Category Archives: 校長的話 / Principal’s Notes

*** Important Notice – NWCS 2020 Chinese New Year Celebration & Performance Program – 1/11/20

Dear NWCS Families,
This Saturday is the Chinese New Year celebration at NWCS! Vice principal, Francine, and several volunteers have been working hard on this project for more than 1 month to bring this traditional event live.  We’d like to have your participation in the following:

1. Please have your child practice their performance at home!
2. Students should report to their classroom at 9:00 AM for rehearsal. Teachers will bring them to the high school theater when ready.
3. Please bring the assigned supply for your kid’s class or cooked food to the middle school cafeteria (see below for the assignments).
4. Please bring basketball, badminton, Ping Pong paddles and balls if you wish to play at the reserved middles school gym.
5. Luncheon and raffle tickets will be available for sale on Sat (cash and check only) at high school auditorium & cafeteria reception area

Thank you to the people that have volunteered to help! We will reach out to you shortly.  Please let our vice principal, Francine, know if you can offer a hand.

P.S. New Year celebration program is attached below.
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NWCS 2019 Fall – Newsletter – Week 14 – 01/04/20

Dear NWCS families,
Hope you have a great holiday break and enjoy the time spent with families.  Wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!  When returning to school this weekend, we have a few items for this week:
(1).  Classes will have their final exam – Study time!
(2).  There will be NO 3rd hour electives this weekend.  Teachers may use this hour to help students practice their Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration programs if needed.
(3).  We will have one more round of CNY performance rehearsal at High School auditorium this weekend starting at 9:15 am.
Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

NWCS 2019 Fall – Newletter – Week 13

Dear NWCS families,
 
Welcome to Week 13 – the final week of 2019! As most classes are preparing for or having the final exam in coming New year, kindly remind the students to review and study. After this Saturday, we will have our holiday season break and classes will resume on Jan. 4th, which is scheduled for final exam for most classes but follow each teacher’s schedule accordingly.
 
NWCS New Year Celebration on January 11th from 10:00am-3pm - If snow day, then it will be on January 18th
  • School will be open at 9:00 am in the morning of 1/11 for final hour rehearsal or class exam if any and the performances will start at 10:00am.
  • Rehearsals will begin this Saturday. We need volunteers to help with stage setup, performance orchestration, and session control. Please come by the high school auditorium to lend us a hand if you have not signed up yet. 
  • This week we will be continuing to sell luncheon and raffle tickets.  Please feel free to stop by cafeteria to purchase or let me know if you want me reserve tickets for you.
  • Show off your culinary skill at our Chinese New Year celebration luncheon – you are invited to sign up and bring your traditional dishes to share with everyone.
 
Come out and support our craft program
Our Chinese knotting teacher, Ms. Wang, and her students would like to invite everyone to stop by cafeteria and showcase their beautiful art work and raise funding for Chinese school.  They have been busy at work to prepare this event since beginning of the semester.  Many pieces of art work come from our students directly with teacher’s supervision.  Many items would make a wonderful addition to your holiday decoration.
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Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

NWCS – Fall’19 Week 12 – Newsletter

Dear NWCS Families,
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  As heading into year end, every class has been preparing for the Chines New Year program.  Tentatively, Jan. 11 is scheduled for the celebration.  In order to have a successful celebration, we rely on our volunteers to help with different events.  Breakfast moms are always front center for all the yummy food.  We also need volunteers to get backstage ready and decorated the night before.  Our vice principal, Francine Fang, has been busy at work preparing and planning this annual celebration.  Please reach out to Francine for other volunteer opportunities.
General Assembly Meeting
We will have a general assembly meeting this weekend (12/7).  Please join us at the middle school cafeteria.
Remind Notification and Email Distribution

To better communicate school closing or other emergency announcements, 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
Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

NWCS – Fall’19 Week 11 – Newsletter

Dear Families,
One week before Thanksgiving!!  School will be closed on 11/30, but we need to get through 11/23 class first.  My special thanks to all teaching staff, breakfast club moms, and all volunteers to make Chinese school operate smoothly and provide an excellent learning environment and experience for our children.  I wish all NWCS families a happy Thanksgiving.
Raffle Donation
As holiday season around the corner, we are making a raffle donation for this year’s New Year celebration preparation.  Items like new toys, gift cards, spa, flight tickets or restaurant vouchers are some examples to choose.  If you like to make a contribution, please feel free to contact NWCS Chairperson – Wei Lin for any questions.
General Assembly
When school reconvenes on 12/7, we will hold a general assembly meeting at middle school cafeteria.  Please feel free to join us that day
Student Report
School is more than halfway through the semester.  You may log on to NWCS web site and check your child(ren) reports.  Some classes may or may not post complete information on the web site.  Please feel free to contact teachers on student’s progress.
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Best Regards,
Rick Chan 詹文芳

NWCS Principal
principal@nwcsny.org

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

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