PCLS Newsletter 10/13 – Culture Expo (文化展演)

Dear Parents/Guardians/Teachers/TA:

Hope you have a great week and are ready for the Taiwan Culture Expo (文化展演) held this Sunday.  The students, TAs, and teachers of first class group (PreK, CLS1, CLS5, T6), please report to cafeteria before 2:30 pm. Other classes will go to classroom normally.

PCLS students will visit this event in group. Parents of young students: we encourage you to go with their classes. Schedule follows:

  1. 2:30-4:10pm @ Cafeteria. Class Schedule (20 mins interval) – T10 will not participate
    2:50 ~ 3:10: CSL3, T5, CSL2, CSL6
    3:30 ~ 3:50: T3, T7, CSL4, CSL7
    3:50 ~ 4:10: T4, T8, T9, CSL8 & 9
    3:10 ~ 3:30: T1, K, T2
    2:30 ~ 2:50: PreK, CSL1, CSL5, T6
  2. 4:10-4:40pm @ Gymeteria: Lion dance demo. This is for T8, T9 and CSL 8&9 students who will perform lion dance at CNY this year.

IMPORTANT!! The following classes will move to the new rooms from this Sunday to end of school year.
* Kindergarten -> room 223

* Traditional 2 -> room 222

* Culture class: Story and Music -> room 223 Click this News LINK for the Confucius Memorial Ceremony hosted by PCLS on 9/29

Messages from the Academic Director

The speech contests are 11/24 (Group 5-8: CSL6-8, T3-10) and 12/8 (Group 1-4: CSL1-5, Pre-K-T2) at 1 PM.  Please see the class teacher to register your child for the speech contest by 11/10 (Group I) and 11/24 (Group II). Details will follow shortly.

Messages from the Culture Director

PCLS will host its annual Taiwan Culture Expo this Sunday from 2:30pm-5:00pm. Three Taiwanese culture experts will be demonstrating lion dance (舞獅), calligraphy (書法及創意藏頭詩), paper-cutting (剪紙), portrait silhouette (人像剪影), wood painting (木書畫), and environmentally friendly tree art (各式環保樹藝). There will be some interesting products for sale. Stop by and enjoy!

Culture class location change-

  • TaeKwonDoclass will be moved to the main level gym this Sunday only. Will share the space with YoYo class.
  • Story & Music will be moved to Room 223 from now to end of school year.

Annual drawing contest will take place on Oct 20 and 27 from 1pm to 2:25 pm. The theme this year is “Year of the Rat”.  Please arrive at 1pm to check-in.  Students should bring their own drawing tools, but sketch paper will be provided.  Please click this link to register your child(ren). Registration deadline is Thursday 10/17. No onsite registration will be accepted. If a contestant is done with drawing on 10/20, he/she doesn’t need to come on 10/27.

3 Food Vendors this week

* 2:00 台灣小吃 (Taiwanese snack and bento box)

* 2:00 Stella’s bubble tea, sweet soup (銀耳蓮子湯 & 紅豆湯), Mochi (麻糬)、taro cake (芋頭糕)and Sushi

* 3:00-4:30 NuRo Beef Noodle Soup (正中牛肉麵): Please pick up your order at the designated time.

Please support our vendors, as a portion of their proceeds are given back to the school.


Justine Hsieh 謝嘉文
Princeton Chinese Language School, Principal

E: principal@pcls.org