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CCALI Remote Learning 長島文協中文學校 – 遠距教學

(Updated March 23, 2020 at 12:13pm)

由於目前紐約州已經於三月二十二日(日)晚間八點開始實施了非民生必需營運暫停令,為了全面配合居家防疫,長島文協中文學校也正式宣布,從三月二十九日(日)開始,本學年剩餘上課日的教室上課改為遠距教學。

在過去停課的兩週,學校的行政人員與老師們並沒有停頓下來,全體人員一直在進行遠距教學培訓以及課程準備,非常感謝他們的配合與努力。謝謝家長與學生們耐心的等候,接下來也需要您的幫忙讓遠距教學能順利進行。

本學年度剩下的八週分別為:3/29, 4/5, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14,其中6/14是畢結業典禮,其餘七週是採用遠距教學來維持正常上課。這七週遠距教學上課時間維持在下午1:30pm到4:00pm,課綱將由各班老師個別提供,請注意在本週內要特別留意老師們的電郵。文化課的部分,因為每門課的性質不同,我們正在研究計劃當中,會盡速跟大家公佈進一步的細節。畢結業典禮形式將視何時解除居家防疫而定。

目前紐約州全面積極地進行防疫抗疫,也呼籲大家配合政府指令確實做到“居家防疫”,讓社會早日回歸正軌,祝大家健康平安!

As you may know, Governor Andrew Cuomo has mandated the entire state to be “put on PAUSE”, all non-essential in-person operation workforces are required to stay home starting 8pm on Sunday, 3/22/2020 until further notice. To comply with this new guidance, CCALI Chinese School is also announcing our remaining classes of this school year will be conducted remotely beginning 3/29/2020.

Even though the classes were canceled/postponed for the past two weeks, our school staff and teachers continued to work on getting set-up with remote learning and adjusting on their lesson plans accordingly. We greatly appreciate our staff and teachers for their effort to get this done in such a short time, as well as your patience as parents and students. We will need your continuous support as we execute this plan for as long as we need it.

The remaining school days are: 3/29, 4/5, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, in which 6/14 is the graduation and awards ceremony, the other 7 days will follow regular school schedule via remote learning, which is from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. The actual lesson plans will be distributed by your class teachers, so please pay close attention to your email communications throughout this week. In regards to cultural classes, it’s still under discussion with the teachers on different options, we will share the details as soon as that’s finalized. The method on how to conduct the graduation and award ceremony will be determined depending on the situation as we get closer to the date.

New York State government is working diligently on helping our communities to fight the situation, we would like to take this moment and remind everyone to please comply with the policies, exercise “Social Distancing” religiously, stay home as much as you can. We hope the society will soon return to its norm, stay safe and healthy everyone!

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CCALI – School Closing Announcement 長島文協中文學校 停課通知

(Updated March 10, 2020 at 11:22pm)

As we continue to closely follow the developments regarding the coronavirus COVID-19, there have been actions taken by a few Long Island school districts to close schools on Tuesday 3/10/2020 until further notice. NYIT also announced to close campuses on 3/10/2020 to conduct a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all spaces, as a precautionary measure even though there are no confirmed cases in NYIT community. NYIT has also announced to suspend all in-person classes, classes will be taught online via video conferencing until further notice going forward.

As we communicated earlier, due to the above updates, CCALI school officials and the Board of Directors had held a few meetings and decided on the following changes:

  • CCALI Chinese School will be closed on 3/15/2020 and 3/22/2020. Make-up classes will be held on 5/31/2020 and 6/7/2020. The graduation and awards ceremony will be moved to 6/14/2020. Updated calendar will be distributed when ready.
  • Classes will resume on 3/29/2020, online classes will be offered if in-person classes are deemed to be at high-risk until the situation settles. Details will follow.

All the school contests and events will be rescheduled accordingly. More details will follow on all the logistics. Please stay connected on all of our communication channels during this time for the latest updates.

NYIT School Updates:
https://www.nyit.edu/medicine/health_updates

Chinese New Year Celebration Fundraiser Dinner Postponed 新年籌款晚會延期通知

(UPDATED: Jan. 28, 2020 at 11:19pm)

在過去的ㄧ週裡,社區內因為武漢肺炎的疫情而擔憂,長島文協也一直密切的關注著。雖然目前紐約州並無任何確診病人,但由於所有文協大家庭成員們的健康與安全對我們來說是最為重要的,所以協會與學校還是決定原訂二零二零年二月一日的新年籌款晚會將予以延期。

關於晚會新的日期及其他細節,我們在確認之後將會立刻通知各位。真心感謝所有朋友們對協會跟學校持續的支持與關注。我們衷心希望大家都能平安健康,希望疫情能盡快平息,社會恢復平靜。

如有任何疑問,歡迎與我們email聯繫。感謝各位。

As we hear more about the Novel Coronavirus in the past week, the association and school had been paying close attention to the situation, even though there are no confirmed cases in New York State so far, we still made the decision to postpone our Chinese New Year Celebration Fundraiser Dinner that was scheduled for 2/1/2020 to a later date. We are taking all precautionary measures to ensure safety for all of our members and their families.

We will communicate the new event date and other details with a follow-up notice as soon as it is determined. Thank you everyone for your understanding and continuous support! We hope everyone stay healthy and safe, including all the people around the globe.

Feel free to contact us via email should you have any questions. Thank you!

2019-20 第十一週週報 Week 11 Newsletter

本週活動 (11 of 30)

感恩節美食大賽
第一屆長島文協美食大賽相當精彩熱鬧!明明說好兩點鐘開賣,卻有好多家長從一點半就迫不及待受不了眼前美食的誘惑,紛紛掏腰包大快朵頤!還不到兩點鐘就有菜式已經賣完了!感謝將近二十多位家長辛苦貢獻的世界各地美食與協助幫忙,也謝謝全校家長熱情的購買,特別感謝主辦家長Lisa與Michael Kong的細心籌備,讓我們募到約$560,全數作為學校活動經費,圓滿成功!恭喜前三名票數最高的廚師:Karen Fang(韓式辣炒年糕及巴斯克乳酪蛋糕), Yifang Shen(酥皮肉鬆麵包及迷你熱狗包),Lisa Liow(新鮮檸檬愛玉及火雞造型杯子蛋糕),熱烈恭喜!感謝理事長及會長捐贈的獎品,高級紅酒兩支與一品廚師帽一頂! 其他更多熱賣的餐點像台式麵線,刈包,雞蛋糕等等,請大家在我們的活動相簿中“視”吃!

近期活動預告
  • 十二月一日適逢感恩節長週末,學校將停課一週。希望大家有個平安愉快的感恩節。
    營養講座已經確定改為十二月八日舉行。學校很榮幸邀請到了專業營養師黃瑞宏主任為我們主講。現任艾姆赫斯醫院營養部黃主任有三十年的專業經驗,機會難得。感謝幫忙填會前專題調查表的家長,希望你們不要錯過這次的講座。活動資訊:

    • 地點:Anna Rubin Hall 308教室
    • 時間:1:45pm-3:30pm
  • 上週週報提到,今年的新春籌款晚會已經如火如荼的展開,晚會的入場券已經在教務處開始販售,我們歡迎各位家長同學踴躍報名參加!及早買票可以挑選座位喔!預知晚會詳細內容,請參閱前期週報。由於晚會採宴席形式,場地備有舞池,會長Birdy Chen也找到了專業的社交舞老師,歡迎有興趣跟老師學習,並在晚會當天表演一段的家長與會長連絡:birdy.chen@ccali.org.
  • 為了歡慶長島文協四十週年,理事會籌備了紀念品,希望家長們能多多支持購買。教務處本週將會呈放紀念馬克杯(每只$12) 和紀念T恤(每件$15,包括成人與孩童的尺寸),在校內和校外的活動將會派上用場,也許學生們會很喜歡,每週穿來上課!感謝專業的義工家長Garda協助設計!
  • 由Americana Manhasset購物中心還有Wheatley Plaza店家主辦的“慈善支援”活動 (Champions for Charity) ,今年將在十二月五日(週四)至十二月七日(週六)期間舉行。請注意,今年活動只有三天!購物者須在活動前先註冊,拿到支援編號以後在每次購物時出示店家,購物金額的一部分將會回饋給文協,募款全數所得將作為文協於社區發展及中文學校活動之用。註冊請至:championsforcharity.org 選擇”CCALI”為您將支援的慈善機構即可。如有任何問題請與我們聯繫:fundraisers@ccali.org
This Week (11 of 30)

Taste of Thanksgiving
Our first Taste of Thanksgiving event was a huge success! We had more than 20 parents who contributed delicious dishes from around the world, as well as the parents who rushed in way before 2:00pm and started buying, our first sold out dish was emptied before 2pm! Thanks to the coordinator, Lisa and Michael Kong, for organizing and putting this together. We were able to raise approximately $560 in total which contributes to the school funding!
Congratulations to the top 3 chefs who received most food tickets for their dishes: Karen Fang (Korean Spicy Sticky Rice Cakes and Basque Burnt Cheesecake), Yifang Shen (Pork Floss with Puff Pastry Buns and Mini Pigs in a Blanket), Lisa Liow (Fresh Lemon Aiyu Jelly Drinks and Turkey Cupcakes)! The prizes included two bottles of wines, a toque (chef’s white hat) and apron, contributed by Chairperson Jet and President Birdy.

Upcoming Events
  • To observe Thanksgiving long weekend, school will be closed on 12/1/19. We hope everyone will have a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving.
  • Please note that the nutrition seminar has been rescheduled to 12/8/19. CCALI invited Nutritionist Jay Hwang, who is the current Director of Food and Nutrition Services at NYC H+H/Elmhurst Hospital Center, to speak for us, this is a great opportunity to bring questions. Thanks to the parents who helped filling out the topic survey, don’t miss it!
    • Location: Anna Rubin Hall room 308
    • Time: 1:45pm-3:30pm
  • As we mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the tickets are on sale now in administrative desk in room 310. We encourage all parents and students to join us on the biggest event of CCALI. Purchase your tickets early for best seating! For details on the event, refer to our newsletter from previous week. Our President, Birdy Chen, also reached out to a professional ballroom dancing teacher to help forming a group to learn and perform ballroom dancing in the party. This is a great opportunity for our parents, please reach out to Birdy for more details: birdy.chen@ccali.org.
  • To celebrate CCALI 40th anniversary this year, the Board of Directors have prepared some limited edition mugs ($12/each) and t-shirts (adult and youth sizes, $15/each). Please support CCALI by making a purchase! The t-shirts will be useful when students attend school and community activities, or they like it so much they will wear it to school every week! Huge thanks to our professional parent volunteer Garda for helping on the designs!
  • How time flies! Holiday season is just around the corner, and some stores have already started holiday sales. CCALI is a non-profit organization that can use some help from our members.

    “Champions for Charity” by Americana Manhasset Shopping Center and Wheatley Plaza stores will take place from Thursday 12/5 through Saturday 12/7 (see event flyer). Please note that the event only last 3 days this year! Shoppers will need to pre-register to receive the Champion number that the stores need to associate the purchases with the charity organization. Please visit championsforcharity.org to register today, select “CCALI” as your charity organization. While you enjoy the discounted shopping, you are helping CCALI at the same time! The proceeds benefited CCALI and its Chinese school in providing a great community for our members every year. Feel free to email us if you have any questions: fundraisers@ccali.org

2019-20 第十週週報 Week 10 Newsletter

本週活動 (10 of 30)

新春籌款晚會
上週週報提到,今年的新春籌款晚會已經如火如荼的展開,晚會的入場券已經在教務處開始販售,我們歡迎各位家長同學踴躍報名參加!及早買票可以挑選座位喔!預知晚會詳細內容,請參閱上週週報。由於晚會採宴席形式,場地備有舞池,會長Birdy Chen也找到了專業的社交舞老師,歡迎有興趣跟老師學習,並在晚會當天表演一段的家長與會長連絡:birdy.chen@ccali.org.

感恩節美食大賽
感謝義工家長Lisa的籌備,下一週上課將舉辦令人期待的全校美食大賽!還沒有報名的家長請盡快報名:報名單。我們歡迎廚藝高手(製作)和美食專家(購買)都來參加!活動時間將在下週(11/24)上課的2:00至3:30pm於308/310教室舉行。歡迎大家在下午1:30pm來教務處購買一元一張的餐票,多買多吃喔!收益將全數捐至長島文協作為活動經費。

近期活動預告
  • 十二月一日適逢感恩節長週末,學校將停課一週。希望大家有個平安愉快的感恩節。
  • 為了歡慶長島文協四十週年,理事會籌備了紀念品,希望家長們能多多支持購買。教務處這週呈放了紀念馬克杯,之後還會有紀念T恤(包括成人與孩童的尺寸),在校內和校外的活動將會派上用場,也許學生們會很喜歡,每週穿來上課!感謝專業的義工家長Garda協助設計!
  • 又到了年終一連串假期跟購物大減價的月份了!長島文協為非營利組織,需要家長們的支持,讓學校有足夠的經費營運並且帶給師生們好的學習環境。希望家長在開心享受折價購物的同時也可以回饋給文協。

    由Americana Manhasset購物中心還有Wheatley Plaza店家主辦的“慈善支援”活動 (Champions for Charity) ,今年將在十二月五日(週四)至十二月七日(週六)期間舉行(活動傳單)。請注意,今年活動只有三天!購物者須在活動前先註冊,拿到支援編號以後在每次購物時出示店家,購物金額的一部分將會回饋給文協,募款全數所得將作為文協於社區發展及中文學校活動之用。註冊請至:championsforcharity.org 選擇”CCALI”為您將支援的慈善機構即可。如有任何問題請與我們聯繫:fundraisers@ccali.org

  • 請注意!營養講座已經確定改為十二月八日舉行。學校邀請到了專業營養師黃瑞宏主任為我們主講。現任艾姆赫斯醫院營養部黃主任有三十年的專業經驗,非常感謝他為我們提供此次講座。為了確保講座在限定時間內有效率地舉行,懇請家長做一下會前調查,讓黃主任可以事前準備家長們有興趣的專題:專題調查表,希望家長不要錯過這難得的機會。
This Week (10 of 30)

Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Fundraiser
As we mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the tickets are on sale now in administrative desk in room 310. We encourage all parents and students to join us on the biggest event of CCALI. Purchase your tickets early for best seating! For details on the event, refer to our newsletter from last week. Our President, Birdy Chen, also reached out to a professional ballroom dancing teacher to help forming a group to learn and perform ballroom dancing in the party. This is a great opportunity for our parents, please reach out to Birdy for more details: birdy.chen@ccali.org.

Taste of Thanksgiving
Huge thanks to parent volunteer, Lisa, for hosting and coordinating on the “Taste of Thanksgiving” school event! We are looking forward to a delicious and fun day on the upcoming school day. Parents can still sign up if they haven’t done so. You can participate as a chef OR a food critic! The event will take place in room 308/310 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm on 11/24. You may come earlier to purchase the food tickets at $1 each. The entire proceeds will benefit CCALI toward its funding on school events for our children.

Upcoming Events
  • To observe Thanksgiving long weekend, school will be closed on 12/1/19. We hope everyone will have a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving.
  • To celebrate CCALI 40th anniversary this year, the Board of Directors have prepared some limited edition mugs for sale, there will also be t-shirts with similar designs with adult and youth sizes coming in later. Please support CCALI by making a purchase! The t-shirts will be useful when students attend school and community activities, or they like it so much they will wear it to school every week! Huge thanks to our professional parent volunteer Garda for helping on the designs!
  • How time flies! Holiday season is just around the corner, and some stores have already started holiday sales. CCALI is a non-profit organization that can use some help from our members.

    “Champions for Charity” by Americana Manhasset Shopping Center and Wheatley Plaza stores will take place from Thursday 12/5 through Saturday 12/7 (see event flyer). Please note that the event only last 3 days this year! Shoppers will need to pre-register to receive the Champion number that the stores need to associate the purchases with the charity organization. Please visit championsforcharity.org to register today, select “CCALI” as your charity organization. While you enjoy the discounted shopping, you are helping CCALI at the same time! The proceeds benefited CCALI and its Chinese school in providing a great community for our members every year. Feel free to email us if you have any questions: fundraisers@ccali.org

  • Please note that the nutrition seminar has been rescheduled to 12/8/19. CCALI invited Nutritionist Jay Hwang, who is the current Director of Food and Nutrition Services at NYC H+H/Elmhurst Hospital Center, to speak for us. In order for Mr. Hwang to deliver the right content within the limited time, he would like parents to share what you are interested in hearing about. We have created this survey for parents to fill out, don’t miss this great opportunity!

2019-20 第九週週報 Week 9 Newsletter

本週活動 (9 of 30)

新春籌款晚會
各位家長這週應該都從孩子們的回家作業夾裡收到了文協今年新春籌款晚會的傳單。以下為細節說明:

新春晚會入場券包括晚宴餐點,$85 大人票是中國式宴席十道菜,採傳統高級宴席菜色。$35 兒童票採自助餐形式,菜式非常豐富,大部分都是孩子們愛吃的西式餐點。今年兒童票上限由13歲提高到15歲,鼓勵所有學生都可以購買兒童票入場。四歲以下不佔席位的兒童免費入場,可跟大人入席,如果需要兒童高腳椅的幼童,請在購票時提及,每桌安排不超過兩張兒童高腳椅,以免座位過為擁擠。大人席與兒童自助餐席會分成兩邊,如有需要,早點買票可以選跟兒童自助餐席靠近的地方。如果想讓您的孩子也享用大人宴席,請幫您的孩子購買大人票。

長島文協每年的新春晚會是我們最大的籌款活動。我們希望家長和各個公司行號能幫忙贊助我們的組織,贊助方法有以下幾項:

  • 贊助新春晚會活動,認購晚會入場券
  • 認購年刊廣告
  • 公司行號或私人直接捐贈(現金或抽獎禮籃)

晚會中由熱鬧萬分的舞龍舞獅打鼓為開場, 財神爺報到發紅包給小孩子們。也有小朋友們看得如癡如醉的扯鈴,中國功夫,還有布袋戲,當然少不了各年級學生們熱情準備的精彩表演,現場也有摸彩抽多樣精美的大奬。希望家長們帶著您的小孩子 一起來共襄盛舉。 這即將會是小孩子參加過最熱鬧最愉快的中國新年晚會。

請文協朋友們將我們的籌款傳單(電子檔)轉發給您的家人,朋友,同事,各個公司行號,如果您有任何問題,請與我們聯絡:fundraisers@ccali.org

近期活動預告
  • 十一月十日NYIT大學有活動,長島文協停課一天。
  • 十一月二十四日,理事會義工家長們將籌辦“感恩節美食大賽”。此為義賣籌款活動,鼓勵家長學生們貢獻您的拿手菜,菜式可以來自世界各地,也希望大家幫忙購買餐票,每張票$1.00!最終得到最多餐票的菜餚為第一屆長島文協美食大賽冠軍,屆時會有驚喜獎品,等著各位廚藝高手來挑戰!歡迎家長們洽詢:events@ccali.org – 活動傳單
  • 為了歡慶長島文協四十週年,理事會籌備了紀念品,希望家長們能多多支持購買。教務處這週呈放了紀念馬克杯,之後還會有紀念T恤(包括成人與孩童的尺寸),在校內和校外的活動將會派上用場,也許學生們會很喜歡,每週穿來上課!感謝專業的義工家長Garda協助設計!
  • 又到了年終一連串假期跟購物大減價的月份了!長島文協為非營利組織,需要家長們的支持,讓學校有足夠的經費營運並且帶給師生們好的學習環境。希望家長在開心享受折價購物的同時也可以回饋給文協。

    由Americana Manhasset購物中心還有Wheatley Plaza店家主辦的“慈善支援”活動 (Champions for Charity) ,今年將在十二月五日(週四)至十二月七日(週六)期間舉行(活動傳單)。請注意,今年活動只有三天!購物者須在活動前先註冊,拿到支援編號以後在每次購物時出示店家,購物金額的一部分將會回饋給文協,募款全數所得將作為文協於社區發展及中文學校活動之用。註冊請至:championsforcharity.org 選擇”CCALI”為您將支援的慈善機構即可。如有任何問題請與我們聯繫:fundraisers@ccali.org

  • 請注意!原本預計十一月三日舉辦的營養講座,將改至十二月初,之後會在週報更新確定的日期。學校邀請到了專業營養師黃瑞宏主任為我們主講。現任艾姆赫斯醫院營養部黃主任有三十年的專業經驗,非常感謝他為我們提供此次講座。為了確保講座在限定時間內有效率地舉行,懇請家長做一下會前調查,讓黃主任可以事前準備家長們有興趣的專題:專題調查表,希望家長不要錯過這難得的機會。
This Week (9 of 30)

Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Fundraiser
Please note that all students should have received a package in their folders in regards to our annual Chinese New Year Celebration Fundraiser this weekend. The additional details are as follows:

The admission includes the dinner at the event. The $85 Adult tickets are for traditional 10-course Chinese banquet style, with high-standard selection of formal dinner course selections. The $35 children tickets are for buffet style, with a large varieties that are in their favor, we have raised the age limit from 13 to 15 so all our students can attend by buying $35 tickets. Children under 4 that are not occupying seats are free, for infants and toddlers that would like a highchair, please let us know when you purchase the tickets, we would like to keep a maximum number of 2 highchairs per table to avoid congested seating. The banquet and buffet will be set up in the same ballroom, if you wish to be closer to your children at the buffet side, we suggest you to purchase your tickets early!

CCALI is a non-profit organization, we rely on fundraisers to help our organization to run and grow. The Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Fundraiser is our biggest fundraiser event for the entire school year. There are few ways you and all business/communities can contribute:

  • Purchase tickets to the Chinese New Year Celebration Dinner
  • Purchase an ad to be placed on our yearbook
  • Direct contribution in monetary form or raffle baskets

The celebration leads off by a Lion Troupe with a Dragon, a Lion, tom drums, cymbals, and gong, you will feel like you are in a parade in Chinatown! God of Wealth will also be there to give out red bags to children and to wish everyone a prosperous year of Pig. The programs include performances from our famous Chinese yo-yo (Diabolos) teams, our martial arts class, our Taiwanese puppet show team, along with all the performances prepared by our teachers and students from all grades. There will also be a raffle drawing with attractive prizes for everyone! This will be an exceptional experience for your children’s Chinese New Year.

Please help to spread the news and pass on our sponsorship package (digital copy) to your family, friends, and businesses that you can think of to help with fundraising. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions: fundraisers@ccali.org

Upcoming Events
  • Since NYIT is hosting an event on 11/10/19, there will be no school on that day.
  • The association Board committee will be hosting a Thanksgiving event on 11/24/19, “Taste of Thanksgiving” food tasting fundraiser. We are asking parents and students to bring your favorite dish from your family to share and discover other food from around the world. You can sample the various dishes by purchasing tickets ($1/each). The dish that has the most tickets will receive a prize. All proceeds will go towards future school events. For details, please contact events@ccali.org – Event Flyer
  • To celebrate CCALI 40th anniversary this year, the Board of Directors have prepared some limited edition mugs for sale, there will also be t-shirts with similar designs with adult and youth sizes coming in later. Please support CCALI by making a purchase! The t-shirts will be useful when students attend school and community activities, or they like it so much they will wear it to school every week! Huge thanks to our professional parent volunteer Garda for helping on the designs!
  • How time flies! Holiday season is just around the corner, and some stores have already started holiday sales. CCALI is a non-profit organization that can use some help from our members.

    “Champions for Charity” by Americana Manhasset Shopping Center and Wheatley Plaza stores will take place from Thursday 12/5 through Saturday 12/7 (see event flyer). Please note that the event only last 3 days this year! Shoppers will need to pre-register to receive the Champion number that the stores need to associate the purchases with the charity organization. Please visit championsforcharity.org to register today, select “CCALI” as your charity organization. While you enjoy the discounted shopping, you are helping CCALI at the same time! The proceeds benefited CCALI and its Chinese school in providing a great community for our members every year. Feel free to email us if you have any questions: fundraisers@ccali.org

  • Please note that the nutrition seminar on 11/3/19 has been rescheduled to early December, we will update all with the date in the newsletter as time gets closer. CCALI invited Nutritionist Jay Hwang, who is the current Director of Food and Nutrition Services at NYC H+H/Elmhurst Hospital Center, to speak for us. In order for Mr. Hwang to deliver the right content within the limited time, he would like parents to share what you are interested in hearing about. We have created this survey for parents to fill out, don’t miss this great opportunity!

2019-20 第八週週報 Week 8 Newsletter

本週活動 (8 of 30)

本週理事會以及一些熱心的家長舉辦了萬聖節服裝秀,多位義工家長穿上代表不同時代的傳統服裝介紹給同學們,也準備了有獎徵答讓學生可以答題得coupon。學生們對於平常只能在戲劇中看到的服裝可以親眼看到親手摸到,覺得很新奇!義工家長們也因為有了這難得的機會穿上這些服裝玩得很開心,大家都度過了一個很不一樣的中國變裝的萬聖節!我們也特別感謝福利社每年都在萬聖節前夕大放送!每個小朋友拿糖果拿到笑呵呵!

近期活動預告
  • 十一月三日,日光節約時間結束,大家得回一小時睡眠時間!
  • 十一月十日NYIT大學有活動,長島文協停課一天。
  • 十一月二十四日,理事會義工家長們將籌辦“感恩節美食大賽”。此為義賣籌款活動,鼓勵家長學生們貢獻您的拿手菜,菜式可以來自世界各地,也希望大家幫忙購買餐票,每張票$1.00可品嚐一道菜喔!最終得到最多餐票的菜餚為第一屆長島文協美食大賽冠軍,屆時會有驚喜獎品,等著各位廚藝高手來挑戰!歡迎家長們洽詢:events@ccali.org – 活動傳單
  • 為了歡慶長島文協四十週年,理事會籌備了紀念品,希望家長們能多多支持購買。教務處這週呈放了紀念馬克杯,之後還會有紀念T恤(包括成人與孩童的尺寸),在校內和校外的活動將會派上用場,也許學生們會很喜歡,每週穿來上課!感謝專業的義工家長Garda協助設計!
  • 又到了年終一連串假期跟購物大減價的月份了!長島文協為非營利組織,需要家長們的支持,讓學校有足夠的經費營運並且帶給師生們好的學習環境。希望家長在開心享受折價購物的同時也可以回饋給文協。由Americana Manhasset購物中心還有Wheatley Plaza店家主辦的“慈善支援”活動 (Champions for Charity) ,今年將在十二月五日(週四)至十二月七日(週六)期間舉行(活動傳單)。請注意,今年活動只有三天!購物者須在活動前先註冊,拿到支援編號以後在每次購物時出示店家,購物金額的一部分將會回饋給文協,募款全數所得將作為文協於社區發展及中文學校活動之用。註冊請至:http://championsforcharity.org 選擇”CCALI”為您將支援的慈善機構即可。如有任何問題請與我們聯繫:fundraisers@ccali.org
  • 請注意!原本預計十一月三日舉辦的營養講座,將改至十二月初,之後會在週報更新確定的日期。學校邀請到了專業營養師黃瑞宏主任為我們主講。現任艾姆赫斯醫院營養部黃主任有三十年的專業經驗,非常感謝他為我們提供此次講座。為了確保講座在限定時間內有效率地舉行,懇請家長做一下會前調查,讓黃主任可以事前準備家長們有興趣的專題:專題調查表,希望家長不要錯過這難得的機會。
注意事項
  • 請注意不要停在無障礙車位,NYIT交通隊會巡邏開單。
  • 如果學生在上課時間前到教室而老師還未到,請家長暫候,如有需要,請將學生帶至教務處,避免學生單獨留在教室。
This Week (8 of 30)

The Halloween Festivity for this week was a great success! There were 12 parent volunteers dressed in traditional clothing from different Chinese dynasties, regions, and roles. The children had a chance to admire and learn about the great textile culture passed down from thousands of years ago. The parent volunteers also had a great time putting on something they never thought they could! It is a wonderful experience for all. We also would like to thank the concession stand for giving out treats every Halloween, just to see the children smile! Happy Halloween!

Upcoming Events
  • 11/3/19 Daylight saving time ends, we get one hour back!
  • Since NYIT is hosting an event on 11/10/19, there will be no school on that day.
  • To celebrate CCALI 40th anniversary this year, the Board of Directors have prepared some limited edition mugs for sale, there will also be t-shirts with similar designs with adult and youth sizes coming in later. Please support CCALI by making a purchase! The t-shirts will be useful when students attend school and community activities, or they like it so much they will wear it to school every week! Huge thanks to our professional parent volunteer Garda for helping on the designs!
  • The association Board committee will be hosting a Thanksgiving event on 11/24/19, “Taste of Thanksgiving” food tasting fundraiser. We are asking parents and students to bring your favorite dish from your family to share and discover other food from around the world. You can sample the various dishes by purchasing tickets ($1/each). The dish that has the most tickets will receive a prize. All proceeds will go towards future school events. For details, please contact events@ccali.org – Event Flyer
  • How time flies! Holiday season is just around the corner, and some stores have already started holiday sales. CCALI is a non-profit organization that can use some help from our members.“Champions for Charity” by Americana Manhasset Shopping Center and Wheatley Plaza stores will take place from Thursday 12/5 through Saturday 12/7 (see event flyer). Please note that the event only last 3 days this year! Shoppers will need to pre-register to receive the Champion number that the stores need to associate the purchases with the charity organization. Please visit http://championsforcharity.org to register today, select “CCALI” as your charity organization. While you enjoy the discounted shopping, you are helping CCALI at the same time! The proceeds benefited CCALI and its Chinese school in providing a great community for our members every year. Feel free to email us if you have any questions: fundraisers@ccali.org
  • Please note that the nutrition seminar on 11/3/19 has been rescheduled to early December, we will update all with the date in the newsletter as time gets closer. CCALI invited Nutritionist Jay Hwang, who is the current Director of Food and Nutrition Services at NYC H+H/Elmhurst Hospital Center, to speak for us. In order for Mr. Hwang to deliver the right content within the limited time, he would like parents to share what you are interested in hearing about. We have created this survey for parents to fill out, don’t miss this great opportunity!
Special Announcements

A friendly reminder on the following:

  • Remember not to park in the handicapped parking spaces without a permit to avoid getting ticketed by NYIT.
  • Please do not leave students unattended in classrooms if they arrive before the class starts. Students may be brought to room 310 administrative desk if they need to be dropped off, and staff can take them to classes at 1:30pm.

2019-20 第七週週報 Week 7 Newsletter

本週活動 (7 of 30)

本週舉辦了第二次的教師培訓講座,由副校長謝邦芳老師主講。這次的講座內容除了分享教案編寫,也分享了中華文化裡面很有趣的文字學。長島文協堅持正體中文教學,是希望保有中華文字最原始的部分,把中國字由古至今的演變加入教學裡面是讓孩子產生興趣的法寶。

近期活動預告
  • 十月二十七日是預定第一次期中考,請與各班老師們確認日期與時間。
  • 十月二十七日,理事會以及一些熱心的家長將舉辦萬聖節服裝秀,義工家長將穿著中國服裝發糖果,傳統注音班九年級的學生擔任義工並有有獎徵答發coupon。鼓勵學生家長老師打扮參加,但要提醒不要戴面具、不能有武器或尖銳的配件,不能有恐怖的扮相。地點在教室大樓外的中庭,如下雨則改在308教室。各班參加時間如下:
    • 2:30~2:45pm: K1, K2, PK2, P2, P3
    • 2:45~3:00pm: T2, T4, T6, T7, T8, P4, P5
    • 3:00~3:15pm: T1, T3, T5, P1, P6, P7
  • 又到了年終一連串假期跟購物大減價的月份了!長島文協為非營利組織,需要家長們的支持,讓學校有足夠的經費營運並且帶給師生們好的學習環境。希望家長在開心享受折價購物的同時也可以回饋給文協。由Americana Manhasset購物中心還有Wheatley Plaza店家主辦的“慈善支援”活動 (Champions for Charity) ,今年將在十二月五日(週四)至十二月七日(週六)期間舉行(活動傳單)。請注意,今年活動只有三天!購物者須在活動前先註冊,拿到支援編號以後在每次購物時出示店家,購物金額的一部分將會回饋給文協,募款全數所得將作為文協於社區發展及中文學校活動之用。註冊請至:http://championsforcharity.org 選擇”CCALI”為您將支援的慈善機構即可。如有任何問題請與我們聯繫:fundraisers@ccali.org
  • 請注意!原本預計十一月三日舉辦的營養講座,將改至十二月初,之後會在週報更新確定的日期。學校邀請到了專業營養師黃瑞宏主任為我們主講。現任艾姆赫斯醫院營養部黃主任有三十年的專業經驗,非常感謝他為我們提供此次講座。為了確保講座在限定時間內有效率地舉行,懇請家長做一下會前調查,讓黃主任可以事前準備家長們有興趣的專題:專題調查表,希望家長不要錯過這難得的機會。
注意事項
  • 請注意不要停在無障礙車位,NYIT交通隊會巡邏開單。
  • 如果學生在上課時間前到教室而老師還未到,請家長暫候,如有需要,請將學生帶至教務處,避免學生單獨留在教室。
This Week (7 of 30)

The second Teacher Training Seminar was held this week, hosted by Assistant Principal, Ms. Anne Hsieh. Other than sharing on the planning and writing of lesson plans for classes, Ms. Hsieh also gave lessons on “Analysis of Chinese Characters”. CCALI insists on using Traditional Chinese teaching system in its curriculum, because all the beauty and origins are retained in Traditional system. The analysis teaches on the fun facts of how each character evolved from thousands of years ago. Sharing of these cultural fun facts is the key to make Chinese learning more interesting for the children.

Upcoming Events
  • 10/27 is the scheduled date of first midterm exam. Please reach out to your teachers to find out the details for your class.
  • On 10/27, the parent volunteers are preparing a Halloween activity for the whole school. School has many Chinese traditional clothing from different eras in history. We will have parent volunteers wearing Chinese ancient costumes and pass out treats to all classes, students from class T9 will also be volunteering. We encourage students, parents, and teachers to dress up and participate if you want! Reminder the following will not be allowed: masks, weapons, sharp and dangerous accessories. We also kindly ask to not wear scary-looking costumes since we have young children. The location will be the courtyard outside the buildings, rain location will be room 308 in Anna Rubin Hall. Please refer to the time slots below for each class:
    • 2:30~2:45pm: K1, K2, PK2, P2, P3
    • 2:45~3:00pm: T2, T4, T6, T7, T8, P4, P5
    • 3:00~3:15pm: T1, T3, T5, P1, P6, P7
  • How time flies! Holiday season is just around the corner, and some stores have already started holiday sales. CCALI is a non-profit organization that can use some help from our members.“Champions for Charity” by Americana Manhasset Shopping Center and Wheatley Plaza stores will take place from Thursday 12/5 through Saturday 12/7 (see event flyer). Please note that the event only last 3 days this year! Shoppers will need to pre-register to receive the Champion number that the stores need to associate the purchases with the charity organization. Please visit http://championsforcharity.org to register today, select “CCALI” as your charity organization. While you enjoy the discounted shopping, you are helping CCALI at the same time! The proceeds benefited CCALI and its Chinese school in providing a great community for our members every year. Feel free to email us if you have any questions: fundraisers@ccali.org
  • Please note that the nutrition seminar on 11/3/19 has been rescheduled to early December, we will update all with the date in the newsletter as time gets closer. CCALI invited Nutritionist Jay Hwang, who is the current Director of Food and Nutrition Services at NYC H+H/Elmhurst Hospital Center, to speak for us. In order for Mr. Hwang to deliver the right content within the limited time, he would like parents to share what you are interested in hearing about. We have created this survey for parents to fill out, don’t miss this great opportunity!
Special Announcements

A friendly reminder on the following:

  • Remember not to park in the handicapped parking spaces without a permit to avoid getting ticketed by NYIT.
  • Please do not leave students unattended in classrooms if they arrive before the class starts. Students may be brought to room 310 administrative desk if they need to be dropped off, and staff can take them to classes at 1:30pm.

2019-20 第六週週報 Week 6 Newsletter

本週活動 This Week (6 of 30)

這週的全校團體照日圓滿成功!天氣晴朗,太陽公公一度笑太開,讓大家眼睛都睜不開了呢!感謝校務,工作人員和所有義工家長的協助,讓拍照順利完成!各班與老師的合照也已刊登在學校臉書頁面,歡迎加入學校臉書頁面查看。

近期活動預告 Upcoming Events
  • 武壇武術文化課及高班扯鈴文化課的同學請注意!從下週開始,武壇武術將移至308教室,而扯鈴課會移至302教室。
  • 十月二十七日是預定第一次期中考,請與各班老師們確認日期與時間。
  • 十月二十七日,學校義工家長準備了萬聖節變裝活動!要徵求願意穿著各個中國朝代的服飾的家長,當天做一場傳統服飾變裝秀,希望藉由這個活動把中國傳統服飾的歷史演變介紹給學生們,將是一場好玩又有教育意義的活動!歡迎家長屆時一同參與!有興趣加入的義工家長,請與我們聯絡:events@ccali.org
  • 請注意!原本預計十一月三日舉辦的營養講座,將改至十二月初,之後會在週報更新確定的日期。學校邀請到了專業營養師黃瑞宏主任為我們主講。現任艾姆赫斯醫院營養部黃主任有三十年的專業經驗,非常感謝他為我們提供此次講座。為了確保講座在限定時間內有效率地舉行,懇請家長做一下會前調查,讓黃主任可以事前準備家長們有興趣的專題:專題調查表,希望家長不要錯過這難得的機會。
特別注意事項 Special Announcement
  • 請注意不要停在無障礙車位,NYIT交通隊會巡邏開單。
  • 如果學生在上課時間前到教室而老師還未到,請家長暫候,如有需要,請將學生帶至教務處,避免學生單獨留在教室。
This Week (6 of 30)

Teacher Appreciation Day

The Photo Day was a success! We were blessed with the gorgeous weather. We thank the school staff and all the parent volunteers that helped to make this process smooth and successful! Pictures are posted on our Facebook page.

Upcoming Events
  • Attention to students in the Wutang Martial Arts cultural class and the Advanced Diabolo students. Starting 10/20/19, Wutang Martial Arts will be moved to room 308, and Advanced Diabolo will be moved to room 302. Please make a note of these changes.
  • 10/27 is the scheduled date of first midterm exam. Please reach out to your teachers to find out the details for your class.
  • On 10/27, the parent volunteers are preparing a Halloween activity for the whole school. School has many Chinese traditional clothing from different eras in history. The plan is to do an ancient costume fashion show and introduce the fashion and history of Chinese clothing. This will be both fun and educational event, which we are in need of many parent volunteers’ help! Please contact us if you are interested to join the team: events@ccali.org
  • Please note that the nutrition seminar on 11/3/19 has been rescheduled to early December, we will update all with the date in the newsletter as time gets closer. CCALI invited Nutritionist Jay Hwang, who is the current Director of Food and Nutrition Services at NYC H+H/Elmhurst Hospital Center, to speak for us. In order for Mr. Hwang to deliver the right content within the limited time, he would like parents to share what you are interested in hearing about. We have created this survey for parents to fill out, don’t miss this great opportunity!
Special Announcements

A friendly reminder on the following:

  • Remember not to park in the handicapped parking spaces without a permit to avoid getting ticketed by NYIT.
  • Please do not leave students unattended in classrooms if they arrive before the class starts. Students may be brought to room 310 administrative desk if they need to be dropped off, and staff can take them to classes at 1:30pm.

2019-20 第五週週報 Week 5 Newsletter

本週活動 This Week (5 of 30)

重陽敬老節活動

學校準備了九九重陽敬老節的相關活動。學校準備了應景的菊花,茱萸,重陽糕,還有幼菊泡的茶,介紹了重陽節始於漢朝的歷史故事,農曆九月九日為重陽節,因九與久同音,故此節日也訂 為敬老節,象徵長長久久。同學們也學會了怎麼給長輩奉茶。此次活動開放給一到四年級的同學參加,針對他們的中文程度設計內容,讓活動參與更踴躍。

近期活動預告 Upcoming Events
  • 十月十三日,全校團體照日。全校每年都會幫每班照班級團體照,還有一張全校大合照,我們希望每位同學都能出席。照片將會出現在年刊,學校臉書頁,還有網頁。有填Photo Opt-out的學生將不會參與照相活動。
  • 成人舞蹈班將於十月十三日開始上課,上課時間為文化課日的 3:00pm至 4:00pm。請報名的家長準時出席。因為這是新的成人課,所以學校特別開放第一週給家長試課旁聽,希望有興趣的家長多多利用,上課服裝著緊身褲和寬鬆上衣即可。其餘的成人課程,瑜伽上課時間為文化課日的 2:00pm至 3:00pm,成人中文課為文化課日的 4:00pm至5:00pm。文化課上課的日期,請參閱學校行事曆。
  • 十月十三日下午1:50pm學校會在Harry Schure Hall的階梯教室開會討論新年晚會籌辦事宜。此會議開放給所有家長一同來參與討論!歡迎家長加入籌備小組的行列,我們很需要您!
  • 十月二十七日,學校義工家長準備了萬聖節變裝活動!要徵求願意穿著各個中國朝代的服飾的家長,當天做一場傳統服飾變裝秀,希望藉由這個活動把中國傳統服飾的歷史演變介紹給學生們,將是一場好玩又有教育意義的活動!歡迎家長屆時一同參與!有興趣加入的義工家長,請與我們聯絡:events@ccali.org
  • 請注意!原本預計十一月三日舉辦的營養講座,將改至十二月初,之後會在週報更新確定的日期。學校邀請到了專業營養師黃瑞宏主任為我們主講。現任艾姆赫斯醫院營養部黃主任有三十年的專業經驗,非常感謝他為我們提供此次講座。為了確保講座在限定時間內有效率地舉行,懇請家長做一下會前調查,讓黃主任可以事前準備家長們有興趣的專題:專題調查表,希望家長不要錯過這難得的機會。
特別注意事項 Special Announcement
  • 請注意不要停在無障礙車位,NYIT交通隊會巡邏開單。
  • 如果學生在上課時間前到教室而老師還未到,請家長暫候,如有需要,請將學生帶至教務處,避免學生單獨留在教室。
This Week (4 of 30)

Teacher Appreciation Day

Double Ninth (Chong Yang) Festival (Grandparents Day)

School prepared event for introducing to our students on the history of the Double Ninth Festival, which is also known as the Grandparents Day. Students were told on the history for how this festival came in place. The festival is celebrated on September 9th on Lunar calendar with chrysanthemums wine (we used tea to substitute) and Chong Yang cake, which were shown to the students. Students also learned how to properly serve tea to elderly using Chinese. This is also a day we celebrate longevity, because the number 9 has the same sound as long, therefore it is also a day for embracing the importance of respecting the elderly. This event was designed for 1st to 4th graders, we had great feedback and participation from the students.

Upcoming Events
  • Photo Day on 10/13/19, Photo Day. Every year we will gather the entire school to take photos of every class, and a group photo for the entire school including staff, teachers, and students. Please fill out the photo opt-out form if you do not wish your child to appear in the photos.
  • Adult Chinese Folk Dance Class will start on 10/13/19. Dance classes are in session during cultural class days from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Since this is a new adult class, school opens it up to all interested parents to do a trial class during this first week, don’t miss this great opportunity!. The time for other adult classes are: Yoga from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Chinese language from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, all on the days when cultural classes are in session. Please refer to school calendar for the days cultural classes are in session.
  • The school will have a committee meeting on the annual Chinese New Year Fundraiser Dinner in Harry Schure Hall lecture hall at 1:50pm on 10/13. We welcome all parents to join the discussion. We are in need of parent volunteers to join this committee!
  • On 10/27, the parent volunteers are preparing a Halloween activity for the whole school. School has many Chinese traditional clothing from different eras in history. The plan is to do an ancient costume fashion show and introduce the fashion and history of Chinese clothing. This will be both fun and educational event, which we are in need of many parent volunteers’ help! Please contact us if you are interested to join the team: events@ccali.org
  • Please note that the nutrition seminar on 11/3/19 has been rescheduled to early December, we will update all with the date in the newsletter as time gets closer. CCALI invited Nutritionist Jay Hwang, who is the current Director of Food and Nutrition Services at NYC H+H/Elmhurst Hospital Center, to speak for us. In order for Mr. Hwang to deliver the right content within the limited time, he would like parents to share what you are interested in hearing about. We have created this survey for parents to fill out, don’t miss this great opportunity!
Special Announcements

A friendly reminder on the following:

  • Remember not to park in the handicapped parking spaces without a permit to avoid getting ticketed by NYIT.
  • Please do not leave students unattended in classrooms if they arrive before the class starts. Students may be brought to room 310 administrative desk if they need to be dropped off, and staff can take them to classes at 1:30pm.