Newsletter – March 27, 2011



From Principal Shawn Liu 

  • This Sunday, 3/27, is the last day for the NEACS contests registration. New England Association of Chinese Schools (NEACS) is hosting many school wide curriculum and extra-curriculum contests this year. Please see the items listed below. The NEACS contests should not conflict with our class contests planned for February and March. Rather we planned these contests as a preparation to get the students ready for the NEACS contests to which we encourage students to participate. Please let your teacher or me know if your child is interested. The school will subsidize the registration fee.
Contest Date Rules and Registration Place
Speech   9-Apr click me 90 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461
Chinese Typing 9-Apr click me
Culture & Arts & knowledge 9-Apr click me
Badminton 16-Apr click me Belmont High School (Field House), 221 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478
Ping-Pong 16-Apr click me
Yo-Yo 16-Apr click me

From Vice Principals Celia Lee 

  • PARENT DUTY – The following parents are scheduled to work on March 27:

Ping Tuck Chai & Lai Heng Chan (3/20 & 3/27)
Uyen Le Kry (3/20 & 3/27)
Thomas Lee & Connie Mar  (3/20 & 3/27) 
Jennifer Griffin (3/20 & 3/27) 

  • The updated parent duty schedule can be found here (
    • Parents on duty should report to the Office (Room 243) at 1:45pm. If you cannot come, please contact Vice Principal, Celia Lee(508-337-6071, is a $50 fine for absence without prior notice to the Vice Principal.

From Curriculum Director Sheng-Chu Lu,Tung-Mei Pan 

  • The Grade 7 students had a Chinese Typing competition last Sunday, 3/20.  The first three places are Maxwell Molesky, Luke He, and Brian Yeung. Many thanks to the computer teacher, Jerry Shiau, for setting up the laptops, the G7 teacher, Kimberley Chen for making the questions and the substitute teacher, Yu-Chen Lu for hosting the contest. For the test answers, please see here.
  • Quizlet is a popular online memorization tool for language learning. We are glad to announce that we have made the Quizlet available for all the G1 to G7 lessons in flash cards, games and tests. You can find the Quizlet lessons from our website in the Classes page and we encourage parents to practice with your children. Please note that our Quizlet lessons are password protected and the password is ‘tcls’.


2011 Boston Guzheng Ensemble Concert ─ The Butterfly Lingers Over the Flower

Boston Guzheng Ensemble is holding its biannual concert on Saturday, April 9 at John Glenn Middle School Auditorium, 99 McMahon Rd, Bedford, MA 01730 at 7:30pm. Guzheng is a traditional Chinese plucked instrument that belongs to the zither family and has more than 2,000 years of history. The Ensemble will perform traditional, folk, and pop Chinese music in the concert. The ensemble was established by Shin-Yi Yang in 2002 and is the only guzheng ensemble in New England. The ensemble performs frequently around the Greater Boston area such as John Hancock Hall, MIT Kresge Auditorium, New England Conservatory Brown Hall, the Fine Arts Center of Regis College, and the Indian Hill Music Center.
Free admission ($5 suggested donation is appreciated)
For information:  617-782-3000 (Ms. Yang) or visit