Week of 2/09/2018
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  Fu   The character "Fu", meaning fortune or good luck, is used to express people's good wishes and yearning for the future. People usually paste it on doors or walls in the house during the Chinese New Year. Pasting the "Fu" upside down is a word play, a ritual to welcome the arrival of happiness or good fortune. It is widely accepted and popular custom among Chinese people.   Fu upside down

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2/09/2018 ─ Campus Patrol Duty List:

LAW LEONARD 羅熒 GU JENNIFER 古智華
LEE PAUL LEE CATHERINE
LEE TIM 李宇申 LEE TRACY 李婉儀
LEI MICHAEL LEI LISA
LEUNG STEVEN 梁兆龍 HSU CHING-HUI 許靜慧
LI JEFF 李至恂 LI JUDY

* Only one of the two parents needs to be on duty.

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This Friday, the last day to place your order for the CNY Dinner Box (五福臨門飯盒)
Food is the cornerstone of celebrations. This year, our colleagues at the Department of Activities arrange to let you feast on the authentic Taiwanese Dinner Boxes from Taiwan Cafe in Pleasanton (see photos below). These tantalizing dinner boxes cost $10 a piece, and come with a small bottle of water. They can only be purchased in advance and will be delivered at the BVCS Chinese New Year Celebration. Please submit your pre-order, together with payment, to your child's room parent on or before 2/9/2018. For sale at the event on top of these dinner boxes include a variety of Chinese snacks and bottled water.

*Thank you BVCS Department of Activities for your special services!

Popcorn Chicken Rice
Dinner Box A: Popcorn Chicken 鹽酥雞飯
Pork Feet Rice
Dinner Box B: Pork Shank 豬腳飯

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Important Dates:

February 9 2nd rehearsal for BVCS Chinese New Year Celebration at MPR
February 16 BVCS Chinese New Year Celebration 灣谷中文學校春節聯歡晚會
March 30 No School
April 6 No School

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2018 Youth Leadership Conference at Stanford University
The Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health at Stanford University is a four day conference led by the Asian Liver Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine. High school students come from all over the world to sharpen their leadership skills for effecting change in local, national, and global communities. For details, please click here.

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2018 Youth English Teaching Volunteer Service Program in Taiwan is accepting application
海外華裔青年英語服務營開始接受申請

The program will be held from June 30 to July 28, 2018. There are 534 volunteer spots available this year including a Hakka group for 70 descendants of Hakka people. Volunteers will participate in training courses during the first week then teach English at one of various remote schools during the second and third weeks. The Hakka group will be specifically assigned to different schools located in Hakka culture-concentrated areas. A tour of various areas of Taiwan will be conducted during the last week. For details, please click here.

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Community Activities:

February 18 Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Dog at Asian Art Museum

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Practicing the Hip Hop dance for the CNY Celebration

hip hop


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Check out the BVCS photo album!