Dear students and parents,
“What did you do this summer?” I imagine that our stories are quite a bit different than other summers. Instead of airplane trips, visits with friends and family around the world, and summer courses and camps on college campuses, most of us spent the summer becoming reacquainted with Taiwan summers. My summer was filled with Taiwan waterfalls, beaches, hikes, heat, and, of course, grandkids.
We are about to embark on another school year. I don’t know about you but I am hoping for less excitement in 20-21 than we had in 19-20. Last school year, we weathered an epidemic and a pandemic. This coming year, we are all hoping for the continued decline of Covid19. All of us hope to wear less masks and experience more hugs. We continue to hope for healthy and happy families and children. We even dare to hope for international travel!
As we think about the future, hope is mentioned over and over again. It seems appropriate to choose “Hope” as our theme for the year. All of us have hopes, some small and some huge. We may hope mangos continue to be available in the markets for many months. We might hope our children succeed in school. We might hope for a change in our job situation or the opportunity to buy a new home. The fulfillment of these hopes depends on a variety of factors. Some depend on us while others depend on factors out of our control like the weather or an upturn of the country’s economy.
As Christians, we realize that all our important hopes are spiritual and are grounded in our faith in God. Our hope is like a tree, firmly planted in God by streams of water, yielding fruit in season and prospering (Psalms 1:3). Romans 15:13 records this prayer, “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” My hope for the upcoming year is new friendships, many memories, lots of learning, and strengthened relationships with God. Welcome to another school year!
HOW TO REACH US: 如何與我們聯繫
At MAK, we are committed to serving you and your family and hold a high priority on communication. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school by phone (07-356-1190) during our office hours (Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 4:00pm). You may also contact our MAK staff members by email.
Morrison Academy provides an opportunity for students to receive private/class instrumental instruction once a week (30 minutes per lesson) based on teacher availability. If you are interested in having your child sign up for music lessons, please click here for the Sign Up Form or contact Miss Mai with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org) If you sign up, you will receive a bill for the private music lessons shortly, please do not send money with your child to school.
After School Activities 小學課後活動
Please read the following regulations regarding After School Activities sign up.
1) The deadline of ASA Sign-up is Thursday, August 13. If you haven’t signed up for your child yet, please sign up here as soon as possible.
2) ASA will start on Tuesday, August 18.
3) The ticket will be given to your child on Monday, August 17. Please note that the payment will not be accepted without the ticket. The payment is due by Thursday, August 20.
4) If you’d like to change the class, please email Ms. Yang (email@example.com) BEFORE Friday, August 14. All changes after Friday, August 14 will NOT be accepted.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Moms In Prayer is an international prayer ministry, and its vision is to gather moms together to cover their children and schools in prayers. We hope to meet twice a month on Thursday afternoon 2:30-4:00pm. If you like to know more about the group, please come to the kick-off meeting NEXT week or text Ruth Hsu 0975-758-020 or Kristen Lee at school.
2020-2021 Moms In Prayer Kick-Off Meeting
Time: 8/20 Thursday 2:30-4:00
Content: Introducing Moms In Prayer International ministry, Four steps of prayer, Q/A, food and drink
媽媽禱告網是一個國際性的禱告宣教事工，主要的使命是將母親們聚集在一起，為著她們的孩子與學習來禱告。我們希望能夠每個月能夠在兩個週四的下午2:30～4:00聚在一起一起禱告。如果您想更深入了解，請在下週四來參加我們的歡迎會，或者傳簡訊至Ruth Hsu的手機0975-758-020，或是在校洽詢Kristen Lee。
This is a reminder to all parents to NOT PARK nor BLOCK the Reserved Parking Space for those with disabilities at MAK unless you hold a disability parking permit. Thank you for your co-operation.
During the COVID-19 period, if students are sick and take leave, or have fever, diarrhea, sore throat, cough, runny nose, smell and taste abnormalities, it is best to seek medical treatment, and parents are requested to inform the health clinic (firstname.lastname@example.org)and inform the situation so that the Health Clinic implements infection control.
Taiwan now has epidemics of Dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis and Scrub typhus. After the rain, mosquitoes are easy to grow. The school will keep the environment clean and tidy. At the same time, parents are also asked to help their children take anti-mosquito measures to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes.
If your child needs to take medicine during school, please give it to the office staff or school nurse. Do not let your child take the medicine by himself without supervision. We sincerely recommend that you try to let your children take medicine at home, and only let them bring medicine to school when necessary. If your child needs to take medicine, please send the following information and the Morrison Medication Administration From to the office staff or school nurse. We will give the child medicine according to the doctor’s order. Please also attach the doctor’s prescription and the medicine. Put it in the medicine bag and clearly indicate the child’s name (grade), the dose of medicine and the time of taking the medicine.
Please remember if your child is a new student you need to turn in his/her health record form, complete with vaccine history and physical by Friday, August 28th!
If you have misplaced that form, click this link for a digital copy for you to print.
Dear MAK Parents,
We’d like to invite all of you to the Annual Class Tea on campus. The Annual Class Tea will keep you on top of all the exciting things we’ve been doing at MAK and will give you the opportunity to meet our teachers and connect with other parents. We hope to see you there.
*Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
K-5 Class Tea
Date: Tuesday, August 25
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
MS Meet the Teacher
Date: Thursday, August 27
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
HS Meet the Teacher
Date: Thursday, September 3
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
School ends at 3:15pm each day. In order to keep students safe, students who stay after school are expected to be in school-sponsored activities such as ASA, clubs, or sports or in certain areas (i.e. library, MPR, outdoors). Please note that there is no teacher supervision for students not participating in school events, so students who remain at school do so at their own risk. Students who are not following school rules may lose their privilege of staying on campus after school. At 5:30pm, all students must leave campus. After such time, students who are still on campus will be asked to wait outside the school gates.
Both the MAK Academic Calendar and the MAK Events Calendar are available online. Teachers have also distributed the print calendars to all students earlier this week. Remember to mark the dates of all the fun and exciting activities your children will be involved in this year!
學校的行事曆 和活動行事曆 皆可在線上查閱。老師們也在本週稍早將新的學年月曆本發給所有的學生。歡迎大家多多利用，並將您孩子會參加的各項精彩、有趣的活動日期記錄下來。
Our school bus services are up and running, and things have been going smoothly this week. To register or modify bus services for your child (either long term or short term), please contact Queen Bus directly by phone at (07) 392-5816 / 0987-187-588 or by email at email@example.com.
To receive MAK’s school-wide announcements, please add our PR’s account
(Krystine Tan Line ID: krystinetkl) to your LINE. We will use this account to send out various announcements such as Typhoon Day, School Activities, etc. Please add this account to your LINE. Click here to view the latest update about school/work closures announced by the government.
請加入我們學校公關(Krystine Tan Line ID: krystinetkl) 的LINE帳號，以利收到學校全校性的消息佈達！我們將會以此帳號發布不同的消息，如颱風天及學校活動等等的相關訊息。因此，請各位家長記得將此帳號加入您的LINE。點擊此處來查詢行政院人事總處所公布的最新停課停班消息。
High School Leadership Summit – Saturday, September 5, 2020
This special event will be held at MAC (Taichung), and is a cross-campus opportunity for our students to be trained in various aspects of leadership. Topics covered will be: General Leadership Topics, Spiritual Formation, Worship Team, Leading Children, HouseCo, and more! Cost is only 200 NT per student. Transportation will be provided. This is a great opportunity for our HS students to be equipped for future leadership roles. Registration starts this Friday, August 14!