Dear SWAN Parents and Guardians,

It is with excitement that I welcome our new and returning students! Special welcome to SWAN's Middle School Student Ambassadors, they just returned from Hangzhou, China two weeks ago. They have done an amazing job sharing the western culture with a local elementary school in the Zhejiang Province. Job well done! I am glad our Ambassadors were able to use the language and experience the culture. Destination Shanghai awaits the students next summer! Don't forget to look out for our email in the Spring.

As SWAN expands into three distinct academic programs, our pre-school, after-school and summer program will continue to work under one mission. Delivering quality Chinese Mandarin teaching is our passion and top quality. And, for this school year, in addition to sharing our teaching with students, parents will also be invited to participate in educational workshops. Topics on bilingual education, raising healthy family with multi-children and child development will be offered. The series will be kicked off by Dr. Nancy Eng from Hunter College on 9/26 (Saturday). I encourage parents who are raising bilingual children to attend.

I am excited to see everyone again and if I have not met you last week, I look forward to meeting you. Let's have a great school year together and thank you for choosing SWAN.

Fu Mei Cheung
Executive Director