Weekly Newsletter September 16, 2023

Message from Principal

Greetings again to all PCLS families, old and new!  This weekly newsletter is sent out every week on Friday evening to provide information on upcoming events, important news, etc. Please take a moment to read it every week.

Important Reminders

  1. Parking – please don’t park in the closest 2 rows to the building (see the yellow lines on the attached map) and use “Parents Parking” instead.  These spots are reserved for our teachers.  We will start enforcing reserved parking this week. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

  2. PCLS Student Guidelines – PCLS strive to build a supportive, nurturing and safe learning environment. It is the responsibility of the parents to review the Student Code of Conduct with your child(ren) and make sure they understand the behavioral expectations.   NO LANGUAGE OR ACTS OF VIOLENCE will be tolerated.

  3. ABSOLUTELY NO EATING in classrooms or in the building except for younger kids during recess. Younger kids are allowed to eat at the cafeteria during recess time.

  4. Enter the building through only the Main Entrance (see attached map). DO NOT prop any other doors open.  Students who go out to play in the playground during recess should return through the Main Entrance.

For a listing of school events, refer to the school calendar.

To sign up, change or check your parent duty, go to this Sign Up Genius link

Cindy (Academic Director), Sophia (Culture Director) and myself will be at the Admin Table area.  Please stop by to say hi!  If you have any questions, we are here to help.

Registration & Check Deposit

Our registration numbers are similar to last year.  A BIG THANK YOU to ALL registered families. We will finish depositing your checks in September.

If you have registered your child(ren) but did not pay the tuition, please bring a check and give it to registration staff at the admin tables. You do not need to mail the check.

If you have friends interested in joining our school, please ask them to check out our website and follow the steps on the registration page. They are welcome to send us inquiries via hello@pcls.org.

Message from Academic Director

Language Class Changes

If your child(ren) has tried a different language class from the one you registered, and has made a decision which class to stay in, please email me at academic@pcls.org by 9/25. After 9/25, you won’t be able to make changes.

If your child(ren) is thinking about trying a different language class, please contact me (academic@pcls.org). We will only offer trial classes until 9/25.

Message from Culture Director

Culture Class Changes 

Culture class change request is now open. Each student has ONE chance to request culture class change.  Please complete the Culture Class Change Request Google form by 9/22/2023  Requests will be processed between 9/18 – 9/22 in the order received. As class availability is subject to change, please provide at least 2 different choices in the form.  You will receive an email confirmation between 9/22 to 9/24.

Class Waivers

Students in the following classes are required to sign a waiver:  Taekwondo / YoYo / Dance / Basketball

An email was sent to the students with a link to a Google form for electronic sign-off. Please take a moment to complete the waiver when you receive it.

Adult Activities

The following activities are available for adults.  Please note that a facility fee applies to participation in all adult activities ($100 for parents / $150 for non-parents), but you only need to pay once for the year. (i.e. you can participate in basketball at 2:30 – 4:00 and Lion Dance at 4:20 and pay the facility fee only once!)

Please complete the waiver form before you begin participating in the activities.




Registration / Waiver


Zumba *

2:50 – 3:50

Lower gym


Waiver required




2:30 – 4:00

Upper gym

Waiver required




2:30 – 4:00


Waiver required



Lion dance

4:20 – 5:00

Upper gym

Waiver required

Culture Director


* In addition to the facility fee, participants also need to pay an activity fee. Please complete registration and payment before 9/8/2023 to secure your spot.  We will open registration to non – PCLS parents afterwards.

PTA Update

Welcome back PCLS family!

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. There are currently over 30 parent duty slots available for sign up still.

Please note, if any events/parent duty signups are canceled/moved, it is the family’s responsibility to sign up for another parent duty or the rescheduled time to fulfill the requirement in order to receive the deposit. It is also the parents’ responsibility to sign in at the event/duty to log the completion of your duty, otherwise, the deposit may not be refunded.

Any questions about your parent duties you can’t find on Sign Up Genius , please reach out to Suet Horhota, PCLS PTA Lead, while at school or at PTA@pcls.org.

Vendor Update

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)


阿扁美食團 09/17/2023(Sun)Delivery –Closed

Pickup on 9/17/2023 (Sunday)

3:30pm ~ 4:00pm at Princeton Day School parking lot next to the main entrance (650 Great Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540)

4:30 pm ~ 4:45 pm at 美東超市 parking lot (10 Schalks Crossing Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536)


Lin’s Palace 林宫 2023/09/23 (Sat)  Delivery

Order link https://tinyurl.com/3dx6ckae

Ordering Deadline: 9/21/2023 (Thur) 10 PM

Pickup Date: 9/23/2023 (Sat) 3:30pm ~ 4:00pm

Pickup Location: Plainsboro Dollar Store Parking Lot

Payment: Cash or Check upon pickup

Contact: Mr. Lin at 973-727-3276

Golden Buns 金華包子 9/24(Sun) delivery
Order link https://tinyurl.com/28xzz7hz

Order by 9/20/2022 (Wed) 8 pm

Pickup on 9/24/2022 (Sunday)
1:30 pm ~ 2:00 pm at 美東超市 parking lot (10 Schalks Crossing Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536)
2:30 pm ~ 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

Linda’s Seafood 09/27/23 delivery

Order by 9/21/2023 (Thu) 10:00 PM

Order link https://tinyurl.com/mubcj5mj

Minimum order $50 per order. Linda will confirm the final price with you in the morning of delivery
Pickup on 9/27/2023 (Wed)11:00 am ~ 11:30 am at Old Asian Food market 舊美東 Parking lot (660 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536)
Home delivery option for Princeton / East Windsor / West Windsor / Plainsboro / Montgomery / Skillman area. Delivery date 9/27/2023, actual delivery time TBD.
Free home delivery with minimum order of $80. Less than $80 will charge a $5 delivery fee.
Payment: Zelle (via email lindajou2009@gmail.com); Check or Cash in exact amount in envelope.
Contact: Linda at 848-391-9018
(650 Great Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540)
Cash upon pickup. 只收現金.. Call or text at 732-762-0935 for questions

謝姐食堂 10/1/2023 (Sun)  Delivery

Order link https://tinyurl.com/r7z6bwah

Ordering Deadline: 9/24/2023 (Sun) 8 PM

Pickup Date: 10/1/2023 (Sun) 2:30pm ~ 3:00pm

Pickup Location:  Princeton Day School parking lot next to the main entrance (650 Great Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540)

Payment: Exact Cash Only  (Please put your Name , phone number, and amount $$ on the envelop)


David Kao ZongZi 粽子10/10 & 10/11/2023 Delivery

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


Veronica Chen, 校長 Principal