Coming Up THIS Week…
Drinks night for parents and teachers – Saturday 21st January, 7.30 pm onwards
We hope that you will be able to join us for a casual drink at the Big Bamboo in Jin Qiao (259 Hongfeng Lu) this Saturday. The Community Group will be there from 7.30pm onwards. It will be a very relaxed evening giving us a chance to catch up after the holidays.Just turn up and have a drink and/or a bite to eat.
Temple Fair – Sunday 22nd January, 11.00-3.00 pm
The 2017 NAIS Pudong Temple Fair, organised by the staff, will showcase Chinese culture within our school, drawing as well on our broader Shanghai community.There will be a wide range of activities for children of all ages, as well as family and friends.With over 20 craft and cultural activities on offer, including kite making, porcelain painting, rabbit lantern making and much more, there really will be something for everyone.We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday for this fantastic event.
Coming Up NEXT Week…
Taobao course – Wednesday 25th January, 2017
The Community Center will be at school on Wednesday to hold Taobao courses for those wanting to learn how to set themselves up on taobao and alipay, link these to their bank account and practice buying items. If there is a greater demand for further courses, we will organise them after Chinese New Year.If you would like to attend please call 33821770 or wechat 13917614170.
The Didi Dache course will run after Chinese New Year.
DTL Bus Trip – Monday 23rd January, 2017
Due to popular demand, the DTL Furniture Store trip is being run again this term. You are invited to join us on the trip which will take you to their warehouse for a browse…and purchase….and then onto lunch somewhere close by (venue to be announced). The bus will leave from school at 9:00am and be back by 14:00pm. If you would like to join us, please email Charlotte McLuskie on email@example.com.
Welcome Back Lunch – Wednesday 22nd February, 2017
To help settle ourselves in again after Chinese New Year, there will be a Welcome Back Lunch at El Willy’s on The Bund. More information about the lunch will come out through the Class Reps and in the newsletter. This is always a wonderful way to catch up so we hope that as many of you as possible will join us.
Food for thought…
Among other charitable support, the NAIS Community Group sponsored 17 high school students and 2 university students in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 School Year. We gave 63,000 RMB of our income to fund this each year. The funds to pay for the school and university fees were raised at the school events run or supported by the Community Group: Bonfire Night, the Christmas Bazaar the Summer Fair amongst others.
Even small amounts of money can transform the lives of underprivileged children and their families who otherwise would not have access to quality secondary or higher education. As a school community, we should be proud that we have been able to transform the lives of these 17 children, giving them a start in life that they would otherwise not have.
This year, we will continue to contribute to this amazing cause. Full details of the cost of supporting students is being evaluated by the Community Group at present. We will be sharing this information, to a more detailed level, with you all after Chinese New Year.
For this reason we continue to drive forward with our efforts to fundraise. The majority of the profits we raise from our events, whether from selling mulled wine, requesting donations to visit Santa, the raffles or contributions through the ‘Donation Boxes’, are used to support underprivileged people within Shanghai and beyond. We hope you will continue to give generously at our events so we can ensure that our commitment to service and ‘giving back’ to the less fortunate community beyond the gates of NAIS can be fulfilled.
Tip of the Week…
Chinese New Year Preparations are in full swing around the City. There are some beautiful sights to be seen. For those who have never been to YuYuan Gardens, it is worth a visit over the next couple of weeks. There are some lovely decorations creating an amazing atmosphere in and around the gardens at the moment.
For now…the Community Group is looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday night at Big Bamboo in Jin Qiao, and on Sunday at the Temple Fair. See you then….
Community Group Chair
不要忘记你也可以通过NAIS Pudong 家委会的Facebook页面和我们保持联系。所有的重要活动和家委会信息都会公布在上面。通过以下链接找到我们的页面，只要“like”我们，就可收到信息通知。
庙会 – 2017年1月22日周日11：00-15:00
淘宝课程 – 2017年1月25日周三
33821770 or 微信 13917614170.
DLT 参观 – 2017年1月23日周一
DLT家具店将在这学期再次组织参观活动。您可以加入我们参加一天的活动。大巴士将在早上9点从学校出发，我们将参观DLT家具仓库，您也可以购买，中午我们将一起在附近用餐（地点将今日公布），于下午2点回到学校。如果您想参加，请通过邮件向 Charlotte McLuskie报名. firstname.lastname@example.org.
欢迎午餐 – 2017年2月22日周三
at El Willy’s on The Bund 举行欢迎午餐。更多的信息将在近期有班级代表和每周通讯发出。我们期待在午餐中见到您。
中文联系：Christine HU Liang 胡惠清 （微信号：christine_hu_liang）
Community Group Chair