About Shirley Chen

2011-2013 五年级中文老师; 2013-2019 《马立平中文》四年级中文老师; 2019-present 《马立平中文》六年级中文老师; 2006-present SEP member; 2013-2016 SEP Chair
Nov 18

SEP 2020 Talent Show Registration Starts Now!

2020 NCLS SEP Talent Show 开始报名啦!
Time 时间: Saturday. Dec. 19, 2020, 7:00-9:30 pm
Virtual ZOOM 网络才艺大展

今年我们除了才艺表演,还欢迎各种才艺作品展览,利用网络这个平台,充分展现个人或家庭在绘画,摄影,书法,时装,厨艺,糕点制作及手工艺术等各个方面的才华,共同分享生活中的点点滴滴,乐观面对当前的疫情。作品可以用视频,照片或者PPT文件的方式递交。支教学生志愿者很高兴帮助编辑视频,照片和PPT文件。 感谢您对支教活动的支持和爱心奉献!


Aug 25

SEP Annual Meeting & 2020-2021 Team Recruiting Announcement

8/28/2020 晚上八点半,支教工作小组利用ZOOM Meeting 网络平台,召开了年度会议。

会议对2019-2020 支教工作进行了总结:
虽然2019-2020 支教活动被Covid -19 打断了,支教之旅未能成行,但是上半年的支教活动很有成效。自九月份开始组队后开展了一系列活动:Team Bonding -Charles River boating (9月); Bake Sales (每周日面包及自制点心义卖);参与牛中建校60周年庆典并表演 (10月);支教第七届网球锦标赛 (11月); 年度支教才艺表演和筹款 (12月);面试申请支教之行的学生并组队 (2020,1月);协助牛顿中文学校校外春晚庆祝活动并表演和现场义卖募捐 (1月),到其他团体的春晚庆祝现场宣传支教和筹款义卖 (2月初)。筹款总额接近预期的三分之二(包括谭老师的捐助和支教志愿者公司的匹配)。疫情期间,支教活动依然进行,同学们录制了视频,已在牛顿中文学校微信公众号发布。也会发给受访的学校,让他们了解牛顿中文学校和支教团队的活动,其中的支教小花絮在牛顿中文学校学年末的家长大会暨毕业典礼上播放。视频链接如下:https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/Zl0tVYmBDtu5GT3xFrOccQ


2020-2021 新学年支教活动小组负责人: 组长 – 高红, 副组长 – 曹景雁, John Lin.

The NCLS Support Education Program (SEP) 2020-2021 Team Recruitment Starts Now!
Please click the link to sign up : https://goo.gl/forms/6pXh9nZKVWb0ucd83
The 2020-2021 will be the 15th year for NCLS SEP. The program runs various fundraising events, such as bake sale, talent show, tennis tournament, culture fair, dance party, etc. to raise funds for underprivileged students in rural areas in China.
In April spring break, a group of NCLS students will go to China and bring the funds to the scholarship recipients. They will visit the recipients’ families, teach English class at the school and participate cultural activities with Chinese students. Covid-19 disrupted 2020 SEP’s activities and prevented the trip to China. However, in these challenging times, help and support could be needed and appreciated more than ever. Students here and in China could continue to learn from each other and support each other in different ways, including but not limited to, online communication and cultural exchanges, and in-person visit situation permitting.
We welcome NCLS students 8th grade and above to join SEP team for 2020-2021.

Oct 29


2019 Newton Chinese Language School (NCLS) 7th Tennis
Tournament for Support China Education Program

Tennis players of all levels are welcome to participate in this annual charity fund raising event.  All proceeds will go toward the 2019 – 2020 Support China Education program (14th Year) supporting underprivileged high school students in Da Qiao High School, Sichuan Province (四川大桥中学).  To find out more about the Support China Education Program at NCLS, go to http://blog.newtonchineseschool.org/supportchinaeducation/
Tournament Detail is as follows: Registration begins immediately.  You can call/email/text/WeChat Jianqing Luo (罗剑青) at 617.957.6354, jianqing.luo@gmail.com or Jackie Zhou (周津平) at 617-538-4318jackiejpzhou@yahoo.com.   If this is the first year you are participating in this tournament, let us know your level (USTA NTRP rating if available), your email address and phone number when you register.  

Entry fee – a donation of $25 for Singles, $50 per pair for Doubles.  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 jianqing.luo@gmail.com and write the player’s name(s) and NCLS Tennis Donation in the Note section. 

Tournament flights:

Men’s Doubles A Group – USTA 8.0 Combined – 10/27

Men’s Doubles B Group – USTA 7.0 Combined – 10/27

Mixed Doubles – all levels – 10/27

Men’s Singles A Group – USTA 4.0/4.5 level (UTR 7 or above)- 11/3

Men’s Singles B Group –  USTA 3.0/3.5 level- 11/3

Women’s Singles – all levels – 11/3

Girls’ Singles – all levels – 11/3

All matches will be played at Regis College Tennis Courts at 235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493. All Doubles will be played on Sunday 10/27.  All Singles will be played on Sunday 11/3.  Rain date TBD.

Match Format:  Matches could be round robin or single elimination depending on number of entries. Final detail will be published on 10/24 with the draw.

Registration deadline is Sunday, 10/20/2019.  Draws will be announced via email and WeChat on Thursday, 10/24/2018. Please contact Jackie Zhou (周津平) at 617-538-4318 or Mingshi Dai (戴明时) at (978) 930-2992 if you have any questions.

Sep 11

2019-2020 NCLS SEP Recruiting Announcement

SEP working group has a meeting on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
2019-07-21SEP meeting
News from NCLS Support Education Program (SEP)- The 2019-2020 Recruitment starts now!
The 2019-2020 will be the 14th year for NCLS SEP. The program runs various fundraising events, such as bake sale, talent show, tennis tournament, culture fair, dance party, etc. to raise funds for underprivileged students in China rural areas.
In April spring break,  a group of NCLS students will go to China and bring the funds to the scholarship recipients. They will visit the recipients’ families, teach English class at the school and participate culture related activities with Chinese students. For 2018-2019, SEP had a fantastic year with record fundraising and our China trip team had a successful trip to Jiangxi Fengyi School.
We welcome NCLS students 8th grade and above to join our fundraising team for 2019-2020. Please use this form to sign up. https://goo.gl/forms/6pXh9nZKVWb0ucd83
May 19

2019 支教中国行团队报告会

2019 SEP China trip team has successfully completed their mission in Fenyi Middle School in Jiangxi province (江西省分宜中学), and will share their experiences, inspiration and aspiration with us.
Time: 3:40-5pm, May 19, 2019
Room: 322 @ NCLS
 Please come join us for a great informative session if you are interested to know more about SEP China trip.
More details about trip from Fenyi Middle School, please click the link below –

周二晚上的联欢会:  https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/ourvB_CpXaDQTIC4EO3Pkg

Will upload more….

Mar 11

SEP Fundraising Dance Party


Dear Teachers and Friends,
NCLS Support Education Program (SEP) is celebrating its 13th anniversary!  With all of the group members’ tireless and selfless contributions and efforts, NCLS board leadership, parents and teachers’ support and students’ participation, this program has become one most prominent community service programs in Massachusetts.
You are cordially invited to join this year’s fundraising dance party on March 23th, 2019. Come for a wonderful night celebrating the coming of spring, and have fun! Contributions to the SEP cause will go the impoverished families of Jiangxi province. Come support our local community in promoting education in China.
SEP works to help those in need. Each year, student participants work to raise money for provinces in rural China; this year, the students will be taking a trip to the Fenyi middle school. This trip serves to allow our students to be immersed in Chinese culture, learn about their own environments in contrast to China’s and to better help those in need.
If you have any questions regarding the dance party or the SEP program, please contact Yan at yyan5221@yahoo.com. Please see the party details in the attached flyer. 
Best Regards.
The NCLS Support Education Working Group
Jun 25

Join Us! The 2018-2019 SEP program registration is open now!

* Join us! The 2018-2019 SEP program registration is open now. 

Please use this form to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/6pXh9nZKVWb0ucd83

* 2018 NCLS Support China Education Project China trip team had a successful trip and finished their school-wide report. Please click the link below for SEP team activities details: 

访问河南省新安县第一高级中学 2017-2018 SEP 活动)

NCLS Support Education 2018 Before Departure – 行前活动


NCLS Support Education 2018 China Trip  Summary –


* Great news – we received The Tan Family Education Foundation donation $6000. Thanks to teacher Tan Jialing continuous support and generosity to SEP. We are very much appreciated!

* NCLS Tennis Tournament raised more than $2000 to support our SEP program.  This year, we included both juniors and adults in the tournament. Here is the tournament result:

Winners: Place
Doubles B
Penggo Duan/Mai Yang 1
Mingshi Dai/Jason Dai 2
Zhanjiang Lu/Shuangyong Xu 3
Girls’ Singles
Jessica Dai 1
Alicia Guo 2
Vanessa Xue 3
Doubles A
Binh Nguyen/Qing Liu 1
Terry Cao/Weihe Ye 1
Haodi Dong/Xinwei Li 3
Larry Tran/Min Zhang 3
Men’s Singles A
Terry Cao 1
Min Zhang 1
David Deng 3
Eric Gong 3
Women’s Singles
Jackie Zhou 1
Tracy Fang 1
Chunmin Chen 3
Lingfei Hou 3
Men’s Singles B
Ray Rong 1
Yasheng Huang 2
Mai Yang 3
Ping Wang 3
Jun 14

2018 SEP China Trip Team School-wide Report/ informative session

2018 SEP China trip team has successfully completed their mission in Xin’an Yi Gao School in Henan province, and have shared their experiences, inspiration and aspiration with us on June 10 at room 314 from 3:40pm to 5pm.If you missed the June 10 school-wide report, here is the other opportunity –
SEP 2018 China trip team will attend school Parents Assembly and the team representative will share their story at 3:40pm, June 17, 2018.

Please come join us for a great informative session if you are interested to know more about SEP China trip. See you at NCLS school auditorium.
Oct 31

2017 牛顿中文学校才艺表演报名通知

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支教助学, 传承爱心 – Fundraising Talent Show


Newton Chinese School Support China Education project has entered its 12th year. Every year, the working group organizes a series of activities for fund-raising to support Chinese high school students who are outstanding but need financial help. The Youth and Family Fundraising Talent Show plays an important role. We welcome individuals, families, and groups from NCLS as well as the surrounding area to participate in the show. All proceeds will go toward the 2017 – 2018 Support China Education program supporting underprivileged high school students in Xin’an Yizhong, Henan province. The talent show is also a great platform for selecting excellent performing program to qualify for NCLS in-school or out-school New Year Gala and other performance opportunities. Let’s share our talent, enthusiasm and work together to support this meaningful course. You can make a difference!

See below for the details: 才艺表演的具体安排如下):

Time (时间):   20171210, Sunday (星期日) 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Location (地点):  Auditorium, F.A. Day Middle School (牛顿中文学校礼堂)

Address: 21 Minot Pl, Newton, MA 02460

Registration (报名方法以及付费方式Please register online by click link before 12/1/2017:


If you have question, please email: supporteducation@newtonchineseschool.org


NCLS Event Committee & Support China Education Working Group




Sep 11

2017-2018 NCLS SEP Recruiting Announcement

Dear Teachers and Parents,

Due to the strong support of the community from NCLS teachers, parents, staff, working group members, The Tan Family Education Foundation and communities surround Boston area, NCLS Support China Education Project (SEP) has become a well-known community service program. We are incredibly thankful for your generosity, just last year alone, the SEP program was able to assist 30 high school students from disadvantaged families at Yuci Erzhong to finish their high school. You have made huge impact on those lives.

As we start the new school year of 2017 – 2018, the NCLS Support China Education Program has kicked-off its planning phase during the summer. This marks the 12th year of the Program. This year we will be providing support to students at Xin’an Yizhong, Henan province (河南省新安一中). More information about this school and the students will be made available on the NCLS web site.

Working Group Member Recruitment – To make this year’s program successful, again we are recruiting new working group members. The number of members is not limited.  Any parent, teacher or staff who is interested in supporting and contributing is welcome to join us. The working group members are all volunteers, but we do need certain amount of commitment from you as a team member, please take a look at your schedule before you apply. We will run a series of fund-raising events and activities, have meetings and organize the students’ trip to China. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to supporteducation@newtonchineseschool.org before Saturday September 30, 2017.

Student Volunteers Recruitment – As usual, we are also recruiting student volunteers 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 2018, 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 clicking the link:


2017 China trip team presentation – Support Education Program Working Group will host a presentation by 2017 China trip team on September 24, 2017 at 3:45pm in room 325 (TBD). Please come and join us for an info session. Our students will share their experiences and stories at Yuci erzhong, Shanxi province, this presentation will help you to understand more about this program and we will answer any questions regarding the program you have.

Thank you!  We appreciate your continued support and look forward to another successful year ahead!

The NCLS Support Education Program Working Grouphttp://blog.newtonchineseschool.org/supportchinaeducation/