Chinese New Year Celebration On Thurs., Jan. 19, 5-8p.m.

Join us for a fun and exciting evening of student performances, crafts, and Chinese food at the Main Campus!

Xīnnián kuàilè! (新年快乐) means Happy New Year! It's pronounced "sshin-nyen kwhy-luh." 2017 is a Year of the Rooster. Years of a Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029; your Chinese zodiac sign is a rooster if you were born in those years. Roosters are trustworthy, hardworking, tender, determined, quick-witted, and compassionate.

Traditionally, families begin cleaning their homes and preparing for the festivities about a week or so before. The actual start of the 15-day Chinese New Year celebration is January 28. Learn more at http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/festivals/new-year-facts.htm.

Bring your entire family for this school-wide celebration honoring the year of the rooster. Free; donations accepted.

The Performance Schedule (all times approximate):

5:10-Chinese Immersion Xu Laoshi’s Kindergarteners dance
福星高照 “Fu Xing Gao Zhao” (My Lucky Star)

5:16-Chinese Immersion Fang Laoshi’s Kindergarteners dance
荷塘月色 "He Tang Yue Se " (Lotus Pond Under The Moon)

5:25-Language Ambassadors perform

6:05-All of 1st grade sings
“Xinnian Hao” (Happy New Year)

6:15-All of 2nd grade sings
“Zhao Peng You / Mo Li Hua” (Where Are My Little Friends / Jasmine Flower)

6:25-All of 3rd grade sings
“Gong Xi, Gong Xi”  (Good Wishes)

6:45-Traditional Chinese Lion Dance

7:25-4th grade sings (with Spark Choir 4th graders)
“Yi Jian Mei” (One Plum Blossom)

7:35-5th grade sings (with Spark Choir 5th graders)
“Tong Yi Shou Ge” (The Same Old Song)

7:45-Closure