Magnet Tour Volunteers

It’s that time of the year again…Magnet applications are open starting this Saturday, Sept 28 for school year 2019-2020!  This also means magnet school tours start Thursday, Oct 4th.

We need a few parent volunteers to help out with leading the tours for potential parents and students and answer questions.  Please sign up to help!  There are several tours for the next few weeks. The tours start at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Please show up a half an hour before the tour start time and represent MIMS!  Thank you for volunteering!!

Location: MIMS Front Office/Cafeteria

Coordinator: Lisa Lim

Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4daca82ba5fe3-magnet

 

MIMS NIGHT OUT – Spooky Soiree & Auction

Join us at MIMS NIGHT OUT – Spooky Soiree & Auction for a fun night out as we raise money for MIMS PTO.

Purchase Tickets Now!

 

Where:   LIFE HTX, 2512 Woodhead St. , Houston, Texas, TX 77019

When:  Friday, October 26, 2018 from 7pm – 11pm.

What:
A fun-filled adult-only evening with Light Bites, Libations, DJ, Dancing, Fun Giveaways, Silent & Live Auction, and Sociables. Party for a cause!

With a vast array of items in the Silent Auction, Live Auction, Raffle, and Sociables, it promises to be a fun evening!

We welcome you to donate to our live or silent auction or be a part of our underwriting needs. Help us build community by joining us at our auction night. Come purchase items and/or sociables, or just come to hang out with us and have a great time! Either way, we appreciate your support and any and all donations and volunteer efforts.

It’s still time to Host & submit sociables! Sociables are due, midnight, Saturday, October 13th. MIMS Sociables are a wonderful and fun tradition to help raise money for the school. Helping us raise over $40,000 on sociables alone in one year. Please sign up to host a sociable on this google form: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSek_IcHZfgFj3LQ9…/viewform…

To answer any questions you may have, please feel free to email Mia Foster at Fundraising@mimspto.org

We Are Girls Austin Conference 2018

The We Are Girls Conferences, produced by Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) are held in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas annually and are designed especially for thousands of 3rd – 8th grade girls and the adults who care about them. With dynamic break-out sessions and an empowering dance party, girls get to be totally in charge of their day. They walk away inspired by what’s possible and with a new belief in their personal power. The 2018-2019 theme is “Ignite Her Power.” Leadership positions are available for high school girls. Tickets cost $30 per person and 50% of attendees receive scholarships.

Early Bird registry for $20 until Oct 1st.

Register Here

17th Greater Houston Area Chinese Speech Contest – Nov.4th 2018 @ MIMS

17th Greater Houston Area Chinese Speech Contest

Language is the tool for communication with each other. The Greater Houston Area Chinese Speech Contest aims to enhance students’ interest in studying Chinese, improve Chinese verbal ability, and promote Sino-US cultural exchanges. Thanks to the utmost effort and support from all parents and Chinese schools involved, contest participants have continuously improved their speech ability in Chinese.
Our thanks will go to the education section of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, our sponsor Chinese Civic Center, and our facilitators Mandarin Immersion Magnet School, Houston Independent School District Confucius Institute, Hua Xia Chinese School, and The Houston Chapter of China General Chamber of Commerce-USA, and US-CHINA CULTURAL & EDUCATION FOUNDATION.

Requirements and Rules:
All participants will use Mandarin Chinese in this contest.
Participants are divided into the following groups:
5—7 years old group 8—11 years old group
12—18 years old group Advanced Group: Students who have finished 4th grade in China
Non-Chinese into 3 Groups: Elementary Group
Middle-School /High-School group
Adult Group

Time: Sunday, Nov. 4th, 2018
1:30 PM—Sign In
2:00 PM—Contest Starts

Award Ceremony: 4:00 PM (on the same day, Nov. 4th, 2018)

Contest Location: Mandarin Immersion Magnet School
5445 W Alabama St. Houston, TX 77056

Registration period: From now until Oct. 28th

Registration through:

Houston Area Chinese Schools, Chinese Instructors, or you may bring registration form and fee to:

Chinese Civic Center
5905 Sovereign Dr. Houston, TX 77036

Contact: 713.772.1133 or 713.870.5288
Email: ghcspc@gmail.com
Registration Fee: $20.00 per person.

Time Limit: Speeches must not exceed 3 minutes (About 500 words)
Preschool Group will focus on storytelling (About 1-2 minutes)

Topics (suggestions): “Be a better self” Your past does not define you. Be confident, diligent, and hardworking; learn to discipline yourself, but don’t forget to cheer yourself up. Improvements are made up of small changes towards the good. When placing ourselves in order, we can then change the world.
“Artificial Intelligence” – In the summer of 1956, a few visionaries gathered together to study and explore simulated intelligence; coined the term “Artificial Intelligence”. Since then, scientists from all over the world have been pressing on to make “A.I.” a reality. Discuss what you know on the topic of “A.I.”
“No longer far away” – China is thousands of miles away. However, learning Chinese will instantly shorten the distance. China is no longer far away.
You may also create your own topic, make your message is clear and convincing.

We have assembled our judges from of language experts and artists. None of them teaches in any Chinese Schools to ensure no bias. Judges will grade on pronunciation, usage of words, clarity of main idea, expression and overall presentation (appropriate clothing, body language and effectiveness of speech). First, Second and Third place winners will receive trophies, certificates, and monetary rewards. Honorable mentions will receive trophies, certificates.
Please share this message with friends and invite them to join.

We appreciate all sponsorship from organizations, businesses, associations, and individuals.

第十七届大休斯顿地区中文演讲比赛即将举行

语言是交际的工具。为提高各族裔学习、使用中文的兴趣,增强说中文的能力,促进
中美之间多元文化的交流,第十七届大休士顿地区中文演讲比赛即将举行。
多年来,由于各校中文老师与学生家长积极努力,参赛者的中文演讲能力不断提高。
这项比赛得到了中国驻休斯顿总领馆教育组的大力支持,由中国人活动中心主办
。Mandarin Immersion magnet School、华夏中文学校、休斯顿独立学区孔子学院、美国
中国总商会休斯顿分会,美中文化教育基金协办。
中文演讲比赛使用语言为普通话即国语。
这次比赛在休斯顿Mandarin Immersion magnet School举办。

参赛者分组:5-7岁组;8-11岁组;12-18岁组;高级组是曾在中国读过小学四年
级以上的青少年;非华裔分为三个组,小学组;初中高中组;成人组。

演讲比赛时间:11月4日星期日,下午1:30报到,2:00开始比赛。
颁奖大会时间:下午4:00举行颁奖大会。
比赛报到地址: Mandarin Immersion magnet School
5445 W Alabama St. Houston, TX 77056
演讲比赛报名:即日起至10月28日向各中文学校及学校中文老师报名,也可到中国人
活动中心报名,地址:5905 Sovereign Dr. Houston, TX 77036。
咨询电话:713-772-1133,713-870-5288,或Email: ghcspc@gmail.com 。
报名费:$20/人

演讲时间:每人3分钟,约500字。幼儿组以讲故事为主,1 – 2分钟。
演讲题目:《做更好的自己》。做更好的自己不必在乎你昨天怎样,你可以满心喜悦
的面对自己,只要努力,你就可以做得更好。美好的社会是由美好的个人组成的。
《人工智能》。1956年夏季,一批有远见卓识的年轻科学家在一起聚会,共同研究和
探讨用机器模拟智能的一系列有关问题,并首次提出了“人工智能” Artificial
Intelligence这一术语,它标志着这门新兴学科的正式诞生。在62年的岁月中,无数科
学家为这个目标努力着。谈谈你所知道的人工智能。
《距离不再遥远》中国有点儿远,中文就在面前。学会中文,就像多了一把钥匙。有
了这把钥匙,距离不再遥远。

参赛者也可以自拟其它题目演讲,内容具体,直奔主题,要有说服力和感染力。
本项演讲比赛评委由中国语言文学艺术专家组成。为了力求公正,我们的评委都不在
中文学校任教。比赛将根据语音标准、表达准确、主题突出、表情仪态、总体效果评奖。
一、二、三等奖获得者,将得到奖状、奖杯及奖金,优秀奖获得者将得到奖状、奖杯。敬
请互相转告,并鼓励广大热爱中文的朋友踊跃报名参加。
大休士顿地区中文演讲比赛筹办单位希望得到热心中华文化事业的公司、团体、协会
及个人的鼎力赞助!

PTO Annual Drive

By contributing to the PTO Annual Drive, you help us meet our school’s needs that are outside the scope of their budget. When you go a step further and volunteer to help with events—or join our board— you set a fine example for our students to follow, and greatly encourage our teachers and staff.

Donate to PTO

Or text “MIMSPTO” to 74121