PCLS Newsletter 12/16 – Last Class of 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians/Teachers:

Please note that this Sunday, 12/16 will be the last PCLS class of 2018.  We will not have class on 12/23 and 12/30, so we will resume classes on 1/6/2019.

Once we return in January, we will just have 4 weeks to rehearse for our Chinese New Year Celebration which is 2/3/2019 at Montgomery High School.  More details (the show, raffle ticket sales and prize, the dinner after the show, etc) will be announced in my newsletter in January.

We would greatly appreciate donations (value of $20 and above) of Raffle Prizes for the raffle during our New year’s festivities.  All the donations go to our raffle which helps as a fundraiser for the school. Please drop off the items to Sylvia or Sophia in the cafeteria until 1/13/2019.  We will also provide donation receipt for your tax filing purpose.

Pre-own Yo-yo for Sale this Sunday:
We acquired some pre-owned Sundia yo-yo and will offer PCLS students to purchase at administration table in the cafeteria this Sunday 2:40 ~ 4:50 with Sophia.

These diabolos were originally brought from Taiwan and only used a few times at Chinese summer camp in Michigan.  They are the same kind as we use at PCLS yo-yo class. It’s made by soft plastic and comes with wooden sticks.

Each set (1 yo-yo, 1 pair of sticks with string) is sold for $12. (Brand new $30)  This is a great opportunity for children interested in Chinese yo-yo class next school year, or the current students need extra yo-yo with lower price.  Limited quantities. No reservation available. First come first serve. Cash only.

Seminar this Sunday:
The seminar ” Screens are hurting children’s eyesight – How to Preserve Your Child’s Vision” will take place at Room 231 (3:00-4:15) this Sunday. These days there are more electronic screens in front of our children than ever before.  The workshop will be given by optometrists and authors Dr. Ivan Lee and Dr. Noah Tannen.  Learn the visual, and perhaps emotional, side effects of excessive electronic use and what to do about it.  The first 10 parents to attend the workshop will receive a copy of their latest book: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Children with Healthy Vision

Messages from the Academic Director, Molly Yang:

We are pleased to announce the WINNERS of the Speech Contests. Thank you to those 60+ students who participated in the Speech Contests.  Congratulations to everyone who participated!

For the winners’ parents: kindly check the names of your children on list. If there are any errors, please respond with the correct name to academic@pcls.org by Monday 12/17.  The recognition ceremony for the Drawing and Speech Contest winners will be on 1/6/2019.

Messages from the Culture Director, Ya-ping Su:
Mark your calendar for an afternoon of fun with kids performing and raffles! Chinese New Year Celebration will take place on February 3, 2019 at Montgomery High school from 2-5 pm. Rehearsal starts at 12pm.  Any parents interested in volunteering to help out in addition to your parent duty sign up and/or make a donation to raffle prizes, please email culture@pcls.org or stop by the culture director table at cafeteria.

Messages from PTA, Shao-ching Cheng

(1) Parents please note, you can always check your signups from: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e49a8ae2fa20-20182019.  You should receive the reminder emails from Signup Genius few days prior to the event. If you have never received emails from SignUp Genius even when you first sign up, please double check to see if your email entry is corrected in SignUp Genius.

(2) Please try NOT to change your signups few days prior to the event. It will affect the arrangements and won’t have enough time to find other helpers.  Thank you.

Messages from Vendor Coordinator, Ya-ling Chen.  5 Food Vendors this Week:

* 2:00 Stella’s bubble tea AND Taro cake (芋頭糕), sweet soup (紅豆湯/銀耳湯), Mochi (麻糬), Eggtart (蛋塔), Spicy Cold Noodle (麻辣涼面), Ramen Noodle (日式拉麵) and Sushi 壽司
* 1:30 LinGong (林宮)various food items

* 3:00-4:30  Master Huang (阿忠滷味) from Flushing. Please pick up your pre-order and pay cash by 4:30.

* 2:00 HsiuLing Taiwanese Kitchen (秀玲台式小吃)

* 3:00-4:30Taiwan Baking 台味烘焙.   

Please pick up your pre-order and pay cash by 4:30.

Other valuable information for our parents:.
Quakerbridge Learning Center at Lawrenceville is offering after school programs and SAT classes.  There are some brochures in the cafeteria.  Please feel free to grab the brochure.