From the Principal: December 20, 2017

Dear Families,

While we may live in a politically divided nation, I hope that we can find joy this season in our shared school community. During a recent Principal’s Coffee, a parent asked a very thoughtful question about how our family liaison navigates the challenges of representing two different programs within our school⎯our Ni Hao and Chinese Immersion programs. While each may have its differences, there are honestly more similarities. These similarities include having the same hours, specialists, recesses, lunches, and experiences, such as our field trips and assemblies.

While Chinese Immersion has the distinction of being the only elementary program in the Greater Boston area, our Ni Hao program benefits from piloting outstanding curriculum with great results. Both programs enjoy the commitment and expertise of wonderful teachers and staff as well as the social, cultural, and academic benefits of learning two languages. Students also benefit from the support of an engaged caring community of parents as we are one school.

Please note that Thursday night is our lantern walk. We will meet in our cafeteria from 5PM to 7PM to make lanterns and take a short parade around the block. This is planned to coincide with our Winter Solstice, which is the shortest day of the year and the start of winter. This is a really nice evening activity to capture the holiday spirit.

Have a restful and enjoyable Winter Break!

Yours truly,

Gerald Yung, Principal

Upcoming Dates
Winter Break: No School, Monday, Dec. 25th - Monday, Jan. 1st
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assembly: Friday, January 19th
Chinese New Year Assembly, Friday, February 9th