Mandarin

WELCOME TO STS PHILIP AND JAMES SCHOOL, WELCOME TO MANDARIN CLASS      2016-2017!

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                                                                                                                10-4-2016
Dear Parents,                                   

I have given the third and fourth graders a project on the Great Wall of China. They are free to be as creative as they want as long as it pertains to the history or architecture of the Great Wall of China.

I look forward to seeing what they come with by October 28th(due date) ! 


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                                                                                                                9-6-2016

I am Susan Porcelli, the Mandarin Language teacher. I graduated from Rhode Island College with a master’s degree in Education. I believe many of you already know me if you are not new to SSPJ family! I have been a proud member of this family for 5 years.  SSPJ has offered Mandarin classes for more than 10 years! What an outstanding pioneer among all schools on Long Island!

 

Thanks to our school leaders and parish, this year we have a brand new look in our classroom, all new windows making it nice and bright!

To all students in 4th and 5th grade, this year we are adding one more class for them each week, so they will have a little more time to practice and enjoy their Mandarin learning experience.

For the younger grades, we will continue building up vocabulary and simple conversations through different fun learning ways.   

Parents, as you know, it is very important for you to be involved with your children’s learning activities. I would like to pass on some information that Smithtown School District Adult Education will be offering Beginner’s Mandarin Lessons this year! I will teach the class Tuesday evening there! This will be a great opportunity for you to know what your kids are learning in school and maybe you can even help your child get ahead in class! Hope to see you there!

 

Information:

Smithtown Central School District Adult Education Fall 2016
BEGINNERS’ MANDARIN- A FUN WAY TO LEARN ABOUT CHINA

Susan Porcelli                                                                                    HSE Room 109

This beginner-level class is for all who want to learn Mandarin – the most widely spoken language in the world. Participants will gain a tremendous knowledge from basic pronunciation to characters evolution. During the classes, we will concentrate on Pinyin (pronunciation) and characters (Chinese written words), which will help you speak and form meaningful sentences.


Come join us! Use what you learn to start a conversation with your classmates or with your child. Learn for fun or for your kids! Either way this class will enhance your knowledge in general or your life in the future!

Class starts Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10 Sessions                                                                                                    Fee: $65
7:30-9:30                                                                                             Out of Dist. $73                                                                                                        Senior Citizen fee: $53

TEL: 631-382-2090

A glance at our classes from previous years: 

                           We are singing "Happy Birthday in Mandarin for Abby.

 
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In Mandarin the month of May 
 Blooms much love for Mom and God!


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It was such a  fun day making dumpling with the third graders! Thanks to the helpful Moms - Mrs. Fazzini and Mrs. Rubenstrunk who made this day very memorable! 

A special thank you goes out  to Mrs. Testa, Mrs. Howard and Mrs. Ewald for supporting this program!
We learned to make dumplings and we  learned to use chopsticks!

Also the Second and Fifth Graders' family tree projects came out great too!
Thank you all for your tremendous effort in making it so successful!

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Christmas Singing