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NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 9

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

This Sunday is Mother’s Day!!
To all the NWCS moms, thank you for your dedication and support for the school. Happy Mother’s Day!!
對於所有NWCS媽媽們,感謝您對學校的奉獻和支持。祝您母親節快樂!

Our classes will be having speech contests this and next Saturday. Please remind the kids to practice!

Mother’s Day Flower Sale
Ms. Ying Hou has graciously made beautiful paper tissue flowers for NWCS as a fundraiser. We will be selling them to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Please come by the cafeteria to get something pretty for the moms in your life!

Breakfast Special this Saturday
Our breakfast club will be offering Taiwanese specialties, 粽子和肉圓, this week (instead of the usual sweet rice rolls and pork buns). Limited supply so get them early!

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 8

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Speech Contest Preparation
Please have your child memorize and practice well for their class speech contest. I look forward to hearing most of them over the next few weeks. Thanks in advance to parents who have volunteered to be judges!

Breakfast Special this Saturday
Our breakfast club will be cooking and selling scallion pancakes this week (instead of the usual sweet rice rolls and pork buns). Please come by and support the club!

Open House on May 18th
NWCS will be holding an Open House on Saturday, May 18th. Kindly help us spread the word and invite families who are interested in learning Chinese to join us!
The open house flyer is attached to this email.

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 7

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Midterm Preparation
Please note most classes will have midterm exams this Saturday. Kindly work with your children to follow study instructions from their teachers.

Speech Contest Schedule
Speech contest for each class will be held on May 4th or May 11th. Please encourage the students to prepare and practice well for this exercise. We are also looking for judges so kindly reach out to us if you would like to assist.

Open House on May 18th
NWCS will be holding an Open House on Saturday, May 18th. Thanks in advance to Mr. David Quinn, our co-board chair, for leading our media effort to publicize this event. We will post the flyer and brochure on the school website shortly. Please help us spread the word and invite families who are interested in learning Chinese to join us!

Asian American Women’s Conference on Sunday 4/28
OCA Westchester is hosting an Asian American Women’s Conference on Sunday 4/28 at Pace University in Manhattan. It will be a great conference for young women and adult women to attend and will address important issues that are relevant to Asian Americans today. Please see attached flier and workshop schedule if interested.

See you on Saturday!

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 6

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Welcome to Week 6!

Parent teacher conference
Please don’t forget to meet with your child’s teacher this Sat if the class is having the parent teacher conferences then! Kindly reserve a time slot with your child’s teachers to exchange feedback if you have not done so already. Please also feel free to reach out to any school officers if you have any questions or suggestions. We aim to continuously make improvements so would very much appreciate your inputs and involvement!

Our Board Needs You
Long time parent volunteer David Quinn will be “graduating” from service to our school this June as his daughter Ke Ting (Olivia) completes her 9th year in our CSL track. This reminds us that our board of directors needs parent volunteer. Be a board member – no experience required. NWCS needs your energy and dedication to continue evolving to the best it can be. With David retiring, we’re seeking a person (or pair of people) willing to focus on school communications and outreach to new families. David promises to advise and counsel you! If interested, please email studioquinn@gmail.com.

Friendly reminder that school will be closed on Saturday April 20th for spring break!

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 5

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Welcome to Week 5!

Parent teacher conference
Most classes are having their parent teacher conferences next week. Kindly reserve a time slot with your child’s teachers to exchange feedback if you have not done so already. Please also feel free to reach out to any school officers if you have any questions or suggestions. We aim to continuously make improvements so would very much appreciate your inputs and involvement!

Support NWCS by shopping at AmazonSmile program
If you shop on Amazon, please consider designating NWCS as your charitable organization of choice via AmazonSmile. This is an easy and economical way to support NWCS.
Thanks in advance for your support!

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 4

Dear NWCS families, 大家好, 
 
Welcome to Week 4 of our Spring semester!
 
Now the weather is warmer, I would like to ask all students to get to classes on time!
Our teachers and classmates would really appreciated it!
 
ACS Conference in Baltimore from 5/25 – 5/26
If your child is interested in representing NWCS at the upcoming ACS conference for the speech or poster contest, please let us know! 
For the speech contest, there are two age groups (age 9-12 and age 13-18) and two tracks (Heritage and CSL). NWCS can send one contestant per age group, track combo.
 
Dear teachers, please let us know if you are interested in attending ACS for training that weekend. We would be happy to make the arrangements for you.
Additional information can be found here: ACS Conference Info.
 
Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 3

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,  
 
Happy Spring and welcome to Week 3 everyone!
 
Now spring is official here, I want to share one of my favorite Chinese poems with you all, 
I think most of the NWCS students had learn this little poem in Kindergarten or 1st grade.
It is called 春曉 (Spring Dawn), by 孟浩然 (Meng Haoran) a Tang dynasty poet.
Spring Dawn poem.jpg
春曉
Spring Dawn
 
春眠不覺曉,
In Spring one sleeps, unaware of dawn;
處處聞啼鳥。
everywhere one hears crowing birds.
夜來風雨聲,
In the night came the sound of wind and rain;
花落知多少。
who knows how many flowers fell?
 
Have your kid(s) recite this poem in the next few days.
Here are two video links in case they want a reminder!
See you on Saturday!
Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 2

Dear NWCS families, 大家好, 
 
Welcome to Week 2 of our Spring semester!
 
Updated School Calendar
Please see attached calendar for the updated NWCS schedule for the spring semester.
Due to the snow day on 3/2, most events are pushed back by 1 week.
 
ACS Conference in Baltimore from 5/25 – 5/26
Association of Chinese School (ACS) is holding its annual conference in Baltimore this year during the Memorial Day weekend.
If any student is interested in competing in the speech, poster, or singing contest, kindly let me know!
Additional information can be found here: ACS Conference Info.
 
2019美東中文學校協會第四十六屆年會 將於五月廿五、廿六兩天在馬利蘭州巴爾地摩舉行。
請參閱附件下的ACS演講和壁報比賽規則.
 
Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Reminder – Spring Semester Starts 3/9

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Friendly reminder that our week 1 for spring semester starts tomorrow. 

See you all soon!

Best regards,
Francine M. Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 1

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

I am still basking in the euphoria from our 50th Anniversary celebration!
See below for a group photo of past and current teachers/principals. 
Very grateful for everyone’s contribution to NWCS.
 
NWCS teachers and principals.JPG
 
Also hope you are having a pleasant winter break.
Please note that our Spring 2019 semester starts this Saturday, March 2nd.
Kindly remind the kid(s) to finish their winter break homework!
 
In case there is a weather related issue, NWCS will broadcast school closings or emergency notifications by text via Remind, in addition to emails.
If you have not yet subscribed to Remind for NWCS, please follow the below instructions to join.

Remind Notification Signup

Sending a text to 81010 with message text @nwcsnotify
You’ll receive a welcome text from Remind.
If having trouble texting to 81010, then try texting to (478) 225-3884 with message text @nwcsnotify
Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

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