春节晚会预告 Chinese New Year show timeline
2. Last PTA Book fair is on this Saturday!
3. 本周财经讲座 Sponsored financial seminars
4. Raise money while you ice skate in Bellevue downtown park
4. 家长值勤安排
5. 日程表 For your calendar

       春晚节目报名截止日是128 Contact your class PTA Lead for details
-      registration ends on Dec 8th.
春节是华夏儿女最重要的节日,是我们弘扬中华文化,承先启后的季节。我们的春节晚会将于201323日下午2:30Bothell High SchoolNorthshore Performing Arts Center举行。庆祝新年的同时,也是我们中文学校全体成员展示我们的才艺和教学成果的一个窗口。我们邀请所有有兴趣参加演出的老师,同学,家长们把自己最好的节目准备好,参加12月的节目报名和预审;请有意参与晚会服务的义工们把时间安排好,到我们的春晚义工网站报名,还有请我们中文学校大家庭的所有成员把23日在日历上标好,共襄我们的晚会盛举。

请大家留意晚会各项准备活动的后续通知。报名详情请问你们各班的PTA Lead.

The Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) is the most important holiday in our Chinese heritage, a season to celebrate our culture.  This year's Spring Festival celebration performance will be held at 2:30pm on Feb. 3, 2013, at the Northshore Performing Arts Center at Bothell High School.  The celebration performance is also a window for everyone in Northwest Chinese School to showcase our talents and cultural learning.  We invite all interested teachers, students, and parents to have their performance prepared for registration and audition in December, volunteers to reserve the time at our New Year Celebration volunteering site, and everyone in our NWCS family to mark the calendar for Feb. 3.  We look forward to having everyone in making this performance a success.

Please watch for announcements for the preparation and other issues regarding the performance. For program registration, contact your class PTA Lead for details.

         Last PTA book fair
We had a great response to our first book fair two weeks ago. PTA will hold one more  Used Books and DVD fair this Saturday Nov. 17 from 9:30am to 1pm, near the admin and PTA desk area. This will be our last book fair this semester. 
We will bring in additional collections. There will be used books, DVD movies and TV series, including children's materials, at the fair. Each used item will be priced for $1 to $3 only. We will also have the popular 英汉双解中文字典 for sale (new, at $11 each). All proceeds go to NWCS PTA.

       本周财经讲座 Sponsored financial seminars
免责声明: 所有参与投资理财演讲的家长,应考虑投资本身的风险性,斟酌决定自己投资的可能性。西北中文学校提供演讲的场地,核实主讲人公司和其公众演讲许可证明,对家长个人投资错误或演讲内容误差一概不负任何责任。Parents who participated financial planning seminars should evaluate his or her own risk tolerance level and possibility before doing any investments.  NWCS provides classrooms for presenters, review and confirm each presenter’s company and their approved public appearance. NWCS is not responsible for any individual investment loss or errors in presenter’s materials.
·         诚爱,助您美梦成真  如何为孩子积攒学费,如何买房更划算,如何合理免税,如何不为退休担忧,如何让您的钱再生钱?诚爱投资理财顾问团,愿用我们的真诚和爱心为您选择最适合您的财务计划。我们拥有(CAORWA)西海岸最佳专业人士组合.
时间: Nov 17th from 11-12pm
教室:1201 (steps further from the Admin desk)

Raise money while you ice skate in Bellevue Downtown Park
-      Make it a class gathering! 
Enjoy some holiday ice skating and raise money for NWCS PTA – and learn how to skate! Visit the Chaplins Bellevue Volkswagen Ice Arena brought to you by Bank of America at Bellevue Downtown Park between November 23 – December 18, 2012 or January 7 – 13, 2013, mention you are with Northwest Chinese School to the cashier and a $3 donation will be made to NWCS PTA for each paid $10 rink admission (includes skate rentals).
Interested in learning how to skate? Visit the ice arena on these Wednesdays: 
Nov 28, Dec 5 & 12, Jan 9 between 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and learn how to skate from the pros! Castle Ice Arena instructors will be on-site to give complimentary skating lessons when you buy a normal $10 rink admission.

The next classes for parent-on-duty are as follows:

            Nov. 17    AM -
6A;  PM - 6C

coming up:
            Dec.   1    AM - 7A;  PM - 8C

Each class will need 2 parents for safety patrol, and 2 parents for the gift certificate sales.  AM refers to classes starting at 9am, and PM refers to classes starting at 12noon.  Please inform the parents of the specific duties and procedures.

Safety patrol  Safety patrol parents
must arrive before 8:45 for morning classes and before 11:45 for afternoon classes, and stay until about 30 minutes after classes begin.   The parents should get the safety patrol jackets from the principal's desk.  The duties include directing traffic  outside of the school building, and ensuring that students walk safely in the school premises.

Gift certificate sales  Gift certificate sales parents can get the gift certificates from the accountant, Ms. Xu Min at the admin desk.  Please remember to record the classes for which the certificates are purchases, because
5% of the proceeds go to the respective class funds.  Morning parents should stay until 10:50, and afternoon parents should stay until 1:30.

Please take a look at the overall class duty calendar to know your class' scheduled date, and prepare to organize the parent duties about 2 weeks ahead of time. 
If you have any questions or your role has been transferred to other parents, please contact Minggang Li at 

日程表  For your calendar
11/17 财经讲座 Financial seminars
11/17 Used Books and DVD fair
11/24 No school (Thanksgiving)
12/08 Registration ends for the Chinese New Year show class program
12/15 Audition of the class program video and some in school if specified
02/03/13 春节晚会  Chinese New Year show time
Here is the link to log volunteer hours if your company pays for your volunteer hours.

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