fair: Tech Vs. Biology


updated Nov. 27

The 2020-2021 High School Science Fair will be happening on Friday, November 27 starting at 8:15 am in the 1st floor hallway.

There will be 5 teams presenting on the following:

TEAM 1
PROJECT: Using electrocardiogram to keep patients informed of a malfunction in the pacemaker
Students: HyunSeo Lee and DongEun Lee

TEAM 2
PROJECT: Antioxidant efficiency of curcumin loaded chitin quercetin conjugate and its potential as anticancer drug
Students: Soyi Yu and JeongEun Lee

TEAM 3
PROJECT: By maximizing the efficacy of glucose invertase, find out the recommendation to maintain optimal human body glucose level
Students: Shinyoung Park, Yunsoo Cha and Wonjun Son

TEAM 4
PROJECT: Analyzing Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 Using Machine Learning Techniques
Students: JaeYoun Kim, ByungJu Choi and SungHo Lee

TEAM 5
PROJECT: Extracting chlorophyll from blue green algae
Student: Roah Kim

TEAM 6
PROJECT: Using Electrostatic Attraction to Remove Lunar Regolith from Flat Surfaces
Students: Hudson Finnamore and Doyoon Lee

TEAM 7
PROJECT: Analyzing the efficacy of Natural and Synthetic Preserfatives on preventing Deterioration and Oxidation of Mold growth
Student: Taeeun Kim, Youjung Choi and Hayoung Shin

Our esteemed judges for the fair will be Ms. Elizabeth Gilbert (Mathematics) Mr. Jonathan Barta (Physics) and Mr. Ryan Witt (Head of School).

Message for Head of School - Thanksgiving Day


Nov. 21

Parents,

Thursday, November 26th is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. In recognition of this day, we will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal at no cost to students this school year. Thank you for the ongoing partnership to make this school great.

Regards,

Mr. Ryan Witt

Staying Safe


Nov. 20

As there continues to be reports of positive COVID-19 cases around Tianjin, we recommend keeping you and your family safe by avoiding areas which have been classified as medium to high risk. We also recommend that you regularly monitor your Tianjin Health Code to ensure your code is green.

These cases are a reminder for us to continue being diligent with our COVID-19 protocols on and off campus. Please remember for more information about the school's COVID-19 response refer to our COVID-19 Response and Resources webpage. At this time, we want to remind everyone that a green Tianjin Health Code needs to be presented before entry onto campus.

Get ready for our iSC Play!


Nov. 20

“It's the spring of 2020 in the USA and everything has gone online because of the pandemic. This includes schools, theatres, and even detention. Seven unwilling teens gather on Zoom to serve their sentences. But as the day unfolds, unlikely bonds form, daring escapes are attempted, and others just try to survive Saturday Zoom Detention."

Join us for this 45 min original comedy performed by students from TIS and our other iSC schools. Check out the poster for full details.

Lost & Found


Nov.20

There are several items of clothing, as well as a few water bottles in Lost & Found, located just outside the gym. If your student has lost anything, please ask him/her to have a look there first.

To help with the prompt return of lost property, please have your student’s items labelled with both their name and grade.

Divisional News

ECC

ECC and Elementary Christmas Concert


Nov. 28

Come celebrate Christmas with us! The program will be held on Thursday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. You may drop your child off in the classroom between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. We will begin the performances at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Your child needs to wear all black or dark blue.

Winter Weather


Nov. 28

There is definitely a winter chill in the air! During these colder months, we will be following the policy below to determine whether or not students can take part in outdoor activities. It is important for your child to have a coat, hat, scarf, and gloves at school each day for when they are able to go outside and play!

Cold Weather Policy


Nov. 28

If the real feel or wind chill is below 10 degrees Fahrenheit/-12 degrees Celsius, the children will not go outside to play. The principal or secretary will check the weather and AQI during the day to make the determination.

ECC Parent Conferences


Updated Nov. 21

Thank you for welcoming us into your home for our ECC home visits. We enjoyed spending time with you and your child. If you were not able to have us come to your home, we will contact you about having a separate conference. Please know that we would be happy to meet with you if you have additional questions or concerns.

Winter is coming!


Updated Nov. 21

As the weather gets colder, the children need to be dressed warmly for our outdoor class time. Please send them in a warm coat and a hat every day. A scarf may also be needed. Our ECC has mittens for the children, but if you send ones from home, please make sure they are mittens and not gloves (unless you have taught them how to put each finger in the right place by themselves.)
You may also want to send in extra leggings with their extra clothes at school to wear under their pants.
The hat is most important. The children without a hat get cold much quicker!

Elementary

Elementary Concert


Nov. 28

Elementary students are busy preparing for a great concert on December 11th!
Please see below for what every student will need to wear.

Boys: White shirt (no writing or pictures), dark pants, dark shoes, and dark socks
Girls: White shirt (no writing or pictures), dark pants or skirt, dark shoes, and dark socks or stockings.

Winter Weather


Nov. 28

There is definitely a winter chill in the air! During these colder months, we will be following the policy below to determine whether or not students can take part in outdoor activities. It is important for your child to have a coat, hat, scarf, and gloves at school each day for when they are able to go outside and play!

Cold Weather Policy


Nov. 28

If the real feel or wind chill is below 10 degrees Fahrenheit/-12 degrees Celsius, the children will not go outside to play. The principal or secretary will check the weather and AQI during the day to make the determination.

1st Quarter Report Cards


Updated Nov. 20

Report cards have been posted to PowerSchool. Please check your child’s DocBox to view the report card. If you have forgotten your password or have trouble accessing PowerSchool, please call the admissions office during school hours for assistance. You may also contact the ECC and Elementary secretary, Ms. Wu at ext. 370.

MS

Secondary Christmas Concert


Nov. 28

The Secondary Christmas Concert is coming up fast. Please ask your child(ren) to try on their concert clothing. It has been well over a year since wearing concert clothes and children grow fast!

Mid-Quarter Reports


Nov. 28

The mid-quarter reports will be ready for viewing on December 9th. Please check your child’s grades and make sure to contact teachers if you have any questions.

Sixth Grade Extra Activities


Nov. 28

Sixth graders will meet with Mr. Heimer and work on the laser cutter. We are excited for this opportunity and hope that students will have an awesome learning experience!

Lunch Card Balance


Nov. 28

Please check your child’s lunch card balance and make sure that they have enough funds to purchase lunch and drinks

HS

High School Science Fair


Nov. 28

The judges and teachers were impressed with each student project for the science fair. We are proud of our students and believe that they will do extremely well as they move on to the Chengdu science fair competition.

Congratulations to the winners!
1st Place:
DongEun Lee and HyunSeo Lee
Project: Using Electrocardiogram to Keep Patients Informed of a Malfunction in the Pacemaker

2nd Place:
ByungJu Choi, JaeYoun Lee, and SungHo Lee
Project: Analyzing Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 Using Machine Learning Techniques

3rd Place:
Hudson Finnamore and DoYoon Lee
Project: Using Electrostatic Attraction to Remove Lunar Regolith from Flat Surfaces

Secondary Christmas Concert


Nov. 28

The Secondary Christmas Concert is coming up fast. Please ask your child(ren) to try on their concert clothing. It has been well over a year since wearing concert clothes and children grow fast!

Robotics Scrimmage


Nov. 28

The Robotics Clubs will participate in a Robotics Scrimmage on December 1st. We hope that this is a great learning and growth opportunity for our students.

Mid-Quarter Reports


Nov. 28

The mid-quarter reports will be ready for viewing on December 9th. Please check your child’s grades and make sure to contact teachers if you have any questions.

Lunch Card Balance


Nov. 28

Please check your child’s lunch card balance and make sure that they have enough funds to purchase lunch and drinks.

Early Dismissal for High School Students


Nov. 28

High school students will be dismissed early on December 18th to prepare for the High School Banquet.

College and Career

ADDED SAT subject tests TEST DATE


Nov. 26

Since TIS will be open on June 5th, we will have an open test center for the June 5, 2021 subject testing. Please mark your calendars.

NOTICE ABOUT LATE SAT REGISTRATION


Nov. 26

For Fall testing dates, the College Board has not allowed for late registration (wait listing). Please encourage your children to sign up on time for any test date they would like to participate in. For more information please see this link. https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/special-circumstances/waitlist

SAT


Nov. 20

SAT registration for December’s test has passed. The next available test will be offered on March 13.

COLLEGE VISIT WEBINAR INFORMATION


Nov. 13

Bridge U, our college guidance platform offers many webinars throughout the school year. Please link here to see what is coming up.
https://bridge-u.com/virtual-university-showcase/

TERRIFIC 10 COLLEGE EXPLORATION SERIES


Nov. 13

We would like to make your family’s college search easier this year. Instead of seeking out schools individually, 10 of the largest research-extensive public universities in the country are working together to bring the college search to you!

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Register at: https://visit.asu.edu/terrific10

You can expect to:

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  • Get tips from enrollment leaders about navigating a virtual college search.
Athletics

Cancellation of events


Nov. 26

We regret to inform you that next week’s athletic events have been canceled and will be rescheduled for January. If you are not part of the teams WeChat group, please refer to the team email previously sent and join the WeChat group.

 

The week ahead in Athletics all teams have practice.

WeChat


Nov. 20

If you have not joined the Varsity teams WeChat group, please do so. Information about games and travel are posted here. See the team email from Mr. Heimer sent a couple weeks ago, or ask your son/daughter to help you join the WeChat group.

A middle school volleyball teams WeChat group will be emailed to middle school parents soon. Reminder to make sure your contact information is up-to-date on PowerSchool, as we use PowerSchool to connect with parents email and phone information.

Health Office

Concussion


Nov. 5

There is a possibility that students will get head knocks when participating in various sports activities or playing with buddies on campus. Last year, our school adapted the CDC’s “Heads Up” program in how we deal with concussions. It’s important that we all be aware of the danger of overlooked concussions. If you or our coaches suspect a student has suffered a concussion, no matter how mild, the student will be taken out of play and evaluated. If you would like to learn more about concussions, see the website as listed below.

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/index.html

PTO

PTO Clubs Begin!


Nov. 5

It was a great start to our PTO classes yesterday with every parent bringing enthusiasm and the will to learn.

In Parenting class, parents started to work through the book “Positive Pushing: How to raise a successful and happy child” by Jim Taylor. “The reasons why children need positive pushing” and “The first step of positive pushing children - pushing yourself” were the key points discussed from the first session.

In English class, Betsy set out the goals for the class then introduced “Small Talk” to the group. everyone had the opportunity to engage in small talk with each other.

In Chinese class, Aileen introduced tones and the basics to introduce yourself.

Off campus, the Ikebana class were introduced to this fine art and produced some beautiful displays.

PTO will be starting more clubs according to the interest of parents. We look forward to seeing more parents joining in and having a great time learning and spending time together

PTO Clubs


updated Nov. 3

The following PTO clubs run every Wednesday at the times listed. Bussing is available and the schedule is below. If you have any questions, please contact one of the PTO Steering Committee or email pto@tiseagles.com.

Note: As we continue to observe COVID-19 protocols, parents will need to show their health code and your temperature will be checked before boarding the bus or at the main gate. Parents will not be allowed to eat lunch in the school cafeteria and we ask that you refrain from entering divisional hallways.

Schedule

Club Time Location (subject to change)
Parenting Club 9:00 to 10:00 Elementary Library Classroom
English Club 10:00 to 11:00 Elementary Library Classroom
Chinese Club 11:00 to 12:00 Elementary Library Classroom

Bussing
Morning pick-up:
阳光100(YG): 9:15 am
奥城(AC): 9:20 am
海逸长洲 后门(HYCZ Back Gate): 9:35 am
半岛豪庭(BDHT): 9:40 am

Afternoon:
The bus will depart TIS at 12:10 pm

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