FCS weekly communication 1/4-1/10/2015 – Happy New Year!

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Web version of this email can be found at FCS Weekly Communication 1/4-1/10/2015

Announcement

  1. springGreetings from FCS! Happy New Year everyone!
  2. springChinese New Year is only weeks away. This year’s party will be followed by New Year Performance. Please reserve the date 02/21/2015! 
    • Sale of Lunch Party ticket will begin on 1/10/2015. Please stop by front desk or email culture@njfcs.org to purchase. More details can be found here.
    • We are collecting gifts as prizes for raffle starting from 1/10/2015.  All gifts are welcome!  Please kindly donate gifts to show your support.  Please bring the gifts to FCS PA desk or email secretary@njfcs.org and we will do the wrapping.  If you know of any business that is willing to donate gifts or gift certificates, please help us to collect the donations. More details can be found here.
  3. Pen Pal Program updates:
    • Phase 1 of pen pal program (grade 3-6 and CSL advanced) has offically kicked off. Pen pal assignment and program details can be found here.
    • Phase 2 (targeted for higher grades) will begin soon!
  4. Lost and found – please see below for details and email principal@njfcs.org if you are the owner.
  5. springPetition for CNY as an official school holiday – message from Huimen Shen (Previous Deputy Mayor)/Terry Lau (Deputy Mayor) – please email principal@njfcs.org if you’d like to volunteer for the speech or attend the peition meeting!
Event - BOE Meeting: Petition for CNY as an official school holiday
Date/Location - 7:00 PM on 01/13/2015 at BOE building
1/13/15, Tuesday will be a very important day for us to present the petition for CNY as an official school holiday. Per information from Mary, Jian, and others, it is very encouraging that quite a few members are supporting us, including the Board Dir. and Vice Dir. Please continue working on it by collecting petitions and organizing people to present at the board meeting on 1/13/15. Please send the number of people attending (estimation) and number of people to speak at the board meeting. Please arrange at least 2 speakers from each school. The speech should be 2-3 minutes, no more than 5 mins. We should have a short meeting before 1/13/15. Jimmy has prepared the petition package and I will deliver it to the Superintendent on 1/9/15.

Upcoming Events and Activities

  • 01/10/15 Regular Class; Chinese New Year lunch party ticket sale/gift donation begins!
  • 1/13/15 BOE meeting for Chinese New Year petition
  • 01/17/15 Regular Class
  • 01/24/15 Final Exam (Language Teacher Meeting #2)
  • 01/31/15 Regular Class
  • spring02/21/2015 Chinese New Year Performance and Party

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FCS weekly communication 12/14-12/20/2014

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Web version of this email can be found at FCS Weekly Communication 12/14-12/20/2014

Announcement

  1. Speech contest result for 1st grade to 8th grade and CSL can be found here. Congratulations to all students for their excellent performance!
  2. 由國立台灣師範大學規劃辦理之 “2015年驚艷臺灣師大遊學園”及 “華語小大師夏令營” 自即日起開始接受報名,採網路方式報名,活動內容請參網站 http://ntnucamp.sce.ntnu.edu.tw/studytour_tw_2015/http://ntnucamp.sce.ntnu.edu.tw/summercamp_tw_2015/,如有相關問題請逕洽該校進修推廣學院楊小姐或陳小姐,連絡電話: 886-2-7734-5873或 7734-5834。
  3. International Pen Pal Program kicks off!
    • FCS will start a pen pal program with 淡水國小 (Tamsui Elementary School). Our 3rd grade to 6th grade and CSL-Adv class will participate this program at this moment. FCS will initiate the first letter for Christmas/New Year greeting. On this coming Saturday (12/20), student will write greeting card (prepared by school). We will take a group photo and send it along with the greeting card!
      • Each student in 3rd grade to 6th grade and CSL-Adv class will have a pen pal with students 5th Grade B (五年二班) from Tamsui Elementary School
      • Monthly mail or postcard exchange
      • We will have theme for each month – it will be Christmas greetings and self-introduction (聖誕節問候 自我介紹) – Class students will guide students to finish the first one in class this Saturday
    • In parallel, FCS is also working with 正德國中 (ZhengDe Junior High School) about pen pal program for higher grades! Details to follow
  4. Volunteers for photographer and videographer, please email principal@njfcs.org (Derek)
  5. Volunteers for Dragon Dance! Wanna join the most eye-catching program at the Chinese New Year performance? Wanna be as cool as Ho-Chi to be the head of the dragon?!  Email dragondance@njfcs.org (Peter) to sign up 

Upcoming Events and Activities

  • 12/27/14 No Class -Winter Recess
  • 01/03/15 No Class -Winter Recess
  • 01/10/15 Regular Class

Parent Association 

  • Lunch order   川園 https://www.njfcs.org/lunch-order/ Order by Thursday 9:00 PM
  • Food vendor
    • 劉媽媽台式小吃 – Preorder here /Order By Wednesday 9:00 PM (online order only!)
    • TASTY BAKERY
    •  渤海村

 FCS in the News:

FCS weekly communication 12/7-12/13/2014

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Web version of this email can be found at FCS Weekly Communication 12/7-12/13/2014

Announcement

  1. Speech contest result for 1st grade to 7th grade can be found here  Congratulations to all students for their excellent performance!
  2. Speech contest on 12/13 at Main Auditorium: 8th grade, CSL-B and CSL-I . Please report to Auditorium directly at 9:30am.
  3. Charity Event: Annual visit at Victoria Nursing Home – photos can be found here – Thanks for your participation and support! 
  4. Marlboro Annual Multi-Cultural Day (MCD) 2014 – photos can be found here – Thanks for your participation and support! 
  5. FCS’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/njfcs.org – please LIKE to support FCS!
  6. FCS now has sister schools in Taiwan! We will begin penpal program with them soon!

Upcoming Events and Activities

  • 12/13 Speech Contest: 8th grade, CSL-B and CSL-I
  • 12/27/14 No Class -Winter Recess

Parent Association 

 FCS in the News:

  • 新州維德中校 與台7校結盟 – 世界日報
  • Marlboro Annual Multi-Cultural Day (MCD) 2014 – Epoch Times

FCS weekly communication 11/30-12/06/2014

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Web version of this email can be found at FCS Weekly Communication 11/30-12/6/2014

Announcement

  1. Speech contest for 1st grade to 7th grade on 12/6/14 at Main Auditorium. Please report to Auditorium directly at 9:30am.
  2. Anyone knows new food vendors? Please email pa@njfcs.org
  3. 「看見台灣」邀請函 – “Taiwan From Above” Invitation – preview and details can be found here
  4. Marlboro Annual Multi-Cultural Day 2015. Flyer can be found here.
  5. Charity Event: Annual visit at Victoria Nursing Home – please email culture@njfcs.org to volunteer!
12/6/2014 between 2 - 5 PM
Victoria Healthcare Center, part of Atrium Health & Senior Living family
Address: 38 Freneau Ave, Matawan, NJ 07747
Program:
 - Children Sing and Dance- Shwu-chy/ Sally
 - Junior Dance- Lucy
 - Senior Dance-Lucy
 - YoYo-Preston

Upcoming Events and Activities

  • 12/6 Speech Contest (Grade 1-7)
  • 12/6 Annual visit at Victoria Nursing Home
  • 12/7 Marlboro Culture Day 2014
    • Date: Sunday 12/7/2014
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Marlboro High School
  • 12/13 Speech Contest (Grade 8 and CSL-B/CSL-I)

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FCS weekly communication 11/16-11/22/2014

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Web version of this email can be found at FCS Weekly Communication 11/16-11/22/2014

Announcement

  1. Nothing beats Ice Cream in winter! Ice Cream Day is on this Saturday!
  2. Fire Drill will be postponed – new date will be announced shortly!
  3. 漢字文化節系列活動-11/29漢字趣味競賽 如有任何問題歡迎致電718-886-7770 ext 106鮑璐玲小姐或優勢學苑蔣昌棟校長917-254-4340。 2015 registration 漢字文化節活動說明
  4. 僑務委員會官方FB臉書 粉絲團 icoac成立了 – 幫孩子報名回台灣青少年暑期語文研習班、英語服務營? 或是您想回台灣充電,希望參加僑務委員會在台灣舉辦的餐飲、茶藝研習班? 加入僑務委員會Facebook專頁 https://www.facebook.com/iocac  粉絲團。
  5. Speech contest is coming up! The main purpose for speech contest is “鼓勵學生培養上臺演講的能力。”, “encourage and enhance students’ public-speaking abilities”.
  6. Charity Event: Annual visit at Victoria Nursing Home – please email culture@njfcs.org to volunteer!
12/6/2014 between 2 - 5 PM
Victoria Healthcare Center, part of Atrium Health & Senior Living family
Address: 38 Freneau Ave, Matawan, NJ 07747
Program:
 - Children Sing and Dance- Shwu-chy/ Sally
 - Junior Dance- Lucy
 - Senior Dance-Lucy
 - YoYo-Preston

Upcoming Events and Activities

  • 11/22 Ice Cream Day! 10:30 AM to noon at Cafeteria – come and get your Scoop!!
  • 12/6 Annual visit at Victoria Nursing Home
  • 12/7 Marlboro Culture Day 2014
  • Speech Contest: 1st grade to 8th grade on 12/6. CSL-B and CSL-I on 12/13

Parent Association 

  • Lunch order  Empire Szechun 川園 https://www.njfcs.org/lunch-order/ Order by Thursday 9:00 PM
  • Food vendor: Tasty Bakery 甜心餅屋 (Yep, they will be back again this Saturday!)

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FCS weekly communication 11/9-11/15/2014

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Web version of this email can be found at FCS Weekly Communication 11/09-11/15/2014

Announcement

  1. Midterm Exam is on this Saturday!
  2. Speech contest is coming up! The main purpose for speech contest is “鼓勵學生培養上臺演講的能力。”, “encourage and enhance students’ public-speaking abilities”.
  3. 僑教中心 文化種子教師在地培訓(11/22 紐約場次) 開始報名 http://goo.gl/forms/Bkp2MI5Gmq – contact language@njfcs.org for password/more details
  4. Volunteers needed for upcoming Ice Cream Day! – please email vp@njfcs.org to participate!
  5. Seminar on “Paying for your Child’s Education” will be held on this Saturday!
Mr Simon Mo will give a financial seminar in our school on Saturday 11/15/14 at 10:30-12:00pm, the title is "Paying For Your Child's Education". It will be very helpful for the parents who have child going to college in coming year(s) to attend. Mr Simon Mo will focus on Financial aid issue as well. 
資深理財顧問Mr.Simon Mo(莫炳輝先生)將來我校舉辦講座“Paying for Your Child's College Education",指導家長們為即將升大學的子女爭取最大限度的大學助學金(College Financial Aid),不管您的家庭收入如何(即使在二十萬或以上),經過專家指導,也能盡量讓家長花最少的錢,讓兒女上最好的大學。 
本講座特別適合家裡有10至12年級學生的家長, 
我們相信,聽了這個講座,您會豁然開朗,受益匪淺。 

Upcoming Events and Activities

  • 11/15/14 Midterm Exam
  • 11/15/14 Seminar on “Paying for your Child’s Education” by Mr. Simon Mo  10:30 AM to noon at Cafeteria
  • Speech Contest: 1st grade to 8th grade on 12/6/14. CSL-B and CSL-I on 12/13/14
  • 1:00 PM 11/15/2014 大學申請講座 hosted by Epoch News http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/14/10/9/n4267602.htm
  • Ice Cream Day is coming back this fall!

Parent Association 

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FCS weekly communication 10/26-11/1/2014

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Web version of this email can be found at FCS Weekly Communication 10/26-11/1/2014

Announcement

  1. Speech contest is coming up! The main purpose for speech contest is “鼓勵學生培養上臺演講的能力。”, “encourage and enhance students’ public-speaking abilities”.
  2. 僑教中心 文化種子教師在地培訓(11/2 紐澤西場次) 開始報名 http://goo.gl/TphZGO – contact language@njfcs.org for password/more details
  3. 僑教中心 文化種子教師在地培訓(11/22 紐約場次) 開始報名 http://goo.gl/forms/Bkp2MI5Gmq – contact language@njfcs.org for password/more details
  4. CIE high school scholarship announcement: 美洲中國工程師學會大紐約區分會 2014 年高中生獎學金自即日起開始接受申請,截止日期為 11 月 9 日。歡迎大紐約地區華裔高中生申請這項為鼓勵華裔高中學生學習科學與工程相關領域而設立的獎學金。Please find more details at cie2014scholarship
  5. We have a new lunch order vendor – 蜀鄉 this Saturday! See lunch order section below. Vendor’s site http://www.sichuancottage.com/
  6. As always FCS needs your support. Please email principal@njfcs.org to volunteer and find out more details!
  7. Petition for Chinese New Year as Official School Holiday! If you support this petition, please pick up/sign the form from culture desk this Saturday and next or you can download the form at Petition for Chinese New Year as Official Shool Holiday_R1 – content of petition:
 We are families with children in the schools who reside in Marlboro School District, and would like to petition for making the Chinese New Year an official holiday of our school district. The Chinese New Year/spring festival day is the biggest holiday we celebrate in Chinese tradition and also in other East Asian communities.
We believe that putting such a significant cultural and religious holiday on our calendar serves to recognize diversity and to promote multi-culture within education and community. The State does provide a way for students to observe their religious holidays. However, it does not address the situation and opportunity that we are having here at Marlboro School District:
1. More than 20% of our student population is of Asian ancestry and heritage; no other minority group in our school system is as large as this.
2. Marlboro has a proud tradition of honoring religious holidays on its school calendar. Adding the Chinese New Year’s day enriches our tradition. This holiday is not only for Chinese-Americans, but also for Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese-Americans.
3. Marlboro’s vast Asian American students and their parents have been struggling on their new year’s day -- to go to school or not to go, and are in dire need of a relieve; most have been giving up their holiday tradition to schooling, in order not to cause instruction disruption for the district, which could see a day of absence of 15-20% of total student population.
Marlboro is a rich diverse community. Therefore, for the reasons stated above we would like to request your consideration to make the Chinese New Year a holiday on the school calendar.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Parent Association 

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2014-15 Sponsors! Thank you All!

Full Page Ad ($200)

  • Advanced Center For Orthodontics, Michael J. Chung, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Asian Food Markets – 美東超市
  • Farmers Insurance – Sabrina Rivere曾碧靜 (FCS treasurer and parent)
  • JEI Learning Center
  • Koo Neo-Japanese Asian Cuisine – owner Hunter Chen and his wife Cindy Poon are FCS parents
  • Manalapan Montessori / One Stop College Counseling
  • Old Bridge Orthodontics – 梁啟俊牙醫博士
  • SiX PAK Academy

Half Page Ad ($150)

  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeSerices, NJ Properties –Vicky Sun孫碧琦 (FCS parent)
  • Chen Realty 陳氏地產
  • Cheung K. Tsang, D.D.S. 曾祥傑牙醫博士
  • Empire Szechuan – 川園
  • GTL Communication LLC – 創世紀傳訊
  • Inspect It Neil
  • Monmouth Medical Center – 美門醫院華人醫療服務部
  • Sichuan Cottage – 蜀鄉

Donation個人贊助 ($100)

  • Audrey / Bridget Fang 方昀昕 (FCS 4th grade student) / 方昀曈 (FCS 1st grade student)
  • Shirley Ming-Whui Yang 楊王明慧 (JSCS 新海中文學校 parent)

FCS weekly communication 10/19-10/25/2014

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Web version of this email can be found at FCS Weekly Communication 10/19-10/25/2014

Announcement

  1. Thanks to our secretary, Vicky Chen, 2014-15 FCS Directory is ready! Parents/teachers can come to pick up school directory (1 per family) at the front desk starting from this coming Saturday (10/25)
  2. Thanks to our secretary, Vicky Chen, this year we have a record-breaking of $3000 sponsorship – sponsor directory can be found at https://www.njfcs.org/fcs-sponsors/ – complete list including FCS parents and students can be found at the bottom. Thank you all!
  3. Please welcome 杜亦榕 (Kelly Du) as our CSL-Intermediate teacher! https://www.njfcs.org/Kelly.Du/
  4. Thanks to beloved Juping Tomazic (陳如萍) and Dr. Rocco Tomazic, our FCS parents, long-time friends, strong supporters. Our school hosted an experience-sharing seminar and signed sister schools with 7 schools from New Taipei City in Taiwan. 僑教中心 譚雪珍 副主任 及 ANJCS 會長 戴松昌 也應邀蒞臨指導 !! Special thanks to following parents, teachers and staff who participated in this event:俞思煒(Charlie Yu) 李芳坤 (Frank Lee) 阮馨儀 (Sherry Yuen) 許淑琴 (Shwu-Chyn Yu) 吳幸蓉 (Sing-Long Wu) 劉貝勤 (Pei-Chin Liu) 彭彥文(Peter Peng) 唐音 (Bonnie Tang) 王足如 (Ann Wang) 曾碧靜 (Sabrina Rivere) 盧惠芳 (Michelle Lu) 黃清郁 (Austin Huang) 潘峰瑜 (Cindy Poon)
  5. Our school was also invited by 經文處紐約教育組主任張佳琳 and 譚雪珍 副主任 to attend the press conference on 10/15Press release about 新北市教育參訪團 (Delegation of Educators from New Taipei City) can be found at News section.
  6. Scanned agreements and appreciation certificate from New Taipei City Government will be published next week!
  7. CIE high school scholarship announcement: 美洲中國工程師學會大紐約區分會 2014 年高中生獎學金自即日起開始接受申請,截止日期為 11 月 9 日。歡迎大紐約地區華裔高中生申請這項為鼓勵華裔高中學生學習科學與工程相關領域而設立的獎學金。Please find more details at cie2014scholarship
  8. As always FCS needs your support. Please email principal@njfcs.org to volunteer and find out more details!

 

Upcoming Events and Activities

Parent Association 

Language/Culture Department

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 News:

  • 大紀元 新北英語教師團赴美 成功締結姊妹校 “在Juping Tomazic陳如萍女士與孟郡維德中文學校張偉程校長與安排下,新北市國際短期教育訓練參訪團十月四日上午於孟郡圖書館,與僑校幹部及老師針對「中美教育的差異」與 「華裔看美國教育」兩個主題進行經驗交流及餐敘。” Adapted from http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/14/10/10/n4269268.htm

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2014-15 Sponsors! Thank you All!

Full Page Ad ($200)

  • Advanced Center For Orthodontics, Michael J. Chung, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Asian Food Markets – 美東超市
  • Farmers Insurance – Sabrina Rivere曾碧靜 (FCS treasurer and parent)
  • JEI Learning Center
  • Koo Neo-Japanese Asian Cuisine – owner Hunter Chen and his wife Cindy Poon are FCS parents
  • Manalapan Montessori / One Stop College Counseling
  • Old Bridge Orthodontics – 梁啟俊牙醫博士
  • SiX PAK Academy

Half Page Ad ($150)

  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeSerices, NJ Properties –Vicky Sun孫碧琦 (FCS parent)
  • Chen Realty 陳氏地產
  • Cheung K. Tsang, D.D.S. 曾祥傑牙醫博士
  • Empire Szechuan – 川園
  • GTL Communication LLC – 創世紀傳訊
  • Inspect It Neil
  • Monmouth Medical Center – 美門醫院華人醫療服務部
  • Sichuan Cottage – 蜀鄉

Donation個人贊助 ($100)

  • Audrey / Bridget Fang 方昀昕 (FCS 4th grade student) / 方昀曈 (FCS 1st grade student) $100
  • Shirley Ming-Whui Yang 楊王明慧 (JSCS 新海中文學校 parent) $100