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Nov 302012
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Thanks and Giving:

As we pause to count our blessings during this special time of year, we give our sincere gratitude to our dedicated teachers and selfless volunteers. We are thankful for your trust in our school.

The holiday season is also a season of giving. This is the time you will consider give donations to various worthy causes. We appeal to you that HXGNY is worthy of your support. As a school and as a community, HXGNY needs your support for its continued effort to improve our children’s Chinese education experiences. Our school, Huaxia Chinese School of Greater New York, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization registered in the state of New York. The Tax ID will be available upon request by email to from potential donors. Thank you for your support.

“自信童年,风采尽现” 朗诵演讲暨主持人比赛(HXGNY 2012 Speech and Hosting Contest)12月2日18:00报名截止:

为鼓励华夏学生学习中文的积极性,锻炼学生用中文思考、表达、演讲和辩论的能力,培养舞台表演能力,华夏中文学校大纽约分校将于2012年12月9日12:30-15:00举行《朗诵演讲暨主持人比赛》。本次活动邀请CSL和一年级以上的同学参加。比赛分三部分进行。先是简单的自我介绍,然后是不超过2分钟的才艺展现(朗诵、讲故事、说绕口令或美国学校常用的Show & Tell 形式),最后是一分钟的现场即兴问答.  获奖者推荐为校内春节联欢会主持人。我们还将根据才艺表演部分的得分,在1 – 3 年级的同学中选出每个年级的前三名,代表我校参加华夏总校组织的演讲比赛. 报名表格将于本周末发至各班。请将填写好的报名表交到学校咨询台或Email 12月2日18:00报名截止。规则和报名表请点击这里.

To provide more opportunities for our student to practice speech, lecture, debating skill in Chinese, and enrich stage performance experiences, HXGNY will host 2012 Speech and Hosting Contest on2012/12/09 between 12:30 to 15:00.  The contest is open to all students in CSL, or first grade and above.  Each speaker will start with a brief self introduction, followed by a two-minute free style presentation.  A variety of shows, such as poem recital, storytelling, tongue twister, show & tell would all be welcome.  A one-minute impromptu speech/Q & A will follow the presentation.  The winners of the contest will have the opportunity to co-host New Year Celebration Party of the school.  For 1-3rd grade students, three speakers from each grade with the highest score in the presentation section will have the honor to represent our school to attend the HuaXia speech contest final.  Registration form will be distributed to classes this weekend. Please fill out the form and return it to the information desk during school hour or email it to, with “Speech hosting contest” as title. Click here for details of the contest and registration form.

HuaXia Chinese School Teachers Conference 2012 (HXTC-2012) Recap:

华夏中文学校2012教学研讨会暨教师年会于11月17至18日在新泽西州召开。此次会议以“ 培训技能﹑提高素质﹑交流经验﹑共同进步” 为主题。近400位来自新州、纽约、康州和费城的华夏分校的教师和校务人员以及大会特邀嘉宾参加了此次年会。我校也有5名老师参加。

在周六的开幕式上,王坚总校长首先回顾了华夏中文学校从95年成立之初的70多名学生迅速增加到至今7000多名规模的发展过程,并感谢学生家长们以及社区的各界人士对华夏中文学校的支持和帮助。开幕式后是全体大会,来自罗格斯大学 (Rutgers University) 亚洲语言和文化系的Dietrich Tschanz 教授和宾夕法尼亚大学沃顿商学院(Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania )的任長慧教授,以及在宾夕法尼亚州担任联邦法官的陈瑷达女士分别作了精彩的演讲

周六下午的分组研讨会的专题包括“汉语传播与汉语教学” ﹑ “ 校长,教务长论坛” ﹑ “标准化考试与中文教学” ﹑ “汉字教学研究” ﹑“教学技巧,教学方法探讨” ﹑ “教材与教学研究”和“教学模式与课程设计”等。主要由应邀嘉宾和华夏分校老师与大家分享他们的海外中文教学经验。 我校陈敏老师在“教材与教学研究”的专题研讨会中作了题目为“浅谈《标准中文》《马立平中文》和《美洲华语》的教材特色,以及在课堂教学中的相互借鉴”的汇报演讲。(注:该报告内容将张贴在HXGNY的Education Discussion 专栏里,以便感兴趣的教师们详细了解,也欢迎大家参与讨论。陈老师将在本校教育委员会讲座系列中再次跟大家分享.)专题研讨会后即进入大会问答讨论。由特邀嘉宾回答大家共同关心的问题, 包括如何提高在海外成长的孩子对中文学习的兴趣以及如何促进华夏教师之间的经验交流等等。

周六晚上的活动主题是“向教师致敬”的互动联欢晚会. 在晚会期间,王坚总校长对华夏中文学校2012年度的优秀教师进行表彰。我校的黄岳老师,由于这一年来,在推进华夏纽约的教学改革工作和带动教学团队的成长方面成效显著,被推举为今年总校优秀教师。

周日上午的全体大会由总副校长李盛京主持,来自联合国的陈峰教授、Rowan大学的韩爱果教授以及Seton Hall大学的陈东东教授分别作了关于语言教学中利用翻译技巧、哲学思考、以及流派介绍等专题报告。我校校长林骏教授在随后进行的校长、教务长论坛上,作了题为“中文学校办学战略初探:以教学评估体系为切入点”的报告,引起在座各分校校长的广泛兴趣和热烈讨论,并纷纷提议总校更好地协调各分校之间分享教改成果。


Recap 六年级美洲华语班旧货出售活动(Garage Sale Nov. 18):

为 配合课堂教学,十一月十八日,美洲华语六年级的学生在盛瑾老师的指导下举办了一个旧货出售活动,出售学生平时不用的旧玩具和书籍等。 旧货出售活动取得圆满成功。师生们寓教学于乐, 并为学校捐赠$112.55盈利。我们感谢参加这次义务活动的同学们: 张彦凌, 吴达翰, 沈之扬, 陈芝瑾, 郑乔治和 翁太川. 照片请点击这里

Safety Reminder:

Please don’t drop off/pick up between the North Street entrance and parking lot entrance.  You can drive further ahead for drop off/pick up. Otherwise you will block the traffic.

Best Regards,



PTA News:

Financial Seminar This Sunday: College Funding (Cafeteria 9:45am-11:30am):

Mrs. Susy Chang, Sr. Financial Services Executive at MetLife, will give a talk on this Sunday, Dec 2. The topics include estimating the cost, evaluating the sources of funding, establishing a college fund and counting down to college. Everyone is welcome to join us in the Cafeteria.

Gyms News:

Both Gyms will be available this Sunday.

Per WPHS request, please do not keep any gym exit doors open throughout school sessions. Use only the door designated for HXGNY for entrance.

Student Corner 5th Issue(小语世界第六期):