Chairperson’s Message

Chairperson’s Message

Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful and relaxed summer vacation.   Our Chinese culture camp has just finished on 8/23 with a big success.   Each year, about 100 young people join our cultural camp and make wonderful memories and friendship.  They often miss each other after the camp and can’t wait to see each other at the next camp!!!!…
Registration for CSC Adult Classes Open Now!

Registration for CSC Adult Classes Open Now!

Welcome to a new school year! This year CSC will be offering the following adult enrichment classes: Chinese Painting, Tai Chi, Ikebana Flower Arrangement. To register, please download the attached registration form and bring it to the first class along with payment. We look forward to seeing you in class!
別人的小孩有前途

別人的小孩有前途

兒子升上十一年級時,中文學校的同班同學全都上中文課超過十年了,正常美國學校的功課愈來愈忙不說,學生也都沒有興趣再繼續上中文課,於是紛紛成為學校的助教,星期日有空就來幫忙做點事,同時高中也要求學生拿一些校外義工的時數,算是一舉兩得吧。 一天碰到一位老師聊了聊,她跟我說:
Highlights from Taiwan’s Women Make Waves Film Festival in New York Public Library

Highlights from Taiwan’s Women Make Waves Film Festival in New York Public Library

由中華民國文化部贊助,駐紐約台北文化中心與紐約公立圖書館表演藝術分館(New York Public Library for the Performing Arts)及城中分館(Mid-Manhattan Library)將於6月15日至30日起合辦「台灣女性導演影展」(Highlights from Taiwan’s Women Make Waves Film Festival),將選映周美玲導演「花漾」、周旭薇導演「金孫」、陳惠美導演「超越愛」及李靖惠導演「麵包情人」等4部傑作,呈現台灣女性電影工作者獨特創作觀點,所有場次均免費入場。Taipei Cultural Center in New York is pleased to announce that “Highlights from Taiwan’s Women Make Waves Film Festival” will be screened at New York Public Library of Performing Arts and Mid-Manhattan Library. The series include 2 feature films and 2 documentaries, which represent the best contemporary works from Taiwan’s women directors. Free entry.
博根中文學校誠徵中文教師

博根中文學校誠徵中文教師

您曾夢想過當老師嗎?想為傳揚中華文化及語言出一份力量嗎?請加入博根老師團隊---認識一群友好互助,充滿了活力與學習力的朋友! 請聯繫:  academics@bergenchineseschool.com    or principal@bergenchineseschool.com
Advice to High-School Graduates: ‘You Are Not Special’ (source: The Atlantic)

Advice to High-School Graduates: ‘You Are Not Special’ (source: The Atlantic)

..... [article excerpt] ...... Today’s adults grew up with asphalt playgrounds, playing outside unsupervised until dinner. But today’s kids are strapped in car seats from birth, and McCollough sees his students slowly losing autonomy. “The kids now seem so directed and scheduled—they're tutored and coached and the degree to which parents are involved in their lives is … well, one notices,” he said. “They’re getting very little experience conducting their own lives and living with the consequences of their decisions. When they stumble, their parents step in, denying them very important formative experiences.”
公平

公平

我有一個小表弟,他出生的時候,我已經上學了,他是所有的表弟表妹裡面年紀最小的。當初因為舅媽連生了四個男孩,又看到媽媽整天把姐姐打扮的漂漂亮亮,於是很想要一個女兒,她在高齡之下,鼓起勇氣的懷了第五胎。結果小表弟一落地,舅媽在那個重男輕女的年代,長嘆了一口氣說:「怎麼又是男生?」
泉州國立華僑大學2014年“尋根之旅”華裔青少年夏令營 北美招募營員

泉州國立華僑大學2014年“尋根之旅”華裔青少年夏令營 北美招募營員

泉州国立华侨大学2014年“寻根之旅”华裔青少年夏令营 北美招募营员 http://www.aacyf.org/?p=4139 主办单位:福建省泉州国立华侨大学 美国协办单位:华侨大学惠提尔代表处,全美中华青年联合会 活动主题: 增进海外华裔青少年对中国的了解,促进海内外青少年交流,弘扬中华文化. 活动时间:2014年7月10日- 22日 美国营员名额: 20人
JinLi Education Scholarship Available to CSC community members

JinLi Education Scholarship Available to CSC community members

Former CSC chairperson, Dr. Bao-Wen Yang and his wife, Shu-Yi Hsiao, via the ASI YANG WEI JinLi FOUNDATION, have established the JinLi Education Scholarship awarding scholarships to members, staff, faculty, and children of CSC-USA members based on contributions to the community service and leadership in creating a better world. Learn more about this foundation and scholarship here.
Registration for BCS 2014-15 school year starts on 5/4

Registration for BCS 2014-15 school year starts on 5/4

Early registration starts this Sunday 5/4.  Please pick up the registration form at the registrar table outside the cafeteria Registration fee of $20 is waived for returning students who register by 6/15/2014 After the last day of school on 6/1, please mail in your registration form.  $20 is waived for mails postmarked by 6/15/2014.  Mailing address is Bergen Chinese School,…
Getting Into the Ivies (Source:  The Upshot – NYTimes)

Getting Into the Ivies (Source: The Upshot – NYTimes)

Ask just about any high school senior or junior — or their parents — and they’ll tell you that getting into a selective college is harder than it used to be. They’re right about that. But the reasons for the newfound difficulty are not well understood. Population growth plays a role, but the number of teenagers is not too much…
An Alarm Over the Incursion of Foreign Words (source: Sinosphere-NYTimes)

An Alarm Over the Incursion of Foreign Words (source: Sinosphere-NYTimes)

Few major languages have felt the effects of globalization and modernization more acutely than Mandarin. The increasing use of keyboard devices, for example, has caused many Chinese to forget how to write characters by hand, to the extent that there is even a popular television show in which contestants compete to write complicated characters from memory.
今年夏天,我要和別人不一樣!FASCA Training Camp

今年夏天,我要和別人不一樣!FASCA Training Camp

快來參加僑務委員會「103年海外青年文化志工培訓班」! 今年夏天,僑務委員會將在美國及加拿大等八大城市,針對青少年舉辦「103年海外青年文化志工培訓班」,培訓課程著重在台灣文化體驗與實作、培養團隊合作及溝通、夏令營TA、服務學習及文化導覽等能力,讓學員有不一樣的體驗與學習。同時,培訓學員學習的成果,也將運用多媒體剪接成影音,於網路上展示,讓全球各地人士都能見證學員的成長。
Sharing Is Caring … from Diane

Sharing Is Caring … from Diane

Soothe a mild burn with an onion. After applying cold water or a cold compress, apply a slice of raw onion to the burn. Leave it on for 15 min, off for 5, and then put a fresh piece on for another 15 min. (Source: The Bottom Line 2/15/13)
借我黑白相間的琴劍

借我黑白相間的琴劍

電鈴響,學生來了,進門還沒脫鞋,第一句話就是:「老師,對不起!」 「你沒遲到啊,對不起什麼?」我說。 「因為我這個星期很忙,有兩個 project 要 due,學校還有活動,我沒有太多的時間練琴,所以對不起。」學生答。 「喔…是因為這個啊,以後請不要再說 『對不起』 了,因為你媽媽有繳學費啊!你沒有對不起我。」我說。