CS Weekly: Happy Chinese New Year

Dear all,

Happy Chinese New Year!

1. Welcome Ms Yu Chen to join us and be our bookkeeper!

2. 2/3 CNY celebration in Chinese school
- Red Envelopes are gifts presented at social and family gatherings such as such as Chinese New Year. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck and is a symbol to ward off evil spirits. PTA will send the red envelopes to each classroom based on the registered head count.
The students only registered for culture classes, please come to School Admin table to get your red envelope.
- PTA invites all the students to come to cafeteria to watch a short Chinese New Year video during the break at 1:45-1:55pm.
- CNY classroom activity. We encourage the language teachers to organize the CNY activities in their classroom, parents are welcome to help and join.

3. Meet with artist Yun-Fei Ji on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 1:00-3:00pm. Please see the attachment for details.
You will have the unique opportunity to meet talk with Yun-Fei Ji! After the artist talk, we will work on our own art project, inspired by our conversation with Ji using a variety of media! Here is some information about the artist:

Yun-Fei Ji was born in Beijing, China, and now lives and works in New York, Ohio, and Beijing. Using traditional Chinese painting techniques and addressing contemporary social, environmental, and political issues, Ji’s work marries history with the present. As Ji states, “I use landscape painting to explore the Utopian dreams of Chinese history, from past collectivization to new consumerism.”

Please Event Timing: Wednesday February 20th 1:00pm~3:00pm
Event Address: Skimore College, Tang Museum, 1632, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Age Requirement: 3rd grade and up
Registration Deadline: February 10th 2019 or registration is full.
Bus Departure & Return Location: Chinese Community Center, 11 Avis Drive, Latham, NY 12110
Bus Departure Time : Wednesday February 20th 11:45pm

4. Clifton Park Library CNY celebration co-organized by Xiaoqing Zhang.
Date and time: Sat 2/2 @11-12pm
Address: 475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

5. UAlbany Confucius Institute invites you and your family to join 2019 Chinese New Year Fair.
Date and time: Sat 2/2 @2-5pm
Address: UAlbany Campus Center Ballroom
2:00-3:00 pm: CNY Celebration Performance
3:00-4:30 pm: Display and Activities (Paper-cutting, Chinese calligraphy,
Couplet writing, Chinese chess and guessing lantern riddles and games etc.)
4:30-5:00 pm: Chinese Food

6. CCC CNY Celebration, you may buy tickets at cafeteria.
Date and time: Sat 2/9 @2-5pm
Address: The egg @1 Empire State Plaza, S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12203

Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year!
Emily Wang
Principal of Chinese School

Yun-Fei Ji Artist Talk Invitation.pdf1.21 MB