Category Archives: 校長的話 / Principal’s Notes

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

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 4

Dear NWCS families, 大家好, 
 
Welcome to Week 4 of our Spring semester!
 
Now the weather is warmer, I would like to ask all students to get to classes on time!
Our teachers and classmates would really appreciated it!
 
ACS Conference in Baltimore from 5/25 – 5/26
If your child is interested in representing NWCS at the upcoming ACS conference for the speech or poster contest, please let us know! 
For the speech contest, there are two age groups (age 9-12 and age 13-18) and two tracks (Heritage and CSL). NWCS can send one contestant per age group, track combo.
 
Dear teachers, please let us know if you are interested in attending ACS for training that weekend. We would be happy to make the arrangements for you.
Additional information can be found here: ACS Conference Info.
 
Your principal,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 3

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,  
 
Happy Spring and welcome to Week 3 everyone!
 
Now spring is official here, I want to share one of my favorite Chinese poems with you all, 
I think most of the NWCS students had learn this little poem in Kindergarten or 1st grade.
It is called 春曉 (Spring Dawn), by 孟浩然 (Meng Haoran) a Tang dynasty poet.
Spring Dawn poem.jpg
春曉
Spring Dawn
 
春眠不覺曉,
In Spring one sleeps, unaware of dawn;
處處聞啼鳥。
everywhere one hears crowing birds.
夜來風雨聲,
In the night came the sound of wind and rain;
花落知多少。
who knows how many flowers fell?
 
Have your kid(s) recite this poem in the next few days.
Here are two video links in case they want a reminder!
See you on Saturday!
Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 2

Dear NWCS families, 大家好, 
 
Welcome to Week 2 of our Spring semester!
 
Updated School Calendar
Please see attached calendar for the updated NWCS schedule for the spring semester.
Due to the snow day on 3/2, most events are pushed back by 1 week.
 
ACS Conference in Baltimore from 5/25 – 5/26
Association of Chinese School (ACS) is holding its annual conference in Baltimore this year during the Memorial Day weekend.
If any student is interested in competing in the speech, poster, or singing contest, kindly let me know!
Additional information can be found here: ACS Conference Info.
 
2019美東中文學校協會第四十六屆年會 將於五月廿五、廿六兩天在馬利蘭州巴爾地摩舉行。
請參閱附件下的ACS演講和壁報比賽規則.
 
Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Reminder – Spring Semester Starts 3/9

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

Friendly reminder that our week 1 for spring semester starts tomorrow. 

See you all soon!

Best regards,
Francine M. Fang 方敏

NWCS Spring 2019 Newsletter – Week 1

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,

I am still basking in the euphoria from our 50th Anniversary celebration!
See below for a group photo of past and current teachers/principals. 
Very grateful for everyone’s contribution to NWCS.
 
NWCS teachers and principals.JPG
 
Also hope you are having a pleasant winter break.
Please note that our Spring 2019 semester starts this Saturday, March 2nd.
Kindly remind the kid(s) to finish their winter break homework!
 
In case there is a weather related issue, NWCS will broadcast school closings or emergency notifications by text via Remind, in addition to emails.
If you have not yet subscribed to Remind for NWCS, please follow the below instructions to join.

Remind Notification Signup

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,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Newsletter Week 14 – 20190103

Dear NWCS families,
 
Welcome to 2019!! 歡迎來到2019年!!
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday break.
 
We will have Chinese school this coming Saturday. Many classes are having finals and/or rehearsals for the Chinese New Year celebration on January 12th. Please remind the kids to study or practice!
 
Reminder to all the parents about getting the assigned paper goods, drinks, desserts and snacks for your kids’ class for the Chinese New Year celebration. The class parents should have reached out to you about the needed items. Please reach out to your class parent, or Mike Yin (our class liaison), if you have any questions.
Kindly bring the non-perishable items (drinks, paper goods) on Jan 5 and the desserts and snacks on Jan 12 
 
Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Fall 2018 Newsletter – Week 13

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,
 
Welcome to Week 13! As most classes are preparing for or having the final exam this week, kindly remind the students to review and study. After this Saturday, we will have our holiday season break and classes will resume on Jan. 7th. 
 
NWCS 50th Anniversary and New Year Celebration on January 12th from 2:30-9pm
  • There is no school in the morning of 1/12 and the performances will start at 2:30pm. Please see the attached program for details.
  • 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 dinner and raffle tickets, as well as selling kids and adult shirts, mugs and crafts! Cash or check welcomed.
  • A reminder that students can earn raffle tickets by filling out the conversation cards! If you need a new card, a pdf is attached for printing.
 
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 in advance for your support!
Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

NWCS Fall 2018 Newsletter – Week 12

Dear NWCS families, 大家好,  
 
General Assembly
We will be holding a General Assembly in the cafeteria at 9:30 am this Saturday. You will be hearing updates about the school operations, activities, finance and registration from chairpersons, principal and vice-principal. We will have time for Q&A so please attend and voice your thoughts with us! 


Chinese New Year performance rehearsal starting this week
Our vice principal, Mr. Rick Chan, has organized rehearsal schedules for each class at the high school auditorium starting this Saturday. Please let us know if you are willing to help with stage setup, performance orchestration, and session control. We are looking forwarding to hosting the celebration and dinner as scheduled on January 12 (from 2:30-9pm). Dinner tickets can be purchased starting this Saturday.
 
50TH ANNIVERSARY RAFFLES
Please support NWCS by buying your raffle tickets. Please remember to bring cash! If you have anything you’d like to donate, please let Wei know at chairperson@nwcsny.org.
 
Best Regards,
Francine Fang 方敏

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