P.O. Box 341

Portage, MI 49081-0341

Website: www.kzocs.org

Email: kzocs@yahoo.com

 

KCS NEWS

 

New Class will be formed

 

A new class for students with little or no Chinese background will be opened this Fall.  Parents who do not speak Mandarin Chinese are welcomed to join their children in the class.  Please e-mail: kzocs@yahoo.com by 9/1/10 to register.  The class will be limited to 12 people including both children and adults. 

 

Summer Camp (8/20/10)

There are only three full days left until the Chinese School Summer Camp.  I hope you and your children are excited about the opportunity to meet friends and learn some fun games and craft.  The camp is located at the Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church (7028 Oakland drive, Portage).  Please enter from the parking lot entrance on the Romance Road.  The $30 fee includes lunch and all materials. The camp schedule is as follows:

9:30 - 9:45 -- Registration
9:45 - 9:50 -- Welcome
9:50 -10:50 -- Class #1
11:00 - 12:00 -- Class #2
12:05 - 12:45 -- Lunch
12:45 -1:45 -- Class #3
1:50 - 2:50 -- Chinese Children Games
2:50 - 3:00 -- Clean up and say Good Bye

The 18 campers will be divided into three groups roughly by age:

Group A: Ian, Natalie, Alyson, Michael, Audrey, Sierra

Group B; Lian, Sophia, Anna, Tahoe, Kevin, Liam

Group C: Jonnie, Darrian, Jonathan, Justine, Mindy, Lina

 

And they will be rotated three different classes.

 

Calligraphy

(Room 108)

Chinese Chess

(Room 121)

Chinese Knotting

(Room 114/115)

Class #1

A

B

C

Class #2

B

C

A

Class #3

C

A

B

 

Each class will have one teacher and one teaching assistant to help the kids.  Please dress your children in comfortable clothes that they can move about freely.  You are welcomed to come join your kids during the game time starting at 1:50 pm to cheer them up. 

 

End of School Year Party (6/4/10)

 

The end of school year party and food drive will be held on Friday, 6/4. Thank you for signing up for various food and drink items.  Please plan to arrive at 6:00 pm promptly, so our kids don't have to wait too long for their dinner.  Prior to dinner, there will be a slide show looking back various activities during the year and a sale table for some Chinese books, costumes and school supplies for you to browse.  After dinner, three students from Level 4 class will give a Power Point presentation about the customs and legends for the Dun Wu Jie (Dragon Boat Festival).  The Little Tigers will have one more practice of their routines after the celebration. 

 

If you know any family who is considering Chinese school for their children next year, please invite them.  Just send me a note by the end of Wednesday so that I can include them in the final count.  Thanks and look forward to seeing all.

 

Story Telling Night (5/7/10)

 

Please join us for the story telling night this Friday, 5/7 at the Kalamazoo Chinese School.  We will need some help to set up chairs for the kids in the open Fellowship Hall at 7:00 pm.  The performance is scheduled to start around 7:30 pm. 

 

After the performance from each class, there will be a brief information meeting and survey about the curriculum.  Hope to see you there.

 

Chinese New Year Celebration (2/13/10)

The students have been working hard on their performances for the annual Chinese New Year celebration, hosted by the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo. The celebration will be held on Saturday, February 13 at Kalamazoo Central High School.