Dear All NWCS Fellow Members;
Dear All Parents, Teachers, and Students;
大家新年好！HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Welcome back to school after two-week-long holiday break, I hope this weekly finds you well and enjoyable Christmas and New Year holidays.
NWCS pays the international postage for every student, teacher, and parent as well who writes one’s letter in Chinese by hand to one’s loved ones in Great China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong, & Macao). Once this event has been announced three weeks ago, it received quick responses school-wise, with letter being mailed to Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Shandong, Dandong, Chengdu, Wuhan, and Taiyuan. I am sure that more letters will fly to China with deep affection and profound respects when school is back to normal schedules. More importantly, this activity helps us all be aware of the fact that our ability to write by hand is declining. The event ends on Feb. 5th, 2011.
尽管我校两周没课，但我们的老师们并不轻松，他们在默默无闻地为中文才艺表演作各种准备，力求尽可能真实地反映我校的实际教学水平，并通过本活动发现我们教学中存在的问题，为进一步改进个提高我们的教学质量提供依据和实例。本活动按年级分为两组：Pre-K to 3rd Grade 和4th-6th grades。活动的内容是用中文表演和讲故事：家长们可在如何讲好一个故事和表演好一个片段上辅导孩子：譬如：发音是否准确、吐字是否清晰、语言是否流畅、表情是否丰富、动作是否连贯得体、故事是否动人等等。从某种意义上讲家长既是老师、又是观众、还是评委。还是那句话，得奖固然高兴，参与尤为重要。
Chinese Classes Academic Activities are on the Way Activities coming soon are talent shows in Chinese and story-telling in Chinese among students ranging from Pre-k to 6th graders. They are divided into two major groups: Pre-K to 3rd and 4th -6th, with different groups emphasizing on different aspects of the acquisition of the Chinese language and the degree of their mastery of it, for example, the pronunciation, the articulation, the fluency, the appropriateness, the coherence, the attractiveness of the story or, and of the show. Parents can help them with all the above mentioned being taken into consideration, for parents are in a sense the teacher, the coach and the judge. As we always emphasize that competing to win is important, yet, participation is of more importance.
Abacus (Mental Calculating) class with 16 sessions as completion starts again next semester (Spring 2011). For those whose kids being unable to take it in the past, welcome to consider to take it in the Spring Semester.
Online registration for next semester is ready. You are cordially invited to early register your sons and daughters for the Spring Semester 2011. Please pay attention to the minor changes of some of the classes, especially the new classes added.
Please mark your calendars and bring your whole family for this upcoming fun event sponsored by Sammamish Arts Commission, participated by Northwest Chinese School and other partners.
Date: Feb. 5th, 2011
Time: 1:00 - 6:00pm
Location: Sammamish City Hall, Sammamish, WA
Music, Choir and Dance
Painting and Calligraphy
Fashion Show of Traditional Chinese Clothing
Traditional Chinese Tea and Food Tastings
Microsoft, as a leading fleet of the IT industry, is to host a grand celebration of ASIAN heritage, and the celebration of the Chinese Spring Festival. NWCS, the largest Chinese School in the Great Seattle area and the only member school of CSAUS (Chinese School Association in the United States,全美中文学校协会), is invited with great honor to join in its performances and other activities. We NWCS are thankful to all the current and future parents from Microsoft for their devotion and contribution to what NWCS as it is today. Please mark your calendar and be part of it if you can.
Time and Location
Jan, 22nd, 2011 Sat., at Overlake Christian Church (OCC)
5:30PM – 6:30PM: VIP Social Time
6:30PM -9:30PM: Grand Show for Spring Festival Celebration
谢谢大家！Thank you all!
张涛 TAO ZHANG
ON BEHALF OF NWCS ADMIN
SERVING NWCS WITH HEART AND SOUL