NCLS Weekly Newsletter 4-Sep-2014

Dear Parents,

Hope you had a relaxing summer and welcome back to Newton Chinese School.  We especially want to welcome new families joining NCLS community. As we are heading into a new school year, let’s all work together to make a fantastic start.  This Sunday 9/7 is our first day of school.  Here are a few notes and reminders for you:

1. Traffic and Parking:

The first day is always an exciting and busy day for all of us.  Nonetheless, safety is the first and foremost that we need to pay attention to.  If you are not sure about the school direction or parking place, please check this link at our website:

Here are two important points:

  • If you don’t have a school parking permit, please don’t enter Minot Place.  Please don’t drop off students at the entrance to Minot Place either.
  • The designated drop-off and pick-up area will be the Albermarle Road parking area behind the school field. Students and parents can walk across the field to the school.

2.  Entering Classroom Time

Students should enter the classroom no earlier than 1:45pm, as this is the  arrival time for our teachers and teaching assistants.  If you arrive the school before 1:45pm, please stay at the cafeteria until then.  If you notice that no teacher or TA at the classroom after 1:45pm, please come to library and let us know, we will assign our admin staff to the classroom.  Our classroom management policy requires that students need to be attended while in the classroom.

3. Textbook Pick Up

If you have paid your tuition but have not gotten the textbook, you will receive the book on first day.  Here is the procedure:

– For kindergarten students only, we will send the book to the classroom, so teachers will distribute the book in the class.

– For all other students, please pick up the book in the library.  Please remember to bring the book pickup slip and an ID.  You can follow the link below to print out the pickup slip by yourself at home:

Please note that if you do not have the pickup slip, your waiting time will be  longer.  You can either bring the slip or log into your account at school from your smart phone and load the slip page. As long as we can scan the QR code, you are good.

4.  Please remember to check your classroom in the system before you come to school.  We have recently switched some classrooms, so the classroom number may change since the last time you checked.  If you have any registration related questions, please stop by our desk at the library.

We are all geared up and ready to go.  Best wishes to all as we embark on this new school year!

Last but not least,  Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!  中秋节快乐!

Ling and Li


Community News:

1.  Leland Cheung, a second generation Chinese American, is running for Lieutenant Governor currently.  Invited by one of our parents, Leland is going to stop by our school at around 2:45pm in the library to present his ideas and answer questions.  It’s a good opportunity to get to know Leland as he is the first Asian American candidate to run for the 2nd highest position in MA.  If you are interested, please stop by.


NECINA Entrepreneur Workshop (NEW) 2014 is Accepting Application
YES 9.0 Program is Recruiting

NECINA Entrepreneur Workshop (NEW) 2014 is Accepting Application! 

 NECINA Entrepreneur Workshop 2014 
By Entrepreneurs, For Entrepreneurs     NEW 2014 Date & Time: 10.16.2014 – 05.21.2015
Program Introduction: NECINA NEW 2014 
 NEW 2014 is proudly sponsored by KPMG
We are taking applications,  click here to submit Your Application Online NOW!
Have an itching start-up idea, but wondering how to take it to the next step? 
Want to find your co-founder and teammates? 
Want to enrich your knowledge, complete your business plan and sharpen your presentation skills? 
Want to network with your peer entrepreneurs who share your path and passion? 
Want to connect with investors who share your vision and value for the business?
NECINA Entrepreneur Workshop
NEW is a start-up incubator program organized by NECINA, a non-profit organization with 19 years history of building extensive resources and networks in New England and China. This program helps entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-to-be turn their dreams of building start-ups into reality through mentorship, teamwork and hands-on experience.
Join NEW 2014 and you will get six month of systematic training and rich networking. At our monthly workshop, you will have opportunities to:
  • Network with region’s top VCs and entrepreneur community leaders
  • Attend seminars given by industry experts, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders on strategy, marketing, leadership, legal and accounting.
  • Present and practice your business plan, and receive live feedback from VCs, industry experts and peer entrepreneurs.
  • Create your own social circle and support system of peer entrepreneurs
Check out more about NEW 2014 and mentor profiles on our website here.
Act now become a part of the most influential start-up community today!
NEW 2014 Program Contacts:

NEW 2014 Program Contacts:

Youth Entrepreneurship Service 9.0 is Recruiting

Youth Entrepreneurship Service (YES) Program 9.0
September 2014 – March 2015
Is Recruiting!
Program Introduction: NECINA YES 9.0 Intro
Program Contact: YES@NECINA.ORG
Students and parents interested in developing their entrepreneurship and leadership skills should check it out!
Youth Entrepreneurship Service (YES)
  • Founded in 2005, YES Program is a 6-month program for high school students to develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills
  • Students learn to work in teams, develop business ideas and participate in a formal business plan contest. The program will cover Business Plans, Product Conceptualization, Company Structure, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Public Speaking and Presentation skills.
  • Each class will feature a speaker and an instructor to show students how skills learned can be applied in the real world. Winners will have cash scholarship and possible internship opportunities in big firms or corporations.
YES 8.0 Review:
  • Sponsored by IBM and Cambridge Innovation Center
  • YES 8.0 introduced the concepts of Lean Startup and Business Model Generation Canvas – topics that are currently being widely discussed in the Startup world, especially in Silicon Valley – to students.
  • YES 8.0 winning team was Blanc, which designs watches to keep students awake. This team formed a company led by 16-year-old high school student Eddy Zhong. The company had $2,000 preorder sales within the first 14 days with zero marketing spending.






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