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Welcome to the CIS Phoenix Flash Newsletter archive. The first issue was published Sept. 2, 2009. The second issue was the start of our "Green" issues, we only print a few newsletters and those are available at the school office.
 

The Phoenix Flash Newsletter is currently on hiatus while we await a new parent volunteer editor. Please inform the PTA Communications Team if you would like to lead this informative communication tool.

You can always find back issues archived below.

If you would like to be added to the distribution list please email Chinese Immersion School Communications Committee
cisdacommunications@gmail.com.

We are always looking for good stories and good writers, so feel free to lend a pen.

Volume 5, Issue 9 of the Phoenix Flash

May 23, 2014

English Version |

  • Finding Comfort in Success: The Mayor honors Principal Tong
  • CISDA Fourth and Fifth Grader Instrumentalist
  • Healthy Lifestyles Day
  • PTA Officers and Chair 2014-2015
  • Meet Next Year's Executive Board
  • A Message From Our Principal
  • April 2014: Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars
  • CISDA: California Distinguished School for 2014
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 General PTA Meeting Summary
  • Summer 2014 Play Dates
  • March 2014: Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars
  • CIS 2nd Grade Fieldtip

VOLUME 5, ISSUE 8 OF THE PHOENIX FLASH

April 17, 2014 

English Version | Chinese Version

  • 2014 Gala
  • SF Zoo Art Contest
  • Monday Maintenance Day
  • CIS Fifth Graders Perform at SFUSD Art Festival
  • Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars:  February 2014
  • Upcoming Events

Volume 5, Issue 7 of the Phoenix Flash

March 15, 2014 

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Lunar New Year Parade:  CISDA Wins First Place!
  • Chinese Audio Files:  Brought to you by Carmen and Susanna
  • SFUSD Arts Festival
  • Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars:  January 2014
  • First Annual CISDA Science Fair

Volume 5, Issue 6 of the Phoenix Flash

February 11, 2014

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Cultivatin Community Through Art: CISDA Student Artwork is on Display at SFO
  • 2014 CIS "Monte Carlo" Spring Gala
  • CIS Awarded $2000: A Grant from the Whole Kids Foundation
  • Art Update: Reflections District Level Finalists Selected
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014 General PTA Meeting Summary
  • December 2013 Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars

Volume 5, Issue 5 of the Phoenix Flash

January 16, 2014

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Revolution Foods: A Step Toward Fresher Lunches
  • Getting to Know Your 2014 Gala Co-Chairs
  • Art Update
  • November Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars
  • CIS Book Fair a Big Hit
  • 12/03/2013 General PTA Meeting
  • Science Fair Launch Party a Big Success

Volume 5, Issue 4

December 12, 2013

English Version | Chinese Version

  • CISDA WIns Best in Show at Sandcastle Contest
  • Nagata Dance
  • 1st Annual CISDA Science Fair & Potluck
  • Student of the Month
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Chinese Immersion Pathway at Roosevelt Middle School, 2014-2015
  • Tuesday November 5 General PTA Meeting Summary
  • Coach Wong (Kevin): An Interview with Our New Sports Coach
  • What a Day for Trees
  • 2013 Annual Fund Complete
  • 2013 Winter Show

Volume 5, Issue 3 of the Phoenix Flash

November 11, 2013

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Bring on the Science! CISDA 1st Annual Science Fair & Potluck
  • Upcoming Events
  • SDG & SPUG Schedule
  • October 1, 2013 General PTA Meeting Digest
  • Introducing Marcella Rainey
  • Family Art Night
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Halloween Pumpkin Patch and Parade
  • 1st Annual Golf Tourney

Volume 5, Issue 2 of the Phoenix Flash

October 10, 2013

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Rim Fire Threatens Half Dome Trip
  • Gardening at CIS: Update
  • Safety: CPR, First Aid Training and Emergency Drills
  • CIS Arts Programm Fall 2013
  • Introducing Team Lynx
  • En Route to the PTA Executive Board
  • Gift a Book Club
  • Planting Day Pictures
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Fall Camping Trip
  • A Letter from Our VP of Fundraising
  • Upcoming Events

Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Phoenix Flash

September 11, 2013

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Welcome - Gloria Wu, PTA President
  • Upcoming Events
  • SDG & SPUG Schedule
  • Arts Update
  • First Day of School Photos
  • Meet Our New Teachers
  • Hunting for Labels
  • CIS Needs You...
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • School Spirit T-shirt Photos
  • The Phoenix Rises Again

volume 4, Issue 9 of the Phoenix Flash

May 20, 2013

English version | Chinese version

 

  • Ms. Karen, please report to the CIS office - STAT!
  • Adventures in Music Evening Concert
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS Students Celebrate a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Arts Update
  • Thank You!
  • Career/Read Aloud Day
  • Poker Night
  • Summer Playdates
  • Meet the Newly Elected PTA Officials
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Show Your School Spirit this Summer
  • Gung, Gung, Our Stop, Drop and Go Volunteer
  • Welcome Incoming Kindergarteners and New CIS Students!

 

Volume 4, Issue 8 of the Phoenix Flash

April 11, 2013

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Arts Update
  • Upcoming Events
  • The Other Parent: Getting Involved When Your Job Keeps You Away
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Spring Show 2013
  • 2013 Chinese New Year Parade
  • CIS Gala and Auction

Volume 4, Issue 7 of the Phoenix Flash

March 12, 2013

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Emotional Intelligence Workshop
  • Upcoming Events
  • Lunar New Year Fair (photos)
  • Amazing CIS PTA Leadership Opportunities
  • CIS Arts News
  • Immersion Students Do "GATE Level" Work
  • Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Building a Literacy Program at CISDA

Volume 4, Issue 6 of the Phoenix Flash

February 21, 2013

English Version | Chinese Version

  • The Dilema We Call Parenting
  • Phoenix Flash Doodles Contest Winner
  • Upcoming Events
  • How Much Do You Know About the Year of the Snake?
  • Library Update
  • SDG&SPG Schedule
  • "O-Dark-Thirty"
  • CIS Arts News
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Prom Night 2013

Volume 4, Issue 5 of the Phoenix Flash

January 12, 2013

English Version | Chinese Version

 

  • Fall Book Fair a Huge Success
  • Winter Show 2012
  • Upcoming Events
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars

Volume 4, Issue 4 of the Phoenix Flash

December 12, 2012

English Version | Chinese Version

  • We Blew Past Our Fundrasing Goal!
  • Upcoming Events
  • CISDA Pathway to Roosevelt Middle School
  • SDG and SPUG Schedule
  • Math + Kids = Fun!
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • Raise Money for School the Easy Way
  • Raising Money the Fun Way

Volume 4, Issue 3 of the Phoenix Flash

November 12, 2012

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Annual Fund 2012
  • Mom & Kids Go Backpacking
  • Upcoming Events
  • CISDA Team Wins Second Place at LEAP Sand Castle Contest
  • Family Art Night 2012
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Who Was De Avila?
  • Harvest Moon Picnic
  • Halloween 2012
  • SDG & SPUG Schedule
  • How Do You Get To School?

Volume 4, Issue 2 of the Phoenix Flash

October 12, 2012

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Letter from the Fundraising VP
  • Welcome from PTA President Mei Hom
  • Upcoming Events
  • Art Committee in Full Swing!
  • Olema Camping Trip
  • Harvest Moon Lantern Parade Photos
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • Welcome back , Coach Natan!
  • Spirit Days for 2012-2013

Volume 4 Issue 1 of the phoenix flash

September 11, 2012

English version | Chinese Version

  • Principal Tong's Welcome Letter
  • Ms. Aimee Yu Receives RAVE Award
  • Upcoming Events
  • Meet Our New Teachers
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • First Day of School Pictures
  • The PTA Needs You!!!
  • Stopping and Going

Volume 3 Issue 9 of the Phoenix Flash

May 10, 2012

English Version

In this issue:

  • Holy Moly! Where Has the Year Gone?
  • Upcoming Events
  • Principal Tong Named 2012 CLERC Award Honoree
  • May 14th Marks the 3rd Birthday of the CIS PTA!
  • Updated on CIS's Approach to Mandarin
  • Congratulations to our New PTA Officers for the 2012-2013 School Year!
  • April 5th was Family Science Night
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • Healthy Lifestyles Day
  • May 4th was Career / Read Aloud Day
  • Looking Back -  The Teachers' Perspective

Volume 3 Issue 8 of the Phoenix Flash

April 7, 2012

English version

  • Dragon Disco 2012 - CIS Community Gets Down and Feels the Funk
  • Upcoming Events
  • Bubble Party!!!
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • Summer Camps
  • Career / Read Aloud Day is on May 4, 2012

Volume 3 Issue 7 of the Phoenix Flash

March 8, 2012

English Version | Chinese Version

  • CIS Takes First Place in CNY Parade
  • Dragon Disco Gala & Raffle Raises Over $75,000
  • Upcoming Events
  • Preparing for the Fourth Grade Slump
  • Growing up with Chinese
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • May 4 is Read Aloud / Career Day
  • CIS Student Wins Zoo Drawing Contest
  • CIS Library Settles Into Permanent Home

Volume 3 Issue 6 of the Phoenix Flash

February 9, 2012

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Sahn Neen Fai Lohk! (Happy New Year)
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • Get to Know Your Gala Chairs
  • CIS wins $10k to Promote Health
  • Principal's Tea Summary
  • 2012 Dragon Disco Auction Gala
  • What's the Deal With GATE?
  • Dad's Weekend in Tahoe
  • Check Out Our Wonderful CIS Website
  • Stella Lau, PE Champion
  • The 2012 Raffle is Underway

Volume 3 Issue 5 of the Phoenix Flash

January 6, 2012

English Version | Chinese Version

  • New Year's Greetings from our CIS PTA President
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS Winter Show
  • Groovy, Man! The 2012 Gala is Coming!
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • How to Support Your Child At Home Workshop

Volume 3 Issue 4 of the Phoenix Flash

December 11, 2011

English Version | Chinese Version

  • A New Twist on CIS Moms’ Night Out
  • Upcoming Events
  • Better Know Mei Hom
  • CIS Dads + Durty Nelly’s + 49ers
  • Principal’s Tea
  • Are CIS Parents Throwing Money Away?
  • CIS Shows School Spirit on Hat Day
  • Fall Camping in Olema

Volume 3 Issue 3 of the Phoenix Flash

November 7, 2011

English Version

  • Why Give?
  • Upcoming Events
  • An Introduction to Playworks
  • Better Know Coach Tay
  • Around the Web - Part 2
  • CIS Construction soon to be Completed
  • Benefits of PTA Membership
  • Principal's Tea Summary
  • Family Art Night 2011
  • Harvest Moon Picnic
  • Halloween Parade
  • Shop and Give

Volume 3, Issue 2 of the Phoenix Flash

October 6, 2011

English Version |

  • CIS Celebrates the Autumn Moon Festival
  • Upcoming Events
  • Parents Learn About CIS at Principal's Tea
  • Annual Fund Has Launched!
  • Better Know "Mr. Kevin": Czar of the Schoolyard
  • CIS Parent Engagement Workshop Series
  • Around The Web - Part 1
  • CIS Fall 2011 Book Fair
  • Harvest Moon Picnic 2011
  • Shop and Give

Volume 3, Issue 1 of the Phoenix Flash

September 8, 2011

English Version | Chinese Version

  • CIS PTA President Yet Mui Welcomes You!
  • A Message from our VP of Fundrasing
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS Help Wanted
  • Meet our New Teachers!
  • PTA Officers, Chairs and Coordinators
  • Get Involved! Check out the Arts Committee
  • eScrip and SHARES
  • CIS's Stop, Drop & Go
  • What Do You Mean There's No School on Friday? or Meeting? What Meeting?

Volume 2 Issue 10 of the Phoenix Flash

May 10, 2010

English Version | Chinese Version

  • A Message from Nicole Hsieh, PTA President
  • A Message from Ms. Nagata, CIS Dance Teacher
  • Stop, Drop & Go Schedule
  • Upcoming Events
  • Meet Your 2011-2012 PTA Officers!
  • The Year in Review - An Educator's Perspective:
  • April 15th was Career Day / Read Aloud Day!
  • Bike-to-School Day!
  • CIS Kids Raised Funds for Japan Quake Victims
  • Summer Play Dates

Volume 2 Issue 9 of the Phoenix Flash

April 6, 2011

English Version | Chinese Version (coming soon)

  • 2011-2012 PTA Officer Positions- Candidate Review
  • April 15 is Read Aloud/Career Day!
  •  Upcoming Events
  • Stop, Drop & Go Dates
  • Principal Tong Announces Change to After School Care Program
  • Cool The Earth
  • Want A Great Education for Your Child?
  • Jump for Heart 2011 Photos
  • Introducing the CIS Orchestra!
  • Ms. Fleming – Bringing Art to CIS!
  • CIS Moms Hit the Trail for “Mom’s Night Out”
  • CIS Dad’s Movie Night Review
  • CNY Parade – An Insider’s Look
  • Dad’s Ski Trip

Volume 2 Issue 8 of the Phoenix Flash

March 11, 2011

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Oh What a Night!
  • Stop, Drop & Go
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS’s Sasha McCurley Wins “Wild About Art and Science” Contest!
  • Search summer camp schedules all in one place!
  • April 15th is Read Aloud/Career Day!
  • Chinese New Year Parade Images
  • Garden, Green and Grounds (GGG) Committee
  • Spring Book Fair is Coming!
  • Story Time with Principal Tong
  • Donors Choose Update
  • Family Science Night
  • A Message from Coach Natan
  • The Raffle Results are In!
  • Do you have photos from CIS Events?
  • Mom’s Night Out!

Volume 2 Issue 7 of the Phoenix Flash

February 2, 2011

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Happy Lunar New Year!
  • The Urban School Reads to Raise $ for CIS
  • Upcoming Events
  • Stop, Drop & Go Dates
  • 2011 Year of the Rabbit Auction Gala
  • 2011 Raffle
  • Ms. Nagata - Bringing Dance to CIS!
  • Who was De Avila?
  • What Do You Mean There's No School on Friday? or Meeting ? What Meeting?
  • What's Up for Summer?

Volume 2 Issue 6 of the Phoenix Flash

January 14, 2011

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Governor Brown Reassesses K-12 Funding
  • Upcoming Events
  • A Creative Solution
  • Parent Advisory Council Launches!
  • Stop, Drop an Go Schedule
  • Winter Festival a Hit!
  • Don't Miss Career Day/Read Aloud Day!
  • The Party of the Year!
  • Calling all Wordsmiths and Shutterflies!
  • Now We're Talking!

Volume 2 Issue 5 of the Phoenix Flash

December 6, 2010

English Version | Chinese Version

  • SFUSD Tells CIS: No K-8 School at De Avila
  • Have you considered Chinese Immersion?
  • Upcoming Events
  • Children's Stories
  • Family Math Night: "Ridiculously Awesome!"
  • CIS: Running on People Power!
  • A Message from Playworks Coach Natan
  • Pretend: This is Important
  • Donors Choose
  • New CIS Holiday Ornaments and Clothing on Zazzle!
  • CIS Kids raise $400 for UNICEF!

Volume 2 Issue 4 of the Phoenix Flash

November 10, 2010

English Version | Chinese Version

  • A Message from Principal Tong
  • How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving?
  • Upcoming Events
  • China Star Administrator's Visit
  • Do You Want to Serve on the Most Influential PTA Committee?
  • Harvest Moon Festival Photos
  • Youth Art for Community and Social Justice
  • Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
  • Halloween Costume Parade Photos
  • Homework Tips from Teachers
  • CIS Email List and Yahoo Group
  • Shop & Give
  • Volunteers Needed!
  • It's Yearbook Time
  • A Note on the CIS PTA Budget from Yet Mui

Volume 2 Issue 3 of the Phoenix Flash

October 5, 2010

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Principal's Message
  • October 16th is the Double Ninth Festival!
  • Upcoming Events
  • Meet Our Newest Teacher - Stephen Lau!
  • Hot Time in Olema!
  • Harvest Moon Lantern Parade
  • Get Ready for the CIS Halloween Parade!
  • Where to go Trick-or-Treating with your Child?
  • What to do with your child's Halloween bounty?
  • Annual Campaign Update
  • Caring School Community
  • It's Yearbook Time!
  • Shop and Give
  • Fall Book Fair
  • 2nd Annual Harvest Moon Festival

Volume 2, Issue 2 of the Phoenix Flash

September 5, 2010

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Why Cantonese First?
  • Dont't Miss Out! Get Involved!
  • Upcoming Events
  • Under the Autumn Moon
  • Welcome, Playworks!
  • First Day of School (photos)
  • Has your voice been heard?
  • Library Volunteers Needed
  • 2nd Annual Harvest Moon Festival

Volume 2, Issue 1 of the Phoenix Flash

August 16, 2010

English Version | Chinese Version

  • A Message from Principal Tong
  • Welcome Back to CIS!
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS NEEDS YOU! Check out there great opportunities to get involved at CIS!
  • Introducing our New Staff Members!
  • Introducing our 2010-2011 PTA Officers, Chairs and Committee Chairs

Volume 1, Issue 10 of the Phoenix Flash

June 7, 2010

Our last issue of the Phoenix Flash for this school year. Thank you to everyone who helped make this year amazing!

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Principal's Message
  • Keeping Up With Chinese
  • Upcoming Events
  • Teacher Tradeoffs: Money, Math and Responsibility
  • 2010-2011 Event List / Volunteers and Chairpersons Needed
  • PTA Families Rough It In Style
  • Summer Reading
  • Cool the Earth Update

Volume 1, Issue 9 of the Phoenix Flash

May 12, 2010

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Budget Update from Principal Tong
  • Cool the Earth Program Off to a Great Start!
  • Upcoming Events
  • New Committees
  • School Events / Play Date Calendar
  • Forget Sticks and Stones - Words Hurt!
  • Events to Look Forward to
  • PTA Officers for 2010 - 2011

Volume 1, Issue 8 of the Phoenix Flash

April 14, 2010

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Now That We've Raised It, Who Decides How We Spend PTA Money?
  • Upcoming Events
  • 1st Graders Sing at SF City Hall
  • Message From The Principal in Regards to Travel, Independent Study and Punctuality
  • Raising Unspoiled Children

Volume 1, Issue 7 of the Phoenix Flash & Special Edtion

March 3, 2010

English Version | Chinese Version

English Special Edition | Chinese Special Edition

  • First Annual Gala Raises the Roof
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS Rings in the Lunar New Year
  • Bring Your Lunch in a Laptop Lunch Box and Support our School
  • When Duct-Tape Isn't Enough: Camps for Spring Break and Summer

Special Edition - Coverage of the Chinese New Year Parade

 

Volume 1, Issue 6 of the Phoenix Flash

February 3, 2010 English Version | Chinese Version

  • Financial Crisis Hits SFUSD
  • Gung Hay Fat Choy!
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS Students Honored in Reflections Contest
  • The Tale of a Tiger, a Rat, and Ten Other Animals
  • February 14th is Valentine's Day!
  • Book Review

Volume 1, Issue 5 of the Phoenix Flash

Jaunuary 7, 2010  English Version | Chinese Version

  • A Message From Principal Rosina Tong
  • Stars Shine at Winter Performance!
  • Upcoming Events
  • Read This!
  • Nurturing Your Child To Become a Successful Reader by Wendy Dere, School Librarian
  • Book Review:  The Pet Dragon - A Story about Adventure, Friendship and Chinese Characters
  • New Year Resolutions

Volume 1, Issue 4 of the Phoenix Flash

December 1, 2009  English Version | Chinese Version

  • Finance Update from PTA President, Nicole Hsieh
  • Upcoming Events
  • November Events
  • Meet the Staff
  • Phoenix Parents Show and Tell at Enrollment Fair
  • Show Your True Colors
  • Haight Street Shopping Day
  • Purchasing Power
  • Grants Update

Volume 1, Issue 3 of the Phoenix Flash

November 4, 2009  English Version | Chinese Version

  • Raising Kindness
  • Campbell's Labels for Education
  • Volunteers Needed!
  • Upcoming Events
  • How Do I Help My Child Learn a Language That I Don't Know?
  • Shop Amazon and Earn Cash for CIS!
  • How Did You Celebrate Double Ninth Festival?
  • CIS Celebrates the Autumn Moon Festival in Fine Style
  • Meet the Staff

Volume 1, Issue 2 of the Phoenix Flash

October 7, 2009  English Version | Chinese Version

  • East Meets West: The Phoenix Rises
  • May We Present… Nicole Hsieh, PTA President
  • Lunchroom Learning for a Greener Earth
  • PTA – Getting Involved
  • Staff Wish List
  • Upcoming Events
  • Before School Care Program
  • Phoenix Fun

Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Phoenix Flash

September 2, 2009  English Version | Chinese Version

  • CIS's Stop, Drop Go
  • After School Care
  • Visit Us on the Web
  • Upcoming Events
  • Meet the Staff
  • Donations
  • We Need You
  • eScrip and SHARES
  • CIS Phoenix Apparel Available