Happy Lunar New Year!
Thank you parents/PTSA for helping to decorate our campus, it is so beautiful and festive! Thank you 3rd grade parents for hosting our monthly luncheon. Thank you for PTSA helping to provide support to make our lunar new year assembly 1/26/2023 and weekend event on 2/5/2023.
As the new year is here, we want to thank you for your continued partnership and your trust on us! We want to thank you for your notes of encouragement, generosity towards our staff and our school, and trust in our instructional approach for dual language.
Please see the important dates that are coming up below.
Chinese Version 中文翻译: https://bsd405.org/jingmei/2023/01/2879/
Mr. Shelton and Ms. Tan
|You are invited to our Lunar New Year Events:
If you cannot come in person, here is the online info:
Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
Meeting ID: 247 136 570 624 Passcode: dTB56X
If you are not able to come in person, here is the online info:
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
Meeting ID: 255 598 635 237
We put together the principal tea time with the topics based on parents’ interest.
If you want to talk to us about other topics, feel free to post your ideas in the survey: Microsoft Forms
If you want to have a conversation with us or one of us, feel free to schedule a time by calling office at 425-456-6900.
|Instructional Material Adoption Committee
As you are aware that 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades are currently using Mandarin Matrix as an experimental material for Chinese literacy this school year. Based on the feedback from currently usage, we are planning to use this platform for K-5 next school year(s), which means, we will have to go through adoption material process to implement MM for K-5. The following information is regarding the Instructional Material Adoption Committee (IMAC).
|BSD FoodShare Program
Jing Mei will be joining other schools in our district to be part of the FoodShare Program. See an article below that discusses this in deal.
Once the special fridge has been delivered to the school, we will create a presentation for all students on what uneaten foods can be collected for donations to HopeLink. We will also be looking for student volunteers to be part of the Green Team!
Uneaten foods that can be donated include:
|Middle of Year Assessments (MOY): January to early Feb.
In January/Feb. we will be assessing students’ English and Chinese reading levels as well as Math proficiency. During this month the teachers may adjust their daily schedule to allow for 1-on-1 assessment to take place during the instructional day. If you want to learn more about report cards, feel free to join our Principal Tea on 1/27 9:05-10 in person or online. (See info above.)
Paper Report card will be sent home on 2/10 via kids’ mail.
Please see the attached PDFs from the Nurse Newsletter for this month:
|Fire Drill in January
Washington state law and Bellevue School District policy require all schools to hold at least one drill per calendar month while school is in session. This month, we will be conducting a fire drill and practicing evacuating the building and accounting for everyone.
During a fire evacuation, students are taught to quickly and quietly exit the building. They meet on the field at an assigned location and stay silent while attendance is taken to ensure all people have safely evacuated.
Please talk with your student about preparing for emergencies and disasters such as fires. Encourage them to talk about their concerns and express their feelings. Emphasize that even though sometimes things happen that we may not expect, there are lots of things we can do to help us stay safe.
For more information on fire safety, you might want to visit the National Fire Protection Association “Kids” page at http://www.sparky.org/ or their parent resource page at http://www.sparky.org/parents.
|Lockout Drill in February
Washington state law and Bellevue School District policy require all schools to hold at least one drill per calendar month while school is in session. This month, we will be conducting a lockout drill and practicing quickly securing the building.
A lockout is different from a lockdown. A lockout is used when there is no direct danger to the school, but there may be something potentially dangerous in the area around the school. For example, if a bear was spotted in the neighborhood or if there was police activity near the school.
During a lockout, students are brought inside and all exterior doors are locked. Inside, classes continue, but staff maintain a heightened level of awareness in case there is a change in the situation.
Please talk with your student about preparing for emergencies and disasters. Encourage them to talk about their concerns and express their feelings. Emphasize that even though sometimes things happen that we may not expect, there are lots of things we can do to help us stay safe.
For more information on talking to your child about school safety, you might want to visit the website https://www.mhanational.org/talking-kids-about-school-safety.
Please read Ms. Hanson’s January newsletter:
Chinese newsletter: https://bsd405.org/jingmei/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2023/01/辅导员通讯.pdf