Sharon Chinese School

SCS Had a Wonderful Chinese New Year of Monkey Celebration

January 23 was a mysterious day as the east coast was waiting for the blizzard to hit. School heads were constantly checking the weather forecast and finally decided that Sharon Chinese School New Year celebration would go on as scheduled. For Sharon Chinese School community, the location was as mysterious as the weather as it was our first time to have our event there.

Snowflakes started falling when school head, teachers, and parents arrived at the Congregational Church of Canton. But,  everyone’s eyes were wide-open as soon as they entered the church to see a beautiful hall with a good sized stage. Immediately everyone started decorating the stage. Students’ painting and drawing were posted and foods were brought in.

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At 2:20 p.m., the event started with the principal and teachers wishing everyone Happy Chinese New Year on stage! After the principal’s speech, students began to perform their best. A variety of interesting performance brought the happiness and warms to the audience. Little monkeys in the “Over the Monkey Mountain” brought laughter to the audience; “Where is the Spring” song brought us the imagination of the spring in such a snowy day; Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan by Grandma Yu gave audience an authentic taste of Tai Chi.  The program had a long list of fantastic performance such as music poetry recitation, short snippets about Chinese New Year, a tongue twister, Chinese story telling of a light monkey, Chinese songs of Ducks-counting and All Over the Love and Passion by kids and parents, a talk show about how to make a million dollars quickly, Chinese song of Childhood, Chinese chorus of Picking Fruits and Zodiac song, story of Chinese myth recitation, yoga, a short drama about foreigners in China, poems of today and tomorrow recitation, and martial arts show.

Performance was followed by dinner which was served by all teachers. Students and parents enjoyed various tasty food, made by parents and famous restaurants in the area. Dinner included sushi, meats, Meicai Kourou, spring rolls, tea eggs, pancakes, vegetarian delights, meats in lettuces wrap, desserts, candies, cookies, among others. Slide show and raffle tickets were drawn. Audience enjoyed both food and slide shows while a few lucky ones won fabulous gift cards from Target, Wegman’s Supermarket, Sichuan Gourmet, PF Chang’s, or Kyoto Steakhouse and Sushi Restaurant.

The event ended with youngsters getting the red envelops from the principal before they left the church. The heavy snow now could not stop the guests from smiling. Indeed, everyone had a great time: great atmosphere, great show, great food and great place!  Without the hard work of Mrs. Xue to contact the businesses in the area for donations, to write the calligraphy and draw the monkeys to decorate the stage, to go to Braintree to get the sound system and lights, the hard work of Mrs. Zhao to build the performance list, to direct students during the event, the hard work of Mrs. Wan to create the event flyer and the program, the efforts of all the teachers to coach their students and to serve the food, the hard work of Mr. Libo Huang to make the slideshow, the effort of Nancy to get this facility for the event, and the efforts by all parents who came to set up and clean up afterwards, the event would not be as a great success as it was!  For their dedications to the school and the event, we want to say: “ Thank you!”

 


1月23日对波士顿地区的人们来说是个稍有神秘感的星期六。暴雪刚刚袭击了华盛顿和纽约,一路北上,什么时间会到波士顿?雪会下多大?人们在不情愿中等待着。沙龙中文学校校委会几天来一直在密切关注天气状况。上午10点,预报说下午4点以后, 波城才有小雪,于是校委会决定2016迎猴年庆祝活动按时举行。活动地点也如同天气一样神秘,因为只有三个人去看过我们第一次用的这个场地。

雪比预报的早来了两个多小时。雪花霏霏中所有老师和一些家长提前来到礼堂布置。当进到带有中型舞台的宽敞明亮的大厅时,每个人的眼睛都为之一亮!一双双手马上忙碌起来,卖抽奖彩票,张贴学生绘画作品,装饰舞台和大厅,安装调试音响和灯光,摆放食物和饮料…浓浓的年味儿弥漫开来!

下午2点20分,庆祝活动以校长带领全体老师上台给大家拜年并致词开始。三代人带来的唱歌,跳舞,乐器,诗朗诵,瑜伽,脱口秀,讲笑话,武术等各种表演接踵而至,观众掌声迭起。英文写作班的同学穿插介绍中国传统习俗。根据经典动画片改编的音乐剧“过猴山”打破了以往按照年级表演的惯例,从全校召集演员,是今年的一个力作;刚刚学中文半年的学前班孩子们演唱的“春天在哪里”,把观众从这样一个雪天带到了鸟语花香的春天;于奶奶太极功夫扇的一招一式都透出了太极的地道风味;专业声乐老师和爱好唱歌的家长同台高歌送祝福。学生们用流利的汉语娓娓讲述古老的中国神话,感情饱满地朗诵诗歌,激情四射地表演短剧。真是一场迎新春的欢庆会,更是一个展示教与学成果的盛会!

演出结束后,十几张圆桌瞬间摆开,全体老师给大家服务晚餐。家长自制的和来自当地著名餐馆的荤素冷热,甜点水果,应有尽有。大家一边享受美食,一边观看一年回顾的幻灯片。抽奖活动的幸运儿们欢欢喜喜地拿到了赞助商家的礼品卡。

每位孩子在离开时都从校长那里得到了红包,此刻大雪已无法阻止每个人脸上洋溢的微笑。刚刚度过的是一个多么美妙的下午啊:优雅的环境,精彩的表演,美味的食物,勃勃的生机!感谢所有老师,学生和家长志愿者们同心协力和众多商家的无私支持。沙龙中文学校一定不负众望,新的一年里向着设定的长远目标坚定地迈进!

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