Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.
-Pauline R. Kezer
Dear CCLS Families:
Last Sunday, we all gathered at Algonquin High to celebrate the Chinese New Year, to recognize those who have made a notable contribution to CCLS, and, most importantly, to watch our children on stage demonstrating the proficiency of their Chinese language. That moment of time seemed to pass quickly, but it will be locked away forever by the memories of our parents, teachers, and students.
I'd like to extend special thanks for all the parents who volunteered their time to help from the beginning to the end. I would also like to give major credit to all teachers who kept all their students on the seats during the show. We had a very successful and an enjoyable celebration, which would not have been possible without your support and cooperation! As for CCLS admin team and I, it is worth every effort to see all the smiling kids and delighted parents!
With 2013 behind us, we can now take a look at our school's incredible accomplishments over the past year. Here are just a few highlights:
14% increase of enrollment: Compared to 2011, CCLS' class enrollment jumped from 245 to 280. This is a huge achievement considering that there is a new Chinese school in Wellesley and existing schools in Newton, Westborough and Worcester. These newcomers come from different towns but for one reason: CCLS has the best team of teachers. CCLS provides our teachers two professional development training sessions a year; one internal and one external. All teachers are required to attend and to give a presentation in the internal workshop. This requirement is not just about an educator’s professional growth at CCLS, it’s what is the most essential to establishing a specific, rigorous exercise in the ways that best impact student Chinese language learning. Given large class sizes and limited resources, CCLS is facing tremendous challenges, but our teachers and staff are determined to continue improving and implementing the best approaches for your children.
班级网页 in School Website: Last year, we set a new standard requiring CCLS teacher to have a Weekly communication with their students and parents and post the homework at the class page in CCLS Web. CCLS teachers are approaching this mandate as an opportunity to collaborate with parents to help our students to achieve their best. You can read most of our teachers’ weekly letter at: http://ccls-usa.org/orchid/index.php/class-homepage . This method has been approved as a very successful tool to enhance the interactions between parents and teachers.
Updated CCLS website: http://ccls-usa.org/orchid/ The current CCLS admin team and I have never been more proud than when we have had our website updated, as our old website hasn’t been changed for so many years. I am right now just full of gratitude to my team, especially IT director 于雷 and Vice Principal 容若文 working together; we brought our website up to date. Right away, it becomes an excellent avenue to showcase our school, our teachers, and our unique excellence. CCLS' new website makes me feel certain that we shall see truly mighty gains in the future coming years. In the meanwhile, we will continually improve our website to align with new technologies and learning goals.
This past year has been a great one for all CCLS students, teachers and parents who like to write. The pioneer issue of 世纪文坛 was published on our website in May 2013 containing articles from students, teachers and parents. In December, the second issued was brought out with more than 30 articles; most pieces were written by CCLS students.
The intent of the世纪文坛 is to create a culture atmosphere in order to encourage our students and teachers to write. Writing is one foundation of language skills and properly conveying ideas and concepts. I would like to ask our parents to serve as role models for writing. You could sit and write with your kids, starting with simple Chinese paragraph in order to help them develop a basic Chinese writing ability. Chinese writing is more and more critical in current business world as more companies operate in China, emails are replacing telephone communications. Let’s work together to push our kids’ Chinese in to a new level.
CCLS teachers’ and students’ publications first time in 全美中文协会季刊;
As I stated before, CCLS has the best teachers. Not only are they the professional educators, but they’re also good writers. During my term, we have 5 teachers and one student published their articles in全美中文协会季。Here is the list:
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation for those individuals bringing such honor to CCLS. It is a pleasant to see the passion, competencies, and insight in these papers. Their sharing in CSAUS Newsletter definitely will enhance the name of CCLS!
As we move into the first month of Chinese New Year, CCLS will continually seek the improvement of learning environment and instructional practices. 2014 will be sure a productive year; we all have much to contribute to CCLS. Let us constantly remind each other of the importance of Chinese, for Knowledge is indeed power. As always, I will continue to do my best working with all of you to help our kids become the kind, determined and hard-working people that we want them to be.
In this Coming year, the CCLS current school team and I wish you a happy healthy and prospective year!
Principal of CCLS
2014 CCLS Chinese New Year Celebration
It's great to see all of you at CCLS. We had a successful and joyful first day of school! I saw so many returning and new students, teachers and parents enter the building and connected with old and new friends in high spirits. Thank you so much for having your children come prepared for this day and year of learning.
Dear CCLS Families & Friends,
Before proceeding to CCLS webpage http://www.ccls-usa.org/ for registration, please read carefully the following as there are some important changes:
1. The regular registration period is from 5/19 to 7/31, after the 7/31 deadline, the registration will be considered "late" and a late fee of $20 will be assessed. Your registration is not complete without payment. Your payment must be postmarked on or before the 7/31 deadline. A late registration not only incurs a late fee, because the school will be pre-ordering books for our registered students, there is also a risk that if you register late, your student may not have the necessary text books at the start of the semester. Please make sure that does not happen.
Century Chinese Language School
P.O. Box 22
Marlborough, MA 01752
3. Based on the feedback/requests from some parents of lower grade Ma Liping classes, the school will offer Zhongwen for Grade 1 - 4 as well as Ma Liping Grade 1 - 4 provided there are enough students enrolled those classes.
Thank you all for your continued support!
We look forward to seeing all our returning students and new students in September!!
CCLS Management Team
世纪中文学校位于波士顿西郊Framingham MassBay Community College, 交通方便，校舍宽敞，师资雄厚，课程齐全。中文教学以汉语拼音和简体字为主。中文课分设十八个班，由幼稚园（4－5.5岁) 至十年级, 并设有中文会话班, 中文SAT II和AP班。学校本着“一切为了孩子”的宗旨，不断完善中文教学：中文教材以暨南大学出版的“中文”为主，其它教材为辅，博采众家之长。近年还开设了中文马立平教材班；在高年级加强阅读和写作，力求听说读写“四会”. 我们筹备开CSL 班（Chinese as a Second Language）, 招收5岁以上的孩子。
文化课设有儿童数学，奥林匹克数学, SAT数学, 民族舞蹈, 绘画, 武术, 电子琴, 小提琴, 儿童乐队, 儿童合唱，象棋, 围棋, 篮球, 和羽毛球。为丰富家长的娱乐活动, 成人课设有舞蹈, 声乐, Yoga, 和太极拳(剑), 并设有合唱团, 舞蹈队, 和时装表演队, 以及篮球, 羽毛球, 健美操, 和棋牌俱乐部。学校定期举办各种讲座和信息交流会。为帮助老年人适应北美新生活, 学校还设有老人英文班。孩子们学中文，家长来娱乐。
学校于5/19/2013（星期天）1:50PM - 4:30PM将对外开放，欢迎您偕同子女,家人和朋友前来观摩。即日起接受二零一四年度秋季入学报名。
联系人： 陈明珠:508-752-6313, 刘志英: 508-528-7296，容若文：509-429-4589
开学时间： 九月八日下午1:30 PM
地点: MassBay Community College, 19 Flagg Drive, Framingham, MA 01701
上课时间： 每星期天下午1:30-5:00, 四节课
韩愈 - 唐
俗话说“单丝不成线，独木不成林“。我们学校能够从几家发展到如今的规模，不是几个人的努力，而是学校，家长，学生和老师齐心协力，群策群力的结果。所以，目前，校委会正紧锣密鼓地和老师们合作，从各班家长中物色人选组建CCLSPTO团队。成立后的家长会一定会使世纪作为学校更有凝聚力，作为社区更有吸引力。学校里的活动更加丰富多彩。泰戈尔说：“埋在地下的树根使树枝产生果实，却并不要求什么报酬。” 正是因你们这样的家长的无私奉献， 使我们中文学校这棵世纪之树，朝气蓬勃，枝繁叶茂。请允许我代表学校向未来的家长会成员先说一声“谢谢了”。
Community Service Award：夏东玲鄢行宪陈磊 王志宇 孙兰 汤伟 闫杰
Outstanding Club Leader Award：李慧 徐承伯金虹王鲁鲁徐志军于雷
Excellent Teacher Award：胡克举李庆玮邹超航吴留存崔宝良
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award：夏涵王亚博陈星谢安妮
2013 School Board Trustee Scholarship Winners：陈星夏涵 于天宇张其浩吴雅婷
8-Year Learning Chinese Award：曾炜雄温爱琳谢珍妮 郑笑莹施白帆李翰杰张其萱 刘卓然丁点点甘小可钱程钟沛瑾陈思齐汪禄
5-Year Learning Chinese Award：徐奕辉 张亮亮 顾宇恒 汤尹灿石嘉静 方楚楚 高念慈张雅涵李佳莹 李萱宣 寿加瑞唐开沄胡凯文 李 溦Eric Cheng