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

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