Chinese New Year Student Performances
On Friday February 10th Woodstock school will be hosting a special Chinese New Year Celebration at the morning meeting starting at 8:30am. The celebration will include a performance of a New Year Song by all of our students, a Chinese song by the MIP students, a Dragon Dance by our 2nd and 4th graders, Chinese Yo-Yo Club and Chinese Dance students' performances, and the announcement of the Door Decorating Contest winners.
Families are invited and encouraged to attend the celebration in our gym, we just ask that you stand at the back of the room allowing room for our students to be seated with their classes during the celebration.
Homework Help 作业帮助
Homework is back, and we’ve got help! Shu Ren offers Mandarin homework help and also English homework help (with the Woodstock PTA). Help means YOU! If your student uses the service, we need you to give some of your time as a classroom monitor or Chinese speaker. Adults please sign up here: www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094AAEAC2E5-homework1
Volunteers Needed for English Homework Help
English Homework Help (EHH) is coming back --this is a great way to make a big difference in our Woodstock community! The resource will be offered Tuesdays through Thursdays from 2:45 to 3:20 pm, starting Feb. 7.
We are thrilled to have Frances Fu as the teacher for EHH. We need two volunteers each day to join Frances and help with everything from working with students to logistics. If you are interested in volunteering with this program at least once a month (more is welcome, too, of course) please email Anne Pernick at email@example.com for more information. If you're worried about trying this volunteer opportunity have no fear--we will have new volunteers join experienced volunteers for the first round. And please note: Volunteers who are parents or guardians are welcome to bring their child(ren) with them to EHH.
EHH is co-sponsored by Shu Ren of Portland and the Woodstock PTA.
Please note that in order to help you need to have a current background check on file. It is VERY easy to do! Complete your background check online: http://www.pps.net/Page/149
Chinese YoYo Club 扯铃俱乐部
YoYo Club is now sponsored by Shu Ren!
The Shu Ren Chinese YoYo Club is an after-school program to learn to use the Chinese YoYo, also know as the diabolo or 'pulling bell'. There are lots of fun tricks you can do with a Chinese YoYo! All neighborhood and immersion students in grades 1-8 are welcome!
ENROLLMENT IS CURRENTLY FILLED - with only two coaches the class is capped at 15 students. If you are interested in becoming a YoYo coach contact firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Schedule: Wednesdays from 4-5pm in Woodstock Elementary School Gym.
Winter Session: January 4 - April 5, 2017
Spring Session: April 12 - June 7, 2017
Was $125 for 11 week session... Now: Free with annual Shu Ren membership donation!
Dumpling Festival Planning
The Events Committee has divided coordination efforts for the celebration on May 19, 2017 into teams. Please consider joining a team! We have:
- Master of Ceremonies, Christina B
- Kitchen Leads, Kelli G and Tom D
- Entertainment/Program Leads, Jacque L and Audrey W
- Promotions, Jill C and Wanna L
- Greetings Table, COORDINATOR NEEDED
- Poster Design Contest, Phil Land Wanna L
For a complete list of what each of these teams will be working on: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_9DQrZf6RwdS3NMaTZiZmx1SzQ
Shu Ren Bylaws
The Shu Ren Board approved a Second Revised Bylaws at the board meeting on December 4, 2017. To see the Shu Ren bylaws visit:
Shu Ren is Back on Twitter!
A Parent's Guide to Mandarin Immersion
Shu Ren parents and caregivers have found this book so helpful in the challenging early years of helping their students with the challenging task of learning Mandarin Chinese, that we are now offering it to you! $6 of the price goes to Shu Ren of Portland. Click here to order!
A Parent’s Guide covers:
- How immersion works in the classroom
- The benefits of bilingualism for the brain
- Chinese 101 for immersion parents
- The academic possibilities immersion opens to students
- Chinese literacy issues
- The six types of Mandarin immersion families
- Why schools offer immersion
- How parents can turbo-charge their children’s Chinese