NWCS Chorus – Year End Performance – June 18, 2022, 10:45am – 11:30am

Please come to the school cafeteria on Saturday,  June 18, 2022  at 10:45am for the NWCS Chorus Year End Performance!

NWCS Spring ’22 – Newsletter, Week 12 (06/04/22)

Dear NWCS Families, As we start the month of June, we are heading to the final stretch with only 3 sessions left – including the graduation and year end celebration.  This week, we will host a General Assembly in Briarcliff Middle school cafeteria – 9:20 ~ 9:50 AM.  We cordially invite you to join for

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2023 NWCS Graduation and New Year Celebration Video

This is a video recording of the 2023 NWCS Graduation and New Year Celebration Video


Good Morning NWCS Video

Good Morning, NWCS! Here is a fun video made by our teachers and students. 

NWCS Registration, Open House and Moon Cakes!

Hi NWCS Families!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Summer! As the Summer winds down, the NWCS staff and board are busy getting things ready for school. Please see below for a few notices:
REGISTRATION: If you have not registered yet, please do so ASAP so that we can plan accordingly. This is really important as it helps us to finalize class assignments.
OPEN HOUSE: Please help spread the word about our school! I’ve attached an open house flyer and brochure. Please feel free to forward this on to anyone who might be interested, post onto any of your social media platforms and just generally get the word out!
MOON CAKES: The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is on 9/10, our first day of school! Each year we order moon cakes for our teachers to thank them for all their hard work. This year we are pleased to offer our families the ability to pre-order boxes of moon cakes as well! Please use this link to access the pre-order form. Take a look at the “Item List” tab for the flavors included in each box sets. Moon cakes can be paid for and picked up on the first day of school. If you have any questions or difficulties with ordering, please let us know.
SUMMER HOMEWORK: A reminder to all students to get their Summer HW done! Those who hand in their HW will get 10 raffle tickets for the New Year Raffle.
NWCS Co-Chairperson, 2017-2023

2022-2023 School Calendar is now available

The 2022-20223 School Calendar is now available. Please click on the Calendar link on the homepage to view it.

Registration for the next school year (Fall 2022-Spring 2023) is open!

The enrollment system is now open for registration for the next school year, Fall 2022-Spring 2023.
If you are not certain about your child’s class placement, please go ahead and enroll first.  We will work with you to determine placement before the semester starts, and this can also be changed after the first class.

Heritage 8 Speech Contest

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Here are drawings and speeches from the Heritage 8 Class’s speech contest this year.


Sophie Huang_1Sophie Huang’s speechRyan LeeRyan Lee’s speechJason Zhang_1Jason Zhang’s speechCassandra ShihCassandra Shih’s speech

Anthony Jiang’s speech

NWCS Spring ’22 – Newsletter, Week 12 (06/04/22)

Dear NWCS Families,
As we start the month of June, we are heading to the final stretch with only 3 sessions left – including the graduation and year end celebration.  This week, we will host a General Assembly in Briarcliff Middle school cafeteria – 9:20 ~ 9:50 AM.  We cordially invite you to join for the discussion.
Year End Celebration
We will combine this year’s graduation with the year end celebration.  Vice Principal, Mrs. Francine Feng, is hard at work coordinating with teachers on performance and programming.  Please feel free to contribute ideas and assistance to make this special event memorable and fun.
New Elective Course Coming This Fall
I’d like to announce a new culture class coming this Fall.  The class will be focusing on Chinese painting and modern art (no prior knowledge or training required) - one class for adults and one for students with 7th grade or higher.  The initial idea is to have a maximum class capacity of 6 & minimum of 3 to open the class.  Please find the attached PDF file for some artwork completed by the teacher.  Please help us spread the news about the class and sign up for yourself or your child.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Instructor Bio Info:
Mrs. Sinrong Chen earned her B.A degree specializing in Chinese Painting in Taiwan.  She is a resident of Westchester Co. and enjoys teaching art classes to her students.  I have known Mrs. Chen personally for years and think our community can benefit a lot from her expertise in Chinese Art.
(1). Adult: 90 to 105 minutes from 9:00 AM ~ 10:30 (10:45) & parents will have a break during language break & attend to their children’s needs. Separate enrollment in Spring and Fall.
(2). Students: 11:00 to 12:00 - one enrollment in the Fall for the entire calendar year.
Tuition: course material included
(1). Adult: $350 + $50 material/ handling fee per semester.
(2). Students without language enrollment: same as (1)
(3). Students with language enrollment: covered in the language class (just pay extra handling/material fee $75 a year).
Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal

NWCS School Opening Day (9/11/21) – Welcome Letter, Policy, and Instructions

Dear NWCS Families,


Welcome to the 2021-2022 Northern Chinese School year! Our first day of school is on Saturday 9/11, starting at 9am. We are excited to see many of you back to school. Although it has been a very challenging situation for all of us to face in the past year and a half, we are back now and even more prepared to provide a safe environment for our kids to learn the Chinese language and culture. Please take a few minutes to read over the details below and the attached documents. You will find the protocols for our opening day, welcome letter from school, school calendar, and assigned classroom floor map.


I would like to use this opportunity to outline areas that we need your attention and help:


1). NWCS will follow Briarcliff School District health guidelines in conjunction with New York State Health Department and School Education Department -

Beginning on Monday, August 23rd and until further notice, all students, staff, and visitors must wear a mask while inside school facilities.  All students will be stationed at least three (3) feet apart while in classrooms.


Each classroom will be provided with sanitizer and wipes.  If any students or parents feel sick or not well, please stay at home and do not come to school.


Although temperature check is not mandatory by the school district, to be extra cautious, we will measure temperature periodically when students or families enter the school building.  Please use the front entrance ONLY for the ease of managing foot traffic flow.


2). Most classes will be offered in-person with a few exceptions due to teachers’ personal health considerations.  If your kids have the following schedule conflicts, please consider bringing your kids to school.  We will host classrooms for students to take online classes with counselor’s supervision.

(a). Families with multiple kids that have both in-person and online classes

(b). Students taking in-person language classes but having a online elective class – i.e. Chess, or vice versa

(c). Students who prefer to have school learning set up instead of home even for remote learning


Please bring the laptop with a headset to school for the cases listed above.



3). Instead of our regular intermission break time at 10:00 AM for all students, we will create 2 periods of break time for different age groups.

(a). 9:50 ~ 9:50 AM -> 5th grade and higher.

(b). 10:05 ~ 10:15 AM -> 4th grade and lower.


4). Our breakfast club will offer only packaged snacks/drinks and self-serve coffee/tea until further notice.  Therefore, please feel free to pack snacks or small bites for your kids to bring.


5). We will not have an open assembly this year.  Instead, we will have volunteers at the front entrance to guide families/students to their classrooms.  Please bear with us if the traffic flow is a bit slow on the first day.


Classroom Guideline


  • Kindly bring your kids to school 5-10 minutes before 9:00 AM.


  • There is no eating when inside the classroom so please make sure your kids have breakfast before arriving at school.


  • Respecting the class teacher is one of the most important traditions in Chinese culture.  We cannot stress enough of this value. Please emphasize this point to your kids at home.


Below is the classroom and teacher assignment with an indication of in-person or remote teaching.  Please review carefully along with the building map. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.


2021-22 Classroom Assignments

NWCS – 2021 Fall Semester Update and Open House

Dear NWCS Families, 大家好, 
Hope you are having a great summer!
Fall 2021 Semester Registration
First day of school is on Saturday 9/11. Please register your child here if you have not yet done so, Please contract our registrar, Ms. Allyson Kwan, at registrar@nwcsny.org or our principal Rick Chan at principal@nwcsny.org if you have any questions.
We are also offering two special electives this semester: “Coding and Electronics with Arduino” and “SAT Prep”. If interested, please sign up!
Summer Homework Assignment
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)!
Open House
We are also having an open house on 9/11 from 9:30-11:30am. Please help us spread the word!! Here is the link to the open house ad if you want to forward to anyone.
You can see our 2021-2022 school calendar here.
Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏NWCS Vice Principal

NWCS – Welcome Letter 2020-2021

Dear NWCS Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We hope that everyone has had a healthy, safe, and fun Summer. Hopefully all Chinese HW was done during this time as well… Remember to hand those into your teachers for raffle tickets!

This Fall, while we had hoped to return to school in person, we felt it was safer for our families and teachers to continue on-line, given that we are coming from so many different school districts. The good news is that we are fully prepared to do so, given the hard work that Principal Rick Chan, Vice Principal Francine Fang, teachers, staff and board members had put in last Spring. They really stepped up to the extraordinary challenge of figuring out how to transition our classes to on-line classes, and successfully implemented teaching remotely for all the language classes and some electives as well. A big THANK YOU to them for all their efforts and dedication!

In addition, over the summer we’ve been able to fine tune and increase our offerings for on-line electives. A reminder that this year, electives (apart from SAT prep) are included in your tuition. Please sign up for an elective! The following are the current electives offered:


  • Calligraphy – learn the skills to create beautiful and dynamic characters.
  • Chess – learn Chinese and western chess, a great way to develop strategy skills.
  • Chinese Knotting – learn how to tie decorative knots, parents welcome!
  • Intro to Chinese Arts and Crafts – a fun way to learn Chinese culture!
  • Martial Arts and Fitness (NEW) – great for getting a workout in for the kids!
  • Origami – Learn how to fold fun projects. Highly recommended by my daughter who took it last year!
  • SAT Prep – extra charge, but totally worth it if your child is gearing up for the SATs.
  • Sewing (NEW) – learn how to sew fun crafts, with former teacher Terry Taylor.
  • Yoga (NEW) –   for Students and Parents! ($100 for parents for 14 classes, or $10 per class drop in rate)

In addition to the above, starting week 2 we will be setting up a weekly community zoom hour for parents to sign in and catch up! Until we get back into school in person, we hope this community hour can offer parents a time to get together and chat. You just have to bring your own coffee and snacks! We are also working on how to hold our Chinese New Year celebration, raffle, and general assemblies. More to come on these events later in the year. Later on in the Fall we will also be evaluating to see if we can return to classes in person in the Spring. Please make sure to read your emails for updates on these and more topics.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: General Assembly Zoom Meeting

We will start on 9/12/20 with a ZOOM general assembly from 9-9:15am. After this, each student should sign into their respective classes. Please use this link for the general assembly.


Meeting ID: 849 9014 7401

Passcode: Ni Hao

In the meantime, please refer to the attachments for the following information:

  • 2020-2021 Calendar
  • Administration, staff, and board members’ contact information
  • Emergency phone system sign up information

As usual, a weekly briefing email to all families will be sent out to keep you up to date with any information, e.g. school activities, updates, etc. If you do not receive this email by the start of week 2, please contact the registrar to verify your contact information. In addition, we have an emergency phone system set up, used only for last minute closures (power outages, internet issues). See attached for how to sign up.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions at any time, please feel free to reach out to any of the administration, staff or board members.

Looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Sincerely yours,

Rick Chan (Principal)

Francine Fang (Vice-Principal)

Weifang Lin, (Board Co-Chair)

David Strollo (Board Co-Chair)

NWCS Co-Chairperson, 2017-2021

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