July 13, 2020 – We hope everyone is having a safe summer so far. At this time, we would like to update everyone in regards to the current status of our upcoming 2020-21 school year’s plan.
The school administration did not stop working after 6/14, we have been constantly monitoring what the government has planned for the new school year. As everyone may know, it is still undecided. Due to that regard, the school administrative team has held meetings to discuss the reopening plan for CCALI Chinese School. We would like to let everyone know that there will no longer be an early registration deadline on 7/15/2020. The early registration discount will continue for everyone who registers. Registration Information
We will also be sending out a reopening plan survey to everyone later this week, please help us to fill out the survey and voice your concerns and suggestions!
Regarding the Chinese New Year Dinner Party refunds, we are in the process of sending you the images of your voided checks, and we will be in contact with the members that paid with cash and making arrangements for getting the money back to you, please help to pay attention to those communications as well.
Thank you for your attention, and we wish everyone to stay safe and healthy this summer!
(Updated March 23, 2020 at 12:13pm)
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。
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!
(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:
(UPDATED: Apr. 25, 2020 at 8:00am)
Due to the uncertainty with COVID-19 related shutdown, CCALI has officially canceled Chinese New Year Dinner Fundraiser for this year. In regards to the admission tickets refund, the association will void all check payments and return them to payers, for payments in cash, please come to the administrative office to obtain your refund when school starts in the Fall Semester of 2020-21 school year. We apologize for any inconveniences and thank you for your support.
(UPDATED: Jan. 28, 2020 at 11:19pm)
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!
How time flies! The first day of school will be this coming Sunday, 9/8/19. We hosted an information session about our school about 3 weeks ago, we were very happy to meet some more parents that are interested in teaching their children on Chinese culture and language. For those of you who missed the session, you are more than welcomed to come to the school on our first day to learn more. For more information, send a message to us on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Open Class for Lower Grades|
K1 - 2:00~2:15pm
K2 - 2:20~2:35pm
PK2 - 2:40~2:55pm
P1 - 3:00~3:15pm
T1 - 3:20~3:35pm
|Concession Stand - Finger food and snacks|
|Display of Teaching Materials, Contests and Cultural Classes|
Parents Challenge in Chinese Chess Class
Next week (9/16/18) is our Curriculum Day. Language class teachers will be sharing their lesson plans for the school year with the parents. This may include class content, grading standards, classroom policies, etc. If you have any questions about the class, please be prepared to discuss with the teacher during this time. This meeting will be held at 4:00-5:00pm in each classroom. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
現在的孩子好像很少再跟家長要玩具或者遊戲了, 大部分的時候好像都是”我要一個iPhone”,或者”我要一個iPad”. 因為裡面有玩不完的電子遊戲, 還有看不完的Youtube影片. 回想沒有電腦的世界, 那些孩子是如何從生活中的小事物取得樂趣呢?
這堂課是希望利用身邊隨手可得的一些材料, 透過一個概念的設計. 讓小朋友們能夠享受能夠靠自己創作一個玩具或遊戲的樂趣. 從中學習到如何看圖依照步驟來完成每一個玩具, 讓小朋友知道一件物品從無到有的過程. 還有分享如何在遇到問題的時候, 大家一起解決問題.
三個簡單的project, 可以讓孩子學到, 如何測量大小, 為什麼製作過程有先後順序. 物理的原理在哪裡. 大小的比例如何呈現, 學期終得利用學到的知識去製作一個故事情境, 這將是一個很好的機會啟發孩子對圖案的解讀, 訓練美術方面的創作, 將數學運用在製作過程, 並對原理探索, 還有練習如何思考去做出心中的想法. 小朋友在過程中,慢慢體會自己的興趣與方向, 對未來生涯規畫提早有體驗.
- 年齡限制: 八歲以上
Good news! There is a brand new cultural class this year, “Handcrafted Toys and Model Building”.
Nowadays, most kids don’t ask their parents to buy toys or games anymore, more often than not, they ask to own an iPhone or iPad, just like their parents. Because inside the electronic devices, there are unlimited games and YouTube videos. A lot of the times we would wonder, what happened to the world without the electronics where kids can just have fun by playing a simple game?
The plan for this class is to use recycle material to build the projects. With some simple design, we allow children be creative on making a toy or a simple game. During the building process, they will learn to follow the instruction to complete each project. They will also enjoy the process to build from scratch until the very end. Children get to learn how to solve the issues they may face during the project and share the results with their classmates.
There will be 3 simple projects for children to complete. They will learn how to measure, and follow instruction step by step, and understand the concept of ratio when building model-size objects. At the end of the school year, they get to be creative to build their diorama by using the technique they learned throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to inspire kids on learning how to read and follow, also an opportunity to reveal their artistic talent. They get to apply the math they learn from school in real life scenario. It can also help in finding interest and direction for their future.
- Class Code: 12
- Age Requirements: Age 8 and up
- Materials Fee: $30+ (This includes 2 projects, if time allows for more, we will collect the fees accordingly)
The first day of school for 2018-19 school year is September 9. Students and parents are welcome to visit the campus and register on that day.