Great turnout in All Parents Meeting. Here is a summary.

We have good participation in our Meeting last Friday, enjoying organic grapes and moon-cakes. Here is a summary for some of us who were not able to attend.

  1. Usual parade of volunteering board members. We are very happy to welcome new members Heidi Wong, Lydia Chan, and Ken Law.
  2. With many generous donations from parents and their matching companies, we were able to reduce last year deficit down to $5500.
  3. With a reduced enrollment and rising cost, we are projecting a $23,000 deficit for the coming year. Will need a lot of hard work to reduce it this year.
  4. We gave out scholarships to 5 students last year totaling $3500.
  5. Two of our AP class students had passed the College Board Chinese AP test.
  6. In the coming year, in addition to the usual activities, we plan to add:
    • Parents Nights. This will be some topics of interest to our parents. If you have any interesting topics, feel free to contact PTA Co-Director Olivia.
    • Summer Exchange Program. This will be a summer exchange program involving SJSU and a Chinese University for our students. Interested parents can contact Marketing / Public Relations Director Lydia for more details.

All Parents meeting 9/16 from 7:15 to 8pm in Cafe.

All parents are welcomed to join us in the annual All Parents Meeting on Sept 16 from 7:15pm to 8pm at the new Cafeteria. Light refreshment will be provided. It is a good opportunity to ask school board questions, raise any concerns, or make your great suggestions.

  1. 2016-2017 Board Member Introduction
  2. Financial Report
  3. 2015-2016 Recap
  4. 2016-2017 Plans
  5. Supporting our school
  6. Q&A

See you all there!

Parent Information Nights will be in the classrooms from 8:10-8:30pm(CK to C2) and 8:35-9pm(C3 to CAdv)

Sept 2 is our 1st day of school. See you there!

After enduring a hot and dry summer, it will be great to see our students in the first day of school at Homestead High Building B. Come before 7pm to find a good parking space and check out your classroom assignment.

There will be on-site registration on September 2th and September 9th from 6:45pm to 8pm, for new and returning students. Here is a quick list of upcoming events:

  • 9/2 On-site registration
  • 9/9 On-site registration, Parent Information night (7:05-7:30pm) for AP classes
  • 9/16 Back to School Night – All Parents Meeting (7:15-8pm) in Cafeteria. Parent Information night for CK to C2 (8:10-8:30pm) and C3 to CAdv (8:35-9pm) classes in classrooms

See you on all on Friday 9/2.

2015-2016 北加州中文學校聯合會ANCCS Academic Competition results

It was a long day. Our parents with their children, winning or not, stayed to the end to applaud the winners. That’s a sportsmanship that our Curriculum Co-Director Olivia really appreciated.

Over 100 Chinese schools in the bay area participated in the annual ANCCS Academic Competitions. Besides the usual Cantonese Speech and Cantonese LongDu, we competed in several other categories such as the newest CFL-CSL朗讀 and pencil calligraphy.

北加州中文學校聯合會2015-2016學術比賽結果

CFL-CSL朗讀C組 粵語演講B組 粵語演講C組 粵語演講D組 粵語朗講B組 粵語朗讀D組 鉛筆書法C組
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佳作 西谷 張綺琪 西谷 陳錦魰 西谷 李信德 西谷 余芷諺 西谷 陳錦燕 西谷 鄭思詠 西谷 陳瑤
西谷 黃聆風

Thanks to Philip for many nice pictures to share. Here are some quick picks. Many more are in here.

Early registration starts on April 1. Sign up early!

The school’s early registration for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year will start on coming Friday April 1, 2016. Download the forms and turn them in between April 1 and May 27 to get a $20 discount. You can also get a $10 discount for each sibling enrollment and service exemption for new student referral. Thank you for the support!

We are again offering an AP Chinese Class this year. Please download the AP Chinese Class registration package for more details and the AP Chinese Class Registration Form. We encourage you to register early to reserve a seat for your child.

The school also has two separate classes for adults only; Mandarin class and culture class. Please download the registration form and waiver form to sign up. The Mandarin class has a $60 discount if sign up by July 31 before school starts.

We have also made couple enrollment flyers to advertise our school, our scholarship fund, and our latest AP class curriculum. Everyone is more than welcome to download the flyers, forward them to friends and relatives, or print them out to post at popular public places to help promote the school. This is a normal flyer, and this is same flyer with tags so you can print out and post for people to rip off the tags. Thank you for the help!

WVCLS College Scholarships open for application! Deadline is March 31.

WVCLS has established an annual scholarship for WVCLS students who are a junior or senior in high school with the intention of applying to and attending a college, university, or higher institution. The scholarship fund is awarded to the student to cover their expenses attending the educational institution.

The 2015-2016 scholarship application form is ready for download. Please follow the link below:
http://wvcls.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/WVCLS-2015-2016-College-Scholarship-Application.pdf.

The deadline for submitting application is March 31, 2016. The scholarship will be awarded in May, 2016 for the 2015-2016 school year.

Here are the winners!

There were very tight races to be the best performers in our 演講 Speech and 朗讀 LongDu contests. The judges had finally picked the winners in the junior grades. Congratulations!

班別 冠軍
1st Place
亞軍
2nd Place
季軍
3rd Place
優異獎
Best Effort
優異獎
Best Effort
CK 葉穎君
Stephanie Yap
胡國謙
Isaac Wu
黎英鳯
Malia Lai
蔡聖潔
Isabella Choi
胡國熙
Oscar Wu
C1 鄭思詠
Ella Cheng
莉婭
Lia Lev
黃偉杰
Nathan Wong
林明和
Joshua Lam
張文莉
Lily-Rose Cheung
C2A 黄聆風
Gabriella Wong
余芷諺
Audrey Yee
陳靜思
Jane Tan
張綺琪
Joyce Cheung
羅潔梅
Alice Rogers
C2B 林鼎融
Sterling Lam
湯力
Justin Tong
曾啟軒
Kai Hin Tsang
李美雅
Mia Lee-Acord
曾廣晴
Annika Tsang
C3 梁禮浩
Timothy Leung
古雪盁
Eleanor Koo
陳綺欣
Kaitlyn Chan
陳錦恩
Lauren Chan
陳妙枝
Jasmin Chan

WVCLS College Scholarships open for application! Deadline is March 31.

WVCLS has established an annual scholarship for WVCLS students who are a junior or senior in high school with the intention of applying to and attending a college, university, or higher institution. The scholarship fund is awarded to the student to cover their expenses attending the educational institution.

The 2015-2016 scholarship application form is ready for download. Please follow the link below:
http://wvcls.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/WVCLS-2015-2016-College-Scholarship-Application.pdf.

The deadline for submitting application is March 31, 2016. The scholarship will be awarded in May, 2016 for the 2015-2016 school year.

2016 ANCCS Academic Contest Info. Sign up by 2/5/2016.

The 2016 ANCCS Academic Contest will be held at 1:30pm on April 3, 2016 at Mission San Jose High School, Fremont. To encourage your child(ren) to participate and enjoy the experience, our school will subsidize $20 of the $40 registration fee per student. If your child(ren) are interested to participate in any of the categories below, please contact our Curriculum Directors: Vera or Olivia by 2/5/2016.

Contest categories:

  1. 粵語組演講 – 分組 A, B, C, D
  2. 粵語組朗讀 – 分組 A, B, C, D
  3. 鉛筆書法 – 分組 A, B, C, D
  4. 毛筆書法 – 分組 A, B, CD
  5. 西畫 – 分組 A, B, C, D
  6. 國畫 – 分組 A, B, CD
  7. 作文 – 分組 A, B, CD
  8. 漢語拼音 – 分組 A, B, CD
  9. 閱讀測驗 – 分組 A, B, C, D
  10. 雙語翻譯 – 分組 A, B
  11. 中文打字 – 分組 A, B

學術比賽年齡分組表以12月31日為基準

組別 年齡 出生年月日 出生年
A 13歲(含)以上 2002/12/31及以前 <2003
B 10歲(含)–13歲 2003/01/01 ─ 2005/12/31 2003, 04, 05
C 7歲(含)–10歲 2006/01/01 ─ 2008/12/31 2006, 07, 08
D 7歲(不含)以下 2009/01/01及以後 >2008
CD 10歲(不含)以下 2006/01/01及以後 >2005

ANCCS also has a Year of the Monkey Poster Design Contest. Please check out their website for more details. If your child(ren) are interested in participating, please pick up a blank red poster paper from our office. Entry submission deadline is 1/22/2016.

Thank You to a donation from our teacher!

In this time of high tech and at this place of Silicon Valley, we are constantly trying to keep up to the leading edge. The school started out with a slide projector, which was quickly upgraded to a video one, and then doubled to two. But we were still short in many nights.

The school board would like to thank our teacher for her donation of a projector to the school for classroom use. We really appreciate the help!
Teaching a whole classroom of youngsters is really a tiresome and challenging job. We want to give our teachers a big
THANK YOU!

As always, all donations are federal tax deductible. More details are here