Weekly Newsletter November 5, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians/Teachers/TAs/Admin Staff,

I hope you all had a marvelous Halloween! This past Sunday, we hosted our first Halloween parade/party. Thanks to our PTA team who planned and executed this event. Special thanks go to all parents who helped out here and there with no hesitation. THANK YOU!

This coming Sunday is the end of Daylight Saving Time (set your clock one hour back) and coincidentally, will be the last day I serve in the Principal position. PCLS admin positions are usually a two-year term. I am eight weeks over because I promised our admin team to bring us back to PDS and to settle in before I step down to serve as the Chairperson of the Board.

I am very excited to announce that Veronica Chen, our Culture Director over the past two years who worked with me side by side every day to jump through all the hoops and loops of all kinds of issues/situations will be the new Principal. Sophia Liu (previously the vendor coordinator) will be the new Culture Director. Eric Huang will be the new vendor coordinator. Cindy Chen will continue her role as the Academic Director. I have no doubt that our new team will take us to new heights!

This is the last newsletter sent by me as the Principal. It has been an invaluable experience serving as the PCLS Principal. I made lots of friends and got to know so many of you and your children. It is a privilege to be the Principal over the past 2+ years. Thank you for your ongoing support; every time I asked for help, YOU, parents, never hesitated to give me a helping hand! Please keep it up and help our new team to make this school year GREAT!

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. Registration will open on Nov 20. 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!!


Drawing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the drawing contest!

PCLS Merchandise Sale

If you missed 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 👻

Last week we held our first Halloween Trick or Treat event which was a huge success! Many of our students dressed up in their costumes and paraded through the cafeteria for their treats. A big THANK YOU to all the admin staff and parents who jumped in to make the event a success! Congratulations to Ethan H. for winning the best Halloween costume this year! He took home a huge Halloween House to decorate with icing and candy over 3lbs! 🎃

Best Halloween Costume Winner

For more pictures from the event, go to: https://m.facebook.com/princetonchinese/

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 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)


Harmonious Baker 11/20 Delivery (NEW VENDOR!!)

Thanksgiving theme cupcake and macarons.
See pictures at https://www.instagram.com/p/Ckhcb3xgiBd/
Order by 11/13/2022 (Sun) 10:00 pm via http://mengweishen.com/harmoniousbaker/
Pickup on 11/20/2022 (Sun) 2:30 pm ~ 3:00 pm at Princeton Day School parking lot next to the main entrance (650 Great Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540)
See product and ordering detail in the ordering link above.
Contact Mengwei at ms1857@nyu.edu if there are any questions.

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