PTO Board & SDMC Elections May 7th


The elections for the 2014-2015 PTO Board and SDMC will be at 8am on the morning of Wednesday, May 7th.  All MCLIMS parents are welcome to attend.

You can cast your ballot as early as 7:30 am.


Nominations for PTO Board Ends April 15th at 10pm

Nominations for serving on the MCLIMS PTO Board ends 10 PM on Tuesday, April 15th.   Anyone interested in running needs to send Claire Bey a quick email or e-message on Livingtree describing which position you are interested in running for.  See available positions on Livingtree.

The election for the 2014-2015 school year is 8 am the morning of Wednesday, May 7th.





MCLIMS Night Out With The Rockets

Come participate in the MCLIMS Night with the Rockets! First 100 participants who purchase through the link will get to sit on the floor to watch as the players warm up before the game! (Passes will be sent via email 2 days before the game.)

Friday, March 7 8:30PM @ Toyota Center Doors Open at 7PM

Promocode: mclims
Click here to buy tickets

Contact: Joelle Hardin @ 713-758-7459

Rockets Flyer


Order Your Yearbooks & Recognition Ads Now!

Yearbooks are available for purchase online only. They are $24.99 until the end of the month, then the price goes up to $35. Please purchase early so we have a good idea of how many books to order!
Go to: www.pictavocommunity.com or download the Pictavo app, create an account and MCLIMS school id is: 44851

Also, this year a limited number of Recognitions Ads in the MCLIMS Yearbook will be available for purchase by parents and businesses. This a great way to commemorate your student’s time at MCLIMS with your own design and photos, ensures they are featured in the yearbook, AND it’s a fundraiser for the PTO. Approved businesses can also use the ad pages to promote as a sponsor of MCLIMS.

Full Page Ads: $200, 1/2 Page Ad: $100, 1/4 page ad: $50 and 1/8 page ad: $30.  The deadline is March 5th for completed print-ready ads. You can either design on the software of your choice or use the web-based Pictavo design tools.  If you have any questions regarding them, please feel free to message Michelle Lin on Livingtree.

Click on the link below for year book instructions.



2014 Chinese New Year Festival Schedule & Information

Celebrate Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 8th from 11AM-3PM at 6300 Avenue B, Bellaire, TX 77401.

Admission is free.  To play games and get face painting, balloons, and tattoos, tickets need to be purchased at the festival.  Food Trucks/Market Vendors take cash, although some may take credit card.


Chinese New Year Festival Performance Schedule (subject to change without notice)

10:30-11:00      Gates Open

11:00                Game Booths Open

11:15-11:20      Principle Chang Welcome

11:20-11:30     MCLIMS Dragon & Lion Dance

11:30-11:40     Pre-K Performance

11:40-11:55     Dynasty Fashion Show- 4th & 5th Graders Performance

11:55-12:15     Kindergarten Performance

12:15-12:25    Chinese Dancing – Schwartz

12:25-12:30    Traditional Kung Fu

12:30-12:35    Chinese Dancing – Kids

12:35-12:55     1st Grade Performance

12:55-1:10       2nd Grade Performance

1:10-1:30         3rd Grade Performance

1:30-1:50        Mitsi Dancing School

2:00-2:30        Shaolin Kung Fu & Lion Dance

2:30                Performance Wrap Up – Thank You

3:00               Game Prize Redemption Booth CLOSES


Chinese New Year Festival Ticket Pricing

Celebrate Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 8th from 11AM-3PM at Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School (MCLIMS) 6300 Avenue B, Bellaire, TX 77401.

FREE ADMISSION, Dragon Dance and Performances, Food Trucks, Market Place, Games, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Tattoo Artists, Bellaire Fire Truck!
Purchase your tickets for games at the festival.  Tickets are good for games, face painting, balloons, and tattoos.

Pricing:  $1 = 1 ticket
Face Painting, Balloons, Tattoos: 4 tickets
Games: Number of Tickets Varies

Note*  Food Trucks/Market Vendors take cash, although some may take credit cards


Proposed MCLIMS PTO Bylaw Amendments

The MCLIMS PTO Executive Board wishes to propose 2 changes to our governing document. We will review the reasons for these changes and take a general vote at the next General PTO meeting which will be held Wednesday, September 4th in the evening at 6:45pm.

The first change is to make all parents, teachers and staff automatic members of the PTO, not conditioned upon payment of dues. We will reserve the right to set voluntary dues in the future, but for this year we will not charge dues. Our organizational mission, as stated in the Bylaws of the MCLIMS Parent Teacher Organization, is “…purpose of the organization shall be to enhance and support the unique learning environment at the Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School, to create open, close communication between the school and home, and to involve all stakeholders in the children’s well being and development. The PTO especially strives to support the teachers and administration in creating a positive, enriching environment for all students at the school through volunteer and financial support.” We believe by removing restrictions to membership, we will be able to: truly involve all of our stakeholders; improve communication between the school and home; and provide more opportunities for collaboration and support for teachers as well as encouragement for language learners and their families.

The second change would allow electronic funds payment of bills, which was previously prohibited. We would continue to require oversight by 2 account signers on these payments. Many of our vendors prefer to be paid electronically, and it is much easier for us to submit our sales tax payments online as well.

A full copy of the bylaws, with proposed changes in BLUE is available here: MCLIMS PTO Bylaws Proposed Amendments August 2013


Spirit Wear Online Store and Size Charts!

Size charts for our spirit wear are now available! MCLIMS will be selling school spirit wear and uniform shirts online ONLY this year. We will take orders only over the summer until August 6th! This is your only chance to buy these items this year, we will not order extras or sell more during the year. If you want it, buy it now! Remember, the MCLIMS t-shirt is the only non-collared shirt you can wear to school, buy an extra!

New this year are a stainless MCLIMS waterbottle, a thermal coffee mug and an adult “Ladies-style” tshirt. Your items can be picked up at the August 22nd Meet Your Teacher night at MCLIMS. The store can be found here: https://squareup.com/market/mandarin-chinese-language-immersion-magnet-school-pto or click on “PTO Store” on the menu bar.

This chart is for all the t-shirts (Gildan 100% cotton):


This chart is for all short sleeved embroidered polo shirts (Hanes 50/50 EcoSmart Jersey Knit Polo):





This chart is for all the long sleeved polo shirts (Port Authority Long Sleeve Silk Touch Polo) This is a different shirt than last year’s PA shirt:

longsleeve polo all


This chart is for all of the full zipper hoodies (Hanes Adult & Youth Comfort Blend EcoSmart 50/50 Full-Zip Hoodie):





This chart is for XS only pullover hoodie (Hanes Youth Comfortblend EcoSmart Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt):





This chart is for all other sizes of pullover hoodie (Jerzees Adult & Youth 8oz NuBlend 50/50 Pullover Hood):



Mandarin Classes for Adults

We are excited to announce that MCLIMS may be able to offer small group (between 4-8 people) Mandarin classes for adults next year for a fee. Before we can announce any specifics, we need more feedback to shape these programs. If you are interested in classes please fill out this survey so we can accurately gauge interest, class levels, best times, etc. Please fill out one survey per interested adult. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7SHCLM6


New Assistant Principal

Mr. Dane Roberts comes to MCLIMS from KIPP Houston Public Schools, where he
was a founding 6th grade teacher for one of its highest-performing middle
schools, KIPP Sharpstown College Prep. While there, he served as a writing
and social studies department chair, a grade-level chair, and a mentor for
first-year teachers. Mr. Roberts just finished his MBA for School Leaders
through Rice University¹s Jones School of Business. He and his wife Emily
have four children, including a 2nd grader and kindergartner at MCLIMS.
Prior to moving to Houston five years ago, Mr. Roberts taught for five
years in Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico. He received his
bachelor¹s degree magna cum laude in Philosophy and History from the
University of Pittsburgh.

Personally, he has loved having his children at MCLIMS and is committed to
its mission and vision. Professionally, he is looking forward to using his
experience of creating a middle school from the ground up to continue
building an exemplary PK-8 school at MCLIMS.


Parent Feedback with Principal Chang

Principal Chang will be hosting some Meet and Greets to solicit feedback from parents starting 7/12/13. The purpose of the meeting is for Mr. Chang to hear any concerns/solutions you may have for the school.  Check the PTO Facebook or newsletter to RSVP for the Meet & Greet and find out the times.




Attention Incoming Pre-K’s!

If you have an incoming PK student, please mark down 6-7pm on August 20th for a special session just for PK students. The principal and PK teachers will be on hand to explain some of the routines and expectations for students and start getting them acclimated to MCLIMS in a smaller group than the big Meet your Teacher night.


Project Advisory Team (PAT) Meeting Rescheduled

The Project Advisory Team (PAT) meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday July 11, 2013 at 12:00pm.  We also we have a new contact for this project and it is Dave Funk instead of Ms. Jenkins.  Please see the PAT link for more information.


MCLIMS Dress Code & Uniform Sales

MCLIMS Dress Code & Uniform Sales:
The PTO will again be selling MCLIMS t-shirts (approved dress code items) as well as polo shirts and hoodies embroidered with the school logo. All sales will be handled over the internet later this summer and merchandise will be delivered shortly before school starts. Stay tuned to your newsletter for updates about the ordering process. The dress code is available HERE.


Garden Club: Summer Meet Ups



Garden Club is continuing into the summer thanks to our dedicated Emily Roberts.  Meetings will be every Thursday morning from 7:00 am to 7:45 am, except July 4th.

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