BCS September Newsletter

posted Sep 1, 2020, 12:13 PM by Blacksburg Chinese School

Blacksburg Chinese School

September 2020


Volume 04 Issue 9

What will happen:

  • The non-Heritage Chinese program started on August 31!
  • No class on Sep. 6th, Labor Day Break!
  • BCS students will give their performance on the Mid-autumn Festival celebration on VT.
  • The online stories will continue coming for BCS kids.

What happened during the summer break:

In June 

1. Ms. Ye Ding started her tenure as the 15th principal of Blacksburg Chinese School and made her first briefing to the BCS Board on June 3rd.

2. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Blacksburg Chinese School decided to offer a free 6-week heritage program for kindergarten students from early July to middle August and started preparatory work. Ma Liping Kindergarten Chinese textbook was adopted for this program.

In July 
1. About 30 children had enrolled in the free 6-week heritage, which started on July 5th.

2. Blacksburg Chinese School decided to switch to “Ma Liping (MLP) Chinese” textbooks for all its heritage Chinese programs. All the students had been tested and assigned to appropriate classes in the coming fall program.

3. Mr. Zhi Qi, a famous Chinese author and publisher, held a storytime with BCS kids via Zoom and told fun stories about animals.

In August

1. On August 1, Ms. Yuling Qiu, the principal of the Zhiyuan Foreign Language Elementary School in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China and a famous Chinese educator, held a storytime with BCS kids via Zoom and delivered a fun lecture about Chinese characters.

2. The fall heritage program of Blacksburg Chinese School, which was fully online, started on August 16. The enrollment had exceeded 80.

3. The online storytime with BCS kids through Zoom continued on August 29 with Mr. Jianhua Li, the principal of the Elite Cradle International School in Zhengzhou, Henan, China, and a famous Chinese educator. Mr. Li told fun stories about Chinese martial arts (kung fu) and how it was integrated into Chinese education and culture.


Want to Perform?

Anyone wants to perform please contact Michelle Broecher (phone: 540-357-5888, email: dasmteam@gmail.com) 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 September

1. The online non-Heritage Chinese program will be fully launched!

2. No class on Sep. 6th, Labor Day Break!

3. BCS students will give their performance on the Mid-autumn Festival celebration on VT.

4. The online stories will continue coming for BCS kids.

Current Classes

  • NH-Happy Chinese - Those courses are designed for age 5+ non-heritage children who do not speak Chinese at home. The goal is to introduce students to Chinese culture and language and cultivate cross-cultural appreciation and understanding. Come to join us online once or twice a week for 60/90 minutes to explore the 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 option to perform in NRV areas. This class is for 6+ boys and girls. And the class is free to everyone.

Feedbacks are welcome! Please send emails to president@blacksburgchineseschool.org 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
SpicityBlacksburg, VA
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Hunan King, Blacksburg, VA
Dance. tech, Blacksburg, VA
Lenzkes Clamping Tools Inc, Christiansburg, VA
 SpicityBlacksburg  Moss Arts Center   


Heritage classes
Sunday afternoons, 10:00 am ~ 2:40 pm

K/H1/H2: 10:00 ~ 11:30 am

H2/H3/H4/H5: 1:15 ~ 2:40 pm

Non-heritage classes

Mon-Sat for online individual and group session


Culture Program

Chinese Yo-Yo (TBD)

@ the Community Room of Blacksburg Library 

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