Two important pieces of news to pass on this week. First is WVCLS Scholarship. Second is Chinese New Year Party.
First, WVCLS is delighted to announce that our school is once again offering merit scholarship to our current WVCLS students who are juniors or seniors in high school with the intention to matriculate at a college, university, or higher education institution. Each qualified and selected winner will be awarded a scholarship to cover part of their tuition, fees, or expenses while attending college. Please encourage your son/daughter to apply. Detail requirements, description of the process, and application form can be found and downloaded from our website: wvcls.org.
The deadline is March 1, 2019 and the scholarship will be awarded in May, 2019. The school looks forward to giving out the scholarship to the successful applicant(s)!
我們很高興地宣布，我們學校再次提供優秀獎學金，以我們目前的WVCLS學生誰是在高中大三或大四的意向錄取的學院，大學或高等教育機構。 每個合格和選定的獲勝者將獲得獎學金，以支付自己的學費，雜費和費用，同時上大學。請鼓勵你的兒子/女兒申請。 詳細的要求，過程的描述和申請表格可以從我們的網站下載：wvcls.org。截止日期為三月一日，該獎學金將授予在五月二零一九年。
Second, Chinese New Year (CNY) is major celebration at the school where students can have fun and parents can socialize. The school is hosting a CNY party and pot-luck in the school's cafeteria from 7PM to 9PM this Friday, Feb. 08.
Here are some important things to know:
On behalf of the WVCLS Board, we wish everyone:
新年吉祥 (Good Fortune in the New Year)
合家幸福 (Happiness to Your Family)
四季平安 (Year-Round Peace and Prosperity)
龍馬精神 (Great Vitality of a Dragon and Horse)
大吉大利 (Great Fortune)
心想事成 (May All Your Dreams Come True)
財源廣進 (Abundance of Financial Resources)
年年有餘 (Financial Surplus Year After Year)
Christmas Holidays are fast approaching. I just want to update you with the various events happening in the next two weeks.
Fri. Dec. 14:
This is the third and last class observation opportunity. To participate, attend your child's class between 7:00pm to 7:30pm and observe the teacher and students for at least 15 minutes. Then provide your feedback on the survey form.
The form is available from:
Christmas Raffle. The school is holding a Christmas Raffle to raise funds for the school. Tickets will be on sale this week and next week in the Student Center. The raffle will be on Dec. 21 at 9pm in the Student Center. The price is $1 per raffle or $5 for 6 raffles.
Christmas Raffle Donation. The school is looking for donations for the raffle draw. If you have any NEW item to donate, please take a picture and send it "firstname.lastname@example.org". We will notify you when to bring the item in.
Company Matching Donation. The school anticipates a deficit budget this year. Please consider donating to WVCLS to help your child's Chinese education. Many companies have matching donation. This is a win-win for the school. The school's tax ID is 23-7037404.
Fri. Dec. 21 (looking ahead):
Your child's class will be taking a picture with Santa Claus. More details next week.
Christmas Party in the classroom. The teacher will be allocating some time for a Christmas Party. The room parents will be organizing the party.
Christmas Raffle. There will be a school fund raiser at 9pm in the Student Center. More details next week.
Thanks. See you in school.
I just want to remind you that there is no Chinese school this Friday, October 19.
Also next Friday (October 26), the Student Council will be hosting the "Family Fun Night" party/donation drive after school from 9:00 pm to 10:00pm in the Student Center. The party will have games and prizes. Tickets for the games will be sold at the door. In addition, you can buy snacks (pearl milk tea, popcorn chicken, and egg puffs 雞蛋仔) at the party. A pre-order form will be sent out next week and snack pick-up is at 9 pm. All proceeds will go to Student Council. Be sure to attend this fun event!
This is the first of many newsletters from the PTA to keep you informed of the events coming up at WVCLS. Another way to keep yourself informed about the school is our website: https://www.wvcls.org
By now, the class representative should have contacted you for a donation to the class fund. This fund will be used for various activities throughout the year such as classroom parties, gifts to the teacher (and TA), and gifts to students.
Also this Friday will be the first Class Observation survey. This survey is an opportunity for you to improve how your child learns Chinese and give feedback on the teacher, classroom, and the school. To participate, attend your child's class between 7:00pm to 7:30pm and observe the teacher and classroom for at least 15 minutes. Then provide your feedback on the survey form.
The form is available from:
- the school's hallway. Take a form before going into the classroom and return the form to the school office (in Homestead's Student Center).
- online form (pdf). Printout and bring the form to the classroom and return the form to the school office (in Homestead's Student Center).
- online form. Fill out and submit the form directly online.
There will be another opportunity on November 9 and December 14.
Thanks and see you around the campus.