October 2022 Newsletter

Dear SWAN Parents and Families,

I am ecstatic and happy to see that everyone has settled in after the first month of school. If I have not met you in the past few weeks, please note that I share your excitement for a fun and productive school year, and I look forward to meeting you in-person! 

At SWAN, we are not only committed to Chinese language learning, we see building deep connections to the Chinese culture as equally important. In the coming weeks, regardless if you are a parent of SWAN's preschool, after-school, virtual and/or weekend program, please be on a lookout for SWAN's Event Calendar. Many of SWAN's pre-pandemic cultural events, such as the Lunar New Year Dinner Performance, After-School Chinese Singing Contest, City-Wide Chinese Calligraphy Contest and more are returning in 2023. 

These are ambitious events demanding hard work and commitment. But our children deserve the best and we are very honored to have the opportunity to work with you and your family. 

I wish everyone a wonderful long weekend, please scroll below for your child's program announcement. 


Fu Mei Cheung

Executive Director  

Program Announcements


  • THANK YOU to parents who participated in our Book Drive! We are ready to launch our Preschool Library soon!  We could not have done this without you, thank you!
  • No Preschool on Monday, 10/10
  • Stay tuned for details about Halloween festivities!
  • Mark your calendar for the Preschool Curriculum Night on 11/8 at 5pm.  This is a parents only event to learn about the preschool curriculum and learning goals specific to your child's classroom.  There will be early dismissal at 3:30pm and stay tuned for more information. 


  • No afterschool at PS 124, True Light on Monday, 10/10
  • Please remember to review the parent handbook and sign page 16 and submit it to Billy at billy.villegas@swan-nyc.org.
  • If you haven't already, please submit the photo consent form. Without this, your child may not participate in holiday performances.
  • Please fill out the student information form so we have your child's allergies, emergency contacts, and authorized pickup on file.
  • Stay tuned for details about Halloween festivities!

Weekend Students

  • Welcome back!
  • No Saturday program on 10/8
  • Few seats remaining, click here for registration.


  • Register for our re-vamped virtual program here! Ages 4-10, first day 10/17
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Community Corner

  • Our friends from THE CROSSING have organized a "Green Up and Clean Up" volunteering event on Saturday October 15th from 1-3 PM! Join them in cleaning Hester Street Playground and planting bulbs for the spring. Register here to join.
  • Good news! A bill was passed to re-install Chinese street signs in Chinatown! Learn more here.

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