Category Archives: 校長的話 / Principal’s Notes

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 7

Greetings NWCS families, 大家好,

School to start at 8:30am on May 19th
Braircliff is hosting a color run on May 19th, where the entrance to the school will be closed to all traffic from 8:30-9:30am. To accommodate this event, NWCS has decided to start school earlier that day. Teachers and families, kindly arrive school before 8:30am, ideally by 8:15AM that morning please. Classes will start at 8:30am on May 19th.

To help facilitate an orderly entry, the back parking lot by auditorium and HS cafeteria is reserved for our use. We will have staff and helpers out by the entrance gatehouse directing our families to park there. The central parking lot will be used for the school’s race. Late comers will need to park at the church lot next door and walk to school FYI.

Apologies for any potential inconvenience this may cause. We have a good relationship with Briarcliff school and will work with them next year to see if there are other ways to minimize disruption to our classes.

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 6

Dear NWCS families,

Parent teacher conference
Most classes are having their parent teacher conferences now. 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!

Speech Contest Schedule
Due to the snow day in March, the speech contests for each class will be held either on May 12th or May 19th. Please encourage each student 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 volunteer.

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!

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 5

Dear NWCS families,

Kindly join the NWCS’s Remind Notification System
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

Chinese New Year Celebration Video and Pictures
Mr. Benson Louie, our chairman emeritus, has created a video of our Chinese New Year celebration in January.
You can find the video here: https://youtu.be/5bcnDqflrzw

He also has graciously uploaded the pictures from our New Year show to:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1W4GqvExORR9R6o388elJ6pQwtKcYyAyI

Hope you’ll enjoy these memories!

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 4

Dear NWCS families,

I hope you all are having a great spring break!!

Week 4 starts tomorrow. The Breakfast club will be hosting a dumpling making session from 9-10am on Sat. All parents are welcome to join us.

See you all tomorrow!!

Your principal,
Francine M. Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 3

Dear NWCS families,

Thanks to Mr. Harry Villareal, our Webmaster and Board member, NWCS now can broadcast school closings or emergency notifications by text via Remind.
Please subscribe to Remind for NWCS by following the instructions below. If you have any issues subscribing, please reach out to webmaster@nynwcs.org.

Instructions to join NWCS Notifications by text:
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

Activities for Parents in the Third Hour
Parents, if you are interested in having an occasional adult conversation class during the third hour elective, please let me know. We will schedule a few classes through out the semester for all interested parties.

Are you interested in learning Chinese silk knotting? If so, please come by the cafeteria in the third hour where Ms. Huey-Ping Wang will be teaching a new type of knots each month. No need to register, just drop by if you are interested and have the time!

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 2

Dear NWCS families,

春天快到了! Spring is almost here!

Since we had a snow day on March 3rd, we are shifting the school schedule back by one week.
Please see attached file for the updated NWCS school calendar.

Hopefully Week 1 went well for everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me or see me in the cafeteria on Saturday!

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2018 Newsletter – Week 1

Dear NWCS families,

First week of spring semester starts this Saturday!
Hope you all had a wonderful winter break. Please remember to finish the winter homework!

Electives
All students are encouraged to take a third hour elective, where they will do something fun and make new friends. Please preview some electives and let me know if you want to enroll this semester!

Parents, please join our chorus, knitting circle, breakfast club, or line dancing groups. We plan to feature a few workshops and demos this semester which would love to have your participation. Any additional activities ideas or suggestions are welcomed.

Chinese New Year Celeration
Thank you all for a wonderful Chinese New Year Celebration in January!
Benson, our chairman emeritus, has kindly made a recording of our celebration.
You can see the video of it here on the NWCS website.

Community News
Congratulations to David Quinn, our co-board chair, for his upcoming book release. The new book is called ‘GO TO SLEEP, LITTLE CREEP’. It is coming this summer and pre-orders are live now. You can see a preview of the book via this link. Kindly take a look and help David drive pre-orders, which are make or break. Please feel free to spread the news!

Lastly, Harvey school is looking for additional host families. If you are interested in hosting a international high school student during the weekend and short holidays, please take a look at the attached informational flyers. Ms. Alex Lindquist, director of international programs at Harvey, would be happy to speak to you about the opportunity. She can be contacted at 914-232-3161 ext. 160 or alindquist@harveyschool.org.

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

Happy Chinese New Year from NWCS!

Dear NWCS families,

Happy Chinese New Year!!
Wish you all a fantastic Year of the Dog!!

祝大家新年快樂!!
旺事如意,旺事順心!

2018

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Newsletter – Chinese New Year Celebration and Graduation 2018-01-11

Dear NWCS families,

We will start our Chinese New Year celebration at 10am this Saturday at the High School auditorium!
Please still have your kids report to their classrooms at 9am to meet with the teachers.

This year, we are honoring Dr. Ifay Chang, and Ms. Wen Lin Murray for their service anniversaries! We are very grateful for their 15 years of contribution to NWCS.
You can find the final program here http://www.nwcsny.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018_New_Year_Program_Final.pdf

All graduates and their cheering families, kindly meet at the front of the stage at 9:55am or earlier.

Everyone, please remember to bring your dishes if you signed up for food. Luncheon tickets are available for purchase onsite for $5. Please join us for raffle drawings and games after lunch!

PS. volunteers are needed to help with the games. Please find me if you can assist!

Your principal,​​
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Newsletter: Week 13, 2018-01-03

Dear NWCS families,

Welcome to 2018!! 歡迎來到2018年!!
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday break.

Reminder that we have Chinese school this coming Saturday. Many classes are having finals and/or rehearsals for the CNY celebration on January 13th. Since tomorrow may be a snow day for most students, it would be a great time to practice some Chinese!

Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

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