Parent School Partnership (PSP) News
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As summer gently rolls into fall and our students settle into a new school year, I think back to three years ago when my family arrived in Dalian to start a new school year. Leaving family and friends behind in America was hard. Learning our way in a new culture and language was challenging. What made it easier was the instant connection we felt with teachers, students and other families at DAIS. We knew this school was special. It felt like home and we quickly grew to appreciate the friendships and partnerships we began to forge here.

DAIS and Huamei is a place where people come together to share their time and talents in support of one another. In doing so, we grow together in partnership, much like a family does. We learn from one another. We rely on one another. We are better off because we have one another.

One of the ways I’ve decided to give back to our school is through volunteering as a member of the PSP Board. This is a diverse group of DAIS and Huamei parents who carry out several vital functions at the school.

PSP facilitates communication between the school and parents. We host a monthly “Coffee Talk” so parents can meet with School Director Terry Wolfson to learn about important educational issues affecting their children.

PSP also organizes several school events build community. Family Fun Night was our first event. We hope you were able to come and enjoy with your family. Our biggest event of the year is International Day, scheduled for April 23rd, 2016. This event is the highlight of the school year and it’s a fun way to experience the tastes and sights of all the different cultures that make up our community. Mark your calendars; you won’t want to miss it.

This year there are many new members on PSP; representing different countries and cultures. Our children range from Montessori to high school age. We speak Mandarin, English, German and several other languages.

The best thing about PSP is you are already a member. You are welcome to attend events, volunteer in your child’s classroom, and help plan and grow our community. So please always feel welcome and don’t be shy. We want to hear from you. Everyone brings a rich and diverse background to our school community which makes us special. Like a family, we grow together.

By Susanne Smith, PSP Vice President

 



2015-16 Parent School Partnership (PSP) Board Members:

  • Mechthild Löning (PSP President), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Susanne Smith (Vice President), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Kristin Taylor Foley (Secretary), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Grace Tian (Treasurer), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • DongDong Sun (Middle School Parent at Large), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Peiching Lee (High School Parent at Large), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Nancy Han (Grades 2-5 Parent at Large), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Katrin Ritter (Montessori-Grade 1 Parent at Large), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phil Ren (Huamei Parent Representative), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Laura Losch (Teacher Representative), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

What Parents are Saying
 

"DAIS is more than just a school.. we are a community. And I am so lucky to have my children growing up in such a loving, caring environment. The small classroom and warm environment at DAIS have provided my children with such a unique education... our family is grateful for the opportunity. My kid are excited every day they leave for school. The feel at home in the halls at DAIS and are having so much fun, they don't even realize they're learning!"
Jennifer (America)
 

"This is our fourth year at Dalian American International School. The teachers and administration at DAIS truly care, and do anything to help the students. We are seeing strong academics and small class sizes but learning here is also about building character. Our children are becoming well-rounded thinkers that see themselves as an important part of a bigger community."
Brianna (America)
 

"I have seen my children bloom educationally during the last two years while they have attended DAIS. The school has a focus on small class sizes, an excellent teaching staff and a friendly international environment which has created a positive learning atmosphere for my daughters. My kids look forward to school on a daily basis and I feel that says it all."
Nathalie (Canada)
Live on Campus and Walk to School
 


Campus Village is an international housing community interated into the campus of Dalian American International School, and an important part of the school community. Your children can walk to school in a matter of minutes and avoid the chaos of Chinese streets. Visit the Campus Village website at http://www.campusvillage.org to get more information.

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Address (English)
 

2 Dianchi Road; Golden Pebble Beach
 

Jinzhou New District
 

Dalian, P.R. China 116650
 



Address (Chinese Pinyin)
 

2 Dianchi Lu; Jinshitan
 

Jinzhou Xinqu
 

Dalian, Zhongguo 116650