Dear Newton Chinese Language School Families:
It is with great pleasure that we write to welcome you and our students to the 2011-2012 school year at Newton Chinese Language School (NCLS). We hope that you have had a great time enjoying the summer with family and friends. How quickly summer concludes and our thoughts turn to eagerly preparing for the start of another school year. This is always an exciting time of the year! The NCLS faculties and staffs eagerly await welcoming our new families and students and catching up with great summer stories and memories with returning families and students. As the new principals, we are looking forward to a brand new school year filled with exploration, discovery and excitement.
To help our students start the school smoothly, we would like to share the following information with you:
1. School calendar
First day of school for 2011 fall semester
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011
First class: 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Second class: 3:40 to 5:00 pm
Please go to http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/calendar.php to review the school calendar for 2011-2012 school year.
2. First day open class
Our first event of the new school year will be an Open Class on the first day of school. The first 30 minutes of each class will open to all parents. The intent of the open class is for all parents to have a chance to understand the goals and contents of the class the students are attending.
3. Class room assignment
You may find classroom assignment from the following link: http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/cgi-bin/main/classlist.pl
And building floor map from the following link:
If you have already paid the tuition, your child(ren) will pick up his/her textbook(s) in his/her classroom. Otherwise, you need to bring a registration form along with your payment to the library (2nd floor) to pay the tuition. After making the payment, your registration form will be stamped and you can pick up your textbook(s) at cafeteria with the stamped registration form.
If you decide not to keep the textbook for any reason, you may return your textbook at 2nd floor library before September 18th, 2011. Please keep in mind that NCLS does not accept partial returning, that is, for textbook coming with excise book, you may return either both or none of them.
5. Tuition payment
Now it is too late to make the payment through the mail to ensure a textbook to be delivered to you child(ren)’s classroom. We suggest you to print out a registration form (from your NCLS family account) and bring it along with you payment to the school library and make the payment there.
For NCLS late payment policy, please refer to the following link:
6. New NCLS administration blog site
To facilitate the communication between school and the parents, NCLS 2011-2012 administration has launched a new bog site (http://blog.newtonchineseschool.org). All newsletter (including this one), announcements and other information will be posted on this site. Instead of sending weekly newsletter in the email, we will post it on the blog site and send a link to each family.
Also, this site has information about each administration member, their responsibilities, along with many useful links. Please explore the site using the above link.
7. School rules
As you may know, City of Newton and Day Middle School have been very supportive to NCLS, and they allow NCLS to operate using Day School facility on Sunday afternoon. As a guest user of the school facility, every member of NCLS should respect Day School properties. Following we would like to remind you abut NCLS school rules regarding to school properties:
a. No eating and drinking at anywhere in the building other than cafeteria
b. Please don’t take any books from the school library
c. Please don’t use any Day School computers, printers and Ethernet cables.
8. Classes with openings
a. 快乐阅读班(3:40 – 5:00pm second class) 李屏
李屏老师现任牛顿F.A. Day Middle School的中文老师，在牛顿中文学校任教多年。教学经验丰富，对学生认真负责
b. 成功的家庭教育(3:40 – 5:00pm second class) 沈安平
沈安平博士八十年代初期毕业于中国苏州大学，在苏州大学任教六年。 1988年就读于美国波士顿大学教育学院，获得教育硕士和教育博士。 九十年代上期曾在波士顿地区威洛克学院 (Wheelock College) 的“家庭，社区及儿童学习研究中心”任兼职研究员。从1994年起在麻州教育部任职，现在是教育部学生考试中心教育专家。
The NCLS faculties and staffs are ready to welcome you and your family to another wonderful school year. We look forward to meeting you all soon.
Yongqi Deng, principal 2011-2012
Nan Liang, vice principal 2011-2012
On behalf of the NCLS faculties and staffs