Go For The Gold…
The Chinese Department would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the entire SIS community for their support in staging China Day. The event would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our Support and Maintenance staff, who did everything from build game equipment, donate food and set up the field. We also need to thank the teacher volunteers, and the student volunteers, some of whom worked for the entire day! We’d also like to thank all those in attendance.
Seeing the students’ eyes widen before digging into their cotton candy, skillfully dodging Mr. Dai’s recycled newspaper dodge balls with more skill than Neo from the Matrix, proudly exchanging their zodiac cards for raffle tickets and walking along merrily with their friends made this day truly enjoyable for all of the Chinese teachers.
We also need to give a special thank you to our corporate sponsors for donating such wonderful prizes for the raffle. The cool prizes added much excitement to the evening. We’d also like to thank the teachers who offered up delicious baked goods and services. The whole elementary school is curious to know if Ms. Hominski’s fashion sense will be enough to make Will Wilding even better-looking!
All proceeds from our China Day Celebration will go towards building environmentally sustainable, biogas unit for households and maintaining school facilities in WeiNing, Guizhou. WeiNing is one of China’s most impoverished areas.
With the bulk of the fundraising efforts for the school’s service projects in Guizhou (through the Winter Bazaar and China Day) behind us, we now look to the students to create their own learning opportunities to make a difference in Guizhou. Advisory groups and the E-club have already made steps to publicize this cause and raise awareness amongst the student body. We are confident that our students will come up with more ways to learn about sustainable development and gain a deeper understanding of the potential and limitations of biofuels in curbing the use of fossil fuels.
We’d also like to remind students that the zodiac cards featured during China Day will continue to be on sale starting Tuesday, January 25th, package of 12 cards costs 10rmb and can be bought through your Chinese teacher. See if your package includes the special edition gold cards. The person who can collect the greatest number of golden sets (i.e. All 12 golden zodiac cards) can lay claim to the ultimate grand prize to be announced on March 4th: A golden Ipod Nano!
From all of us in the Chinese Department, Happy Year of the Rabbit 兔(tù) you all!
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