Week of July 31, 2016
Celebrating 40th Anniversary
Back to School Picnic on August 27, 2016
CoCoCs invites you to a “Back to School Picnic” ! Meet teachers, new/ returning families, school administrators and volunteers while enjoying complimentary food and drinks. Come and join us for a fun afternoon!
Date: Saturday, August 27th
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Orinda Community Center Park & Tennis Courts - Gazebo Picnic Area
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
RSVP: Let us know you are coming by signing-up by August 15th at https://goo.gl/forms/7SWfbJTuPaJPL5522 (this will help us ensure we have enough food for everyone)
The picnic will have:
- Complimentary food, drinks, etc.
- Meet teachers (Language and EP classes), staffs, volunteers, new and old friends/family
- EP program demonstrations
- Group games for children and adults
- Fun, social and relax time!
We have reserved the Gazebo area and there are 2 play areas;
- One play area is for younger children with sand coverings, water feature in sand pit, tire swing, swings, bouncy teeter-totter like structure, and a play structure.
- The other play area is for bigger kids with two zip lines, tall play structure, small climbing wall with a rope, small tunnel, spiral slide, and fire fighter's pole.
- Parking is available in the lot in front of the Community Center or on the street level in front of the park on Orinda Way. Additional parking is available at the Orinda Library ( other side of Community Center).
- While the Gazebo does offer picnic table seating, for added comfort, we encourage you to bring your own chairs
Another Successful and Memorable School Year!
Hooray! Together, we made it again! We have another successful, exciting and memorable year in CCCS’ 40 years school history. Saturday, June 11 was the final school day for the 2015-2016 school year. On behalf of the school, we want to express our sincere gratitude to all - teachers, volunteers, supporters, and parents - for their continuing support and help throughout the school year. You have helped CCCS become a great Chinese language and culture learning school, and we will continue it for another 40 years!
New Chair of the Parents Association for 2016-2017
Congratulations to Kim Huynh- our new Chair of Parents Association for 2016-2017. She was duly elected by the Class Representatives on May 21. Subsequently, Lisa Chu was appointed as the new PA Vice Chair. Please give them your full support and cooperation for the coming new school year.
We are indebted to Quyen King and Lin King, our current PA Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, for their unselfish and passionate contributions of their time and efforts to CCCS. We know that they will continue to help and support to the PA and school as needed.
As we constantly strive to enhance our enrichment programs (EP), we are excited to introduce three new EP classes for the coming school year. Please review the attached brief class synopsis for details. If you already have enrolled your students into a different EP class and you like to switch to one of these classes, you may request for class transfer to the new EP class of your choice.
A) Exploring Classical Chinese Values – “Dizigui”
Instructor: Seanan Fong
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.
Dizigui Class Description
B) Shaolin Kungfu
Instructors: Kungfu masters from Shaolin Temple, China.
Shaolin Kungfu Class Description
Dates: Eight Day Program: Mon. 6/20 - Thur. 6/23; and Mon. 6/27 – Thur. 6/30
Time: AM Program Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:10 PM
Lunch (bring your own): 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
PM Program Hours: 1:00 PM - 4:10 PM
Location: Diablo Valley College, classrooms to be announced.
Who Will Benefit From the Program?
- Students entering K, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grades in Fall 2016.
- Students who want to learn and/or improve their Chinese language skills.
- Limited seats are available in both AM and PM classes.
If you are interested, please register at www.cococs.org, or inquire at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Distribute School’s Flyers
Please help post, distribute, or otherwise disseminate school flyers to your local community. Typical locations for posting are: local libraries, shopping markets, Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee, Chinese and local restaurants, etc. Certainly, by disseminating the flyers to your friends, colleagues, and neighbors would be another effective way to marketing our school programs. Thank you very much for your help and support!
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