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
This is a kind reminder that CCLS registration for the next school year (Fall 2014 through Spring 2015) is currently in progress. As you may be aware, the early registration period is until end of June (6/30/2014). During this period, we have a $20 early registration discount for all Chinese classes (the price is already built/reflected into the tuition on our online registration web site - once the early registration period ends, prices in our online store will be adjusted to remove the discount).
Please take the opportunity to save some cost and also help the school so that we can better prepare our next school year (for example, there is a lead time to order certain text books and materials - knowing how many students in a class will allow us to order books earlier and in time for our school start).
Enjoy the long awaited warm weather,
Lei Yu, CCLS
世 纪 中 文 学 校
Century Chinese Language School
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。中文课分设十九个班，由幼稚园（4－5.5岁) 至十年级, 并设有中文会话班, 中文SAT 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”.
文化课设有儿童数学，奥林匹克数学, SAT数学, 民族舞蹈, 绘画, 电子琴, 小提琴, 国际象棋, 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, 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5/18/2014（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。即日起接受二零一五年度秋季入学报名。
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： 九月七日下午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
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