IVY MPA NEWSLETTER
Last year at Morgan Park Academy, it seemed to us that
the famous “Chicago Winter” was only an exaggerated
legend. This year has been a totally different story!
We have been having one of the snowiest and coldest
winters in recent memory. Fortunately for us at the Ivy
dorm, snow means a pretty campus landscape and
snowball fights, instead of snow shovels and long bus
rides to school. The students have even been lucky
enough to have a few days off due to the harsh, Chicago
Despite the frozen white landscape, winter has not been
a time to hibernate for us at the Ivy dorms. In fact, this
has been the most festive time of year as your sons and
daughters introduced Chinese New Year to their
classmates at MPA. I know you would have been very
proud of the work your children did creating a Chinese
New Year assembly and performing it in front of the
entire Morgan Park Academy student body. A few
teachers and students have told me the Chinese assembly
was one of the best they’ve ever seen at MPA. Hats off to
Wishing you much luck and happiness in the new year!
February 2014 | Volume 3
A LETTER TO THE PARENTS
LAST DAY OF FINALS 5/30
JUNIOR/SENIOR PROM 6/4
UPPER SCHOOL GRADUATION 6/6
Wendy goes ice skating with new Ivy students Leta
and Gabriella. A “warm” Chicago welcome, girls!
By Leta Li
Chinese New Year festival is the most important festival in
China. But also, it means a lot for we Chinese people who
are not in our own country, but in a new environment.
Take myself as an example, I came to America just a few
days, I am not totally fit in the new culture, new
environment. I miss my family and friends and feel guilty
that I cannot spend New Year time with them.
But in America, I also spent a good time with my new
friends. In MPA, we held a special Chinese assembly, We
showed the Chinese culture and tradition to American
students. We prepared different events and traditional
Chinese accessories. We felt satisfied and became closer
with each other during the preparation.
From the different Chinese New Year, we got many new
experience. And at last, I wish everybody a good new year,
a good new beginning.
By Paul He
So in this year, It is my first year in America and I was
feeling very great in this year. This year I think is very
special and we had a very fun time. This year we prepared
for the Chinese New Year Assembly, Actually I think we did
a good job. We are talking a lot of Chinese things. we talk
about the Chinese lunar Eve dinner, Chinese food, We
found a huge different between the American Chinese food
and the real Chinese food. And also we singing a song
together. This song is about the 12 animals in Chinese
Calendar. Last but not least, we talk about the Horse year.
I Hope this year everyone will getting more lucky. Rich
blessings for health and longevity is my special wish for
everyone in the coming year.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Created by Brian Bosack
Head Dorm Parent
Phone: (267) 644-7915
Skype ID: brian.bosack
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IVY – MORGAN PARK ACADEMY NEWSLETTER
Our Chinese New Year dinner at Morgan Park Academy Saturday night basketball at the school gym
Paul cuts his chocolate birthday cake Playing a card game called “Uno!”