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RACL Principal Newsletter 5/19/2017

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 5/20/2017是2016-2017学年的最后一天, 只有语言班两节课(9:15am – 11:00am),无课外活动课。请家长11:00 am准时接学生。

期末补考安排:时间5/20 周六9:15-10:15am,地点:办公室RM1212教室,请各班补考的学生提前到校,准备参加补考!

Just kindly remind you that Saturday May 20, 2017 is the last day of RACL school year 2016-2017; All Chinese Language Classes will be resumed from 9:15am to 11:00am, NO activity classes; Please plan to pick up your students at 11:00am; Final exam makeup starts from 9:15am to 10:15am in Office room 1212.

  1. 2017 RACL General Election Results 5/13/2017

谢谢全体家长,老师,志愿者的参与, 也谢谢大家对学校志愿者们和领导团队的信任!

2017-2018校长(Principle):许麟(Lin Xu)

2017-2018副校长(Vice Principle):徐肖江(Xiaojiang Xu)

2017-2018家长会会长(PTA Chair):葛少平(Shaoping Ge)

2017-2019校董事(Board Member):范宇波(Yubo Fan)

2017-2019校董事(Board Member):张治平(Zhiping Zhang)

2017-2019校董事(Board Member):赵明 (Ming Zhao)

谢谢方馨,郭放和 李杰 女士们计票,唱票!

同时,我们也谢谢以现任张治平校长为领导的2016-2017 RACL 志愿者团队在过去一年的卓越带领和无私奉献,相信RACL 会在新一届领导们的带领下越办越好!

此致,

Jianping Yang, Xin Fang, Steve Chen

RACL 2017 Election Committee

election@racl.org

各位家长,学生,老师,志愿服务及工作人员,

非常感谢大家的积极参与和热情奉献及对本届学校执委会的大力支持;恭喜RACL2017-2018执委会的产生;祝贺新当选的RACL董事们!我想信新一届执委会在许麟校长的带领下会把学校办得更好!也想信学校董事会会以学校长期健康发展、大政方针及根本利益为出发点,与执行团队一起把学校办得更好。也非常感谢离仼董事的无私奉献,我也想信他们会继续服务于大家、贡献于学校!

Zhiping Zhang/张治平

RACL 2016-2017 校长

  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 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

  1. Key Volunteer of the Year (2017) Awards by Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center were announced recently.

Congratulations to Ding Yan, RACL Board Chairman and Lin Xu, RACL Vice Principal for the Key Volunteer of the Year (2017) Awards!

Ding Yan, Key Volunteer of the Year (2017) Award as Lifetime Achievement: An individual who has exhibited a lifelong commitment to volunteerism and community service.

Lin Xu, Key Volunteer of the Year (2017) Award as Individual who volunteers; 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

  1. 讲座 North Carolina Legal System: A Personal Perspective

讲员: Allen Baddour, Resident Superior Court Judge since 2006

时间:     2PM, 5/20, Saturday

地点:    Culbreth Middle School, 225 Culbreth Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

报名登记:

https://goo.gl/forms/lGNBUAXvVy44kgAi2

讲员介绍:

作为一名 Superior Court 的法官, Allen Baddour曾被邀在 Orange, Chatham, Wake, Durham, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Guilford, New Hanover, Union, Gaston, Cumberland, Robeson, Alamance, Burke, Franklin, Warren, Granville, Vance等近20个县主审重大案件。他目前是北卡律师协会刑事司法和技术咨询委员会成员, 负责对庭审程序及量刑标准提供指导建议。Baddour 法官是UNC法学院校友,一直致力于推进法律从业人员的专业进修教育,促进法学学生和下一代青年律师对法律的投入和事业发展。

内容介绍:

  • 介绍北卡法律系统,如何用法律维护自身安全和权益
  • 分享律师职业个人进程,经历和发展趋势
  • 法制,安全和社区关系

CAFA-NC (主办)

教堂山中文学校 (协办)

5/17/2017

  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. 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

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. 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
  1. CAFA plans to provide China Visa / Document Authentication services at two different locations on Saturday, May 20th.

On-site photo services will be provided on RACL Campus only this time.

TIME: 9:30-10:30am, Saturday, May 20

Location 1 – RACL Campus (Apex Middle School, Building B, 400 East Moore St., Apex, NC 27502)

Location 2 – Cary Chinese School (Panther Creek High School, 6770 McCrimmon Parkway, Cary NC 27519)

 

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