NCLS Weekly Newsletter 12-May-2016

Dear all:

You received this newsletter because you are registered NCLS member.

– Registration Procedure for 2016 Fall Semester

* NCLS Registration Procedure, Tuition, Registration and Book         Fees

Registration for Fall 2016 semester will start on Sunday, May 15. There will be three stages for registration:

1. “Moving Up” Period: 00:01 AM, 5/15/2016 ― 11:59 PM, 5/25/2016, Registration open only to current in-school students. For example, during this period, the student of 1st grade A class can register only the 2nd grade A class.

2. “Change Class” Period: 00:01 AM 5/26/2016 ― 11:59 PM of 6/5/2016. Registration only opens to current in-school students. During this period, the student can change any class that’s available.

3. “Open Registration” Period: Start 00:01 AM 6/6/2016 – 11:59 PM of 9/25/2016, registration opens to all students  including new students and new K-graders.

4. For the current K-grade students, the registration for the 1st grade Chinese (Ji Nan and Ma Li Ping) will start from the “Change Class” Period: 00:01 AM 5/26/2016 ― 11:59 PM of 6/5/2016.

* Tuition and registration fee for the 2016-2017 School Year

Tuition per semester (16 weeks):

For the 1st class, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm, the tuition won’t be changed in  fall 2016;

For all the rest of classes, the tuition will be increased by $10; $165 will be increased to $175; $145 will be increased to $155;

For the tuition discount, If the total tuition per student equal or exceeds $330, you will receive $35 discount. This price applies to both children and adult classes.

Tuition for the senior classes per semester: $50.
The cost for textbooks is NOT included in the tuition.

Registration fee is $10 per family account, but it is waived if all account balance is paid on or before June 11, 2016.

Tuition for the senior classes per semester: $50.

The cost for textbooks is NOT included in the tuition.

The registration for Fall 2016 will be closed on Sept 25, 2016.

* New Classes

The new classes registration will be started from the 3rd period, “Open Registration” Period.

* Online Tuition Payment

You may pay the tuition online with credit/debit card and/or payPal! Please read the online payment step-by-step instruction, it is very helpful.

Please follow the system after you finish the class selection and ready to pay. Please note: the deadline for waiving the $10 registration fee is June 11, 2016

Please refer to the online payment FAQ page for common questions:

*Book Distribution

This year, the books will be distributed to all paid students on Sunday, 6/12 if the tuition is paid in full by 00:01 AM 6/11. We encourage all families register as early as possible and pay your tuition on time, and we can order enough  textbooks. Otherwise, you will need to come to the library to pick up on the first school day, 9/11/2016.

If you pay your tuition by 00:01 AM, 6/11, the $10 registration fee will be waived.

If you have any questions, please send an email to :

* Classroom room rent

During the early April, NCLS principals had a meeting with Newton public school facility department, discussed the classroom rent fee. Since the various utility fee have been increased  significantly, Newton public school committee decided to increase the classroom rent for all current clients annually until 2020, to cover this significant amount of increased expenses. The rent increase will be started from July 1, 2016.

For the current NCLS tuition, which has been used to cover mainly the classroom rent fee and the teacher’s stipend, can not cover the increased rent. In order to cover the increased gap, the school board has decided to increase $10 for all the 2nd and 3rd classes from 2016 – 2017 school year, and the tuition for the 1st classes won’t change.

For all parents who used to play for free at Gym will need to pay $50 each semester if you want to play in new school year.

-New Math Classes Open House

This coming Sunday, the Math group will host Q&A forum at library, at the same time, to introduce three new Math classes that will be opened in Fall 2016. You are very welcome to stop by and get the information regarding to Math classes.

1. Class name: Singapore math 3th class A: 新加坡数学三年级甲班

teacher: John Miao (缪江永)

Class time: 3:40pm – 5:00pm

Class description: This newly opened Singapore math class is designed for 3rd-4th grade students in daily school, or those who are interested in Singapore math for advanced practice. This class will teach students the concept of whole numbers, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, graphs, angles, perpendicular and parallel lines, area and perimeter. Students are provided with the necessary learning experiences beginning with the concrete and pictorial stages, followed by the abstract stage to enable them to learn mathematics meaningfully. This approach encourages active thinking process, communication of mathematical ideas and problem solving. This helps to develop the foundation for students who will study in Singapore Math 4th class in NCLS. Students will use Singapore Primary Mathematics CC textbook and workbook 4A/4B.

2. Math Olympiads E (for 4-6th grade students)

Teacher: Ming Kang

Materials: Math Olympiads Contest (Division E), Math League Contest and Math Kangaroo. Five official contests of Math Olympiads program Division E

3. Math Olympiads M and MATHCOUNTS (for 6-8th grade students)

Teacher: Ming Kang

Materials: Math Olympiads Contest (Division M), MathCounts Contest including Sprint round, Target round, Team round, and Countdown round. Math League Contest including Regular and Algebra contest. Five official contests of Math Olympiads program Division M

Course Instructor: Ming Kang

More than 10 years of experience in Chinese schools for service and teacher. Expert at training on working with gifted students and dedicating guiding the students to the State Math competition level. Many students in my classes were honored Chapter MathCounts competition.  For year 2005 to 2015, about 40% students in my classes were selected by attending Chapter MathCounts competition, about half of students listed on the top of 25% individual ranking. Some of students honored on the top three teams in the Chapter MathCounts competition  For year 2005 to 2015, about 2 to 8 students honored State MathCounts competition  2 students honored National MathCounts competition My class is dedicated to bringing challenging mathematics materials to students. The goal is to encourage student’s interest and confidence in mathematics through solving contest problems. The main focus will builds student’s problem-solving/techniques skills; promotes logical thinking and sharpens students’ analytical abilities through multiple-choice questions/competition problems in restricted times. Problem-solving strategies/techniques will be teaching during the class such as looking for a pattern, drawing a diagram, making an organized list and so on. Questions may cover: basic topics, plus exponents, fractions, reciprocals, decimals, rates, ratios, percents, angle measurement, perimeter, area, circumference, basic roots, patterns, sequences, integers, triangles and right triangles, and other topics. Our school will participate Math Olympiads program from Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools, MOEMS® , Division E (up to grade 6) and M (up to grade 8) starting Fall 2016. Certificates will issue to all students, one Highest Individual Scorer will get a trophy, and awards for about 50% of all participating students.

More new classes will be posted soon.

-Community News


 Foundation For Chinese Performing Arts  
            3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773, Tel: (781) 259-8195
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Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8 pm
at NEC’s Jordan Hall
Van Cliburn Gold Medal and First Prize 2009
Haochen Zhang 張昊辰 , piano
“One of the top 10 classical music stories of the year”
The Boston Phoenix
“A pianist with ample reserves of power whose imagination seems nonetheless most kindled by subtle delicacy.”
The Boston Globe
CHOPIN: 4 Mazurkas
 SCHUBERT: 4 Impromptus, D.935
Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35
Sonata No.7 in B-flat Major, Op.83
 Haochen Zhang
CDs by Haochen Zhang
available at concert for $20 each
 Cash only
Tickets: (Children under 6 not admitted)
$50: VIP Reserved Seats, $30: open seating at non-VIP section , $15: student open seating at non-VIP section
100 free student tickets(age 14 and up) available
Rush tickets $10 for students and senior, available 6:30 pm on concert day at Jordan Hall Box Office only, 617-585-1260.
Haochen Zhang
“Such a combination of enchanting, sensitive lyricism and hypnotizing forcefulness
is a phenomenon encountered very rarely.”
– Ury Eppstein, The Jerusalem Post
“He made the Allegretto dance with Mendelssohnian lightness and Lisztian diablerie,
and played the melody of the Quasi Adagio with melting softness.”
– Ivan Hewitt, The Telegraph
“One of the top 10 performances of 2010”
– by both theDallas Morning Newsand the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Mr. Haochen Zhang is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied under Gary Graffman.
He was previously trained at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Shenzhen Arts School, where he was admitted in 2001 at the age of 11 to study with Professor Dan Zhaoyi.
 Sat. 5/14/2016, 8 PM
NEC’s Jordan Hall
Haochen Zhang
The 25th Music Festival 
at Walnut Hill
July 21 to August 14, 2016.
 Concerto piece 2016: 
Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16
Sat. 9/24/2016, 8 PM
NEC’s Jordan Hall
Sa Chen  陳薩,  piano   Sa Chen  
Sat. 1/21/2017, 8PM
NEC’s Jordan Hall
Bion Tsang 章雨亭, cello
  Bion Tsang 2011
Sat. 3/25/2017, 8PM
NEC’s Jordan Hall
Forbidden City
Chinese Music
Sat. 5/13/2017, 8PM
NEC’s Jordan Hall
Eric Lu,piano

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