Weekly Newsletter April 20, 2024

Message from Principal


Incorporating TOCFL into Curriculum – PLEASE RESPOND TO SURVEY

PCLS is considering incorporating Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (for students over 13 yo) and Children’s Chinese Competency Certification (for students 7-12) into the curriculum and make it a mandatory testing that students take once every 2-3 years.  This would be a great opportunity for:

  • Students / parents:  to understand how the students are doing in learning Chinese. Parents can then plan their children’s future Chinese lessons or adjust the current learning method and pace.

  • Teachers: to understand how their students are learning the language. Teachers can then examine their teaching methods for future course plans


If this is incorporated into the school curriculum, this testing will take place during language class time – 1-2 hours depending on the level, and the related fee ($30-40) would be added to the tuition.


We would like to get your thoughts on whether you think this would be beneficial to your child(ren).  To make sure your voice is heard, please kindly provide your anonymous feedback in this Google form.  The result from this survey will be used to facilitate planning for the next school year.


PDS Facility Use

Friendly reminder – the outdoor tennis court and basketball court are NOT included in our rental agreement with PDS.  Please DO NOT USE them.


Upcoming Event





Fun Day @ Rosedale Park


Message from Academic Director


Chinese Typing Contest 中文打字比賽

The Chinese Typing Contest will take place at 12 pm tomorrow (4/20). For the participants, please be on the lookout for my email tomorrow.


  • 24-hour Chinese Typing Contest Period: Starts at 12 pm April 20, 2024 and ends at 12 pm April 21, 2024.


Chinese Word Recogntion Contest 中文認字比賽

We are excited to host the Chinese Word Recognition Contest on April 28, 2024 this year!

  • Registration: Now to April 24, 2024. Please register using 認字比賽報名表

  • Contest Date and Time: April 28, 2024 1-2:30 pm

  • More information to be found in:

Message from Culture Director

Fun Day 2024 – 夏日同樂會!

Fun Day will be held on 5/19/2024 at Rosedale Park at Pennington. To assist us with planning, please kindly take a moment to complete this Google Form. There will be food, night market games, field games and much more.  Mark your calendar, come out and have fun with other PCLS families! You don’t want to miss this!!

Culture Class Open House

Culture class open house is coming on 4/28/2024!  If your child is interested in trying out other culture classes, please sign up here by Sunday 4/25/2024. This would assist them in deciding their culture class selection next year.  Please note that culture class offerings may be different next year and some classes are subject to extra material fees and/or purchase of uniform/instrument if you decide to enroll next school year.

PCLS YoYo Contest – Registration now open!

The Google form to register for the 2024 PCLS Chinese YoYo contest is now open!  The contest will take place on Sunday 5/5/2024 during culture class time.  Students will perform a 3-3.5 minutes routine he/she put together to the music of their choice.  Registration will close on Sunday 4/28/2024. Please be prepared to submit an audio file for the music the contestant wants to use with your registration.

In order for the contest to start on time, the order to appear in each group will be determined by  “Wheel of Names” beforehand.  The contest will begin with the beginners’ group.

Congratulations to PCLS winners at the ANJCS Chinese Chess Contest

Thanks to all students for participating and congratulations to the PCLS winners!

低年級組第三名 – 李亞歷 Alexander Zoppa

中年級組第三名 – 洪浩緯 Evan Hung

高年級組第三名 – 胡佳豪 Parker Woo

Congratulations to PCLS winners at the ANJCS YoYo Contest

Thanks to all students for participating and congratulations to the PCLS winners!

低年級個人組第一名  – 洪浩緯 Evan Hung

低年級個人組第二名  – 吳奕潔 Julia Wu

中年級個人組第一名  – 黃唯凡 Lucas Huang

中年級個人組第二名  – 吳奕臻 Audrey Wu

中年級個人組第三名  – 施柏丞 Winston Shih

雙人組第二名  – 黃唯凡 Lucas Huang & 施柏丞 Winston Shih

雙人組第三名  – 吳奕臻 Audrey Wu & 吳奕潔 Julia Wu

External Events

Sound from Formosa (4/27/2024)

Featuring music and cultures of Taiwan, The One Song Orchestra insists on playing two kinds of music: music written by Taiwanese composers and music taking inspiration from elements of Taiwan. The aim is to enrich classical music with Taiwanese culture and to revitalize the Taiwanese music with classical music practice. For more information, please see here.


FASCA Training Registration is now open (For 14 yo+)

2024年僑務委員會「海外青年文化大使(FASCA)新生培訓」將於北美及亞太地區共12個城市展開培訓活動,報名於即日起正式開跑。紐澤西場次:8月2日至8月4日在 Best Western Rutgers University Hotel(195 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816)、紐約場次:8月6日至8月8日在紐約僑教中心(133-32 41st Rd, Flushing, NY 11355)辦理,名額有限,歡迎14至17歲的台裔青少年踴躍報名參加。For more information and to register, please see here.

PTA Update

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 still a few open slots left to sign up!

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.  https://line.me/ti/g/QuLI3jTQan

The “join by link” function will be open for one week. After that, it will be disabled.  If you are interested in ordering from our food vendors, please rejoin the group using the link above at your earliest convenience. Please only invite people you know into this group.



OK Ryan 台灣好滋味 2024/4/21(Sun) delivery
Order link: https://tinyurl.com/mv855czz

台灣好滋味(福冕台菜) from Flushing, NY

Order will be canceled if the total amount is less than $1000.

Ordering Deadline: 4/19/2024 (Fri) 10 PM

Pickup Date: 4/21/2024 (Sun)

2:20 pm~2:50 pm at Princeton Day School parking lot next to entrance (650 Great Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540)

4:00 pm ~ 4:20 pm at 美東超市 parking lot (10 Schalks Crossing Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536)

Here is the link to dish pictures

Payment: Business Zelle(okokinctw@gmail.com) [OKOK INC] or Cash upon pickup. Zelle 付款,請先不要付錢,成團後務必在成團兩日內付款,商家需要時間確認你的付款,另外,訂戶姓名與Zelle 名不同者,務必在訂單上註明你Zelle Name.  不要為了省事結果費更多時間處理付款事宜。Zelle Payment do not pay until group qualified. Once qualified $$ must send out within 2 days upon qualified for group order (total order>$1000) . For people Order Name is not your Zelle Name, you must state clear on your Zelle name.



Lin’s Palace 林宫 2024/4/27 (Sat)  Delivery

Order link : https://tinyurl.com/44v622px

Ordering Deadline: 4/25/2024 (Thur) 10 PM

Pickup Date: 4/27/2024 (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 2024/4/28(Sun) delivery
Order link: https://tinyurl.com/h8mzapsr

Ordering Deadline: 4/25/2024 (Thursday) 10:00 PM

Pickup on 4/28/2024 (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



5/5 : Nuro 正中牛肉面


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

Veronica Chen, 校長 Principal