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Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA
Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
info@shurenschool.org
510-841-8899
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA
Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA

Plum Garden / 梅园书栈

梅园报晓 Plum Garden News—No.16 January 26 – January 30 Kindergarten / First grade Important dates 1/31 Shu Ren Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration. 3:00PM-5: 30PM 2/7 Solano Lunar New Year Parade. Starts at 11:00AM. 2/16 President’s day. School Closed. 2/17-2/20 Winter Camp. Extended day care provided. Sign-up for the Camp is needed at the Administrative Office. Dear Parents, 新年快乐! 恭贺新禧! Happy Chinese New Year! Gong he xin xi! I hope everyone is healthy, and peaceful in the year of OX. “生日快乐! 思哲! Happy Birthday! Oscar!” Oscar turned 7 years old on Jan 25. Two Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations are coming up. Below is the information of events’ schedules. Please save your dates for these celebrations. The children are encouraged to wear Chinese outfits on both events. Saturday, Jan 31 – Shu Ren Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Arrival 3:30pm – 4:15pm: Performance 4:15pm – 5:30pm: Arts and Crafts, Food, and Shu Ren tours * We would like to have our students be at the school at 3pm so that we will have some time to get ready for their performance. * Saturday, Feb 7 – Solano Avenue Lunar New Year Celebration. The parade starts at 11am. We will need to get ready for the parade from 10:30 – 10:45am on Solano Avenue. I will post more details about the schedule and location, as we get closer to the day. Last Thursday, we all enjoyed our Chinatown adventure very much. We visited Bart stations, Chinese herbal shops, food markets, Dim Sum shops, restaurants, and the library. Thanks Andrew for treating us to the yummy lunch and...

Bamboo Garden News, Jan. 20th-23rd, 2009

Important dates: 1/31 Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration at Shu Ren School. 3:00PM-5:30PM 2/7 Solano Lunar New Year Parade. Starts at 11:00AM 2/16 President’s Day. School Closed. 2/17-2/20 Winter Camp. Extended day care provided. Please sign up for the Camp at the Administrative Office. Dear parents, “新年快乐xin nian kuai le ” (Happy New Year). As you already know, our Chinese New Year Celebration at Shu Ren is coming soon on Jan. 31st, 2009. All pre-K children are excited for it. Here is the schedule for that day from the Head of School: We would like to have our students be at the school at 3pm so that we will have some time to get ready for their performance. (Shu Ren Pre-K children, please dress in Chinese outfits. If you don’t have one, please let me or Sophie (Luca’s mom) know and you can borrow one from Luca.) -3:00pm – 3:30pm: Arrival -3:30pm – 4:15pm: Performance by Shu Ren students (pre-K, K/first grade classes and after-school program) -4:15pm – 5:30pm: Arts and Crafts (making lanterns etc…), food (Thank you Nathan for the dim sum), and Shu Ren tours For the following week, Feb. 7th, here is the schedule of the Solano Lunar New Year Parade from the Head of School: (If your child is not able to participate, please let me know in advance, thank you!) – It starts at 11:00am – We will need to get ready for the parade 10:30 – 10:45am. – Please have Chinese outfits ready. Last week: We introduced what are the lucky phrases we say on Chinese New Year and the meaning of the...

Plum Garden / 梅园书栈

梅园报晓 Plum Garden News—No. 15 January 19 – January 23 Kindergarten / First grade Important dates 1/22 Oakland Chinatown field trip. 10:00AM-2:00PM 1/26 Chinese New Year day. School closed. 1/31 Shu Ren Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration. 3:00PM-5: 30PM 2/7 Solano Lunar New Year Parade. Starts at 11:00AM 2/16 President’s day. School Closed. 2/17-2/20 Winter Camp. Extended day care provided. Sign-up for the Camp is needed at the Administrative Office. Dear Parents, Two Chinese Lunar New Year celebration events are coming up. Shu Ren International School will hold a Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 31st from 3pm to 5:30pm. The performance will start at 3:30PM. All of the students that are in pre-K, K, first grade, and the after-school class will be performing. We will also participate in the 2009 Solano Lunar New Year Parade. This is the second year of the Lunar New Year Celebration in Albany. The event is in cooperation with the Albany Unified School District and the Solano Avenue Association. The parade is on Saturday, February 7th and starts at 11AM. There are several local Chinese schools and programs that will participate in the parade. This is a very good opportunity for Shu Ren to join a local community event. We need to let the community know that we have been offering many wonderful language and culture programs in our school. We need your support to make it happen. More details and children arrival schedules will be posted. Please mark these dates in your calendars to celebrate these events! Tomorrow will be a big historical day for the United States—The first African-American...

Bamboo Garden News, Jan 12th-16th, 2009

Important dates: 01/19 MLK Jr. Day. School closed. 01/26 Chinese New Year day. School closed. 01/31 Celebration party for Chinese New Year, 3-5:30pm, details will be updated later Dear Parents: “新年好,新年好”-Happy Chinese New Year. As Chinese New Year is coming, I appreciate that all children are trying hard to prepare for our performance, singing and dancing. We are very excited to show our hard work on Jan. 31st. Please look forward to it. I am hoping that all parents can prepare Chinese costumes for your children, if they are going to attend our Celebration event. If you have any questions, please let me know. Last week: We introduced the story of WHY we celebrate Chinese New Year and three things that “年兽” (the demon Nian, who appears on Chinese New Year) is afraid of. This week: The lucky phrases we say in Chinese New year and their meaning. Music: 新年好! (新年好,新年好,大家团圆过新年,我们唱歌,我们跳舞,祝你牛年行大运) 恭喜 恭喜! (每条大街小巷,每个人的嘴里,见面第一句话,就是恭喜 恭喜,恭喜 恭喜恭喜 恭喜你呀,恭喜 恭喜恭喜 恭 喜你。) Story: Nick’s Chinese New Year Activity: Say “恭喜 恭喜” (gongxi gongxi) to your friends Jan. 12th: (Language, art) We introduced that an apple means “平平安安”, which also means be safe in the next year. Also, we introduced that the new year will be 牛 (cow/ox) year. We had an art project about cows. Jan. 13th: (Art) A fish represents “年年有余” which means we had abundance at the end of year. We created a fish project that we hung on the entrance to bamboo garden. Jan. 14th: (Language, PE) We learned one more phrase “大吉大利”, and the symbol of the phrase is orange. We had a fun activity that one...

Plum Garden / 梅园书栈

梅园报晓 Plum Garden News—No. 14 January 12 – January 16 Kindergarten / First grade Important dates 01/19        MLK Jr. Day. School closed. 01/22        Oakland Chinatown field trip.    10:00AM-2:00PM 01/26        Chinese New Year day. School closed. 01/31        Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration.    3:00PM-5: 30PM Dear Parents, 咚咚隆咚镪! / Dong dong long dong qiang! (Drumbeat) The Plum Gardeners are practicing a lion dance for our Chinese New Year celebration. We follow the drumbeat and sniff, run, and bow like a lion. School will hold a Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 31 from 3pm to 5:30pm. The performance will start at 3:30PM. All of the students that are in pre-K, K, first grade, and the after-school class will be performing. Please mark this date in your calendars to celebrate this event! More details and children arrival schedules will be posted. On Thursday, 1/22, we will have a field trip to Oakland Chinatown. We will take the Bart to 12th Street Oakland Center and walk to Chinatown. We will also have lunch at Silver Dragon Restaurant (10th and Webster). I would like to ask you to buy a round trip Bart ticket for your child and send $10.00 (for lunch) in cash to school with your child. The Bart fare is $1.55 for a one-way ride and $3.10 for a round trip (North Berkeley «—» 12th Street Oakland Center). If you and your child ride Bart very often during the weekends, my suggestion is that it’s cheaper for you to purchase a red children’s Bart ticket. It costs $9.00 but is good for a $24.00...