Newton Chinese Language School (NCLS) initiated a Support Education Program (SEP) in 2003. The program’s first team embarked on a one-week school visit to China in 2007. Over the past two decades, 23 educators and 138 team students have visited numerous schools in China and sponsored nearly 300 students to complete their high school education. In 2022, SEP launched a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to underprivileged families in the school.
The SEP’s activities establish cultural exchanges between China and the United States while offering a platform for U.S. children to appreciate their community’s blessings and pass on the kindness. In 2015, the school qualified for PVSA Certifying Organization, permitting it to award the “Presidential Volunteer Service Award” to students engaging in volunteerism, thus encouraging community service.
SEP Working Group had an annual meeting on August 7, 2022, at Newton Auburndale Park. Attendee: Helen Cao, Shirley Chen, Faith Hu, Nan Liang, Ling Zheng, Qionglin Zhou, Naizhong Qiu
Reviewed all activities that SEP has organized and participated in the past year
Discussed two new programs, tutoring and financial aid. The Tutoring program has been running for two years and it’s a success. We will start the financial aid program in Fall 2022. The program needs more broadcasting.
Explored channels communicating with students in China to increase the understanding of both sides.
Would resume the trip to Sichuang Daqiao School if permitted.
All working group members will keep contacting with different schools to explore the possibility of corporation
The NCLS Support Education Program (SEP) offers financial assistance to needing families by providing partial or full scholarships to cover NCLS tuition. Scholarships are funded through grants, donations, and fundraisers from SEP. Application and Grant Process: Step 1: Please register the NCLS courses at www.newtonchineseschool.org. Please note: the financial aid application will not be considered without the course registration. Step 2: Fill out and sign the application form (to be completed by parents/Guardians of the household). The deadline for the Fall semester is the last day of July. The deadline for the Spring semester is the last day of December. Step 3: Once receiving the application form, the SEP Financial Aid Committee will review the application. The approval process usually takes about 1-2 week. Please note: The Committee may ask the applicant to provide more information or documents if needed. Step 4: The applicant will be notified through email about the financial aid decision. If approved, the tuition in the registration system will be deducted based on the approved amount. Please send the form to email@example.com and email us should you have any questions.
2021-2022 will be the 16th year for Support Education Program (SEP) in NCLS. The program runs an annual talent show to raise funds to support underprivileged students around the world, mainly in China. Under the current Covid-19 environment, this year’s Talent show will be ON-LINE and expanded to include the traditional on-stage performances; art exhibits such as drawing, photographing, and calligraphy; and cooking, baking, and other artful work products. Performances or art exhibits can be submitted via prerecorded video, picture or PPT. The submissions will be presented together with the live performances during the talent show. The entire talent show proceeds will be designated to SEP. Please join us to show your talents, artful hobbies, adventures during Covid-19, and support a great cause!
Please submit the performance registration form before 11/30/2021. This link will be disabled after the deadline.
We are excited to bring back our annual charity fund raising tennis event after a brief pause last year due to COVID. Tennis players of all levels are welcome to participate. All proceeds will go toward the Newton Chinese School 2021 – 2022 Support Education program (16th Year) supporting the education needs of underprivileged students in rural China and greater Boston area. To find out more about the Support Education Program at NCLS, go to http://blog.newtonchineseschool.org/supportchinaeducation/
or call/email/text/WeChat Jianqing Luo (罗剑青)at 617.957.6354, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jackie Zhou (周津平) at 617-538-4318, email@example.com. If this is the first year you are participating in this tournament, let us know your level (USTA NTRP rating or UTR if available), your email address and phone number when you register.
Entry fee – a donation of $25 for Singles, $50 per pair for Doubles. You can sign up for multiple flights. Please make your check payable to “NCLS” and write “Support Education” in the memo section. Or send your donation to Jianqing Luo via PayPal/Zelle/BOA transfer at: 617.957.6354 firstname.lastname@example.org and write the player’s name(s) and NCLS Tennis Donation in the Note section.
Men’s Doubles A Group – USTA 8.0 Combined
Men’s Doubles B Group – USTA 7.0 Combined
Mixed Doubles – all levels
Men’s Singles A Group – USTA 4.0/4.5 level
Men’s Singles B Group – USTA 3.0/3.5 level
Women’s Singles – all levels
Girls’ Singles – all levels
Boys’ Singles – all levels
Junior Doubles – all levels
Match Format: Matches could be round robin or single elimination depending on number of entries. Final detail will be published on 10/9 with the draw.
All matches will be self scheduled. Players in the same flight will arrange a time and court to play with opponents and report the results back to organizing committee. Organizing committee can facilitate the scheduling if needed. All rounds are expected to be completed by end of October.
Registration deadline is Friday, 10/8/2021. Draws will be announced via email and WeChat and accessible via Google Doc on Saturday, 10/9/2021. Please contact Jackie Zhou (周津平) at 617-538-4318 if you have any questions.
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