Weekly Newsletter October 29, 2022

Drawing contest Part II will be at the cafeteria this Sunday between 1:30 and 2:25pm. Halloween Trick or Treat will also take place this Sunday. Students are welcome to come to school dressed up in costumes. There will be peanut free treats at Cafeteria. Best costume will take home a Halloween House to decorate that’s over 3 lbs with icing and candy!  Happy Halloween! 🎃 (See PTA updates for more information)

Donations for LNY Raffle

If you would like to donate any items for the Lunar New Year celebration raffle, please be prepared to bring them to the PCLS admin team on 12/4/2022.  Tax receipts will be provided upon request.

Please consider the following criteria for your donation:

  • Retail value of $25 or more

  • Item should be NEW and UNOPENED

  • Items should be appropriate for the occasion and audience


Speech Contest

Speech contest is the perfect opportunity to have your kid(s) practice public speaking using “Chinese”. The speech contest will be held on 12/11 and 12/18. More details will come in the next couple of weeks, but I want to put this under your radar as early as possible, so you can start to prepare. Every participant will receive one coupon and the winners will receive an additional coupon!!

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!!


PCLS Merchandise Sale

If you miss the PCLS merchandise sale last week, no worries! We’ll have another one on 11/13/2022.  Adult (black), kids (orange) and school logo canvas bags are available for $12/each.  If you purchase 2 or more, each item is $10 and you’ll also receive a free PCLS magnet!

Please bring cash / change.  No check nor online payment.


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.

Halloween Trick or Treat 10/30/22 👻

Welcome to our first Halloween Trick or Treat! Students are welcome to come to school dressed up in costumes on 10/30/22. At assigned times during language class, teachers and TAs/Room parents will parade the students into the decorated cafeteria and grab treats (peanut free) from the tables. Parents are welcome to come to the cafeteria and applaud/encourage the students. Best costume will take home a Halloween House to decorate that’s over 3lbs with icing and candy!  Happy Halloween! 🎃

Additional ways of support

As we all get settled into the new school year and head into the holiday season, quick reminder and invitation to all returning PCLS families and new members. There are 2 ways to continue supporting our community through our partnership with RaiseRight and AmazonSmile. This is a great way for you to show support on what you already purchase or plan to purchase.

RaiseRight formerly ShopWithScrip

As the holiday season is here, any physical or electronic gift card purchases will help PCLS, much like the Amazon Smile program.  Any fundraising efforts will be at no cost to you and gift cards are purchased based on face value.  After you open an account, the gift cards can be purchased on the ShopWithScrip website directly or on their app, RaiseRight (only one login account needed). Once purchased, any e-gift cards are accessible on the app and are reloadable. They can also be emailed as a gift which is convenient during these times. If you prefer to have the gift cards mailed, then there is a small fee of $1 for the first card and $0.50 for each additional. They even have expedited services for those last minute gifts! There is a nominal % transactional fee which apply if using a credit card. If using a bank account, only $0.15 is charged for the entire transaction, whether its 1 or multiple gifts cards!

However, these gift cards are not limited to only the holiday season. You can reload the funds onto a gift card that was previously purchased through ShopWithScrip and use them at restaurants, grocery stores or any other places you frequent. Just think, you can support PCLS while you buy your normal groceries and can even access the egift cards right on the app at checkout!

To get started, please see the instructions attached and make sure that you use the enrollment code below to link your purchases to the PCLS account. Please advise if there are any questions.


Enrollment code: JEGG74SPECAJ


The holiday season is fast approaching! Please make sure you are signed up for AmazonSmile and select Princeton Chinese Language School as your preferred charity at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3357519 .  AmazonSmile will donate to us at no cost to you!

Once you are in the website, simply highlight and copy the URL or web address and drag it to your bookmark bar for easy future access.  You can also turn AmazonSmile on the Amazon app by going into Settings, and select to keep AmazonSmile ON.  (see below screenshot for more detailed instructions).

From the Amazon App on your phone, click the prompt at the bottom right corner:

Scroll down to the Setting window at the bottom:

Once in the AmazonSmile screen, simply select from OFF to ON.

Thank you for your continued support and Happy Shopping!


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