1. 春节联欢会义工报名 Calling for volunteers for the 2014 NWCS Chinese New Year show
2. 春节联欢会节目审议将在12月7日和12月14日进行 CNY audition to be held on Dec 7 and Dec 14
3. 西北中文学校品德教育 Virtues education at NWCS
4. 免费讲座Free seminars sponsored by PTA
5. 家长值勤安排 Parent-on-duty (AM 3F; PM 9C)
6. 日程表 For your calendar
The Holidays are here! Shopping at Amazon.com benefits school PTA!
Amazon has a school reward program. Don’t forget to click on this link to Shop at Amazon.com! ONLY when you shop through this link, our school will earn 4-10% free money from Amazon to support programs for students and parents. So add the link to your favorites! The Amazon link is also on our school website at http://www.nwchinese.org Our fund can only grow when more parents, grandparents and relatives shop through this school link at Amazon.
Calling for volunteers and fundraising for the 2014 Chinese New Year show
西北中文学校的春节联欢会是我们每年最隆重的传统节目之一，而我们联欢会除了是大小演员们的表演平台外，也离不开义工们的支持。我们欢迎各位家长和高年级的同学参与联欢会的工作，请在报名表上报名。联欢会预定于2014年2月1日在Bothell市中心的Northshore Performing Arts Center彩排，2月2日正式演出。义工们虽然不在台上表演，但台前幕后肯定是大家显身手的地方。为晚会有赞助意向者，请电邮 firstname.lastname@example.org The NWCS Chinese New Year performance is one of our most important events. While the show is a showcase for our talent performers, its success is dependent on a dedicated volunteer team. Please sign up to volunteer for the performance. The show will be at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in downtown Bothell. The rehearsal will be on Feb. 1, and the performance on Feb. 2, 2014. If you or your friend would like to help fundraise the show for the school, please contact email@example.com for details.
春节联欢会报名节目审议将在此周六开始12月7日和12月14日 CNY audition starts this Saturday Dec 7 and Dec 14
谢谢所有报名参加2014 NWCS 春节联欢会演出的老师家长同学。CNY组织委员会将在前述两天审议节目，我们将把具体时间分别通知，请大家做好现场审议的准备。如果你提供了节目录像，我们也可能会进行现场审议，也请你做好准备。
The CNY Committee would like to thank everyone who submitted proposals for the 2014 CNY performance. The audition of programs will be on the aforementioned days, and the specific time slots to be notified to the participants. Please be prepared to make yourself available for the audition. If you have submitted a video for the program, we may still request a live audition.
西北中文学校品德教育 Virtues education at NWCS
良好的品行对孩子和家长有重大意义。如果孩子在课堂上的良好行为得到老师和家长的认可和鼓励，孩子会感受到他的行为的价值所在，能成为其他孩子的榜样。老师和家长的一个小小的，及时的认可和鼓励往往能对孩子今后的学习、工作、生活都起到终生的影响。PTA和学校从本学期开始，每两月选择一个品德主题，和课堂老师共同推动品德教育。我们本学期选择的主题是：尊敬，责任感，同情心，诚实，感恩。11月和12月在各班倡导的品德教育是：尊敬。尊敬会表现在如何有礼貌的与人对话，如何对属于他人的东西和隐私保持一定的距离，如何对他人的想法表示有礼貌的认可。尊敬不光是需要对他人表现，也要对自己。尊敬会使人在每天的日常生活中有价值感。Practicing VIRTUES in the classroom takes only minutes but the acknowledgement of Virtues by a child’s teacher and parent may impact a child’s life forever. As our children are learning academic excellence, Virtues help empower each child and parent to live a more meaningful life. Virtues are part of our daily lives – Parents to raise children of compassion and integrity, teachers to create safe, caring and high performing learning communities, leaders to encourage excellence and ethics in the work place. In order to allow our children really understand Virtues, we think the best way is to learn Virtues in action. PTA would like to work with teachers in the classroom on one Virtue for two months. This school year we will practice the following virtues: 1.Respect (尊敬); 2.Responsibilities (责任感); 3. Compassion (同情心); 4. Honesty (诚实); 5. Gratefulness (感恩). In November and December, we start with practicing Virtue RESPECT in the class. With respectfulness people’s privacy and personal belongs would not be violated. With respect people will not speak rudely to each other and treat others as if they don’t matter. With self-respect you would not let others use you or hurt you. Being respectful helps people feel valued, every day.
免费讲座 Free seminars sponsored by PTA
高中生家长讲座：一个可为美国高中生同时提供领导能力，志愿或社区服务，环保以及商业营销综合实践培训的崭新平台. James Yuan是一家高科技初创公司 (GroupTry) 的创始人 。他曾在微软工作9年. 3年前他离开微软开始创业. 最近他与其他创始人一起设计开发一个创新平台(已申请专利). 该项目曾获得2013硅谷高创会创业大赛前35名. 在这里他将讨论美国高中生如何利用这个平台获得领导能力，志愿服务，环保以及商业营销综合培训与实践。这些独特实践经验将会对今后的大学申请以及将来职业道路会有很大帮助和影响。James Yuan is a co-founder of a new startup（GroupTry）, and an ex-Microsoft employee. He will introduce a newly innovated platform and discuss how it can help high school students to get unique experiences in leadership, volunteering, sustainability and business training all together. Such unique training and experiences could help these students to succeed in future college applications and future career paths. This new platform with patent pending has won top 35 startups in 2013 Silicon Valley startup competition (SVIEF).
主讲: James Yuan
时间: Sat 12/07/2013 from 12:30 – 1:30pm
地点: NWCS Seattle Branch room# 129
The next classes for parent-on-duty are as follows:
Dec 07 AM - 3F; PM - 9C
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. Yi Qiufang 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 Li, Minggang at: firstname.lastname@example.org
日程表 For your calendar
07 LEGO classes continue in room 1114
07 CNY performance audition
14 CNY performance audition
21 Winter break – holidays
28 Winter break – holidays
Log your volunteer hours if your company pays for your volunteer hours Link to volunteer logFor previous PTA announcements, please visit http://nwcspta.blogspot.com