Dear Ding Hao Families,
Betty Foo and the teachers would like to welcome all parents to join them at the Character Recognition Program at the lower pod tomorrow morning at 10:15 for classes pre-K through Middle 3/Pinyin.  Classes will begin at the usual time of 9:30AM and the Character Recognition Program will begin at 10:15AM and run until approximately 11AM.   Refreshments will be served at the end of the program.  Betty, the teachers, and the PTO are looking forward to seeing you there.
Mrs. Foo, the teachers, and the PTO also wish the upper level students the best of luck as they take their YCT and HSK tests.  The PTO will be providing snacks for the upper level students in the pod outside the upper level classrooms at the conclusion of their tests.
As a reminder about the Character Recognition Program :
This is designed to be a fun, low pressure event for the students and an opportunity for them to demonstrate their knowledge of Chinese characters after all of their hard work.   All students in levels pre-k through pinyin/middle 3 will participate in the group demonstration with their classes and all students will receive a participation award. After the group demonstration, students who have signed up in advance with their teacher will then participate in the individual competition with other members of their class.  The judges will be looking for correct translation in Mandarin and English, good pronunciation, and correct tones.
The number of individual prizes that will be awarded in each class is determined by the class size and number of participants from each class.  Class size varies quite a bit through the levels and Mrs. Foo and the teachers want to give the kids a fair shot at winning an individual prize. After careful consideration, the following is a breakdown of the number of prizes that will be awarded in each class:
Pre-K – 1st,  2nd, and 3rd place
K – 1st and 2nd place
Middle 1 – 1st and 2nd place
Middle 2 – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
Pinyin/Middle 3 – 1st place
Please let us know if you have questions.