Parent Talk

February’s topic is “Encouraging Autonomy” based on the book, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. This session we will discuss how to help our children become independent, successful, individuals.

Tuesday, February 26 8 - 9 am (right before the PTO meeting)

Room 225 (on the 4th and 5th grade hallway)

Parent Talks are led by the Student Services Team for parents of ECC and ES students.

MAP Testing & Results

Dear Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Parents,

We have completed our mid-year MAP Tests. We will be sending home your child’s MAP Growth® Progress Reports at the end of February.

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday with family.

Hannah Kwon
MAP Testing Coordinator


Dear Parents,

The Health Office is notifying you that recently measles has developed in five cities nationwide in Korea. Measles is an acute form of epidemic disease caused by a virus. While the initial symptoms are similar to that of a cold, the measles virus is highly contagious enough to be air-borne. In particular, if an immune-impaired person contacts a contagious person, the infection rate reaches up to 90 percent. If you travel to Korea on Chinese New Year (especially Daegu and Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk Province), please avoid public gatherings and try to prevent infections (by masking, washing hands, keeping good cough etiquette, and complying with personal hygiene). If your child comes into contact with a measles patient or shows any symptoms (cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis, skin rash inside mouth or a rash that spreads from face to body with high fever) after Chinese New Year, they may not return to school without nurse approval. Please contact if your child is in contact with a measles patient or shows symptoms.

China Week Highlights

This past week, students and staff had a wonderful time connecting and learning about our host culture.

All students had a chance to learn about and try Chinese red paper cutting, blue on white ceramic painting, cotton candy and sugar cane art, and, the Chinese martial art of gong fu (kung fu).

We ended our week long celebration with a special assembly by all our Chinese classes, ECC-Foundations up to High School, giving performances in song, dance and skits. Parents and staff were also invited to see these special student performances along with professional Chinese Mask and Ceramic Pot-Balancing Acts. It was great to see our students’ cute and enthusiastic performances using their newly learned Chinese skills.

We’d like to thank all of our Chinese department teachers for instilling the love of Chinese language and culture in a fun way every day. Thank you to the Qingdao Cultural Artists’ Guild members who came to enrich our students’ learning about out host country of China.

We wish all our families safe travels, and, hope everyone has a restful and memorable Chunjie (Spring Festival) Holiday.

Happy New Year of the Pig! Zhu Nian Kuai Le!