PCLS newsletter 5/17 – TA application

Dear Parents/Guardians/Teachers/TAs:

Hope you’ve enjoyed the warm summerlike days in a protective way.

There are two weeks left before the last day of school.  Some reminders for the following weeks:
** 5/17 –  Language online class optional (depends on your Language class).  Culture online class is on.

** 5/24 – No School – memorial Day

** 5/30 (Saturday) 4pm-5pm: Online year-end Zoom meeting with parents 家長大會.  In addition to the regular overview and school planning, PCLS Summer Camp will also be outlined at the meeting.  We will draw TWO lucky winners from the Camp Survey participants.  Each winner will receive $20 tuition off voucher and 3 surgical masks. 
** 5/31 – Last day of 2019-2020 school year.  PCLS Virtual Commencement 2:30-3:10.  Language class 3:20-4:00.  Culture class 4:30-5:10.  Original Coupon Day is cancelled but we’re reviewing the doable approach to carry over coupons to the next school year.  Details will be announced later.
** 6/1-6/12: Online summer camp registration (tentatively)
** 6/22: Online summer camp tentative start week (10 classes for each session, frequency varies.  5-8 students in each class).  More details will be announced later.
PCLS 2020-2021 Registration – Early Bird Discount (5/3 – 6/1)

Registration for 2020-2021 has begun (For details and all related attachment, please refer to PCLS 2020-2021 Registration email sent on 5/3).  Take the advantage of Early Registration by 6/1 ($40 Discount, first choice of culture classes and parent duties, etc).  The following culture classes are quite popular so please register early before they reach the size limit: TaeKwonDo 跆拳道, Chinese Abacus and Mental Math 兒童珠心算, Chinese Knotting 中國結, Chinese Yoyo 扯鈴.

If you have any questions about the registration, please contact our registrar, Wing Lau, at

TA application for next school year

If your child is interested in becoming a TA for the 2020-21 school year, he/she needs to complete an application via Google Form first.  The TA applicant has to be 14 years of age by September 30, 2020.  We also strongly encourage the current 10th graders to apply for language TA.  If you know any high school student outside PCLS who has Chinese language background, please forward him/her the application form.   PCLS will provide a certificate of community service hours to all volunteers upon completion of the school year.

All details are listed in the google form.
Any questions please contact Academic director (academic@pcls.org) or Culture director (culture@pcls.org)  
Messages from PTA Team

(1)  All the parent duty refund checks were mailed out.  It might take longer than usual due to the current situation.  Please expect its arrival soon.  If you still don’t get it NEXT week, please contact Paul at pta@pcls.org.
(2) All Class Parents should have received an email from the PTA team regarding the class year-end gift.  If you still have questions, please contact Veronica at contest.pta@pcls.org.

Teacher Appreciation Card 

I’ve received five more teacher appreciation cards by our students (Please see attachment for their lovely artwork): Toviah Wong, Janoah Wong, Logan Kim, Everest Kim, and Ashley Kim.   Thank you for the beautiful messages and cards from all children and parents sharing their appreciation for our PCLS teachers and staff in recognition of their hard work.  This event has ended and all 13 students participating in this event will receive two extra coupons for the next coupon day.

Forward the courtesy webinar information “Protecting Our Happiness”.  It’s 2:00pm-3:15pm Today.  The flyer is attached.
In this difficult time, let’s express appreciation about people’s help and feel grateful for what we’ve got.  Please keep in mind that we are a community that looks out for and supports each other.
I wish everyone in the PCLS community stay healthy and stay positive!  Thank you!

Justine Hsieh 謝嘉文
Princeton Chinese Language School
, Principal