Welcome to the online registration for the Achieve Success Together (AST) Fall 2017 classes! We offer public speaking, writing, and math classes to 2nd-5th graders. All classes are taught by high-achieving high school tutors that are chosen through a competitive selection process. Each class is only offered once a week for 10 weeks.
Classes will be held on the weeks of 10/02, 10/09, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/06, 11/13, 11/27, 12/04/, and 12/11. Make-up classes will be held on the week of 12/18 if necessary. Classes will take place at Centennial Elementary School.
The tuition is $80 for CAPA senior members, $100 for CAPA general members, and $120 for non-CAPA members. You can become a CAPA member here: https://www.capa-hc.org/all-membership. Tuition will be collected either by cash or check in the first class by the tutor.
This form needs to be completed by Sunday, September 24, 2017.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us at astMKTC@gmail.com.
Thank you for your interest in us and our program!
Screening of Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese
Hosted by Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County and Howard County Chinese School
Time: 12:00- 2:00PM Sunday, May 7th, 2017.
Location: Howard Community College, CL Building N220.
The film tells the story of the early Chinese immigrants to the Mississippi Delta during the 19th century; then it explores how the community steadily grew in the early part of the 20th century, as Chinese families across the Delta opened grocery stores that served both the black and white populations. Subsequently, it reveals how 182 Chinese men from the Delta participated in all aspects of the US war effort in WWII, shows the transformational nature of their participation in the war for the development of the community in the decades immediately after the war, and concludes by documenting the contributions of the Chinese Delta families to the state of Mississippi and beyond as their children became doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and many other types of professionals in the contemporary era.
A preview of the film can be found at https://www.heritageseries.us/honor-and-duty/
Part One 1870 to 1940 – How Chinese first came to Mississippi
Part Two 1941-1945 – Chinese WWII veterans and their families
Part Three 1946 to Present – Chinese as part of the social and economic fabric, custom and culture of Mississippi.
This is an excellent documentary for adults and older kids (middle schoolers and above). Come to learn our immigration history, understand issues of today, and our future in this culture and land, and support this filmmaker who spent her own funds and used her resources to produce this excellent documentary.
The Howard County Board of Education approved changes to school start and dismissal times during its regularly scheduled meeting on February 23. Beginning with the start of the 2018–2019 school year, no Howard County public school will begin before 8 a.m. or later than 9:25 a.m. Howard County Public School System staff will prepare a detailed plan for implementing the new schedules, including specific start and end times for elementary, middle and high schools, transportation costs and other factors for Board consideration.
Closing statement for 2016 CAPA BOE Candidate Forum
Dr. Chao Wu
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Thank all BOE candidates. Thank the Chinese School at Columbia for providing the facility. Thank all volunteers who make our first BOE candidate forum a agreat success. Thank you, many parents, our participation sets a good example for our kids.
Our community engagement will help our kids’ grow, not only in the school academics, but also in public service and community volunteering. This is a historical moment for Asian Americans in our county. We have learned many lessons and we are no more silent. We are a significant stakeholder in the school system and we should try our best to make our school better.
I really appreciate all BOE candidates who are here and interacting with many parents in our community. We understand you better when you share your experiences and visions for our school system. BOE plays a critical role in our kids’ education outside our families.
From our top 5 questions voted by around 100 CAPA members, the majority of us are really concerned with our children’s education in two aspects:
1) How can we help our kids to achieve their full potential with support from family and school?
2) How can we help our kids to be proud and confident, who value their heritage, culture, and uniqueness?
With a diverse student body in our schools, we see some achievement gap among various groups. However, our county has the same best schools and teachers, BOE should think how to encourage each student to maximize their potential. The school can’t do it alone. It should think how to better engage with families in need.
I strongly believe the importance of education. As Chinese Americans here, we have our faith, our race and our culture which identify ourselves. Even our faith and family social-economic conditions are quite different from each other; our pursuit of the best education never dims away. We are looking for equality, respect and progress in our education system. Nothing else should prevail besides the pursuit of the best education.
What makes each individual stronger is always ourselves. We need study hard, work hard and be the best of ourselves. Nothing stands in the middle, not our race, not our social-economic status, nothing else. We don’t want to be treated differently. So we should stand on our ground and strive for success. I wish our schools will teach these important and critical points to our students.
So what should we do after today?
1) Please register as a voter first if you have not done so. You can finish it online in 3 minutes. Tell your friends, friends of friends to register. CAPA has been doing this for two months. Even voter registration for the primary passed, please continue register for the general election in November.
2) Please share your thoughts on the current candidates and share them with our community.
3) Please vote on April 26 or do early voting, or cast an absentee vote.
Together we have our voice heard and together we will make a difference in HCPSS.
Title : Traffic Light Request for the intersection between Linden Linthicum Lane and Clarksville Pike (108)
At the intersection of Linden Linthicum Lane and 108, there were two collisions on 2/22/2016, one involving a school bus. There was also a serious collision at that same intersection 2/21/2016. There have been many more accidents before.
The traffic is really bad during the rush hour. Drivers from Linden Linthicum Lane could not get into 108 and drivers from Clarksville Pike could not make left turns. The backup could be as long as one mile. There are River Hill High School and Clarksville Elementary School nearby. There are two churches nearby. There is Columbia Gym nearby. There are a lot of businesses in the River Hill Village center. All of them are within 0.5 miles or closer.
Please facilitate the process for building a traffic light before more accidents happen.
Put your name and street name (or exact address) there too.