MLCCC 2019-09-29 news letter

Dear Parents,

Our PTO sponsored MLCCC’s 3rd Mid-Autumn Festival was our best Mid-Autumn ever!!  Festive, delicious, and educationally rewarding, we magically brought a real holiday celebration, with food, music, and calligraphy, right to our students, teachers and parents!!  

Check out: Must watch and Must Read:

MLCCC Spotlight on 2019 Mid-Autumn here by Club 166

Photos on 2019 Mid-Autumn here by Club 166, can download photos

Article in Chinese here by Li Xiaobin, Feng Xufang, and Club 166 

Our event is also reported on the China Press’s Friday Edition.

We simply couldn’t do it with all of you, Heartfelt THANK-YOUs to:

PTO Mooncake Chefs: (prep late late into the night)

Tong Jinlin, Sun Mingqian, Mao Yingying, Xu Lei, for making 400+ mooncakes!!

Visiting Erhu Musicians: (traveled from afar)

Kelvin Wang, Jane Zhang, real tradition, mesmerizing!

Calligraphy Artists: (discovered many young calligraphers)

Xiao Wen Laoshi, Yishuge Organization, gorgeous and inspiring!

PTO All Members: (setup to cleanup, lineup to popup)

2019-2020: Li Xiaobin, Gao Huaxin, Guo Zhen, Le Bin, Liu Yujie, Qian Lian, Sun Xiuru, Wu Yunzhou, Zhu Guidong.  

2018-2019: Tang Xiaofeng, Cao Li, Feng Xufang, Liu Yan, Mao Yingying, Wen Xiaoqian, Xiao Wen, Xu Lei.

2017-2018: Li Lu, Li Yufeng, Tong Jinlin for all the planning, setup, onsite help!

Club 166 All Members: Cameraman, Videographer, photographers and Reporters

Our Writers (deliciously event reporting)

Li Xiaobin, Feng Xufang, for re-capturing our event with poetic eloquence!

Volunteer Parents, Grandparents, Teachers, and TAs

Cai Ying, Chen Younan, Du Liling, Gao Jie, Jin Qi, Li Huimin, Tindy Li, Lin Yumi, Liu Zhiyun, Tan Ran, Sabrina Zhang, Zhang Weijie, Zhao Dongfeng, and more!  

Our teachers for complementing this event by teaching about Mid-Autumn during class and organizing performances!

Special thank you to Mr. Gao of KOP’s Kabuki Japanese Restaurant for donating many gift cards and 76ers VIP seating tickets!  

Special thank you to our culture partner, "Yi Shu Ge" International Art School (一书个文化艺术学校) for all calligraphic supplies!

Sincere apologies to those whom we accidentally missed acknowledging!  Thank you all!!!

Parent On Duty/周日值班: This Sunday, September 29, Thank You!

1-2PM: Yongxing Xiang

2-3PM: Lian Qian

3PM-4PM: ?

4PM-5PM: ?

Sign up for duty this school year at this link, and make a difference!, thank you!

1. Parent-Admin Q&A: You Have Questions, We Have Answers or We Find one.

2-3PM: Room 157 

4-5PM: Room 147

If you have any questions/comments or just want to meet, we would love to hear them and meet you.  The school-wide Admin presentation that used to occur in week 4 in past years has been moved to May to conclude the school year; like how we did this past May at our Assembly Pot-Luck. 

2. Fitness Club Square Dance Team Performs at Independence Square This Saturday!

Time: Saturday, September 28, 10AM-3:30PM

Location: Independence Square in Philadelphia 

Come and join Chinese Americans of the Mid Atlantic Region celebrating 70-Year Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China( 国庆70周年文艺汇演). Program details is here. Best of luck to our Fitness Club! 

3. Story Time Club “明朗故事会” Starts This Sunday 1PM in Room 169

FREE club, for families with PreK or K children, CHL or CSL, all are welcome!  Read stories or do a craft. Listen to a song or do a little dance. Young siblings can have fun too while their older siblings are in class. See Flyer Here. Share it too.

4. Kabuki Sushi Restaurant $20 Gift Card for only $15 - All Proceeds Benefit PTO

School Store has KOP famous sushi restaurant Gift Cards On Sale!  Buy face value of $20 gift card for only $15! Gift cards expire in one year on 9/19/2020.  Try to use only one gift card each meal. All proceeds go to our PTO! Thank you parents and a big thank you to Kabuki owner Mr. Kenny Gao for the generous donation!

5. Textbooks Brought to School Only if You Pre-Order: Reply this email or WeChat

6. Annual Flu Shots Campaign Tentatively Scheduled for October 6

7. United Way and Smile Amazon (Ways to Donate): Please consider MLCCC as the Recipient of Your Annual Donation to support our missions. There are many way to donate, here are a few:

-United Way MLCCC Donor Code is 45966:

Many companies are starting their United Way campaigns right now.  Please consider designating your contribution to our Chinese Weekend School.  Our agency code is #45966.

-Amazon Purchases – At No Cost to You but it benefits MLCCC!

If you need to purchase school (or house) supplies from Amazon, you can simultaneously donate to MLCCC at absolutely no cost to you.  We set up MLCCC as a donation recipient of Amazon. So whenever you buy from Amazon, please support us by buying via their charity portal and choosing "Main Line Chinese Culture Center" as your charity.  You only need to choose the charity once, then every subsequent time, use has the same price as, but Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to MLCCC, at no cost to you.

8. Chinese Essay Contest by “The China Press” Newspaper - Deadline 11/30/2019 《侨报》第八届美国少年儿童中文大赛火热进行中!

More information here. The contest this year has many prizes. By participating, you have an opportunity to become a junior reporter for the China Press media. A selected few may become editors of the Junior Journalist News Bulletin, and be qualified to be in their international long distance English education program. It is a great opportunity to be read and seen. We highly recommend our students to take part in this contest. Participation is an achievement. 

Look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday!


Best Regards,


Qunbin Xiong - Principal

Julia Chou - Vice Principal

Sally Chen - Director of Academics

Xiaobin Li - 2019-2020 PTO President

Xiaofeng Tang - 2018-2019 PTO President

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