Dear CCLS Commnunity,
Annual CCLS Community Picnic Partywill be hold on Saturday Aug 30 Sat at Dean’s Park of Shrewsbury (Main St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545) – North Pavilion (No. Pavilion on the map, and using Parking #4 or #5), same time – from 10:30am to 4:00pm. Please feel free to forward the email to your families, neighbors and friends. CCLS will have water; watermelon and pizza ready for the party and we are ask if you could bring enough food for your own family.
Time: Saturday Aug 30 Sat from 10:30-4:00 pm (rain or shine)
Location: Dean’s Park of Shrewsbury, address: Main St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Parking: using Parking #4 or #5 (see attached map)
What to bring: bring enough food for your own family
Activities and Prices: (start at 1:00 pm)
1. Running with a Pingpong ball on a Pingpong paddle (kids and adults)
2. Three legged race (kids and adults)
3. Badminton (bring your own)
4. Volleyball (CCLS will set up a net)
Hope to see you there.
Dear CCLS community,
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.
I am deeply honored to be the new Principal of CCLS. I am anticipating a busy year ahead as we join together to continue to create a positive Chinese learning environment for our children（一切为了孩子）.
Attached is a copy of the new CCLS management team members' biography. It is posted under our website under Faculty tab: http://www.ccls-usa.org
Zhisong Ji -- Principal
Ruowen Rong--Vice principal
Hui Li --Director of Teaching
Jennifer Lam --Treasurer
Lei Yu-- IT Director
Xiaotao Ma -- Accountant
Dan Luo-- Administrative Assistant
Ms. Mingzhu Chen (principal of 2012-2014 ) and her management team have made the administrative transition a very easy and smooth one. I am especially grateful that Ruowen Rong, Lei Yu, Jennifer Lam and Xiaotao Ma from the last term have agreed to continue to serve the CCLS community. Ruowen is responsible for CCLS' culture class administration and other activities such as third party seminars and CCLS parent activities. Lei is responsible for the class registration and the CCLS website maintenance. Jennifer and Xiaotao are responsible for the CCLS financial administration.
Two new members: Hui Li, Director of Teaching and Dan Luo, Administrative Assistant have joined the CCLS team. Hui has taken the baton from Zhiying Liu, our experienced Director of Teaching from 2010 to 2014. Hui has been a teacher of CCLS since 2003, she has a keen awareness of the needs of children in her classroom. She has combined both Zhong Wen and Ma Liping materials in her classroom. Hui is responsible for the Chinese Class administration.
Dan will take the place of Shan Cheng, Administrative Assistant 2010-2014. Dan is responsible for assisting daily operation, arranging parent-on-duty program, ordering books, and helping organizing the school activities.
As all of you know, it takes a village to raise a child. On behalf of the new CCLS management team, we are looking forward to working with you all to create a positive Chinese learning environment for our children（一切为了孩子) . The CCLS management team and teachers have been very busy to get ready for the start of the new school year.
We have most of our teaching position filled, but we still have an opening. Let us know if someone is interested in teaching Chinese at CCLS.
We are looking for volunteers to be PTO members/leader and to be involved in the CCLS activities.
We are also looking for new ideas for the culture classes during 3rd and 4th periods.
Please don’t hesitate to reach us with any questions and suggestions, our contact information could be found on our website: http://www.ccls-usa.org/orchid/
The new school calendar for 2014-2015 year is attached here, it is posted on the website under "School Info" as well. The first day of 2014-2015 is Sep 07, 2014.
Please save the date, our traditional CCLS picnic will be on Aug 30 (Sat) 10-4 pm. More details will follow.
Please register your kids as soon as possible if you have done that.
Thanks for reading the long email.
Zhisong Ji （籍志松）
Principal of CCLS
Dear CCLS community:
I hope this letter find all of you are having a wonderful summer.
On behalf of CCLS Board of Trustees, I would like to take this opportunity to express our great appreciation to Ms. Mingzhu Chen, CCLS Principal of 2012-2013, 2013-2014 academic years. During the last two years, Ms. Mingzhu Chen showed her excellent leadership and great dedication to CCLS. Under her strong professional leadership, Ms. Mingzhu Chen and the administrative team have done incredible accomplishments over the last two years. Century Chinese Language School continues to be a very well-known Chinese community in Great Boston area. We truly appreciate her enthusiastic dedication and the valuable role she has been showing. Her great passion on serving Chinese community and professional management skills are true treasure to CCLS community.
Ms. Mingzhu Chen is a great friend and a remarkable school Principal. Her immense contribution has been inlaid in the memory of CCLS community.
According to CCLS By-Law, the term for Principal is two years. From the beginning of last semester, CCLS Board of Trustees and Ms. Chen worked very closely to search a new Principal for next two academic years. Now it is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Ms. Zhisong Ji to the position of CCLS Principal for 2014-2016 academic years.
Ms. Zhisong Ji is from Beijing, China and has been with CCLS since 2003. She started as a parent when her son attended preschool. Then she taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 4th grade Chinese from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Ji is experienced in teaching various levels of students with an integrated approach through fun activities. Ms Ji was also a wonderful leader for Ma LiPing textbook series. With her great passion and effort, the teaching of Ma LiPing textbook series has become a very important part of CCLS curriculum.
Ms. Ji works in the pharmaceutical industry in the area. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Beijing University and M.S. in Analytically Chemistry from Purdue University. She currently lives in Southborough, MA with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, traveling, playing tennis and spending time with friends. Ms. Ji is also an active member of Century Chorus Group.
The administrative transaction has been going smoothly. The new Principal, Ms. Zhisong Ji will announce the new administrative team members soon.
I am sure under Ms. Ji and her new team, CCLS will continue to grow successfully. With everybody’s support, we will have another great two years.
Thanks and enjoy the rest of summer!
Chair, CCLS Board of Trustees
Starting Fall, 2014, Century Chinese Language School is going to offer a Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) course for students from non – Mandarin speaking families, ages 7 to 12 during the 3rd/4th class periods. This class is designed to teach students Mandarin language skills including basic speaking, listening and character writing skills. Chinese culture will also be introduced through crafts and videos in the class.
Happy Chinese (快乐汉语) textbook and workbook have been selected as main leaning material for the class. Contents in level one consists of learning how to greet someone, family members, food, school life, time and weather etc. This set of books is also accompanied by a website which helps students reinforce their learning in the class. The website, http://edu.chinese.cn/zh-
CN/onlinelearning/node_21871.htm, features all learning related activities such as situational video, pronunciation, guided character writing, memory match game to help remember the new vocabulary, phrases and sentence patterns.
This class will provide great environment for students to speak in the class and different kinds of activities are designed to stimulate their learning interest and enhance the language skill. The teacher will help the student grasp listening and speaking skills from basic to complicated level and simple character recognition and writing will also be emphasized. Phonetic transcription (Pinyin) will be focused to gain the most accurate pronunciation ability. Culture related projects are occasionally assigned to the class for better understanding of the colorful Chinese culture.
Students are expected to complete the homework weekly and visit the website regularly. Unit assessment will be given after a thorough review.
This is a friendly reminder that our early registration deadline is quickly approaching. If you have not registered, you have about two weeks to take advantage of our early registration discount program.
I also want to take this opportunity to clarify some questions parent have regarding early registration discount (or how much you should pay for your order). I have been contacted by our finance since some parents made adjustments to payment amount of their orders due to misundestanding on how early registration discount works.
Your order reflects the correct payment amount you should pay. Any late fees or early registration discounts are already reflected in class prices (these prices change as deadlines are reached). Please do not make adjustment to the payment amount as you write your check.
- Lei Yu, CCLS