Thursday, August 18, 2016

Union Chinese School of Westfield will hold its open house on September 10 and 17, 2016


The Union Chinese School is a non-profit organization that has educated and promoted the awareness of Chinese language and culture for 38 years. It celebrated the closing of 2015~2016 school year by holding its annual picnic event at Tamaques Park on 6/18 (picture was taken).





Registration for 2016~2017 school year for language and culture classes will take place on two Saturdays, September 10th and September 17th at Thomas Alva Edison Intermediate School, 800 Rahway Avenue, Westfield, NJ, 9:30-11:30 am.

The Union Chinese School offers courses in Mandarin for students from preschool to high school, as well as traditional culture classes such as calligraphy and Chinese chess. Adult Mandarin class and Yoga class are also available. For further information about the school, please email UCS school principal, Airu Chen at ucsnjp@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Writing Competition

2016 ABC CLARION WRITING COMPETITION

ABOUT

ABC Clarion's writing competition is designed for student writers to put their creativity and skill to the test.

There are 3 categories, with winners and monetary prizes for each. The judges consist of experienced

professionals. ABC Clarion is a student-run newspaper published in the Global Chinese Times. To learn

how to join ABC Clarion, check out http://abcclarion.jigsy.com/. For more information about the competition,

visit http://abcclarioncomp.weebly.com/

CATEGORIES

1. Essay
2. Narrative
3. Poetry

THE ESSAY TOPIC:

Describe a time when you experienced failure. How did the experience affect you?

RULES:

● Length limit: 500 words
● Essays must be non-fictional, including creative nonfiction, memoirs, etc.

THE NARRATIVE PROMPT:

Vincent van Gogh once said, "The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting." Write a narrative about someone engaged in an activity that makes him/her feel alive.

RULES:

● Length limit: 750 words
● We will accept a 750-word excerpt—a chapter, for example—from a longer work of fiction as long as the excerpt relates to the prompt.

POETRY TOPIC:

​Inspiration

RULES:

● Length limit: 1 page
● Any form/style of poetry is allowed. Feel free to get as experimental as you like! Impress us!

RULES

● The competition is open to students currently enrolled in grades 8 through 12. Each student is allowed ONE ENTRY per category.

● Submit to clarionabc@gmail.com with each attached entry as a Word Document; title your email "ABC Clarion Competition___(NAME)"; indicate the category, your name, address, grade, school, and email. ​

Submission Deadline: 7/31/16
Judges’ Decision: 8/31/16

AWARDS

Essay:

First place: $75
Second place: $50
Third place: $25

Narrative:

First place: $75
Second place: $50
Third place: $25

Poetry:

First place: $50

*All winners will be published on an edition of the ABC Clarion*

To get more information/details about the guidelines, visit http://abcclarioncomp.weebly.com/ or http://abcclarion.jigsy.com/.

Concert Series

Friday, July 1, 2016
8:00 pm

The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series
c/o Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Guitar fans who saw Beppe Gambetta back in January will certainly remember Shun Ng, who opened for him. He is an exciting and innovative young guitarist making a splash in the guitar world today. With great virtuosity on his radically designed guitar, he performs his own music as well as some unexpected covers of unlikely, and yet familiar songs. His style is part jazz, part blues, maybe even a little disco, and 100% joy. He is exciting to watch and brilliant to hear. Eclectic Consort opens.

Info: 973-335-9489 or minstrel@folkproject.org

Website: www.folkproject.org

Wheelchair accessible; free parking

Adults $9; children 12 and under free

Thursday, February 25, 2016

SSN Info

As chair of the New York/New Jersey Regional Network of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, I’m sharing this press release with you.

Rutgers Night Market

Dear Union Chinese School,

Hello! We are the Taiwanese-American Student Association at Rutgers University (RU TASA). As a student-run, on-campus association that spreads awareness of Taiwanese culture at Rutgers, we have a big event called Night Market that emulates the popular night markets on the streets of Taiwan. We're going to have performances, games, and authentic Taiwanese cuisine served by local caterers. This year's Night Market starts at 6:00 p.m on April 8th at Morrell St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 between the Rutgers Student Center and Au Bon Pain. This event is not limited to Taiwanese people; everyone is welcome to experience night market and learn about Taiwanese culture and cuisine. It would mean very much to the Taiwanese community at Rutgers if the students, parents, faculty, and administration of Union Chinese School could support us by attending our event and spreading the word.

If you have any additional questions regarding Night Market, feel free to reply back to this email at rutgers.tasa@gmail.com.

We hope to see you at our event!

纽约大都会歌剧院男低音歌唱家田浩江先生个人音乐会

亲爱的联合中文学校:

我是亚裔表演艺术中心项目负责人Erika,下个月三月十三号,我们会在新泽西Rutgers University举办纽约大都会歌剧院男低音歌唱家田浩江先生个人音乐会。田浩江先生生于北京, 1983年来美国学习声乐, 1986年开始其歌剧表演事业, 1991年起与纽约大都会歌剧院签约演出, 他还与世界上30多个重要的歌剧院合作, 演出场次达1400余场, 田老师还参加过7部中国原创歌剧的首演, 是目前在东西方歌剧界具有代表性的中国歌剧演奏艺术家。此次演出曲目将别于传统,会是一场很特殊又很有特别意义的音乐会。田老师除了演唱经典歌剧《唐卡罗》、《浮士德》和《费加罗的婚礼》中的著名唱段,还要分别在钢琴、手风琴和吉他的伴奏下,给大家演唱许多大家年轻时期传唱的耳熟能详的老歌,象“听妈妈讲那过去的故事”、“松花江上”、“我的祖国”、“红河谷”、“月亮代表我的心”,等等。田老师将用他的歌声讲述他的故事。

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

School Year 2015-2016

Registration Weeks at UCS

Registration weeks at Chinese School in Westfield

CACA-Union Chinese School (UCS), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to Chinese education, has been providing high quality Chinese language and cultural classes to the neighboring communities for more than 35 years. The new school year (2015-2016) registration will be held on Saturdays, September 12th and September 19th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at the school facility, located at 800 Rahway Ave., Westfield, in the Thomas Alva Edison Intermediate School.

Parents and students are welcome to explore our school and experience Chinese culture and language. The dedicated faculty and staff will be happy to discuss the language curriculum in detail and describe the various cultural classes.

For information about the registration, please email UCS school principal, Johnny Wu at ucsnjp@gmail.com, ucs.principal@yahoo.com, bmw12571@yahoo.com. Or call (908) 456-2870. Website: www.westfieldnj.com/ucs


Friday, May 1, 2015

Registration

Registration for Fall 2015-2016 starts this weekend, on 5/2, 5/9 & 5/16.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

中華函授學校2015學年課程

From: Michelle Pao
Date: 2015-03-20 13:27 GMT-04:00
Subject: 中華函授學校2015學年課程延長報名至4月30日
To:
Cc: 譚雪珍副主任


中華民國僑務委員會中華函授學校2015學年共開設9學科102種課程,報名自起至4月30日止,歡迎海外僑胞踴躍報名選讀,並將此訊息周知
親朋好友,共同加入終身學習的行列。

僑務委員會為提供海外僑胞學習華語文、中華文化及增進生活技能的管道,自1940年開設中華函授學校,每年開辦多種華語文及技職教育課程,提供海外僑胞免費選讀,深獲好評。2015學年續開設「華文教師科」、「華語文應用科」、「文史藝術科」、「農工科」、「商業及管理科」、「家庭與兒童科」、「餐飲科」、「電腦資訊科」、「中小學進修科」等9學科,並新增「教育概論」、「教育社會學」及「漢語語言學」3種課程,總計有102種課程可供僑胞免費選讀。

為擴大對海外僑胞的服務,函校2015學年度上開9門學科網路課程(須繳交特定格式作業除外)全面提供「隨選隨上」服務,於2015年1月10日至10月31日間,可隨時透過網路修讀該些網路課程,隨時選讀,隨時上課;至非隨選隨上網路課程及所有函授課程報名時間自2015年1月10日至3月15日止,並自2015年4月1日開課,詳細規定可參閱招生簡章。

有意選讀者可逕至「中華函授學校遠距學習網」(http://chcs-opencourse.org)參閱/下載招生簡章及報名表;本案業務聯絡人鮑璐玲小姐,電話(718)886-7770分機106,電子信箱luling0704@gmail.com。

Friday, February 27, 2015

Night Markets at Rutgers


Dear Union Chinese School,

TASA Nightmarket, which was scheduled for today, has been RESCHEDULED to Sunday April 12th at 6:00PM! We hope that the members of your organization who were planning to come today will be able to join us on a 70 degrees and sunny Sunday instead.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and hope to see you there!

Best,
TASA E-board
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Dear Union Chinese School,

Hello! We are the Taiwanese-American Student Association from Rutgers University (RU TASA). As a student-run, on-campus association that spread awareness of Taiwanese culture at Rutgers, we have a big event called Night Market that emulates the popular night markets on the streets of Taiwan. This year, our theme draws inspiration from the Hayao Miyazaki film, Spirited Away. We also have performances throughout the night, fun games, and authentic Taiwanese deliciousness served fresh by local eateries.

Night Market is going to be on April 10th at 6:00 p.m. on Murrell St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 between the College Avenue Gym and the Rutgers Student Center. Everyone is welcome, so it would mean very much to us if the members of Union Chinese School could attend our event and spread the word about it.

If you are interested or have any additional questions, please reply to this email and we will give you more details. If this is the wrong email, would you mind directing us to a person we can contact with about this information?

Thanks so much and hope to see you soon,

Rutgers TASA rutgers.tasa at gmail.com

Monday, January 19, 2015

新年晚會

Whether it is the Year of Sheep, Ram or Lamb, don’t miss our 2/21/2015 Chinese New Year Event. It is loaded with entertainment and fun. Please read attached invitation letter, flyers and banquet menu for more information. Also, Below is 2/21/2015 (Saturday) schedule.

千萬不要錯過我們2015年2月21日中國春節活動。將會是充滿娛樂玩意的一天。請閱讀email中的邀請函,海報傳單,宴會菜單。以下是2015年2月21日(星期六)的時間表。

Morning – no school
Around 11:30am – Preparation, decoration and programs rehearsal
3:00 to 5:00pm – performances begin (Mandatory for all students)
5:30 - 8:30pm – Dinner party banquet (menu attached, RSVP Saturday at cafeteria)

Special thanks to two talented parents for coordinating this important event. Charlene Tsai is our director for auditorium Programs and Ichi Chen is our designer for the cafeteria decoration. We appreciate if you could contact them to help in any matter.
此外 我們十分感謝兩位為此重要活動竭盡心力的家長。蔡采吟女士負責本次的禮堂表演策劃, 陳逸琦女士則負責設計晚宴廳裝飾。如貴家長有意幫忙任何項目, 敬請不吝與該兩位家長聯絡, 不勝感謝!

Please contact the following person regarding the following matter for this event:
Auditorium decoration – Charlene Tsai ( chaiyin.tsai at gmail.com )
Cafeteria decoration – Ichi Chen ( icmashsu at hotmail.com )
Reservation for Dinner – Clara Teu ( ctcan at Yahoo.com )
Raffle Gift Donation – Yuwen Peng ( ywp200b at yahoo.com )
Party night Karaoke (need song name) – Johnny Wu ( bmw12571 at yahoo.com )
Food or other event question – Inhou Chu ( Inhouchu at gmail.com )

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Congratulation to the winners of speech contest.
恭喜演講比賽優勝者。

Please read attached newsletter.
請閱讀所附每週時事通訊。

School is off next week (11/29), and resumes on (12/6) for normal class.
下週11月29日學校不上課,12月6日復課。

Happy Thanksgiving!!! 祝大家感恩節快樂!