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NWCS Fall 2018 Newsletter – Week 2

Dear NWCS families,

感謝大家的支持!Welcome back everyone. It was great seeing you all together at the general assembly! I especially want to thank our teachers, board members and staff for a successful start to the school year. If you have any suggestions for future assemblies and open houses, please feel free to let me know!

Also want to wish you all a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! It falls on this coming Monday, Sept. 24th. May the full moon bring you much happiness and success. 祝福中秋佳節快樂! 願您的生活就像滿月一樣,圓圓滿滿的 !

Registration – Classes and Electives

Classes – As teachers evaluate their classes, there may be some movement from class to class in the first few weeks. We will let families know if any changes are recommended. In addition, if your child(ren) speaks with you about the current level being too difficult or too easy, please let your teacher, Dean, and myself know so that we can assess right away.

Electives – Please encourage your kids to visit and sign up for the enriching electives in the 3rd hour. We often hear back from many students how much they enjoy the fun electives. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact our registrar, Ms. David Chan, at registrar@nwcsny.org.

Remind Notification and Email Distribution

NWCS will broadcast school closings or emergency notifications by text via Remind (thanks to Mr. Harry Villareal, our Webmaster and Board member)!
If you have not yet subscribed to Remind for NWCS, please follow the below instructions to join:

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

NWCS also communicates over emails on school news and activities. If you know people, especially new families, who are not getting this email, please have them contact our webmaster at webmaster@nwcsny.org.

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Newsletter: Start of School Welcome – Fall 2018

Dear NWCS families,

歡迎大家來到北威中文學校! This Saturday, September 15th, is the first day of Chinese school for the Fall 2018 semester. It also marks the 50th anniversary of Northern Westchester Chinese School. We are so happy to have you in our NWCS community for this momentous year! Over the past five decades, we have educated thousands of students from Pre-K to 12th grade. I also want to take this moment to salute our current and previous deans, teachers, board members, and staff for their contributions to our school and for laying the foundation for our continued success.

In preparation for the first day of school, please see below for a few important announcements.

Open assembly
We will start school’s opening assembly at 9am sharp in the middle school gym. Kindly remember to pick up a welcome packet for your family which contains important information relevant to the school. Students will meet their respective teachers and then walk to the classrooms together. We aim to have the students in their classrooms by 9:15am after reviewing school safety policy and classroom etiquette. Break as usual is at 10am and our languages classes end at 11 am.

Electives
Electives are great way to meet students from other classes, learn something new, and do something fun. All students are welcomed to take or tour the electives from 11am to noon. I especially encourage the younger grades kids to sign up for our electives!

Open House
We will also hold an open house from 10-11am for prospective families. Here is the info for the open house.
Extra Credit Homework for all: kindly post the open house banner on your facebook, snapshot, or other social media groups you belong to. Please also print out copies of the fliers and hang them on public bulletin boards. Help NWCS spread the word!

Be our class parent
Each teacher has been asked to elect a class parent to help with events coordination and school communication chain. Please consider nominating yourself! This school depends on volunteers. Your active participation would be greatly appreciated.

Summer homework assignment
In preparation of the first day of class, kindly remind the kids to finish their summer work assignments and review what was learnt last year. For kids that have completed their summer homework assignments, they will be awarded 10 raffle tickets (pending teacher’s verification).

You can find the 2018-2019 school calendar here. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact our registrar, Mr. David Chan, at registrar@nwcsny.org or me.

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Fall 2018 Newsletter – Week 0

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Hope you all had a relaxing and fun summer!

Friendly reminder that first day of Chinese school for the 2018 Fall Semester is Saturday, September 15th. Our teachers, board members and staff have been busy preparing for our fall semester opening. Additional details about the first day of school will be sent next week. You can find the 2018-2019 school calendar here. If you have any questions regarding registration, kindly contact our registrar, Mr. David Chan, at registrar@nwcsny.org or me.

September 15: open house from 10am-12noon
We will hold an open house starting at 10am for prospective families. Attached is the open house brochure. Please invite friends and help the school spread the word by posting!

Summer homework assignment
In preparation of the first day of class, kindly remind the kids to finish their summer work assignments and review what was learnt last year!

Buy school supplies and support NWCS by shopping at AmazonSmile program
Please consider designating NWCS as your charitable organization of choice via AmazonSmile or shop on Amazon.com via www.nwcsny.org website. Thank you in advance for your support!

NWCS Chorus
Love singing? NWCS Chorus is welcoming new members. If interested please email info@nwcs-chorus.org or just come to their rehearsals from Saturdays 9:15 -11 AM at Briarcliff Manor Middle School

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 13

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

I want to thank everyone, especially the staff and teachers for making our last week’s open house a success!
Some of the class posters were amazing. Great job teachers and students!!
Will share a link to the photos on the school website soon.

​​End of Year Celebration
June 23rd, next Saturday, will be our last day of school. There will be no third hour elective classes. To celebrate a wonderful year of learning Chinese, everyone is invited to join us in the cafeteria after 10:30am for some sweets and finger foods. If you want to help, please sign up to bring drinks, baked goods or appetizers this week!

​​Trophy Pick Up Help Request
The speech contest trophies are ready and we need a volunteer to picked them up from Flushing on Friday June 14th. Please let me know if you can help bring them to the school on Saturday!
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Dragon Boat Festival
Monday June 18th is 端午節, Chinese Dragon Boat Festival. ​It​ commemorates the patriotic poet Qu Yuan, 屈原 (340-278 BC), and also acts as a chance for Chinese people to build their bodies and dispel diseases. To celebrate this cultural​ ​festival, our silk knotting and origami teachers will be showcasing paper zongzi (粽子) ornament making in the cafeteria. We will have DIY kits for sale if you want to participat​e! ​See below for a picture of the finished DIY project.

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 12

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Open house from 10am-12noon this Saturday
We will hold an open house starting at 10am for prospective families. Attached is the open house brochures. Please invite friends and help the school spread the word!

Registration will be open on June 9th
Registration will be open this Saturday. Please sign up early to receive $50 discount on language classes. We also want to encourage all students to take electives, so we are offering $75 discount on general electives for a limited time (this means for $200, students can take a fun elective for the whole year)!! Early registration discounts ends on July 15th.

Please note that students in Heritage 6, CSL Advanced I, and CSL Advanced II are required to take calligraphy as a culture class (unless the student has already taken it).

See you all on Saturday!!

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 11

Dear NWCS families,

General Assembly and Elections
We will be holding the Spring semester general assembly and elections for open board and staff positions this Sat at 9:30am. As mentioned before, the strength of our school lies in the dedication of our students, teachers, and parents too. At this time, we would like to encourage more of our parents to get involved, especially at the board and staff levels! For next year, we are looking for new Board Members and Treasurer

You can find descriptions of each of the positions here:

http://www.nwcsny.org/?page_id=143

http://www.nwcsny.org/?page_id=141

Please let Francine, David Quinn, or Wei (all copied on this email) know if you are interested in getting involved, or have any questions!

Annual Asian American Heritage Festival
Our school will host a booth at the AAH festival this Saturday. It is a fun event and one of the most popular ethnic cultural celebrations in Westchester. We are seeking volunteers to be present at our booth. No special skills required, just be friendly and share your experience at NWCS. Please let Wei know if you can help us at the booth!!
Free admission and parking!

Event: 21st Annual Asian American Heritage Festival
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 12 noon to 6 pm
Place: Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, New York

LINK: https://artswestchester.org/21st-annual-asian-american-heritage-festival/

NWCS Open House on June 9th
Kindly invite friends and families interested in learning Chinese to visit our school (and try some of the yummy snacks from the Breakfast Club) on June 9th from 10-12noon. We have the school brochure and open house flyers attached below. Please feel free to distribute them to your local community gatherings like libraries, markets and restaurants.

​Thank you and ​best ​regards,​​
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 10

Dear NWCS families,

In case you missed the earlier email update from today, class will start at 9am as usual on May 19th. The Color Run event has been moved to Sunday.

Speech Contest and Trophies
We will be conducting the last round of speech contests this Saturday. If a student missed the scheduled contest, please submit a video recording. Please note that trophies will be given to top 3 students in each class. We may award additional trophies upon teacher’s request as well. We want to send a positive encouragement to every student who made a genuine effort to prepare and practice!

Open House on June 9th
NWCS will be holding an Open House on Saturday, June 9th. I want to thank Mr. David Quinn, our co-board chair, for leading our media effort to invite families who are interested in learning Chinese to join us. Once we have post the flyer and brochure on the school website, I will ask for your help to spread the word!

See you on Saturday!

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

Special Notice: regular 9am school start on May 19th

Dear NWCS families,

We have been informed that the Briarcliff Color Run has been moved to Sunday May 20th due to weather forecast.

We will now start classes at 9am as usually on May 19th. No need to come in earlier this Saturday!

Your principal,
Francine M. Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 9

Hello everyone,

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
Thanks to Ms. Ying Hou, our school will have paper tissue flowers for sale this Saturday to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Please come by the cafeteria to get something pretty for the moms in your life!

General Assembly and Elections on June 2nd
We will be holding the Spring semester general assembly and elections for open board and staff positions on 6/2. As we mentioned during the last general assembly, the strength of our school lies in the dedication of our students, teachers, and parents too. At this time, we would like to encourage our parents to get involved, especially at the board and staff levels! For next year, we are looking for new Board Members, Registrar, and Treasurer

You can find descriptions of each of the positions here:

http://www.nwcsny.org/?page_id=143

http://www.nwcsny.org/?page_id=141

Please let Francine, David Quinn, or Wei (all copied on this email) know if you are interested in getting involved, or have any questions!

Annual Asian American Heritage Festival on June 2nd
Our school will host a booth at the AAH festival on 6/2. It is a fun event and we are seeking volunteers to be present at our booth. No special skills required, just be friendly and share your experience at NWCS. Free admission and parking!

Event: 21st Annual Asian American Heritage Festival
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 12 noon to 6 pm
Place: Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, New York

The public is invited to bring family and friends to the Kensico Dam Plaza for an afternoon of entertainment featuring experts in traditional Asian dance and song and masters of the martial arts, including lion dancers. Professional artists share the stage with children’s dance troupes in beautiful traditional costumes. There will be plenty of activities for children such as face painting, calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting, Origami, and games.

One of the most popular of the ethnic cultural celebrations on Westchester County’s summer calendar, the Asian American Heritage Festival attracts as many as 5,000 residents each year. It is also a favorite showcase for small businesses and non-profits, featuring vendors selling Asian-themed cultural artifacts and handmade goods, agencies offering educational and health services and local chefs cooking up a wide array of Asian foods. LINK: https://artswestchester.org/21st-annual-asian-american-heritage-festival/

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 8

Dear NWCS families,

It feels like summer already! 感覺就像夏天一樣!

Speech Contest Volunteers Needed
A reminder that the speech contest is coming up on 5/12 and 5/19! Wei Lin, our board co-chair, is looking for volunteers to help judge the speeches. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to hear our students speak Chinese! If you would like to volunteer, please speak with Wei this Saturday, or email her at chairperson@nwcsny.org.

Breakfast Special this Saturday
Our breakfast club will be cooking and selling pre-homemade 400 dumplings and some tea eggs (instead of the usual sweet rice rolls and pork buns). Please come by and support the club!

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

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