Parent Resources

Mandarin Immersion Parents Council 

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

Resources for new MIMS families

One of our awesome MIMS parents took some time to put together a list of useful resources that might be especially helpful for new parents. Send email to secretary@mimspto.org if you see something out of date or have ideas of other items to add to this list. Communication We suggest all families sign up to …

Drop off & Pick up

When should my child arrive? School hours for MIMS are 8:30 am to 4 pm for the 2020-2021 school year. Details about arrival TBD for 20-21. What is the earliest my child can arrive? Details about arrival TBD for 20-21. How do I drop off my child? All: Details about arrival TBD for 20-21. General …

Tips for 20-21 School Year

This page will be updated as new resources and information become available. HISD reopening plan (PDF) Parent Introduction to Virtual Learning course Preliminary reopening plan for MIMS (7/24/20) Link to MIMS TEACHERS WEBPAGES by Grade: https://www.houstonisd.org/domain/43281 HISD & MIMS Resources for Digital Learning ->Hub, Quizlet, Teams, etc. Special Populations: Do you have questions about 504 plans, dyslexia …

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

Attendance Guidelines MIMS loses money if attendance levels drop below a certain level.  Help keep  attendance rates high by doing the following: During virtual learning, attendance is taken based on HISD rules. More info TBD. During in-person learning, attendance is taken promptly at 9:30 am. Try to schedule appointments after 10am if appointments must be …

Breakfast & Lunch

HISD Breakfast & Lunch Menus : Click Here Lunch Schedule 20-21 Lunch schedule details will be added when determined by the school. School Lunch Account Manage student meal accounts 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 …

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

MIMS Digital Learning Resources

On this page: MIMS Resources, HISD Resources, Fun Resources MIMS Resources Quizlet and Better Chinese are the two most-used resources that MIMS teachers use for teaching Chinese. We’ll post other digital resources as they become available. What is Quizlet? Quizlet is a free study tool available via online and mobile applications. MIMS teachers use Quizlet …

Local Chinese Summer Camps

Chinese Summer Camps Houston MIMS families have shared these camp resources. Please let us know if you have resources to share or if a link goes out of date. Hua Xia http://www.houstonhuaxia.org/Public/SummerCam Chinese Community Center summer camp http://ccchouston.org/youth/ Houston Shaolin Temple http://www.houstonshaolintemple.net/ StarTalk http://collegeready.rice.edu/StarTalk_Student.aspx Crossing Borders http://crossingborderslanguages.com/mandarin-chinese-camp.html Asia Society Summer Camp http://asiasociety.org/texas/events/exploreasia-culture-camp-kids Futura Language Camps …