本周日全校家长大会（All-Parent Meeting This Sunday）：10am-11am Cafeteria
This Sunday is the first week of 2013 Spring semester, Principal Jun Lin and PC Chair DaChun Yao will host the All-parent meeting. They will update parents on status of our school operations and plans for the Spring semester and next school year. Please come, listen and share.
本周日冬季围棋竞赛（Winter Go Tournament This Sunday）
Date: Jan 27th, 2013 (Sunday); Time: 1:00-3:30pm; Location: Cafeteria
HXGNY will host an all-member Winter Go Tournament this Sunday, sponsored by American Ing Chang-Ki Go Educational Center (AIGC). The tournament will be judged by Go Teacher Ms Jie Tang (6 Dan). We are looking forward to seeing you at the tournament.
华夏大纽约春节联欢会 (HXGNY Spring Festival) 2/17/2013:
辞别龙年，喜迎蛇年，二月十七日，我们将在White Plains High School 举办华夏大纽约蛇年新春联欢会。 12:30PM-1:30PM为聚餐时间, 1:15PM至2:00PM为儿童游艺。 2:15PM至4:30PM我们将在学校礼堂进行文艺演出。欢迎大家积极参与这一年一度最大盛会. 请大家这个星期天在餐厅入口买票 （$8 一人）。
The Spring Festival party will be held at White Plains High School on February 17, 2013 from 12:30PM to 4:30PM. Lunch will be served (12:30PM-1:30PM), followed by games (1:15PM to 2:00PM) and performances (2:00PM-4:30PM). Tickets ($8 per person) will be sold at the Cafeteria Entrance starting this Sunday.
Volunteer help from parents and students is always essential to assure success of the celebration. If you would like to help, either with lunch distribution, site decorations, stage assistance or cleaning up, please email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Technology Classes for the Spring Semester:
Our school is planning to open 12- session Technology Enrichment Classes in the Spring semester starting 2/17/2013 if there is enough enrollment. Please click here for detailed class information. If you want to register, please email email@example.com.
Computer Arcade Game Creation (Senior Technology Class) – 9:30am to 10:30am for students Ages 9 to 14 (Grade 4 to 8):
Utilizing GameMaker software, our teachers will guide the student through every step of developing a customized functional game, including drag-and-drop programming, designing multiple levels and adding features of a real arcade-style video game. Students will learn about creating sprites, objects events and actions, and design their own rooms/levels. This camp is perfect for beginners, as well as for returning students who want to add on to their previously created game or create a new one. *Students take home a CD with their games, the GameMaker software and our game-making resources files.
Stop-motion Animated Movie Making (Junior Technology Class) – 11:30am to 12:30am for students Ages 6 to 8 (Grade 1 to 3):
Lights…Camera…Action! Using stop-motion animation and digital post-production editing, students will produce LEGO® movies much like the “brickfilms” viewed on YouTube. Students will learn about developing creative storytelling techniques, incorporating visual and audio special effects. No experience is necessary and you can take this class as many times as you like. *Students take home a CD with the stop-motion software and movies at the end of the class.
New Adult Ballroom Dancing Class for the Spring Semester:
A new Ballroom Dancing Class will start February 3, 2013 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Viktoria Kharkina is a well-known Ballroom Dance instructor in Westchester County. Click here for teacher’s bio. To facilitate the operation of the ballroom dancing class, we encourage adult students to register in pairs. The cost for a pair (one gentleman and one lady) with be $226 (tuition $95×2 plus registration $36). For Individual student registration, the cost will be $131 (tuition $95 plus registration $36). Please bring a check to the first class on February 3rd. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
New Adult Art/Painting Class for the Spring Semester:
The Adult Art/Painting Class will start February 3, 2013 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. The instructor, Ms. Aihua Shea, has been teaching drawing and painting in Chinese school and local community for fourteen years. She will teach brush painting (中国国画) in the adult art class. Please bring a check ($131 payable to HXGNY) to the first class on February 3rd. Please email email@example.com to register.
Other Adult Classes For Spring 2013 Are Open For Registration:
1) TaiJi/Martial Art 武术/太极 and I Liq Chuan / Qigong 意力拳 /气功
2) Yoga 瑜伽 and Meditation 禅修
4) Grandparents English 爷爷奶奶英语
Please register at reg.hxgny.org. The regular adult class fee will be $131 (except for 爷爷奶奶英语, which is $30).
Student Corner 11th Edition（小语世界第十一期）：
本期小语世界出版三年级马立平二班作文, 由韩晓英老师指导。 本期编辑林伊茗。小语世界第十一期请点击这里。
Education Seminars on 2/3/2013:
Guiding children’s interaction with computers from 10:00am to 11:00am at Cafeteria
Vivian Tai from Computer Adventures – Bits, Bytes & Bots will share some guidelines for parents to manage their children’s interaction with computers. The main topics of discussion will be :
-What children do on computers?
-How much limitation and control is appropriate?
-What are some productive activities on the computers?
She will recommend some activities/tool for parents to manage their children’s computer interactions and much more.
Brain Balance from 11:15am to 12:30pm
Dr. Mark Goldenberg from the Brain Balance Achievement Center will give us a talk about the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and the function of the left and right hemisphere. He will further explain how to improve brain function by improving communication between the left and right brain. This leads to improved attention, academic performance, behavior and social interaction.