[世界日报】萊镇華人慶新年 盼「一個村庄,一個夢想」

萊克星頓華人協會(CAAL)兩年一次的春節慶祝會10日晚上在該鎮Minuteman區域高中舉行。約500華洋居民在喜樂氣氛中歡慶中國新年。會中組織者邀該鎮官員高舉「一個村庄,一個夢想」的中英文字牌,表達心聲、呼籲團結。

華協會長王衛東表示,1980年代成立以來,CAAL 每兩年舉辦全鎮性中國新年慶祝活動。即使近來鎮上華人對「亞裔細分」有不同的聲音,這項傳統活動依舊繼續。

活動籌委主席王華說,今年活動主題「一個村庄,一個夢想」意在鼓勵求同存異,共同為參與鎮內公共事務,增強華人影響力和更好的明天努力。【阅读全文】

[Lexington Minuteman] One Village, One Dream: Lexington Celebrates Chinese New Year

As some 400 people ate the last bits of fish with sour cabbage sauce, family-style tofu and other Chinese dishes on their plates, a drumbeat filled the air at the Minuteman High School cafeteria Saturday, Feb. 10.

Accompanied by clashing cymbals, the drumbeats–heavy enough to resonate in one’s chest–continued as several people held aloft a red Chinese dragon and snaked through the room. In the back of the cafeteria, a cluster of girls in pink tutus stood on a staircase, while martial artists in black satin pants and black t-shirts stood just to the side of the performance area—all waiting for their turn to perform. The Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL)’s bi-annual Chinese New Year Celebration was in full swing, ringing in the year of the dog and kicking off CAAL’s 35th anniversary. [Read full report]

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2018 莱克星顿华人迎新晚宴

 

旺旺旺!恭贺新禧!狗年大吉!2018莱克星顿华人迎新晚宴将于2月10日在Minuteman高中隆重举行。届时莱镇男女老少将欢聚一堂,品尝佳肴晚宴,欣赏精彩表演。本次活动有从幼儿到老人的近百人强大演员阵容。既有舞龙,舞狮,武术,空竹,京剧,古筝,太极剑,诗词歌赋等传统节目,也有芭蕾,魔术,广场舞,四重唱等现代演出。中西荟萃,精彩纷呈。让我们一起热热闹闹过大年,欢欢喜喜迎新春!

时间:2/10周六晚6-9点

地点:  758 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

票价:$30/成人,$20/老人 (65岁 ), 孩子 (3 -12岁)

购票网站:CNY.weform.net

座位有限,欲购从速!

莱镇华协/CAAL

CAAL Youth Instrumental Ensemble Performs for Elderly Housing and Nursing Homes

Despite the freezing cold outside, it’s warm as spring and full of festival atmosphere inside. During the last weekend of 2017, CAAL Youth Instrumental Ensemble (“YIE”) had brought a variety of holiday classics from both Eastern and Western cultures to the local communities such as the elderly housing campus and nursing home in Lexington.  Since its inception in December, 2016, CAAL YIE has reached out to the local communities such as the nursing homes eight times to share the holiday spirit and warmth with the elderly residents in Lexington. The ensemble’s wonderful performances have been warmly welcomed by the audience.

Chinese Community Actively Support LEF

Chinese Americans actively participated annual fundraising events organized by Lexington Education Foundation (LEF).  This year, more Chinese American residents volunteered and attended the LEF Free Global Party and Annual Gala. CAAL also sent “CAALphabet” team to the Annual LEF Trivia Bee. The younger generation raised $740 for LEF by participating Annual Kids Triathlon.

The Lexington Education Foundation brings the community together to build and sustain the excellence of the Lexington Public Schools through funding innovations in teaching and learning in all nine schools.

CAAL to Host Mini-Citizen’s Academy on Sunday, Dec 3

Event Date: Sunday, Dec 3, 2017, 2pm – 4pm

您想了解Lexington镇政府的组成和运作吗?你想参与Lexington镇里的各项事务吗?请来参加CAAL组织的Mini-Citizen’s Academy Seminar吧:

When:   Sunday (12/3/2017) 2pm – 4pm

Where:  Cary Library Large Meeting Room

Invited Speakers:

Suzie Barry (Chair, Board of Selectmen)

Michelle Ciccolo (Vice Chair, Board of Selectmen) — Town Government

Eileen Jay (Vice Chair, School Committee, CAAL member) — Lexington Schools

Peter Lee (Town Meeting Member, 20/20 Committee, CAAL member) — How to get involved

Light refreshments will be provided

Lexington School Start Time Survey

Hello Parents;

In March 2016, Superintendents belonging to the Middlesex League of Superintendents released a joint statement regarding their intention to look at school start times for high school students. There is a great deal of research on the topic of school start times. However, with any changes to school start times, there are a number of logistical and philosophical conversations that need to take place throughout the community collectively.  These conversations started at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

At the end of the 2016-17 school year, the Superintendent assembled a School Start Times Task Force to review research conducted, discuss logistical considerations throughout the district, and gather feedback from community stakeholders to determine if a change in school start times should be recommended to the School Committee. The work of this Task Force includes evaluating start times for schools at all levels, not just the high school level.

In order to gather feedback from parents, the below survey is being distributed:

https://goo.gl/2Yb6Ef

Please complete this survey only once per family. This survey will remain open until October 20, 2017.

Additionally, the School Department will be hosting a community forum on November 15, 2017 at 7p.m. in Battin Hall at Cary Hall. Please check our website regularly for updates and additional helpful information:

School Start Times Task Force website: https://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10330

Thanks,

Ian L. Dailey

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Administration, Chief Procurement Officer for the School Committee

Lexington Public Schools, 146 Maple  St. Lexington, MA 02420; office: 781.861.2580 x68061; fax: 781.861.2560; email: idailey@lexingtonma.org; web site:  http://lps.lexingtonma.org/

CAAL Sponsors Qualified Individuals for Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

CAAL is proud to sponsor qualified individuals for Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).  Attached for your reference are the CAAL Guidelines and Forms required for applying to our Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Program. Please download the attached documents and read them carefully.All applications must be completed and submitted by Saturday, October 1. 2017.For LHS Seniors applying Early Decision or Early Action to colleges, please note this when submitting your PVSA applications.

Here is the application packet:

CAAL-PVSA-2016-2017-Guideline-updated 2017

CAAL PVSA-Form A 2017

CAAL PVSA-Form B 2017

May 30, 2017 Presentation Slide Deck

Please advise with any questions to PVSA@caal-ma.org.

CAAL Community Service PVSA Committee