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Dear NCLS Fellow Colleagues, 
Great News!
 
In New England Math League Contest results - 6th Grade, our school ranked second place in the top 30 schools!

- 5 NCLS students listed on the top 39 students-6th grade.
 
- 2 NCLS students listed on the top 39 students -7th and 8th grade
Math League Contest Rank and Score Report
NCLS will host 2nd Math League Contest Grade 4, 5 and  Algebra Course 1 on 4/29/2018.


Date & Time:  12:50PM-1:45PM4/29/2018
Where to Register: School library registration desk
Fee: $15 
Please make check payable to NCLS, and include your child(ren)'s name and contest grade in memo.


Contest Venue & requirement:    Newton Chinese Language School
            Grade 4 contest -  For students in grade 4 or lower
            Grade 5 contest - For students in grade 5 or lower
   Algebra Course 1 - Students in all grades are welcomed
Teacher's Training
海外华文教育大讲堂第十三讲
在日常中文教学中, 阅读教学一直是我们的弱项。我们也常遇到这样的问题, 学生”认得”的汉字只限于刚学的这篇课文, 换一篇课文,同样的字,学生却不认识了。其症结就在于学生缺乏中文阅读。那么, 怎么教阅读课呢?如何引导学生阅读呢?由全美中文学校协会主办的大讲堂第十三讲,就将以中文的阅读教学为主题,以教导阅读策略为目标,集中讨论阅读教学的活动设计,从而提高学生独立阅读的能力。怎么样, 这些要点都直冲要害吧!更令你惊讶的是我们的主讲嘉宾-叶萌博士!老师们或许听说过《超越》这本教材, 或许还听说过《现代汉语课程》这套书。 这次大讲堂, 我们有幸请到了这两套教材的作者之一叶萌博士。叶萌博士是一位美国中文教育的领军人物,也曾是大学理事会中文AP考试委员会委员。 您要对叶教授的教学经历和头衔感兴趣,请至 http://yeh.blogs.rice.edu/ 

请老师们赶快报名, 报满为止! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8001519239375467267

Presenter: Dr. Ye, Meng 叶萌
Topic: Developing Reading Skills 培养阅读能力

Host: Hui Liang, David Ni
Time: Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 9:00PM (Eastern Time)

About the presenter:
Dr. Meng Yeh is a Full Teaching Professor and Associate Director in the Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication at Rice University. She currently serves on the committee of AP Chinese Language & Culture, and is the Instruction Lead for Read-On Teacher Program, sponsored by STARTALK, aiming to design curriculum and instruction for character learning and literacy development. http://yeh.blogs.rice.edu/

大讲堂回放

【大讲堂第十二讲资料发布】AP Chinese Language And Culture Exam And Instructional Strategies
主讲人:贾宝才
录像回放:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5866008173511177219 (注意:在贾老师开讲前有部分黑屏,后面回放正常)

PPT资料:http://csaus.net/CET/filefolder/CETIssue2018_2.pdf

过往视频:http://www.csaus.net/CET/
 
Newton Chinese Language School (NCLS) Support Education Program (SEP) is proudly to announce
A New Community Support Program
Academic Tutoring Program
 
Starting March 2018, elementary and middle school students from neighborhood communities will have the opportunity to receive homework help as well as academic tutoring from SEP volunteering students at Newton Chinese Language School.

Tutoring Time: Every Sunday 12:30pm-1:45pm
Tutoring Location: Classroom #230 Newton F.A. Day Middle School
21 Minot Place, Newton, MA 02460


Volunteer students grades 9-12 will be available to help your child finish their homework efficiently, study for exams, and better comprehend any material that they are having difficulty with. We will also offer math and reading tutoring by providing extra study material.

The program’s supervisors are Ms. Ginger Yao and Ms. Ling Zheng, the leaders of NCLS SEP program. Our goal is to make sure that your child receives one-on-one tutoring. Furthermore, we will try to match each student’s tutor based on their grade level and coursework. If your child would like to come to the tutoring program, please email Ms. Zheng at lingzheng1234@gmail.com with your child’s name, grade, subject to tutor. Please email before Saturday so we can arrange the tutor on Sunday.

Parents can drop off children anytime during the program. We request parents to pick up children on time when tutoring ends.

Please note that parking inside the campus is reserved for teachers and staff. Please park along the sports field or on Walnut Street.
ACTIVEMINDS HOSTS COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOPS
Find Out More!
Seminar This Week 4/1
College funding by Xiaodong Wu
3:40pm Classroom 227
We are a group of licensed financial professionals who have worked in the financial service industry for many years and have helped many families on their financial planning, including education funding. We plan to give a seminar on college education funding and financial aid as this is a topic many families are interested in learning about. This seminar was previously given at multiple Chinese Schools and was well received by parents.    
 
We would share some concepts and knowledge on education funding, focusing on helping the middle class families on how to apply for financial aid when kids go to college and how to prepare education funding. College tuition is a big expenditure in the midterm for families. Common thinking among Chinese families is that their income is too high to get financial aid, and therefore they have to pay the sticker price themselves. Many families lack knowledge on how to get financial help from government or school. This seminar will shed light on some blind spots regarding financial aid application. We will share the knowledge of financial aid application and some real cases, including cases where "high" income families got financial aid but "low" income families did not. We will describe misconceptions we should avoid as well as things we should pay closer attention to.
 
The education funding seminar will benefit not only families with high school kids, but also all families who have education funding needs, including those with younger children. The earlier we plan, the better position we will be in! This seminar will help you tackle the education funding challenges. 
 
 
Note: the seminar will be given in Chinese.
 
 我们是在金融服务行业从业多年的有执照的专业人士,帮助过很多家庭做财务规划包括准备孩子的教育经费。鉴于很多家长对孩子上学非常关心,我们准备做一个讲座,帮助家长了解孩子上大学经费准备和助学金申请。我们以前在其他中文学校做过这样的讲座,得到家长们的好评,认为很有价值。
我们会分享教育经费准备的知识和理念,重点介绍如何有效地申请大学助学金和如何合理准备教育经费。大学费用是家庭的一笔重大开销。许多华人认为自己的收入太高得不到助学金所以需要自己掏腰包。而实际情况并非如此,而是许多家庭缺乏充够的知识和信息从学校和政府得到资助。我们的讲座会介绍和剖析助学金申请的常见误区和盲点。我们会列举和分析实际例子,包括“高收入”家庭拿到很好的助学金而“低收入”家庭却没有拿到。我们会进一步讲解助学金申请中哪些该注意的和哪些该避免的。
这个讲座不仅会让有高中生的家庭受益,也会让所有有孩子的家庭包括孩子还很小的家庭受益。孩子大学经费越早准备越好。相信我们的讲座能帮助到大家。
Upcoming Seminar Schedule
4/8:  Personal finance by Jieling Huang
5/13: Tax cur & job act: key element and opportunity  by Jing Wang

Invitation to 2018 Dance Party
for Support Education Program (SEP)
March 31st. Saturday @ 7PM

 
The NCLS Support Education Program is celebrating its 12th anniversary! With the help of its group members' tireless and selfless contributions and efforts, NCLS board leadership, parents and teachers' support and students' participation, this program has become one of the prominent community service programs in Massachusetts.
 
You are cordially invited to join this year's fundraising dance party on March 31, 2018! Come for a wonderful night celebrating the coming of spring, and have fun! Contributions to the SEP will go the impoverished families of Henan province. Come support our local community in promoting education in China.
 
SEP works to help those in need. Each year, student participants work to raise money for provinces in rural China; this year, the students will be taking a trip to the first XinAn high school(新安县第一高中). This trip serves to allow our students to be more immersed in Chinese culture, learn about their own environments in contrast to China's and to better help those in need.
 
If you have any questions regarding the dance party or the SEP program, please contact:

Yan Yuan at yyan5221@yahoo.com

Ginger Yao at gingeryao@gmail.com.

Click here to see Party Flyer.
 
2018 NCLS Craft Fair
Fundraising for Support Education Program

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 1:00pm -5:00 pm


How you can help:
 Donate your gently used household items and clothing such as toys, decorations, paintings, crafts, paper cuts, sculptures, wallets, scarf, pottery, electronics, clothes, shoes, children’s books, CDs, sportswear, kitchenware
 Donate a cake or any types of bakery for bake sale
 Register for business booth to service the community
 The NCLS art teachers can volunteer to participate in art exhibition and sale
 Come to the fair and buy the yard sale items, art pieces or bake goods
 Items for donation should be brought to school cafeteria before 1:00pm on 4/1/18
 Parents on duty or volunteers can help with donation sale
·
Where:
· F.A Day Middle School Cafeteria, NCLS.
When:
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 1:00pm -5:00 pm

2018年义卖
时间:二零一八年四月一日,1:00pm – 5:00pm
地点:F. A. Middle School 餐厅 (NCLS)

捐赠各种使用过的,但仍然有价值的艺术品,装饰品,日常生活用品,陶瓷器具,电子产品,衣物鞋帽,玩具,儿童书籍,厨房用具,运动用品, 光碟,录像带, 或其他。请将捐赠物标上你的估价,送到 F. A. Day Middle School 餐厅, 由我们的工作人员卖出去。所得额全部交 NCLS支教项目。未售出的物件将送去慈善机构。

欢迎商家摆摊设点。注册费将归 NCLS 支教项目,营业利润则属于业主。

详情请联系supporteducation@newtonchineseschool.org
Community News
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Warmest Regards,
Ben Xia, Principal
Faith Hu, Vice Principal
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