Newsletter: Feb 25, 2022, Chinese Typing Contest starts tomorrow and ends on Sunday at noon !

Although recent COVID-19 mandates and protocols have gradually been eased in NJ, we continue to follow our current protocol to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep everyone healthy and safe. We will re-evaluate our protocol in mid-March.

Reminder: COVID-19 protocol

  1. Be sure to self-screen for symptoms prior to attending school in person

  2. Always wear a mask properly when indoors and at crowded places outdoors.

  3. Cooperate with the temperature checks at the entrance.

  4. Mask on properly at all times when in Beth Chaim

  5. Contact immediately if tested positive for COVID-19.

  6. Follow CDC guidelines on quarantine and isolation in this link here. Do not come to school if you have symptoms.

Messages from the Academic Director

Chinese Typing Contest

For the students who registered for the Chinese Typing Contest, the contest will start at 12 pm tomorrow, 2/26 and end at 12 pm on Sunday, 2/27. Please watch out for my email with links to the contest site.

National Preparation Test for AP Chinese Language and Culture 全美AP中文複習考試

For T6-T10, CSL4 or CSL5 students, if you plan to take the college board AP Chinese test, the National Council of Associations of Chinese Language Schools will host two preparation tests on 3/26 and 3/27. Please see the attached flier for more information. If you want to register for the preparation test, please contact me by 3/10/2022 (Thur).

Upcoming Contest:

4/3/2022: 寫字比賽 Handwriting Contest

4/10/2022: 認字比賽 Word Recognition Contest

5/8/2022: 看圖說故事比賽 Storytelling Competition

Messages from the Culture Director

Culture Class Open House

The culture class open house will take place on 4/24/2022.  This is a great opportunity for students to try a different culture class and the experience might help them in deciding what they would like to take during the 2022-2023 school year.  Google form for registration will be released in March.

PCLS YoYo Contest – Date Change

To give the students more time to practice, the YoYo contest will be moved to Sunday 5/1/2022.  Students will perform a 2-3 minutes routine he/she put together to music of your choice.  Contestants will be judged by age group on (1) Trick difficulty – 40 pts  (2) Artistry / creativity – 20 pts  (3) Fluency – 20 pts  (4) Performance format – 20 pts

Google form for registration will be released in April.  Please be prepared to submit an audio file of the music you would like to use.

Messages from the PTA

Parent Duty

If you are unsure of which parent duty you have signed up for, please check in the following link or reach out to If you have not signed up yet or did not complete your parent duty due to virtual classes, sign up here . If you are available for additional signups to support our community, please sign up for the remaining empty slots that are still available. PCLS appreciates your support.

PCLS Text messaging system – REMIND

Please look out for an upcoming text message* on your mobile/cellular phones to sign up for the REMIND text messaging system which will be used to communicate important information such as school closures, announcements, reminders, etc. for PCLS.

You can also sign up in advance by clicking on the link below to join Princeton Chinese Language School’s text alert system.

For reference, our class code is @pcls2021

*note: data rates and fees may apply

ShopWithScrip Fundraising

To continue showing support to PCLS, we partnered with a fundraising organization, ShopWithScrip.  You should have received an invitation email to sign up from ShopWithScrip. Please follow the instructions and make sure that you use the enrollment code to link your purchases to the PCLS account.

Enrollment code: JEGG74SPECAJ

Thank you for your continued support and Happy Shopping!