Weekly Newsletter: October 1, 2021, Drawing & Speech Contest info, Class Parent Meeting Canceled

Happy October 1st!

The rental search for an alternate site has yielded some possibilities such as Mercer County Community College, South Brunswick High School, Rider University, and Montgomery High School. But none of these have been finalized as there are many hoops we have to jump through. There is also a high surcharge for cleaning and custodian fees that make it unaffordable. Some sites are also concerned about us using the facility on Sunday afternoon and their students returning Monday morning.

At this point, online learning on Oct 10 is highly likely unless something dramatic happens in the next few days. I will keep everyone updated. I also want to thank everyone who offered help and support. Thank you!

Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning 台灣華語文學習中心

Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning (TCML) is a global program with a regionally-focused curriculum. PCLS welcomes all 18+ adults in the area who are interested in learning Mandarin to join our class. No prior experience is necessary. Through TCML, you will also get to explore future opportunities to study Mandarin in Taiwan, which offers a free and democratic environment.


Stay tuned for meeting info. Check out our website for more information!

Messages from the Academic Director

Class Zoom link

The Zoom link will be sent out before 9 pm this Saturday, 10/2. If you don’t see it by 9 am this Sunday, 10/2, please contact me, but you may also want to check your spam folder.

Speech Contest

We will have our speech contest on 12/5 and 12/12. It’s never too early to start preparing. We encourage all the students to participate in the contest. It’s an extremely good opportunity for them to practice speaking.

Messages from the Culture Director

“Year of the Tiger” Virtual Drawing Contest

Get your crayons and paint brushes ready!  Registration for the “Year of Tiger”  virtual drawing contest will open soon. Students will complete their drawing on paper, independently at home and submit their scanned art work using a Google Form.  It’s a great way to earn extra coupons so mark your calendars for submission by 11/21/2021!

Material Fee

As a reminder, If your child is enrolled in a culture class that requires a material fee:

  • $20 for Chinese Knotting – please pay to the teacher at material pick up

  • $50 Uniform & material fee for Taekwondo 跆拳道, please email me at culture@pcls.org to purchase a uniform for TKD.

Messages from the PTA

Due to the uncertainty surrounding in-person or virtual learning this semester, the Class Parent Meeting originally scheduled for Oct 3 has been postponed until further notice.

PTA team has downloaded parent sign-ups from Sign-up Genius and is busy preparing for upcoming competitions and will be contacting parents soon. Please do NOT change your sign-ups.