PCLS Newsletter 3/10 – PDS book fair, Daylight Saving Time

Dear Parents/Guardians/Teachers:

Please remember to “spring forward” and move your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time.

Last Sunday, PCLS is proud to have hosted the ANJCS (新澤西州中文學校協會) Annual Chinese Chess Competition.  There are 31 contestants coming from 7 Chinese Schools and 4 PCLS students (out of 9 winners) won the top three.  

PCLS’ Christopher Tai (戴天惠) won 2nd place in the oldest group.  Ian Hsu (許益睿) won 3rd place, Logan Rolleri (孫智成) won 2nd place, and Jeffery Yu (游杰樺) won 1st place in the youngest group. Congratulations to our PCLS winners!  The monetary rewards matched by PCLS will be given to the ANJCS contest winners either on 5/5 recognition day or 6/2 commencement.

This chess contest had started around 9:30 and ended after 2pm.  It’s a very long day for all the participants – Job well done to all PCLS contestants and thank you to everyone who helped the event!  Please see the World Journal news link for the event details.  www.worldjournal.com/6161395    

Important information about PDS Bookfair
On 3/10 & 3/17, PDS will hold their annual Book fair and it has over 60,0000 books for sale.  We are welcome to browse the book fair as well. However, the Theater lobby, Fox Room, Upper Gym, and Campus Center will not be available for PCLS.  We need to rearrange our class/event location as belows (See attached map if needed)

* Admins Table – Reception (Green highlights near the Main Entrance)
* Young kids snack area – MS Boulevard (Yellow highlights, downstairs)  This is the ONLY area for food in these two Sundays.
* YoYo – Gymateria
* Kids Yoga – room 234
* Adults flower class – Rikka class (room 211) 13:30 to 17:00, Regular class (room 231) 14:30 to 16:15
Messages from the Academic Director, Molly Yang
The important dates in March & April:
03/31  寫字比賽 Handwriting Contest
04/07  作文比賽報名截止 Essay Contest registration deadline
04/14  作文比賽 Essay Contest 1:00 PM
04/28  教學成果展 Student Work Exhibition

One Chinese assessment website for parents’ reference:  Steering Committee for the Test of Proficiency – Huayu (國家華語測驗推動工作委員會 ) https://www.sc-top.org.tw/

Messages from the Culture Director, Ya-ping Su:

If you are interested in registering for ANJCS Calligraphy and/or Multimedia competition, please complete student information specified in the appropriate application form (see email and attachments from Principal on 3/7) and email the form to culture@pcls.org by Wednesday March 20.

Messages from PTA, Shao-ching Cheng:  

Families who completed the required parent duties on or before 2/3/2019 (The Chinese New Year event) should have received an email from PTA to pick up their checks. Please stop by the table outside of the auditorium during the time frame I indicated. I will not be available during other time. 
If you think you have fulfilled the duties but did not receive the email, please contact PTA at pta@pcls.org.

Messages from Vendor Coordinator, Ya-ling Chen.  

3 Food Vendors this Week:

1:30 PoHaiTsu frozen dumplings (渤海村)

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) , Sushi (壽司) and Bento Box (便當).

Taiwan Baking 台味烘焙.
Please pick up your pre-order and pay cash by 4:30.

Other Event Information for PCLS families:

OcampoWang Dance presents come 2gether – an evening of eclectic works by Chien-Ying Wang (USA) and YuChen Pan (JueDai Contemporary Jazz Dance Theatre, Taiwan). Two cultures and two dance companies, meeting in New York, are brought together not only by their artistic experiences as women, but by the commonality of their beliefs in time, faith and humanity – a uniquely powerful performance that is not to be missed.  

When: March 30, 7:30 pm
March 31, 3:30 pm (Q&A) & 7:30 pm (post-show reception)

Where: The Mark O’Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tickets: https://ocampowangdance.brownpapertickets.com
$15 general; $10 student/senior

Visit https://z976817.wixsite.com/chienyingwang for more information
Facebook: OcampoWang Dance