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校長的話 Principal’s Message 8/22/2020 洪篤彥 Andrew Hung

校長的話 Principal’s Message 8/22/2020 洪篤 Andrew Hung

親愛的家長和同學們:

大家好! 歡迎大家回到2020-2021學年,成立第41周年的博愛中文學校.整個暑假,我們的家長義工和老師們,一直在努力籌備新學期的線上授學。

博愛中文學校是一所非牟利的機構,我們十分感謝熱心的家長義工和教學不倦的老師們,沒有他們辛勤的努力,我們也沒有今天的成就,如今博愛已成為全美最大的中文學校之一。

我代表博愛歡迎所有的舊生,新加入的學生和家長們,十分感謝你們對博愛的信任和支持! 我們會竭盡所能,盡心,盡意和盡力的做到更好。

今年博愛中文學校的開課日期為九月十二日星期六,希望大家都能夠收拾心情來迎接新學年的挑戰,就讓我們一同努力吧!

在這個新的學年,博愛中文學校會有一些新的做法和改變,祈盼家長和學生們一如既往的全力支持。 以下附上新學年度開學須知及細節,教務和註冊組通訊等,敬請各位新舊生及家長務必詳細閱讀。有關其他資訊,請大家瀏覽博愛網頁(www.bcs-usa.org)。 如有疑問,請電郵至bcs_board@yahoo.com查詢。

謹祝大家有一個成功和美好的學年!

博愛中文學校
校長洪篤彥敬上
二零二零年八月二十二日

Dear Berryessa Chinese School Families,

Welcome back to BCS school year 2020-2021.  Our staff and teachers are ready to welcome you back to our 41st year.  We had been working very hard over the summer to prepare to provide distance learning.

BCS is a non-profit organization and we are thankful, especially for our enthusiastic parent volunteers and hardworking teachers. Without their contributions, BCS would not have had such esteemed reputation. Currently, BCS is one of the largest Chinese Schools in the United States.

On behalf of BCS, I warmly welcome you all back and those who have just joined the BCS family this school year. Thanks for your trust and your support! We will continue to do our best and to be the best for you and your children.

For this school year (2020-2021), the first day of school is on September 12th (Saturday). I hope we are all ready to accept new challenges. We can do it together!

This school year, BCS has made some changes and hope to have your full support and cooperation. The enclosed package includes important information from registration and curriculum departments. Please read them carefully before school starts. You can visit our web site at www.bcs-usa.org for more information. If you have any question, feel free to email us at bcs_board@yahoo.com.

Wishing all of you a pleasant and successful school year!

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Hung
Principal, Berryessa Chinese School
August 22, 2020

 

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開學了 First Day of School

新學期的開學日為2020年9月12日。
由於新冠肺炎疫情及居家避疫令,博愛中文學校的秋季課程將以網上授課。

First Day of school is 9/12/2020.
Due to COVID-19 and the shelter-in-place order, BCS has decided to implement distance learning for the fall semester.

詳情請參閱
For detail, please review
註冊信息 Registration Information

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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 Weekly E-Newsletter WW1 09/12/2020

Dear Parents,
Welcome all the new and returning parents to BCS 2020-21 school year ! The COVID-19 pandemic had changed the way education was conducted from in person to distance learning. During the summer, BCS board of directors had decided to begin the school year with distance learning for the 1st semester ( 09-12-2020 to 01-09-2021 ). BCS still in hope that in person class can be safely available in the 2nd semester.
Tomorrow, the first day of school will be conducted in distance learning with Zoom. Please prepare your children with necessary computer setup and class materials to begin the class tomorrow morning at 9:00am.
As like all the years before, all the parents are required to fill out the parent return slip. Please fill out the online version google form below for each child who attend class in BCS.
You may refer the student handbook and school calendar with the link below:
There are more useful information about the first day of school with the link below:

WWII Chinese American G.I. Webinar -8/29

Our friends at the Bay Area Chinese Genealogy Group (BACGG), the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP), and the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) are hosting an exciting webinar on August 29th, Operation: WWII Chinese American G.I.. This is a unique discussion illustrated by demonstrations from the largest collection of Chinese American military memorabilia. Please register below

More than 20,000 Chinese Americans served this country in World War II. This is an important part of American history!

Best wishes,
Chinese American Museum DC

This webinar is recognized by the Department of Defense, as a Commemorative Partner, as it celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII. The webinar precedes a September ceremony that will honor Chinese American WWII Veterans. Further information on the September ceremony is forthcoming.

Operation: WWII Chinese American G.I. will not just explore dates and places significant to Chinese American World War II history, but also but explore the war through the lens of the world’s largest private collection of Chinese American, and military memorabilia. Additionally,  a clip from the film We Served with Pride, will be shown. This film features 15 Chinese American WWII Veterans who served with uncommon valor, as a common virtue.

The keynote speaker is Montgomery Hom, the Executive Producer for the California Ceremony, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author, and military historian. He will be joined by Major General William S. Chen, the first Chinese-American to wear a 2-star rank in the U.S. Army, and Connie Young Yu, Trustee Emeritus Board Member of the Chinese Historical Society of America.

Click here to register today! Please note: space is limited, so early registration is the best way to gain a Zoom spot.

Questions about the event can be directed to Gail Chong at gailchong1970@gmail.com.

Learn more about WWII Chinese American GI Project.

1218 16th Street NW
 Washington, DC 20036
 www.chineseamericanmuseum.org
 (202) 838-3180
 info@chineseamericanmuseum.org

校長的話 Principal’s Message 4/30/2020 洪篤彥 Andrew Hung

Dear BCS Parents, Teachers and Staff,
On April 27st, Santa Clara Health Department announced the extension of the stay home quarantine
until May 31st. BCS will continue to be closed and online classes will continue for the remainder of the
school year.
BCS Open Enrollment Seminar was very successful even with some technical hiccup, this was the first
time we had run this event entirely on Zoom. I like to thank all of our staff who attended and helped
with the presentation. I also want to thank those parents who had referred their friends and family to
attend this event. A recorded session of part of the presentation is available for viewing on our
website.

Open Enrollment for school year 2020-21 (新生網上註冊) had started, BCS is
accepting applications for new students. Registration team had created an online
registration page. If you have friends or family who may be interested, please
sign up in the link below:
https://www.bcs-usa.org/registration-forms/
This week is also our General Election for the 2020-21 BCS board of directors.
Due to quarantine, this will now be done entire online. The election will run from
5/1/2020 to 5/8/2020, please vote for the next BCS board.

Please use link below:
BCS ballot

BCS schedule changes:
1. BCS 40th Anniversary Celebration – postponed until fall semester 2020.
2. Returning Student package – if you still had not send the return package to your parent rep,
please contact bcsreg@yahoo.com for the new procedure.
3. Sibling registration – you can now sign up using the online form or download the editable pdf
form from our registration page and send a copy of the registration form along with tuition
payment to BCS (PO Box 32988, San Jose, CA 95152-2988) Please check BCS registration page
for the instruction.

4. Placement Test for internal/external students – postponed until August 2020. Please sign up on
our registration form page via the online form.
5. Graduation – TBD. Until the quarantine is lifted, BCS will not be able to run this event.
6. Teacher banquet – also due to concerns about large group gathering, for this year only BCS will
cancel this event.
7. New Parent Orientation — TBD.
8. 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.

–Andrew (BCS Principal 2019-20)

校長的話 Principal’s Message 4/10/2020 洪篤彥 Andrew Hung

Dear BCS Parents, Teachers and Staff,

Happy Easter to all of you and please continue to stay home and practice social distancing.

On April 1st, due to COVID-19 BUSD announced the continual closure of school and extending online learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. BCS will continue to be close and transition to online classes for the remainder of the school year.

Due to the school closure and quarantine, BCS registration team had created new procedures to handle the returning student package. I want to thank the Registration team and our parent reps who had tirelessly worked to collect back all the registration packages. This is very important as BCS need the data to prepare for next school year. If any parent still have outstanding returning student pack, please contact your parent rep immediately.

The Open Enrollment Seminar (新學年網上註冊座談會) for new parents had
been moved back one week, this is now on Saturday 4/25 at 9:30 am. Open
enrollment for 2020-21 will begin after seminar.

If you have friends or family who may be interested, please sign up in the link below:

2020招生講座網上註冊

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 BCS (PO Box 32988, San Jose, CA 95152-2988)
  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 25, 9:30am via Zoom meeting.  Please sign up on this link: 2020招生講座網上註冊. Open Enrollment will start at the end of seminar.
  6. Graduation – TBD. Until the quarantine is lifted, BCS will not be able to run this event.
  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.

–Andrew (BCS Principal 2019-20)