Happy October! We hope that you are taking time to notice your child’s progress with Mandarin. We are amazed everyday by the children’s ability to absorb language and their resiliency. It’s not easy to learn academic content in two languages! While we emphasize and celebrate Mandarin proficiency at school, please don’t forget to continue developing your child’s home language. Your traditions and cultures are preserved in your home language. Below is a website for your reference。
10月快乐! 我们希望你花时间注意你的孩子在普通话方面的进步。 我们每天都观察到孩子们的吸收语言的能力和他们的弹性。我们为他们感到骄傲。用两种语言学习学术内容并不容易! 当我们强调和庆祝普通话在学校的能力, 请不要忘记继续发展你的孩子的母语。 你的传统和文化都保留在你的家庭语言中。 这里有一个网站供您参考:
Mandarin video of this newsletter中文视频在这里：https://youtu.be/PrV-MZBjDA4
Reflections is BACK!
Reflections is the nationwide PTSA art competition. The theme this year is “Heroes Around Me”. This is your chance to express yourself creatively through:
Every student can submit 1 piece per category. Please visit the Washington State PTSA website (https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/) for rules. Please contact Shu Ying Kwan (email@example.com) for more details.
Please submit all art work to the office at Jing Mei Elementary School by Thursday, November 8th 2018 by 4 pm.
“反思”是全国 PTSA 艺术大赛。今年的主题是 “我身边的英雄”。 这是你的机会, 以创造性地表达自己通过:
每个学生可以提交1件每类。请访问华盛顿州 PTSA 网站 (https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/) 以获得规则。如果你有问题请问景美家长Shu Ying Kwan 女士 (firstname.lastname@example.org)。
The Garden Club will be led by our First Grade Team staff, Ms. Chen, Ms. Shan, and Ms. Liu. The goal is to teach our student community about gardening and the plant cycle beyond the curriculum as well as provide a teamwork environment for kids to practice their teamwork skills. This is a pilot run so we will make tweaks throughout the year. Entry into the club is by 1) Staff nomination then 2) Open to first-come-first-serve sign up. Sign up below and wait to be notified.
Same rules apply: Kids will need to be picked up on time or else you will forfeit your spot.
When: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30, Thursdays starting from October, 18th. Club meets in and around the 200 POD.
请在这里登记 Sign up here: Jing Mei Garden Club Registration
We have students who walk home on their own. We have students who get off the bus and walk home alone. Whether or not to supervise your child’s commute home is your family’s decision and we respect and support your decision. In fact, it fosters independence for older students to have pockets of unsupervised time.
If you have a bus rider, it is completely okay to drop them off at the load zone to wait for the bus by themselves. We do not require you to monitor your child during before/after school hours at bus load zones. However, if you are monitoring your child please remember to keep an eye on their safety and remind them to respect other schools’ properties.
Transportation will keep the current pick up time at Stevenson at 8:06. This is to ensure our students arrive at Jing Mei on time. If students arrive before 8:40 they will be able to remain on the bus to be supervised by the Bus Driver. To alleviate the Stevenson traffic, please park in the church next door and walk your child to the Stevenson Load Zone if you wish to stay with your child. Otherwise, feel free to drop your child off and let your child wait at the Load Zone by themselves. They can always visit the Stevenson Main Office if they need adult help. This is a recommendation from the Transportation Office and this might be our best solution if we want to arrive to school on time and keep Stevenson as our Load Zone.
Stop Location Stop Time
127th Av NE & NE 26th St (CC Park) 7:58 am
Stevenson Elem Loadzone 8:06 am
143rd Av SE & SE 8th ST 8:14 am
EB SE 32nd ST & 125th Av SE (West end of Park) 8:22 am
Jing Mei Campus Traffic Safety & Morning Routines
Please help our buses leave school on time by doing the following:
Social Emotional Learning and Bullying Prevention @ Jing Mei
We shared the CASEL Competencies and WA SEL Standards (Page 3) at Curriculum Night. Please see the attached Chinese translated CASEL standard and attached article about social-emotional learning (SEL). Please also watch this video about how schools provide SEL learning and about ways families can provide supports at home.
National Bullying Prevention Month:
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and we kicked off this month’s virtue ‘Respect’ by talking about ways to respect one another’s cultures and traditions. We are also encouraging students to understand the difference between mean student behaviors and bullying behaviors. Third grade students wrote and performed skits about bullying prevention.
As this month is also Disability Awareness month, Ms. Hanson and Ms. Yung will be reading a story about inclusion and respect in classrooms. Please support your child at home in welcoming others and acting and speaking in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. Please let your child’s teacher if you have any questions about specific ways to help your child by talking about respectful behaviors at home.
Please also check out this book list to spread the message of kindness, empathy, and inclusion.
Children need to be taught about staying safe, both physically and emotionally. At school we are teaching them the following units of study:
Child Protection Units- Never Never Rules
As part of the district Social Emotional Learning program, our Counselor Ms. Hanson is teaching children about personal safety, touching safety, and assertiveness. These topics are part of the Child Protection Units from our Second Steps curriculum. Please reinforce the “Never Never” rules at home.
儿童保护单位 – 从不规则
Each month, as part of the Second Step Bullying Prevention Units (BPU), families will be receiving Home Links and lessons that you could use to discuss more with your child about the importance of inclusion, collaboration, and being able to find strategies when facing a difficult situation. We want to develop students’ own ability to handle conflicts and make decisions to problem solve and find strategies to trouble shoot peer conflicts. To learn more about bullying, link here.
Recognizing Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB)
There are situations in which a normal peer conflict remains unresolved or evolves into a bullying situation. When this occurs, we have been teaching students to reach out to a caring adult, whether that be recess teachers out at recess, lunch room teachers in the cafeteria, classroom teachers, Ms. Hanson, Mrs. B. and/or Mrs. Yung. We are building students’ capacity to recognize bullying behaviors, problem solve, and/or get help to resolve peer conflict whenever possible. Starting in third grade, students learn to be supportive bystanders and learn the importance of reporting bullying to an adult. If you suspect your student is being harassed, intimidated, and/or bullied, per the District’s Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying policy 3207 and 3207P, please notify your classroom teacher, and/or contact Mrs. Yung, our school’s HIB coordinator.
认识到骚扰，恐吓和欺凌（HIB） 在某些情况下，正常的同伴冲突仍然没有得到解决或演变成欺凌的情况。当发生这种情况时，我们一直在教导学生接触一个充满爱心的成年人，无论是休息时间的休息教师，自助餐厅的午餐室老师，课堂教师，Ms. Hanson，Mrs. B和/或Mrs. Yung。我们正在培养学生识别欺凌行为，解决问题和/或尽可能帮助解决同伴冲突的能力。从三年级开始，学生学习成为旁观者的支持者，并了解向成年人报告欺凌行为的重要性。如果您怀疑学生受到骚扰，恐吓和/或欺凌，根据学区禁止骚扰，恐吓和欺凌政策3207和3207P，请通知您的课堂老师，和/或联系我们学校的HIB协调员Mrs. Yung副校长。
Student Safety: Stop Paddle Cameras
Next week stop paddle cameras will be installed on 20 percent of our buses. Following installation, there will be a grace period when violators of bus safety laws will receive a warning and not a citation.
Stop paddle cameras are similar to red-light cameras at traffic lights. When a school bus stops to pick up or drop off students, the bus driver puts on the amber lights, followed by the red lights and then extends the stop paddle prior to opening the door for students. When the stop paddle is extended, drivers are required to follow state laws regarding stopping and waiting. The size of the road and the direction of travel dictate which vehicles are expected to stop. Cameras are being installed as a student safety measure. These cameras will capture video of cars illegally passing school buses.
During the grace period drivers who do not stop will receive a warning letter by mail. Following the grace period, drivers who illegally pass a school bus will be issued a $419 ticket. We realize this is a large fine, which is why we are making a concerted effort to inform our community of this change prior to implementation. We will send additional communication related to the grace period and enforcement date once those have been set.
With the help of the PTSA we are launching the Phoenix Challenge program as a way to encourage and recognize students who go above and beyond to make their learning visible. This is an optional program and every student can participate in any of the categories (Literacy, Science, Virtues, Art, Student Choice). Activities range from academic (read a book and summarize it) to creative (creating their own phoenix) to logical thinking (coding log). Look for details on Parent Square and PTSA Newsletters. Mrs. Yung and I will be advertising the program at school.
在 PTSA 的帮助下, 我们推出了凤凰挑战计划, 以此来鼓励和认识那些超越自我的学生, 让他们的学习更加清晰。 这是一个可选的程序, 每个学生都可以参加任何类别 (文字, 科学, 美德, 艺术, 学生选择)。 活动范围从学术 (读一本书和总结) 到创造性 (创建自己的凤凰) 逻辑思维 (编码日志)。 在ParentSquare 和 PTSA 时事通讯上会有详细信息。 我和副校长将在学校宣传这个节目。
BSD is Hiring
Bellevue School District is hiring para educators and substitute para educators. If you enjoy working with students with diverse needs, please consider applying and working with us! Apply here: www.bsd405.org/jobs.
Bellevue学区招聘的是教育者和代课教师。如果您喜欢与有不同需求的学生合作, 请考虑申请并与我们合作!在这里申请: www.bsd405.org/jobs。
Whether it’s through online gaming, texting, or school email, our students are establishing online presence at a fast pace. To prepare them for cyberspace we will be introducing key lessons from Commonsense.org to address the rules for going online, how to show respect online, and how to protect your privacy. Traditionally these lessons are taught during Library time but Helen and I will be teaching them throughout the year in the classrooms.
Below is the website for your reference.
无论是通过电脑网上游戏、发短信还是学校电子邮件, 我们的学生都在以快速的速度建立在线展示。 为了准备他们对网络空间的了解, 我们将介绍从 Commonsense.org 的教材, 以它来教学生在网上的规则, 如何在网上显示尊重, 以及如何保护您的隐私。 通常, 这些课程是在图书馆的时候教的, 但是副校长和我会在学生的教室里提供学习的机会。以下是我们参考的网站。
Your child’s teacher will let you know if there will be a Fall Party at the end of the month. It is recommended that the party activities center on crafts. Children can bring a costume to wear during the party. Do not let kids wear costumes to school. No weapons and masks please.
你的孩子的老师会让你知道月底是否会有秋季派对。 派对活动是以工艺品为主。 在派对期间孩子们可以带一件服装。 不能让孩子们派对穿服装上学，也不要让孩子带配服装的武器和面具。