Vol. II No. 44 Saturday November 1 - November 7, 2003
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KIDS' CORNER
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Kids' Corner

Weekend activities for children

October fun at CMIS

Two AIDS orphans get new bedrooms

Kids' Corner

Marvin likes to go shopping, especially when he gets a special treat. He knows that he can’t have a treat every time that we go shopping so he has begun to save up his allowance money. This way, when we go shopping he can buy a book or a special toy for himself. He is getting very good at saving up his money and he doesn’t like to waste it all on silly things. Have you ever saved up your money for something special? Write to Marvin and tell him. You can send your letters to:

Marg and Marvin
Chiangmai Mail
156-158 Im-boon Housing Estate
Muangsamut Road
T. Changmoi, A. Muang,
Chiang Mai 50300
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 053 234 145

Jokes

1) Why did the jellybean go to school?
2) What did the policeman have on his sandwich?
3) Why was the little strawberry worried?
4) Why is an island like the letter T?

ANSWERS

1) He wanted to be a smartie
2) Traffic jam
3) Because his parents were in a jam
4) They are both in the middle of water

Bye from Marg and Marvin


Weekend activities for children

Channel Kid Club, Kad Suan Kaew shopping complex, is now open for children who would like to become members of the club.

There are many activities waiting for the little kids, similar to the smart camp tour at Wat Umong, which all members enjoyed, and many activities such as doll and toy making, sight seeing, feeding fish, turtles and birds, studying the environment of the forest and learning the history of the temple.

Every Saturday and Sunday, there will be many activities waiting for the kids, so any children who want to have fun and get some knowledge too, can join the “The Channel Kids Club” on the 2nd floor, Zone C, behind Kitty Land, Kad Suan Kaew shopping complex, tel. 053 224 444 ext. 19160, 19008.

The kids enjoyed sight seeing in Wat Umong.

This group of kids participated in the “Smart Camp Tour Wat Umong”.


October fun at CMIS

Halloween & Harvest Festival - 2 in 1

Fall is in the air ... or at least in the hearts and spirits of students and parents of the Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) community. Elementary school students and parents celebrated the end of the first quarter of this school year with an after-school costume party, sponsored by the CMIS Parent-Teacher Group (PTG). At the helm was last year’s PTG president Walter Ridgley and his wife Jeannette.

Parents decorated the CMIS campus with corn, hay and pumpkins, traditional symbols of North American harvest. Members of the CMIS High School Student Council organized games and face-painting on the school basketball courts. A delicious spread of food was catered by the Good View Bar & Restaurant.

The highlight of the event was a splendid parade of bright and creative costumes modeled by children of all ages ... from butterflies to pirates to princesses! Students in the parade were announced by Grade 11 student Anzie Yangmi.

The Parent-Teacher Group plays an important role in creating a sense of community at CMIS. They regularly organize events and fundraisers that support the school and bring CMIS families together. Last year the PTG raised 200,000 baht for the purchase of a new sound system and acoustic paneling in the CMIS auditorium. This year’s fundraising will help to purchase new playground equipment for the CMIS Elementary School.

Watching the costume parade as elementary students watch as their classmates show off their costumes.

Superheroes were around every corner at the Harvest Festival.

Barbeque: a delicious spread of food was catered by the Good View Bar & Restaurant.

Waiting for the spotlight: Waiting to be announced in the costume parade.

A doctor, his patient and a rock star pose for a photo.

A farmer, a pirate and a martial arts master.


Two AIDS orphans get new bedrooms

Annelie Hendriks

Rotary Chiang Mai South, with donations from Rotary Queenstown (Singapore) and the Samsara Foundation from the Netherlands, takes care of the education of 8 orphans who’s parents died of aids.

Members of Rotary Chiang Mai South with Book and Bath during the construction of the bedroom.

The orphans still live with their relatives or caretakers and are not sent to an orphanage. But in all 8 cases, the relatives are not able to financially support the children’s educations. That’s where Rotary Chiang Mai South comes in: they pay for the school fees, transportation, school uniforms and for books and stationary.

Two of the 8 orphaned children are Book, 13 years old, and Bath his younger brother, 10 years old. They live in the neighborhood near Wat Phrasing with their aunt and grandparents. Their bedroom used to be an appalling, dreadful, foul smelling, low ceiling, airless room. Therefore, Rotary Chiang Mai South decided to build two new bedrooms for the boys, their aunt and grandmother.

An official opening ceremony was held when the little house with the 2 bedrooms was finished and Book and Bath hopefully will never lose their positive spirit.

On October 16 the construction of the little house with the two bedrooms was finished. A small ceremony was held at which members of Rotary and the assistant of the Rotary-governor and of course the family were present. This project is the first one realized in Chiang Mai province as part of the Rotary’s 100 year celebration.

Book and Bath are very good students. They are among the first of their classes and everybody hopes that the new bedrooms will now provide a better and more healthy environment for their study.



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