Weekly briefing:

  1. 2017-2018 Registration updates, new teachers and new classes.
  2. Road to Success, seminar series, 大學申請系列讲座。August 24, @7:00pm at Cultural Center.
  3. Accel Academy’s SAT Prep classes and Testing classes for the fall starts to sign up. Students from GHCS will receive additional 10% off plus 10% sign-up before August 23.  
  4. Apply the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) information.
  5. 第六届《侨报》作文比赛。参赛主题:“爱在我身边”或“说说你学习中文有趣的故事”,


    1. 2017年中国海外交流协会将继续举办第六届“海外华裔青少年中华文化大赛”。光华七年级以上学生将在10月8日参加。
    2. News from other organization: Host family and Triumph Music Festival at Academy of Music



  1. New Teachers and New Classes:
    • Welcome new teachers:
      • Yi Lu-- G1C, Teaching Experience: 6 years at Yinghua Chinese Language School and 3 years at Newtown Yardley Chinese school; Starting Chinese after school program at Grey Nun Academy, 2015.
      • Jian Huang—Wei Qi (Go), substitute instructor at GHCS last year.
    • New classes:
      • Zumba @Tuesday night at Cultural Center by Lynne Gissi 6:00-7:00pm
      • Children Choir @Sunday 4:00-5:00pm by Yuan Liu, Vocal music teacher for kids Standard bel canto practice in every class; Practice Chinese songs and English songs Chorus for the whole group from 2012; Teaching at the GHCS Summer Program and kids love her.
  2. GPCCC will start a new seminar series-- “Road to Success”, 大學申請系列 . The first topic will be on August 24, 7:00pm at the Cultural Center<


    Topic: College Application Processes and Related Information

    Present: Mrs. Jennifer Hopkins (Upper Dublin High School College Counselor)


    Date: Thursday, 08/24/2017

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Location: Greater Philadelphia Chinese Cultural Center

    Fee: Member $10, Non-Member $20

    Questions: Joyce 267.288.8617

    If you are interested, please go to https://goo.gl/forms/EHUT76H5Qa960BqD3 to sign up. Thanks.


  3. Accel Academy will offer their SAT Testing classes and Regular SAT Program to our GHCS students. 10% off for our GHCS students plus 10% off for the early sign up by August 23 (The extended date only for our students). Also, Accel opens two Classes--Enrichment English and Enrichment Math on Sundays at our school for students 4th grade above. Instruction by PA Certified English & Math Teacher. Please register ASAP.

    In the coming fall semester, Accel Academy will offer their Regular SAT Program, including SAT Prep Regular Class, SAT Testing Class, SAT II Subjects Class, etc. and SAT Testing Classes at GPCCC or MCCC for our GHCS students. The Regular SAT program will be held on Saturdays, from 8:30am – 4:30pm and the SAT Testing Classes which will give “real” tests every month on Saturdays from 9am to 3:00pm.


    Registration form is enclosed and please register ASAP. Accel Academy will give our GHCS student 10% off for any Accel’s classes they are taking. Also, you will receive another 10% discount if you mail your application by August 23 or if you drop your application by Aug 26 at GPCCC, 905 Lenmar Drive, Blue Bell.

    Registration can be done in several ways:

    1. Fill out the Registration Form, write a check payable to Accel Academy, and mail the form and the check back to Accel Academy post marked no later than Aug 23, 2017.
    2. Fill out the Registration Form and write a check payable to Accel Academy, bring them to GPCCC on Aug 26 between 9am – 12pm.
    3. Fill out online at http://www.accelacademy.net/ and make a note “GHCS” at the Parent Work Number Line and you will receive a discount from Accel.

    Accel will hold a placement test on Aug 26 at GPCCC starting 9am. Please prepare to attend if you don’t have official SAT score.

    Please notice that the class will be held at GPCCC if you do the registration through GHCS. No other campus site is applicable.


  4. Applying President’s Volunteer Service Award:

    Guang Hua Chinese school is an official Certifying Organization for The President's Volunteer Service Award. If any students are interested in applying the award, please contact Hongxia Fan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition.

    Eligibility: Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.


    Hours by Award




    Kids (5-10)




    Teens (11-15)




    Young Adults (16-25)




    Adults (26 and older)




    Families and Groups*




    President’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.

    *Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total.


  5. The 6th Writing Competition by Qiao Bao Deadline is October 15. 参加《侨报》第六届美国少年儿童中文大赛, 截稿日期十月十五日。
    • 大赛组别:儿童组(8至10岁)/少儿组(11至13岁)/ 少年组(14至16岁)(须来美五年以上或在美国出生8至16岁少年儿童)
    • 参赛主题:爱在我身边”或“说说你学习中文有趣的故事
    • 大赛奖品:初赛优胜者将获颁证书和奖品。/ 决赛每个年龄组分设一、二、三等奖。/每组一等奖500元奖品(1名),二等奖300元奖品(1名),三等奖200元奖品(1名),优胜奖(若干),均颁发奖状。
    • 参赛方式:请参赛的同学在十月十五日以前,将参赛作品送到This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 或交给张向红副校长。
  6. Chinese History and Cultural Competition on Oct 8. 2017年中国海外交流协会第六届“海外华裔青少年中华文化大赛”

    像往年一样,光华中文学校七年级以上的学生将要参加“海外华裔青少年中华文化大赛”。美国初赛时间为10月8日。考试复习资料可以在http://www.hwjyw.com/content/2012/03/26/24155.shtml 下载。文化中心将复印一批,FCFS。希望家长们督促孩子们利用假期时间提前复习。

  7. News from other organizations:
    1. Hosts for Hospitals: 16 month-old Yunrong from China in association with her being treated for a retino-blastoma at Wills Eye hospital in Center City. Need lodging for about 3 months. (Information is attached)
    2. Winners Recital Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 at Academy of Music Ballroom. (Information is attached)