MLCCC 2018-02-18 news letter

Dear Parents,

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone!!  May the Year of the Dog bring your family much happiness, peace and good fortune. 祝大家新的一年里阖家幸福平安,身体康健,万事如意!!!

A big “Thank You” to 肖型荣教授 Professor Xingrong Xiao and 冯伏姚先生 Mr. Fuyao Feng for writing and giving away calligraphy Chinese couplets last Sunday! What a festive and auspicious start to the New Year! See attached sample writings for their sophisticated work.

Our Chinese New Year Gala is this Sunday, February 18, 1pm-5pm, right at GVHS!!  

1pm-3pm: Performance Show in Auditorium

3pm-5pm: Culture Fair in Cafeteria

We will have:

- free pizza lunch for our families that arrive before 11:30 am to help or rehearse;

- Lion Dance by our very own Lion Dance Team;

- Special Guest performance by Zhao Changjun Wushu Academy (赵长军武术学院);

- King’s Village Restaurant 虹城餐厅 with traditional Chinese food;
- Tea Ceremony during the Culture Fair by TranquiliTEA Temple;

- Merchandise from Asian Wonders (formerly Hometown China) store and our school, sold at a discount;

-肖型荣教授 Professor Xingrong Xiao and 冯伏姚先生 Mr. Fuyao Feng live Calligraphy Chinese couplets Demo as take-away gift (donations are accepted)

Call for Food Donation and Volunteering:

Many thanks to those who have already signed up for volunteering or donating!  We still need more hands and more food/snacks!  Please help so that we can run our show and fair smoothly, and our little ones have plenty of varieties to choose from with their red envelope school dollars.

The donated food/snack can be either homemade or store-bought, can be salty or sweet, ideally in individual snack size/pack. Please label your food donation with your name, for future recognition purposes, and remember to take back your leftovers and containers at the end of the gala.

For volunteers, we need people who can supervise our Culture Fair’s craft and game tables in the cafeteria. Please respond to this email or through WeChat and let us know if you can help.

Admin and PTO Arriving at GVHS:

9am, to set up and decorate.  If anyone can help out (you do not have to arrive as early as 9am), that would be greatly appreciated!  

Only Auditorium and Cafeteria will be Open - no in-class learning this Sunday:

We will not have access to classrooms nor the gym.

Parents Arriving at GVHS:

Regardless of your usual class time, if you are performing on stage, follow your teacher's directions on when to arrive at GVHS. For example, even if you normally come to GVHS for a 3 pm class, your teacher will ask you to arrive earlier if you are performing.

NEW ADDED PROCEDURE - Sign In at Main Entrance:

In conjunction with the Great Valley School District, who would like to know how many of our Gala attendees are from GVSD, we are asking all attendees to do a very quick and simple sign-in when entering GVHS, with the last name, whether in GVSD or not, and # of people attending. Thank you in advance.    

Where to Sit in the Auditorium:

The children (and their parents) of the same act should sit together, to make gathering students to go onto stage faster.  We will mark the seats.  Children are their parents’ responsibility.  Our teachers’ responsibility is to bring the class onto the stage and supervise their performance.  Each act will line up to go onstage 3 acts before its own performance.       

Dropping off Food Donation:

The food drop off tables will be right outside the cafeteria, very visible. If you are bringing food to the Gala, please:

- bring in any necessary serving utensils;

- mark your food with your name for future recognition;

- take back your containers and any unsold leftovers at the end of the day.

-sign the donation sheet.

All proceeds go to support PTO sponsored school-wide/community activities and school store.

Thank you for your donation and your support to MLCCC PTO!!

Safety and Security:

Parents, please keep track of your children. Because this is a free, open-to-all event, we are expecting lots of people and have hired a police officer to patrol the grounds. Hence there will be a police car near the main entrance. This hiring is purely a precaution. We have never had a safety/security issue at our Gala before nor do we have any reason to expect an incident. We're just being safety-conscious. In addition to the officer, we will also have parents patrolling the grounds as well. Please help us with safety by being vigilant and alert all the time. If you notice anything unusual, please let either the officer or Admin know immediately.

Start Time:  We are aiming to start on time at 1 pm. Please be seated by then.

Performance Order: The attached program list shows the performance order.

Culture Fair Stations: see attached.

Ascending the Stage:

About 3 acts before your child's act, please follow your teacher's instruction to line up for going onto the stage. To avoid disturbing the ongoing performance, please leave the auditorium from the back door. Stage entrance is outside the auditorium room on the right-hand side if you're facing the stage.

Supervising Game Stations:

Each game station will be clearly marked as to which station it is. Thank you for your help!

Our Generous Gala Sponsors:

Thank you to the following sponsors for helping to make our community gala possible. Please feel free to visit our sponsor’s tables in the Hallways and take advantage of the special business and services offers to the MLCCC families where available.

ABD International

A-Plus Dental Care

Asia Travel

Asian Grocery

Association of Chinese American Physicians in Greater Philadelphia

Beijing Duck House

C2 Education

China USA International

Collado Airport Transportation

Dandan Restaurant

Helene De Vlieghere - Realtor at Century 21

Delaware Valley Tennis Academy

DENO International Education Consultant

Peter (Yulin) Fang - Realtor at nextRE

Terence Farrell - Chester County Commissioner

Food Basket


Grace Hope Educational Consulting

Weili He - Realtor at AnJu Realty

International Montessori Schools

Isha Foundation

Clara Kong - Managing Partner at New York Life

Fengchun Li & Ting Dong - Financial Advisors at AIG

Dr. Weiguo Li - Pennsylvania Union Medical Center

Dr. Xiaobin Li - Everest Medical Care Center

Xiaomin Lu - Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway


Nature Soy

Penn Medicine

Penn Tennis Camp

TranquiliTEA Temple

Dr. Yuming Wang - Attorney at Law

Wegmans Food Markets

West Chester University

Widener University School of Engineering

Y2 Academy

Dr. Zhen Yang - YM American Academy

Pin Yao - Financial Advisor at Prudential

YMCA of Greater Brandywine

Wei Yong - Financial Advisor at Transamerica

Last but not least, let's have a blast and ring in the Year of the Dog!!! Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Best Regards,

Qunbin Xiong - Principal

Julia Chou - Vice Principal

Sally Chen - Director of Academics

Lu Li - PTO President

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