MLCCC Newsletter (2016-09-09)

Dear Parents,

Hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer!  Welcome back to many old friends and we also look forward to meeting new families!  This coming Sunday, September 11, at GVHS, is the first day of our Weekend School's 2015-2016 school year!


1.  First Day Logistics (This Coming Sunday September 11)

2.  Textbooks Sale on First Day

3.  Updated List of Classes Offered

4.  New Chinese Folk Dance Teacher

5.  Donating New or Gently Used Stationery or Toys to School Store

6.  Parent-on-Duty Sign Up Needed

7.  Update Your Contact Info at MLCCC Website

8.  Summer Homework Completion Reward With School Dollars

9.  Parent-on-Duty This Week


1.  Free Exhibition & Lecture on Chinese Calligraphy at Delaware County Community College


1.  First Day Logistics (This Coming Sunday September 11)

- Classroom assignments will be posted in the hallway (i.e. which class is in which room).

- Class names will be posted on the door of the classrooms.

- For non-Chinese-language classes, the first 10 minutes of class will be a mini-conference to hear the teacher's plan for the year and the goals and expectations of the class.

- For the SAT Prep class, this first class will give a summary/presentation of the teacher’s goals, teaching style/techniques, and Q&A.  Interested parents are encouraged to attend.     

2.  Textbooks Sale on First Day

- No textbooks needed for Montessori Chinese PreK and K.

- 马力平 Ma Liping textbooks: $50 per set

- 美洲华语 MeiZhouHuaYu textbooks:  $20 per set

- JiNan University's ZhongWen textbook: $20 per set (for students in Ma, Liping track CHL grade 5).

- CSL Level I: $46 per set. All other CSL classes will continue to use last year's textbook for at least the first few weeks.

- Harvest - 收获 (AP中文九年级) $75

- Exact cash or check payable to "MLCCC" would be highly appreciated. Thank you!

3.  Updated List of Classes Offered

We are happy to offer many classes to our community.  The updated class schedule (which classes are in which time slots) is attached.  Please refer to it when choosing classes.  

Below is a summary of our classes:

Montessori Chinese Pre-K and K:
- 2 Montessori certified teachers

- Montessori Chinese Pre-K (3pm and 4pm) for ages 3-5

- Montessori Chinese K (1pm and 3pm) for ages 4-6, 2 different levels, 3 classes  

CHL Chinese K
CHL Intensive Track: Grade 1-9: 马立平 textbooks (5th grade, to avoid all year 西游记, textbook is 暨南大学’s 7th grade textbook; 9th grade use 收获 as textbook)

CHL Regular Track:Grade 1-7: 美洲华语 textbooks

CSL Track: Level 1-6: “My First Chinese Reader” textbooks.  

English Writing: 2pm, 3pm


SAT Prep: 1pm

Drawing: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Chinese Calligraphy: 2pm

Computer Coding (计算机编程): 3pm for 3rd-5th graders, 4pm for 6th-8th graders

Adults’ Chinese Folk Dance: 1pm

Children’s Chinese Folk Dance: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Chinese Martial Arts (武术): 2pm, 3pm

Fencing (击剑): 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Tennis: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Unfortunately, we have to cancel a few classes due to lack of interest or conflict with teachers’ schedule.  Some of the classes we cancelled are:

3pm Calligraphy, but we still have 2pm Calligraphy;

4pm Martial Arts, but we still have 2pm and 3pm Martial Arts;

2pm Dance for Fitness and 3pm Ballroom Dancing;

4.  New Chinese Folk Dance Teacher - Weiwei Ma

We have introduced a Chinese Folk Dance teacher in the summer.  However, she could only commit to one year and we prefer a longer commitment.  Fortunately, we have another teacher, Ms. Ma, Weiwei.  Ms. Ma, a Chinese Artist, dancer, teacher and choreographer, started professional Chinese traditional dance training at the age of eleven.  She studied choreography at The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Academy of Arts where she graduated with B.F.A. degree. Throughout the program, Weiwei worked closely with renowned master teachers and choreographers. She has taken part in many dance competitions and has won many awards in her native China. Before coming to Philadelphia, Weiwei taught Chinese classical dance and choreography at Beijing Contemporary Music Academy from 2009- 2013. During the four years of teaching, she was awarded Outstanding Instructor, and has organized two dance competitions of Dance College. At the same time, she was choreographing many works for Chinese media and theatre. She was awarded Outstanding Choreography in The Arts Festival of Tongzhou in Beijing in 2012. Weiwei has become a member of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers since 2013. As a dancer, she performed in Fringe Arts Theater on November 19-21, 2015 in Philadelphia and she also performed in Spring Home Season Concert with Kun- Yang Lin/Dancers in Prince Theater on April 14-16, 2016.  Below is her working experience:

  • 2013- 现在  美国KYL/D舞蹈团担任主要演员

    • 出演两部舞剧Belonging: Light/Shadow 和 Home/ South 9th Street, 以及十多个舞蹈作品,包括独舞,双人舞和群舞作品。

    • 连续三年参加美国著名的Fringe Arts, Koresh舞蹈节和West Park 艺术节,及林肯中心户外展演和费城市政府公演。

    • 被邀请参加美国 舞蹈学院联盟会议展演并授课。

    • 在Temple University 担任现代舞技术和多元文化客座讲师

    • 在费城华人艺术中心担任舞蹈教师并排练多个舞蹈作品并参与费城华人春晚

  • 2011-2013 在天津体育学院运动与文化艺术学院担任舞蹈系系主任 创建“盘龙杯”舞蹈比赛,担任执行导演和评委,担任学院艺术节等大型晚会的执行导演, 发表“意境在舞蹈作品中的重要性”在院期刊

  • 2009-2011 在北京现代音乐学院担任舞蹈系骨干教师。 参与舞蹈排练部分子在九棵树数字音乐节和通州艺术节。 此外,曾多次为单位及各地方电视台排练舞蹈及参赛作品

5.  Donating New or Gently Used Stationery or Toys to School Store

If you have any extra new or gently used stationery or toys in your home, please consider donating them to our school store.  They can be treasures to our school’s other students. Thank you for your generosity in advance!

6.  Parent-on-Duty Sign Up Needed

Our community needs everyone’s effort to ensure its efficient operation and safe environment for our kids, so parent-on-duty should be every family’s responsibility to fulfill.  Please come to the Admin Desk to sign up. Ideally each family should sign up three times for the entire school year, averaged to once per term (which is 10 weeks). Thank you for your cooperation!

7.  Update Your Contact Info at MLCCC Website

While you are registering your kids online for the new school year's classes, please also update your contact info, so the school can reach you if there are school cancellations, especially if due to unforeseeable weather conditions.

8.  Summer Homework Completion Reward With School Dollars

CHL students (grades 2-9) who have done the Ma Liping summer HW book, will be rewarded with school dollars. Those who completed 90% or more of the HW book will be rewarded $10 school dollars and those who completed 40%-80% will be rewarded $5 school dollars.

9.  Parent-on-Duty This Week

Sherry Wang

Looking forward to seeing you in September!

Best Regards,

Li, Xia - Principal
Julia Chou - Director of Operations and Communications
Sherry Wang - PTO President
MLCCC Chinese Weekend School
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1. Free Exhibition & Lecture on Chinese Calligraphy at Delaware County Community College


Opening Thursday, September 1st in the Art Gallery at Delaware County Community College

The Genesis of Chinese Writing & the Art of Calligraphy

Featuring the Research of Dr. SuiWah Chan and Original Work by He BingWu

Produced and presented by the Midwest Institute of International and Intercultural Education

All are Invited to Attend the Lecture & Reception on Thursday, September 15

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lecture by Tomoko Sakomura

Professor of Art History at Swarthmore College

Large Auditorium | Academic Building  

12 – 3 p.m.

Exhibition Reception

Refreshments will be served

Art Gallery | Room 2305

• These Events are FREE to Attend and Open to the Public! •

On View
September 1 – 30, 2016

Art Gallery | Room 2305 | Monday - Friday • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Gallery will be closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day

This exhibition is sponsored by the Communication, Arts & Humanities Division

The Arts at Delaware County Community College | 610.359.5266