Dear NWCS Fellow Members;
Dear All Parents, Teachers and Students;
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
On behalf of NWCS Board, PTA, Admin and all students, I hereby express our heartfelt blessings on all NWCS mothers. The link below is a song entitled MOTHER by Cai Xingjuan . Please enjoy.
我校优秀教师杨志东将率华盛顿州中学生数学代表队前往首都华盛顿特区，参加本周五(5/6/2011)在那里举行的全美中学生（六至八年级）数学竞赛——MATHCOUNTS。本赛事是美国全国中学数学最高级别的竞赛，因而最具权威性。学生也往往是久经“沙场”的高手，数学王国的佼佼者。在华州的四人代表队中，就有两名选手曾就读我校奥林匹克数学班，并以傲人的成绩毕业，他们分别是：KEVIN YANG和 ELIZABETH WEI。让我们预祝他们成绩优异，凯旋归来。
WA STATE MATH TEAM COACHED BY MR YANG ZHIDONG HEADING TO WASHINGTON DC
Mr. YANG, Zhidong, NWCS math teacher of academic excellence and Washington State Math Team master coach, is heading the Washington State Math Team to Washington DC to participate in the 2011 MATHCOUNTS National Competition Friday, May 6th, 2011. Among the total of four contestants, two of them are graduates of NWCS Olympic Math classes. They are Kevin Yang and Elizabeth Wei, who have completed the NWCS math class series with excellence. Let's send them our best wishes for their success in the upcoming competition and for their return with triumph.
PEOPLE’S DAILY REPORTING ON NWCS
Soon after the report on the teaching activities and administration of our school by CHINA PRESS, the PEOPLE’S DAILY OVERSEAS EDITION carried a comprehensive dispatch entitled Chinese Language School in USA: the Delightful “Disneyland” for Overseas Chinese Kids on Chinese School in USA in general, and NWCS in particular, with a photo of NWCS classroom attached. As the Principal, I am proud of it on the one hand, being greatly encouraged; I feel the pressure from all directions on the other, being pretty much urged to make NWCS better. It is not a big deal nowadays if one wants to be on a newspaper, but, it is not easy to be carried on the newspaper as PEOPLE’S DAILY due to its authoritativeness and influence. The key is your praiseworthiness.
CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE & TEACHING EFFECT
Common sense tells us that the teaching effect of high quality depends largely upon the well-kept classroom discipline, which creates an effective, orderly and quiet teaching/learning environment. Therefore, we hereby remind every teacher that more attention should be given to work out ways to draw their attention, to prevent them from distraction, so as to keep the students well-disciplined. Classroom discipline is the reflection of a student’s common behavior in public and his studying habit, which is of vital importance for the formation of the right one, from which one can benefit for the entire life. As educators, we have to carry out this mission throughout our normal teaching activities, especially the fifth graders or younger. Only by this way, can we fulfill the task to keep our students on the right track leading to their bright and successful future.
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO NWCS SUMMER PROGRAM TEACHERS (PART-I)
（一）Zheng Zhao (赵铮). MS. ZHAO has been an excellent Chinese and Art teacher at NWCS since 2004. She also is the first place winner of ADDA (全美制图协会) in 2005.
This is the seventh year she will be teaching in the summer program for Northwest Chinese School. This year, she will be the drawing teacher and the co-manager with Mrs. Jing Leng, the Deputy Principal, for the summer program. She will teach your kids to draw tons of beautiful pictures in the summer. Currently she teaches Chinese 4C and “Intermediate Drawing” level 1 classes at the Bellevue main campus.
（二）Zhimin Cao (曹智敏). MS. CAO has been an excellent Chinese teacher in NWCS since 2004. Currently she teaches Chinese 1E at Bellevue campus. Her teaching style is vivid and vigorous. Students do love her class. Also, she was a lead teacher in Children’s World Learning Center from 2004-2008.
She is a patient, caring, and responsible teacher. This year is the sixth year she will be teaching the summer program at Northwest Chinese School. She will teach “Panda” class for the first three weeks this year.
（三）Gubin Wei (魏古斌). Teacher Wei is a well-experienced Chinese teacher who graduated from the Department of Chinese Language & Literature of Southwest Normal University in China. She joined NWCS in 2008. Currently she is teaching 5th grade at the Seattle branch and K-E class at the Bellevue campus. She has wide interests including “Poetry Reciting”, “Calligraphy” and “Dancing” etc. She won first place in “NWCS Calligraphy & Drawing Contest”, and was “NWCS Chinese New Year Performance” MC as well.
She is a professionally trained teacher with patience and caring. This is the first year she will be teaching at the summer program in NWCS. She will teach “Panda” class for the last seven weeks.
（四）Yan Zou (邹燕). Teacher Zou joined NWCS in 2008. Before she came to Seattle, she taught Chinese and dance in Cary Chinese School in North Carolina. Also, she was a teacher assistant in Glenwood Elementary School in NC.
Currently she is teaching Chinese 3A and “Children Dancing” class 1 in NWCS. She is a great teacher with passion and patience. This will be the third year that she teaches summer program in NWCS. She will teach Chinese in “Tiger” & “Lion” classes for the first three weeks this year.
（五）Carrie Huang (黄侃). Teacher Huang has been an excellent teacher at NWCS for two years; currently she teaches Chinese 3B class. She graduated from China Ocean University as a major in English literature, and later Business Administration at University of Washington.
This summer she will teach math & English reading class in “Tiger” & “Lion” class. She will try to make the classes more interesting and enjoyable, as well as challenging so that each child will have an opportunity to stretch their ability while having fun.
SUMMER CAMP FOR TEACHERS IN CHINA: XI’AN, GUANGZHOU, XIAMEN AND CHONGQING
学员要求为海外各类学校和教学机构的现职华文教师，身体健康，年龄在 60 岁以下。学员可根据自身情况，自主选择参加任一培训班。首次参训者优先。
６. 十五元一套三册的《中国历史、地理、文化》丛书（英汉对照，中英文俱佳）80套新书已经到达。欲购者，请到ADMIN DESK。
A SET OF THREE BOOK SERIES——CHINESE HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY & CULTURE IS AVAILABLE THIS SATURDAY. TO PURCHASE, PLEASE COME TO ADMIN DESK.THANKS.
EXTENSIVE READINGS FOR NWCS STUDENTS: CLASSICS OF CHINESE LANGUAGE & LITERATURE IS ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED. THIS BOOK IS COMPILED BY FACULTIES OF NWCS, AIMING AT OFFERING NWCS STUDENTS A COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF MAJOR LITEARY STYLES: NOVEL, POERY, SHORT STORY, PROSE, ETC., THROUGH WHICH THEY CAN GRASP THE ESSENCE OF IT.
8．相聚在北京·唱响水立方 GETTING-TOGETHER IN BEIJING, SINGING TOGETHER IN WATER CUBE
谢谢大家，THANK YOU !
ON BEHALF OF NWCS ADMIN
SERVING NWCS WITH HEART AND SOUL