Sunflower Chinese Dance Troupe

Please join us for a lively and fun filled hour of Chinese dance class taught by Beijing Dance Academy certified instructors that have many years of traditional Chinese dance experience. The classes follow the syllabus outlined by the Beijing Dance Academy and aim to meet the physiological and psychological charaacteristics of children from preschool to 12th grade. Contents include Chinese classical and folk dance.
Session 1: Saturdays from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (4th grade – middle school)
Session 2: Saturdays from 3:15 – 4L15 pm (preschool – 4th grade)
Where: 315 Davis street., Portland, OR 97209 (downtown Chinatown)
To Register: Contact Winnie at 503-709-8620 or email winniecwong@msn.com or sharon at sharon_cen@yahoo.com

Portland’s Most Innovative Mandarin Chinese Courses

The curriculum at Portland Chinese Lessons is fun and effective.  It is designed to speed language acquisition for business professionals, travelers, and families.  With over fifteen years of teaching experience and a Master’s degree in Chinese Literature, Ms. Knight (“Tang Laoshi”) integrates games, skits, color-coding, musical instruments, “Rassias Method” language drills, and Total Physical Response (TPR).

For more information on schedules and classes:  portlandchineselessons.com

Teen Event: BBQ & Swim Party ~ July 24th

In order to provide more activities and avenues for connection for our kids as they grow up, FCC has added a Teen Ambassador to our board. WELCOME CAITLIN!! And thank you for volunteering your time!

Caitlin is organizing a Teen BBQ & Swim Party at the Mt. Scott Community Center & Pool, 5530 SE 72nd Ave, on Sunday, July 24th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Lunch will start at 11:30 (SITE E) with an optional swim from 1-4 p.m.

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New Online Network for Chinese Adoptees

We received information about a new group formed by two teenage adoptees called China’s Children International. The girls asked that we spread the word about their new organization: The mission of CCI is to unite people born in China and adopted and raised by families all over the world. CCI hopes to provide an extensive network of support for all of us who share this common beginning. It is a network created by adoptees for adoptees. CCI aims to promote the growing importance and interest in China’s history, culture, and increasingly important relations with people and cultures throughout the world.

The first version of the website has recently been launched: http://chinaschildreninternational.org