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.
Important Shu Ren General Meeting
When: May 8th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodstock Elementary School
Why it's so important: we will be voting on the two fundraising propsals mentioned here. You must be present to vote. Click here to become an annual member of Shu Ren and come cast your vote on May 8th.
Get ready to win big!
In lieu of the Gala, our major fundraising effort this year is the Spring Raffle. Please consider supporting this effort by buying or selling tickets (there is a separate prize drawing for selling tickets!) and attending "Just Desserts" on June 1st for the drawing of winners, live music and more! Click here for details on the Spring Raffle. Purchase "Just Desserts" tickets here. You may also make a donation by clicking here.
Parents of 11th and 12th grade students! It's time again to apply for the Frances Wong Memorial Scholarship!
Applications are now open for 11th and 12th grade students in the Mandarin Immersion Program (MIP) at Cleveland High School to apply for a Frances Wong Memorial Scholarship. The completed application must be submitted by May 1st 2013. A total of four $500 scholarships are available. Each student may receive only one scholarship during his/her time in the MIP.
Woodstock Homework Club
The expanded Woodstock Homework Club is under way, offering Mandarin homework assistance to students Monday through Thursday each week, right after school in room 6. Please reserve a spot for your student on-line in advance for up to two days per week of homework help. Click here for details.
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!
Seeking New Board Members
Shu Ren is looking for four new enthusiastic Board Members to guide our efforts during the next two school years! Board service consists of participation in monthly Board meetings, general membership meetings (every other month), an annual Spring retreat and active participation in e-mail correspondence. The basic commitment requires about 10 hours month. Beyond that, Board members self-select their level of participation based upon projects that catch their interest. A Treasurer and three at-large positions are open. Contact the Board if you are interested.