放寒假 Holiday Schedule
12/21/2014 School Day. 正常开课
12/28/2014 Christmas Break, No school 圣诞节学校放假
1/4/2015 New Year Break No school 新年学校放假
1/11/2015 School Day 正常开课
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本周教育讲座 Education Seminar
Achieving Chinese fluency in an American family
时间：本周日12/21, 10-11：30 AM
Speaker: Natalie Shell (郑芷兰), Doug Shell and Wendy Cheng-Shell (郑昀宁)
The Shell family will share their experience with how they guided their 11 year old daughter Natalie (郑芷兰) to learn Chinese in an English speaking environment. At Huaxia, she is in MPL7 th grade class (马力平七年级) and has been awarded the Excellent Student Certificate 优秀学生 every year. She’s also the winner of the Chinese hosting contest last week 小主持人比赛六年级以上的冠军, 2nd place winner at the singing contest last year 唱歌比赛二等奖, and a member of the Huaxia debate team 华夏辩论队. At her English elementary school, Natalie was admitted to all the gifted classes including English, Science and Math. She was also a math champion at her school as well as a recipient of High Honors from John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY). She currently attends middle school at Greenwich Academy.
Natalie’s mother Wendy Cheng-Shell 郑昀宁 graduated from University of Cambridge 剑桥大学, and was a management consultant 管理顾问 for many years. She also represented Natalie’s elementary school for their gifted program 优质教育学校代表. Natalie’s father Doug Shell is American and speaks basic mandarin. He graduated from Brown University 布朗大学 and is currently a hedge fund manager 对冲基金经理 .
In this very informal workshop the shell family will discuss the obstacles of learning Chinese in America, and how to overcome them. They will also share some hints and tips on how to improve every aspect of learning Chinese, including listening, speaking, reading and writing skills 怎样把中文的听说读写都学好.
What a successful event Sunday! Our children have put forth such an incredibly captivating performance, some show astonishing maturity that brought tears to parents’ eyes.
A big shout out goes to our judges who have consciously avoided bias of any kind in scoring each contestant. Sores were close but the finalists were all convincing wins. The judges areHelena Chen, Lu Mario, Michelle Song, Liye Zhang, Rachl Wang, Yingjin Gan; Fang He, Carol Zhou, Gao Guanghua, Huawei Song, Mandy Sun; Linda Wu, Lian Wang, Linyan Li, Joy Ying, Bo Liu. To ensure maximum fairness and participation, each judge panel consisted of parent judges plus impartial pure volunteers who had no kids in the contest.Many volunteers (Yanyun Liu, Zeqiang Guan, Sheng Yang, Gao Guanghua) have contributed tremendous amount of time and energy, can’t say enough thank you to all of you, especially the score keepers/assistants ( Kunshan Sun, Charlie Xu, Wendy Cheng, Weiqun Wang, Hongwei Zhou, Jun Cao, Laura Liu, Silvia Ren, Qihong Huang ), their meticulousness and integrity is the keystone to this event’s success.
Special thanks also goes to our 3 moderators Jeff Wang, Zuojun Cao, and Claire He. Their perfect pacing, quick wit and funny quips have crafted glistening examples for the young aspiring anchormen/women in the audience.
Top 3 winners from grade 1 to 3 will proceed to the 6-school Regional Final on 01/11/2015 morning, at our sister school HXNYC. Their campus is the beautiful WCC in Valhalla.
The winners are:
1st grade: 江韵天, 毛筠宁, 黄若岚
2nd grade: 刘珂, 宋佳胜, 尹真
3rd grade: 冯一苇, 梁娃娃, 黄浩林
4&5 grades: 吴杰铭, 刘思源, 黄若涵
6,7,8,9 grades: 郑芷兰, 许博雅, 钮佩玲
These winners plus the 4th place runner ups will participate in a training session on 01/04/2015. Details to follow.
Any feedback, especially suggestion for further improvement, please email Jennifer 洪滔 email@example.com. Thank you all for your active participation. .
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2014-2015 School Directory Cover Design Contest – Winnders
Thanks for all the students who participated the school directory cover design. Here are the winners from the contest:
封面图案设计: 刘思源 （马立平5年级2班）
Eva Bao (学前班)
Alex Lu (学前班)
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招生条件： 五年级以上学生， 对中文写作有兴趣，能独立完成500字以上文章
记者团工作内容： 对学校活动进行深度及时采访和报导，平均每个同学一个月写文一篇，采访一次，听讲评一次。 和小语世界编辑合作，把报导实时发表在学校校刊小语世界上。小语世界现任编辑也可报名。
指导老师： 黄岳 杨波
为迎接2015年春节的到来, 丰富华人社区的文化生活, 增添传统节日气氛，威郡华人协会（Westchester Association of Chinese Americans）安排于2015年2月7日下午2点至6点在威郡活动中心(Westchester County Center)举办“中国传统春节联欢会”活动。
这场活动形式多样，内容丰富，集中国文化、艺术、饮食为一体；分琴棋书画、手工艺术、美味小吃、专业和业余艺术表演等几大类别。并再次有幸请到了中国大陆专业杂技团为大家表演多种杂技表演项目。欢迎大家参加这次盛会并协助提早购票(2015年1月26日前购票者可享受优惠价)。请到各学校购票或请访问 http://www.wacany.org或http://cny2015.eventbrite.com 网站购票。门票也将于一月份在 Information Desk 售卖。
Student Corner 5th Issue (小语世界第五期）