Weekly Newsletter September 24, 2022

Language Class Back-to-School Meeting (家長會) will be held this Sunday (September 25), beginning promptly at 2:30 PM in each classroom. It will be a great opportunity for you to meet your child’s teacher, to hear about curriculum and teacher’s expectations.  All students should go to the cafeteria first.  Please have your child(ren) find his/her class table and sit with the classmates. TAs will lead young students back to their classrooms while the other students should go to their classrooms at 2:45 pm.

Check out PCLS vendor table at West Windsor Community Day – Saturday September 24, 2022; 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Free Admission! Food Vendors, Kids, Rides, Local Vendors, Fire Trucks and More! Come and Visit us!

As a reminder

  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.


Academic Director Updates

Language Class Changes

This week is the LAST week you can change your language class.

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 “administration 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).

Teacher parking

Our teachers and admin staff always carry a lot of teaching materials with them. If they park far away from the building, they’ll have to carry the heavy stuff and walk a long way to the classrooms. Thus, if possible, I would strongly encourage everyone to save the parking spots that are close to the building to our teachers (priority) and admin staff. Just a small way to express our gratitude to our teachers. Thank you!!


Culture Director Updates

Culture Class Change – LAST DAY

As communicated last week, the deadline to submit a request for culture class change is end of day Friday 9/23/2022.  All requests submitted before 9/23 have been processed.  If you have not received an email from me, please (1) check your junk mail (2) email culture@pcls.org at your earliest convenience. Please complete Culture Class Change Request Google form by tonight if your child(ren) wants to attend a different culture class. No more changes will be made after this Sunday.


New Culture Class – Basketball

I am happy to announce that we’ll be offering Basketball again this year, thanks to a parent who volunteered to teach!  If your child would like to take Basketball, please complete the Culture Class Change Request Google form by the end of day 9/23/2022.


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

2:50 – 3:50




Room 225

4:20 – 5:00

Culture Director


Lion Dance

Upper Gym

4:20 – 5:00

Culture Director



PTA Updates

Mark your Calendar, Room Parents!

Room parents meeting is the following Sunday (Oct 2) at 3:00 pm in the cafeteria.

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)