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NWCS – Fall’19 Week 10 – Newsletter

Dear Families,
Iteration about School Policy
Please remind our child(ren) about no food or drink in the classroom policy.  We rent the school facility from Briarcliff School District, and this is the responsibility of everyone at NWCS to keep the school facility clean and safe.  We have worked hard to build a good partnership with the District and hope to stay like this for many years to come.
Also, our classes start at 9:00 AM.  Please make sure our child(ren) arrive at school on time for their classes.
Class Picture Day
Many thanks to Kenny Soohoo, our school consuel, for being the class photographer last week! We will have to retake some classes this week. Once done, we will share these great pictures with you.
 
Designate NWCS at the AmazonSmile program
For your holiday shopping, please designate NWCS as your charitable organization of choice via AmazonSmile or shop on Amazon.com via www.nwcsny.org website. This is an easy way to support our school (school gets a small donation for each purchase made via the link).
 
School Calendar
Before planning your holiday getaway, please refer to school website and check the holiday schedule or find attached.
Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

NWCS – Fall 2019 Week 9 Newsletter

Dear Families,
Picture Day
We will be taking class pictures this weekend. Please have your kids come prepared.  If you like photography and can help with our school picture day.  Please let me know.  Currently, our custodian, Kenny Soohoo, will help.  If possible, 2 more volunteers will be ideal.
 
Congratulations to Rebecca Lim for receivingConEd Scholar Athlete Award! – Advanced Chinese Study class
Rebecca was named CondEd’s Westchester scholar athlete of the week with impressive 44-0 undefeated record during the regular season.
 
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Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

NWCS Fall 2019 Newsletter – Week 8

Dear Families,
Many thanks for getting our students dressed up for Halloween weekend last week.  Here are some pictures taken that day.
Class Parent
Please volunteer to be a class parent of your child’s class.  As we prepare for the New Year celebration program, our teachers are working with students to organize and rehearse their routines.  It would be great to have class parent(s) to help with the preparation and other events.
School Calendar
I had distributed latest school calendar in the past.  As holiday season approaching, please refer to school website for latest schedule and school close.
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Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

NWCS Fall 2019 Newsletter – Week 7

Dear NWCS families, 
 
Dress up for Halloween this Saturday
We will be celebrating Halloween this Saturday. Everyone is welcome to wear a costume and join us!  We will be handing out treats to students.
 
 
Support NWCS by shopping at AmazonSmile program
For your holiday shopping, please consider designating NWCS as your charitable organization of choice via AmazonSmile or shop on Amazon.com via www.nwcsny.org website.  Thank you all in advance for your support!
Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

NWCS Fall 2019 Newsletter – Week 6

Dear Families,
Parent teacher conference
 
Most classes are having their parent teacher conferences this Saturday per school calendar . Kindly reserve a time slot with your child’s teachers to exchange feedback. Please also feel free to reach out to any school officers if you have any suggestions for school operations and curriculum. We aim to continuously make improvements but need your inputs and involvement to make them happen!
 
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
 
Registration and Payment
10/19/19 is the last day of enrollment deadline.  If you have not registered or paid the tuition, please take a few moments to complete the process on NWCS web site.


Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

NWCS Fall 2019 Newsletter – Week 5

Dear Families,
With October upon us, we will kick off our Halloween story reading for our youngsters (Pre-K to 2nd Grade) this weekend.  Our NWCS former co-chairperson, David Qinn, and author of children’s picture book - Go to Sleep, Little Creep, is very kind to offer his precious weekend morning and stop by school for a visit.  We will have 2 sessions of story reading – around 10:15 AM and 10:55 AM.  Each session will last about 10-15 minutes.
Registration
Some families have not completed the enrollment process thus far.  Please take a few moments of your time to complete school enrollment on NWCS web site.  Couple important dates to keep in mind.
Last date to withdraw with 50% refund (exclude book & registration fee) – 10/12/19
Last date of enrollment – 10/19/19
Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

NWCS Fall 2019 Newsletter – week 4 – Fire Drill Exercise

Dear Families,
Many thanks for your patience and cooperation with student movement from class to class over the past couple weeks.  As students settling down with their respective classes, we should be able to focus more on teaching and learning going forward.  Please encourage our children to spend some time learning/speaking Mandarin at home and utilize different resources like Apps, Internet to practice.
Fire Drill This Saturday
Every year, we have one fire drill exercise to make sure every staff and family know the evacuation route in case of emergency.  We will have a fire drill from 10:55-11:05 AM this Saturday (10/5). When complete, 3rd hour elective will resume normally.  The teachers will lead the students to the designated meeting area outside during the drill. All adults, including Chorus and Tai Chi members will also need to evacuate the school when the alarm bell rings. Please review the attached evacuation plan in advance, so that you are familiar with what your evacuation route is. There will be staff in the corridors to direct you to the right place, but it would be very helpful if you know where to go as well. We are aiming to complete the evaluation in less than 5 minutes so please help us make that happen.
Registration
Some families have not completed the enrollment process thus far.  Please take a few moments of your time to complete school enrollment on NWCS web site.  Couple important dates to keep in mind.
Last date to withdraw with 50% refund (exclude book & registration fee) – 10/12/19
Last date of enrollment – 10/19/19
Breakfast Club
Our breakfast club members will have dumpling and yummy sticky rice sales this weekend.  Besides their regular day jobs, they have been working hard to come up different yummy breakfast items for our students to experience Asian food.  Please feel free and stop by our breakfast station in cafeteria.
Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

NWCS Fall 2019 Newsletter – week 3

Dear NWCS families,

 
Welcome to Week 3!

Fall weather is upon us.  Hope everyone is slowly settling down with the class and routine.  Sep 28, is Confucius’s birthday and also marked as Teacher’s appreciation day at our school.  Please remind our children to wish our teachers a Happy Teacher’s Day (教師 節快樂)!

 
NWCS Registration & Withdraw
Some students may try different classes to find the suitable language level for their ages.  I’d suggest those families who have not registered yet complete the enrollment on our NWCS web site. The enrollment process will be closed in early to mid Oct.  This week (9/28/19) is the final week for withdraw with 100% refund – exclude books and registration fee.  Oct 12, 2019 will be the last deadline to withdraw with 50% refund (exclude books and registration fee).
 
Class Parent Volunteer
Please sign up class parent volunteer for your child(ren)’s class and participate with class activities.  We try to bring fun elements into classroom.  If parents can work with the teacher to come up ideas or props for respective classes, our students will mostly benefit and enjoy the learning experience.  
School safety is our first priority.  Please remind our students safety protocol around school premises if needed.
Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

NWCS Newsletter – Week 2

Dear NWCS families,It was great to see you all at the opening assembly.  In the next week or two, we will continue to get every student placed in the right class after some try out sessions.  Please be reminded to turn in summer homework to get credited for 10 raffle tickets!

Registration – Classes and Electives

Language Classes - Some of you may not have the time to complete the registration yet, please take a moment and log on to NWCS web site and complete the enrollment process.  As teachers evaluate their classes, we will let families know if any changes are recommended.  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 - We offer culture electives in the 3rd hour.  Please encourage your kids to visit and sign up.  If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact our registrar, Mr. David Chan, at registrar@nwcsny.org.

Tutor Room Change - The 3rd hour tutoring session will be located at the ART room on 1st floor.  We have a regular tutor for the hour.
 
Volunteer
 
Be part of the NWCS community volunteer network.  We encourage parents to join breakfast club, school custodian, or class parents and help school with day to day operation.  Our collective contribution will make a difference to our students and the community!
 
Initiatives
 

Starting this semester, we will run one pilot program for encourage more class participation and at home practice.  For pre-k to 3rd grade classes, each student will be given a communication booklet or similar by class teachers.  This booklet will be used by teachers to communicate with parents about in-class progress, homework assignment, reward sticker collection, etc.. We also prepare lots of goodies for our students to redeem their sticker rewards at our school Reward Station.  I also like to invite parent involvement to promote good learning habit development at home.  If you think your kid(s) has done an excellent Chinese school work at home this week, please write a short note to class teacher, your child(s) will get one extra sticker towards his/her reward collection.  I am looking forward to seeing many students come to our reward station to exchange their favorite prize!

 
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)!  This service is extra helpful in the winter months before driving kids to school on Saturday morning.
 
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,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

Welcome to Northern Westchester Chinese School

Dear NWCS families,

歡迎大家來到北威中文學校!  Welcome to Northern Westchester Chinese School!

This Saturday, September 14th, is the first day of Chinese school for the Fall 2019 semester.  We are thrilled to have you join NWCS community for this year!  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 9:00 am 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 10:00 am and our languages classes end at 11:00 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. Attached are the information for the open house, school floor plan.

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).

Volunteer

This school is run by parents like you and me.  We are here to create a language and culture environment for our children.  To enrich our students’ learning experience, please consider to volunteer and help school functions and activities.  To incentivize in teaching role, we just initiated a program this year to offer 50% discount in language course tuition if you decide to become a teacher at NWCS.  Please feel free to contact me regarding this program.

You can find the 2019-2020 school calendar here. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact our registrar, Mr. David Chan, at registrar@nwcsny.org or me.

Your principal,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

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