With wonderful team collaboration and parental support, the 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration was a great success! The Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the tradition of China. MERC Chinese School has committed to celebrating Chinese New Year since the school began in 1995. Every year, MERC teachers and parents spend time and efforts to organize a festive celebration event. The purpose is to let our young generations, our children, our grandchildren… who were born in the US, have an opportunity to experience the Chinese culture and tradition. This annual festive event, therefore, is not only a “celebration”, but also a part of our cultural curriculum. Hats off to ALL for your great support!
The 2019 Chinese New Year Day - February 5, 2019
Have a Happy, healthy, and Prosperous Chinese New Year, the Year of the Pig!
新年快樂! 恭喜發財! Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Our special appreciation goes to the following individuals and groups:
Event Committee- Principal Connie Ma, Chair and Coordinator
Our Teachers and adorable students-
C1A – Ms. Siew-Chin Yeong C1B – Mrs. Diana Kuo C2 – Ms. Melissa Hung
C3 – Ms. Janis Wu C4/5 – Ms. Sally Chou C6/7/8 – Ms. Ruey Syrop
Abacus Class- Ms. Sally Chou Art Classes- Ms. Christina Huang Ms. Vanessa Wee
Guest Dance Instructor- Ms. Emily Lu, C1B dance performance
Room Parents- who have helped making videos, props and support the class performance
C1A: Mr. Richard Coleman C1B: Ms. Maylyne Mamonong/Ms. Ximena Esparza/Ms. Hedy Young
C2: Ms. Tracy Long C3: Ms. Mindy Lo C4/5: Ms. Karie Lin C6/7/8: Ms. Angela Williams
PTA- President Ms. Angela Williams and her team-
photography Coordinator- Mr. Stephen Kwok
Sound system Coordinator- Mr. Bill Ou
Event luncheon Coordinator- Ms. Angela Williams and Ms. Shao Wong
Event Coordinators- Ms. Mindy Lo Ms. Christine Cheung Ms. Shio Wong Ms. Maggie Mui Ms. Tracy Long Ms. Liliana Olivares
MC Team- Tomi Chen (C7 student) and Karissa Chu (Alumnus & TA)
Game Booth Managers- C6/7/8 students and TAs
Trisha Ho Jason Leung Kyan Mui Aiden Turng Avana Williams Tomi Chen Alex Huang Jannyce Chen Emma Kwok Anise Williams
TA: Karissa Chu Adam Wu Malik Wu
Richard Wong and Kyan Mui’s families- brought in their own table games
Jason Leung’s family- donated the beverages
Finally, a round of applause to all of the families and friends,
who went above and beyond in helping serve food, decorate the Multipurpose Room and cleanup afterwards.