PCLS newsletter 10/31

Some recap from the meeting:

§  A recurring theme always; we need YOU! We need more parents to join our teaching and admin team. Please contact me and I would love to chat with you and have you more involved in school operations.

§  Virtual competitions (e.g., Speech, see Academic Director message below) will become Open Invitations to encourage more participation and engagement in learning.

§  Do NOT change your parent duty sign up at this time. Planning is underway for various activities.

§  We need board members with expertise in financial, investment, legal, and regulatory! Please refer if you know someone.

§  Ongoing training for teachers to improve the online learning experience

§  Remember to buy on smile.amazon.com using PCLS smile link to support our school 

§  We are continuously looking for ways to improve our school. Let us know if you have any suggestions.

§  A copy of the school directory will be available for pick up around mid-December, please fill out the Google Form by 11/8 to specify your pick up location.

Messages from the Academic Director, Molly Yang

We are changing the way we host the Speech Contest this year as the fully remote learning environment does not allow the face to face competitions. To make the speech contest fun, engaging, and less threatening/intimidating for students, we are making this an open invitation. All students with the assistance of their parents or others are invited to submit a one to three minutes video recording of a speech.

PCLS plans to give out awards in the following categories and will make modifications based on the video submissions as needed: Best presentation, Best pronunciation, Best costume, Best props, Best content, Most fun, Most innovative, Best interaction, Most persuasive, and Best emotional integration/engagement. All videos need to be submitted by December 1 via the Google Link here.

Please refer to the attachment for more information on the 2020 Virtual Speech Open Invitation.

Messages from the Culture Director, Veronica Chen

Drawing Contest   We have close to 40 submissions from all 4 age groups.  Thanks to all students who participated, everyone did such a wonderful job!  Based on review of 3 judges, the winners for this year’s “Year of Ox” drawing contest by group are as follows:

Group 1 (Age 6 and under)
 1st place – Harper Chen
 2nd place – Julia Wu 吳奕潔
 3rd place – Evan Hung 洪浩緯
 Honorable Mention – Cara Horhota
Group 2 (Age 7-8)
 1st place – Mason Chen 陳廷亦
 2nd place – Natalie Tsai 蔡旻軒
 3rd place – Riley Chen 陳佑阡
 Honorable Mention – Louiessa Ocampo
Group 3 (Age 9-10)
 1st place – Alicia Lee 李紫萱
 2nd place – Audrey Wu 吳奕臻
 3rd place – Hunter Chen 陳澤翰
 Honorable Mention – Josephine Chen 陳雪芬
Group 4 (Age 11-14)
 1st place – Allyson Lee 李嘉穎
 2nd place – Vivian Kin 金靜炎
 3rd place – Heather Tsai 蔡沛穎

Food Vendors this week

Remember to pick up the food you ordered this Saturday from Golden Buns 金華包子 on Saturday, 11:30-12:00. Pick location is the Asian Food Market parking lot. To speed up the process of picking up, you can either pay cash (exact dollar amount in an envelope with your name and dollar amount) OR Zelle (Name: Aijin Wang, wangaijin7@gmail.com).

No Pre-order for next Saturday as we have no school next Sunday.

Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, remember to re-set your clocks and enjoy the extra hour.