Greeting SWAN Families and Friends:


As we look back on the past year, we want to give thanks to our families and friends who have helped SWAN expanded the after-school and preschool program. We are absolutely over the moon about the 2023 - 2024 SWAN Kindergarten classroom! If you have missed the information session, please reach out to [email protected] for the recording link.


In the coming months, we are rolling out a new concept of goal setting with our Chinese learning journey from 10 Chinese characters to 300 across all SWAN programs. The new concept will give parents transparency on the number of Chinese characters and phrases your child has accomplished. Be on the lookout for more information posted on Google Classroom.


At SWAN, we are committed to giving our children a positive learning experience. Don't forget to click on this link and tell us practices that we should keep or reconsider.


No matter what holiday you celebrate, I would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous new year!


Fu Mei Cheung

Executive Director


for supporting SWAN this Giving Tuesday! We blew our goal out of the water and raised 130% ($8,468 out of $6,000) of our goal! Thank you for supporting SWAN's on-going fundraising effort to expand preschool and after-school!

❄️ Announcements ❄️

Parent Highlight

SWAN would like to highlight one of the parents in our afterschool program, Jennie! Jennie has been a SWAN parent since 2017 and has always been a huge supporter of ours! Lately, Jennie has been volunteering to help with pick-up services at NEST+M. Jennie, SWAN would like to give you a HUGE thank you!

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month! This year, we are highlighting students in each afterschool class for their achievements during the month. See the list below and if you’re a current SWAN parent, find their photo in Google Classroom and leave a congratulatory message!

Olivia Duong

Jonathan Ting

Wyatt Ng

Kelly Naughton

Riley Chang

Lukas Jiang

Kristen Kyi

Arthur Trin

Megan Cheung

Yanjune Lyie

Caroline Ng

Kiyomi Yuk

Zachary Nazimowitz

Daniel Vlahovic

Aurora Zhang

NEW Beginner Classes:

  • Due to popular demand, we have opened registration for a Beginner class at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope! Early Bird savings end 12/24! Register here. Seats are available in our Intermediate/Advanced class.
  • NEW 3-year-old class in our Saturday program! Seats are limited! Register here.

New SWAN Babies!

Congratulations to the families of Harold, Aurelia, Allie & Adrien, Lionel & Auggie, and Kaily & Ahnya! We love welcoming new life into our SWAN community.

Preschool Picture Day

SWAN's preschool picture day was a success! Thank you to our cooperative students and our patient staff! We hope everyone enjoys the snapshots for years to come.

Preschool PTA Meeting

Thank you to our preschool PTA parent volunteers! We held our first PTA meeting and it was very productive! The parents' pictures are posted by the shoes changing area and they are Winnie Cheung, Judith Wang, Ada Ko, Grace Solomon, Terri Hu, Darryl Chiang and Jennifer Ng.

Afterschool Parent-Teacher Conferences

This year's parent engagement has been incredible! Our parent-teacher conferences back in November were a huge success. A record-number of parents signed up for a one-on-one meeting with their child’s teacher! Thank you to every single parent for believing in SWAN's mission.

Program Survey

Make your voice heard! Complete SWAN's program survey to share your feedback. Take the survey here.

Join Our Team!

SWAN is hiring Preschool and Afterschool Teachers and TA's. View our job openings here. Interested in volunteering? Email [email protected].

Alumni Corner ~

FREE High School/College Application Webinar for Asian American Students

Jen Zhao will be hosting a FREE college seminar on Sunday, Dec 18, 2022 at 7pm (EST), she will be discussing how she got into UPenn's Wharton Business School, how she helped students get into Ivy League and other top colleges, how middle school and high school students should strategically plan and execute on their academics, and how students can effectively package their college applications to stand out from the crowd.

Click here to register for the event!

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