7th week of school Oct. 21
White Plains High School
550 North Street, White Plains, NY 10605
Student Corner Team（小语世界团队人员)：
主编（Editor-In-Chief）：Leon Lei （雷博）。现为HXGNY助教。曾担任原HXNY《学生园地》刊物编辑四年，去年为副主编。华夏总校2011年优秀学生。
副主编（Associate Editor-In-Chief）：Hannah Hu（胡舒菡）。现为HXGNY助教。去年曾担任原HXNY《学生园地》刊物编辑
Mary Chen (陈钰瑶)和Irena Hsu(徐若焉)：现为助教(Teaching Assistants)。
Michelle Cai (蔡梦雪)：现为AP和SAT 学生(AP and SAT Student)。
William Yin (尹渭博)，John Lei (雷瀚)，Benjamin Shi (史浩文)：现为九年级学生(Grade 9 Students)。
Angela Lin (林伊茗)和Emily Shen(沈洪琳)： 现为八年级学生(Grade 8 Students)。
记者：Elizabeth Chen (陈恩璐)
：现为 六年级学生 (Grader 6 student)。
We are very lucky to have a great pool of candidates for Student Corner. After considering everyone’s qualification and experiences,
personal Chinese essays and recommendations from teachers, we are happy to announce the appointment of Leon Lei as Editor-in-Chief and Hannah Hu as Associate Editor-in-Chief for the 2012-2013 HXGNY Student Corner.
Leon has been an editor for HXNY’s Student Corner for four years. He demonstrated leadership skills serving as Associate Editor-in-Chief
last year. Leon was Hua Xia Chinese School 2011 Honor Student. Hannah was an editor for HXNY’s Student Corner last year and is very enthusiastic to help with other new editors as Associate Editor-in-Chief this year. Hannah was Hua Xia Chinese School 2012 Honor Student.
We hope by working with a great team, Student Corner will be a great success and those involved will learn and gain valuable experiences.
New pre-K Class open this Sunday
Due to strong demand for preK class and a lot of parents want to have a smaller class for little kids, HXGNY will open a new preK class this Sunday. Time and place will be 10:30AM-12:30PM at B228. If you want your kids to move to a smaller class and get more attention, or you know any other kids who might be interested in this class, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new preK teacher is Liu Min. She is young and energetic, very good with kids. She observed in preK1 and PreK2 classes last Sunday. Click here for her Bio.
New Session of Lego Robotics Classes Open for Registration
Due to strong demand of Lego Robotic Classes, we will open the 2nd session of Lego Robotic Classes start from 11/04/2012. Those who took Lego Robotic Classes before can transfer to any culture class for free. Each class costs $180.
There are four options for 2nd session of Lego Robotic Classes:
1) Photo Comics Creation: (4th grade and up);
2) LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT Robotics Engineering: (4th Grade and up);
3) Stop-motion Animated Movie Making: (4th grade and up);
4) WeDo Robots: (1st to 3rd grade).
Please click here for more detailed descriptions of the classes.
Class is limited to 12 kids. Please register promptly at reg.hxgny.org.
2012-2013 School Directory Cover Design Contest:
Any artwork submitted must be student’s original design and creation, conceptualized and executed solely by the student. Submitted pieces must not have been published previously and may not be subject to the rights of any other party.
Two winners will be selected from all participating students by a group of judges. The winners’ artwork will be printed on the cover and bottom page of 2012-2013 Huaxia Chinese School of Great New York Communication Directory.
Please refer to the following requirements to start your design.
> Paper Size: 8.5” x 11” (letter size)
> Picture Dimension: 7.5” (W) x 9” (L) in portrait mode
> Color: black and white (shading is accepted)
> Print your name and class on the back of your design
> Submit your final artwork to the Information Desk by 10/28/2012
Education Excellence Committee:
Our school is in the process of forming an Education Excellence Committee (abbreviated as Education Committee) to assist our school achieving the goal of providing high quality education. The Education Committee will focus on developing strategies for teaching and learning improvement, establishing meaningful assessments, and giving suggestions on the school’s future direction, etc. If any parents/teachers are interested in the school’s improvement in education and would like to volunteer their time and effort and join the committee, or if you have any suggestions or comments regarding education, please contact Mark Yin at email@example.com. Your strong support for the school is greatly appreciated!
Recap Education Seminar 教育升学讲座:
Last Sunday Mr. Wang and Ms. Hu, the authors of 《哈佛两姐妹--素质教育与智力开发家庭教育全记录》, gave us an excellent presentation on child education and college applications. It was the first seminar at HXGNY. We are glad to hear very positive feedback from attending parents. Mr. Wang and Ms. Hu emphasized the role the family plays in a child's success, pointed out the particular challenges Chinese families face in a foreign environment and shared with us the strategies they employed to help their kids achieve academic and social goals. They used many examples to illustrate their points. Their book has become a bestseller. Due to high demand, the books they brought were sold out. If some parents still want to purchase their book, we offer to collect the payment at the information desk in H-room this Sunday. Please contact Yanyun Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org. The books will be delivered the following Sunday.
Please don’t drop off/pick up between the North Street entrance and parking lot entrance. You can drive further ahead for drop off/pick up.
“快乐童年，唱响未来”小歌手比赛(Young Singer Contest)
音乐是灵动的语言，让歌声为孩子开创更丰富，更有感染力的生命开端。 为培养孩子们的艺术素养，提升自信和舞台表现力，大纽约华夏中文学校家长会将于11月4日13:00－15：00 举办“快乐童年，唱响未来”小歌手比赛。比赛细则和报名表请点击这里。如果您的孩子有兴趣参赛， 请填妥报名表格，交到学校咨询台或以电子邮件方式发送到ningyuan1@gmail.com, 注明为“小歌手比赛”。10月31日18:00报名截止。
Music is a language of the soul. It is every parent’s hope to fill children’s life with the tunes of love and harmony, let music reverberate in their childhood. To promote students’ self confidence, artistic expression and stage performance skills, PTA of Huaxia Chinese School at Greater New York will host the 2012 HXGNY Young Singer Competition on 11/04 between 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Click here for rules and application form. If your child is interested, please fill out the form and return it to the school information desk or email it to email@example.com with “singer contest” in the subject. Registration deadline is 10/31, 6:00 pm.
|Sports Club News:
这 周日10月21日首届HXGNY俱乐部杯网球公开赛就要开始了，小组比赛将在早上九点半在White Plains高中网球场全面展开。本次公开赛共有17名男女选手报名参赛，大部分是学生家长，也有老师和学生。小组赛的优胜者将捉对厮杀决出冠军，届时欢 迎广大体育爱好者到场加油助威，也祝愿参赛选手享受比赛的乐趣打出自己的水平。
Pool is closed for maintenance now and will be open as soon as it's ready. The missed hours will be added back later with two-hour sessions, or a refund will be made based on the number of sessions. Seasonal passes will cover all the sessions for the entire academic year till June 2013. The total number of seasonal passes will be tightly controlled. Daily pass will be sold only if seasonal pass holders have been accommodated, and thus will not be guaranteed. Please contact Jessie Li (firstname.lastname@example.org) for seasonal pass information and pool rules.
Two GYMs will open on 10/21.
Per WPHS request, please do not keep any gym exit doors open throughout school sessions. Use only the door designated for HXGNY for entrance.