Parent Resources

Chinese Summer Camps:  Local 

Chinese Summer Camps: Non-Local

Mandarin Immersion Parents Council 

Chinese Story Time at Walter Branch Library (Houston Public Library)

Attendance Tips

After School Care/Enrichment: CIASP

MIMS PTO does not run or hire the MIMS after school program. MIMS’ after school program is managed by a third party called Childrens Initiatives After School Programs (CIASP).  A variety of after school child care options are available as well as enrichment courses.  Some of the enrichment courses offered are kung fu, ballet, lion …

Attendance Tips

MCLIMS loses money if attendance levels drop below a certain level.   Help keep  attendance rates high by doing the following: Try to schedule appointments after 10am if appointments must be during the weekday.  Appointments after school or on the weekends are best. Always turn in a doctor’s note to the front desk after attending …

Better Chinese

What is Better Chinese? Better Chinese is simply the curriculum that MCLIMS is using to teach Chinese.  The Chinese vocabulary lists your child uses to study comes from here and is also available for you to review online on the website or click HERE.  The material in Quizlet also comes from Better Chinese.


MCLIMS teachers use HISD’s GradeSpeed so you can view your child’s grades online.  Gradespeed is also called “Parent Student Connect”. To get on GradeSpeed you will need your child’s student school ID number. You get this number at the front desk. It can also be found at the top of your child’s report card. Then… …

Local Chinese Summer Camps

Chinese Summer Camps Houston Hua Xia Chinese Community Center summer camp Houston Shaolin Temple StarTalk Crossing Borders Ni Hao Ma Chinese classes University of Houston Language camp Asia Society Summer Camp Futura Language Camps J&H Dance School Houston Chinese Church (for middle/high schoolers) Houston …

Parent Center Room Reservations

HISD policy requires that all organizations who meet on HISD campuses need to be either school affiliated or have a teacher sponsor.  Please make sure that your organization or club meets these guidelines before making reservations for the Parent Room at MCLIMS. Parent Room Reservation Instructions Steps: 1. Make sure you are school affiliated and/or …


What is Quizlet? Quizlet is a free study tool available via online and mobile applications.   MCLIMS teachers use Quizlet to help students practice reading and speaking Chinese. Students can practice Chinese through use of games, flashcards, practice quizzes, and more. How to Use Quizlet? You can access to Quizlet by clicking here or go to …

Resources for Dealing with Grief

Some resources from Ms. Lyons on how to deal with grief with your children: Grief Supports Families_ENG When Grief and Loss Hits Close to Home – Tips for Caregivers Your Friend is Grieving Dealing with grief

School Lunch Account

If you wish for your child to eat lunches provided by the school,  you will need to load money onto your child’s lunch card. To load money onto your child’s card, you will need your child’s school student ID number. You get this number from the front desk. This number is also found at the …