Guanghua Chinese Association (GHCA) weekly newsletter No.9, Oct 28, 2018

Weekly briefing: 
     1.  Field Game day summary
     2.  Speech Contest
     3.  2019光华中文学校春节联欢会安排
     4.  Activities at the Cultural Center, 905 Lenmar Dr, Blue Bell, PA 19422 
     5.  Donation update
     6.  Upcoming seminars
1.  Field game day summary
     Our field game day turned out to be a great success. Although a little bit chilly, our students really had a good time together as a team. Thanks for all the support from the parents, teachers, volunteers. It was a wonderful day for all of us. 
     Winner of our Group Champions:
     1st Place:  G3C
     2nd place:  G8A
     3nd place:  G1C+G1D; CES3+G2C
     Please come to our office to get the Group Champion Trophy. Winning class can take pictures with the Group Champion Trophy.
     Winner of our Bakery Competition:
     1st place:   G4C, G5A, G6B
     2nd place:  G2C, G1B, KGB, G4A, G2A, G5C, G7B, G8C
     3rd place:   G3A, G3B, G3C, G2B, G1A, G1C, G1D, CES1, CES2, 
                       KGA, G5B, G4B, G6A, G7A, G7C, G8A
     Please come to our office to claim your bonus this Sunday (October 28). Or we can add it to the class allowance of the winning class. 
2.  Speech Contest
    GHCS 2018 演讲比赛: 又到了我们一年一度演讲比赛的时间了,这是我们中文学习收获的时间,我们总是欣喜地看到,听到我们的孩子们用中文表达着各种各样的主题。 今年班级比赛时间是11/4, 年级比赛时间是11/11。要求每个班级必须参加。 具体比赛规则会发给老师,也会放到学校网站上。请老师注意查收这个周末的邮件,做好提前安排。
3.  2019光华中文学校春节联欢会安排
        所有KG班;  一至八年级中文课B班;  所有双语CES班;  所有舞蹈班、声乐班、武术班;  欢迎九年级自愿参加。
    2)节目名单提交截止时间为12月2日。(联系信箱:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4.   Activities at the Cultural Center,  905 Lenmar Dr, Blue Bell, PA 19422 
      a. Free Halloween Family Fun Night (Oct 27)
          Trick or treat for kids; Costume parade and competition at 8:00pm (The winners will receive prizes); Costume ballroom dance; KaraokePing-Pong; Playing cards& mahjong et al.
          When: Saturday Oct 27 @7:00pm-10:00pm 
          Where: Great Philadelphia Chinese Culture Center at 905 Lenmar Drive, Blue Bell PA 
          Fee: Free!!!
      b.  牡丹亭》票务,VIP $20, 普通票:$15,学校办公室仍可以买票.
           联系人,张向红 (2159083619)
      c.  京剧折子戏,买二送一,$10/张, 联系人:张向红 (2159083619)
      d.  No School Day Service Nov 6, $60/天 , 8:00-6:00  
          报名链接:                                                                   PJs9Q/viewform?c=0&w=1
       联系人:张向红 (2159083619)
5.  Donation update 
     We would like to thank the following families/individuals for their generous donation to Greater Philadelphia Chinese Culture Center
      Yingying Zhou   on behalf of   Jake Qi
6.   Upcoming seminars
      a.  High School Math Tests and Computational Math  on Oct 28 @2:00   Room 344
          Introducing various math tests in high school and math competitions in middle & high school. 
          Last year's highly popular math competition seminar speakers are back this Sunday!  Together with 5 strong math profile high school students called HiFive team will first speak on SAT general, SAT II Subject Test, PSAT, and ACT’s math content, plus AP Calculus AB and BC.  They will speak from experience as they have taken these courses/exams already and achieved the highest scores. The second part of their presentation will be on middle school and high school level math competitions such as MATHCOUNTS and AMC 8/10/12 etc.   
         Just like last year, as they are donating their time and efforts to the seminars, they hope every attendee can in turn donate $2+.  They will give 50% of the proceeds to our Chinese School and 50% to the MATHCOUNTS organization.
         Last but not least, the HiFive Team will also unveil their upcoming math tutoring service.  So come and check out all of these valuable information at 2-4pm this coming Sunday in Room 344 . 
     b. Seminar about the Finalcial Aids FAFSA. Nov 4th @2pm room 344
        11月4日,下午2-4点,光华中文学校Seminar:如何填写 Financial Aid FAFSA 
        What is the FAFSA? When do I apply for the FAFSA? What does the FAFSA have to do with financial aid? What documents do I need to file the FAFSA? Do I need to submit the FAFSA every year?  What do I do if my (or parent’) income changes? Should I file for the FAFSA even if I don’t think I’ll qualify for financial aid? How much financial aid I can get? What is the FAFSA deadline for fall 2019? 
     C.  Seminar of Statesman Debate Institute (SDI) and ACFL  Nov 11 @2pm room 244
          On Saturday, November 11, from 2 to 3 PM, Dr Arminio will speak about speech and debate in general and The American Classical Forensics League (ACFL) and SDI in particular at the Guang Hua Chinese School! He is very grateful for this opportunity and wants to meet all interested parents and students. Don’t miss his free seminar! Of all the ways to raise up leaders, regardless of future profession, nothing compares to a well-run speech and debate league! The American Classical Forensics League (ACFL), for middle school and high school, is therefore of great  importance and benefit to Chinese Heritage students.  The League is designed for the better student. It also meant to knock down barriers to participation, being ONLINE, nationwide and open to a wide variety of perspectives. It imparts classical, superior critical thinking, research, argumentation and speaking techniques; it explores international affairs, domestic policies an d history from multiple angles. The League entails instruction and practice, competition and fun! 
          Chinese-American students appreciate the League and the League appreciates them. (See the testimonial below.) The Head of the League, Dr Joseph Arminio, is a China scholar. MIT awarded him the Doctorate in Political Science. His thesis detailed the Grand Strategy of the Han Empire. For good measure, he is a classical rhetorician, forensics coach and public policy expert. He has assembled and oversees a terrific team of coaches. 
          The aforementioned team is part of Statesman Debate Institute (SDI). This Institute is non-profit and based in Wilmington, Delaware. It is the sponsor of the ACFL. See or call 302.300.9611.
GHCS Management Team