Liming Corona Virus Special Communication

[08-18-20]
由於蒙郡公校宣布在2021春季開學以前,所有校舍一律不外租給社區團體。黎明中文學校2020-21秋季班將全面採取遠距離線上教學。有關遠距教學、下學年學費以及校址遷移等事項詳情請參考黎明網站黎明2020-21秋季遠距教學常問問題。有關學費調整的考量請參閱「關學費不變的重要信息您對黎明遠程教學有反饋及意見嗎?請填寫以下遠程教學調查表註冊組將於近日內寄出繳費提醒通知單,請還未繳交學費家庭儘快完成註冊繳費。由於下學年開學典禮的取消,黎明將以電郵方式寄出感謝禮卡給服務多年的義工。得獎義工名單請參閱6/4/2020 All Hands。黎明的運作完全依賴家長們的參與,黎明急需你的幫忙,歡迎你來一為黎明服務!! 希望很快可以在黎明見到大家! 祝福大家在疫情中一切平安健康。
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has announced that school facilities will not be rented out to community groups before the beginning of the spring of 2021. Therefore, the 2020-21 Fall Session of the Li-Ming Chinese Academy will adopt virtual distance learning. For more information regarding distance learning, tuition and school relocations, please see LMCA website – 2020-21 Distance Learning FAQs. For additional information, please see the “Important message about unchanged tuition”. Do you have feedback or comments on Liming Distance learning? Please fill out the Distance Learning Survey Form. The registration office will send out the final payment reminder within the next few days. Please complete the registration and payment before 8/23/2020. Due to the cancellation of the opening ceremony for the next school year, Li-Ming will email the gift card to the volunteers who have served the Li-Ming community for many years. For the list of awardees, please refer to 6/4/2020 All Hands. Li-Ming’s continued operations depends on parent participation. Li-Ming Needs your help! Hope you can join the team. We hope to see all of you soon. Until then, please stay healthy and safe!

[07-31-2020]
由於蒙郡公校宣布在2021春季開學以前,所有校舍一律不外租給社區團體。黎明中文學校2020-21秋季班將全面採取遠距離線上教學。過去這幾個月的遠距教學,給黎明帶來了各種新的挑戰。為了因應改變需求,教務處全面調整教學模式。不但在暑假期間,老師們犧牲自我休息地參與長達一個半月的培訓,重新修正教學課程資料及熟悉各種線上平台,校方更提供了相關軟體及硬體教學資源的升級。基於永續經營之考量,下學年之學雜費將維持不變。如有任何疑問,歡迎來信至info@li-ming.org詢問。

以下有幾點事項請各位家長及義工同仁們注意:

  1. 2020-21秋季開學日為9/13/2020(勞工節後的第一個星期天)
  2. 2020-21秋季所有課外活動課程將停止
  3. 2020-21學年註冊截止日期仍為8/23,請務必在截止日期前繳交全額學雜費,逾期將不保留該生學籍。還未繳交學費的家庭,請儘早完成繳費以利學校作業
  4. 在8/23之後欲復學之舊生,本校將依據「語文部學生須知」、「招生注意事項」,在不超過各班最高招收人數之下,經評鑑後重新辦理註冊手續,詳情請參閱「註冊公告
  5. 由於註冊截止日延期,凡於8/23-9/12之間申請退學者,扣減手續費$30,如開學後欲辦理退學者,請參照「語文部學生須知」。

最後讓我們感謝陳怡美校長在過去兩年裡對黎明的付出與貢獻。同時恭喜王心怡女士出任黎明下屆校長一職。王校長在黎明多年來不僅擔任過語文部的老師、還曾任理事及理事長等職。感謝她願意在繁忙的工作及家務之餘擔任黎明的大家長,相信黎明在王校長的領導下,未來將會更上一層樓!希望很快可以在黎明見到大家! 祝福大家在疫情中一切平安健康。

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has announced that school facilities will not be rented out to community groups before the beginning of the spring of 2021. Therefore, the 2020-21 Fall Session of the Li-Ming Chinese Academy will adopt virtual distance learning. For the past several months, distance learning has presented many difficult challenges for our school. To meet these challenges, the Li-Ming Academic Affairs team has worked hard to overhaul our teaching approach. Our teachers have sacrificed their own time to participate in a six-week-long training, revised the teaching curriculum and materials and became familiar with various online teaching platforms. In addition, Li-Ming has provided upgrades of related software and hardware resources. Based on the consideration of long term continuous operation, the tuition and fees for the next school year will remain unchanged. If you have any questions, please submit your feedback to info@li-ming.org.

Please note the following critical items:

  1. First day of school 2020-21, Fall semester will be 9/13 (first Sunday after Labor Day).
  2. There will be no extracurricular classes during the 2020-21 Fall semester.
  3. The extended deadline for 2020-21 registration is still 8/23.Please complete registration and make payment before the deadline in order to secure a space in class.  We hope families will complete registration promptly to allow the process to work smoothly.
  4. For returning students who register after 8/23, Li-Ming will process the “new” registration request after the full student evaluation according to the guidelines published in Language Classes General InformationAdmission Information, and class size considerations.  For registration details, please see Registration Announcement .
  5. Withdrawal requests received between 8/24 and 9/12 will incur a $30 administration charge. Any withdrawal requests received after the start of semester will be handled according to the Withdrawal and Refund guidelines published in “Language Classes General Information”.

Finally, please join us in thanking Ms. Josephine Chen for her support and contribution to the Li-Ming community as Principal for the past two years. Congratulations to Ms. Alice Wang, the next Principal of Li-Ming Chinese Academy.  Ms. Wang has not only been a Li-Ming language class teacher for several years, but has also served as a member as well as the Chair of Li-Ming Board of Trustees.  It is Li-Ming’s blessing to have Alice as the Principal. Under her leadership, LMCA will be even better in the future! We hope to see all of you soon. Until then, please stay healthy and safe!

[05-07-2020]
蒙郡公校學校總監於5/6/2020宣布,在2019-2020學年度的剩餘時間內,蒙郡公校將繼續關閉。由於新型冠狀病毒肺炎疫情的不確定性,並為了減少對黎明所有家庭帶來的負擔,2020-2021學年度秋季線上註冊截止日期將延至8/23/20202020-2021秋季招生將於8/30/2020舉行。此次線上註冊的繳費平台是透過黎明中文學校的PNC銀行帳戶直接設立的,用戶繳費後可以選擇刪除帳號資料,不須永久存錄。黎明依據蒙郡公校校舍租約而擬定上課方式,如果秋季蒙郡公校持續關閉,黎明將會繼續使用遠距教學方式授課。若需長期使用遠距教學,校方將會視情況而另擬收費方案。祝福大家都能平安度過疫情!The Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) Superintendent announced on 5/6/2020 that MCPS will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. In order to cope with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 epidemic and reduce the immediate burden on all Li-Ming families, the online registration deadline for Fall 2020-2021 will be extended until 8/23/20202020-2021 Fall admissions will be held on 8/30/2020. The online registration system is directly linked to the Li-Ming Chinese Academy account through PNC bank. After payment is made, users have the option to delete the account information without saving it permanently. If the MCPS facility remains closed in the fall, LMCA will continue to use distance teaching methods and follow MCPS’ announcements to determine school re-opening and class schedules. In the event of long-term requirements for distance learning, the financial office will formulate a revised tuition plan depending on the situation. Hope everyone can weather the epidemic safely!

[04-21-2020]
在這一學年裡,黎明所有的家庭,都飽受Julius West Middle School場地租約,因時間不預期的變動而帶來的種種困擾。下學年2020-2021起,由於租約的限制(詳情請參考黎明網頁),黎明已無法再租用JWMS。 為了提供給學生們更穩定的學習環境,校方不得不做出遷移校址這個重大決定。我們知道校址的遷移,對學生、老師、家長和所有義工同仁都有很大的影響,校方將竭盡全力,減少學校搬遷所造成的不便。黎明感謝大家長期的支持和信任,更要感謝所有義工無私的付出,讓這個大家庭更堅韌而溫暖。黎明有你們真好!希望大家都能平安度過疫情!During 2019-2020 school year, all Li-Ming families were affected by unforeseen Julius West Middle School rental schedule changes. Starting in 2020-2021, due to MCPS lease restrictions (see Li-Ming website for details), Li-Ming will no longer be able to rent JWMS. In order to provide students with a more stable learning environment, we have decided to relocate the school. We know that school relocation will have a great impact on students, teachers, parents and all volunteers. The school will do its utmost to reduce the impact of the relocation of the school on everyone. Li-Ming thanks everyone for their long-term support and trust. I also want to thank all the volunteers who made selfless efforts to make this big family stronger and warmer. Li-Ming is so fortunate to have you guys! Hope everyone can weather the epidemic safely!

[04-16-2020]
2020-2021校址遷移: 由於馬州蒙郡場地租約問題,黎明中文學校下學年起將遷至Silver Creek Middle School。地址為3701 Saul Rd, Kensington, MD 20895。Due to MCPS changing terms of the lease, LMCA will relocate to Silver Creek Middle School starting with the year 2020-2021. The address is 3701 Saul Rd, Kensington, MD 20895.

[04-16-2020]
由於全球新型冠狀病毒肺炎疫情持續擴散,2020-21學年度秋季註冊將改為線上註冊。即日起至4/17日註冊組將會分別以電子郵件寄給每位家庭繳款通知。請家長於5/10/2020前點選電子郵件裡的連結完成付款程序。請各位家長根據付款通知金額繳費。線上付款完成即表示完成下學年度註冊,無須另付手續費。詳情請參閱註冊公告。如果對家庭繳款通知及金額有任何疑問,請聯絡李怡瑾。Due to COVID-19 outbreak, LMCA is holding an online registration for 2020-21 school year. Starting 4/13/2020 through 4/17/2020, each family will receive an email notification with tuition and fees information and online payment instructions from Registrar’s Office. Please click on the link in the email to complete the payment process before 5/10/2020. The registration is complete once payment is received. There is no service charge for the online payment. For additional details, please see registration announcement. For questions, please contact : Ms. Yi-Ching Lee yichinglee5@gmail.com (571) 215-7950.

[3-26-2020]
由於新冠肺炎疫情日趨嚴重,為了大家的健康安全考量,同時因應蒙郡公校校舍關閉,自本週3/29起至四月底,我們將使用遠距教學方式繼續授課。五月份的上課方式,將視蒙郡公校的通知而決定,但上課的時間和日期還是依照黎明網站的行事曆為準則。接下來的上課日期為4/5 (遠距教學)、4/19 (遠距教學)、5/10、5/17和5/31。With the rise in confirmed Coronavirus cases, concern for everyone’s health and the MCPS closure, from this Sunday (3/29) to the end of April, each grade level teacher(s) will use a distance learning channel with their students based on age group, class size, and learning needs. Detailed information will be communicated to the room parents and to parents. For upcoming weeks in May, LMCA will follow MCPS’ announcements to determine school re-opening and class schedules. LMCA still plans on normal class schedules on 4/5 (distance learning), 4/19 (distance learning), 5/10, 5/17 and 5/31.

[3-19-2020]
由於3/29 MCPS關閉,黎明中文學校將無法使用JWMS校舍。當天,各班老師會依據學生的年齡、班上的人數、以及學習需求的不同,設計/使用不同的遠距教學方式繼續授課。詳細的內容,各班老師會與各班的班父/母聯絡,再轉達給各班家長同學。Because MCPS will remain closed on 3/29, LMCA will NOT be able to use JWMS classrooms and facilities.  On 3/29, each grade level teacher(s) will use a distance learning channel to their students based on age group, class size, and the learning needs. Detailed information will be communicated to the room parents and the parents.

[3-8-2020]
Dear Liming Chinese Academy (LMCA) Community,

We have recently learned that the first 3 cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that were identified in the state of Maryland are from Montgomery County. The patients are identified as a married couple in their 70s and an individual in their 50s. They contracted the virus while traveling overseas. State officials have shared that they do not believe these individuals have had contact with MCPS students. As you know, MCPS has been preparing for this situation through their interagency coordination with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. At this time, we are following guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services and MCPS schools will remain open.  As we move forward, we are preparing for the possibility of school closures in the future should this become necessary.  We encourage all LMCA families to remain vigilant through this situation and consult your health provider if you are experiencing symptoms that you may believe are related to the coronavirus.

We will continue to provide updates as this situation develops. Visit the coronavirus webpage to stay up-to-date on the latest information.