August 31, 2018
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
Welcome back to another exciting year of learning at MERC Chinese School凱風中文學校. The
2018-2019 school year begins on Saturday, 9/8 at the Hayward Adult School (HAS) campus. The
campus will open at 8:30 am, and the classes will begin at 8:45 am.
We also wish to announce that due to health reasons, Principal Wu will leave the principal's position and take the post of the Treasurer this year. We sincerely wish Principal Wu a very
speedy recovery. Meanwhile, Ms. Connie Ma will assume the position of our Interim
Principal. We welcome Principal Ma and extend our deep appreciation to her for her
dedication to our school. This staff change takes effect immediately.
We wish to keep you updated on the following as well.
1. Please be aware that only fully enrolled students are allowed in their classrooms on the
opening day. In order for your child to have an uninterrupted first day of school, if you have not
registered your child, please do so as quickly as possible.
2. An enrollment confirmation packet was mailed on 8/20, to the families who have completed
the registration. If you have any questions regarding the information enclosed, please feel free
to contact us. We are happy to assist. If your child has registered but did not receive the
confirmation packet, please contact us as soon as possible. We can be reached by phone, (510)
995- 6675, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org .
3. Please be reminded, HAS campus is wide spread and composed of several buildings. For your
convenience and better security, MERC’s activities will center around Building B. There are
doors at both ends of the Building. The HAS Saturday supervisor is housed in Building B and
4. We also want to bring an urgent need to your attention. The post of PTA president is still
pending. The PTA president holds a leading role in facilitating many school activities and works
closely with the administrative team. We invite you to step forward to direct or co-direct the
PTA this year. Please let us know if you are interested in taking this most rewarding post. We
will greatly appreciate your timely support.
5. We want to thank the teachers for their efforts in preparing for their classes during summer.
Their class assignments for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows.
C1A – Ms. Siew-Chin Yeong
C1B – Ms. Diana Kuo
C2 – Ms. Melissa Hung
C3 – Ms. Janis Wu
C4/C5 – Ms. Sally Chou
C6/7/8 Middle School – Ms. Ruey Syrop
Abacus Class – Ms. Sally Chou
Chinese Calligraphy – Ms. Ruey Syrop
Mixed Media Art Class – Ms. Vanessa Wee
We look forward to seeing all of you at MERC Chinese School this coming Saturday, 9/8.
MERC Admin Team
Diana Kuo, Ph.D., Founder & CEO
Connie Ma, Interim Principal
Jane Wu, Treasurer
Janis Wu, Curriculum
Hsufeng Ko, Webmaster