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Counselor’s Corner – Nov. 30, 2012

A weekly feature from our school counselor, Kara Nossardi, MA   This week during classroom meetings, we talked about the role of focused attention in learning, as well as strategies for maintaining focus and active listening: eyes forward, voices quiet, ears listening, and bodies still, to name a few.  We also explored the role of self-talk in “coaching” ourselves to focus,...

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Counselor’s Corner – Nov. 16, 2012

- Contributed by our school counselor, Kara Nossardi   In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday and the seasonal harvest, the focus of Monday’s community meeting will be gratitude.  I will share a Native American poem by Nancy Eldredge, entitled To the Children of the Earth (see below), as well a story called Thanking the Birds by Native American author Joseph Bruchac.  The focus of...

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Counselor’s Corner – Nov. 9, 2012

We are thrilled to introduce a new weekly feature from our fabulous school counselor, Kara Nossardi, M.A.   In celebration of November being National Adoption Month, I introduced the topic of adoption at our regular Monday morning community meeting this week.  We discussed the many types of care that babies need and all of the things that parents do on a daily basis to care for babies and...

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Coffee with the Principal – Fri., Oct. 26

  Back by popular demand, Principal Frishman will renew last year’s monthly event, “Coffee with the Principal.” The first session will be held after drop-off on Friday, October 26, and our topic will be our education program.   Principal Frishman will be joined by Carina Wong, parent of two Yu Ming students, member of our school’s Board of Directors, and head of our newly...

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Yu Ming This Week: September 14, 2012

Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, September 20, 6pm All parents and members of the public are welcome to attend the September meeting of Yu Ming’s board of directors. The meeting will take place in one of the school classrooms, and the agenda will be posted online and in school 72 hours prior to the meeting. For more information about our board of directors, including minutes of past...

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Earn Money for Yu Ming!

Earn Money for Yu Ming!

Our Amazon and eScrip programs allow you to easily support Yu Ming while you shop without any additional cost to you.   These programs can be used by any one, so please help spread the word and get more people supporting our school!   eScrip eScrip is a fundraising program that allows participating merchants to contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and...

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Field Trip: Revolution Foods

On September 13, our students will visit the culinary center of our school-lunch provider, Revolution Foods. Here is some information from Revolution Foods about what our students will get to experience while touring their facility. Revolution Foods is very excited to host Yu Ming for a field trip to our Culinary Center on Thursday, September 13th! We believe everyone deserves to know where their...

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Back-to-School Night: Tues., Sept. 11

  We look forward to seeing you at our Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, September 11th.  We will gather in the gym at 6pm for opening remarks, then move to the classrooms for teacher presentations (schedule below). You will learn about our goals for student learning, our curriculum, our homework expectations, and your child’s daily schedules. Because some of you have children in more than...

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Volunteers of the Year

Volunteers of the Year

Yu Ming wants to recognize all of the amazing efforts put in by our many hard-working volunteers! Each month Principal Ross selects a “volunteer of the month” from a list of candidates compiled by the Parent Action Group officers, committee leads, and volunteer coordinator.  Starting from last summer, we’d like to acknowledge the following fabulous volunteers: 2011-12 Volunteer of the...

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Sports Day – Wednesday, June 13

Join us for this fun all-school event on Wednesday, June 13. All parents are invited . . . but please note that the buses have room only for 4 parent volunteers per class. All other parents should make their own way to Crown Beach and join the school there.   Location of Sports Day: Crolls Garden Picnic Area – Crown Beach Regional Shoreline, Alameda Best access: McKay Avenue off...

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End-of-Year Festivities

Graduation Ceremony – Thursday, June 21, 9-11:00am ** All events, including the informal reception, take place in the gym. ** Graduation day is a no-uniform day.   8:15-9:00 – Informal reception for family and parents 9:00-11:00 – Graduation Ceremony Program: Opening remarks First recognition award Kindergarten performance Formal issuing of promotion certificates to...

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First Graders at Cal Academy

First Graders at Cal Academy

  On Tuesday, May 29, the first graders enjoyed a field trip to the Cal Academy of Sciences.  The Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton guarding the entrance to the exhibit floor both excited and amazed them.  The group soon found themselves at the Living Roof overlooking beautiful Golden Gate Park.  The rooftop encompasses native California wildflowers and was the ideal location to relax and watch...

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Farewell Teacher Mia, Welcome Lisa Jordan

   A Message from Teacher Mia… It is with both sadness and excitement that I am writing this message. After this school year, I will be leaving Yu Ming in order to pursue my dream of living abroad. Much of my time abroad will be spent visiting and volunteering in schools and learning about the education systems in other countries.   This year at Yu Ming has been incredible and I...

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Hiring Update: 2nd Grade & T.A.s

We are delighted to welcome Xinyi Xu, who will join Shen Laoshi as our 2nd grade teachers for next year. Xinyi comes to us from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she taught for three years in a Mandarin-immersion classroom at Meadow Brook Elementary School. Xinyi holds a Master’s degree in teaching and curriculum from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s degree from East China Normal...

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Oakland Zoo Field Trip

On Monday, May 21, both kindergarten classes went on a field trip to the Oakland Zoo. The first grade classes will be doing their own special field trip to the California Academy of Sciences on May 29. Following is a report of the Oakland Zoo field trip…   The kids could “bearly” contain their excitement as they traveled by bus to the Oakland Zoo.  Upon arrival they were...

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