莱镇一年一度的镇选举结果揭晓，以下五位和CAAL PAC协作的华人镇代会候选人全部当选：一区 Yifang Gong，二区 Peter Lee，四区 Eileen Jay，八区 Lin Jensen 和 Weidong Wang。热烈祝贺他们，更大赞他们热心公益服务社区的奉献精神!
All Chinese American candidates running for Town Meeting got elected. Congratulations to them, in particular those working with CAAL PAC: Yifang Gong from Precinct 1, Peter Lee from Precinct 2, Eileen Jay from Precinct 4, Lin Jensen and Weidong Wang from Precinct 8. Also thanks to those who hold sign to support the candidates!
CAAL has raised $5,691 from Lexington Community as of Feb 20 and only 10 days since calling for donation for LEF COVID-19 Management Fund . This together with the $5,000 matching fund from CAAL, LEF will receive more than $100,000 donations. Our donations (from individual and CAAL’s match) contributed close to 25% of the total collected donations. LEF and CAAL thank the Lexington community for their generosity and kindness.
Discover Lexington #6 features our Maria of “The Sound of Music” – Angela Carpenter, the optimistic & uplifting music teacher at Harrington Elementary School, a semifinalist for the 2021 Music Educator Award. Fly with Angela through music, dance, laugh and kindness.
【莱镇人文第六期】奥斯卡电影《音乐之声》(The Sound of Music) 对于大家来说都不陌生。片中那些动人的乐曲让不同国家不同年代的人都沉醉其间，而故事的灵魂 – 那个在阿尔比斯山放歌、在冯.崔普（Von Trapp）家用音乐治愈孩子、给千家万户带来欢乐的音乐教师玛丽亚更是深入人心。在我们莱镇的公立小学，也有这么一位乐观向上用音乐教化学生的老师。在她的课堂上，你可以放飞自我天马行空，她会在下面托住你思维的翅膀；也可以安静聆听，在她欢快愉悦的语声中感受音乐的魅力和爱的存在；甚至也可以放空脑袋，尽情地歌唱舞蹈欢笑。她就是莱镇哈灵顿小学（Harrington）的音乐老师- Angela Carpenter，2021年格莱美音乐教育家奖准决赛入围者。阅读原文
On Thursday, Feb 18, CAAL and CAAL PAC hosted a well-attended forum for town wide candidates running for Select Board, School Committee and Planning Board. We also introduced five Chinese American Town Meeting candidates who run election or re-election this year.
Monday, March 1, 2021, is Lexington’s Annual Town Election. Click here for voter registration information and how to vote by mail and in person. On the ballot this year are candidates for Select Board, Moderator, School Committee, Planning Board, Housing Authority, and Town Meeting.
On Thursday, Feb 18, CAAL and CAAL PAC will host another candidate forum for candidates running for town wide seats to help our community to know them better. Please use the Google form to submit questions for the candidates. We also like to introduce Chinese American Town Meeting Members seeking election and re-election in several contested precincts. Please join us for this informative session.
Lexington Public School (LPS) started a comprehensive saliva-based testing program in conjunction with Mirimus Clinical Labs in the week of January 11th. Testing is expensive and LPS resources are not unlimited; eight (8) weeks of staggered testing in LPS is expected to cost upwards of $200,000. Community donations towards the cost of this program will help preserve resources allocated to educational programming and curriculum at the schools.CAAL is working closely with Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) to raise money for the testing program. Donations to this fund should be viewed as an investment in safety that provides a community benefit to all and all donations are fully tax-deductible. CAAL will match all donations 1:1 up to $5,000.
Click here to access the LEF donation portal (LEF COVID-19 Management Fund) directly. Please make sure that you enter “CAAL” under “organization name” so we can correctly capture donations raised under this challenge and promptly execute CAAL’s 1:1 fund matching.
Thank you very much for donating to this important cause for our community!
The Lunar New Year event, normally held in Cary Hall, will be virtual this year. Although CAAL leaders did not know whether an event like this would be possible at first, they felt a deep responsibility to the community which pushed them to organize the 2021 event, CAAL President Hua Wang said. Town Manager Jim Malloy offered his support, and the celebration was planned as a joint effort between CAAL and the Town of Lexington. Read more