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NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 14

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

End of School Celebration
This Saturday is the last day of this school year. There will be no elective classes in the third hour. We will be celebrating with some yummy snacks, drinks and food at 11am in the cafeteria instead. Parents, please remember to bring the goodies to share with everyone!

Registration for Fall 2019
Registration is open for Fall 2019! Reminder that we are offering an early registration discount of $50 per student if registered before July 15th. There is also a $30 discount per additional sibling. Kindly note that early registration discount will only be honored if the tuition is paid in full by 7/15 (postmarked on or prior to that date if mailing a check).
You can register here. If you have any questions, please contract our registrar, Mr. David Chan, at registrar@nwcsny.org or me at principal@nwcsny.org
Thank You to NWCS Teachers and Staff for a wonderful 2018-2019 school year!
I want to thank all the teachers and staff members for their dedication and hard work this year!! You are the heart and soul of this school and community. This Saturday marks the end of my two-year term as principal. I am happy to announce that Rick Chan, our current vice principal, will be taking over the role next year. I will continue to serve the school next year as vice principal (yup, we’re switching roles). If you are interested in being co-vice principal with me, please let me know!

Being NWCS’ principal has been a source of great personal fulfillment for me over these last 2 years. I wanted to give back to the school that I had attended as a child, celebrate our 50th anniversary, and help moving our school forward. With everyone’s help, I feel we were successful in doing so. Perhaps some of today’s students will also pay it forward one day by becoming a school leader when they are grown up too!

Wish you all a great week and summer ahead!

Best Regards,

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 13

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Registration for Fall 2019
Registration is open for Fall 2019! We are offering an early registration discount of $50 per student if signed up by July 15th. There is also a $30 discount per additional sibling. Kindly note that early registration discount will only be honored if the tuition is paid in full by 7/15 (postmarked on or prior to that date if mailing a check).

Language class tuition remains at $700, regular electives are at $275, and special electives (Coding, SAT, Kung Fu) are at $300. Book/material fees, family registration fees, and Paypal payment fees are additional.
Reminder that students in Heritage 6 and CSL 5 are required to take Calligraphy as a culture class (unless the student has already taken it). Parents, please have your child(ren) take an elective to make new friends outside their language classes and do something fun/hands-on!

You can register here. If you have any questions, please contract our registrar, Mr. David Chan, at registrar@nwcsny.org or me at principal@nwcsny.org

End of School Celebration
June 22nd will be the last day of school for this semester. There will be no elective classes that Saturday as we will be celebrating with some yummy snacks, drinks and food at 11am in the cafeteria instead. Parents, kindly sign-up to bring some goodies to help us celebrate!
Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 12

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

General Assembly and Elections
We will be holding a General Assembly and Elections for board/staff positions in the cafeteria at 9:30 am this Saturday. Please come to vote and hear updates about the school from chairpersons, principal and vice-principal. We will have time for Q&A too. As you know, the strength of our school lies in the dedication of our students, teachers, and parents. We would like to see more of our parents getting involved. Please consider contributing at whatever level you feel comfortable! Please reach out to me, vice principal or our board members if you want to know how you can help!

Fire Drill Update
Our fire drill came off without a hitch! Thank you to all the staff, teachers, parents and students for making our fire drill a success. According to Kenny Soohoo, one of NWCS’ main counselors, this was our fastest timed evaluation ever at 2 min 47 secs! Well done everyone and please keep safety in mind always.

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 11

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Fire Drill This Saturday
We will have a fire drill from 10:50-11:05am this Saturday. The teachers will lead the students to the designated meeting area outside during the drill. All adults, including Chorus and Line Dance members will also need to evacuate the school when the alarm bell rings please. Kindly 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!

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Annual Asian American Heritage Festival – June 1st
NWCS’ Kindergartner dancing team is going to perform Hand Drum Dance (手豉舞) at 1:05pm this Saturday! Please come and see the performance.
Our school will also host a booth at the AAH festival this Saturday. It is a fun event and one of the most popular ethnic cultural celebrations in Westchester. We are seeking volunteers to be present at our booth. No special skills required, just be friendly and share your experience at NWCS. Please let us know if you can help us at the booth!!
Free admission and parking!

Event: 22nd Annual Asian American Heritage Festival
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 12 noon to 6 pm
Place: Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, New York

LINK: https://artswestchester.org/22nd-annual-asian-american-heritage-festival/

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 10

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Open House on May 18th
NWCS is having an Open House this Saturday from 10am to noon. Kindly invite families who are interested in learning Chinese to join us!
The open house flyer is attached. Also please feel free to use the jpeg file on social media to spread the word.

Speech Contest Makeup
If your children missed their class’ speech contest, please have them send in a video recording or request a makeup session with judges during class hours! The speech performance is an important part of Chinese language learning this semester so please have them practice and memorize it.

For parents who have volunteered to be judges, I thank you. We really appreciate your help!

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 9

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

This Sunday is Mother’s Day!!
To all the NWCS moms, thank you for your dedication and support for the school. Happy Mother’s Day!!
對於所有NWCS媽媽們,感謝您對學校的奉獻和支持。祝您母親節快樂!

Our classes will be having speech contests this and next Saturday. Please remind the kids to practice!

Mother’s Day Flower Sale
Ms. Ying Hou has graciously made beautiful paper tissue flowers for NWCS as a fundraiser. We will be selling them to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Please come by the cafeteria to get something pretty for the moms in your life!

Breakfast Special this Saturday
Our breakfast club will be offering Taiwanese specialties, 粽子和肉圓, this week (instead of the usual sweet rice rolls and pork buns). Limited supply so get them early!

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 8

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Speech Contest Preparation
Please have your child memorize and practice well for their class speech contest. I look forward to hearing most of them over the next few weeks. Thanks in advance to parents who have volunteered to be judges!

Breakfast Special this Saturday
Our breakfast club will be cooking and selling scallion pancakes this week (instead of the usual sweet rice rolls and pork buns). Please come by and support the club!

Open House on May 18th
NWCS will be holding an Open House on Saturday, May 18th. Kindly help us spread the word and invite families who are interested in learning Chinese to join us!
The open house flyer is attached to this email.

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 7

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Midterm Preparation
Please note most classes will have midterm exams this Saturday. Kindly work with your children to follow study instructions from their teachers.

Speech Contest Schedule
Speech contest for each class will be held on May 4th or May 11th. Please encourage the students 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 assist.

Open House on May 18th
NWCS will be holding an Open House on Saturday, May 18th. Thanks in advance to Mr. David Quinn, our co-board chair, for leading our media effort to publicize this event. We will post the flyer and brochure on the school website shortly. Please help us spread the word and invite families who are interested in learning Chinese to join us!

Asian American Women’s Conference on Sunday 4/28
OCA Westchester is hosting an Asian American Women’s Conference on Sunday 4/28 at Pace University in Manhattan. It will be a great conference for young women and adult women to attend and will address important issues that are relevant to Asian Americans today. Please see attached flier and workshop schedule if interested.

See you on Saturday!

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 6

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Welcome to Week 6!

Parent teacher conference
Please don’t forget to meet with your child’s teacher this Sat if the class is having the parent teacher conferences then! 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!

Our Board Needs You
Long time parent volunteer David Quinn will be “graduating” from service to our school this June as his daughter Ke Ting (Olivia) completes her 9th year in our CSL track. This reminds us that our board of directors needs parent volunteer. Be a board member – no experience required. NWCS needs your energy and dedication to continue evolving to the best it can be. With David retiring, we’re seeking a person (or pair of people) willing to focus on school communications and outreach to new families. David promises to advise and counsel you! If interested, please email studioquinn@gmail.com.

Friendly reminder that school will be closed on Saturday April 20th for spring break!

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 5

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Welcome to Week 5!

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

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!

Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

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