When: 星期六， 2016年 3月26日 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Where: Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461
支教助学, 传承爱心 – Fundraising Talent Show
Newton Chinese School support China education project has entered its tenth year. Every year, the working group organizes a series of activities for fund-raising to support the high school students that are outstanding but need financial help. The youth and family fundraising talent show, played a very important role. This year, we are not only open to NCLS families but also welcome the individual, group and communities from the surrounding area. Let’s plunge into this big stage and work together. You can make difference. As always, we will recommend the excellent program to participate in-school or out-school performances.
See below for the details: （才艺表演的具体安排如下）：
Time (时间): 2015年12月13日, Sunday (星期日) 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location (地点): Auditorium, F.A. Day Middle School (牛顿中文学校礼堂)
Registration (报名方法)：Please register online by click link:
NCLS Event Committee & Support China Education Working Group
Tennis players of all levels are welcome to participate. Entry fee – a donation of $20 for Singles, $40 per pair for Doubles. Please make your check payable to “NCLS” and write “Support Education” in the memo section. Bring payment to Newton Chinese School or to organizer. All proceeds will go toward the 2015 – 2016 Support China Education program supporting underprivileged students in Chongren Yi Zhong, Jiangxi province (江西省抚州地区崇仁县一中). To find out more about the Support China Education Program, go tohttp://blog.newtonchineseschool.org/supportchinaeducation/
Tournament Detail is as follows:
1. Registration begins immediately at the web sign up links below or via email to Jackie Zhou. Registration will close on 10/7/2015. All non-finals matches are played during the weekend of 10/10-10/12 and 10/17-10/18 at Newton FA Day Middle School and/or Newton North High School tennis courts. Finals will be held on 10/25/2015 at the Tennis courts behind NCLS (FA Day Middle School, Newton) next to the baseball field. Sign up links:·
Doubles (only one entry per pair):
2. Match rules: Pro sets. Best of 3 sets. The 3rd set is a 10-point tie-breaker.
NCLS 2015-2016 Support Education Program Announcement
Dear teachers and parents;
As we start the new school year of 2015 – 2016, the NCLS Support China Education Program has kicked-off its planning phase. This marks the 10th year of the Program. We will be providing support to students at Chongren Yi Zhong, Jiangxi province (江西省抚州地区崇仁县一中). More information about this school and the students will be made available on the NCLS web site. To keep this year’s program successful, we are recruiting new working group members. The number of working group members is not limited. Any parent, teacher or staff who is interested in supporting and contributing is welcome to join. The working group members are all volunteers, but we would like you to take a look at your schedule before you apply, as we do need certain amount of commitment to the program as a team member. We will run fund-raising activities, have meetings and organize the students’ trip to China. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to email@example.com before Friday October 2nd, 2015. If your kids will sign up for the student volunteer team, please sign up with your kids online by click the https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bxy2MjLJVU619PbT9s6-Rj39B_w_dyp6e_FEiTqFGbc/edit
We are also forming a student volunteer group again this year. Every NCLS student above 8thgrade is eligible even if you are not planning to go on the trip to China in April and your volunteer hours will be recognized. For those students who would like to apply as a member to go to China in April 2016, volunteer work prior to the trip is required. We especially welcome our program alumni to volunteer again this year as a way to give back to the program. If you are interested, please register online by click the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bxy2MjLJVU619PbT9s6-Rj39B_w_dyp6e_FEiTqFGbc/edit as soon as possible.
Support Education Program Working Group will host a presentation by 2015 China trip team on September 27 2015 at 3:45pm in room 325, please come and join us to share all the interesting and meaningful stories from our students. This presentation will help you to understand and know more about this program and we will answer whatever questions about the program you have. There will be a registration onsite, you all are welcome.
Thanks and we are looking forward to working with you!
The NCLS Support Education Program Working Group
自2014年九月起, 支教工作小组安排了一系列的募捐活动, 在全校师生,家长和波士顿社区的支持下, 取得了非常好的成绩。此行他们将捐得款项资助21位贫困学生完成高中学业。
Dear teachers and parents，
As we start the new school year of 2014 – 2015, the NCLS Support China Education Program has kicked-off its planning phase. This marks the 9th year of the Program. We will be providing support to students at CuoZhen ZhongXue in Anhui province（撮镇中学)。More information about this school and the students will be made available on the NCLS web site. To keep this year’s program successful, we are recruiting new working group members. The number of working group members is not limited. Any parent, teacher or staff who is interested in supporting and contributing is welcome to join. The working group members are all volunteers, but we would like you to take a look at your schedule before you apply, as we do need certain amount of commitment to the program as a team member. We will run fund-raising activities, have meetings and organize the students’ trip to China. If you are interested, please send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday October 5th, 2014.
We are also forming a students volunteer group again this year. Every NCLS student above 8thgrade is eligible even if you are not planning to go on the trip to China in April and your volunteer hours will be recognized. For those students who would like to apply as a member to go to China in April 2015, volunteer work prior to the trip is required. We especially welcome our program alumni to volunteer again this year as a way to give back to the program. If you are interested, please send an e-mail email@example.com as soon as possible.
Support China Education working group had a meeting on 7-19-14. Thanks to everyone’s hard working and made this year’s program another success!
We will be leaving tomorrow morning. Please see updates for Day 4 and this morning. We will finish the rest when we are back home. Thank you for letting us have your wonderful children this week. Peter and I are so fortunate to have your trust to lead them at this meaningful program. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience because of your children.
Thank you and see you soon.
Jackie & Peter
Day 5 – Friday, 4/25 – AM
A huge thunder woke us up today. We are disappointed that it was still raining but excited about today’s agenda. The kids will be sitting in on some classes with the Yizhong students.
One group went to sit in on a math class, another to a Chinese class. The math class was pretty hard but the kids understood most parts. The Chinese class was about “Lei Yu”. It was very hard to understand but some of the kids actually got the essence of it. They also sat in on a geography class and a biology class. We are all very proud of our kids for their eagerness in learning.
Between the classes, we participated in a formal donation ceremony when our donation was officially announced. Our kids were so happy to see all the scholarship recipients again.
More to come….
Day 4 – Thursday, 4/24
We got a short break from the rain in the early morning hours. Most of us got up early again and went out to the Athletic fields for some excercise. Peter and the boys plus Savannah played basket ball. Brian had a ping pong match with an Yizhong student, and Sam played tennis with Jackie on a wet court. Yizhong was very nice in providing us with all the sports equipment.
We were slightly late for breakfast and just made it for the first class at 8:05am. By now, all our kids can navigate the buildings and find the classrooms they are teaching by themselves. Many Yizhong teachers approached me and told me how mature and independent our kids are because they know what they are doing and there is no need for the teachers to give them instructions or directions, and they wish that the Yizhong students could be as capable. I told them that Yizhong students can be the same if they are given the freedom and opportunity. Most Chinese students are more reserved because they are taught so. They appeared to be more reliant on teachers because they are used to yielding to authorities. Our kids are stars here for a variety of reasons, their openness, outgoing personalities, engaging and respectful attitude, and their Chinese with cute accents. To Yizhong students, our kids bring a breath of fresh air to the campus and they are taking in wholeheartedly. To our kids, Yizhong students’ showed their sincerity and friendliness and we are soaking in their hospitality.
A morning of 4-hour classroom teaching was rewarded with another delicious lunch. We had pork with mei cai “mei cai kou rou”, another local specialty, seaweed soup, tofu, scallion beef, and baby bok choy. We encouraged everyone to eat more as we need the fuel for our afternoon activity of visiting the scholarship recipients’ homes.
It proved true that we needed all the fuel we’ve got. Accompanied by the Gao Yi director Chen, we walked about 5 miles on foot in the rain and visited 4 families living in Chongren. Even though we all got wet and the walk was tiring and at times “adventurous”, it was a memorable experience as we saw how those students and their families lived. Most of them rent rooms and have very small living spaces and simple furnishings. “Bare minimium” is what depicts most of their homes and life style. One of the students took time off from school and returned home to greet us and introduced his mom to us. His mom was surprised to hear Justin describing his son’s career aspiration of becoming a writer, favorite food of fried rice noodle and friend sticky rice cake, favorite music, favorite movies and idols, nodding her head with a shy smile to show that Justin got it right. She knew we had a meet & greet last night but didn’t expect that they would know each other this much. The home visit is an important part of our program because we would like for our kids to learn first hand that you can still thrive in school and society and be your best even if you have very little materially. Many of the kids we are supporting are so positive in their outlook even with the most difficult and sometimes unfair life situation. We all can learn so much from them and their families. And yes we learned as no one complained about soaking wet pants, sneakers and socks when we go back!
We were delighted to see visitors upon our return from the home visit. Ryan’s grandparents and aunt came all the way from Fujian to see Ryan and us. Ryan beamed with joy. We were thankful for all the goodies they brought us. The kids couldn’t wait until dinner time as they were all invited by the students to a party at the Gao Yi Classroom 2 for some fun at 7:00pm. All had a fun time at the party. The Yizhong students were sad that our kids will be leaving soon but happy to have all of them in their classroom for chatting and photo opportunities. Cards were exchanged and signatures given out. It is then time to go back to the dorm for some rest as the kids had a long day. Peter led the kids for all the evening activities while Jackie was doing a Q&A for an assembly of students on American schools and education.
The rain did not seem to want to relent. It probably sensed the saddness that tomorrow is our last day at Yizhong. Everything was wet but we all felt warm at heart. After the girls finished writing up a card for the Yizhong students, we went to bed.
Jackie & Peter