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p 19 On the cover: Chinese New Year decorations adorning the walls and doors of Shanghai American School.

Content Making connections Kerry Jacobson


Counselor’s Corner Nancy Stevenson


Inside SAS Jeff Rosen


Thailand fundraiser Coke Smith


New Strategic Plan approved Steven Lane


EcoSci! Coke Smith


Edge for Excellence Cindy Easton


Animal Rescue Club Regan Plekenpol


APAC Orchestra Festival Felicia Hanitio


Stephanie Kao Kim Lange


Puxi PTSA Ritsuko Koh


Photo Parade Melissa Ong

Pudong PTSA Angela Barlow


CISSA table tennis Lou Wegener


Chinese New Year Suyi Wang




Upcoming events


Yu Garden Elena Huang


Support staff celebrated Kimbra Power



Upcoming board meetings Meeting #5: January 30, 6:30 p.m., Pudong Campus Meeting #6: February 27, 6:30 p.m., Puxi Campus Meeting #7: March 26, 6:30 p.m., Pudong Campus Meeting #8: April 23, 6:30 p.m., Puxi Campus Meeting #9: May 28, 6:30 p.m., Pudong Campus Meeting #10: June 9, 8:00 a.m., Kerry Center

Pudong venue: High School Library Garden Room, Pudong campus Puxi venue: New High School Building, First Floor Conference Room A103, Puxi campus Kerry Center: Jun He Law Offices, 32 F No. 1515 Nanjing West Road

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Making connections By Dr. Kerry Jacobson, Superintendent The Eagle is produced by the SAS Communications Office, based on both the Puxi and Pudong campuses. It is typically published twice a month, although publications schedules may vary due to school holidays. Information in the magazine is primarily about SAS people and organizations. We encourage parents, students, teachers, and administrators to submit stories and photography. It is often helpful to contact the editors in advance to discuss content, length, and timing. Articles from non-SAS sources are published on a space available basis. All submissions will be edited for style, length, and tone. Articles and stories from the Eagle also appear on our Eagle Online website, at

The connection between one alumnus and SAS is unique and significant. There is a message in it for all of us. Not your normal Shanghai American School alumnus, Bill Chu had not stepped foot in Shanghai, nor any other part of China, since 1949. This may not seem that unusual unless we consider that Bill has traveled the world over since he was forced to leave China during the turbulent times of change when he was a young student at SAS in 1948. But, he was not able to get back here. However, Bill was determined to return to China, to the land of his birth, and to Shanghai. He had pursued a visa several times over the course of his adult life, but was consistently denied. One of the key pieces of information missing was proof that he had previously resided in China. He was born in a field hospital in Chongqing and his birth records were destroyed in a Japanese air raid. This is where Centennial and Development Coordinator Cindy Easton became more than useful. Part of Cindy’s job is to build connections between modern day SAS and those who were here before. Bill contacted our admission office to see if there was any way the school could help provide a link to the past. The admission office passed it on to Cindy to help. She dug through records and old yearbooks and discovered a picture of Bill as a third grader in the 1948 yearbook. A scan, an email, and an application later, Bill had his visa and his itinerary for a long overdue return to the home of his childhood. Bill and his wife Christine toured China, including Shanghai and SAS, during October last year, and marveled at the changes to the country, community, and school. They vowed to return someday and share some history and life lessons with those of us who live here today. Cindy’s discovery was significant in many ways. For Bill and Christine, it helped provide that ticket to reconnect with his past. For SAS, it symbolizes another connection, another way to develop the network of interested people who will be able to remain a “friend” of SAS for years to come. The wisdom and commitment folks like Bill return to our current students is a piece of the extra support that is strengthened worldwide through our many alumni. Bill and other SAS alumni are deeply rooted all over the world and yet have a continuing interest in today’s SAS development. One hundred years times hundreds of students yields tens of thousands of potential contacts, possible supports, and extra resources that make our school extraordinary. This year, our Centennial year, we have numerous opportunities to cultivate these connections to SAS. Our Edge For Excellence Annual Fund campaign kicks off in just a couple of weeks and will provide resources for external learning opportunities for present and future students (see page 7 to learn more about this.) Our Centennial Celebration activities of April will bring a host of former students and teachers to SAS to enrich us with their memories and their current ties. And, Cindy and our advancement staff will encourage all of us to contribute with resources, ideas, and time so that SAS leaves an imprint well into the 21st century. Bill’s story is unique, but so is the tale of each SAS alumnus and friend. His return visit provided a significant example of another meaningful connection made. Each of us can act upon our own SAS connection this year.

The Eagle Production Team Managing Editor: Liam Singleton Graphic Designers: Fredrik Jönsson and Cindy Wang Advertising Manager: Ji Liu Executive Editor: Steven Lane

Production Schedule 2012 Feb 10: Copy deadline Jan 26 Feb 24: Copy deadline Feb 9 Mar 9: Copy deadline Feb 23 Mar 23: Copy deadline Mar 8 Apr 20: Copy deadline Apr 5 May 11: Copy deadline Apr 26 May 25: Copy deadline May 10 Jun 8: Copy deadline May 24 Pudong campus: Shanghai Executive Community, 1600 Ling Bai Road, San Jia Gang, Pudong, Shanghai 201201. Tel: 6221-1445. Puxi campus: 258 Jinfeng Road, Huacao Town, Minghang District, Shanghai 201107. Tel: 6221-1445. Email:

Look for a more complete version of Bill Chu’s fascinating story in a future issue of the Eagle.

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Lessons beyond the prison and the forest By Jeff Rosen, Middle School Principal, Pudong campus For many years, writers have had fun playing with the notion that the structure of a school is very much like the structure in prison. One educational writer even quips, “My high school had the dubious distinction of having been designed by the architect responsible for the San Quentin prison, [but] the convicts got the better building.” While I have never been incarcerated, I suspect that ex-cons find the comparison a bit perverse. Still, if one looks hard enough, there are similarities. Luckily for us at Shanghai American School, many of these similarities – including “being watched, tracked, recorded, searched, and controlled like never before” (John Taylor Gatto) – do not apply to us. But before we get too smug, what about this one? “Both [schools and prisons] assume one solution for every individual,” Gatto continues. “US justice policy incorrectly assumes that incarceration will solve many social problems. The US Department of Education assumes that federal and/or state government standards should apply to every student. Both are incorrect assumptions … One size does not fit all.” If you find yourself pausing on this last comparison, you are not alone. In a different case, one author mocked Peter Gray’s recent book, Why Don’t Students Like School? (even though it met with rave reviews and accolades), by retorting, “Well … duhhhh! We don’t need brain research to tell us that kids don’t like school because we take away their freedom and their choice!” At the other end of the spectrum are schools with very few rules, outcomes, or even a curriculum. Take, for example, the Sudbury Valley School. First established in 1968 in Massachusetts, and now with over 30 subsidiaries around the world, the schools “practice a form of democratic education in which students individually decide what to do with their time, and learn as a by-product of ordinary experience rather than through classes or a standard curriculum…” (Wikipedia). Slow down when you read that last bit. It doesn’t just mean the school shuns textbooks or standardized tests. It means it shuns … well, everything we associate with very basis of education as we know it. No classes. No curriculum. No evaluation of any kind (although you can earn a high school diploma). In fact, going to Sudbury Valley School is often referred to as being ”unschooled.” Too extreme for you? What about Waldkindergartens, the German name for early elementary schools without walls or ceilings, also known as “forest kindergartens”? These schools teach reading, writing, and arithmetic, but use nothing conventional or pre-packaged — no worksheets, no readers, no commercial toys for that matter. Students take the lead in choosing the outdoor location for daily lessons (usually set within a forest, as the name implies) and fashion playthings out of the natural objects

they find. Advocates insist children’s creativity, flexibility, and open-mindedness all blossom as a result. Wait a second, you might be thinking. My child or children attends SAS, one of the pre-eminent private schools in Asia. I pay good money for their tuition, and believe me; I would not be satisfied with resources made from tree branches in the name of creativity! If these are your thoughts, then don’t worry. I am not suggesting that Sudbury Valley Schools or Waldkindergartens are the answer to today’s modern education. Recall they are on the opposite end of the spectrum of the prison analogy with which I opened this article. Most of us don’t want the institutional ”cubicle culture” described by Richard Love in his chastisement of today’s cold educational environment, but we don’t want a total lack of structured curriculum either. As with most things in life, the answer surely lies somewhere in the middle of the extremes. Still, that may seem like I am taking the easy way out of a complex problem. I am not, for the context of today’s education necessitates a more complex solution as well. Consider the words of noted educational technology expert David Warlick: “I would characterize formal learning, in the pre-digital/ industrial time as: listening, watching, remembering. In a time of information scarcity, when our futures were fairly predictable, being educated was characterized by what you know. In the digital age [however], where information is abundant (overwhelming) and the future is always a BIG question, learning expands out of listening, watching, and remembering to include: questioning, engaging, proving (and disproving), constructing, teaching others, being respected for the power of your learning and being responsible for what you know.” So it’s not just avoiding extremes; it’s about designing curriculum to meet the needs of today’s very different-from-us learners. While we cannot (and likely do not wish to) teach in the forest, we can avoid the prison by embracing China Alive, our organic garden, the development of an SAS microcampus, rooftop classrooms, expanded service learning opportunities, and online courses, and all in the name of making our school less “institutional” and more like, in the words of Warlick, a “laboratory for creativity, exploration and innovation.” And kudos to all teachers who develop lesson plans that go beyond textbooks, worksheets, and other traditional methods of delivering our curriculum. They are working to implement our school mission statement, in everyday ways, without prisons or forests. To create students who are truly outstanding to colleges and universities, to families, to future society, and most importantly to themselves, the best schools in the world must be the ones willing to push the boundaries between teaching and learning, and to “play with” the notion of what a curriculum and a schooling experience could and should be. Game on, SAS!

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SAS STUDENT CENTENNIAL VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS EXHIBITION Address: Lane 210, #2–1,Taikang Road, Shanghai Deke Erh Art Center Book Launch: February 12, 2:00–4:00 p.m. (includes guest speakers and music by SAS Student performers.

About the Book Deke Erh, a well-known photographer and historian, has produced an extraordinary historical document of the lives of 86 Shanghai American School students and teachers from the era of 1937 to 1949. He has personally contacted all of these remarkable people DQGKDVLQWHUYLHZHGDQGÀOPHG many of them.

Visual Art Exhibition: February 12–26 during gallery hours. Additional SAS student music performances: February18–19 and February 25–26, 2:00–4:00 p.m. û‫ײف‬ృ‫ ދ‬໑ഏ‫ݡ‬ૌ‫ݚ‬࿗ཱུൄഺüྔඇ‫ن‬Ҋ ᳤ࡇ୘ഏ‫ݡ‬ૌ‫ݚ‬࿗ཱུᇢ୔ၣඓᅡ ‫׋׀‬ƥഏ‫ײفݡ‬ృၣඓᇖྖഏ‫ݡ‬൮ฃॉ੥୲‫ރ‬ ाଥ൛ƥ୔ᄌಷ༶໽""Ɨᅡఀƥᄌಷᇇಷ

During those war-torn years, these 86 students and teachers, each with a different background, had a variety of experiences. They witnessed the war of resistance against the Japanese aggression in China. They went to school in a foreign concession in Shanghai and watched the change of governments. Many also lived in other urban and rural areas in China with their families. This book has more than 800 photographs and about 180,000 words, both in English and Chinese, in its 340 pages. It is a very special historical scroll for this city, Shanghai. Anyone connected with the Shanghai American School or any reader interested in the history of Shanghai – or China ²ZLOOÀQGLWDXQLTXHDQG invaluable reference book.


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Edge for Excellence Annual Fund to be launched 100 for 100: A campaign for 21st century learning By Cindy Easton, Development & Centennial Coordinator During the week of January 30, SAS will launch its fourth Edge for Excellence Annual Fund. Similar to other leading international schools, SAS’s rich history and promising future depends upon financial support, above and beyond tuition to cover the “extras” that make SAS a truly exceptional educational institution. These funds give us the “edge” against other schools and take us from excellent to “extra”ordinary. This year, the families, friends, staff, teachers, and alumni of our school can leave their imprint on SAS by helping us fund special items and opportunities that support 21st century learning that would otherwise not be possible with our tuition funds.

Annual Fund Q&A What is the Edge for Excellence Annual Fund? The Edge for Excellence Annual Fund is our school’s organized effort to obtain financial gifts beyond tuition fees on a yearly basis to support SAS. The fund was established in 2008 by the Board of Directors, as one of the school’s development strategies to assist with the advancement of the school. Why do we need an Annual Fund? At SAS our tuition covers the cost of providing a quality education to our students, but not all projects and opportunities can be funded through tuition alone. With these additional funds we are able to enhance SAS’s quality programs, and bolster our international reputation for leading the way. Roughly 80% of our tuition funds go to faculty salaries and the remainder is spent on facilities, instructional expenses, and other fixed expenses. Alternative revenue sources are needed to cover the “extras” that make SAS a truly exceptional educational institution. It is these extra materials and opportunities funded through our gift giving that take SAS from excellent to extraordinary! What is the goal for this year’s Edge for Excellence Annual Fund? This year, the goal is all about participation — 100 percent participation for the 100th anniversary of the school. We believe it’s important to the future of SAS that a community of giving is fostered, which is why we are looking for everyone to give something, no matter the amount. What is 21st century learning and how will the annual fund help towards this? This year’s campaign focus is on 21st century learning. Students in the 21st century learn in a global classroom that is not neces-

sarily within four walls. Learning is integrated and interdisciplinary; recognizes increasing globalization; addresses specific skills needed for the 21st century; emphasizes the flexible mindset essential to lifelong learning; focuses on individual student needs; and incorporates the use of cutting-edge technology. This year’s annual fund will support programs and opportunities that reflect these attributes, such as expanding the newly created microcampus project to include more students on both campuses, enhancing our outside learning spaces, and purchasing new cutting edge technology for the campuses and classrooms. How and when can I give? This year’s campaign will run January 30 to April 30. Each family will receive an information packet during the campaign launch. The packet includes information about the annual fund and the various ways your gift can be made. Donations to the school can be made by cash, check or credit card, and can be made in RMB or USD. Credit card donations can be made through the secure “Giving to SAS” link on our website. The site accepts all international credit cards, including Chinese credit cards. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of Shanghai American School,” which can be dropped in the locked boxes in the division offices, taken to the finance office, or mailed to "Friends of SAS" at Puxi campus. You may make a pledge anytime during the campaign dates. I am a United States taxpayer. Can I get US tax benefits for my gift? Yes. Please pay online or make your check payable to “Friends of Shanghai American School.” You must be a US citizen or resident and your donation should be for 630 RMB (approximately USD 100) or more. You can donate with either a credit card or USD check. The Friends of Shanghai American School issues receipts that support tax deductions in the US. Can my company match my gift? Again, yes. SAS is grateful to the corporations that support the school through generous matching-gift programs, which we hope can double or triple the size of a gift to SAS. Please contact your company’s human resources department for information on matching gifts to schools. Leave your imprint. Be part of the 100 percent. Contribute to the 2012 Edge for Excellence Annual Fund.

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Puxi PTSA By Ritsuko Koh, VP Communications Happy New Year from the Puxi PTSA! Thank you for supporting our various 2011 events and we’re hoping to have your continued support as we prepare for another busy and eventfilled semester.

7th Annual Charity Carpet Auction Join us for a fun-filled night at our annual carpet and silent auction on Saturday, February 18, starting at 5:45 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The theme of this year’s auction is “A Magical Night — Three Wishes Auction,” in support of the three student-led charities that are benefiting from this year’s proceeds: Jacaranda, Habitat for Humanity Shanghai Chapter, and EggsChange. Tickets can be purchased at the Eagle shop and will be available in February at the principal coffee events. Please mark your calendars for this special event!

Montgomery for organizing this fantastic event. The event raised a total of 11,500 RMB to benefit the Thailand flood relief.

Winter Bazaar update

PTSA general meeting

The Charity Winter Bazaar, held in December, was a great success, cramming in almost 40 vendors, including seven non-profit tables. Thanks to all who helped out in various ways, including renting tables, spreading the word, and, of course, SHOPPING! A special thanks to Margaret Keefe, Donna Oppelt, and Jodi

The PTSA meeting will be held at January 18, 8:30 a.m., in the new high school building in the first floor conference room. For the most current details on PTSA events, please visit our blog at

Shanghai American School Puxi PTSA presents its 7th Annual Charity Fundraising Auction


5:45–10:30 P.M.

Sas Puxi Performing Arts Center Ticket Information


100 RMB (6 tickets for 500) Ticket price includes:

Eastern Carpets of Singapore

Cocktails, Hors d’oeuveres, Lucky Draw

Tickets may be obtained at Principal’s Coffee or by contacting: The Eagle Shop or Puxi PTSA: PUXIPTSA@GMAIL.COM

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Net proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Jacaranda Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and Eggschange This is an adult-only event.

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Pudong PTSA By Angela Barlow, Pudong PTSA Secretary PTSA Pudong would like to thank everyone for making Santa’s Workshop 2011 a huge success. The number of shoppers has grown dramatically since its debut in 2000. In 2002, Chris Lomason took over the leadership position of Santa’s Workshop. At that time, 80 children were enrolled in elementary school — Pudong middle and high schools didn’t even exist. The shopping extravaganza, which now caters to over 1,500 students and family members, thanks its success to the volunteers who offered time, energy, ideas, gifts, and donations. Santa’s Workshop was not only a heart-warming event within the SAS community, but there was also a charitable angle as unsold gifts were donated to The Mercy Fund, Shanghai, who sent the following message: Thank you very much for letting us participate in the Santa's Workshop 2011. Your generosity will help the children at Xinhua hospital. Over 250 raffle tickets were sold during the workshop and the lucky winner was Martin Ginesta, grade 6. Congratulations! We raised 3,751 RMB during the week thanks to the community generosity. The money raised goes towards treatment costs and the purchase of calcium pills, facemasks, hand soap, and other supplies.

The Mercy Fund volunteer moms (SAS parents and SAS alumni parents) visit the Xinhua hospital on Mondays. The Leukemia club students visit the hospital on Saturdays. If anyone would like to visit the hospital with us, please contact or or Mr. Chao of SAS Pudong High School. The Mercy Fund wishes everyone in the community a successful 2012.

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Chinese New Year — xin nian kuai le! By Suyi Wang, Chinese Program Coordinator Feasts, fireworks, and firecrackers are just some of the delights in store for you this Chinese New Year, the time of year when the whole country drops tools to join together in celebration. Whether you are new to China, or an old hand, this festive season has something for everyone, and joining in with the celebrations will take you one step closer to understanding the country’s people, and its culture. Plenty of events will be happening over the coming weeks, both within the school and out on the streets, so why not get involved? Here’s a guide to understanding and enjoying the Chinese New Year.

Background Because it follows the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, between January 21 and February 20 in the Gregorian calendar. The literal translation of the Chinese name, ⟩嗽 (chun jie), is “spring festival,” which was used to replace another term, ‫( ➋׆‬yuan dan), which means the first day of the new year. When China became a republic in 1911, the Gregorian calendar was adopted to replace the lunar calendar, which had been used for thousands of years. Since then, the term “spring festival” was used to refer to the Chinese New Year in order to distinguish from the new year of the Gregorian calendar, which has been called ‫( ➋׆‬yuan dan). The Spring Festival begins on the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival, which is on the 15th day. The origin of Chinese

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New Year is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions, adding a little intrigue to an already joyous time of year.

Family reunion dinner Chinese families will gather for a reunion dinner ๏ຈ箉(tuan yuan fan) on New Year’s Eve 癒ᆤ(chu xi). In northern China, it is customary for Chinese families to make dumplings together after dinner to eat at midnight. Dumplings symbolize wealth because their shape resembles ancient Chinese gold ingots, and also because the preparation is similar to “packaging luck.” In the South, glutinous new year cakes, ᮖ䯿 (nian gao), are devoured. The name literally means “new year cake,” although it has a homophonous meaning of “increasingly prosperous year in and year out.” After dinner, some families go to temples to pray for a prosperous new year by lighting the first incense of the year; however in modern practice many households hold parties and even countdowns to the new year. In mainland China, the China Central Television (CCTV) New Year’s Gala is broadcast, a tradition that started in 1982. Red envelopes, or 侰ࡰ (hong bao), are passed out during the celebrations, given by married couples to unmarried juniors. The envelopes contain money of even numbers, usually varying from a couple hundred RMB to several thousand. Red envelopes are also known as ॊ᠍琼(ya sui qian), which liter-

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SCHOOLWIDE ally means “the money used to suppress or put down the evil spirit.” A married person would not turn down such a request for red envelopes as it would mean that he or she would be “out of luck” in the new year. In addition to red envelopes, which are usually given from elder to younger, small gifts are exchanged between friends and relatives. Gifts are usually brought when visiting friends or relatives at their homes. Common gifts include fruit (typically oranges, which have a homophonous meaning of “lucky,” but never pears, which suggest “separation”), confectionaries, and other small gifts.

Greetings The Chinese New Year is accompanied by enthusiastic greetings, often referred to as ਁ䙆昍(ji xiang hua), meaning “auspicious words or phrases.” You can use the following jixianghua: ✤ᮖḻŦ (xin nian kuai le, “Happy New Year”),Ửి঵柮 (gong xi fa cai, “Congratulations and be prosperous”),ᮖᮖ⤽ˌ(nian nian you yu, a wish for “surpluses and bountiful harvests every year”), and ᠍᠍ᮔᙔ (sui sui pin an, “everlasting peace year after year”). New Year couplets, printed in gold letters on bright red paper, are another way of expressing auspicious New Year wishes.

New clothing People typically wear new clothes from head to toe to symbolize a new, abundant beginning. Clothing featuring red or other bright colors is worn because it was once believed that red could scare away evil spirits and bad fortune.

But beware, according to tradition a red item of clothing should be worn at all times, and all year round to drive away misfortune. Contrary to common assumption, if it is your year, bad luck is said to follow you.

Firecrackers Firecrackers were once used in ancient China to drive away evil spirits, but they also signify a joyful time of year. The burning of firecrackers has long been an integral aspect of Chinese New Year celebrations. However, as with celebrations around the world, authorities have issued warnings or bans against firecrackers, although if you take a stroll through the city you will find the streets filled with explosions and joy. But please be careful, especially with children, as they are dangerous and unpredictable.

Decorations Decorations generally convey New Year greetings. Calligraphy posters show Chinese characters and idioms incorporating elements that are symbolic or convey deeper meaning. Common examples include ⟩(chun, “spring”) and 䚜 (fu, “blessings and happiness”) which are displayed on the doors of homes. These are sometimes seen hanging upside down, since the Chinese word ϙ(dao, “upside down”) is homophonous with ‫(ܧ‬dao, “arrive”) symbolizing the arrival of spring, luck, happiness, and prosperity. In addition, other decorations, including Chinese knots, lanterns, paper cuttings, paintings, and couplets can be seen. Red is the predominant color used in New Year decorations, as it is the emblem of joy, but also reflects the color of blood, so symbolizing energy and life.

Celebrations at SAS

Chinese Zodiac 2012 is the year of the dragon. Persons born in the year of the dragon are said to be masters of their will, and bringers of good fortune. Uninhibited, fearless, and ambitious, the dragon is a force of nature. And if this is your year, you would be in good company; Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, Sigmund Freud, John Lennon, and (of course!) Bruce Lee were all dragons.

Red couplets and red lanterns will be displayed across the campuses to light up the Chinese New Year atmosphere at Shanghai American School. All Chinese classes will be learning about and investigating these cultural practices and their meaning in modern Chinese society. There will be a whole school assembly January 19, 10:00-11:00 a.m., in the high school gym on the Pudong campus. In Puxi, there will be three assemblies on January 20 held in the PAC: 8:10-9:10 a.m. for high school, 9:50-10:50 a.m. for elementary school, and 1:55-2:55 p.m. for middle school. The same program will be performed by K-12 students and staff. More details to follow in the coming days. In addition to the Chinese New Year assemblies, there will be a variety of activities to inspire students to learn the cultural aspects of Chinese life, while polishing their language skills and celebrating the New Year. Students will present and share their learning and their new wishes with the community, through song, presentations, and red couplets. We would like to thank all of you for your gracious support and dedication to make our Chinese New Year celebration a memorable one. Join us to celebrate the Chinese New Year! We wish you a happy, peaceful, and prosperous New Year! Also, keep your eye out for the next issue of the Eagle, where students will share their experiences, understandings, and reflections of the celebrations.

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<X*DUGHQOLJKWVXSVXQñRZHUIDFHV By Elena Huang, Grade 4, Pudong campus It was a bright, beautiful autumn day with leaves falling on the ground. As people walked by, the leaves made sounds similar to those made by biting into a crispy apple. It was a great day for a field trip! Pudong fourth grade’s Chinese teachers decided to have one at Yu Garden, in the heart of Shanghai and one of the city’s leading tourist attractions. From SAS Pudong campus, an hour bus ride plus a sevenminute walk brought us to Yu Garden. The garden was built during the reign of Ming Emperor Jiajing (1521-1567). It is filled with beautiful sights, including the Dragon Wall, the Gingko Tree, an Acting-and-Singing Stage, the Great Rockery, and the nine-cornered zigzag bridge. The giant Gingko tree is about 400 years old, and was planted by the first owner. The Dragon Wall is a long wall that twists and turns like the shape of a dragon. They designed the top of the wall to look like a dragon’s body too. The Acting-andSinging Stage is used for traditional Chinese plays, which were performed to residents during ancient times. The Great Rockery is a big fake rock that people used to put in front of their houses to make it look like they were rich. With a height of 14 meters (about 50 feet), it is the largest as well as the oldest rockery in the southern region of the Yangtze River. Finally, the nine-cornered zigzag bridge twists and turns as the narrow path guides you over the beautiful ponds filled with fish and turtles. For lunch we went to an excellent traditional Chinese dim sum restaurant called Ding Tai Fung. We ate xiao long bao, shao mai, noodles with peanut sauce, and many other dishes. Among all those delicious foods, shao mai was my favorite. After lunch, we shopped in the busy streets outside Yu Garden. Each one of us was excited as we entered each little shop. The noise started getting louder as all the fourth graders were bragging about how much they bargained down prices for

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Top: A modern view from the ancient garden. Bottom: Fourth grade students Claire Lu, Wen-Hsin Kuo, Jessica Wang, and Jie Ling Tseng with Ms. Xu and Ms. Yang.

trinkets and toys. It was a crazy street; everyone was shopping everywhere like little birds flying in different directions and rejoining their flock later. All the students had a great time, but once we heard that we had to go, our faces drooped like sunflowers wilting from lack of water. We all knew we could come again another day though!

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Support staff celebrated By Kimbra Power, Grade 5 teacher, Pudong campus “Everybody gather in the project area,” the teachers called out to the students, shortening their recess by 10 minutes. Yet no one complained, as the students were all aware that this was for a very good cause. From Monday to Friday we see many people at our school; students, teachers, parents … and that’s it right? Wrong. What about those men and women who serve us lunch? How about the guards that open the doors for us? And don’t forget the ayis who clean up that mess in the hallway. These people are known as our support staff, and without them, our school may well fall apart. On Wednesday December 14, Pudong PTSA parents gathered gifts that they had purchased for our support staff. Cathy Weng, a Chinese teacher on hand to translate, stood by as students from grade 5 passed on gifts to representatives of our support staff. Fifth graders Bevan Dolon and Hannah Power, who are not native Mandarin speakers, made small speeches of gratitude to the staff, thanking them for keeping the students safe, warm, clean, and well-fed on healthy meals. Each gift bag had a note attached that had been written by a student during their Language Learning Block, thanking that staff member for the tireless work they perform on a daily basis. The support staff showed their appreciation on being publicly acknowledged, and there were smiles all around as they were being given their gifts. Good deeds never go unnoticed, as Sasha McVean, elementary school principal, pointed out at the conclusion of our celebration. When we do something nice for someone else, it makes us feel good, and that in turn, helps someone else to feel good. If you haven’t tried it yet, you are in for a real treat. So thank you to our PTSA for the organization behind this important event, and thank you to our support staff. We will


Top: Students gather in front of the gifts before they are given to support staff. Bottom: Students Hannah Power and Bevan Dolon delivering the gifts.

never take you for granted, and we continue to appreciate all that you do to keep our school running so smoothly. Xie xie ni!

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Cooperation — a vital social skill! By Nancy Stevenson, Elementary school Counselor, Puxi campus We know that cooperation, teamwork, and collaboration are important life skills needed for successful lives. We know that learning and working collaboratively with individuals from diverse backgrounds is a 21st century skill valued by highly regarded institutions. We know that cooperation — the ability to manage oneself and get along with others — is an aspect of emotional intelligence. We may know all these fundamentals. But do we actually teach our kids the skill of cooperation? Not always, regrettably. However, advice is at hand, as experts advocate for the following scenarios: tChildren learn best by example. If we see cooperation, we learn cooperation. Parents and families need to work as a team, allowing everyone to communicate effectively. Children will also learn problem-solving, decision-making, and other essential skills if they know their family is a team and they know their role is essential. Often parents try to do the work or hide burdens from children, but more openness can be valuable for team building. tPlay … play … play. Play is necessary for children to learn a variety of healthy skills. Besides social rewards, fun activities also have behavioral and psychomotor benefits. No matter what type of play, we learn how to share and take turns. We must cooperate and we must be patient. When we collaborate, we have fun, and when we have fun, we learn. tWorking together. Teachers encourage teamwork and cooperation by organizing students into groups. It helps teach responsibility, respect, collaboration, and other interpersonal skills. Research suggests that when students’ social and emotional needs are addressed, academic achievement increases, problem behaviors decrease, and the quality of relationships improves. tMusic, drama, and sports. Teamwork is never more important or apparent than in formal or informal group activities. Every player is crucial, and a mistake by one member can affect the entire performance, encouraging a sense of mutual responsibility. Dr. Sylvia Rimm, a US psychologist, professor, and wellknown author on parenting, suggests that “although parents should be taking the major responsibility for teaching their kids, teachers will automatically be involved in guiding social skills

in classrooms and school hallways.” She also asserts that learning such skills is a gradual process, but if they are learned well children will be better prepared for the adult skills that involve a deeper understanding of their world. Repetition, rewards, role-plays, and reading are the four essential R’s highlighted in Dr. Rimm’s The Four R’s for Teaching Early Social Skills. She explains that it may take thousands of repetitions, but consistency is key. Rewards with words will encourage learning. If parents are having difficulty explaining cooperation, they should try some role-playing. And reading, because there are many books that teach social skills. On the other hand, social skills for tweens (pre-teens) and teens become increasingly complex. But, communication and collaboration skills are crucial, Dr. Rimm insists. Older kids will learn a variety of social skills as relationships with the opposite sex become increasingly important. Parents are no longer the only teachers, as kids look more toward peers and media. We know that they want to imitate various role models, but caring parents play a crucial role in guiding adolescents. Dr. Rimm encourages parents to keep using the 4 R's: “Kids may now call your repetition nagging or lecturing. Your praise continues to reward your kids, but they seem more ambiguous in their response. Role-playing can continue to be very effective with tweens and teens, and there are many excellent self-help books that kids can select and read themselves.” As research indicates, cooperation allows our children to practice the necessary skills of trust, communication, and greater collaboration. They learn respect for others while realizing their own strengths and weaknesses. It is a life-skill that children need to master in order to acquire personal and professional success. And it is not only a building block for leadership, but is also the foundation for a satisfying and productive life. Let’s make cooperation a resolution for the new year so the SAS community can be a winning team. To learn more about a range of parenting skills, visit Dr. Rimm’s website at

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6$6VXSSRUWVUHFRYHU\IRUñRRGKLW7KDLODQG By Coke Smith, Science teacher, Pudong campus SAS has always been quick to help others in need around the world. With our Habitat trips, and our local efforts with minority schools, we have a longstanding tradition of philanthropy. This tradition continued on December 12, 2011, when SAS cosponsored a very important event at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel’s Shook! restaurant, aimed towards encouraging tourists to return to add a sorely needed economic boost to the areas hardest hit by Thailand’s recent floods. Chinese media were invited and encouraged to spread good news regarding Thailand’s flood recovery. The evening was sponsored by Shook! (located on East Nanjing Road and the Bund) in conjunction with the Consulate General of Thailand, Thai Airways, the Tourist Authority of Thailand, and Singha Beer. SAS’s contribution was in the form of Som Sukjareon, Pudong high school’s independent study period assistant, and her culinary expertise. Som is well known in the northwest of America for her Thai cooking, in part due to her popular cookbook, The Secrets of Thai Cooking, and the numerous classes she has taught in the Greater Seattle and Olympic Peninsula area in Washington State. Her reputation was soon learned here in Shanghai by head chef Kevin Cape of Shook!, Shanghai’s number one-rated gourmet restaurant according to Asked if Sukjareon could help with this benefit, she gladly donated her time to the event. Khun Kittiphong Sansomboon, GM for Thai Airways Shanghai, commented, “This food is the most authentically Thai I’ve had since I left Thailand.” These thoughts were echoed by Khun Piroon Laismit, the consul general for the Shanghai Consulate of Thailand. SAS was prominently recognized throughout the evening as a partner contributor to this special cause. Shook! was so pleased with this partnership that Cape has extended an offer to make all

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Top: Som Sukjareon, Taya Cape, and chef Kevin Cape being thanked for their contribution by the Shanghai Thailand Consul General. Bottom: Sukjareon, Taya Cape, Kevin Cape, Khun Kittiphong Sansomboon, and Khun Piroon Laismit.

SAS employees part of Shook! restaurant’s “Friends and Family” program, which allows our staff to receive special discounts and benefits. In order to claim this benefit, SAS employees just need to show their ID or business cards with their name listed. The night was a great success, everyone leaving with a positive message about the condition of the post-flood Thailand that will help encourage tourists to visit the country and contribute to resparking the economy.

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EcoSci! SAS Pudong’s newest club By Coke Smith, Science teacher, Pudong campus SAS Pudong has a new club, “EcoSci!” founded by club president Natalie Pong, this year EcoSci! involves students getting to grips with environmental science issues by performing independent research projects. The projects culminate in a science fair in the spring and involve many different foci. One of the investigations involves developing eco-friendly air filters that can be made from easily obtained and economical materials. Other projects include water filtration techniques, and culturally specific healthfood growing techniques. Many more projects will be presented in the spring science fair. On November 23, 2011, the club took its first field trip, to the Suntech solar labs in Wuxi and the Tai Lake in Jiangsu Province. At Suntech, students were able to tour the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer and see how this alternative energy source is manufactured. They were very impressed by the world’s largest solar panel as well as the efforts Suntech is making to promote a greener energy source for China and the world. The students also visited Tai Lake, one of China’s largest and most polluted lakes. Originally formed by a giant meteor impact, the lake is now surrounded by numerous factories that seriously damage the overall water quality for tens of millions of people, and the wildlife in and around the lake. By performing basic water quality tests, the students confirmed that the lake’s water quality was in fact “low to unhealthful,” according to the US EPA water quality index scale. But ironically, while the students were carrying out their investigation, they happened upon a wild and endangered Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Trionyx sinensis), surprising to both the students and the local people who informed them that the turtle could fetch several hundred RMB at a local food market! The turtle was returned safely to the lake, however, and the students were heartened to learn that while Tai Lake is dangerously pol-


Top: SAS Pudong’s EcoSci! club members beginning their tour of Suntech. Bottom: Natalie Pong and Connie Zhou taking water samples from Tai Lake, Jiangsu Province.

luted, it could still support such a rare and spectacular animal. There is hope yet! NB. If you are interested in joining the club, please contact Natalie Pong directly.

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Calendars, blankets, biscuits, and more! By Regan Plekenpol, Grade 11, Pudong campus By now you’ve no doubt seen the glossy pages of the calendar, with tails wagging and tongues panting. You’ve probably noticed the multitude of high school students, clad in yellow “seriously guys, who let the dogs out” t-shirts, asking for donations towards the Sichuan blanket drive, or to buy the second annual Animal Rescue calendar. And surely you saw our stall at Santa’s Workshop, piled high with dog and cat toys in all shapes and sizes. With all this activity, Pudong High School’s Animal Rescue Club has certainly had its hands full this semester. Our purpose is to provide support for abandoned animals through outreach, donations, and education. We support, through the actions of over 100 members, Jaiya’s Animal Rescue (JAR), which helps provide temporary and permanent homes for the many animals abandoned on the streets of Shanghai. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are more than 200 million stray dogs worldwide. Promoting animal rights is a real and vital issue; ensuring our furry friends are treated with the respect and dignity that all animals should be entitled to is our goal. With this in mind, we have orchestrated key fundraisers over the past three years, including cakewalks, the “kiss the dog” event, and dog biscuit sales. Our main accomplishment last semester was releasing our “Pets of SAS” calendar, which raised over 18,500 RMB. All Pudong families were invited to participate by submitting photos of their darling pets, all of which were included, with the best shots being given prime spots on the monthly pages. Last year, we had 156 photos submitted; this year we had 250. We had to change our design to fit everyone in, but it was worth it — our 330 copies sold out within days! Santa’s Workshop and Winter Bazaar also allowed us to sell our homemade dog biscuits (a non-profit business run by students) and to run a special campaign to help the nearly one thousand dogs rescued from a sad end two months ago in Sich-

uan province. For a donation of only 10 RMB, students could purchase a small blanket to donate to the Sichuan animal rescue group; they were then invited to sign a huge card “From Our Animals to Yours” to be delivered along with the blankets … and they even got to adopt their very own pet rock, made by the SAS chapter of the Girl Guides! Just as popular as our calendar, biscuits, and blanket drive, was the sale of colorful, plush animal toys as Christmas gifts. Donated by Doggy House, and PetCo, these toys were eagerly lapped up by students looking for gifts for their furry friends. All proceeds from the sale of Doggy House–donated toys went to JAR. The PetCo toy sales helped us support a local shelter — the first and only official animal protection shelter in Shanghai. Located a mere 15 minutes from Pudong campus, this shelter is a key project for our club this year, as we visit it every Friday to walk the dogs and play with the cats. Stay tuned for more news about our upcoming Elementary School Movie Night (March 23), our Trap-Neuter-Release program around the school, and a full article about our shelter visits.

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One soul, one body, one mind By Felicia Hanitio, Grade 12, Puxi campus Fantastic food, 100-yen stores, new friends, and of course, making music: these were the things on our mind as we departed for Kobe, Japan, on November 16 last year. The time for the annual APAC Orchestra Festival had finally arrived. The festival was held from November 17-20, at the Canadian Academy in Kobe. String players from the host school, plus musicians from the Western Academy of Beijing, International School of Beijing, Seoul Foreign School, and both the Puxi and Pudong campuses of Shanghai American School formed a formidable ensemble playing exacting repertoires from masters including Dvorak and Leonard Bernstein. Over three days, students with varying levels of technique and training from the six schools merged to become one for the concert. As the SAS Puxi conductor Mary Siew so aptly put it, we needed to become “one soul, one body, one mind.” In the two months before this festival, during team rehearsals, we had discovered how difficult it was to achieve this unified sound, and for almost one hundred students to become one was an even more daunting task, so we engaged in grueling six-hour rehearsals each day. Admittedly, time dragged on occasion, and we would catch ourselves dozing off, and we may have become frustrated when a piece was still messy and rushed even after we had gone through it five times, yet when we finally “became one” the satisfaction was immense. The biggest thrill of being an ensemble player is the knowledge that one is contributing to an acoustic tour de force. This year’s guest conductor, Maestro Stephen Ellery, emphasized the balance of texture in each piece by varying the dynamics of the unique elements of a string orchestra. Mr. Ellery instructed us to use glissandos, or slides, not only in the contemporary pieces, “America” and “Libertango,” but also in Dvorak’s Serenade. Although we were surprised at first, we soon realized that carefully placed slides worked to accentuate the waltzing feel of the piece.

After two and a half days of hard work, it was time to put our sore bodies and callused fingers to the test. It was time to see if we had really become one soul, one body, and one mind. As we stood upon the stage and faced the audience, our hearts were full of anticipation and, perhaps, a touch of apprehension. But once bows were placed on strings and the first movement of “Capriol Suite” began to resonate through the auditorium, only the music mattered. Highlights of the concert were “Libertango” and “America,” which received the most enthusiastic applause. Perhaps because these were the pieces we enjoyed playing the most, or maybe because they were the conductor’s area of expertise, either way the audience was enraptured. The times in between all the music making were just as important, if not more so. What I loved most about the APAC Orchestra Festival was how much we bonded. Ms. Siew told us that she had never seen such strong friendships formed, and people on our team who had gone to previous APAC festivals had to agree. Upperclassmen, underclassmen, lively or quiet characters — we all became the closest of friends. It was also heartwarming to see the friendships formed between schools. During the breaks between rehearsals, whether it was through games of volleyball or chatting and friendly teasing, strong friendships were built. Contacts were exchanged, and promises of keeping in touch were made. The APAC experience truly embodied the phrase “One soul, one body, one mind,” on and off the stage. Representing SAS Puxi: Sam Wu, Ji Hun Yang, Albert Zhu, Calvin Yen, Julia Yoon, Helen Yang, Kate Zheng, Felicia Hanitio, Louis Liu, Mei Vern Then, Leo Cheung, Stephanie Zhang, Wallace Hong, Annalise Ko, and John Koh. Representing SAS Pudong: Charles Chang, Jacob Choy, Julia Deng, Evelyn Levers, Nicholas Lim, Kevin Lo, Shelly Sun, Angela Wang, Anna Xu, Alex Yang, Amy Zhoa, Leo Zhu, and Levin Zhu.

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Keralaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delights By Melissa Ong, Marketing Manager My most memorable vacations involve travelling in countries where I've experienced a variety of landscapes. From the hustle and bustle of crowded cities, through remote villages, over mountainous regions and touristy beaches, I love it all (especially when squashed into one vacation). My recent jaunt through South India brought all of this and more. I traveled by train and bus mostly through Kerala and the surrounding region, where I witnessed stunning scenery, experienced unprecedented hospitality, and happily ate my way across the country, one dosa at a time. Photo Parade is a regular feature that presents images from students and other members of the SAS community. If you'd like [VZ\ITP[`V\Y^VYRWSLHZLZLUKPU`V\YILZ[Ă&#x201E;]LWOV[VNYHWOZ with captions, and a short introduction (around 200 words) explaining the context and selection of the images to

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&,66$WDEOHWHQQLVSOD\HUVLQðQHIRUPDJDLQ By Lou Wegener, Physical education teacher, Puxi campus The eleventh annual China International Schools Sports Association (CISSA) table tennis tournaments took place on December 3 last year, and our paddlers performed admirably, just as they have in the past. Linda Greer-Wegener took grade 6 Puxi junior boys’ and junior girls’ teams to participate at the French International School, where 70 boys and 15 girls represented eight international schools. SAS Puxi’s top male seed was Pranav Mulgund, who managed to reach the finals to claim second. Jerica Xu was SAS’s number one ranked female player, and she also finished in second place after a close match. I coordinated the senior boys’ and senior girls’ tournament, which was held at SAS Puxi. Twenty-four girls and 65 boys from seven international schools took part, and the level of play was remarkable. SAS Puxi had three boys reach the quarterfinals: Ryan Chang, Aaron See, and Kendrick Tan. Kendrick, last year’s junior runner-up and our #1 seed this year, made it to the semifinals before getting eliminated by the eventual champion from local CISSA international school, SMIC. Our SAS Puxi girls’ senior team also performed superbly. Our top two seeded players were Candice Choi (#1) and Sharron Wu (#2) and they, as expected, made it to the semifinals along with two Concordia International School Shanghai (CISS) girls. Sharron easily won her match to send her to the championship final against the CISS player who knocked out Candice. Both players won a set, leading to a decisive final round. It proved to be one of the most exciting matches I have seen in this tournament (and this is my 11th year!) as Sharron persevered

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to win 17-15, which is comparable to playing two overtimes in basketball. It was an exhilarating game! Coach Craig Tafel has prepared his players for these CISSA tournaments with considerable enthusiasm and skill. I would not be surprised if under his tutelage we saw Kendrick playing Pranav and Candice playing Jerica in next year’s championship matches.

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MENU MON, JAN 30 Tuna spaghetti Grilled meat loaf, steamed rice with corn and beans, mixed vegetables

TUE, JAN 31 Baked pork steaks with cheddar and tomato BBQ chicken breast, parsley rice, broccoli and corn

WED, FEB 1 Pan-fried fish fillet w/ tomato and capers (ES pan-fried fish fillet w tomato) Butter chicken topped with cheese and potatoes, garlic rice, sautéed spinach



Beef shepherd’s pie

Chicken parmigiana

Chicken melt sandwich, roasted potatoes, celery and peas

Beef lasagna, butter potatoes, roasted pumpkin






Fried uddon noodles


Cabbage rolls

Garlic and olive spaghetti

Pizza with salad






Pineapple coconut pudding

Lemon butter cake

Banana cake

Chocolate pudding

Vanilla and blueberry muffin





FRI, FEB 10 Paprika beef goulash (ES light beef stew topped mashed potato)

Macaroni cheese with ham

Trinidad chicken curry (ES light curry chicken)

Fish fillets with tartar sauce

Stir fried chicken breast with olives and parsley

Grilled Bratwurst sausages, parsley butter potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower

Creamy pork cream casserole with sliced potato, spinach butter rice, sautéed bok choy

Sautéed beef with herbs topped with puff pastry, parsley rice, sautéed mixed veggies

Sweet and sour pork, steamed rice, seasonal veggies






Fajitas w/ eggplant, onion, and peppers

Spinach and egg quiche

Bok choy and egg fried rice noodle

Fried rice with lentils and curry

Veggie lasagna






Sago pudding

Carrot cake

Profiteroles au chocolate


Apple and banana strudel




Oven baked beef burger topped with salsa

Chicken-tomato casserole with mushroom

Pan fried meatloaf, oven roasted potatoes, butter broccoli

Stir fried pork with onions and cream (ES mini pork steaks), rice with corn, sautéed carrots with garlic and ginger

Fish fillet sweet and sour (ES fish finger served with tartar sauce)






Mapo tofu

Stir fry tomato and egg

Fried bee hoon

Spinach and bean sprouts omelet

Macaroni cheese and rice






Cinnamon oatmeal pudding

Banana pound cake

Profiteroles au caramel

Chocolate brownies

Swiss roll

Chicken breast gratin, rice and peas, roasted pumpkin

THU, FEB 16 Oven roasted drumsticks Pork loin roast (ES chicken tacos), steamed rice, mixed sautéed butter bean

Kimchi fried rice with bacon and beef, roasted sweet potatoes, seasonal vegetables sautéed in butter

FRI, FEB 17 Thai red beef coconut curry (ES hot dogs) Fried noodles with shrimps and chicken, steamed rice, sautéed veggies

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Upcoming Events PUXI




23-27 Chinese New Year Holiday

23-27 Chinese New Year Holiday



2 ES passport recheck

9 ES Treat Day

6 ES ASA 2nd section starts

10 MS MYG night, 3:00 p.m.

8 MS principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coffee 10:00 a.m., LMC

16 General PTSA meeting, 9:00 a.m., LLH

10 Valentine's Day social/dance

25 PTSA Carpet Auction, 6:00-11:00 p.m., Kerry Hotel

10 ES drama/musical 15 ES parent coffee, 9:00 a.m.

29 Dr. Zhao presentation: The Balance Between Homework and Play, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., LLH

16 ES passport check

29 Parent coffee hour with Dr. Zhao, 10:00 a.m., LLH

18 PTSA Carpet Auction, 5:45-10:30 p.m., PAC 18 ES Library Open 9:00-12:00 a.m. 20 MS yearbook photo retake, HS room A-102 21-23 ES class photo and retake days 24 PK-2 assembly 8:20-9:00 a.m., PAC 28 Parent coffee hour with Dr. Zhao, 10:00 a.m., LMC 29 An evening with Dr. Zhao (Chinese presentation), 7:30 p.m., PAC


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The Office of Admission is currently accepting applications for the 20122013 school year. Our online application is available on our website ( All SAS siblings who are qualified have first priority for available seats. A complited application and all supporting documentation need to be submitted by February 29, 2012. For inquiries, please call 6221-1445, ext. 2152 (Puxi campus), ext. 3305 (Pudong campus) or stop by our offices Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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