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RACL Principal Newsletter 5/12/2017

各位家长,学生,老师,志愿服务及工作人员,

Dear Parents, Students, Teachers, Volunteers/Staff members:

  1. 本周六 5/13/2017 继续上课。语言班期末考试(一课时), 上课(一课时),时间 9:15am – 11:00am; 课外活动班上课,时间11:10am – 12:00pm 或 12:55pm。

Just kindly remind you that RACL will resume all activities on Saturday,5/13/2017. All Chinese Language Classes will be Final Exam Day (1 hr),Class(1 hr) start from 9:15am to 11:00am. All activity classes will start from 11:10am to either 12:00pm or 12:55pm.

下周六 5/20/2017期末补考,秋季班注册,学年最后一日。

Next Saturday, 5/20/2017 will be Final exam makeup day, Fall semester registration, Last school day.

  1. 2017 RACL General Election 5/13/2017

Dear RACL members and parents,

Now, it is your time to elect your favored candidates to be school executive officers and school board members.

RACL School Board has proposed to have annual General Election on 05/13/2017 (Sat). Available official positions of academic year 2017-2018:

Principal

Vice Principal

Parent Committee (PTA) Chairperson

Three new Board Members

Sincerely,

Jianping Yang, Xin Fang, Steve Chen

RACL 2017 Election Committee

election@racl.org

  1. Seminar RACL PTA 5/13: RACL Alumni will come to RACL Room 1214 and share their firsthand experiences with applying to colleges.

Dear RACL students and parents,

The upcoming summer is a great time for high school juniors to start those college essays! On May 13th @ 9:30 AM, RACL Alumni will come to RACL Room 1214 and share their firsthand experiences with applying to colleges.

Time:

9:30am-10:30am, Saturday, May 13, 2017

Address: Room 1214, Building B, Apex Middle School, 400 E Moore St, Apex, NC 27502

These RACL alums are graduating from a variety of high schools—Enloe, NCSSM, and Cary Academy—and have been accepted to a variety of colleges, including Stanford, the University of Chicago, Georgia Tech, Duke, Princeton, and MIT.

This session will adopt a panel-like, informal format. Students and parents are welcome to attend and ask questions.

Included is a survey link to see what questions RACL students and parents might have for seeding the panel discussions:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ncPaknzlKtHGSDT-0XqjGI9YGoSrO91fDlRP4e8qt-E

Hope to see you all there.

Shaoping Ge

On behalf of RACL PTA

  1. RACL 2017 Fall Semester Registration

Dear All:

洛丽汉语学校 (RACL) will hold onsite registration for Fall 2017 semester on the designated dates shown below:

When:  5/6/17, 5/13/17, 5/20/17, 8/26/17, and 9/9/17 . 9:15 – 11:30 AM

Where: Apex Middle School (Building B) Apex Middle School

Online registration is now open. All returning students are strongly encouraged to complete the registration online. A complete list of activity classes is attached here with this message. For detailed information, please visit our website。Please verify that your email address and phone number are accurate. If you forget your family account password, you can reset it following the instruction listed there. If you still have problems, or if you want to register more than one activity classes, please email us at registration@racl.org.

Note: 1) Please make check payable to RACL, 2) A late fee of $25 will be applied to any payments received after 9/9/17, and 3) New students need to fill out the attached registration form, and check with the academic director to be assigned to an appropriate language class.

Sincerely,

Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language

Fall 2017 RACL Registration Form
Fall 2017 RACL List of activity classes
  1. Announcement of “洛丽汉语学校(RACL)2017暑假 “给予爱”[美国华裔高中生农村中学初中支教活动]”

Dear Students and Parents who applied for the “支教活动”,

Per student and parent application, school review and interview, we would like to announce the final volunteer names:

Jackie Chen

Claire Liang

Jerry Xu

Janie Jiening Wang

Truman Qu

Noel Zhang

Tianning Chen

Parents who would like to go with their students.

RACL Officials:

Zhiping Zhang

Jingshao Chen

Congratulations to the students and their parents!

  1. Test Proctor Volunteers are needed from Apex Middle School

Apex Middle School has been giving RACL tremendous support and help during the past school year. It is the time for us to do something for them now.

Test Proctor Volunteers are needed from Apex Middle School.

The dates that we need volunteers are: Tuesday, May 30th through Monday, June 5th. There will be several tests being administered on each of these days.

Also, please note that while we strongly prefer that proctors complete the online registration process prior to volunteering (per the instructions on the Sign-up Genius), this is not an absolute must. I will be at Apex Middle School, though, on the last two Saturdays and Sundays prior to testing (the 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st) so that volunteers may access a school computer and complete this registration.

To VOLUNTEER go to

http://bit.ly/AMSProctorSignUp

Proctor Ad1

If possible, would you please complete online registration process and sign up for the Test Proctor Volunteers.

从教室的租赁和使用,到储藏室及地下室大厅的使用,再到春节联欢礼堂和饭厅的借用,一年来,Apex Middle School 给了RACL 巨大的支持、帮助和方便!我想所有师生员工和家长都能感觉到!现在他们需要监考人员,需要我们帮忙!在此恳请家长、老师、义工人员及学校工作人员,若有可能,尽力帮助。谢谢!

  1. Please sign up at http://bit.ly/AMSProctorSignUp2. If you have registered as volunteers at WCPSS this year, then it is done. 3. If you did not register as volunteers this year, then please see more information at http://www.wcpss.net/domain/42Then you can register at Apex Middle School on Saturdays as stated below: I will be at Apex Middle School, though, on the last two Saturdays and Sundays prior to testing (the 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st) so that volunteers may access a school computer and complete this registration. 4. As stated: Also, please note that while we strongly prefer that proctors complete the online registration process prior to volunteering (per the instructions on the Sign-up Genius), this is not an absolute must.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Terri Galeazzi <tgaleazzi@wcpss.net>
Date: Mon, May 8, 2017 at 7:49 AM
Subject: Request for Test Proctor Volunteers
To: zhipingz@gmail.comprincipal@racl.orgfloraxf@gmail.com
Cc: Herbert Ellzey <aellzey@wcpss.net>

Dear Mr. Zhiping Zhang and Xin Fang,

My name is Terri Galeazzi, and I am the Testing Coordinator for Apex Middle School.

As you may know, public schools are mandated to give certain tests at the end of each school year. As a result of this testing mandate, our school is in need of many proctor volunteers. Without enough proctor volunteers, we will have a rather unsuccessful end to this school year.

Currently, our volunteer numbers are uncharacteristically low. It is for this reason that I am reaching out to you and the Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language. If possible, would you be willing to extend this volunteer opportunity to the staff and/or parents of the Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language?

I have attached a proctor volunteer advertisement, which provides a few more details and the sign-up link. The dates that we need volunteers are: Tuesday, May 30th through Monday, June 5th. There will be several tests being administered on each of these days. The start time each day is 8:15 a.m., and the end time is dependent upon the test being administered. If a volunteer is able to give some time, but not the whole time on a specified test day, then he/she may write a note in the Sign-up Genius indicating so.

Also, please note that while we strongly prefer that proctors complete the online registration process prior to volunteering (per the instructions on the Sign-up Genius), this is not an absolute must. I will be at Apex Middle School, though, on the last two Saturdays and Sundays prior to testing (the 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st) so that volunteers may access a school computer and complete this registration.

Apex Middle School would be much honored to have the help of the Raleigh Academy of Chinese in recruiting test proctors. Thank you in advance for any assistance you and your school are able to provide!

Please feel free to e-mail me any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Terri Galeazzi

Instructional Resource Teacher,

Test Coordinator

Apex Middle School

400 East Moore Street

Apex, NC 27502

919.387.2181

tgaleazzi@wcpss.net

“Alone we can do little; together we can do so much.” –Helen Keller

  1. RACL workshop May 20, 2017: How to craft a unique, strong Common App/Coalition essay for your dream schools

You are cordially invited to attend an RACL workshop that helps high school students to write a strong Common Application/Coalition essay and to learn strategies to present yourself in your essay as a strong applicant for your dream schools.

Speaker: Dr. Huiling Ding, Associate Professor and Director of Masters of Science in Professional Writing and Technical Communication, Department of English, NC State University

Experienced professor admitting hundreds of graduate students and helping dozens of students craft their essays and get admitted by elite schools such as Yale, Cornell, Duke, U Penn, University of Chicago, Emory, Georgia Tech, and numerous medical schools.

Topic: How to craft a unique, strong Common App/Coalition essay for your dream schools

With Common Application releasing its seven topics for 2017-18 applications, it is time to think about ways to write strong CA essays to meet deadlines of early decision, early admission, and regular admission this year. You can get ahead of the game by spending the summer crafting the high-stakes essay that may help you land the perfect offer from your dream school. Questions covered in the workshop include:

– What does a strong Common Application/Coalition essay look like and how can you produce a good essay?

– What’s your competitors like and how can you set yourself apart from them?

– How can you build a coherent and intriguing narrative about yourself by digging into who you are as an individual?

– How can you tell good topics from clichés and less effective ones?

– What steps should you take in brainstorming, selecting topics, creating storylines, and crafting strong essays?

Target audience: Rising 12th graders and parents, 9th-11th graders interested in positioning yourself strongly in the college application process.

Time: May 20, 2017, 9:30-11:00 AM

Location: RACL, Classroom 1214, Building B, Apex Middle School, 400 E Moore St, Apex, NC 27502

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/AU4VSo3FCrLjiaWo2

We look forward to seeing you at 9:30 AM on May 20!

  1. RACL Annual Picnic at Pullen Park on Sunday 5/21/2017

Dear RACL families and friends:

Instead of Camping, RACL will host our Annual Picnic event at Pullen Park (Please pay attention to the location change, NOT Jordan Lake, NOT Falls Lake) on Sunday, 5/21/2017, the first day of RACL summer break for the Year 2017.

RACL picnic,

Sunday 5/21/2017,

Pullen Park

Picnic Shelter 2 and 3

Address: 408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606

Phone: (919) 996-6468

10:00 am: Volunteers arriving at the Picnic Shelter 2 and 3.  Start BBQ fire immediately.

10:30 am: General public arriving/ticket distribution

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 pm: Prize Drawing

3:00 pm: Cleanup

For detail of Pullen Park, please visit:

http://www.raleighnc.gov/parks/content/ParksRec/Articles/Parks/Pullen.html

For Pullen Amusements Map (including parking) and Special Parking Information please see attached files.

The program for the picnic consists of

  • Games
  • Karaoke
  • Walking
  • Riding bicycles
  • Playing with dogs
  • Eating with yummy BBQ etc food
  • And many more …

Live Prize Drawings: Up to total $500 prizes sponsored by Lucy Jiang Lu, Li Weijiong, Sun Chuanwen, and RACL.

Pullen Park Rides: Tickets are required for each ride in Pullen Park; Tickets are $1 for all riders 13 months and older. Riders 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult.

  • Pullen Park Carousel (Ride requires one ticket per person; Must be 42 inches tall to ride alone, if under 42 inches a parent/guardian must ride with them and both require a ticket)
  • Kiddie boats (Ride requires one ticket per person; Riders must be between 30″ and 54″ to ride)
  • Pedal boats (Open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday – 12pm – 7pm; The pedal cruisers require six tickets for a half hour boat rental and up to 4 people can fit in a boat)
  • C.P. Huntington Train (Ride requires one ticket per person; Must be 42 inches tall to ride alone, if under 42 inches a parent/guardian must ride with them and both require a ticket)

Playgrounds: Swing Area, School Age Climb and Slide, Sand & Water Play, Preschool Play

Tennis Courts (first come, first serve)

RACL will provide food, fruit and drink. If you plan to attend, please register at

https://goo.gl/forms/YR4mI3l7EM32MEa83

with the following information: Name, Email, Phone Number, Number of Total People, and Number of Kids under 5, Total Number of Pullen Park Rides Tickets needed.

To help us better serve food and drinks, as always, we will collect a flat fee of $5 per person, but young kids (5 years old and under) are Free.

You may start to pay the lunch fee in the next 3 weeks (5/6, 5/13, 5/20) at RACL.

You may find 2014 Camping pictures at

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0bg37pv98ady9y6/AACZkUF4NAKtX52cF-tiXPsIa#/.

You may find 2015 Camping pictures at

https://www.flickr.com/photos/135308815@N05/sets/72157654521201623

You may also find 2016 Camping pictures at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4QElPHmQ1ZwUzdJeDZkSXdzZXc

Organizing Committee Members:

Yan Ding, Yang Jianping, Steve Chen, Fang Xin, Li Bing, Wang Jing, Lucy Lu, Chen Huimin, Fan Wenqi, Ding Wei, Li Sufeng, Sang Xiaokang, Shi Hong, Guo Rong, Zhou Xiaohui, Pan Xiong, Zhang Songhua, Shi Rui, Li Shujun, Xu Xiaojiang, Liu Bing, Ge Shaoping, Xu Lin, Zhang Zhiping.

If you have any other questions, or would like to volunteer on any tasks (even though we have assigned all tasks to our volunteer leads), please feel free to contact any committee members.

Hope to see more families coming and joining the fun with us on 5/21/2017!

Sincerely,

Zhiping Zhang

on behalf of

2016 RACL Camping Organizing Committee

  1. 2017 Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language (RACL) Summer Camp

July 31st – August 4th, 2017

Building B, Apex Middle School, 400 E Moore St, Apex, NC 27502

Registration online at https://goo.gl/forms/X2sZFK1V9jz4bk1m2

  • SAT Class for Rising 7th Graders
  • SAT and ACT Preparation Class for Grades 9-11
  • College Admissions Essay Workshop for Rising 12th Graders to Prepare for the College Admission Applications

Dear Parents,

RACL will offer a week-long Summer Camp. The Camp is tentatively set as below and subject to change.

The slots are limited, please register you student as soon as possible. First come, first served!

Website: http://www.racl.org  Email: summer_camp@racl.org

Period: 7/31-8/4, 2017

Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (lunch break 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM) daily

Drop-off time: 9:00 AM; Pick-up time: 4:00 PM

Location: Building B, Apex Middle School, 400 E Moore St, Apex, NC 27502

Lunch: Students should bring their own lunches.

Summer camp classes (each class detail description and introduction to instructor will be provided later):

  1. SAT Class for Rising 7th Graders. The purpose is to help rising 7th graders prepare for the  SAT test for programs such as the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).  It is mainly focused on rising 7th graders; rising 6th and 8th graders are welcome too and they will also benefit from the Class. Will be taught by several NCSSM high-school students who have done very well on the SAT tests (>2300).
  2. SAT and ACT Preparation Class for Grades 9-11. Students to Prepare for the Reading and Writing (Grammar) Sections. Will be taught by Blair Yarborough, 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Daniels Global Studies Magnet Middle School.
  3. College Admissions Essay Workshop for Rising 12th Graders to Prepare for the College Admission Applications.  The Workshop is mainly focused on rising 12th graders; rising 11th and 10th graders are welcome too and they will also benefit from the workshop. Will be taught by a teacher of the RACL Activity SAT English Class.

Registration fee: Free

Tuition: $220 for SAT Class for Rising 7th Graders; $280 for SAT and ACT Preparation Class for Grades 9-11; $280 for College Admissions Essay Workshop for Rising 12th Graders to Prepare for the College Admission Applications.

Registration method: online at https://goo.gl/forms/X2sZFK1V9jz4bk1m2

Payment method: Please make check payable to Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language. Pay in office or mail to:

Attn: Summer Camp, RACL, P. O. Box 50375, Raleigh, NC 27560-6375

Refund: Refund 100% tuition if requested 4 weeks before the summer camp, 50% if requested the first day of the camp. No refund after first day of camp. 退 款 办 法:开课前四周申请退费,学费100%退还。开课第一天申请退费, 学费50%退还。开课第二天申请退费,学费恕不退还。

RACL Summer Camp Committee

 

RACL是每位家长和每位孩子的, 谢谢所有人的支持。

 

Zhiping Zhang/张治平

RACL 2016-2017 校长

代表 RACL 学校执行委员会