[ECS Announcement] November 20, 2020

English Version

No Classes Thanksgiving Break November 29th


Principal Office Hours

Principal virtual office hours on Sunday 2PM to 4PM. Zoom Meeting ID: 707 495 2619   Password: ECSboard



Recitation Volunteer Meeting Dec. 6th 3pm-4pm NEW

Zoom Meeting ID : 990 564 0971   Password : meet2020

Meeting will go over the competition rules and scoring standards. Attendees will receive 1 point. Please contact Academics if you are unable to attend.


Recitation Competition

Competition will be held on 12/13. Please help your student prepare. All students are required to participate.  Please report absence to your teacher by 11/22/2020 and submit a recitation video by 12/13/2020 1:00pm to Academics . (Contest Rules )


Biliteracy Conference NEW

Slides and audio file of last week’s conference are up for those that missed it!


Seal of Biliteracy Test Registration URGENT

The last 2020 Seal of Biliteracy TestAAPPLis scheduled on December 19 and 20 (registration deadline 12/14). Due to COVID, at-home testing is being offered. Registration is done through NCACLS website. Students with a score passing the certification standard will be rewarded according to ECS School Team policy. Please contact Ms. Huang for questions related to registration, examinations and the Seal of Biliteracy, or parent volunteer opportunities.


ECS Typing Team Recruitment

Greater Washington area Inter-school Chinese Character Recognition Competition is scheduled to be held on 5/22/2021. ECS School Team will start training in December from 16:00-16:30. We are currently recruiting for Elementary Group (3rd -5th grade) & Middle School Group (6th-8th grade).


Mandarin Online Tutoring

ECS Typing Team will be providing tutoring through Zoom every Saturday 5pm-6pm, including pinyin typing, homework and recitation assistance. All Zhuyin & Pinyin students are welcomed. (Sign up form )



Fall Fundraising

The fundraising team is preparing for holiday gift sales and bidding auctions. We are looking for popular items or restaurant gift cards. Every family donating a gift worth $15 will receive 1 service point and you can also request a tax deduction certificate. Contact Fundraising if you have any ideas. Last date to donate is 11/30. The auction bidding activity will last for two weeks with delivery before Christmas.


Here’s a sample donation letter to use.

Items like gift cards, virtual violin lessons, swimming lessons, Kavalan Whiskey, Wine, would all be excellent.   


Virtual Club NEW

We welcome teachers, parents, and students to join us on 11/28 5:30pm to make Honey Pork Ribs. Senior adult virtual visit and performance and Lunar New Year online celebrations will be happening.   Please sign up online.


Global Speech Battle

In order to strengthen ties with overseas Chinese Schools and student relations, Overseas Community Affairs Council will be hosting the first Global Speech Battle for Overseas Chinese School Students from November 9th to 30th.  The total prize for the competition is as high as $9,300.


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