School Bulletin

April 15, 2017

School Weekly eBulletin


2016-17 School Calendar

Teachers-Classroom Assignment

Map of First Floor Classrooms

Map of Second Floor Classrooms 


2017- 2018 Online Registration

Registration Dates and Online Link:
Summer Program:
Stage 1: March 1 through April 30 (the Most Favorite Price)
Stage 2: May 1 through May 31
Stage 3: After May 31

Regular Programs, including CSL, Saturday Classes, and Adult Conversation Class
Stage 1: April 1 through May 6 (the Most Favorite Price)
Stage 2: May 7 through June 17
Stage 3: June 18 through August 31
Stage 4: After August 31

Online website: www.cococs.org/family/

Mid-Term Exam
This Saturday (4/15) will be the school’s mid-term exam of the second semester. If your students need assistance in preparing for their exams, please contact their teachers for arranging off-class help. Good luck to all!

Important Dates of the IQ-Series Evaluation Program
In-class Teachers- Parents Conference: Inquire at class, or to be arranged by each class teacher.
In- class Mock-up Test: April 22, or to be arranged by each class teacher.
School Official Test: May 13
First Re- Take Test: June 10
Q/ A: Class Teachers


Parent Association Scrip Sales
The PA is taking scrip orders through April 29th. Order gift cards for Moms, Dads, and that special Grad! We purchase the gift cards at a discounted price so when you purchase them at face value, we receive a small percentage from the stores. For example, for every $100 gift card that you purchase from 99 Ranch, the school receives $6.00. Funds that the PA raises will go towards the wonderful programs such as the Back-to-School Picnic, Meet and Eats, Halloween Ice Cream Social, Chinese New Year Parade & Celebrations, Mother's Day celebration, EP contest prizes, and many other school-wide activities/functions that are made financially possible by the PA through our fundraising programs.
Ordering is easy! Fill out the ordering form and return it to the PA Snack Bar (outside of LA112) with the payment (checks are preferable). All orders must be returned to the PA by April 29th and the cards will be distributed on May 13th. The top two classes with the most purchases (in $ amount) will be awarded with a pizza party.
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Round 2 Open House on April 29
In order to provide families who missed out last week’s open house with an opportunity to visit our school and classes, we will have a round-2 Open House on April 29 (Saturday) from 1:00-3:50PM. Please invite your friends, neighbors, and prospective students/parents who are interested in learning the Mandarin Chinese language and Chinese culture. Help spread the words about our school.

2017- 2018 Online Registration
Registration Dates and Online Link:
Summer Program:
Stage 1: March 1 through April 30
Stage 2: May 1 through May 31
Stage 3: After May 31

Regular Programs, including CSL, Saturday Classes, and Adult Conversation Class
Stage 1: April 1 through May 6
Stage 2: May 7 through June 17
Stage 3: June 18 through August 31
Stage 4: After August 31

Online website: www.cococs.org/family/

Introducing Three Classical EP Classes Next Year
A) The Popular- in- Demand Chinese Yo- Yo Class Is Back!
Instructor: Jeff Chen
Class limited to 25 students
With an almost endless number of tricks, throws, and combinations, the Chinese Yo-Yo is one of the most unique and entertaining toys in Chinese culture. Jeff first picked up the Chinese Yo-Yo back in 5th grade at CCCS and continued playing all the way through graduation. Jeff is a second-generation Chinese American and a graduate of Stanford University.

B) Exploring Classical Chinese Values – “Dizigui”
Instructor: Seanan Fong
Class Limited to 15 students
A second-generation Chinese American and graduate of Stanford University and Harvard University. At a young age, he studied Dizigui and was a student of Contra Costa Chinese School.

C) Advanced Chinese Go
Instructor: Wan Chen
Class limited to 15 students
2002, 2006, and 2010 American Pair Go Champion

Parent Association Scrip Sales
The PA is taking scrip orders through April 29th. Order gift cards for Moms, Dads, and that special Grad! We purchase the gift cards at a discounted price so when you purchase them at face value, we receive a small percentage from the stores. For example, for every $100 gift card that you purchase from 99 Ranch, the school receives $6.00. Funds that the PA raises will go towards the wonderful programs such as the Back-to-School Picnic, Meet and Eats, Halloween Ice Cream Social, Chinese New Year Parade & Celebrations, Mother's Day celebration, EP contest prizes, and many other school-wide activities/functions that are made financially possible by the PA through our fundraising programs.
Ordering is easy! Fill out the ordering form and return it to the PA Snack Bar (outside of LA112) with the payment (checks are preferable). All orders must be returned to the PA by April 29th and the cards will be distributed on May 13th. The top two classes with the most purchases (in $ amount) will be awarded with a pizza party.

Mandarin Chinese Language Teachers Wanted

CCCS is recruiting qualified Mandarin Chinese Teachers for classes from kindergarten to high school levels. Minimum requirements are two years of Mandarin Chinese teaching experience and having a legal work permit. Candidates who have multi-media and e-teaching skills (Power point, Word, desktop publishing, website design and applications, etc.), fluency in both English and Mandarin Chinese, and Pin-Ying are preferred. Stipend (Base $47.5 per class hour) is determined by the candidate’s teaching experience and qualifications. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes in both English and Chinese to: cccs1976@gmail.com. Qualified candidates will be invited for Interview and teaching demonstration.

徵聘中文教師

康郡中文學校誠徵 幼兒班(K)至高中班中文教師數名。應徵資格為: 兩年以上教中文經驗,有合法工作許可。申請者如具有多媒體, 數位化教學,以及網際網絡制作及應用的經驗,中英文流利, 及通曉漢語拼音者尤佳。待遇依申請者教中文之年資及相關經驗, 資歷調整,基本待遇為$47.5/每堂課。 有意者,請將中英文簡歷寄至:cccs1976@gmail.com。 符合上述資格之申請者,學校將按排面談及試教

CCCS Community Outreach Initiative

Promote our school by reviewing us on social media
CCCS is listed on many social media platforms such as Facebook, Yelp, Google, and Nextdoor. If you frequent visit these websites, please submit a short review or simply give us a star rating. Every review and star rating helps!

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ CCCS1976/reviews/
Both star ratings and reviews are accepted. Also, please like, follow, and share our page if you have not done so.

Google

On the computer, please click on: https://www.google.com/ maps/place/Contra+Costa+ Chinese+School

• On mobile devices, please use the Google Maps app and search for "Contra Costa Chinese School". 

Both star ratings and reviews are accepted. 

Nextdoor

https://www.nextdoor.com/ pages/contra-costa-chinese- school/ 

You can write reviews in the "Recommendations" link above and also make a "General" post to inform neighbors. Note that both General posts and Recommendations are only visible to your nearby neighbors so we would like as many neighborhoods represented as possible. 

Our popular referral Program is back!

Receive a $25 gift card as a token of appreciation for your referral help
Refer your friends and family to become new families and students at CCCS.  Please share the attached flyers to your family friends who are interested in learning Chinese language and culture programs.  As an incentive, we will give $25 gift cards for each new student (new families only) you refer and who enrolls for the 2017-2018 school year. Please make sure the new family identifies you as the referral since this is the only way we are able to track referrals.

Bonus for Registered Students

Each and every registered student will receive a useful bonus gift upon registration completion.  Please bring a print copy of student registration summary and receipt to LA 114 from 1:00PM- 3:00PM on any school days through September 23.

         
       

 



 
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C. Install Windows on your Mac if the system requirements will work but a Windows operating system is needed.  There are a few ways to do this. New Macs come with Mac OS X 10.5, which includes Boot Camp.  Boot Camp allows you to install Windows Vista or Windows XY with Service Pack 2 on your new Mac (see Resources).  After installation, Windows will run a separate partition on your hard drive.

D. Install a software package like VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop if you have an older Mac that does not have Boot Camp (see Resources).  These applications give you the flexibility to run both Mac OS X and Windows at the same time without rebooting.

E. Install virus protection on the Mac if you choose to install Windows.  Norton and Intego both make dual virus protection software that covers the Mac and Windows operating systems at the same time.

Good Luck! 

 

Contra Costa Chinese School has been voted by readers for the Best of Parents' Press Kids Class award. CCCS serves the greater Contra Costa communities including Antioch, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley, Pittsburg, Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Hercules, El Sobrante, Benicia, Vallejo, American Canyon, Fairfield.

 

Testimonials

“Contra Costa Chinese School stands out as the best Chinese school in the East Bay. With its wonderful array of festivals and EP classes, CCCS really emphasizes the importance of the cultural, as well as language, importance in the Chinese learning experience.”
10th Grade student

“After a twenty year hiatus from studying Chinese, Contra Costa Chinese School once again afforded me the opportunity of studying Chinese. Though I am not Chinese and am 44 years old, I was not turned away by the administration and felt very welcome at the school. The opportunity to study Chinese is open to all.”
Adult Student/Parent

 “There were some characteristics of CCCS….student body is made up of students from a variety of different backgrounds….students can learn writing in either the traditional or simplified Chinese characters…..One other strength this school has is the teachers. The teachers I have met and spoken with truly care about their students and really do want to help them master the material. They use a variety of innovative and interactive methods to not only teach the material, but make it interesting and keep the students engaged.….I like all the different elements of Chinese culture that they teach – not only painting and dancing, but also ping pong and yoyo.….lead me to believe that this school is the ideal choice for our family.”
Parent of transfer student

 "As a non-Chinese speaking parent, after four years with the school I can say with confidence that the school has been a delight. My child continues to learn the language along with the needed confidence to use it (such as during her travels in Taiwan). For myself I have learned some of the language and culture along the way.  The staff, other parents, and teachers being so welcome I recommend this school to other households, both for itself and also to augment the Monday-to-Friday school."
Parent

"I love to teach at CCCS, and I will continue to teach there for many more happy years... It is a blessing to help the younger generation grow up. As a teacher, I whole-heartedly and mindfully guide my students in not only Chinese language learning, but in many other cultural subjects as well. Their knowledge and skills will continue to bloom in later years as they continue to practice and learn Chinese. Like a mother with her own children, I dedicate my spare time and personal devotion to teaching my students with all my love, passion, and patience."
A veteran CCCS teacher
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