December 4, 2017

留給我們的孩子一個乾淨的地球,您也可以!!!!



111 Ethical Eating Day – Due 1/11/2018



Ethical Eating means choosing a vegetarian diet and locally produced food because such personal choices prevent global warming and combat climate change. 

Why Vegetarian? Nearly 1/5 of all greenhouse gases are attributed to livestock production – more than what is generated by transportation. 70% of crops grown are fed to livestock, which produce large amounts of waste and methane -a heat- trapping gas more than 25 times than carbon dioxide. 30% of the land on Earth is in some way used to raise the animals we eat, which results in land degradation, loss of biodiversity, air and water pollution, and water shortages. 

Why Local?  The food on one’s plate travels, on average, a distance of 1,500 miles. Locally grown food tastes better than food grown at a distance, as it is generally safer and fresher. Knowing the producers enables us to assess the quality of food and having multiple small food producers limits extent of harmful substances that may make it into the food system. Industrial livestock farms create very few jobs; and, in fact, drastically reduce jobs when they replace family farms, causing individual farmers in the US to suffer.

~ Change starts with us and it can start one day at a time. ~
請響應 「111世界蔬醒日」 - 111 Ethical Eating Day

撰稿: 李慧雯老師 (十年慈悲班)

November 30, 2017

12/2 新春活動籌備會開跑!

親愛的家長您好,

休息了兩週,也安全度過了黑色星期五&網路星期一的誘惑,讓我們開始籌劃一年一度孩子們最愛的迎新春囉!
這週六是我們第一次開會,活動組跟您報告一下想做的/能做的,聽聽大家的想法,徵求大家的協助一起來完成今年度最令人期待的大活動。

時間本週六(12/2) 早上11:00 - 11:55
地點: 餐廳

請您務必出席,共同為全校的孩子再次打造一個美麗的回憶。


/活動組  誠摯邀請

October 2, 2017

第四周 9/30/2017 親師座談會及玩具環保回收日圓滿完成

今年的親師座談分三週, 三個梯次進行, 以減少家長停車上的壓力及對學校鄰居交通上的影響。感恩這三週來所有參與的家長與各班老師有良性互動, 感恩家長對我們的老師愛護有加, 盼望這一年又是一個親師與志工團隊合心為孩子的教育開心付出的一年!

今年的玩具回收成果很不錯, 感恩所有響應此次活動的孩子們, 如果您上週沒趕上, 下周還是可以把家中約八成新, 孩子不再玩的玩具捐到榮譽商店喔!

最新版的行事曆已經加上跟校長喝咖啡的日期了, 您可以在本頁的右邊「

行政訊息 Families & Students」下的連結下載。



下周開始進行我的三次方班級競賽囉!! 敬請期待並詢問您的孩子他學了那些手語喔!!!
每周輪值家長在輪值的空檔一起幫忙製作紙蓮花, 可以跟大家結好緣, 笑容也更加美麗!


三年級親師座談

September 29, 2017

玩具環保回收日 -- 9/30/2017

親愛的家長們

下一週(10/7)榮譽商店將正式開幕,所以我們邀請您一起將家中八成新的玩具/小文具,於9/30/2017帶來學校捐贈給榮譽商店,我們不接受玩具刀槍劍等等。

另外,六年級以上的家長,也請您記得出席明天的親師座談。

9/30  第三節 10:30 - 11:10 六年級、七年級
9/30  第四節 11:20 - 12:00 八年級、九年級、十年級

 
Dear Parents,
Our Awarding Station will be officially running on next week Oct 7, so we invite everyone to kindly donate unwanted toys/stationaries from home that are in good condition tomorrow (Sep 30th).
Also, parents of grade 6 and up, please remember to join the parent-teacher conference tomorrow.

9/30 Third Period 10:30 - 11:10 – Sixth & Seventh Grade
9/30 Fourth Period 11:20 - 12:00 – Eighth, Ninth, & Tenth Grade

September 27, 2017

9/16/2017 行政與家長座談會

2017 年西雅圖慈濟人文學校


西雅圖慈濟人文學校於九月九日熱熱鬧鬧的開學了,第一週上課,學校行政團隊們火力全開的服務學生,緊接著在第二週九月十六日立即舉行了行政團隊與家長的座談會。 今年的行政及家長座談會舉辦的時間比往年早,希望透過改變能在一開學就與家長們建立感情,打開交流的平台。

在校方及老師的熱情邀約下,九月十六日的座談會中,家長出席率創新高,共有超過一百二十位家長參加。 行政團隊除了例行的介紹學校的創校緣由、組織架構、學分認證、如何早退請假等一般行政事務外,也邀請了安全團隊爸爸 Dennis Su 跟大家說明校方在安全維護上的調整,讓學生及家長們在上下學時都能井然有序,在安全至上時有效率的進出校園。

今年適逢西雅圖慈濟人文學校創校二十週年,運用座談的時間,活動組說明早已著手規劃各項慶祝活動,讓發心護持學校的家長們都能一起動員,讓全校三百六十多位學生、老師及家長除了有開心平順的學年,更能一起分享創校二十週年的喜悅。

證嚴法師常云:「施比受更有福。」輔導組也為了讓家長們也能有機會付出,在今年進行了一項大改變,每週有二十六位家長參與學校教育志工的工作,一同惜福再造福,體會慈濟人在付出無所求中所得到喜悅。但這看似簡單的工作,背後是輔導組縝密的規劃,讓家長們都能開心付出。

座談會的尾聲, 輔導組銘銘師姊分享了自己的小故事,提醒家長們快樂的家庭中,要先有和諧的夫妻關係,孩子才會更快樂健康地成長。 銘銘師姊接著帶領全體家長們透過手指小活動,引導出縮小自我就能是讓自己與配偶的關係更緊密的小秘訣,與會家長在這樣的活動中圓滿第一次行政與家長座談會。

別忘了第一次與校長有約 - Principal's Coffee是十月14日早上9:40喔!



活動地點: 人文學校餐廳
活動日期與時間:9/16/2017, 9:40 ~ 10:20 AM
活動人數:家長120 + 人,  志工16人
活動報導:鄭采恩
活動攝影:Anita, 林佩華




September 14, 2017

行政通知 - 第一週

(English Version Follows)
親愛的家長們
上週六很開心地看到非常多的家長和孩子一起參加開學典禮,能夠和大家一起為自己祝福,為身邊的人祝福,及為需要的人祝福,真的是個很美好的開始。
學校有幾件事情需要家長們的協助,所以需要請您耐心看一下這封信。
校區安全,一直是學校團隊相當重視的一環,更因為這個校區非常開放,教室位置相當分散,所以我們非常需要各位家長們來學校共同維護您孩子()在校期間的安全。
因此,我們根據您註冊時點選的志工服務時間,會事先用心的安排每位家長的工作,如果您不能出席,需請您自行找人替換或補位。
我們也會根據您提供的電子信箱,寄給您溫馨小提醒。我們非常了解家長需要事先安排週六的時間,所以我們也將所有家長的服務時間放在以下連結,供您事先查詢安排。
我們真的很需要您準時出席志工服務,一同為孩子們的校園安全努力。 

第二週(9/16),學校將於9:40在餐廳和家長們一起行政座談。座談中,將會說明今年的活動及學校的近況。同時,請您支持慈濟Hurricane Harvey 的募款活動。 
第四週(9/30),邀請大家將家中八成新的玩具帶來學校,捐贈給榮譽商店。榮譽商店將於第五週正式開幕。
今年的親師座談分成三週舉行,請您仔細看一下您孩子()各個班級時間,以便了解老師們今年為孩子準備的課程。
9/16  第三節 10:30 - 11:10 一年級
9/16  第四節 11:20 - 12:00 幼幼班、注音班
9/23  第三節 10:30 - 11:10 二年級、三年級
9/23  第四節 11:20 - 12:00 四年級、五年級      
9/30  第三節 10:30 - 11:10 六年級、七年級
9/30  第四節 11:20 - 12:00 八年級、九年級、十年級

感謝您耐心看完這封信,有你們每一位家長的認真負責的愛心參與,我們將更有信心帶給孩子一個安全而且充滿愛的學習環境。如果您有任何問題,歡迎您用EMAIL和學校聯絡,或是在上課時間到餐廳來。
                                                                                                                                                校長  王慧婷  感恩合十


Dear parents,

It was a great seeing that many parents participated the school opening ceremony with the children last Saturday. Witnessing the beauty of the recited blessings aloud to ourselves, the people around us, and those in need was the perfect start into our school year.

The school is in great need for parents’ assistance and support of the following matters, we ask you to patiently finish reading the letter on the following issues we would like to address.

School campus security and safety have always been an imperative part of the school function. Due to the openness of the campus itself along with the scattered classroom locations, your child(ren)’s safety is one of our primary concerns. We are in great need of help and kindly ask for your active participation in the effort of providing a continual safe learning environment for our children for their duration at school.

For that reason, we have carefully assigned each parent’s volunteer role and duty based off your chosen volunteer slot at the time of registration. If you are no able to attend your assigned service time, we ask you to find replacement to fill your duty.

As a curtesy, we will send out an e-mail reminder ahead of time. We are aware of the need and effort for parents to make prior arrangements on Saturdays in advance, so we have place all the service times on the link below for your reference:

ParentHelperDate


Again, we cannot emphasize enough how much we need for the parents to actively participate in volunteer service in the effort of keeping our school campus safe, together.

The second week (9/16), at 9:40 a.m., there will be an administrative panel discussion with the parents inside the school cafeteria. During the panel discussion, we will further explain this school year’s activities as well as providing important updates of our school. Meanwhile, please generously
continue your support to the Tzu Chi Hurricane Harvey fundraising activities.

The fourth week (9/30), we invite everyone to kindly donate unwanted toys from home that are in “good” condition to the school to our “Awarding Station.” The Awarding Station will be officially running on the fifth week.

This year's parent-teacher conference is divided into three different weeks. Please pay attention to your child's corresponding class and time to further learn what the teachers have prepared for the children this year:

9/16 Third Period 10:30 - 11:10 – First Grade
9/16 Fourth Period 11:20 - 12:00 – Preschool/Phonetic Classes
9/23 Third Period 10:30 - 11:10 – Second & Third Grade
9/23 Fourth Period 11:20 - 12:00 – Fourth & Fifth Grade
9/30 Third Period 10:30 - 11:10 – Sixth & Seventh Grade
9/30 Fourth Period 11:20 - 12:00 – Eighth, Ninth, & Tenth Grade

Thank you for your time and patience. It is with each parent’s earnest enthusiasm, passion, and involvement –  we are confident that, together, we can provide a continual loving and safe learning environment for our children.
If there is any question, you are welcome to contact school via email or visit us at the school cafeteria during school hours.

Hui Ting Wang

Principal, Tzu Chi Academy

August 31, 2017

讓我們一起把愛傳出去

九月二日星期六下午12:30~2:30,學校教育志工將會在Bellevue Square的Macy's前進行街頭募款,誠心呼籲大家以一家人的情懷來關懷、協助哈維風災的災民。敬盼能見到您,有錢出錢(捐款)、有力出力(和我們一起募款)協助災民能儘快回復正常的生活 。以下是美國西北區慈濟執行長針對此次救災募款的詳細說明。

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(English follows) 

佛教慈濟基金會展開哈維風災急難救助行動

慈濟動員休士頓、達拉斯、奧斯丁志工提供災區救援物資

受到哈維颶風的影響,德州受災人數約超過93000 人,其中估計約有超過30000名災民住在庇護中心, 慈濟志工於第一時間提供3000條毛毯到達拉斯會展中心 Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center),同時也提供毛毯與熱食到奧斯丁庇護中心 Smithville Recreation Center )。

美國慈濟規劃將提供10000磅香積飯 ( 沖泡即可食的速食飯) 11000條毛毯,200張多功能摺疊床,5000 個急救包到休士頓地區的庇護中心。
根據災民的需要, 慈濟將提供急難救助金讓災民購買緊急需要的生活物資。 同時在紅十字會與州政府設立的庇護中心膚慰災民, 慈濟也將動員醫生提供醫療諮詢服務。
美國慈濟總會執行長黃漢魁誠摯地呼籲:「天災無常, 此時正是心手相連的時刻,讓我們以一家人的情懷, 一起關懷哈維風災的災民。」

全美慈濟志工即將於92日至4日,展開街頭募款, 在各地購物中心、超級市場募心募款,詳細時間與地點請見慈濟網站 www.tzuchi.us,敬請大家發揮愛心, 加入援助的行列。

如何幫助

2017825日起至1015日,所有的捐款凡註明「 賑災捐款」(Disaster Relief Funds)者,款項將直接用於賑濟哈維風災。

慈濟捐款熱線:408-457-6964
網路捐款:www.tcnw.org
手機捐款: send the message  HarveyRecovery  to 91999
支票捐款:payable to Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
地址:Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation,  2355 Oakland Road., San Jose CA 95131


TZU CHI FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE HURRICANE HARVEY DISASTER AID IN TEXAS

Tzu Chi and local Houston and Dallas chapters provide Emergency Relief

San Dimas, Calif., Aug. 30, 2017 – With over 93,000 people impacted by Hurricane Harvey currently
without power and over 30,000 in shelters, local Tzu Chi USA chapters in Dallas and Houston are evaluating how they can best provide immediate disaster aid, in addition to delivering 3,000 blankets to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas and providing blankets and hot meals to evacuees at the Smithville Recreation Center in Austin.
Tzu Chi now plans to distribute 10,000 lbs. of instant rice, 11,000 blankets, 200 multi-purpose portable beds, and 5,000 first aid kits to those impacted in Houston area. Additional financial aid may be provided upon review to purchase immediate needs. Tzu Chi will also offer emotional support to evacuees in Red Cross and state-designated shelters, while their volunteer doctors will provide consultations.

“Let’s act as one family to deliver our love to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Disaster can strike anytime and we must care for and support each other at devastating times like this.”
Han Huang, CEO Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

HOW YOU CAN HELP
•Tzu Chi will be street fundraising. Visit www.tcnw.org for exact locations
•Fundraising Hotline: 408-457-6964
•Online donations: www.tzuchi.us
•Mobile donations: send the message   HarveyRecovery  to 91999
•Check donations: Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, 2355 Oakland Road., San Jose CA 95131
Until Oct. 15, all donations marked “Disaster Relief Funds” will go directly to Hurricane Harvey aid.

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation,Northwest Region

2355 Oakland Road., San Jose CA 95131