CHINA DAY ~ Friday, 9th February ~ this year’s focus:  Sui/Tang Dynasty

“China Day” is a school-wide event to enhance what our students have learnt in their Chinese classes.  Students spend a day immersed in Chinese related activities that will further enrich their education about our Host Country.  

First and foremost, it is a “normal” school day, meaning that we keep to the same beginning and ending school hours and the main focus is for our students.

On this day, It is encouraged for ALL students to wear either traditional Chinese clothes or please wear something red.  Theatre Arts does have quite a nice selection of Chinese clothes if you do not have anything to wear for this Day.  


Yearbook Make-Up Pictures  – Wednesday, January 17 

Any students who did not already get their pictures taken in the fall, will have their picture taken on Wednesday, January 17. This includes all new students and any students who were absent on picture day in the fall.


Lost Property – LOST & FOUND

We have a lot of lost items, mostly clothes, that need to be returned to their owners, however, as there are no names on these items, they cannot be returned.  May you please write your child/children’s name and grade on their water bottles and clothing, especially jackets, hoodies, gloves shoes, etc.  Also, if your child is missing anything, please do have your child come and speak to Mrs. Williams.



We are excited to host and compete in the VEX robotic competition at our school. You are welcomed to see the robots in action and show your support for the robotics team.

Time: Saturday, 27th January 2018 @ 9am to 4pm

Location: Tournament will be held in the Gym (1st Floor)


Weekly AQI/PM2.5 Readings

  • Outside Average Reading = 99 / 35
  • Inside Average Reading =  27 /  7

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This Week in Pictures


Welcome back!

Our ECC children have adjusted well to the start of the second semester. We are all very happy to be back at school.

Reminder:  To help with our planning, please remember to call the school by 8:30 in the morning if your child will be absent.


Report Cards

Second quarter report cards should have been sent to you by the school. If you have not yet received your child’s report card, please contact the ECC secretary, Mrs. Dong. If you have any questions about the report card, please contact your child’s teacher through email, communication notebook, or in person.


ECC Health Fair

We will be hosting our ECC Health Fair this coming Monday from 8:30-11:40. The theme for this year is ‘Eating the Rainbow’. We will learn about the types of food we can eat to help our bodies grow and be strong. They will also have their height/weight checked and have a simple vision screening. Please ask your child what they learned!


After School Clubs

After School Clubs will begin the week of January 29th. A letter was sent home with descriptions of the clubs being offered 2nd semester. Please select your clubs and return the letter by Wednesday, January 17th. Students should plan to go home at 3:30 until clubs begin, unless other arrangements have been made.


Doctor’s Notes

If your child has a health concern or injury that requires them to miss out on PE class or other activities please send in a note from the doctor. We need this note to excuse your child from class. It will also help us to know how we can best help your child during this time of recovery.


Grade Reports

Grade reports have been uploaded to PowerSchool in DocBox. Please log in to check your child’s grades and comments from the second quarter.


WrAP Assessment

On January 29th and 30th the 3rd through 5th grade students will be taking part in the WrAP assessment. Students have been preparing for this throughout the year in their writing classes. It is an opportunity for them to continue to grow as writers.


AQI Policy Change

After more research and discussion, we have decided that our ECC/Elementary children will stay inside for PE and recess whenever the AQI reaches 200.



Welcome Back!

It has been a great start to the third quarter. Students returned to classes on Monday with excitement and anticipation of a successful semester. Parents are encouraged to keep track of their children’s growth throughout the term by using PowerSchool. Do not hesitate to contact teachers or Ms. Zhao our secretary with any questions you may have regarding grades or the use of PowerSchool.


7th and 8th Grade Parent Day

Parents are invited to join their children in classes on Wednesday, January 24th. The purpose of this parent day is to better understand what students do on a day to day basis. You are welcome to go with your children to one or all of their classes. Students will be dismissed early on this day.


Early Release Day

On January 24, students will be released to leave school at 1:03pm. Busses will leave promptly at 1:15.


Middle School House “Math Slam” Competition

The Middle School is excited for their upcoming “Math Slam” House math competition. This is scheduled for January 31, starting at 11:40. Parents are invited!


Welcome Back!

The beginning of the second semester has gone well. It has been great to see everyone back at school and already diligent in their studies. We are looking forward to a great rest of this school year.


CISSMUN (Shanghai)

January 19th – 21st some of our MUN team will be participating in the CISSMUN in Shanghai. Please show your support to these students as they represent themselves and our school in this event.


ISC Senior Departure Seminar

All seniors will be leaving after school on January 17th and returning January 20th to participate in the senior departure seminar. This seminar will help prepare these students for life after high school to help them effectively work through this transition time in their life.


Science Fair

Two of our students will be traveling to Chengdu to participate in the international science fair competition. Please offer them your support as they represent themselves and our school at this event.


VEX Robotic Competition

We are excited to host and compete in the VEX robotic competition at our school. I highly encourage you to take this opportunity to see the robots in action and show your support for the robotics team.


TIS Athletic Results

Wednesday, January 10th – Basketball Results

  • Varsity Ladies vs. Maple Leaf: Won 45-24
  • Varsity Mens vs. Maple Leaf: Won 58-56

Thursday, January 11th – Vlolleyball Results

  • U14 Boys vs. Wellington: Lost 0-2 (11-25, 23-25)


Upcoming MS Volleyball Schedule

Tuesday, January 16th

  • MS Volleyball Practice

Tuesday, January 18th

  • U14 Boys and Girls Home Games vs. TEDA
    • Games will start at 3:50 p.m.
    • Students will ride the normal 5:10 p.m. busses home


Upcoming HS Basketball Schedule

Saturday, January 13th

  • ISAC Div 1 Mens Basketball Tournament hosted at TIS
    • TIS Varsity Mens team will participate in this tournament

Monday, January 15th

  • JV Mens and Varsity Ladies Home Games vs. IST
    • Games will begin at 3:50 p.m.
    • Students will ride the normal 5:10 busses home after the games

Wednesday, January 17th

  • JV Mens and Varsity Ladies Practice
  • Varsity Mens Basketball Away Game at Wellington
    • Bus will leave TIS at 3:25 p.m.
    • Bus will depart Wellington at approximately 5:15 p.m.
    • Drop Off Order: Wellington – HYCZ – AC – YG100

Friday, January 19th

  • HS Basketball Practice

Saturday, January 20th

  • ISAC Div 3 Mens Basketball Tournament hosted at IST
    • JV Mens Team will participate in this tournament
    • Tournament schedules and bussing have not been confirmed yet.
  • ISAC Div 1 Ladies Basketball Tournament hosted at DSP
    • Varsity ladies Team will participate in this tournament
    • Tournament schedule and bussing have not been confirmed yet.




Jan. 15 ECC health fair
Jan.18-20 ISC Senior Departure Seminar, BJ
Jan.19-21 CISSMUN (Shanghai)
Jan.24 Half-day School
Jan.26-27 ISC Science Fair, CD



PTO Updates

Thank you to everyone who has participated in classes, has contributed to fund raising and has come to PTO Teas last Semester. It’s been so good to have time together and in the same way, support the work of the school and our students. Following our PTO cake sale and the Christmas bazaar, we have now raised enough money to buy all the safety equipment for the Climbing Wall. Subject to training our instructors, we hope that students will soon be able to start climbing!!

A particular thanks to students in the 6th and 8th grade Chinese classes who donated money to our funds by carrying out an auction in their classes. We are very thankful for your efforts in this!

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