Weekly Newsletter December 3, 2022


Welcome back! Hope everyone had a great long weekend.

Donation for Lunar New Year Raffle

If you would like to donate any items for the Lunar New Year celebration raffle, please bring them to school on 12/4/2022 and 12/11/2022. There’ll be a box at the admin tables near the main entrance for drop-off.  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

Upcoming Events


Speech Contest Part I


Speech Contest Part II

End of Year Holiday Event

12/25 & 01/01

Christmas / New Year break (2 weeks)



Speech Contest

This coming Sunday, 12/4 is the last day to register for the speech contest. If you’re interested in participating, REGISTER NOW!!!. 

The speech contest will be held on 12/11 and 12/18 from 1:30 to 2:25 pm at PDS upper gym. Please find more details in the Contest Rules and register by 12/4 using this Google Form. Every participant will receive one coupon and the winners will receive an additional coupon!!

Some parents have reached out with questions. You may have the same questions, and find the following information helpful:

  1. Q: Can parents come and watch the contest?

A: Yes, parents, families and friends are welcome to come and watch the contest.

  1. Q: Can preK students sing a Chinese children song as their speech?

A:  Yes, if your children are in group 1 (preK, K and traditional 1st grade) or group 2 (CSL1-CSL3), your children can sing Chinese children songs or recite Chinese poems as their speech.

If you have any questions regarding the contest, please feel free to contact me.


Pickup Drawings from Drawing Contest

All drawings will be returned to students this Sunday. Please pick up at the admin desk near the main entrance.



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。


End of year holiday event!

Please come for PCLS’ first end of year holiday event on 12/18/22! We will have a surprise guest attending to take pictures with! Feel free to dress up for the holiday picture! Each class will arrive at the cafeteria at allotted times for pictures and treats. Let’s end the year with joy, cheer, candy and pictures!

Parent Duty

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 applies if using a credit card. If using a bank account, only $0.15 is charged for the entire transaction, whether it’s 1 or multiple gift 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!

Please refer to instructions on this page on how to sign up for Amazon Smile.

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)


Bao and Dumpling (渤海村) on Sunday 12/11/2022

11:30 pm – 1:00 pm at WWP-HS North, 90 Grovers Mill Rd, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm at Princeton Day School parking lot next to the main entrance (650 Great Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540)

No pre-order. Call 917-714-9993 for questions.

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

Veronica Chen, 校長 Principal