Weekly Newsletter September 17, 2022

It was great seeing everyone back to PDS last Sunday! As we get back to  “normal”, I would like to remind everyone to follow PDS protocols as outlined below. We are very fortunate to go back to PDS and we don’t want to lose it because we did not follow the rental rules.

PDS Facility Protocols:

  1. MASK is MANDATORY inside the PDS buildings. This is a requirement in our rental contract. So please wear a mask properly when inside the building.

  2. If you are participating in Basketball and Badminton, you will need to have MASK ON when entering and exiting the gym. You can take the masks off when playing basketball and badminton.

  3. Self-screening for COVID symptoms. If you are not well, stay home.

  4. No eating inside the building except for younger kids during recess. Younger kids are allowed to eat at Cafeteria during recess time.

  5. Absolutely no eating inside the classrooms.

Be sure to check out Culture Director Updates for adult activity offerings and how to enroll!

Registration & Check Deposit

Our registration numbers are similar to last year.  THANK YOU to ALL registered families. We will finish depositing your checks in September. If you have registered your child(ren) but did not pay the tuition, please bring a check to the school cafeteria and give it to the registration staff between 2:30-4pm.

If you have friends interested in joining our school, please ask them to check out our website and follow the steps on the registration page. They are welcome to send us inquiries via hello@pcls.org.

Academic Director Updates

Language Class Changes

Each student has ONE chance to switch language class between the 2nd and 3rd week. After the 3rd week (9/25), NO change to the language class is allowed. If you have any questions regarding the class placement, please reach out to me (I’ll be at the “Academic Director table” in the cafeteria this Sunday, or you can email me at academic@pcls.org).


  • Textbooks will only be given to the students who have registered and paid

  • If you received a textbook bundle (including textbook, homework book, CD if any, and flashcard if any), but decided to change your language class, please return the bundle to me and exchange it for a new one. However, if you have any markings or have used any workbook sheets, you CANNOT return the bundle. You’ll have to buy a new textbook bundle. It’s $20 per bundle (textbook, homework book, CD if any, and flashcard if any).

Culture Director Updates

Culture Class Change

Culture class change request is now open. Each student has ONE chance to request culture class change.  Please complete the Culture Class Change Request Google form by 9/23/2022  Requests will be processed between 9/19 – 9/23 in the order received. As class availability is subject to change, please provide at least 2 different choices in the form.  You will receive an email confirmation between 9/23 to 9/25.

 For this Sunday (9/11), please still attend the culture class as indicated in the registration system.

New Culture Class – Basketball

I am happy to announce that we’ll be offering Basketball again this year, thanks to a professional basketball player/parent who volunteered to teach!  If your child would like to take Basketball, please complete the Culture Class Change Request Google form. Please note that the minimum age is eight and class would only be offered if there are enough interested students.

Class Waivers

Students in the following classes are required to sign a waiver:

  • Taekwondo

  • YoYo

  • Dance

  • Lion Dance

  • Basketball

Please complete the Waiver form at your earliest convenience.  An email will also be sent to you with the link to the Waiver form.

Adult Class

The following adult classes are available this year.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the coordinators listed below.  Please note that there will be a $100 Facility fee (PCLS families. $150 for non-PCLS families) + Activity fee (where applicable).  Please inquire with the coordinator about the applicable activity fee.  A waiver form is required for Basketball, Badminton, Lion Dance & Zumba / Latin Steps.






Upper gym

2:30 – 4:10





2:30 – 4:100



Flower arrangement


2:30 – 4:10



Zumba / Latin Steps

Dance Studio

2:45 – 3:45




Room 225

4:20 – 5:00

Culture Director


Lion Dance

Upper Gym

4:20 – 5:00

Culture Director


PTA Updates

Welcome back PCLS family!

To ensure that all events and activities run smoothly throughout the year, please sign up for at least 2 parent duties. Only if the 2 duties are fulfilled, will the deposit be refunded. If you are able to spare more time to our community, we would be very thankful.

Please note, if any events/parent duty signups are canceled/moved, it is the family’s responsibility to signup for another parent duty or the rescheduled time to fulfill the requirement in order to receive the deposit.

Should you have any questions on your signup, please reach out to Suet Horhota, PCLS PTA Lead, while at school or at PTA@pcls.org.

To check or change your parent duty sign ups, please click this SignupGenius link.

Vendor Updates

Join us at LINE group: “PCLS – Food and Vendors 普林斯頓中文學校美食團” to get the latest information about food ordering and delivery.  http://line.me/ti/g/uefDIBC_L5  (click the link to join)

Spread the word for Princeton Chinese Language School.  Invite your friends to visit our school and join our community!!

蘇雅萍  Ya-ping Su, 校長 Principal
普林斯頓中文學校 Princeton Chinese Language School