PTA本周提要 –  Last school Saturday of 2012

家庭教育真谛Parenting seminar
2. 春节晚会审查日Deadline of CNY audition. Share your best fun NWCS pictures with us!
3. 本周财经讲座 Sponsored financial seminars
5. 家长值勤安排 Parent-on-duty
6. 关于接送学生时交通的一些注意事项Follow traffic rules during drop off and pick up
7. 日程表 For your calendar

家庭教育真谛座谈How do parents know what we want from our children is the right decision for their lives? How can we educate our children to do the right thing even when it is not popular or no one is watching?

The combination of leadership, team player, and academic skills is needed in whatever we do. Dr. Jody McVittie, MD will speak to us about her real life experience how she has transformed herself and inspired her children to make their own decision to be their best. She will provide parents useful tools on how to motivate their children and connect with them internally to help them grow into a “whole” child who enjoy their personal and professional lives.
Date: Jan 12th 2013
Room: 1113
Time: 11am – 1pm
Fees: $10 (reduced rate with PTA sponsorship)
Registration: at PTA desk
First come first serve for the first 30 parents (Now 20 seats left!)
Dr. Jody McVittie MD is a Co-founder and Executive Director of Sound Discipline, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to teaching people to do the right thing – even when no one is looking. They give seminars to local school parents, teach tools we all can use to motivate and connect with our children. Dr. McVittie is also the mother of three young adults who have studied in Penn University and Stanford and been some of her best teachers.  
春晚节目审查日是周六1215 Onsite or video audition is this Sat Dec. 15th
we are still in need of volunteers. Please let us know if you would like to help by registering at our New Year Celebration volunteering site. We are also looking for great fun pictures of KIDS @ NWCS for our CNY brochures and our website design. If you have 1-2 top ones, please share with us.
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.
1.  菁英退计划实战篇 我们首先将复习线图的运用方法,同时与大家分析,从现在开始做好最好的准备,利用各种不同的金融工具,提供退休所需要的现金流,同时保护我们401k及各种退休账户的投资。内容精彩丰富,我们同时提供点心饮料。
主讲:Albert Chang
时间:Dec 15th from 11-12pm
教室:1201 (steps further from PTA desk)
2.  家庭个人投资理财规划 普通家庭个人怎样学会投资才能做到早投资早受。许多人开始考虑投资到金融市场,怎样才是正确的做法。是否需要给孩子存教育基金,哪一种最适合您的家庭。买房贷款应怎样搭配首付跟选择多少年还清。怎样去准备自己的退休金。
主讲: Jay Xujie Zhang
时间:    Dec 15th from 11:00-12:30pm
地点:    1113
3.    如何获得有保障的终身退休金 是社会安全福利?还是公司的PENSION?还有其他选择么?本讲座让您了解获取有保障的终身退休金的几种选择。
主讲: Jamie Gu
时间: Dec 15th from 12 - 1pm
教室: 1103
家长值勤安排Reminder: Class PTA Lead meeting is this Sat, room 1201
The next classes for parent-on-duty are as follows:
            Dec 15                AM - 8E;  PM - KD
coming up:
Jan 05             AM - KA;  PM - Pre-C

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 
关于接送学生时交通的一些注意事项 Follow traffic rules during drop off and pick up
我 们送孩子上学和接孩子下课,都希望顺利到达学校和离开。由于我们学生多,大家都知道接送高峰期在学校周围车辆很多,加上不算宽的道路,车辆流通不很顺畅。 我们请各位家长在接送孩子的时侯,从为人为己的角度出发,遵守交通规则,服从学校管理人员和值勤家长的指挥,不违法停车,不仿碍别人的车过往,让我们的交 通保持流畅。这样做也是给孩子们做个好的表率,因为他们将来的驾驶习惯就是从观察我们开始。
When we take our children to school or pick them up after class, we all hope to be able arrive and leave smoothly.  Due to the large number of students, we all experience tight traffic around the school during peak drop off and pick up periods.  We would like to remind parents to observe traffic rules, to follow the directions of school personnel and parents on duty, not to park illegally, and not to obstruct traffic, to keep smooth flowing traffic.  Let us be good role models for the children, because their future driving habits start with observing their parents driving.
日程表  For your calendar
15 春节晚会节目审查日 Onsite or video audition of registered CNY class programs
22 No School
29 No School
05 School resumes
12 Parenting seminar
26 Last school day of Fall Semester
03 春节联欢会演出 Chinese New Year show time
09 First school day of Spring Semester
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