Week of 03/24/2017
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Special Class from Museum of San Ramon Valley - Friday, March 24
For untold centuries, people have lived in the San Ramon Valley. They built their homes by the creeks, hunted in the valley, and worshipped on the Mountain. Vivienne Wong, a docent from Museum of San Ramon Valley is coming to Bay Valley Chinese School to speak to our class of 9th grades. A tour of the lives of those early settlers in San Ramon Valley will be presented.
Parents are welcomed to join us in room 404 at 7PM.

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Teacher's Appreciation Day - Big Thanks to your teacher!
Friday, 3/24 is the BVCS teacher appreciation day. Please thank your children's teachers for spending so much time preparing each week's lessons, grading homework and exams, and instilling a little bit of Chinese culture and language into their lives each week.

Give her a round of applause or a thank you card since without her/his time and effort; we would not have the Chinese school that we have today.

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Room Parent Meeting next Friday, March 31
We will have room parent meeting to go over the return student registration packets next Friday at 7PM in Room 404. All Room parents please attend.

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School year 2017-2018 New Students Registration Coming Soon 新生註冊
Open enrollment is on 4/28 and 5/12. If your friends or relatives are interested to enroll in BVCS in the fall, please share the flyer with them as open enrollment will be first-come, first-served basis by walk-ins.

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Important Dates

  March 31 Registration packet will be distributed to each student by room parent
April 14 Current Student/Sibling Registration. Please turn in the applicable forms and check to the room parent
April 21 Current Student/Sibling Registration. Please turn in the applicable forms and check to the room parent
April 28 Registration New Students
May 12 Registration New Students
May 19 Final exam
May 26 BVCS 15th Anniversary Carnival

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***Two New Enrichment Classes for school year 2017-1018***

1. 說故事學中文 Learning Chinese Through Stories

適合三年級以上的學生/ Suitable for students above 3rd grade
藉由故事讓小朋友們喜歡聽中文、說中文。課堂老師會依照故事內容,讓孩子用一張紙做出自己的彩繪書,寫出故事中的基本文字。完成後孩子們可自由發揮想像力和創造力,用中文說出彩繪書裡的故事。

This class aims at engaging students' interest in listening and speaking Chinese by means of storytelling. Based on the storyline, the teacher would instruct students to use a piece of paper to make a pop-up picture booklet, and to practice using the core vocabulary that made up the story in their design. At the end, students are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to tell the story in their own booklets.

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2. 兒童文化體驗課Cultural Kaleidoscope for Children
此全新課程適合七歲以上學生,無中文基礎也能夠輕鬆參與。透過豐富多單元課程領略中華文化之美,探索中文的獨特魅力。 運用童謠唱遊延伸語言學習, 體驗太極功夫學習肢體運動。做燈籠學剪紙、編中國結、畫中國水墨畫、寫毛筆字體驗另類藝術的情境。以有趣的方式來認識古老而有活力的中華文化。

Curriculum:
Lasting for the entire academic year, is divided into 4 series of classes: Nursery Rhymes, Chinese Calligraphy & Painting, Tai Chi, and Chinese Crafts Making

Introduction:
No Chinese language skill prerequisite. By means of active participation and hands-on activities, this Cultural Kaleidoscope course, taught by local experts, provides a window into some of the many facets of Chinese cultural traditions, as well as the charm of Chinese language. Nursery rhymes sing-along offers an entertaining and effortless way to develop students' vocabulary. The fundamental techniques associated with Chinese calligraphy and ink-wash painting open up to students the ancient Chinese art forms. The amazingly fluid motions of Tai Chi introduce students to the Chinese concepts of balancing the yin and the yang. Chinese crafts are the part and parcels of Chinese livelihood. Making Chinese crafts such as lanterns, Chinese knots, and paper cutting connect students to the world of Chinese aesthetic beauty. In short, our teachers are holding your children's hands to explore and appreciate the most celebrated aspects of Chinese culture through a myriad of fun activities.

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Campus Patrol Duty List ─ 03/24/2017 (week 24)

SUGANUMA LLOYD LIN BIANCA 林秀齡
TAM HEI KA PATRICK 譚熙嘉 WONG MAN YEE 黃敏儀
TAN KWONG 譚江宇 WEI JIANG 蔣燁
TANG STEWART THU NGUYEN
TAYLOR GLEN TAYLOR JOANNA 李卓燕
TING STEVE 丁煜明 YING YI-CHUN 應懿君
TSAI JASON 蔡柏宏 TSAI CHERYL 何昭德
VAN DER MEIJDEN ALEXANDER VAN DERMEIJDEN MONIQUE

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

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15th Anniversary Carnival

Greetings to all families and friends of Bay Valley Chinese School (BVCS)
To honor our 15 years in the past, and to inspire the next 15 years ahead, BVCS will be holding a carnival on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This is going to be a community event that opens to all friends and families, drawing several hundred attendees. Our celebration will include entertainment on stage, exhibition booths in the multi-purpose room, food and game booths in the courtyard. Not only do we look forward to your joining us, but also we hope you would partner with us to promote our school pride in any of the following ways:

  1. You or your business/company can reserve a free booth, whereby you will have the opportunity to interface with attendees, personally pass out promotional materials, and gain community exposure. For booth reservation details, please go to our website, download the "Carnival Booth Application Form and Waiver", and email the completed form and signed waiver to Cecilia Mok by April 30, 2017 to secure your space.
  2. You or your business/company can donate food, prizes or gift certificates, which will be used at our food booths, or as giveaways at our game booths. To express our appreciation, logos of all donors will be posted on our website. Please send your donated items to Room 100, and indicate items' retail value or fair market value and we will issue a gift-acknowledgement letter, which could be used for tax-deduction. We are also available to pick up your donated items. To make arrangements, please contact Cecilia Mok.

親愛的全體師生同仁,及關心灣谷的朋友們:

為慶祝建校十五周年,灣谷將於五月廿六日舉辦首屆文化園遊會 (週五 6:30pm - 8:30 pm) 。師生家長齊心協力,帶出灣谷溫情共創美好未來。屆時校園將會開放給所有社區朋友 , 好讓校外人士了解灣谷;也藉由本活動結合周邊社區,並與公益團體合作,促進本校與附近社區居民之情感。

助興活動包括動態舞台才藝表演,靜態文化學業展示, 活潑親子趣味競賽,以及遊戲美食共冶一爐。誠摯地邀請各位扶老攜幼踴躍參與 ,更盼望大家鼎力支持宣揚灣谷精神,邀請在職機構, 或擺設宣傳攤位,或捐贈禮物禮券。

  1. 有關擺設宣傳攤位,校方是不設附加費用,詳情請點擊灣谷網站,參閲攤位申請文宣,並於四月三十日前把填寫了的報名表格電郵致 Cecilia Mok
  2. 捐贈之禮物或禮券,會用作遊戲攤位贈品。 學校的十五周年網頁會列出所有捐贈者大名或公司的商標,以表感謝。捐贈物資可送到學校辦公室 (100 號教室),或電郵通知Cecilia Mok 安排捐贈物品的遞送。請列明捐贈物品之市場價格以便校方日後致送感謝函。

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Check out the BVCS photo album!