Weekly Newsletter November 12, 2022


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

Greetings!  My name is Veronica. I am delighted to be part of the PCLS community and serve you as your new principal.   I want to first thank Ya-ping for her leadership and dedication to PCLS for the past two years. We’ll continue to have Ya-ping’s support in her new role as the Chairperson of the Board.

As Principal, my door is always open, and I sincerely welcome your input and support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me (principal@pcls.org), Cindy (academic@pcls.org) and Sophia (culture@pcls.org) with any questions, concerns, or ideas that you would like to share.

Language learning is a life-long process.  Because the support from families and the school is vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible.  I look forward to meeting you at the First Semester Welcome Meeting on November 20th!

Upcoming Events


First Semester Welcome Meeting with Parents


Speech Contest Part I


Speech Contest Part II

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 Wanted

If you or your friend(s) are interested in teaching Chinese, please contact me. We would like to have more families to join our teacher team!

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!!





成人易經課對家長開放,以中文授課。有興趣者請聯絡文化主任 (culture@pcls.org). 根據有興趣的人數,我們會決定地點以及時間。

PCLS Merchandise Sale

Get your PCLS spirit wear this Sunday 11/13/2022 between 2:40-3:40. 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.


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.

Lin’s Palace 林宫 11/19 Delivery

Order by 11/17/2022 (Thur) 10:00 pm via t.ly/-6lc
Pickup on 11/19/2022 (Sat) 3:30 pm ~ 4:00 pm at Plainsboro Dollar Store Parking Lot (10 Schalks Crossing Rd Unit 100C, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536)
Cash upon pickup. Contact Mr. Lin at 973-727-3276 for questions.

Golden Buns 金華包子 11/20 Delivery

Order by 11/16/2022 (Wed) 8 pm from t.ly/Dycd
Pickup on 11/20/2022 (Sun)
1:30 – 2:00 pm at 美東超市 parking lot (10 Schalks Crossing Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536)
2:30 – 3:00 pm at  Princeton Day School parking lot next to the main entrance (650 Great Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540)
Cash upon pickup. 只收現金.. Call or text at 732-762-0935 for questions

Nuro Beef Soup 正中台灣牛肉麵 11/20 Delivery

Spicy Beef Soup 川味紅燒牛肉湯 $15
Tomato Beef Soup (Non-spicy) 蕃茄牛肉湯 $15
不含麺, 附酸菜
Order by 11/17/2022 (Thur) 10:00 pm from t.ly/N60Y
Pickup on 11/20/2022 (Sun)
1:30 – 2:00 pm at 美東超市 parking lot (10 Schalks Crossing Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536)
2:30 – 3:00 pm at  Princeton Day School parking lot next to the main entrance (650 Great Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540)
Cash upon pickup. 只收現金.. Call or Text Ken at 646-286-9288 for questions

阿扁美食團 from multiple restaurants and vendors in NYC/Queens, 11/20 delivery

Order by 11/16/2022 (Wed) 10:00 pm via  https://group.bienkitchen.com/

Pickup on 11/20/2022 (Sun) 5:45 pm ~ 6:15 pm at Plainsboro 美東超巿 parking lot at CVS end (10 Schalks Crossing Rd Unit 100C, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536)
Every order will pay for a 12% handling fee + $5 toll charge when “Princeton” location is selected.
When placing the order, please leave a note of ’普林斯頓中文學校‘ or ‘Princeton chinese Language school’ at comment field for reference

Contact:text or call Mr. Lin at 347-827-7226
Payment: Venmo: Ley Hua Lin, lindalin1952@gmail.com (頭像開船的就是了!)
Zelle Quick Pay, lindalin1952@gmail.com (BOA), or Cash


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

Veronica Chen, 校長 Principal