School hours & days at a glance

Dear Parents and students,

Our school days are always on Sundays.

Class Periods:
1:00pm-1:45pm  the 1st period class 
1:55pm-2:40pm  the 2nd period class 
2:50pm-3:40pm  the 3rd period class

School days:

Fall Semester:
September: 9/11/22, 9/18/22, 9/25/22.
October: 10/2/22, 10/16/22, 10/23/22, 10/30/22* (*No school, only Chinese Storytelling Contest)
November: 11/6/22, 11/13/22, 11/20/22.
December: 12/4/22, 12/11/22, 12/18/22*(*Class starts at 10:00 am instead of 1:00 pm, No 3rd period classes; Christmas Performance)

Spring Semester
January: 1/8/23, 1/29/23
February: 2/5/23, 2/12/23,  2/26/23
March: 3/5/23, 3/12/23, 3/26/23
April: 4/2/23, 4/16/23. 4/30/23
May: 5/7/23, 5/14/23, 5/21/23*(Class starts at 10:00 am instead of 1:00 pm, No 3rd period classes, Class Potluck lunch, field day)

Chinese School Year Calendar is also available on the website. Log onto the homepage, click "about us", then click "Calendar 22-23"。


Chinese School Administration Team 

Chinese School Administration and PTA Team 中文学校校务人员及家长会代表

Dear Parents and Students, 

Please see attached this school year's Administration Team and PTA Team Contact Information. 

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or need any assistance. 

Chinese School Administration Team 





开学前准备工作及试课通知 (The prep for the first day school and trial classes)

📣 Dear parents and students,

The Chinese school will start classes this Sunday (9/11) at 1:00 pm.

📍The school address is: 475 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110

📎Attachment 1 is the updated course and club lists.
📎Attachment 2 is the updated school classroom map.

✅In order to have a smooth start on the first day of school, it is recommended that you know the course name you registered along with the teacher's name, class time, classroom number, and the location of the classroom on the map. If you have ordered Maliping Chinese textbooks (Except for CSL students), please print out the purchase receipt in advance. If you have any questions on the day of school, there will be PTA and volunteers to help you.

⏰You can still register for courses and pay online before September 10th midnight:

⚠️Please note you can try different classes, switch classes or cancel classes during the first two weeks of school. Once school starts, you need to go to the administrative desk in person to register, switch or cancel the classes.


Chinese School Administration Team


中文学校即将在这周日(9/11)1:00pm 开始上课。教师,学生,家长,志愿者,新老朋友即将相见,一起学习进步,共建社区。

📍学校地址是:475 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110







Adult basketball club membership fee



Dear adult basketball club members,

please pay your membership fee to the following PayPal account–

Please state in the note the member's name and that it's for Chinese School Basketball Club membership. The membership fee for 2022-23 school year is $20/ person/year.

Intermediate Python Class with new time and location!-Please register

Chinese School offers the following class:

【 Intermediate Python Programming】

⌚️Class Schedule: Sundays 2:50 PM -3:40 PM
From September 2022 to May 2023 (No classes during holidays & school breaks)
📍Location: Shaker Middle School, Classroom#S105
🗓Total lessons:25

👨‍🏫Teacher: Jason Zhang
• Officer of Coding Club at Shaker High School since 10th grade
• USACO Silver Medalist
• RPI Summer Game Development Producer and Lead Programmer (2021) and Teaching Assistant (2022)
• Robotics Team Design Lead, Animation Lead, and Assistant Project Manager
• Introductory Python teaching assistant at Chinese School (2021-2022)
• Intermediate Python teacher at Chinese School (2021-2022)
• Programming experience in Python, Java, C#, HTML, CSS
• Experience with VSCode, Python IDLE, BlueJ, PyCharm, IntelliJ Idea, and Eclipse programming environments

📚Course Objectives:
The Intermediate Python Programming class is intended for students with some prior experience with programming and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). Knowledge of Python is not required but is highly recommended.
We will be covering the Python language and a useful set of Python modules while utilizing the Python IDLE Programming Environment. We will discuss important concepts in programming as well as what is meant by a good programming style. By the end of the term, each student may program some simple video games using the concepts we have learned. The student should finish the class with the capability of writing well-formatted and functional Python programs. There will be time for programming labs during class, but the student is expected to work outside of class as well if they wish to progress.

✔️Course Requirements:
Personal Email Address
Laptop running Windows, MacOS, or Linux that can install software
Python compatible IDE

🔗Log in to your school account to register for the class:

ℹ️If you have questions, please contact:

关于马立平中文课本的重要通知 Important notice about Ma Liping's Chinese textbooks (Except for CSL)



可于上课15分钟(1:15pm) 后到学校大厅课本销售处购买。💰只收现金或支票。

⚠️CSL 学生:教师会第一天通知CSL学生具体购买教材。

📣On the first day of school (9/11/22), you can go to the school to pick up the pre-ordered textbooks or buy textbooks (except CSL):

(1) If you have ordered Ma Liping textbooks online:
Students give the order receipt to the class teacher before class starts. The teacher collects the order recepts and sends teaching assistants or parent volunteers to pick up textbooks at the textbook sales desk in the lobby.

(2) To purchase Ma Liping textbooks:
It can be purchased at the textbook sales desk in the school lobby starting from 1:15 pm. 💰 Only accept cash or check.

⚠️ Order you already pre-ordered online, please do not pick up books from the textbook sales desk by yourself. All pre-ordered textbooks should be picked up by the class as a group.
⚠️CSL students: The teacher will notify CSL students of the textbook info on the first day.

Python intermediate class time and location have been changed!

❗️Python Intermediate programming 课程时间和教室号有更改!



❗️Python intermediate programming class time and location have been changed!

⏰Class time is changed to 2:50pm-3:40pm.
📍The classroom is changed to S105.

There are still seats available to register for this class!

Tuition due on 9/10 and school starts on 9/11

Tuition Payment Due Date*: September 10th, 2022

Online Enrollment Deadline: September 10th, 2022

First Day of School: Sunday, September 11th, 2022

* Payment received or postmarked after the due date is subject to a $10.00 late payment fee. The School also reserves the right to remove any student from class if full payment is not received or postmarked by the due date.

课程教室表及分布图 (Classroom Number and Map)


开学第一天是9月11日周日下午1:00-3:40, 地址是 Shaker Middle School,475 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110

如果您还没有注册课程及交费, 请尽快完成。


附件是各课程教室表和教室分布图。开学第一天, 学校将有PTA志愿者协助您.


Dear Parents,

The first day of school is Sunday, September 11, 1:00-3:40 pm at Shaker Middle School, 475 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110

If you have not registered for the course and paid for the tuition, please do so as soon as possible.

Classroom numbers for each course have been updated on the website

The attachment is the classroom list along with the floor map. On the first day of school, PTA volunteers will be there to assist you!


Chinese School Administration Team

中文学校家长值日(PTA duty signups)


中文学校新学年将在9月11日开始,您的学费中预交了$60 PTA押金,欢迎您注册中文学校家长值日获得退款。



值日时间是12:50pm 到4:00pm。

✏️请登录华社主页,点击program,然后点击school, 然后点击PTA Duty Signup 注册登记。

💰完成值日后,PTA 金辉女士(phone #401-588-2940)将会安排退款。

ℹ️如有任何关于家长值日问题,请联系PTA主席-王艳丽 Phone# 201 -892-2698

Dear parents,

The school tuition includes $40 PTA deposit per family. You can register the Chinese school parents duty to get a refund.

🗓Currently available dates for parent duty are 9/11/22;9/18/22;9/25/22 (more to come)

✏️Please log in to the Chinese community homepage, click program, then click school, then click PTA Duty Signup to register.Or click this link to sign up directly:

Duty hours are from 12:50pm to 4:00pm.

💰After completing the duty, Ms. Hui Jin (phone #401-588-2940) will arrange a refund.

ℹ️If you have any questions about parentduty, please contact PTA Chair - Ms.Yanli Wang at Phone# 201-892-2698

Chinese School Administration Team

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