A Letter from the Executive Director

Dear SWAN Parents and Families:

In welcoming the holiday season, students across programs in SWAN preschool, after-school, weekend and virtual classrooms are creating holiday crafts and/or artwork to share their holiday spirits in Chinese. Check into your child's weekly folder or Google Classroom, share and be a proud SWAN parent!

I am also happy to announce, for the second half of the school year, programs are back on track in presenting singing performances, after-school writing, speech and calligraphy contest. Get ready for the performance/contest announcement on Google Classroom.

Before I end this note, a heartfelt "thank-you" to all the families who have supported SWAN on Giving Tuesday. You inspire us all to continue the work that we do everyday, your support is more than appreciated.

Please scroll below for your child's program announcement. Happy holidays!


Fu Mei Cheung

Executive Director

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Program Announcements



  • Preschool Parent Teacher Conferences is held from 12/6 - 12/10. If you have missed signing up, please email directly to reschedule.
  • Winter Performance Video, click here for details. Please dress according to class's instruction on recording day.
  • School Closures: 12/23, 12/24, 12/30 and 12/31

After School

  • 12/13 - 12/17 Christmas Card Design Contest (True Light: Pre-K - 1st grade, PS 11, PS 124, NEST). Chinese Character Flower Design Contest (True Light: 2nd - 8th grade). Winner Announcement on 12/20/2021.
  • 12/24 - 12/31 After-School Winter Recess


  • Last Day of class was on 12/4.
  • Classes resume on the week of 1/2/2022.
  • 12/20 - Virtual & In-Person Christmas Card Design Contest Winner Announcement.
  • Second semester registration is opened now.

Alumni Section

  • High schoolers: Do you need to practice Mandarin? Are you looking for volunteer hours? Sign up here to volunteer for SWAN!
  • Did you know that bilinguals get paid more than their monolingual counterparts? Check out this article here about the benefits of being bilingual in the workplace.
  • Here are seven tips to raising a bilingual child. #5 is right on the money!

NEW! Job Opportunities at SWAN

  • After School & Preschool Teacher's Assistant: See full job description here. Please email a resume and cover letter to info@swan-nyc.org.
  • Mandarin Teacher: We are seeking Mandarin teachers. Please email a resume and cover letter to info@swan-nyc.org.
  • Assistant Preschool Director: See full job description here. Please email a resume and cover letter to info@swan-nyc.org.
  • Intern: We are always looking for teaching interns. Please email a resume and cover letter to info@swan-nyc.org.

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