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Receptionist/General Inquiries

Monica Zhang: mzhang@cdischina.com



Selene Lin : slin@cdischina.com



Linda Yang: lyang@cdischina.com



John Blanchard: jblanchard@cdischina.com



Diane Sonam: dsonam@cdischina.com



Janice Lu: transportation@cdischina.com


Parent Liaisons



Jina Oh: joh@cdischina.com

or 6517-5228 ext. 1211



Tang Hua: htang@cdischina.com
or call 6517-5228


Chinese – Elementary

Selene Lin: slin.deng@cdischina.com
or call 6517-5228, ext. 2120


Chinese – Secondary

Linda Yang: lyang@cdischina.com
or call 6517-5228, ext. 2173

Chess Tournament

Three students from elementary competed in the Chess tournament held at QSI on Tuesday.  Both DJ Yost (5th grade) and Ari Keegan (5th grade) finished 2nd in their brackets.  Halle Yost (3rd grade) gave a great effort as well and all the students had excellent attitudes during the tournament.  Great job Elementary Panda Chess Team!


Elementary Spelling Bee!

Last Tuesday, CDIS students, along with students from the Confucius School, Leman, QSI, Meishi, and the Homeschool participated in the CISA Spelling Bee.

CISA, which stands for the Chengdu International Schools Association, is made up of international schools from the Chengdu Area. The Bee featured two divisions: Elementary and Middle School—with a total of 44 competitors. Our own Jocelyn Chen (3rd grade) took 2nd Place in the Elementary Division. Three other CDIS elementary competitors included: Esther Gan (4th grade), Meredith Chan (5th grade) and D.J. Yost (5th grade). Middle School Competitors included: Hannah Hartman (8th grade), Nicholas Wright (8th grade), Jerusha Taing (7th grade) and Aili Simpson (6th grade). All of the competitors did a great job!




Chinese Music Concert

Time: 7:00-8:30

Date : Jan.13th, 2017

Location: CDIS Auditorium

Performers:  Tang Hua and other local artists

Tickets :50 元/person until December 16th

100元/person after December 16th

Purchase tickets at CDIS reception



Elementary December Reminders:

  • Christmas Parties:
    • Foundations: December 16th at 10:30 a.m.
    • PreK: December 16th at 10:15 a.m.
    • Kindergarten: December 16th at 9:30 a.m.
    • 1st Grade: December 14th at 1:00 p.m.
    • 2nd Grade: December 16th at 9:30 a.m.
    • 3rd Grade: December 14th at 1:15 p.m.
    • 4th Grade: December 14th at 1:30 p.m.
    • 5th Grade: December 16th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Friday, December 16th is the last day before Christmas break. This is a half-day.  Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.  Lunch will not be served this day.
  • Wednesday, January 4th: Students return and the second semester begins.  Please note that second semester clubs will begin AFTER the Chinese New Year Holiday in February.  There will be no club meetings in January.

The Lady Pandas made it two in a row with a 40-10 win over Malvern College. The HS Girls had a well-balanced effort with everyone scoring on offense and playing a smothering defense. Thank you to everyone that came to the game and cheered on our teams!  Our next game is Tuesday, Dec. 13 vs Leman at CDIS. Come and cheer on the Pandas before hitting the books! Go Pandas!


The Varsity boys played their second game of the year this past Tuesday, beating Malvern College 35-13.  We are still in the early process of learning our offense and understanding our roles on defense, but this game showed glimpses of what could come.  Hudson Olmstead led all scores with 11 points while Callum added 8 and Tim and Jason each scored 6.  Our next game is Tuesday vs Leman. We hope to see you there!


MingYoung Lai (personifying a pair of shoes and a toothbrush):


When the pair of shoes was in the store, he was a wealthy boy. But one day, someone bought him. He became poor. They guy who bought him put his feet into the shoes’ body, and the shoes couldn’t look at anything—it was so dark. And he smelled bad and could just hear the sound like “iiiiaaaaiiii.”

The toothbrush’s life is very easy and hard. Toothbrush smells bad every day and uses his body to clean the mouth. After about 100 days, he dies.


Olive Ke (personifying a toothbrush):


Hi! I’m a toothbrush. My name is Annie. When I was a new toothbrush, I lived in a big store, but now I’m living in the bathroom. That girl always uses my hair to brush her teeth, and there are a lot of disgusting things inside (like tiny food), and it smells so bad. She always puts some strange thing on my hair and brushes her teeth! So bad. Today is my last day in there because my hair is already broken, so I’ll be in the trash can tomorrow.


Jay Wang (personifying a video game):


Woah! This boy is so good at playing me! He passed 10,000 levels with me. I got a lot of energy. I love this boy! And I can see my own screen to play with him!


Sean Zhang (personifying a pair of shoes):


Hi, I’m a pair of shoes. Today was the first day I worked for my owner. “Hello! Hi, Master!” I said, but he didn’t hear me. The next day, my owner and I went hiking and some mud got on my body. It smelled so good. And I saw my owner was talking with his mom. One year later, I became dirty and old. And I began to be destroyed. Today (12/6/2016), my owner put me in the trash can…

CDIS is proud to have been voted ‘Best International School’ in the first annual Chengdu Expat Awards!  We’re so proud of the support our community showed with all the votes.  We won by more than 200 votes with over 2000 votes in total!  To celebrate, www.chengdu-expat.com is having an awards ceremony and party this Wednesday, December 14th.  Please join Mr. Keegan and the rest of us to celebrate being #1!

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