SWAN's November Newsletter

Letter from the Executive Director

Dear SWAN Parents and Families,


As we are heading into the third month of school, we are happy to see the high-level parent engagement at SWAN. Thank you for your recent participation at the afterschool parents’ teacher conference and preschool Halloween celebration. The high parent turnout is speaking volume about the SWAN community and your partnership is more than appreciated. On this note, I am extremely excited to announce SWAN KINDERGARTEN is coming next school year!! The SWAN Kindergarten curriculum is an extension of the Accelerated Pre-Kindergarten Program with an emphasis on higher level thinking English and Mandarin learning. We welcome you to the Kindergarten Program zoom session on 12/15/2022 at 5pm, registration is required (click here to register) and I look forward to speaking with you.


And after 26 years of teaching, our passion in delivering the Chinese language and culture is growing stronger than ever. We could not have continued our mission without your support. With Giving Tuesday being up and coming on 11/29/2022, the gift of education is the most precious of all. Starting from today to Giving Tuesday on 11/29, support SWAN through this link for a tax-deductible contribution. Scroll below for more ways to support our teaching and thank you for your commitment to Chinese language and cultural learning.


Lastly, at SWAN, we are always reflecting on our teaching and learning outcome. Your feedback can help our teachers and admin team deliver a better SWAN experience. Whether the feedback is good or bad, we appreciate hearing it, please scroll below to complete your child's program survey.


Thank you for your continued support and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.



Fu Mei Cheung

Executive Director

Giving Tuesday

SWAN needs your support and we are thankful for your contribution in any amount. Consider giving by:

  • Matching Fund from your company
  • Click on this link and donate through SWAN PayPal link from now to 11/29/2022.

SWAN is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible.

Program Announcements


  • Click here for Preschool Program Survey.
  • Thank you to everyone who have participated in the Halloween celebration!
  • December Parent Teacher Conference sign up available on and after 11/28/2022 in Google Classroom.
  • A shout-out to our PTA Class Parents; Jennifer and Ada from the Penguin Classroom, Grace and Darryl from the Ladybug Classroom, and Terri, Judith, and Winnie from the Giraffe Classroom! Look out for future communication on PTA events.
  • Dress-Up! Picture Day is Wednesday, 11/30.
  • No school Thursday, 11/10 and Friday, 11/11 for Staff Development and Veterans Day
  • No school Wednesday, 11/23-Friday 11/25 for Thanksgiving


  • Click here for After-School Program Survey.
  • Save the date! Click here to view the 2022 - 2023 After-School Program Event Calendar.
  • Thank you for joining our Halloween festivities!
  • No Afterschool on Thursday 11/3, Tuesday 11/8, Friday 11/11, and Thurs 11/24 - Fri 11/25.

Weekend & Virtual

  • Click here for the Weekend/Virtual Program Survey.
  • Register now for Semester 2 of Weekend and Virtual Programs starts on and after 11/28/2022! Register at www.swan-nyc.org.
  • No Saturday program 11/12 and 11/26

Teacher Highlight

A huge thank you to Ms. Tian for being such an amazing teacher to SWAN's students! She has been with SWAN for nearly 5 years and teaches at our Preschool and in our Afterschool at 195 Worth Street and at The Learning Experience in FiDi.

Every day she shows her dedication and love for teaching kids. Her hard work doesn't go unnoticed by the SWAN community!

Join our Team!

  • Need volunteer hours? Want to give back to your community? Join SWAN's volunteer program! We work with teaching assistants, pickup staff, and office assistants! Email info@swan-nyc.org for more information.
  • Join SWAN's Teaching Intern program! To apply, email a cover letter and resume to info@swan-nyc.org with "Teaching Intern" in the subject line.
  • We are seeking a substitute Mandarin teacher. See job description here.
  • 幼兒園老師助理 職位描述 (20-35個小時)
  • 課後班老師助理(從2022年九月開始,下午2:45~6:00)職位描述
  • 中文老師(幼兒園和課後班)職位描述

Community Corner

  • THANK YOU to our Face Painting Volunteers for joining our Afterschool Halloween celebration at True Light!
  • Have you ever wondered how bilinguals manage to learn twice as much vocabulary as their monolingual counterparts? Read this article about a study on how bilingual children learn better than their monolingual counterparts.
  • Chinese Online Bookstore with special discount for SWAN parents only, click here to shop online and enter the affiliate code NOT coupon code "school2" for a 35% - 45% discount expiring on 11/30/2022.

For Tax information or Dependent Care Forms, please allow our team 10 business days to complete your request. Please plan accordingly. No last minute requests, please.

SWAN EIN# is 31-158-7377

Click here to email our bookkeeper Catherine Ma

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