Weekly Newsletter April 27, 2024

Message from Principal


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:

  • 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.

  • For 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.

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!!

If you have decided to join us and are willing to share a dish or two with PCLS families, please make your signup for the food at this link.

Mark your calendar, come out and have fun with other PCLS families! You don’t want to miss this!!

PDS Facility Use

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


Upcoming Event




  • Year-end Meeting with Parents

  • SY24-25 Registration begins!



Message from Academic Director


Congratulations to the Chinese Typing Contest Winners!!




T5 and under

1st place

洪浩緯 Evan Hung

2nd place

陳苡瑄 Katie Wu

3rd place

李紫嫣 Juanita Lee

T6 and above

1st place

陳黎克 Leif Chen

2nd place

陳澤凱 Kyle Chen

3rd place

吳奕臻 Audrey Wu

Honerable mention

吳晨妤 Ellie Wu

Honerable mention

張加揚 Colin Chang


Chinese Word Recognition Contest 中文認字比賽

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

  • More information to be found in:




  1. 傳統班七年級老師

  2. 雙語班一年級,四年級,五年級和六年級老師




  1. 傳統班:美洲華語

  2. 雙語班:學華語向前走


應徵者需有合法的工作身份,如果您或您認識的人適合這些職位,請推薦他們將簡歷發送給我並與我聯絡(Cindy Chen, academic@pcls.org)。



Message from Culture Director

PCLS YoYo Contest – Registration LAST CALL

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.

External Events

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.

2024 Nostalgia for Taiwan: Short-term In-school Program for Overseas Compatriot Children and Adolescents 113學年度戀念臺灣-海外僑民兒童或少年至校短期體驗計畫

This Short-Term In-School Program aims to provide peace of mind for overseas Taiwanese parents who are briefly visiting Taiwan with their children aged 6-15. By enrolling in local schools, young participants can gain firsthand experience in appreciating Taiwan’s culture, customs, and society. Studying alongside Taiwanese peers facilitates a deeper understanding of and appreciation for Taiwan. The program offers overseas children and teens the chance to connect with their Taiwanese heritage through immersive learning, cultural exchange, and friendship. Our goal is for them to return home with cherished memories and a deeper affinity for Taiwan. Please see this folder for more information.

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. Check with school admin to join LINE group. Please only invite people you actually know into this group.



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

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

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 –Closed
Order link: https://tinyurl.com/h8mzapsr

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




Linda’s Seafood 2024/5/7 delivery

Order by 2024/4/30 (Tue) 10:00 PM

Order link:https://tinyurl.com/2p974t3j

Minimum order $50 per order. Linda will confirm the final price with you in the morning of delivery

Pickup on 05/07/2024  (Tue)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 2024/5/7, 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

Nuro Beef Soup 正中台灣牛肉麵 2024/5/5(Sun) Delivery

Order link:https://tinyurl.com/4c57kvfm

Ordering Deadline: 5/3/2024 (Friday) 10:00 PM

Order will be canceled if the total amount is less than $800.

Pickup Date: 5/5/2024 (Sun)

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)

Payment: Cash upon pickup 只收現金

Contact: Call or Text Ken at 646-286-9288


David Kao ZongZi 粽子5/7 Delivery

Order link: https://tinyurl.com/mv32vssu

Ordering Deadline: 5/1/2024 (Wed) 10 PM

Pick up time: 2024/5/7 (Tue) 7:30 pm ~ 7:45 pm.

Pick up location: Parking lot in front of Woori Mart, 64 Princeton Hightstown Rd, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550


Payment: Zelle:  718-666-0177 (David Kao) (Please do not leave any note on payment)

Contact:Send message on Line Group Chat or  Eric at mydeareric@gmail.com


Formosa Food 寶島肉酥 2024/5/12(Sun) Delivery

Order link:https://tinyurl.com/2p8drcxk

Princeton Chinese Language School fundraising event.

All profit will go to PCLS funds.

Ordering Deadline: 05/01/2024 (Wednesday) 10 PM

Expected Pickup Date: 05/12/2024 (Sun) 2:10 ~ 2:40pm (Date may change depends on delivery)

Pickup location: PDS parking lot

Payment:  Exact Cash in envelope upon pickup



渤海村, 5/12 (Sun) 11:00  北高中

台灣好滋味 6/2

Nuro 正中牛肉面 6/2

Golden Buns 金華包子  6/9

Vincy’s Kitchen  6/9


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

Veronica Chen, 校長 Principal