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校長的話 Principal’s Message 3/31/2020 洪篤彥 Andrew Hung

Dear BCS Parents, Teachers and Staff,

I hope you are all healthy and well at home practicing social distancing.

Due to the extension of BUSD schools closure until May 1, 2020, BCS will continue to be closed. Our tentative return date will be May 9th.

Meanwhile through the tireless effort of our teachers and staff, BCS has successfully transition of our language classes to online classes with over 80% attendance. I like to take this opportunity to thanks all of our teachers who had to adapt and innovate so quickly in order to meet this new challenge, they are dedicated to continue our student’s education even in this difficult time.

I am grateful to have so many talented staff members especially our Language Deans, Asst. Deans and parent helpers who worked together to get our students online so quickly. I especially want to thank BCS IT William Hui and ANCCS IT Adam Cho (former BCS parent) for using their expertise in getting ready our online tools and ANCCS President Sandra Su for her help in providing so many training classes for our teachers.

BCS schedule changes:

  1. BCS 40th Anniversary Celebration – postponed until fall semester 2020.
  2. Returning Student package – if you have not returned your registration package, please contact your class rep. Registration package must be send back to class rep by April 3rd 2020, please do not mail to school. Class rep, you will need to submit package info to registration team by April 11th 2020, you will be contacted by registration team on the new procedures.
  3. Sibling registration – please download the editable pdf form from our registration page and send a copy of the registration form along with tuition payment to your class rep.
  4. Placement Test for internal/external students – postponed until August 2020. Please sign up on our registration form page via the online form.
  5. Open Enrollment Seminar – this will be an online seminar on April 18, 9:30am via Zoom meeting. Please contact bcs_board@yahoo.com for further information. Link will provided on our web page. Open Enrollment will start at the end of seminar.
  6. Graduation – due to concerns about large group gathering, for this year only BCS will have graduation ceremony held in each graduating class.
  7. Teacher banquet – also due to concerns about large group gathering, for this year only BCS will cancel this event.
  8. New Parent Orientation — TBD.
  9. Year book – there may be delay in distribution, please stay tuned for updates. Please submit any Ad if you like to advertise in our yearbook. Also submit any essay about “BCS and I” if you are interested.

Thank you for your understanding and continuous support for BCS, stay healthy and we will see you back in class once school reopens.

–Andrew (BCS Principal 2019-20)

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關於博愛中文學校 About Berryessa Chinese School

博愛中文學校成立於一九八零年,坐落於San Jose Berryessa校區,為孩子們提供一個學習中文和中國文化的優良環境,我們的國語班和粤語班分別由學前班到十二年班,我們還設有Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL)班,由幼兒班到八年班。我們設有六十四個語文班和二十多個文化班。我們的學生人數超過八百二十人和分佈於三所不同的學校。博愛設有以下的文化班:珠心算、西畫、漫畫、國畫、圍棋、手工藝、國樂、少林武術、太極拳、舞蹈和羽毛球等等。
Berryessa Chinese School (BCS), is located in the Berryessa district of San Jose, California, established in 1980.  We have provided the youth of the Bay Area with an environment to learn the Chinese language and its culture.  BCS offers both Mandarin and Cantonese classes from Pre-K to 12th grade, plus cultural classes for both students and adults.  We also offer Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) classes from K to 8th grade.  BCS has over 820 students distributed throughout three campuses.  We host 64 language classes and more than 20 cultural classes (eg. Abacus, Handcraft, Cartoon Drawing, Western Drawing, Chinese Painting, Chinese Go, Badminton, Chinese Instruments, Shaolin Wushu, Tai-Chi Chuan, Dance, …etc).
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BCS closed for 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 due to Covid-19 outbreak

Attention all Parents, Teachers and Staff,
We have just been informed by BUSD that all schools in Santa Clara County will be closed for the next three weeks (3/16 to 4/3) on recommendation from Santa Clara County Public Health due to the COVID-19 outbreak
Berryessa Chinese School will also close our three campus until April 3rd effectively immediately.  Classes are cancelled for 3/14, 3/21 & 3/28.
BCS will reopen on 4/4 (tentatively, pending BUSD confirmation).
Please check your email and our website for further updates.
Thank you and everyone please stay healthy!
–Andrew (BCS Principal 2019-20)

BCS Weekly E-Newsletter WW22 03/14/2020

Dear Parents,
BCS 40th Anniversay celebration had been postponed to Apr-25-2020 due to current Coronavirus outbreak.
Student returning package due this Saturday. Please collect all the forms in your class and submit to registration staffs in each BCS office. Sibling registration starts on this Saturday in Morrill MPR.
Please refe

The urgent notification to all the BCS contestants of 2020 ANCCS Academic Contest

 

各位學生家長您好,

 

因為新冠狀病毒疫情的蔓延北加州中文學校聯合會今天召開緊急會議並決議取消舉辦2020北加學術比賽稍後會再通知學生關於報名費退費問題謝謝您的合作.

 

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue, ANCCS held an emergency meeting today and decided to cancel the 2020 ANCCS academic competition. Students will be notified later about the refund of ANCCS AC registration fees. Thank you for your cooperation.

BCS yearbook, there will be additional pages in yearbook for picture of siblings attend BCS class. Please send your picture and information to BCS Yearbook <yearbook@bcs-usa.org> if you are interested.
During the holiday, you may shop at smile.amazon.com to generate AmazonSmile donations for BCS.
**Campus Patrol**
                                                  Week 22    03/14/2020
                                      Language Classes                     Culture Classes
Morrill                         M1 [3]     CFL0 [3] L4 (Western Drawing 西畫 ) [2]
Sierramont                 CFL6 [3]     CFL3 [3] S9 (Chinese Go 圍棋) [2]
Piedmont                         C10 [2]     M10 [2] AP   [2]
Note: [number] = number of parent patrol for each campus.
Campus patrols must be at least 18 years old

Duty time: 8:45AM – 11:45AM (Language classes) / 11:40AM-12:55PM(Culture classes)
Continue reading “BCS Weekly E-Newsletter WW22 03/14/2020”

2020 ANCCS Academic Competition Cancelled

各位學生家長您好,

由於新冠狀病毒疫情的蔓延, 北加州中文學校聯合會於3月8日召開緊急會議並決議, 取消舉辦2020北加學術比賽. 稍後會再通知學生關於報名費退費問題. 謝謝您的合作.

Dear BCS Parents and Students,

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue, ANCCS held an emergency meeting on 3/8 and decided to cancel the 2020 ANCCS academic competition. Students will be notified later about the refund of ANCCS AC registration fees. Thank you for your cooperation.

Best regards,

BCS AC Team

Postpone Spring Performance to Apr-25

Dear Parents,
In today board meeting, all board members agreed to postpone the 40th anniversary celebration from Mar-14 to Apr-25 due to the current Coronavirus situation. There will be cultural class in Sierramont MPR next week.
With Kind Regards,

Berryessa Chinese School
voice mail: (408)5200-BCS(408-520-0227)

BCS Weekly E-Newsletter WW21 03/07/2020

Dear Parents,

Come celebrate BCS’s 40th Anniversary!! Let’s gather for a reunion of families and friendships on Saturday, March 14, at Sierramont’s Multipurpose Room. There will be great entertainment, recognition of teachersspecial gift for all youth attending, many raffle door prizes, and of course singing of Happy 40th BCS with delicious cake!

1:00 – 1:30 pm  ~~Come view the artwork of our very talented BCS student artists from our recent Academic Competition as well as the entries and winners of our BCS 40th Anniversary Art Competition.

1:30 – 4:00 pm ~~ Spectacular entertainment that will surely bring joy and smiles. Many will go home with a gift from our many door prizes!!

BCS yearbook, there will be additional pages in yearbook for picture of siblings attend BCS class. Please send your picture and information to BCS Yearbook <yearbook@bcs-usa.org> if you are interested.
HSIC seminar, there will be one seminar about BCS HSIC classes in Piedmont Library this Saturday at 9:15am. In this workshop, HSIC core team will provide information about HSIC classes and its objective. Also helping parents to understand the adjustment from middle to high school. All questions and comment are welcome.
During the holiday, you may shop at smile.amazon.com to generate AmazonSmile donations for BCS.
**Campus Patrol**
                                                  Week 21    03/07/2020
                                      Language Classes                     Culture Classes
Morrill                         M2 [3]     CFL1B [3] L1 (Mental Arithmetic 珠心算) [2]
Sierramont                 M3 [3]     CFL4 [3] S11 (Badminton 羽毛球) [2]
Piedmont                     C12/C11 [2]     M11 [2] MS   [2]
Note: [number] = number of parent patrol for each campus.
Campus patrols must be at least 18 years old

Duty time: 8:45AM – 11:45AM (Language classes) / 11:40AM-12:55PM(Culture classes)
Continue reading “BCS Weekly E-Newsletter WW21 03/07/2020”

BCS Weekly E-Newsletter WW20 02/29/2020

Dear Parents,

Come celebrate BCS’s 40th Anniversary!! Let’s gather for a reunion of families and friendships on Saturday, March 14, at Sierramont Multipurpose Room. At our Spring Performance celebration there will be great entertainment, recognition of teachers, special gift for all youth attending, many raffle door prizes, and of course singing of Happy 40th BCS with delicious cake!

1:00 – 1:30 pm  ~~Come view the artwork of our very talented BCS student artists from our recent Academic Competition as well as the entries and winners of our BCS 40th Anniversary Art Competition.

1:30 – 4:00 pm ~~ Spectacular entertainment that will surely bring joy and smiles. Many will go home with a gift from our many door prizes!!

Vote YES on U by March-03-2020 to support outstanding Berryessa Union School District schools and ensure local students receive a high-quality education in safe and up-to-date classrooms. Click here for the details about Measure U. Join the community walk this Saturday between 8:30am to 11:30am ( meet at Cataldi Park ). Please refer to the attached flyer for details.
During the holiday, you may shop at smile.amazon.com to generate AmazonSmile donations for BCS.
**Campus Patrol**
                                                  Week 20    02/29/2020
                                      Language Classes             Culture Classes
Morrill                         CP [3] CFL1A [3] CC   [2]
Sierramont                 M4 [3] CFL5B [3] S4 (Chinese Painting 中國繪畫) [2]
Piedmont                         M7 [2] M12 [2] P11 (Badminton 羽毛球) [2]
Note: [number] = number of parent patrol for each campus.
Campus patrols must be at least 18 years old

Duty time: 8:45AM – 11:45AM (Language classes) / 11:40AM-12:55PM(Culture classes)

BCS Weekly E-Newsletter WW19 02/15/2020

Dear Parents,
This year we are celebrating BCS 40th Anniversary. BCS Spring Performance (SP) and Spring Performance Poster Contest will become parts of 40th anniversary celebration. The contest is currently extend due on Feb-29-2020. The SP will be held on Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 at the Multi-Purpose Room of Sierramont Middle School. If you and your class are interested in any of two events, Poster Contest and Spring Performance, please submit the following application form (English and Mandarin) to any BCS offices. Please refer to the attached file for details.

Every class is required to submit 2 pages for BCS 40th anniversary yearbook. Please email to yearbook@bcs-usa.org  should you have any questions. The submission due by Feb/15/2020.

2020-2021 student returning package will be delivered to each class this Saturday ( Feb/15/2020 ). All class representatives are required to meet with BCS registration staff in each campus at 9:30am to understand the procedure to handle the form. The package will be given away during the meeting.
Morrill – BCS office
Sierramont & Piedmont – Library
Vote YES on U to support outstanding Berryessa Union School District schools and ensure local students receive a high-quality education in safe and up-to-date classrooms. Click here for the details about Measure U.
During the holiday, you may shop at smile.amazon.com to generate AmazonSmile donations for BCS.
**Coronavirus**
BCS is highly aware of the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Wuhan China.  The situation is still developing and we will continue to monitor and pass on any new information.  We asked that everyone take a common sense approach and keep your child at home if they are sick.
Please note that there is important new information for your review:
1. If you have students or staff who have been in Hubei province within the last 14 days, please ask them to immediately return home and call the public health department during regular business hours (408-885-3980, M-F 8-5) so that we can provide guidance on monitoring themselves carefully for symptoms for the 14 days since their last day in China.
a. Family members of travelers who visited Hubei province within the last 14 days do not need to quarantine at home, but they should also monitor for symptoms and avoid attending large gatherings.
2. Students or staff who have been to other areas of mainland China (this excludes Hong Kong) within the last 14 days should also not come to school. They should monitor themselves for symptoms for the 14 days since their last day in China. Per federal guidance being released today, they should also call the public health department during regular business hours (408- 885-3980,
M-F 8-5) for further guidance.
In either case, if they become symptomatic within 14 days since their last day in China with fever (including chills or night sweats), cough, or shortness of breath, they should call a healthcare provider and let them know their travel history and symptoms.
For more information on this issue, please read the full letter below. You can also visit the following websites: Santa Clara County Public Health Department or the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
**Campus Patrol**
                                                  Week 19    02/15/2020
                                      Language Classes             Culture Classes
Morrill                         CK2 [3] CFL2 [3]     L10 (Cartoon Drawing 漫畫) [2]
Sierramont                 M5 [3] CFL5A [3]     MC   [3]
Piedmont                         M8 [2] HSIC1 [2]     HSIC1   [2]
Note: [number] = number of parent patrol for each campus.
Campus patrols must be at least 18 years old

Duty time: 8:45AM – 11:45AM (Language classes) / 11:40AM-12:55PM(Culture classes)