|2013-2014 School Calendar|
OCCS Messages of the Week: November 25, 2013
“为了帮助海外华文学校改善办学条件，优化办学环境，提升办学水平，国务院侨办近日遴选出第三批华文教育示范学校， 2013年华文教育示范学校共有88所海外华文学校入选。 据介绍，“华文教育示范学校(单位)”的评选活动已举办两次，之前共有104所华校入选。目前，通过在教材编写与提供、 教师培训与培养以及华裔学生活动组织等方面加大支持力度，示范学校的办学水平、办学规模和办学影响均得到了明显的提高。 同时，通过发挥示范学校的榜样作用，还带动了当地其他华校提高办学水平，进一步促进了所在国家和地区的华文教育发展， 受到了海外华校和广大师生的广泛赞誉。”
Great News:Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (OCCS) has been successfully certified as “The Model School in Overseas Chinese Education” by Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, which is a great achievement of OCCS for our nearly 20 years effort in Chinese education and culture promotion.
春苗是一个刊登学生的习作电子期刊。每期会有一个主题，由在校的学生投稿，其中优秀的习作会被选登在《春苗》，其作者会得到丰富的奖励。 期刊主编是中文学校的毕业生赵洛雷同学。他今年17岁就读于Olentangy Orange High School。 来自Columbus Academy的中文老师颜静博士担任《春苗》的指导老师，她和赵洛雷同学共同挑选入围文章。 颜静博士1997年本科毕业于北京大学中文系汉语专业，2000年在广州中山大学获汉语史硕士学位后赴美留学，2008年于俄亥俄州立大学获汉语语言学博士学位。 攻读学位期间曾在俄亥俄州立大学及Capital Univeristy 任中文助教及讲师，并发表过多篇学术论文以及学术会议报告。 2007年起在哥伦布学校担任中文教师至今, 曾多次带领该校学生到中国旅行学习。她辅导的学生多次在全美K-12中学生中文作文比赛及演讲比赛中获得各类奖项。 2013年荣获俄州优秀中文教师奖。
第一期的题目跟刚刚过去的暑假有关。学生们投稿踊跃，经过认真的评选，共有10位学生的11篇习作入选《春苗》。 首发暨颁奖仪式由学生主编赵洛雷主持。获奖的学生有沈泰明，李道涵，张雨菲，王以宁，敖依恩，范玉敏，刘拓源，沈泰杨和李柏姣。 从习作中我们看到了大家非富多彩的暑假生活，有地中海之旅，有中国之游，有采摘水果之行，油漆自己的房间，领养宠物，等等。 习作中不乏层次清楚，首尾呼应，详略得当，叙述生动形象的佳作。获奖学生一起拍照留念，庆祝《春苗》成功首发，也预祝《春苗》越办越好。
金秋时节，万山红遍，层林尽染。值此秋高气爽的季节，俄亥俄州现代中文学校OCCS为学 生们举办了一场万圣节的活动，期望调剂孩子们的学习生活，为他们在中文学校的生活留 下一个更加美好的印象。
万圣节的服装起源于恶作剧。万圣节前夕，孩子们会提着南瓜灯，穿着各式各样的稀奇古 怪的服装，挨家挨户地去索要糖果，不停地说：“trick- or -treat”（意思是不给糖就捣蛋， 要是你不肯给糖果的话，孩子们就会很生气，用各种方法去惩罚你，例如：把垃圾倒在你 家里等等的方法，直到你肯给他们糖果为止。
万圣节是儿童们纵情玩乐的好时候。它在孩子们眼中，是一个充满神秘色彩的节日。夜幕 降临，孩子们便迫不及待地穿上五颜六色的化妆服，戴上千奇百怪的面具，提上一盏“杰 克灯”跑出去玩。“杰克灯”的样子十分可爱，做法是将南瓜掏空，外面刻上笑眯眯的眼睛和 大嘴巴，然后在瓜中插上一支蜡烛，把它点燃，人们在很远的地方便能看到这张憨态可掬 的笑脸。
26日中午，负责万圣节活动的校委会成员和志愿者们早早来到学校，布置会场。会场中最 别具一格是极富感恩节特色的稻草人布景，和万圣节精灵布景。一只只形态各异的稻草人 被一堆堆的稻草和许多的南瓜包围着，让人有如置身于深秋郊外丰收的田野之中。在布景 的对面是一排长长的桌子，上面堆满了各式各样五彩缤纷的糖果。他们静静地等待着把自 己领走的主人们。
学校一开门，就迎来了穿着节日服装的学生和家长们。我们看到了西部牛仔，看到了白雪 公主，看到了钢铁侠，蜘蛛侠，灰姑娘，。。。。许许多多大家耳熟能详的童话世界和科 幻片的人物。再一转眼，女巫，惊声尖叫里面的恐怖面具，又映入眼帘。孩子们的打扮让 这些原本很恐怖的角色多了一份可爱。
大厅里车水马龙，大家纷纷来到布景前面拍照留念，为自己万圣节的相册又增添了新的一 页；也增添了一份在中文学校学习生活的美好回忆。学生们提着南瓜灯，来到摆放糖果的 长桌前，"trick or treat"索取糖果。真不知道，如果回答他们给我一个trick会是什么 效果。数千颗糖果分发一空，大家空前积极的热情让组织者深感惊喜。
学生期刊《春苗》征稿 Chun Miao wants to hear from you!
CHUN MIAO wants to hear from you!
Chun Miao is a brand new newsletter for OCCS students, by OCCS students. As the first Editor, as well as a former student myself, I am very excited to hear from all perspectives of OCCS, and that of course includes the most important group: YOU. Chun Miao thrives off of the contributions and support of OCCS students. Every month, Chun Miao will host a writing event featuring writings from Chinese students at OCCS. Have you ever wanted to show your writing talent in an official publication? Have you ever wanted to demonstrate your Writing talent, skill in Chinese or unique wit? If so, submit to Chun Miao, and have a chance at getting premiered! The prompt this month is:
Summer is a great time to enrich your life with new experiences. Have you experienced inspiring, funny, new or unique last summer? If so, submit a short story or essay detailing a memorable experience, as well as anything you learned from that experience.
Submissions are to be written in Chinese and must include your name, teacher, and class. Accepted submissions will be displayed on the next Issue of the “Chun Miao” newsletters.
Deadline: Sep 29th
How to submit: Please submit your essay to your teacher and we’ll collect all essays from teachers.
A Five Dollar gift card to Grater’s Ice Cream will be rewarded to all premiered Submissions.
Student Chief Editor’s Self-Introduction:
I was born in 1996 in Jinan, China, and lived there briefly before coming to America when I was around 4 years old. To prevent me from losing my heritage, my Parents quickly put me into the OCCS program. Although I, like almost any child, often dreaded the prospect of going to school on a weekend, those Sunday lessons became an inseparable part of my routine. After my graduation in 2011, I found my Sunday afternoons to be strangely empty and pointless without the familiar dictation quizzes, cram study sessions and speaking tests. More mature and experienced than I was as a student, I could now see the importance of preserving our cultural background. Chinese Americans are often too eager to shed away their cultural identity. However, heritage is not easily separable from identity, and too often, I see many people living in only a hollow shell of their Chinese background. I quickly volunteered as a Teacher’s Assistant, and witnessed the classroom for the first time as a faculty member. Now I am honored to hold the position as Student Chief Editor for the OCCS newsletter and continue to help the next generation of Chinese Americans preserve their culture.
- LuoLei Zhao
Chunmiao Advisor Introduction
Dr. Jing Yan received her education in both China and the United States. She was awarded her B.A. degree in Chinese at Peking University in 1997 and M.A. degree in Chinese at Zhongshan University in 2000. She then went to the USA and received her Ph.D in Chinese linguistics from the Ohio State University in 2008. Before joining the Columbus Academy as Chinese teacher, Dr. Yan taught in many institutions including the Ohio State University and the Capital University. Dr. Yan has published a number of articles and delivered conference presentations in the field of Chinese linguistics and teaching Chinese as second language. In addition to teaching Chinese courses in the Columbus Academy, Dr. Yan organized several educational trips to China with her students. Her students won outstanding prizes and awards in the CLASS (Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools) National Essay Contests and Chinese Bridge Speech Contest in the past several years. Dr. Yan gained the Ohio Chinese Teaching Professional Service Award in 2013.
With Dr. Yan and Larry Zhao’s great experience and hard-working spirit, we believe Chunmiao will become the homeland for our future writing stars! Wish Chunmiao a great success ahead!
PRC National Day Ceremony * Moon Festival *
Banquet and Dancing Celebration, Ohio, USA
日期： 2013年9月29日星期日晚， 时间：六点至十点半
Date: Sept 29, 2013, Sunday, Time: 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Venue: J. Liu Restaurant at Worthington location
6880 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43085 (www.jliurestaurant.com)
抽奖娱乐：大庆之日，鸿运高照 (Raffle Prize）
宴会着装：正式着装, ( Dress Code: Formal)
年龄限制：十八岁以上大人参加，谢绝儿童入场 (Age 18+)
入场券票价: 每人 35美元 (Ticket: $35）
荣誉票票价: 每人100美元 ( Honor Ticket: $100）
白金荣誉票: 每张1000美元( Platinum Honor Ticket: $1000)
报名截止日期: 2013年9月24日 (RSVP by Sept 24, 2013)
在线报名(Online Registration URL)：
电话报名(Phone): 614-946-4907 (刘莉）
Ohio Union of Alumni Associations from Universities in China (OUAAUC)
俄亥俄州现代中文学校 Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (OCCS)
俄亥俄州中国文化中心 Chinese Culture Link ( CCL )
俄亥俄州妇女联合会 Ohio Woman Organization (OWO)
Ohio State University Chinese Student and Scholar Society (OSU-CSSS)
清华大学校友会, 武汉大学校友会, 中国科大校友会, 北京大学校友会,
浙江大学校友会, 北航大学校友会, 医学院校校友会, 中国农大校友会,
山东大学校友会, 人民大学校友会, 北京师大校友会, 南京大学校友会,
复旦大学校友会, 兰州大学校友会, 交通大学校友会, 哈尔滨工大校友会,
东南大学校友会, 华中科大校友会, 中国传媒大学校友会,
首都师大校友会, 厦门大学校友会, 大连理工校友会，
教授顾问委员会, 商务顾问委员会, 医务顾问委员会
把嶙Lin Ba, President of OUAAUC; email@example.com
林峰Feng Lin, Chairman of OUAAUC; firstname.lastname@example.org
马京升Jason Ma, Principal of OCCS; email@example.com
孙燕Yan Sun, President of CCL; firstname.lastname@example.org
陈珊Shan Chen, President of OWO, VP of OUAAUC; email@example.com
隋殿志Dianzhi (Daniel) Sui, Chair of Geography, OSU Faculty Contact; firstname.lastname@example.org
李洪波Hongbo Li, Vice-President of OUAAUC; email@example.com
李聪Cong Li, Vice-President of OUAAUC; firstname.lastname@example.org
王厚宏Houhong Wang, Vice-President of OUAAUC; email@example.com
徐登科Dengke (Max) Xu, Founding Director of OUAAUC; firstname.lastname@example.org
范锡波Xibo (Bob) Fan, Founding President of OUAAUC; email@example.com
抽奖奖品赞助: Phoenix Home Health Care Services Ltd福安康家庭护理公司
交通大学校友会 黄强 , 刘景耀
校友联合会商务咨询顾问委员会 刘春智 (J Liu)
摩根大通银行 Crystal Dong
Parent meeting 9-8 and Mid-Autumn celebration 9-22 9月8日家长大会及9月22日中秋节晚会
Dear Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (OCCS) parents:
OCCS officially started our 2013-2014 school year on Sunday, August 25. Welcome! Our school officials, teachers and volunteers have worked very hard to make the first day a enjoyable experience yet convenient and smooth for parents in your process of registration. I’d like to express my sincere appreciation to all volunteers, teachers and the members of two school committees for your dedication and hard work, as well as to you, our OCCS parents for your cooperation and understanding.
As I mentioned in my last message, there are two important events in September:
September 8: Parent conference - all parents are required to attend
September 22: OCCS Mid-Autumn celebration
1) September 8: Parent conference - all parents are required to attend
Place: School auditorium
Agenda: School Administration and Board representatives will address school policies, new school year focus, and will answer questions.
2) September 22: OCCS Mid-Autumn celebration: two sessions - dinner and performance
Place: school open hall
We’ll provide Chinese dinner box and pizza with moon-cakes. Please order your dinner earlier so we can order the right amount of foods (we’ll take order at school hallway on 9/8 and 9/15. Chinese diner box: $6/box; Pizza: $1/slice - 1/8 of a large size pizza; moon cakes: ? of one cake per dinner box, free)
Place: school auditorium
OCCS students and teachers, along with central Ohio local Chinese artists will present their performances to you all.
OCCS’ Mid-Autumn celebration is open to public. You may invite you family and friends to join us for memorable evening.
Thank you again.
Jason Ma, Principal
Ohio Contemporary Chinese School
学校将准备中餐盒饭,Pizza和月饼，欢迎大家及时预定（9月8日及15日在学校大厅出售饭票。中餐盒饭：$6/盒，Pizza: $1/片- 1/8 Large size，月饼：1/4块/盒饭）。
俄亥俄州现代中文学校 校长 马京升
OCCS will offer PSAT workshop on Oct 5 &12
Dear Parents and Guardians,
For better serving our Chinese community, our OCCS invites Mr. Brian Stewart of BWS Education Consulting, the sole author of the upcoming 2014 Barron's ACT Prep Guide, to offer an Advanced PSAT Workshop in preparation for the October 16th PSAT. High performance on the PSAT can lead to prestigious National Merit recognition and scholarship opportunities. The price includes all of the instructional materials, which Brian has personally written to be as tough or tougher than the actual PSAT. The workshop will also discuss any questions students have from the Official PSAT Practice Test that students receive through their schools. The schedule is as follows:
***Saturday, October 5th, 2:30-5:30PM
***Saturday, October 12th, 6:30-9:30 PM
Location: Washington Township Education Center, 6200 Eiterman Rd., Dublin, OH 43016
Tuition: $150 for both Oct 5 & 12
Registration Deadline: Sep 22, first come first serve. (Payment must be received before Sep 29)
Please stop by our office with a check of $150 to OCCS for registration.
Instructor Brian Stewart is a nationally recognized test prep expert, who has himself scored a 2400 superscore on the SAT and a 36 superscore on the ACT. Brian is the sole author of the upcoming 2014 Barron's ACT Prep Guide. Over the past 10 years, Brian has helped thousands of students in the central Ohio area improve their test scores and gain admission to the colleges of their choice. His students have scored as high as 36 on the ACT and 2400 on the SAT, and have improved their scores by as many as 10 points on the ACT composite and 330 points on the SAT composite. Dozens of his students have achieved National Merit recognition. You can find out comprehensive information about Brian's tutoring and group class programs, including testimonials, at:
You can also get a head start on your preparation with Brian's new website,
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org,
由中国海外交流协会组织，俄亥俄现代中文学校参与承办的海外华文教育名师巡讲，暨中文教师培训会于八月十四至十五日在Washington Township Education Center成功召开。我校是海外华文教育名师巡讲团系列巡讲的其中一站。主讲专家是来自青岛大学的徐宏力教授，山东大学的盛玉麒教授和山东大学第二附属中学小学部的高级教师汪静。
Aug 25 OCCS new school year begins! 8月25日俄州现代中文学校开学！
Dear Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (OCCS) parents:
Sunday, August 25, our new school year begins!
Please remind your friends that it’s time to be back to Chinese School. After the long summer break, students will again return to their classrooms.
The following is the schedule of OCCS’ first few weeks:
August 25: school opening day: registration, paying tuitions, collecting/purchasing text books; students will go to their classrooms, meeting teachers, and starting the first class; the parents need to go to their children’s classes, exchanging contacts with the teachers and registering classroom parent duty calendar. For students who have registered CHN MLP classes, you need have $50/class ready for text book (we accept both personal checks and cash). The teachers of JiDa Chinese classes need to arrange parents to pick up text books and CDs (free of charge).
September 1: Labor Day, no school
September 8: all classes open; parent conference - all parents are required to attend
September 15: all classes open
September 22: all classes open; Mid-Autumn celebration: further announcement will be made
September 29: all classes open
As about 600 students and their parents will show up at the first day of school and go through the registration process, a big crowd is expected. Please plan to come earlier in order to avoid the crowd and reduce your waiting time. A few classes start from 12:00PM, thus our registration stations will be ready at 11:45AM. Many classes start from 1:00PM, so it’s advised that you come earlier (about 30 minutes prior to your class start time) to get registration process completed in time.
Under the support of the board members, teachers and volunteers, SA members have worked hard to get the school ready for opening. We are grateful to their cooperation and support, and to the trust from you, the OCCS parents.
OCCS teachers and all volunteer staffs welcome you back to school. Looking forward to seeing you all at Worthington Kilbourne High School (1499 Hard Rd., Columbus, OH 43235)!
Jason Ma, Principal
Ohio Contemporary Chinese School
8月25日星期日，我们要开学了！ 请大家相互提醒，作好开学准备。经过一个暑期的休息与调整，孩子们又要背起书包走进教室，开始新学年了。 开学的前几个星期的安排如下：
俄亥俄州现代中文学校全体教职员工欢迎你，新的学年开始了！（校址：Worthington Kilbourne High School, 1499 Hard Rd., Columbus, OH 43235)
俄州现代中文学校OCCS的开学准备工作正在紧锣密鼓地进行， 在校委会工作人员，各位老师和志愿工作人员的支持与努力下， 各项工作进展顺利，开学事宜陆续准备就绪。学生报名状况非常好， 体现了学生家长对大家的信赖与期待。
请允许我再次引用上周致全体教职员工及家长学生信中的一段， 这是我对俄州现代中文学校OCCS的认识与理解，愿与大家分享:“ OCCS历史悠久，经验丰富，教师力量整齐且极具实力，生源充足稳定，课程设置合理，选择多样，并且级级相接， 保证学生不间断地升向高一级学习。学校为家长所有，有家长投票通过的校章，保证长期稳定发展。学校资源丰富，资金充裕，可以充分保证学校合理正常运行。请老师家长们放心，OCCS一定会百尺竿头，更进一步。”也许我应该再加上一点：OCCS有一大批像各位老师一样的长期为学校奉献，热爱学校， 勤勤恳恳地为学校添砖加瓦的志愿工作者。 正如我们校章里明确写明的那样，具有选举权的教师们， 是学校的主人。在学校面临考验的时候，大家以主人翁的实际行动， 展现了对学校的支持，希望今后我们同舟共济，一起为学校长远发展继续献计献策，共同驾驭这艘希望之舟，使OCCS扬帆远航。
服务社区光荣，身为俄州现代中文学校老师受人尊敬， 这些毋容置疑，我还会不断探索，力争使大家在OCCS任教的经验 更加愉快，充分享受在我校教书育人的喜悦。
Welcome to OCCS/CCL Children Performance Group
Welcome or Welcome back to our OCCS/CCL Children Performance Group for school year 2013-2014. Hope all of you have a relax summer and ready for the exciting year ahead.
This year we will perform at OCCS Moon Festival tentatively scheduled on September 22nd, the Sixth Chinese Festival set on Feb. 1st, 2014 and OCCS Year-End Performance set on June 8th, 2014. We are also actively seeking additional performance opportunity for the girls. If your company looks for children performance during Chinese New Year Celebration or Asian Heritage Celebration, please feel free to let us know. There is nothing more reward for a teacher to see our beautiful students performing on stage.
Over the past two years, with all of your and our community support, our group has grown rapidly from initial 30 plus girls to over 60 girls now. We have performed at Chinese Festival, OCCS Moon Festival, OCCS Year-End Ceremony. In additions, our group has been invited to perform at Otterbein University, OSU, JPMorgan Chase and Nationwide Children Hospital. Thank you very much for all of your strong support for the group!
To better accommodate the growth, this year we plan to have three sessions (Session A at 12:00pm, Session B at 1:30pm and Session C at 2:45pm). It is our intent to design Session A for girls older than 6 years old, Session B for girls younger than 6 years old and Session C for all ages. It is our goal to give each girl her individual attention so she can develop and learn with her age group peers at her full potential.
On August 18th, OCCS/CCL will host a joint picnic to appreciate all of the OCCS/CCL volunteers for their hard work at OCCS and Chinese Festival. There will be authentic Chinese Food, Barbecue, Pizza and Drinks. And for kids there will be games, cookies and ice cream. The details are as the following:
Date: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Time: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Scioto Park North and Central Shelters, 7377 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH, 43016
All of you and your family are welcome to attend this event since many of you have supported the group, OCCS, CCL and Chinese Festival in many different ways in the past year. I will be attending the event so please feel free to ask me if you have any question about our group on the picnic day. As always, you can call me anytime if you have a question. My cell number is 614-439-0548 and my email is email@example.com.
Looking forward to seeing you on August 18th or/and August 25th!
Schedules around school opening day
Dear OCCS students, parents, teachers and volunteers:
I am glad to let you know that the registration progress has been very satisfactory since we started taking priority enrollment from July 24. All classes are showing strong enrollments, many are over 50% of their capacities and some have reached full capacities. Please go to register now so that you or your children can get into the classes you desire.
As we started opening enrollments to all public from August 3, more are expected to register so please act now. And if you have difficulty in getting registered into your desired classes, please let us know and we’ll try to make some arrangements for you. We also appreciate if you may let the new student’s parents know that OCCS is now open to take all registrations.
We also added some new classes to meet parents’ request, giving you more choices and conveniences in class selection. Please go to our homepage or registration page to find out more about these new classes.
Besides the registrations, other preparations are also going smoothly according to the schedule. The followings are some events before and after the school open day. Please mark your calendar and be prepared to attend:
If you have any questions, please contact school registration administrators at firstname.lastname@example.org
OCCS has almost 20 years history, and deeply rooted in central Ohio Chinese Community. We have a fully staffed teaching team, who are highly experienced and enthusiastic. OCCS has stable student enrollment. Our curriculums are of great choices and the classes are progressing step by step, ensuring that the students are able to move up steadily. OCCS is owned by parents, and has a bylaw that approved by all parents, ensuring its long-term stability. The school has accumulated precious assets throughout the years and its cash reserve ensures the financial stability for school operation. The SA team is working very hard in preparing the new school year. With your support, OCCS will be achieving more than ever in the new school year.
Thank you very much for your cooperation! We look forward to seeing you at the OCCS on August 25.
Jason Ma, Principal
Ohio Contemporary Chinese School
俄亥俄州现代中文学校 学生们, 家长们,全体师生员工: 大家好.
June Issue of OCCS Newsletter
Many thanks to newsletter editor Liu, Song (校刊主编: 刘嵩) for publishing the June issue of OCCS Newsletter (中文学校六月份通讯). Enjoy reading!
All issues of newsletter can be found on OCCS Newsletters.
OCCS registration update etc
Dear OCCS parents:
Since OCCS started taking enrollment from July 24, the registration has been very smoothly. In order to answer as much enrollment requests as possible, OCCS school administration (SA) had been trying very hard to provide wide range of class selections and added a few new classes. An overwhelming majority of last year’s teachers have committed to continue their teachings here at OCCS, guaranteeing our students a continuous learning experience. A few teacher TBD vacancies have already been filled with enthusiastic yet highly experienced new teachers, resulting in the completion of a full capacity teacher team. Only a couple days passes since the start of registration, some hot classes have already reached over their half capacities, a few even almost to the capacities. Please take actions now so you can get desired classes registered.
During the registration, we also have got some feedbacks and questions from our parents. The first concern is the system denials in some of the registration requests. The second concern is the confusion with the system of a new Chinese school.
The first concern was caused mainly by the registration privilege setting: as in the past, OCCS tries to give some privileges to students continue to step up to next grades by allowing them to register earlier before open to public. The system then set some restrictions by allowing, for example, a last year Chinese MLP3a student, and only these students, to register MLP4a class. No one else can register MLP4a but those former MLP3a students. This restriction, however, also makes the former MLP3a students unable to register MLP5a, or even MLP4b class. Though the idea was to make sure those former students have one grade up class to go, it, however, also has some inconveniences. After discussion, SA has decided to lift some of the restrictions to allow more freedom in class selections. This may result in a few former students unable to register into the classes they should progress to. Our calculation shows these should be very rare cases and we’ll deal with them separately when arise. Thus we believe this modification will enable our students to choose classes more freely. This modification has completed so we encourage you to log on and try the newly modified registration now.
The second concern is about the confusion by the similarity (or same) of a new Chinese school’s system. Some are questioning why OCCS parents’ mailing list is used by other business. First of all, OCCS SA feels sorry about our parents’ confusion. OCCS is a parent owned school with close to 20 years history. She is deeply rooted in Central Ohio Chinese Community and served as a community center ever since her establishment. So many volunteers have worked whole heartedly for her wellness, bringing her up from a little baby. OCCS proudly claims that it has produced class after class of students who has Chinese knowledge and love Chinese culture, and it also provides a platform for Chinese community in Central Ohio. After years of creation and accumulation, OCCS now has established its own system, curriculum, policies and many other assets. We are able to contact you now is because you have give us your information and permission to do so. These are no doubt OCCS’ assets and no personal property. Generations of volunteers’ hard work has created OCCS’ assets, tangible and intangible. Proper management of these assets is an important and urgent subject for 2013-2014 school year SA team. We’ll do whatever we can to establish a system that ensure OCCS assets well managed without unlawful utilization by any third party. If necessary, we’ll take legal action to prevent the property stealing from happening.
As the school approaching to its opening day, you may have heard some discussions about OCCS, mainly on Board operation during last school year, which were not directly impacting school normal operation. A new school starts its business also pose a question in front of you - where should my children go? In the past year, School Administration members worked hard as a close team. Under the principal’s leadership, and with the support of our parents, we were able to successfully run OCCS to a satisfactory school year and provided our students quality learning environment. OCCS teachers also brought out their best to our school and completed our teaching plans. In the new school year, the majority of SA members and teachers will return to their positions, ready to welcome our students back to OCCS classes. We commit to serve school with our best effort, to provide our students high quality learning experience. We look forward to seeing your children happily come to OCCS with their friends, learning Chinese and Chinese culture.
As for the Board operation, we believe that a school owned by parents, a bylaw guaranteeing the right of parents and teachers, and a system providing regular election freedom, OCCS has the self correction mechanism, which then ensure its long term stability and growth. OCCS has almost 20 years history. There were waves and storms on its way here. But most time it has been growing steadily.
We strive to work hard as a team in providing our students a quality learning environment. Thank you for your trust.
School Administration members
Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (OCCS)
俄州现代中文学校 OCCS 各位家长，大家好。
从7月24日2013 学年秋季招生开始以来，注册报名进展顺利。为适应学生家长们的多方面需要，OCCS 继续提供了涵盖面广泛的课程选择，并加入了一些新的课程供大家选择。学校富有经验的教师们绝大多数也都会继续留任，保证了学生们持续稳固的学习环境。个别开始时空缺的教师也已陆续由有理想有经验的优秀新生力量补充，保证了所有课程的教师到位。注册开始到现在，一些热门课程的选注已经过半，甚至将满，请大家抓紧时间尽早注册。
第一个问题主要是学生升级选修优先权的设置：与往年一样，为保证我校现有学生能够顺利升入高一年级，注册系统设置了一些限制，假如你上学年是中文 MLP3a 的学生，那么现在就保证你能注到MLP4a，但无法注到 MLP5a，或 MLP4b。这些限制虽然初衷是为了保证现有学生的升级选课要求，但也带来了一些不便。经校委会讨论，决定做一些修改，增加大家选课的自由，扩大选择范围。当然，这也许会对现在注册学生升级选课带来一些不便。但我们认为受这一修改影响的学生将是极少数，我们将给予个别关注。相信这一修改将会增加大家选课的自由度，扩大选择范围。这一修改已完成，欢迎大家及时登陆，选择你理想的课程。
第二个疑问是与另一所学校的系统混淆，并质疑为何 OCCS 家长的通信地址被外人利用。首先，对这一混淆表示遗憾。俄州现代中文学校 OCCS 是一所创建了近20年的学校，是所有家长拥有的大家的学校。她扎根于俄州中部，长期服务于华人社区，无数志愿工作人员前赴后继，热血奉献，使学校从无到有，从小变大，培养出了一批批有中文知识，爱中华文化的孩子们，也为俄州中部华人社区提供了社区中心的服务。长年的积累与创新，OCCS 拥有了属于学校的各类系统，建立了学校的各种规章制度及教学系统。我们有幸能与你在此联系是因为你给予了我们联系的方式，这一切无疑都是学校的财产，归学校所有。在一代代志愿工作人员的努力下，学校的有形，特别是无形资产不断增长。对这些资产的管理是学校管理的一个重要课题。这一届校委会将会力推这一管理的制度化，从制度上制止非法将学校资产窃为私有的行为，必要时追究法律责任。
在学校即将开始新学期的时候，大家也都听到了一些围绕中文学校的议论，主要涉及过去一年理事会里的运行等等，但是并未影响学校教学的正常运作。一所新学校的出现也一定给大家出了一道题，究竟去哪里。过去的学年，校委会稳定团结，在校长的领导下，在广大家长的支持与鼓励下，成功圆满地将学校运行下来，为学生们提供了良好的学习条件。各位老师们尽职尽责，教学工作有声有色，保证了现代中文学校教学任务的圆满完成。新的学年里，校委会绝大多数仍将继续为 OCCS 的学生家长服务，老师们也各就各位，期待着与孩子们相聚在OCCS的课堂上。我们保证一如既往地为大家提供优质的服务，让孩子们能够无忧无虑地和小伙伴们一起来到学校，学习中文及中国文化。
俄州现代中文学校 OCCS 校委会全体成员
Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (OCCS) begins taking registration!
Dear OCCS students and parents:
I am glad to announce that OCCS 2013 Fall semester will start taking registration. The schedule for the registration is:
School location: Worthington Kilbourne High School ( 1499 Hard Rd., Columbus, OH 43235) - same as last school year.
Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (OCCS) on-line information:
School homepage: www.columbus-occs.org
Registration site: Please go to http://columbus-occs.org and on third menu “Registration” there is a dropdown for all information needed for registration, class fee and location, and teachers.
Online Registration Login
Tuition and Fees
If you have any questions, please contact school registration administrators at email@example.com
The School Administration members, with the cooperation of teachers, are working very hard to provide our students various choices of classes with progressive steps from last school year. I am confident that these classes taught by our dedicated and experienced teachers will provide our students great learning experience.
Thank you very much for your cooperation in advance! We look forward to seeing you at OCCS on August 25.
Jason Ma, Principal
Ohio Contemporary Chinese School
俄亥俄州现代中文学校(OCCS) 学生们, 家长们: 大家好.
校址：与上学年相同仍在 Worthington Kilbourne High School ( 1499 Hard Rd., Columbus, OH 43235)
注册网址：请进 http://columbus-occs.org 网页，在第三项菜单 Registration（注册）下，你将获得注册，收费，教室以及教师等所有注册所需信息。
Online Registration Login 在线注册
Enrollment Information 报名信息
Tuition and Fees 费用
Courses Offered 课程安排
OCCS School Updates from Principal Jason Ma: School Starts on August 25, 2013
Dear OCCS parents, teachers and volunteers:
Hope you all are enjoying the summer. Summer break without school must be quite relaxing. Time, however, flies and now it’s time to think about the new school year.
The board of Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (OCCS) has recently named me the Principal of 2013-2014 school year. To answer the trust of the board and all parents, I will devote my best to the school operation. Here are the outlines of my thoughts for the new school year: the basic operations will be similar as last school year, with no major changes at all aspects, to achieve a continuous and stable operation; school operations will be managed in a more professional manor with the roles & responsibilities of management team clarified and strictly followed; I’ll make every effort to create a joyful and harmonious environment for school management team and volunteers. I believe a satisfied volunteer team is the key for OCCS’ long term wellbeing.
Owned by you, the parents of all students, OCCS is entering its 19th year of operation. Having over 600 students, our school offers two sets of full Chinese curriculums from kindergarten all the way to graduation levels. Abundant choices of culture classes as well as main-stream school subject enforcement programs such as math, reading and SAT preparation classes attract many students for years. A stable OCCS teaching team of all kinds of talents has been great assets to the school. Our teachers have years of teaching experience and knowledge. Their professionalism together with their dedication and love of students has earned them great respect and trust from students and parents. During its 18 year history, OCCS has had some up and downs. With your trust and support, generations of volunteers have devoted their time and talent, working so hard that our school now has grown up to today’s maturity as the first choice of Chinese learning facility in central Ohio, as well as the center of local Chinese community.
The preparation towards the new school year is well underway. The School Administration (SA) team has got its core members returned from last year’s team, which is no doubt a guarantee to a smooth transition to the new school year. Li Na will continue to be the Dean of our school. Together with her last year partner Liu Yanli, they will be in charge of teaching, curriculum and teaching staff management. Jia Hongtao will continue take care of school logistic. You will find familiar faces of Wu Shenchuan and Chen Shan when you come to registration desk. Liao Lih-Ching again will be in charge two important tasks: IT and library. Liu Song is still the chief editor of our school newsletter, and Wu Qiyu will continue be our treasurer. Having these experienced and dedicated SA members continue serving OCCS, I am confident that a smooth start up and efficient operation are ahead of us. Let’s thank them for working for our school again.
School Dean Li Na has confirmed with teachers. I am very glad to announce that the majority of our teachers from last school year, both Chinese and culture classes, have committed to continue teaching their classes in 2013-2014 school year. I am looking forward to a continuous high quality learning experience provided to your children in the coming year.
We’ll still have our school at Worthington Kilbourne High School for the new school year. The first school day will be August 25, 2013. We are now working on the final touches of curriculums, teacher assignment, class arrangement, as well as ordering teaching materials and purchasing school supplies. We’ll start taking registration soon. Please pay close attention to our announcement.
Dear parents, the new SA team of Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (OCCS) has committed to serve our school at a higher level. We are now working hard in preparation for a flawless school opening and a high quality learning experience in the new school year. Please let us know should you have any questions and suggestions.
Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you and your children in our opening day. Please stay tuned in our registration news. Enjoy your summer!
Principal, Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (OCCS)
OCCS School Updates from Principal Jason Ma: School Starts on August 25 (中文版）
新学年将于8月25日开学，校址仍是Worthington Kilbourne High School。学校校历也已基本完成。我们现在正在做最后课程设计调整，教师安排，教室安排，以及调运教材，增补教师教学用品等等最后准备工作。短期内将开始接受注册，正式开始新学年的序曲。请各位家长密切关注后续通知。
Updates from OCCS Board
Dear OCCS Parents, Teachers, and Volunteers,
OCCS Board held a special meeting and invited SA members to attend on Monday July 8, 2013.
OCCS Board would like to provide following updates:
OCCS Summer Reading Program
Dear parents and students,
In order to encourage our students to read more and practice more Chinese during the long summer break, OCCS will again kick off a summer reading program. All the students are eligible to participate in this great program and can choose to read any kinds of Chinese books (such as history or nonfiction) according to their reading levels. For those who are younger, parents are encouraged to read Chinese storybooks to them. Please remember to record all of your reading time on the OCCS summer reading log. Please verify the reading time and sign on the reading log sheet.
To reward our students for participating in this Chinese-reading, the school administration will provide the following incentive prizes at the beginning of the next school year:
6 Hours 1 small surprise prize
12 Hours 2 small surprise prizes
20 Hours $5 Gift Card
The reading program begins on June 10, 2013 and ends on August 31st, 2013. The prizes will be distributed in September . The time and location will be announced later.
I want to thank Ms. Yan Sun very much for her kind willingness to coordinate this great program. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any question.
Have a great summer and enjoy the reading!
Xuewen Huo, PhD
Enroll or re-enroll your KROGER Community Rewards program
Please support OCCS by enrolling in Kroger Community Reward Program.
When shopping at Kroger and scanning your Kroger Plus Card, you will not only enjoy getting the promotion price, but also you will support OCCS because Kroger will donate to OCCS as a result of your purchase.
Please re-enroll or enroll the program to ensure that Ohio Contemporary Chinese School will be receiving your KROGER Community Rewards Dollars. Please note that you need to re-enroll after April 1st every year to continue your support.
Many thanks to those who participated in the past. Last year, the program contributed over $400.00 to OCCS coffer. It's not a huge amount of money, but it's enough for us to motivate many of our students in their efforts of learning of the Chinese and Chinese culture.
To enroll or re-enroll, please visit KROGER Plus Account Sign In or Sign Up , choose "Sign In " or "Sign Up". Sign in to your Kroger Plus Account, and choose to donate to Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (ID#83789). Should you have any question, please call 1-800-KROGERS
Please remember to save your changes and watch the bottom of your Krogers receipts to see your dollars go to and support OCCS.
Thank you for re/enrolling in Kroger Community Reward Program to continue your support of OCCS!
2012 Chinese Festival Photos
Photos from the 2012 Ohio Chinese Festival are now online! Please click the following link to view and/or order photos of your choice: http://vas.ohiochinese.org/2012cf/
OCCS SA team