About Shu Ren
Shu Ren is a volunteer support group geared toward supporting the Chinese portion of the curriculum for students in the Mandarin Immersion Program at PPS, grades K-12.
The character "Shu" means tree, and "Ren" means person. "Shu" also means cultivate, nurture or rear. Together, the characters refer to the belief that it takes 10 years to grow a tree, but 100 years to rear a human being. "Shu Ren" is often used as a title for schools, groups or organizations in China that educate or nurture children. Click here to see the MIP students in action!
Shu Ren events throughout the year include general meetings, potlucks, the Dumpling Festival, Gala Auction, and Chinese New Year events. Some of the other ways Shu Ren contributes to the experiences of MIP students at Cleveland, Hosford, and Woodstock are: subsidizing the cost of the eighth grade China Research Residency, providing grants to teachers for purchase of Chinese-related classroom supplies and field trips, supporting Chinese homework club after school, hosting classes in Mandarin for parents, supporting families hosting Chinese teachers, and advocating for Immersion parents.
Stories of the Monkey King and friends
Shu Ren and the CRR 2015 class are proud to present the storytelling of Dr. John M. K. Wang of Taiwan. Dr. Wang will share several traditional folktales from China and Japan. Portland's own Ping Pong's Pint Sized Puppet Museum will have a hands-on puppetry demonstration, including working with the "Jade Empress" - a 15 foot long New Year's parade dragon and the Taiwanese Women's Club of Greater Portland will teach you to play the Bamboo Stick Jumping Game. Don't miss this special, one-time event. Sunday, December 29th 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Get your tickets here.
Join Shu Ren
Don’t forget to register and become a paid member of Shu Ren! Your paid membership funds our support for the MIP at PPS!
Order a Chinook Book
Support Shu Ren buy purchasing a Chinook Book.! It’s your guide to living well and supporting local, sustainable businesses in Portland.
Woodstock Homework Club is Back
Join us from 2:35 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. for Homework Club. Click here for availability and to sign up.
Board Members Wanted!
Please contact our Board Chair if you are interested helping shape the MIP.