Fan and Fish for CLIP Art

2nd grade CLIP Art: November
Fan & Fish From our CLIP Art teacher Grace Liu: The theme of the second year of November is “fan and fish”. The students learned the history of the fans from the traditional Chinese stories in the past and also told them the meaning and value of the fish from the past to the present. I told the story of fish 鯉魚躍龍門, and 年年有魚then let the students choose one of the stories and then draw on the fan.

CLIP Tours and CUSD Registration

CLIP Tours are now Open!
Parents/guardians who do not already have a child in CLIP are required to attend a mandatory information meeting and tour. Prior to registering for a CLIP tour online, you need to register at your home school for kindergarten or student assignment for grades 1-8 at the Cupertino Union School District office.  Once you successfully registered your child, you will obtain the necessary information to register for a CLIP tour. CLIP K-5th grade (Meyerholz Elementary School) Tour Dates: CLIP tours are from 8:45 - 10:30 AM in the Meyerholz GLC/library. 在報名參加 CLIP 參觀說明會前,註冊幼稚班的家長必須先到你住家指定的學校去完成註冊手續並取得相關的收據來報名CLIP 參觀說明會。或註冊一年級到八年級插班生的家長是到庫市聯合學區辦公室的註冊組去完成註冊手續並取得相關的收據來報名CLIP 參觀說明會。 CLIP 參觀說明會是從早上8:45 到10:30。 CLIP registration linkis available.  CLIP 參觀說明會註冊連結。 2018/2019 CLIP Tour dates for the school year 2019-2020 are: 預定的CLIP 參觀說明會日期: Friday, November 9, 2018 Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Thursday, January 10, 2019

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New ASEP Cooking Class for CLIP

CLIPCO's After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) launched a new class this year - cooking! The class is currently offered to 4th graders and up. Through this series of cooking lessons, the students will: - gain appreciation of cuisines around the world - increase knowledge of seasonal produce preparation - learn both up-to-date and classic techniques - work effectively and sensibly in team environment (clean as we go) - celebrate creativity in Culinary Arts
The class is being taught by CLIP parent Kathleen Ko. She started the course teaching the students how to make Bruschetta. Kathleen says, "In-season produce taste the best! We started our very first lesson with a nice tomato appetizer. We got sweet 100, sun gold, early girls… and few other types of tomatoes. We learned how to make basil chiffonade and what we need to make garlic and oregano infused oil. For the fancy version, students learned how to easily peel off tomato skins using blanch & shocking method. We learned …

Teacher Spotlight - Instructional Assistant Jenny Chu

Every month we will feature a current student, teacher or alumni from CLIP to showcase on our blog.  If you are interested in being featured, contact

First, can you talk a bit about your background?

I finished my Master’s degree in Chinese Literature at National Taiwan Normal University.
When I first came to Silicon Valley in 1994, I worked as a semiconductor layout designer. I used
CAD tools to draw the circuit layouts. I did this job for about 8 years, but because I had two little
kids at that time, I decided to quit my job and spent more time taking care of my family.
Now, my daughter just received her Master’s degree from Columbia University and works in
New York as a social worker. My son is a junior at UC Berkeley. My children are grown up, so I
decided to reenter the workforce. I liked to use my original education in teaching background
this time. I heard from my friend about this Clip IA job opportunity, so I gave it a try.
This is my third year at Meyerholz…

Congrats to Lyria and Ray Zhu - Winners in the Beijing 13th National Youth Talent TV Show

Congratulations to two of our CLIP students, 7th grader Lyria Zhu and 4th grader Ray Zhu.  Both Lyria and Ray went to Beijing this summer to compete in two national contests.  
One contest is the 4th Huayun Cup National Mandarin Speech Contest. Lyria's solo speech ‘Rain of Osmanthus Flowers (桂花雨)’ won 1st place - champion of all international groups which includes competitors from six countries.
The other contest is the 13th National Youth Talent TV show, and both Lyria and Ray were members in a group performance (dancing, speech, and magic combo show).  Ray and Lyria gave speeches in Chinese.   The group was granted the  'Gold Award' by the referee committee.
Qing Zhu, Ray and Lyria's father, says, "We are so grateful that Meyerholz, Miller and CLIP has been providing excellent bilingual education and resources for Ray and Lyria! And we so proud to be part of this community!"
Congrats to Ray and Lyria! We're proud of you!

Congrats to CLIP Alumna Melissa Lee - Sunnyvale Student of the Year!

Every month we will feature a current student, teacher or alumni from CLIP to showcase on our blog.  This month we are pleased to spotlight Melissa Lee, recently named High School Student of the Year by the City of Sunnyvale. If you are interested in being featured, contact

Who are you? My name is Melissa Lee and I am in 11th grade at Fremont High School.

What grade did you join the CLIP program? I joined the CLIP program when I was in kindergarten at Meyerholz Elementary School.

What are some of your hobbies or special interests? My hobbies include wrestling, watching Netflix shows, and drinking boba milk teas.

What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject in school is math.

Tell us about the award you won - how did you get selected, and what qualified you for the award?   I received the 2018 Student of the Year award for the City of Sunnyvale.  I was nominated by
members of the community for my achievements in wrestling, school, and
extracurricular activitie…

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Dear CLIP families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 CLIP school year! I hope you all had a fun, restful summer. 

As you may know, CLIP depends completely on donations to fund the programs not covered by normal school district funds. These programs include the Mandarin Chinese curriculum, CLIP Art program, and Homework Club. Last year, we raised a total of $321,560 ($258,996 from your generous donations, $62,564 in corporate matches.) Earlier this year, Cupertino Union School District agreed to contribute ~$70,000 towards curriculum and 6th grade zero period staffing costs. With this additional support, this year’s CLIP budget has been reduced to $288,366. For more information about the breakdown of the budget, see page 2. The lower budget target has allowed us to lower the per student minimum donation amount for this year! The minimum ask for Kindergarten through 5th grade is $425 per student. The 6th through 8th grade minimum ask is $200 per student. We would like to thank the district for t…