November Newsletter ( Volume 11 Issue 2)

posted Oct 31, 2018, 3:57 PM by Blacksburg Chinese School   [ updated Dec 1, 2018, 5:26 AM ]


  • No Class on Nov 25, due to Thankings Giving Break.

What happened in October: 

1. BCS students participated in and gave their performances at the Mid-autumn Festival Party in Radford University on Oct 6, 2018.

3. 百家讲坛” 第三讲: 10/5 黄晶晶校长主讲: “趣味中国方言”。

4. BCS successfully hosted the 2018 Fall Party on Saturday, Oct 13, from 4:00 - 6:30 pm at Margaret Beeks Elementary Cafeteria, Blacksburg. And Candidate Flaccavento came and gave us a speech.

Take a Survey

ICR(Ichinesereader) free trial for BCS students is extended to Nov. 15. Please try it out and give us some feedback. Survey for ICR.

BCS is considering offering new classes in the coming months. Please help us by indicating your interest:
Survey for new classes.  


Want to Perform?

Anyone wants to perform please contact Sofia Midkiff (540-230-5051) as we are planning for the upcoming festivals and celebrations for school year 18-19. Singing, dancing, instruments, storytelling, martial arts, tai chi etc. 

Events in November

1. BCS students will dance again at the Dance of Nation on November 6th, at Haymarket theater.

2. Show your support for BCS on Giving Tuesday, November 27th.

3. New sponsors:

Lyric Theater

Moss Art Center


Current Classes are still OPEN for enrollment......

  • NH-Happy Chinese - These courses; are designed for age 5-8 non-heritage children with; some Chinese/immersion program; background. The goal is to; prepare students; enough basic listening and speaking skills, help them successfully step up to Heritage classes to start learning reading and writing characters. Come to join us once or twice a week for 60/90 minutes to continue exploring Chinese language and culture.
  • Chinese YoYo Group - Experience Chinese culture through a cool, fun and attractive traditional Chinese martial art. Children enrolled the regularly attending. This class will have the options to perform in NRV areas. This class is for 6+ boys and girls.
  • Chinese club @ BMS - Free enrollment for novice learners. Limited seats.

Feedbacks are welcome! 
Please send emails to for any comments, suggestions, etc.

Sponsorship Program

We started the sponsorship program and information will be posted on the website, as well as on each Newsletter. Please check it out and help the school to find more sponsors. When you need such services, please consider our kind sponsors.

Real Life Dental
Real Life Smiles
Chinese Kitchen
Oasis World Market
Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia
The Inn at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Eye Associates
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Richard Anthony, DDS
The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech

The Lyric theater - the heart of BlacksburgMoss Arts Center



Heritage classes (Sunday afternoons)
H4/H6: 1:30-3:00 pm 

H1/H2/H3/H5: 3:15-4:45 pm

Non-heritage classes
Kipps After School Chinese:  
Wednesdays, 3:45-5:00 pm
Last Class on Wed. Nov. 28.

Rainbow Rider Happy Chinese:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Last Class on Tue. Nov. 27.

Saturday Chinese:
Saturdays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Last Class on Sat. Nov. 17.

Chinese Play Group:
Saturday, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Last class on Sat. Nov. 17.


Chinese Yo-Yo
Nov. 10:   4-5 pm 
Nov. 17:   4-5 pm 
Dec. 08:   4-5 pm 

@ Community room, Blacksburg Library 

Traditional Chinese Dance:
3-5 pm, Saturdays @ BCS