CHS Weekly eFolder April 12, 2018

We were informed by Crossroads South Middle School that the grassed areas around the school will be off limits this Saturday, April 14, due to quarterly fertilization. Soccer class will be held indoors in the Cafeteria.

Ribbon Making Workshop – Everyday Wreath
April 14  •  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The popular Ribbon Making Workshop is back; it will be the last workshop for this school year. Learn to make a wreath for any occasion (click here for wreath samples). It’s simple and elegant. We will provide all the materials but donations are welcome to help cover costs. Come join us for a fun creative workshop, good conversation and a cup of coffee/tea in the Cafeteria this Saturday.

“Bring Your Own Cup” BYOC Coffee Break
April 14  •  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
It’s BYOC Coffee Break this Saturday! Please join us in the Cafeteria for Dunkin Donuts coffee 咖啡, Hong Kong style milk tea 港式奶茶, and cookies. We encourage parents to Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC) for the coffee/tea, so we can save on costs and be environmentally friendly. 

Dim Sum Vendor
April 14  •  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Dim Sum Vendor will be in the Cafeteria around 11am. Frozen dim sum, home made soup 老火湯, congee 粥 and dessert 糖水 will be available for purchase.

9th Annual Fundraiser
April 28  •  10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
The PTA needs your donations for their 9th Annual fundraiser on April 28th in memory of Mr. Yuk Li and Miss Stephanie Au-Yeung. Any ready to eat food items will be accepted – it does not need to be homemade. Alternatively, you can also donate money and the PTA can purchase food on your behalf to sell at the fundraiser. If you can donate something, please let us know in advance at  CHS_PTA@ymail.com. Food donations should be dropped off at the cafeteria on the morning of April 28th. The food will be available for purchase throughout the day. 

Mental Health Awareness Workshop
April 21  •  9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
What is mental illness? Mental illness doesn’t develop because of a person’s character or intelligence. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, a mental illness is a disorder of the brain that can make it difficult to cope with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness is more common than we might think. According to National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 5 adults experiences mental illness in a given year. 20% of youths between the ages of 13-18 may experience a mental health condition at some point during their life; for children ages 8-15 that estimate is 13%. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for people aged 10–24.

Join this educational workshop to learn about common diagnosable mental health conditions and how you can help as caregivers, friends or educators. Presented by Maggie Luo from NAMI NJ – CAMHOP (Chinese American Mental Health Outreach Program in NJ). http://www.naminj.org/programs/multicultural/camhop/

NAMI New Jersey (NAMI NJ) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Through education, support, advocacy and public awareness programs NAMI NJ fosters understanding about mental illness, confronts stigma often associated with mental disorders, advocates for public policies that benefit those affected by mental illness, and promotes research into the causes, treatment and recovery of mental health disorders. 

Acrylic Paint Pouring Party
April 21  •  6:00 PM
Join the PTA for an Acrylic Paint Pouring Party! No artistic ability is required (click here for paint sample). Paint pouring is easy and fun, even a 5 year old can do it. Sign up at the PTA table on Saturday.

  • Place: Legacy Life Center, 1 Kimberly Road, East Brunswick, NJ
  • Date: April 21, 2018 at 6:00 PM
  • Cost: $35 Per Person, all materials included
    • $5 discount for 2nd family member
    • $10 discount for 3rd and additional family members

Ages 5 and up are welcome. Bring your own food and drinks. No alcohol is allowed. 

Coming Up…

  • April 14 – BYOC Coffee Break, Ribbon Making Workshop – Everyday Wreath, Dim Sum Vendor
  • April 21 – Mental Health Awareness Workshop, Acrylic Paint Pouring Party
  • April 28 – Quiz Competition, No Culture Class, 9th Annual Fundraiser

Please remember to check and read the CHS Weekly eFolder for important information! The eFolder is sent out every Thursday evening and is posted on the CHS Website. We are an environmentally friendly bunch and have gone more and more green each year. 

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